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Presented by FAST and Gold Medal Dog Training Center

Non-Sanctioned Agility Trial with CASH PRIZES!

100% of Trial Proceeds Benefit The National Canine Cancer Foundation

August 13-14, 2011

W R Watt Arena (Indoor, Air-Conditioned, Packed-Dirt Floor)

Opening Date: June 1, 2011 Closing Date: August 1, 2011

Trial Secretary: Nikki Heep, PO Box 468, Crowley, TX 76036, 817-312-9197, [email protected]

Our goal this year is to raise at least $15,000 for the National Canine Cancer Foundation. To help achieve that goal, we are hosting several fund-raisers in addition to the agility trial (see inside for more details). Please support this worthy cause by participating in one or more of these efforts. If we all work together, WE ARE THE CURE!

Classes Offered & Judges

You asked, and we listened: This year we are offering more runs of your favorite classes from last year!

Long Arm of the Law (AKC-style Standard) Jumpin' Judge Roy Bean (CPE-style Jumpers) Run for the Border (NADAC-style Tunnelers) Texas Hold `Em (ASCA-style Gamblers) Wild Wild West (USDAA-style Snooker)


Saturday Gene Downing Ed Scharringhausen Ed Scharringhausen Jason Meeks N/A

Sunday Pam Richcreek Kay Stimson Kay Stimson N/A Pam Richcreek

We will be holding a raffle online and onsite to benefit The National Canine Cancer Foundation. Raffle tickets will be available online closer to the trial date at Please be aware that online winners will be responsible for shipping costs. Items won with tickets purchased at the show site must be picked up by the end of the day Sunday or they will be donated back to a future raffle. Donations of items to the raffle are always welcome and greatly appreciated! For questions about the raffle, or if you have an item you would like to donate, please contact: Dallas Area ­ Susan Horak, 214-802-8249, [email protected] Fort Worth Area ­ Jennifer & Chris Slaboda, 817403-1058, [email protected] Plano/McKinney Area ­ Christy Skinner, 214-878-8173, [email protected]

Memorial Wall

We will be assembling a Memorial wall honoring all of the special dogs that have fought and survived a bout with Cancer, as well as those that we have lost. If you would like to include your dog(s), please fill out the form below and mail it to the trial secretary. We will be running a computer slideshow of the Memorial Wall participants at the trial, if you would like your dog included, please email photos of your dog to: [email protected]


Memorial Wall Order Form

Dog's Name ______________________________________________________________________________________ Owner's Name_____________________________________________________________________________________ Email Address _________ ___________________________________Phone Number ___________________________ Breed _________ __________________________________Date of Birth _______________ Jump Height___________ Dog's Titles/Accomplishments________________________________________________________________________ Date and Cause of Death (if applicable): ________________________________________________________________ Check One: _______In Memoriam _______Cancer Survivor

Please include minimum donation of $25 per dog, payable to Canines For The Cure.



We are offering the 2nd Annual Texas Agility Shoot-Out commemorative T-shirt to benefit The National Canine Cancer Foundation (T-Shirt design shown at left). Shirts MUST be pre-ordered. Price is $15 per shirt. Please fill out the order form below and return it along with payment to the trial secretary.


T-Shirt Order Form

I would like to order the Texas Agility Shoot-Out T-Shirts at the sizes and quantities specified below. I understand that the shirt(s) will be available for pick-up at the Trial and that no shirts will be shipped. All Sizes are Adult. Shirts are sport grey in color. Your Name: _______________________________________________ Size Quantity Size Quantity S _______ XL _______ M _______ 2X _______ L _______ 3X _______ Enclose payment of $15 per shirt, payable to Canines For The Cure.

Texas Agility Shoot-Out

Ever wonder where your dog ranks against ALL the other Agility dogs in the state? Now's your chance to find out! Enter the Texas Agility Shoot-Out competition! Dogs entered in this competition will compete in 8 classes from a variety of different agility venues. After the completion of all 8 classes, an overall Champion and Reserve Champion from each height class and Division (as specified below) will be named. Dogs must compete in all 8 classes to be eligible for the overall awards. Dogs that wish to enter only some of the Shoot-Out classes are welcome, but are not eligible for the overall awards.

