Dog Days: Accuracy Herding Hour

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If you’re trying to get that perfect accuracy score, you can take a page from the book of the herding dog! These working dogs have a job to do – getting livestock from one place to another, while making sure no one gets left behind!

Like the herding dog, be sure to gather all of your segments in one place, for that perfect accuracy score. And try circling around your cube a few times to make sure you caught them all!

Interesting herding dogs:

  • The Australian Shepherd, despite its name, actually originated in the western United States around the time of the gold rush in the 1840s. Rather than Australian, it is believed that some of the breed’s origins may be from Basque Country in Spain. Weird!
  • The Swedish Vallhund and the Norweigan Buhund both have Viking origins. Vikings took dogs to sea and also believed if they were buried with a dog it would accompany them to the afterlife. The Swedish Vallhund is also a cousin of the Corgi, another cute and floofy herder!
  • Perhaps this dog should be in the “living mop” category, on account of its long, naturally corded coat. The Puli is a Hungarian herding dog, with a very distinct look. These dogs also have a reputation for their agility and are sometimes considered the “acrobat of the dog world.”

Thursday, August 20 – 8-10 AM ET
Friday, August 21 – 2-4 PM ET and 10-12 PM ET

1st Place Accuracy – 10,000 points
2nd Place Accuracy – 8,000 points
3rd Place Accuracy – 6,000 points
Achieve 95% Accuracy – 5,000 points
Achieve 90% Accuracy – 3,000 points
Achieve 80% Accuracy – 2,000 points
1,000 points for anyone under 80% who still plays at least 20 cubes in either slot.
(These bonus thresholds are non-cumulative, i.e. they will not combine. If you earn 3rd place, for instance, and presumably got over 95% accuracy, you still earn a 6,000 point bonus, not 11,000.)

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Highest accuracy for at least 20 cubes completed = 1 face mask or notebook
2nd and 3rd highest accuracy = 1 sticker or magnet each