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The South West of England Lerwick Club - 29-09-22

The South West of England Lerwick Club

The SWELC was racing from Coventry on the 3/7/22 on a drop back race after a championship classic race and joint race with the new north road amalgamation and international championship flying club from Balmoral castle to celebrate the queens jubilee at Coventry the birds were liberated at 08.15am into a light west wind.

The top open twenty positions were as follows; claiming top spot again to elaborate his winning sprint systems and ways and have his name at the top again on the sprint was Alan Meacham of the South Bristol club.  Alan also achieved 11th,12th and 13th open flying 86 miles with his team of widowhood flown Dirk Van Den Bulk cocks the winner a 2y blue pied cock making this his third south Bristol club win and his second first SWELC open win for the 2022 season and Alan’s next three scoring Van Den Bulk cocks have all previously won and scored for him Alan’s velocities were 1452.898 and the three cocks together on 1433.

Alan Meacham

Alan Meacham

2nd, 3rd and 6th open was Chris and John Adams also claiming 1st 2nd and 3rd Sodbury Vale NRFC flying 79 miles with 3 x widowhood flown Wall Lunt & Green crossed Coremans scoring together with velocities of 1452.867 and 1452.116 and 1446.881.

Close top three positions there 4th and 14th open was Dave Smith flying 76 miles and also achieved 1st and 2nd Thornbury NRFC his first a 1y blue hen his second a 1y Blue white flight hen both being Soojens and sent on the natural system sitting 14 day old nest eggs with velocities of 1450 and 1426.

5th, 7th, 8th and 9th open was Steve Bennett flying 79 miles being an individual sole member only of the SWELC with velocities of 1447, and 3 birds together doing 1446.771, 1446.520 and 1446.520.

10th open and 20th open was Ray Bevan flying 52 miles and also achieved 1st and 3rd Longford NRFC his first a 1y red hen being a P & D stud Dirk Van Den Bulk and his second a 1y grizzle cock being also a Dirk Van Den Bulk that was bred and gifted to Ray by fellow club mate Ken Tovey both were flown on the roundabout system with velocities of 1445 and 1419.

15th and 17th open was J H Cole flying 80 miles member of Sodbury Vale NRFC with velocities of 1425.914 and 1422.

16th open was Mike George of the South Bristol club flying 86 miles with a 1y blue cock that was bred by fellow club member Roy Bedford and is a Dirk Van Den Bulk and flown on the roundabout system with a velocity of 1425.609.

18th open was Freddy Caruana flying 53 miles and also achieved 2nd Longford NRFC with a 1y mealy Dirk Van Den Bulk hen on the widowhood with a velocity of 1420.206

Freddy Cauruna

Freddy Cauruna

19th open was Mike Bullingham flying 60 miles and claiming 1st Nailsworth NRFC with a 1y blue cock being a Wall Lunt and Green stock crossed Andre Drapper on the widowhood with a velocity of 1420.04 a good close race with it being a tight result at the top a trapping winning race this one was.

Mike Bullingham

Mike Bullingham

The Rat man.