Dalzell Flying Club Prize Presentation
Dalzell Flying Club held their Annual Prize Presentation & Quiz Panel in the Motherwell Miners Club on Friday 1 February 2019. Our guest panellists this year were all from the West of Scotland, namely Robert and David Morris from Johnstone, Lyndsay Cowan and Mark Findlay from Ardrossan, and Hugh Wallace from Newmilns.
Panelists left to right Hugh Wallace, David Morris,Robert Morris, Mark Findlay, Lyndsay Cowan
A convivial and enjoyable evening ensued with our guests proving to be informative, knowledgeable and humorous. This year's undoubted Club Champion was William McDonald with a phenomenal 19 trophies (out of 34) including the Old Bird Average and Combined Average. Add to this the fact that he also had 7 firsts, including 1st Ypres and 1st Billericay plus he was the champion of Dalzell's series of Open Shows, then you can appreciate Willie McDonald?s spectacular season.
Trophy winners left to right Willie McDonald, Joe Boyle,Jim Cassidy, John King, Harry Brown, Charlie Murphy
left to right Willie McDonald receiving trophy from Robert Morris - left to right Lindsay Cowan presenting trophy to John King - left to right Hugh Wallace presenting Harry Brown with Ace Old Bird Trophy
left to right Mark Findlay presenting Joe Boyle with Young Bird Average Trophy - left to right Robert Morris presenting trophy to Jim Cassidy
Other trophy winners were David Penman, runner up to the Old Bird Average with J McNally Memorial Shield, John King with 3 trophies annexed during the Young Bird season and Joe Boyle with 3 trophies including the Young Bird Average and Tramontana Ace Young Bird with blue hen SU18L7704.
Harry Brown (J & H Brown & Higgins) won the Tramontana Ace Old Bird with a blue cock SU16L6089 and the consistent Jim Cassidy lifted 2 trophies during the Young Bird Campaign.
Charlie Murphy won 2 trophies including the Yearling Average Berwick to Melton Mowbray and the John Stewart Memorial for 1st Yearling Melton Mowbray. Sam Brown won the 1st Old Bird Race of the season with the Willie Forrester Trophy and the Mrs R Telfer Trophy for 1st Bird in Dalzell Flying Club out of the Scottish National Flying Club Liege Gold Cup was won by John Graham.
left to right Lindsay Cowan presenting Yearling Average Cup to Charlie Murphy - Douglas Telfer, President, presenting Long Service Plaque to John Thomson
A special plaque was presented to John Thomson in recognition of his outstanding service to Dalzell Flying Club in his capacity as past President, Honorary Member and Clock Setter for over 50 years.
DALZELL FLYING CLUB
TROPHY WINNERS 2018
AVERAGE FIRST FOUR RACES BERWICK-AYCLIFFE W MCDONALD
SMITH MEMORIAL CUP PETERBOROUGH, BILLERICAY, YPRES W MCDONALD
J WALKINGSHAW CUP BERWICK 2, ALNWICK, BILLERICAY, YPRES W MCDONALD
GRAHAM TROPHY BERWICK 2, MELTON MOWBRAY, BILLERICAY W MCDONALD
J MOUNTEY MEMORIAL BILLERICAY, YPRES W MCDONALD
EAGLE INN TROPHY 1ST YPRES W MCDONALD
COLOUR PHOTOGRAPH 1ST YPRES W MCDONALD
SKELLY CUP OLD BIRD INLAND AVERAGE W MCDONALD
OLD BIRD AVERAGE ALL OLD BIRD RACES W MCDONALD
QUEEN’S SILVER JUBILEE COMBINED AVERAGE W MCDONALD
GOLD OLD BIRD AVERAGE W MCDONALD
BELLSHILL HOMING OLD BIRD AVERAGE W MCDONALD
T YOUNGER MINERS SOCIALCLUB INLAND AVERAGE W MCDONALD
THOMAS ORMISTON INLAND AVE W MCDONALD
JIM SMITH MEMORIAL 1ST BIRD LONGEST INLAND RACE BILLERICAY W MCDONALD
TRAMONTANA SHOW TROPHY W MCDONALD
WHITE VISION CUP LOWEST WINNING VEL W MCDONALD
DAVID BROWN MEMORIAL SHIELD COMBINED AVERAGE W MCDONALD
TRAMONTANA COLOUR PHOTOGRAPH 1ST BILLERICAY W MCDONALD
J MCINALLY MEMORIAL SHIELD RUNNER-UP OLD BIRD AVERAGE D PENMAN
PIPER CUP FIRST FOUR Y.B. RACES, DUNBAR, DUNBAR, CATTERICK, ALNWICK J KING
J FLEMING MEMORIAL SHIELD WINNER CATTERICK J KING
ROYAL BANK CUP BERWICK 2 O.B., DUNBAR 2 Y.B. J KING
TRAMONTANA ACE OLD BIRD J & H BROWN & HIGGINS SU16L6089 BLUE COCK
TRAMONTANA ACE YOUNG BIRD J Boyle SU18L7704 Blue Hen
E HEMMINGS MEMORIAL YOUNG BIRD AVERAGE J BOYLE
DLFC YOUNG BIRD AVERAGE CUP J BOY
MOTHERWELL RAILWAY LAST FOUR Y.B. RACES ALNWICK, CATTERICK, RIPON, DUNBAR J CASSIDY
A FANCIERS DREAM TROPHY. LONGEST FLOWN Y.B. RACE. RIPON J CASSIDY
YEARLING AVERAGE BERWICK-MELTON MOWBRAY C MURPHY
J STEWART MEMORIAL FIRST YEARLING MELTON MOWBRAY C MURPHY
W FORRESTER TROPHY 1ST O.B. Race BERWICK S BROWN
MRS R TELFER TROPHY (1ST BIRD SNFC LIEGE) J GRAHAM
J KEARY MEMORIAL BOWL FIRST NOM BILLERICAY NOT WON
Douglas Telfer and the members of Dalzell Flying Club would like to thank the panellists for their participation and also our visitors who took the trouble to join us on such a bitterly cold night. The evening was closed with an excellent Vote of Thanks from Charlie Murphy.
Thanks to Douglas Telfer
for the information
Tom Corrie jnr
Lanarkshire Press Officer