DUBAI, 13th December 2016: MRM Falcon and Team F3 participants engaged in a thrilling duel for supremacy on the second day of the National Day Championship for Falconry (Furoukh category) organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) on Tuesday 13th December.

For the second day running in the event exclusively for Sheikhs category, the third edition of the Furoukh (younger falcons) Championship saw high level of competition with the leaderboard changing hands swiftly in the Pure Gyr and Pure Garmousha events which attracted almost 100 entries.

The first Fazza Championship for Falconry for the season 2016/17 got under way amid perfect conditions on Tuesday morning as scheduled at 8am.

The competition will continue until Saturday 17th December at the Fazza Championships for Falconry area Ruwayyah in Dubai off Emirates Road.

Suad Ibrahim Darwish, Director of Championships at HHC, said the event pavilion has been upgraded and updated to suit international standards with a modern look and feel, while maintaining a traditional ambience.

“A Large number of LCD screens have been placed at vantage points for both spectators and participants to follow the action and speed of falcons. The tent has become a place to meet and exchange ideas and expertise in a majlis-style ambience promoting healthy camaraderie among rivals. The modern facilities of the tent has amazed even foreign visitors aside from the high level of participation and competition,” she said.

An individual entrant Mughaier Al Mansoori stole the limelight when his falcon clocked the fastest time of the day of 18.114 seconds to raise the standard of competition to a different level.

Among the top 10 qualifiers for the final round on Saturday were five from Team MRM Falcons who set the early pace with their top entries clocking the second and third fastest times of 18.329 and 18.436.

Team F3 were not far behind with their best performer clocking the fourth fastest time of 18.457 followed by times of 18.514, 18. 658 and 18.699.

The other MRM Falcons who qualified for the final round clocked 18.502, 18.538 and 18.736.

Team F3 had the satisfaction of clocking the best time in the second event of 18.424 followed by top qualifying times of 18.428 and 18.469.

YLS entry recorded the next fastest time of 18.562.

However, dominated the qualifying with seven of their participants being among the top 10 finalists.

The official sponsors of heritage events organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Center are Al Tayer Motors, Land Rover, Dubai Airports, Dubai World Trade Center, AW Rostamani (Arabian Automobiles), Global Village and Al Oula Radio.