Brys-Cleys (Rupelmonde, BE): sprint at a superior level

Brys-Cleys
Martine Brys and partner Eddy Cleys are hardly unfamiliar names in the Waasland and region Antwerpen (around the Schelde- and Rupelarea). In the KRS-union they perform at an exceptionally high level within the Noyon and they can claim countless top results and an incredible prize

Mini-colony with super performances

We will not find a swarm of pigeons at Rupelmonde. 10 widows is the amount that is played every week from Noyon and 3 more from Quievrain. Although the focus is on the sprint in France. The price of admittance for the widower’s loft is extremely high, and only the very best, pigeons that almost never fail to deliver are able to secure a spot for the next season. An extremely hard selection ensures that almost every one of those widowers is a 1st prize winner and can boast of a prize percentage of +80%. Every year there are also roughly 40 young birds at the starting line. These are delivered by the breeding crew of roughly 12 couples. The young plays are played with the classic system of the sliding door. It does not need to be said that if the newest generation wants a spot among the widowers, they need to impress. Performances are more important to Brys-Cleys than pedigrees and honours lists. For example, the results of 2018 have been irreversibly been dismissed to the garbage bin

An exceptional season 2021

The recent season can easily be considered 1 of the best season for the colony. The 10 widowers managed to earn no less than 118 prizes over 13 races, meaning a prize percentage of 91%, 54% of which were per 10! The young birds also performed admirably with 3x 1st prize and 3x 2nd prize over 12 races.

Best results Noyon (old birds + yearlings) 2021

25/04 (1.645 pigeons): 1.-6.-25.-26.-38.-40.-71.-80.-120.-... (10/10)
02/05 (1.480 pigeons): 4.-8.-10.-26.-29.-33.-43.-124.-125.-... (10/10)
09/05 (1.285 pigeons): 19.-57.-91.-... (9/10)
16/05 (785 pigeons): 23.-32.-31.-32.-36.-38.-93.-121.-.. (9/10)
23/05 (1.037 pigeons): 4.-11.-13.-16.-29.-35.-102.-... (10/10)
30/05 (805 pigeons): 14.-26.-36.-39.-... (9/10)
13/06 (863 pigeons): 18.-22.-25.-48.-54.-60.-82.-... (10/10)
20/06 (590 pigeons): 14.-20.-26.-33.-...(8/10)
28/06 (509 pigeons): 3.-10.-19.-35.-43.-...(9/10)
11/07 (456 pigeons): 2.-9.-11.-13.-29.-31.-.. (9/10)
18/07 (468 pigeons): 14.-17.-38.-.. (9/10)
01/08 (350 pigeons): 5.-13.-27.-... (8/10)

Best results Noyon (young birds) 2021

06/06 (332 pigeons): 2.-16.-21.-... (12/18)
13/06 (558 pigeons): 2.-3.-9.-12.-22.-51.-55.-... (16/26)
20/06 (790 pigeons): 4.-35.-54.-57.-57.-... (11/27)
11/07 (840 pigeons): 1.-2.-3-17.-35.-67.-64.-69.-...(17/18)
18/07 (955 pigeons): 1.-5.-6.-7.-9.-11.-12.-17.-18.-30.-35.-38.-60.-67.-... (17/22)
01/08 (724 pigeons): 9.-10.-11.-20.-36.-43.-53.-... (15/22)
08/08 (1.097 pigeons): 1.-4.-6.-58.-69.-73.-... (18/24)
15/08 (1.109 pigeons): 5.-13.-14.-17.-22.-41.-... (18/21)
22/08 (585 pigeons): 9.-25.-26.-30.-... (18/23)
29/08 (769 pigeons): 5.-17.-46.-58.-72.-... (19/20)
05/09 (573 pigeons): 2.-17.-18.-25.-26.-36.-37.-38.-47.-... (17/20)
Stockbreeder nr. 2: superbreeder 912

Superbeeder 912 - BE15-4197912

Superbreeder 912 is 1 of the 2 superbreeders of the breeding loft. He is not only the father of one of the greatest in the racing crew Remco (won 47 prizes over 48 races!), he is also the grandfather of 2 of the best young pigeons of 2021, namely Tinneke and Junior. This young bird crowned himself in the last season respectively 1st and 7th Provincial Ace Pigeon Sprint KBDB 2021.

