Lee & Ian Sullivan from Pyecombe, West Sussex have been racing for numerous years and have had some outstanding performances in Club, Federation & National Races over the past few years.
Not many fanciers have achieved what they have done.
They have won 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th & 8th OPEN BRITISH INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP CLUB from WADEBRIDGE in 2006.
1st OPEN NATIONAL FLYING CLUB from ANGERS in 2008 against 5,957 pigeons with a winning velocity of 1279ypm.
2nd OPEN BRITISH INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP CLUB from GUERNSEY in 2012.
1st OPEN BRITISH BARCELONA CLUB from MESSAC in 2013.
Lee & Ian Sullivan had been thinking about running a One Loft Race from Southdown Lofts, which is situated in the picturesque South Downs countryside, West Sussex and after a some meetings with Paul Smith it was decided in 2019
to start the BRITISH MASTERS NATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE and have a HOT SPOT RACE and the FINAL RACE in conjunction with the BRITISH INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP CLUB giving pigeon fanciers and other entrants the chance to win either the HOT SPOT RACE and the FINAL RACE in the BRITISH MASTERS NATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE whilst at the same time competing to try to win both the coveted BRITISH INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP CLUB YOUNG BIRD RACES.
Lee Sullivan will act as the Loft Manager and will be responsible for the daily work and the training of the pigeons in the Race Loft. Ian Sullivan and Mel Vaughan will be Loft Assistants and will also help with the daily tasks at the Race Loft.
Paul Smith who is known all over the world for his outstanding racing performances in Mid-Week, Club, Federation, Open, Amalgamation, Combine & National Races when he was racing under his own name. He was also a co-partner in the world famous Regency Lofts. Paul was also elected as the Great Britain Pigeon Olympiad Team Manager for two Pigeon Olympiads.
Since he packed up racing his own pigeons he has specialised, entered and travelled to One Loft Races literally all over the world. He has also acted as the United Kingdom Race Co-ordinator /Shipper & Administration for scores of top One Loft Races and has vast experience in this field.
Paul Smith will be in charge of the Administration side of the BRITISH MASTERS INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE.
Because of Lee Sullivan's health problems it was decided that the 2020 race series would not take place.
However, after numerous meeting during 2020 it was finally decided to proceed with another race series in 2021 and it would be renamed the BRITISH MASTERS INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE and we decided that we would train and race on the North Road because it would be easier to train the pigeons for the task in front of them. Please see all the information in The Race Rules/Regulations section.