Raleigh, North Carolina                             September 24, 2013

Welcome to the DogGoneFast FlyBall XII!

Thank you for your entries; we are expecting 53 teams and we will have 2 rings.  Please check the other links on our web site for seed chart, racing schedule, and detailed directions/maps.

We have managed to provide each team with approximately 40 heats.    We are doing the “One Schedule for 2 Rings” format. A big thank you to the NC State Pre-Vet club for providing box and line judges for our tournament!  We have ribbons for 1 st, 2nd and 3rd placements, a raffle and great welcome gifts.

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 ever cross behind the barricade while teams are racing.

Mike Durman and Geoff Brown will be our Maitre-Ds and will be providing ring assignments.  C2 forms will be delivered to the ring for you.

Judges and Acting RD

Jim Spitznas will be in charge of Ring B or Blue (the ring nearest to the maitre-d table). Jon Bescher will be judging in Ring A or Yellow (near the raffle table). Please thank our judges!
Wendy Baldwin, from Psychedelic Blur, has graciously agreed to be the acting RD for the weekend. Please see her if you have any RD type questions.

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. You must email the TD (Amanda) to request an exception.

Friday night racing

This year we are fundraising in Taz's honor, and Joy has picked a charity that we think reflects his very vocal opinion on the subject. The "Coalition to Unchain Dogs" would certainly have been one of his favorites, as Taz liked nothing better than to be free and able to roam around his yard. If you ever parked next to Joy at a flyball tournament, you certainly heard Taz's vocal stylings when he was put into his crate. Please come out on Friday to participate in our fundraiser.   Races are best 3 of 5 for $5 with all proceeds to be given to AnimalKind. You may run against someone or unopposed. If your dog is not quite ready for racing, you can request 5 minutes for $5. 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.

Trainer-Taz honor photo

Taz was such a valued member of our training teama so we thought it would be fun to get a group photo with the dog from each club that fulfills Taz's role for your training team. He was our "go-to" dog for training new dogs. He would sit or stand for as long as we asked so that new dogs could practice their recalls running past him. Taz wasn't ever mean to any of those puppies that would run up to him to say "hi", he just knew that it was training time and he would ignore them. As our dogs progressed, he became the first dog that most of them passed or were passed by, or the Mr.Reliable running in the other lane. I hope that most of you are lucky enough to have a dog like Taz on your club, and would consider joining in for our "trainer like Taz" photo. Alise has graciously agreed to take the group photo for us and I will get one printed off for each dog/handler that participates.

Venue access on Saturday and Sunday mornings

Please be sure and check the SITE MAP link for access to the Fairgrounds.

Start Times



Building Opens



Height dog/Box measuring



Captain’s Meeting



Racing Starts



Raffle Drawing





There is no food vendor on-site. We have maps to nearby restaurants at the raffle table.


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!