We, at Skyhoundz, want you to know that we hope that you and your extended families remain healthy as we ride out the Covid-19 pandemic together.
In that same vein, we want to do our part to help keep you safe. In light of the spiking infection rates and uncertainty associated with the development of treatments and vaccines, we believe it is prudent to cancel the 2020 Skyhoundz Hyperflite Last Chance Open Qualifiers and World Championship.
It goes without saying that we are very disappointed that we will not be able to come together this year in our annual celebration of disc dogs in Chattanooga. Rest assured, we will use this time to plan an absolutely amazing experience for 2021.
For those teams that have already qualified in 2020 — those invites will count toward the 2021 Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Championship. Additionally, any Open Youth Division competitor who Qualified this year (2020), but aged out for next year will still be able to compete in 2021 as an Open Division team.
The only thing that makes this decision remotely palatable to us, is the knowledge that we are doing our part to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. We greatly appreciate your support and understanding during this unprecedented time.
Finally, we are hard at work on creating interesting virtual opportunities for competing teams that we hope to announce soon. ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks for making the safe choice and giving us the option to carry the Qs. Everyone stay safe and enjoy your dogs.
Thank you Peter!
Good decision—while we will miss seeing everyone, it’s important that we concentrate on making sure we are all healthy to take care of our dogs!
Thank you so much for making this decision and keeping us safe. Also, for letting the Q’s carry forward. I am very sad because I will miss everyone, but I am in total agreement.
I'm sad that we weren't able to make it work this year but the decision is sound. Hopefully things will be better in 2021 and will be able to come back together for another awesome Chattanooga experience. Thanks Peter and Jeff and Greg for always looking out
Smart & Safe move. Looking forward to a spectacular 2021 🥏🐕🌎.
Thanks for this! We will see you guys next year!
Bravo! I agree 100% with this decision.
I hope everyone stays safe and we reunite in 2021.
Saludos a todos 🙏
Hard, but the right decision. We look forward to next year!
THANK YOU SKYHOUNDZ!!!
See you in 2021!!
100 % support this !
Me parece excelente decisión. Nos encontramos en 2021 💪💪
Good choice, but still sad.
100 % agree. Great choice.
Very wise decision, even though it was a tough one.
It’s like most of other events are doing
Thank you for putting our safety above all else. Solid decision. 'til 2021!
Sad news.....but smart decision. And, it just means we all get an extra year of practice in before the next world finals. Thanks, Skyhoundz, for all you do for our amazing sport!😍😍😍
We know you have been waiting anxiously to hear our plans for the 2020 Skyhoundz World Championship Series. You won’t have to wait much longer. Expect an announcement early next week! ... See MoreSee Less
The Skyhoundz team has been closely monitoring developments in the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Although we have been discussing these developments internally, it would be premature to announce options or alternatives for our competitions at this time. There are too many unknowns to begin to formulate a definitive strategy. That said, it seems unlikely that testing, treatment, or prevention methods will be adequate to permit Qualifiers to occur as they traditionally have for the 2020 season, though we are still holding out hope. It goes without saying that we have no interest in staging events that put competing teams and officials at risk.
In time, as the fog lifts, we hope to offer concrete solutions for hosting Qualifiers and/or a World Championship. In the meantime, our prayers and support go out to all who are struggling.
There are a few positives associated with the challenges we disc dog aficionados are facing. Many of us are finding ample time to play and practice with our canines. Skyhoundz has received a number of emails and calls from people who are using quality time with their canines to escape the 24-hour news cycle and its perpetual gloom. We are also receiving reports of new canine adoptions by folks who seek companionship as a means of combating isolation. Some of these adopted dogs may become future canine disc competitors, which is certainly a positive development. We’ve also noted increased interest from canine owners seeking a new challenge, not only for themselves, but for their canines as well.
Finally, please know that Skyhoundz (Laura and I) is still open if you need anything.