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Blandford 04-09-19

    

 

BURTON & SOUTH DERBYSHIRE FEDERATION

by Pete Wightman

 

FANTASTIC PERFORMANCE BY RUGELEY’S D. NESBITT & SONS AS THEY FILL THE PODIUM OUT OF BLANDFORD.

 

Mark Nesbitt

SATURDAY AUGUST 24TH SAW 91 MEMBERS SEND 1673 BIRDS TO BLANDFORD; THEY WERE LIBERATED AT 09-00 IN A LIGHT S.E. WIND. IT WAS ONE OF THOSE DAYS NATIONWIDE WHERE MANY CLUBS HAD CLEAR WINNERS AND THE SAME CAN BE SAID FOR OUR FED WINNER. THERE WERE GAPPY TIMES, BUT OVERALL GOOD RETURNS. I THINK A LOT OF BIRDS WENT HIGH AND WIDE ON THE WEST SIDE, ON THE WHOLE A GOOD RACE?

 

D. NESBITT & SONS OF RUGELEY, FLYING IN HILL RIDWARE HAD A FANTASTIC DAY TAKING 1ST; 2ND; 3RD; 5TH; 8TH; AND 17TH FED. THEIR WINNER A BLUE HEN ON 1593 WAS CLOSE TO 6 MINUTES CLEAR, SHE WAS BRED OUT OF A PAIR FROM GOOD FRIENDS DAVE & GRAHAM WRIGHT OF BLYTH, WHEN PAIRED TO ONE OF MARKS’ OWN HEREMANS. MARK TIMED FIVE MORE OF HIS HEREMAN HENS ON 1527.5; 1527.1; 1521; 1512.1; AND 1499; A MIX OF GB AND BELGIAN RUNG TO COMPLETE A BRILLIANT TEAM PERFORMANCE, WELL DONE MARK.                

 

TWO MORE HILL RIDWARE LOFTS ALSO MADE THE TOP TEN; MR & MRS JIM WHITEHOUSE TAKING 4TH FED ON 1521WITH A STAF VAN REET HEN OUT OF JOHN SHEASBY STOCK; AND KEN & CATH LYCETT TOOK 7TH FED ON 1512.2 WITH A CHEQ COCK BRED BY THE GORDON BROS IN NORTHERN IRELAND, THE SIRE IS A DIRECT SON OF “BROER GOEDE RODE” WHEN PAIRED TO “KITTEL SAFIYRA”; THE DAM IS A VAN DEN BULCK A WINNER OF 2ND OPEN N.I.P.A. TULLAMORE 19,146 BIRDS.   

 

PETE & JACKIE COX OF STRETTON WERE 6TH FED ON 1513 WITH A CHEQ HEN OUT OF A HEREMAN CUESTER FROM ANN SMITH WHEN PAIRED TO PETES BLEND OF ALAN BRASSINGTON AND JOHN SHEASBY LINES.

 

TWO TAMWORTH LOFTS COMPLETE THE TOP TEN; CLIVE YATES GOT THE WINNER AT THE NELSON ON 1507 TO TAKE 9TH FED WITH ROB HORTONS WINNER AT BIRCH COPPICE CLOSE BEHIND ON 1506, HIS MEALY VAN DEN BULCK COCK TAKING 10TH FED.

 

AROUND THE CLUBS,

AT STRETTON, 12 SENT 232 AND MR & MRS PETE COX TOOK TOP SPOT ON 1513 WITH ONE OUT OF ANN SMITHS BEST HEREMAN CUESTERS. PHIL WHETTON KEPT UP HIS GOOD FORM TAKING THE RUNNER UP SPOT ON 1501 WITH A LAMBRECHT, THE SIRE A N.W.H.U.FROM TREVOR BIRD, THE DAM A GRAND DAUGHTER OF “DE ZOT”. JIM & MATT PARKER HAD EM DROPPING IN LIKE FLIES, THEIR BEST TWO TAKING 3RD & 4TH CLUB ON 1494; 1493; BOTH CURTIS, WALL & LUNT DRAPA / HEREMANS, THE FIRST A SON OUT OF THEIR GOOD YERLING COCK “69”; FOLLOWED BY A DAUGHTER OUT OF “THOR” AND “SHELBY”.

 

AT THE NELSON, 8 SENT 236 AND CLIVE YATES TOOK THE TOP THREE ON 1507; 1505.9; 1505.6.CLIVE’S FIRST WAS A BLUE PIED COCK SENT SITTING 5 DAYS, HE’S A NESTMATE TO THE PREVIOUS WEEKS 2ND CLUB, BRED OUT OF STOCK FROM RICHARD TURNER.HE WAS FOLLOWED BY TWO MORE COCKS, THE FIRST SENT SITTING 3 WEEKS, THE SECOND SENT DRIVING HIS HEN.  MR & MRS TREVOR COLLINS & SON WERE 4TH ON 1504 WITH A BORDER LOFTS STEFAAN LAMBRECHT COCK, WINNING THE £65 GOLD RING SPECIAL.

 

AT SWADLINCOTE TOWN, 13 SENT 265 AND TREVOR & GARY COLLINS WERE WELL CLEAR ON 1499 WITH A PREMIER STUD HEREMAN CUESTER X JOHN SODERLAND COCK. MELV WILLIS WAS RUNNER UP ON 1439; MICK & NEIL HARVEY 3RD ON 1390 AND MICK SALE 4TH ON 1389, ALL HENS

 

AT OSMASTON PARK, 14 SENT 208 AND PAUL & LYNDA TODD HAD A COMFORTABLE WIN ON 1472 WITH A LEO VAN RIJN COCK FROM BRIAN HAWES. SIMON WOOLLEY WAS 2ND CLUB ON 1428 WITH A RUDY VAN REETH COCK; MICK STONE 3RD ON 1418 WITH AN ERIC CEULEMAN COCK AND MICK RICHARDSON WAS 4TH ON 1397 WITH A LOUIS COOREMAN HEN.

 

AT WINSHILL, 6 SENT 67 AND JIM PARKER & SON TOOK 1ST; 2ND; AND 4TH ON 1386; 1357; 1313; ALL CWL DRAPA / HEREMANS. THE WINNER A GRAND DAUGHTER OF “THOR” AND “SHELBY”; SHE WAS FOLLWED BY A GRANDSON OF “THOR” AND “SHELBY”. JIMMY OTTEWELL WAS 3RD ON 1348 WITH A CAMPHIUS JANSENNE HEN.

 

AT BIRCH COPPICE, 6 SENT 97 AND ROB HORTON TOOK THE TOP THREE ON 1506; 1490; 1482; ALL VAN DEN BULCK COCKS. JOHN GILBERT WAS 4TH ON 1478 WITH A LAMBRECHT X WILDIE HEN.

 

Alan Peach

AT ETWALL, 8 SENT 100 AND ALAN PEACH WAS 1ST; 2ND AND 4TH ON 1389; 1325; 1291; THE WINNER BRED BY CLUBMATE SAM PHILLIPS; RUNNER UP WAS BRED OUT OF A BIRD FROM GLYN COOPER WHICH WAS PURCHASED AT THE 2108 HILL RIDWARE BREEDER BUYER SALE. THIRD HOME WAS A FED BREEDER BUYER FROM MICK HARVEY & SON.  MR & MRS TONY WHITEHURST WERE 3RD ON 1322 WITH A CEULEMAN.

 

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