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A report on the British International Championship Club any age race from Guernsey on 8th September 2018

One hundred and twenty-seven members entered five hundred and ninety-seven birds into the final race of the season for the British International Championship Club from Guernsey. They were liberated at 08.45CEST into a light south-west wind. The following is a report on the provisional result based on member's verifications.

Jake Hammond (l) & Lee Bastone (r) (photo courtesy of Chris Sutton)

First open and first east section was a yearling on 1592mpm over 336kms for A Hammond and Son of Burnham on Sea. Jake only sent two birds and had the second one arrive a few minutes after his winner. The breeding of the pigeon is Staf Van Reet via pigeons from Paul Arnold and Radar from Tony Marsden.

Ken Wise (photo courtesy of Keith Mott)

Ken Wise of Isleworth was second open and first centre section with a two year old on 1560mpm over a distance of 269kms. Ken timed a second pigeon to take second section and fourth open in the final result. The sire of the first on the clock is a son of Golden Gaby x Carrie, whilst the dam is a Gaby Vandenabeele bred down from M and D Evans stock.

Martin Jones

Martin Jones of Stanford le Hope clocked a yearling on 1555mpm over 309kms to take third open and second east section. Martin clocked a Soontjen x Geerinx hen bred by Micky Tokley of Laindon from stock from Paul Stobbs and Foxwood Lofts.

Peter Wraight

Peter Wraight of Bluntisham was fourth open and first north-centre section with a two year old on 1539mpm over 365kms.

Micky Watts (photo courtesy of Chris Sutton)

Micky Watts of Southminster was fifth open and third east section with a yearling on 1536mpm over 338kms.

Paul Thomas & son, Jamie

R and P Thomas of South Benfleet timed a two year old on 1524mpm over 318kms to take sixth open and fourth east section. The partners timed a blue hen containing Louis Cooreman x Lefebre Dhaenen bloodlines. On the Cooreman side it is a grand-daughter of Bob Fenech's Touch of Class and on the Lefebre Dhaenen side, it is a grand-daughter of the late Brian Baxter's Special One.

P Jackson and Son of Bromley were seventh open and fifth east section with a three year old on 1522mpm over 280kms.

Kevin & Jay Connor

J and K Connor of St Ivers were eighth open and second north-centre section with a yearling on 1521mpm over 360kms. Kevin and Jay timed a blue hen, bred from a grandson of Gaby Vandenabeele's Ruby by Pieter Oberholster of Keysoe. It was sent to the race sitting eggs.

Meg Murray of Burnham on Sea clocked a yearling on 1514mpm over 336kms to take ninth open and sixth east section.

Completing the top ten and in second centre section is Paul Arnold of North Cheam with a yearling on 1503mpms over a distance of 265kms.

Around the sections

Richard Kent

Richard Kent of Walton on Thames was third centre section. Richard timed a hen that was sent to the race sitting eggs and was his sole entry. The grandsire came from Gebr Van Den Berg, whilst the dam was a Vandenabeele.

Joe Raeburn

Joe Raeburn of Melksham was first west section with a yearling on 1251mpm over 211kms. Joe clocked a Syndicate Lofts hen, bred by Hibbert Brothers of Rotherham. The sire is Propere64, a son of Propere Rik x Pixie when paired to a grand-daughter of Johannesburg x Poppy's Girl.

R Taylor and Sons of Bristol were second west section with a yearling on 1249mpm over 216kms. The partners sent seven widowhood hen to the race and had them all home within twenty minutes.

Clive and Jill Rogers and Neil Sales of Writhlington were third west section.

Vincent Mudd of Roxton was third north-centre section.

L Rix and Son of Mildenhall were first north-east section.

Glen Eastoe

Chapman and Eastoe of Great Yarmouth were second north-east section with a yearling on 1502mpm over 461kms. The partners clocked a hen bred from stock obtained from Eric Higgingbottom. It was put on the darkness system and raced with the youngsters.

Rick Cleverley

R Cleverley and Son of Upwell were third north-east section with a three year old on 1441mpm over 397kms. Rick timed a hen bred down from Kevin Hibbert's Merlin pairing on the dams side. The sire was a Lambrecht purchased from Peter and Amber Clarke.

John Rodway

John Rodway of Rushwick was first north-west section with a seven year old on 1244mpm over 299kms. John timed one of his consistent racing hens that has had many wins from across the channel.

M & C Lee

M and C Lee of Worcester were second north-west section with a two year old on 1225mpm over 299kms. Mickey timed a blue hen cross bred back to his old family of pigeons. It was sent to the race sitting twelve day eggs and paired to another hen.

Ian Barnbrook of Alveley was third north-west section.

That concludes the report on the provisional result of the British International Championship Club any age race from Guernsey.