This article is from the Lure Coursing FAQ, by Bonnie Dalzell with numerous contributions by others.
In each stake within a breed (Open, Field Champion and Veteran) 1st,
2nd, 3rd, 4th and NBQ (Next Best Qualifying) placements are awarded.
The scores from the judge(s) are added up for both the preliminary and
final runs. The hounds are awarded placements within their stake based
on the summed scores. Points towards the titles (ASFA championship
points) are awarded as follows:
* 1st place = 4 times the number of dogs in the stake to a maximum
of 40 points.
* 2nd place = 3 times the number of dogs in the stake to a maximum
of 30 points.
* 3rd place = 2 times the number of dogs in the stake to a maximum
of 20 points.
* 4th place = 1 times the number of dogs in the stake to a maximum
of 10 points.
* NBQ - no points.
The winners of these stakes will then compete in a runoff for Best of
Breed (BOB). The BOB winner will receive points equivalent to the
greatest number earned by any hound in the breed. For example if there
were 5 hounds in the Open stake and 3 hounds in the Field Champion
stake and the Field Champion won the BOB run off it would receive 4X5
= 20 points rather than 4X3 = 12 points towards its Lure Courser of
Merit title. The winner of the Open stake would still receive 20
points towards its ASFA Field Champion title.
The additional points that may be awarded in BOB are only awarded if
the BOB is earned by a run off. A hound earning BOB over the winner of
a larger stake by forfeit would not earn additional championship