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Rhondda Valley Pigeon Federation

Chairman
Mr. R.A.Pugh
217 Picton
Victoria Wharf
Watkiss Way
Cardif
CF11 0SG
07792 323049

Secretary
Mr T.Tipper
24 Bronhaul
Cwmbach
Aberdare
R.C.T
CF44 0DP
07723 919167
email

rvfedsec@hotmail.com

RHONDDA VALLEY PIGEON FEDERATION 2015 RULES

General Rules
1. The Federation shall be named the Rhondda Valley Federation and will be affiliated to the Welsh
Homing Pigeon Union.
2. The Headquarters of the Federation will be the Cosmo Club Pontygwaith, Tylorstown, Rhondda
3. Membership will be open to all lofts within Wales subject to location.
4. The object of the Federation will be the co-ordination of Clubs in the promotion of Long Distance
Pigeon Racing.
5. All Clubs must pay an initial affiliation fee of 5.00 per Club, all new members pay an additional fee
of 5.00 per loft. The management committee will decide acceptance.
6. The Management Committee will decide on all financial aspects of the Federation.
7. Any member club wishing to resign must pay all debts due before submitting their resignation. Such
resignation to be finalised at the federations A.G.M.
8. The Officers of the Federation shall be Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary/Treasurer, They may
also appoint a president. All officers must be present at the said A.G.M.
9. Officers are not to be Delegates of their Club acting in an individual capacity and will only be
answerable to the Federation General Committee.
10. (a) All Officers to be appointed yearly by individual voting of the Federation Membership.
(b) Councillors to Welsh Homing Union to be Federation Officials.
11. The Federation will be governed by the Management Committee as elected at the A.G.M. All
meetings will be chaired by the federations Chairman. In his absence the vice-chairman will perform
the task.
12. Each Club will pay their own Delegates expenses.
13. Federation members will be allowed into General Committee meetings but will not be allowed to
speak or vote on any issue under any circumstances. Members, who have special knowledge of any
item under discussion, or to be discussed, may request permission to speak by handing a written
request to the Chairman.
14. Together with the Federations officials, members of the Management Committee to be elected
annually at the AGM (6 in total) and must not exceed 1 member from any club.
15. The Federation shall have a bank Account with the HSBC, at a branch accessible to the
Secretary/Treasurer. Three signatures should be recorded at the bank, any two of which to sign
cheques to be drawn on the Federation account. The three signatures should be the Chairman,
Secretary and treasurer.
16. A Special Meeting of the Federation can be convened on a requisition in writing of five member

Clubs. The Meeting must be held within 14 days of receipt by the Secretary of such requisition and
only that business for which the Special Meeting was called shall be discussed.
17. That the Race Programme for the following year be discussed in October each year.
18. The Annual General Meeting of the Federation will be held on the first Saturday in February of
each year and to be followed immediately by the Race Programme Meeting.
19. In matters of Discipline, the General Rules of The Welsh Homing Pigeon Union apply. However
the Appeals Committee of the Federation will compromise of one Delegate from each Member Club,
together with the Federation Officials. The Delegates from the Club implicated with the appeal will not
sit on the appeal committee and must declare any interest.
20. General Race or Clock Rules can only be altered by a Notice of Motion submitted by a Club, 28
days before the Annual General Meeting.
21. That the Rhondda Valley Federation will liberate with other Welsh Federations at Race Points
providing they are going in the same direction as the Rhondda Valley Federation.
22. Any matters/issues arising not covered by the Federation Rules, the W.H.P.U rules will be applied.

Clock Rules
1. Only clocks approved by the Union shall be used in Races for the purpose of timing in. The
following clocks have been accepted by the Union.
Electronic Timing Systems. (Benzing Bricon Mega Tauris Tipes UK Unikon Victory)
Toulets (with square spindle from 1970). Benzing (modified to prevent wrong setting). Plasschaerts Jundes-Thextor. Le
Continental (lock to be riveted to lid). Simplex (non-fakeable). Abicht. Belgica (fitted with all patents).Invincible 6 Bird. Rex,
Gerrard, Phoenix and Phoenix Premier. Abel (with fixed back and locking and opening puncture). Rotherham (fitted with
dolometer). Skymaster (fitted with dolometer). S.T.B. (fitted with all patents and modifications). Easy Way (modified to prevent
wrong setting). Benzing Comatic (with glass face). Benzing 261-301. Benzing Computer Clock. Toulet-Super, Junior Timer

(printing clock) T1,T2,T3. Kovo Clock (printing clock). Racemaster. Girod Printing Timer. The Junior Quartz computer and
Racemaster 11. L A Ladoise.

