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(16/11/2017) Geoff and Catherine Cooper (Peasedown St John, UK) have another fantastic season in 2017

The partnership of Geoff and Catherine Cooper has once again excelled in the international races in 2017. From Pau (Mont de Marsan) they had the only three pigeons on the day in their section. From St Vincent and Agen they again topped the section with the only birds on the day. Tremendous performances.

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(17/07/2017) A report on the British International Championship Club race from St Vincent on 15th July 2017, in conjunction with the international

Fifty-nine members entered two hundred and seventy-eight pigeons into the British International Championship Club race from St Vincent, in conjunction with the International. They were liberated at 07.30CEST into clear skies. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members' verifications

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(07/07/2017) A report on the British International Championship Club race from Agen, in conjunction with the international

The international race from Agen, including 875 birds from 181 fanciers in the UK that were sent with the British International Championship Club were held over for four days due to bad weather. They were liberated at 07.00CEST on Tuesday 4th July into blue skies and a clear line of flight. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members' verifications.

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(26/06/2017) A report on the British International Championship Club race from Mont-de-Marsan in conjunction with the International Colombe Joyeuse race on 24th June 2017

130 members entered 508 pigeons into the British International Championship Club race from Pau in conjunction with the international. Due to poor weather the birds were moved back to Mont-de-Marsan and after a one day holdover they were liberated at 07.35CEST into west north-westerly winds. The following is a report on the UK provisional result.

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(02/12/2016) Geoff and Catherine Cooper (Peasdown St John, UK) have another fantastic season

Racing from France to the UK is always very difficult, the cross winds over the sea make the temperature over the water 10 degrees colder than on the land. Many birds are not strong enough to cope with this challenge and do not return.

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(10/05/2016) Geoff and Catherine Cooper (Peasedown St John, UK) win 1st Open and 1st Section NW 2,937 birds from Coutances

Geoff and Catherine Cooper had an excellent result from this week's race with the Central Southern Classic Flying Club, covering most of central southern England. Their widowhood cock Farmer Forrest won the 1st Open and 1st Section NW from Coutances (163 miles) 2,937 b. with a 63 ypm lead.

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(03/05/2016) A report on the British International Championship Club race from Falaise on 30th April 2016

Three hundred and twenty-six members entered three thousand, seven hundred and seventy-four pigeons into the British International Championship Club race from Falaise on 30th April 2016. They were liberated at 10.00 BST into light north-west winds. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members' verifications.

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(15/01/2016) Looking back on another successful season for Geoff and Catherine Cooper (Peasedown St John, UK)

It is difficult if not impossible to imagine a racing season for Geoff and Catherine Cooper that was not littered with top performances. In 2015, the Coopers performed with distinction yet again by winning races at club, federation, national and international level!

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(05/10/2015) It was only a matter of time – Geoff and Catherine Cooper (Peasedown St John, UK) win 1st and 2nd international hens St Vincent 2015

Year upon year, fanciers have looked upon the results achieved by Geoff and Catherine Cooper in wonder. Many thought that the westerly winds that blew across the UK on race days in 2015 would hamper their cause however they still managed 3 x 1st and 1 x 2nd section (provincial) in the early season BICC races.

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(16/07/2015) A report on the British International Championship Club race from St Vincent on 10th July, in conjunction with the international

Eighty-one members entered two hundred and ninety-nine pigeons into the British International Championship Club race from St Vincent, in conjunction with the international. They were liberated at 5.45BST into a light south-east wind. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members' verifications.

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(10/07/2015) St.-Vincent (int.) 2015 | National winner England old birds: Cooper Geoff & Catherine (Peasedown St John)

The National winner England from St.-Vincent in the category "old birds" is Cooper Geoff & Catherine (Peasedown St John). The pigeon was clocked on Friday at 20:02:55 CEST after a race of 853.304 km, achieving an average velocity of 1069.41 m/min.

