The South West of England Lerwick Club
The South West of England Lerwick Club was racing from Coventry as a drop back race after just racing from Creiff & Lerwick in Scotland as distance races so on the 2/7/21 at 13.15 into a light south wind. Peter the convoyer released the birds and the race began.
As always the top twenty positions for this race were as follows; winning the South West of England Lerwick Club plus claiming 2nd, 3rd & 9th was sprint specialist Alan Meacham flying 86 miles all four scoring birds are widowhood flown cocks that are Dirk Van Den Bulcks the winner is a grandson from off Bro Geode Rode, all three of Alan’s first birds are previously South West of England Lerwick Club open winners his second bird in joint first with his first two coming and landing on the pad together has achieved 3 x open Lerwick Club wins for Alan his velocities were 2 x 1378, 1377 & 1367.
1st & 2nd Lerwick Club Coventry
Taking 4th, 5th, 6th & 20th open was A & R Smith flying 81 miles with their Dave Smith bred Soojens and Frank Tasker based birds flown on the traditional natural system with velocities of three birds coming together on 1369 & 1339.
7th & 8th was Steve Mosley flying 88 miles with unfortunately no details being obtained with velocities of 2x 1369 & 1368.
9th open was the partnership of Phil Luff & the Walker Brothers flying 65 miles their winner a 2y blue hen which is a Lambrecht’s widowhood flown hen that originates from Stock purchased from Steve Foster from his prize winning Cyril Lambrecht’s family their velocity was 1366.
Taking 11th, 12th & 13th open was Mr & Mrs Kenny Davey flying 80 miles with 3 x 1y ponderosa stud Jansen based home bred natural flown hens with velocities of 2x 1365 & 1361.
14th, 15th, 16th & 19th was Mr Lerwick Club himself Dave Smith flying 76 miles with his first bird a 2y blue chequer Gabby Vandenbeale cock bred by Jody McKay and his next three birds being 3 x home bred Soojen hens all were sent on natural sitting nest eggs as these have now been paired up for the Lerwick clubs Scottish distance races Dave’s velocities were 1352 & 2 x 1341 & 1340.
17th & 18th open was David Fox flying 61 miles his first bird a 1y dark chequer Bushart hen followed by a 2y blue chequer cock that is a Van Hee x Stichenbart that is bred from a pair of gift pigeons gifted to David from Kenny Bucannon of Hamilton Scotland both David’s birds flew on natural with velocities of 1341 & 1340.
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