A report on the British International Championship Club race from Narbonne on 15th August 2020, held in conjunction with the International

46 members sent 197 pigeons to the British International Championship Club race from Narbonne, held in conjunction with the International. The convoy of 21,394 birds were liberated at 07.15CEST. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members' verifications.
Mark Gilbert

First open and first centre section was a three year old on 1049mpm over 599 miles for Mark Gilbert of Windsor. The winning bird was also Mark's single bird nomination. This cock was fifth open from Agen earlier in the season and is a grandson of Golden Barcelona and Kanibaal Barcelona, the fourth international winner.

The winner
John & Teresa Gladwin

Gladwin, Jarvis and Family of Leigh on Sea timed a three year old on 1029mpm over 593 miles to take second open and first east section. The partners timed Lazy Bones, so named as ever since a youngster he has been late home. Lazy Bones was thirtieth open from Agen last year and was the Gladwin's second pigeon from that race, helping them win the two bird average. He is a half brother to last year's Agen winner, having the same sire which is a top Frans Zwols cock from the Boy and Queen bloodlines. The dam of Lazy Bones is a daughter of Frans Zwols' Titan and N63.

Duncan Goodchild

David Hales of Hockley was third open and second east section with a two year old on 942mpm over 595 miles. Dave's pigeons are flown by Duncan Goodchild and first on the clock was a blue hen bred by their friends, the Ouwerkerk Dekkers Family from Brasschaat near Antwerp.  Duncan clocked a further three pigeons to also take fifth, sixth and ninth open, third, fourth and sixth east section on 561mpm, 553mpm and 526mpm respectively.

D & J Staddon

David and John Staddon of Ditcheat timed a two year old hen on 637mpm over a distance of 609 miles to take fourth open and first west section. This is the Staddon's seventh section win with the BICC this year. Their winner is bred from a full brother of their star breeder, Red Treble, which contains Southfield Pau and Southfield Supreme bloodlines. The dam is one 100% Mark Gilbert's Deweerdt family of pigeons, being from a son of Mark's Treble cock.

G M Preece & Son

G M Preece and Son of Dover were seventh open and fifth east section with a three year old on 530mpm over 559 miles. First to time was Sunny Jim, a blue white flight cock raced on the widowhood system. The sire to this cock is a direct Bernd Morsnowski pigeon and the dam is a direct Stoffel-Gr. Ophof. Geoff and Clayton timed a second bird, another three year old on 524mpm to also take tenth open. This was a blue hen, also raced on the widowhood system and containing Rezenthel Freres' Triple Europa marathon bloodlines.

Calum Edmiston

Callum Edmiston of Horley was eighth open and second centre section with a five year old on 528mpm over a distance of 573 miles. Calum timed a hen named Lucy, flown on the natural system and containing the Van der Wegen bloodlines.

Lee & Kevin Buddle

Lee and Kevin Buddle of Dover were eleventh open with a three year old cock bird on 517mpm over a distance of 557 miles. The sire of the Buddle's winner is a son of their good Barcelona racer, Pipi. The dam was bred by David Hales and Duncan Goodchild, being a direct daughter of 80, their Perpignan winner.

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