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A report on the British International Championship Club race from Wakefield on 28th May 2022

UK Team Lofts
56 members sent 688 pigeons to Wakefield with the British International Championship Club. They were liberated at 08.30CEST into a light north-west breeze. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members' verifications.
Lucas with the National winner

Kaczmarek and Urbaniak (flying as Team UK) of Nottingham were first open and first NC section with a two year old on 1677mpm over 47 miles. The team's pigeons are based on those of Miro Chwedoruk of Yeovil and the winning hen was one of the first batch of youngsters they bought in 2019. They were all latebreds from Miro's best racers and the winning hen contains Leen Boers x Huyskens van Riel x Desmet Mathijs bloodlines. The winning hen is named Anna after Lucas' partner. 

Hitchcock pigeon
Andrew Hitchcock

Andrew Hitchcock of Windsor was second open and first CS section with a yearling on 1604mpm over a distance of 155 miles. Andrew timed Clewer Hill Adam, a chequer cock that has been consistent on the north road this season. It was bred by Dave Atkins and contains John Crehan Hooymans bloodlines being a grandson of Mystiques Bond Son. 

Jim King

J King and Son of Slough clocked a two year old on 1577mpm over 151 miles to take third open and second CS section. Jim's blue hen was bred by John Haines from his sprint bloodlines. It was raced on the roundabout system. 

Lanahan & Gerard

Lanahan and Gerard of Poole were fourth open and first WS section with a two year old on 1576mpm over 201 miles. Danny and John timed a half-brother to their CSCFC Coutances winner, Dark Flo. These bloodlines have bred many winners including 1st national Marseille, 1st national Guernsey, 11th national Tarbes and 15th national Pau. 

A Pawlowski

Artur Pawlowski of Northampton was fifth open and second NC section with a three year old on 1571mpm over 100 miles. Artur's winner was bred by Peter Wells of Dunstable and it twice won from Lyndhurst last season, including second federation.  

W E Huggins of Reading timed a yearling on 1568mpm over 153 miles to take sixth open and third CS section. Bill's chequer pied cock was bred from a hen he obtained from a friend when paired to his own Bergerac winning cock bird. 

Mr and Mrs Boggins and Son of Watford were seventh open and fourth CS section with a yearling on 1563mpm over 147 miles. 

Tom Burkill

Tom Burkill of Mattishall clocked a three year old on 1551mpm over a distance of 123 miles to take eighth open and first NE section. Both sire and dam of Tom's pigeon came from Les Green, it being bred out of a cock that was loaned to Tom prior to Les' total Van Den Bulck sale when paired to a daughter of Les's Auto Hen. 

S Jankowski

Ninth open and third NC section was a two year old on 1549mpm over 100 miles for Slawomir Jankowski of Northampton. Slawomir's cock was bred by Artur Pawlowski and gifted to him as a youngster. 

Woods & Batch

Completing the top ten and in second NE section are Woods and Batch (Loft 2) of Lakenheath with a two year old on 1547mpm over 135 miles. Andrew and Kevin clocked a Lambrecht hen that has won twice before. The partners also had a good timer in the North Road CC race from Perth on the same day. 

Around the sections

Patmore & Rayner's pigeon

Patmore and Rayner of Saffron Walden were first ES section and twenty-fifth open with a two year old on 1576mpm over 138 miles. The partners timed a blue roundabout cock that has previously flown as far as Tarnes across the channel. The sire is a grandson of Peter's Dream, the BICC winner for Peter Archibald. 

Trevor and Adrian Wilson of Bishops Stortford were second ES section with a three year old on 1350mpm over 138 miles. Trevor and Adrian's hen was sent on the roundabout system and dropped right on line. It is home bred, from their own fanily of racers. The sire, Lonesome, was bred for stock from the number one hen, Little Black and Verius. The dam was Little Christine. 

Bill Gardiner

W Gardiner and Family of Seaford were third ES section with a yearling on 1335mpm over 210 miles. Bill clocked a Dirk van den Buik blue cock bred by Micky Bundy and that has scored four cards in the top five already this season. 

Mel & Sue King

Mel and Sue King of Blandford were second WS section with a yearling on 1491mpm over a distance of 198 miles. First to time was a cock on its third race from the north. It contains Vandenabeele bloodlines and was flown on their own celibate x roundabout system. 

Smith & Jones

Smith and Jones from Cwmbran were third WS section with  two year old on 1374mpm over 154 miles. Norman and Roy timed a chequer cock, flown on the roundabout system and bred from gift birds from their late friend, Jim Hooper of Cardiff. 

David Hicks

D Hicks of Mattishall was third NE section with a two year old on 1536mpm over 123 miles. David timed a Van Dyke widowhood cock. He is also responsible for looking after the lofts of his good friend Tom Burkill. 

Mickey Lee

M and C Lee of Alfrick were first NW section and thirty-first open with a two year old on 1431mpm over 101 miles. Mickey's hen was sent to Wakefield sitting fourteen day eggs and contains three quarters Jan Huybregs bloodlines when crossed with his old family of pigeons. 

John Rodway

John Rodway of Rushwick clocked a four year old on 1431mpm over 108 miles to take second NW section. John's first on the clock was a dark white flight cock bird sent sitting eggs. It was on its first race of the season. 

Mick Howard

Third NW section was a three year old on 1385mpm over 116 miles for M Howard of Upton upon Severn. Mick timed one of his Vanroy long distance pigeons on its first ever race. It will probably go to Lerwick later this season. 

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