--This is the fourth year for the GNEO OB Special. Any GNEO banded bird is eligible to fly this race. Thirty lofts entered 172 birds this year. The birds were released at 6:15 a.m. from Freedom, IN. by race secretary Mike Koenig. Weather at the release point was clear with a lite SE wind and 63 degrees. Weather was sunny and HOT, HOT, HOT with a Lite SSW wind and 88 degrees when birds arrived. Tony Conti clocked the first bird at 14:06:24. AU-05-GNEO-1875 BBH flew 338.240 miles to win by 24 minutes and 2 seconds. Tony had a great day clocking 8 of 13 birds. Almost half the lofts did not report and 10 lofts only clocked one bird. Tony also won the 2004 GNEO O/B Special. Congratulations Tony! Second Place was won by Ralph Withrow with AU-04-ARPU-12756 BBC flying 318.559 miles and arriving at 14:03:01. Ralph won the south section. First in the central section was Cigar II. Pat Quilter clocked AU-05-GNEO-865 BBC at 14:18:54 for a speed of 1122.323 YPM flying 308.575 miles.


Congratulations to Tony Conti!


AU 05 GNEO 1875 BBH Wins the 2006 GNEO O/B Special

Station: Freedom, IN. (300) -- Released: 06:15 -- Birds: 172 -- Lofts: 30

WinSpeed-1                        Akron Concourse                06/20/06-19:59
Name: 2006 GNEO OB SPECIAL     Old Bird Race (Special)        Flown: 06/17/2006
Released: 06:15   Birds: 172   Lofts: 30                       Station: FREEDOM
Weather (Rel) Clear, Lt. SE, 63 degrees  (Arr) Sunny, SSW 5, 88 degrees
GNEO OB SPECIAL

POS NAME          BAND NUMBER        CLR  X ARRIVAL   MILES  TOWIN      YPM  ABCDE  Sec   Points
  1 T&S CONTI/13  1875   AU 05 GNEO  BB   H 14:06:24 338.240 00.00 1262.839          N     1000
  2 WITHROW/8     12756  AU 04 ARPU  BB   C 14:03:01 318.559 24.02 1197.957  xxxxp6  S      720
  3 T&S CONTI     1968   AU 05 GNEO  BC     14:35:24  2/ 13  28.59 1189.653                 200
  4 T&S CONTI     2221   AU 05 GNEO  BB   H 14:36:05  3/ 13  29.41 1188.031                 100
  5 T&S CONTI      447   AU 03 GNEO  BCWF H 14:36:37  4/ 13  30.12 1186.768                 100
  6 T&S CONTI     2499   AU 05 GNEO  BB   C 14:36:53  5/ 13  30.28 1186.137                 100
  7 DICKERSON/5    897   AU 05 GNEO  BC   C 13:09:48 277.275 28.21 1176.480  xxx            160
  8 T&S CONTI     1972   AU 05 GNEO  BCWF H 14:55:04  6/ 13  48.39 1144.666                 100
  9 T&S CONTI     2224   AU 05 GNEO  BB   H 14:55:35  7/ 13  49.10 1143.530                  50
 10 HAZEK/4       1840   AU 02 GNEO  BB   C 14:15:04 311.259 46.16 1141.125    xx           130
 11 JIROUSEK/11   1008   AU 05 GNEO  BC   H 15:26:17 355.636 55.38 1135.386                  50
 12 CIGAR II/6     865   AU 05 GNEO  BB   C 14:18:54 308.575 53.50 1122.323     x    C      350
 13 CIGAR I/4     2577   AU 05 GNEO  GRIZ H 14:23:06 309.104 57.18 1114.573  xxxp           120
 14 CIGAR I       2694   AU 05 GNEO  BB   C 14:26:44  2/  4  01:00 1106.338                  50
 15 TOMER/3       1835   AU 05 GNEO         14:46:28 319.800 01:05 1100.459  xpp             86
 16 DICKERSON      449   AU 03 GNEO  BCWF C 13:42:10  2/  5  01:00 1091.325  p               57
 17 BEDELL/7      13918  AU 04 ARPU  BCWF C 14:32:11 306.808 01:09 1086.082                  50
 18 DICKERSON     12647  AU 04 ARPU  BB   C 13:50:09  3/  5  01:08 1072.183                  50
--------------------------------- Above are 10 percent ------------------------
 19 ROLOFF/4      1457   AU 05 GNEO  BB   H 15:24:58 334.840 01:23 1071.553                  50
 20 SPECHT/3      1580   AU 05 GNEO  RC   C 14:30:45 301.602 01:15 1070.740                  50
 21 TOMER         1842   AU 05 GNEO         15:07:08  2/  3  01:26 1057.720                   -
 22 TOMER         1840   AU 05 GNEO         15:25:58  3/  3  01:45 1021.565                   -
 23 WITHROW       12637  AU 04 ARPU  BB   H 15:59:56  2/  8  02:20  958.509                   -
 24 MI-KOE/5       129   AU 03 GNEO  BB   C 15:47:15 304.644 02:27  936.957                   -
 25 BUZECAN/9      952   AU 05 GNEO  BC   H 17:11:50 335.709 03:08  899.540                   -
 26 ARROW LOFT/3  13129  AU 04 ARPU  BLKC C 16:50:23 322.958 03:05  894.588                   -
 27 T&S CONTI     13805  AU 04 ARPU  SIL  H 17:30:50  8/ 13  03:24  880.842                   -
 28 PRZERACKI/5   13615  AU 04 ARPU  BB   C 17:16:56 329.284 03:23  875.526                   -
 29 TSCHIRNER/9    965   AU 03 GNEO  BC   H 16:23:49 302.660 03:07  874.946                   -
 30 PRZERACKI      763   AU 05 GNEO  BLK  C 17:55:10  2/  5  04:01  827.717                   -
 31 BEDELL        1685   AU 05 GNEO  DC   C 17:49:53  2/  7  04:27  777.083                   -
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No clockings were reported from RED BARRON LOFT out of 4 entries.
No clockings were reported from JONES out of 2 entries.
No clockings were reported from HOLLOWAY out of 5 entries.
No clockings were reported from YANKEE REBEL out of 2 entries.
No clockings were reported from AGEE out of 6 entries.
No clockings were reported from ROSTOCIL, B. out of 4 entries.
No clockings were reported from JOHNSON out of 3 entries.
No clockings were reported from Lady Lyndale out of 10 entries.
No clockings were reported from Lyndale Loft out of 17 entries.
No clockings were reported from NELSON out of 3 entries.
No clockings were reported from SABOL out of 3 entries.
No clockings were reported from SWANSON out of 2 entries.
No clockings were reported from SOSNOWSKI out of 1 entries.
No clockings were reported from KOHLI out of 11 entries.

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