Scottsdale, AZ 06

Hats off to the FDDO crew on this one. Mike Miller, Andy Busby, Brad Harris, Brian Heuett, Melinda Hutchison, Manny Rodriquez, and Bob & Kathy Swan all did a fantastic job. We expected between 40 - 50 dogs and we got 89. The event went international with teams from Japan and Germany joining in the fun. The weather was as good as it gets for Scottsdale in November.

Team Japan did very well, placing two top ten finishes in the Pro Division and a 2nd place finish from Yasuo Takemura & Akane in the Amateur Division, also from Team Japan Tomoji Tanaka & Kukky took home the Best Small Dog award. Congratulations to first time competitor Amateur Steve Olson & Zeus on placing first. It was Steve & Zeus’s first disc dog event ever! Frank Kerchner & Goldie took second in a tiebreaker decision over David Procida & Lobo.

It was a battle to the dog hair in the Pro Division with only 1.5 points separating 1st from 3rd. First time FDDO competitors Roo Yori & Wallace took 1st place with a blistering Speed Disc round of 18.46 seconds, scoring 9.5 points. ‘05 National Champs Jeff Stanaway & Cory took second, and Tom Sawyer & Huck took third. 

The Obstacle Course Match Play Championships held on Friday was exciting to the end and a real crowd pleaser to watch. Thirty nine teams signed up, creating 19 matches and one bye. After three rounds of double course play, it came down to five teams going into the semifinal round. On Saturday morning, the five semi-finalist drew numbers to see who would play in a two way or three way match. The pick revealed Mark Brisse & Gabby (record holders on the course with 19.5 pts.) vs. Chuck Middleton & Hank vs. Fumihiro Usui & Harvey (Team Japan) in one semifinal match and Darren Barrus & The Moo vs. Matt Meiring & Buck in the other semi final match. When the fur cleared and the dust settled on the course Mark & Gabby faced Matt & Buck in the finals. The final match went back and forth, until Mark & Gabby managed to close in and go all square on the final station, pushing the match to a sudden death playoff. The playoff was held on station 6 until a winner emerged. On the first playoff toss, Mark sailed a perfect toss landing Gabby right on zone 5 while Matt & Buck came up a bit short, hitting zone 4 ending an exciting match play final round. Congratulations to all the match play teams for their outstanding efforts.

The Cynosport Flying Disc Champion was determined by a formula that included scores achieved from teams who made it to the AWI semi finals and FDDO Pro Division. This year also saw a cash purse of $1800.00 split to 5th place. Taking the top dog spot was Roo Yori & Wallace, followed by Chuck Middleton & Hank, Darren Barrus & The Moo, Steve Malmlov & Foster, Alan Thibodo & Jasper. I was excited to hear that Roo and Darren graciously donated a part of their purse to local charities. I hope this becomes a tradition.

Once again the Cynosport World Games at WestWorld proved to be a top notch venue. The dog loving crowds were appreciative and the grass field was one fast track. A big doggone thanks to Ken Tatsch and all the crew at the Cynosport for allowing our event to be a part of the World Games. Thanks to Sam Ferrins, John Ahart, and Shimbo of Hero Disc, AWI and UFO for being a part of the fun. Finally, thanks to event announcer Crazy John Brooks he has a great set of pipes, which lasted the entire weekend. Special thanks to Manny Rodriquez and Nadja Palenzuela for the great photos.       

