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20 How are the ASFA hounds scored?




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This article is from the Lure Coursing FAQ, by Bonnie Dalzell with numerous contributions by others.

20 How are the ASFA hounds scored?

There are 5 categories:

* Speed (25)
* Agility (25)
* Endurance (20
* Enthusiasm (15)
* Follow (15)

The judge(s) score the hound in each category producing a score
between 0 and 100. Qualifying scores are 50% or above. Most judges
score qualifying runs somewhere between 60 and 80 points. On a given
day the exact numeric score is less important than the hound's score
relative to the other hounds. Notice that in ASFA coursing Speed and
Agility are considered the most important categories. This reflects
the importance of open field (i.e. live game) coursing experience in
the minds of the founders of ASFA - if the hound is after a hare
exactness of follow is worthless if the quarry outruns the hound. Live
quarry does not slow down so that the slow hounds can stay sighted.
Only lures adjust themselves to the speed of the slower coursers.

 

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