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Nominations for NAFA elections are open!

Kim Davis
 

Elections this year will be for Board of Directors (3 positions), Judge of the Year, Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame (up to 2 inductees) and Regional MVPs.

 

All nominations must be received no later than September 30, 2015. 
 

Direct links and eligibility information for the online nomination forms are available at www.flyball.org.

 

Please direct any questions you have to the chair of the nominating committee, Kyle Mankes, at nominees@....                   

 



2015 NAFA CanAm Gift Exchange!

Kim Davis
 

All clubs headed to CanAm this October, come on and get to know your Flyball neighbors from the north, south, east or west!

Sign up for the annual gift basket exchange and participate in the meet-and-greet.

Deadline is September 15th. You'll receive your exchange partners by September 21st!

Visit
http://goo.gl/forms/bvG1Prx26P and fill out the form to register.

Thank you!






NAFA CanAm Vendors

Kim Davis
 

If anyone would still like to be a vendor at this year's event, please contact Dirk at dirk.elber@... .

Final reservation date is September 25th!

Thank you!

CanAm Regular Championship Trophy renamed 'The Dan Phillips Cup'

Kim Davis
 

At this year's CanAm, everyone will notice a name change to the CanAm Regular Championship Trophy.

NAFA recently renamed the trophy as "The Dan Phillips Cup," to honor Dan and his many contributions to NAFA and the sport of Flyball.

Executive Director Lee Heighton announced the change at the Spring Loaded / Quick Silver August 30th tournament.

This trophy and its counterparts will be on display at CanAm in October.

Video of the announcement can be found here:

https://www.facebook.com/CANAMpresentedbyNAFA

Thank you.

The 2015 NAFA CanAm Flyball Classic closes tomorrow midnight!!!

Kim Davis
 

Closing for the the CanAm Classic is Friday, August 28th!

Indiana wants YOU - Get those the teams in!

Information on ordering CanAm shirts will be out soon.

If you're interested in the annual CanAm Classic Gift Basket exchange, visit http://goo.gl/forms/bvG1Prx26P to sign up!

Thanks!

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, be prepared to be amazed and delighted ...

Kim Davis
 

At the 2015 NAFA CanAm Flyball Classic!

 

Step right on up, enter those teams and be a part of the biggest Flyball Racing Arena on Earth!

 

Our August 28th closing date is coming up soon and you’ll want to get your entries in!

 

Prepare to be spellbound watching & waiting for new world records!

 

Be delighted at all kinds of shopping!  Visit with old friends from many regions!

 

Get those entries in and we’ll see you in October! Check out the crating map and see who's already set to appear!

 

http://www.nafacanam.com/

 

Yours truly,

 

The NAFA CanAm Flyball Classic Ringmasters




Less than 71 days till CanAm 2015!

Kim Davis
 

We are looking for volunteers to help fill the 7 rings worth of Line/Box Judge chairs on a full time basis for one, two or possibly all 3 days.

As in the past we will again be offering a stipend for all full time volunteers to help with hotel, food and travel expenses, as well being eligible for numerous drawings throughout the weekend.


This year we are also making this offer of a stipend available to Clubs, Combination of various Clubs such as we had from a couple regions last year, or Groups of Individuals that will take responsibility for one or more chairs on a full time basis for a single day or for multiple days.


In addition, we always welcome those individuals that would like to come up throughout the day to help give our full time volunteers time for a break.


If you are interested in joining the list as a full time volunteer, whether for one, two or all three days, or would like to be included as a part time volunteer, please contact John Hendriks at

powerpaws@...

Thank you!

Nominations for NAFA elections opened August 1

Kim Davis
 

Nominations for NAFA elections opened August 1.  Elections this year will be for Board of Directors (3 positions), Judge of the Year, Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame (up to 2 inductees) and regional MVPs.

 

All nominations must be received no later than September 30, 2015. 
 

Direct links and eligibility information for the online nomination forms are available at www.flyball.org.

 

Please direct any questions you have to the chair of the nominating committee, Kyle Mankes, at nominees@....                   

 


2015 NAFA CanAm Classic Tournament Sponsors

Kim Davis
 

NAFA would like to take the opportunity to introduce and thank Elite Science for joining us at this year's CanAm as a Chairman's Sponsor.  Elite Science's 1-TDC® is composed of natural "Esterified" oils or fatty acids with potent lubricating action on animal cells. 1-TDC® Dual Action is a new generation of fatty acid. While it sounds similar to essential oil, it is different and a more effective cellular lubricant for Joint health and Periodontal health.  Please take the time to stop by the Elite Science booth in October and learn what their products can do for you and your dogs.

