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If you arrive early to Chattanooga, please note that dogs are not usually allowed in Coolidge Park. We have special permission for dogs to be in the park for the World Championship (Friday-Sunday). So, please do not go there with your dog(s) until then.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

(Emergency Rain Date — Wednesday, September 24, 2014)

Last Chance Open Qualifiers for DiscDogathon and Xtreme Distance — Camp Jordan (Ultimate Fields).

The top six finishers in each DiscDogathon event will receive invitations to the DiscDogathon World Championship — a total of 30 teams!

For the Xtreme Distance World Championship the top six teams in each Division (Men's and Women's) and in each Plastic Class (MicroDog, Light, Classic, and Unlimited) will earn invitations to their respective World Championships – a total of 48 teams!

Camp Jordan (Ultimate Fields)
323 Camp Jordan Road
East Ridge, Tennessee 37412

It is recommended that competitors arrive at least one hour prior to the competition start time to check-in. No on-site registrations will be accepted.

For each DiscDogathon event entered at the Last Chance Qualifier, teams will compete in only one competitive round. For each Xtreme Distance event entered at the Last Chance Qualifier, teams will compete in one competitive round plus the Glory Throw.

Multiple Fields in Use. Order of Events and Formats to be Announced.
7 am-8 am Set-Up/Competitor Check-In
8 am Competitor Briefing
8:30 am Competition Begins
6 pm Awards Ceremony

Order of Events (DiscDogathon and Xtreme Distance will be run concurrently)

DiscDogathon

Spot Landing
Bullseye
Freestyle
TimeTrial
Pairs Distance/Accuracy

Xtreme Distance

MicroDog
Light Plastic
Classic Plastic
Unlimited Plastic


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

(Emergency Rain Date—Thursday, September 25, 2014)

World Championship for DiscDogathon and Xtreme Distance — Camp Jordan Park Ultimate Fields

Camp Jordan (Ultimate Fields)
323 Camp Jordan Road
East Ridge, Tennessee 37412

For each DiscDogathon event entered at the World Championship, teams will compete in only one competitive round. For each Xtreme Distance event entered at the World Championship, teams will compete in one competitive round plus the Glory Throw.

7 am-8 am Set-Up/Competitor Check-In
8 am Competitor Briefing
8:30 am Competition Begins
6 pm Awards Ceremony

Order of Events (DiscDogathon and Xtreme Distance will be run concurrently)

DiscDogathon

Spot Landing
Bullseye
Freestyle
TimeTrial
Pairs Distance/Accuracy

Xtreme Distance

MicroDog
Light Plastic
Classic Plastic
Unlimited Plastic


Thursday, September 25, 2014
(Emergency Raindate for the DiscDogathon/Xtreme Distance World Championship, if needed.)

 

Skyhoundz Competitor Meet and Greet (courtesy of Hyperflite)

2 pm-4 pm—Heaven & Ale
304 Cherokee Blvd
Chattanooga, TN 37405

Skyhoundz Competitor Welcome Reception

7 pm - McKamey Animal Care and Adoption Center (Drinks and light snacks will be provided).
4500 North Access Road
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37415


Friday, September 26, 2014

Skyhoundz Classic Last Chance Open Qualifier — Coolidge Park, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Qualifying Slots up for Grabs
Open Division: Six
Sport Division: Six
Youth Division: Three
MicroDog Division: Three
Pairs Freestyle Division: Three

Coolidge Park
150 River Street
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37405

7 am Set-Up (Set-Up can also take place on Thursday after 12 pm with Peter Bloeme approval)
7:30-8:30 am Competitor Check-In
8:30 am – Competitor Briefing
9 am – Competition Begins
11 am – Special Morning Libations (for your non-competing guests) — Courtesy of Hyperflite and hosted by perennial Club Cup Champions Mid-Atlantic Disc Dogs (MAD DOGS)
6 pm – Open Qualifier Awards Ceremony
Free Time

Order of Events

(We will be running the Last Chance Open Qualifier on two fields, both at Coolidge Park)
Youth Division – Freestyle Elimination Round
Open Division – Freestyle Elimination Round (all classes: Expert, Masters, and Novice)
MicroDog Division – Freestyle Elimination Round
Sport Division – Distance/Accuracy Elimination Round (all classes: Expert, Masters, and Novice)
Youth Division – Distance/Accuracy Round (top 8)
Open Division – Distance/Accuracy Round (top 10 in each class: Expert, Masters, and Novice)
MicroDog Division – Distance/Accuracy Round (top 8)
Sport Division – Distance/Accuracy Finals (top 10 in each class: Expert, Masters, and Novice)
Youth Division – Freestyle Round (top 8)
Open Division – Freestyle Round (top 10 in each class: Expert, Masters, and Novice)
MicroDog Division – Freestyle Round (top 8)
Pairs Freestyle Division – Freestyle Round

Please Note: Freestyle rounds will be 90 seconds only at the Last Chance Qualifier.


