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I really don't have a lot to say since the last issue of NAFA News, of which I am sure you are glad. There are a couple of things that are troubling me however.
That is all the soapbox for nw, but I do have a couple of announcements.
Mike Randall has resigned as Regional Director for Region #9. Until someone else is appointed, I will be serviing as temporary RD. If anyone from Region #9 is interested in this position, please contact me by March 1, 1997.
NAFA plans a reprinting of their brochures in the near future, so any equipment manufacturer who wishes to be listed should submit a list of the products along with their address and phone # to me by March 1, 1997.
I was in England in September where I judged a tournament sanctioned by the BFA, hosted by the Jets Flyball Teams, and sponsored by Techni-Cal Pet Food. The location, Longleat Estate, home of the Marquiss of Bath, on the banks of the river was beautiful. My main claim to fame was that we brought good weather, 75 and sunny all the time we were there. The tournament was very well organized and the divisions very competitive. The Jets winning the top division with a best time of 17.589 with room for improvement. Considering the hard work and dedication that was very noticable from all the participants their times will definetely improve. The sportsmanship and the help given freely between teams was very sincere, through the whole tournament the seemed to bem lets all have a good time including the dogs. To mention all the Flyball people we met would take too long but I would like to thank them all for their hospitality. Special mention has to go to our hosts Penny and Anton Wittwer, and their teammates who entertained us from early morning to early evening. Kevin McNicholas's humour on the mike is another story. Nigel Bouckley who transported us to the airport and hauled our luggage to the counter, without him we would still be in the parking lot. There are many fond memories that will be with us together.
1996 NAFA Awards
NAFA Multibreed Co-Champions
Allsorts Dogsports (Winnipeg, MB)
Rude Dogs (MI)