The Blue Riband race for the NIPA was flown from St Malo (France) last Frioday 24th June, all the Irish birds were released at 6.15am in a West to Northwest wind. It was a hard race for all concerned and a fantastic result for Newry & District with the top three birds. Overall winner was Ron Williamson who has topped the NIPA Open more times than any other loft and what a result for S & Y Kane. Just 2 birds away and both home together for 2nd & 3rd Open and the Best 2 Bird Average.
NIPA Open St Malo 464/1841 – 1-1G R Williamson Newry & Dist 1119, 2-1D S & Y Kane Newry & Dist 1099, 3-2D S & Y Kane 1094, 4-1E G & C Topley Laurelvale 1093, 5-2E H Cordner Annaghmore 1078, 6-1C M Witherspoon Larne & Dist 1044, 7-2C Grattan Bros Eastway 1025, 8-3E Capper Bros Bondhill 1025, 9-4E R Williamson Bondhill 1018, 10-1A K Carolan Coalisland 1016, 11-1B A Darragh Cullybackey 1003, 12-2G S Ogle Drumnavaddy 1003, 13-3D J Waring & Son Lisburn & Dist 1001, 14-5E I McCallum Laurelvale 1001, 15-4D R Topping & Son Lisburn & Dist 992, 16-6E D Calvin Bondhill 987, 17-7E J Greenaway Bondhill 985, 18-1F G Hawthorne Titanic 980, 19-2F C & L Fryers Dromara 976, 20-2B J & M Milliken Rasharkin & Dist 965.
Best in each NIPA Section:
Sect A 43/151 – K Carolan Coalisland 1016, K Murphy Coalisland 890, K Carolan 718.
Sect B 65/217 – A Darragh Cullybackey 1003, J & M Milliken Rasharkin & Dist 965, W Livingstone Ahoghill 945.
Sect C 84/334 – M Witherspoon Larne & Dist 1044, Grattan Bros Eastway 1025, B & M Gilmore Doagh & Dist 808.
Sect D 30/148 – S & Y Kane Newry & Dist 1099, S & Y Kane 1094, J Waring & Son Lisburn & Dist 1001.
Sect E 117/573 – G & C Topley Laurelvale 1003, H Cordner Annaghmore 1078, Capper Bros Bondhill 1025.
Sect F 27/87 – G Hawthorne Titanic 980, C & L Fryers Dromara 970, J Hall & Son Harmony 917.
Sect G 42/176 – R Williamson Newry & Dist 1119, S Ogle Drumnavaddy 1003, J Brush Banbridge Social 847.
Sect H 53/139 – D Booth Mourne & Dist 591, P Ward Derry & Dist 559, B Ogilvie Maiden City 463.
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