North Carolina

Fast, Fun Sport of Dog Flyball Comes to Greensboro

3 Feb, 2015

More than 250 dogs from eight states will compete in the fast, fun sport of flyball on the weekend of Feb. 28-March 1 at the Greensboro Sportsplex.

Fifty-six teams will compete in the tournament entitled the Sweet Tea Classic.

Flyball is one of the few team dog sports and involves teams of four dogs each competing in a relay race. Dogs must clear four hurdles to reach a box where they trigger the release of a ball and then carry that ball back over the four hurdles, and then their next team mate completes the cycle. The fastest team wins.

All breeds and sizes of dogs (including mixed-breeds) take part in the sport.

Fur Fun, a flyball club based in Mebane, is sponsoring the tournament, which is sanctioned by the North American Flyball Association (NAFA).

Racing runs from 8 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. Saturday and from 8 a.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m. Sunday, and the event is free for spectators. The Greensboro Sportsplex is located at 2400 16th St., Greensboro.



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