No international PIPA rankings this year

Since last year all international results have been provided by the company WPROL. The German ring numbers in the WPROL results consist of 8 digits, as opposed to just 7 in previous years, which means we will not be able to provide an international multi season ranking this year unfortunately. The reason is that ring numbers with a different amount of digits cannot be linked to each other.

What we could do is publish our international rankings with solely Belgian, British, French and Dutch pigeons, where the ring number issue did not occur. But an international PIPA ranking without any German fanciers would still be an incomplete ranking, and so we decided to not publish any international rankings at all.

After next season, when the WPROL has published its results from two consecutive years, we will be able to reintroduce our international rankings across two seasons.