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A report on the British Barcelona Club young bird race from Coutances on 9th September 2017

One hundred and twenty-four members entered eight hundred and forty-two pigeons into the British Barcelona Club young bird race from Coutances. They were liberated at 10.05CEST into clear skies with no wind. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members' verifications.

Jaimie & Oliver Clarke

Jaimie Clarke and Daughter from Selling timed a youngster on 1362ypm to take first section G and first open. Jaime timed a direct son of his 2016 British International Championship third open winner, Flo. Flo was paired to a pied cock that is a winning grandson of Ronnie Williamson's first Northern Ireland Provincial Amalgamation winners. The winning pigeon, which is now called Flipping Fantastic, was raced on the drakness system until the longest day of the year and then lightened to hold back the moult.

John & Teresa Gladwin

Gladwin and Jarvis from Leigh on Sea were first section J and second open on 1345ypm. The partners had two birds drop togather and first on the clock was a Formula One Lofts bred Frans Zwols, the sire of which is Frissian Boy Junior, a grandson of Boy and Queen. The dam also came from Frans Zwols and is bred down from Titan, the brother of Space Shuttle.

J & J Brady

J and J Brady of Benfleet were second section J and third open on 1333ypm. The Brdays clocked a blue pied cock bred down from their direct Jos Thoné pigeons, it being a grandson of a daughter of Jos' National 2. This hen has now bred two first and three second national winners and appears on both sides of the pedigree of their timer.

Andrew, Rob & Louie Wilton

D Wilton and Son timed a youngster on 1322ypm to take third section J and fourth open. Ron and Andrew timed a pigeon bred from a son of P and HP Brockamps top breeding hen, Valhallah, the sister to Euro Diamond. It was raced on the sliding door system.

Baron Bros

Baron Brothers of Redbourn were first section D and fifth open on 1268ypm. Baz and Steve's winner was a blue hen containing Geerinckx bloodlines. The previous week this hen was fourth club from Honiton.

Mark & Gary - Mr/s Hine

Mr and Mrs Hine of Hayes were second section D and sixth open on 1267ypm. The partners timed a Soontjen bred pigeon that had been to Coutances the previous week with the National Flying Club.

Gosling & Jarvis

Gosling and Jarvis of Moutnnessing took fourth section J and seventh open on 1253ypm. Keith and Mick clocked Miss Jingles, a dark chequer hen on its sixth race of the season. The sire was bred by John Puddephat, being a grandson of Highdown Duke. The dam was bred by Brian Sheppard and is a grand-daughter of Jingles.

Chitty Bros

Third section D and eighth open went to the Chitty Brothers of Kings Langley on 1246ypm. Brian and Dick timed a gift pigeons from Nick Morris of the Welsh Borders.

Bruce McAllister

Bruce McAllister of Buntingford was fifth section J and ninth open on 1196ypm. Bruce's winner was a chequer hen, racing to the perch and containing the bloodlines of Jos Thoné's cock Sumo.

Jeff Poole

Completing the top ten and in fourth section D is J Poole of Kings Langley with a youngster on a velocity of 1176ypm. Jeff's first on the clock was a Van Loon cock bred from his number one stock cock from his Paul Russell bred pigeons. The dam is a Planet Brothers' hen that he purchased at Blackpool.

Around the sections

Dave Wells

Dave Wells of Liphook was first section J on 1103ypm. Dave clocked a pigeon bred by S and G Attwood of Gosport and which he bought at the Central Southern Classic Flying Club breeder buyer sale.

Ken Francis

K and S Francis of Southampton were second section A on 1046ypm. Ken and Sue's winner was a blue hen, raced on the natural system and containing Billy Lynch Casaert bloodlines.

C Edwards of Romsey was third section A.

Roger Smith

R Smith of Salisbury was the section B winner on 662ypm. He also took second section. First on the clock was bred from pigeons he obtained from Tom Larkin, containing Janssen x Wildemeersch x Frans Laermans bloodlines. Second to arrive was a Pete Wells from Dunstable pigeon.

John Halstead

John Halstead of Gillingham was nest up in section B on 592ypm. John clocked a grand-daughter of Nyland Untouchable, his 2009 Barcelona winner. The dam is a grand-daughter of Jim Biss' Vend.

J Fulford of Salisbury was third section B.

Martin Williams

Martin Williams of Hereford timed a youngster on 1060ypm to take first section C. Martin's section winner is a blue chequer cock containing Les Green bloodlines combined with his own family of pigeons from André Roodhoof, the Famous Mustang lines.

Robbie Brown

Brown and Elliott of Devizes were second section C on 950ypm. Robbie and Duncan clocked a young hen containing Bartoli bloodline son the sire's side and Kannibaal on the dam's.

R Beaconsfield of Marlborough was third section C.

Ken Pettitt

K Pettitt of Stoke on Trent was first section E on 1069ypm. Ken timed an early bred Vandenabeele cock named Blue Storm as it trapped back in torrential rain.

Paul Whitfield

P Whitfield of Newcastle clocked a youngster on 980ypm to take section section E. Paul timed four pigeons on the day and first on the clock was a small hen, sent paired and allowed to spend the night with her cock before basketing. It was bred by Billy Hassel from the Midlands.

M Hughes of Markey Drayton was third section E.

Mr/s Smith

Mr and Mrs Smith and Grandson from Guildford were second section G on 1135ypm. The sire of this winner was home bred, whilst the dam was purchased at Ponderosa Stud and contains Wim Mueller bloodlines.

Mr and Mrs Chaplin of Woking were third section G.

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