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Nico van Noordenne - Hardinxveld-Giessendam (NL); a well-deserved 1. National champion middle distance 2010

Seldom has there been as big a difference with the number 2 in the National championship middle distance as in 2010… this displays the supremacy with which the wonder man Nico van Noordenne directed his very strong colony form one peak to another this year.

The old Van Noordenne basis was made into a ‘sumptuous meal’ with a ‘splash’ of  Verkerk, Bosua and Sangers (Koopman) ‘ingredients’; over which the ‘gravy’ called the Ludo Claessens pigeons made the stock Van Noordenne into a 5-star banquet  …

Nico with good friend Juan Carlos Gurierrez 

With 7.893 points against 7.814 for the runner-up, the hegemony in Hardinxveld-Giessendam achieved a fantastic climax; Nico will soon be crowned best middle distance loft of the Netherlands. A title which Nico achieved with four fabulous results … with a different wind each time!! The title wasn’t just carried to him on the wind then. And to illustrate the quality of his racing team; no less than 8 different pigeons contributed to the championship!!

The facts :

22 May

 Creil 2.744 pigeons North-Easterly wind - 29 pigeons entered, 22 prizes
2.-7.-13.-15.-63.-79. etc.
2.  prize; ‘Sweet Blue’ - also nominated
7.  prize; ‘Golden Girl 113’
13. prize; ‘Van Gastel 199’
15. prize; ‘Lady Gaga’ - also nominated  

5 June

 Creil 2.271 pigeons South-Easterly wind - 17 pigeons entered - 12 prizes
2.-3.-4.-10.-12.-38.-52. etc.
2.  prize; ‘No Limit’
3.  prize; ‘Nessaja’
4.  prize; ‘Sweet Blue’ - also nominated
12. prize; ‘Torres’ - also nominated  

3 July

 Creil 1.019 pigeons  North-Westerly wind - 18 pigeons entered, 9 prizes
2.-6.-8.-9.-12.-15.-43.-52. etc.
2.  prize; ‘Sweet Blue’
6.  prize; ‘Endless Summer’
9.  prize; ‘Nessaja’ - also nominated pigeon
12. prize; ‘No Limit’ - also nominated pigeon  

17 July

 Creil 1.157 pigeons South-Westerly wind - 14 pigeons entered, 8 prizes
1.-2.-8.-13.-27.-58.-69. etc.
1.  prize; ‘No Limit’ - also nominated
2.  prize; ‘Torres’
13. prize; ‘Nessaja’ - also nominated   

The Noordenne 2010 wonder team
The eight clappers (6 YEARLINGS!!) which gave Nico the National middle distance championship of the Netherlands are all from an excellent lineage … a short introduction :

NL09-1204113 ‘Golden Girl 113’

 1. prov. Moeskroen 18.176 pigeons
1. Pommeroeul 1.032 pigeons (also 5. provincial 12.579 pigeons)
1. Peronne 532 pigeons
7. Creil 2.744 pigeons 

Daughter of ‘Kasai Kid’ (3x 1. prize out ‘Kasai’) x ‘Surprise’ ( 1. Ace pigeon district, out the line Car couple Bosua with ‘Oshin’ - out ‘Kasai’ x ‘Kallisto’ )

NL08-1559432 ‘Torres’

1 . Ace pigeon total o.b. district Z-H East 2010
1. Pommeroeul 1.816 pigeons (also 2. against 4.204 pigeons)
2. prov. Creil 12.243 pigeons
4. Chalons 1.340 pigeons
5. Peronne 4.037 pigeons
5. St. Quentin 1.965 pigeons
8. St. Quentin 2.124 pigeons
Son of ‘Torero’ (1. Nat. Ace pigeon middle distance 2004) x ‘Tante Muggie’  (Bosua)  

NL09-1204055 ‘Sweet Blue’