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(02/07/2015) Consistency personified: Geoff and Catherine Cooper (Peasedown St John, UK) claim 3 provincial victories already in 2015

Pigeon racing in the western side of the United Kingdom has been demanding so far in 2015. Strong westerly winds each weekend has meant that the birds have had to battle hard to find their way to their home lofts. Many successful lofts have found it difficult to achieve top results week after week but for Geoff and Catherine Cooper; these are the conditions that their birds like best!

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(22/06/2015) A report of the British International Championship Club race from Pau (in conjunction with the international) on June 19th 2015

One hundred and forty-eight members entered five hundred and thirty-eight pigeons into the British International Championship Club race from Pau. They were liberated at 06.15BST into a north-westerly wind. The following is a report on the provisional result according to members' telephone verifications.

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(06/10/2014) Geoff and Catherine Cooper (Peasedown St John, UK) enjoy another season at the top in 2014

The Cooper dynasty of racing pigeons continues to go from strength to strength. 2014 saw the Coopers achieve several top ten positions in challenging BICC international races; including yet another national victory from Tours to add to their collection.

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(15/09/2014) A report of the British International Championship Club young bird race from Falaise on the 13th September 2014

One hundred and seventy-six members sent one thousand, two hundred and sixty three young birds to Falaise with the British International Championship Club. They were liberated at 08.30am BST into clear skies. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members' verifications.

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(15/07/2014) A report of the British International Championship Club race from St Vincent in conjunction with the international race

After a one day holdover, the three hundred and two birds entered into the international race from St Vincent were liberated on Saturday 14th July at 6.35am BST into a light west wind. There were no UK birds on the day, but day two brought the first, long awaited, arrivals. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members' verifications.

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(02/07/2014) A report of the British International Championship Club race from Agen on 27th June 2014 in conjunction with the international race.

One hundred and twenty four members of the British International Championship Club entered five hundred and thirty two birds into the race from Agen in conjunction with the international. Along with over nineteen thousand other pigeons, they were liberated on Friday 27th June at 5.45am BST into a light south west wind. The following is a report on the provisional result according to member's ...

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(05/06/2014) Geoff and Catherine Cooper (Peasedown St John, UK) win 1st National BICC Tours

Geoff and Catherine Cooper need little introduction to the international pigeon fancy. They have an insatiable thirst to achieve top results in national and international races with their latest success from Tours merely whetting their appetite for further success in 2014.

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(02/06/2014) A report of the British International Championship Club race from Tours on 31st May 2014

Three thousand, six hundred and forty one birds were entered into the British International Championship Club race from Tours. They were liberated at 6.30am into a light north easterly wind. The following is a report on the provisional result based on telephone verifications.

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(20/05/2014) A report of the British Barcelona Club race from Messac on 17th May 2014

Two hundred and ninety five members entered two thousand, three hundred and sixty one birds into the British Barcelona Club race from Messac. They were liberated at 7.45am into a light north easterly wind turning south west on route. The following is a report of the provisional result based on telephone verifications.

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(06/05/2014) A report of the British International Championship Club race from Falaise on the 5th May 2014

Three thousand, two hundred and twenty nine pigeons were entered into the first British International Championship Club race from Falaise on the 5th May 2014. They were liberated at 8.00am into sunshine and a light north easterly wind. The provisional result is as follows.

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(03/12/2013) Geoff and Catherine Cooper (Peasedown St John, UK) add a second international victory to their collection in 2013

The international races of 2013 were testing events where durable and single-minded pigeons came to the front of the results. It was therefore no surprise to see the name of Geoff and Catherine Cooper with impressive regularity.

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(11/09/2013) Top Performances UK 31st August - 1st September 2013

These are the top performances from the UK for the weekend of 31st August - 1st September 2013

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(29/08/2013) Top Performances UK 18-19 August 2013

These are the top performances from the UK for the weekend of 18th/19th August 2013

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(08/08/2013) Top Performances UK 27/07/13 - 28/07/13

These are the top performances for the UK for the weekend of 27/07/13 - 28/07/13

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(16/07/2013) The UK British International Championship Club race from St Vincent in conjunction with the International race - a report on the winners and the section winners

Two hundred and five birds were sent with the British International Championship Club race from St Vincent in conjunction with the International. The following is a report of the provisional winners based on the early verified times.

