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Just Dogs Live East of England Showground 6th July - 7th July 2019

posted Nov 15, 2019, 8:56 AM by Terry Cameron

We had 4 teams racing at Just Dogs Live this weekend in a tournament hosted by Fenland Firestorm.

On Saturday Mavericks raced in the Starter competition with several of the dogs running for the 1st time. The mornings racing can only be described as mayhem as we had dogs running out, not collecting or returning balls and even bluntly refusing to run at all. We entered the afternoon session expecting more of the same but the dogs proved us wrong and it was a complete reversal of the morning session with dogs running perfectly and we even won a few legs. This was not enough to push us into the Rosettes however but we were pleased that the dogs showed us what they were truly capable of in the end.

Madness ran well all day in the open competition and posted the fastest time of the division. We were up against some very good teams and did brilliantly to finish in 3rd place and earn a well deserved Rosette.

On Sunday our Starter team Minstrels were outstanding winning all of their morning races. We were just pipped at the post for 1st place in the last race of the day due to an individual error but we were well pleased with our second place finish and Rosettes.

Rocksteady Mojos running in the Sunday open competition also put in a brilliant performance winning all their morning races in some style. We led the division till the last race of the day where again an individual error left us tied for 1st place with 2 other teams. In the end we were placed 3rd based on fastest times. There was only 0.27 of a second separating the 1st 3 teams which showed how tight it was.

Well done to Happy and Kylo(red) who received their BFA flyball dog awards at this tournament. It was also great to see Shelby returning to tournament racing this weekend after a spell out through injury.