Flyball returns to Florence at the Eastern Carolina Agricultural Fairgrounds

Courtesy Pawmetto Pack Flyball Club Gordon Setter Dylan, whose handler is Diane Dargay, competes in a flyball tournament. Dylan is a breed champion and has titles in rally and agility. “Fast and the Furriest” Flyball Tournament will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Eastern Carolina Agricultural Fairgrounds in Florence.

FLORENCE, SC – Flyball returns to Florence at the Eastern Carolina Agricultural Fairgrounds on Saturday, December 10, and Sunday, December 11.  The tournament is 8:00am-4:00pm on Saturday.  Sunday the tournament is from 8:00am-2:00pm

 Flyball is a team sport of relay racing for dogs.  Each dog on a flyball team has to jump 4 hurdles, trigger a specially designed box causing a ball to be ejected, catch the ball, and return over all four hurdles to the handler.  If the dog faults by missing a jump, not triggering the box, or failing to carry the ball all the way past the finish line, the dog will have to rerun at the end of the line, incurring a time penalty for the team.

Four dogs race on a team; teams race against each other for placement in the tournament and they race against the clock for points toward titles.

The Pawmetto Pack Flyball Club is sponsoring the tournament.  Only dogs participating in the tournament are allowed to attend.  Admission is free.