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Watch out youngsters, the Seniors are coming. Agility has
been built on the idea that 'agility is fun' but we think it should be changed to
'agility is fun for all.' That's regardless of breed, size or age. The wonderful thing about
agility is that it is not just for the youngsters and the fleet of foot. If you can steer your dog
around the course, then you have a chance for a place or clear round rosette. We want to recognise those
handlers who are no longer young and fleet of foot, and that's why we've started the Senior Agility League (SAL).
After all is said and done, age is just a number!
Since 1979, when the sport
of Agility was introduced at Crufts, it has
grown and grown to be the most popular dog activity in the UK. Once addicted, agility people don't seem
to retire. They get another dog. They take a joint supplement. If they can't run faster, they
learn to run smarter. It's not uncommon now for handlers to still be competing in their 60s+.
And that's why we are
setting up the Senior Agility League to celebrate age and mature handling. So if you are 55
years old or over, you are eligible to join the Senior Agility League (SAL) There is no annual
membership fee or need to show your birth certificate. To register just go to or
if you just want to know what it's all about, go to the
League home page
If you have any questions whatsoever,
email the League administrator Ellen Rocco.
2018 is now open for registration. It is not necessary to re-register if you were a member in
2017 or before. Just start adding your points and watch them grow.
Congratulations to the
Agilitynet Senior Agility League winners who are the very first people to have
received a Mango Glass award from all the team at Mango Glass.
Welcome to New Sponsor
Great news. The Senior
Agility League has a super new sponsor, Nordikota Print & Embroidery, suppliers
of a wide range of quality products from hoodies and jackets to T-shirts and
club wear for dog owners, clubs, dog sport enthusiasts and dog welfare
Sandra Spicer of
Nordikota said, 'Nordikota Print & Embroidery are delighted to be involved
with the Senior Agility League for the first time this year. We look forward
to watching your achievements and wish you all well for 2019.
As dog owners
ourselves - we currently own three rescue Siberian Huskies - we
understand the requirements of dog clubs and organisations. We recognise
the need for quality products - many having been tested personally by us
whilst being dragged behind a sled dog team!'
We asked Nigel
Spicer where the name Nordikota came from and he said, 'It's a mixture of
two words - 'Nordic' after his favourite type of dog breed, and Dakota -
like the Indians - after watching far too many Cowboy & Indian movies when I
was a kid.
started by creating merchandise to support of dog welfare activities and has
grown from there. They now hope to offer their quality print and embroidery
services to the Agility market.
If you are interested
in learning more, visit their
web site or
feel free to ring
01487 479709. They're
always happy to talk about dogs.
Congratulations to the
winners of the 2018 Senior Agility League who accumulated an amazing 53,201
points in all.
The Overall Winner,
Freda Wallace, with her Sheltie X BC Meisterwerk Tika AW/D, topped the League
with an impressive 3140 points. Runner Up in the points department was Sandra
Yates with her Cocker Our Jubilee Queen with 2591 points. Both were in Platinum
- Medium division (65-69 years.) All in all, the divisional winners racked up
53,021 points. Not bad for the oldies1
You can see all the
winners below and / or go the
to see how you did against your peers.
Once again Norton has
provided the most magnificent rosettes for the first three places in each age
division plus 1st in Allsorts and we have adorable glass puppy trophies from
Mango Awards for the winners of each division. They'll be in the post soon.
Altogether the total
number of dogs with points was 433 in 2018 and 73 have already been on the
scoreboard and it is only January.
The League is open to
anyone at any level who is age 55 or more.
SAL Hall of Fame
We have two new nominees to what we think is the first
Agility Hall of Fame in the
world. Welcome to Jane Cameron who hung up her running shoes this year and
Catch a Dream (13) who ran her last KC class in September age 13.
