Sanctioned Agility Trial
March 17-18, 2007
(indoors in a horse arena)
Our judge was
Results are available!
Saturday, March 17, 11:30
We've decided to add Colors from Saturday's schedule at the end of the day on Sunday - that is assuming that we can efficiently run the scheduled four Sunday classes first, which means volunteers will be all-important!
And, just a note, as some of you have been asking: if you were entered only on Saturday you cannot add a standard run on Sunday, it's just too late to make those kind of changes. We are sorry about that, but in addition to being against the CPE rules to add runs after the closing and after the catalog has been printed, it would be way too much work for the trial secretary.
A note about refunds, as several of you have
been asking this question as well:
We're still on track to start on Sunday at 7am (check-in time). Right now the plan is to run all of Sunday's classes first, then if time permits we'll add one of Saturday's classes (either Jackpot or Colors). We will run the first class, FullHouse, in ring 2, concurrently with Snooker in ring 1. This will get us ahead of schedule a bit to allow us to add one of Saturday's games at the end of the day. We will accommodate conflicts by having the snooker ring take precedence. Stay tuned for more up to date information as we get it.
Friday, March 16, 2pm.
Due to the problems ASCO Farm will have in plowing the driveways and parking areas while we're there tomorrow, along with the uncertainty of driving conditions, we are cancelling for SATURDAY ONLY. The trial on Sunday will go on as planned. People can set up in the crating area starting at 4pm on Saturday, and on Sunday check in will start at 7am. We may be able to add some of Saturday's runs to Sunday's schedule. More information about that will be available as we work out the details. If you were entered on Saturday only, please either check back on this website or call Melinda 413-443-1687 or Val 413-743-9354 Saturday morning for more information.
Friday, March 16, 10am
Nothing new this morning. We still don't know what we'll be getting for snowfall amounts, and won't likely know this until later tonight. We expect the parking situation to be tough, but as of right now we're planning on holding the trial. If we decide to cancel, or postpone the start of the trial on Saturday, I will leave a recorded message on my business phone, 518-331-7814, or you can call Melinda Schneider at 413-443-1687 for details. I will also try to put updated information on this website, but may be too busy with prep plans to do so unless the weather totally grounds us!
Thursday, March 15, 10pm
As of tonight they're predicting snow from 10"-15" for our area (East of Albany, West of the Central Berkshires). It's hard to say right now what it will be like on Saturday; the snow is supposed to start mid-afternoon on Friday, we'll get from 1-3" by Friday evening, and then overnigh there will be accumulations of snow along with windy conditions. It will continue into Saturday morning, ending sometime in the afternoon. The storm may move to the east (I hope!), or it may hit us hard.
ASCO Farms will be plowed out, but we are unsure about how much parking may be impacted if we get a lot of snow. Parking on the street will not be feasible if we get a lot of snow. We are expecting 105 exhibitors, and probably almost that many cars (remember, please carpool if you can!).
We will not cancel the trial unless the storm is really bad on Friday afternoon and it's obvious we are not going to be able to hold the trial. We cannot cancel in advance because we don't know what will transpire overnight and into the weekend. Who knows, we might not get what they are predicting! (one can only hope...)
Colder air is now moving in...the rain has shifted
southward. The threat of flooding will diminish overnight. The Flood Watch
remains in effect through Midnight. The Problem spots that we are watching
due to Ice Jams are the following:
Due to numbers of runs each day (around 400), we have decided to keep the 2 ring format, yet use only one judge, Trisha Stall. Mary Phalon, apprentice judge supervised by Trisha, will be judging one class on Saturday. We will stagger runs in each ring, and build/walk the next course in one ring while running in the other ring, so there will be no ring conflicts!
Workers - thanks! If you have not volunteered yet, please help us out so the trial will run efficiently. We will do our best to deal with conflicts and will make sure nobody misses their run or walk-through. We'll have worker raffles, plus lunch tickets to thank you for all you do. We couldn't put on a trial without you! If you haven't signed up yet, contact Melinda Schneider (413-443-1687).
Parking will be in the field nearby the building.
There is no Friday evening check-in. The site will open no earlier than 6:45 on Saturday morning for parking and setup. All indoor crating will be in the small arena (look for the signs!). Check-in on Saturday will be from 7 - 7:45am, with briefing and walk-throughs to follow. On Sunday check-in will be from 7:30-7:45, with briefing and walk-throughs to follow. First dog on the line by 8am each day. Please be prompt when it is your turn to run. We will accommodate everyone so no one will miss their runs, but you have to tell us if you have a conflict!!
A food vendor will be on site serving breakfast and lunch each day.
Frank Jansen Photography will be on site both days taking action shots of the dogs.
This is a working horse farm, so please respect the owners and tenants of the property -- keep your dog leashed except when competing or in the warm up area. There are grassy areas (all snow at the moment) near the parking area where you can potty/play with your dogs.
We will be giving away Perfect Weekend rosettes to those teams entered in all runs on both days who qualify on every run.
Emergency Veterinary Services: Chatham Small Animal Hospital, 4042 Route 203, North Chatham, (518) 766-4600; Wood Hill Veterinary Clinic, 650 Route 295, Old Chatham, (518) 392-6224.
Running order (all judged by Trisha Stall unless otherwise noted):
Saturday, March17th (Heights 4-24, Levels1-C)
Ring2 Jackpot 12, 3S, 45C
Ring 2- Colors 12 (judged by Mary Phalon), Colors 3S45C
Ring 1-Wildcard 12, 3S45C
Sunday, March18th (Heights 24-4, LevelsC-1)
Ring 2 FullHouse all levels
Ring 1 Snooker 3S45C, 12
Ring 2 Standard 45C, 3S, 2, 1
Ring 1 Jumpers 3S45C, 12
From the North - I-87 (The Northway) South to I-90 East to Exit 12. Turn right onto NY Route 9 South. *Proceed to the traffic light at the intersection of NY Route 9 & NY Route 9H. Bear left onto Route 9 South. Turn left onto Main St.; follow Main St. (it will become County Route 28A). Follow Route 28A approximately 5 miles. Turn left onto Harris Road. ASCO Farms is the second place on the left.
From the South - I-87 NYS Thruway North to Exit 21A toward Boston, to Exit B-1.** After the toll booth bear right and proceed to Exit 12. Bear left on the ramp; turn left onto NYS Route 9 South. Follow above from *.
OR: From the Taconic Parkway turn left on Route 295 to Chatham. Turn right on Route 66 approximately 5 miles then turn left on Harris Rd. ASCO Farms is the second place on the right.
From the East - I-90 (Mass Pike) to NYS Thruway, Exit B-1. Follow above from**.
From the West - I-90 NYS Thruway to Exit 24. After the toll booth proceed east on I-90 to Exit 12. Turn right onto Route 9 South. Follow above from *.
Melinda Schneider, Trial Chairperson 413-443-1687
Val Reiner, Trial Secretary Val@agiledogs.net 413-743-9354