Dubai, February 3rd 2016 – The NAS team won the ‘Pure Jeer Farkh’ category in the Sheikhs classification first up on the second day of the Fakhr Al Ajyal (‘The Pride of the Generation’) Championship for Falconry Telwah on Tuesday.
Khalifa Bin Mejren’s falcon clocked 17.801s to finish just +0.012s ahead of the MRM Falcon outfit (17.813s), with the NAS R team back in third at this climactic event, which is being organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC).
Five birds dipped under the 18-second marker and the MRM Falcon, NAS R and F3 operations each had two falcons inside the top 10 – all of whom now have qualified for next Tuesday’s (January 9th) Telwah Final.
MRM Falcon were not to be denied though in the Jernaas equivalent competition as they locked out the top two positions with times of 17.598s and 17.731s (+0.133s), leaving the NAS R contender to round off the podium places with 17.750s – some 0.152s further adrift of the runner-up.
MRM Falcon, in fact, had three birds inside the top 10, thereby giving them the largest representation of Telwah finalists in the ‘Pure Jeer Jernaas’ classification ahead of Al Dhafra Falcons and the NAS team with two apiece.
The NAS team duly chalked up their second qualification victory of the day in the ‘Jeer Shaheen Farkh’ category, pipping their R counterparts (17.707s) by 0.049s with 17.658s to claim another lofty perch in the overall pecking order.
MRM Falcon (17.799s) came in third, but their nearest challenger after that just missed out on the Telwah tournament in 11th spot as the top 10 once again saw dual representation from the likes of F3, NAS R and YLS.
Bin Mejren & Co put the cap on an impressive set of showings in fine fashion by completely dominating the ‘Jeer Shaheen Jernaas’ qualifier, with half of the Telwah finalists (First, Second, Seventh, Eighth and 10th) coming from the NAS team including the fastest two falcons. YLS ended up third and ninth, with a solitary F3 raider splitting that duo in fifth.
Meanwhile, there were 320 falcons competing on Tuesday.
Today’s (Wednesday’s) action sees the general public contest the ‘Qarmoosha’ and ‘Jeer Tibha’ categories in both the ‘Farkh’ and ‘Jernaas’ fields, whereas Tuesday’s schedule for the Sheikhs will be repeated for the local populace tomorrow (Thursday) morning. The preparation sessions shall commence at 7am on both days, with the respective draws then made at 8:30am.