VOD Breeder buyer sale dates.

*Printed copies of rules will be available on the day of the sale(s) for all competitors to take. And also read out in full before the commencement of the sale and before any bird are sold.

● ENTRY

*The breeder buyer will be known as the VOD Breeder Buyer (Headquarters of High Spen mid week club and fully affiliated to the NEHU). Officials running tge breeder buyer are also fully paid memebrs of both NEHU and WDA.

* Persons wishing to join have until the 1st of December 2018 to pay after initial application, after the 1st of December any persons who have not paid in full will loose there space(s) that have not been paid for in full and it will become available again to other applicants. These spaces will be taken on a first come first served basis and only secure with full payment.

* Places in the breeder buyer will cost £15 per allocation (non refundable). At a maximum of 3 allocations per loft and or partnership.

* Full payment must be received to confirm entry and guarantee a place in the Breeder Buyer.
Maximum of 3 places per loft.
Maximum of up to 135 places available

*Anyone can enter birds from within the NEHU and fanciers outside the NEHU who are members of a bona fide organisation.
Only members of the West Durham Amalgamation can buy birds to compete and race in the VOD breeder buyer sale.

● THE RACE
* The breeder buyer race will take place from the West Durham Amalgamation Young Bird National 2019 (date and venue yet to be confirmed by the organisation)

*Clock setting/checking NEHU rules apply.

* The race shall close at 9.30pm on the day of liberation. In the event of insufficient birds been recorded in race time to take all the prize money. Any prize money not won will be divided equally between those birds timed in. Should no birds be recorded in race time or should the race be declared void, then prize money will be divided between those birds badketed for the race.

*A bird sold at the breeder buyer auction can only compete in the VOD b/b if flown by the registered purchaser.

● THE SALE/AUCTION

*The entry of a bird into the breeder/buyer sale will be taken as consent for the ownership of the bird to be transferred to the purchaser and transfered into there ownership.

* All young birds must be in the pen on the day of sale to compete in race and be at least 28 days of age (any bird not in pen or underage and not of weaning age will effectively be disqualified and no refund given). A RING WITHOUT A BIRD IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.

* ALL BIRDS PRESENTED FOR SALE MYST BE IN GOOD HEALTH APPROPRIATE AGE (28 days old minimum and fully feathered under wings) ACCOMPANIED BY A CERTIFICATE OF VACCINATION AGAISNT PARAMYXOVIRUS AND A TRANSFER CARD FILLED IN WITH BREEDERS DETAILS.

* THE date of the sale will be 16th March 2019 at the Vale Of Derwent Social Club Rowlands Gill. The possibility of a second sale a week or two later may be considered if volume of entrants is high enough, and will be announced in plenty of time to competitors.

* If a bird with a ring registered to the breeder buyer is transfered from one NEHU member to another other than at the breeder buyer sale, the new owner may fly the bird in all races but not the VOD Breeder buyer race.

* If a bird dies after being sold at the auction, the breeder shall have first choice to place the ring on another bird.

● PRIZES

* ALL prizes awarded will be split 50/50 between breeder and buyer for the first 10 positions. If less than 10 birds complete the race the number of birds clocked within race time will claim there prize, any remaining prizes not taken will be shared equally between the birds clocked. A detailed prize break down will be given once sale(s) are complete and 5% taken to go towards costs.

* Organisers/officials maintain the right to verify any winning birds before any money is paid. Failure to follow this rule could see member and bird disqualified from competition.

* A drug test may be required for any winning bird due to the large sums of money involved. This will be done in accordance with NEHU rules and an approved laboratory approved by the NEHU.

* Any winning birds must have an original copy of club/fed clocking sheet and result sheet signed by club/fed secutary (photocopies not accepted) To an official within 24hrs of the race.

*5% of total sales to go to VOD to help cover costs.

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