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Texas Center Convention 2015
Hotel and Race Information
Where: Hotel Acadiana, 1801 West Pinhook Road, Lafayette, La. 70508,
PH: 1-337-233-8120


When: July 15th thru 18th, 2015.  Convention Special rate: $83.00/night.

We plan to stick with tradition and basket the birds on Thursday, July 16th, with a planned race release on Friday, July 17th. Distance will be determined by weather but our goal will be to get them between 150 and 200 miles. Convention registration: $175.00 per person with an early booking price of $150.00 if you register before April 1st. Send all registration money with name, phone number and number of people registering to: Siegels, 1711 Main St. Jeanerette, La. 70544. Make checks payable to: 2015 Texas Center Convention. We can accept credit cards, if you will call in your registration to Siegels at 1-800-437-4436 and ask for Liz or Camille, give them your Credit Card number and we will take care of registering you for the convention.


RACE ENTRY INFORMATION:
RACE A:  Entry Fee $60.00 + $40.00 perch fee = $100.00 per bird. Handler: August Thibodaux
RACE B: Entry Fee $100.00 + $40.00 perch fee = $140.00 per bird. Handler: Kenneth Smith
RACE C: Entry Fee $100.00 + $40.00 perch fee= $140.00 per bird. Handler: Kenneth Credeur
RACE D: Entry Fee $100.00 + $40.00 perch fee= $140.00 per bird.  Handler: Lance Perron
RACE E: Entry Fee $460.00 + $40.00 perch fee =$500 per bird. Limit 2 per entrant. Handler: Dean Ledet, Morgan City, La.


Youth Race: $40.00 perch fee for non-monetary donated prizes only. Handler: Naeomi Synder (Grand-daughter of August Thibodaux) Birds will be housed in August Thibodaux’s loft.


Races A, B, C and D will be released together but prizes will be awarded according to clocking order in each loft. Youth Race will be released separately at a shorter distance on same day as regular races. North Course, All entry fees will be paid out as breeder prize money. Race E separate release from the east course. Out of area entries will be given 1st priority to book. After February 15th local Deep South Cajun Combine lofts will be allowed to fill any unfilled positions on a 1st come 1st served basis. There is tremendous interest already, so book early! A race committee will be assigned to make all decisions regarding the convention races. Race Chairman is August Thibodaux, 337-984-1856.


Ship birds along with entry money to August Thibodaux at 2940 South Fieldspan, Duson, La. 70529.


Send entry money and perch fees now to: August Thibodaux, 2940 South Fieldspan, Duson, La. 70529. Be sure to include all of your information, name, address, phone number and what race or races you wish to enter.

Make checks payable to “2015 Texas Center Convention.” Birds will be accepted from January 24th to April 15th. Replacements will be accepted until April 30th.


Our tentative speakers will be Dr. Bill Miller and Dr. Shannon Swift. Dr. Miller was instrumental in designing the new KM-1 Salmonella vaccine and he is an excellent speaker. Dr. Swift is an avian pathologist. As a veterinarian with the New Jersey State Lab she does all of the droppings and blood and tissue analyses on pigeons that are sent to the lab. She works closely with Dr. Kazmierzak in helping fanciers determine the problems with their sick birds.  She will have a lot of great information for us.


As always, there will be a full slate of ladies events, including shopping, tours, good food and great entertainment.


We have many other plans in the works and will keep everyone informed as they develop.


We are hoping to make it a fun and memorable convention. There will be a very strong group of birds available for auction, only highly select birds from exclusive lofts. Of course, there will be plenty of scrumptious Cajun food and drink. We will have a hospitality room and there will be lots of good times and fun for all. Make your plans early! We’d love to see you!


Vaccines and some medications will be donated by Ed Minvielle
2 pallets of feed will be donated to race lofts by Baden Feed, Canada.
2 Benzing Clocking Systems will be donated by Siegels and Benzing.


Based on 100 birds per loft approximate points awarded will be as follows:


Texas Center Convention '15

Loft A

Loft B

Loft C

Loft D

Loft E

Projected pts per loft based on

1

1500

2500

2500

2500

10000

100 bird entries per loft

2

1000

1500

1500

1500

7500

3

750

1250

1250

1250

6000

4

600

1000

1000

1000

5000

5

500

750

750

750

4000

6

400

650

650

650

3000

7

300

500

500

500

2000

8

250

450

450

450

1500

9

200

400

400

400

1250

10

150

300

300

300

1000

11

100

250

250

250

1000

12

100

250

250

250

750

13

75

100

100

100

500

14

75

100

100

100

500

15

6000

10000

10000

10000

500

16

500

17

500

18

500

46000