News and Updates
Dec-05-2018
TOP BREEDER CHALLENGE 2019 NEW RULES - RACE COURSE

All

Pleae make sure you click on "Home" on the above menu and then click on "Top Breeder Challenge". 

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ ALL - ALL - ALL - THE RULES.

Most of the rules remain the same - BUT - and this is the BIG BUT - some things have changed: Cool

 

HERE WE GO

 

1. YOU CAN NOW SEND 1 BACKUP BIRD - NO PERCH FEE FOR THE BACKUP - ALONG WITH YOUR 2 ENTRIES

2. THE RACE IS BEING FLOWN FROM THE SOUTH COURSE TO TRY AND LIMIT THE HAWK/FALCON HITS - STILL A VERY CHALLENGING 350 MILES 

3. THERE IS AN ACTIVATION RACE WHICH MEANS YOU MUST HAVE YOUR ENTRY FEES IN BY THAT TIME

4. THERE ARE NO PAYOUTS FOR THE 100, 150, 200, 200 TOSSES

5. BEST AVERAGE SPEED BIRD PRIZE WILL BE AWARDED BASED ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF BIRDS IN THE A AND B RACES. TO BE DETERMINED

6. There MAY be a BACKUP BIRD RACE if there are sufficient birds to warrant such and event. If so, they would be liberated with the B race birds.

6A. There MAY be a champion bird award - combining the results from the 100,150,200,200, 350 based on a REASONABLE point system (More of a "drop system" than simply position - at 100 miles you get 100 birds in a drop - we don't believe the 99th bird is 100 points less than the 1st bird when the 100 trapped in 60 seconds) - probably by drop. We will be talking to another OLR manager about how he runs his system. TO BE DETERMINED

7. BIRDS WILL BE ACCEPTED BETWEEN 1 FEBRUARY 2019 AND 15 APRIL 2019. REPLACEMENTS UNTIL 1 JUNE 2019

8. MIKE CAMBRA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DECIDE TO HOLD A BIRD BACK FROM THE RACE IF HE DETERMINES THAT BIRD IS NOT FIT. WE HAD THAT WITH A FEW BIRDS LAST YEAR - MOSTLY DUE TO HAWK INJURIES. 

 

THAT'S IT - AGAIN - PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ ALL-ALL-ALL THE RULES. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT MIKE OR MIKE.

BEST OF LUCK TO YOU ALL FOR 2019.

WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO A FULL HOUSE THIS YEAR

Dec-04-2018
NEW RACE INFORMATION

All -

Please go to the "Home" page on the above menu and READ THE NEW RULES. MOST REMAIN THE SAME BUT THERE ARE SOME VERY IMPORTANT CHANGES E.G., FLYING FROM THE SOUTH, BACKUP BIRD, BACKUP BIRD RACE, DIFFERENT RECEIVING DATES ETC.

Thanks

 

Nov-09-2018
TOP BREEDER CHALLENGE 26 OCTOBER 2019

ALL

 

The TOP BREEDER CHALLENGE for 2019 will be flown on 26 October 2019

 

Make your reservations now - remember - 2018 breeders have first priority

 

Please contact Mike Cambra:

707.291.7217

 

OR

 

Mike Garrett:

garrett904@sbcglobal.net

Oct-29-2018
THANK YOU!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED THE TBC RACE THIS YEAR!

Thank you to all who called/wrote/texted/attended and expressed your interest and appreciation for the management and hard training of the birds. 

Like you, we wish the 200 miler had gone better - but everyone knows pigeon flying can be like doing archery in the wind - you aim as straight as you can at the target, draw the bow, and release the arrow ... and in spite of your best effort, the winds just knock it off course.....

Some pigeon fliers would say "well then don't do archery in the wind" to them i would say "then leave your birds at home"......

this is what's great about owning the website - i can pretty much say what i like Laughing

 

TBC will be making a few exciting changes for next year such as backup birds being sent with your entry so we don't end up with 20-25 really young birds that have to catch up with the others. We think breeders really liked the 2 bird limit to keep everyone on the same playing field so we will be sticking with that. We will also be sticking with no more than 100 breeders allowed. From conversation with MOST breeders (never gonna make everyone happy) and a number of breeders who didn't enter THIS year, we are anticipating a full house the next time around.

