Welcome to Syracuse’s Reindeer Games Tournament!
The following details can be found at www.SyracuseFlyball.com :
4pm-8pm Set up
6pm-8pm Single Dog Racing and Mat Time
7:30am Building Opens
8:45am Captain’s Meeting
9:00am Racing Starts
Around 4pm – Awards Ceremony
Right after the Awards Ceremony, SDR & Mat Time
7:00am Building Opens
8:00am Racing Starts
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.
Two Evenings of Single Dog Racing and Mat time! Friday night from about 6pm to 8pm and Saturday night, for an hour or two after racing (depending on how many people sign up). $5 for 5 heats with the EJS or $5 for 5 minutes per lane. Sign in as soon as you get there.
Judges: Peter Guidolin with Thomas Lamont as sub.
Acting RD: Cindy Henderson
Format and Placement: All Divisions will run a 5/5 format 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: 1)Head to Head Results, 2)Fastest Time Overall
Crating: There will be lots of indoor crating. There is a section almost the size of a flyball ring in the main room. Plus, there is a long hallway that could fit I don’t know how many teams, a lot. If you crate or put a chair in the main room on SOTC regular grey matting, then you’ll need to put another mat under your things, including chairs. There are extra mats in the garage. Sorry, but you can’t use a tarp. Those weave type of mats that campers use are okay too. If you crate on the black mats or the extra flyball mats that we’ll have out, you don’t need anything else.
Awards: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons will be awarded Sunday. Title ribbons will be awarded too. Saturday we will have a regular Awards Ceremony for NAFA Plaques and any Titles that may have been earned on Saturday. Since we know everyone has a long trip home, Sunday we will have ribbons ready for everyone to pick up without a ceremony, so you can get on the road right away.
Raffle: The only Raffle we will have will be for the workers/volunteers. One special raffle is for one free night at the Ramada Inn for our next tournament!
Line and Box Judges: We will have enough volunteers to over the left lane and some of the right lane. We’re asking for your help in filling the right lane positions.
Food: Our Sit, Stay Café will NOT be able to provide food this time. There will be an hour break for lunch and there are plenty of fast food places within a couple miles. PLUS, you can order through UBEREATS and GRUBHUB. We will have a list of places that use these delivery services as well as what’s close by in your welcome bag. You can also bring your own food and crock-pots.
For Our Canadian Visitors: Don’t forget your dog’s rabies certificates and your Passports or enhanced Driver’s License to cross the border.
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
|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
Allison, Brian, Emily, Jessica, Lisa, Tami & Terri
And our multitude of volunteers, which we couldn’t do it without them!
Here is this welcome letter as a PDF for better printing: Welcome Letter