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NATIONAL PIGEON ASSOCIATION TROPHY WINNERS 2016/17

NO

TROPHY NAME

SHOW

AWARD

WINNER

1

NPA TROPHY

BPSS

SHOW CHAMPION

A.G.R.KNAGGS

NORWICH CROPPER

2

DUTCH FANCIERS TROPHY

BPSS

BEST YOUNG BIRD

K & G.ROBSON

GENUINE HOMER

3

FULTON TROPHY

BPSS

SECTION WINNER

A.G.R.KNAGGS

NORWICH CROPPER

4

A.E.STARK TROPHY

BPSS

SECTION WINNER

P.BEWICK

GER D/C TRUMPETER

5

C.A.HOUSE TROPHY

BPSS

SECTION WINNER

M.S.KNAGGS

LFCL TUMBLER

6

KING EDWARD VII TROPHY

BPSS

SECTION WINNER

D.K.KNAGGS

AFRICAN OWL

7

ARTHUR ALLUM TROPHY

BPSS

SECTION WINNER

M/M A.MCLAREN

ARCHANGEL

8

HEROES TROPHY

BPSS

SECTION WINNER

K & G.ROBSON

GENUINE HOMER

9

TATTERSHALL TROPHY

BPSS

SECTION WINNER

A.J.MUIR

COMPETITION ROLLER

10

ESQUILLANT TROPHY

BPSS

LFCL CLUB

BEST LFCL TUMBLER

M.S.KNAGGS

LFCL TUMBLER

11

DR.ROBERT GORDON MEMORIAL

TROPHY

BPSS

BEST YB IN ROT

MAG/SWAL/JAC

R.W.GRAY

MAGPIE

12

HAROLD WHITEHEAD MEMORIAL

TROPHY

BPSS

BEST YB IN ROT MOD/DRAGOON

D.J.IDDON

MODENA

13

ROD WRIGHT MEMORIAL TROPHY

BPSS

BEST WEST

R.S.HENDERSON

14

GERALD MANNING MEMORIAL TROPHY

BPSS

BEST LFCL/ESF

IN ROTATION

MISS J.TAYLOR

ENG S/F TUMBLER

15

YOUNG FANCIERS TROPHY

BPSS

BEST YOUNG FANCIER EXHIBIT

LEWIS FRYER

16

YOUNG FANCIERS E.E.MEDAL TROPHY

BPSS

BEST OPP AGE YF EXHIBIT

GRACE WILSON

17

GERALD MORRIS MEMORIAL TROPHY

LANCASHIRE

SHOW CHAMPION

J.V & S.J.GREGG

SATINETTE

18

CRYSTAL PALACE TROPHY

READING

SHOW CHAMPION

W.TELFORD

VOORBURGH CROPPER

19

NEWTON STEELE TROPHY

PETERBOROUGH

SHOW CHAMPION

A.CAWS

BLONDINETTE

20

JONES TROPHY

SWANSEA

SHOW CHAMPION

R & K.PRATT

ARCHANGEL

21

 

 

 

 

 

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE BPSS
 
The British Pigeon Show Society was formed in March 1948 by leading fanciers of the day wanting to set up a major Championship Show for the whole fancy. A subscription fund was set up to give the show a working capital of £2.2s for Patrons, £1.1s for Honorary Vice Presidents and 7s6d for Ordinary Members. By the time of a committee meeting held in Idle, Bradford on 1st July over £170 had been subscribed. The first show was held on 15th & 16th October that year at the Corn Exchange in Leeds. W.Watmough was the first Chairman and Mr H.Dyson was the first Secretary. The entry fee was 4 shillings for members and 5/- for non-members. Prize money was set at 15/-, 10/- and 5/- for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each class and admission charges into the show were 2/6 on the first day and 1/- on the second. At this first show there were 202 classes with the biggest classifications for Modenas, L.F.Tumblers, Magpies, Oriental Frills, Fancy Homers and Dragoons. All birds were staged double tier. The AGM was held at the Queens Hotel, Bradford on 16th March 1949. Edgar Morton was made President and the Vice Presidents and Committee consisted of such famous fanciers as C.Sharpe Magee, J.L.Sears, H.Field, W.Allen, G.Bentley, T.Booth, W.J.Empson, Dr.Elliott, W.F.Holmes, J.Lister, R.Main, W.Machin, D.Parvin, H.Sutcliffe, W.J.Smillie, F.Turpin and R Shackleton. Due to work commitments of Mr Dyson, Miss Marjorie Ryder who had helped him at the first show took over as Secretary. The first show had actually lost £98, but due to the subscriptions raised a profit of £114 was made to be put forward for future shows. The committee wanted to keep the show as the first Classic Show of the year, but unfortunately the Leeds venue was unavailable for 1949. After a vote between halls in Bradford and Newcastle, it was agreed to hold the 1949 show on 7th & 8th October at Belle View Barracks in Bradford were it stayed until the early 1950s.
By 1953 the show had moved venue again to Valley Gardens in Harrogate, where the “ Harrogate Show “ was to become the show of the year for most serious fanciers from all over the UK. At these early shows an entry of over 2000 was normal, but at the 1953 show there were over 500 show racers with both the young cock and young hen classes having in them over 120 entries each, which must be something of a record for the BPSS.
By 1958 with the show still at Harrogate, its date had moved to mid November, being held on 19th & 20th. Schedules were sent out to all NPA members and there were 303 classes and 40 judges. Several NPA trophies were now awarded annually at the show that are still awarded today, like the Dutch Fanciers, C.A.House, A.Allum, King Edward VII, and Morton trophies. The NPA also held a committee meeting at the show on the evening of the first day.
The show continued to grow in stature and prestige during the 1960s and attracted many foreign visitors. The awarding of prize money ended in 1966, apart from in 1972 when major sponsorship and advertising was attracted from a leading tobacco firm. Unfortunately 1967 saw the first cancellation of the show due to an outbreak of Foot and Mouth.
By 1970 Miss Ryder became show manager and Mrs Marjorie Butcher had taken over as Secretary.
At the AGM held on 29th April 1974 at the Victoria Hotel in Bradford, it was decided to move the show to Doncaster Racecourse as it was thought to be a better venue than Harrogate. With this move the show could now be staged with single tier penning. Edgar Morton was Chairman, with Gordon Rigg President.
During the 1970s entries continued to grow to regularly be over the 3000 mark with many breed clubs holding their club shows at Doncaster.
At the 1977 AGM Brian Emmett took over as secretary with many successful shows being held, culminating in the 1986 show held in conjunction with the NPA to celebrate the Centenary of ringing pigeons. At this show a record entry for the BPSS was achieved with 4678 from 368 exhibitors. This was the largest Fancy Pigeon show held in the UK in living memory.
Barbara Young took over as Secretary at the 1995 AGM held at the societies regular venue of The Thornhill Arms, Calverley, Bradford. By now the Chairman was Mike Knaggs and the President was Brian Brock. During the 1990s entries were regularly over 4000 and the society started to invite leading fanciers of long standing to act as President. The last 4000 entry show was the very successful Millenium Show, with the last show being held at Doncaster Racecourse in 2004. Due to the re-developement of the Racecourse and the unfortunate cancellation of the 2005 and 2006 shows because of Bird Flu the 2007 show moved to the present venue at Pickering. This show also marked the end of Barbara’s very successful and efficient period as Secretary. Richard Henderson took over as secretary in 2008.

