24/07/2012 - It was phenomenal how the lofts of Marcel Sangers & Paul Ung (Eefde, NL) and Vredeveld-Leemhuis (Coevorden, NL) dominated the one-day middle distance competition in 2011 in The Netherlands. Shortly before the start of the NPO classics in 2012, PIPA had an interview with the two favourites. What is their secret to being so successful?
18/05/2012 - ‘I love it when a plan comes together’: that was the slogan of the military mastermind from the A Team John 'Hannibal' Smith... The popular television character was sometimes a bit eccentric, but he was above all an excellent strategist: what a striking resemblance to ‘pigeon guru’ Gert-Jan Beute. The performances he expects of his pigeons and his ideas on breeding have resulted in the best one-day middle distance pigeon of The Netherlands ‘Best of the best’ 2011.
15/04/2012 - They know how to win in Wijhe: Gerard and Remco have a very successful loft, with wins in three National loft championships and several National ace pigeons. With top pigeons like ‘Britney’, ‘Mika’, ‘Haykin’, ‘Kimi’ and about seven other National Ace pigeons, the fanciers managed to reach a high level, becoming one of the top contenders at national level!
11/04/2012 - Even though John and his wife Anja lead a busy life they already have a prominent record. With their (inter)national Ace bird 'Olympic Aurea' and super pigeon 'Smart Lady' they can be called a very successful marathon loft. Time to meet these 'Champions in the order of Baarle-Nassau'.
26/02/2012 - At the national championships KBDB in Ostend, Danny Van Dyck was only second on the podium for the ’small middle distance youngsters championships’… It was only later that the KBDB corrected an error in the results, and that Danny was declared winner of the 1° National championship small middle distance youngsters KBDB 2011!
14/02/2012 - The weekend of 10th -12th February saw the annual get together of the members of the British International Championship Club to honour the winners of the club’s National and International races for the 2011 season.
14/02/2012 - National crack Arie Dijkstra brings all his best racers and breeders into auction. Arie brought forth sensation with outstanding performances, even this year 1st,3rd,4th and 8th NPO Chateauroux, all his stars shine in this auction, including of course top couple ‘Leonardo’ x ‘Tinkelbel’ and their super sons ‘Okidoki’ (2nd Nat. Ace bird) and ‘Boogie’ … Winners of 100 to 1.000 km. Rarely is such an excellent All Round loft offered on auction!
29/01/2012 - The colony of Rudi Diels definitely belongs to the circle of leading lofts in the middle distance in the province Antwerp. His ‘Goudhaantje’ paved the way to ‘national fame’ in 2001… in 2011 it was his grandson ‘Blue Gold’ which pulled out all the stops and put Rudi Diels on the highest throne as ‘national Ace bird small middle distance’ !
22/01/2012 - When talking about the continuity the least we can say is that Roland & Guy are the masters in the field! After two successive national titles in 2008 & 2009, they are again on the highest rung of the national podium in Ostend for the third time in just 4 years !!! An astonishing performance that nobody has previously achieved...
14/01/2012 - Whoever is shown the results from Stijn Van Laere will think they are sitting at the table with the national champion middle distance instead of the national youth champion KBDB 2011. Simply because there are not many fanciers at national level who can produce such a series of chain results… Stijn is not described in the region as the 'steamroller' out Kruishoutem for nothing!
12/01/2012 - The West Flemish wing of the ‘BDS-team’ can look back on a marvellous racing season in 2011. A year which ended with a bang in the closing national Gueret with double provincial victory in West Flanders!
08/01/2012 - For more than 40 years the East-Flemish success formation of father Raoul and son Xavier Verstraete have raced at the top of our national pigoen sport! The brand new title of ‘General Champion of Belgium KBDB 2011’ is then also very thick icing on the cake… the crowning of 40 years pigeon sport at an elevated level!
06/01/2012 - The auction season 2011-2012 is halfway and we can look back on the first part of our auction season with great satisfaction. Part 2 is perhaps even more impressive than part 1 and contains many new auctions next to those already confirmed.
06/01/2012 - A real pigeon virtuoso… that's how we can perfectly describe the international Narbonne winner Old birds 2011 from Deurle Sint-Martens-Latem. The achievements that Etienne Meirlaen managed to perform in the 2011 pigeon sport season prove his great class once again… with the title of ‘General Champion’ by the Belgian Verstandhouding crowning his work!
01/01/2012 - We here the right to ask ourselves this question: WHO, in Belgium or anywhere else, did better than the Henrys during the 2011 season ? The answer is clear: nobody. From the 1st of April until the 31st of September, this loft simply acted like cannibals. And there were numerous damages...
31/12/2011 - At the end of the year lists are traditionally made of the best of this or the most of that ... We have made, just like last year, an overview of the 10 most read articles on our site. Take a look with us
31/12/2011 - 2011 has been an amazing year for PIPA, an important milestone has been reached, namely its 10th anniversary. It is indeed a brilliant achievement for the young founders of what has in a relatively short period of time, become the most visited the most influential and the most successfully monetized pigeon website in the world today.