Ashley Whippet® Invitational World Championship 2018

The AWI Last Chance Qualifier will be held on Saturday, September 1. The AWI World Championship will be held on Sunday, September 2.  


Teams already qualified:

An email was sent to all qualified teams in North America on July 28 from the account.

All qualifiers can be seen on this page

Please confirm your qualified spot(s) on this form if you plan to compete in the World Championship:

  • Select appropriate options to enter only Open Overall, only Open Toss & Catch, or BOTH on the same form
  • The information is used to confirm your attendance and prepare your score sheets

Looking to play in the Last Chance Qualifier?

Pre-registration for the last chance qualifier:

Pre-registration will close August 28, 2018 at 11:59 pm.

Freestyle music

Freestyle competitors in all divisions for LCQ and Open Overall Championship: please send your music to as soon as you can and specify which dog you are using the music for, if competing with more than one dog.


We welcome club banners and signage on site.  Individual Team sponsorship banners, tents and signage will not be allowed to be displayed during the weekend.  This will be strictly enforced. We have many sponsors for the weekend who have paid to display their information.  If anyone has a question regarding this please contact Tom Wehrli directly prior to the event.

Please see for more information

Update on Z-Disc

To the disc dog community .

With the little feedback we have received in regards to us leaving the Hyperflite Z disc off of our list of allowed competition disc, we have reviewed the comments again and will now allow those disc to be used. After reading the survey that someone posted last year, and seeing  few positive comments about that disc, AWI at that time decided it wasn’t safe for our dogs because of those reviews . We always want to do what’s best for the dogs safety first and foremost , but also want to be open to the thoughts of all the competitors. 
So with that, we will now allow the Z disc at the AWI events, although we prefer the Wham-o Fastback models , sponsoring K-9 events for over 40 years . 

Thank you,

2018 Season Announcements

New Options and Updates for 2018


Event Freestyle Division

AWI qualifying events now include “Event Freestyle" Division which consists of 2 rounds of freestyle only.  There will be no cut or run-off, just two rounds.  This is not a qualifying event.  Medals will be awarded to the top three competitors in this division.  

You can find more details listed under "General Rules" and also detailed under “Scoring Structure."

Event Freestyle Champion Trophy

AWI qualifying events now include an Event Freestyle Champion Trophy. This trophy will be awarded to the team with the best 2 rounds of freestyle from any division that runs 2 rounds of freestyle. The winner of this trophy can be from any division as long as there have been 2 rounds of freestyle scored for the day for that team.  When determining the Event Freestyle Champion, Toss and Catch scores need to be pulled out of the Open Overall final scores.

Disc Not Allowed

AWI has chosen not to allow the use of the Hyperflight Z-Disc at any of our events.  The reviews for this disc from disc dog teams are not positive enough.

Rules Updated

Please note that the 2018 guidelines and rules contain changes. Event hosts and competitors should familiarize themselves with this information. Please contact Tom with any questions regarding the changes.

Registration Reminders

Pre-registration may be offered at the discretion of the host.  

AWI events will ALWAYS accept walk-up registrations on the day of the event.   Pre-registration, if available, is expected and preferred, of veteran teams.  If an event host applies any ON-SITE late registration fees, please make it clear to everyone that these fees are not being assessed by AWI but by the event host.  


Event Host Files and Qualifiers

All Official AWI documents can be accessed and downloaded directly from our site. If you have a Google Account you can open the spreadsheets directly in Google Sheets then download an offline version (Excel) prior to your event. All documents can be downloaded (Excel and PDF formats) from this Event Hosts page.

Check the current list of 2018 Qualifiers prior to your event. Following your event please return to the same Event Hosts page to enter Qualifiers for each division. Please follow instructions for formatting (First Last and Dog, email - each on their own line). Email addresses are required for all.

Coming in 2019 - Updated Web Tools


Details needed include event contact person (name, email), location of event (street address, city, state, zip), date of event, start/end time and any other pertinent details you wish to have listed. Our Facebook page has the Official Events listed now and you may be added as a "co-host" to edit your event directly. Please tag the page ( or @AshleyWhippetInvitational on Facebook, @awiseries on Twitter and Instagram) to help the media and spectators track down relevant information on our qualifying events. Our hashtags continue to be #awiseries and #awifinals. We will happily follow you back on all social media channels - please reach out if we have not already done so. We appreciate your cooperation with this more streamlined online presence across the website and social media.

Don't forget that you can access and share photos in our Google Photo Albums. We cannot wait to see images from your events!

Coming for 2019: more web-based integration through the G Suite (Google Apps) tools. Please set up a free Google Account (really, it's free) to get a head start for next year.

What are the benefits of these changes for 2019? Access all of your event files from a Google Drive folder set up specifically for your event. Seamless pre-registration assistance for AWI web-based registration, scoring spreadsheet set up and score sheets with competitor information merged directly onto them. Share your event details via a form on our website and check back for your scoring spreadsheet and pre-filled score sheets in your Drive folder. AWI will facilitate pre-registration and you will be responsible for printing score sheets, calculating final fee summary and adjusting on-site registrations (additions and removals) as needed.

2017 Season Announcement

During the 2017 season you can qualify 4 of your dogs, but with that we will allow only 2 in each division: Open Overall or Open Toss & Catch (Cash & Catch). Teams must qualify for EACH division to compete in each division at the World Championships. Once you have qualified up to 4 dogs (2 per division), that’s it.

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