Welcome Letter

Racing Hearts – Welcome Letter(Printable version)

Racing Hearts I Flyball Tournament

  • Hosted by Texas Twisters
  • February 10 & 11, 2018
  • Judges – John Fairbairn & Mike Smith
  • Tournament Director – Judy Walter
  • Regional Director – Mike Smith

Line and Box Judging

First, thanks to everyone who will be helping with line and box judging!  We couldn’t put on a tournament without you!

  • Line judges will be writing the times on the racing sheets.
  • If you find that you will be unable to fill a seat during your assigned judging slot, please let the current table worker know so that we can find someone to take your place.


  • We have planned for a fun, relaxed tournament. Of course, promptness is always appreciated.
  • We will have 2 minute warm ups – both Saturday and Sunday the entire tournament.

If your team is finished warming up before the 2 minutes, please let the judge know so we can get the race started. Thanks!


Remember that this weekend is 2 separate tournaments- Saturday and Sunday.


  • 9:00 – 3:00 set up
  • Crating 1:00 – 6:30pm – Unless you are helping with set up or racing, please do not arrive any earlier than 1:00pm.


  • 6:00 – Building opens
  • 7:00 – 7:30 Check-in
  • 7:00 – Measuring
  • 7: 30 – Captain’s Meeting
  • 8:00am – Racing Begins
  • Lunch after race 28


  • 6:00 – Building opens
  • 7:00 – 7:30 Check-in
  • 7:00 – Measuring
  • 7: 30 – Captain’s Meeting
  • 8:00am – Racing Begins
  • No lunch is scheduled for today.

Heart Races!!

During the races on Saturday, each club will have one of their teams run in a “Heart Race.”  Whichever club wins THAT race, will win a fabulous prize!  The prizes will be hidden behind boxes, so after you win the “Heart Race,” your club can come on  over to the Texas Twisters Crating Area and choose the prize of your choice hidden behind the box.  Once you make your decision, we will reveal the prize and your club can enjoy!!  We have planned on some really great prizes!

Photo Opportunity!! – Kissing Booth!!

We will have a kissing booth* offered at the back of the ring for you to be able to take photos with you and your dogs or just your dogs.  Please feel free to come to the back for a great photo opportunity!!

*Kisses provided by Red (Mike’s dog)

Tournament Points

  • The winner of each heat will receive one tournament point, and the winner of the majority of heats in a race will be awarded an additional two bonus points regardless of format.
  • Heats ending in a tie will result in each team receiving ½ of a tournament point.
  • If neither team wins the majority of heats, there will not be an extra heat ran, but both teams will split the 2 additional bonus points.
  • If neither team wins the majority of heats because of a double loss in one of the heats, there will not be an extra heat ran and neither team will receive bonus points.

Division Tie Breakers

  1. Results of head to head competition at the heat level.
  2. Fastest legal time in head to head competition.
  3. Toss of a coin.

Crating: Crating map is up.

Parking: Parking is allowed on the north, east and south sides of the building.  Please do not block off any of the bay doors or regular doors

Poop Area: The poop area will be located just to the south and west of the building in the grassy areas.


We look forward to seeing everyone!

Texas Twisters Flyball