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Skyhoundz Classic World Championship (Open Division and Youth Division)

Coolidge Park
150 River Street
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37405

(To compete in the World Championship, you must have previously qualified at a 2014 Hyperflite Skyhoundz Qualifier)

Set-up for the Saturday competition day will take place beginning at 7 am for all competitors competing in the Open and Youth Divisions.

9 am – Competitor Briefing
9:30 am – Competition Begins
5 pm – Youth Division and Open Division Awards Ceremony
7 pm – Gathering of Champions World Championship Banquet at Elemental Restaurant. There will be no charge for DiscDogathon, Skyhoundz Championship, and Xtreme Distance World Finalists (each may bring one guest).

World Championship Awards Banquet
7 pm — Two on the Roof (2nd Floor/Formerly Elemental)
313 Manufacturers Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37405
423-648-9160

Order of Events

Youth Division & Open Division – Freestyle Round 1
Youth Division & Open Division – Distance/Accuracy Round 2
Youth Division & Open Division – Freestyle Round 3


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Skyhoundz Classic World Championship (Sport Division, MicroDog Division, and Pairs Freestyle Division)

Coolidge Park
150 River Street
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37405

Set-up for the Sunday competition day will take place beginning at 7 am for all competitors competing in the MicroDog, Pairs Freestyle, and Sport Divisions.

9 am – Competitor Briefing
9:30 am – Competition Begins
5 pm – Pairs Freestyle Division, MicroDog Division, and Sport Division Awards Ceremony
7 pm – After-competition party at Outdoor Chattanooga (A stone's throw from the Distance/Accuracy field). Come and unwind and enjoy world class NY-style deli sandwiches and drinks with your fellow disc doggers!

World Championship After Party (courtesy of Hyperflite)
Outdoor Chattanooga
1250 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Order of Events

(We will be running Sunday’s World Championship events on two fields, both at Coolidge Park)

MicroDog – Freestyle Round 1
Sport Division – Distance/Accuracy Round 1
MicroDog – Distance/Accuracy
Sport Division – Distance/Accuracy Round 2
Pairs Freestyle – Round 1
Sport Division – Distance/Accuracy Round 3
MicroDog – Freestyle Round 2
Pairs Freestyle – Round 2

Open Division, MicroDog Division, and Youth Divisions

The Open Division, MicroDog Division, and Youth Division World Championship format will consist of one round of Freestyle, then one round of Distance/Accuracy and finish with another round of Freestyle (weather permitting). Scoring will be cumulative.

The first round order of competition will be determined according to each competitor's order of finish in his or her respective Qualifier as follows: 3rd place finishers, 2nd place finishers, and 1st place finishers. All subsequent rounds will be run in reverse order of current standing.

Freestyle will consist of two-minute rounds with 90 seconds mandatory per round, to receive a score.

Sport Division

The Sport Division World Championship format will consist of two rounds of Distance/Accuracy (weather permitting) with a final cut that will send the top 12 teams (determined by cumulative scores from rounds one and two) to a third and final round of Distance/Accuracy. Scoring will be cumulative.

The first round order of competition will be determined according to each competitor's order of finish in his or her respective Qualifier as follows: 3rd place finishers, 2nd place finishers, and 1st place finishers. All subsequent rounds will be run in reverse order of current standing.

Pairs Freestyle Division

The Pairs Freestyle World Championship format will consist of two rounds of Freestyle (weather permitting). Scoring will be cumulative.

The first round order of competition will be determined according to each competitor's order of finish in his or her respective Qualifier as follows: 2nd place finishers, and 1st place finishers. All subsequent rounds will be run in reverse order of current standing.

General Information

If you are flying with your dog, you will need to provide your airline with a canine health certificate at check-in. Be sure to bring an airline-approved kennel for your canine. If you have questions or concerns about air travel, feel free to call us and we will try to assist in any way we can.

For those of you who have chosen to drive, there is plenty of parking available at Camp Jordan and at the hotel.

If you would like to bring a pop-up type tent, please feel free to do so. In fact, if you have an extra, please bring it for those competitors who may be traveling without one. You may use tent stakes at Camp Jordan and at Coolidge Park. There will not be overnight security at Camp Jordan or Coolidge Park, though competitors may choose to leave their tents set up overnight. If you choose to do so, please understand that you assume the risk of damage or theft to property that you leave out.

