DDoGG T5: Disc Dogs Against Cancer Tournament Recap

Disc Dog novice winner

Last weekend Disc Dogs of the Golden Gate disc dog club held their fifth tournament out in Benicia, CA, on the athletic field of Benicia Middle School, in conjunction with the Bark For Life event, bringing
awareness and helping raise funds for the fight against cancer.

It’s more than likely we’ve all been impacted by cancer in one way or another in our lives. So it was with great pride that the club represented and held a tournament in conjunction with the American Cancer Society’s Bark for Life event, a part of Benicia’s Relay for Life event.

We not only entertained people with our competition, but the club donated funds from our entry fees to the cause, in the amount of $275.


Patrick Major and Karma, Open Freestyle competitor

On top of the fight against cancer, the other unique aspect of this event was that in Benicia, the contestants were facing an adversary with a much greater presence during the event, and that was the
weather!

A disc dog watches the contest

The temperature was a pleasant mean of 72 degrees for most of the day, but the wind had other ideas for the disc dog enthusiasts on the field, as the winds averaged around 12-14 mph during the event, with gusts maxing out at 23mph.

The wind tested our skills, mettle and resolve this day, but we persevered!

Disc Dogs of the Golden Gate Jr Handlers

In the Novice Division, Gene Welch, with Noe (Top image) took the top spot. Good job Gene!

Pro Division medalists, in the Bark for Life contest

In the Pro Division, Steve Teer won with Team Gonzo’s pup, Wrenny.

Disc dog Vader, with Team Gonzo and Patrick Major and Karma, the OPEN Division medalists

In the Open Division, Bruce Simmons and Vader took that top spot.

You can check out the entire set of scores below for each division.

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NOVICE

Novice Round 1
Place Handler Dog Throw 1 Throw 2 Throw 3 Throw 4 Throw 5 Throw 6 Throw 7 Total R1+R2 Total
1 Gene Welch Noe 0 2 0 0 2.5 0 4.5 8.5
2 Cailyn Kutz* Gracie 0 2.5 2 1 5.5 7.5
3 Lance Kutz Gracie 2 2 0 2 6 6
4 Cheryl Gorham Wrenny 0 0 2 2 4 5.5
5 Craig Tanner Gus 2 0 0 0 2 5
6 Craig Tanner Tucker 0 1.5 2.5 0 4 5
7 Julie Fisher Spur 0 0 0 0 0 2.5 2.5 4.5
8 Tricia Callahan Mack 0 1.5 0 0 1.5 3.5
9 Yvette Castillo Lulo 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
10 Patrick Major Marley 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Patrick Major SammyDavis 0 0 0 0 0 0
Novice Round 2 Dog Throw 1 Throw 2 Throw 3 Throw 4 Throw 5 Throw 6 Throw 7 Total
Handler
Gene Welch Noe 2 0 2 0 0 4
Cailyn Kutz* Gracie 0 0 0 2 2
Lance Kutz Gracie 0 0 0 0 0
Cheryl Gorham Wrenny 1.5 FF** 0 0 1.5
Graig Tanner Gus 0 2 1 3
Craig Tanner Tucker 0 0 0 1 0 1
Julie Fisher Spur 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Tricia Callahan Mack 1 1 0 0 0 2
Yvette Castillo Lulo 0 0 0 2 0 2
Patrick Major Marley 0 0 0
Patrick Major SammyDavis 0 0 0 0

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PRO

Pro Round 1
  Place Handler Dog Throw 1 Throw 2 Throw 3 Throw 4 Throw 5 R1 Total R1+R2 Total
1 Steve Teer Wrenny 3.5 3 4.5 3 14 21
2 Jakeb Stanley Scout 2 2.5 2 0 0 6.5 12.5
3 Steve Teer Emma 0 4 4.5 8.5 12*
4 Amy Simmons Vader 0 0 2 0 2.5 4.5 12*
5 Cindy DelCorto Blitz 0 0 2 3 5 11
6 Bruce Simmons Lark 0 0 2 0 2 6
7 Ed Oswalt Shostro 0 0 0 0 4
8 Robbie Shyken Clover 2 0 0 2 3
9 Shannon Casci Nico 1.5 0 0 1.5 1.5
10 Robbie Shyken Gabriel 0 0 1 0 1 1
11 Mark Youngberg T Bone 0 0 0 0 0
12 Eli Keller Roose 0 0 0 0 0
13 Robert Vignalats Josie 0 0 0 0 0
Pro Round 2
Handler Dog Throw 1 Throw 2 Throw 3 Throw 4 Throw 5 R2 Total
Steve Teer Wrenny 0 3.5 3.5 7
Jakeb Stanley Scout 3 0 0 0 3 6
Steve Teer Emma 0 0 3.5 0 3.5
Amy Simmons Vader 2.5 2.5 0 2.5 0 7.5
Cindy DelCorto Blitz 3.5 3 0 0 6
Bruce Simmons Lark 1 0 0 3 4
Ed Oswalt Shostro 0 2 2 0 4
Robbie Shyken Clover 0 1 0 1
Shannon Casci Nico 0 0 0 0 0
Robbie Shyken Gabriel 0 0 0 0 0
Mark Youngberg T Bone 0 0 0 0 0
Eli Keller Roose 0 0 0
Robert Vignalats Josie scratch 0

*Tiebreaker decided by the least number of throws
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OPEN

  Place Open Freestyle
Final Score
Handler Dog B A R K FS FSX2 FSx2+TC
1 Bruce Simmons Vader 7.1 7.0 7.5 7.2 28.8 57.6 61.6
2 Patrick Major Karma 6.5 6.6 4.6 6.0 23.7 47.4 53.4
3 Eddy Gozales Wrenny 6.1 6.1 4.5 6.0 22.7 45.4 51.9
4 Robbie Shyken Taz 6.8 6.3 4.1 6.1 23.3 46.6 48.6
5 Ryan Hall Nico 5.7 5.8 3.1 6.2 20.8 41.6 46.1
6 Ryan Hall Emma 5.6 5.9 2.4 5.9 19.8 39.6 43.1
7 Joshua Major Karma 5.2 5.0 1.7 5.1 17 34 34
8 Jess Keller Roose 5.1 5.0 1.5 5.3 16.9 33.8 33.8
9 Jackie Phillips Rusty 4.0 4.0 1.4 5.0 14.4 28.8 28.8
Open T&C
Handler Dog Throw 1 Throw 2 Throw 3 Throw 4 Throw 5 Throw 6 Total
Bruce Simmons Vader 0 0 0 4 4
Patrick Major Karma 0 2 4 6
Eddy Gozales Wrenny 0 3 0 3.5 6.5
Robbie Shyken Taz 0 0 0 2 0 2
Ryan Hall Nico 0 4.5 0 4.5
Ryan Hall Emma 0 3.5 0 0 3.5
Joshua Major Karma 0 0 0 0
Jess Keller Roose 0 0 0 0 0
Jackie Phillips Rusty 0 0 0 0 0 0

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