Best in Show, Over the Years

2016 A KNAGGS - NORWICH CROPPER

2015 B JOYCE - HOLLE CROPPER

2014 A.BRAID – MUFFED TUMBLER

2013 LITTLEWOOD & ROSCOE - ARCHANGEL

2012 K & G.ROBSON – CHINESE OWL

2011 MR & MRS J.ELSDON - DRAGOON

2010 MR & MRS J.ELSDON - DRAGOON

2009  A.A.MORETON  -  ARCHANGEL

2008 K & G.ROBSON  -  GENUINE HOMER

2007 G.BATES  -  PIGMY POUTER

2006 & 2005 NO SHOWS

2004 ASHCROFT & DEA  -  LFCL TUMBLER

2003 M.S.KNAGGS  -  LFCL TUMBLER

2002 L.EVANS  -  SHOW HOMER

2001 S.L.SHARPE  -  NORWICH CROPPER

2000 N.B.DAWYD  -  BRUNNER POUTER

1999 J. & S.J.GREGG  -  ORIENTAL FRILL

1998 M.RICHARDSON  -  EXHIBITION FANTAIL

1997 D.IDDON  -  MODENA

1996 D.K.KNAGGS  -  AFRICAN OWL

1995 HETHERINGTON & RUDD  -  SHOW HOMER

1994 HETHERINGTON & RUDD  -  SHOW HOMER

1993 C.R.SUTCLIFFE  -  BRUNNER POUTER

1992 R.COTTERIL  -  ARCHANGEL

1991 L.WILLIAMS  -  LFCL TUMBLER

1990 K & G.ROBSON  -  GENUINE HOMER

1989 J.GOREHAM  -  NORWICH CROPPER

1988 R.M.J.KNAGGS  -  MUFFED TUMBLER

1987 M.ADAIR  -  EXHIBITION FANTAIL

1986 TYSON & PARKINSON  -  HOLLE CROPPER

1985 D & E.BRAMLEY  -  SHOW HOMER

1984 J.MILLS  -  ORIENTAL FRILL

1983 J.NICHOLSON  -  MODENA

1982 C.R.SUTCLIFFE

1980 W.K.BROWN  -  TURBIT

1978 M.W.ADAIR – EXHIBITION FANTAIL

1977 E.P.MORTON

1976 K.G.MILLAR - MODENA

1975 E.P.MORTON

1974 E.P.MORTON

1973 J.BRIGGS – E. S/F TUMBLER

1972 E.P.MORTON

1971 E.P.MORTON

BRITISH PIGEON SHOW SOCIETY / NPA NATIONAL SHOW - YORK 2016

A belated happy new year to everyone. 2016 marked the end of a difficult period in the history of the BPSS, but ever the optimist I’m sure 2017 will prove to be the start of much better times at our new home of Barnsley Metrodome. The hall at Pickering was the right venue unfortunately in the wrong location, but the BPSS committee and dedicated exhibitors who continued to support the show kept our National show at the forefront of our hobby. Changes in the Pickering ownership and false promises made didn’t help matters, leading to the current owners I’m led to believe going bust. Thankfully the BPSS committee had the foresight to plan on moving to Barnsley anyway. The York venue worked as a stop gap, cold but at least it had a very good and warm restaurant.

