10/08/2012 - When August appears on the calender we know the racing season’s end is upon us. The weather was just fine, with nice clear blue skies and back wind. The following fanciers achieved top performances:
20/06/2012 - Big black clouds filled with rain held France in their grip on Saturday. Postponing the middle distance and great distance races was the only option left for the organizers. On Sunday the tied turned, and the pigeons were able to fly in clear blue skies.
15/10/2011 - Call it routine … call it feeling … call it that special touch; Piet vd Merwe just calls it top class pigeons. “We cannot look inside a pigeon, but we can see what comes out. If that is good, the chance for the pigeon to pass on these qualities is reasonably higher; as simple as that.” Simple or not – it brings Piet vd Merwe top years after top year … and 2011 was no exception!
22/02/2011 - If the results of 30 years ago were to be compared to those over the last few years, then in some unique cases it seems as if time has stood still … such an exceptional fancier where the test of time has had no influence, is Piet van de Merwe from Dordrecht.
05/11/2010 - After the season, only for few fanciers the balance always goes the right way … a man who’s always on the good side of the score, is Piet vd Merwe from Dordrecht near Rotterdam. In 2010 he again grabbed 6 victories, with 2 NPO sieges amongst them … in 1 weekend!! Unbelievable and it made the season a success in a matter of a few hours. ‘Master Piet’ takes us back to present the pigeon’s backgrounds behind the success.
20/05/2010 - Mijn gastheer van vandaag is één van de beste liefhebbers in Nederland. Hij woont in Dordrecht, enkele kilometers van Rotterdam. Piet is een crack op halve fond van 100-600 km en dit zowel met de oude duiven als met de jongen.
25/06/2009 - Piet (61) has taken early retirement and is a member of the Dordtse Concours en Verzendingsbond (DCVB). This club has about 70 members, but in 1979 when Piet was first champion in this club, the DCVB had 250 racing members.