The opening race of the cross channel season was flown from Talbenny in South Wales, the NIPA with Ulster Fed and East Coast Fed birds were released at 7.30am in a Lt SW wind. Well done to D & J Campbell of Eastway who won 1st Open NIPA doing velocity 1447 just ahead of club-mate D McElhone and the Lisburn & Dist team of A T & J Houston.
NIPA Open Talbenny (1) 731/10,727 – 1-1C D & J Campbell Eastway 1447, 2-2C D McElhone Eastway 1442, 3-1D A T & J Houston Lisburn & Dist 1442, 4-3C D & J Campbell 1439, 5-1F K Murray Killyleagh & Dist 1435, 6-4C G McNeilly Ballyclare 1434, 7-5C W O’Boyle Ligoniel 1434, 8-6C D & J Armstrong & Son Carrick Soc 1433, 9-7C G McNeilly 1430, 10-8C R Maxwell Larne & Dist 1429, 11-1B W & J Smyth Ballymena 1429, 12-9C M Delaney Ballycarry 1427, 13-10C M/M G Robinson Carrick Soc 1423, 14-11C Lynch Bros Ballycarry 1423, 15-12C M/M G Robinson 1420, 16-2B A Darragh Cullybackey 1419, 17-1E G & A Campbell Armagh 1417, 18-2D I Hawthorne Dunedin 1414, 19-2E G Buckley & Son Annaghmore 1413, 20-13C G McNeilly 1413.
Best in each NIPA Section:
Sect A 50/696 – Hanson & Harpur Coleraine Prem 1386, D Coyles & Son Coleraine Prem 1378, D Carolan Coalisland 1367.
Sect B 115/1596 – W & J Smyth Ballymena & Dist 1429, A Darragh Cullybackey 1419, J Rock Harryville 1413.
Sect C 146/2088 – D & J Campbell Eastway 1447, D McElhone Eastway 1442, D & J Campbell 1439.
Sect D 79/1278 – A T & J Houston Lisburn & Dist 1442, Ian Hawthorne Dunedin 1414, H F Browne Lisburn & Dist 1407.
Sect E 155/2905 – G & A Campbell Armagh 1417, G Buckley & Son Annaghmore 1413, D C & P McArdle Armagh 1411.
Sect F 55/562 – K Murray Killyleagh & Dist 1435, T & C Kilpatrick Killyleagh & Dist 1392, Colin Hutchinson Comber Cent 1384.
Sect G 65/1230 – Sands & Rice Ballyholland 1398, Sands & Rice 1397, Sands & Rice 1397.
Sect H 66/372 – Alan Hall Omagh & Dist 1315, R Witherow Limavady 1308, Alan Hall 1246.
NIPA Clubs – 1st-Talbenny-club-results-20th-May-2017
NIPA Open & Sect Result – 1st Talbenny Old Bird 20th May 2017
Report and Results by HOMER