Vermeerbergen-Wilms (Mol, BE): “Super season with young birds and yearlings on the speed disciplines"

Vermeerbergen-Wilms experienced their best racing season yet in 2022. It was a super season with wonderful races on the speed disciplines, for the first time with yearlings, which blew away the competition.

"The stars amongst the young birds became the best yearlings, simply because really great racers, stay great racers," according to the successful partnership in Mol. "Lucky Luc Blizzard" (BE22-6058534) won 7x prize 1:100. We would like to introduce this crack and several others to you in this article.

 

 

Super season

Luc and Robby nearly simultaneously say: "We had a super year like never before. Indeed, it was the best season since we started racing under the name Vermeerbergen-Wilms. Why we only raced short distance? Simply because the start of the season went so well." This resulted in the title 1st General Champion 'De Oostgrens', against approximately 150 fanciers. It was the first time they raced with yearlings in Mol. In an earlier article this was already predicted: "In previous years, we always sold our whole young bird team. In 2022, we changed our game plan: and we would race these fantastic young birds as yearlings." That this hasn't gone unnoticed amongst the competition, is something we are sure of. Some said that Vermeerbergen-Wilms could only race youngsters. In 2022, however, they were proven wrong. Luc explains: "Our 10 best young birds in 2021 flew a total of 38x prize 1:100, those are fantastic results. Moreover, they include pigeons which fly prizes 1:100, 4 or 5 times per season, they are top racers. We were sure we didn't burn them out, and confident they would make it as yearlings. It is similar to topsport. The pigeons that show themselves in their birth year, are sure to do so as yearlings. You can compare their development with young cyclists or football players. Talented cyclists or football players in the junior category are often the ones that do well later in their career. The same goes for pigeons, great racers will continue to perform. Robby and I don't believe in fairytales." 

Super season for Vermeerbergen-Wilms.

Top athletes

Before putting the stars of 2022 in the spotlights, we take a closer look at the championships of 'De Oostgrens'. In this prestigious federation with approximately 150 fanciers, Luc and Robby won the title of 1st General Champion, 1st Champion Old birds, 1st Champion Yearlings, 1st Champion Young birds, 1st-2nd-3rd-5th-7th-9th Ace Pigeon Yearlings and 1st-2nd-3rd-7th-8th-..Ace Pigeon Young birds. Side note: yearlings are also counted for the old birds championship and can therefore become champion in this category. In Mol, only one results list is made, no club results or smaller combine or federation results are published. This explains why Vermeerbergen-Wilms didn't finish as high as one would expect in the National KBDB Speed Championships. In 'the Antwerp University of Speed' we only have one result list to show, whilst in other provinces there are often 4 to 5 results lists per speed race," according to the men from Mol. Their young birds flew a total of 80x prize 1:100 and their yearlings 51x prize 1:100, spectacular results. The pigeons that manage 4 to 5 prizes 1:100 are simply top pigeons. We will introduce the best young birds and yearlings from 2022 below.  

To clarify the distances: Momignies is 143km and Soissons 230km. 

Young birds

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This mealy cock, with the name "Lucky Luc Blizzard", flew 7x prize 1:100 this year. His palmares is phenomenal including the following prizes, all from Momignies: 2/1253 – 3/1379 – 3/1149 – 5/1149 – 5/808 – 7/1199 – 12/1713 – 12/647 – 19/831 – 22/1235. He is a grandson of 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Speed KBDB 2019 (J. Francken x Lucky 739, and also a grandson to Super Breeder of P. Beyl. 

"Lucky Luc Blizzard"

BE22-4040952

Another talented cock is a son of unior X Goed Grijs 952, bred by PIPA Breeding and raced by Vermeerbergen-Wilms. In three weeks consecutive weeks he flew the following prizes on Momignies: 2/1149 – 4/1253 – 4/1235. En verder ook nog 16/831 en 42/1713. He also flew 16/831 and 42/1713.

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Grandson of 12th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB (H. Menten). 
Palmares 2022: Soissons 6/757 – 7/952 and Momignies 11/808 – 12/1199 – 13/1117 – 33/831 – 44/1379 – 70/1713.

 

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Grandson of 12th Nat. Ace Pigeon (H. Menten) and a nest sister of the above mentioned cock 22-501. 
Palmares 2022: Soissons 3/757 – 5/1117 – 5/710 - 12/952 and Momignies 8/1379 – 12/1713 - 12/808 – 18/1199 – 23/1149.

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This blue white-flight is a great grandchild of the famous "Kittel". 
Palmares 2022: Momignies 3/1199 – 3/808 – 7/1713 – 10/647 – 31/1379 – 32/831 and Soissons 3/757 – 23/952.

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This grandson of the 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon Speed KBDB and winner of 8x prize 1:100.
Palmares 2022 of the 22-513: Momignies 6/1235 – 6/1149 – 8/1379 – 10/1713 – 20/808 – 25/1253 – 45/831 – 55/647 – 71/1126 – 76/819.

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Yearlings 

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This black hen is an unbelievable racer. She is a granddaughter of the 8th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB 2019 (E. Stassen) x Granddaughter Kittel and. In 2 years time (2021 and 2022), she won 18x Top 10 spots. On her palmares we wind a.o. Momignies 1/111 – 4/1399 – 8/690 – 8/130 – 9/1280 and Soissons 2/475 – 3/304 – 2/210. Moreover, on Nanteuil (281km) she flew 3/743 and 4/2492.

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BE21-3047837

This hen, bred by Velghe Pigeons and raced by Vermeerbergen-Wilms, performed exceptionally as a young bird and yearling: Momignies 1/130 – 2/405 – 3/332 – 4/1485 – 4/636 – 4/412 – 5/648 – 7/720 and Nanteuil 2/743 – 3/2492.

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Granddaughter Porsche 911 (PIPA Elite Center) and Golden Boxster (PEC). Achieved amongst others the following results on Momignies in 2 years time 2/230 – 3/111 – 5/2051, from Nanteuil 6/743 – 9/2492, Soissons 6/267 – 8/540 and Melun 35/1223. 

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BE21-6208506
 

This blue hen is a granddaughter of the 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon (G. Rondags) and carries the best bloodlines from Vermeerbergen-Wilms-Mostmans, Dirk Van Den Bulck and Leo Heremans. She took 14x Top 10 prizes as a yearling with a.o. Momignies 1/195 – 2/1280 – 2/111 – 3/412 – 4/648 – 4/253 – 6/1480 etc., ... and Chimay 2/1150.

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BE21-6208528

Blue hen, granddaughter of the 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon Speed KBDB. On her palmares we find a.o. Momignies 3/1196 – 4/412 – 5/648 – 5/453 – 5/343 – 6/424 etc., ... and Chimay 3/1150.

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BE21-6208567

This blue hen is a granddaughter of Wonder Porsche. She has a very extensive results list from 2021 and 2022, including amongst others: Soissons 2/374 – 3/267 – 4/591 – 4/540; Chimay 4/1150 and Momignies 6/2051.

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