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(10/07/2013) Section winners of the BICC race from Barcelona held in conjunction with the international organiser Cureghem Centre

Three hundred and four pigeons were entered into the British International Championship Club race from Barcelona, held in conjunction with the international race organised by the Cureghem Centre. The following is a report on the provisional result for the UK.

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(02/07/2013) A report of the British International Championship Club race from Agen on 30th June 2013 in conjunction with the international.

One hundred and thirty one members of the British International Championship Club sent six hundred and fifty nine birds to Agen in conjunction with the international race. The winner in the UK was Mark Gilbert from Windsor!

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(27/06/2013) Top Performances UK 15/06/13 - 16/06/13

These are the top performances from the UK for the weekend of 15/06/13 - 16/06/13 including the international result from Pau that was liberated on the 14/06/13

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(20/06/2013) Geoff and Catherine Cooper (Peasedown St John, UK) win Pau International 2013

The rolling hills of the Somerset countryside, with its neatly cut hedgerows and crop laden fields, are one of the most idyllic locations in England. To watch your pigeons racing to their loft after a cross-Channel race is a privilege to behold. A loft report on Geoff and Catherine Cooper, winners of Pau International 2013.

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(18/06/2013) A report of the British International Championship Club race from Pau in conjunction with the international race run by La Colombe Joyeuse

The British International Championship Club sent 313 birds from 92 members to Pau in conjunction with the international race run by La Colombe Joyeuse. The provisional race result has the UK taking the top 4 positions on the international result!

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(14/06/2013) Pau (int.) 2013 | International winner Old birds: Cooper Geoff & Catherine (Peasedown St John, United Kingdom)

The international winner from Pau in the category "old birds" is Cooper Geoff & Catherine (Peasedown St John, United Kingdom).The pigeon was clocked on Friday at 18:12:26 CEST after a race of 904.206 km, achieving an average velocity of 1315.34 m/min.

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(31/05/2013) Top Performances UK 18/05/13 - 19/05/13

These are the top performances from the UK from the weekend of 18th and 19th of May 2013.

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(27/05/2013) A report of the British International Championship Club race from Alençon

The British International Championship Club race from Alençon saw members send 4,791 birds which were liberated on Saturday 25th May at 9.40am BST into sunshine and a light north easterly wind. The provisional result is as follows.

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(17/05/2013) A report of the British International Championship Club race from Falaise

Four hundred and forty seven members entered 4,203 birds for the British International Championship race from Falaise, the first race of the season following the cancelation of the earlier race from Carentan due to bad weather. The provisional result is as follows.

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(11/01/2013) Best of Britain - part 2

Once again Pieter Oberholster, the UK’s PIPA agent, has been twisting a few arms to get hold of more excellent bloodlines from a selection of the Best of Britain. Included in the sale are birds from many fanciers who are fast becoming household names not just in Great Britain but all over the pigeon world.

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(19/12/2012) Geoff and Catherine Cooper (Peasedown St John, UK) at the top of UK pigeon racing for many years now

Geoff and Catherine Cooper from Peasedown St John in the west of the UK have been racing pigeons for many years and have been at the top of UK pigeon racing for most of those years.

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(12/09/2012) Best of Britain - a PIPA auction

It seems like no time at all since I wrote the last Best of British leader report. Once again Pieter Oberholster, the UK agent has pulled out all of the stops to obtain pigeons from fanciers from amongst the very best that Great Britain has to offer the world of pigeon racing. The lofts that I wish to inform you briefly about in this report are responsible for countless national, one loft and ...

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(02/08/2012) A report of the British International Championship Club race from Le Mans

Two thousand, two hundred and fifty five birds were entered by two hundred and sixty one members for the British International Championship Club race from Le Mans. The birds were liberated at 9 am UK time, in sunshine and with light north westerly winds en route. The provisional result is as follows.

