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A report on the provisional result of the British International Championship Club race from Perth on 25th June 2022

Mellonby, Knowles & Simpkin
Eighty-one members sent 755 pigeons to Perth with the British International Championship Club. They were liberated at 07.30CEST. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members' verifications.
Lightening Strike 2 (photo courtesy of Andy Colby)

First open and first NC section was a yearling on 1030mpm over 206 miles for Mellonby, Knowles and Simpkin of Bridlington. The partners timed Lightening Strike 2 the winner of the Hexham race two weeks previously. This yearling hen is a Romain Klein x Premier Stud Geerinckz flown on the roundabout system. It is now three times a winner. 

Darren & Jackie Kingswood

Mr and Mrs Kingswood of Huttoft timed a four year old on 1027mpm over a distance of 264 miles to take second open and first NE section. The breeding of this cock goes back to a kit of young birds that they bid for in a charity auction in 2018. The fancier who donated the youngsters was called Cliff and came from Rotherham. 

Tony Webster

Tony Webster of Walpole was third open and second NE section with a yearling on 1026mpm over 297 miles. Tony had two pigeons drop together and first over the pad was a chequer pied hen bred by his friend Simon Hughes of Rochdale. The pigeon that landed with her was a home bred Lambrecht x Laereman hen that has won on both the north and south road this year. 

Russ & Denise Skinner's pigeon

Fourth open and second NC section was a yearling on 992mpm over 276 miles for Mr and Mrs Skinner of Boston. Russ and Denise timed a yearling hen that was bred from Rheedeem x Goud Bet. 

Tom Burkill, son Archie & David Hicks

Tom Burkill of Mattishall clocked a two year old on 983mpm over 316 miles to take fifth open and third NE section. Both the sire and dam of Tom's winner were bred by Les Green of Irlam. The hen is 50% Stefaan Lambrechts and 50% Dirk Van Den Bulck, out of a son of Lincia Doffer when paired to the Kleine Kittel Hen (the dam of the famous Boonen) when he was paired to a daughter of Brother Aure and the super racing hen Brodie. 

Hoggard, Linley & Ellis hen

The partnership of Hoggard, Linley and Ellis from Bridlington were sixth open and third NC section with a yearling on 982mpm over 206 miles. Their first pigeon was a Gaston van de Wouwer widowhood hen that is bred from a grandson of Kaasboer and Kamiel on the sire's side and Bro / Jente and Emma on the dam's. 

Nick Barran

Nick Barran of Norfolk was seventh open and fourth NE section with a yearling blue cock on 973mpm over a distance of 320 miles. Nick's pigeon is a full brother to his Hexham section winner two weeks previously. Bred by Darren May and Family it contains the Geeloger and National Wonder bloodlines of Wilms Vermerbergan. 

Harry Jackson of Selby was eighth open and fourth NC section with a yearling on 969mpm over 210 miles. 

Team UK (Kaczmarek and Urbaniak) of Nottingham timed a two year old on 959mpm over 255 miles to take ninth open and fifth NC section. 

Completing the top ten and in sixth NC section is Mohammed Hanif of Leeds with a yearling on 958mpm over 197 miles. 

Around the sections 

John Adams

John Adams of Watford was first CS section and fourteenth open with a three year old on 940mpm over 353 miles. John timed a celibate cock that has had a few cards already this year. It is bred down from his Golden Gaby Dutch Master bloodlines. 

Andrew Hitchcock

Andrew Hitchcock of Windsor timed a yearling on 895mpm over 362 miles to take second CS section. Andrew's timer is named Clewer Hill Comet and was bred by Dave Atkin. The sire is a direct son of Mysterio x Little Comet. The dam is a Rudi Van Reeth pigeon from the lines of Kittel, Late Rode and Supersprint 80 etc. 

Jim King's pigeon

J King and Son of Slough were third NC section with a two year old on 878mpm over 357 miles. Jim's hen contains Gaston van de Wouwer bloodlines and was sent sitting seven day eggs. 

John Lane

Jonathan Lane of Eastbourne was first ES section and twenty-first open with a three year old on 849mpm over a distance of 417 miles. The sire of Jonathan's winner was bred by Billy Gardener and the dam by Brian Dowset. Jonathan had a second pigeon, two minutes later. 

Les Hawkins

Mr and Mrs Hawkins of Bishops Stortford were second ES section with a three year old on 810mpm over 345 miles. The Hawkins timed a cock bird bred from a son of Domino, their good Tarbes cock which was a grandson of Mark Bulled's Legacy Cock 1st NFC Tarbes. The dam was a House of Aarden daughter of Padfield's blue badge winner with the BICC and which is now breeding the partners some good pigeons. 

Chris Patmore

Patmore and Rayner of Saffron Walden clocked a five year old on 793mpm over 344 miles to take third ES section. 

Mel & Sue King

Mel and Sue King of Blandford Forum were first WS section and thirty-second open with a two year old on 808mpm over 391 miles. Their winner is a cock flown on their celibate system and bred from their long distance bloodlines. The sire is a son of Padfield Invincible from the House of Aarden and the dam was bred by Joe Raeburn and is a daughter of Litton Glory. 

Lanahan & Gerard

Lanahan and Gerard of Poole timed a two year old on 784mpm over 395 miles to take second WS section. 

Smith & Jones

Smith and Jones of Cwmbran were third WS section with a two year old on 762mpm over a distance of 330 miles. 

John Rodway

The NW section winner and twenty-fourth open was John Rodway of Rushwick with a three year old on 846mpm over 298 miles. John's chequer hen was raced on the natural system and sent sitting twelve day eggs. John keeps all his birds on the natural system, young and old together and they are all free to choose their own mates. 

Booth & Roper

Booth and Roper of Tewkesbury were second NW section with a two year old on 845mpm over 310 miles. Trevor and John timed a hen bred from a son of Sheppards Delight 3 x 1st section Barcelona. The dam is a full sister to Olympic Ric and the grand-dam is Sportsview Diamond. 

Bill & Beryl Lewis

Mr and Mrs Lewis of Kempsey timed a four year old on 774mpm over 301 miles to take third NW section. Their blue chequer cock was flying to the perch and was bred from their Freelands all round distance family of pigeons. 

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