The Superbreeder 912 descents from his father’s side from the old sprint breed of the tandem. In the genes of the mother we can see the line of Kim, 1st National Gueret Gaston Van De Wouwer (via Leo & Gerry Dockx).

Remco, super racer and also a recent top breeder

Remco - BE17-4116372

1 of the stars of the racing loft. Remco only failed to score once this year and earned an incredible 47 prizes over 48 races, note that he won no less than 28x per 10. He won, among many others, the following prizes:

  • 1st Noyon out of 245 pigeons 2019
  • 2nd Noyon out of 551 pigeons 2019
  • 2nd Noyon out of 196 pigeons 2018
  • 2nd Noyon out of 178 pigeons 2018
  • 3rd Noyon out of 181 pigeons 2018
  • 4th Noyon out of 423 pigeons 2018
  • 9th Noyon out of 333 pigeons 2018
  • 9th Noyon out of 188 pigeons 2018
  • 10th Noyon out of 1.30 pigeons 2019

He crowned himself Zilveren Ring Waasland Snelheid 2013 (Silver Ring Waasland Sprint 2013)

As was mentioned before, his father is the Superbreeder 912. His mother won as a young bird the Zilveren Ring Waasland snelheid 2012 (Silver Ring Waasland Sprint 2012). From his mother’s side he descents from the old line of Jos & Jules Engels’ 1st Nat. Argenton 2005.

Remco has also been proving that he is a top breeder. He is the father of 1 of the 2 best young birds of 2021:

Tinneke, 1st prov. / 11th Nat. Ace Pigeon Sprint KBDB Young Birds 2021

Tinneke - BE21-4201010

Tinneke won as a young bird the following prizes in the Noyon:

  • 1st Noyon out of 1.097 pigeons / 3rd fastest in the province Antwerp out of 14.652 pigeons
  • 1st Noyon out of 955 pigeons
  • 2nd Noyon out of 332 pigeons / 35th fastest in the province Antwerp out of 4.558 pigeons
  • 4th Noyon out of 790 pigeons
  • 13th Noyon out of 1.109 pigeons
  • 17th Noyon out of 840 pigeons
  • 36th Noyon out of 573 pigeons
  • ..

She crowned herself 1st Provincial Ace Pigeon Sprint KBDB Young Birds 2021 and also became the 11th National Ace Pigeon Sprint Young Birds KBDB 2021 with a coefficient of 4.50% (ed. Tinneke has not been listed in the temporally ranking of the national championships. The KBDB has promised to rectificy this in an upcoming publication as soon as possible) Finally Tinneke also won the Silver Ring Waasland Sprint Young Birds, just behind loft mate Junior.

Junior, 7th provincial Ace Pigeon Sprint KBDB Young Birds2021

Junior - BE21-4201038 

Junior, is the 2nd top grandchild of Superbreeder 912. He won the following prizes from Noyon this year:

  • 2nd Noyon out of 840 pigeons / 11th fastest of the province of Antwerpen out of 9.681 pigeons
  • 5th Noyon out of 769 pigeons
  • 6th Noyon out of 1.097 pigeons
  • 7th Noyon out of 955 pigeons
  • 14th Noyon out of 1.109 pigeons
  • 25th Noyon out of 585 pigeons
  • 26th Noyon out of 573 pigeons
  • 54th Noyon out of 790 pigeons
  • ...

He crowned himself 7th provincial Ace Pigeon Sprint KBDB Young bird and also won the Golden Ring Waasland Sprint 20021

The father of Junior is Ward, himself an excellent racer with 26 prizes over 33 races in 3 years, 17x of which are per 10. Ward in turn is a son of one of the best racers of the colony: Torre, He won 47 prizes over 49 races, 50% of which were per 10.

The mother of Junior is Loes, as a young hen 11/12 and a sister of superstar Remco and thus also a daughter of the Superbreeder 912.

