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SANTA BARBARA, CALIF., July 16, 2009 -santa barbara supersonic flyball racing team is pleased to announce that it will be teaming up with the Rock N Rovers of the West Valley Dog Club to host a flyball tournament at beautiful Elings Park in Santa Barbara, California the weekend of August 15 and 16. Teams from all over California and Arizona will compete in two days of head-to-head flyball competition. Videographer, 4 Legged Flix, will be there recording the action and making race video available to participants.
Admission is free and racing starts around 8:30am and continues throughout the day both days.
What is Flyball?
In flyball, four dogs race on a team, side-by-side against another flyball team. Each dog must leave his handler to complete a series of four hurdles in succession before triggering a spring-loaded box that launches a tennis ball. The dog must then catch the tennis ball and return over all four hurdles to cross the electronically timed start/finish line immediately before the next dog in the line-up passes them. The first flyball team to complete the course, with all four dogs running error-free, wins the heat.
About santa barbara supersonic flyball racing team (http://www.sbsupersonic.org/)
The santa barbara supersonic flyball racing team is a recreational dog club located in beautiful Santa Barbara, California. We are the only dog-sports club in Santa Barbara focused solely on flyball. We welcome newcomers as well as seasoned veterans and offer flyball training classes throughout the year. Members of santa barbara supersonic have been competing in flyball since 1983, and our individual dogs have earned flyball titles ranging from Flyball Dog to Flyball Grand Champion 60K.