Ft. Belvior, VA 99

The season opener for the 1999 Flying Disc Dog Open took place at the Ft. BelvoirAndrew & Gypsie Army base in Virginia on April 17th 1999, a few miles south of Washington DC. A big doggone thank you to the National Capital Air Canines, William Linne and Kevin Robair for hosting this event in their area. Their dedication and hard work made it possible to bring the FDDO to the east coast. 22 competitors, 12 pros and 10 amateurs, took the field on a partially cloudy, but beautiful, spring day. Gusty winds added to the intensity of the competition. Jeff & MarleyThe field looked great decked out with the sponsors banners. Competitors from Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia came and the fur began to fly. Cash prizes totaling $1000 dollars were up for grabs in the Pro Division. Kristen & CodyThere were prize bags for top placing Amateurs and all competitors received a FDDO disc and selected pet products from our sponsors upon sign-up. Congratulations in the Pro division go to Jeff Stanway and Cody “The Dixie Flyer”, Champions of the FDDO East coast event, decided by an awesome tie breaker, taking the top prize bag and $500 cash. Second place went to Rick Wagner and his flying canine “Shark,” dressed as his name implied, taking home the second place bag and $300 dollars. Third place fell to Melissa Heeter and “Asah” with crowd pleasing leaps taking home the final prizes and $200 cash.
Don & Bandit

The scores below are the totals of all Competitors for one round of distance, two rounds obstacle course and one round of freestyle.

Division/Team

Dist

Obst

Fstyl

Total

Pro 1st Jeff Stanaway/Cody

4

10

33.5

47.5*

Pro 2nd Rick Wagner/Shark

4

21

22.5

47.5

Pro 3rd Melissa Heeter/Asah

4

8

33

45

Pro 4th Jeffrey Hoke/Marley

5

11

28

44

Pro 5th David Muelken/Jake

0

15

27.5

42.5

Pro 6th Don Kent/Bandit

0

11

27.5

38.5

Pro 7th Andrew Sutherland/Gypsie

2

11

22.5

35.5

Pro 8th Don Kent/Taz

3

3

28.5

34.5

Pro 9th Ron King/Monty

5

8

19.5

32.5

Pro 10th Matt Burton/Dixie

3

4

22

29

Pro 11th Kristen Barth/Cody

2

1

25.5

28.5

Pro 12th Frank Buckland/Jimmy

0

2

25.5

27.5

Amateur Scores are for two rounds of Obstacle Course and one round Distance

Am 1st Ellen Oberholtzer/Skyler

3

23

-

26

Am 2nd Amy King/Chaos

2

14

-

16

Am 3rd Andrew Moore/Jessie

4

10

-

14

Am 4th George Ruehl/Desi

4

8

-

12

Am 7th Cathy Fiddler/Tippy

1

4

-

5

Am 8th Tim Parkman/Cayce

1

2

-

3

Pro in Am Jeff Stanaway/Casey

5

6

-

11

Pro in Am Rick Wagner/Jeff

3

6

-

9

WD Am Laurie Hardy/Spinner

-

5

-

WD

WD Am Mike Muzislou/Grover

-

2

-

WD

Once again we would like to extend our thanks to the NCAC and all the competitors who made this competition a huge success. Also to Pam Linne for the great action photos. Special thanks goes out to all of our sponsors for supporting our sport with the great prizes and cash purse.