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Board Meeting Highlights

Neil Flood
 

I hope all our flyball family and their extended families are doing well during these uncertain times. We all certainly miss racing and seeing everyone. Yesterday the board meeting had a board meeting, done entirely over video conference. Below are the highlights from the call.

TOURNAMENTS CANCELLED THROUGH JULY 31, 2020
All NAFA tournaments will be cancelled through July 31, 2020. We have been closely monitoring the
situation in each state and province, and many locations are beginning to ease restrictions - earlier than
projections had suggested. In light of that information, the board felt it prudent to take a holding
pattern and see the impact after 3 weeks of restrictions being lifted. While this may undoubtedly be
disappointing to some, we felt it best to have a more cautious approach as opposed to potentially
opening up too early. The board will review the situation and will provide an update in early June for
tournaments from August 1 onwards.


CANAM CLASSIC
A decision regarding holding CanAm will be made in June.
The board will be seeking input from Club Owners regarding their team’s participation in CanAm.
The CanAm T-shirt design contest is on hold until a determination regarding holding the event is made.


BOX SIZE CHANGE
To encourage innovation in box design as our sport evolves, NAFA is relaxing box dimension restrictions
as of October 1, 2020.
The new maximum dimensions will be: 36” wide x 24” high x 36” deep.
Boxes shall not exceed 36 inches in width, nor 24 inches in height from the bottom surface of the box
excluding mat grabbing devices/materials and outdoor staking devices. The body of the box shall not
exceed 36 inches in depth. The base that the boxloader stands on may exceed 36 inches.


AWARDS IMPACTED BY COVID-19
IRON DOG: The board has decided to waive the ‘point earned’ requirement in FY2020 (October 1, 2019 –
September 30, 2020) for the Iron Dog award. Dogs eligible to run in FY 2020 will be given credit for
fulfilling the one point earned requirement in FY2020.
We have an unprecedented situation this year with many tournaments being cancelled. As a result,
there are many clubs that have not and will not have the opportunity to participate in enough
tournaments to meet the minimum requirements for the overall NAFA Awards. The board felt that
parity was important when it came to these awards and therefore has come to the difficult decision that
there will be no NAFA Champion, Regional Champion or Regional Overall Club Champion awards in
FY2020. We will still go forward with awards for Regional MVP, Judge of the Year and Clyde Memorial
Hall of Fame.


JUDGES AND JUDGES IN TRAINING
The Board has decided to waive the minimum judging requirements for Approved and Supervising
Judges for FY2020.
In addition, Apprentice, and Provisional Judges, have been given an extension of 12 months to complete
their minimum assignments.
The Judges Committee plans to host a judge’s video chat in the near future to touch base with our
officials. One of the topics will be to seek input regarding a continuing education program for all active
judges.


JUNIOR HANDLER PIN CONTEST
The design contest for the Junior Handler Pin will be announced shortly and published on the NAFA website, NAFA News, and social media pages.

Full minutes of the meeting will be posted when available.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.

Sincerely,

Neil Flood
North American Flyball Association, Executive Director

Plaque spelling confirmations still needed from the following teams

Annie Taylor
 

Good Morning-  

I need plaque spelling confirmations from the following teams. Please reply to my address alynnta@.... 
Thank you! 

Region 2: 
Bee Town Stingers (1043) 
DOG-ON-IT (154) 
Extreme Chaos (503) 
Instant Replay (155) 
Rocket Relay (164) 

Region 3: 
Balls Out (400) 
E-Z-Goin' (822) 
Happy Hurdlers (30)

Region 4: 
 
Canine Dirt Diggers (85) 
Outrun (899) 

Region 5: 
Barkworthy (885) 
K-9 Kommotion (89) 
Prime Time Flyball (1074) 
Run Dogs Run (1044) 
RUSH! (1035) 
Special  Fources (841) 

Region 6: 
Crazy Train (757) 
K9 Outlaws (971) 
Orange Crush (109) 

Region 7: 
Dogwood Pacesetters (42) 

Region 8: 
Inner Drive (553) 

Region 9: 
DogGoneFast (233) 
Fur Fun (171) 
Turbo Paws (978) 

Region 11: 
Terminal Velocity (920) 

