APPLE CUP

RULES
2019 APPLE CUP

Accepting birds and replacements 4 March through May 2019

All birds vaccinated for PMV and Paratyphoid upon arrival, then given a booster 30 day later. Shortly after arrival all birds will also be treated for internal/external parasites and canker. All birds will have their 9th and 10th flights pulled and regrown before training begins.

Please contact us before shipping any birds and always try to ship on a Monday, Tuesday at the latest. Make sure that you have your phone number on the box and that it is legible. Some of you use the Click and Ship option but do not have your phone number in the address block, make sure you hand write it in if you do not have it printed on the shipping label. We try to remember to call breeders when their birds arrive, if there is no number on the box do not expect a call.

Perch Fees are $100 per bird and are non refundable, due when the birds arrive

Entry Fees are $300 per bird due immediately after the 100 mile activation race. All birds sent by the breeder must be activated after the activation race and before the first race counting toward AVG speed, no picking and choosing birds. Total refund of your Entry Fee if your bird does not go to the first race in the series

Payout posted is based upon 1,000 birds entered in the first race, it will be adjusted if more or less birds are entered. Any birds in excess of 1,000 entered in the first race will have their prize money portion added to the first place bird on the final 350 mile race

Any birds not paid for 1 day prior to basketing the first race can be activated on a first come basis and are eligible for all prize money. The bird then becomes the property of the person who activates it and that person becomes responsible for paying return shipping costs. The person who entered the bird originally but did not pay Entry Fees for the bird is required to provide a pedigree to the new owner if requested. Failure to comply will result in failure to enter the Apple Cup in the future. Any breeder who fails to pay their perch fees when their birds arrive will not have their birds added to the inventory list until they do so. Any breeder who fails to pay their entry fees after the activation race and before the first average speed race will have their birds blocked from the results of the first race, thus completely throwing themselves out of contention for average speed prizes and their birds become the property of the Apple Cup if no other breeder wishes to activate them.

Birds activated by their owners remain property of the owners. Shipping is $60 for the first bird and $10 per bird after if more than one bird is shipped in the same box. Shipping will be deducted from winnings, the remainder will be sent in the form of a check.

Any birds not claimed within 7 days after the conclusion of the race series become the property of the Apple Cup.

September 9th 100 M, this is the Activation Race and does not count in to average speed.

Races
September 16th 161 M
September 23th 209 M
September 30th 250 M
October 7th 350 M

All entered birds MUST compete in the entire race series. The ONLY birds removed from the race series will be those who the staff at the Apple Cup deem are no longer capable of continuing due ONLY to illness or injury and for no other reason.

In the event of a exact tie, prizes affected will be added together and split equally among the birds who tied..

In the event that no birds clock within 48 hours from release all money will be divided equally among actual birds sent to that particular race. If all prizes are not claimed within the 48 hour window of the final 350 mile race, the remaining monies will be divided equally among the returning birds. If there are no remaining birds in the series before the final race, average speed will be computed based upon the races completed.

All races end 48 hrs after release.

Any loft who won prizes is allowed to deduct return shipping expenses from their winnings, just let us know. A completed W-9 is required if you win $600 or more and a check will not be issued until we receive same.

If a bird does not scan by the clocking system then they will be hand entered using the time of the last bird on the drop.

All training tosses will be published. All races will have a video done of the actual race releases.

Loft visits are welcome but must be made by appointment only at least 24 hrs in advance, Monday through Friday.

Race dates are subject to change due to adverse weather conditions.

The Apple Cup retains the right to approve or refuse any participant into the race!

Many of your questions can be answered by reading the updates which we do almost daily once we start training, please refer to the updates before calling.

The Apple Cup reserves the right to make any and all decisions.


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