announcements, NAFA, Tournaments

International “Woodchipper” Flyball (IWF) Tournament

Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:11 am (PST)

We want to extend a special IWF invitation to all the Flyball clubs in the upper-midwest. We are expecting clubs from both Canada and the USA and hope you will consider attending this tournament next summer. I’ve included the announcement sent to

Animal Inn and Holeshot Racers are pleased to announce the first annual International “Woodchipper” Flyball (IWF) tournament to be held July 13-15, 2012, at Scheels Arena in Fargo ND. Due to extensive interest in the inaugural IWF tournament, we are announcing early to allow plenty of time for clubs to make travel plans and reservations. Please see the following Frequently Asked Questions about this tournament for more information:

1) Why Fargo ND, they don’t even have a Flyball club? – While it’s true that Fargo ND does not currently host a Flyball club, we are expecting a good deal of local interest, and it is centrally located. Scheels Arena lies close to the geodetic center of Edmonton AB, Denver CO, Toronto ON, Winnipeg MB, and Lake Elmo MN, areas that have all expressed an interest in the IWF tournament.

2) All the geodetic center gobbledygook aside, where is Fargo anyway? – Scheels Arena in Fargo ND is located close to the intersection of Interstate 94 (I-94), and Interstate 29 (I-29). While most of us plan to drive, Fargo is also accessible by plane and is serviced by many carriers using Fargo’s Hector International Airport, by train with Amtrak service, or by bus with Jefferson Lines and Greyhound service.

3) If we don’t want to camp out, is there anywhere to stay? – A block of rooms is reserved for the IWF tournament at Days Inn Fargo, 3431 14th Avenue S, Fargo ND 58103 (701-235-5566). The Rooms are reserved under the name “Woodchipper Flyball Tournament” which should be mentioned to qualify for special pricing. Many clubs do plan to camp and camping is available at Moorhead / Fargo KOA, (, 218-233-0671) or Outlet Recreation (Talk to Mike or Jim at 701-478-6699). Please reserve lodging early as limited availability is expected due to the “International Wrestling Tournament” and visitors to “The Woodchipper” in FARGO exhibit.

4) Any prizes? – Yes, absolutely! In addition to exciting division prizes, the IWF tournament will include a traveling trophy awarded to the winner of the tournament. The winning team’s name and date will be engraved on the trophy and remain with the winning club until the next IWF tournament. The traveling trophy is currently being specified and will be created by local artisans in the near future. While not the “Stanley Cup”, we can tell you it will be VERY cool! More details to follow once the commissioned trophy is complete.

5) What classes are being offered? – Racing Friday evening includes Multibreed, Veterans, and Regular (Limit 4). Saturday and Sunday racing will include both Regular and Open classes. Entry fees are $80 USD for Multibreed/Veterans and $95 USD for Regular/Open.

Entries can be sent to:
Debbie Huddleston (
2035 131st Court NE
Blaine MN 55449

For more information please visit the Animal Inn web page ( or contact Sharon Anderson (, 651-353-2813).

Good food, good friends, good racing!
Go Flyball


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