25/12/2015 - Sending Christmas wishes has been a lifelong tradition. It is a way of showing people that you really care about them. Try to send a meaningful message to your loved ones, and do not forget to express your gratitude towards them.
24/11/2015 - For the first time in history, fanciers from the European mainland will be able to participate in the one loft race of the (UK) Royal Pigeon Racing Association. The organisation has 100 spaces available. Fanciers from the European mainland can enter up to and including 7 December. After that date, the remaining spaces will be offered to UK entrants on the reserve list.
15/08/2015 - New preliminary PIPA ranking result 'Best old bird and yearling in the Belgian national races' after the races from Bourges I, Châteauroux I, Guéret, Montluçon, Argenton I, La Souterraine I, Châteauroux II, Bourges II, Châteauroux III. The available national, zonal and provincial results were taken into account for this ranking.
15/08/2015 - As one of the people who has helped collect the birds for the Kalimanci one loft race in previous years, George and I were lucky enough to be invited out to witness the race in 2015. This is a personal report of our time in Bulgaria.
12/07/2015 - New preliminary PIPA ranking result: Best old bird and yearling in the Belgian one day long distance races with 2 & 3 prizes after the races from Limoges I, Valence, Cahors, Limoges II, Montélimar, Montauban, Brive, Jarnac. The available national, zonal and provincial results were taken into account for this ranking.
03/07/2015 - For the third consecutive season PIPA will create several rankings for the best pigeons in different races and distances, both during and after the season. Read on to find out which ranking you can excel in this year.
25/03/2015 - As we announced a while ago, PIPA will be introducing its PIPA rankings for pigeon fanciers in The Netherlands as of next season. The aim of this initiative is to award the country’s best fanciers, and to give their pigeons the international recognition they deserve.
01/03/2015 - In 2016, the Canary Islands will no longer have just one, but two one loft races. As well as the Derby Arona on Tenerife, a new one loft race will be organised on the island of Gran Canaria as part of a bigger project bringing people closer to nature.
24/01/2015 - It begins to look like a repeating scene; pigeon fanciers displacing each other at the stand of PIPA, like at the front row of a rock concert, eager to get what they want. Again in 2014 and 2015 - in Lang Fang and at the Olympiad in Budapest - the same appeared. The trophy that lead to this excitement? The release of the 3rd version of PIPA Collectors Edition.
06/01/2014 - On Wednesday 18 December 2013, the final race of the Thailand Grand Pigeon Race took place. The top 3 was entirely Thai with Vitoon-Pitak (1st), Hartog International (2nd) and Booncahuy-Hugo (3rd). The first foreign fancier was Veulemans-Ceulemans from Belgium.
28/11/2013 - The Saudi Federation for Homing Pigeon Racing (SFHPR) will hold a one loft race in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia in March 2014. The race was organised from 2002 to 2005 and will now be held again in 2014. The final race will take place on Firday 21 March 2014.
31/08/2013 - Ivan Phillips has been appointed as PIPA agent for India. Ivan is a 40-year-old engineer and a successful fancier. He competes in the Tamil Nadu Racing Pigeon Association and is a grandchild of William Phillips, a legendary fancier in India.
30/08/2013 - A few months ago PIPA started looking for a new supply agent for The Netherlands, for which we received numerous applications. After a strict three step selection process it was decided to appoint Ad Fortuin and Jawin van Namen as our new agents.
06/08/2013 - We are over the first half of the 2013 season and the results from all levels are being published on a daily basis. This means our team of calculators knows what to do. We give you several provisional results for our rankings in the middle distance, the long distance and the extreme long distance.
03/08/2013 - The new 2013-2014 PIPA auction season starts on Monday 12 August and our first auction promises to be a spectacular one: the fresh winner from Bourges in the young birds’ category from De Vroe-Van Gaver will be offered for sale. The fastest of 39,917 pigeons from Bourges will be auctioned at PIPA, along with another 15 closely related pigeons.
07/07/2013 - In June PIPA had the opportunity to welcome Gordon Chiu, a living legend in China. In this article we would like to zoom in on the intriguing life story of Gordon Chiu and his contribution to the development of pigeon racing in China.
02/07/2013 - Last week we presented you with the PIPA rankings for 2013. We can now give you the preliminary results of the ranking for best pigeon in the national middle and long distance races over 2-3-4-5 races, both in the old birds’ and the yearlings’ category, as well as the ranking for best pigeon in the Belgian long distance competition in two races.
27/06/2013 - On a weekly basis we receive many testimonials from all over the world from suppliers who wish to thank us for the good collaboration or from buyers who have succeeded with pigeons bought in PIPA auctions. This week Rocco Toscani thanked us because two pigeons he bought on PIPA bred a possible national ace pigeon.
25/06/2013 - 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.