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(20/07/2012) A report of the British International Championship Club race from St. Vincent

Sixty five members of the British International Championship Club sent two hundred and eighty five pigeons to compete in the international race from St Vincent. The birds were held over on Sunday due to bad weather but were released at 6.00 hrs UK time on Monday.

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(03/07/2012) Report of the British International Championship race from Agen

Seven hundred and thirty six pigeons were sent with the British International Championship Club to compete in the international race from Agen. The convoy was liberated at 6 am into excellent weather conditions.

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(26/06/2012) Report of the BICC race from Pau on the 22nd of June 2012 and of the UK winners

The BICC were racing in conjunction with the international birds from Pau. Three hundred and sixty eight British pigeons were sent to compete with the best of Europe. The convoy was liberated at 5.45 a.m. into light variable wind conditions that were initially west in Mid France and then more southerly as the birds approached England.

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(15/06/2012) A report of the British International Championship race from Tours

A report of the British International Championship Club race from Tours on the 9th of June 2012 and details of the open and section winners can be found here.

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(14/04/2012) On achieving the Grand Slam - A loft report on Geoff & Catherine Cooper (Bath, UK) - Part 2

In the first part of this article on the King’s Cup and the International winning partnership, I outlined Geoff and Catherines background in the sport leading up to their great win of 1st International Bordeaux in 2011. In this second part I intend to highlight some of the loft’s top performing pigeons and the partners’ past successes, as well as giving a little more detail on their feeding ...

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(13/04/2012) On achieving the Grand Slam - A loft report on Geoff & Catherine Cooper (Bath, UK) - Part 1

The Grand slam! This is exactly what Geoff and Catherine Cooper achieved in June 2011 when they clocked their Dark Chequer cock to win 1st Open BICC and 1st Open International Bordeaux / Agen from a total field of 22,029 pigeons entered by the best fanciers in Europe.

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(03/03/2012) Geoff and Catherine Cooper have a visit “Down Under” – part 2

After an amazing few days at the Great Barrier Reef, we flew down to Adelaide for the South Australian Homing Pigeon Association Expo held in Adelaide. We spent two nights with Warren and Helen March. Warren is a “pigeon fanatic”: he races and runs a small stud called Seasue lofts.

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(22/02/2012) Geoff and Catherine Cooper have a visit “Down Under” – part 1

Geoff and I were delighted when we were invited to Australia in April 2011 to talk about our family of pigeons and our methods, at the South Australian Homing Pigeon Association Expo at Adelaide on January 7th 2012.

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(04/07/2011) Geoff & Catherine Cooper (UK): ‘The dream becomes a reality’

A few months ago I was talking to Geoff Cooper and he told me that his future ambition was to try and win an international race.

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(20/05/2011) An introduction to Geoff & Catherine Cooper of Peasdown St John

I have been racing pigeons since I was 13 years old, and have been racing National races since I was twenty. I had some success, twice winning the Section from Palamos 701 miles, being 2nd & 6th Open, and 1st National FC Section G from Nantes. In those days I was racing Natural, with birds from fanciers such as Reg Venner from Street and Trueman Dickens Wells. Things changed for me in the ...

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(04/04/2011) Australian fanciers visit the loft of Geoff and Catherine Cooper (UK)

Recently a group of Australian fanciers (Warren March, Dave Buxton and Keith Brumfield) met up with some local fanciers at the home of Geoff and Catherine Cooper.

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(02/02/2011) Geoff Cooper and Mark Gilbert (UK) and their National / International Record Breaking Family

The 2010 National Flying Club's Grand National was flown from Tarbes with the Entente Belg.

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(31/07/2010) Another fantastic result for Geoff and Catherine Cooper. Winning 1st , 2nd and 3rd section (provincial) Tarbes National UK

Section G in the National Flying Club UK covers an area approximately half the size of Belgium. To win 1st, 2nd and 3rd in section G from The Grand National is an amazing achievement, it does not happen very often.

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(22/05/2010) English icons of pigeon racing Geoff & Catherine Cooper - Peasedown St John (UK)

Whilst on a couple of days break in the West Country, it was suggested to me that it would be nice to visit Geoff & Catherine Cooper of Peasedown St John.

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