Actually, after only booking York Auction Centre in June and the doubts about how the show would go, everything turned out much better than I expected. Security was no problem and although cold the weather was dry. The total entry was well down on 2015 but the show still had the largest overall entry of the show season to which I thank all our exhibitors and proves to me why some of us want to preserve it, and will do as long as it is financially viable. I, like many others think supporting our National show is far more important than supporting any other show on the same weekend.

Due to the lower entry judging was mainly finished in good time and I would like to thank all judges and stewards who officiated at York. This meant that the shows major sections all got judged on the Saturday afternoon with the winners being Blowers – Adrian Knaggs black Norwich Cropper, Structure -  Phil Bewick’s black German Double Crested Trumpeter, Tumbler – Mike Knaggs blue LFCL Tumbler, Short Faced – David Knaggs red African Owl, Colour – Kevin Reynolds black Fairy Swallow, Form/Wattle – Keith & Gill Robson’s blue Genuine Homer, Fancy Flyer – Tony Muir’s competition Roller.

Judging for Supreme Show Champion took place on the Sunday morning with the judges being BPSS President Alex McClaren, NPA Secretary John Harrison and one of our Dutch visitors who happens to be the Chairman to the Dutch NPA Thomas Laming, Thank you gentlemen. The final result was very close but with two of the judges going for the same bird, Adrian Knaggs Norwich Cropper won the top award. Reserve Show Champion and Best Young bird in show went to Keith & Gill Robson’s Genuine Homer. This bird also won the NPA Ring Nomination award. Congratulations to Adrian, Keith & Gill on their achievements. Best Junior fanciers exhibit was an Old Dutch Capuchine exhibited by Lewis Fryer with Grace Wilson winning Best Opp Age Junior. In the separate National Winner Show Racer section the Dixon & Dodgson partnership won Best Show Racer, Best Young Show Racer and Reserve Best Show Racer. The 4 bird Star class winner was David Knaggs pen of white African Owls. In the National Peristeronic Society classes John & Beverley Elsdons blue cheq Dragoons won the 6 bird class, blue cheq Dragoons from Littlewood & Roscoe also won the pairs class with Carla Wilsons dark cheq American Show Racer won the ladies class.

Thanks to Bev Elsdon, Gill Robson and Richard Gray for helping in the show office with the NPA certs, and to Heather and Alex Jowett for arranging the Tombola and raffle, it was appreciated very much. Also a big thank you to the BPSS patrons for 2016, J & B.Elsdon, E & W.Dowson, K & P.Sparkes, G & R.Bates, E & J.Chadwick, S.R.Morley, R.D & B.J.White, P.J.Littlewood and R.S.Henderson.

Now on to the 2017 show and as previously stated I am very pleased to confirm that the BPSS Championship shows new home will be at Barnsley Metrodome which has been booked for the next three years for the first full weekend of December, regardless of what ever foreign show will be held on that date. The dates for this year are 2nd & 3rd. The Metrodome is located within walking distance of Barnsley town centre, all the local shops and other facilities, with the vast Meadowhall shopping centre only 15 minutes away. It is less than 3 miles from junction 37 of the M1 and there are good links to the M62, M18 and A1 motorways. Barnsley Interchange for train, bus and coach services is less than 5 minutes walk from the Metrodome and there are plenty of hotels and Guest houses to suit most budgets in the area. As well as the show hall the Metrodome includes the Calypso Cove waterpark and swimming pool and Metrodome bowling, and on sight are Rigby’s restaurant, the Hideout cafe overlooking the pool complex and a bar. There is also plenty of free parking around the venue.

Feedback myself and the BPSS committee have had has been very favourable about moving the show back to a more centralised location in the country with better road links, and at present I am well under way putting together this years schedule. Any breed club that would like to hold its club show at Barnsley is as usual most welcome and I would require all your classification, judges and specials before the end of May. Schedules as usual will be sent out toward the end of August to all exhibitors from the previous two shows, so anyone else requiring one can contact myself at richardsnuns@aol.com or 01653 691411 during working hours, or alternately look on the www.showpigeons.co.uk  website later in the summer.

I would again like to thank all those who exhibited, judged, visited and contributed to a very enjoyable weekend at York and on behalf of the BPSS committee we greatly appreciate all those who have supported us over the past 10 years at Pickering and York in difficult circumstances. It has taken an awful lot of hard work, money and worry to keep our National show going, and even if it did not have the “ NPA National show “ banner attached to it the British Pigeon Show Society Annual Championship show, going back to the Harrogate and Doncaster days, was always known as the UK’s National Fancy Pigeon Show. It was set up by leading fanciers from all over the UK to stage a National 2 day event for all the fancy, and although always held in Yorkshire this area is basically central to the whole of the UK, being half way between Edinburgh and Southampton, and still has a committee made up of leading fanciers from various parts of the country. The current committee are fully dedicated to putting on this country’s leading show as a two day event, and we welcome all fanciers old and new to join us in Barnsley latter in the year.

Richard Henderson BPSS secretary.

