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1ST OPEN FOUGERES

 HALL & MACCULLAM

(BARGOED)

WINNING THE R.G. DAVIES WINNERS TROPHY

 

Its race day three for the welsh national flying club as we make our way over the channel for the second time heading a little further south to Fougeres an approx. distance of 240-250 miles

 With basketing taking place on the Thursday evening and following a consistent flow of entries coming through the marking stations we were all set for departure for the journey south for the early morning channel crossing from Portsmouth Friday morning and on making contact with the boys convoying they informed us that they experienced  a calm crossing and  following disembarkment they were parked up in the services just a few miles from the port ,taking a break whilst the birds once again  took on water ,in preparation for the final leg of the drive to the liberation site  On arrival on site they were again amongst good company as shortly afterwards more transporters from the uk arrived including our north wales counterparts whom we had once again agreed to liberate alongside bringing a greater pull during the journey into Wales.

05.30 A lovely morning on the south coast Poole harbour prior to liberation

 With all the conveyers on site coming together that evening discussing the prospects of an early liberation based on the good conditions and increasing temperatures expected , they dually agreed  confirmed amongst themselves to commence liberations from 6am and too  which order they would do so if conditions were proven favourable 05.30 A lovely morning on the south coast Poole harbour prior to liberationSaturday morning. At first light both here in the uk and on site  the conditions were described as perfect for pigeon racing and the best we`ve had for many weeks with blue skies a light east south easterly breeze with un-interrupted conditions over the channel ,this was endorsed by contacts in northern France and on the island of Guernsey and fanciers located on the south coast  as agreed the first liberation got underway at 6am followed by a second at 6.20 ,prior to our agreed allotted liberation time of 06.45 with the north wales pigeons ,with the birds airborne, the conveying team reported a clean get away as the pigeons made their way north in  the direction of the French coastline and mainland uk  with the south coast and the route through Dorset, Devon and Cornwall and the welsh borders experiencing temperature predicted to reach 25 degrees as the day went on, we were pleased to get the birds away nice and early.

John Macculam (C)  1st open Fougeres (photo taken during verification)

John Macculam (C)  1st open Fougeres (photo taken during verification)taking the top honours of 1st & 5th open welsh national winning the R.G. Davies corn supplies winner’s trophy and the third free entry into the Derby Arona Tenerife one loft race ..we go to the ex-mining village of Bargoed in the Rhymney valley to the loft and partnership of hall and McCullum timing in one of their fancied entries in pole position  a light cheq white flight hen on a time of 11.06.20 with a velocity of 1669.18,the origin of the winner comes down through the father and son partnership of a & k Davies from the Rhondda bred around the Lambrecht family of pigeons with  Stefan Lambrecht pigeons  on the sires side crossed with the Cyril Lambrechts on the dams  both coming via Steve Maylett of Manchester and responsible for at least 5 x 1st  not including todays  1st welsh national 2019 winner ,the partnerships second arrival on 1618vel takes 5th open  being a yearling blue cock coming down through the Vandenabeele lines from Louella on the sire side crossed with the Herman Ceuster from premier stud x Janssen         

 

D & G Bruton 2nd open Fougeres for 2nd open

D & G Bruton 2nd open Fougeres for 2nd open we head to Tredegar to the partnership of D & G Bruton who are starting to make a name for themselves over recent weeks racing with many highly profiled performance into wales  timing in on a vel of 1665 , First of all the partnership wish to congratulate the winning partnership of Hall and Maccullam on their performance today ,the Bruton partnerships arrival is a  yearling blue cock flown on roundabout which has been a consistent  pigeon up to now being just behind our first birds winning 3rd club Epsom 43rd WNR fed and 72nd National Carentan, his sire now 11 years old won 5x1st club racing and many national positions the best being 13th national, breeding Bert Braspenning x Janssen, the dam came from our good friend A Mcfenton a daughter of is Super Mac the sire of Fishlock Bros 1st National winner plus many others positions which he purchased back at their sale in 2015. 

Mathew Hughes

 

Mathew Hughes of M & J Hughes partnership 3rd open for 3rd open we go across to Treharris where  the father and son partnership of Mathew and joseph Hughes timed in a 2yr old blue cock with a velocity of 1635.53bred via pigeons originating from marc and Lilly Verhyde bloodlines, prior to today race has claimed numerous club and fed positions inc 3x1t the dam of which has put claim to 3x 1st national winners and multiple federation winners for many fanciers  Graham Poyner, from Newport was the first on the clock on 11am prior to over fly being implemented which will come in 4th position with a vel of 1632 grahams arrival being a dark cheq pied hen bloodlines being Lambrecht crossed Donker ,originating from Ian Will of Newtown Powys flown roundabout this hen clearly broke away from the leading pigeons on route across the Severn Estuary

Graham Poyner

  

Gary Poyner 4th open in 6th with a vel of 1614 ,we have the inform partnership of Theo Pulis and Richards from Abertwsswg who maintain their top flight performance with a yearling cheq cock flown on roundabout  a pigeon gifted to them as a yb from the Swansea fancier Norman Berdet similar origin as there pigeon from Carentan two weeks previous, this is the second channel race this cock has flown this season for the partnership and on both occasions has been amongst their leading arrivals no doubt one to watch for the future although the conditions were near perfect ,once again the channel provided a difficult challenge for the birds for some unknown reason as returns were well spread  and whilst as always the leading pigeons made good times and velocities for the back markers they seemed to struggle as temperatures rose during the afternoon to 25 +degrees thankfully  more dropped in throughout the day  up until night fall ,and it was also good to hear at clock checking the members appreciation to the convoyers in the conditions they returned . 

