The vND (Virulent Newcastle Disease) quarantine DOES NOT affect the TBC race. Sonoma County is NOT in the quarantine zone. The quarantine zone is more than 400 miles away.
Because of the extended cold weather in many parts of the country -
TBC has extended the date to receive birds to June 15th.
Thanks for joing this years' race.
You can use PayPal for your payment but you MUST select "Family and Friends". Otherwise there is a percentage deducted by PayPal from your submission which makes your entry short of the required amount.
When using PayPal, please use Mike Garrett's e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are starting to receive birds.
If you want to participte in this race, please sign up now.
We only have 30 spots left.
Don't miss out - get in on the little race with the
10 January 2019
Top Breeder Challenge is now open for everyone - just login and sign up. We have contacted all breeders from last year who haven't signed up yet and we estimate we'll be at about 70% after that - so it looks like all the 2018 fliers are accounted for
we are opening the race up for new breeders at this time.
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:
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
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.
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:
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
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.