 1. Creil 604 pigeons (also 2. against 2.744 pigeons)
1. Creil 335 pigeons (also 2. against 1.019 pigeons)
3. Pommeroeul 4.204 pigeons
4. Creil 2.271 pigeons
7. St. Quentin 2.124 pigeons
Daughter of ‘Basshunter’ (G. & S. Verkerk) x ‘Chanel 556’ (Marcel Sangers, granddaughter  ‘Kleine Dirk’ & ‘Golden Lady’) 

NL09-1204107 ‘No Limit’

 1. prov. Creil 12.243 pigeons
1. Creil 1.014 pigeons (also 2. against 2.271 pigeons)
1. Strombeek 963 pigeons (also 4. against 4.085 pigeons)
9. prov. Moeskroen 18.176 pigeons
Son of ‘Chanel 555’ (Marcel Sangers, grandson ‘Kleine Dirk’) x ‘Chica’ (sister  ‘Torero’).  

NL09-1204100 ‘Nessaja’

  1. Ace pigeon middle distance district Z-H East 2010
    3. Creil 2.271 pigeons
    5. Nijvel 1.338 pigeons
    7. St. Quentin 2.469 pigeons
    8. Peronne669 pigeons
    9. Creil 1.019 pigeons
   Out ‘Alonso’ (1. Ace pigeon & 1. prov. winner out ‘Torero’) x ‘Rin’ (1. prize winner out  ‘Kasai’ x ‘Kallisto’) 

NL09-1204082 ‘Endless Summer’

 1. Peronne 669 pigeons (4. prov. 9.062 pigeons)
    6. Creil 1.019 pigeons
    7. Strombeek 992 pigeons
    9. Creil 2.052 pigeons
    Daughter of ‘Blue Belofte (out ‘Brother Kerkduifje’ Bosua x ‘Silent Tears’ Van Noordenne) x ‘Pretty Woman’
(G. & S. Verkerk out ‘Magnum’ x ‘Evolution’ ) 

NL07-1942199 ‘Van Gastel 199’

 1. Pommeroeul 404 pigeons
    3. Laon 2.066 pigeons (also 28. prov. 21.080 pigeons)
    3. Vierzon 576 pigeons
    8. Ablis 635 pigeons
    via Marinus van Gastel out son of ‘Winner’ (1. Nat. Ace pigeon middle distance  WHZB 2004) 

NL09-1204060 ‘Lady Gaga’

     1. Ace pigeon youngsters club 2009
    4. St. Quentin 2.124 pigeons
    9. Strombeek 3.059 pigeons
    Daughter of ‘Farah 288’ (out brother ‘Farah Diba’) x ‘Tante Muggie’          (Bosua) 

A quick look through the pedigrees of the pigeons which contributed to the new climax in the fabulous career of Nico, show the wondrous Van Noordenne giants as ‘Torero’ (1. Nat. Ace pigeon middle distance 2004), ‘Kasai’ (1. Ace pigeon middle distance province  5 with 4x 1. prize), ‘Kallisto’ (2x 1. Ace pigeon & 2x 1. big race), ‘Bergkamp’ (6x 1. prize) … all wondrous clappers, which heralded a glorious breeding period … but what is also noticeable is the ‘fresh blood’ that Nico introduced. So as descendants of Kees Bosua’s wonder couple ‘Porky’ x ‘Miss Marbella’ and lines ‘Muggie’ & ‘Kerkduifje’ … the famous ‘Kleine Dirk’ lines via Marcel Sangers … the classy genes of ‘Olympic Unbelievable’ and ‘Magnum’ x ‘Evolution’ from G. & S. Verkerk … and the wondrous ‘Farah Diba’ origin from Marijke Vink.  Nico has an eye for quality and knows how to exploit it to the full … because Nico doesn’t buy a lot of pigeons, but only out the toppers … that is why he is certain that ‘his future’ with the introduction of various Ludo Claessens diamonds loos rosy .