Region 12:
Adrenaline Drive (942) 
Dynamo DARTs (362) 
Northern Power Paws (475) 

Region 13: 
B.A.R.K. (1009) 

Region 14: 

Big Orange Blast (926) 

Region 15: 
Clean Break (579) 
Flyball Dogs Anonymous (636) 

Scallywags (751) 
Underdogs Flyball (988) 

Region 16:

Bay Racers (481) 
Hot Rod Hounds (536) 
Mutts in Motion (626)

Region 18: 
 
Glacier Shakers (894) 

Region 19:
Agents of Chaos (842) 

Region 20: 
Adrenaline Rush Flyball (735) 





Andrea L. "Annie" Taylor
North American Flyball Association, Inc. (R) Awards and Scoring
Tattle   Evil~Rotten  BS FMCH , TFE
Stormfront's Advanced Warning "Siren"  FM, TFE I
Stormfront's Boy with a Golden Ticket "Charlie"  FDCH-G 
And my Angels Thoroughly enjoying life at the bridge
Stormfront's Too Cool For You ! "Ice"  aka - Piggy FDCH-S, TF-III 11/27/09~1/13/12
OT's Unbridled Twitch  "Twitterpate" FM, TFFC  5/24/08~ 5/29/13
Lacey Jane BC FG40K, TFPI, Iron Dog (Best Black, White, Brown Dog Ever!)8/4/2000~ 6/3/2013
Ruckus Border/Border FG60K, TFFC-I,Iron Dog   7/18/2001~1/17/2018
Fuller's Mesquite Moxie Onyx, TFWC, Iron Dog  4/14/2006~9/23/19

Plaque spelling Confirmation needed for all Regions

Annie Taylor
 

Good Evening!   I need one member of each of the following teams  team to confirm spelling of dog and handler's names.  please respond via email to alynnta@....

Region 2: 
Ballderdashers (63) 
Bee Town Stingers (1043) 
DOG-ON-IT (154) 



Double Impact (247) 
Extreme Chaos (503) 
Instant Replay (155) 
Rocket Relay (164) 
Spring Loaded (490) 
Zoom! (912) 

Region 3: 
Balls Out (400) 
Brat Pack (213) 
E-Z-Goin' (822) 
Happy Hurdlers (30) 


Region4: 
BC Boomerangs (142) 
Canine Dirt Diggers (85) 
Outrun (899) 


Region 5: 
Barkworthy (885) 
K-9 Kommotion (89) 
Pawz Across Texas (1094) 
Prime Time Flyball (1074) 
Run Dogs Run (1044) 
RUSH! (1035) 
Special  Fources (841) 


Region 6:
 
Blazin' K9's (804) 
Crazy Train (757) 
K9 Outlaws (971) 
Orange Crush (109) 
Surf City Flyball (848) 

Region 7: 

Dogwood Pacesetters (42) 

Jet City Jumpers (219) 
Kaotic K9's (172) 
Muddy Paws-A-Flyin' (577) 
Ruffin' Tuff (1041) 

Region 8: 

Inner Drive (553) 

Region 9:
DogGoneFast (233) 
Fur Fun (171) 
Go Dog Go (493) 
On Your Bark (606) 
Pawmetto Pack (480) 
Turbo Paws (978) 

Region 11:
All Revd Up (901) 
Barkaholics (883) 
Celtic Mayhem (1025) 
Tampa Bay Barkaneers (741) 
Terminal Velocity (920) 
Warped Speed (959) 


Region 12:
Adrenaline Drive (942) 
Dynamo DARTs (362) 
Northern Power Paws (475) 

Region 13: 
B.A.R.K. (1009) 
Syracuse (1018) 


Region 14:

Big Orange Blast (926) 
Birmingham Bandits (335) 
Chattanooga Chomp (634) 
Dixie Flyers (906) 
Music City Road Dogs (578) 
Rabid Fire (1077) 
Rocket City Racers (463) 

Region 15:

Flyball Dogs Anonymous (636) 
Happily Evfur After (797) 
Scallywags (751) 
Underdogs Flyball (988) 

Region 16:
Bay Racers (481) 
Hot Rod Hounds (536) 
Mutts in Motion (626) 
SoCal Frequent Flyers (923)

