Raleigh, North Carolina                             January, 2018

Welcome to the DogGoneFast Winter WufFest XVI!

Thank you for your entries; we have 35 teams and we will have 2 rings.  Please check the other links on our web site for seed chart, racing schedule, detailed directions/maps. Please note that we will not have a food vendor at our event. There are fast food locations within a reasonable drive and we will provide maps at the Maitre-D table. The fairgrounds is a busy location so please keep a watchful eye on your possessions, be observant of the crating areas, and let me know if you see any issues.

We have managed to provide each team with around 40 heats (30 for Veterans).   We are doing the “One Schedule for 2 Rings” format.   We have trophies for 1st, and ribbons for 2nd and 3rd placements, and a small 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.

Stef and Geoff have graciously offered to coordinate as Maitre-D and will be providing ring assignments. We will be using flyball geek website to provide online access to ring assignments. Dave Thomas has graciously agreed to set up his pass-call cameras again, we are so lucky! Thanks to Jeremy for helping with the necessary WiFi setup to make it all work so well. A big thank you to New River Rapids for lending us their APES cameras so we can have it in both rings!

We will be providing the False Start practice run for open teams. You must advise the judge that you wish a false start practice before the warmup period has completed.

Judges and Acting RD

Our judges will be Jon Bescher, Chris Carr, Dirk Elber, Amy Brubaker, and Geoff Brown. Please thank our judges!

Margi Baldwin Moore from Pawmetto Pack (she kindly requests no drama!!) will be the acting RD for the flyball weekend. Thank you!

Venue Information

The Holshouser building will be open until 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. Please email me if you need an exception.
Please note that there is no reserved parking at the Holshouser Building. Parking is first come-first served.

Friday night and Saturday night racing

We are holding Single Dog Racing on Friday night again!  Races are best 5 of 5 for $5. You may run against someone or unopposed. If your dog is not quite ready for racing, you can request 5 minutes for $5. Please note that reserving both lanes will be $10. We have received permission to use the NAFA EJS during the Single Dog Racing. We expect to start the SDR by 6pm.
Saturday night racing will only be open to dogs that are not listed on a C2 form. We will have a sign up for it starting mid-afternoon and it will start immediately after racing. The EJS will not be available for Saturday SDR.

Start Times

Saturday

Sunday

Building Opens

7:00am

7:30am

Height dog/Box measuring

7:15am

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Captain’s Meeting

7:45am

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Racing Starts

8:00am

8am

Raffle Drawing

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1pm

 

 

Food

We will not be having a food vendor at our tournament this year. Maps and directions to local restaurants will be available at the Maitre-D table.

Vendors

We will have vendors at our tournament offering treats, gifts, toys, etc.   Please support them and our event by checking out their merchandise!


We will also have Girl Scout Hannah selling Girl Scout cookies on Saturday afternoon. They are $4/box. Cash is preferred. You may alternatively make a donation for Operation Cookie Drop if you are counting calories.

 

 

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!