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2017 UPDIF

at Purina Farms in Gray Summit, Missouri
April 5-9th

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A Celebration of Achievement!

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UpDog International Finals

April 5,6,7,8,9, 2017 at
Purina Farms
St. Louis, MO

UpDog style

You should expect something very UpDog. ¬†Clever, quirky, cheeky and focused on fun and growth. ¬† Our goal is to provide teams with an experience they won’t forget. ¬† This event is by competitors for competitors.

Extras

We love to give prizes and awards not only to the best competitors but also other categories that we feel contribute to the heart and soul of UpDog.  Our desire is to support, encourage and recognize the growth and achievement of every team. You never know what cool award or prize we may hand out next.  We will do everything we can to surprise you, wow you, and make sure you have a pretty amazing experience.

*Competitors should look for the “Personal Best” Achievement handed out by judges when a team exceeds their previous personal best in a game.

The Basics

This has grown from a 3 day event to a 5 day event. We will play every UpDog game and award the top finishing competitors in each game Saturday and Sunday evening.   There will be seminars on Wednesday and Thursday,  a last chance qualifier on Thursday, a Banquet Saturday night (and Sunday night) and as many cool extras as we can fit in the evenings.  (Wednesday mixer at host hotel, Thursday Plays Pack Party, Friday setup party)

Qualification Period

January 1st through December 30th is our qualifying season.

Any points earned during the qualification season at any UDC sanctioned event will count towards UpDIF Qualification

Qualification Guidelines

You must be an UpDog member (an activated team) during the qualification period to be eligible to attend the International Finals.

Last Chance Qualifier

Teams who were members (activated) during 2016 but did not earn enough points to qualify for UPDIF are eligible to compete in Level 1 games at the LCQ on Thursday.  At least 3 top scoring teams will then advance to UPDIF.

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The purpose of the pre-registration is to allow teams to commit to attending UPDIF so that UpDog can prepare the correct amount of extras and goodies in advance.

Pre-Registration opens late January. You must Pre-Register in order to register for and attend UPDIF.

If you Pre-register, you are committing to attend UPDIF. You will pay $15 per team and indicate which games you are playing and which extras you want or will be attending.

$25 for the premium players pack (optional )

*Non-refundable

Registration will open in February.

The $15 from your Pre-Registration will cover your first game per team.
(includes mini players pack)

$15 per additional game across all teams

$10-$20 for the Banquet (optional but it’s a no brainer)

Tuesday – You are early, good for you!

Wednesday РFS Seminar and Mixer at Hotel

Thursday РSeminars, LCQ, Players pack Party

UPDIF Finals:
Friday РFarOut,  ThrownGo and FunKey starts off our UPDIF weekend

Saturday and Sunday:
Games in the Purina Event Center
Awards Banquet Saturday evening and small awards ceremony Sunday evening.

Scroll Further down this page for More details on each day

Lodging Options:

Camping – Camping is available on site at Purina Farms
RV sites ‚Äď water and electric hook ups ‚Äď dump station on site. $25 per night
showers and indoor restrooms are available.
Overflow parking is free with electric and some water.
No Tents
Contact Jason Rigler at jason@webmanna.com to make a reservation. Payment due 48 hours prior to arrival.

You will need an emergency contact sheet in your window and fill out and sign a form to give to Jason on arrival.   Call him at 636-649-9523

Want to rent a trailer or RV to stay on site? Check out:

Byerly RV
295 E 5th St, Eureka, MO 63025
636-938-2018
http://www.byerlyrv.com/

“We have 2400BH Passports, 2810BH Passports, 2920BH Passports.
Travel Trailers start at $540 and go to $660 for those dates – prices do not include taxes or delivery fees. Delivery fee is $150.
Tent Campers!   Get a discount here when you mention UPDIF
Jellystone Park Campground 10 mi east 5300 Fox Creek Rd., Eureka, MO 63025
636-938-5925
http://www.eurekajellystone.com/
mention UPDIF and pay Just $24/night normally $31.95
– no per person charge – no pet fee – water and electric, mostly gravel lots, large field near the site for dog walking, showers and bathrooms.

Host Hotel
Holiday Inn – Six Flags 10 mi east
4901 Six Flags Rd., Eureka, MO 63025
636-938-6661
http://www.hisixflags.com/
discounted rate of $119 per night normally $160
mention UPDOG UPDIF to get the discounted rate

We encourage you to stay at the host hotel, on site at Purina or at Jellystone. There are a number of other hotels in the area.  Look in Pacific (closer and less expensive), Eureka and Wildwood for nearby alternatives.