Region 18:
 
Alaska Dogs Gone Wild (695) 
Glacier Shakers (894) 

Region 19:
5280 Spaceballs (1092) 
Agents of Chaos (842) 
Bad Company (1014) 
LAUNCH (765) 

Region 20:
Adrenaline Rush Flyball (735) 

Region 21:

Dog Gone Devils (682) 


Thank you, 
Annie Taylor 

NAFA Awards and scoring 


Update on NAFA for June Events

Neil Flood
 

All,


I hope everyone in our flyball family is doing as well as could be expected in these difficult times. First, I hope you and your families are healthy, and I also hope you are able to navigate these difficult economic environments as well. As promised, I wanted to provide our hosts and competitors as much notice as possible for the month of June. So far, most of the data has shown very positive results with respect to social distancing and shutting down of non-essential services. However, most of the professional projections and models presented have shown that we will not be out the woods through June and we want our competitors to be as safe as possible. Therefore we will extend NAFAs suspension of events through the end of June, 2020.  I know this may be disappointing for many of us, however our competitors safety is our top priority. 


Also, as a reminder, the Board will be meeting on the weekend of May 2nd. One of the topics of discussion will be bringing flyball back from this pandemic. If you have comments, thoughts or suggestions, don’t hesitate to email me. 


Sincerely, 


Neil Flood

North American Flyball Association, Executive Director

Upcoming NAFA Events

Neil Flood
 

All,

First, and foremost, I hope all our flyball members and their families are safe and healthy during the challenges presented by the the COVID-19 pandemic. These are certainly trying times for everyone, and we’ve continued to monitor the health recommendations by the CDC, Health Canada, as well as guidance provided by leading infectious diseases medical experts. While we would all prefer to be out playing flyball in a safe and healthy manner, our first priority is the health and welfare of our members and the communities that we all live in. Currently we’ve suspended events through the end of April, and I would like to provide an update for future months, as I want to provide our host clubs and participants as much lead time for planning as possible. Based on the current projections for increases in COVID-19 cases, NAFA will be suspending flyball events through the end of May, 2020. At this point I  won’t be making a commitment for the month of June, as information is changing so rapidly and it’s incredibly hard to predict that landscape at this time. However I do not feel confident we will be able to have flyball available at that time. We will look to provide an update on June by a mid-April timeframe.


As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions. I hope everyone remains safe, and I look forward to the time when we can all meet in the lanes.


Sincerely,


Neil Flood

North American Flyball Association, Executive Director


Comment period for Supervising Judge application for Amy Brubaker Stewart, Durham, NC

Kim Davis
 

Comment period for Supervising Judge application for Amy Brubaker Stewart, Durham, NC is now open.

The NAFA Judges Committee has received an application for supervisory judging status from Amy Brubaker Stewart of Durham, NC. Comments on this applicant should be directed to the Judges Committee at judges@....

Comments received will be reviewed by the Judges Committee and the Board of Directors. Names will remain private unless permission is granted for them to be disseminated to the applicant. The Committee will make a recommendation to the Board of Directors for consideration at the next board meeting.

Thank you.

Update: COVIDI19 Impact on NAFA Events

Neil Flood
 

Information and guidance on the COVID19 Pandemic continues to evolve, and we continue to monitor and asses the situation as it pertains to our organization. Our primary goal is the health and safety of our membership. Recent updates from the CDC is advising against gatherings of 50 or more people for the next 8 weeks. Due to the average attendance at our events, and the diverse nature of our participants, we feel it prudent to align with their recommendation, and all NAFA events will be cancelled through April 26th, 2020. Thus far many of our venues have been very understanding and returned deposits to the clubs. If you club is having a problem, please reach out to us for anything we can assist with. We will continue to provide updates as necessary as the situation and governmental guidance is constantly evolving. Please take care,


Neil Flood

North American Flyball Association, Executive Director

NAFA Events Suspended

Neil Flood
 

All,


With information on the COVID19 virus being updated daily, and considering new and important information from Health Services Departments in the Provinces and States that we play in, I’ve made the decision to cancel NAFA events for at least the next two weeks. There will be no NAFA flyball through 3/23. Events schedule the weekend of 3/27 are still under the discretion of the host club, and NAFA continues to monitor the situation based on the last information we have available to us. To the best of my knowledge teams and members that are traveling to events this weekend have already been notified. The situation is constantly changing and we will continue to monitor the information as we make decisions on future events. 


