The announcement of their partnership made a lot of noise in 2012: one of the biggest European pigeon collectors and one of the best fanciers of its generation just decided to unite their strenght to conquer the Belgian pigeon sport!
Gerard and Bas Verkerk have played a defining role in all national competitions across The Netherlands. The combination has now won several top prizes in the new PIPA rankings for The Netherlands as well.
PIPA will be staying in China for three weeks starting on 14 November, to visit a few important clients and to attend two pigeon exhibitions. We will publish an update with a brief report and a few pictures every one or two days.
The renowned Koopman pigeons of Marijke Vink have continued to show their value in 2015. Marijke won the title of 3rd Champion one day long distance in Province 5 South Holland, and she became 1st Champion of the one day long distance in the entente “Hoekske Waard en omstreken”.
The PEC Racing Team ADK had an impressive first season in 2015, with five provincial first prizes and four pigeons in the top 8 of the national ace pigeon championships KBDB! The PEC Racing Team ADK had a spectacular first season in 2015, with five provicial first prizes and 4 pigeons in the top 8 of the national ace pigeon championship KBDB.
The American Dream stands for a world in which anyone willing to work hard can make it to the top, regardless of nationality or origin. The downside of this American Dream is depicted in the movie "The American Dream". It goes without saying that Raf and Kurt Platteeuw have been living their American Dream.
Hermann Schlief and Martin Stiens from Oelde in Germany are no newcomers to the sport. They had been keeping pigeons at a very early age but they then spent several years without a pigeon collection. Hermann Schlief (76) is the uncle of Martin Stiens, which at the age of 49 can be considered a relatively young fancier. The two agreed to make a comeback in 2005/2006.
For the first time in history, fanciers from the European mainland will be able to participate in the one loft race of the (UK) Royal Pigeon Racing Association. The organisation has 100 spaces available. Fanciers from the European mainland can enter up to and including 7 December. After that date, the remaining spaces will be offered to UK entrants on the reserve list.