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Smack Dab's Agility Club of Warrenville, February 28 - March 1, 2015
Illiana Collie Fanciers Specialty, February 21, 2015
Collie Club of America National Specialty Herding Trial, March 7-8, 2015
Collie Club of America National Specialty Agility Trial, March 9-10, 2015
Lyons Township Dog Training Club Agility Trial, May 8-10. 2-15

New AKC Regular => Preferred crossover rules

Effective January 1, 2013, an exhibitor may show their dog in a preferred class that is equal to or less than where their dog is currently showing in the equivalent regular classes. As such, a MACH dog may initially enter Master Preferred level STD/JWW classes, skipping the lower Excellent, Open, and Novice preferred levels.

See the full description of the rules in this PDF document (revised version of November 16).

Trial Information

Information about past trials is available.

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Premiums for trials that Beth Elliott is secretary for are available on her web site.

Premiums for trials that Dave Behrens is secretary for are available on his web site.


Exhibitors please read

Effective January 1, 2010, exhibitors are no longer required to provide proof to Trial Secretaries that their dog has a valid jump height card as part of the check-in process. Furthermore, this change eliminates the need for a copy of the jump height card to be submitted with an entry form.

More details on the changes are available here.


Courses for...



Illiana Collie Fanciers February 21, 2015

AM show (Ms. Mary E. Benjamin )

PM show (Ms. Michelle Esch-Brooks)

Two Specialty Shows (unbenched)
Fred Francis 4-H Field
Main Building
801 E. Francis Road
New Lenox, IL 60451
Show hours: 7:00am to 8:00pm
All judging will be indoors

Closing date Wednesday, February 4, 2015.


Smack-Dab's Agility Club of Warrenville February 28 and March 1, 2015

Car-Dun-Al Training Club
10783 Wolf Drive
Huntley, IL

Trial secretary: Robert Olson, secretary@livetrial.net
Opens 8am January 7, 2015
Random draw closes 6pm January 28, 2015
Random draw 6pm January 30, 2015
Trial closes 6pm February 11, 2015
$18 first run, $18 each additional run


Collie Club of America 2015 National Specialty

Herding Trial March 7-8, 2015

Ability Stockdogs
230 Wilde Rd
Ponca City, OK 74604


Agility Trial March 9 and 10, 2015

McClain County Expo Center
1715 Hardcastle Blvd
Purcell, OK 73080

Trial secretary: Robert Olson, secretary@livetrial.net
Opens 8am December 29, 2014. Entries unlimited.
Trial closes 6pm February 18, 2015
$30 first run, $20 second run, $10 third run
Classes offered: Standard, JWW, FAST (Monday), T2B (Tuesday)

At the close of entries we have 83 runs on Monday and 79 runs on Tuesday. The detailed breakdown is available here.

Below is the link to the online agility worker signup for the agility trial. No sign-in is required to access this spreadsheet. Just use the link below and enter your name for the class(es) you can work. Changes or updates to the spreadsheet are saved automatically.

Agility Worker Signup

COLLIE HIGH IN TRIAL AGILITY DOG - AWARD SELECTION PROCESS

CCA shall offer one High in Trial (HIT) agility award each day at the National Specialty.

Only qualifying scores from the regular Standard and Jumpers with Weaves (JWW) classes count towards HIT. Preferred classes and additional classes, such as FAST and T2B, do not count towards HIT. For purposes of the HIT award, a "double Q" is defined as qualifying in both Standard and JWW, any level, or a combination of levels, on a single day of the agility trial. Classes are weighted as follows: Novice classes receive 90% of their score, Open classes receive 95%, and Excellent/Masters receive 100%. Additionally, collies receive one point for each full second under standard course time (SCT).

The HIT award is calculated by adding the weighted score of each of a collie's qualifying runs (Standard and JWW) plus one point for each full second under standard course time (SCT). The collie with the highest total score under this formula wins the HIT award. If no collie earns a "double Q," then the HIT award will be determined by calculating only the weighted score for Standard runs plus one point for each full second under SCT for the Standard run. In the event of a tie, the tie will be broken on the basis of the fastest yards per second (yps) achieved in any run counted towards the HIT by the tied collies.


Lyons Township Dog Training Club May 8, and 9, and 10, 2015

Max McCook Athletic Center
4750 Vernon Ave
McCook, IL 60525-6002

Trial secretary: Robert Olson, secretary@livetrial.net
Opens 9am March 10, 2015
Random draw closes 6pm April 14, 2015
Random draw 7:30 pm April 14, 2015
Trial closes 6pm April 24, 2015
$26 first run, $15 each additional run


Since I keep forgetting these, here are the AKC height divisions and the associated rules from the AKC agility regulations.

Section 3. Height Divisions, Measurement, Measuring Devices.

Dogs may only be entered in one jump height division per day for all classes. The following jump height divisions shall be used in all trial classes:
8 Inches:For dogs 11 inches and under at the withers.
12 Inches: For dogs 14 inches and under at the withers.
16 Inches: For dogs 18 inches and under at the withers.
20 Inches: For dogs 22 inches and under at the withers.
24 Inches: For dogs over 22 inches at the withers.
26 Inches: Dogs may be entered at this height at their owner's discretion.
Owners are responsible for entering the proper height divisions. Handlers may opt to enter in a higher height division for all Regular titling classes, but not division lower than their proper height division. If dog's height at the withers exceeds the maximum allowed for the jump height which the dog has entered, the dog shall be moved-up into the proper jump height the dog was measured prior to their run. In no case may a dog be moved down in height based on a judge's measurement at a trial. Dogs that run in a height division lower than their proper division will be eliminated. Judges reserve the right to measure any dog they believe might belong in a different division, and any dog whose entry in a given division might be questioned. Exception: Owners/Handlers that have in possession (on the show grounds) a permanent or valid temporary Jump Height Card for the dog in question, issued by the AKC Agility Dept., are exempt being measured and the judge shall accept the measurement that is listed on the Jump Height Card. All clubs are required to have an AKC approved official measuring device on site at the event. Only the approved measuring device shall be used to determine a dog's height for their Jump Height Card.