Heading into this weekend, we knew we would be in tough. Red Eye was seeded last in a very fast Open 1, where we were 3 seconds slower than the top team. Aviators would be facing Fast n’ FURious and On My GO in Regular 1. We had seen how well FNF’s dog Shazam did in April and I was sure he would be on their A team for this tournament, turns out, I was right. We also knew that OMG had a couple of new dogs who could end up on their A team, so it was bound to be tight racing throughout the weekend.
Aviator’s started out okay on Saturday, but then it went downhill from there. We only won one race thanks to a combination of some dogs having issues and being on the wrong side of the inch for passes. Needless to say, we were very disappointed with a third (LAST) place finish in Regular 1 on Saturday. Red Eye raced very well, but as we expected, ended up last in Open 1 as well.
On Sunday we came out hoping to improve on what was a very disappointing Saturday. I am super happy that we did work some things out, and had some success, but unfortunately still had a bit of bad luck (Nitsa bobbling on the box?! That never happens!). Needless to say the flyball Gods were not with us this past weekend! We did improve to a second place finish and had some very exciting racing with FNF, with each of us winning a race against each other on Sunday. Red Eye once again had a great day of racing, but ended up last in Open 1. Simply said, this past weekend was not a good one on the lanes! All we can do now is learn from it and move forward.
We would also like to thank Robyn & Chris for spending the weekend with us. Their dog Finnick did great at green dogs on Saturday night and Robyn was a pro at handling Raine for me on Sunday. Chris has also taken the job of “ball wrangling” to a new level. We hope you guys will be joining us at a few more tournaments this year and we hope to see Finnick on the lanes soon!
Our greenies Fitz & Bond did amazing at green dogs! These pups are showing tons of potential. We are excited to start introducing new distractions at practice.
Congratulations to FNF on your new PB of 15.95 and being the second team ever in our Region to hit 15’s! You guys looked great and we are excited to for some fun, close racing this season!
Up next is On My Go’s tournament, taking place right here in Fredericton on June 17 & 18th. We are looking forward to hitting the mats again in a few weeks!
Until Next Time,