DERBY & BURTON NOTES
The Derby Burton & District South Road Federation recently held their annual prize presentation at their Federation headquarters The Kilburn Miners Welfare Club.
The proceeding opened with a short speech from federation secretary Paul Todd thanking everyone concerned for their efforts over the 2017 season for making it possible to achieve what they did. He then introduced the guest of honour for the evening which was his wife Lynda then the proceedings got under way.
Top prize winners for the 2017 season and first up to the table were Jenkins, Powell & Roy Riley winning £781.50.
Guest of honour Lynda Todd presenting the federations top prize winners Jenkins, Powell & Roy Riley with their prize money.
Next up was B & C Brelsford with winnings of £726.90. Next came Mr & Mrs Jackson winning a gold medal for topping the fed from Ancenis and prize money of £303.60.
B & C Brelsford. Mr & Mrs Jackson Gold medal winner.
Next came federation chairman Darren Oakley winning £147 plus a gold medal for topping the fed from Fougeres.
Darren Oakley Federation chairman & Gold medal winner.
Tom Bannister came next winning prize money of £103.60 plus a gold medal for topping the fed from the Carentan young bird.
Tom Bannister Gold medal winner.
Next came Ralph Jepson with winnings of £98.55. Following Ralph was A & C Wheldon with winnings of £90.00.
K. Creswell came next with winnings of £70.00
Ralph Jepson. A & C Wheldon. K. Cresswell.
followed by Monty Buxton with winnings of £52.70 and finally Mr & Mrs D Johnson with winnings of £20.
Monty Buxton. Vicky Johnson with daughter Ellie.
There was a raffle which was organised by Lynda who did an excellent job in raising £135. Following the raffle was a young bird breeder buyer sale which raised £800 with 25% going in to federation funds. The fed hope to run two more breeder buyer sales so should they do as well as this one there will be plenty of money in the coffers to be raced for. There was excellent buffet which was followed by everyone being entertained by a singer which put the icing on the cake for a good evening. The fed management committee would like to thank Andy Jackson for the excellent job he did as race controller giving the members an excellent seasons racing. Also, Lynda Todd for all the hard work she does helping Paul behind the scenes.
The Fed Committee from L TO R. Darren Oakley Chairman. Stuart Wainwright Treasurer Paul Todd Secretary & Lynda Todd.
Best loft for 2017 with 372 points went to P. Rimmington & Wright (Darnell) with Monty Buxton (Selston) in second with 364 points and Mr & Mrs A Jackson (Woodhouse) in third with 287 points. Best loft Channel old bird inland went to Mr & Mrs A Jackson (Woodhouse) 267 points. In second position was P. Rimmington & Wright (Darnell) 232 points and V. Derricott & T. Poole (Railway Inn) in third with 216 points. Best loft Old Bird inland went to P. Rimmington & Wright (Darnell) with 232 points followed by V. Derricott & T. Poole (Railway) with 190 points and Mr & Mrs A Jackson (Woodhouse) in third with 185 points. Best loft channel went to Mr & Mrs A Jackson (Woodhouse) with 82 points, with Jenkinson, Powell & Roy Riley (Woodhouse) in second with 40 points followed by P & D Wainwright (Ashby) with 40 points. Best loft young bird went to Monty Buxton (Selston) who had an excellent young bird season and was well clear with 340 points followed by M & A Sherwood (Woodhouse) in second with 148 points with P Rimmington & Wright (Darnell) in third with 140 points. Best bird Old Bird inland went to V. Derricott & T Poole (Railway) with 41 points who also took second with 39 points followed by Mr & Mrs P Todd (Derby Premier) with 38 points. Best bird channel went to Jenkinson, Powell & Roy Riley (Woodhouse) with 28 points followed by Mr & Mrs A. Jackson (Woodhouse) with 22 points with C. Davey (Selston)20 points. Best young bird went to Monty Buxton (Selston) with 52 points who also took second position with 45 points with R. Jepson (Selston) in third with 38 points. Mr & Mrs A Jackson (Woodhouse) win Old Bird inland averages 1585.4 with Mr & Mrs P Todd (Derby Premier) runners up 1574.7. Channel Averages was won by Mr & Mrs A. Jackson (Woodhouse) 1353.3 with K. Cresswell (Kilburn) runners up 1333.9. B & C Brelsford & Son (Woodhouse) won Young Bird Averages 1420.6 with Monty Buxton (Selston) runner up 1371.5. This management team I am sure will take the Derby Burton & District South Road Federation to another level in 2018.
I would like to wish all Derby Notes readers a very merry Christmas and a happy and successful new year.