What a great time we are having at the moment. Everything is reaching a pinnacle with all last minute preparations. Transport checked and tested, trailer liberation checked, drivers and co-drivers checked and tested and gone through the system, which they know well by now. Liberate into the wind, check for fences and wires, etc, etc.Birds have been exercised, tossed, medicated and fed accordingly.Final ring checks are being done. Accounts have been formulated and sent. Clock has been checked, tested, upgraded and checked again. Benzing licence fee is payable on 31st May 1000 Euro’s. Checked and organized with Renate at Benzing Austria. And so we go through our check list as we are nearing our first race.
Tense and stressful,but in the same breath, great and exciting. Going through the birds and evaluating and trying to put your astrix on your possible nominated birds, you immediately realize the quality of the birds in Diaz One Loft this year, quality and once again quality. It is anyone’s race this season.
There is nothing better than standing outside on race day and listening to each and everyone’s comments,some positive while others have a slight nervousness to their comments, while other use reverse psychology. The blabber is great. The camaraderie and gees is fantastic. At the end of the day,it is a family sport and let the best man win, or rather,the best bird.
We still have three official tosses before our first official race on the 10th June 2018.
Just a reminder to nominate your team/knockout birds before the first race. Details are attached,as well as my previous winners need to nominate their 3 birds.
Our first race is a charity race. It is our Thys de Beer memorial race. He was one of our local keen fanciers and also captain of the local angling club. This race is for the angling club and part of the money raised will go to a charity of their choice. Cash prizes of R5000.00, R3000.00 and R2000.00 will be up for grabs. A ticket will cost R100.00 and as we basket,the ticket number and your basketted bird will be your bird for the race. Please let me know if you will be interested in this charity race via sms or whatsapp or call me on 082 890 9821.
Enjoy the build up to the season.
Diaz One Loft Management
10th YEAR CELEBRATIONS
2009 Smits Fourie
2010 Noks + Piet
2011 Div De Villiers
2012 Gaddin Bros + Charl Stander
2013 K + B Syndicate
2014 Webster + Matthews
2016 K + J Stirk
2017 K + J Stirk
As part of our 10 year celebrations we cordially invite above previous Diaz One Loft winners to participate in an additional competition in our 2018 season to determine our 10th year overall winner.
The format will take the form as follows:
You nominate 3 birds (2 birds + 1 free entry). These birds still participate in the normal season racing and can still be part of your team, if you so wish. Thus for example if you enter a full team you can enter 10 birds + 3 free entries (Including the 1 free entry for participating in the overall winner category) + 3 spare birds therefore total of 16 birds. Out of these birds you nominate your 3 birds.
There will be our normal prize monies plus next year will have a vehicle and a four wheeler as additional prizes if we get 500 entries. The overall winner category will have its own prizes which we are still determining and negotiating.
This serves to prepare you to organize your breeding for the next season.
I sure do hope I can get all my previous winners to participate.
For any more enquires you can contact Luiz on 0828909821, WhatsApp or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
EXCITING TEAM COMPETITIONS FOR THE 2018 SEASON
2 COMPETITIONS FOR THE PRIZE OF ONE. Entry fee R100.00/pigeon
1. TEAM COMPETITION ON POINTS
2. TEAM KNOCKOUT COMPETITION
1. TEAM COMPETITION:
• Entry team consists of 3 pigeons
• An entrant may have more than 1 team
• Over 10 races
• Team birds are allocated points according to position in the first 50 birds back in the race in other words 1st position 50 points 50th position 1 point
• The team with the most points after all 10 races will win this competition
PRIZE MONEY: 45% OF TOTAL POOL
(2) KNOCKOUT COMPETITION
• All the pigeons entered in the team competition
• Over 10 races
• First race only the team pigeons back in the first 50% of all pigeons in the race will go forward to the next race as Knockout pigeons
• Only the knockout pigeons back in the first 50% of all pigeons from each race will go forward to the next race
• First knockout pigeon back from the main race wins
PRIZE MONEY: 45% OF TOTAL POOL
ENQUIRIES: Luiz 082 890 9821