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A report on the British International Championship Club race from Marseille on 19th July 2018, in conjunction with the international

Nineteen members sent seventy-seven pigeons to the British International Championship Club race from Marseille, held in conjunction with the international. They were liberated at 07.00CEST into a light north-east wind. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members' verifications.


Lee and Kevin Buddle (photo courtesy of Chris Sutton)

First open and first east section won by Lee and Kevin Buddle of Dover. The Buddles timed two pigeons to also take sixth open and fifth east section. First on the clock was a six year old on 580mpm over 923kms. Second to time was a four year old on 372mpm. The Buddles winner is Oasis, a hen with numerous previous BICC positions to her name from Perpignan, St Vincent, Pau and Mont De Marsan. Oasis is a full sister to the partner's top cock Tom with them both being grandchildren of Buddy, the lofts foundation cock.


Mark Gilbert (photo courtesy of Chris Sutton)

Mark Gilbert of Windsor was second open and first centre section with a two year old on 556mpm over 1013kms. Mark timed a second pigeon, a four year old on 328mpm to also take eleventh open and second centre section.

J Nicholson and Son of Rochester timed three pigeons from Marseille. The first was a two year old on 448mpm over a distance of 968kms and which took third open and second east section. Second to time was a four year old on 388mpm, taking fifth open and fourth east section. The third pigeon was timed on 363mpm and took ninth open and eighth east section.

Fourth open and third east section was a three year old on 404mpm over 944kms for M Cowell and Son of Ramsgate,


Bill Knox' loft

SR and WH Knox of Tyler Hill timed a six year old on 370mpm over 947kms to take seventh open and sixth east section.


Steve & Sally Rhodes

Steve and Sally Rhodes of Aylesham were eighth open and seventh east section with a three year old on 368mpm over a distance of 935kms. Steve and Sally timed a daughter of their twice second open Marseille pigeon. This blue hen contains Joost bloodlines crossed with Crowley and Green's Young Boris and Minx lines. It was sent to Marseille sitting seven day eggs.


Derick Packer

Packer and Clarke of Braintree clocked a three year old on 355mpm over 1018kms to take tenth open and ninth east section.


Simon Knowles (l)

F Knowles and Son of Wingham clocked two pigeons to take twelfth and thirteenth open, tenth and eleventh east section. Both were three year olds, the first timed on 295mpm over 940kms. The second was clocked on a velocity of 287mpm.


Calum Edmiston

Calum Edmiston of Horley was fourteenth open and third centre section with a four year old on 285mpm over 968kms. Calum timed a blue hen that had previously been ninety-second open Pau earlier in the season. She has been in good fettle this season winning Fougères and being Calum's first bird home from other short channel preparation races. This hen is bred from Calum's Ven Der Wegen x Volkens family of pigeons and was flown just looking to go to nest.

Adam Turrell of Heath clocked a six year old on 277mpm over 960kms to take fifteenth open and twelfth east section.

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