Gauteng Beagle Scoring


With the surge in the number of Beagles attending the Gauteng hunts this season, it has become apparent that the previous way of calculating scores is no longer suitable.

We liaised with several past members of the hunt, and it was unanimously agreed that the previous scoring system benefited dogs who do well on days with a large attendance, such as at the beginning of the season, rather than the overall performance of the dog itself over the entire season.   In the past when the numbers were small and most beagles ran the lines, the formula worked.  We have decided to adjust the formula so that we multiply the score for the day, by the number of dogs that have actually competed / completed at least 1 line, and not by the number of dogs in attendance.  This will match only the competitive dogs against each other, and thus give  a more accurate reflection of the dogs performance at the end of the year.

For any questions please chat to Shaw, Jane, or Carmel.

~ Happy Hunting, Jane.

3 Responses to “ Gauteng Beagle Scoring ”

  1. Carolyn says:

    I think it would also be more fair to consistent dogs to count more than only half the hunts. Maybe 8-10

  2. Peter says:

    I agree with Carolyn that we should include more hunts into the scoring but i don’t think we should make this more than 9. A thought would be to maybe present different result permutations at the beagle ball illustrating how various scoring options would change the results.

    I would be happy to assist with the number crunching to see what system carries the fairest results and really rewarded the hounds that performed the best.

  3. Tracey says:

    Happy with the new scoring system, but would prefer for the hunts that count to be kept at 6 for this year. Royce and Bentley will only do 6 hunts and I would hate for them to be disqualified because of a change in new rules mid-year.

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