So remember how last year we were trying to make rank in UKC Rally? We came close, but "missed it by that much" come year's end. It was still fun competing, but man, it would have been so cool to earn that special award! Too bad. I figured that was probably our only shot at making national ranking in any sport. I didn't even think to look into other possibilities.
Well, who knew?...
Today I received a large envelope in the mail from CDSP. I thought, "what the heck could this be?" Tripp didn't have any new titles coming, and we generally don't get other mail from them. Hmm... I opened it up, and lo & behold, there were two certificates announcing that we made the Top 20! Wow!!! #10 in both Novice B (tied) and Open A. I'm not even sure how CDSP tabulates points for rank. Why would I even consider researching that when we just got started in the sport last spring? LOL
Of course, now I did have to look in the rulebook for info on earning points/making rank to see how we managed to do it. Unfortunately, I couldn't find anything regarding making the National Rankings. The only thing I managed to dig up was this: "CDSP National top 20 Rankings will be published annually in Front & Finish" (a major obedience/dog sports training magazine). Well, that's cool too! :-)
Here is the official list for CDSP's 2013 Top 20 in each class: