Rat Games Trials on April 19-22, 2019 in Westminster, CO

Dog Sports America will be hosting a 4 day Rat Games Tournament at Matrix Dog, LLC in Westminster, CO from April 19 through 22, 2019.  Entries are open now and close April 7, 2019. Online entry is available below.

Games offered are:

Friday Saturday Sunday Monday
Mad Hatter
Me First
Heads Or Tails
Bet The Farm
Mad Hatter
Me First
Heads Or Tails
Bet The Farm

Doors will open at approximately 7:30AM each day.  Briefings will be at 8:30.  The first game to begin immediately after the briefing.


All games are $20/run for pre-entry.  Discounts are available as per the entry below. Day of show rates are $25/run if space is available.


Our judges will be Onnie Scantlebury from Frankfort, KY (RGJ-021) and John Fisher of Reno, NV (RGJ-001). Should entries support it, we will add an additional ring and judge.

Our Trial Secretary 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.

A portion of the entry fees from Distance, Speed, Mad Hatter, Bet The Farm, Heads Or Tails, and Tunnels will be put into a prize pool to be divided amongst the top three dogs with the most cumulative points in those four games.  Your highest score in each game will be counted in the pool.


The blind will be 10’x20’ with ring gate dividers.  Blinds will be a maximum of 5 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 on mats.

b. No Ex-Pens are permitted on the mats.  All crates must have a protective cover underneath them.

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 MAY 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.

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.