0001    20 Oct 2020  16:10:47: Posted by JOHN HARPER from GENERAL SECRETARY,  
Top 30 Points auction sale now on Group1 website, ends Wednesday
night.
Sixteen owners who finished in the Top 30 SAHPA points are supporting
their Association by donating birds to this auction, we thank them
for their generosity, so please take a look. There maybe something to
your liking that will breed you a winner next season.
Cheers

0002    11 Oct 2020  19:27:56: Posted by JOHN HARPER from GENERAL SECRETARY,  
Nominations for Bird of The Year South East Line, North line and
Overall.

At present the leading contender is SA 19 9311 BBPH 5th Allendale
East #1 & 3rd Allendale East #2 owned by Hamilton & Fawcett.
There is also an Award for the North line Bird of The Year and at
present the leading contender is SA 19 12600 BBPH 5th Lyndhurst YBC &
12th The Twins 5b from Adelaide Race Lofts.

The Ace Series Young Bird Award this year is also very hotly
contested with the leading bird at this stage SA 19 12920 BCC 14th
Lyndhurst YBC, 19th Mt Gambier SAD & 14th Mt Gambier Open @ 1.13%
owned by George Tsonis. Second to Sixth position 1.17% -2.92% are
currently filled by Hamilton & Fawcett.

The Ace Series Old Bird Award, two nominations.
SA 18 12099 BCH @ 2.26% ARL D Shaw
SA 18 14975 BCH @ 2.60% N Stojakovic
If there are any owners who believe they have a contender for any of
these Awards please send details to the SAHPA Secretary. Nominations
will remain open for another week.

0003    10 Oct 2020  17:44:40: Posted by GAVIN HARRIS from SA LONG DISTANCE CLUB SECRETARY,  
Border Village - Reminder we are doing the result at SAHPA Hall at
8pm Saturday 10th Oct. We will also enter further results who clock
birds after 7pm today after the SAHPA AGM on Sunday, meeting starts
at 1pm, so I estimate doing the remainder of the result at 3:15pm
Sunday.

0004    10 Oct 2020  15:49:25: Posted by JOHN HARPER from GENERAL SECRETARY,  
We have been receiving reports of late birds returning from the
S/East line with Life rings and Electronic bands removed. Anyone
found guilty of this low act would risk a life ban from the SAHPA.
Please notify the Secretary if you have any birds that have recently
returned with rings removed.

0005    10 Oct 2020  08:11:18: Posted by JOHN HARPER from GENERAL SECRETARY,  
Top 30 SAHPA points sale. The SAHPA are asking for bird donations
from flyers that finished in the top 30 SAHPA points. This online
auction sale organized by Tim Fawcett who has kindly donated his time
and use of his Group1 website at no charge, has traditionally been a
great revenue raiser for the Association members and goes along way
to keeping overall costs down. Birds can be taken to the SAHPA hall
this Sunday 11th Oct prior to the AGM @ 1:00pm.
Thankyou.

0006    09 Oct 2020  15:39:18: Posted by GAVIN HARRIS from SA LONG DISTANCE CLUB SECRETARY,  
Border Village 960km WNW of Adelaide
Russell Somerville post on facebook :
The birds were released at 7.35 am.
The conditions were calm and clear with the birds doing two circles
climbing very high and headed East out to sea. Peter had the birds on
the release site by 1pm so a good rest and feed for the last day.
Peter reports calm all the way to Penong where a light Northerly is
all the way to Ceduna. It is clear all the way with water on the
ground everywhere. Peter was looking the whole way across the
Nullarbor but didn’t see them . He estimates they will hit the
coast around the general Ceduna area.
Best wishes everyone

0007    09 Oct 2020  11:14:00: Posted by TONY PERKINS from ACTING CHAIRPERSON,  
Border Village GPS -31 38 0 129 0 0

0008    09 Oct 2020  08:55:48: Posted by JOHN HARPER from GENERAL SECRETARY,  
Nominations for Bird of The Year South East Line, North line and
Overall.

At present the leading contender is SA 19 9311 BBPH 5th Allendale
East #1 & 3rd Allendale East #2 owned by Hamilton & Fawcett.
There is also an Award for the North line Bird of The Year and at
present the leading contender is SA 19 12600 BBPH 5th Lyndhurst YBC &
12th The Twins 5b from Adelaide Race Lofts.

The Ace Series Young Bird Award this year is also very hotly
contested with the leading bird at this stage SA 19 12920 BCC 14th
Lyndhurst YBC, 19th Mt Gambier SAD & 14th Mt Gambier Open @ 1.13%
owned by George Tsonis. Second to Sixth position 1.17% - 2.92% are
currently filled by Hamilton & Fawcett.

The Ace Series Old Bird Award, two nominations.
SA 18 12099 BCH @ 2.26% ARL D Shaw
SA 18 14975 BCH @ 2.60% N Stojakovic
If there are any owners who believe they have a contender for any of
these Awards please send details to the SAHPA Secretary. Nominations
will remain open for another week.

Reminder that The AGM is this Sunday @ 1:00pm.
Donated birds for the SAHPA Top 30 points sale can be taken to the
Assoc Hall on Sunday morning.
Thanks

0009    07 Oct 2020  13:31:19: Posted by GAVIN HARRIS from SA LONG DISTANCE CLUB SECRETARY,  
Border Village 960km WNW of Adelaide, near the border of West
Australia. 35 owners sent 256 birds (up from 2018 of 21 owners and
150 birds).
Birds are planned to be released on Friday at 7:35am. Sunrise at
Border Village is 7:20am first light 6:56am. Peter Mundy who is
convoyer will not have phone coverage until he gets back to Ceduna on
the way home, at which time he will give Russell Somerville and
myself an update on the release and we will post it on this forum and
Face Book. As we had higher than expected nominations we have
increased the prizes.
Prize List
First $600 plus $100 Trophy money donated by Ray McIlDuff plus Photo
donated by Dennis Gao.
2nd $350
3rd $250
4th $200
5th $150
6th $125
7th $100
8th $90
9th $75
10th $60

First Cock Bird $100 Trophy Money (donation from Ray McIlDuff) 97
cocks nominated, winner should make a good stock bird.

Pools 16 birds
1st $112
2nd $48

Loft Calcutta
1st $233
2nd $140
3rd $93

Please note that some electronic clocks are most likely still showing
times of pre-daylight saving. If you notice that your clock is out
by 1 hr do not worry, please add 1 hr to your time when quoting your
time. We will adjust the time to allow for daylight saving time when
we enter it into the Results system.

On a positive note, the new Mazda BT50 Turbo Diesel ute is proving to
be a real cost saving. In 2019 the petrol cost for the old Colorado
to/from Alice Springs was $895, this year the Mazda only consumed
$690 of diesel. Peter Mundy reported how well it handled and how
comfortable it was. The SAHPA and SALDC went halves in this purchase
and it should be a major saving for both parties, better fuel economy
and reliability for SAHPA Training and both parties sharing the cost
of registration/insurance and servicing based on kms travelled each
year.

0010    07 Oct 2020  08:37:26: Posted by JOHN HARPER from GENERAL SECRETARY,  
Top 30 SAHPA points sale. The SAHPA are asking for bird donations
from flyers that finished in the top 30 SAHPA points. This online
auction sale organized by Tim Fawcett who has kindly donated his time
and use of his Group1 website at no charge, has traditionally been a
great revenue raiser for the Association members and goes along way
to keeping overall costs down. Birds can be taken to the SAHPA hall
this Sunday 11th Oct prior to the AGM @ 1:00pm.
Thankyou.