BPSS BREED RESULTS 2016

 

BREED GROUP

 

BEST OF BREED

 

BEST YOUNG BIRD

JUNIOR  FANCIER

STAR CLASS

PERISTERONIC 6 BIRD

PERISTERONIC PAIRS

PERISTERONIC LADIES

LEWIS FRYER

D.K.KNAGGS

M/M J.ELSDON

LITTLEWOOD & ROSCOE

MRS C.WILSON

GRACE WILSON

PIGMY

ENGLISH

W. & F.TELFORD

LITTLEWOOD & ROSCOE

BRUNNER

 

RIXON & O’CALLAGHAN

N.B.DAWYD

NORWICH

 

A.G.R.KNAGGS

A.G.R.KNAGGS

VOORBURG

 

W.& F.TELFORD

W. & F.TELFORD

HORSEMAN

 

J.MCLEAN

J.MCLEAN

HOLLE

SPANISH CROPPER

B.JOYCE

J.MULLAN

B.JOYCE

J.MULLAN

EX.FANTAIL

 

J.MERCER

J.MERCER

INDIAN FANTAIL

 

D.W.SWALES

D.W.SWALES

O/D CAPUCHINE

 

M.MAGNUSSON

M.MAGNUSSON

CHINESE OWLS

 

K.& G.ROBSON

K.& G.ROBSON

FRILLBACK

 

ANDREW ISON

ANDREW ISON

JACOBIN

 

 

 

TRUMPETER

 

P.BEWICK

P.BEWICK

NUN

 

DIXON & DODGSON

J.R.SHARPE

LFCL TUMBLER

 

M.S.KNAGGS & SONS

G.HERDSMAN

MUFFED TUMBLER

STARGUARD SHAKER

E. & D.PRESTON

E.& D.PRESTON

LIMERICK

 

 

 

SHOW TIPPLER

 

C.WILKINSON

 

MOOKEE

 

W.& F.TELFORD

W.& F.TELFORD

ENG S/F TUMBLER

 

MISS J.TAYLOR

MISS J.TAYLOR

AFRICAN OWL

D.K.KNAGGS

D.K.KNAGGS

ORIENTAL FRILL

D.K.KNAGGS

D.K.KNAGGS

TURBIT

ENGLISH OWL

R.S.HENDERSON

R.S.HENDERSON

D.K.KNAGGS

D.K.KNAGGS

O/G OWL

 

 

 

SWALLOW

SAXON

THURINGER

K.REYNOLDS

K.REYNOLDS

R.S.HENDERSON

K.REYNOLDS

M.MANSER

ANDREW ISON

ARCHANGEL

 

R.& K.PRATT

R.& K.PRATT

ICE

 

R.& K.PRATT

R.& K.PRATT

LAHORE

 

M/M A.J.GRAVES

M/M A.J.GRAVES

MODENA

 

D.J.IDDON

D.J.IDDON

KING

 

M/M M.AUGER

M/M M.AUGER

ANTWERP SMERLE

 

 

 

BARB/CARRIER/SCAND

 

 

 

MAGPIE

 

N.WORLEY

R.GRAY

DRAGOON

 

AMERICAN SHOW RACER

LITTLEWOOD & ROSCOE

 

K.& G.ROBSON

M/M J.ELSDON

 

MRS C.WILSON

UNITED FANCY HOMER

 

K.& G.ROBSON

K.& G.ROBSON

RVPC

 

D.RICHARDSON

C.RONALD

RUNTS

 

 

WOLVERHAMPTON

 

 

EX.TIPPLER

 

K.& G.ROBSON

K.& G.ROBSON

WEST

 

R.S.HENDERSON

R.S.HENDERSON

BIRMINGHAM ROLLER

 

A.J.MUIR

A.J.MUIR

COMP ROLLER

 

A.J.MUIR

A.J.MUIR

COMP TIPPLER

 

M.TOSH

MISS S.HUSTLER

SHOW RACER

 

 

 

 

RACING PIGEON

DIXON & DODGSON

DIXON & DOGSON

 

PICKERING 2015

On behalf of the BPSS President Mike Knaggs and the Committee I would like to thank all exhibitors, judges and visitors for making the show another very enjoyable event. Numbers were only slightly down on last year with 1962 entries by 126 exhibitors. Considering the week later date because of the big German show on our usual weekend it is a credit to all exhibitors who continue to support our National Show. Whether in the end it was right to change dates remains to be seen, but it was done as the best option to preserve the show. It will go back to the usual date of the first full weekend in December this year and I personally have no intention for that to change in future. It’s just a pity some people have their own personal agendas why they don’t exhibit rather than trying to make our hobby’s National show even better. You would almost think that some people want the show to fail! Breeds with large entries were again Exhibition Fantails with 194, Indian Fantails 104, RVPC 188 and 97 Long Faced Clean Legged Tumblers. In total 17 breed clubs had club or Regional shows at the National. There were also 155 poultry exhibited from 14 exhibitors on the Sunday. Many thanks to everybody who helped in the show office filling in the NPA certs, particularly Beverly Elsdon, Sheila Wilkinson, Gill Robson and Richard Gray, I certainly appreciated it. The BPSS committee put a lot of hard work, both before and during into the show to put on such a super event, so it was very much appreciated that it was so well received by all the exhibitors I spoke to.  The raffle was again a success, the proceeds of which help the show but also go towards the £300 donation the show gives the NSPCC charity. The Ladies and Gentlemen who take the admissions at the entrance door are all volunteers for this deserving charity and the BPSS are proud to support it. The TV main prize, won by Billy and Fiona Telford, was followed by several beautiful Christmas hampers which the BPSS would like to thank Hazel and Alec Jowett for very generously supplying. Also thanks to Hazel, Pauline Sparkes and June Chadwick for selling the raffle tickets.

