REGULATION 2018

REGULATION 2018

RULES OF PARTICIPATION 2018

1.      Entry is open to all Countries but all pigeons must wear an approved official ring from the issuing Federation of the Year 2018.

2.      Shipping and Arrival of Pigeons – To ensure the health of pigeons, with quarantine, vaccination, and creating immunity in groups upon arrival, the pigeons will only be received on the following days:

  • 1st to 15th March;
  • 1st to 15th April; and
  • 1st to 15th May.

3.      Each team consists of three pigeons, of which 2 are activated to compete for prizes in all the races.

4.      Reserve Pigeon – Pigeon nº 3 is a reserve and will compete for prizes in all races up to, and including Race No. 4 – SILVER RACE (the semi-final race).

Pigeon nº 3 of each team will replace any lost birds up to and including the Silver Race.

If both the entered pigeons nº 1 and nº 2 have not been lost, the reserve pigeon nº. 3 can be activated by the participant until the 20 September for an additional €300 to participate in the final GOLDEN RACE.

- Reserve pigeons not activated by the owners until September 20, 2018, can be activated by other participants on 22 and 23 September 2018.

The RESERVE pigeons cannot be swapped from one team to another of the same owner.

 

5.      Entry Fees - All participants must be competitors / participant members of the Golden Race Algarve

- To participate in the derby Algarve Pigeons Golden Race participants must pay the annual membership fee in the amount of € 300 (free of VAT) plus the registration fee € 300 (VAT included 23% fee). The participation in the derby only becomes effective, after having paid all the amounts due (membership fee, and registration), and in case the payment is not made, the participation is annulled before basketing to final race.

- Each participant can register the teams that they want, paying the value of a membership  and the value of an registration, for each team that register. For every 10 teams entered by a participant, the organization is offering one free team (3 pigeons). – Replacements for lost, sick or injured birds can be done at no extra cost, until the 31st of May 2018. For shipping cost, contact the agent in your country.

- The bank charges for transfers to the Golden Race Algarve are the responsibility of those who make the transfer.

4.      PMV Vaccination – The birds should be vaccinated against PMV, within 20 days prior to shipping, and must be between 45 to 60 days old. They will be sent to the Loft Algarve Pigeons Golden Race, to the Faro airport, or representatives, in several European countries. More information about shipping can be found on the website,goldenracealgarve.com.

5.      Reservations - Space in the loft is limited to a maximum of 6.000 pigeons. Places will be provided on a first come, first served basis whereby places will be guaranteed to teams that have been registered / reserved first. To reserve your place for 2018, email: golden.race.algarve@gmail.com , simply send your registration form / member or to agents in countries,  and by paying a deposit of 100 Euros, (non refundable in case of cancellation) for each team within 15days from your requested reservation  All participants 2017 have assured place in the loft to 2018, but should make registration until December 31, 2017. After this date the organization cannot guaranty the participation.

6.      Pigeons - After entering the loft the pigeons are in the care of the organization  Golden Race Algarve, and the first three hundred classified in the final race ( Bragança ), become property of organization after the organization paying to the owners, the values stipulated in dispute, which corresponds to the purchase price of pigeons by the organization. The amounts payable as stipulated in the amounts in dispute,in the first (Azaruja), second (Monforte), third ( Portalegre ), and fourth ( Castelo Branco ) race, and first 3 Ace Pigeons, will net premiums  to be paid by the organization).

- Auctions- All pigeons may be auctioned after the Bragança final race, on behalf of the owner, and the Golden Race Algarve Organization may coordinate the sale of pigeons to national or international auction companies, arrange photographers, and pay other expenses for sale . From the sale amount 30% are for expenses (sales commissions, photo and taxes), 35% for the participant and 35% for the organization., except in the first thirty classified in the final race, plus the first 5 Ace pigeons, that will be auctioned in PIPA, being 38% for expenses( sale comission, photo, transport pigeons to Pipa and gender test) , and 31% for the participant and 31% for the organization.

If a pigeon is not sold the first time it goes to auction, the participant loses the right to % money of the value of the sale.