Any clock not mentioned can be placed before the Committee for approval. All printing clocks must
use the rolls provided by the makers, and printing pads must be attended to for renewal when
required. Where certain clocks require open thimbles, these must be inserted OPEN END DOWN. All
clocks fitted with a sealing device must be sealed with the special Welsh Homing Pigeon Union Clock
Seals before being issued for a race and the Seal Number Recorded. Cylindrical telescopic thimbles
will be optional when timing in arrivals. Clocks listed below are exempt: Skymaster, Gerrard, Invincible
Six Bird, and Benzing Comatic 25 bird.
2. All clocks having passed the annual compulsory Three Way Test, under provisions of Clock Rule
21, must remain in Club Headquarters thereafter except under provisions of Clock Rule 9.
3. Should any clock gain or lose time at a rate of more than two minutes variation in 24 hours, a fast
clock shall be regarded as correct and a slow clock shall have double the time added.
4. The Federation, Club or Chief Clock Setter have the power to detain any clock, and the owner has
the right to be present when this clock is impounded and the owner must be informed when they
consider the examination of the said clock.
5. Master timers and control clocks should leave a permanent record of each stage between start and
finish of each race. Should the Master Timer stop between setting and checking then it may be reset
using the Greenwich time signal/Tim and Radio Controlled Clocks. A clock that is being used as a
Master Timer must not be used to record arrivals.
6.
(a) Should a clock stop or is rendered useless, he or she shall time into the first available clock set for
that race, such clock will be disqualified for said race, and returned intact for inspection by the Clock
Committee as appointed at the Annual General Meeting.
(b) In
the event of a bird or birds being timed in races of two or more days and the competitor having had
his or her clock check punched with the Master Timer then these pigeons prior to the check punch
would be safe should the clock stop before being raked out. Clocks must be returned to the Club
intact for inspection by the Clock Committee. Should a clock stop after timing an arrival and not
having had a check punch with the Master Timer then that clock will be disqualified.
7. When taking the variation the total gain or loss of a clock to be averaged through the hours which
the clock has run. When the gain or loss has been found, same to be added or deducted as the case
may be only up to the time of the arrival concerned.
8. All clocks must be at the Checking Station within a reasonable time after timing an arrival, and
competitors may make such arrangements as they think fit for this purpose, but no responsibility for
delays, etc, that may arise from any cause, will be taken by a Club or Federation. In all instances
clocks must be handed in for checking within twenty-two (22) hours of timing first and successive
arrivals.

9. Should a Member require his clock for a race other than a Club Race i.e. National/Open Races,
application for same to be made, when the clock will be given out under seal. All clocks to be
returned to the Parent Club under seal, where the clock was presented for three (3) way testing.
Under no circumstances has a competitor to retain possession of an unsealed clock during the racing
season. In the event of a clock being returned to the Parent Club not under seal or sealed to the
satisfaction of the Chief Clock Setter and either the Secretary, Chairman or President of the Club, the
clock will be rendered ineligible for competition until such time as the same shall has been re-run in
accordance with clock Rules 2 and 21 and each Club shall be entitled to fix a fee for such re-run not
exceeding 5 as part of Its domestic Rules.
10. Members should be issued by Parent Club with a certificate confirming that their clock has passed
the Three-Way-Test for that year. This certificate to accompany clocks to all National and Open
Races.
11. Clocks to be read to the last second past and the exact proportion of the total variation applied.
12. Clocks competing under Welsh Homing Pigeon Union Rules must have the approved size glasses
fitted and all glasses must be intact.
13. Under no circumstances shall a Member, including Clock Setter, set or check or withdraw thimbles
or rubbers from his own clock.

