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2008 SHU Trophies (2nd November 2008)

Robert Cormack, Winchburgh, Robert Kennedy, Ayrshire and Dr P P Lynch, Larbert

Robert Cormack, Winchburgh, Robert Kennedy, Ayrshire and Dr P P Lynch, Larbert judged the SHU Trophy entries at the SHU Office on Wednesday 28th October. There was a huge response this year again, and it is great to see the lists of performances from these Scottish Lofts. A full list of winners appears below and all of them will be invited to attend the Social Evening at the Dunoon International Show where the awards have been traditionally presented in recent years. This year Ian Noble, SHU President will be there to make the presentations to the winners on Saturday evening (Saturday 15th Nov)

2008 Trophy Winners PDF 5KB

Details of performances of the above winning lofts and pigeons:

Dewar Scotch Whisky Trophy – Won by J & G Caird Monifieth, Dundee with Blue Ch. Cock SU 04 DF 2327
Performances were:
SNFC Alencon (Gold Cup) flying 569mls 1041yds - 46th open 15th Sec. C Vel. 950.0. Also took 1st Dundee Fed
SNFC Falaise 539mls 1372yds – 12th open 1st Sec C. Vel.784.38 Also taking 1st Falaise in Grampian Combine and 1st Falaise in Dundee Federation
Other inforamation: Also qualifies for a silver award with SNFC and has won the Robert Strachan Memorial Trophy for best loft average Alencon and Longest Federation race (Falaise) – This is the first time that one bird has won this trophy

Dewar Scotch Whisky Trophy ‘Runner-Up’ – Won by John McNeil, Broxburn, West Lothian with Blue Bar Cock SU 05 CA 4441
Performances were:
SNFC Alencon flying 539mls 1651yds – 77th open, 15th Sec D. Vel. 914.6
SNFC Falaise flying 511mls 35yds – 5th open 1st Sec D. Vel. 873.7 also 1st open S. C. Combine

Ogilvie Trophy – Won by Douglas Owen, Dumfries with Cheq hen SU 07 S 6351
Performance was:
SNFC Ypres flying 399mls 388 yds – 1st SNFC with a velocity of 1172.41

Chris Catterall Trophy – Won by William Hay, Methil, Fife with Blue Chq Hen SU 08 F 8228

Celtic Trophy – Won by William Hay, Methil, Fife with Blue Chq Hen SU 08 F 8228

Unikon Trophy – Won by William Hay, Methil, Fife with Blue Chq Hen SU 08 F 8228
Performance was:
SNFC Leicester flying 259mls 1573yds – 1st Reg C; 1st Sec. E & 1st SNFC Open with a velocity of 1444.690
Other inforamation: First Y/B ever to win the SNFC National north of the river Forth. Many of our old time greats in Fife always said the Young Bird National could never be won here. The hen was also 12th Club, Witton Castle, 10th Club, Wakefield and also won the Fife Federation open Y/B race.

Duke of Edinburgh Award – Won by Kieran Jamieson-McDermott (age 11) Galashiels
Loft performances were:
Young Bird Otterburn 38mls 900yds 1st Club 4th Fed Vel. 835.211 with SU 08 SB 1863
Also 7th Club 11th Fed with SU 08 SB 1867 - 10th Club 14th Fed with SU 08 ML 2904
Otterburn (2) 6th Club 14th Fed with SU 08 SB 1874 & 20th Fed with SU 08 ML 9
Ridsdale 48mls 896yds 1st Club 6th Fed with SU 08 SB 1858 – 4th Club 11th Fed with SU 08 E 1691 – 19th Fed with BELG 08 6172973 – 20th Fed with SU 08 SB 1890
Ridsdale (2) 10th Club with SU 08 ML 2904
Tow Law 71mls 717yds 4th Club 7th Fed
A very worthy winner indeed!