Hi everyone,As we all get through this crazy winter, lets "jump ahead" to spring and the great year the AWI has planned. We will again have premier events all over the world from Asia to Europe and of course the good old USA.
In the USA, we will be offering 9 World Championship Qualifiers around the country. The top 4 teams from each event will get an invite to our World Championships in beautiful Naperville, Illinois. Also the top 5 teams from any of the International Qualifiers hosted around the world will be invited as well. Thats right, we are bringing our Finals back to the Midwest.
Now, on an exciting note, here is what we have planned. With all the logistics and timing of running this Championship weekend we have tripled the fun in the disc dog world. Friday August 29th we will be having a Last Chance Open Qualifier. This will start approximately around 2 pm, more details to follow. This event will consist of only one round of Freestyle with the top 4 teams receiving an invitation to compete on Saturday, August 30th at the AWI World Championship. There they will be joined with the best of the best from around the world to see who will be the next AWI World Champions and get them and their dog's name on the oldest and most prestigious award in the disc dog world, The Lander Cup!
To add to the awesome weekend lineup, on Sunday, August 31st, we have the honor of hosting The UFO North American Cup Championship. All of the UFO's top point leaders from throughout the year will be here to claim the first ever UFO North American Cup Championship Award. This event is open to all competitors, not just the point leaders.
We realize that this change of dates will not make everyone happy, but we are announcing it well in advance so you can adjust your plans accordingly for 2014. We also will offer the Top 5 teams from the Last Chance Qualifier in Europe, which happens to be the week following the 2014 Finals now, an invitation to the 2015 AWI World Championships.
This will be one rockin weekend of Frisbee fun so make your plans and travel arrangements now. We hope all of you can be here to join us. Rumor also has it that Mr. Stein himself will be here to host the Grand Opening of the new and improved Ashley Whippet Museum. Awesome!
The AWI Staff