Our primary concern is for the health and well being of our members, and I don’t feel we have enough information to make the decision that gathering to race will be a safe experience for everyone involved. 


NAFA will work with host clubs on financial burdens imposed upon them with respect to potential lost rental fees and/or deposits. As necessary we will assist in working with facilities on those fees. We are a really a small but tight community and as much as possible I would like to encourage everyone to help share the burden placed up on the host clubs that had their events cancelled. Through no fault of their own they bear more of the brunt of this, and I would encourage us to each assist in bearing that burden so we can continue to move forward as a group. Remember these clubs may not simply be out rental money, but for many hosting a tournament was a means to raise funds so they could play flyball throughout the year. There is a wide array of ways to help, among them donating raffle items, or offering clubs reduced entries at future events. 


Again, I apologize for any undue burden or inconvenience this places on any club or team. I hope everyone remains safe.


If you have any questions, as always, please feel free to contact me. 


Neil Flood

North American Flyball Association Executive Director


COVID-19

Emma Mak
 

Last night the NAFA Executive Committee held a teleconference to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and how it impacts our sport.  The number one priority is the health, safety and well-being of our competitors.  NAFA would therefore like to provide some recommendations to Tournament Participants, Tournament Hosts and Regional Directors in light of this outbreak. 

 

Tournament Participants 

  1. If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 within a 14-day period and/or you are showing signs and symptoms and/or have tested positive for COVID-19, do not attend a tournament.  
  2. Be sure to wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitizers 
  3. Avoid unnecessary contact with others and avoid touching your face
  4. If you need to pull a team from a tournament due to health reasons communicate that as quickly as possible to the Tournament Hosts so they can make appropriate decisions about the event 
  5. After the event if any attendee develops signs and symptoms and/or receives a positive diagnosis for COVID-19 within 14 days of the tournament inform the Tournament Director and the Regional Director immediately. 
  6. It is recommended that anyone who has come in contact with someone who developed signs and symptoms and/or tested positive for COVID-19 should minimally self-quarantines for a 14-day period or as otherwise instructed by your health provider 

Tournament Hosts and Regional Directors 

  1. Be aware of where to find information from your local health authorities and share updates to those planning to attend the tournament before and up to the tournament date 
  2. Ensure you are aware of and understand the cancelation policies in the rental contract for the tournament venue
  3. Only individuals participating in tournaments should attend. Consider not inviting the general public to your events 
  4. Make soap and hand sanitizer available to participants 
  5. Recognize that teams may make last minute decisions to not attend a tournament due to health reasons.  This may require last minute changes to teams and/or the schedule.  The Performance Team rules can be utilized for Regular and Multibreed teams and consider allowing 2 partial Open teams to combine allowing those in attendance to still participate.  The Performance Rules may be relaxed a bit during this time (e.g., on day 2 of a tournament someone feels ill and leaves the tournament NAFA would allow that team to go Performance even though it is mid-tournament).  Contact Neil Flood and/or Steve Corona with any specific questions before or during a tournament. 
  6. A reminder that NAFA fees are not required for teams that withdraw from the tournament completely and therefore no scoring is required.  NAFA recommends at least returning the NAFA fee portion of the entry fee to those teams.  Decisions to return the full entry fee and/or allow that team to use it for a future event are up to the host club. 
  7. If a host club or the Regional Director becomes aware of someone at a tournament that became ill and/or tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of the event, immediately communicate that information to all attendees of the tournament. 

Again, we want to reiterate that the health and well-being of everyone is paramount.  Information surrounding COVID-19 is continually evolving.  Please be sure to check for updated information through your national and local authorities as well as the World Health Organization website at https://www.who.int/. 

If there are any questions, please contact Neil Flood nflood51@... and/or Steve Corona flyballguy@.... 

 

Thank you, and please be safe.

