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About Blockade Runners

Last updated January 10, 2005 (dogs stats only)

Blockade Runners hosted a tournament on June 21-22, 2003. Tournament information, including racing schedule and seed times, is available and can be viewed here.

On March 8-9, 2003, the Blockade Runners "A" team set a new best time with a time of 17.43 seconds!

On April 5-6, 2002, the Blockade Runners competed at the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge in Atlanta, GA. This was the Eastern Regional challenge for the sport of Flyball as well as agility (including 60 weave pole challenge), Jack Russell Terrier racing, Frisbee dog competition, and diving dogs. The four teams competing in the Flyball challenge were Top Dog Racers from Texas, New England Trailblazers from Vermont and Gateway Flyball from Missouri, along with the Blockade Runners from Raleigh, NC. For more information on the Blockade Runners at this event as well as pictures, click here.

The Blockade Runners was founded in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1996 by Mike Randall. Mike was originally with the Front Runners Flyball team, which is based out of Michigan.

The first person to join the Blockade Runners Flyball team was Charlene Saunders with her border collie, Brodie, in 1996. Since that time, the team has gown by leaps and bounds. Four members joined in 1997, bringing with them 5 additional dogs. Eight members joined in 1998, bringing with them 10 additional dogs and we continue to grow each year.

The Blockade Runners was the first team in North Carolina to host a Flyball Tournament. It was held in conjunction with the Mighty Match in Raleigh, NC which was held in January, 1997. It was a cold and icy weekend, but teams came from as far north as Maryland and as far south as Georgia. The Blockade Runners, in conjunction with the other North Carolina Flyball teams, hosted the second North Carolina Flyball tournament in Charlotte, NC on April 1-2, 2000.

Rules for the Blockade Runners Flyball Team

  1. People selected to compete in tournaments is based on when they joined the team.
  2. Mike decides who runs on what team and when.
  3. While participation at practice and demos is not manditory, having fun is!
  4. Everyone is allowed one bad day where they can be crabby without having to explain their behavior. Since everyone is allowed only one bad day, they are encouraged to use it wisely. To date, Rule #4 has only been invoked by Pamela Christian and it was due to this web site!

    The Blockade Runners doesn't have a scheduled practice day and time. If you would like to find out additional information on this team or would like to come out and watch us practice, please contact Mike Randall.

    Blockade Runners - April 2000 Tournament

    Blockade Runners - December 1999 Tournament

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    This Flyball Ring site owned by Pamela Christian.
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