M2018/19 Upcoming Championship Show Season will soon be here ,with 3 shows in October ''The Season Opener'' will be the East of England show on the 14th October 2018 now moved to Newark agricultural show ground ,NG24 2NY being Judged by Club Secretary Clay Rogers.

14th October 2018
East of England Show at Newark
116 modenas entered
Best Modena
Russet Tri Schietti Adult Cock
Jamie Vaughan
Best Gazzi Yellow Chequer
Adult Cock
Jamie Vaughan
Best Young Modena
Ash Yellow indigo Cock
Roy Nicholson
Judge Clay Rogers

Next up will be the Modena Club Show on Saturday 27th October 2018
The Miners Welfare.
Woodview.
Cotgrove
Nottingham NG12 3PJ
and the club is expecting higher entries from last year,
Click for Show page including download files

And thirdly Egremont Show on the 27th October 2018 this is an important show for the more Northern Modena Men to get to from Scotland and the North west,with always a good enrty of Modenas on show, being Judged by Mr A White

more details and full addresses of venues nearer the time.

The club Committee has had a new look this Summer with lots of fresh faces now sitting ,the latest to be appointed is Jamie Vaughan ,and the club thanks all outgoing committee members for their work and dedication these past few years.

Early breeding results were reported to be slow up and down the counry but as so often happens Fanciers now report plenty of youngsters ,Martin Smith had a very good start to the breeding season and has over 25 Argents bred,all without foster parents ,as we all know a difficult colour to work with but has held llitle fear for Martin with his strict health regime proving to be very good.

Royal Bath & West Show
Saturday 2nd June 2018
Best Modena Red Chequer Schietti Adult Cock
Adrian Down
Judge all breeds John Ross

Reading 'Gold Cup' Championship Show
Sunday 14th January 2018
120 Modenas
50 Gazzi 70 Schietti
Best Modena & Best In Show (all breeds )
Blue Gazzi Adult Hen
David Iddon
Best Schietti White Self Adult Cock
Martin Coyle
Best Young Modena & Runner Up for the Gold Cup for Best Young Pigeon in Show
Russet Tri Gazzi 2017 Hen
Jamie Vaughan
Best Young Schietti Bronze Tri Schietti Cock
Jamie Vaughan

Judges
Colin Ronald Gazzi
Graham Giddings Schietti
Gold Cup & Best In Show Judges
Archie Taylor & Mike Goodenough

This year special award The Tom Gyn Decanter for Best Modena
(3 year rotation)
And the Herbert H Shrives enscribed Judging stick for Best Modena
( 6 year rotation )

Swansea Championship Show
Saturday 6th January 2018
81 Modenas
37 Gazzi 44 Schietti
Best Modena Red Chequer Schietti Adult Hen
Adrian Down
Best Gazzi Blue Adult Hen
D Iddon
Best Young Modena Blue Gazzi Young Cock
D Iddon
Judge Kevin Pratt

DSCF2643 Tom Crane NPA Russet Tri Gazzi

Tom Enjoying showing at Doncaster Dome Show 2012

photo courtesy J Ross

The Committee have awarded Tom Crane the 'Order of Merit ' for his long dedicated service to the promotion of the English Modena.
Tom has kept Modenas for over 61 years during which time serving as Club President, Secretary, Treasurer .International Judge as well as the club 'Feathered world' correspondant . .A truly worthy recipient of this award, Tom has a connection with bygone members who are now only memories in even our
older members minds in that he obtained his first Modenas from Baden Powell Sargeant who was of course the late Ralph Sargeants father.

Welcome to the official web-site of the National Modena Club of Great Britain

Reading 'Gold Cup' Championship Show

Sunday 14th January 2018
Best Young Modena & Runner Up for the Gold Cup for Best Young Pigeon in Show
Russet Tri Gazzi 2017 Hen
Jamie Vaughan
photo courtesy D Iddon

The principal objective of which is the promotion and development of the
Modena pigeon and the interests of Modena fanciers.
 
