Rick Nielson and Jessie at Academy Dog Sports in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Bullseye is one of the events in the DiscDogathon Championships (DiscDogathon Qualifiers, DiscDogathon International Qualifiers, DiscDogathon European Championship, and the DiscDogathon World Championship).
Bullseye is a fast-paced and updated derivation of the original circular canine disc distance format.
To begin, the thrower and the canine must both be within the throwing circle. Once time begins, the thrower and canine may move freely about the field to catch and/or retrieve discs. All throws must be made from within the throwing circle.
Scoring zones and field dimensions are depicted in the related graphics (yards / meters).
Catches made between the 4 yard and 7.5 yard rings are worth one point on the ground and two points with all paws off the ground. Catches made outside the 7.5 yard ring are worth three points on the ground and four points with all paws off the ground.
Bullseye teams may use two discs to complete throws in any direction.
Skyhoundz has selected Hyperflite flying discs as the official flying discs of Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Championship Series. As such, at all Skyhoundz competitions (including, but not limited to, Local Championships, State Championships, DiscDogathon Qualifiers, Skyhoundz Classic Qualifiers, Xtreme Distance Qualifiers, DiscDogathon World Championship, Skyhoundz Classic World Championship, and Xtreme Distance World Championship), competitors are required to use Hyperflite discs.
MicroDog Division competitors must use Hyperflite Competition Standard Pup discs, FrostBite Pup discs, SofFlite Pup discs, Jawz Pup discs, Jawz HyperFlex Pup discs, or Jawz X-Comp Pup discs.
Competitors receive one minute to score as many points as they can.
The thrower and canine are required to be in the throwing circle before time starts. The line judge will ask the competitor, “Ready?” When the competitor responds yes, the line judge will raise his/her arm. The announcer will then say, “Go!” and the time will begin. If, in the opinion of the line judge, the dog leaves before time begins, the line judge will signal to the announcer, time will be reset to zero, and a restart will be initiated. Competitors may send their canines downfield, or throw, anytime after the start signal is sounded.
Countdown of time remaining will be uniform for all competitors: “30 seconds, 10 seconds, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, time!”
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If there is a tie for first, second, or third place, the tie will be broken by the following criteria, as necessary:
1) The team with the fewest total throws.
2) A Face-off round with each team receiving 30 seconds in which to score as many points as they can. The dog scoring the most points will be declared the victor.
3) If the teams are still tied after the 30 second playoff, the playoff will continue until one team outscores the other. Officials will permit the competitors to rest their dogs as necessary.
An open, flat, grassy area free of obstacles with concentric 4, 8, and 15 yard (3.7, 7.3, and 13.7 meter) diameter circles. (Please note: For field layout, the graphic above depicts 2, 4, and 7.5 yard (1.8, 3.7, and 6.9 meter) radiuses.
Thanks to Rick Nielson for his thorough video tutorial on how to accurately set up a complete Skyhoundz Court (Bullseye, Distance/Accuracy, and Spot Landing).