PIPA presents its rankings for 2013

PIPA appointed a math specialist whose job will be to run through the results of all national races. This person will be making calculations day in day out to enable us to create new rankings with preliminary results during the season! We will explain the new system in detail below and we give you the rankings after the first four middle distance races.

PIPA publishes its own rankings, just like most other pigeon websites and magazines.  It is the first time that we present you our list of rankings before they have been finally drawn up.  From now on the rankings will be created and published during the season so you won’t have to wait until the end of the season. Below we give you a taste of some preliminary results after the national races from Bourges, Châteauroux, Poiters and Montluçon.

There are several reasons for our decision to publish the results in advance. First of all, we want to make clear to our visitors which rankings will be created and which not. This is our final list; no changes will be made during the season. A second reason is that some fanciers appeared to have basketed pigeons for certain races depending on the rankings of the previous season. When it turned out that some rankings were no longer in the list these fanciers were of course disappointed. And thirdly, we would like to set a limit on the number of rankings. We got a few interesting suggestions last year but we were not able to add them to our list. The current racing calendar allows for tens of combinations but it would not make sense to draw up a ranking for each of these combinations. Hence our decision not to deviate from our current list of rankings.

These are the 54 PIPA rankings that will be published in 2013:

  • Best old birds and yearlings in all Belgian national middle distance races of 2013 (4, 5, 6 and 7 prizes)
  • Best old bird in all Belgian one day long distance races 2013 (3, 4 and 5 prizes)
  • Best yearling in all Belgian national long distance races 2013 (2 and 3 prizes)
  • Best young bird 2013 in the Belgian national races (3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 prizes)
  • Best Belgian pigeon in all international races of 2013 (2 and 3 prizes)
  • Best European pigeon in all international races 2013 (2 and 3 prizes)
  • Best pigeon from Bourges (2012-2013)
    • Old birds: Bourges I and II ('12 and '13) (2, 3 and 4 prizes)
    • Yearlings: Bourges II ('12) and Bourges I & II ('13) (2 and 3 prizes)
  • Best pigeon from Limoges (2 and 3 prizes: Limoges I & II (’12) and Limoges (’13))
  • Best pigeon from Châteauroux (2 and 3 prizes: Châteauroux (’12) and Châteauroux I & II (’13))
  • Best pigeon from Montélimar (2012-2013)
  • Best pigeon from Pau (2012-2013)
  • Best pigeon from Cahors (2012-2013)
  • Best pigeon from Montluçon (2012-2013)
  • Best pigeon from Montauban (2012-2013)
  • Best pigeon from Guéret (2 and 3 prizes: Guéret (’12) and Guéret I & II (’13))
  • Best pigeon from Bordeaux/Agen (2012-2013)
  • Best pigeon from Orange (2012-2013)
  • Best pigeon from Argenton (2012-2013)
    • Old birds: Argenton I and II (’12 and ‘13) (2, 3 and 4 prizes)
    • Yearlings: Argenton II (‘12) and Argenton I & II (’13) (2 and 3 prizes)
  • Best pigeon from Libourne (2012-2013)
  • Best pigeon from La Souterraine- 2 and 3 prizes: La Souterraine (’12) and La Souterraine I & II (’13))
  • Best pigeon from St.-Vincent (2012-2013)
  • Best pigeon from Brive (2012-2013)
  • Best pigeon from Marseille (2012-2013)
  • Best pigeon from Souillac (2012-2013)
  • Best pigeon from Narbonne (2012-2013)
  • Best pigeon from Tulle (2012-2013)
  • Best pigeon from Barcelona Belgium (2011-2013, 2010-2013 & 2009-2013)
  • Best pigeon from Barcelona International (2011-2013, 2010-2013 & 2009-2013)
  • Best pigeon from Perpignan Belgium (2011-2013 & 2012-2013)
  • IATP 2013
    Note: for the IATP ranking we only take into account the international races for which all countries release their pigeons. For instance, if Germany decides not to join the release from Narbonne that race will be excluded from the IATP ranking. Keep in mind that the race from Agen is not taken into account because of the limited distance
  • IATP 2009-2013

The international, national, zonal and provincial results will be taken into account. As we said, the rankings will be published during the season as well. This means we will publish them as soon as we have collected all the necessary results.

Good luck!