Jump Heights

We will not be measuring any dogs at this trial. Height specification is based on the honor system. Please enter your dog at whatever jump height they normally compete in at your primary agility venue. Please note that there are no separate class placements for Vet/JH dogs. For example: If your dog is a 20" vet jumping 16", he will be placed with all the other 16" dogs, regardless of whether they are Vets or not. If you wish to jump your dog at a lower jump height than he is normally eligible for, then you can enter as For Exhibition Only, at any jump height you choose. We will be combining jump heights for placements into 5 classes as follows: 4/8, 12, 16, 20/22, 24/26.

Divisions/Levels of Competition

We are offering 3 levels of competition (hereafter referred to as Divisions) at this competition. All courses will be exactly the same for all Divisions with the exception of Long Arm of the Law, where we will have 6 weave poles for Deputy and 12 for Sherriff. Deputy ­ This Division is for dogs competing at the beginner level of competition in whatever agility venue you normally compete in (i.e. Novice, Starters, PI, etc.) at the time of the trial closing date. Use your status in the Standard-type class as your guideline, i.e. if you are in Starters Standard, but Elite Jumpers, you would be eligible to enter the Deputy division. However, you may choose to be in the Sherriff Division if you wish. Sherriff ­ This Division is for dogs competing at the intermediate or advanced level of competition in whatever agility venue(s) you normally compete in (i.e. Open, Elite, Excellent, Advanced, Masters, PII, PIII, etc.) at the time of the trial closing date. Use your status in the Standard-type class as your guideline, i.e. if you are in Advanced Standard, Elite Gamblers, and Novice Jumpers, you must enter the Sherriff division. For Exhibition Only ­ We are offering FEO entries in each class if you would like to run your dog but not compete for any placements/prizes. If you enter FEO, you may jump your dog at whatever height you like.

Prizes and Awards

Texas Agility Shoot-Out Classes Each individual class of the Texas Agility Shoot-Out will be placed and ribbons awarded. You need not be entered in the Overall competition to be eligible for these awards. The Overall Champion from each Division and Jump Height Class will receive a Champion rosette and a CASH prize of $75 plus a percentage of entry fees received. The Overall Reserve Champion from each Division and Jump Height Class will receive a Reserve Champion rosette.


All classes will be judged according to the rules below. Classes will be scored as Time Plus Faults, or in the case of Wild Wild West and Texas Hold `Em, Points Then Time. Contact up-side zones will not be judged. Refusals/Run-Outs will not be faulted. The Table will be used only in Long Arm of the Law. Dogs may take any position on the table as long as all 4 paws are on the table. The following faults will be assessed 10 points per occurrence: knocked bar, off course (1 paw rule), missed weave pole, missed down-side contact zone. Failure to Perform will be assessed 30 penalty points for the first occurrence, Elimination for the second. Training in the Ring will be permitted, but will be assessed an Elimination. You will have 60 seconds in the ring and then you will be whistled off the course. Maximum course time will be enforced. Obstacle Specifications ­ The obstacles that will be made available to the judges are: Dog-walk, A-Frame (set at 5'6"), Teeter, Table, Closed Tunnel, Open Tunnel, Weave Poles (22" spacing), Non-Winged Hurdles, Winged Hurdles, Tire, Double Bar Hurdle, and Triple Bar Hurdle. A-Frame and Dog-walk are SLATTED with 42" contacts.

Tentative Running Order

AM PM Saturday Ring 1 Ring 2 Long Arm of the Law Jumpin' Judge Roy Bean Texas Hold `Em Run for the Border Sunday Ring 1 Ring 2 Long Arm of the Law Run for the Border Wild Wild West Jumpin' Judge Roy Bean

This is a 2 Ring Trial. Exhibitors will be split into 2 groups (Group A or Group B). Group A will run in one ring while Group B runs in the other ring. Groups will then switch rings. Exhibitors will be split into groups by the Trial Secretary to accommodate the most efficient running of the trial. There will be NO CONFLICTS.

