Bobby Kemp & Raymond McBride – Kemp & McBride – Kingswood – Winners 1st Club , 1st Sect D & 1st Open NIPA Truro against 4,389 birds with a speed of 920 y.p.m. !
*The term ‘Super Pair’ or ‘Super Couple’ is often over used, however no one can argue with the results of the fantastic breeding couple that Geoffrey Douglas of Lurgan, Northern Ireland, refers to simply as his ‘Good Pair’.
This couple are responsible for over 100 first prize winners into the fourth generation not only for Geoffrey but the majority of fanciers that have been fortunate enough to obtain some of this bloodline.
Geoffreys friend M McPhillips won 1st Open NIPA against over 28,000 birds with a grandchild of the ‘Good Pair’. Kemp and McBride also won 1st NIPA Fermoy against 28,181 birds with another grandchild of Geoffreys ‘Good Pair’…
Here is a message received from Geoffrey last week…
“Kemp & McBride won the NIPA open from Truro the same day with Syndicate Lofts blood supplied by me .Winner was from a daughter of the good pair 01D50349 x 01D50377 when paired to a cock from a daughter of the good pair which was paired to 01D50373 Bonte 886 x Pretty Women (niece to nephew pairing) The partnership were 1 st club , 1st Section D 58 members sent 566 birds , !st open NIPA 538 members sent 4389 birds velocity 970 yards per minute.9 hours 14 minutes on wing 305 miles in a North wind.Out of 4389 birds liberated there were only 216 recorded on the day.I was 1st club , 8th Section E 110 members sent 1141 birds and 14 th open NIPA 538 members sent 4389 birds vel 920 Only 2 birds recorded in my club ,stinker of a race ,i only had 1 out of 10 home ,again good pair x young couple/Gerrie breeding .
Regards to all
The bloodline of Geoffreys ‘Good Pair’ is the old original Zoontjens of Riel, Holland that has produced an unimaginable amount of top class racers and breeders for many of Europe’s elite for many years.
The cock of the pair is from our own fantastic breeder ‘Favorite Son’ that was bred by Joop Koch of Eindhoven from his ‘Blauwe Favorite’ winner of 1st National Ace Sprint and 2nd National Ace Middle Distance in the same year and he is a son of the ‘Lichte Orleans’ x ’04′ from Ankie a sister of ‘President’ paired to a different sister of ‘President’.
The ‘President’ won 1st Dutch National Ace Sprint in 1995 after winning the Combine against 26,000..28,000…32,000 & 38,000 birds…IN THE SAME YEAR!! before he was purchased by Mike Ganus.
Joop Koch is a family relation of Wal Zoontjen so has his best birds. The ‘Lichte Orleans’ was bred from a ‘Conimix’ pigeon from the Van Boxmeer family of St.Oedenrode. The late Johan Van Boxmeer was a ‘bosom buddy’ of Wal Zoontjens father Jan and they traded many birds all through their pigeon careers.
It was also from the Van Boxmeer family that the H & O partnership obtained their base breeders that shot them to the very top of the Pigeon Sport with such birds as ‘Super Crack 699′ ~ ‘Micky’ ~ ‘Rocky’ and they founded the colonies of Harm Vredeveld, Braade-De Joode, Martin Van Zon and many other famous fanciers.
The hen of Geoffreys ‘Good Pair’ is from a son of ‘Chateauroux’ bred and raced by Wal Zoontjens to win 1st National NPO Chateauroux against 7238 birds and he is a son of the famed ‘Conimix King’, a cock gifted back to Wal Zoontjens as an egg from the Van Boxmeer family.
It is from all of these original Zoontjens bloodlines that Geoffreys ‘Good Pair’ originate so as you can see they are from generation after generation of Top Racers , National Aces and Olympiade Champions!!
This is ‘Favorite Son’ bred by Joop Koch and father of the cock of the Geoffery Douglas ‘Good Pair’ responsible for over 100 firsts in four generations. He is also responsible for Geoffery’s 1st NIPA Young Bird National from Rosscarbery with ‘Foxy Jack’ against 4399 birds in 2009. .
‘Favorite Son’ is also father to the mother of D.& J Armstrong’s ‘Too Hot To Handle’ 1st NIPA Rosscarbery Young Bird National against 4136 birds in 2008.
He is also father to the hen of Derek Woodwards ‘Good Pair’ responsible for more than 75 first prize winners in three generations…
‘Favorite Son’ is also father to our great racing cock ‘The Wizard’ winner of 1st National NPO Etampes against 17,707 birds in 2005…
An absolutely Top Class breeder !
The N.I.P.A. were in Truro and were liberated on Saturday 14/06/14 at 08.00am in a light northerly breeze. The race itself turned out to be a tester for the birds with many club prizes not won and many empty perches by nightfall . Top bird this week winning 1st Club Kingswood , 1st Sect D ( 58/566 ) & 1st Open NIPA ( 538/4,389 ) was the top racing partnership of Kemp & McBride. Bobby & Raymond are having a fantastic season to date and record another top result to their seasons already impressive tally of results . Their latest top performer is a smart looking 2 year old blue hen , who to date has a string of top racing performances inc: 2013 results – 2nd Club Roscrea , 3rd Club Fermoy , 6th Club Penzance – 2014 results – 1st Club Kildare , 3rd Club Thurles & 1st Club , 1st Sect & 1st Open Truro – Super Racing Machine – Breeding : Both Sire & Dam contain the very best of Wal Zoontjens via their good friend Geoffrey Douglas – Wilton Cross – and are closely related to Geoffs No 1 & No 2 Stock Pair . Again top racing guys and congratulations Bobby & Raymond on your recent top success .
Truro 14th June 2014
538 Members sent 4389 birds liberated at 8:00 in a Northerly wind
Sect A 47/327 B 88/749 C 106/798 D 58/566 E 110/1141 F 37/209 G 45/398 H 47/201
Pos. Vel Name Club Ring Number
1 1D 970.73 Kemp & McBride Kingswood Hps GB12A 26215
2 1G 968.54 Donnelly Bros Newry City Invitation GB13C 48732
3 1E 962.81 John Greenaway Bondhill GB13B 04255
4 2E 957.56 G Buckley & Son Annaghmore H.P.S GB12L 37166
5 3E 943.80 S O’Brien Monaghan Hps GB13S 07725
6 4E 942.63 P McFadden Monaghan Hps GB12R 14520
7 1C 941.60 D & J Campbell & Bigger Eastway GB11F 19676
8 2C 935.72 L & S O’Neill & Sons Larne & District GB12C 47210
9 5E 927.20 R Cassells Edgarstown GB13E 03162
10 6E 925.14 T & A Ford Edgarstown GB13E 03653
11 7E 922.63 P Duffy Armagh GB12S 18139
12 1F 921.01 B & D Grieves Killyleagh & District GB11E 22370
13 3C 920.54 C McManus Ligoniel H.P.S. GB13L 27153
14 8E 920.10 G Douglas Wilton Cross Hps GB13C 36152
15 4C 917.32 N Sharpe Kingsmoss GB13E 06878
16 9E 916.27 J Whitten & Son Edgarstown GB12S 32820
17 10E 909.71 W Neill Annaghmore H.P.S GB12V 35703
18 1B 900.40 D Dixon Ballymoney GB12B 00666
19 11E 899.55 Furphy Bros Lurgan Social GB13L 10620
20 5C 898.01 E & D McClurkin Ligoniel H.P.S. GB12S 40050