Raleigh, North Carolina                             January, 2010

Welcome to the DogGoneFast Winter WufFest IX!

Thank you for your entries; we are expecting 50 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. We may have more spectators than usual this weekend due to the flyball segments airing on UNC-TV (PBS) during the NC Weekend program. Please keep a watchful eye on your dogs, be observant of the crating areas, and let me know if you see any issues.

We have managed to provide each team with 39-42 heats (32 for Veterans).   We are doing the “One Schedule for 2 Rings” format. We have volunteers from the NC State pre-Vet and Companion Animal Clubs working as box and line judges this weekend. Please take a moment to thank them for working so hard.  We have trophies for 1st, and ribbons for 2nd and 3rd placements, dog toys for every doggie, and a super raffle.

Racing Format

The Racing Format is described on the seed chart. Warm-ups will be 120 seconds on both days.  Warm-up time may be reduced if necessary. 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 while teams are racing.

Geoff has graciously offered to coordinate as Maitre-D and will be providing ring assignments.  Teams will be handed their C2 form to take to their assigned ring.  Please note that you must pick up your C2 form and ring assignment from Geoff before proceeding to the ring.

Judges and Acting RD

Todd Morningstar (Supervising judge) will be in charge of Ring B (the ring nearest to the awards table). Dirk Elber (New River Rapids) and Mike Miller (Florida) will be doing novice assignments with Todd. Please note that this means we need 16 dogs for measuring on Saturday morning, if you have a dog that can help, please try to come to measuring. Aimee Walker and Jenny Staton will be judging in Ring A (raffle table side). Please thank our judges!

John Nelson from K9 Kamikazes will be the acting RD for the flyball weekend. Thank you John!

Venue Information

The Holshouser building will be open until at 9pm 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. Please email me if you need an exception.

Friday night racing

We are holding Single Dog Racing on Friday night again!  Races are best 5 of 5 for $5 with all proceeds going to a local charity. You may run against someone or unopposed. If your dog is not quite ready for racing, you can request 5 minutes for $5. This fundraiser is important to us, so please come out and support it! We have received permission to use the NAFA EJS during the Single Dog Racing and we will be writing down the dog’s racing times. We expect to start the SDR by 6pm.

Start Times

Saturday

Sunday

Building Opens

7:00am

7:30am

Breakfast Available

7:30am

7:30am

Height dog/Box measuring

7:15am

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Captain’s Meeting

7:45am

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Racing Starts

8am

8am

Raffle Drawing

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2pm

 

 

Food

We have arranged with a local dog charity group to provide breakfast, lunch and snacks on-site.  The complete list of food is available on our web site.  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, etc.   Please support them and our event by checking out their merchandise!

 

 

Contact Amanda Brown if you have any questions: 

919 787-8048 (home) 919 218-1391 (cell) or at doggonefast@yahoo.com

 

 

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