Check-In and Setup (Tentative)

Saturday Building Open for Setup 7AM Day of Show Entries (accepted during these times ONLY) 7:30-8:30 AM Check-In for pre-entered exhibitors 7:30-9 AM Walk-Throughs for the First 2 Classes (you must be present at this time if you want to walk) 9:30 AM First dog on the line 10 AM Sunday 7 AM 7:30 ­ 8 AM 7:30 ­ 8:30 AM 8:30 AM 9 AM

Entry Fees

Entry per dog per run $15 Texas Agility Shoot-Out Package (8 runs same dog) $95 Texas Agility Shoot-Out Package for Additional Dogs (2nd, 3rd, etc dog per household entered) $90 Day of Show Entry per dog per run $25


Entries must be postmarked by August 1, 2011 to qualify for pre-entry pricing. Entries received after that date are subject to Day of Show pricing. Make checks payable to Canines For The Cure and mail to: Texas Agility Shoot-Out, c/o Nikki Heep, PO Box 468, Crowley, TX 76036 Email: [email protected] Phone: 817-312-9197

Brief Class Descriptions

For more information about the below classes, please refer to the rulebook of the venue from which the class was borrowed. The rules outlined in the Scoring section of the premium take precedence in the case of any conflicts. Long Arm of the Law ­ This class is based on the AKC Standard class ( The course will consist of a numbered path over all the different type of obstacles normally seen at agility competitions. The fastest dog with the fewest faults wins. Texas Hold `Em ­ This class is based on ASCA Gamblers ( There is a 30-second point accumulation opening period with a path of the handler's choice (no obstacle can be performed more than twice for points). There is then a short numbered sequence of obstacles worth a pre-specified amount of points that the dog must complete at a designated distance away from the hander before time expires. The dog accumulating the most points wins. Jumpin' Judge Roy Bean ­ This class is based on CPE Jumpers ( The course will consist of a numbered path over jumps and tunnels only. The fastest dog with the fewest faults wins. Run for the Border ­ This class is based on NADAC Tunnelers ( The course will consist of a numbered path through tunnels only. The fastest dog with the fewest faults wins. Wild Wild West ­ This class is based on USDAA-style Snooker ( There is an opening period where the dog may perform a "Red" jump followed by an obstacle of another color/point value of the handler's choice. This is repeated 3 times and then the dog proceeds to a numbered closing path of 7 obstacles worth an ascending point value. Point accumulation ends when the dog makes an error or time expires. The dog accumulating the most points wins.


Arena Address: Will Rogers Memorial Complex, 3201 Burnett-Tandy Dr, Fort Worth, Texas 76107. From the intersection of I-35 and I-30 in Fort Worth, go west on I-30 past downtown Fort Worth to the University Drive exit. Take University Dr north to the traffic light at Harley, turn left on to Harley Ave. Turn right onto Burnett Tandy Dr. The W R Watt Arena will be on your left as you enter the Will Rogers Memorial Complex.


There is a concession stand on-site.

Lodging & RV

Please check with each hotel concerning their current pet policies. To help preserve the privilege to keep dogs at these hotels, please CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR DOG, keep them crated while they're in the room, and do not leave them unattended if they will not remain quiet. Thank you for your consideration!

The Residence Inn by Marriott, 1701 S University Dr, 817-870-1011 Days Inn, I-30 @ Las Vegas Trail, 817-246-4961 American Inn, 7301 W Freeway (I-30), 817-244-7444 La Quinta, 7888 I-30 West, 817-246-5511 Fairway Suites, 3312 Lackland Road, 817-77-1152 Motel 6, 8701 I-30 West, 817-244-9740 Best Western Inn Suites, 2000 Beach St @ I-30, 817-534-4801 Holiday Inn, 100 Alta Mesa Blvd, 817-293-3088 Radisson Hotel Fort Worth South, 100 Alta Mesa Blvd, 817-293-3088 R V Park: Fort Worth Midtown RV Park, 2906 W 6th St, 817-335-9330