 

Neil Flood

North American Flyball Association, Executive Director

Plaque spelling confirmation still needed for the following teams

Annie Taylor
 

Good Morning-  

I still need plaque spelling confirmation from the following teams. Please respond to alynnta@...

REgion 1: 
Fur in a Blur (681) 
Slammers (122) 
SWAT "Speed With AttiTude" (633) 

Region 2: 
Bee Town Stingers (1043) 
Canadian Canines In Action (619) 

Can-Do Agility Team (52) 
Double Impact (247) 
On The Fly (318) 
Pretty Darn Quick (854) 
Zoom! (912) 

Region 3: 
Balls Out (400) 
Brat Pack (213) 
E-Z-Goin' (822) 
Happy Hurdlers (30) 
Power UN-leashed (1068) 

Region4: 

Canine Dirt Diggers (85) 
Outrun (899) 
Ruff Position (459) 

Region 6: 
Arizona Supercharged (874) 
Blazin' K9's (804) 

Region 7: 
Matsqui Flyball (22) 


Region 8: 
C.O.K.C. High Flyers (43) 
Diamonds in the Ruff (470) 
Flyball N~R~G (674) 
High Octane Flyball (1021) 
Holeshot Racers (734) 
KAOS (258) 
Rip It Up (987) 
Wild (858) 

Region 9: 
Bitches Be Crazy (1063) 
Blockade Runners (198) 
Heads or Tails (814) 
K-9 Kamikazes (357) 
New River Express (226) 
New River Rapids (805) 
That's So Fetch (1072) 
Turbo Paws (978) 

Region 10: 
Carleton County Flyball (849) 
F.A.M.E. (73) 
Fast 'n FURious (266) 
On My Go! (1002) 

Region 11:
 
Terminal Velocity (920) 

Region 13: 
Kinetic (928) 

Region 14: 
Big Orange Blast (926) 
Smashville Speedsters (1066) 

Region 15: 
Hard Drive (834) 
Ruffin' It (946) 
Scallywags (751) 
TGIF (768) 
Two-Lane Highway (558) 
Underdogs Flyball (988) 

Region 16: 
Fast Fourward (296) 
SD Flyball (961) 


Region 18: 
Pawsitive Synergy (910) 

Region 19:
Agents of Chaos (842) 

Region 20:
Back Draft (603) 
Paws on Fire (666) 
Ready Set Go (755) 


Region 21: 
Ball Driven Bandits (690) 
Disorderly Conduct (835)


Andrea L. "Annie" Taylor
North American Flyball Association, Inc. (R) Awards and Scoring
Tattle   Evil~Rotten  BS FMCH , TFE
Stormfront's Advanced Warning "Siren"  FM, TFE I
Stormfront's Boy with a Golden Ticket "Charlie"  FDCH-G 
And my Angels Thoroughly enjoying life at the bridge
Stormfront's Too Cool For You ! "Ice"  aka - Piggy FDCH-S, TF-III 11/27/09~1/13/12
OT's Unbridled Twitch  "Twitterpate" FM, TFFC  5/24/08~ 5/29/13
Lacey Jane BC FG40K, TFPI, Iron Dog (Best Black, White, Brown Dog Ever!)8/4/2000~ 6/3/2013
Ruckus Border/Border FG60K, TFFC-I,Iron Dog   7/18/2001~1/17/2018
Fuller's Mesquite Moxie Onyx, TFWC, Iron Dog  4/14/2006~9/23/19

NAFA plaque spellings needed region 13-21

Annie Taylor
 

Good Afternoon-  I need one member of each of the following teams to confirm spelling of handler and dog names.  
Please reply to alynnta@... 

This does not include any Regional Champions, ROCC or special awards. Those requests will be sent individually at a later date. 