Ludo Claessens as extra gravy
“In 2010 I  raced with youngsters for the first time out the Claessens pigeons – which I had coupled with my best breeders – although there were only a limited number. Despite the fact that my preference isn’t for the game with the youngsters and it isn’t usually any form of measure, I noticed quite quickly that the Claessens cock ‘Chequer 43’ coupled with ‘Latina’, classy daughter of ‘Torero’, directly bred two 1. prize winners. I have very high expectations of these pigeons.” Nico’s breeding loft houses four direct Claessens pigeons, as guarantee for extra gravy in the stock forming. These four consist of:
•    ‘Super 45’ – full sister of winners 1. prov. - 7. prov. - 8. prov. and son of ‘Super Vedette’ (1. NPO Orleans & 1. prov. St. Quentin) x ‘Blue 92’, 1. prov. Ace pigeon and super breeding daughter of ‘Jonge Supercrack’
•    ‘Chequer 43’ – full brother ‘Marianja’, 1. prov. against 17.496 pigeons and son of ‘Blue 43’ (1. prov. Orleans, fastest Morlincourt 26.801 pigeons and 4. NPO Orleans) x ‘Chantilly hen’ (1. prov. with 6 minute lead)
•    ‘Wonder White’ - out ‘Super Whitepen’ (3. NPO Orleans, 4. prov. Chantilly out ‘Jonge Supercrack’ x ‘Vedetje’) x ‘Super White’ (1. prov. youngster 2007 out wonder couple ‘Favoriet 65’ x ‘Witje 59’)
•    ‘Witje 975’ - out full brother ‘Simply the Best’ x full sister ‘Yeti’ (also half-sister ‘Jonge Supercrack’)
In addition Nico obtained a daughter of the fabulous ‘Yeti’ from Horst & Frank Sander, from which a daughter directly won:
5. Blois against 1.408 pigeons
35. NPO Blois 12.149 pigeons
As already stated, ‘Chequer 43’ produced two 1st prize winners in 2010 … out ‘Torero’ with ‘Witje 975’ came a hen which raced 10/10 in 2010; so 100% prize. Best youngster Nico van Noordenne 2010 comes out a granddaughter of Claessens pigeons ‘Silver Boy’ and ‘De Juf’ … and to finish, a 50% Claessens hen from 2009 by Nico won 2x 1. prize, with a.o.:
1. Creil 2.052 pigeons (9. NPO 18.725 pigeons)
1. Nijvel 1.338 pigeons (5. against 14.264 pigeons)
13. Chalons 2.803 pigeons 

From 100 to 700 km
All in all; a wonderful season for the miracle man from Hardinxveld-Giessendam. Nico worked very hard on forming a wonder stock of pigeons and his labour to bring the pigeons to unknown heights during the season is even harder!! With all this middle distance violence we almost forgot that Nico also performed strongly in the sprint and extreme middle distance, with de fastest provincial Moeskroen against 18.176 pigeons and 1. & 2. prov. Creil against 12.243 pigeons (‘No Limit’ & ‘Torres’) as fabulous highlight … Let us leave you with a few appealing performances in these disciplines :

 Strombeek         963 pigeons: 1.-8.-9.-14.-20.-22.-23.-29.-30.(56 entered / 27 prizes)
Pommeroeul 	1.816 pigeons: 1.-2.-5.-15.-20.-27.-28.-29. (53 entered / 29 prizes)
St. Quentin 	2.124 pigeons: 4.-7.-8.-9.-10.-15.-16.-27.-29. (29 entered / 22 prizes)
Vierzon         1.255 pigeons: 7.-10.-12.-14. (18 entered / 12 prizes)
Menen/Moeskroen 1.700 pigeons: 1.-8.-9.-11.-12. (17 entered / 16 prizes). Fastest provincial 18.176 pigeons.
Orleans Saran     859 pigeons: 3.-4.-11.-15.-16. (14 entered / 10 prizes )