The Meirlaen pigeons have been in great form again this season. They won the Benzing One Loft Race in Japan over 700km and a 1st National Alençon 2016 (for Reilly & Son), and Etienne has now added a provincial first prize from Pau to his palmares, after having won a second place provincial from Châteauroux earlier this season. He is doing great!
Kees Droog was getting a lot of attention after his national victory from Barcelona. He has now gained international prominence as well, as the winner of the first major international race of 2016 from Pau.
Now that the provincial, zonal and national results of Montluçon are out we present you the new PIPA rankings. Which fancier has the best bird after the national races from Bourges I, Châteauroux I, Montluçon and Argenton?
One hundred and forty-four members sent seven hundred and seventy-one pigeons to Agen with the international convoy. They were liberated at 06.50CEST on Sunday 26th June due to bad weather throughout Europe on the previous days. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members' verifications.
Jelle Jellema showed some great form already in the very first international race of the 2016 season. His racing hens Rena and Anke, two daughters of his new top breeder Roman (a son of Romee), were clocked within four seconds of each other, finishing in 6th and 7th place at international level and covering 1125km.
Six hundred and fifty-one members entered over five thousand pigeons into the National Flying Club race from Ancenis. They were liberated at 06.30BST into calm skies on 18th June 2016. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members' verifications.
The National winner England from Agen in the category "old birds" is Gilbert Mark (Winkfield). The pigeon was clocked on Sunday at 19:41:32 CEST after a race of 813.37 km, achieving an average velocity of 1054.23 m/min.