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Current Regular World Record
Border Patrol ran a 14.433 at Some Ruff Competition's Rockfest #6 Flyball tournament Sunday in Rockton, ON June 5th, 2016! View the video. This new world record was confirmed and validated. Visit the World Records page for additional details.
Current Multibreed
World Record
Rocket Relay ran a 14.852 at the Rocket Relay Ancaster, ON flyball tournament Saturday, July 25, 2015! View the video. This new multibreed world record was confirmed and validated. Visit the World Records page for additional details.

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News!
This post/email replaces some incorrect info posted previously regarding the election, apologies for any confusion created.

Elections this year are again to be conducted by e-mail ballot. This year's ballot includes Board of Directors (three positions), Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame (up to two inductees) and Regional MVPs. Please note that this year there is no ballot for Judge of the Year or Executive Director.

Opening and Closing Dates
Due to the timing of the US Thanksgiving holiday we are pushing the opening date out slightly to December 6th.

Opens: December 6th, 2021, 7:00 AM CST Closes: January 19th, 2022, Midnight CST

Results announced: January 22nd, 2022 during the Virtual AGM (Time TBD).

Those Eligible to Vote and Vote Calculations
Club Owners, Regional Directors, Approved and Supervising Judges, and Board Members should receive ballots to their e-mail inbox on the morning of December 6th. To determine how votes are calculated, please refer to the Rule Book, ARTICLE VII - AFFILIATE CLUBS AND DELEGATES, Section 2 Delegate Vote Calculations.

Please note: Due to COVID-19, again this year the vote calculation for clubs is based on the highest number of teams entered in fiscal year 2019 OR 2021.

As a Club Owner, to receive a ballot, the minimum teams you must have entered is four teams for either of those fiscal years.

Any questions regarding your vote count or the election in general should be directed to elections@flyball.org

You can view the bios of the four candidates for the Board of Directors here.

The four candidates nomination letters are here: Emily-Rose Allred, Kathy Haney, Meagan Langs, and Russ Evans.

Nominations for HoF and MVP's are located here:
HOF and MVP's


Recent/Upcoming Board Meetings
  • Please see the attached minutes for the board meeting that was held on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 6:00 PM Central.
  • The minutes of the August 18th board meeting are posted.
  • Please see the July 6th, 2021 Board of Directors meeting minutes.

NEW RULE BOOK FOR Oct 1, 2021: Highlights include - new measuring system, box judges are now optional, warm-up only dog on time sheet is now permanent, updated disciplinary procedures.
For any questions regarding new rules please contact flyball@flyball.org
DOUBLE DOG POINTS!: tournaments from Oct 1, 2021 thru Dec 31, 2022, will have dog points doubled for all classes. The doubling happens after the scoring file is uploaded. 20% bonus for first place regular is calculated on the doubled points, and shows up the morning after the tournament is scored.
Iron dog FY2021 waiver: the iron dog calculator on the dog points page now shows the FY2021 waiver due to the pandemic (dogs that are eligible for the waiver and need it will have a yes* beside FY2021 in the calculator). Dogs that needed the waiver for their iron dog title for FY2021 now have the title in the NAFA database.
April 1, 2021 to September 30,2021 - Transitional Flyball

Requirements and recommendations for Transitional Flyball have been updated as of Aug 23, 2021:

*Version 5 - NAFA continues to follow CDC and Health Canada guidelines. Removed reference to May 13 CDC update, as their guidance has since changed.


Roll-out of new NAFA Measuring System

At the January 15th, 2021 meeting, the board ratified detailed plans for roll-out of the new Measuring System. The new system is based on recommendations from the Special Measuring Committee (SMC), with input from RDs, judges, and prior feedback from competitors.

    Goals of New Measuring System
  1. Make measuring easier for competitors, RDs, and judges.
  2. Make measuring consistent.
  3. Ensure fair checks and balances in the overall process.
    Overview of New Measuring System
  1. A brief video introduction of the new measuring device (NAFA specialized ruler + laser level)*
  2. :
    *Measuring of dog is for equipment demonstration purposes only.
  3. Pictures of the components of new measuring device

  4. Overview of New Measuring System

  5. Timeline - NAFA is currently open for Transitional Flyball and is in Phase 1 of roll out of the measuring system (roll-out of the laser measuring apparatus to all regions and certification of judges and RDs). Until further notice, only practice measurements can be done with the new laser measuring system. Mandatory Measuring is planned to come into effect October 1, 2022. A detailed timeline of the three phase roll-out of new measuring system will be coming soon.

  6. FAQ (updated May 27, 2021)

Fully detailed ratified plans are here. NAFA is currently incorporating the detailed plans into the rule book to be published on or before October 1, 2021. Further questions from competitors should be directed to flyball@flyball.org.


The waiver for the Iron Dog title requirements for FY2020 has been applied in the NAFA database. Please go here for further details.


AWARDS IMPACTED BY COVID-19 - FY2020 and FY2021
IRON DOG: The board has decided to waive the 'point earned' requirement for both FY2020 (October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020) and FY2021 (October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2021) for the Iron Dog award. Dogs eligible to run in FY 2020 have been given credit for fulfilling the one-point earned requirement in FY2020, and the same will be done for FY2021 on October 1, 2021.

For FY2020 and FY2021, many clubs have not had the opportunity to participate in enough tournaments to meet the minimum requirements for the overall NAFA Awards. The board felt that parity was important when it came to these awards and therefore has come to the difficult decision that there will be no NAFA Champion, Regional Champion or Regional Overall Club Champion awards in FY2020 and FY2021.
 
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