NRCC prizes 2019
By George Wheatman
It will be a proud moment for popular North Road Championship Club member Richard Mamwell when he is accompanied by grandson Tom to collect no fewer than six trophies at this grand old club’s prize presentation at Springfield’s Exhibition Centre, Spalding, on Saturday November 30.
Five of them will be for their triumph in the longest race from Lerwick, the sixth fastest velocity from this racepoint in the club’s 118-year history, and the sixth will be for an outright win from Perth.
Pride of place, however, will go to the coveted King George V Challenge Cup, the ultimate prize for winning from Lerwick.This impressive trophy haul will cap a fine season in 2019 for this Louth partnership.
There is a total of 21 trophies up for grabs from Lerwick and no fewer than eight of them go to race runner-up John Norris, of Grantham, whose only race with the NRCC these days is from Lerwick. He would love a repeat of the 1995 race which he won, but there is plenty of consolation for his near-miss this year.
Other race winners were Dunbar, Bob Boulton; Fraserburgh, Brian and Christine Guilford; Thurso, Andy Kirkman; Berwick young birds and old hens, Dave and Pat Evans.
In 2006 and 2012, Russ and Denise Skinner, from Boston, won the Thurso race. In 2004 they won from Perth.
This year they are back among the trophies, having won the overall average and the old bird average with these open results: Dunbar 23rd; Perth 56th; Fraserburgh 13th; Lerwick 29th; Thurso 11th; and Berwick YBs 20th.
Awards will be presented as follows:
King George V Challenge Cup and Replica R Mamwell & Grandson Louth
F W Marriot Memorial Cup R Mamwell & Grandson Louth FGeorgeMemorialCup R Mamwell & Grandson Louth
Joe Bates Shetland Trophy R Mamwell & Grandson Louth
Bert Platt Memorial Trophy Mr & Mrs B Garnham Boston
Hartridge Challenge Cup J Norris Grantham
Simms Vase J Norris Grantham
Day Challenge Cup J Norris Grantham
British Homing World Challenge Plate J Norris Grantham
J E Talbott Memorial Trophy R Mamwell & Grandson Louth
J Walter Jones Memorial Trophy Nuttall & Son Nottingham
Magna Challenge Cup J Norris Grantham
D J MacArthur Cup J K Hore Hoddesdon
Everest Memorial Trophy Mr & Mrs R I Reason Manningtree
W Wilson Memorial Trophy J Norris Grantham
Whitworth Lerwick Trophy J Norris Grantham
Section A Cup Nuttall & Son Nottingham
Section B Cup J Norris Grantham
Section C Cup R Mamwell & Grandson Louth
Section E Cup G V & W Britton Newborough
SectionFCup SRudledge Norwich SectionHCup J K Hore Hoddesdon
Three generations of the Mamwell family Richard and Tom, with Tom’s son NRCC winners from Perth and Lerwick.
John Norris runner-up in the NRCC race from Lerwick.
Silver Challenge Cup Mr & Mrs R Boulton Alford
Silver Challenge Cup R Mamwell & Grandson Louth
FWC George Cup J W Lensen Long Sutton
Western Section Cup Walton Bros Boughton
Racing Pigeon Challenge Cup Mr & Mrs R Skinner Boston
FC George Rose Bowl G V & W Britton Newborough
Fraserburgh Rose Bowl Mr & Mrs Guilford Sandiacre
Brian and Christine Guilford NRCC winners from Fraserburgh.
Silver Challenge Cup A & K Kirkman Boston
Woodston Challenge Trophy G V & W Britton Newborough
K Meadows Trophy A & K Kirkman Boston
Andy Kirkman who won the NRCC race from Thurso.
BERWICK YOUNG BIRD
Silver Challenge Cup Mr & Mrs D Evans Alford
E Ruffell Memorial Trophy Mr & Mrs B Laws Ipswich
Winning double Dave and Pat Evans who won both the young bird and old hens races from Berwick with the NRCC.
BERWICK OLD HENS
Silver Challenge Cup Mr & Mrs D Evans Alford
Overall Average Trophy Mr & Mrs R Skinner Boston
F G Wilson Trophy Nuttall & Son Nottingham
Old Bird Average Mr & Mrs R Skinner Boston
Keeble Border Trophy I & S Rich & Partner Isleham
FC Skoulding Memorial Trophy T Winterton Holbeach Fen
Whitworth Average Trophy P A Crooks Nottingham
Average Nomination (£255) Mr & Mrs R Skinner Boston
Mileage Band Up to 517 Miles (Av Nom) Not Won
Mileage Band Over 560 Miles (Av Nom) Not Won
£50 Average (A, B & C) Mr & Mrs R Skinner Boston
£50 Average (D & E) B Manning Syston
£50 Average (F) I / S Rich & Partner Isleham
£50 Average (G, H & I) Mr & Mrs R I Reason Manningtree
A flash from the past Russ and Denise Skinner with trophies from a previous season, but now winners of the 2019 NRCC averages.
PETER BENNETT PHOTOGRAPHY DIPLOMAS OF MERIT
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G V & W Britton Newborough GB14X15752
I / S Rich & Partner Isleham GB11X00677
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Below Bob Boulton, winner of the NRCC opening race of the season from Dunbar.