If you have any constructive comments we'd like to hear them. We'd ask that you put that in a text to Mike Garrett or Mike Cambra. When I say constructive I don't mean "you guys suck and I'm not flying next year". That kind of feedback doesn't help us  and we're most likely just gonna hit "delete". So, if you have a suggestion to improve the event we'd like to hear about it.

Thank you to everyone who entered the race and God bless you all.

Mark Hernandez

 

Oct-28-2018
CONGRATS! B RACE & AVERAGE SPEED WINNER

The winner of the B Race is Partridge Family Loft.

 

The B Race second place winner and the Winner of the 5,000 Bonus Average Speed is River Lane Loft of Utah.

 

B Race results are still pending - the capital prizes are gone but as of 2:30PM Pacific Time - there are 2 Gold Class prizes remaining.

Oct-28-2018
CONGRATS!

Well, it's a tough race but a good one with 7 "A" birds in the drop - they will split the 1st-7th place money (35,000) equally - each capital prize will be 5,000. Still awaiting "B" birds.

REMEMBER - NO W9 - NO MONEY

 

A Race Capital Prizes:

1st-7th                                           5,000

8th-22nd                                        1,000

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A Race GOLD

1601 MTZ -   RON & MARGE             1,250

0814 GFL -   GANUS FAMILY LOFT        750

0880 KEHY - DUANE GRAGG                500

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A Race SILVER (WTA)

1601 MTZ - RON & MARGE                1,250

Oct-27-2018
FINAL CLASS PRIZES

THIS IS MY FINAL ANSWER

 

 

A Race

Gold 

1,250

750

500

 

 

Silver (WTA)

1,250

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B Race

Gold

700

210

140

 

Silver

350 (WTA)

 

Oct-27-2018
TBC RESULTS

All

One or two people have called saying they can't see the A race on Wincompanion on the "Current Training & Races" menu . There's a technical reason for this but not to worry:

 

You can see both races by doing any of the following:

 

Go to Wincompanion page "Current Training & Races" and select Top Breeder Challenge. You will see the B race. Just scroll down to the bottom and you'll see a menu there - select "Results" and then "Races" you will see both A and B race.

 

OR

 

Go to Wincompanion and on the top menu with alphabetical listing of races, click on "S-Z" and select Top Breeder Challenge - Select "Results" then "Races" and you will then see both races.

 

OR

Type in "socpigeons.com", on the menu at the top click on "Top Breeder Challenge", then, on the menu click on "Wincompanion", then on the menu at the top, click on "Results" and then select "Races".....

 

HOWEVER

If you're reading THIS - all you have to do is click on "Results" and then on "Races" on the menu

 

Good luck to everyone! 

Oct-27-2018
CLASS PRIZES -

All

PLEASE CHECK THE TOP BREEDER CHALLENGE A AND B RACES TO ENSURE YOUR BIRDS ARE IN THE CLASSES YOU INTENDED

 

As stated on an earlier post, we will post the prizes for each class prior to the birds arriving tomorrow.

Please keep in mind our previous post of 10 October 2018:

 

There will be two "CLASSES" a Gold and a Silver

The Gold Class will be split 50/30/20 in each race

Silver Class will be winner take all in each race 

 

Your bird must be entered in the Gold before entering your bird in the Silver

 

You cannot enter your bird in the Silver Class without entering your bird in the Gold First.

Gold entry is $100 and Silver is $50

 

Please contact Mike Garrett to nominate your birds in those classes. Classes are paid based on clocking order.

 

As it stands now at 10PM today it looks like this:

A Race

Gold 

1,100

660

440

 

Silver

1,100

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B Race

Gold

300

180

120

 

Silver

300

Oct-27-2018
FINALIZED CAPITAL PRIZES

A RACE

(52 BIRDS)

1st          20,000

2nd           7,000

3rd            3,000

4th-5th      1,500

6th-22nd    1,000

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B Race

(16 Birds)

1st            4,000

2nd           2,400

3rd            1,600

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A and B Race Average Speed (computed on total distance/total time)

5,000

 

Class Prizes Will Be Published Tomorrow Prior To Bird Arrivals

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