THE LAST PIGEON

Dear friends,
today, Saturday,May 21, 2022, the last pigeon was handed over. OLR Talent Quatro is completely filled. Pseudomonas vaccination is done in 15 of the 20 sections and we will gradually complete it in the last five sections. 15 sections are also enjoying the freedom of outdoor free flight. We will release all sections at the end of May.
This will be followed by sensitive training flights around the Talent Quatro area. We will slowly increase the 15 minute flight time to get to at least an hour of morning and an hour of evening flying. In about a month we will be tagging the young pigeons with electronic rings. But more on that later...

On behalf of the OLR Talent Quatro team
Stanislav Matuska


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OLR TALENT QUATRO 2022 FULLY BOOKED

Dear friends,
we regret to inform you that the capacity of OLR Talent Quatro is completely full as of 1.4. 2022 and therefore we cannot accept any more pigeons. Except of course for the already paid teams. We have a place for them. We have informed all interested parties about the reservation system, but even so, we had to turn down almost 300 pigeons.

We hope that those of you who did not get your turn this year will continue to be our supporters and friends. We are not happy about this situation either.

We wish you much sporting success in your regions.

on behalf of the organizing team
Stanislav Matuška


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PIGEON COLLECTION 2022

Dear sports friends,

the 2022 season is fast approaching. That's why we have drawn up plans for pigeon collections. We will, of course, be adjusting the details and will always inform you in due course. However, you can already see the dates now. Click on the AGENTS flap on the right and all the basic information will appear there.

News:
In addition to the announced prizes, we are also preparing bonuses in the form of free pigeons for the 2023 edition. These will be awarded to the national winners of each flight, provided there are at least 50 pigeons from that state. We will publish the list of states, that meet this requirement in due course. Already today we can name the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Poland and Austria. Switzerland also has a chance.

Another news is that we have decided to dedicate the Lajosháza 405 km track to the memory of the tragic event when the exhibition hall in the polish city Katowice collapsed under the weight of snow on 28 January 2006. 65 breeders, practically from all over Europe, died there.

on behalf of the organizing team
Stanislav Matuska



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9th INTERNATIONAL TALENT QUATRO RACE

Dear sports friends,

please study the 2022 entry form. There are a few new things. The race schedule has been updated and it is one of the longest of all OLRs included in the FCI, now. The new SUPER ESO competition, calculated from the +300, +400 and +500 km races, will reveal very high quality pigeons indeed. This will be a different class!

This year's training and competition fees have been increased to 2500,-CZK, equivalent to 100 euro, for 1 pigeon. The prizes have been increased and the range of pigeons awarded has been extended. With the percentage of prizes paid out from the collected contributions, we are also among the best OLRs included in the FCI, if anyone achieves such a percentage at all. Our way of gradually improving the training and making it attractive to participants is apparently a good one, as after a few days we have 80% of the pigeon capacity reserved for 2022.

In the 2021 edition, there has been exceptional interest in participating in our One Loft Race Talent Quatro. We had to turn away nearly 400 pigeons and this led to some unpleasant conversations with the rejected candidates on several occasions. I apologize to them again, but we cannot "inflate" capacity.

So for the 2022 year we are forced to make some arrangements for the first time. These will involve us urging you to pay your dues as soon as possible. We cannot leave everything until the very end. The biggest unknown are the foreign participants from Germany, who do not book any pigeons in advance and decide spontaneously about their participation only during the spring pigeon collection. We would like to keep the number of pigeons delivered in this way to a minimum. Breeders who pay their contribution in a specific amount are 100% guaranteed to participate in the 2022 edition.

We will continue to improve our activities. In the function of Loft Manager, Mrs. Mgr. Bohdana Gruz has started. In 2021 we purchased a new Peugeot roller and thus greatly improved and simplified the transport of pigeons. The year 2022 will be marked by changes required by the new FCI management. This will see the rules and requirements for the transport of pigeons being followed and, above all, the integrity and fairness of the competitions held.

We want to demolish the current pigeon house and rebuild it in about three years. This time it will be made of lightweight brick and have a solid concrete base. This would include mechanical cleaning with belts, a new roof with windows to let more sunlight into the dovecote. Otherwise, we will not change the system in any major way, as previous years show that our facility is good and the pigeons like it. However, the exact date of the reconstruction depends on the prices of building materials, as these have increased dramatically in the Czech Republic recently.


Stanislav Matuška