Thank you,
 Annie 

Region 13: 
Kinetic (928) 
Long Island Road Rage (676) 

Region 14: 

Big Orange Blast (926) 
Birmingham Bandits (335) 
Chattanooga Chomp (634)
Dixie Flyers (906) 
Music City Road Dogs (578)
 
Rabid Fire (1077) 
Rocket City Racers (463) 
Smashville Speedsters (1066) 

Region 15: 

 
Blue Ridge Blast (898) 
Clean Break (579) 
Flyball Dogs Anonymous (636) 
Happily Evfur After (797) 
Hard Drive (834) 
No Speed Limit (102) 
Obsessed K-9's (549) 
Revolution Flyball (461) 
Ruffin' It (946) 

Scallywags (751) 
TGIF (768) 
Two-Lane Highway (558) 
Underdogs Flyball (988)

Region 16: 
 
Fast Fourward (296) 
SD Flyball (961) 
SoCal Frequent Flyers (923)


Region 18: 
 
Alaska Dogs Gone Wild (695) 
Pawsitive Synergy (910) 

Region 19: 
Agents of Chaos (842) 
Altitude (994) 
Be Right Back (1070) 
LAUNCH (765) 
RUFF (401) 
Westside Woofers (809) 

Region 20: 
Back Draft (603) 
Paws on Fire (666) 
Ready Set Go (755) 

Region 21: 
Ball Driven Bandits (690) 
Disorderly Conduct (835) 
Dog Gone Devils (682) 
Omaha Speedracers (299) 
On the Flipside (1062) 
Skidmarkz (532) 






Andrea L. "Annie" Taylor
North American Flyball Association, Inc. (R) Awards and Scoring
Tattle   Evil~Rotten  BS FMCH , TFE
Stormfront's Advanced Warning "Siren"  FM, TFE I
Stormfront's Boy with a Golden Ticket "Charlie"  FDCH-G 
And my Angels Thoroughly enjoying life at the bridge
Stormfront's Too Cool For You ! "Ice"  aka - Piggy FDCH-S, TF-III 11/27/09~1/13/12
OT's Unbridled Twitch  "Twitterpate" FM, TFFC  5/24/08~ 5/29/13
Lacey Jane BC FG40K, TFPI, Iron Dog (Best Black, White, Brown Dog Ever!)8/4/2000~ 6/3/2013
Ruckus Border/Border FG60K, TFFC-I,Iron Dog   7/18/2001~1/17/2018
Fuller's Mesquite Moxie Onyx, TFWC, Iron Dog  4/14/2006~9/23/19

Plaque Spelling Confirmation needed Regions 1-11

Annie Taylor
 

Good Afternoon-  I need one member of each of the following teams to confirm spelling of handler and dog names.  
Please reply to alynnta@... 

This does not include any Regional Champions, ROCC or special awards. Those requests will be sent individually at a later date. 

Thank you,
 Annie 


Region 1: 

Fur in a Blur (681) 
Quick Silver (495) 
Slammers (122) 
SWAT "Speed With AttiTude" (633) 

Region 2:
Ballderdashers (63) 
Bee Town Stingers (1043) 
Canadian Canines In Action (619) 
Can-Do Agility Team (52) 
Double Impact (247) 
K-9 Thunder (55) 
Matsqui Flyball (22) 
On The Fly (318) 
Pretty Darn Quick (854) 
Some Ruff Competition (46) 
Spring Loaded (490) 
Tenacity (1040) 
Zoom! (912) 

Region 3: 
Animal Inn (2) 
Balls Out (400) 
Brat Pack (213) 
E-Z-Goin' (822) 
Happy Hurdlers (30) 
Power UN-leashed (1068) 
Stack Attack (817) 
TCOTC High Spirits (47) 


Region 4: 
BC Boomerangs (142) 
Canine Dirt Diggers (85) 
Outrun (899) 
Ruff Position (459) 

Region 5: 
Canines in Action (375) 
K-9 Kommotion (89) 
Lone Star Ruffnecks (406) 
Run Dogs Run (1044) 
Special  Fources (841) 

Region 6:
Arizona Supercharged (874) 
Bad Company (1014) 
Blazin' K9's (804) 
Crazy Train (757) 
Flying Colors (168) 
INXS (557) 
K9 Outlaws (971) 
Surf City Flyball (848) 

Region 7: 
Animal House (891) 
Engage (1084) 
Hairier Jump Jets (163) 
Jet City Jumpers (219) 
Portland Tail Blazers (749) 
Rip It Up (987) 
Run Free (801) 
The Flying Squad (575) 
The X-Fidos (387) 

