The DiscDogathon games will be offered this year on Sunday, June 5th at the Buckeye Bash. These games are lots of fun! There are five different games that are played as part of a DiscDogathon. Complete rules can be found at the Skyhoundz website. Below is a video of each game, so you can see how it’s played.
Bullseye – Bullseye is a quick game that levels the playing field for the smaller dogs! The highest scoring zone is only 7.5 yards from the throwing zone, so this game is all about short tosses & quick returns. Get as many catches as you can in the time allowed!
Time Trial – Time Trial requires two 20 yard catches. If you’re making the 20 yard zone in Toss & Catch consistently, this game is for you. Get those two catches as quick as you can to score the lowest time!
Pairs D/A – This is just like single player Distance & Accuracy (Toss & Catch), but with two handlers alternating throws. If you can do Toss & Catch, you can participate in this game. The key here is to know your dog! If they won’t hand off to another thrower, take the disc yourself and hand it to the other thrower. Get as many alternating throws in the time allotted as you can!
Spot Landing – Spot Landing is all about accuracy! With four throwing zones to hit at varying distances from the throwing zone, it’s about landing your dog in the correct spot. Small dog handlers usually have the advantage of accurate throws, but the disadvantage of a longer wait for their dog to return. Large dog handlers usually have the advantage of quick returns, but long leaps will take them out of the landing zone. You can earn points by hitting the closer zones accurately, even if your distance isn’t up to the farther zones.
Freestyle – There is only one round of freestyle in the DiscDogathon (DDAT) format, and no Toss & Catch round. Otherwise, it’s like freestyle in the Classic Qualifier. Five discs allowed, and avoid those missed catches!
Get out there & have some fun!