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ADSP DiscDogs Toss & Fetch Tournament
September 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm$25
Cost: $25 for 2 Rounds
The Novice Division is for people new to the sport, inexperienced, casual or walk-on players. This division is also open to micro-dogs (dogs weighing 20 lbs or less) and puppies(4 to 8 months old).
The Intermediate Division is for teams who have been Expertmoted from the Novice Division and have some field experience -or- teams that are new to competing, but throw pretty well and would like to bypass the Novice Division.
This is where the best of the best battle it out! Since the Expert Division is the most advanced toss and fetch division.
We realize that teams progress at different rates when beginning to compete. In some instances, their team skills may be more advanced and they may want to start in a higher division right away. New teams are not required to start off in the novice division if they so choose.
Rules for All Divisions:
1. Dog and handler must be behind the throwing line before the announcer says GO! After the first throw, dog and handler may move about the field as they like, but all throws must be made from behind the same throwing line where the team started to score.
2. 1 disc, 60 seconds. A 2nd disc may be given to the foot fault judge before the round starts to exchange with in case the first disc becomes damaged. The 2nd disc may only be taken after the foot fault judge has been given the damaged disc.
Time will continue to run during this hand-off exchange. Countdown of time remaining will be given at 30 seconds, 10 seconds, 5 4 3 2 1 and time. Any throw that is released before the announcer says TIME will count.
3. 1 practice throw allowed, with or without dog, IN FIRST TOSS AND FETCH ROUND ONLY.
4. Announcer will ask if player is ready and time will start when the announcer says GO!
5. Stepping on or over the throwing line while making a throw will result in a foot fault and that throw will not be scored. Foot fault judges will raise a red flag to signal a footfault and the announcer will call out FOOTFAULT.
6. Time will not stop for nature breaks. The handler should continue as soon as the dog is ready and do any clean up immediately after their round. Competitors are asked to keep a poop bag in their pocket when competing to expedite clean up.
7. There will be no out of bounds at regular club tournaments.
8. Any catch made with all 4 paws clearly off the ground will be awarded a half point bonus.
9. SCORING ZONES:
• 0 – 10 YDS = 0 pts
• 10-20 YDS = 1 pt
• 20-30 YDS = 2 pts
• 30-40 YDS = 3 pts
• 40-50 YDS – 4 pts
10. In order to score in the higher scoring zone, all 4 paws must land in that zone or on the line.