Pro Division Teams

OC

D

SD

C

A

R

D

F

T

1

R Yori & Wallace

12

4

9.5

4.25

4.50

4.50

4.75

18.00

43.50

2

J Stanaway & Cory

13

4

6.5

5.00

4.50

4.75

5.00

19.25

42.75

3

T Sawyer & Huck

13

4

9.5

3.50

3.75

4.00

4.25

15.50

42.00

4

Y Shimizu & Hanzou

13

3

8.5

3.75

4.50

4.25

4.75

17.25

41.75

T5

M Ando & Mel

12

3

9.0

4.00

4.25

4.25

4.25

16.75

40.75

T5

M Brisse & Gabby

12

3

9.0

3.75

4.50

4.25

4.25

16.75

40.75

6

J Zucker &
Bailey

12

4

7.5

3.25

4.0

4.25

4.50

16.00

39.50

7

M Meiring & Buck

15

4

6.5

2.50

3.50

3.50

3.50

13.00

38.50

8

A Erikson & George

14

0

7.0

4.00

4.25

4.00

4.25

16.50

37.50

9

S Markham & Hurricane

12

4

6.5

3.50

3.75

3.75

3.75

14.75

37.25

10

D Barrus & The Moo

13

5

2.0

3.50

4.75

4.00

4.25

16.50

36.50

11

J Dodge & Dodger

8

3

9.0

3.50

4.00

3.25

4.50

15.25

36.25

T12

J Holland & Dude

13

0

7.5

3.00

4.00

4.00

3.75

14.75

35.25

T12

B. Wong & KD

8

4

7.0

3.75

4.25

4.00

4.25

16.25

35.25

T13

C Middleton & Hank

11

0

6.0

4.00

4.50

4.50

4.50

17.50

34.50

T13

F Usui & Herbie

6

3

7.0

4.25

4.75

4.75

4.75

18.50

34.50

14

P Mahon & Gabe

8

2

8.0

4.00

3.50

4.25

4.00

15.75

33.75

15

R Gutierrez &
Zephyr

10

0

8.0

3.25

3.75

4.00

4.25

15.25

33.25

16

J Brisse & Cheyenne

9

3

7.5

3.25

3.25

3.25

3.75

13.50

33.00

17

 E Guitierrez & Iniki

6

2

8.5

3.25

3.75

4.25

4.25

15.50

32.00

18

D Malmlov & Sydney

5

3

6.0

4.50

4.00

4.25

4.50

17.25

31.25

19

A Thibodo & Jasper

11

4

1.0

3.25

3.75

3.75

4.25

15.00

31.00

T20

R Northam & Kobe

10

2

2.0

4.00

4.00

4.00

4.75

16.75

30.75

T20

N Palenzuela & Clementine

11

2

1.0

4.00

4.00

4.00

4.75

16.75

30.75

21

J Schleicher & Banzai

9

4

2.0

3.00

4.50

4.50

3.50

15.50

30.50

 22

C Steele & Chevy

7

4

8.0

2.25

3.25

2.75

3.00

11.25

30.25

23

C Shimuzu & Marine

8

2

2.0

4.50

4.50

4.00

4.75

17.75

29.75

24

B Brantley & Casey

8

4

2.0

3.00

4.25

3.75

4.00

15.00

29.00

25

S Malmlov & Foster

6

3

2.0

4.25

4.50

4.25

4.75

17.75

28.75

26

R Travis & Aires

6

3

6.5

3.00

3.50

3.00

3.25

12.75

28.25

27

A Patencio & Bella

7

4

1.0

4.00

3.50

3.75

4.00

15.25

27.25

28

P Wilkins & Sky

8

2

2.0

3.75

3.50

3.75

4.00

15.00

27.00

T29

C Anderson & Trinity

6

3

3.0

3.50

3.50

3.50

4.00

14.50

26.50

T29

T Tanaka & Kukky

8

3

2.0

2.50

4.00

3.00

4.00

13.50

26.50

30

K Miller & Rio

3

3

2.0

4.50

4.25

4.25

4.75

17.75

25.75

31

A Obata & Koume

6

0

2.0

3.50

4.25

3.75

4.00

15.50

23.50

32

R Green & Mariah

9

0

0

2.50

3.00

2.75

3.25

11.50

20.50

Pro “second dog’ scoring

1

J Stanaway & Co-Jo

14

4

8.0

4.25

3.75

3.75

4.50

16.25

42.25

2

A Erikson & Gracie

8

5

0

4.25

4.00

4.00

4.50

16.75

29.75

3

R Northam & Rip

8

2

2.0

3.50

4.00

4.00

4.50

16.00

28.00

4

P Mahon & Spinner

5

3

2.0

4.25

4.50

4.50

4.50

17.75

27.75

5

R Travis & Bella

7

0

5.5

3.50

3.25

3.75

3.75

14.25

26.75

6

C Steele & Ringo

6

3

1.0

3.25

3.75

3.25

4.00

14.25

24.25

7

B Brantley & Haley

7

0

3.0

1.75

3.50

4.00

4.00

13.25

23.25

8

A Patencio & Aires

5

0

1.0

3.75

3.00

3.25

4.00

14.00

20.00

9

M Ando & Maya

4

0

3.0

2.75

3.25

2.75

3.50

12.25

19.25

10

T Sawyer & Jazz

7

0

1.0

2.00

3.00

3.25

2.75

11.00

19.00

Amateur Teams

OC

D

SD

T

 

 

 

 

 

1

S Olson & Zeus

16

10

2.0

28

 

 

 

 

 

2

Y Takemura & Akane

11

3

6.5

20.5

 

 

 

 

 

*3

F Kerchner & Goldie

10

6

3.0

19.0

 

 

 

 

 

4

D Procida & Lobo

5

6

8.0

19.0

 

 

 

 

 

5

D Sandoval & Chloe

7

4

6.0

17

 

 

 

 

 

6

P Wilkins & Abby

8

2

1

11

 

 

 

 

 

7

M Champagne & Cady

3

2

1

6

 

 

 

 

 

* indicates a tiebreaker (OC score determined winner)

Amateur “second dog” scoring

1

D Procida & Maverick

8

4

6.5

18.5

 

 

 

 

 

2

Y Takemura & Asuka

9

6

2

17

 

 

 

 

 

3

D Procida & Ace of Hearts

4

2

6.5

12.5

 

 

 

 

 

* Tie Breaker (OC score)

Pro in Amateur scoring

1

R Gutierrez & Kekoa

16

0

1.0

17

 

 

 

 

 

2

B Wong & Kiki

9

3

1

13

 

 

 

 

 

06 Cynosport Flying Disc Champions

 

Team

F

D

SD

O

AWI/F

x75%

AWI/TC

X75%

Total

1

R Yori & Wallace $800

18.00

4

9.5

12

36.9

27.675

9.5

7.125

78.30

2

C Middleton & Hank $400

17.50

0

6.0

11

35.3

26.475

12

9.0

69.98

3

D Barrus & The Moo $300

16.50

5

2.0

13

33.8

25.35

9

6.75

68.60

4

S Malmlov & Foster $200

17.75

3

2.0

6

35.3

26.475

12.5

9.375

64.60

5

A Thibodo & Jasper $100

15.00

4

1.0

11

33.1

24.825

11.5

8.625

64.45

Add only bold numbers for the total.