For this season’s weight pulls, AMCW will again run the “Point System.” This system allows competing dogs (excluding Novice Class) to collect points throughout the season for awards to be given at the end of the year for “overall” placings. So there are actually two contests going on; the daily event, and the overall season event. Also awarded will be the “Most Weight Pulled” and “Times Body Weight” (dog that pulled the most weight times their own body weight).
To earn points, a dog must complete the first round of that pull event for an automatic 5 “qualifying” points. Additional points are earned by the place the dog finishes in, and are based on the number of dogs in the class. A dog will earn one (1) point for each dog that places behind it. For the math fans, there are 2 formulas that can be used: ((# of dogs in class – finish place) + qualify points), or the easier formula: (# of dogs behind + qualify points). If a dog does not qualify, the dog earns 0 points for that day’s pull. A dog’s points are totaled over the season, and prizes will be awarded to the top four (4) dogs in each class with the highest point totals.
NOTE: A dog may place in more than one class due to body weight fluctuation. The points a dog earns stay in the class they were earned in.
Last season, a number of dogs earned their WWPD (Working Weight Pull Dog) title. A dog earns a WWPD title by pulling 12 times their body weight the full 16 foot distance of the pull course. Click here to see what a WWPD Certificate looks like.