Front and Finish Article Jan 98.
It is with great sorrow that I write this article. On March 17, 1998 Clyde Moore, Executive Director of the North American Flyball Assoc., (NAFA®) passed away from a massive heart attack at his home in Prescott, Michigan..
Clyde could be explained as a big teddy bear of a man, who looked like Wilbur Brumley, and who was always ready to help a team or person out with advise and support. Clyde was involved in Flyball from the very beginning of it in Michigan. Clyde started out on the Flyball team called "The Eliminators" which held one of the first "real" tournaments on Sept. 23, 1984. In January of 1985, the North American Flyball Association was formed. Clyde was elected to the Board of Governors (Directors), and in December of 1993 he was elected Executive Director and had just been reelected to his second term. He had served continuously in some capacity for the past 13 years.
Clyde also owned and ran the first dog to reach 20,000 points with the North American Flyball Association. Onyx, a Doberman Pincher, has the distinction of having the 20,000 point title named after her, called the "The Onyx Award". Unfortunately, due to ongoing health problems, Onyx had to be put down a couple of days after Clyde’s death and was buried with her beloved owner. Onyx had obtained over 40,000 points. She started her racing career before the point system was administered by NAFA and would have probably been well over 50,000 if she had gotten points during her entire flyball career.
The Flyball world greatly benefited from both Clyde and Onyx, and they both will be greatly missed. A memorials have been set up with
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The dates listed on the article are between May 2nd to June 28th.
Also the very first Florida Flyball Tournament has now been officially scheduled for August 8 & 9. It is to be held at K.E.T.C.H. training center in Tampa, Florida. Anyone interested in attending should contact Wendy at (813)881-0770 or contact me. This is a new area for Flyball to be getting into. I am looking forward to attending and hope to meet some new faces to the World of Flyball.
Anyone interested in learning more about FLYBALL competition,
(the fastest growing dog activity)
Anyone interested in sharing some of their FLYBALL experiences, titles, and upcoming tournaments please write to me at P.O. Box 171 Olin, Iowa 52320-0171 or e-mail Judy Hagan at firstname.lastname@example.org. To all of you that are already competing, good luck in 1998. To all of those that aren't competing yet, you don't know what your missing!
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