Rat Games Trial (Novice/Beginner Courses) In Westminster, CO On December 18-19, 2020

Rat Games Trial (Novice/Beginner Courses) In Westminster, CO On December 18-19, 2020

Dog Sports America will be hosting a 2 evening Rat Games Trial at Matrix Dog in Westminster, CO on December 18-19, 2020.  Pre-entries are open now. Online entry is available below.

Games offered are:

Heads Or Tails

Doors will open at approximately 5:00PM on Friday and 7:00PM on Saturday.  Briefings will be at 5:30 on Friday and 7:30 on Saturday.  The first game to begin immediately after the briefing.


All games and courses are $15/run for pre-entry (up until 11:59pm MST Friday).  Day of Show rates are $20/run if space is available. RMR/Matrix Dog vouchers will be accepted at this trial. Please email john@dogsportsamerica.com if you would like to use them.


Our judge will be John Fisher of Reno, NV (RGJ-001).  The club reserves the right to add/allocate judges to classes to improve the efficiency of the trial day.

Our Trial Secretary will be Jen Giacchi from Westminster, CO.

Our Trial Chair will be John Fisher from Reno, NV. He can be reached at john@dogsportsamerica.com or (775)600-2912.

Ribbons and Awards

All qualifying runs receive a green qualifying run ribbon.

New titles will receive a title ribbon.


The blind will be 10’x20’ with ring gate dividers.  Blinds will be a maximum of 4 dogs.

Notice to Exhibitors

I. It is expressly understood that exhibitors alone are responsible for the behavior of their dogs, children and/or guests. Any exhibitor whose dogs, children, and/or guests repeatedly engage in unsafe or disruptive behavior may, at the discretion of DSA, be asked to leave the trial site. In such case, no refund on any entry will be made.

II. Venue

a. The trial will be held indoors.

b. No xpens are allowed at this facility. All crates must have a tarp/towel/blanket/etc underneath them in order to protect the matting. Crates must be fully closed if a dog is in them.

c. The entire facility will be available for crating. Please space yourselves out!

III. Entries

a. Withdrawal of entry before the closing date will receive a refund less a 10% processing fee. No refunds will be made for withdrawal after the closing date. Entry fees will not be refunded in the event that a dog is absent, disqualified, excused, or barred from competition by action of the Hearing Committee.

b. All entries must be accompanied by entry fees to be valid. A returned check does not constitute a valid entry. There will be a $50 fee for all returned checks.

c. Exhibitors are responsible for complete, accurate, and legible information on their entry forms.

d. Every attempt will be made to hold this event as scheduled. In the event of an “Act of God” such as fire, flood, etc., an event may be canceled. We will make every attempt to contact entrants and inform them of the cancellation. We will return all or part of the entry fees at our discretion.

IV. Dogs

a. All dogs must be on leash and under control while on trial grounds except while showing. FLEXI LEASHES ARE NOT PERMITTED at the show site. Electric collars ARE NOT PERMITTED at the show site.

b. Bitches in season are able to compete in Rat Games. They will be run at the end of each class. Bitches in season must wear pants. If bringing a bitch in season, please inform the trial secretary prior to the trial, and inform all exhibitors at the judge’s briefing. A separate potty area will be provided. No refunds will be issued for a BIS.

c. Disruptive dogs will have to be crated separately.

V. People

a. Please pick up after your dog and dispose of waste in appropriate containers. Please clean up after yourself.

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