The 5th Pattaya International Pigeon Race

FINAL RACE : 8th – 10th January 2021

Pigeons collecting : 1st  March 2020 -  31st  July 2020

 

          Application
1.Applicants must fill in the application form and submit it together with the Pedigree  Certificate to the corresponding person or the competition organizer.
2.In the event that the applicant is not the actual owner of the pigeons, such  applicant must obtain an approval for sending the pigeons or a letter of  authorization from the pigeons owner.
3.Pigeons can be sent locally and internationally. Breeder /participants must read the  terms and conditions carefully and accept the rules set out by the organization.
4.These pigeons must have an age of approximately 45-60 days. These pigeons must
have the allocated pigeon rings attached that are specific to that particular country.  For participant/breeder who want to be ranked in our Grand Prix Race, these  pigeons must have rings certified by FCI.
5.In some countries or areas that are suspected of having epidemics where diseases  can spread easily or are contagious, these pigeons will not be allowed to participate  in Pattaya One Loft Race with no exception.
6.The registration process is finalized once a team name has been registered in our  system. Changing or modifying the registered name afterwards is not allowed.  Kindly carefully consider your team’s name when registering.


           Application Fee
1.The application fees is USD 550 per pigeon.
2.The participant/breeder shall make an advance payment of USD550 to the organizer  as a raising allowance for the first pigeon; whereby such payment shall be made for  1 pigeon/Team name.
Example 20 submitted pigeons shall be subjected to deposit payment USD550  (Based on registered team name provided)
3.In the event of a sick, dead, or lost pigeon during training, the organizer will inform
the participant/breeder of such incident; whereby the participant/breeder may  replace the pigeon with a new one. Replacement period is between 1st March to  31st July 2020. The organizer will not be held responsible for the illness, death, or  loss of pigeons in any cases.
4.In case of participant/breeder who has no pigeons left before the qualifying round  120km. The application fees of USD550 per team will be refunded.
5.Upon completion of the qualifying round at 120 km, the participant/breeder shall pay  for the application fees according to the number of returned pigeons, less the advance  payment that had already been paid. This will activate qualified pigeons for 3  subsequent races. For example, if 18 out of 20 pigeons returned after the qualifying  round at 120 km, the participant/breeder shall pay the application fees for the  remaining 17 pigeons.
6.Freight and shipping  expenses will be paid to the pigeon collector by participant.
7.Only Thai baht (THB) and USdollar (USD) are acceptable for the payment. Any  outstanding balance must be made in the same currency that was previously paid in.
8.Prizes will be paid in the same currency as application fees.
9.The organizer will use the foreign exchange rate indicated by the Bank of Thailand for  exchanging Thai Baht to US Dollar.


Competition Rules
1.After the pigeon has been sent to the loft and is under the supervision of the organizer,  the participant/breeder shall have no right to engage in a physical contact with the  pigeon.
2.The organizer will cover the chip ring of each participating pigeon in order to prevent
any tampering of the chip.
3.In each round of competition, the color of the ring cover will be changed and in the  final round of competition, the ring cover will be removed.
4.The referees will make the decision to terminate unfit pigeons from participating in
any races that are caused by sickness or serious injuries.
5.The second race course 430km is recognized by FCI. For participant/breeder who want  to be ranked in our Grand Prix Race, these pigeons must have rings certified by FCI.
6.Qualified toss 120 km course, in the event of  pigeons returned after the timing were
closed but before the first race has begun will be considered as qualified pigeons.  Participants/breeder shall make payments to the organizer to activate those pigeons.  If the participant/breeder decided not to pay the application fees, all qualified pigeons  shall be declined from all races and will be terminated from participation instantly. In this case, those pigeons will be owned by the organizer and the organizer will have the right to take any action as deemed appropriate.
7.All 3 race courses being 330 km, 430 km and 530 km, the organizer will start timing  the race for 2 days (race timing will stop @18:00 hrs on the next day of race day).


Qualifying Round 120 km course
1.The organizer will start timing for 5 days (including toss day) and we will stop
timing on the fifth day at 18:00 hrs (6.00 pm GMT+7).
2.Participant/breeder can view the qualified toss result through our website  www.oneloftrace.live. The organizer will upload ring number and pigeon wing photo  of non-activate bird on website www.pattayaoneloftrace.com/participant.php . The  organizer will issue invoices including ring number of qualified pigeons to the  participants/breeders for payment.
3.For pigeons that returned within the first 3 days from the date of release at the  qualifying round (120 km), the participant/breeder shall pay the application fee of all  returned pigeons, upon demand with no exception.
4.For pigeons that returned after the first 3 days, the participant/breeder may choose
whether or not to pay the application fees in order for the pigeons to be eligible for  subsequent rounds of competition. If the participant/breeder decided not to pay the  application fees, those qualified pigeons shall be declined from all races and will be  terminated from participation with immediate effect. In this case, those pigeons will be owned by the organizer and the organizer will have the right to take any action as deemed appropriate.
5.The participant/breeder shall make a payment for the application fee within 5 days  from the return date of pigeons in the qualifying round (120 km course). In the event of failure to make such payment within the specified time frame or the amount paid  is less than the issued invoices, all qualified pigeons shall be declined from all races  and will be terminated from participation instantly. In this case, those pigeons will be owned by the organizer and the organizer will have the right to take any action as deemed appropriate.
6.In the event of loss or injury of the pigeon after the qualifying round at 120 km  course, the application fees will not be refunded in any cases.
 