Jane Cameron was a member of the Senior Agility League from the
start. She won a trophy for three successive years with Borderstorm
Lincoln Imp after which she retired from the League. After
ongoing health problems, she has decided to hang up her running
a Dream (Kat)
Wilks has nominated her gorgeous, little sable girl Kat (Catch a
Dream) who retired from the Ring in September 2018. Lesley says
that Kat managed to drag her up to G7. They also won the
Allsorts category with a total of 1106 points.
For more information
about the Senior Agility League, email Ellen Rocco (now Diamond) at
Overall & Division
Sheltie x BC
Miss Issippi Blu AW/D
Nessa Ainmhithe Girl AW/D
Sheltie x BC
Catch a Dream
Top Three in Each Category
Gold (55-59) –
Samantha Hall with Miss Issippi Blu
AW/D (Collie) - 2429 points
Mandy Davenport with And Then There
Were Three (English Springer Spaniel) - 2109 points
Shona Broome with Dans Defender (Labrador)
- 1672 points
Gold (55 – 59) – Medium
Linda Seaton with Our Boy Zeus AW/P (Min Poodle) -
Heidi Rumble with Remedyclose
Buckaro (Cocker Spaniel) - 1314 points
Philip Goosey with Eddie Cookie
Monster Goosey AW/B (Cockapoo) - 1014 points
55-59) - Small
- Ann Bide with
Dexter Littleman AW/B (X) - 1513 points
- Susannah Chalmers
with Miss Marshmallow (Pug) AW/S- 745 points
Traynor with Dealan of Maryville AW/S (Toy Poodle) - 729 points
Ruby (60-64) – Large
Jenny Hastie with Nessa Ainmhithe
Girl AW/D (X) - 2922 points
Christina Sheard with Dancing Diva
of Valgrays AW/B (WSD) - 1744 points
Jennifer Costello with Idonea
Icknieldway (Golden Retriever) - 1277 points
Ruby (60-64) – Medium
Jan Linch with Sophia Isabella Star
(WSD) - 1399 points
Val Kidd with Bruich Laddie AW/P
(Working Cocker) - 1295 points
Gill Cowie with I Should Be So Lucky
(Cockapoo) - 1057 points
(60-64) – Small
Mary Perks with Fuddy Duddy Buddy
(X) - 1440 points
Dot Mayhew with Little Gem of the
Green AW/P (JRT) - 1429 points
Christine Bailey with Basileas
Alpine Rose AW/G (Mini American Shepherd) 1165 points
(65-69) – Large
Hazel Kemble with Redwarren
Swift AW/D (Hungarian Vizsla) -1301 points
Ken Whittington with Tri Againben
(WSD) - 1293 points
Gloria Tucker with Number Eleven
(Collie X) - 936
Platinum (65-69) – Medium
Freda Wallace with Meisterwerk Tika AW/D (Sheltie
x BC) - 3140 points
Sandra Yates with Our Jubilee Queen
(Cocker Spaniel) AW/P - 2591 points
David Spranger with Tearsran Tango
Bachelor Boy AW/D (Cocker Spaniel) - 1628 points
(65-69) – Small
with Tearsran Tango Visions AW/S (Cocker Spaniel) - 1062 points
Linda Hailstone with May in The Mist
(Cockapoo) - 867 points
Sandra Yates with Blaenpennal
Beautrix (CKCS) - 733 points
(70+) – Large
- Margaret Hudson
with Tammie Noorie AW/D (Working Beardie) - 1517 points
- Sally Wynes with
My Last Chance (GSD) - 1217 points
- Trish Piggin with
Sculbrook Lady Be Good AW/B (St. Poodle) - 1006 points
(70+) – Medium
Julia Morter with Meisterwerk Little Elle
AW/G (Sheltie x
Collie) – 1549 points
Rita Lloyds with The Flo Go Stick
(Lurcher) - 713 points
Trish Piggin with Trixlin Oh What a
Frenzy (Min Poodle) - 653 points
Diamond (70+) – Small
- Dave Walker with
Josie Hopebeyondthestars (Sheltie) - 2217 points
Chambers with Midnight Dream Suki (Min Poodle) - 1420 points
- Beryl Brander
with The Gruffalo AW/B (Yorkshire Terrier) - 1414 points
- Lesley Wilks with
Catch a Dream AW/G (WSD) - 1106 points
Senior Agility League
note that by submitting your application for the Senior Agility League, you are agreeing to the
The Senior Agility League (The League) is open to handlers aged 55 years and over on 1st
January in the current year.
