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We inform all the fanciers that the "Grupo Columbófilo de Gondomar" will not organize the "Derby Internacional de Gondomar 2013".
 
We want to say thank you to all the people that always supported our one loft race.

The organization,

 
Date: 01 January 2013 | Grupo Columbófilo de Gondomar | Permanent link

Report about the final race of Derby Internacional de Gondomar 2012

On 28th of July occurred the final race of the Derby Internacional de Gondomar 2012. 447 pigeons were basket to the final race (Grândola +/- 350km). This race was very hard and only some pigeons return to the loft.

The big winner of our race was the pigeon 6112520 – Van Damme Weyns, from Belgium. Congratulations to the winner and to all participants.

 

 The second place in the Derby International de Gondomar was to Piet Van Bremen with the pigeon number 1667190, and Lorenzo Van Russel with the pigeon number 1621472 won the third place of Derby internacional de Gondomar 2012.

 

 

The “Derby Concelhio” was won by Sisínio Silva Sousa (pigeon number 2193006) and the Novo, Garcia e Monte (pigeon number 375459) won the “Derby do Emigrante”.

 

 

 

The pigeon that won the Derby Internacional de Gondomar (6112520 – Van Damme Weyns) also won the “Ace pigeon”, what shows the big quality of this pigeon.

 

We have to admit that the final did not go as we wanted. Like we already said in our communication of the final race, the pigeons were healthy and the weather, in the moment of the liberation, was good. Once again, we assume the guilty for the bad result of the final race and we want tell sorry to all fanciers.

However, we are happy with the number of people that visited Gondomar to see our final race. We can say that Gondomar had a good environment during the day 28th July 2012. Beside this, we want to say thanks to the representative of F.C.I. and to the representative of F.P.C. (Portuguese pigeon’s federation) for their presence in the final race.

 

 


 

 

Date: 18 August 2012 | Derby Internacional de Gondomar | Permanent link

Communication - Final Race of Derby Internacional de Gondomar 2012

Today was the final race of Derby Internacional de Gondomar 2012.

The winner of the Derby was the team Van Damme – Weyns from Belgium. We congratulate this team and all the others winners. We cannot forget the winners because of the race did not go well, this was the reason because we started to felicitate the winners.

We know the race went very bad, we assume that and apologize to all fanciers.

All the bad things that happened in this race is the responsibility of the organization of the Derby Internacional the Gondomar.

However, we are sure about something: we did everything to this race goes well.

We dedicated many many hours of our life to this project, we worked as few people work and we did something that few people do.

But we know why the result of this race all our work is forgiven and many critical will appear.

We firmly believe that the pigeons were in excellent condition, which was confirmed yesterday by those who basket the pigeons.

Furthermore, today, the liberation was accompanied by an expert in meteorology who informed us that there were the necessary conditions for the liberation, and only then, the liberation was done.

We know that a huge thunderstorm happened in the interior of our country, that may have caused the problems in the return of the pigeons, but we don’t want to attribute the failure of this race to this factor.

As always, we are here to assume our responsibility, to hear the criticism, some constructive and some not so constructive, and we have to think about that and learn with our mistakes.
At this moment, we are very stunned by that what happened to us, we just want to apologize to all and show our deep sadness and disappointment for the final race of our Derby.

Anyway, who wants a specific explanation can send an email to the organization or contact by telephone (contacts that are on the site)
 

Date: 28 July 2012 | Derby Internacional de Gondomar | Permanent link

Training planned for 20th July – Postponed

Although there is expected that the temperature will be slightly lower tomorrow (Friday), we believe that on Saturday (21st July) there will be better conditions to do the last training before the final race of Derby Internacional de Gondomar.

In fact, the low temperature is even more accentuated for next Saturday, what "helps" a little bit the job of the pigeons.

Therefore, the training expected for tomorrow will take place on Saturday (21st July).
 

Date: 19 July 2012 | Derby Internacional de Gondomar | Permanent link

Final race of Derby Internacional de Gondomar 2012 - 28th July

Date: 19 July 2012 | Derby Internacional de Gondomar | Permanent link

Postponement of the training planned for tomorrow

The organization of the Derby Internacional de Gondomar, because of the very bad weather expected for tomorrow (13th June) decided to postpone the training that was planned.

So, the next trainging wil be held in the next in 14th June.

Date: 12 July 2012 | Derby Internacional de Gondomar | Permanent link

Cancellation of the training planned for tomorrow

The organization of the Derby Internacional de Gondomar, because of the very high temperatures for tomorrow (26th June) decided to cancel the training that was planned.

So, the next trainging wil be held in the next friday (29th June).

Date: 25 June 2012 | Derby Internacional de Gondomar | Permanent link

Control of the pigeons on the Loft

This week we made new control of the pigeons that are on the loft.

After one more week of daily flights, some pigeons, unfortunately, disappeared.

The owners of this pigeons already know that, and he can send a substitute pigeons without any cost.

 

Date: 17 March 2012 | Derby Internacional de Gondomar | Permanent link

List of participant pigeons in Derby Internacional de Gondomar 2012

There is already available the first list of participant pigeons in Derby Internacional de Gondomar 2012.

This list will be updated whenever new pigeons arrive to the Municipal Loft of Gondomar.

If you detect any mistake, please send an email to rui@gcgondomar.pt, in order to correct that.

And don't forget, send your photo to rui@gcgondomar.pt .

Check here the list of participant pigeons

 

(Pigeons photos example)

Date: 18 February 2012 | Derby Internacional de Gondomar | Permanent link

Derby Internacional de Gondomar 2012 - Pre-registration closed

 

We inform all the fanciers that the pre-registration for the Derby Internacional de Gondomar are closed.

So, we want say to thank at all the people that did the pre-reservation.

If you need more info you can send an email to rui@gcgondomar.pt

Date: 12 January 2012 | Derby Internacional de Gondomar | Permanent link

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