Region 8: 
Breakaway Flyball (1011) 
C.O.K.C. High Flyers (43) 
Diamonds in the Ruff (470) 
Flyball N~R~G (674) 
High Octane Flyball (1021) 
KAOS (258) 
Rip It Up (987) 
Ruff Riders (78) 
Wild (858) 

Region 9: 

Bitches Be Crazy (1063) 
Blockade Runners (198) 
Fur Fun (171) 
Go Dog Go (493) 
Heads or Tails (814) 
K-9 Kamikazes (357) 
NASDOG Racing (787) 
New River Express (226) 
New River Rapids (805) 
Pawmetto Pack (480) 
That's So Fetch (1072) 
Turbo Paws (978) 

Region 10: 
Carleton County Flyball (849) 
F.A.M.E. (73) 
Fast 'n FURious (266) 
Maple Leaps (533) 
On My Go! (1002) 

Region 11: 

All Revd Up (901) 
Barkaholics (883)
 
Celtic Mayhem (1025) 
Dog Gone (472) 
DONT Dog Owner Needs Therapy (1023) 
Tampa Bay Barkaneers (741)
Terminal Velocity (920) 


 


Andrea L. "Annie" Taylor
North American Flyball Association, Inc. (R) Awards and Scoring
Tattle   Evil~Rotten  BS FMCH , TFE
Stormfront's Advanced Warning "Siren"  FM, TFE I
Stormfront's Boy with a Golden Ticket "Charlie"  FDCH-G 
And my Angels Thoroughly enjoying life at the bridge
Stormfront's Too Cool For You ! "Ice"  aka - Piggy FDCH-S, TF-III 11/27/09~1/13/12
OT's Unbridled Twitch  "Twitterpate" FM, TFFC  5/24/08~ 5/29/13
Lacey Jane BC FG40K, TFPI, Iron Dog (Best Black, White, Brown Dog Ever!)8/4/2000~ 6/3/2013
Ruckus Border/Border FG60K, TFFC-I,Iron Dog   7/18/2001~1/17/2018
Fuller's Mesquite Moxie Onyx, TFWC, Iron Dog  4/14/2006~9/23/19

NAFA News Board Meeting Highlights

Lynda Mantler
 

 

Countdown to the end of the NAFA Election...tomorrow is deadline.

Emma Mak
 

Countdown to the end of NAFA Election.....tomorrow is the last day to get your votes in! Ballots were sent to Club Owners, Approved/Supervising Judges, Regional Directors and Board Members by email at the beginning of December. Voting ends tomorrow, January 13, at midnight CST. Please contact elections@... with any questions you have or problems you are encountering with voting.

Results will be announced at the NAFA Annual General Meeting in Baltimore, MD January 18th, 2020.

Reminder: NAFA Election ends January 13th, midnight CST

Emma Mak
 

The NAFA Election closes soon - Monday, January 13th at midnight CST.

If you have any voting issues or concerns, please contact elections@....

Regards,
Emma Mak
NAFA Elections Chair

Election Reminder & Final Candidate Chat - this Thursday night 9pm EST

Emma Mak
 

Voting ends Monday, January 13th.  Have you cast your votes yet?  Ballots were emailed out December 4th from the election company, Big Pulse. 

The final candidate chat is schedule for tomorrow night at 9pm EST.

http://www.nafaflyball.com/chat-cbox.html

Those wishing to ask questions do NOT need to register/login. Questions should be sent to the moderator in one of three ways:
  • Private message on Facebook Messenger to NAFA's page
  • Private message on Facebook Messenger directly to moderator (Emma Mak)
  • Email to elections@...
The candidates and moderators will be using the CBox software to post questions and responses live, and will be the only ones that need to login.

If you have any questions please email elections@....

NAFA Online Tournament Sanctioning

Emma Mak
 

Online sanctioning is now available on the NAFA website.  You can now enter your own tournament details and immediately receive a confirmation email of your pending event.  There are links on the front page of www.flyball.org.  Here is the direct link:  https://www.flyball.org/database/public/public_login.php


NAFA 2019/2020 Election is Open

Emma Mak
 

NAFA 2019/2020 Election ballots should have been delivered to your email inbox this morning if you are a Club Owner, Regional Director, Approved/Supervising Judge or Board Member.