Other Important Info

Sanctioning - This is a NON-SANCTIONED trial. Clean runs from this trial do not contribute towards titles for ANY agility organization. Vendors ­ We will have many vendors on site, carrying a variety of dog-related items. Feel free to shop until you drop! Catalogs/Run Orders - No catalogs will be printed. Running orders will be posted at the gates. Handlers with multiple dogs will be separated as much as the class allows. Move-Ups - All move-up requests must be received by the trial secretary before August 8, 2011. There will be NO move-ups offered on the weekend of the trial. Electronic Timing will be used. Crating - Due to the large number of exhibitors and vendors at this event, crating space upstairs will be at a premium and we must ask that you please keep your crating area as contained as possible. There is additional crating space available downstairs under the grandstand. If you chose to crate upstairs, we must ask you to adhere to the following restrictions:

1. Do not crate in areas that are taped off. 2.Stack crates whenever possible. 3. Only use an x-pen if you have more than 2 dogs in it. 4. Stack your miscellaneous belongings on top of your crate, not beside it. 5. No tables. 6. Back your crates up to the ones behind you and beside you, leaving no space between. 7. No chairs in the crating space unless absolutely necessary (there's plenty of seating in the stands) and absolutely no lounge/reclining chairs.

Notice that exhibitors, through submission of entries, acknowledge that they are knowledgeable of and agree to the following:

o o This trial is open to all dogs, purebred or otherwise. Dogs must be at least 15 months of age to compete for awards; however, dogs 12 to 15 months in age may run FEO at a jump height at least 4" less than their standard jump height. Bitches in heat, lame, or blind dogs are ineligible for entry, as is any dog with a deformity which may cause the judge to not be able to reasonably assess the dog's ability to function and perform the obstacles safely, and in a manner that is in the best interest, health, and welfare of the dog. Bitches in heat are not allowed on the trial site. Any dog that demonstrates aggression towards any person or any other dog, whether inside or outside the ring, must be excused from the trial, as will any dog which the judge feels is not in enough control to perform all obstacles in a safe manner. Any owner, handler, or spectator exhibiting poor sportsmanship or abuse towards a dog or person will be required to leave the show site for the duration of the trial. Bitches that come into heat or dogs that become injured before the closing date may have their entry fees refunded, less $25.00, pending proof by veterinarian. Refund to be made after the trial closing date. No other refunds will be made. Overpayments of more than $15 will be returned only upon request. All other overpayments will be donated to the National Canine Cancer Foundation. No leashes, food, toys, etc. shall be permitted on the course at any time. Dogs may wear a flat buckle collar without tags while on the course (as per AKC rules) or they may run naked. All dogs must be on leash or securely crated when not competing in the ring. Safety shall always be the foremost consideration in actions by handlers at all times. Participation is a privilege afforded by the Host clubs and may be extended or withdrawn by the Host club's trial committee based on suitable cause only. Entries must be made on the enclosed entry forms. Copies may be made if entire form is copied. No other forms will be accepted. Entries must be signed to be valid. Make all checks and money orders payable to Canines For The Cure. Returned checks do not constitute a valid entry and there will be a $35.00 service fee on all returned checks. Entry into future trials and participation in this trial will not be allowed until all fees are paid in cash or money order. Illegible or incomplete entry forms do not constitute a valid entry. Dog sales or puppies under eight weeks old are not permitted on the trial site. Fort Worth Agility Sports Team, Gold Medal Dog Training Center, Texas Agility Shoot-Out, their boards of directors, AKC, ASCA, CPE, NADAC, USDAA, management, and the property owner assume no responsibility for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by the exhibitors, handlers, or to any of their dogs, personal property, and/or children.

