The third edition of Qatar National Day Falconry Championship will take place from 8 to 16 December 2020.
An overwhelming number of applicants came to register, which opened on 6 December.
The Qatar National Day Falconry Championship is considered to be one of the most important tournaments organised by the Qatari Society of Al Gannas with the support of the Organizing Committee for the National Day Celebrations 2020 and under the supervision of the Qatar Center for Cultural and Heritage Events.
The Qatar National Day Falconry Championship 2020 is held in the Aba Al Qararis in Al Khor, due to its special place in the hearts of every Qatari and resident.
Qatar National Day is based on promoting loyalty, solidarity, unity and pride in the Qatari national identity. In addition to the Championship, it’s also an occasion for Qataris and residents to celebrate the National Day, which falls on 18 December each year. In addition, it’s also an opportunity for falconers to prepare for the upcoming tournaments and festivals, such as the most important one of all, the international Marmi Festival 2020.
The Qatar National Day Falconry Championship 2020 consists of the Promising Falconer Competition and the Young Falconer Competition, in addition to competitions in: Free Chick, Free Qarnas, Qarnas Shaheen, Free Gir Chick, Qarnas Gir Free, Gir Shaheen Chick, Qarnas Gir Shaheen, in addition to the elite round for which the winners qualify – the top five in the Falcon (Beast) competition.
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Qatari Society of Al Gannas, Ali bin Khatem Al Mehshadi, said, ‘We are proud to organise this exceptional tournament to participate in the National Day celebrations. Protecting its life and not compromising its sovereignty, the falconry legacy, that we are proud of, has become a global human legacy by registering it on the UNESCO list.
He added, ‘The turnout for registration was great, whether on the website of the association, or the direct presence to inspect the falcons.’
Furthermore, Al Mehshadi pointed out that after counting the numbers of registrants, a lottery will be conducted for the participants and published at a later time.
On the occasion, the President of the Qatari Society of Al Gannas extended his thanks to the Katara Cultural Village Foundation and to the supporting and cooperating bodies, including the Organizing Committee for the National Day and the Qatar Center for Cultural and Heritage Events.