Details regarding vote calculations can be found in the NAFA Rule Book, ARTICLE VII - AFFILIATE CLUBS AND DELEGATES, Section 2 Delegate Vote Calculations.  Please note:  As a Club Owner, to receive a ballot, the minimum teams entries you must have in Fiscal Year 2019 is four.

If you should have received the ballot and it's not in your inbox, please check in your junk/spam folder first.  If it's not there, please make sure your spam filter rules are set to accept emails from bigpulse.com and then contact elections@... to have it re-sent.  For any questions regarding the election, please contact elections@....  

Polls close Monday January 13, 2020 at midnight CST.  Results will be announced at the NAFA AGM on January 18, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Regards,
Emma Mak
NAFA Elections Chair

Important Details about 2019/2020 NAFA Election opening December 4th, 2019

Emma Mak
 

View the latest candidate chat transcript here:  http://flyball.org/elections/FY2020/CandidateChat2-112619.htm

Elections this year are again to be conducted by email ballot.  This year's ballot includes Executive Director, Board of Directors (three positions), Judge of the Year, Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame (up to two inductees) and Regional MVPs.  There are also two delegate questions.  
 
Opening and Closing Dates
 
Due to the timing of the US Thanksgiving holiday we are pushing the opening date out slightly to December 4th. 
 
Opens December 4th, 2019, 7AM CST
Closes January 13th, 2020, Midnight CST
Results announced:  January 18th, 2020 at AGM in Baltimore, MD
 
Two Questions Relating to Height of Jumps (lowering jump heights and lowering minimum)
 
The timing of the implementation of any rule change(s) would be decided at the January 2020 board meeting.  Current requirements are in Section 8.2 of the Rulebook:
 
Question 1: Pick A or B -
A.  Jump heights are five inches lower than the height at the withers of the height dog.
B.  Jump heights are six inches lower than the height at the withers of the height dog.
 
Question 2: Pick A or B -
A.  Minimum jump height is 7 inches.
B.  Minimum jump height is 6 inches.
 
Those Eligible to Vote and Vote Calculations
 
Club Owners, Regional Directors, Approved and Supervising Judges, and Board Members should receive ballots to their email inbox on the morning of December 4th.  To determine how many votes you will be receiving on your ballot, please refer to the Rule Book, ARTICLE VII - AFFILIATE CLUBS AND DELEGATES, Section 2 Delegate Vote Calculations.  Please note:  As a Club Owner,  to receive a ballot, the minimum teams you must have entered in Fiscal Year 2019 is four teams.  If you wish to check your vote count before the election opens, you may go here:  http://www.flyball.org/tourn_publicdbaccess.shtml  
 
Any questions regarding your vote count or the election in general should be directed to elections@...

Emma Mak
NAFA Elections Chair

Fiscal Year 2020 Rule Book now available on NAFA website

Emma Mak
 

The Fiscal Year 2020 Rule Book is live on the website.  There is a page with clickable links at the front that lists the changes.

http://www.flyball.org/rules/rulebook.pdf

List of Changes for the 2020 Racing Year

1) Regional Championships: a reduction from 4 to 3 teams for the Multibreed minimum class size required to count for Regional Points. See new Section 8.4 – Regional Championships, part (v).   Note:  this change is in progress in the database, so the Regional Champions reports do not yet reflect the change.

2) Clarification for Jump Height requirements for Veterans class: it is not a requirement for the Veterans class that jump heights be set to the minimum. Section 8.2(s) – The Rules of Racing

3) Update and clarification of acceptable collars, leashes and harnesses for tournaments: Section 1.3 – Collars and leads

4) Additional Multibreed Titles: Multibreed titles will be awarded up to 50,000 points. Section 8.2 Titles part (b).

5) Update to NAFA fees starting October 1st, 2019 unless otherwise noted:
• Chapter 6 – HOSTING A NAFA® SANCTIONED EVENT,
• Schedule of Fees (Appendix A)
• C-6 Tournament Results Form,
• C-8 Application for NAFA® Competition Racing # (CRN),
• C-11 New Club Registration Form

6) Rule book clean-up: a) A typo in figure for Section 2.3: for caption regarding 1 & 2 inch boards: ‘equal’ changed to ‘material’.