We would also like to again, welcome back AKC Canine Partners as a Silver Sponsor.  AKC Canine Partners offers ALL dogs to join the AKC Family. Joining Canine Partners allows mixed breed dogs and non-eligible AKC registered dogs to participate and earn titles in dogs sports such as Agility, Obedience, Rally, Tracking and Coursing Ability.

Thank you.

 

The "Josh Beissel Spirit of Flyball 2015" Award

Kim Davis
 

Presented by Animal Inn, the ”Josh Beissel Spirit of Flyball” Award will be given to the person(s) that, like Josh, exhibit and embody exceptional goodwill and sportsmanship towards other teams, as well as displaying a real passion and excitement for the thrill of competition and racing.

 

Josh had a competitor's enthusiasm for racing but he was always humble in victory, gracious in defeat, and when he wasn't in the lanes racing he could always be found assisting another team or the host club.

 

Josh embodied the spirit of a true ambassador of Flyball and Animal Inn was proud to have had him as a member.

 

This award is intended to recognize others in our Flyball community that also embody that same spirit and joy for the game that we all love so much.

 

To nominate someone for the "Josh Beissel Spirit of Flyball Award 2015", please submit your nomination to AnimalInnFlyball@... by September 30th.

 

Animal Inn will select a recipient from those nominated by the nomination deadline.

 

The award will be presented at the awards ceremony Saturday night at this year's NAFA CanAm Classic in Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

Any questions can be directed to AnimalInnFlyball@....


Please visit http://www.nafacanam.com/JBSOF/JBSpirit.html.

 

Thank you.

 

Highlights from the August 1st NAFA board meeting

Kim Davis
 

At the August 1 Board of Directors meeting in Detroit MI, the following new Regional Directors were approved: 

-  Region 11 Barb Miller 
-  Region 13 Terri Parrow Botsford 
-  Region 20 Paul Rioux 

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The board approved advancement of the following judges:  

-  Brad Brown - Apprentice to Provisional 
-  Justin Ernst - Apprentice to Provisional
-  John Forseth - Apprentice to Provisional
-  Kyle Gilson - Provisional to Approved 

Congratulations on your advancements.   

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The board voted to make improvements to the Height Card challenge process to ensure anonymity and to allow more people to challenge Height Cards. The board also revised the World Record verification process.  A nominal fee will be charged for appeal of aggression excusals.  These processes will take effect October 1, 2015.
 
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Based on a number of questions, the board affirmed that sportsmanlike racing includes attempting to run all 4 dogs in every heat. 

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Also, August 1st marked the opening of nominations for this year's NAFA elections. 

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Thank you. 

Congratulations to Rocket Relay

Kim Davis
 

Congratulations to Rocket Relay on their new NAFA Multibreed World Record of 14.852! Check out the details at:

http://flyball.org/stats_WR.html#MB

Lineup:

  • Vixen, Malinois, owned and handled by Britney Hambleton.
  • Method, Border Collie, owned by Aaron Robbins, handled by Kelly Robbins.
  • Shamu, 8" Mix, owned by Aaron Robbins, handled by Wayne Lowry.
  • Leonard, Whippet, owned and handled by Aaron Robbins.
  • Boxloader, Terry Quinlan.
  • Are you ready for October??

    Kim Davis
     

    NAFA's premiere event, the Canam Flyball Classic is open for entries!

    Closing is August 28th - get those teams together and make your travel plans!

    http://www.nafacanam.com

    Registration can be found here - http://www.flyball.org/canam/registration.php

    If you're looking for a team to run with, don't forget to post to the NAFACanAmOpen yahoo groups.

    If you're looking for dogs to fill out an open or veterans team, post to this group as well!

    nafacanamopen@...

    See you all soon!

    Plaque Spelling confirmations still needed

    Annie Taylor
     

    Please see below list of Teams that I still need plaque spelling confirmation from. 

    Thanks- 
    Annie 

    Andrea L. "Annie" Taylor
    North American Flyball Association, Inc. (R) Awards and Scoring
    Ruckus Border/Border FG60K, TFFC-I  Enjoying Retirement 
    Fuller's Mesquite Moxie "Moxie Princess" BC FMCH, TFFC-III
    Tattle   Evil~Rotten  BS FM, TFP
    Stormfront's Advanced Warning "Siren" Superstar puppy
    Stormfront's Boy with a Golden Ticket "Charlie"  Crazy rescue puppy 
    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 (Best Black, White, Brown Dog Ever!)     8/4/2000~ 6/3/2013


    -----Original Message-----
    From: ANDREA TAYLOR Owner
    To: flyball ; alynnta
    Sent: Thu, Jul 23, 2015 10:31 am
    Subject: Plaque Spelling confirmations still needed

    Good Morning-  I still need spelling confirmation from the following teams.  

