Race Rules

    2018 Pro Challenge Race Schedule

    Loft Manager and Trainer: Brad Hoggan
    Race Number Location Distance Date
    1
    North Blackfoot, Idaho

    100 Miles

    Sept.7th
    2
    Sage Junction, Idaho

    138 Miles

    Sept.14th
    3
    Spencer, Idaho

    174 Miles

    Sept.21st
    4
    Red Rock, Montana

    215 Miles

    Sept.28th
    5
    Apex Exit, Montana

    250 Miles

    Oct.5th
    6
    Sage Junction, Idaho

    138 Miles

    Oct.12th
    7
    Garrison, Montana

    326 Miles

    Oct.20th




    All races under 220 miles will be considered two-day races. The 250 - and 326 - Mile Races will be considered three-day races!




    Perch Fees

    1 Perch $125.00 Per Bird
    5 Perch $600.00 for Five
    8 Perches $700.00 for Eight
    12 Perches $1000.00 for Twelve

    No limit--send all the birds you want. Perch fees MUST accompany birds.
    Each syndicate will have ONE PERSON that will be responsible for money and correspondents.





    Race Entry Fees

    Entry Fees are $300.00 Per Bird.

    Fees Are Due by August 25th.


    To maintain eligibility all birds must be activated and all fees paid on time. The Entry Fee is refundable if your bird is lost before the first race. All birds here at the time of the first race must be paid for in full. Prizes will be posted on the website by the night of boxing for the third race!

    No one shall handle their birds except on the night of shipping.
    At that time of shipping, ONLY THE OWNER SHALL HANDLE THEIR BIRD(S), UNLESS THE DESIGNATED HANDLER POSSESSES THE OWNER'S WRITTEN PERMISSION.


    You are welcome by appointment to visit the loft and look inside at the birds.
    No paid Employee working for Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge will be permitted to enter a bird in the race series.
    We will take a 15% cut on all Monies; The perch fee is considered an Expense.




    Payments

    We accept Credit Cards (Visa and Master Card), Money Orders, Cashier's Checks, and Personal Checks. (Please DO NOT send cash)





    Shipment Information

    We will be accepting birds from March 1, 2017 through May 20th, 2017.

    We will accept Replacement Birds until June 1st. Check the website weekly for an update on lost birds.

    Ship Birds To:

    Brad Hoggan
    P.O. Box 174
    Fielding, UT. 84311
    Phone: 435-760-0885

    If you wish to have a bird returned, there will be applied a shipment charge that is to be determined.
    RETURN FEES MUST BE PAID BY OCTOBER 31, OR YOUR BIRDS WILL BECOME PROPERTY OF PPPC!




    PRIZES


    See Payout for More Information.

    The Total Prize Money Pool is $129,600!

    **All Payouts are based on the entry of 480 Birds**

    If less than 480 birds are entered all prizes will be dropped by the same percentage, (Exception of race 1-2-3-6)! Prizes will be posted on the website by the night of boxing for the first race!

    • The CHAMPIONSHIP BIRDS will be awarded per clocking position, based on average speed. and will be distributed between the TOP 20 Birds. The prize amounts will be determined according to clocking position.
    • All birds on the First Drop share equally the total number of prizes won on the 326-mile race. All other races' prizes (The Champion Bird, 138-mile, 174-mile, 215-mile, 250-mile races) are determined by clocking order.
    • In the 200-Mile Races, Prizes are awarded per clocking position. The top 20 postions win $300.00 each. The first bird through the trap is awarded an extra $500.00
    • In the 250-Mile Race, Prizes are awarded per clocking position, distributed between the top 25 Birds. The first bird through the trap is awarded an extra $500.00
    • In the 326-Mile Races, Prizes are awarded per clocking position, distributed between the top 30 Birds. The first bird through the trap is awarded an extra $500.00
    • On the 100-, 138-, 174-, and 138-Mile Races, First Place wins $500, Second Place wins $300, Third Place wins $300, Fourth Place wins $200, and Fifth Place wins $100.
    • Colored Bird Prize - You can enter your bird in the Colored Bird Prize contest for an additional $75. Any bird that is not a blue (Blue Check, Dark Blue Check and Blue Bar) is eligible for this contest. This prize will be paid out at 1st Place 50%, 2nd Place 30%, 3rd Place 20%. This will be based on the individual bird's average speed for all seven races.
    • The CHAMPION BREEDER Title goes to the racer who scores the highest "Average Position,"* and that racer will be awarded an additional $1,000!
    • *"Average Position" refers to the average between two positions any one breeder may place in. For example, if a racer has a pigeon placing 2nd and another placing 10th, their Average Position is 6th. In the case of a tie, the breeder with the highest-scoring bird in the average wins.

      All decisions pertaining to payouts or money will be determined by the Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge Administration.




    Training and Lost Birds Information


    Every bird will go to every race UNLESS it is determined that the bird is unlikely to be "competitive" in the sole judgment of the Loft Manager. If the bird is judged unable to withstand the duration of two races during the PPPC series, the bird will be removed from the PPPC competition.

    All birds will have a tracking/ID chip placed on them upon the day of arrival. Online tracking for lost birds, race positions, and complete reports is provided by WinCompanion.

    See the Training Page for the training schedule. Every attempt will be made to follow this agenda as is possible. However, if it is determined to be in the best interest of the competition, adjustments to the schedule may be made at the sole discretion of the Loft Manager.

    See the Race Series Page for race series dates. Again, every attempt will be made to adhere to these schedules, but as with training, the Loft Manager reserves the right to make adjustments as he deems fit.




    Auction and Buybacks

    There will be NO Auctions or Buybacks!


    All birds remain the property of the owner unless perch fees and entry fees are not paid. If perch fees and entry fees are not paid, then said birds become property of Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge.
    Any birds for which the owner does not pay return shipping by OCTOBER 31, shall become the property of the PPPC.



    ALL DESCISIONS MADE BY THE PLMOUTH PEAK PRO CHALLENGE ADMINISTRATION ARE FINAL!