Over the past ten years the powerful long distance pigeon breed of Twan Bongers has played a decisive role in many national and international classics. Just two years after Twan had joined the longer distance competition in 2013, he managed to take home an international victory from Perpignan with ‘Kimlynn’, a victory that set the tone for a brilliant career in pigeon racing. He was able to achieve brilliant results at (inter)national level with a pigeon breed founded on the world class bloodlines of Cor de Heide, the Saya brothers, Antoon Van Haaren and Jelle & Ultsje Jellema. Unfortunately, he had to quit racing pigeons on doctor’s orders in 2011. Twan was looking for a new challenge, and so he became the exclusive breeder for a limited number of top class pigeon lofts, where he wanted his pigeon breed to stand out. It proved a great success. He joined forces with a number of renowned fanciers, including Frans Belleter (NL), Sjef Geurts (NL), Uwe Späth (DE), Tiny van Creij (NL) and Ton Scott (GB), who worked with nothing but pigeons of Bongers. A team of yearlings was bred for 2013, and the fanciers did really well in 2014 with a team of yearlings and two year olds.
The best racing hens of 2012 and older will be offered for sale after another brilliant 2014 season. In addition to the racing hens, thirteen strictly selected youngsters are also sold. They descend from the ace birds 2014 x the best breeding hens or the best racing hens that will be auctioned. Such talented breeders as De Grijzen Provinciaal and the dream pair Kleinen Schonen x Van Gave Hen have had a significant impact, and we have seen a number of great performances from their successful descendants Den Tom, Den Tiets, Den Drinker and of course the national winners from Bourges Het Vroeke (2008) and Benji (2013). These successful lines will now be offered for sale in a unique auction.
Geert and Annick Vanrenterghem have worked their way to the top of our sport in Belgium in no time, thanks to a collection of Vandenabeele based racing birds that achieve excellent results both at provincial, zonal and national level. Stock pair Kim 1 x Tsaby1 has repeatedly shown its qualities in the past few seasons, having bred several generations of prize winners. Geert Vanrenterghem has now come up with a select group of young birds from his best breeders, which will be sold in auction on PIPA.
Peter and René Van Langen have been at the top in the sprint, the middle distance and the young birds' competition for quite a while now. They won the title of Superstar middle distance in The Netherlands in May this season, along with several championship and ace pigeon titles, for instance in their middle distance club and at regional level. Their Janssen brothers basis was paired up with pigeons of Kas & Karel Meijers (Heremans)and Jan Van De Pasch (Grubbenvorst), which resulted in the type of pigeon that can win top prizes in the major races. 12 invaluable pigeons from this champion's loft will be offered for sale in an impressive PIPA auction.
Eddy and Sylvain Verhestraeten have gained a lot of attention over the years, thanks to such talented racing birds as Blue Power, which was the fastest pigeon from Poitiers against 5,037 pigeons in the zone in 2013. Another champion in this loft is Quicksilver, winner of a 1st prize from Gueret against 5,442 pigeons in the zone in 2013. They had to be satisfied with a second place from Gueret 2014 before claiming a well deserved national victory from Chateauroux against 12,007 young birds with Chanel later that season. The best pigeons of this successful loft, which excels in races of 100 to 600km, will be sold on PIPA, including notably - Chanel: 1st Nat. Châteauroux young birds 2013 - Blue Power: 1st Nat. Zone Poitiers 2013 - De Fred: super class racing bird sprint and grandfather of Chanel - De Jos: Sire of Chanel - Youngsters from the special pairing Blue Power x Chanel
The owner of an important collection of Ludo Claessens pigeons, Sakis Minovgioudis has been doing really well in The Netherlands and abroad, winning several top results thanks to his invaluable breed. Almost his entire collection is based on the Claessens breed, and his breeding hen Meeuwke 12 plays a key role as the dam of no less than 15 first prize winners. She is now the stock dam for Sakis, and the pigeons in this spectacular auction are closely related to her.
Hugo Batenburg gained international recognition for the way he managed to develop into the very best marathon player in The Netherlands in the past ten years. Remarkably, he managed to reshape the renowned Witbuik bloodline by carefully introducing other racing pigeons, making it suited for today's marathon competition. The Barcelona champions New Witbuik and New Laureaat are destined to become iconic breeding pigeons, bringing new generations of Witbuik pigeons ready to excel in future seasons. In this exclusive PIPA auction we bring you the very best of Batenburg-Van De Merwe, which is arguably the best pigeon breed in The Netherlands.
Alfons Klaas is internationally regarded as the grandmaster in international one loft races. His amazing Pantani pigeon breed not only excels in these international races, these pigeons have won many great victories and ace pigeon titles in the German competition as well, often against more than 35,000 pigeons. Many fanciers have made great improvements by introducing pigeons of Alfons Klaas to their breed, and so we think this young birds' auction from his best breeders is an interesting offer many fanciers are really looking forward to.
In 2014 again the partnership Vermeerbergen-Wilms acted on the highest level in pigeon racing … Their racing team won 19x pure 1st prize from 120 km to 610 km, including provincial victories on Tours and Gueret. Super cock ‘National Wonder’ was the 1st acebird great middle distance of 5 as well as 6 National racer PIPA Rankings and became 5th Nat. acebird great middle distance KBDB 2014 (youngsters) … The great crown to a super season and a life’s work. All best racers of the Vermeerbergen-Wilms team are sold exclusively on PIPA.
A small group of pioneers have helped develop pigeon racing in the UK, and Mark Evans is one of them. He was one of the first English fanciers to appreciate the unique features of the Vandenabeele breed, and this breed allowed him to achieve things he had never thought possible. Over the course of the years he was able to compose an outstanding team of breeders based on the Vandenabeele pigeons, and PIPA is proud to bring you descendants of this valuable pigeon family in a top quality auction.
Over the past ten years Arie Dijkstra has achieved incredible results at international level. He has performed very well in almost every discipline, and the Dijkstra pigeon breed proved to have great potential at international level as well. Many fanciers achieved international success in the One Loft Races thanks to the Dijkstra pigeon breed. In this special auction Arie auctions a number of exclusive pigeons, including a true collector's item bred from his stock pair Leonaro x Tinkebel, as well as youngsters of Leonardo paired to his own granddaugher and daughter and a youngster of Big Boom and/or Ikidoki. Three racing pigeons will be sold as well, including Oscar (1st against 4,804 p. and 1st against 3,182 pigeons). This is an exceptional auction with some of the finest pigeons from The Netherlands.
International champion Marc De Cock brings us an impressive auction with 20 top quality pigeons, each of which is without doubt an invaluable reinforcement for any loft. The highlight of this auction is a unique daughter of the renowned Bak 17 Aelbrecht pair, but we also bring you direct youngsters of some of today’s best De Cock breeders. These breeders include the invaluable New Eagle Eye, 753 Zoon Bak 17 x Blauwtje 751, Fred (from Pro Freddy x Jutta), Super breeder 801 Aelbrecht and several youngsters of the amazing Eagle Eye. In short, Marc De Cock brings you the kind of pigeons he is always looking for himself: the very best of Belgium.