    Region 2: 
                                         
    Border Patrol (21) 
     
    Just Practicing 
    Pretty Darn Quick 
    Red Rockets (628) 
         
    Region 3: 
    Happy Hurdlers (30)
    High Velocity (574)
    Makin' Trax (36)
    Nose to Nose (759)
    Stack Attack (817)

    Region 4:
    BC Boomerangs (142)
    Canine Dirt Diggers (85)

    Region 5: 

    Alamo Racing Canines (343)
    Barkworthy (885)
    Canines in Action (375)
    Electric Dawg (713)
    Fantastic 4 (1008)
    Top Dog Racers (180)

    Region 7: 
    Fierce Flyers Flyball Club (932)
    Jet City Jumpers (219)
    Kings (112)

    Region 8: 
    Diamonds in the Ruff (470)
    Flyball N~R~G (674)
    Good2Go Flyball (525)
    Holeshot Racers (734)
     
    Fli Ballers (941) 
    Inner Drive K-9 Sports (553)
    KAOS (258)
    Ruff Riders (78)
    Wild (858)

    Region 9: 
    Beltway Bandits (293)
    Blue Ridge Blast (898)
    First In Flight (223)
    K-9 Kamikazes (357)

    Region 10:
    Carleton County Flyball (849) 
    Fast 'n FURious (266)

    Region 11:
    Barkaholics (883)
    Express Delivery (379)

    Region 12: 
    Aftershock (853) 
    Ruffengers (680) 
    Prairie Pirates (518) 

    Region 13:
    B.A.R.K. (1009) 
    Infurno (766)
    Long Island Road Rage (676)
    Maine Coast Runners (355)
    Weston Whirlwinds (382)

    Region 14:
    Alabama Slammers (917)
    Beach Rovers (829)
    Birmingham Bandits (335)
    Double Dog Dare (583)
    North Alabama Box Rockers (924)
    Queen City Road Runners (798)
     
    Region 15: 
    Bone Crushers (902)
    Fur Flyin' Frenzy (870) 
    Happily Evfur After (797) 

    Region 16: 
    All American Racers (775) 
    Marin Running Riot (738) 
    SoCal Frequent Flyers (923) 

    Region 19: 
    Westside Woofers (809)

    Region 21:
    Ball Driven Bandits (690) 
     

    --
    Andrea L. "Annie" Taylor
    North American Flyball Association, Inc. (R) Awards and Scoring
    Ruckus Border/Border FG50K, TFFC
    Fuller's Mesquite Moxie "Moxie Princess" BC FMX, TFFC
    Tattle   Evil  Baby BS TFII
    Stormfront's Advanced Warning "Siren"   Superstar puppy
    And my Angels Thoroughly enjoying life at the bridge
    Stormfront's Too Cool For You ! "Ice"  aka - Piggy FDCH-S, TF-III
    Was taken far to soon by Lymphoma 11/27/09~1/13/12
    OT's Unbridled Twitch  "Twitterpate" FM, TFFC
    Taken Far too Soon by Bone Marrow Cancer
     5/24/2008 ~5/29/13
    Lacey Jane BC FG40K, TFPI (Best Black, White, Brown Dog Ever!)
    Liver and Heart Failure     8/4/2000~ 6/3/2013

    New NAFA La Quinta Discount Code

    Kim Davis
     

    NAFA is pleased to announce a new two part special discount program with La Quinta. 

    #1) Individuals looking to book rooms, we are pleased to offer a new discount code. When booking online at LQ.com you can use NAFAFB2 to receive a discounted rate on your stay.

    #2) Clubs looking to book blocks of rooms for their tournaments, they may contact La Quinta at 1-800-642-4239. You can also sent an email to specialaccounts@... and use the discount code of "NAFA-Group".  This will allow for group discounts, which vary by property, allowing clubs to obtain a group discount during their events.

    We will have the details added to the "Special Hotel Rates" web page soon! http://flyball.org/tourn_hotels.html

    Thank you.

    Attention 2015 NAFA CanAm Classic Competitors!

    Kim Davis
     

    Here's your chance to design the artwork for the CanAm Classic t-shirts this year!

    Starting today, send in your designs* to marketing@...

    Closing for entries will be July 31st.

    Visit http://www.nafacanam.com/logocontest.html for additional information and the last six years' designs.

    Thank you and good luck!




    *NAFA reserves the right to alter any designs submitted.

    2016 Junior Participant Pin artwork contest!

    Kim Davis
     

    How would you like to design the next Junior Participant Pin?

