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Congratulations to the Winners of the 2001 Alberta Classic

All (i.e. 100%) entry fees returned to you as prize money in a 30% 20% 10% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% split for the ace** birds and 1% 1% 1% 2% for the race winners:
  • 1st ace bird: $3 690.- for Rick Broere's 1663
  • 2nd ace bird: $2 460.- for Paul Murphy's 3260
  • 3rd ace bird: $1 230.- for Ed White's 3884
  • 4th ace bird: $ 615.- for Al & Thea Luttmerding's 117
  • 5th ace bird: $ 615.- for Rick Broere's 1661
  • 6th ace bird: $ 615.- for Pat Spelliscy's 37131
  • 7th ace bird: $ 615.- for Al & Thea Luttmerding's 128
  • 8th ace bird: $ 615.- for Joe & Celia Vissher's 367
  • 9th ace bird: $ 615.- for Fred Goodchild's 1112
  • 10th ace bird: $ 615.- for Alex Hovjacky's 3137

    Winners of:

  • 1st race: $ 123.- for Alex Hovjacky's 3137
  • 2nd race: $ 123.- for Walter Hofer's 3885
  • 3rd race: $ 123.- for Al & Thea Luttmerding's 125
  • 4th race: $ 246.- for Rick Broere's 1628
  • Total: $12 300.-

    Race fees for the year 2002: $100.- / bird to be paid no later than at the time of shipping the birds. Enter 3 and send another one free! 100% of your entry fees are returned to you as prize money. There are perch fees of $25.- / bird. Birds will be accepted on the Victoria long weekend in May only. Since we have only 170 perches, it would be prudent to reserve your perches early for the year 2002 at . All birds entered become the property of Sportsman's Open R.P.O. except those bought back for an additional $50.- at the time of shipping. Return shipping expenses are the owner's responsibility! All other birds finishing the race program will be auctioned off to the highest bidder right here on this site. The proceeds of this auction will be used entirely to cover the costs of organizing and conducting this race program. All fees paid are non- refundable in case of the loss of the entry regardless of the circumstances surrounding this loss. While visitors on race days are welcome, direct access to the birds cannot be permitted to anyone until the final auction. Updated results will be published here within a few hours after each race is closed .

    To summarize, the birds fly to one loft, are timed in with an electronic "Tauris" timer and graded according to the total time used in all 4 races.We use the darkening system.

    Race schedule for the year 2002:

    August 25, 2002: ca. 3 hours on the wing

    September 1, 2002: ca. 5 hours on the wing

    September 8, 2002: ca. 6 hours on the wing

    September 22, 2002: ca. 9 hours on the wing

    The race direction is from the SE, which generally makes this a head wind course. The race dates are tentative at best as birds will not be liberated into unsuitable weather. The race distance to any of these races may also be increased due to tail winds or decreased due to strong head winds. We are trying to make this a long distance series and would like to have the birds work for ca. 10 hours in the last two races. "Timeout" for the night is defined as the time between 1 hour after sunset and 1 hour before sunrise.

    **the bird which required the least time to fly all 4 races

    All races are considered one day races unless, in the opinion of the race organizer, not enough birds return on race day.

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