The South West of England Lerwick Club
The SWELC was at a drop back race from Coventry after some championship distance races co-joint liberation me and racing with the new north road amalgamation and international championship club from Wetherby, Hexham and Thornton Park so the drop back race took part on the 17/6/22 with an early liberation of 05.45am into a light south west wind.
The top twenty open positions were as follows winning the open plus 1st Bristol South NRFC was Alan Meacham flying 86 miles with a 2y blue pied widowhood cock being a Dirk Van Den Bulk already being a 1st and 3rd open scoring bird in the SWELC open he is bred from a grandson off Donkere Leo and his youngsters are also winning for Alan, his winning velocity was 1266.
Alan Meacham 1st open SWELC
2nd open and 1st Thornbury NRFC was Szmaglik & Humphries flying 81 miles with a 1y blue chequer cock flown on the traditional natural system and is a Van Dyke crossed Marijke Vink from Steve Bennett of Bristol crossed one of the partnership’s own bred Jan Arden’s their scoring velocity was 1264.
3rd open was R Hicks & Sons flying 86 miles plus winning the West Bristol club with a 1y chequer cock flying on the natural system sent sitting a 4 day old baby and this was his first race of the 2022 season he is a Herman Cuesters originating from gift birds given kindly from Richard Whiteside their velocity was 1259.
4th, 5th and 6th open was individual SWELC member Steve Bennett flying 79 miles with three birds together doing 1258.
7th and 18th open plus 2nd and 3rd Thornbury NRFC was Dave Smith with his now paired up natural team of old birds his first a 1y blue white flight hen being a Soojen sent sitting ten day old nest eggs and his second a 1y chequer cock sent feeding a large nest baby their velocities were 1257.591 and 1225.
8th and 20th open plus 1st and 3rd Sodbury Vale club flying 80 miles was J H Cole with velocities of 1257.194 and 1221.511.
9th open plus 2nd south Bristol NRFC was Andrew Stanowski flying 87 miles with a 1y chequer roundabout system flown hen being home bred from off a Polish U & K Mazepa Leon Bores and Kellens bird crossed a Miro Chwedoruk & family of Yeovil Gabby Vandenbeale with a velocity of 1256.
10th open was D & M Moore also claiming 3rd South Bristol NRFC flying 92 miles with a 1y blue hen doing 1252.
11th open plus 2nd Sodbury Vale club flying 80 miles with a 2y blue white flight hen was Mr & Mrs Kenny Davey with a velocity of 1245.
12th open plus 1st Nailsworth NRFC was the partnership of Brimble & Caldwell flying 66 miles with a 1y blue hen being a Soojen crossed Mr & Mrs Venner of Street Somerset flown on the roundabout system with a velocity of 1240.
Brimble & Caldwell
13th open 2nd Nailsworth club was Dave Ford flying 70 miles with a 2y blue hen flying on the roundabout system being a Herman Cuesters and this being her first race of the 2022 season her velocity was 1235.
14th and 16th open plus 4th and 5th Bristol South NRFC was Colston Long flying 88 miles with velocities of 1231.491 and 1230.
15th open plus 1st Bridgewater NRFC was Wesley Selway flying 107 miles with a 1y blue cock being a Jan Hooyman bred off stock birds from Bob Kirby of Devon were these were obtained from John Creahan of Salford Manchester he was sent on natural sitting ten day old nest eggs with a velocity of 1231.511.
17th open plus 2nd West Bristol club was Keith Gilmore & Green flying 87 miles with a 2y chequer Jansen crossed Houben widowhood flown cock with a velocity of 1229.
19th open plus 3rd west Bristol club was Les Nicholls flying 87 miles with a 1y chequer cock with a velocity of 1221.
The Rat Man.