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Hotspot 2 Prize Money & GPS Trackers 2021-06-21

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RACE REPORT HOTSPOT 2

Hotspot 2 was flown on Saturday 19 June. The skies were partly cloudy with a strong tail and cross wind of approximately 35 km per hour. The 1st arriving pigeons flew straight from the liberation point and recorded high velocities. The late arriving pigeons went past or with the wind and ended up in Botswana to the West and Zambia to the North. The tracking information shows us this (see maps below). The late returning pigeons had to work their way back into a strong head wind. One of the trackers, No 49 was analysed and showed that the pigeon flew a total distance of 566 km. It started from liberation in the correct direction and after 60 km went with the wind for 290 km West, reaching speeds of 2171 m/m at an altitude of 2394 meters (7854 ft) above sea level (ground level is approximately 1000 meters above sea level). It then turned North flying for 112 km at about 100 m above ground level at an average speed of 1000 m/m. It then turned East and flew back toward the loft for 110 km. In its final leg, the pigeon flew at an average speed of 800 m/m at about 100m above ground level.

It was a difficult race for pigeons that were not able to stay on course. We basketed 4598 birds and by the time the race was stopped we had 4219 birds home, 8.2% of basketed pigeons did not return in race time. We have had some pigeons return after the clock was stopped.

We will continue to give the pigeons short training tosses with one online training flight of 103 km mid-week. Late returning birds will be rested when necessary.

The up-and-coming competition for this weekend is the first leg of the Super Ace. The additional entry fee is $250 per activated bird, and the prize pot is $600 000 (120 places). Pigeons have to be activated and entered into Super Ace by liberation of the race, which is expected to be 7 am on Saturday 26th June.

Super Ace is a test of the absolute best birds in the world. Measured over four difficult longer races in the series (Hotspot 3, 4, 5 and the Final). The most consistent birds will prove themselves in this tough but fair competition. Don’t miss out!

All the competition results are live on the website (under the Results dropdown). Here are the current standings;

Grand Averages:  https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=4

Team Competition: https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=7

Birds still in Knock Out:  https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=8

Club Competition:  https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=6

 

Congratulations to the prize money winners for Hotspot 2!

Pos

Country

Fancier

Ring #

Pigeon

Rank

Prize

1

Netherlands

Henri Van Venrooij

NL 20-2036517

 

2

$    3,000

2

Belgium

PIPA Breeding Loft

BE 20-4186752

Junior's BK 752

6

$    1,500

3

Germany

Reinhard Gebhardt

DV 02227-20-2655

Glory Day

7

$    1,250

4

India

Kadiravan Vetri Maaran - VM LOFTS

BE 20-2134425

 

8

$       950

5

Germany

Dr. Angela Targatz

DV 03971-20-221

Derrick

10

$       950

6

Kuwait

H.F. Team

KW CLUB 20-106686

 

11

$       950

7

Netherlands

Jelle Jellema

NL 20-1166176

Thunderking

12

$       950

8

Poland

Kupka-Smilowski

PL 0143-20-3844

Jakobus

13

$       950

9

Poland

Centrum Hodowlane Europa

DV 07602-20-1024

 

14

$       950

10

Belgium

PIPA-Team PEC-Batenburg

NL 20-1480179

 

15

$       950

11

Canada

Naylor/Spring Syndicate BC

CU20 18688

 

16

$       950

12

Netherlands

Peter Crans

NL 20-1392722

Skyline

20

$       950

13

United States

Gilbert Wiltz

AU20 JEDDS 14056

 

21

$       950

14

Germany

Haggenmueller H & S

DV 09033-20-405

Pattaya 7

22

$       950

15

Kuwait

Al-Kandari Team

KW FED 20-960994

 

23

$       950

16

United Kingdom

A & S Syndicate

GB 20-Z-66575

Anuska

24

$       950

17

Poland

Centrum Hodowlane Europa

DV 07602-20-1025

 

25

$       950

18

Netherlands

Comb. Van Oss

NL 20-1613185

Oss 185

28

$       950

19

United States

Carlton Kroese

AU20 BAR KEY 695

 

30

$       950

20

Belgium

Brantegem- De Nooze- De Schrijver- Platteeuw

BE 20-4224097

Idioot

31

$       950

 

Best Regards,

The Victoria Falls Team

$1,500,000 USD Enter Now

SUMMARY Total Prizes
Super Ace US$ 700,000 350
Final Race US$ 400,000 290
Team Competition US$ 200,000 5
Hotspot Races US$ 146,250 125
Grand Averages US$ 40,000 20
Knock-Out Competition US$ 10,000 1
Club Competition US$ 3,750 5
2022 Planned Final Race Date

29th July 2022


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