2. Dogs entered in The League must be registered with the Kennel Club.
3. The League will run from 1st January to
21st December in each year. It will re-open on 23rd December. Points from shows
between 22nd December and 31st December can be carried forward to the next year.
The League is organised in four main categories based upon the age of the
handler on 1st January with three sub-categories in each according to size
(Large, Medium & Small).
Platinum: 65 - 69 years
Points can be claimed from places and clear rounds from open classes at all shows but not
pairs, teams, qualifiers, club matches,
leagues, fun days or simulated/training in the ring shows etc.
When claiming points, the show, day (optional), class and place must be stated. The administrator
reserves the right to assess if the show is eligible under the above guidelines.
8. Placed points can only be claimed if a placed rosette is presented by the show.
Otherwise, clear round points only can be claimed. Clear round points can be claimed even if
clear round rosettes are not given by the show but must be within the course time.
Placed points can be
claimed for all Standard 'singles' classes including Championship qualifying rounds
the Final or Semi-Final) as well as Helter Skelter, Gamblers, Snooker, Steeplechase and other 'special' classes. Points may
also be claimed for UKA Masters Combined result but not the individual rounds.
The Dog will remain in
the category/level it starts in on 1st January for the duration of that year.
If a dog transfers to 'Allsorts' during the year, please contact the
The Handler/Owner must
update registration each year.
The Handler/Owner is
responsible for changing the categories if required, when starting the year.
It is the Owner/Handlers
responsibility to send their points via post or submit points on-line.
There is no time limit
to claim points, although we would ask that you try to do so on a monthly basis.
Final results for the
year must be received by 21st December of the current year. The winners will
be announced on Agilitynet and Agilitynet Facebook.
Points claimed for the
combination of dog and handler cannot be claimed when run by another handler, even if
registered with The League.
Allsorts dogs are
welcome to join The League. Only points from special classes such as Anysize, Allsorts
and Veterans can be claimed. Allsorts points cannot be used in the 'main'
League. If a dog moves to Allsorts mid-year, points cannot be transferred
from Standard classes. If no places are awarded by the show for the class,
clear round points can be claimed.
18. It is not necessary to re-register each year if the Handler participated
in the League the previous year.
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Q, How soon should I add my points?
As soon as possible so that everyone can see how you are doing in The League, though
officially you have until The League closes on 21 December to add your points
Q. Some unaffiliated shows allow dogs to run at their own level rather than the
level of the handler. For example, when dogs are KC Grade 3 but are allowed to run in
Elementary under a different organisation. Can you claim these points?
Q. I have won out. Do I need to change my Grade?
No, your dog remains in the category it started in January of the current year for the
duration of the year.
Q. What system should I use to calculate points from a KC Limited show?
The points are the same as a KC Open show, Unaffiliated shows have different points values.
Click here to see Points Table.
Q. Why does my dog have to be registered with the Kennel Club?
The League needs set a criteria to work with such as levels, heights, recognised breeds etc.
Q. Do wins / places have to be clear rounds to count or can faults be involved?
A place is a place. Claim it.
When I try to
register or add in points, I keep getting sent back to the Login screen. What do I do.
A. Click here for
help. It's all about cookies
- and not the eatable kind.
Q. As a resident in
N Ireland, I frequently compete in the Republic of Ireland under Irish KC rules and regs. Do
wins under IKC rules count and if so, in which category -- KC or unaffiliated?
A. As the Two Kennel Clubs have
similar standards - rules and regs, your points would count as KC.
Thank you to John Ward and the
DARL Rescue League for their help
with the League Tables.