Every team will receive a players pack with awesome goodies from UpDog and our sponsoring partners including a shirt, discs and treats.

There will be an optional Premium Players pack for $25 when you register.  This will of course have even better goodies including custom collectibles and premium discs and a ton of extras.
These will be distributed Thursday night at Odells or anytime Fri, Sat, Sun from the store.

The Daily Schedule

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Wednesday

Seminar

At the Agility Field 9am-5pm
Spots still available
also private lessons on Monday available
contact Kat@updogchallenge.com

Freestyle seminar with Joanna Korbal and Ania Radomska of Poland.
Joanna placed 1st in the UpDog Polish Finals in 2016, is the 2016 Polish Freestyle Champion, the 2016 European Freestyle Champion and the 2015 Polish Freestyle Vice-Champion.

Ania is the Polish Champion 2008, 2012, 2015 in freestyle, Quadruped EU Championship 2008 (at age 13), V-Quadruped EU Championship 2009, Czech Republic Champion in freestyle in 2012, placed 3rd in UpDog Polish Finals in 2016 and has qualified for USDDN World Finals 4 times.

AfterParty

7:30pm at the host hotel (Holiday Inn Six Flags)

A chance to mix and mingle, talk about the seminar, enjoy a tasty beverage, play some classic table games.  Finger foods provided.

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Thursday

Morning Seminars

We will offer 2 seminars on Thursday morning before the LCQ.

9-10:30 Ron Watson : Game Strategies

10:45-12:15  Gary Duke : Throwing Technique

at the Flying Disc Field

Walk ups are welcome (even the public) for just $20

Last Chance Qualifier / LCQ

Any team that was activated in 2016 but did not earn enough points to qualify for UPDIF can compete in the Level 1 games at the Last Chance Qualifier.

 

At least 3 of the top placing teams in level one of each of these games could earn a spot to UPDIF that weekend.

All points earned at the LCQ will count towards the 2017 season points.

Check in, LCQ Reveal and Players Pack Party

We urge all players to attend. We will be unveiling the amazing player’s packs for everyone to pick up, and we will also be announcing the LCQ qualifiers. Food will be provided, cash bar and fun atmosphere.

Location:   O’Dells Irish Pub Р141 S. Central Ave. Eureka MO 63025
Time: 7:30pm

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Friday

Breakfast

Breakfast and lunch will be available all weekend in the Cafe.

Competition

Far Out from 8:30-Noon
Throw N Go from 12:45-5:30pm
FunKey from 12:30-6:00pm

On 2 fields on the flying disc field.

Evening Activity

Friday evening we will open the Event Center from 7:30-9pm for crating set up, pizza dinner (provided) and turf practice.

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Saturday

Competition

PARKING AND CRATING
Parking is available at the front or back of the Event Center. There are entrances on both ends. Crating will be in the Gateway Hall. Refer to the map on page 7 to identify this space. Please cover dogs when possible to minimize noise.

COMPETITION
On the turf in the Purina Event Center
We will start with Level 2 Freestyle (Criterion Round) from 9am-11:30am
Frizgility from Noon-5pm &
4WayPlay from noon-5pm

There will be 2 fields side by side.

 

Please send your music to Dale ASAP via email – Dale_b777@hotmail.com ¬† ¬† Subject” UpDif Freestyle” ¬† Please include dog name, handler name, Round, and Song choice

Celebration Banquet

Our biggest celebration, recognizing accomplishments throughout the year as well as the first 2 days of International competition.

This will be a full meal, dessert and award ceremony at 6:30pm held upstairs in the Event Center.

Please do not arrive earlier than 6:20pm

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Sunday

Competition

On the turf in the Purina Event Center
We will start Spaced out from 9am-1pm
Time Warp from 9am-1:30pm &
Freestyle (performance round) from 2pm-4:30pm

There will be 2 fields side by side.

Please send your music to Dale ASAP via email – Dale_b777@hotmail.com ¬† ¬† Subject” UpDif Freestyle” ¬† Please include dog name, handler name, Round, and Song choice

Sweet Spot Banquet

This banquet celebrates the sweet tooth and the sweet spot with tons of goodies as we share some exciting announcements and hand out our final awards.

This will also be upstairs in the Purina Event Center and will start at 5pm

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Monday

Recovery Fun

Breakfast and disc golf for anyone sticking around.   A great opportunity to share your favorite moments of the event and then enjoy a local disc golf course.

