To climb for the first time on the podium of the national championships after a career long of 40 years and to win directly a title of national champion: that's what Gérard De Witte experienced a few months ago.
Bert Van den Berghe had his national breakthrough in 2013, winning the title of 2nd nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB long distance with Gloria and claiming a national victory from Agen with Fyther. Bert sold his old birds after this impressive season but that did not keep him from having an equally brilliant 2014 season, with his Prinses Gloria taking a national first prize from Guéret!
Johan was already competing with the country’s strongest lofts. However, it was the purchase of 12 proven pigeons at the total auction of Heremans-Ceusters that enabled Johan to really bring his loft to a higher level.
This PIPA-ranking lists the best birds from St. Vincent in the last three years. The available national and provincial results of St. Vincent 2012, 2013 & 2014 were taken into account for this ranking.
Herbert Wilden can look back on two impressive first prizes from Barcelona. He was in a combination with his daughter Nina when he claimed a national first prize from the capital of Catalonia for the first time back in 2002, with his 0401-99-108. His winning pigeon also finished in second at international level. This was a great feat, especially because he did not have a lot of experience in the longer distance yet. In fact, Herbert Wilden had decided only in 1998 to focus exclusively on the important international races.
On Monday the 26th of January 2015, 5 new auctions started. All these auctions will end on Saturday the 8th of February 2015. On Tuesday the 27th of January 2015, the auction of Van Muylder-Noël-Demul and the One Loft Race Special will also start.
It begins to look like a repeating scene; pigeon fanciers displacing each other at the stand of PIPA, like at the front row of a rock concert, eager to get what they want. Again in 2014 and 2015 - in Lang Fang and at the Olympiad in Budapest - the same appeared. The trophy that lead to this excitement? The release of the 3rd version of PIPA Collectors Edition.