Kansas City, MO 98

The second competition of The 1998 Flying Disc Dog Open season took place in Kansas City, Missouri at The 15th Annual Spirit Festival on September 5th 1998.HJ Chris Sexton  A big doggone thank you to Tim Smith and all the Spirit Festival organizers for allowing the Open at the festival. Their generosity and support made this a fun and very exciting event for all who attended. 19 competitors, 10 pro's and 9 amateurs, came to the ball field and the fur began to fly in the hot and humid conditions. The judges and competitors held a meeting minutes before the competition to discuss the weather situation. After a vote, they decided to shorten the competition to one round of each event. on the obstacle courseIn case of a tie, an extra freestyle round would be performed by the Pro's and an extra Obstacle course by the Am's. Cynthia Sera Calhoun and Air Dexter deserve honorable mention for an impressive comeback.  After two events, Distance & Obstacle Course, Cynthia was 5 points behind Tony and gained it all back with a solid freestyle performance, which forced a tie breaker for second place. Hot and tired both Cynthia Sera Calhoun/Airkcfddo Dexter and Tony Kelso/Blazin Bernie hit the field one more time with Cynthia and Air Dexter coming out on top in a tie-breaker by 2.5 points. Tony and Blazin Bernie had the most points on the Obstacle Course scoring on five out of six stations for 11 points. Another honorable mention goes to Amateur John Ridings and Reddick scoring on four out of six stations for 8 points. New to the Pro-division was a cash purse of $1500.00 split between the 1st, 2nd and 3rd kcfddo3place finishers. Congratulations to our winners, Brian Lamky and Tatiana, who took the top dog honors and $800.00; 2nd Cynthia Sera Calhoun/Air Dexter $450.00; 3rd Tony Kelso/Blazin Bernie $250.00. After the competition, everyone enjoyed the great music and food at the Spirit Festival. It was a great way to end the day. Thanks to The Spirit Festival for the cash prize donation and these fine companies for supplying product for the prize bags; Air Major Travel Duffel, Bolle', Cool Paws, IAMS, Mendota, Pet Goods, TennisBone, PowerBone, GoFrrr Ball and Zip Specialty. Finally a big doggone thank you to all our disc dog competitors and judging staff. 

The totals below are for one round distance, one round obstacle course, and one round freestyle.

Division/Team

Dist

Obst

Fstyl

Total

1st Pro Bryan Lamky/Tatiana

4

7

36 

47 

2nd Pro Cynthia Sera Calhoun/Air Dexter

4

7

33.5

44.5*

3rd ProTony Kelso/Blazin Bernie

5

11

28.5

44.5

4th Pro Kendall Lemley/Johnny

4

3

36

43

5th Pro George Vogel/Air Abbey

3

7

31

41

6th Pro Michael Jones/Tigger Magoo

3

5

31.5

39.5

7th Pro John Thompson/Alex 

3

7

27

37

8th Pro Bill Zollers/Meggie

4

3

29

36

9th Pro Mellissa French/Zippin Zodiac

2

2

28.5

32.5

9th Pro Guy Mayberry/Ace

3

2

27.5

32.5

* won in freestyle Tiebreak

Amateur Division scores are for one round distance and one round obstacle course

1st Am Les Lynn/Sadie

4

7

 

11

2nd Am Jim Stuhr/Sally

3

7

 

10

t-3rd Am Susan Jones/Roo

1

7

 

8

t-3th Am John Ridings/Reddick

0

8

 

8

4th Am Suzanne Real/Jesse

3

4

 

7

t-5th Am Ryan Morin/Haley

3

2

 

5

t-5th Am Greg Steele/Shark

0

5

 

5

6th Am Adam Tanzer/Gracie

0

4

 

4

7th Am Jon Kerns/Chip

0

2

 

2