For a complete listing of Xtreme-Distance Qualifiers, please go here.
Xtreme Distance is the only event at Hyperflite Skyhoundz Xtreme Distance Championships.
Skyhoundzs Xtreme Distance Championships include Skyhoundz Xtreme Distance Qualifiers and the Skyhoundz Xtreme Distance World Championship.
Skyhoundz Xtreme Distance Qualifiers give canines exactly what they want – insanely long throws. Xtreme Distance Qualifiers 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.
The recommended minimum field set-up for Xtreme Distance 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 throwing line is 10 yards lon, with cones on both ends, and all throws must be made from behind that line. The location of the throwing line and orientation of the field will be determined in the sole discretion of the event host. Once the throwing line is determined it will remain the same for all competitors throughout the round. Note - wind direction is a variable that competing teams must be prepared to deal with. Xtreme Distance Qualifier field set ups may require throwing into the wind, with crossing wind, or with tail winds.
Prior to the start of the competition, Skyhoundz Xtreme Distance Qualifier hosts may mark and declare certain areas as out of bounds for safety purposes. Throws made into these areas will not be measured or counted.
On-deck Xtreme Distance teams, when called must immediately proceed from the staging area, to the throwing area. Once the team (human and canine) is positioned 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, by straight line, to the closest point of the throwing line regardless of where on the throwing line that may be.
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.
All teams compete in one 90-second round and a second, one-throw Glory Shot round.
While contest hosts are free to add additional classes to Xtreme Distance Qualifiers (i.e. Novice Class, Youth Class, etc.), the only class recognized by Skyhoundz is the qualifying class. As such, only qualifying class results will be listed in our official results.
In order to be considered for a Skyhoundz World Record, scores or times must be attained at an official Skyhoundz Qualifier or Skyhoundz World Championship.
In order to make sure that competitors have an opportunity to make plans for, and attend our World Championship, we have determined that no Qualifiers should be held less than one month before our World Championship other than the Last Chance Qualifiers. To calculate the last weekend, a Xtreme Distance Qualifier may be held for the current year's World Championship, take the date of the Last Chance Qualifier and go back five weekends. That weekend is the last one that a Qualifier may be held on.
Qualifiers for the Xtreme Distance World Championship are held in a number of countries. Competitors from the U.S. are eligible to compete in any Xtreme Distance held in the U.S. Competitors from Canada are eligible to compete in any Xtreme Distance Qualifier held in Canada. Competitors from any European country may compete in any Xtreme Distance Qualifier held in Europe. Competitors from Asian countries may compete in any Xtreme Distance Qualifier held in Asia. Competitors from Central America are eligible to compete in any Xtreme Distance held in Central America. Competitors from South America are eligible to compete in any Xtreme Distance held in South America.. Registration fees apply.
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.
Xtreme Distance MicroDog competitors must use the K-10 Pup, (Competition Standard Pup, FrostBite Pup, Jawz Pup, or SofFlite Pup disc) or a similar (7"/177.8 mm) or smaller-sized solid plastic disc made by another manufacturer as long as they weigh less than 85 grams.
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
Women's MicroDog Glory Shot
Men's MicroDog 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.