The 12th Qatar International Falconry & Hunting Festival (Marmi), held under the patronage of H E Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani, opened on Friday. It will go on until January 30, 2021.
The Festival’s competitions began with Talaa championship for groups 1 to 6. Three participants qualified for the next rounds, namely: Mohammed Ghaleb Al Dossary and Barzan Team with two falcons.
Mohammed Mubarak Al Ali said the first day witnessed the participation of 6 groups, adding that the start of the competitions was somewhat delayed to ensure clear visibility so that the chances are equal for all.
Head of the Hadad Challenge Committee Ali Sultan Nasser Al Hamidi pointed out that the event saw a record number of participants, with the crowded schedule of competitions throughout the month, adding the qualifiers will be held on many days during the morning and evening periods.
The Marmi Festival is aimed at preserving and promoting the sport of falconry. It sheds light on Qatari heritage through various shows and competitions.
The 12th Qatar International Falconry & Hunting Festival (Marmi) witnessed tough competition on second day yesterday.
Four falcons qualified for forthcoming round Al Tala Championship. Three falcons also qualified for Hudad Al Tahadi Championship. Under Al Tala Championship competitions of the groups of contestants from seven to 12 were held where the bird of Turkey bin Abdullah Al Dosari of Group 8 qualified.
Barazan Team of Group 9 and 12 with two falcons qualified. The bird of Jaber Ubaid Al Ghithan of Group 10 also qualified.
Head of Al Talah Committee, Mohamad Mubarak Al Ali said that the second day witnessed participation of six groups from Group 7 to 12. Hudad Al Tahadi Championship witnessed tough competitions among Shahin falcons and Al Zajil of Abdullah Fakhro.
The falcons succeeded in overcoming the pigeons after a strong adventure in the sky of Sabkhat Marmi at Sealine.
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