Mr and Mrs Gower of Woodgreen timed a young bird on 1295mpm over 103 miles to take first open and first CS section. Mark and Julie's winner was a dark hen, bred from a son of Premier Stud's Man-O-Chester when paired to a daughter of Keon 6 from Mark Evans. It was raised on the darkness system and left natural in the loft.
Mark Gilbert of Windsor was second open and second CS section with a youngster on 1245mpm over 157 miles. Mark's youngster was bred from a Andre Roodhoft x Gino Clicque pairing.
The Kenny Family and Armstrong of Wantage were third open and third CS section with a young bird on 1228mpm over a distance of 154 miles. This blue pied hen has been a very consistent bird and was the partners first bird in the NFC Carentan race last week, being provisionally 2nd section F, 3rd Open 2000+ birds. This was its 4th time over the channel this year.
Mr and Mrs Hodges of Templecombe were fourth open and first WS section with a youngster on 1225mpm over 105 miles. John Gerard's German friend, Eckhard B Astek, bred the Hodges' winner.
Paul Weems of Chippenham clocked a young bird on 1211mpm over 136 miles to take fifth open and second WS section. Paul timed a youngster bred from the son of 220 x Crystal from Syndicate Lofts, via Garry Inkley. The dam is Pink Eyes and contains Morris and Booker bloodlines.
John Halstead of Kingston Magna was sixth open and third WS section with a young bird on 1202mpm over 103 miles. John only sent the one young bird entry and the sire was bred from a grandson of Jellema's Zwart Goud. The dam is X11, bred from two of Mark Gilbert's Jellema pigeons that John purchased in 2018.
Ken Wise of Isleworth was seventh open and fourth CS section on 1201mpm over 166 miles.
Eighth open and fourth WS section was a youngster on 1198mpm over 127 miles for C and J Howse of Devizes.
Ninth open and first ES section was a young bird on 1185mpm over 174 miles for Damian Szpak of Deptford. Damian's young hen was inbred to Queen 85 and the dam is a grand-daughter to Brockamp's Armstrong.
Completing the top ten and in second ES section is Lee Bastone of Burnham on Sea with a young bird on 1180mpm over a distance of 208 miles. Lee had three pigeons come together and first on the clock was a blue hen bred from the Proper Rik lines of Peter Fox.
Around the sections
Sparks and Dallas of Gravesend were third ES section with a young bird on 1155mpm over 185 miles. The partners timed a Hereman Ceuster young bird.
David Paine of St Neots was first NC section with a young bird on 1128mpm over 212 miles. David timed a hen bred from his old Houben family of pigeons.
Mohammad Ayaz of Birmingham timed a young bird on 1096mpm over 208 miles to take second NC section. Mohammad's pigeon contains Ronnie Williamson of Ireland bloodlines.
Mike Radomilovic of Northampton was third NC section with a young bird on 1089mpm over 203 miles. Mike clocked a natural blue pied hen on her first race of the season. The sire is a Deschacht Denduyver cock and the dam contains Karl Murphy of Northern Ireland bloodlines crossed with those of Shaun McDonough.
Edgaras Bartkus of Thetford timed a young bird on 1116mpm over 247 miles to take first NE section. Edgaras' pigeon contains Terry Marshall bloodlines that he obtained from his clubmate Brian.
Second NE section was a youngster on 740mpm over 241 miles for D Fisher of Ipswich.
J Gannon of Norwich clocked a young bird on 479mpm over 271 miles to take third NE section. The third section winner is a Leo Hereman's x Willy Daniels young bird.
Lionel Brewer of Worcester was first NW section on 1100mpm over 184 miles. Lionel's section winner was a blue hen. He timed a second pigeon that will probably take second section in the final result.
Graham Jones of Cannock was second NW section with a young bird on 1059mpm over 222 miles. Graham's pigeon is a Lambrecht cross Bulck from Mick Lennon of Nuneaton.
J and B Oakley of Whitchurch timed a youngster on 1048mpm over 241 miles to take third NW section. The third section winner is bred from a Hooymans x Gaby cock bird when paired to a daughter of Macaloney's Supermac 73.
That concludes the report on the provisional result of the British International Championship Club young bird race from Guernsey.