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Enfield Continental Flying Club Update 02-10-18

Enfield Continental Flying Club

 

After the one week break the first Young Bird race arrived at The Cabbage Patch, which was from Lyndhurst which to our members the distance is between 78 to 89 miles, and these were liberated at 6.15 in a Variable Wind.

The top spot for the week went to Billy Watkins with a Blue Hen, who was bred by Tony Cripps of Portsmouth, who was won in a Raffle on a coach trip to Holland to the Houten show earlier in the season. Second Club is Chris Vachos with a Chequer Pied Jan Aarden Hen, from birds bred for Chris from Club mate Jamie Turner. Third and Fourth Club is Mihai Piper with a Blue Chequer Braade De Joode Cock and a Grizzle Marijke Vink x De Smet Matthys Hen. 5th Club goes to Steve Holloway with a Blue Janssen Hen, a daughter of the Egg, gifted to Steve as a Egg from Club mate Billy Watkins. Sixth Club is Mihai Piper with a Mealy Marijke Vink x De Smet Matthys Hen.

Billy Watkins with Grandson Frankie.

Race 2 with young birds was from Blandford and these were liberated at 7.30 in a Light North West Wind. The first two places went to Steve Holloway with a Blue Van Reet Cock and a Blue Hen bred from “The Egg” gifted to Steve by Billy Watkins, the same Hen who took 5th Club last week. 3rd Club was Mihai Piper with a Grizzle Marijke Vink x De Smet Matthys Hen, who took 4th Club Lyndhurst the Week Before. Fourth Spot was Steve Holloway with a Red Chequer Van Reet Cock. Fifth and Sixth Club is Billy Watkins with the 5th Club being the same Blue Hen who was bred by Tony Cripps of Portsmouth who took 1st Club Lyndhurst the week before, and  the 6th being a Dark Chequer bred by George Chalkley.

During the week between races a email was sent to all of the Clubs in the Inter Counties Fed saying that they was changing the race programme due to the extreme heat that had been hitting the whole of the UK as well as Europe.

With the race programme now changed we were back at Blandford and the Birds were Liberated at 8am in a South South West Wind. Continuing the good form from the week before Steve Holloway continues with another First and Second Club, with a Blue Cock bred from Club mate Geoff Barkers Lambrechts and a Red Chequer Van Reet Cock. Third Club is Steve Sheffield with a Red Chequer Busschaert Cock.4th Club was Peter Twyford with a Blue Busschaert Hen, The Sire was one of the pigeons that won Peter the Tommy Long Trophy when he flew North Road, and the Dam was purchased from a fancier in Norwich. Fifth Club was Steve Holloway with a Blue Hen, The daughter of The Egg, who has scored in every race so far having taken 5th Club Lyndhurst and 2nd Club Blandford. Finally in Sixth spot is Billy Watkins with a Blue Chequer Kenyon Hen.

Race 4 with Young Birds was flown from Yeovil which were Liberated at 7.15 in a North West Wind. Taking the top two places for the third week running is Steve Holloway with a Red Chequer Van Reet Cock and a Red Chequer Hen, another Daughter of The Egg, gifted to Steve from Billy Watkins. 3rd Club was Peter Twyford with a Blue Busschaert Hen, the Sire being one of Peter’s Combine winners, and the Dam goes back to Busschaerts obtained from Shaun Fields. Fourth spot was Club Secretary Steve Sheffield with a Blue Busschaert Cock. Fifth Club went to Billy Watkins with a Mealy Cock, another one the 6 Young Birds won by Billy from Tony Cripps of Portsmouth. And finally taking 6th Club is Doru Buracu with a Blue Emiel Denys Cock.

In the next update, the final races of the Young Bird season, and hopefully some other news which local fanciers might be interested in......

Until then take care

Jamie T.....