Winter Blast 2020
Shake off the winter blahs at the Winter Blast one-day
tournament, February 1, 2020 at Canine New England in Walpole,
MA. We have a great event planned with lots of racing, a
raffle, single and pairs racing during the tournament, and a
great time with all our flyball friends. On Sunday Feb 2nd
there will be a Fun (i.e., not a sanctioned event – training
and fun only) Dock Diving event so come out for the weekend
and play flyball on Saturday and Dock Diving on Sunday! Information
on the the Dock Diving event can be found
See the Invitation/Entry Form for more information.
Check out the Facebook event and the NAFA® tournament listing.
January 5, 2020
Canine New England
21 Industrial Rd.
247 Greendale Ave.
Needham, MA 02494
Send entries to the Tournament Secretary at the address above.
We wanted to try something new at a NAFA event that we know has been successful and enjoyed at other events – Single Dog Racing and Pairs Racing (note: we do have the approval of NAFA for this). This is an opportunity to get your green dogs used to a tournament environment in a safe way.
Rules for both Classes
- Dogs must be able to complete a full run – this not mat time, this is actual head to head racing.
- Props will be allowed.
- Dogs must NOT be listed on the C2 form for a sanctioned division per NAFA rules.
- We will put up a row of gates between the 2 racing lanes to help ensure the safety of all dogs however we expect all owners to be responsible and recognize if your dog is not ready to go head to head. The judges will be overseeing all racing and all normal NAFA rules against aggression still apply.
- Each dog/pair will get 2 runs – one run will be in the morning before sanctioned racing begins and the second one will be during the lunch break. This way we will not cause any delay to the sanctioned racing classes.
- Each race will be preceded by a 30 second warm-up.
- We will try to match up dogs/pairs based on their estimated speed – so when entering your dog/pair please provide their estimated time.
- Each race will consist of 4 runs.
- A dog can race in both Singles and Pairs.
- No NAFA points are awarded.
- Patriot Flyball will provide certificates with the times recorded to each dog that participates.
If you have a dog that would like to participate
in Pairs but you need a partner let us know and we will see if
we can help match people up appropriately
Pairs (teams of 2 dogs each racing head to head)
Don't forget the special NAFA®
hotel rates at La Quinta, Red Roof Inn, and Motel 6.
In addition to the hotels listed here, Walpole is only about 40 minutes from Providence and about 50 minutes from Boston, so any hotels north of Providence and south of Boston should be within easy driving distance. Note that these hotels are listed as pet friendly but we have not verified the details of their pet policies.
PET FEES/POLICIES ARE ALWAYS SUBJECT TO CHANGE SO PLEASE CONFIRM AT TIME OF BOOKING.
RESIDENCE INN BOSTON FOXBOROUGH
250 Foxborough Blvd, Foxborough, Massachusetts 02035 (508) 698-2800
8 miles from Canine New England
RESIDENCE INN BOSTON FRANKLIN
4 Forge Parkway, Franklin, Massachusetts 02038 (508) 541-8188
10 miles from Canine New England
LA QUINTA INN BOSTON MILFORD
24 Beaver Street, Milford, MA, 01757 (508) 478-8243
18 miles from Canine New England, no pet fee
HAWTHORN SUITES BY WYNDHAM FRANKLIN MILFORD AREA
835 Upper Union Street, Franklin, MA, 02038 (508) 553-3500
11 miles from Canine New England
SHERATON NEEDHAM HOTEL
100 Cabot Street, Needham, MA 02494 (781) 444-1110
15 miles from Canine New England, no pet fee