HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL !!!!!
2013 is now here and our website has been updated to all new changes for the 2013. Now into our fourth year we have certainly learned a lot and we keep forever trying to improve the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE.
Last year we tried having a 'High Roller' wild cat bonus, but we found that there was little interest from most fanciers and some confusion and misunderstanding of how it worked, so we have eliminated the wild cat bonus this year.
Last year we also had a 325, 350 and 375 mile races that were optional to enter. For these 3 races birds had to be activated each time with a $25 dollar perch fee along with their original $75 dollar perch fee. Many Fanciers that choose not to enter these races were not able to have their birds compete in these last 3 races. Also feed back from many fanciers were that it was too costly to pay a $25 dollar perch fee per bird on 3 different races which added up to a total of $75 dollars per bird on the already original $75 dollar perch fee paid. This actually ended up costing $150 dollars per bird to fly the whole series. So we will have a one time original fee of $100 per bird and all birds will fly the whole 9 race series. This would give every bird a chance to fly the whole series and save a $50 dollar cost on every bird. Another change we have made is that we will pay the taxes so that there is no extra charge to the fancier as in the previous years.
Also we have a prizes for the "BEST BIRD" by points, "BEST TEAM" by points and the new prize called the " HOT STRIKER TEAM ".
Here is how it works. Where " CHAMPION TEAM " is calculated by adding all points earned on a team from all birds clocked every week ,,,
The" HOT STRIKER" is calculated by using the points from only the first bird clocked every week on a team. This gives every one a chance that might have less birds on a team compared to others. These prizes give no advantage to fanciers who might have multiple teams entered !
We also have had quite a bit of talk and input on Average speed versus Point system and there are very good points to both methods. We believe the points system is the best method for picking the best loft and birds.
Here is an example... Over 9 races lets say "BIRD A" clocks in between 100 th. and 400 th. position in every race, this bird will end up with an average speed result. Now lets say "BIRD B" won 3 times 1st. on three different races and clocks in the top 10 positions on five of the other races, but missed on one race. Then "BIRD B" would be completely eliminated from the average speed competition, but would still have a chance to be best bird if using the point system. The same applies with the "CHAMPION LOFT" AWARD when using average speed. This award can be won sometimes by one bird having a great big lead on one race and end up beating out a team that has constantly and continually clocked many early birds.
These are just some examples why we have decided the point system is the best way to go . We will now keep up steady information as we head towards a BIG NEW YEAR !!!
- Tony Alves.
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