The South West of England Lerwick Club
The SWELC coming to an end of the old bird season was racing from Newbold Verdon in Leicestershire on the 9/7/21. Peter, the head convoyer released the basket lids at 06:45 am into a variable wind the top 20 positions in the Lerwick Club open were as follows winning the open plus claiming 2nd, 3rd & 10th was The Sprint man of Alan Meacham flying 99 miles all his four scoring birds are of widowhood flown Dirk Van Den Bulck cocks. Alan’s winner, a 3y chequer cock which makes this now his fourth open Lerwick club win plus many other positions achieved he is bred from a grandson off the Donkere Leo Alan’s velocities were 3 birds together on the pad doing 1457 & 1411.
The Lerwick Club Open Winner
4th open was D & P White flying 61 miles with a 1y chequer natural flown Gabby Vandenbeale hen bred from his brothers stock doing 1454.
5th, 7th & 9th open was David Fox flying 73 miles his first bird a natural 1y blue hen bred out a pair of gift birds from Duncan Cook of Newent Gloucestershire his second bird a natural 1y Red Natural Stan Dangerfield cock his third a 1y blue hen which is a Tony Reid of Loughborough Huskeyen Van Reiel X Van Der Wegen bird David’s velocities were 1430,1427 & 1418.
6th open was M & J Caudle flying 61 miles with a 1y chequer pied natural Bushart X Jansen hen doing 1429.
John Caudle & Granddaughters
8th open was Mr & Mrs Ken Davey flying 93 miles with a 1y natural flown Jansen hen doing 1422.
11th & 12th open was Peter Harkness flying 98 miles his first a 3y blue white flight hen flown on the roundabout she is a Soojen X Leen Bores his second bird a Herman Cuesters X Jan Arden X Soojen X Leen Bores 2y mealy pied roundabout flown hen Peter’s velocities were 2 birds together doing 1405.
13th open was Chris & John Adams flying 92 miles with a 1y chequer white flight David Cowan Tolbert line bred widowhood cock doing 1401.
14th open was Dave Smith flying 89 miles with a 1y natural flown Soojen cock sent driving his hen to the nest doing a velocity of 1400.
15th open was Luff & Walker Brothers flying 77 miles with a 2y blue hen which is a Steve Foster Lambrechts flown on the widowhood system with a velocity of 1398.
16th open was Robert Light flying 94 miles with a 1y blue natural flown hen sent sitting nest eggs she was bred for Robert by Adrian Bishop of Bristol, Rob’s velocity was 1397.
17th, 18th, 19th & 20th open was A & R Smith flying 93 miles with his natural flown old bird team made up of Dave Smith of Thornbury birds and The late Frank Tasker birds with velocities of 1395 & 4 x 1394.
The Rat Man.