 

Theophulis & Richards partnership

 

Theophulis & Richards partnershipEach week we like to mention an individual who stands out in the results away from the winners last week we included the photo of young liam lewis with his father sending one pigeon to Carentan and clocking him  this week we go to one of  our furthest members west  in todays event appearing in the result,at the loft of clive copp and granddaughter tracey flying into beddau west on Pontypridd, timing in 8th position ,their arrival being  a 4yr old  grizzel cock on 1608v  bred down through eric bevan stock of Pontypool whilst the dam originates from the late Dennis ford of Blaenavon, clive has in previous years has enjoyed his participation within the wnfc which has come through  his organisation in wales fly’s mid week therefore working Monday to Friday he is unable to take participate  in his own federation races , therefore found his enjoyment within the wnfc ,a regular visitor to the pill rpc on marking nights clive would like to thank the members for the warm welcome and hospitality they give him and others and congratulate all the winning pigeons on their achievements today   

Clive Copp & g-dtr  tracey 8th open

 

                                                                                                                                

Clive Cpp & g-dtr  tracey 8th openas a bonus this week our members were also able to have a side nomination for three new training crates for a small fee of just £1 per entry these were won by non-other than the race winners hall and macullam. In two weeks’ time with have a double whammy event on the race programme as we head to messac with two races in one ,the main event sponsored by proof sport Holland when the wnfc have again held its prices to just  £2.50 per pigeon and a duplication yearling race sponsored by our chairman will holpin  and his good lady for a mere £1 entry , duplicated through main race so potentially two winners could emerge out of this one on the day ,  for this we will come under the direction and transport of Dianne bonny and the north wales and the west organisations who will convoy and liberate our entries from messac and again in a few weeks time from cholet so until then we leave you as always with a few early times from fougeres below    as part of the continued commitment by the welsh national committee our  strategy for 2019 was to support the family man to compete at the highest level with minimal outlay ,what we describe as affordable racing and weekend hobby, with such we are pleased to see old members coming back on board and a few new faces joining us whilst maintaining an average birdage and payout week by week ,

 

 

Pos

Name

AFT

Distance

Bird

Velocity

ABCDEFGH

I

J

1

38Hall&Macullam

04:21:20

247m1493y

NW17T7345

1669.182

xxxxxx  

 

x

2

108D&gBruton

04:29:27

254m1713y

NW18T6517

1665.441

        

 

 

3

47M&jHughes

04:27:10

248m505y

W17T04825

1635.627

        

 

 

4

77GPoyner

04:15:58

237m840y

W18T05534

1632.869

        

 

 

5

38Hall&Macullam

04:29:29

247m1493y

NW18D6152

1618.701

        

 

 

6

90Theophilus&Richards

04:34:49

252m65y

NW18T6659

1614.112

        

 

 

7

167Jones&Pagett

04:37:00

253m530y

GB14X12274

1609.422

        

 

 

8

152CCopp&gdtr

04:24:28

241m1318y

W15B00853

1608.815

xxx     

 

x

9

RHyde

04:39:23

254m275y

NW18R2799

1601.080

        

 

 

10

79Pullen,hurley&llewelyn

04:37:33

252m832y

NW18T6342

1600.980

        

 

 

11

38Hall&Macullam

04:33:18

247m1493y

NW17S0346

1596.096

xxxxxx  

 

x

12

Mr&mrsDavies

04:43:01

256m172y

NW18R3132

1592.520

        

 

 

13

161Jones&moulds

04:42:48

255m505y

NW18R2547

1588.694

        

 

 

14

103Williams&Owen

04:34:27

247m765y

NW18D6373

1586.755

        

 

 

15

20Davies&coombs

04:36:29

246m1099y

W18T03054

1569.928

        

 

x

16

20Davies&coombs

04:37:49

246m1099y

W18T03105

1562.394

        

 

x

17

39P&sHares

04:42:15

249m1639y

16AP1690

1558.473

        

 

 

18

152CCopp&gdtr

04:33:43

241m1318y

W17B01327

1554.447

        

 

 

19

41THawkinsFamily

04:29:12

236m1701y

NW17S0430

1549.261

        

 

 

20

145Howells&johnson

04:32:27

239m1430y

GB18N39796

1549.165

xxx     

 

x

 

 

 

 

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