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A report on the provisional result of the British International Championship Club race from Le Mans

Four hundred and thirty-three members entered Three thousand, nine hundred and forty-seven birds into the British International Championship Club race from Le Mans. They were liberated at 05.45CEST on 16th July 2016, into a light south-westerly wind. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members' verifications.


Jamie Clarke

First open and first east section went to Jamie Clarke and Daughter from Selling with a yearling on 1298.9mpm over a distance of 227 miles. The Le Mans winner is a roundabout cock on its third channel race of the season. Its bloodlines come from Ronnie Williamson of Northern Ireland and the pedigree shows it is the grandson of two Kings Cup winners, Rab's Delight and Champion Mowo.


Trevor & Chloe Wise

Wise and Daughter of Rochester were second open and second east section with a four year old on 1298.2 over 232 miles. Trevor and Chloe clocked Suzie, a Soontjen based hen containing Bill Carr bloodlines. Suzie was raced on the roundabout system, then paired and sent sitting twelve day eggs.


Alex & Tony Mackenzie

Alex Mackenzie of Chelsford timed a three year old cock on 1287mpm over 256 miles to take third open and third east section. Last season this cock was twenty-eighth open from Le Mans. Flown on the roundabout systems this cock's breeding contains Kellens Van Den Bosche x Busschaert x Van Loon.

Mr and Mrs Ken Hine of Hayes were fourth open and first centre section with a yearling on 1263.9mpm over 245 miles. The Hine loft is now managed by the late Ken's grandson, assisted by Jeff Byles. The loft timed a blue cock, flown on the roundabout system. The sire of this cock is an Eddie Goddier Ceusters, whilst the dam is Hine's winner of fourth open Guernsey as a youngster and also contains Ceusters breeding.

Mr and Mrs Pete Wells of Dunstable clocked a three year old on 1263.7mpm over 269 miles to take fifth open and second centre section. The Wells had two widowhood cocks drop together, first on the clock was a De Prut bred by Simon Schofield of Leeds. Second was a yearling Janssen cock.


Paul Liman

Sixth open and fourth east section was a two year old on 1258.9mpm over 247 miles for Paul Liman of Barkingside. Paul timed a roundabout hen containing Koopman x Grondelaers x Soontjen bloodlines.

M and J Adcock and Son of Croydon timed a yearling on 1258mpm over 233 miles to take seventh open and third centre section. This Vandenabeele hen was bred by Woodside Lofts and has been a consistent racer all season, wining sixth open Surrey Federation when beaten by four of its own loftmates. For Le Mans, this hen was re-paired and sent sitting twelve day eggs.


Sanders & Fuller's hen

Dave Sanders and Lee Fuller from Maldon were eighth open and fifth east section with a two year old on 1257.4mpm over 260 miles. The partners clocked a Theo Yskout hen bred from birds they purchased from Bernard Carter of the Midlands.

Ninth open and sixth east section went to Neil Jones from Sandwich with a two year old on 1257.3mpm over 231 miles.


Gladwin, Jarvis & Family

Completing the top ten and in seventh east section are Gladwin, Jarvis and Family from Leigh on Sea with a yearling on 1256mpm over 247 miles. The partners clocked a Formula One Lofts bred, Frans Zwol hen, bred down from the sire of their North Road Combine winner from Thurso last season.

Around the sections


Graham Clift

Graham Clift of Tirley was first west section with a yearling on 1168mpm over 293 miles. Graham's section winner was bred from pigeons obtained from Geoff and Catherine Cooper and Mark Gilbert. The sire is from a son of Southfield Supreme when paired to a daughter of Farmer George. The dam came from a son of Southfield Supreme when paired to a daughter of George.

Mr and Mrs Chambers of Wiltshire were second west section with a yearling on 1156mpm over 254 miles. The Chambers' pigeon contains Jim Biss x Louella Flying Ebony bloodlines and was sent sitting ten day eggs.


R Taylor & Son

R E Taylor and Sons of Bristol were third west section. The partners' timer was bred from a pair of birds gifted to them by Colston Long.


Clive Brown

Clive Brown of Alconbury was first north-centre section with a yearling on 1238mpm over 298 miles. Clive's section winner is a Jan Aarden hen sent feeding an eleven day old squeaker. The sire is a Louella Leo Pronk cock, a son of Super Duif 058 owned by Mike Turner, whilst the dam was bred by S Turner of Chesterfield from his Raymond Moldeveld stock.


Dudley Holmes

R Holmes of Low Fulney was second north-centre section with a yearling on 1202mpm over 290 miles. Dudley timed a blue cock flown on the widowhood system. the sire of which is out of his top Soontjen bloodlines. The dam of this cock is a Jan Aarden.

B and P Loom of Wyboston were third north-centre section.

A and T Wright of Norwich timed a two year old on 1230mpm over 319 miles to take first north-east section. The Wrights had an excellent days racing as they won the BICC race from Marseille. Their Le Man timer was a blue cock bred from a direct Gaston Wouwer and Gerard and Piet Lindelauf stock pair.

Mr and Mrs Strowger of Leiston were second north-east section with a yearling on 1221mpm over 296 miles. Roger clocked a blue hen, sent sitting twelve day eggs. The sire of this hen was bred by J Wickham of Ipswich and contains Vandenabeele bloodlines. The dam was a Herman Ceusters hen bred by Flowers and Clark.


Bob Fenech

R Fenech and Son from Attlborough were third north-east section. Bob timed a Cooreman hen, a grandaughter of Oswald when paired to a daughter of Blaw Bolt.


Booth & Roper

The north-west section was won by Booth and Roper with a two year old on 1166mpm over 296 miles. Trevor clocked a widowhood cock bred from the partners' Brian Sheppard family when crossed with their reliable Albert Babbington, Van Den Bosche bloodlines.


Jeremy Davies & daughters

Tim and Jeremy Davies from Birtsmorton were second north-west section with a two year old on 1157mpm over 298 miles. Jeremy clocked a hen bred off direct Louella stock, being a direct daughter of De Barcelona 241 when paired to a daughter of True Grit and La Rosa Bonita.

M & C Lee from Worcester were third north-west section.

That concludes the report on the provisional result of the British International Championship Club race from Le Mans.