Local Flyball team, Clean Break will host its fifth spring tournament from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 27 and 28 at Memorial Hall East at the York Expo Center in York, PA. The event is free and open to the public. Sixty-four Flyball teams from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, New York, Delaware and Ohio have registered to attend.
Flyball is a fast-paced dog team relay race. Flyball races match two teams of four dogs each, racing side-by-side over a 51-foot-long course. Each dog must run in relay fashion over four jumps, trigger a flyball box, releasing the ball, retrieve the ball and return over the jumps. The next dog is released to run the course but can’t cross the start/finish line until the previous dog has returned over all 4 jumps and reached the start/finish line. The first team to have all 4 dogs finish the course without error wins the heat.
The World Record, set in 2012 by Rocket Relay from Canada, was run in 14.931 seconds, with four dogs running the total 102 feet (51 feet each way).
Clean Break was formed in 2004 and competes under the North American Flyball Association. NAFA tournaments are divided into divisions so that teams compete against other teams of similar speed. All dogs, including mixed breeds, are eligible to compete and earn titles in NAFA-sanctioned tournaments.
For details, visit www.cleanbreakflyball.com.