Many thanks also to all the judges for officiating, and with all the breed classes judged in good time the BPSS committee had plenty of time to sort out the main section judging on Saturday afternoon. First was the Blower section where Phil Canham placed Brian Joyce’s white Holle Cropper as winner. The second section was for Structure breeds with Kevin Pratt giving top spot to a white Chinese Owl from Keith & Gill Robson. Tumbler breeds were the third section to be judged with Rob Gibbins Andalusian LFCL Tumbler being chosen by judge Robin Pratt. Next was the Short Faced section with winner David Muir’s Old German Owl chosen by judge Helen Seed. John Graves judged section five for the Colour breeds. John’s leading bird was an Archangel exhibited by Mr & Mrs Alec McLaren. Section six was for Form/Head breeds with David Richardson judging. The section winner was John & Beverly Elsdon’s blue chequer Dragoon. The final section was for the Fancy Flyer breeds and judge Brian Brock gave top spot to an Exhibition Tippler exhibited by Adrian Knaggs. Well done to all those fanciers.

Sunday morning in the show hall started with sorting out the remaining trophies and arranging the judges to find which bird would be Supreme Show Champion 2015. The three judges invited to officiate this year were Dennis Ison, Billy Telford and Kevin Keeler. The way the Supreme Show Champion is selected, is that all three judges are individually asked to place the seven section winners first through to seventh, these placings are then taken as one to seven points and the total points added up. The bird with the least points is Supreme Champion. This years Supreme Champion was placed first by all three judges, so congratulations therefore must go to Brian Joyce and his beautiful white self Holle Cropper. A popular choice considering the applause Brian received when the trophies were presented. Congratulations too to Keith & Gill Robson whose white Chinese Owl was Reserve Show Champion and the same bird that was Show Champion in 2012. Also congratulations to John & Beverly Elsdon whose blue chequer Dragoon won Best Young Bird. Another award that deserves a mention is for the BPSS Four Bird Star class that was won by Richie Rudd’s pen of Dutch High Flyers. A full list of all the main trophy winners is listed elsewhere along with Best of Breed winners. Out of the 37 Junior Fancier entries Matthew Weatherill’s Exhibition Tippler led the way with Cody Waldron,s Brunner Best Young Bird.

The National Peristeronic Society classes were won by a beautifully turned out pen of silver cream Gazzi Modenas exhibited by David Iddon in the 6 bird class. Archangels from Littlewood & Roscoe won the matched pairs class, with Mrs Holdsworth’s red chequer Schietti Modena winning the ladies class. It was very pleasing that there were 32 entries in the star and NPS classes. This section adds something extra to the whole show and was the best entry for a long time.

The Show Racers and Racing pigeons were in their own separate section this year called the BPSS Winner Show, with sponsored prize money from B.Leefe & Sons Ltd, Colin & Ingrid Farndale and Star & Garter. Back in the 1960’s when the BPSS show was held in Harrogate, Show Racers and Racing pigeons were also run as a completely separate section. The entry was certainly something to build on being double these two breeds entry from last year with 211 birds on show, and not clashing with another show in 2016 and possible changes should increase markedly. Show Champion was a nice young blue bar hen from the J.K & J.D.Lynn partnership, with Reserve Show Champion Pete Shipley’s adult red chequer cock. Well done John, John and Pete. Chris Baxter a local fancier won Champion Racer with a bird from the old cock flown 300 miles and over class.

 The sale section was very well supported at the show and especially busy on the Saturday with several people about that I’ve never seen before. Hopefully they purchased birds, Joined the NPA and they plan visiting more shows and exhibiting at them. The BPSS would like to thank the NPA, Versele Laga, Carr’s UK Ltd, B.Leefe & Sons Ltd and All Keep Penning for their generous sponsorship of the prize cards and main sections, and to all those individuals and breed clubs who sponsored, supported and helped to produce what was a tremendous show.

 A new scheme the BPSS started in 2014 was for show Patrons. The BPSS committee would like to thank E & W.Dowson, K & P. Sparkes, P.J.Littlewood, D.K.Knaggs & R.S.Henderson for being Patrons for the 2015 show. It was greatly appreciated and something that we will carry on in subsequent years.

Good sponsorship for the major awards has already been secured for the 2016 show, and there will have more news on the event shortly which is being held on 3rd & 4th December. In the mean time why not visit the BPSS official website, www.showpigeons.co.uk for more photos from the last show and more details on this years show. Planning is already under way for the 2016 show, so would breed club secretaries please let me know before the end of April of any changes to classifications, if you plan on holding your club or regional show at Pickering plus any chosen judges. After that date I will be inviting judges where necessary.  I have in the past been asked what is needed for a breed to have a separate penning area like the Fantails and Tumblers have, well it is basically down to numbers, a minimum of 90 entries is required and adequate hall space. Best wishes to all for 2016.

Richard Henderson BPSS Secretary.

