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Front & Finish 2010 Rally Combined Rating Report

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:02 pm
by Sabine
They made us wait a long time this year, but finally the report for 2010 was posted yesterday.

It wasn't a surprise to see that my little guy is #1 Parson Russell Terrier for this year, as I couldn't stand the suspense and started tracking results myself on the AKC website, but it is still nice to have it published as official. We beat #2 by only two points, too!

It was a lot of hard work, as a team only gets ranking points for placements 1-4 and dogs defeated, e.g. if you win a class of 10 dogs, you get 9 points, but if you place 4th in a class of 4 you get none. We have such small entries in Southern CA (about 8 dogs per class average), and some very fierce competition from high-precision teams who also show in obedience a lot, so earning points is difficult.

Just for comparison, the #2 ranked PRT (who is an Obedience Trial Champion and UDX3 - how awesome is that??) earned 55 points from only 3 runs, but defeated 19, 18 and 18 dogs in each, whereas Quigley and I collected points piecemeal, about 2, 3 or 5 at a time, with our very last run of the year adding a 4th place and 10 points - otherwise we wouldn't have managed our #1 rating position. It was also a little frustrating that in an additional 12 runs we placed 5th, often because we lost the tie for 4th place by time.

I have no idea how I became so competitive, but (and I say this feeling like a broken record!) if AKC finally gave us some higher level rally titles to work on, I'd rather do that instead of focusing on placements and points.

Anyway, to sum it all up, I am immensely proud of my little guy's accomplishment. I've said it before, when we started competing in 2006 I had no idea what was in store for our future. 2010 was our 5th year of competition, and I hope we will have many more.

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Re: Front & Finish 2010 Rally Combined Rating Report

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:10 pm
by SherriA
LOVE that picture! And I'm super excited for both of you!

Re: Front & Finish 2010 Rally Combined Rating Report

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:19 pm
by Moemer
yee hah! Amazing! and I love the pic, too!

Re: Front & Finish 2010 Rally Combined Rating Report

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:30 pm
by Lisa_LoveMyBCs
Yea!!! :thumbup:

Re: Front & Finish 2010 Rally Combined Rating Report

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:39 pm
by whiteboxerboy
Way to go, Team Q!

Re: Front & Finish 2010 Rally Combined Rating Report

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:05 pm
by JudyL
I'm very happy for you and Q. That picture is awesome too!

Re: Front & Finish 2010 Rally Combined Rating Report

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:27 am
by Jen
That's amazing!! Congratulations to you! Cool ribbon pic as well. :D

Re: Front & Finish 2010 Rally Combined Rating Report

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:09 am
by connie
Wow, Mordy, that is a brag with a capital B! Congratulations!!

Re: Front & Finish 2010 Rally Combined Rating Report

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:05 am
by Calypso
That's great! Did you submit the picture with the text or did they do that? It's great. I love it!

Re: Front & Finish 2010 Rally Combined Rating Report

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:37 am
by RobinS
Way to go, Team Quigley!

Re: Front & Finish 2010 Rally Combined Rating Report

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:03 pm
by Sabine
Thanks guys! I'm glad I have you to share my excitement. Non-dog people just don't care that much. lol

Calypso, I added the text to the photo. F & F only contacts the owner of the top ranking dog, but I wanted something to post on my blog and as a memento of our achievements.

The pic was taken at my in-law's house in Durango, since I don't have that much room here, much less such a nice backdrop. :)

Love my little shelter dog! :love:

Re: Front & Finish 2010 Rally Combined Rating Report

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:55 pm
by Amanda
Hooray for you and Quigley!! That's amazing dedication and hard work. You should be so proud! Congratulations!