7.  Pedigrees and Ownership Cards – All birds must be accompanied by ring card (required) and a pedigree(only acepted as pedigree, a full pedigree, with father, mother and grandparents, minimum) in a sealed envelope, which will only be opened by the organization after the final race. If pedigrees are not received before Semi-final Castelo Branco, the owner  not be entitled to % money of the auction sale of the pigeon.

As the portuguese Federation has become obligatory for all pigeons to have a card / title to participate in the derby, all pigeons that do not have it will have to be requested to  the Portuguese Federation second round, and the cost will be the responsibility of the participant,because  do not sent  originals .( 2 € each). We receive ring cards until semi-final Castelo Branco.

8.      All birds entering the loft will be given an electronic chip ring and the identification ring will be officially sealed, and will only be opened when basketed for the final race.

9.      Basketing – The basketing for the final race will be organized by the organization, but conducted under the supervision of independent fanciers, national and international. All the pigeons will receive a wing stamp with the word ALGARVE. The pigeons will be accompanied to the place of release by an independent witness (es) to oversee and verify the release. The release time will be decided upon by consulting data published by the national meteorologist.

10.    Calculation of values in dispute – All  in dispute is based on 5.000 entered pigeons ( teams of 3 pigeons) paid. If more 5.000 pigeons are received then prizes will be adjusted on a pro-rata basis according to the percentage of birds received. The final amounts payable will be posted by July 30, 2018.

11.    Anti-Doping and Veterinary Care – The Loft will adhere to national rules in terms of anti-doping and the pigeons will be checked on a regular basis by the official veterinarian.

12.    Training  or races, may be altered on account of bad weather conditions, or other conditions outside the control of the organization. The decision of the organization is final.

13.    Any dispute, not covered by these regulations will be determined by the organization, governed by national laws of Portugal, and its decision will be final. The Official Rules will be in Portuguese and posted on the event website, because any translation into another language, may contain translation errors.

14.    The system of verification and registration of arrival of the pigeons in training and races will be by authorized electronic timing system.

15.    The pigeons will be accommodated in a purpose built loft that will ensure equal conditions for each pigeon. Pigeons will be flown to perches only, and sexes will not be separated. Daylight hours will be manipulated in the loft to delay the moulting process. .

16.    The best ranking in the final race of each Country (with at least 20 teams entered) will receive 1 free entry in the next edition.

SPECIAL REGULATIONS – WE SUPPORT NEEDY CHILDREN

  • The organization will accept invitations from county schools, and charities in the area (one pigeon per entity), to a maximum of 30 invitations. The pigeons that entered into the loft resulting from calls described above will have free registration, and participate in the first 4 contests, i.e. up to the SILVER RACE (semi-final race), and be entitled to all the prizes up for grabs. The best bird of these entities, in the classification of the Ace Pigeon, after the SILVER RACE will be entitled to participate in the final GOLDEN RACE.
  • The auction revenues of these birds will be paid in full for the reporting entity.
  •  All interested entities should request participating fanciers for pigeons and information about the organization and entities that will benefit from the prizes earned. The Organization will give priority to projects in schools aimed at needy students to purchase books, computers, etc.
  •  Charitable Institutions will be given priority, especially identified projects aimed at helping people in need, and in particular the purchase of books, computers etc.

The organization will work to divulgate these pigeons, and authorities, publicizing the projects proposed in order to attract funds for projects.

Apart from the support described above, resulting from participation, the organization ensures that part of the proceeds from all auctions will be for buying textbooks, computers, etc, to needy children in the region.

IN DISPUTE

They are the following in dispute in the ALGARVE GOLDEN PIGEONS RACE:

1 – ALGARVE GOLDEN RACE – 29 September  Bragança – 500 km WINNER PIGEON – €120,000

Participate in this race all entered / activated pigeons – i.e. pigeons initially registered as No. 1 and No. 2. The RESERVE pigeon will only qualify for participation if one of the first nominated pigeons are lost, or it has been activated by Sept. 20, 2018.

