Chris & Jane Howse
C & J Howse of Devizes were first open, first section C with a yearling on 1255ypm. Chris and Jane timed Lady J, a hen raced on thw widowhood system which they have been trying for the first time this season. The sire of Lady J is a son of Stumpy, one of the partners' best pigeons, when paired to a daughter of Brian Milkins Champion 30 and a daughter of Syndicate Lofts' Drum. The dam is a daughter of a cock that was tenth open Saintes, when paired to a John Puddephatt hen.
G Hancock, also of Devizes was second open and second section C with another yearling on 1247ypm. Gordon clocked his single entry, a cock bred from a gift pigeon from Mick Rawlings of Broad Hinton.
Gordon & Pat Emm
Mr and Mrs Emm of Salisbury were third open, first section A with a yearling on 1169.6ypm. The Emms timed a Mark Gilbert pigeon that came in to them as a stray last year and was transfered to them. The breeding on the sire's side contains the bloodlines of Jan Hooymans Inteelt Harry x Peter Veenstra's Broer Dolce Vita and on the dam's side it is Hardy Kruger's Da Vinci and Catwoman.
C Harrison of Dorchester was fourth open and first section B with a yearling on 1169.3ypm. Clive clocked a blue widowhood cock named Hardy Frank, one of three of his six entries that he timed on the day. The sire came from his good friend Frank Fournier of Bridport and the dam contains Tony Cowan's Nazareth bloodlines.
Bartlett and Jones timed a yearling on 1161ypm to take fifth open and first section A. Rob clocked a cock flown on the natural system and sent sitting twelve days. It was its fifth channel race of the season. It's breeding is from a twelve year old direct Wal Zoontjen, the sire having bred many top pigeons. The dam is a grand-daughter of New Freddy, the famous racer and breeder at PIPA.
R Dibben of Poole was sixth open and second section B with a three year old on 1142ypm. Ray clocked a Jan Aarden x Busschaert cock which originated from Louella Pigeon World and was raced on the widowhood system.
Terry & Jan Anderson
Mr and Mrs T Anderson of Poole timed a two year old on 1138ypm to take seventh open and third section B. Terry and Jan's timer was a chequer cock bred from pigeons purchased from Mark Gower of Fordingbridge. It was flown on the natural system and sent sitting fifteen day eggs.
Eighth open and third section C was a five year old on 1132ypm for F J Quinn of Devizes. Frank clocked a chequer cock containing Wilf Reed of Monmouth bloodlines.
B Woods of Shaftsbury was ninth open and fourth section B with a three year old on 1131ypm. Bryan's winner was a blue chequer Soontjens cock, a grandson of the prolific racer, Super Girl.
Completing the top ten and in fourth section C is Paul Weems of Chippenham with a yearling on 1125ypm. Paul timed Chunky's Red Kite, a Eric Ceuleman's cross flown on the roundabout system.
Around the sections
B Smith of Winchester was third section A.
Roger Lowe of Reading was first and second section D with two yearlings, the first on 1093ypm and the second on 1086ypm. First to time was a widowhood cock, the sire of which was Mark Gilbert's Diamond Supreme, from Southfield Supreme when paired to My Little Diamond. The dam of the sire is Blue Supreme, a grand-daughter of Supreme. Second on the clock was a widowhood hen, inbred to My Little Diamond.
Dave Hawthorne of Tadley was third section D. Dave timed, Beth, a hen flown on the natural system and sent sitting dummy eggs. Beth's bloodlines on the sire's side are Van Coppernoole x Southwell crossed into his own family. The dam was a Bricoux gifted to him by John Farrer of Church Crookham.
K Pettitt's pigeon
K Pettitt of Stoke on Trent was first section E with a four year old on 1117ypm. Ken's timer is a Vandenabeele cock, one of the best he has ever bred. Last season it was missing for a while but eventually arrived home covered in oil and with its tail feathers missing.
C Whittingham of Stafford was second section E on 1075ypm with a yearling, blue pied hen bred by Dave Harris from his Busschaert family.
Mal Hope of Telford was third section E.
Section G was won by Mr and Mrs Tony Welch of Chichester with a yearling on 993ypm. Tony was not breeding any youngsters this season so his pigeons have been kept separate and only come together after a race. Tony's timer was a gift bird from Crammond and Langstaff of Fontwell and contains the bloodlines of Darren McFadden's Megan's Boy, Razor Girl and Pau Princess on the sire's side. The dam's side includes Crammond and Langstaff's New Laureaat x Monar.
Second section G was a three year old on 915yypm for Mr and Mrs B Aldridge of Brighton. Barry's chequer pied cock was second section from Messac last season and this season won the club from Messac when it was the only pigeon that Barry sent.
Mr and Mrs Joe Langbridge of Chichester were third section G.
Wille Healy of Jersey was first section H on 813ypm. Willy clocked a blue bar cock, raced on the natural system and sent sitting eight day eggs. It was bred from Robbie Thomas of the Jones and Thomas partnership bloodlines, through his friend Terry Rix from Birkenhead.
R Legg and Son of Guernsey were second section H on 454ypm. Nigel's pigeon was a roundabout cock bred from a gift egg from Roger Phillips, containing Patrick Vandenabeele bloodlines.
Gosling & Jarvis
Gosling and Jarvis of Mountnessing were first and second section J. First to clock was a yearling on 888ypm, second was a four year old on 875ypm and both were widowhood hens. The sire of the first to time was a son of the partner's champion Ria whilst the dam was bred by Wall, Lunt and Green and is a daughter of Rebel and Miss Magic. Both the parents of the second on the clock were purchased from Roger and Eddy Grootjans.
A B Coker of Wickford was third section J.
That concludes the report on the provisional result of the British Barcelona Club races from (Messac) Fougeres.