The following details can be found at www.SyracuseFlyball.com :
5pm-8pm Set up
6pm-8pm Single Dog Racing and Mat Time (sign up when you get here).
7:30am Building Opens
8:45am Captain’s Meeting
9:00am Racing Starts
7:45am Building Opens
8:30am Racing Starts
Don’t forget, daylight savings starts Sunday morning, so set your clocks an hour ahead!
Set up – you can come set up after 4pm on Friday. The building will be open until at least 8pm. There are two entrances and two parking lots. Follow the instructions that are with the directions as to where to unload and park. Parking is a little confusing, so please read the special parking instructions. On the entrance where you go through the garage, only park on our side of the building or in the furthest back lot.
Only one Evening of Single Dog Racing and Mat time! Friday night from about 6pm to 8pm. $5 for 5 heats with the EJS or $5 for 5 minutes per lane. If you need two lanes, then it’s $10. Sign in as soon as you get here.
Since this is a very small tournament, we will take a break from the regular tournament racing after every 5 races so that we can give all the dogs enough time between racing. During these breaks, we will do SDR (single dog racing) and DDR (double dog racing). Only dogs that are NOT on any team’s C.2 can participate. Go to the head table to sign up. Also, be sure to indicate if you want another dog to race in the same lane as you or if you want or don’t want a dog racing in the lane next to you. This will cost the same as Friday night SDR/mat time, $5 or $10.
Judge: Peter Guidolin from Region 2. We are in need of a back up judge so Peter can run his own dog. If you qualify, please see Peter or Terri.
Acting RD: Jennifer Carra.
Format and Placement: All Divisions will run with one point scored per Heat won AND one per Race won. If it’s a tie, then each team will split the Race point.
Tiebreaker for Placements: 1) Head to Head Results, 2) Fastest Time Overall
Crating: There is lots of indoor crating, plus, there is a long hallway that could fit I don’t know how many teams, a lot. There will be no crating on the new TURF. If you crate or put a chair on the SOTC regular grey matting, then you’ll need to put another mat or tarp under your things, including chairs. There are extra mats in the garage. If you crate on the black mats, you don’t need anything else.
If you have chairs that you want to put along side the racing ring which will be on the TURF, you will need a mat under it. We will have some mats already set up for that, but just make sure there’s something between your chair and the TURF. There will be extra mats in the garage, just return them when you’re done.
Awards: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons, title ribbons and NAFA Plaques will be awarded Sunday, after racing.
Rescue Dogs Recognition: Just like last year, we’ll be recognizing the many flyball dogs who were rescued dogs. There will be a special bandanna for each rescue dog and we have a special photographer, Jenni Veator, who will take their photos and post them. Then an hour or so before the end of racing, we will announce the Rescue Dream Team.
Line and Box Judges: This is a really small tournament, but we will have a few SOTC volunteers to help, but we will need flyball people to help too. We will have a worker’s raffle for gift cards and some local, home made Maple Syrup!
Food: Our Sit, Stay Café will NOT be with us this year so feel free to bring your own food or run out to any of the many fast food restaurants that are close by. We also have plenty of outlets for your crock pots or instant pots. Just don’t eat on the TURF.
For Our Canadian Visitors: Don’t forget your dog’s rabies certificates and your Passports or enhanced Driver’s License to cross the border. And if you need some Raw Dog food, we recommend Dog Daze Pet Shop, 309 North Main Street, North Syracuse, New York 13212. Phone: (315) 410-1278 and speak to the owners, Ruth and Dave.
On-site Veterinarian: Dr. Allison Blakley (Syracuse Flyball)
|Veterinary Service (on call)
Animal Emergency Center at VMC
584 Bridge St., Suite 200,
East Syracuse, NY 13057
|5 Star Urgent Care
6227 Thompson Road
DeWitt, NY 13206
|Upstate University Hospital
750 E. Adams St.,
Syracuse, NY 13210
Toll free: 1-877-464-5540 www.upstate.edu/hospital/
736 Irving Ave,
Syracuse, NY 13210
(15 minutes)Also providing urgent care at Crouse Prompt Care
Open 7 days a week,
7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Located directly across the street from Crouse Hospital’s emergency department.
|St. Joseph’s Hospital
301 Prospect Ave,
Syracuse, NY 13203
Allison, Anne, Brian, Emily, Jessica, Lisa, Tami & Terri
And our multitude of volunteers, which we couldn’t do it without them!