2016 Northwest Versatility Weekend

The 15th annual Northwest Versatility Weekend, hosted by WWWA, will be held at the Tacoma Polo Club field in Roy, WA over Memorial Day weekend, May 28-30, 2016.

This event is a showcase of the versatility of our wonderful whippets and the other sighthound breeds, and there will be something for everyone!

  • Saturday is straight racing - NAWRA for whippets and LGRA for other breeds. We are also offering Sprinter Racing SATURDAY ONLY for NAWRA ineligible whippets - DQs OK, no measuring, no registration requirement. Division II racing will be available for whippets as well.
  • Sunday is all-breed NOTRA oval racing, followed by a conformation match. We'll have a special class just for Versatility entrants, but also classes for young puppies, adults and veterans, so bring out your youngsters for training and your oldsters to revel in the fun.  ILPs and spayed/neutered hounds welcome! The match judge is Marykay Ligocki, Java Rhodesian Ridgebacks.
  • Monday is ASFA lure coursing, with judges Mary Ellen Chaffin of Renton, WA, Beth Levine of Sultan, WA and Avery McLeod of Ethel, WA. At the end of the day on Monday, Versatility awards will be conferred to the top ranked hound in each breed who completes all four events.
  • Other fun stuff: potluck lunches with prizes for best dish, vendors, and practice opportunities on Saturday and Sunday as time, weather and volunteers permit.

We need volunteers to help with a wide variety of jobs. You don't have to be an expert to help out! We would love to help you learn the ropes, and there are plenty of non-running-related duties to help with.

For all the details and the premium list, please see the event listing: http://www.wwwhippet.org/event/northwest-versatility-weekend/


EventsBeth Levine