It appears that Dr. Piet Blancke, Bart De Clerck and Dirk Speybroeck made the right choice when they decided to form a team three years ago. They started racing under the name of ‘BDS team’ and they were soon very successful. Only two seasons after they started they won several important victories at provincial and zonal level. Dr. Piet Blancke acts as the loft manager. He takes the major decisions in the breeding loft and he racing loft and he is involved in the caretaking and the commercial aspect. Dirk and Bart are responsible for training the cocks and the hens respectively; they make sure that the team performs well. This team has the right man on the right place and they demonstrated this last weekend with three first prizes from Pontoise, Chateauroux and Tulle. They took new provincial and zonal victories both in the cocks’ and the hens’ loft. We give you an overview:
1st Nat. Zone A2 Chateauroux yearlings
The cocks that are housed in the racing lofts of Dirk Speybroecke from Vinkt were basketed in West Flanders in the Ruiselede-Wingene entente. The pigeons come from East Flanders so they could not win a prize at provincial level in West Flanders. They could compete at zonal and national doubles level only and Dirk managed to win the zonal first prize in Zone A2 with the following result:
Chateauroux Zone A2 against 1,015 yearlings: 1-5-212 (3/6)
1st Provincial Pontoise old birds
The racing loft of De Clerck-Blancke in Tielt houses the racing hens and they were basketed for the provincial doubles of the WVV. They took the provincial victory against 1,007 old birds with the following result:
Pontoise club 65 p. 1-5-7-12-17-23 (6/11) Prov 1,007 old birds: 1-18-51… (expected provincial top 100)
They are expected to win six prizes with eleven pigeons at provincial levevel as well.
2nd Nat. Zone A Tulle yearlings
A third victory would have been an amazing result but they suffered a narrow defeat in Tulle. Their local first prize from Tulle against 801 yearlings did not result in a zonal victory this time. No three out of three. A second national prize in Zone A from Tulle in the yearlings’ category is an excellent result nonetheless.
This turned out to be a great weekend for the BDS team, with a provincial first prize, a victory in the zone and a second prize in the zone. It was time to celebrate!