BPSS BREED RESULTS 2015

BREED GROUP

BEST OF BREED

BEST YOUNG BIRD

JUNIOR  FANCIER

STAR CLASS

PERISTERONIC 6 BIRD

PERISTERONIC PAIRS

PERISTERONIC LADIES

MATTHEW WEATHERILL

MR & MRS R.RUDD

D.IDDON

LITTLEWOOD & ROSCOE

MRS C.HOLDSWORTH

CODY WALDRON

 

PIGMY

ENGLISH

G.ASHWORTH

G.ASHWORTH

G.ASHWORTH

G.ASHWORTH

BRUNNER

N.DAWYD

N.DAWYD

NORWICH

A.WALDRON

A.WALDRON

VOORBURG

W & F.TELFORD

W & F.TELFORD

HORSEMAN

E.S.MURRAY

E.S.MURRAY

HOLLE

SPANISH CROPPER

B.JOYCE

MISS H.SEED

B.JOYCE

MISS H.SEED

EX.FANTAIL

T.BRAID

T.BRAID

INDIAN FANTAIL

D.W.SWALES

D.W.SWALES

O/D CAPUCHINE

MISS H.SEED

MISS H.SEED

CHINESE OWLS

K & G.ROBSON

K & G.ROBSON

FRILLBACK

MISS S.HUSTLER

 

JACOBIN

BENSON & BALL

BENSON & BALL

TRUMPETER

P.BEWICK

P.BEWICK

NUN

R.S.HENDERSON

DIXON & DODGSON

LFCL TUMBLER

R.GIBBINS

R.GIBBINS

MUFFED TUMBLER

STARGUARD SHAKER

R.GIBBINS

R.GIBBINS

LIMERICK

G.GIDDINGS

G.GIDDINGS

SHOW TIPPLER

J.HARRISON

J.HARRISON

MOOKEE

W & F.TELFORD

MR & MRS A.MCLAREN

ENG S/F TUMBLER

J.ELLISON

T.R.WATTS

AFRICAN OWL

D.K.KNAGGS

D.K.KNAGGS

ORIENTAL FRILL

D.K.KNAGGS

D.K.KNAGGS

TURBIT

ENGLISH OWL

D.K.KNAGGS

R.S.HENDERSON

D.K.KNAGGS

T.EASTWOOD

O/G OWL

D.MUIR

HAUFF & CHAPMAN

SWALLOW

SAXON

THURINGER

K.REYNOLDS

K.REYNOLDS

D.F.ISON

K.REYNOLDS

K.REYNOLDS

D.F.ISON

ARCHANGEL

MR & MRS A.MCLAREN

MISS S.HUSTLER

ICE

D.F.ISON

D.F.ISON

LAHORE

 

 

MODENA

D.J.IDDON

D.J.IDDON

KING

MR & MRS M.AUGER

MR & MRS M.AUGER

ANTWERP SMERLE

JECKELL & BATES

JECKELL & BATES

BARB/CARRIER/SCAND

 

 

MAGPIE

N.WORLEY

N.WORLEY

DRAGOON

MR & MRS J.ELSDON

MR & MRS J.ELSDON

UNITED FANCY HOMER

K & G.ROBSON

K & G.ROBSON

RVPC

MRS C.WILSON

MRS C.WILSON

RUNTS

 

 

WOLVERHAMPTON

S.JENKINS

C.RONALD

EX.TIPPLER

A.G.R.KNAGGS

A.G.R.KNAGGS

WEST

R.S.HENDERSON

M.BOWEY

BIRMINGHAM ROLLER

M.BOWEY

T.MASON

COMP ROLLER

A & J.HOPSON

A & J.HOPSON

COMP TIPPLER

M.TOSH

M.TOSH

SHOW RACER

RACING PIGEON

J K & J.D.LYNN

C.BAXTER

J.K & J.D.LYNN

C.BAXTER

TROPHY WINNERS 2015

TROPHY

WINNER

W.WATMOUGH – BEST IN SHOW

B.JOYCE

NPA TROPHY – BIS

B.JOYCE

BPSS MEDAL  - BIS

B.JOYCE

E.MORTON – RES BEST IN SHOW

K & G.ROBSON

MILLENIUM – BEST YOUNG BIRD

MR & MRS J.ELSDON

DUTCH FANCIERS - BYB

MR & MRS J.ELSDON

MEMBERS TROPHY

MR & MRS J.ELSDON

NPA YOUNG FANCIERS

EAST ANGLIAN TROPHY

M.WEATHERILL

M.WEATHERILL

ENTENTE MEDAL – OPP AGE Y/F

C.WALDRON

FULTON – BLOWERS

B.JOYCE

A.E.STARK – STRUCTURE

K & G.ROBSON

C.A.HOUSE – TUMBLERS

R.GIBBINS

KING EDWARD VII – SHORT FACED

D.MUIR

A.ALLUM – COLOUR

MR & MRS A.MCLAREN

HEROES – FORM/WATTLE

MR & MRS J.ELSDON

TATTERSALL – FANCY FLYER

A.G.R.KNAGGS

BRITISH BLOWER SOCIETY

 

DR.R.GORDON – SWALLOW 2017,  JACOBIN 2015, MAGPIE 2016

BENSON & BALL

ESQUILLANT – LFCL TUMBLER

MARGARET WARD – LFCL

MUFF/NUN/ESF TUMBLER

COURAGE CUP – Y/B MUFF

TUMBLER

R.GIBBINS

 

R.GIBBINS

 

 

R.GIBBINS

GERALD MANNING –

S/F TUMBLER 2016, LFCL 2015

R.GIBBINS

B.EMMETT – S/F TUMBLER

J.ELLISON

H.PYRZAKOWSKI – CONT TUMBLER

 