14. All clocks set for competition must be set to receive a thimble or rubber in the first receptacle
available for that particular make of clock. It is the competitors responsibility to ensure when taking
possession of the clock that it is on number one (1) cylinder.
15. Clock Setters to examine clock to ascertain if receptacle is empty and clock in order before
checking.
16. A puncturing clock must show a full complement of punctures.
17. Greenwich Wireless Time or T.I.M. and Radio Controlled Clocks must be used in connection with
all clocks and Master Timers.
18. Should the velocity of any competitor's bird or birds appear unreasonable or impossibly in
advance of other birds on day of race, the said competitor's clock be detained by the Club, and if
necessary to be submitted to the Federation Committee Meeting following the Race.
19. Any Member may have two or more clocks set for any race but must number such clocks one (1).
two (2), etc. Number two (2) and subsequent clocks will be allowed for use only if number one (1)
clock stops, is rendered useless, or if fully and ready for checking, or has been submitted or taken
away from the competitor's loft for checking or striking the same against the Master Timer in
accordance with the provisions of Clock Rules 6a and/or Rule 8.(a) In addition to Clock Rule 19, in
races when birds are singularly rubbered, a clock containing a rubber that does not comply with any
rubber number on the pool sheet, then that rubber time shall be discounted, and all other correct
rubbers in the clock be allowed and that clock NOT be termed "RENDERED USELESS".(b) In cases
where birds are double rubbered, should any rubber in the number one (1) clock, not comply with a
rubber on the pool sheet, then the appropriate time in Number two (2) clock be allowed, provided this
number on pool sheet. Should a competitor's clock stop he or she may time into the first available
clock set for the race, placing his or her name in the thimble or with rubber ring and must make a
statement concerning same, which must be returned to Club Headquarters with the faulty clock intact
for examination. Where race entries are double rung a competitor may time the second race rubber
simultaneously into another clock set for the race together with name, and a velocity may be
calculated from times taken from this clock but only where the clock containing the first race ring stops
or is rendered useless. Time allowance for reaching such clocks shall be five (5) minutes per mile on
foot, three (3) minutes per mile on cycle, or two (2) minutes per mile by motor propelled vehicle.

20. All clocks & Master Timers used in competition must be set the day previous to the date of the
race, except Electro-Mechanical and Electronic clocks which may be set the day of marking and clock
dials must be signed the night of setting, complete with the name of the competitor and the date, also
the signatures of two (2) Member Lofts present at the setting. In the event of a clock stopping before
timing in, it can be reset by the Master Timer. A clock may be reset after being opened for checking
the first arrival, in two or three races, for the timing of successive arrivals. At the raking out of clocks,
three (3) Members lofts must be present other than the Member whose clock is being checked. One
(1) ring container or rubber only shall be taken at a time from the clock and checked.
21. Wind-up clocks used in competition must be subject to a Three-Way-Test. The positions for the
test must be Normal, On Face, On Back. The tolerance allowable for this Test is Plus or Minus One
(1) Minute. The tolerance should be applied to the run of the clock in the Normal Position. Clocks
must be run for twenty-four (24)hours in each of the aforementioned positions. Respective dials to be
kept in safekeeping of Club Secretaries. ALL WIND-UP MASTER TIMERS AND WIND-UP CLOCKS
MUST BE WOUND AND RESET USING FRESH DIALS FOR EACH TEST POSITION.
21a. Electro-Mechanical, Electronic and Print-outs. Clocks in this category submitted for use in
competition shall be tested by Clubs for a period not less than twenty four (24) hours, which , any gain
or loss must be the same tolerances and parameters as wind-up clocks, in the normal operating
position. A record be kept of the running of the clock. Only one test need apply".
22. Only one puncture or print be necessary to record each arrival.
23. Mr. C.B. Mussard of 1 Benson St., Penclawdd, Swansea, SA4 3XY. Tel: 01792 850349, can be
recognised Clock Repairer for the Welsh Homing Pigeon Union.
24. If at any time a fancier should require a Velocity, then he or she must have his or her clock raked
out and checked at the same marking station at which it was set.
25. That at setting, provided the mechanism allows, all clocks must be running before
stamping/puncturing against the Master Timer.