    The design contest is open to all junior competitors, ages 17 years of age and younger!

    Starting today, send your entries* to marketing@...
     
    Specifications:
     * Must include "2016 NAFA Junior Participant"
     
    The overall pin size will be 1" - 1.5" wide/tall.

    The competition closes August 20th!

    Visit http://www.flyball.org/jrpincontest.html for additional details and previous pins.




    *NAFA reserves the right to alter any designs submitted.

    From NAFA's Executive Director, Lee Heighton

    Kim Davis <kim.davis@...>
     

    Please note that I will be unavailable from Tuesday, May 5th until Wednesday, May 20th.

     

    In my absence, please direct all communications to Leerie Jenkins.

     

    Thank you.

    Lee Heighton

    North American Flyball Association

     

     

    Special NAFA hotel rates

    Kim Davis <kim.davis@...>
     

    NAFA is pleased to announce special hotel rates for competitors with Red Roof Inns.

    North American Flyball Association members can receive a 20% discount at any Red Roof Inn Nationwide.

    Use VP# 619263 when booking to receive the discount.

    Visit https://www.redroof.com/partners/nafa_members/ for additional information.

    Check out our special hotel rates page too - http://flyball.org/tourn_hotels.html

    Thank you.

     

    Plaque Spellings needed Region 12-21

    Annie Taylor
     

    Good Morning-  
    I need one member of each team to contact me to confirm spelling of dog's and handler's names.  

    Thank you- 
    Annie 
     
    REgion 12:
    Adrenaline Drive (942)
    Northern Power Paws (475) 
    Aftershock (853)

    Region 14
    Dixie Flyers (906)
    Double Dog Dare (583)
    Lunatic Fringe (704)
    Music City Road Dogs (578)
    North Alabama Box Rockers (924) 
    Queen City Road Runners (798)

    Region 15: 
    Canine Airways (943)
    Capital Flyers (80)
    Clean Break (579) 
    Flash Point (650)
    Happily Evfur After (797)
    Hard Drive (834)
    No Speed Limit (102) 
    Revolution Flyball (461)
    Two-Lane Highway (558)
    C.I.A. (594)
    Great Balls of Fire (312) 

    Region 16: 
    All American Racers (775)
    Arizona Supercharged (874)
    INXS (557) 
    Marin Running Riot (738)
    Orange Crush (109)
    Pacific Pups (904)
    SoCal Frequent Flyers (923) 
    Surf City Flyball (848)
    Bakersfield Tailspins (892)
    Bark in the Park (16)
    Mutts in Motion (626)
    RF Revolution (705) 

    Region 18:
    Alaska Dogs Gone Wild (695)

    Region 19: 
    4 Dog Blitz (986)
    LAUNCH (765)
    RUFF (401) 
    Agents of Chaos (842) 

    Region 20: 
    Fly Ball Insanity (508)

    Region 21: 
    Disorderly Conduct (835)
    Dog Gone Devils (682)
    Omaha Speedracers (299)
       

    -- 
    Andrea L. "Annie" Taylor 
    North American Flyball Association, Inc. (R) Awards and Scoring 
    Ruckus Border/Border FG50K, TFFC 
    Fuller's Mesquite Moxie "Moxie Princess" BC FMX, TFFC 
    Tattle   Evil  Baby BS TFII 
    Stormfront's Advanced Warning "Siren"   Superstar puppy 
    And my Angels Thoroughly enjoying life at the bridge 
    Stormfront's Too Cool For You ! "Ice"  aka - Piggy FDCH-S, TF-III 
    Was taken far to soon by Lymphoma 11/27/09~1/13/12 
    OT's Unbridled Twitch  "Twitterpate" FM, TFFC 
    Taken Far too Soon by Bone Marrow Cancer 
     5/24/2008 ~5/29/13 
    Lacey Jane BC FG40K, TFPI (Best Black, White, Brown Dog Ever!) 
    Liver and Heart Failure     8/4/2000~ 6/3/2013 

    Andrea L. "Annie" Taylor
    North American Flyball Association, Inc. (R) Awards and Scoring
    Ruckus Border/Border FG60K, TFFC-I  Enjoying Retirement 
    Fuller's Mesquite Moxie "Moxie Princess" BC FMCH, TFFC-III
    Tattle   Evil~Rotten  BS FM, TFP
    Stormfront's Advanced Warning "Siren" Superstar puppy
    Stormfront's Boy with a Golden Ticket "Charlie"  Crazy rescue puppy 
    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 (Best Black, White, Brown Dog Ever!)     8/4/2000~ 6/3/2013