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East of England Showground 21st - 22nd September 2019

posted Nov 15, 2019, 9:50 AM by Terry Cameron

A very successful weekend for the club at the East of England Showground in a tournament hosted by Cambridgeshire Flyball Team.

All 4 teams returned with ribbons.

On Saturday:

Rockets put in a great performance to finish the day in 1st place in their division.

Rascals raced well all day to earn a 3rd place finish.

Our little league team gave club debuts to two new dogs (Stu and Blaze) and we were pleased with the overall performance of the team. Little league is the first step towards open competition for our newer dogs and gives teams the opportunity to give young dogs ring experience and to identify and iron out problems and issues without being under the pressures that open competition brings. Our little league teams also contain one or two retired/more experienced dogs to help develop the youngsters.

On Sunday:

Rovers earned a 2nd place finish in a very competitive division. This was maybe the best result of the weekend as none of these dogs had raced together before. The team got faster and faster as they day went on and got to the point where it looked as though they may break out and in fact they did in the last race of the day knocking off more than 1.2 seconds from the previous seed time.

Another 1st for Rocksteady this weekend was Sheena being awarded her Cadet Superior UKFL award. Sheena is the 1st club dog to reach the 5000 points milestone.

A shout out also to Toby who made his open competition debut on Sunday.