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 - The PIPA auction season has just come to an end and it was again a memorable season, in which nearly all records were broken. This is thanks to the fanciers that continue to offer high quality pigeons, and to the increasing number of potential buyers, who have confidence in PIPA.
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.
09/12/2012 - Today and tomorrow the total auction (all birds up to and including 2009, with 2 pairs in BIS) of Etienne Meirlaen is ending. Below we have published some of the best pigeons in the auction.
08/10/2012 - Just like last year, a PIPA auction will be held in Denmark. This year again two fanciers will sell some quality birds: Batenburg-van de Merwe (Holland) offer 10 young birds including 2 youngsters from national winners and Flanders Collection (Belgium) offers 14 young birds including 2 grandchildren of Bak 17.
19/09/2012 - The best old birds and yearlings over all national middle distance races 2012 have been calculated. These are the winners: Lefebre Yvonne from Zulte (6 and 5 prizes) and Gevaert-Van Schoorisse from Ronse (4 prizes). The ranking is based on the national and zonal results per 20.
18/09/2012 - The best European ace pigeon (with three prizes) over all international races in 2012 belongs to Paulssen P & Son from Roosteren (Holland). The German fanciers Elenz-Haag from Trier finished second and the Belgian fancier Jean-Marc Jacquemain from Trooz settled for third.
14/09/2012 - Ulrich Lemmens from Balen owns the best young birds in Belgium over three and four national races (based on national and zonal results per 10). The best pigeon over three national races for young birds is 'William'; the best young bird over four races is 'Young Freddy'.
10/09/2012 - Gaston Van de Wouwer from Berlaar has the best young bird of 2012 from Bourges, Argenton and La Souterraine in his lofts. He is also owner of the third best with three prizes; the second best is a pigeon that belongs to Jespers-Vanderwegen from Holsbeek.
09/09/2012 - The best old birds from Belgium over all one-day long distance races of 2012 belong to Erik Limbourg from Brussegem (5 prizes), Gino Clicque from Wevelgem (4 prizes) and Wilson Dekens from Zingem (3 prizes). The ranking is based on the national and zonal results per 20.