26. Quartz (Junior) T3 Computer Clocks on checking a data print out must be obtained and sufficient
clear white paper allowed to provide room for: (a) Name of Organisation.(b) Racepoint. (c) Two (2)
signatures of Official Clock Setters or whomsoever they appoint. The printed information on what
must be a complete unbroken strip of paper must be cross-checked against the digital display
information in the clock itself. THIS MUST BE DONE PRIOR TO OPENING OF THE CLOCK. THE
EXCEPTION BEING THE JUNIOR T3 AND BENZING COMPUTER CLOCKS, WHERE SIGNATURE
REFERENCE SETTINGS MUST BE INSERTED IN CLOCK BOOK. In the event of a power cut, or
breakdown on the print-out, information contained on the digital display will be manually recorded on a
sheet of paper together with information and signatures called for in this Rule. Only after two (2)
copies of the information have been extracted, cross checked and found correct, will the seal be
removed and the clock opened, after which one container or rubber only shall be taken at a time from
the clock and checked.
27. That a maximum tolerance often ten (10) be placed on the Dolometer of STB Clocks, however,
should the Dolometer move from eleven (11) to thirty (30), the clock should be investigated, but not
disqualified - there- after if the clock moves into the black the clock will be disqualified.
28. Wind-up clocks used in competition must be reset following a three (3) day holdover of a race.
Failure to comply with Rule will result in automatic disqualification of fancier and clock. These
conditions do not apply to Electro Mechanical, Electrical Clocks and Printouts as these clocks will be
exempt from a re-set.
29. Clock Officials shall be appointed in Clubs for the setting and checking of clocks and only these
Officials will be allowed to handle clocks.
30. Each Member will be held responsible for the raking of their own clock and no Member shall be
allowed to set or check their own clock.
31. All Clubs shall retain possession of their Members clock after each race. In the event of any
Member not recording an arrival, they must return their clock intact not later than the following
Wednesday and set as for the previous race.
32. In the event of the birds being held over, clocks of all Members must be re-set every third day.
33. There must be at least Members of three individual lofts present for the setting and checking of
clocks.
34. All clocks used in Open Races only, must be tested and retained at a Club Headquarters during
the racing season.

ETS RULES
1. The use of an approved Electronic Timing System (ETS) shall be allowed in all races held under
WHPU Rules.
2.
Electronic Timing Systems (ETS) must be approved for use by the Council of the WHPU and must
comply by the Unives 1.7 protocol. Each system must comply with the manufacturers specifications
and have the latest software update, and must be operated in accordance with manufacturers
instructions.
3.
The electronic chip ring must be supplied by an approved manufacturer and contain a chip with a ring
code that is approved by the Council of the WHPU.
4. Electronic
chip rings must be assigned within the ETS clock to each pigeon. A list of the assignments must be
printed and retained by the Club/National and a copy made available to the Member, with each copy
bearing the signature of an authorised Official and the Member. The Members copy is open to
inspection by any other Organisations to which he is affiliated. A new assignment list must be printed
after any amendments or additions are made. The assignment of rings on the day of race entry shall
be at the discretion of the Organisation.
5. The Club system shall be retained
by the Organisation in a secure position.
6. The operation of the Club system for
race entry and clocking read-out must be carried out by two (2) or more authorised Officials of the
Organisation. All non-Officials must remain a minimum distance of one (1) metre away from the Club
system when the race entry process is being carried out.
7. The Club system must
synchronised by an automated time signal prior to race entry and clocking read-out. This time signal

shall be received from a radio-clock or satellite receiver.


8. No competitor shall be
permitted to take part in the any of the procedures of the race entry or the clocking read-out of his own
entry. Contravention of this Rule will entail disqualification and disciplinary action.
9. Prior to the race entry and the clocking read-out an authorised Official of the Organisation should
visually inspect the ETS clock for any signs of entry or damage to the casing or seals of the clock.
Stickers or other coverings shall not be allowed to obstruct the inspection of the clock. Should any
evidence be found, then the clock will be rejected for use and the Organisation shall have the power
to retain the clock for further investigation.
10.
For each and every bird entered, the designated Official must confirm that the ring number details
appearing on the system display correspond fully with the life ring on the pigeon before the pigeon is
permitted to be entered. In circumstances where the details do not correspond or where the electronic
chip is faulty or lost, then another electronic chip may be assigned to the pigeon using the emergency
procedures of the system.
11.
A permanent record of the race entries and the clocking times must be printed directly from a
compatible ETS printer when not connected to a computer, with a copy taken for the Organisation and
a copy for the competitor. The printed record must contain the date and time of production, Club
system serial number, ETS clock serial number, competitors name, race point and date. After
confirming that the printed information is correct and complete each copy must be signed by two (2)
authorised Officials and the competitor or his representative.
12.
The clocking list must be inspected to ensure that no errors are identified by the system with regards
to changes in the secret code allocated to the electronic ring at race entry. Where a discrepancy is
found, then that pigeon must be declared void.
13. The Organisation
must retain a copy of all assignments lists, race entry sheets and clocking sheets for a minimum
period of one year.
14. Antenna pads
must not be positioned on any landing boards or other surface where they may read the electronic
chip before the pigeon is confined within the loft. Club, Federation, Combine or WHPU Officials have
the power to make an inspection at the loft to ensure compliance with this Rule. Contravention will
lead to disciplinary action.
15. In the event of an
escape of pigeons from a transporter, then where required, for the pigeons affected and remaining,
those entered using ETS must have their life ring number recorded before liberation.
16. Sensor pads to be numbered and sealed in position.