A.HOPKINSON – O/G OWL

D.MUIR

LIEFEITH BAROMETER – THUR 2017,T WING 2015, SAXON PRIEST 2016

R.S.HENDERSON

M.MOORE – SAXON/SWALLOW

ARCHANGEL/ICE

MR & MRS A.MCLAREN

E.MORTON – MODENA

BLOOMER - AD SCHIETTI

MORTON SALV Y.B.SCHIETTI

AD GAZZI

RENWICK - YB GAZZI

D.J.IDDON

G.GIDDINGS

D & C.HOLDSWORTH

D & C.HOLDSWORTH

D.J.IDDON

H.FIELD  - GENUINE/SHOW/EXHIBIT

K & G.ROBSON

H.WHITEHEAD  - MODENA Y/B 2016, DRAGOON Y/B 2015

MR & MRS J.ELSDON

DE POEL – AM/SH RACER

MRS C.WILSON

ROD WRIGHT – WEST

R.S.HENDERSON

NORTHERN COUNTIES – WEST

R.S.HENDERSON

G.BESWICK – EX.TIPPLER

A.G.R.KNAGGS

OSMAN – BEST SHOW RACER

J.K & J.D.LYNN

D.SHIRLEY – RES SHOW RACER

P.SHIPLEY

SIR G.RICHARDS – BYB SHOW RACER

J.K & J.D.LYNN

SHUTTLEWORTH – BLUE/MEALY SHOW RACER

J.K & J.D.LYNN

DAZER UK – STAR CLASS

MR & MRS R.RUDD

COULSON – BEST BREED STAND OR AVIARY

 

NPA RING NOM

MISS S.HUSTLER

 

NATIONAL PIGEON ASSOCIATION TROPHY WINNERS 2014/15

NO

TROPHY NAME

SHOW

AWARD

WINNER

1

NPA TROPHY

BPSS

SHOW CHAMPION

T.BRAID

MUFFED TUMBLER

2

DUTCH FANCIERS TROPHY

BPSS

BEST YOUNG BIRD

MRS C.WILSON

AMERICAN S/RACER

3

FULTON TROPHY

BPSS

SECTION WINNER

D.MARSHALL

BRUNNER POUTER

4

A.E.STARK TROPHY

BPSS

SECTION WINNER

J.MCGARRIGLE

JACOBIN

5

C.A.HOUSE TROPHY

BPSS

SECTION WINNER

T.BRAID

MUFFED TUMBLER

6

KING EDWARD VII TROPHY

BPSS

SECTION WINNER

W & E.DOWSON

AFRICAN OWL

7

ARTHUR ALLUM TROPHY

BPSS

SECTION WINNER

LITTLEWOOD & ROSCOE

ARCHANGEL

8

HEROES TROPHY

BPSS

SECTION WINNER

P.LITTLEWOOD & SON

DRAGOON

9

TATTERSHALL TROPHY

BPSS

SECTION WINNER

A.J. & J.MUIR

EXHIBITION ROLLER

10

ESQUILLANT TROPHY

BPSS

LFCL CLUB

BEST LFCL TUMBLER

E & D.PRESTON

11

DR.ROBERT GORDON MEMORIAL

TROPHY

BPSS

BEST YB IN ROT

MAG/SWAL/JAC

K.REYNOLDS

SWALLOW

12

HAROLD WHITEHEAD MEMORIAL

TROPHY

BPSS

BEST YB IN ROT MOD/DRAGOON

D.BARRACLOUGH

MODENA

13

ROD WRIGHT MEMORIAL TROPHY

BPSS

BEST WEST

D.BARRACLOUGH

14

GERALD MANNING MEMORIAL TROPHY

BPSS

BEST LFCL/ESF

IN ROTATION

T.WATTS

ESF TUMBLER

15

YOUNG FANCIERS TROPHY

BPSS

BEST YOUNG FANCIER EXHIBIT

ZAK HENDERSON

16

YOUNG FANCIERS E.E.MEDAL TROPHY

BPSS

BEST OPP AGE YF EXHIBIT

M.WEATHERALL

17

GERALD MORRIS MEMORIAL TROPHY

LANCASHIRE

SHOW CHAMPION

W.TELFORD

VOORBURGH CROPPER

18

CRYSTAL PALACE TROPHY

READING

BEST IN SHOW

D.BAKER

WEST TUMBLER

19

NEWTON STEELE TROPHY

PETERBOROUGH

BEST IN SHOW

I.SHARPLES

INDIAN FANTAIL

20

JONES TROPHY

SWANSEA

BEST IN SHOW

R & K.PRATT

MAGPIE

BPSS Show Report 2014

BRITISH PIGEON SHOW SOCIETY / NATIONAL PIGEON ASSOCIATION NATIONAL SHOW
PICKERING 2014
The show and everything connected with it ran very smoothly, especially from a secretarial point of view. It was pleasing that once again there was an increase of entries with 2029 birds entered by 128 exhibitors. Breeds with large entries were Exhibition Fantails with 217 for the Fantail Club’s 125th Anniversary John Bragg Classic, Indian Fantails 132, Jacobins 115, RVPC 178 and a remarkable 101 Holle Croppers, considering 6 years ago there were only 2 exhibited. In total 17 breed clubs had club shows at the National. The show continues to have a continental feel to it with both Dutch and Irish exhibitors, and there were also a German and three Dutch judges. There were also 209 poultry exhibited from 26 exhibitors on the Sunday. Many thanks to everybody who helped in the show office filling in the NPA certs, particularly Beverly & John Elsdon, Gill Robson and Richard Gray, I certainly appreciated it. The BPSS committee put a lot of hard work, both before and during into the show to put on such a super event, so it was very much appreciated that it was so well received by all the exhibitors I spoke to.  The raffle was such a success at the show that we ran out of raffle tickets. The main prize, won by Rachel and Graham Bates was a TV, followed by a Christmas hamper. The BPSS would like to thank Hazel and Alec Jowett for very generously supplying all the beautiful smaller hampers for the raffle, also to Pauline Sparkes, June Chadwick and Hazel for selling the raffle tickets.
 
