Times they a-changing for birds in full flight
with many only reaching their lofts on Sunday morning. The Any-age race was a much more keenly contested affair with the top 10 positions being shared amongst all areas. Tiaan Landman of Queenstown ‘dropped’ two birds together (76.62km/h) to pick up the premier positions. In third spot was Mostert and Son, two minutes further back. The first Kowie bird was clocked by Dave Tarrant (75.35km/h) while Jacobs continued his loft’s fine performance by clocking the first EL pigeon (74.70km/h). RESULTS: Border Homing Union/EC Pigeon Federation: Yearlings.(364 birds) – Touws River:1,2 and 8 Jacobs Loft (AFC); 3 and 9 Ristow & Jamieson (NFC); 4 Drie Duiweboere (AFC); 5 A Boucher (NFC); 6 A Kemp (AFC); 7 RL Schenk (ECPF); 10 M Engelbrecht (AFC).
EL Racing Pigeon Combine:-Yearlings- Touws River: 1,2 and 7 Jacobs Loft (AFC); 3 and 8 Ristow & Jamieson (NFC); 4 Drie Duiweboere (AFC); 5 A Boucher (NFC); 6 A Kemp (AFC); 7 RL Schenk (ECPF); 9 M Engelbrecht (AFC)
BHU/EC Pigeon Federation: Any-age.(403 Birds) - Touws River: 1 and 2 T Landman (QRPC); 3and 7 F Mostert and Son (QRPC); 4 DE Tarrant (ECPF)
EL Racing Pigeon Combine:-Any-age – Touws River: 1 and 5 Jacobs Loft (AFC); 2 C Benn (AFC); 3 A Boucher (NFC); 4 and 9 D Hartwig (NFC); 6 S Amos Brown (AFC); 7and 8 A Kemp (AFC); 10 H Chowles (CHS).
KEY: AFC – Abbotsford Flying Club, CHS – EL Comrades Homing Society; ECPF – E Cape Pigeon Federation; KWTH _ King William’s Town Homing Society; NFC –EL Northerns Flying Club; QRPC – Queenstown Racing Pigeon Club; SHS – Stutterheim.