October 7, 8, 9, 2016 * Indianapolis, Indiana
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Tournament Format

Official sanctioning information

There are 3 separate one-day tournaments (Friday; Saturday; Sunday)

Regular, Multibreed, Veterans and Open classes are unlimited.

Classes Offered:
  • Classic Regular
  • Classic Multibreed
  • Classic Open
  • Classic Veterans
  • CanAm Regular (Sunday only ... teams must qualify)
  • CanAm Multibreed (Sunday only ... teams must qualify)
  • Entry Fee: Each Classic class is $150 US/team each day.

    Team names may not change from day to day.

    Classic Regular & Multibreed Class

    • Expect 4 races per day.
    • The number of entries we receive may make it necessary to slightly alter our format.
    • A team must have raced and qualified on Saturday to be eligible to race on Sunday in both the Classic Regular class and Classic Multibreed class.
    • Only Saturday Classic Regular entries are eligible for invitation to the CanAm Regular class.
    • Only Saturday Classic Multibreed entries are eligible for invitation to the CanAm Multibreed class.
    • The racing schedule(s) will be created without regard to teams which may run dogs in multiple classes.
    • A 1-schedule for multiple rings format will be used.
    Open & Veterans Class
    • Our goal is 4 races per day.
    • Teams are NOT eligible for invitation into the CanAm Regular or CanAm Multibreed class.
    • The racing schedule(s) will be created without regard to teams that may run dogs in multiple classes.
    • A 1-schedule for multiple rings format will be used.

    Round Robin Scoring

    • 1 point per heat win,1 additional point for winning the race (most heats won in the race).
    • If at the end of the race, the score is tied, no additional points will be awarded.

    Friday

    • Classic Regular and Multibreed:
      •   Teams will be separated to the best of our ability into 5-team divisions based on submitted seed times.
      •   Each 5-team division will run a single round robin, 3 of 5 format.
      •   NAFA break out rules apply for division placement.
      •   Times from Friday will not count toward qualifying times for Sunday's Classic or CanAm Classes.
    • Classic Open and Veterans:
      •   Teams will be separated to the best of our ability into 5-team divisions based on submitted seed times.
      •   Open divisions will run a single round robin, 3 of 5 format.
      •   Each Veterans divisions will run a siungle round robin, 4 of 4 format.
      •   NAFA break out rules apply for division placement.

    • Awards ceremony after racing ends with awards presented to all classes and all divisions.

    Saturday

    • Classic Regular and Multibreed:
      •   Teams will be separated to the best of our ability into 5-team divisions based on submitted seed times.
      •   Each division will run a single round robin, 3 of 5 format.
      •   NAFA break out rules apply for division placement.
      •   A team's best time during Saturday racing, including break out times, will serve as the seed time for Sunday's Classic tournament and as times for qualification into the CanAm classes. If a team is unable to post a time during Saturday's racing, their seed time will be used for Sunday's Classic classes. A team that does not post a time during Saturday's racing may not qualify for the CanAm classes.
      •   Performance teams may not qualify for the CanAm classes.
    • Classic Open and Veterans:
      •   Teams will be separated to the best of our ability into 5-team divisions based on submitted seed times.
      •   Each Open division will run a single round robin, 3 of 5 format. •   Each Veterans divisions will run a single round robin, 4 of 4 format.
      •   NAFA break out rules apply for division placement.

    • Awards ceremony after racing ends with awards presented to all classes and all divisions.
    • Invitations to the CanAm Regular and Multibreed will occur at the Saturday awards ceremony. Be sure to have a representative present if you think you've qualified!

    Sunday

    A team must have raced on Saturday and be entered for Sunday Classic racing (Regular or Multibreed) to be eligible for the CanAm Class.

    A team must have raced on Saturday to be eligible to race on Sunday in the Classic classes (Regular, Multibreed).

    This does NOT apply to Open or Veterans classes.

    • CanAm Regular Class:
      •   The fastest teams from Saturday's Classic Regular class will be invited to compete in the CanAm Class not to exceed eight (8) teams. Each team will have a guaranteed two races.
      •   The CanAm class will run a single elimination, with loser bracket, 3 of 5 format.
      •   Teams in the CanAm class MAY NOT compete in the Classic classes on Sunday
          o   Dogs on a CanAm class team may be listed on one additional timesheet, in one other class of racing.
          o   Racing will not be delayed if a conflict arises due to a dog racing in both a CanAm class and a Classic Class.
      •   Teams accepting invitation into the CanAm class will have $75 refunded ($150 entry fee less $75 CanAm Fee) at NAFA®'s earliest convenience.
      •   NAFA® reserves the right to alter the number of teams invited to the CanAm class in order to ensure competitive racing.
    • CanAm Multibreed Class:
      •   The fastest teams from Saturday's Classic Multibreed class will be invited to compete in the CanAm Multibreed Class, not to exceed four (4) teams. Each team will have a guaranteed two races.
      •   The CanAm Multibreed class will run a single elimination, with loser bracket, 3 of 5 format.
      •   Teams in the CanAm Multibreed class MAY NOT compete in the Classic classes on Sunday.
          o   Dogs on a CanAm Multibreed class team may be listed on one additional timesheet, in one other class of racing.
          o   Racing will not be delayed if a conflict arises due to a dog racing in both a CanAm class and a Classic Class.
      •   Teams accepting invitation into the CanAm Multibreed class will have $75 refunded ($150 entry fee less $75 CanAm Fee) at NAFA's earliest convenience.
      •   NAFA® reserves the right to alter the number of teams invited to the CanAm Multibreed class in order to ensure competitive racing.
    • Classic Finals Regular and Classic Finals Multibreed:
      •   Teams will be separated to the best of our ability into 10-team divisions based on fastest time ran on Saturday.
          o   10 Team Division will be broken in two 5-team sub-divisions
              • Sub-Division A
                  o Seeds 1,3,5,7,9 compete in a single round robin 3/5 format
              • Sub-Division B
                  o Seeds 2,4,6,8,10 compete in a single round robin 3/5 format
      •   Any breakout will exclude a team from divisional placement.
      •   The winner of each sub-division will race-off, 3 of 5 format, in a Championship ring to determine the Division Champion.
      •   Each Classic division race-off will receive 1st and 2nd NAFA® CanAm Classic Champion Awards.
      •   A Performance team is not eligible to compete in the championship race.
    • Open - Veterans:
    • •   Teams will be separated to the best of our ability into 5-team divisions based on submitted seed times.
      •   Each division will run a single round robin.
      •   1st and 2nd prizes for Open and Veterans will be available for pick up at the conclusion of their divisional racing.

    Auto-Pass Evaluator System (APES)

    APES (Automatic Pass Evaluator System) output will be used during the CanAm Regular and Multibreed classes as well as during the championship race for divisions in the Classic Regular and Classic Multibreed classes to assist in determining errors or infractions near the start/finish line during the race.

    APES output will be reviewed by review judges who, will indicate to the head judge the presence of any errors or infractions as would a line or box judge.

    Dogs

    Lineups may be changed from day to day.

    Dogs may NOT be listed on more than 2 timesheets per day.

    Dogs may NOT be listed on more than 1 timesheet within a class each day.

    Other

    Please see the "Conflict" policy on the welcome letter.

    CanAm Class and CanAm Multibreed classes are not Regular or Multibreed Classes. As such, best times will not count as Regular or Multibreed best times in the database. There is a special listing of best times for CanAm Classes on the database web site.

    All other NAFA® rules apply.

    NAFAŽ reserves the right to make changes to these conditions.

    All questions should be addressed to Karen Oleson.

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