Annual Versatility Award (AVA) Points

List of Past AVA Winners

Purpose: To acknowledge the achievements of member-owned Borzoi who compete in a minimum of three unrelated areas, one of which must be conformation, during the award year.  All points accumulated toward the AVA must be acquired after an individual achieves BCOA membership status. Entry level requirements are a minimum of one conformation point plus one minimum requirement from each of the following areas:

1) Obedience/Tracking/Agility: one qualifying leg or one tracking title.
2) Coursing/Racing: one point or a JC.

Borzoi with prior titles in these areas may compete; however, no credit will be given for these prior titles. Dogs with prior titles wishing to compete for the Annual Versatility Award may do so by competing for another title or higher title in the same area. For conformation titled Borzoi, the minimum one point conformation requirement is waived.

Conformation

AKC Championship: 15 points
Group 1: 4 points
Group 2: 3 points
Group 3: 2 points
Group 4: 1 point
Best of Breed: .1
Best of Opposite Sex: .05
Specialty Best of Breed: 1 point
Specialty Best of Opposite Sex: 0.75 point
Specialty Award of Merit: 0.5 point
All-Breed Best in Show/National Specialty BOB: 5 points
National Specialty BOS: 4.75 points

Credit for each point earned, should title not be completed. 14 points is the maximum number of points given for a title not completed.

Each Grand Champion title is worth 15 points. Credit for each point earned, should title not be completed is calculated below. 14 points is the maximum given for a title not completed.

Grand Championship - 25 points, so each point earned is worth 0.6
Bronze Enhancement - 75 points so each point earned is worth 0.2
Silver Enhancement - 100 points so each point earned is worth 0.15
Gold Enhancement - 400 points so each point earned is worth 0.075
Platinum Enhancement - 800 points so each point earned is worth 0.0375

Obedience and Tracking

Obedience

BN: 15 points GN: 15 points GO: 15 points VER: 15 points

Each qualifying leg towards the BN (Beginner Novice), GN (Graduate Novice), GO (Graduate Open) and VER (Versatility) titles will be 5 points (3X5=15). 14 points is the maximum number of points given for a title not completed.

CN: 30 points CDX: 30 points UD: 30 points UDX: 40 points OM: 40 points
OTCH: 40 points High In Trial: 5 points

Each qualifying leg towards the CD, CDX, and UD titles will be 10 points (3X10=30). 29 points is the maximum number of points given for a title not completed.

Each qualifying leg towards the UDX will be 4 points (4X10=40) and the OTCH will be 0.4 points (4 X 100=40). 39 points is the maximum given for a title not completed.

Each OM (Obedience Masters) title requires 200 points so each point earned is worth 0.2 points (200X2=40). 39 points is the maximum given for a title not completed.

Rally Obedience

RN: 15 points RA: 15 points RE: 15 points RAE: 15 points

Each qualifying leg towards the above rally titles will be 5 points (3x5=15). Each qualifying leg towards the above RAE title will be 1.5 points (1.5X10=15).

Tracking

Tracking: TD: 15 points* TDX: 40 points* VST: 40 points*

*Please note: There are no qualifying legs or points for these titles. The dog either passes the two hour test or it doesn't.

Coursing

Lure Coursing (AKC or ASFA):

AKC FC or ASFA F.Ch.: 15 points
AKC LCX or ASFA LCM: 15 points
ASFA VCh: 15 points
ASFA VLCM: 15 points
Best in Field: 5 points

For the FC credit for each point earned should the title not be completed. Each point earned toward a LCX would be worth .3333. LCX titles take an additional 45 points to obtain (45 x .3333 = 15). Each point earned toward a F.Ch. would be worth 0.15 (100x0.15= 15). Each point earned toward a LCM(s) would be worth 0.05. LCM titles take an additional 300 points to obtain (300 x 0.05=15). Each point earned toward a VCH would be worth 0.2 (75 x 0.2 =15). Each point earned toward a VLCM would be worth 0.075 points (0.075 x 200=15). 14 points is the maximum number of points given for a title not completed. Non-competitive titles such as JC, SC or MC would not be eligible for points.