Many thanks also to all the judges for officiating, and with all the breed classes judged in good time the BPSS committee had plenty of time to sort out the main section judging on Saturday afternoon. First was the Blower section where Graham Bates placed David Marshall’s white Brunner Pouter as section winner. The Flyers section was next with Chris Wilkinson giving top spot to a Birmingham Roller from Tony Muir & son. The third section to be judged was for Tumblers with Tony Braid’s red whiteside Muffed Tumbler being chosen by judge Mike Knaggs. Next was the Short Faced section with winner Billy Dowson’s dun African Owl chosen by judge John Elsdon. We twisted his arm to come out of retirement one last time. David Richardson judged section five for the Colour breeds. David’s leading bird was an Archangel exhibited by Littlewood & Roscoe. This was the same bird that won Show Champion last year, could it do it again? Section six was for Form breeds with Robert Emmerson judging. The section winner was Paul Littlewoods’s black Dragoon. The final section was for the Structure breeds and judge Dennis Ison gave top spot to a Splash Jacobin exhibited by Jim McGarrigle. Well done to all those fanciers.
Sunday morning in the show hall started with sorting out the remaining trophies and arranging the judges to find which bird would be Supreme Show Champion. The BPSS committee try to ask a foreign visitor or exhibitor if possible, and the ideal candidate was at the show with leading German colour pigeon breeder and president of the Thuringer Colour Club that has over 800 members, Jurgen Weissholt. Also accepting the task were Archie Taylor who has returned to the UK after about 10 years living in New Zealand, and back breeding Long Faced Tumblers again in 2015. The third judge was BPSS President Kevin Sparkes. The way the Supreme Show Champion is selected, is that all three judges are asked to place the seven section winners first through to seventh, these placings are then taken as one to seven points and the total points added up. The bird with the least points is Supreme Champion. Usually the result is quite close, however this years Supreme Champion was placed first by two judges and second by the other, comfortably ahead of Reserve Show Champion. Congratulations therefore must go to Tony Braid and his beautifully turned out red Whiteside Muffed Tumbler. Congratulations too to Jim McGarrigle who had a Jacobin as Reserve Show Champion for the second year running but with a different bird this time. Also congratulations to Carla Wilson whose blue American Show racer won Best Young bird. Two other awards that deserve a mention are the BPSS Four Bird Star class that was won by John and Beverley Elsdon, winning for the fourth year running, and the Owl, Frill & Turbit club fantastic display of prints, photos and magazine articles that won the best stand or aviary award.
 
A full list of all the main trophy winners is listed elsewhere in the magazine along with Best of Breed winners.
The National Peristeronic Society classes were won by a beautifully turned out pen of blue white barred Fairy Swallows exhibited by Dennis Ison in the 6 bird class. Show tipplers from John Harrison won the matched pairs class, with Helen Seed’s cream Old Dutch Capuchine winning the ladies class. It was very pleasing that there were 27 entries in the star and NPS classes. This section adds something extra to the whole show and was the best entry since the last show at Doncaster in 2004, and yes it is 10  years since the last BPSS Doncaster show. Doncaster Racecourse may have had several advantages over Pickering showground, but Pickering is a much better venue for exhibiting pigeons, and it is the pigeons we are here for.
The sale section was very well supported at the show and especially busy on the Saturday with several people about that I’ve never seen before. Hopefully they purchased birds and they plan visiting more shows and exhibiting at them. The BPSS would like to thank the NPA, Versele Laga, Carr’s UK Ltd, Battles , B.Leefe & Sons Ltd and All Keep Penning for their generous sponsorship of the prize cards and main sections, and to all those individuals and breed clubs who sponsored, supported and helped to produce what was a tremendous show. Perhaps a few more trade stands would add to the general atmosphere of the show, so it was good to see Julian Emmerson at the show with his books and prints for sale, having taken over from Veronica Mayhew.
A new scheme the BPSS started for the last show was for show Patrons. The BPSS committee would like to thank those seven individuals and partnerships for being Patrons for the 2014 show. It was more than we expected and something that we will carry on in subsequent years.
 
Last but not least the BPSS would like to thank the Ladies and Gentleman who take the admissions at the entrance to the show hall, they are all volunteers on behalf of the NSPCC and we are proud to give that deserving charity a £300 donation every year for their time.
Good sponsorship for the major awards has already been secured for the 2015 show, and there will have more news on the event shortly which is being held on 12th & 13th December. In the mean time why not visit the BPSS official website, www.showpigeons.co.uk for more photos from the last show and more details on this years show. Best wishes to all for 2015.
Richard Henderson BPSS Secretary.