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Stretton Presentation 04-12-19

    

STRETTON FLYING CLUB 2019 PRIZE PRESENTATION.

 

 

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30TH SAW MEMBERS ATTEND THE 2019 PRIZE PRESENTATION MEAL AT THE ANGLESEY ARMS IN THE VILLAGE OF STRETTON. AFTER ANOTHER FINE MEAL MEMBERS RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING PRIZES. 

 

SUE GENDERS WHO HELPS HER HUSBAND JOHN CLEAN THE CRATES AND THE PORTACABIN EACH WEEK WAS ASKED TO PRESENT THE PRIZES.

 

John & Sue Genders

FIRST UP WERE THE EVER-POPULAR RONNIE DAKIN & SON WINNING £38-44 AND THE FIRST YEARLING MESSAC AND THE COMBINED INLAND AVERAGES

Ronnie Dakin

 

NEXT WAS PHIL BOURKE WHO SENT UP HIS CHILDREN SOPHIE AND JACK TO COLLECT THE £48-36 PRIZEMONEY. PHIL WON THE PORTLAND RACE FLOWN WITH THE N.M.C.C.

Sophie & Jack

 

NEXT WAS BARRY ODOM, BARRY SPENDS 6 MONTHS OVER IN THAILAND OVER THE WINTER MONTHS AND STEVIE BURKE LOOKS AFTER THE BIRDS WHILST BARRY IS AWAY SUNNING HIMSELF. BARRY AND STEVE WON £62 PRIZEMONEY AND £163-50 FOR TAKING THE FIRST THREE IN THE CLUB BREEDER BUYER RACE. STEVE RECEIVED TOTAL WINNINGS OF £225-50.

Stevie Burke

 

NEXT UP WERE PETE WIGHTMAN & SON, THIS WAS QUITE AN EMOTIONAL MOMENT AS PETE IS FINALLY CALLING IT A DAY AFTER MORE THAN 70 YEARS IN THE SPORT. PETE WAS A FOUNDER MEMBER OF STRETTON FLYING CLUB WITH PETE WAIN AND THE LATE REG GRICE. PETE WAS GIVEN A GREAT ROUND OF APPLAUSE HAS HE RECEIVED PRIZEMONEY OF £65-10, YOUNG PETE ALSO RECEIVED HIS TREASURER HONORARIUM.

Pete Wightman & Son

 

RAY & JEAN GRIMSDELL WERE NEXT UP; THEY WON £96-10 PRIZEMONEY PLUS THE FOLLOWING SILVERWARE; LONGEST OB AND YB AVERAGE; MESSAC; PIGEON MOST POINTS OVERSEAS; LONGEST OB RACE (SAINTES); RUNNER UP LONGEST OB RACE; CHANNEL AVERAGE; LOWEST WINNING VELOCITY AND CHANNEL POINTS.

Ray Grimsdell

 

TONY & DIANE GREEN WEREN’T ABLE TO MAKE THE MEAL DUE TO BEING UNDER THE WEATHER. THEY WON £99-82 PRIZEMONEY.

 

NEXT UP WERE PETE & JACKIE COX WHO HAD AN EXCELLENT SEASON WINNING FIVE RACES INCLUDING FOUGERES. THEY PICKED UP £ 225-06 PRIZEMONEY PLUS THE FOUGERES AND FIRST YEARLING FOUGERES TROPHIES.

Pete Cox

 

NOW TO THE TOP THREE, AND PHIL WHETTON WAS IN THIRD PLACE WINNING £ 256-68 PRIZEMONEY, PHIL HAS BEEN THERE OR THERE ABOUTS THROUGHOUT THE SEASON, WINNING THREE RACES AND THE FOLLOWING SILVERWARE; YB KNOCKOUT CUP; COMBINED OB AVERAGE AND  PIGEON OF THE YEAR WITH HIS GOOD LAMBRECHT COCK NWHU 16 A 5290.

Phil Whetton

RUNNER UP FOR 2019 WAS ALAN BRASSINGTON; ALAN COULDN’T MAKE THE MEAL HAVING JUST COME OUT OF HOSPITAL AND NOT QUITE UP TO IT. ALAN WON SIX RACES AND PRIZEMONEY OF £ 272-80, ALAN ALSO BRED THE FIRST THREE BIRDS IN THE BREEDER BUYER WINNING ANOTHER £163-50, TOTAL WINNINGS OF £436-30 PLUS THE YB AVERAGE.

 

TOP PRIZEWINNERS FOR THE SEASON WERE JIM & MATT PARKER, MATT WAS ANOTHER ONE UNDER THE WEATHER, HAVING JUST SPENT A SPELL IN HOSPITAL, HOPING YOU’RE ON THE WAY TO FULL RECOVERY MATT?  JIM & MATT WON FIVE RACES AND PRIZEMONEY OF £298-84, ADD TO THIS THEY WON THE FOLLOWING SILVERWARE; LONGEST YB RACE; RUNNER UP LONGEST YB RACE; INLAND OB POINTS; OB POINTS; 2 BIRD POINTS CUP; PENULTIMATE YB RACE; YB POINTS; INLAND OB AVERAGE AND THE COMBINED POINTS; WELL DONE JIM & MATT. PRIZEMONEY WAS £61-98 A RACE.

 

Jim Parker

SUE RECEIVED A BOTTLE OF WINE AS A THANKYOU FOR PRESENTING THE PRIZES, FOLLOWED BY THE RAFFLE.     

THE TROPHIES WILL BE PRESENTED AFTER THE AGM, FOLLOWED BY A BUFFET.      

          

I’LL SIGN OFF WISHING MEMBERS A MERRY CHRISTMAS, SEE YOU ALL IN 2020.

Sophie and Jack with their raffle winnings

Pete Wightman & Sue

Dave Johnson

 

 

 

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