15/11/2018 - On the door of many pigeon fanciers it still shines: the PIPA-calendar of 2017/2018 that was so popular at the most important shows in the world. PIPA now offers the opportunity to ensure a position on its successor: the PIPA-calendar 2019!
05/10/2018 - For the second year in a row PIPA attended the highly enjoyable Krakus One Loft Race, one of Poland's most important races. About 60 per cent of the birds reached the final on 8 September, in which the Belgian partnership Team Koningshoeve, consisting of Stefan Steenbergen and Benny De Kerf, claimed the win.
24/09/2018 - The most sensational sprint and shorter middle distance fancier of the past decade is selling his old racing and breeding birds of 2014 and older on PIPA! This is promising to be one of the highlights of this auction season. Team Lambrechts has excelled worldwide, and he has one of the world's most praised bloodlines in his collection, with his 1st National Ace Pigeon Lincia.
30/08/2018 - The registrations for the newest edition of PIPA Collectors Edition are coming in rapidly now. Many of the best fanciers in pigeon sport secured their participation – walk in their footsteps to participate in the luxurious book and register now!
01/03/2018 - The final of the yearling race from the Victoria Falls World Challenge Pigeon Race will take place on 30th of June 2018 instead of 7th July 2018. This changement was made in order to avoid a double booking with the Barcelona race 2018.
28/02/2018 - The well-known Romanian fancier Danut Bacalu from Team Family Bacalu has been performing excellently in one loft races and studying their strengths and weaknesses since 2012. After working on his project for two years, he has now launched the Europa Master Pigeons One Loft Race.
20/01/2018 - 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.
21/01/2017 - Due to the improved weather conditions the 9th edition of Thailand One Loft Race 2016 was rescheduled on Saturday 14 January 2017, a day earlier than planned. The pigeons were liberated in the west end of Nan close to the bordering Prae Province, almost directly north of Bangkok, for the final race of 500 km to Bangkok.
05/10/2016 - The Costa del Sol One Loft Race in Malaga, Spain was held on Saturday 1 October. 465 birds were liberated at 9AM in Hervas (Extremadura) for a tough race of 425 km in hot and humid weather conditions with almost no wind blowing. A bird of Mr. Karl Heinz Wichert (Germany) won the race with a 53-minute lead on his closest opponent.
06/09/2016 - Since its first publication at the 2011 Olympiad in Poznan the release of our exclusive PIPA Collector’s Edition has grown to become an annual tradition in our sport. This book is a great opportunity for fanciers looking to showcase their pigeons to an international audience; it has a circulation of 20,000 copies and it is printed both in English and Chinese.
29/08/2016 - Now that the provincial, zonal and national results of Argenton are out we present you the new PIPA rankings. Which fancier has the best bird after the national races from Bourges I, Châteauroux I, Montluçon, Argenton I, La Souterraine I, Argenton II, Châteauroux II, Bourges II, Argenton III?
18/05/2016 - PIPA agent for Canada and the USA Andy Larentzakis moved to Florida in 2015. Not only did he move his entire breeding and racing loft, he also worked feverishly to complete the construction of his modern one loft facility. From that loft, the first edition of Big Andy's One Loft Challenge was held. A very successful one.
11/05/2016 - The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will be the host to a new pigeon race in the eastern city of Safwa in February 2017, the Al Safa One Loft Race organised by Taqy Al Yousif. The first 25 birds to arrive home after a 350 km final race can split the total prize money of 111,000 Saudi Arabian Riyal (around 25,000 euros or 30,000 USD).
25/04/2016 - Poland has a new one loft race called WG Poker. It is a small-scale project with only around 200 pigeons housing the lofts in the town of Nowe Miasto. "Therefore, only those invited can participate", says race organiser Przemek Wiktorowicz, who will also organise family events around the lofts to turn pigeon racing into a family affair.
22/04/2016 - Africa’s most majestic destination beckons! Global pigeon fanciers are stirring with excitement with news that Victoria Falls, one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World, is the sublime Southern African location for a new US$700,000 one-loft race series in 2016/17.
21/03/2016 - The final of the 2016 Derby Arona race was flown on Friday 18 March. In sunny weather, 490 birds were released for a race distance of 275 km. After having flown nearly three hours, Lee Ray arrived as first of the flock and won the gold medal for Austrian fancier Beniamin Neag. UK fanciers Team Well Wag and Mark Gilbert won silver and bronze.