Monday, July 27, 2009

Brand New Flyball Venue

DogzRule! will be introducing a new Flyball venue for Central Texas at our tournament in November. The new venue is the Bell Country Expo Center Assembly Hall in Belton, Texas. This new venue features plenty of paved parking, potty spots for dogz, large clean restrooms for humans and... best of all... freezing cold air conditioning.

Since the venue sits right on I-35, the Flyball world will be visible to thousands of drivers every day on the bright, new color marquis.

The DogzRule! engineering team is working on different layouts to bring two ring tournaments back to Central Texas.

The staff at the Expo Center had never heard of flyball and they all seem very excited about seeing their first tournament.

Here's hoping for a long, and fruitful relationship between NAFA Region 5 Flyball and the Bell County Expo Center.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Welcome Amy and David to the addiction of flyball

At Reliant last week, Amy ran Carrera in her first flyball tournament and they did great. I don't think there was one flag on Carrera! Welcome to our addiction!

Reliant 2009

Dogz Rule! as usual brought all we had to Reliant.

We fielded four teams, one on Friday designed just for two of our green dogs, and three teams on Saturday and Sunday.

Four of our dogs picked up new titles! Many congratulations to
Carrera, FD, FDX
Duncan FDCh
Hawkeye FMX
Rudie FMX
Way to go, everyone! It takes a village to run a flyball team.

Soon-To-Be New Judge for NAFA Region 5

Dogz Rule! is super proud of Karl who has been going through the many required training hoops to become an official NAFA judge. He should be a provisional judge by the time our own tournament in November rolls around.

Here's a picture of Karl doing his thing in the ring at Reliant, with Lawrence back at the score table keeping an eagle eye on things.

When Kim and I were line judging and Karl was there in the middle of the ring, I leaned over to her and said, "Look! Our little boy is all growed up!" He looks so, well, so official out there with his black and white referee shirt and whistle.

Here's Karl, steady as he can be amidst the usual chaos that is a typical flyball ring.

Karl, you bring honor and lots of great attention to Dogz Rule! and we all thank you for the time and money you are putting into this effort. You da man!