Rules and Policies Apply. Clubs, teams, dogs and participants on
Performance Teams remain subject to and governed by all of the provisions of the
Rules of Racing and Corporate Policies and Procedures, except as specifically
set forth below.
(ii) When a team in the multibreed class declares performance, the requirement of
four different breeds set forth in Section 6.2(d) does not apply.
(iii) Conversion to Performance Team Entry. With the permission of the Tournament
Director for cause shown, a team entered in a regular or non-regular class may be
converted from its original status to a Performance Team entry prior to the start of the
tournament. The intent of this conversion privilege is to allow teams that have already
entered a tournament but who, for unforeseen reasons, find themselves unable to field
a complete team, to run for points with a dog or dogs from another club. “Cause” shall
include but not be limited to circumstances such as dog injury, illness, or other
unforeseen situation. A team may not enter a tournament as a Performance Team.
(iv) Performance Team Status Declared. A team’s status as a Performance Team entry
shall be clearly shown on the team’s time sheet and declared prior to the start of racing.
The team’s status as a Performance Team shall be disclosed on the seeding list
prepared and circulated by the host club prior to the tournament and/or at the captain’s
meeting before the racing starts. Once a team is declared to be a Performance Team, its status does not change,
even if the non-club dog(s) listed on the time sheet do not
earn any points.
(v) Club Affiliation. A dog’s club affiliation is not affected by reason of running on a
(vi) Other Classes or Time Sheets. A dog that is listed on a time sheet for a
Performance Team may be listed on the time sheet for one additional team provided
the entry is on a team in another class, except in circumstances where a second entry
would be prohibited by Sections 6.2(f), (g) or (h) of the NAFA
(vii) Placements and Awards. A Performance Team is not eligible for tournament
awards or placements. A Performance Team will not be awarded any wins in any races
or heats. A team racing against a Performance Team must complete the minimum
number of heats in order to record a win. In an elimination event, Performance Teams
shall be placed at the bottom of the elimination brackets, with the Performance Teams
being ranked by time among themselves by seed time in the event more than one
Performance Team is in the elimination schedule.
(viii) Record Times, NAFA® Seed Times, and Championships. A Performance Team is
not eligible to set a NAFA® world record. The rules governing world records stated in
Section 7.2 of the Corporate Policies and Procedures do not apply to Performance
Teams. Times set by a Performance Team shall be recorded on the time sheet for
purposes of calculating points earned by the dogs on the time sheet entered into the
NAFA® Database but for no other purpose. Regardless of the regional affiliation of the
club fielding the Performance Team, such teams shall be treated as out of region
teams for purposes of the Rules governing Regional Championships.