ACE PIGEON PRIZE
        Since this is a one loft race, the racing distance of each pigeon is equal. Hence, the  pigeon that have the right for win the ace pigeon must have completed all of 3 races and  have the results including 330 km, 430 km and 530 km. The organizer will open the clock  system in each race for 2 days since the race day (clock system will close 6.00pm on the  next day of race day)

 Criteria for the winner of Ace Pigeon
        The ace pigeon prize will be awarded to the pigeon that is in the top rank of all 3  races, which are at 330 km, 430 km and 530 km, the pigeon with the lowest sum of  ranking will be the winner calculated using the following formula

                                                                      Rank x 1,000                  
                                                       Total Basketed pigeons x Distance

TEAM PRIZE
        Large Team (Team of 10 pigeons)
        1. For the participant/breeder who have signed up 10 pigeons using the same team  name when first registered, even though after the qualified 120 km, pigeons from the  same team returned less than 10 pigeons, the team still eligible for large team prize.
        2. For the participants/breeder who have signed up over 10 pigeons using the same
team name when first registered, qualified pigeons, such team will have the right to  choose their pigeons to form a new team to be eligible for large team prize (team of 10  pigeons), pigeons rings number can not be duplicated and need to specify with
(L-TEAM A), (L-TEAM B), (… respectively) at the end of  the team’s name.
        3. Pigeons that are eligible for the large team prize need to specify ring numbers in  each team and seek confirmation from the organizer. Once the qualifying round 120 km  course is completed, such team must lodge with the organizer within 15 days.
        4. In case of participant/breeder unconfirmed formation of team within a specific  time frame. Forming team will be done by organizer grouping the ring number in  sequence.
        5. Upon completion of the team formation, the participant/breeder shall have no  right to make any changes to the re-established team(s) including team’s name.

       Small Team (Team of 6 pigeons)
        1. For the participants/breeder who have signed up 6 pigeons using the same team  name when first registered, even though after the qualified 120 km, pigeons from the same  team who had returned less than 6 pigeons, are still have eligible for small team prize.
        2. For the participants/breeder who have signed up more than 6 pigeons using the  same team name when first registered, qualified pigeons team have the right to choose their pigeons to set up new team to be eligible for small team prize (team of 6 pigeons). Pigeon ring numbers can not be duplicated and need to specify with (S-TEAM A),         (S-TEAM B), (…  respectively) at the end of the team’s name.
        3. Pigeons that are eligible for the small team prize need to specify ring numbers in  each team, obtain confirmation from organizer, once the qualifying round 120 km is  completed, such team must be lodge with the organizer within 15 days.
        4. In case of participant/breeder unconfirmed formation of team within a specific time frame, the forming of team will be initiated by the organizer using ring numbers in sequence
        5. For the participant/breeder who is eligible for large team prize(team of 10 pigeons),  is also eligible for small team prize (team of 6 pigeons). Participant/breeder need to specify  ring numbers to form small team (team of 6 pigeons) separately from large team. Pigeon ring  numbers can not be duplicated.
        6. Upon completion of the team formation, the participant/breeder shall have no right
to make any changes to re-established team(s) including team’s name

Criteria for the winner of team prize
        Only pigeons that are in the top 256 rankings of the final race (530 km course) are  eligible for the large team and small team prize.
        In the top 256 ranking, the team with the highest number of returned pigeons will be  the winner. In the event of an equal number of returned pigeons, the winning team will be  determined from the ranking of the 1st returned pigeon of each team. The team with the  highest ranking of the 1st returned pigeon will be the winner and will be awarded the team  prize. Any pigeons that do not meet the competition criteria shall not be eligible for the  team prize.


Auction and awards

1.All pigeons in the top 256 rankings from the final race 530 km will be auctioned at the end of the race.
2.The 1st , 2nd , 3rd , 4th , 5th , 6th Ace Pigeons will be auctioned at the end of the final race.
3.The 1st , 2nd , 3rd prize winners of 330 km and 430 km will be auctioned at the end of the final race.
4.Proceeds from the auction shall be shared between the owner (60%) and the organizer (40%).
5.All remaining pigeons from the auction, the owner may purchase their pigeons at 40% of the bid price.
6.Any pigeon without a bidder will be at the disposal of the organizer. The organizer will have the right to the pigeon’s ownership and will proceed further with actions as deemed appropriate to the organization.
7.The participant/breeder may request for the collection of proceeds and prize money at  the auction date by submitting the application form as proof of participation.
8.The owner of the pigeons shall be responsible for taxes or expenses pertaining to the  prize money or proceeds in accordance to the taxation law in Thailand.
9.For all of overseas pigeon with ranking higher than 257, will have to participate in the  auction on the website. All proceeds from the auction will be allocated between the  owner (60%) and the organizer (40%).

*** The organizer shall have the right to amend  or modify the aforementioned rules and regulations without prior notice ***