Dalziel Club Prize winners 2020
Dalziel Trophy winners
We eventually managed, belatedly, to present last year's trophies. The decision was made at the 2020 AGM to wait for an appropriate opportunity and we held it in our Clubhouse with members only and numbers restricted to 20.
The Club Champion for 2020 was Jim Cassidy with the Old Bird and Combined Average plus 10 other trophies including two consecutive first prizes at Melton Mowbray and Kettering. An interesting fact is that the Tramontana Ace Old Bird " Logan's Big Hammy" repeated the triumph in 2021.
Guest Jim Hannah ( L) with club Champion 2020 Jim Cassidy Logans Big Hammy Ace Pigeon raced Jim Cassidy
He was hotly pursued by Joe Boyle who won the Young Bird Average and the Tramontana Ace Young Bird with "Jackie's Delight" plus five other trophies including 6 x 1sts.
Jim with Joe Boyle Jackie’s Delight raced by Joe Boyle
John King, who very rarely misses a visit to the prize table won five trophies plus 3 x 1sts.
Jim with John King
Allan Selfridge and Son won the J. McNally Shield for Runner up Old Bird Average plus the John Stewart Memorial for first yearling Workshop. They were also 1st in Kelso.
Jim with Alan Selfridge
Finally Young Dean McGregor (and I do mean Young) won the Novice trophy with Willie McDonald collecting 1st Workshop.
Jim with Dean McGregor Jim with Wullie McDonald
Our guest of honour was the doyen of the pigeon world , Jim Hannah, Blantyre! How else do you describe someone who has won the section in the SNFC 8 times, bred and raced a Gold Award winner (Glenburn Gold 2016) the first Gold Award in the west since 1997, race controlled for the SNFC, Lanarkshire Fed and South Lanarkshire plus a top Pigeon Photographer for 40 years. Over the evening Jim was kind enough to reminisce about the Fanciers he had met over a lifetime and the many top pigeons he had photographed. It was a riveting and entertaining trip down memory lane.
Guest of Honour and Programme for presentation
Thanks go to all the members and officials who helped to stage the event with a special mention to Joe Boyle and his Partner for the outstanding sandwiches and chicken wraps.
Front & Back page of Brochure
Finally Charlie Murphy closed the evening by thanking Jim Hannah and paying tribute to those Dalzell Flying Club Officials and members whose personal efforts had ensured that we did indeed have a 2020 racing season.
Jim Latimer (Club Secretary with Joe Boyle)
List of 2020 trophy winners
Thanks to Douglas for his continued support of Lanarkshire news
Tom Corrie jnr
Lanarkshire Press Officer