Young falconers show their skills in the Fazza Championship


The new generation of falconers steals the show.

Jamil Khan, senior reporter

The races of the Fazza Championship for Falconry – Telwah continue with elite Emirati falconers in the Open category participating in prestigious heritage sports in the desert area of ​​Ruwayyah in Dubai.

The championship is hosted by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), the falcon races will take place daily until January 14. The falcons participating in the competition are widely separated into Farkh (under one year old) and Jirnas (over one year old), and each category has races for the Saker (Falcon) and Shaheen (Peregrine).

General Public Category

The general public category ended on Friday (December 31). In the first race, Ahmed Al Khaili’s bird ‘Al-Dana’ finished the 400-meter race in first place with a time of 17.926 seconds, followed by Ali Saeed Al-Amimi’s ‘A3′ falcon with a time of 18.272 seconds, while Mubarak The ’97’ of Matar Al Khaili was third in 18.346 seconds.

In the Jirnas race, Rashid Saeed Al-Mansoori’s hawk named “Caspian” dominated the herd with a time of 18.375 seconds, while Abdullah Al Falasi’s “J2” finished second at 18.508 seconds, and third was Nasser Hussain’s bird Lootah ‘Dou’ (18.627 seconds).

In the Farkh race, Ahmed Mohammed Al Falasi’s falcon ‘Sada’ took first place with a time of 18.166 seconds; second was Rashid Marwan Al-Marri’s “Zam” (18.232 seconds, and third was Abdullah Rashid Al-Mansoori “86” (18.432 seconds).

FazzaWinners The winners with their trophies.

In another Jirnas race, Ahmed Saghir Al Ketbi took first place with his bird ‘Mazala’ which recorded a time of 18.878 seconds. Abdullah Al Falasi’s “JWG” (18.960 seconds) came very close to second and third was Marwan Muhammad Al Marar’s “Nashwah” bird (18.981 seconds).

Pure Jeer races were also organized for public owners. Ahmed Ateeq Al Muhairi’s ‘B42’ bird finished strong in first place with a time of 17.174 seconds; second was Rashid Suhail Al-Marri’s ‘SBS’ Falcon (17.602 seconds) and in third place was Rashid Saeed in Al-Jafila’s ‘B’ Falcon (17.651 seconds).

Juma Abdullah Al-Falahi’s ‘B4’ falcon also won first place in one of the races with a time of 17.286 seconds while in Farkh’s main race, Saeed Mosbeh Al-Shaddi’s ‘Mohatheb’ bird led the field with a time of 17.364 seconds. Hamad Hussain Al Hammadi’s bird “111” also took first place in another race with a time of 17.435 seconds.

Stronger and faster every year

Demaithan Bin Suwaidan, Chairman of Fazza Falconry Championships Committee, said, “The level of competition is increasing and strengthening every year. Each falconer aims for a podium because only the first three of each class are qualified to compete in the Elite category.

He also recognized the growing diversity of participants in terms of age and falconry skills. “This season we have seen a new generation of young falconers that we have never seen before. They practice a traditional sport which has always been associated with the traditional Arab values ​​of courage, honor and nobility as well as the conservation of nature. These are the values ​​that we promote and pass on for many generations.

Bin Suwaidan also stressed the importance of training before the races and urged the participants to innovate and continuously improve their falconry skills every year. He noted, “Patience and hard work always pay off and this is the best formula for success.”

Birds of prey will once again soar high and fast, according to an earlier report as the new season of the Fazza Falconry Championship – Telwah, hosted by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), kicks off on Tuesday, December 28 in Al Ruwayyah. . , Dubai.

Over the years, the Fazza Falconry Championship – Telwah (decoy in Arabic) has grown in size, popularity and prestige. The sport of falconry dates back to 2,000 years ago, when it was practiced by Bedouins in the wider Arabian Peninsula as a form of hunting. Today, it is one of the oldest and most honored heritage sports in the UAE.

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