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Hyperflite Skyhoundz Recommended Accommodations

(Mention Room Block: Hyperflite Skyhoundz)

You do not need to be a competitor to be eligible for the Hyperflite Skyhoundz room block. Competitor's families, friends, spectators, etc. are permitted to use the room block.

Your dog is allowed to stay in the room with you. However, please keep your dog from barking in the hotel room and damaging any property. The hotel will expect you to be personally responsible for any damage that occurs. We recommend that you put the Do Not Disturb sign on your door at all times while your dog is in your room to minimize any chance of an unplanned escape.

Please be considerate of other guests and keep your dog on a short leash while in the hotel. Be careful not to block entrances and elevators. Do not let your dog off-leash while inside the hotel corridors, lobby, elevators, etc. Please clean up any of your dog's nature breaks promptly and dispose of them in trash receptacles.

 

Staybridge Suites $129-$139

1300 Carter St
Chattanooga, TN 37402
800-238-8000

 

Motel 6 Chattanooga Downtown $38.70-$43.65

2440 Williams Street
I-24 West at US 11/Broad Street, Exit #178
Chattanooga TN 37408
Phone: (423) 265-7300

 

LaQuinta Hamilton Place $69-$74

7017 Shallowford Road
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421
423-855-0011

 

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Competition Apparel

On the day of competitions, competitors must wear the Hyperflite Skyhoundz Qualifier or World Championship T-shirts and apparel (cool weather permitting) provided, as is, without alteration at all times when on the playing field, warm-up areas or in competitor tents. We will be filming on the field as well as conducting off-field interviews during the Qualifiers and World Championships and we will only be able to use video and images featuring our logos. So please make sure that you wear your Hyperflite apparel. You may wear appropriate non-logoed (manufacturer's logo OK) athletic pants, shorts and shoes of your choosing. No props of any kind, including capes, vests or other adornments worn by canines, are permitted in competition. Non-sponsor branded bandannas will be permitted, subject to chief judge's approval.

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Official Discs/Other Rules

The Hyperflite K-10 Competition Standard and Jawz disc are the official discs of the Hyperflite Skyhoundz Canine disc World Championship. However, you may compete with any Hyperflite K-10 or Pup model disc you like as well as any solid plastic disc that was designed specifically for canine use.

The Hyperflite Pup disc is the official disc of the MicroDog World Championship. Acceptable MicroDog discs include all variations of Hyperflite's Pup disc,as well as any solid plastic disc that was designed specifically for canine use, provided however, that such disc must have a diameter no larger than 7 and 7/16 inches, and a weight of less than 85 grams. Please check with the Chief Judge if you have questions about disc use. All other rules will be the same as all Skyhoundz Qualifiers.

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Sportsmanship

Although only one team can win a World Championship in the applicable Divisions, you are all winners in the eyes of your canines. So, when you're out on the field competing, don't forget to have fun with your best friend. Hyperflite will not tolerate displays of unsportsmanlike conduct at the various Hyperflite Skyhoundz Qualifiers and World Championships. We urge you to familiarize yourself with our rules regarding unsportsmanlike behavior and understand that we will have a zero tolerance policy for unseemly displays of poor sportsmanship at this family-friendly event. Treat the judges with respect and interact with them as you would want others to interact with you. Finally, please review the section on Sportsmanship in the Competition Section of Disc Dogs! The Complete Guide.

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The Mickey Rule

The Hyperflite Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Championship Series is family entertainment at its finest. Families with young children attend many Skyhoundz events as competitors and spectators. A Youth Division is now part of the Skyhoundz Series. Accordingly, any musical selection, choreography, or costumes chosen by a competitor, to be used in conjunction with a Skyhoundz Freestyle routine, should be free of offensive, suggestive, or inappropriate language or themes. If you wouldn't expect to see or hear it at Disney World, you shouldn't include it in your routine at a Skyhoundz event. Please note that this rule also applies to international competitors competing with music that is in a language other than that of the Skyhoundz host country.

Competitors are responsible for previewing their music to prevent any inappropriate or profane language (even the milder words) from being played. International competitors competing at the Skyhoundz World Championship, for whom English is not a first language, should have their English-language musical selection previewed by a trusted English-speaking individual to ensure adherence to the requirements of this rule. Please do not assume that song tracks not marked as explicit, if purchased from an online music source, will be acceptable. Listen to your selection carefully. When in doubt, leave it out!

Failure to adhere to the Mickey rule, in the sole discretion of Skyhoundz, will result in administrative actions up to and including immediate disqualification, suspension from future competitions, and/or vacation of any award or qualification slot earned at an event where the competitor's conduct violates the spirit of this rule.

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Competition Updates

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http://twitter.com/Skyhoundz

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