Monday, July 28, 2008

July Night Trial!

The annual night trial was a huge success! Once again our heartfelt thanks go out to all that help out every year with this event. Suz Sullivan, for tirelessly planning and then maintaining the Roadkill Café with help from Priscilla and main grillman Mike. And all who brought special dishes we could munch on. Tom Moloney-Harmon for building every course and all who helped that course building go by without a hitch.

Good friends, good food, great runs! And a NATCH-ful weekend as well. Double-digit NATCHES were the order of the day, we were proud to hand out ribbons for the following:

Tom Moloney-Harmon and Maddie - NATCH-17!

Noel Firth and Sparkie - NATCH-12!

Cathie Cage and Casey - NATCH-14!

and some already very accomplished NATCH dogs brought home their first Medals this weekend as well:

Pat Moloney-Harmon and Aja - Medal-1

Terry Herman and Ria - Medal-1

Congratulations to all our big achievers!

Pat and Tom Moloney-Harmon with their NATCH and Medal ribbons

Noel and Sparkie celebrate NATCH-12!

Some other titles were earned this weekend. Please if you know of any we need to add to this list let us know and we will gladly put them up!

Charlotte Idleman and Raven - NCC

Beth Cecil and Talon - NJC

Connie Day and Princess - 2500 Point Award and a couple of Superiors as well!

Deb Baracco and Jet - S-OJC!!

Phyllis Hayden and Zipper - S-NAC, S-TG-N, HP-N

And last but certainly not least, congratulations go out to our High in Trial winners:

Elite - Deb Baracco and Ace (10/12)

Open - Beth Strother and Phantom (8/12)

Novice - Lisa Krizan and Jasper (8.5/12)

A good time was had by all and we can't wait to do it again in October!!

Monday, July 7, 2008

This one time at an ITZ trial...

It was a fantastic weekend in Woodstown, NJ at the In the Zone 4th of July trial!! The weather was perfect, overcast and cooler than normal most of the weekend with very little actual rain. The atmosphere was relaxed and fun, surrounded by good friends, good food and great runs turned in by all PZ members in attendance.

Nicole & Luxx, Pat and Paula enjoying the 4th of July!

At one point during course building, Nicole and Paula decided to put on an impromptu Agility version of American Gladiators.

The champions assess one another.

Let the games BEGIN!!

Paula utilizes her lower center of gravity to force Nicole off balance...

The flawless victory!!

The real excitement was saved for Sunday though, with Paula and Trae NAILING a flawless Jumpers run to finish his NATCH!!

And later that day, in what will henceforth be know as the "shriek run" Paula and Trae kept the crowd in suspense and got the last Tunnelers Q they needed for their Versatility NATCH!! Way to go Team!!

On the same Jumpers run as Trae finishing his NATCH, Mojo and Nicole had a shriek run of their own, but pulled it out and finished his NATCH-5 and Versatility NATCH-5!

The other PZers in attendance put in some fantastic runs as well. Tom and Piper, after attempting some amazing distance all weekend, nailed a Tunnelers Bonus Line Q as the last run of the weekend! Pat and Aja put in some really beautiful runs and Aja also qualified to run at the NADAC Championships in September. These two have looked fantastic after being out for so long. It's great to see them back!

Nicolette and Andy, another comeback team put in some fast and furious runs and as always were great fun to watch. Both Deb Baracco and Jet and Phyllis and Zipper had some amazing runs and also made some sacrifices to keep their criteria. These baby dogs are on the move, look out Elite!!

There was a whole lot of shaking going on at ITZ. Lots of memories made and titles earned. Great job Team PAWZAZZ!