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New auctions: Davy Tournelle, Carlo Gyselbrecht, Avirings OLR, Hugo Batenburg & Wim & Steven De Troy

Monday the 16th of October, these new auctions will start: Davy Tournelle, Carlo Gyselbrecht, Avirings OLR, Hugo Batenburg & Wim & Steven De Troy.

Davy Tournelle (BE)
Youngsters from the best breeders

It was another incredibly successful season for Davy Tournelle. Spectacular results on national races with beautiful series in the National Top 100 were - once again - highly impressive. Moreover, fellow fanciers managed to make the headlines with Tournelle DNA. It is clear that the impact of Tiësto and his super son Torres have lifted the performances of Davy Tournelle to another level. On PIPA, children from these star breeders will be available in auction!

Carlo Gyselbrecht (BE)
Youngsters from the best breeders

That Carlo Gyselbrecht can breed super pigeons like no other, is commonly known. He supplies winners, ace pigeons and top performers up to the international level, including pigeons capable of winning Top 10 National and becoming National Ace Pigeon Extreme Long Distance KBDB! The master Carlo Gyselbrecht, managed to build upon the 1st Int. Barcelona 1995, Laureaat Barcelona, and still this phenomenon - in combination with the DNA of modern superstars - is the key to success! Laureaat Barcelona descendants from the old stock of Vanbruaene, which has a prominent role in this auction during which 10 special pigeons are on offer. Auction highlights include Barcelona star Kronos, children of renowned breeding and racing pigeons from the best Vanbruaene bloodlines, as well as a unique pairing between 1st Int. Barcelona 2019 Jef x super breeding hen Eline (daughter Silke, Jellema).  

Avirings OLR (SL)
Final winners and Ace Pigeons

The Slovenian AviRings One Loft Race has been around for several years. This OLR distinguishes itself from other races by using innovations such as GPS tracking. Furthermore, youngsters are raced 'on the door', are darkened, and there is the possibility to look inside the lofts 24/7 via live webcams. The official program started August 1st with a 120km race and ended September 16th with the Final across 521km. 826 pigeons battled in the final and after a tough semi-final the final went very well. During the Final, the Dutch team Pleiter-Kolkman won the sprint for the finish line just beating the PIPA Elite Center! Pigeons from across Europe were represented in the Top 10, often from renowned bloodlines. 455 pigeons arrived on the day of release and halfway the second day, more than 80% of the pigeons had returned home. 

Hugo Batenburg (NL)
Children from the best breeders

After the fantastic auction on PIPA past winter, Batenburg-Van De Merwe continued in 2023 with a very youthful team of racers. The quality on the lofts was however not lost and resulted in magnificent results! Highlight of the season was the 7th-8th-28th National Barcelona on their own lofts and 11th-30th-62nd-66th-72nd-84th-88th National with Batenburg descendants on other lofts. The results illustrate the dominance of the super breeding team on national races as well as International One Loft Races in the past years. In this auction on PIPA, children from special pairs are on offer, including: 

  • Lloyd Barcelona, 1st Int. Pau ’23 x Number 8, 1st Int. Barcelona ’23  
  • Ad x Jana, 1st x 2nd Nat. Perpignan ’22 
  • Ad, 1st Nat. Perpignan ’22 x his own mother … 
  • Mats, father 1st Nat. Perpignan ’22 x Jana, 2nd Nat. Perpignan ‘22
  • Mats x Miss Urk, parents Ad, 1st Nat. Perpignan ’22
  • New Jade 95, 7th Nat. Barcelona ’23 x Southfield History, 1st Nat. UK Barcelona ’23

Wim & Steven De Troy (BE)
Youngsters from the best breeders

Wim, Steven and Marianne De Troy stole the show during the 2021 racing season by winning two National races. In 2022 and 2023 they continue achieving top results with several National Top 10 Championship titles,Ace Pigeons and top classifications at the PIPA Rankings to show for it. Exclusive pairs were put together especially for PIPA, which led to this auction of unique quality. The lots include a/o brothers, sisters and children of the stars Nafi (1st Nat. Argenton), Casino Royale (1st Nat. Argenton), Iron Lady (1st Nat. Montlucon), Bugatti (3rd Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB), Ghost Rider (1st Nat. Zone Gueret), Lucky Number 6 (2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB), Covergirl (1st Prov. Vierzon)...