Race Rules
1. A uniform system of measurement shall be adopted by all Societies Affiliated to the Union. All lofts
by preference to be pin-pointed on 1:2500 scale maps. However, 1:1250 scale maps may be used for
this purpose in exceptional circumstances. All distances thereafter to be recalculated to the latitude
and longitude of the loft so pin-pointed before the 31st day of March 1990.
2. All Welsh Homing Pigeon Union Members, Clubs, Federations and Combines must have all race
distances calculated by the Welsh Homing Pigeon Union Measurements System (formerly The North
West Homing Union Measurements Dept.) (b) The Welsh Homing Pigeon Union disallows duplication
from races flown under the Auspices of any other regulatory body, back into The Welsh Homing
Pigeon Union or from a Welsh Homing Pigeon Union Affiliated Club, Federation or Combines, to any
other outside body.
3. In produce races and stakes flown on similar lines it shall be deemed to be the RING and not the
BIRD that is entered.
4. No un-ringed bird shall be flown in any race or exhibited in any show held by or under the Rules of
the Union. Split rings are classified as unrung.
5. It shall be the duty of each Affiliated Society to ensure that each Member's birds when entered for
any race are either wing stamped with the Official Club stamp, a personal stamp or a closed name
and address ring/telephone number split ring/ETS sticker. Disciplinary action will be taken against
individual Members and any Society not complying with this Rule. SPOT CHECKS BY UNION
COUNCILLORS OR FEDERATION OFFICIALS MAY BE CARRIED OUT AT MEMBER SOCIETIES
TO ENSURE ADHERENCE TO THIS RULE.
6. All birds competing in a Race will be race marked with rubber rings approved by the Union. No
Member shall be allowed to race mark or basket his own birds and a minimum of four (4) Member
Lofts must present at race marking and basketing of birds. After baskets have been sealed there must
be a minimum of two (2) Member Lofts to ensure control and security of birds until despatch.
7. Birds competing in races must be ringed with recognised Union rings and registered in the books of
the appropriate Union and must be the bonafide property of the Members entering them and
registered with the appropriate Union in his/her or their names. All birds must fly to a Member's loft
and be shown, if requested, to two (2) Members of the Committee at any time within three (3) days of
the race date. Said parties to have the right to toss the birds 100 yards from the loft and to see if it reenters the owner's loft.
8. All birds will be conveyed at Owner's risk and no bird suffering from disease, disablement or vermin
of any kind will be allowed in basket. The decision of Basket Committee as appointed at the Annual
General Meeting to be final.
9. Prizes will be awarded on the system of velocity proper. The bird flying the greatest number of
yards or fractional parts of a yard per minute shall be declared the winner.
10. In arriving at the best average velocity, the total distance flown and the total time occupied by
each competitor's first bird in each race to be taken, and the average velocity calculated from such
time and distance. Any competitor failing to time in from any one race cannot qualify for Club
Averages except in the case of a race where no competitors time an arrival, in which case the race
will be disregarded for average purposes. When a programme cannot be completed through
unforeseen circumstances, this Rule is to be applied. All average trophies and special prizes unless

otherwise stated to be flown in accordance with this Rule.