Breakfast at Bob Evans in Valley Park at 8:30am then disc golf at Jefferson Barracks

Contact Information

 UpDif 2017 Facebook Page

Link to RUNNING ORDERS FOR FINALS

Link to RUNNING ORDERS FOR LCQ

 QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS?

Email Help@UpDogChallenge.com

Call Jason  636-649-9523

INSTAGRAM

#UpDif2017 #PlayAchieveExpand @TheUpDogChallenge A W

UPDIF EVENT MAP

Event Brochure

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Emergency Vet

Veterinary Specialty Services is the local 24 hour emergency veterinarian for this event. They are an approximate 30 minute drive East from Purina. (636) 227-6100 1021 Howard George Dr, Ballwin, MO 63021

Extras!

Photographer on Site

Clicks by Chris Photography will be on site Friday through Saturday. Chris Davis has extensive experience shooting dog sports from dock diving to flying disc. He is offering a special package promotion to our competitors. Chris’s package price per dog is $60
Visit ClicksByChris.com/event/2017UpDif to ‚Äúfavorite‚ÄĚ photos of your dogs you‚Äôd like. Email ClicksByChris@gmail.com to let him know you are done selecting your favorites. He will then invoice you accordingly

Chiropractor & Canine Massage Therapist on Site

Saturday, April 8th, Kristen Baker will be on site offering Canine Massage and Cold Laser Treatment for $40 per session. Kristen Baker, a certified Mark Barnes Myofascial Release therapist for animals, has several years of research, training and hands-on experience in corrective canine and equine massage and bodywork.

Sunday, April 9th, Kristen will be joined by Julie Franz offering Canine Chiropractic adjustments for the same rate of $40 per session. The goal of an animal chiropractor is to restore function and mobility to the compromised vertebra in an effort to re-establish neurological transmissions or nerve function. This allows the body to perform at its optimum potential. You can visit them online at FunctionalFours.com

The Raffle

With the help of our sponsors, we will be hosting a raffle once again this year. Raffle Baskets will be set up next to the store Saturday and Sunday. You can buy raffle tickets at the store or from any staff you see walking around with tickets. Put your tickets in the appropriate bag for the number basket you are interested in.
Tickets prices are as follows $5 for 5 $10 for 12 $20 for 25

Raffle sales will stop at 4pm Sunday and drawings will be held immediately following games, prior to the Sweet Spot Banquet. Must be present or have a representative present to win

Vendors

The Following Vendors will be on site:

KBC Dog Sports

–¬†https://www.facebook.com/KBCKennels
Don’t forget to pick up the Breakdown Kennels you ordered or won!

BrilliantK9 Harnesses

https://brilliantk9.com/
Don’t forget to pick up the custom harnesses you ordered or won!

Michigan Antler Art

http://www.michiganantlerart.com/
Don’t forget to pick up the antlers you won!

Blue-9 with THE KLIMB

https://blue-9.com/

Don’t forget to pick up the Klimb you won!

Fraggle Rock Designs

http://fragglerockdesigns.com

Get biothane collars and leashes!

The Store

Our UpDog store will be running Thursday through Sunday and we are very excited to offer you some of your favorite gear and some exciting new swag as well! We accept Cash, Check, or Credit/Debit cards. You’ll want to bring extra luggage to ensure room for all of your UpDog goodies!

Sponsors

Big Thanks to our primary sponsor

Purina ProPlan

 

Platinum Premier Sponsor

KBC Dog Sports
Branson Zip Line

Gold Premier Sponsor

Zuke’s

Silver Premium Sponsor

ZippyPaws
Michigan Apples
Loki Treats

Bronze Premier Sponsor

Riker’s Dog Treats
Earthbath
Exclusively Pet, Inc.
Nupro
HeroDiscUsa

Mega Raffle Sponsor

Dog Tag Art
Frogg Toggs
Fit Paws
Sojos
Blue Dog Bakery
Aim High Canines
Company of Animals
Fraggle Rock Designs
Leerburg
Klimb
BrilliantK9
GunDog Supply
FLorida Dog Sports
Michigan Antler Art
Dynamic Discs
Mama Disc
Neater Feeder

Mini Raffle Sponsor

FuzzyWumpets
Treat Simple
Wysong
Sara Brueske

Player’s Pack Sponsor

Earth Rated
KONG
Rocco & Roxie Products
Coastal Pet Products
ROGZ
Frisbee Escape
Vital Essentials

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