The 3 super brothers Speedy, Torre en Crack

The 3 stars of the racing loft are the brothers Speedy, Torre and Crack. Their father is the old Superkweker BE12-4038636, Stock breeder nr. 1 of the loft. Their mother is the winner of the Bronze ring Waasland Sprint young birds 2021 and a full sister of the mother of Remco. From mothers side she descents from the old Jos & Jules Engels line of the 1st Nat. Argenton 2005. Together the brothers won an incredible 137 prizes over 146 races over the period 2018-2021. 82 of these prizes were per 10. The numbers are simply incredible, enjoy:

Torre, 47 prizes over 49 races

Torre - BE15-4197920

The first, and oldest of the 3 brothers is Toree. Born in 2015 and won in between 2018 and 2021 an incredible 47 prizes over 49 races, 24x of which per 10 (earlier results have been lost). Then again it does not have to be said that no doubt the results would have been impressive considering the extremely strict selection. In the last 4 years of his racing career Torre won the following prizes:

  • 1st Noyon out of 92 pigeons 2018
  • 3rd Noyon out of 347 pigeons 2018
  • 3rd Noyon out of 436 pigeons 2020
  • 3rd Noyon out of 103 pigeons 2018
  • 5th Noyon out of 245 pigeons 2019
  • 5th Noyon out of 695 pigeons 2019
  • 6th Noyon out of 224 pigeons 2019
  • 7th Noyon out of 188 pigeons 2018
  • 9th Noyon out of 1.080 pigeons 2020
  • 10th Noyon out of 961 pigeons 2019
  • 10th Noyon out of 223 pigeons 2018
Speedy, 46 prizes over 49 vluchten

Speedy - BE16-4032640

Brother nr. 2 won between 2018 and 2021 46 prizes over 49 races. 33x of those were per 10. Here are his top 10 results:

  • 1st Noyon out of 704 pigeons 2019
  • 1stNoyon out of 138 pigeons 2018
  • 2nd Noyon out of 92 pigeons 2018
  • 2nd Noyon out of 456 pigeons / 5th fastest of the province of Antwerpen out of 3.441 pigeons 2021
  • 3rd Noyon out of 509 pigeons 2021
  • 6th Noyon out of 641 pigeons 2020
  • 6th Noyon out of 83 pigeons 2018
  • 8th Noyon out of 1.030 pigeons 2019
  • 9th Noyon out of 103 pigeons 2018
  • 9th Noyon out of 114 pigeons 2018
  • 10th Noyon out of 347 pigeons 2018
  • 10th Noyon out of 127 pigeons 2018
  • ...
Crack, 44 prizes over 48 races

Crack - BE17-4116373

Brother nr. 3. He won 44 prizes over 48 races, 25x of which were 10. A small part of his honours list:

  • 1st Noyon out of 213 pigeons 2018
  • 1st Noyon out of 423 pigeons 2018
  • 2nd Noyon out of 181 pigeons 2018
  • 4th Noyon out of 245 pigeons 2019
  • 5th Noyon out of 961 pigeons 2019
  • 7th Noyon out of 435 pigeons 2019
  • 8th Noyon out of 704 pigeons 2019
  • 9th Noyon out of 456 pigeons 2021
  • 9th Noyon out of 203 pigeons 2018
  • 10th Noyon out of 394 pigeons 2018

Few pigeons, many (top)prizes

There are only 13 spots on the widower’s loft. That means that every year tough choices have to be made. The same goes for the breeding loft which is intentionally kept small. They want to be able to optimally focus on taking care of and training a select group of pigeons. Pigeons that will all be able to perform. Only through years of harsh selection, this has been possible. Pedigrees and ancestors have never been important to the couple Brys-Cleys. The basket was and is the only arbitrator for them. Pigeons that are brought in have to instantly prove themselves or will be mercilessly culled from the loft. Eddy turned out to have a gift to select the best breeder out of any group of pigeons. He would never by a pigeon that does not give him a good feeling, no matter the pedigree and how impressive it might be. In recent years pigeons have been acquired from Luc Standaert (out of his King Ragnar-line), the best lines of Gevaert-Lannoo and from the more local region of Antwerp from Jules & Yves Engels and Leo & Gerry Dockx (with their famous Gaston Van de Wouwer-collection). Pigeons which can easily be crossed with their own breed. 2021 proved that yet again.