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August 13-14, 2011 Texas Agility Shoot-Out

Use one entry form per dog. Print or type all the following information. REGISTERED NAME: _______________________________________________________ CALL NAME:______________________________ BIRTH DATE: __________________ BREED: ________________________________________________ SEX: ______________ OWNER: ____________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS: __________________________________________________________________ CITY: ______________________________STATE: _________ZIP+4: ________________ HOME PHONE: (______) _____________ OTHER PHONE: (______) ______________ E-MAIL: ____________________________________________________________________ DOG'S HEIGHT AT WITHERS: _____________ JUMP HEIGHT (Circle One): 4 DIVISION (Circle One): 8 12 16 20 22 24 26 Sherriff For Exhibition Only Check Box To Enter

Deputy Check Box To Enter


Class Run For The Border Jumpin' Judge Roy Bean Long Arm of the Law Texas Hold `Em TOTAL ENTRY FEES: $______________ NAME OF HANDLER: (Please Print)


Class Run For The Border Jumpin' Judge Roy Bean Long Arm of the Law Wild Wild West

AGREEMENT The person who signs this agreement represents that he/she is authorized to enter into this agreement on behalf of both exhibitor and the owner of entered dog. In consideration of acceptance of this entry: 1.1 Exhibitor/owner, agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the Texas Agility Shoot-Out show committee. Decisions of the Judges and the Show Committee are FINAL. 1.2 Exhibitor/owner certify that the entered dog is not a hazard to persons, dogs, or property and that the entered dog's rabies vaccination is current in accordance with the requirement of the state in which the dog resides. 1.3 Exhibitor/owner acknowledge all hazards presented by the event and the event premises, including, but not limited to, the condition of the floors, stairways, halls, lighting, security measures or lack of, electrical appliances, fittings, show rings, parking areas and the presence of unfamiliar animals and people; exhibitor and owner assume the risk of any harm arising from these. 1.4 Exhibitor/owner release Texas Agility Shoot-Out, The Canine Cancer Foundation, Gold Medal Dog Training Center, Fort Worth Agility Sports Team, AKC, CPE , ASCA, NADAC, USDAA, Will Rogers Memorial Center (including their officers, agents, and employees) and will defend them and hold them harmless from all present and future loss, injury, damage, claims, demands and liabilities involving the entered dog, the event or event premises. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing hold harmless provisions, exhibitor /owner hereby specifically assume sole responsibility for and agree to indemnify and save aforementioned parties harmless from any and all loss and expenses (including legal fees) by reason of the liability imposed by law upon any of the aforementioned parties for damages because of bodily injuries, including death, at any time in consequence of my (our) participation in this event, howsoever such injury, or death may be caused, and whether or not the same may have been caused or may have been alleged to have been caused by negligence of the aforementioned parties or any of their employees or agents or any other persons. ______________________________________________________________________________________ I have read, understood, and acknowledged the above Agreement.

_____________________________________________________________________________ Signature of Owner/Exhibitor Date _____________________________________________________________________________ Signature of Parent of Legal Guardian of Minor Date



Always needed, gladly accepted! If interested in volunteering, please fill out this form and include with your entries. Workers will receive 1 raffle ticket per class worked. Name _______________________________________________________________________ Job willing to work, or want to learn (circle selections): Timer Bar Setter Scribe Chute Straightener Gate Steward Leash Runner


_________In the case that I win my class, I would like to donate my winnings back to The Canine Cancer Foundation (please write Yes or No in the blank to the left).

Please list any job you would prefer NOT to do:


I can work on (circle selection): Saturday Sunday As many classes as needed I can work (circle selection): Just 1 class per day 2 classes per day

I would like to make an additional donation of $________________ to The Canine Cancer Foundation. This donation has been included in the check with my entry fees.

Make checks payable to: Canines For The Cure Mail to: Texas Agility Shoot-Out, c/o Nikki Heep, PO Box 468, Crowley, TX 76036 EXHIBITOR OR OWNER MUST READ AND SIGN THE FOLLOWING FORM. PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF JUNIOR HANDLERS MUST SIGN AS WELL

Anything else you'd like us to know about your availability to volunteer?


Thanks to all who volunteer!


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