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Final Prize Money Results - 2017-02-06

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    The final of the inaugural Victoria Falls World Challenge Pigeon Race was held on Saturday 28th January.

    The race proved to be a challenge for the pigeons because of rainy weather en route. The sky was cloudy at the liberation point 410 km to the south but not raining, however within 60 km the pigeons encountered scatted rain showers. The wind was from the North West (direct headwind) at 10 to 14 km per hour.

    Approximately 120 fanciers and on-lookers were present at the lofts to witness the first 3 pigeons arrive at 14.35 over 8 hours after liberation. There were some anxious minutes as the 1st pigeon belonging to Bader AlJewesry of Kuwait eventually trapped at 14.47 recording a speed of 800.17 meters per minute earning the 1st prize of USD 200 000 This was closely followed by a pigeon Jaws 1 belonging to Ado Family Loft of United States with a speed of 799.6 meters per minute earning USD 100 000. Some more anxious minutes passed before the third pigeon named Klaas from Wouters Family of Belgium passed over the scanner and recorded a velocity of 787.72 meters per minute and the prize of USD 50 000.

    There was a steady stream of pigeons for the rest of the day and a total of 109 pigeons were recorded on the first day, approximately 26% of the total.  

    The prize money positions were all filled on the first day as follows;

    Position

    Prize Money

    Fancier

    Team

    Pigeon

    Speed

    Country

    Name

    1

              200,000

    Bader AlJewesry

    --

    2016KW-022723

    800.169

    Kuwait

    0 (Activated)

    2

              100,000

    Ado Family Loft

    --

    AU 2016 AFL 240

    799.597

    United States

    Jaws 1 (Activated)

    3

                50,000

    Wouters Family

    --

    6087449

    787.719

    Belgium

    Klaas (Activated)

    4

                30,000

    CP Syndicate

    Venture

    ZA16 22266

    781.148

    Zimbabwe

    2266 (Donor- Mario Neto) (Activated)

    5

                20,000

    Dragon's Club

    Venture

    ZA16 BYO 2407

    781.084

    Zimbabwe

    Brodie Retallick (Donor- Mike Macdonald) (Activated)

    6

                15,000

    Ken Easley & Son Racing

    --

    08177-16-110

    779.218

    United States

    First Lady (Breeder- Rolf Schloemer) (Activated)

    7

                10,000

    SRPC Team

    Venture

    BG 35346 16

    767.855

    South Africa

    Divna (Donor- Combination Valkanovi) (Activated)

    8

                 7,500

    Ganus Family Loft

    --

    AU 2016 GFL 607

    766.647

    United States

    Bank Robber (Activated)

    9

                 6,000

    Herbert Bresser

    --

    03273-16-281

    761.07

    Germany

    Timo 1 (Activated)

    10

                 4,000

    J.R.Goddard

    Venture

    ZA16 22273

    760.842

    Zimbabwe

    Jonny Walker (Donor- Ashley Peters) (Activated)

    11

                 2,500

    Jamal Mutlaq

    --

    2016KW-058529

    759.555

    Kuwait

    JAMAL-3 (Activated)

    12

                 2,500

    Black Country Boys

    --

    GB2016N42679

    758.73

    United Kingdom

    Jess (Activated)

    13

                 2,500

    Ganus Family Loft

    --

    AU 2016 GFL 961

    752.818

    United States

    Fast & Furious (Activated)

    14

                 2,500

    Karl-Heinz & Timo Wagner

    --

    774

    718.481

    Germany

    774 (Donor- anonymous) (Activated)

    15

                 2,500

    Dave Gilbert

    --

    1037 559

    705.482

    South Africa

    Wonar (Donor- Tjitte en Lesley) (Activated)

    16

                 2,000

    Jochen & Nadine Huenten

    --

    02378-16-54

    701.73

    Germany

    Over the Top (Donor- Jochen & Nadine Huenten) (Activated)

    17

                 2,000

    Jochen & Nadine Huenten

    --

    02378-16-35

    701.552

    Germany

    Mercury (Activated)

    18

                 2,000

    Al-Shaheed

    --

    2016KW-024652

    699.287

    Kuwait

    SHAHEED-8 (Activated)

    19

                 2,000

    Dave Gilbert

    --

    GB16Z 77757

    698.586

    South Africa

    Santo Tours 2 (Donor- Durkan Brothers) (Activated)

    20

                 2,000

    Daum Thorsten & Finn Leon

    --

    DV-04939-16-856

    693.97

    Germany

    Luxtra (Activated)

    21

                 1,500

    Taubenzuchtstation Stellermann

    --

    07237/16/395

    692.765

    Germany

    0 (Activated)

    22

                 1,500

    Theo Boelens

    Venture

    NL16 1037767

    686.162

    Netherlands

    Kras "767" (Donor- Th A Boelens) (Activated)

    23

                 1,500

    Georg Oswald

    --

    05001-16-508

    685.47

    Germany

    Novak Djokovic (Activated)

    24

                 1,500

    Thamer Rashed

    --

    2016KW-079931

    684.941

    Kuwait

    Fayiq-4 (Activated)

    25

                 1,500

    Ganus Family Loft

    --

    AU 2016 GFL 584

    680.515

    United States

    Silver & Lace (Activated)

    26

                 1,500

    Team France

    --

    033129-16

    680.124

    France

    Jean Michel (Activated)

    27

                 1,500

    J.R.Goddard

    Venture

    ZA16 22193

    660.371

    Zimbabwe

    Little Star (Donor- Anton & Friends) (Activated)

    28

                 1,500

    Willi Adelmann

    --

    06838-16-115

    660.013

    Germany

    Tobi (Activated)

