October 4th -7th 2018 Kristianstad, Sweden.
Once again Agility Team Canada has crossed an ocean to wow the world with their incredible talent. The Agility World Championship was held in Kristianstad, Sweden from October 4th through 7th.
Day 1 – Thursday October 4, 2018: TEAM JUMPING
Team Canada stepped to the line on Day 1 for Team Jumping. An electric atmosphere was present from the first dog to the last dog. Up first was Large Dog Team lead off by Jessica Patterson and Lux. Lux had an unfortunate off course to a tunnel and earned a disqualification. Next up was Susan Garrett with Momentum. They had a few faults and ran past the last jump which cost some time, ultimately earning 16.39 faults. Third up was Justine Davenport and Summit. They had a great run and ran clean with a time of 34.66. In anchor was Jessica Patterson and Trix. They too had a great run and ended up with a clean run and a time of 34.50. Overall Canada ended up in 29/35 in Team Jumping.
Next up was Medium lead by Meghan Turton and Jazz. This was a difficult course and caused many teams difficulty. Meghan and Jazz had a beautiful run going but miscommunication in a couple of spots cost a refusal and then ultimately an off course earning a disqualification. Second up was Anneli Hilton with Arson. Great run by these two with just 1.06 time faults. Third up was Lindsay Benbow and Mac. They started strong but had an off course after a tough line to the backside of a jump. Last up was Kim Boyes with Spryte. They had a refusal at the weaves but they had a great run going until they unfortunately earned a disqualification.
Last team to run was the Small. This team was lead off by Debby DaCosta and Krystal. After a great save at the beginning they had a great run going but unfortunately Krystal missed a jump and was disqualified. Second up was Kim Boyes and Spark. Fabulous clean run with a time of 36.40. Third up was Linda Matsubayashi with Mochi. They ran great, and accumulated some time faults. Finishing off this team was Suzanne Boldt with Fable. They had a great run and were clean with a time of 36.48. Overall the team placed 14/30.
Day 2 – Friday October 5, 2018: TEAM AGILITY
Large team was up first of the teams for Canada. This was a tough course and many teams had trouble. Only one country had three clear rounds on this course. Jessica Patterson with Lux led the team off with a great start but took the wrong side of the jump after the weaves earning a disqualification. Next up was Susan Garrett with Momentum. They too earned a disqualification when Momentum took the wrong side of the jump in the opening line earning a disqualification. Third up was Justine Davenport and Summit. They had a refusal at the tunnel and weaves and one bar, resulting in time faults as well. Last up for large dogs was Jessica Patterson and Trix. They had a great run with a refusal at the weaves earning a time of 41 sec.
Next up was Medium team. This course was one of the toughest this weekend. There were many disqualifications on the course. The Medium team was led by Meghan Turton with Jazz. She ended up with a disqualification at the hard part of the course where many others also disqualified. Next up was Anneli Hilton and Arson. They managed to get through the tough part of the course then earned a disqualification later in the course. Third up was Lindsay Benbow and Mac. Great run by Lindsay working her way through the difficult sections of the course, but earned time faults. Anchoring this team was Kim Boyes and Spryte. Unfortunately they too had trouble with the tough section of this course and earned a disqualification.
Our last team to run was Small. This team was led off by Debby DaCosta and Krystal. After a mistake at the beginning of the course resulting in a disqualification, they ran the rest beautifully! Second up was Kim Boyes with Spark. They had an unfortunate mistake to an off course tunnel to earn a disqualification, but otherwise a good run. Next up was Linda Matsubayashi with Mochi. Great run by this team with no mistakes, but earning time faults. Last up was Suzanne Boldt and Fable who had a fabulous run, running a clear round with a time of 38.18 sec.
Day 3- Saturday October 6, 2018
Day 3 was the start of the individual run, with jumping for all heights. First up were the Small Dogs. Canada had three dogs running in this class. First up was Kim Boyes with Spark. They had a great run and ran clean with a time of 35.60. This earned them a placement of 21/93. Next up was Roxane Pardiac and Olé. Olé misjudged the second jump and took off too soon and landed on it. He then had an off course tunnel earning a disqualification. Last up for Canada was Suzanne Boldt and Fable. They had a fabulous clean run with a time of 35.37 earning them a placement of 17/93.
Next up were the Medium Dogs. Canada had two dogs running in this height. This was a tough course with many disqualifications. First up was Meghan Turton and Jazz. They ran the first part of the course well then had a missed weave entry and then an off course; earning a disqualification. Next up was Kim Boyes and Spryte. Great start to the course then Spryte sliced the long jump and subsequently earned a disqualification.
