The family and I spent a whole 4 hrs at a Fun Match at a training club an hour away. It was really great that I did this because I would have bombed horribly at a real obedience trial. So many little things you don't realize until you've practiced outside your bubble. And I'm not talking distractions, but what you can and can't do with your hands, best way to approach a figure 8, that you should bring a crate, etc.
Boca and I participated in Novice Obedience and Beginner's Novice. Novice came first and at the first exercise where you remove the leash she said "Whooopee I'm free!" and left the ring. Soo, since this was just a fun match, they let me leash her for all the rest of the heeling. But she did great at the leash free recall later. We have a lot of heel work to fix mostly because I can't walk a straight line and forget I'm the one leading other times. But her stay were good and apparently the group sits and stays are on leash, so they've lowered the difficulty. It used to be you left your dog in a line of dogs for 1 minute sit stay and a 3 minute down stay.
Anyway it was fun, here are the videos of our successes and foibles: