De los Reyes, Lim share PHA limeight

October 18, 2018

MUNOZ -- The  2018 Philippine Homing Pigeon Association (PHA) North Young Birds and Old  Birds  Series finally kicked off last Oct. 14  with  Joel de los Reyes and Jaime “Jimi” Lim  sharing top honors.

De los Reyes and PHA-18-1803435 dominated the Young Birds category, taking first place with a  speed of 1,160.352  meter per minute.

Rudy Medina and Kerby Chua finished second and  third, respectively.

Medina and  PHA-18-1802348 took runner-up  honor with a speed of 1,155.970 meter per minute, while Chua  and PHA-18-1803036 -- a blue check hen out of Rudi X De Saer X Sister Gust bloodline -- settled for third place with a speed of 1,155.935  meter per minute.

Also making it to the Top 10 are  Joel De los Reyes, fourth place; Victor Tan, fifth; Rodolfo Ramos, sixth; Victor Tan, seventh;  Rey So, eighth; Ferdinand Chua, ninth; and Rodolfo Ramos, 10 th.

PHA president  Jaime “Jimi” Lim and PHA-18-2811304 – a grizzle cock out of Jos Thone-Gouden Grijs bloodline – made a speed of  1,164.492  meter per minute to emerge  as the top Old Bird entry.

Benito Go Que  and PHA-18-2805013 – a blue  check hen out of Jan Aarden (Opal)/153B X 222B Old Line origin – came in second with a speed of 1,151.294  meter per minute.

Paquito Ngo and PHA-16-1600610 – a blue bar hen out of Van den Broucke Line – wound up  third with a speed of 1,151.000  meter per minute.

The other top Old Birds finishers are Benito Go Que, fourth place; Jaime “Jimi’ Lim,  fifth; Jaime “Jimi” Lim, sixth; Victor Tan, seventh; Victor Tan, eighth; Teddy and Bibboy, ninth; and Allan Luna, 10th.

PHA Racing Chairman Nelson  Chua said a total of 870 birds out of 1,633 birds from 82 lofts were clocked in  the Young Birds category;  and 211 birds out of 372 birds  from 43  lofts were clocked in the Old Birds class.

The birds were  released at about 6:15 a.m.  last Oct. 14 for an  approximately total  distance of  300 kilometers.