    29

                 1,500

    Team Florea Sorin

    --

    RO16 0005294

    649.949

    Romania

    Carnaval Boy (Donor- Florea Sorin) (Activated)

    30

                 1,500

    J.R.Goddard

    Venture

    ZA16 46569

    648.252

    Zimbabwe

    Winner 4 (Donor- Pigeon World Online) (Activated)

    31

                 1,000

    Oliver Eschenberg

    Venture

    06967 16 1019

    648.228

    Germany

    Enbilulu (Donor- Oliver Eschenberg) (Activated)

    32

                 1,000

    Debecker- Wouters

    --

    ZA 26168

    647.776

    South Africa

    MIC 2 (Activated)

    33

                 1,000

    Tjitte de Vries

    Venture

    1877049

    647.411

    Netherlands

    Auzoza (Donor- Ankie de Vries) (Activated)

    34

                 1,000

    GJT & Fort Knox Lofts

    Venture

    ZA BYO 16 2019

    647.387

    South Africa

    Harry Hotspur (Breeder- Austin Lofts) (Activated)

    35

                 1,000

    Ganus Family Loft

    --

    AU 2016 GFL 599

    647.331

    United States

    Africa's King (Activated)

    36

                 1,000

    Arkadiusz Maziarz

    Venture

    0233 16 1719 PL

    646.802

    Poland

    BMW F10 (Donor- Arkadiusz Maziarz) (Activated)

    37

                 1,000

    Wouters Family

    --

    6141590

    646.713

    Belgium

    Pierre (Activated)

    38

                 1,000

    Micon

    --

    ZA16 BYO 2459

    645.885

    Zimbabwe

    Hackman (Breeder- Anfield Lofts) (Activated)

    39

                 1,000

    UK Superstars Syndicate

    --

    NWHU.2016.E.4299

    641.29

    United Kingdom

    Queen of Spades (Activated)

    40

                 1,000

    Team Florea Sorin

    --

    RO 16- 0005332

    632.027

    Romania

    Lucky Leo (Activated)

    41

                 1,000

    Ute u. Heinz Fenten

    --

    01592-16-176

    631.252

    Germany

    Melanie (Activated)

    42

                 1,000

    deBecker Michel

    --

    ZA 26181

    629.106

    South Africa

    MIKA 2 (Activated)

    43

                 1,000

    Karl-Heinz & Timo Wagner

    --

    472

    627.762

    Germany

    472 (Donor- anonymous) (Activated)

    44

                 1,000

    Ganus Family Loft

    --

    AU 2016 GFL 610

    627.649

    United States

    I Love Lucy (Activated)

    45

                 1,000

    J.R.Goddard

    Venture

    TRPF 13796

    622.931

    Zimbabwe

    3796 (Donor- Steven Fouche) (Activated)

    46

                 1,000

    Tim Lucas

    --

    AU 2016 CHAMP 416

    621.873

    United States

    0 (Activated)

    47

                 1,000

    Ado Family Loft

    --

    AU 2016 AFL 226

    618.586

    United States

    Duffy (Activated)

    48

                 1,000

    Ian & Karen Brenner

    Venture

    08197-16-5056

    617.704

    Australia

    Memory of TWENTYONE (Donor- ZG Risse/ Hilberger) (Activated)

    49

                 1,000

    Catch me... You Can't

    Venture

    ZA16 22103

    617.625

    South Africa

    Little Cracker (Donor- Anton & Friends) (Activated)

    50

                 1,000

    SRC 88

    --

    ZA16 22110

    616.245

    Australia

    SRC 88 4 (Activated)

    TOTAL

               500,000

               

     

    The Ace bird competition was won by Dart belonging to Ferdie Coetzer of South Africa which earned him the USD 50 000 prize.

    The first 10 places in the ACE bird are as follows;

    Position

    Fancier

    Pigeon

    Country

    Name

    Average Speed

    1

    Ferdie Coetzer

    ZA16 10122

    South Africa

    Dart (Activated)

                1,002.959

    2

    Alfons Klaas

    0507-16-679

    Germany

    Victoria (Activated)

                   954.849

    3

    RMG Racing Team

    ZA16 23711

    South Africa

    RMG 2 (Activated)

                   944.052

    4

    Jochen & Nadine Huenten

    02378-16-35

    Germany

    Mercury (Activated)

                   910.862

    5

    Ganus Family Loft

    AU 2016 GFL 607

    United States

    Bank Robber (Activated)

                   890.802

    6

    Ganus Family Loft

    AU 2016 GFL 584

    United States

    Silver & Lace (Activated)

                   878.795

    7

    Ganus Family Loft

    AU 2016 GFL 961

    United States

    Fast & Furious (Activated)

                   865.082

    8

    Thamer Rashed

    2016KW-079931

    Kuwait

    Fayiq-4 (Activated)

                   838.993

    9

    Tim Lucas

    AU 2016 CHAMP 416

    United States

    0 (Activated)

                   834.335

    10

    Team Heinz & Annette Missy

    04812 16 459

    Germany

    Osa (Activated)

                   830.945

     

    We are currently in negotiation with PIPA to export top performing pigeons in the race and ACE bird competition for auction by them online. Most of the balance of the pigeons will be sold out of hand or sent to South Africa for auction. Please contact us for out of hand sales. Priority will go to the breeder of the bird. More information on any auctions will be sent out as and when finalised. If you have not yet sent us the pedigrees for the above pigeons please do so in order for more realistic values to be attained. 50% of the net proceeds from any sales of normal entries will go to the breeder and 25% in the case of any Venture sales.

    Congratulations to all the prize winners and a very big thank you to all the participants and visitors!