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A report on the British International Championship Club race from Barcelona on 7th July 2023 (in conjunction with the international)

Mark Gilbert
77 members sent 296 pigeons to Barcelona with the British International Championship Club, to compete in the international race. They were liberated at 07.00CEST. The following is a report on the top twenty of the provisional result based on members' verifications.
Southfield History
Wing of Southfield History

First open and first CS section was a two year old on 1179mpm over 698 miles for Mark Gilbert of Windsor. Phenomenally, Mark's open winner was the first bird ever to be clocked on the day in the UK from Barcelona, a fantastic achievement. Southfield History completed a magnificent fifteen hours and fifty-one minutes on the wing, before landing on her home loft at 21:51:27 local time and taking provisional, 6th  international from 16,561 pigeons. The winner was paired up earlier in the season and was sent to Barcelona on a five day old baby. Last year it flew Pau with the NFC and after fifteen and a half hours on the wing was 10th section, 33rd national over 570 miles. In the same race, its nestmate was 4th section and 19th open. 

The sire of Southfield History is Son Naomi from Cor de Heijde, 6th international Barcelona and the dam was 17th international Barcelona for Twan Bongers. Mark had three more pigeons the next day, clocking in the top twenty of the result, at fifth, tenth and eleventh open, third, fourth and fifth section.

Wing of Southfield History 2
Pedigree of Southfield History
Kevin Foster
Kevin Foster's Barcelona pigeon

Kevin Foster of Longfield Hill timed a Belgian rung, three year old cock on 963mpm over a distance of 685 miles to take second open and first ES section. Kevin timed two further pigeons in the top twenty-five at fifteenth and twenty-first open, ninth and fifteenth ES section. Second open was a widowhood cock bred by the Belgian international racers Van Ouwerkerk Dekkers and one of a batch of youngsters that Kevin bought in 2020. The sire is also father to 12th national Perpignan, 29th international amongst others that have scored from St Vincent and Pau. In turn it was a son of De Sterke, 24th national Barcelona. The dam is a daughter of Night Flyer, 21st national Barcelona clocked at 1.04am. Kevin's second pigeon was a three year old hen, the sire of which is Paulo, 4th national, 37th international Pau. The dam is a direct daughter of Mr St Vincent, 1st national, containing Poco Barcelona bloodlines. Kevin timed all three of his entries into the race. His last on the clock was a four year old hen, the sire of which is a son of De Cas, whilst the dam is a grand-daughter of Starlight x Melissa. 

Kevin Foster's cock back with its hen
Darius Dumitrascu
Third open winner

D Dumitras from Basildon was third open and second ES section with a four year old cock on 888mpm over 697 miles. Darius' pigeon is 50% Kipp and Son from Germany and 50% Lehel Varga from Romania, bred by his good friend, Florin Bodale. It was sent to Barcelona sitting eight day eggs and with a youngster from the last round on the box. It's bloodlines are also responsible for 23th and 25th national Pau 2023 and 3rd national Agen 2022. 

Third open pedigree
4th open

Andrei Bargaoanu from Basingstoke timed a three year old on 882mpm over 690 miles to take fourth open and second CS section. Andrei's hen was bred from a pair of eggs that he had from Daniel Coropciuc. Previously this season it was 17th open, 3rd section from St Philbert. Over the two years prior to this, it has been Andrei's best performing racer. 

Dave Hales' winner

Dave Hales from Hockley was sixth open and third ES section with a five year old hen on 880mpm over a distance of 699 miles. Sent sitting a three day old squeaker, this hen's bloodlines are 100% Van Ouwerkerk Dekkers from Brasschaat Belgium. Previously it was 3rd national from Narbonne and it has flown three other international races. 

Simon Knowles

F Knowles and Son of Wingham clocked a six year old cock on 791mpm over 674 miles to take seventh open and fourth ES section. Simon timed a grandson of L and K Buddle's 1st and 2nd BICC Pau winner with BC and Amor on the dam's side and Krauth bloodlines on the sire's. It had two channel races with the East of England Continental Club in preparation for Barcelona. 

F Knowles & Son's blue cock
Preece & Son

Geoff and Clayton Preece of Dover timed eight pigeons in total, the first of which was a six year on 789mpm over 665 miles, taking eighth open and fifth ES section. Next on the clock was a three year old on 746mpm and in ninth open, sixth ES section. The partners were also thirteenth, sixteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth open, eighth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth ES section. First on the clock was a 2017 latebred cock that scored from both Barcelona and Perpignan in 2022. The grandsire is Jack Jones, whilst the dam contains Bernd Morsnowski bloodlines which won 9 national prizes for the partners, 3 x Perpignan, 2 x Barcelona and 1 x Agen. Second on the clock was a cock bred from Jack Jones when he was paired to a daughter of Oswald Schneiders' 3 x Barcelona prize winner in consecutive years, 2017, 2018 and 2019, flying over 1200km. Third to time was a hen on its five time racing from Barcelona. Once again the pedigree features Jack Jones and on the sire's side, it is inbred to Robert Ben's Super Ben. 

Traian Ferentz

Traian Ferentz of Romford was twelfth open and seventh ES section with a five year old on 733mpm over a distance of 700 miles. Traian timed a red cock containing Paul Delea, Ronnie Elliott and VD Wegan bloodlines via Louella. It was raced on the natural system and sent sitting ten day eggs. 

Kevin & Lauren Grace

Fourteenth open and first NC section was won by Kevin and Lauren Grace of Kneesworth with a two year old on 682mpm over a distance of 735 miles. Kevin and Lauren timed a mealy, raced on the natural system and sent feeding a five day old youngster. 

Simion Stefanescu
Simion's 800 mile pigeon

Simion Stefanescu of Sheffield was second NC section and 28th open with a three year old on 597mpm over 838 miles. Simion timed the longest flying pigeon in the UK, clocked just after 8am local time on day three. This pigeon is the likely winner of the Jim Emerton Trophy for the longest flying bird in race time and the highest velocity over 750 miles. 

Sire of Simion's pigeon
Dam of Simion's pigeon
David & John Staddon

First WS section and fifty-sixth open was a four year old on 371mpm over 700 miles for David and John Staddon of Ditcheat. This is the Staddon's second section win in a row from Barcelona and their pigeon this time was Deano, bred by father and son, Dean & Dean Pallett and containing 100% Jelle Jellema bloodlines. The sire of Deano is a grandson of Romee, Zwarte Goud and Snelle Jelle. The dam is a grand-daughter of Dirke, the sire to Kleine Jade, 1st international Barcelona. The dam's pedigree also features Rika, Marcus, Golden Future and Frankenstein. 

That concludes the report on the top twenty of the provisional result of the British International Championship Club race from Barcelona, held in conjunction with the international. 

 

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