2 – ALGARVE SILVER RACE – 15 SEPTEMBER Castelo Branco, 300 km WINNER PIGEON- 1 CAR or €10,000

All birds will participate, birds 1-2 and reserve. The reserve pigeon, of each participant, taking part in this race  SILVER RACE , will not compete again unless the first or second nominated birds are lost, or its owner has activated the pigeon to compete in the GOLDEN RACE until September 20, 2018.

All non-activated pigeons will be held back in the loft – They will not be basketed for the final GOLDEN RACE.

3- ACE PIGEON- WINNER PIGEON – 1 CAR (drive on left side)  or €10,000

All birds will participate (birds 1-2 and reserve) in 4 races and in the final race GOLDEN RACE.

Reserve pigeons will only qualify for Ace Pigeon classification if they participate in the final race (i.e. if they replace an entered pigeon or is active on or before 20th September).

The winner will be the pigeon in which the sum of the average velocity in the 5 Races Ace Pigeon, Azaruja, Monforte, Portalegre, Castelo Branco and final race Bragança, divided by the number of races, is greater.- To win the Ace Pigeon, the pigeon has to classify in all the Ace Pigeon races (5). If it is not possible realize some race to count for Ace pigeon, to find the winner count the races held.

To win the Ace Pigeon, the pigeon has to classify in all the Ace Pigeons races held.

In the event of a tie after completion of the 5 races, the pigeon with the highest placing in the final race will be the Ace Pigeon.

Because the classification is calculated on average velocity it requires careful checking of the liberation co-ordinates which will be verified by an electronic GPS device.

- RACE TIME in the first 4 races (Azaruja, Monforte, Portalegre and Castelo Branco) for the classification of ACE PIGEON ends after closing the Race in the BENZING system, at least 5 hours  after the arrival time of the first pigeon and by discounting dead hours (night, if applicable).

- RACE TIME in the  final race (Bragança), )  the Ace Pigeon classification finishes after closing of the race in the BENZING system, at least 8 hours after the arrival of the first pigeon, discounting dead hours, ( night, if applicable)

4 –FIRST 3 RACES- Azaruja,Monforte and Portalegre

All birds will participate for prizes in Dispute, birds 1-2 and reserve.

5 – TRAINING

There will be 9 training flights. There are no prizes awarded on these trainings.

TRAINING AND RACE DATES

  • March, April and May – Daily loft flying in groups.
  • June – Daily loft flying of all pigeons together.

- 1. Training – 13 July-  Monte Francisco- 5 km

- 2. Training – 17 July – Azinhal- 10 km

- 3.  Training – 20 July – Pereiro- 25 km

- 4.  Training – 24 July – Espírito Santo- 35 km

- 5. Training – 27 – July Mértola- 50 km

- 6. Training – 31 Julho – Vale Açor- 75 km

- 7.  Training – 3 August- Beja- 100 km

- 8. Training – 7 August – Vidigueira- 120 km

- 9. Training -10 August – Évora- 150 km

- 1.Race – 17  August – Azaruja- 170 km

- 2.Race – 24  August – Monforte – 205 km

- 3 .Race – 31 Agosto – Portalegre– 230 km

- 4 .Race – 15 September  – Castelo Branco– 300 km- SILVER RACE

- 5 .Race – 29 September  – BRAGANÇA – 500 km- GOLDEN RACE

 LOFT LOCATION

The loft is located in one of the most beautiful places in the world, the most western area of Europe, the Algarve, more exactly in Monte Gordo, Vila Real de Stº António, Algarve, Portugal.

The loft is located approximately 3 km from the Spanish border some 40 km from Faro Airport, 0.5 km from the village center of Monte Gordo, which has some of the best beaches in the world and a host of other tourist amenities such as hotels, a casino, restaurants, bars, etc. etc..

ADMINISTRATION

The administration of the event is in the care of an experienced team with many years of experience in hosting sporting events at regional, national and international level. Administrative Director – Eng. Rui Emidio and collaborators , Sports Director and loft manager – Mr. Rogerio Germano and collaborators

COLLABORATION

Support Veterinarian- Dr. Luis Martins

Meteorological Support- Mr. Captain Fernando Garrido.

List of National and International Co-ordinators is shown on our website –  www.goldenracealgarve.com

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