The Club was founded in 1910 as the ‘Modena Club’ and held its first Championship Show soon afterwards the first recorded winner being W.F. Holmes.
Later following the absorption of the Northern and Scottish Modena Clubs the name was changed to the present style reflecting as it does the wider representation.

The most important initial task of the founders of the Club was to
establish a Standard of Excellence for the Modena Pigeon because this
enabled the enthusiastic members to concentrate their breeding
programmes on ideal specimens of the Breed and thus eliminate the
imperfections. The Club was greatly assisted in this regard by having
among its members some of the most outstanding breeders of pigeons at
the time such as W.F. Holmes and W. Watmough both of whom contributed publications on pigeon keeping which remain keenly sought after to this day.
The result was the production of high quality stock
illustrating what became known as the ‘bird of curves’ which was much
in demand among the fancy pigeon fraternity.

Although the Modena pigeon originated in Italy and was common in the town of Modena from which it took its name and was exported from there
to Germany England France and later to America and beyond it is the so
called ‘English Modena’ conforming to the Standard of Excellence of
this Club which has been adopted by fanciers worldwide.

The National Modena Club became the ‘Premier’ fancy pigeon club in
Great Britain because it’s members have always been prepared to
release good stock to newcomers to the breed and assist them by
offering advice on colour breeding. The development of the Modena
guided by the Club gathered pace so that in time it became the most
popular of all exhibition pigeons and has remained so. This is because
it has the greatest variety of colours and markings which now number
seventy-five officially approved. There are now two separate types of
Modena – the Gazzi, or pied, and the Schietti, or self coloured.
The National Modena Club of Great Britain continues to promote and
enhance the quality of the Breed

By holding annual shows for all classes of Modena both adult and young
and supporting classes for modenas at most of the pigeon shows
throughout the United Kingdom. The Club also maintains contacts with
other Modena clubs worldwide so that the members can be kept abreast
of developments and benefit from shared experience and there are
particularly close links with European breeders of the English Modena.

The Club through the Management Committee and the various office
holders continues to represent the interests of the Modena in the
vigorous application of the rules ensures that the integrity of the
Modena Pigeon is maintained.

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The Modena Club Show Nottingham 28th October 2017

Supreme Modena
also
Barnsley 2nd /3rd December 2017
Best Modena
Mealy Grizzle Adult Schietti Cock
Martin Coyle
photo courtesy S Feeney

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The Modena Club Show Nottingham 28th October 2017 Best Young Modena

Bronze Tri Gazzi Cock
Martin Coyle
photo courtesy S Feeney

Swansea Championship Show

Saturday 6th January 2018
Best Modena Red Chequer Schietti Adult Hen
Adrian Down
photo courtesy D Iddon

Swansea Championship Show

Saturday 6th January 2018
Best Gazzi Blue Adult Hen
David Iddon
Below Best Young Modena
David Iddon
photo courtesy D Iddon

Best  Modena  Barnsley  Rosettes IMG_0077 web

BPSS Barnsley Championship Show

2nd/3rd December 2017
Best Modena Mealy Grizzle Schietti Adult Cock
Martin Coyle
photo courtesy J Ross

Best  Gazzi  Barnsley  2017 IMG_0059 web

BPSS Barnsley Championship Show

2nd/3rd December 2017
Best Gazzi Sulphur Tri Adult Hen
Roy Nicholson
photo courtesy J Ross

Best  Young  Gazzi  Barnsley  2017 IMG_0153 web

BPSS Barnsley Championship Show

2nd/3rd December 2017
Best Young Gazzi Bronze Tri Cock
Martin Coyle
photo courtesy J Ross

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Lancashire Championship Show

19th November 2017
Best Modena Mottle Schietti Adult
John Walker
photo courtesy S Feeney

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Lancashire Championship Show

19th November 2017
Best Gazzi/Best Young
Bronze Tri 2017
David Iddon
photo courtesy D Iddon

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London & Essex Championship Show

18th November 2017
Best Modena
Mealy Schietti Adult Cock
Adrian Down
photo courtesy J Ross

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Best Modena Bradford Fanciers

Silver Dun Schietti Adult cock
Dan Jordan
Photo courtesy D Jordan