Open Field Coursing 

NOFCA or NACA
CC: 30 points
CM: 30 points

TCC
CBC: 30 points
CMC: 30 points

Each point earned toward a CC, CM, CBC and CBC would be worth 0.3 (100x0.3= 30). 29 points is the maximum given for a title not completed.

Agility

AKC

For Those AKC Titles Requiring Three Legs 15 points (3x5= 15)
            Novice Agility (NA)
            Novice Agility Jumper (NAJ)
            Novice Agility Preferred (NAP)
            Novice Agility Jumper Preferred (NJP)
            Agility FAST Novice (NF)
            Agility FAST Novice Preferred (NFP)
            Open Agility (OA)
            Open Agility Jumper (OAJ)
            Open Agility Preferred (OAP)
            Open Agility Jumper Preferred (OJP)
            Agility FAST Open (OF)
            Agility FAST Open Preferred (OFP)
            Agility Excellent (AX)
            Excellent Agility Jumper (AXJ)
            Agility Excellent Preferred (AXP)
            Excellent Agility Jumper Preferred (AJP)
            Agility FAST Excellent (XF)
            Agility FAST Excellent Preferred (XFP)
14 points is the maximum number given for a title not completed.

For Those AKC Titles Requiring Ten Legs 30 points (3x10=30)
            Master Agility Excellent (MX)
            Master Excellent Jumper (MXJ)
            Master Agility Excellent Preferred (MXP)
            Master Excellent Jumper Preferred (MJP)
            Master Agility FAST Excellent (MXF)
            Agility Master FAST Excellent Preferred (MFP)
            Triple Q Excellent (TQX)
            Triple Q Excellent Preferred (TQXP)
29 points is the maximum number given for a title not completed.

For all Higher Level AKC Agility Titles 40 points each.  (This is due to the titles requiring many legs plus points and the point system is too complex.  For example; the Time 2 Beat (T2B) requires 15 qualifying scores and 100 points in the Time 2 Beat Class.  This would include T2B and T2BP (Time 2 Beat Preferred) titles and for any AKC agility title above the Master Titles (MACH, PAX, PACH and all Lifetime Achievement Titles.  No partial credit given for legs and/or points earned.  Title must be completed. 

USDAA

AD: 15 points  
AAD: 15 points  
MAD: 15 points

Each qualifying leg towards an agility title would 5 points (3x5=15). 14 points is the maximum given for a title not completed. Non-competitive titles such as MX would not be eligible for points.

Racing

Oval Track

ORC: 15 points    
SORC: 15 points

Straight Track

GRC: 15 points            
SGRC: 15 points

Each point earned towards an ORC or GRC will be worth 1.25 points (12x1.25=15).
Each point earned for a SORC or SGRC will be worth 0.5 (30x0.5=15). The maximum number a non-champion may receive will be 14 points.

Documentation

The following are acceptable as documentation for the titles, points earned, and wins, as required for the BCOA Annual Versatility Award.

1) For any AKC titles, show awards, obedience or agility legs, tracking test or lure coursing points, photocopy of any of the following:

2) For any ASFA titles or points, photocopy of any of the following:

3) For any NOFCA, NACA or TCC titles or points, photocopy of any of the following:

4) For any USDAA agility titles or points, photocopy of any of the following:

5) For any Racing titles or points, photocopy of any of the following:

Deadline

To apply for the BCOA Annual Versatility Award, the applicant must fill out the application form and submit with all the proper documentation at one time to the Versatility Award Record Keeper by January 15 of the year following the award year which is the preceding calendar year. Incomplete applications (lacking information, inaccurate or insufficient documentation) will be returned. The presentation of the Award may be delayed pending verification of the documentation. (PDF of the AVA information)

Annual Versatility Award
Kay Novotny
1871 Three Mile Drive, Reno, NV 89509-3994
(562) 860-4078
knovotny27@gmail.com

Updated: December 19, 2016