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Congratulations to the Winners of the 2002 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: $ 7 302.- for Doug Kirkwood's CU 2002 NFI 4526
  • 2nd ace bird: $ 4 868.- for Ted Oddy's CU 2002 SP 2712
  • 3rd ace bird: $ 2 434.- for Roland Zacharias' CU 2002 EDM 4316
  • 4th ace bird: $ 1 217.- for Linda Broere's CU 2002 STO/CANN 318
  • 5th ace bird: $ 1 217.- for Jim Knox's CU 2002 EDM 2612
  • 6th ace bird: $ 1 217.- for Manuel Canto's 2002 CU 15752
  • 7th ace bird: $ 1 217.- for Wes Nowaczynski's CU 2002 EDM 3006
  • 8th ace bird: $ 1 217.- for Phelan & Forster's CU 2002 EDM 723
  • 9th ace bird: $ 1 217.- for Linda Broere's CU 2002 STO/CANN 311
  • 10th ace bird: $ 1 217.- for Garry Vallance's CU 2002 CHWK 1096

    Winners of:

  • 1st race: $ 243.40 for Jim Smith's 2002 CU 32517
  • 2nd race: $ 243.40 for Andy Pallotta's 2002 CU 10742
  • 3rd race: $ 243.40 for Rick Broere's CU 2002 STO/CANN 331
  • 4th race: $ 486.80 for Roland Zacharias' CU 2002 EDM 4316
  • Total: $24 340.-

    Race fees for the year 2003: $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 $20.- / bird. Birds will be accepted on or before the Victoria long weekend in May only. Since we have only 350 perches, it would be prudent to reserve your perches early for the year 2003 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.

    Race schedule for the year 2003:

    August 24, 2003: ca. 3 hours on the wing

    August 31, 2003: ca. 5 hours on the wing

    September 7, 2003: ca. 7 hours on the wing

    September 21, 2003: 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. 7 to 9 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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