The following details can be found at Syracuse Tournament :
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
7:15am Building Opens
8:00am Racing Starts
Set up – you can come set up after 5pm 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. Dogs who are listed on C.2s for Saturday can sign up. Please sign in as soon as you get here. Since the schedule has been changed and we have lots of 20+ minute breaks, there will be opportunity for Mat Time on Saturday and Sunday for those dogs who are not listed on any C.2s.
Judges: Peter Guidolin and Paula Johnson (from Zoom!)
Height Dog Measuring: As per the new NAFA rules.
Acting RD: Jen Pavillard
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 TURF. If you crate or put a chair on the SOTC regular grey matting or turf, 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 alongside the racing ring, which will be on the TURF, you will need a mat under it or put tennis balls on its feet. If you want tennis balls for the feet, just see a SYR person, we have lots of extras, you’ll just need to cut a hole in them. We will have some mats already set up as well, 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: there will not be ribbons for tournament placements, but there will be title ribbons.
Line and Box Judges: As per NAFA’s new rules, will NOT be having Box Judges, but we WILL be having Line Judges. Jump in and help if you want.
COVID RULES: Masks are optional.
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.
On-site Veterinarian: Dr. Allison Blakley (Syracuse Flyball)
Cornell University Hospital for Animals
56 miles, 1 hour + from SOTC
Urgent Veterinary Care
37 miles, 45 minutes from SOTC
|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, Aydan, Brian, Emily, Faith, Jessica, Jessie, Lisa, Mandy, Mekalea, Terri, Tom
and our multitude of volunteers, which we couldn’t do it without them!