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A report on the British Barcelona Club young bird race from Guernsey on 27th August 2022

Dave Waterhouse
Seventy-six members sent seven hundred and five young birds to Guernsey with the British Barcelona Club. They were liberated at 08.50CEST. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members' verifications.

Dave and Lisa Waterhouse of Bedhamtpon timed a young bird on 1397ypm to taker first open and first section A. Dave's little hen is bred down from Gripel bloodlines crossed with Lambrecht and it has been raced every week. 

John, Matt & Maisy Drain

J and M Drain of Portchester timed six pigeons to take second, third, fourth, seventh, eighth and ninth open and second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh section A. First on the clock was a young bird on 1363ypm over a distance of 112 miles. The first three pigeons home were all Formula One Lofts' Frans Zwols. The next was bred from a Jason Ross hen crossed with a cock purchased from Darren and Josh May. 

Garry Inkley

Gary Inkley of Hillingdon timed two young birds to take fifth and sixth open, first and second section D. First to time was a blue cock on 1352ypm over a distance of 168 miles. This cock contains 100% Syndicate Lofts bloodlines with the sire coming from a son of Outlaw and Rowen when paired to his NFC Coutances winner, Bobbi Mac. The dam is from a son of Witpen Mike and Foxy Lady when paired to a grand-daughter of War Drum. Second on the clock was a hen containing 100% Peter Fox bloodlines. 

S Buckle of Northwood clocked a young bird on 1319ypm over 173 miles to take tenth open and third section D. 

Tony Barrett's birds

Tony Barrett of Portsmouth was eleventh and twelfth open, eighth and ninth section A. First on the clock was a youngster on 1314 over a distance of 114 miles. It was the same way bred as his second open from Poitiers earlier in the season and contains John Gerard and William de Bruison bloodlines. Second to time was bred from his old ace pigeon, Joey. 

K and S Legg and Son of Portsmouth were thirteenth open and tenth section A on 1309ypm over 113 miles. 

Lee Bastone

Lee Bastone of Burnham on Sea timed three pigeons to take fourteen, fifteenth and sixteenth open, first, second and third section J. First to time was on a velocity of 1282ypm over a distance of 208 miles and contains Gaby x Frans Zwols bloodlines. It was sent driving. Next up was a Gaby x Frans Zwols sent sitting fourteen day eggs. Lastly was a blue cock, racing to the perch.   

Edwards and Harris of Gosport clocked on 1275ypm over 109 miles to take seventeenth open and eleventh section A. 

Gordon Marsh & Clive Turner

Eighteenth open and first section G was a young bird on 1273ypm over 151 miles for D Turner of Caple. Clive's youngster dropped within two minutes of his predicted time and its dam was section section in the any age race. 

Dave & Kyle Harris

Nineteenth open and first section E was a young bird on 1226ypm over 226 miles for D and K Harris of Newport. Dave and Kyle timed a youngster bred from Maddison of Hartlepool bloodlines when crossed with their old Evans and Walker Soontjens. The partners timed a second pigeon bred from their old Soontjen family. 

R Pegler and Son of Downton were twentieth open and twelfth section A with a young bird on 1223ypm over a distance of 108 miles. 

Around the sections 

Lanahan & Gerard

Lanahan and Gerard of Poole were first section B on 1184ypm over 91 miles. 

Brian Young

B and D Young of Bournemouth were second, third and fourth section B with their first on the clock on 1181ypm over 90 miles. Brian's first two pigeons were bred by Roger Lowe, whilst the third was a Vandenabeele purchased from Louella Pigeon World. 

Rogers & Sales

Clive and Jill Rogers and Neil Sales of Writhlington timed a young bird on 1168ypm over 124 miles to take first section C. The partners' section winner was a gift bird from Mark Gilbert. 

Pete Barlow

Pete Barlow of Coombe Hill was second section C on 1083ypm over 169 miles. Pete's pencil cock is bred off 05, a Mark Gilbert pigeon via GC, when paired to a daughter of Martin Williams' wonder hen. 

A Muir of Abinger Hammer was second section G with a young bird on 1220ypm over a distance of 150 miles. The dam of this youngster has been first and fifth Solent federation, whilst the sire has bred federation winners. 

That concludes the report on the provisional result of the British Barcelona Club young bird race from Guernsey.