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Carnival Lofts South Africa are proud to host the FCI Grand Prix Race as well as the Summer 2017 Race (1st prize of €10 000.)

Planned Races Schedule:

Race Date    Race Description    Race Point    Distance
21-Dec-16    Hot Spot 1     Kroonstad    125km
7-Jan-17    Hot Spot 2     Winburg 1    220km
21-Jan-17    Hot Spot 3 & FCI Final    Glen    300km
3-Feb-17    Summer Final Race    Springfontein    450km

Entry fee €300 per team shipped (A team consist of 5 pigeons one entry and 4 reserve pigeons; transport cost as well as quarantine costs from Europe must be paid by the entrant!)

For local fanciers from South Africa and neighboring countries the entrance fee will be €300 there are no additional shipping cost or quarantine costs involved for a team of 5 pigeons. (The rand vs. euro exchange rate will be pegged at R17 for €1 the costs for local fancier to enter a team of 5 pigeons will be R5100 one is then entered and the other 4 are reserve pigeons that can be entered at any time into the final race at a cost of €300 per pigeon).

All 5 pigeons shipped per team can win money in the 3 x hot spot races. Only ENTERED pigeons compete for any prize money in the final race. A pigeon may be entered into the final race at any time by paying €300.

Intake is open till 30 September 2016. (Pigeons to be rung with officially recognized 2016 rings. Please note: no pigeons previously entered in any other competition at Carnival Lofts will be accepted.)                                         
Hot Spots: Kroonstad, Winburg and Glen.
All 5 pigeons per team can win prize money in the 3 hot spots
If a minimum of 120 teams are entered the prize money per hot spot will be:
1st – 1000 Euro
2nd – 10th 300 Euro
After the final race we auction the birds, the first R500 will be offset against costs with no kickback to the breeder. The breeder gets 50% of the selling prize in excess of the initial R500.

Every entrant must supply a pedigree of his pigeons on auction in order to be entitled to this kickback.

Anything not covered herein will be published on our website and/or announced by subsequent short messages notice or emails. Kindly pay due attention to these as they will become part of the rules of entry.

The 1st prize of €10 000 or R170 000 is subject to a minimum of 120 Entered teams. For every 5 pigeons entered one prize money position will be paid out in the final race. i.e. 500 paid entries = 100 prize money positions, 200 paid entries = 40 prize money positions.
Shipping Dates from Europe for 2016:

3rd Shipment – Pigeons to be delivered to ATF between 1 June 2016 and 10 June 2016
4th Shipment – Pigeons to be delivered to ATF between 15 July 2016 and 25 July 2016

Please Contact Herman on email  or Christoph Gröne on email  to make the arrangements or contact Frank or Niels at ATF they will also assist you with the arrangements to get your pigeons safely to South Africa.