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Booth & Roper 2019 Average Winners Article

Read the latest article on the 2019 Average winners Booth & Roper

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2019 Champion of Champions article

Read the article on R. Stokes & Sons, winners of the 2019 Champion of Champions competition: - 

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2020 Race Program

After the 2020 Handbooks had been printed and sent out, the NFC were notified that the 3rd race scheduled to be liberated from Tours wasn't available.  After the management committee were notified and have had a vote, it has been decided that the National Flying Club 3rd race will be liberated from Nort-sur-Erdre

Current 2020 race program and future race dates

Scheduled Race Dates for the Future

Champion of Champions Result 2019

Take a look at this year's Champion of Champions Result. Please note this has changed since the original announcement as a result of an error in the original calculation. 

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2019 Presentation by Chris Sutton

Read and see the write-up and photos of the 2019 Prize Presentation Evening.

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National Flying Club - 2020 Propositions Online Voting Available!

Please click here to cast your vote for the 2020 Propositions.

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Averages Trophy Winners Dinner Book 2019

Take a look at this yeards Annual Dinner and Prize Presentation Booklet!

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2019 Cups, Trophies, Average Winners

See the Cups, Trophies, Average Winners for the 2019 season: -

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Notice of Management Committee Meeting

Notice

The next management committee meeting will be held on Wednesday 23rd October, 2019, starting at 09.30 hrs., at the Alveley Sports & Social Club, Button Hole, Alveley, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV15 6JX.

 

2019 Gold Ring Results

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2019 Gold Ring Result Part A

2019 Gold Ring Result Part B

Coutances YB/OH Press Report Now Available!

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Liberation Report Coutances YB/OH 2019

Coutances YB & OH Nationals - Race's 6 & 7
Sat - 07/09/19 - The birds at Coutances have been liberated at 7.00 a.m., in a light North West wind. The wind will be West on the channel with more West on the mainland.  All birds cleared immediately. Good luck to all competitors. Dom McCoy, Chief Convoyer.  
Sat - 07/09/19 - New Photos uploaded, showing the clear sky at 6.15am. Waiting for sunrise. Rain through out the night. Will update later but looking very good for early liberation. Dom McCoy, Chief Convoyer.
Sat - 07/09/19 - A brief report is displayed within the Race Liberation Photos under the top menu bar 'RACING' re Friday.  A liberation is being looked at early tomorrow morning, weather permitting and as soon as we receive further word, we shall update this message. 

See the Latest Race Averages and Champions of Champion Results for the First 4 Races

Please click on the link for the latest Race Averages and Champions of Champion Results for the First 4 Races

Press Report Sigogne 2018

last Saturday and the usual names began to appear on the leader board. Dave Waterhouse, a past winner of this race had two in Portsmouth to begin with, closely followed by Brian Wall and as the afternoon went on it was clear it was going to be yet another tough race, the kind of race where top bloodlines come to the fore and the eventual winner has those bloodlines in abundance. Roger Lowe 1

Roger Lowe won the 1st Open position with “Main Son” Roger Lowe GB15N16009 2

bred direct from “The Main Man” also winner of 3rd Open Saintes National Flying Club 2011 and 2nd Open Saintes National Flying Club 2012. He in turn was bred direct from Roger’s “My Little Diamond” herself a National winner in her one and only race, who is also dam to a National winner and now Granddam to a National winner, when she was paired to “Magic Man” bred by Marcel Aelbrecht. “My Little Diamond” is the foundation hen of Rogers family, she has bred countless winners for himself and others. But the winning bloodlines he has combined to breed national winning pigeons around her is testament to the knowledge and skill Roger is well known and respected for.

“The Main Man” was paired to “Lucky Supreme” which is via Mark Gilbert, when he bred the winner from Sigogne,. Roger and Mark have been friends for many years and one day Mark asked Roger if he wanted to take the eggs from “Southfield Supreme” winner of 1st International Dax, as Mark had decided to stop breeding for the year when he was paired to “Gold Digger”. Roger took the eggs home to put under his widowhood cocks which were just repaired after racing had finished, thinking there would be a good match available for floating the eggs. But they hatched just three days later, much sooner than expected and sadly one did not make it, but the other managed to survive even though the parents did not have soft milk available at first. A hen was reared called “Lucky Supreme” which went on to become the dam of the “Main Son” 1st Open NFC Sigogne. She to has also previously bred “The One” 1st Open Central Southern Classic from Guernsey, plus a 1st Federation from 2327b, a 5th Federation 2713b.

Roger Lowe 2

Roger lives for his pigeons, giving them constant attention and dedication. His breeding skills are well matched in the racing side too, keeping teams of widowhood cocks and hens to race every week over the channel. This is possible with all the National and Classic organisations available, although he says there are too many National races and the teams are alternated every two weeks so his build up is over a two-week period.

When they return they are given depurative for a few days then on to Gerry Plus before building them up for the race ahead with Energy Mix. The Cocks and hens have their partners at home waiting “The hens are paired to geriatrics” he said, old racers that are sweet natured so as not to be overly keen with the hens. But he does not show the partners before basketing, he just turns the bowls to keep them as calm as possible. Roger Lowe Orbital Lofts 2

His skills are documented with the young birds too and has won with them at National level. One young bird National winner he called “Nemesis”, when he was also 2nd Open NFC Hens the very same day and when I went to see them, they shone like glass such was their condition.

He has long been considered one of the very best in the UK and Mark Gilbert would state that he is lucky to have Roger as a friend as well as the driving force for his own endeavours. They love to beat each other in the races and both strive hard to do so. But this National win is a triumph for them both, which partly began with a kind offer of two eggs out of Mark’s International winner and is also a triumph of friendship within our great sport.