LATEST NEWS

Read the latest Club News below

NEWS - WEBSITE 

12.11.19 Our Website Is Now Live!

NEWS - MESSAC 2020

12.11.19 Thames National Messac 2020 Open Race Provisional Race Date - Wednesday 9th September 2020 (Marking on Monday 7th) 

NEWS - 2020 GOLD RINGS

04.12.19 - Gold Rings Have Arrived! If you have already pre-ordered & paid, these will be posted to you in the next few days.

NEWS - MOOT

22.12.19 Roger Lowe & Mark Bulled have kindly donated a YB for auction at our Moot on Saturday 29th February. Come along and listen to some of the best fanciers answer your questions. Twin rooms currently available for £62 including all you can eat breakfast for 2, that's £31 per person + £10 for your ticket which includes fish & chips.

NEWS - UNIKON RINGS

06.01.20 Happy New Year Everyone.
Later this month, I will be ordering our allowance of 1000x Unikon Rings for 2020, they will be charged at £1.36 per ring, please let me know if you require any, they are on a first come first served basis. 

NEWS - 3 NEW MARK STATIONS

10.01.20: We are growing! 3 new marking stations have recently been granted; Hadleigh, Dagenham & Hutton.
Their details can be found under 'members'. 

NEWS - SUPER 6

13.01.20: A big thanks to an anonymous sponsor, Super 6 has an EXTRA £1,000 Prize Money for 2020 and now operates a points system & leader board. Head to 'Racing' to read more.  

NEWS - RACE PROGRAMME

04.02.20: The Lib Site Bedhampton is no longer available. As stated on the race programme we will be going to the alternative lib sites where Bedhampton was mentioned. The updated race programme can be found on the 'racing' page. 

NEWS - ONLINE AUCTION

24.02.20: Our Thames National Messac Auction is live and ends on Sunday 1st March 2020 - www.pigeon-chat.co.uk/auctions/ some fantastic lots up for auction.

NEWS - RACE PROGRAMME

27.02.20: Races 9 & 10 have changed to Honiton as Purbeck was unavailable. 

NEWS - NEW MARK STATION 

27.02.20: Another new marking station has been granted; Rayleigh. Their details can be found under 'members'. That makes 12 M/S & 163 members.

NEWS - 2020 GOLD RINGS

7.02.20: 2020 Gold Ring Prize Money is GUARANTEED to pay out £5,000!

NEWS - CANCELLED EVENTS

19.03.20: Unfortunately the Rickmansworth & Tilbury Futurity Sales have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus, we hope to provide an alternative suggestion later this week. Our Presentation Evening has also been cancelled. The RPRA have suspended racing until 25th April 2020. Please stay safe & healthy. 

NEWS - B/B NOM RING NO'S

07.04.20 - £100 Nominated ring numbers into Thames Breeder Buyer Sale - deadline is 12.04.20. £9,500 already in prize fund. 

NEWS - VIRTUAL RACING

15.04.2020 - Starting on 18th April, Thames will be participating in the virtual pigeon racing with the RPRA. Good Luck all.

NEWS - VIRTUAL RACE 1 WINNER

21.04.2020 - Virtual Race 1 Winner is Packer & Clarke Loft 2, Velocity 1246 ypm. The winners were decided by the nearest velocity to that nominally chosen by RPRA CEO Ian Evans of 1242 ypm. 

NEWS - 4x VIRTUAL RACES SUPPORTING OUR NHS

23.04.2020 - We have already raised £634! Anyone can enter into our virtual races & ALL money will be donated to our NHS. £2 birdage fee & a YB prize for each race. Click on virtual racing to read more.

NEWS - VIRTUAL RACE 2 WINNERS

25.04.2020 - Virtual Race 2 Winners are 79th A. Gadsdon&Son 1433ypm and 80th L&K Buddle 1425ypm. The winners were decided by the nearest velocity to that nominally chosen by RPRA CEO Ian Evans of 1429 ypm. As it was a dead heat, John Gladwin who donated the YB said they could both win a YB each. 

NEWS - NHS TOTAL TO DATE

01.05.20 - Virtual Racing Total raised for the NHS so far £1,072!

NEWS - VIRTUAL RACE 3 WINNER 

02.05.2020 - Virtual Race 3 Winner is 49th M. Smith 1516 ypm. The winner was decided by the nearest velocity to that nominally chosen by RPRA CEO Ian Evans of 1517 ypm. Total now at £1,216! Thank you everyone. 

NEWS - VIRTUAL RACE 4 WINNER

09.05.2020 - Virtual Race 4 Winner is 112th Peter Lingham 1389 ypm. The winner was decided by the nearest velocity to that nominally chosen by RPRA CEO Ian Evans of 1390 ypm. Total now at £1,404! Thank you everyone. 

NEWS - RPRA UPDATE

12.05.2020 - Training is allowed from 13.05.2020 but there is no exact start date for racing yet. It has been confirmed that when racing begins, racing in France will also be allowed.    

NEWS - VIRTUAL RACE 5 WINNER

16.05.2020 - Virtual Race 5 Winner is 66th G. Oliver & Son 1475 ypm. The winner was decided by the nearest velocity to that nominally chosen by RPRA CEO Ian Evans of 1476 ypm. Total now at £1,690! Thank you everyone.

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