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Happy New Year to our DACOF Community!
With each new year, there are new “Important DACOF Dates.”
Our 2020 DACOF competition will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 27 & 28, 2020 at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Florida with Run Thru’s on Friday, June 26.
The “Important Deadlines” for DACOF 2020 are as follows:
1/27/2020 will be the Preferred Jump Height Cut-off Date,
2/28/2020 will be the Roster Deadline,
3/30/2020 will be the Title Cut-off Date,
4/30/2020 will be the Early Bird Discount Deadline, and
5/30/2020 is the Entry Deadline.
Of course, all these dates can be found on our web page, DACOF.com at the “Important Deadlines” tab. For those who access the dacof.com web page from a mobile device, the gray square at the upper-right of the web page is a link for the “Tabs” on the DACOF page.
Based upon the Survey responses and input from our Members, the Board would like to make the following announcements for DACOF 2020:
For our 2020 Event, we will continue to allow FOUR (4) Excellent/Masters Dogs on each Team! Please remember, only the highest two (2) scores from each level (Novice, Open, Excellent/Master) will count towards the Team’s score.
We’re going to continue with trophies as the awards for DACOF.
Preferred dogs will continue to be scored with the dogs from their standard (Regular) jump height. However, we will be adding additional “High in Trial” award trophies so that both a Preferred and a Regular dog, at each jump height, will be presented a “High in Trial” award.
We’re going to continue providing the option of having 16” dogs run during either the Small or Large dog sessions. Team Captains will select either 16” Small (to run during the session with the 4” / 8” / 12” dogs) or 16” Large (to run during the session with the 20” and 24” dogs) on the Team Entry Form. This will allow each session to be more evenly matched in number of dogs running per session, and will provide Team Captains the flexibility of having handlers of 16” dogs available to work during either the Large or small dog session.
5. We will also continue to synchronize the rings so that each round starts at the same time for all the dogs – allowing Teams to get their workers to the rings with less stress.
6. DACOF FAST will have a Standard Course Time of 38 seconds for ALL JUMP HEIGHTS. This will alleviate possible scoring errors and confusion due to timer changes which can be further compounded by running order changes due to conflicts.
7. DACOF FAST will be removed as one of the events where a “Placement” could cause a forced move-up to the next DACOF Competition level. Although completing the “Send Bonus” often requires some level of handler/dog proficiency, neither a “Designated Course Path” nor weave poles are required in DACOF FAST, and all points accumulated during the run count towards a score. So, it is possible for a handler/dog team to earn enough points to “Place” without actually attaining a Novice or Open skill-level of ability. Therefore, DACOF FAST will no longer be included as one of the events where a placement could cause a forced move-up.
We will be looking for Paws in Motion “Supernatural Dogs,” our 2019 1st Place Team, to select the obstacle for our 2020 DACOF Pins ASAP!!!
Once the obstacle has been selected, we will immediately request pictures of the selected obstacle – with a probable cut-off date for picture submission of January 31, 2020! Please keep posted for announcements!
As mentioned above, the first “Important Deadline” of the 2020 DACOF year is the Preferred Jump Height Cut-off Date, January 27, 2020. For complete DACOF Preferred Eligibility Rules, please see our web page, DACOF.com / Send a Team tab / Preferred Eligibility drop down.
Lastly for this communication, we are very excited about having three exceptional judges for DACOF 2020! Ronda Bermke, Lisa Dempsey and Lauren Duckworth are scheduled to be our Judges this year!
Once again, Happy New Year to all of our Members!
We look forward to another exceptional DACOF Year!
Bill, Kathy, Jen, Rhonda & Betsy