Large Dogs were the last height to run. This course was fast and required a lot of running and speed on the handlers part. Canada had 4 dogs running in this height. First up was Jessica Patterson with Lux. They had an awesome run running clean in a smoking time of 33.52 sec, placing 2/145 dogs and earning a silver medal. Next up was Susan Garrett and Momentum. They took a bar, had a refusal at the second tunnel, placing 93/145 with 12. 62 faults. Jessica was up next with Trix, had a beautiful run, running clean with a time of 35.48 placing 30/145. Last up was Rose Bailey-Baumgartner and Bristol. Bristol was excited on the start line and jumped the start on Rose which cost them a refusal. They earned two more refusals which resulted in a disqualification.
Day 4 Sunday October 7, 2018
Day 4, the final day, consisted of the Individual Agility courses. Competitors competed against each other in this class as well as the combined overall champion. The day started with the Individual Small Dogs. First up was Roxane Pardiac and Olé. They had a great run until a disconnection resulted in Olé missing a jump, resulting in a disqualification. Second up was Kim Boyes and Spark. Another great run for Kim until the dogwalk/tunnel discrimination at the end of the course when Spark took the tunnel instead of the dogwalk, earning a disqualification. Last up was Suzanne Boldt and Fable. They ran an amazing run until Fable pulled off the frame and took the tunnel underneath it instead, earning a disqualification.
Medium Dogs were up next. Meghan and Jazz started the Medium Dogs off they earned a refusal at jump 3 and then an off course later on earning a disqualification. Next up was Kim Boyes and Spryte. They started off well, but then had a fly off on the teeter and a missed weave entry. After the weaves they earned a disqualification when Spryte took the wrong jump.
The Large individual agility runs were last of the day. First up was Rose Bailey-Baumgartner and Bristol. They had a great run, but Bristol left the weaves early and took the next obstacle, earning them a disqualification. Next up was Susan Garrett and Momentum. They had a great run with one bar down earning 5 faults and a time of 39.28, placing 63/145. Up Third was Jessica Patterson and Trix. They had a beautiful run and were clean with a time of 40.27, placing 37/145. Last up was Jessica Patterson and Lux. They were sitting in second place after the jumping round the day before. Unfortunately they had a bar down at #3 and then an off course at the long jump. In the cumulative (jumping + agility), Trix places 19/145 dogs. Dogs only were given a placement if they had not earned a disqualification in either round. No other Canadians earned a score in both Individual Jumping and Individual Agility.
CKC Agility Team Canada
Large – Individual
Susan Garrett- Momentum, Border Collie, Ontario. Rose Martin Baumgartner- Bristol, Border Collie, Alberta. Jessica Patterson- Lux & Trix, Border Collie, Alberta.
Large – Team
Justine Davenport- Summit, Border Collie, Alberta. Susan Garrett- Momentum, Border Collie, Ontario. Jessica Patterson- Lux &Trix, Border Collie, Alberta. Medium – Individual
Kim Boyes - Spryte, Shetland Sheepdog, Alberta. Meghan Turton - Jazz, Shetland Sheepdog, British Columbia.
Medium – Team
Lindsay Benbow - Mac, Miniature Poodle, Alberta. Kim Boyes - Spryte, Shetland Sheepdog, Alberta. Anneli Hilton - Arson, Nova Scotia Duck Toller, Alberta. Meghan Turton - Jazz, Shetland Sheepdog, British Columbia.
Small – Individual
Suzanne Boldt – Fable, Shetland Sheepdog, Alberta. Kim Boyes – Spark, Shetland Sheepdog, Alberta. Roxane Pardiac - Olé, Parson Russell Terrier, Ontario.
Small – Team
Suzanne Boldt - Fable, Shetland Sheepdog, Alberta. Kim Boyes - Spark, Shetland Sheepdog, Alberta. Debby DaCosta - Krystal, Miniature Poodle, Ontario. Linda Matsubayashi - Mochi, Miniature Poodle, Ontario.
Linda Barton-Team Leader, Ontario. Theresa Rector-Coach, Ontario. Annette Spitters- Team Assistant, Ontario. Deryl Drysdale-Treasurer and Team Photographer, Ontario. Sandra Esford- Management Team Member and Team Photographer, Ontario. Diamond Ruman- Massage, Alberta. Val Rutledge-Massage, USA.
Covering this event would not have been possible without the help and enthusiasm of Team Leader Linda Barton and CKC Agility Team Canada’s Coach Theresa Rector. Linda and Theresa sent me detailed notes every night after a busy day of competing.
The team would also like to thank the supporters who travelled with the team from Alberta and Ontario.
Congratulations CKC Agility Team Canada! You made us proud! Go Canada Go!