Xtreme Distance is the only event at Hyperflite Skyhoundz Xtreme Distance Qualifiers and World Championship events.
Skyhoundz Xtreme Distance Championships include Skyhoundz Xtreme Distance Qualifiers and the Skyhoundz Xtreme Distance World Championship.
Skyhoundz Xtreme Distance Championships give canines exactly what they want – insanely long throws. Skyhoundz Xtreme Distance Championships are stand-alone events meant to showcase the pure speed and catching ability of canines and the throwing skills of the human team member.
Teams compete in two divisions (Men's and Women's) in four distinct classes (Light Plastic, Classic Plastic, Unlimited Plastic and MicroDog). All teams compete in one 90-second round (as many throws as a team can make within the 90-second throwing period), followed by a one-throw Glory Shot round.
Throws from both rounds are reviewed to determine the longest throws of the day. Throws are measured in feet and inches.
The recommended minimum field set-up for Skyhoundz Xtreme Distance Championships is a flat, grassy rectangular area, at least 50 yards x 110 yards (with a minimum of 15 yards of space behind the throwing line to allow for dog acceleration), that is free of obstructions. The location of the throwing line will be dictated by the field geography and wind direction. Once the throwing line is determined it will remain the same for all competitors throughout the round. The contest host may change the throwing direction only after all competitors have completed a round.
On-deck teams, when called must immediately proceed from the staging area, to the throwing area. Once the team arrives in the throwing area, a prepare to throw 15-second warning will be given. Thereafter, time will begin and teams will be advised to throw when ready. Competing teams will then have 90 seconds (or one throw for the Glory Shot round) in which to complete as many attempts as desired. Unlike other canine long distance events, canines must not cross the throwing line until the disc leaves the thrower's hand or a throwing fault will be called. The thrower may not step on, or over, the line at the time of the throw or a foot fault will be called and the throw will not be scored. A canine may be restrained, anywhere behind the throwing line, with the aid of a helper, if desired.
Catches will be measured from the throwing line to the point where the rear-most paw of the canine contacts the ground at the time of the catch, or, if the catch is made in the air, the point where the rear-most paw of the canine contacts the ground after the mid-air catch.
Special Rule for Tipped Throws – A throw tipped by a canine, and later caught, is still a measurable throw. However, the Point of Contact Rule applies to prevent a canine from gaining an unfair advantage owing to the extra distance attributable to the tip. The Point of Contact Rule states that a tipped throw that is subsequently caught by a canine, will be measured to the point where the rear-most paw of the canine is at the time of the tip, regardless of whether the canine is in stride or airborne.
If a disc leaves the thrower's hand before time is called, and a catch is made, it will be scored. Competitors may change discs between throws as long as the discs are appropriate for the Class in which the competitor is competing. Note: All discs to be used in competition must be weighed and approved by contest officials prior to being used in competition. Competitors should present all discs to be used during a round to the throwing line judge for inspection and/or weighing.
The official weight of a disc is determined by the scale at the competition event..
Competitors may, in Skyhoundz Xtreme Distance Championships, choose to throw any safe plastic disc that was designed specifically for canine use (no golf discs) as long as the chosen disc also meets the weight requirements of the Class in which the team is competing.
Women's MicroDog Glory Shot
Men's MicroDog Glory Shot
Women's Light Plastic
Women's Light Plastic Glory Shot
Men's Light Plastic
Men's Light Plastic Glory Shot
Women's Classic Plastic
Women's Classic Plastic Glory Shot
Men's Classic Plastic
Men's Classic Plastic Glory Shot
Women's Unlimited Plastic
Women's Unlimited Plastic Glory Shot
Men's Unlimited Plastic
Men's Unlimited Plastic Glory Shot
Xtreme Distance Tie-Breaker If there is a tie for first, second or third place, the tie will be broken by the following criteria, as necessary: 1) A Face-off round with each team receiving one Xtreme Distance throw. The team completing the longest distance catch will be declared the victor. If the teams are still tied after each has made one throw, Face-off continues until one dog completes a longer distance catch than the other. Officials will permit the competitors to rest their dogs as necessary.