Raleigh, North Carolina                            January, 2005

 

Welcome to the DogGoneFast Winter WufFest IV!

 

Thank you for your entries; we are expecting 55 teams and we will have 2 rings.  Please check the other links on our web site for seed chart, racing schedule, detailed directions/maps and a complete list of food sales.

 

Once again we have managed to provide each team with 39 or 40 heats.  We have a very full racing schedule, so please do your best to keep things moving along. We have split the racing so that there is slightly more on Saturday.  We are doing the “One Schedule for 2 Rings” format, which will mean our club will be short handed as there are extra positions to be filled, please help out with line or box judging if you can, each race judged earns you a free raffle ticket!  We have trophies for 1st place and ribbons for  2nd and 3rd placements, a raffle and our prize table is sponsored by PetSmart.

 

 

Racing Format

All racing is Round Robin, either 5/5 or 3/3.  Teams are awarded 1 tournament point for each heat won, and an additional point for winning the race. Tied heats or races do not earn points. Tournament scoring ties will be broken by the best time posted in the division.  Warm-ups will be 2 minutes on both days.  Warm-up time may be reduced to 90 seconds if necessary. Please notify the judge if you do not need the entire warm-up period. The two rings will be separated by a barricade.  Please use the assigned doors for entering and exiting your ring and do not cross behind the barricade.

 

Unfortunately our building is not big enough to have the “Pit Boss” or “Maitre-D” inside.  Geoff has graciously offered to set up the coordination table outside the building, and will be providing ring assignments.  Teams will be handed their folder to take to their assigned ring.  We hope you will be patient as we try out this new format!

 

Venue Information

The Holshouser building will be open until at least 8pm on Friday night; you may drop off your flyball boxes if you wish.  There is no room for team crating in the racing building, exceptions have been given for judges, for folks that have special needs and for particularly old or young dogs.

 

Friday night Canine Celebrity Grudge Match Racing

We are holding grudge match racing on Friday night again!  Races are best 2 of 3 for $2 with proceeds are going to a local dog charity.  Challenge an opponent from another team!  Send your challenges to doggonefast@yahoo.com. Matches will also be accepted at the door.  Grudge match details

 

Start Times

Saturday Schedule:

Building opens at 7am

Boy scouts will be serving breakfast food starting at 7am

Height dog measuring/ Box measuring starts at 7:15am

Captain’s meeting at 7:45am PROMPTLY!

Racing starts at 8:00am

 

Sunday Schedule:

Building opens at 7:30am

Boy scouts will be serving breakfast food starting at 7:30am

Racing starts at 8:00am

Raffle prizes will be drawn at 2:00pm, racing will not stop for the raffle drawing

 

Food

We have arranged with a local Boy Scout troop to provide breakfast, lunch and snacks on-site.  The complete list of food is available on our web site.  Several of the boy scouts and their parents are volunteering at our tournament; the food sales are a fundraiser for them so please consider using this service.

 

Vendors

We will have vendors at our tournament offering canine massages, treats, gifts, toys and even a very young tug-making entrepreneur.  Please support them and our event by checking out their merchandise!

 

Contact Amanda Brown if you have any questions:  919 787-8048 or at doggonefast@yahoo.com

 

Drive carefully and we’ll see you on the weekend!