11. Only Members entering birds for competition in every declared race of that category of the race
programme (i.e. Young Birds, Old Birds, Scottish, Land Average, etc), shall be entitled to compete for
average prizes on the basis that the only races in which he has failed to enter pigeons have
subsequently for whatever reason been declared void.
12. In the event of there being fewer birds timed in than there are prizes, the prizes not won shall be
equally divided amongst the birds timed in.
13. Any objections to the Race Result must be made to the Secretary in writing within seven (7) days
of publication. Where prizes or pool money are paid out and errors are discovered, all monies thus
paid out must be refunded.
14. Should any bird arrive without a Race Rubber the bird will be disqualified from taking any position
in that Race.
15. All Race and Pool Sheets must be written in ink or indelible pencil stating full ring particulars,
colour and sex.
16. Club Secretaries unless otherwise stated shall retain under seal all Race Sheets and Race Ring
Duplicates with the exception of their own, which shall be held by the President or other nominee of
the Club appointed to do so.
17. Race to close when velocity reaches 220 yards per minute.
18. Federation and Societies must insert on Race Sheets, outside number of rubber ring or rings.
19. Duplicate of rubber rings shall be retained until the Annual General Meeting of the Union.
20. Federation and Societies shall be responsible for retaining race sheets for a minimum period of
one year.
21. In races of two or more days, Federations must declare "Hours of Darkness". Old Birds: 10.30p.m.
to 4.30a.m: Young Birds: 8.00p.m. to 7.00a.m. Race to close 8.00p.m. on the first day. Race to open
at 7.00a.m. on the second day.
22. The Queen's Cup, Prince of Wales (Best Performance Cup opposite route to Queens). T G Buffet
Trophy (runner up to Queens),W G Bowen Sprint Cup (races flown up to 300 miles) J O Davies Cup
(Young Bird cup), selection of the Winners for the aforementioned Cups be carried out by an outside
body. All performances for the Union Trophies must be flown under Welsh Homing Pigeon Union
Rules. With regard to the Queen's Cup, T.G. Buffet Memorial Trophy and Prince of Wales Trophy,
performance qualification must be races of 300 miles or over. Queen's Cup -sent performance(s) over
300 miles under WHPU miles. Winners of these Cups and Trophies are responsible for their return to
the Secretary of the Welsh Homing Pigeon Union on or before the first day of October following the
presentation. Failure to do so will result in the cost of collection (in the sum not exceeding 25) being
charged to the Member failing to return the same in accordance with the provisions of this Rule, and
in the event of such sum not being paid within twenty-eight (28) days of demand being made, the
Council shall have the right to suspend such Member from the privileges of the Welsh Homing Pigeon
Union until such time as this sum shall have been paid in full.
23. That all Member Organisations i.e. Federations, Amalgamations, Combines, etc., Affiliated to the
Welsh Homing Pigeon Union must submit to the Welsh Homing Pigeon Union Secretary not later
than 1st March, each year a full race programme. This to include proposed sites, dates and times of
liberation, as well as a contact telephone number of Secretary/Race Controller. Failure to do so could
forfeit the Organisation's right to compete in the said season until such time as the afore-mentioned
details are provided.
24. Only vaccinated pigeons to be transported on Federation or Amalgamation/Combine Transporters.
Details of vaccinations, as instructed by DEFRA, to be with the Federation Secretary before racing
commences and signed by Club Officials on the correct vaccination forms.
25. Birds to be conveyed to the Race stages by a duly appointed Convoyer who shall have sole
charge of the birds en route, at race stages and liberations.

26. (a) Clock dials of first ten winners in each Club in each race to be attached to race sheets. Also

Master Timer Declaration forms. A full report of each race must be forwarded from each Society, to
reach the Federation Secretary within 72 hours of close of race (Sunday Excepted) .If owing to any
cause, a report cannot be sent by the Club Secretary, A valid reason for omissions must be forwarded
within the same time. Any club not forwarding a report with reason for omission within the stated time
shall be disqualified for that race.
(b) Separate result sheets to be forwarded to Federation Secretary for result of Open Races, Ring
Schemes races, Squeaker Auction races and indeed all such races.
27. Hours of Darkness to be :- Old birds
22..30pm > 04.30am
Young Birds 20.00pm > 07.00am
Race closes when velocity reaches 220 yards per minute
28. Each Club shall have at least four Member lofts present during marking of birds
29. Plaques or Trophies to be presented to the Members who take 1st place in Federation races
30. The federation will consist of three section. East, Centre , & West
An open result depicting the first 30 positions, and the three section results depicting the first 10
positions in each of the sections will be published.
Federation diplomas will be issued for the first 20 position winners, and to the first 5 in each of the
three section winners.
31. A Member will only get one set of points for one pigeon in the Federation Individual Points Table
(that means if he is a Member of two Clubs and the pigeon wins both Clubs, only one set of points are
given)
32. Only corrugated paper with a light dressing of sand to be used on crate floors for all races.
33. Claims for all trophies to be made in writing to the Federation secretary by the 31 st October of that
year. Only club and federation performances won within the RV federation are eligible for those
awards. (particularly bird of the year)
34. Birds not to be liberated at race point unless they have been there more than 2 hours.
35. The charges to cover hold over costs shall be 10p per bird per each day the birds are held over.
36. Rhondda Valley Federation Members who enter their Pigeons through the Welsh South East
National, but fail to observe the 2 hour Telephone Notification Rule of the Welsh South East National,
advising time of arrival of First Pigeon, will not be eligible to claim Fed/Club Positions with the same
Pigeon.