| WTWL - World Treibball Winter League
October 2019 - February 2020
Barnie and Aisha took part in the 2019-20 season of the
World Treibball League,
organized by Nancy Tanner (Montana, USA).
The league has a form of the distance tournament. The participants are expected to submit their videos proving their completing of eight tasks (matches). A maximum of two weeks is given to complete each task during which a video must be submitted. The task is then evaluated, and another match is opened. The dogs compete in two categories: beginners A (19 teams in this season) and advanced B (11 teams in this season). The tasks for both categories are similar, the movement of the dog is prescribed, the distance and difficulty differ. Beginners work at a distance of several meters, and the handler can move around the playground. In the advanced category, the handler is out of the playing field, and the dog performs difficult tasks at a distance of up to 25 m. Sometimes, the fluent movement without stopping is required. The race is also demanding on the memory and orientation of the handler in the area, and also his/her other skills (see the videos).
A total of 41 teams from 8 countries entered this year's 10th edition. There were several strong teams in the B category, who regularly take the podium at European races. Many teams have fulfilled all tasks with a full score, so the organizer decided not to award the titles High in Northern Hemisphere and Hight in Southern Hemisphere this year. In the overall ranking, Aisha was praised for the speed: "One team consistently was fastest in every match - Milan & Aisha from the Czech Republic".
WTL also offers the opportunity to acquire
treibball qualifications and titles.
The selection of our WTWL matches: