Information about pigeon fancier Koopman C&G

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(01/10/2016) Gerard Koopman (Ermerveen, NL) claims title of 1st National Champion marathon not nominated 2016

The phenomenal champion Gerard Koopman has proven to be outstanding in the most demanding competition in pigeon racing as well, having just won the title of national marathon champion.

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(14/06/2016) Team Koopman (Ermerveen, NL) excelleert met 3e-4e-5e-6e-9e NPO Nanteuil

In de late lente en vroege zomer valt de naam Koopman steevast veelvuldig. De eendaagse NPO-vluchten zijn al vele jaren het domein van de Koopmanduif. De kopserie 3-4-5-6-9 NPO Zuid op Nanteuil 492 km van 3.926 duiven vormt een serieuze opmaat voor een nieuw topseizoen.

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(20/01/2016) Kijkdag ten huize Koopman trekt opnieuw massa volk!

Naar jaarlijks gewoonte vond rond de jaarwisseling de open dag van Team Koopman plaats. Tijdens die open dag kunnen bezoekende liefhebbers even de accommodatie in Ermerveen bekijken en een praatje slaan met Gerard Koopman en andere aanwezige liefhebbers.

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(07/01/2016) Team Koopman (Ermerveen, NL) looks back on a spectacular 2015

The success story of Team Koopman continues, as the fanciers from Ermerveen were again overwhelmingly strong this season. An impressive number of top results were won in the NPO races, the most important competition of the season.

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(30/12/2015) Team Koopman proudly present its catalogue for the 2015 young birds' auction from their best breeders and racing birds

The auction of about 30 top class pigeons from the best breeders and racers of Gerard Koopman starts on Monday 28th December, at 5pm. The auction closes on 10th January 2016.

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(23/12/2015) C & G Koopman (NL, Ermerveen) once again outstanding in the NPO races

A lot has been said about the Koopman pigeons and their impressive palmares over the years. This pigeon family has managed to dominate several NPO races season after season, while their opponents are often struggling to keep the pace.

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(18/06/2015) Gerard Koopman (Ermerveen, NL) wins all three podium places in NPO race from Souppes-sur-Loing

Fourteen days after his memorable NPO race from Sens, Gerard Koopman has managed to put in an even greater performance in the NPO race from Souppes-sur-Loing, winning gold, silver and bronze, as well as an impressive overall result.

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(04/06/2015) Gerard Koopman (Ermerveen, NL) takes impressive overall result in NPO one day long distance race from Sens

The race from Sens was the first NPO one day long distance race of 2015 for rayons 5 to 8 in Province 10 North East Holland. Gerard Koopman came out as the big winner, not only claiming a first prize but having an impressive six pigeons in the top ten.

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(14/01/2015) Gerard Koopman (Ermerveen, NL) has had a brilliant 2014 season with successful racing birds across every discipline

Gerard Koopman has had an outstanding 2014 season, thanks to a new generation of top quality pigeons that delivered excellent results in every discipline.

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(11/01/2015) Gerard Koopman (Ermerveen, NL) stelt jonge duiven tentoon tijdens kijkdag - UPDATE Foto's

Op 9 januari 2015 organiseerde Team Koopman naar goede traditie een kijkdag. Deze keer werden de jonge duiven geëxposeerd die van 5 januari tot en met 18 januari via PIPA geveild zullen worden. Het werd een topdag, getuige daarvan deze fotoreportage.

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(06/01/2015) Gerard Koopman (Ermerveen, NL) presents his 2015 auction catalogue

The Gerard Koopman young birds’ auction starts tomorrow afternoon, on the 5th of January 2015, at exactly 5 pm, bringing you young birds from the very best pigeons of Koopman (Ermerveen, NL).

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(21/12/2013) Drukbezochte kijkdag Gerard Koopman (Ermerveen, NL) werd een geweldig succes

Gisteren organiseerde Team Koopman naar goede traditie een kijkdag. Deze keer werden de 44 jonge duiven geëxposeerd die momenteel via PIPA geveild worden. 44 paradepaardjes passeerden de handen van vele geïnteresseerden, waaronder zo goed als alle kopstukken van de Nederlandse duivensport. Alles gebeurde in een gemoedelijke en opperbeste sfeer onder duivenvrienden.

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(16/12/2013) Gerard Koopman (Ermerveen, NL) stelt jonge duiven tentoon tijdens kijkdag op 20 december 2013

Op 20 december 2013 organiseert Team Koopman naar goede traditie een kijkdag. Deze keer worden de 44 jonge duiven geëxposeerd die vanaf 16 december via PIPA geveild worden. Hou de datum vrij en zoek uw kerst- of nieuwjaarsgeschenkje uit!

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(11/12/2013) Team Koopman presents catalogue of Koopman Auction

From 16 to 29 December 2013 the yearly Koopman Auction will run in which Gerard Koopman and his team offer a round of youngsters. You can now browse through the catalogue of this sale.

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(05/11/2013) Cornelis and Gerard Koopman (Ermerveen, NL) have had a brilliant season

2013 was another splendid season for Cornelis and Gerard Koopman. They have won two NPO races from Breuil-le-Vert (485 km) and Pithiviers (604 km) and a lot of great prizes were won in important races this season.

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(01/08/2013) C. & G. Koopman (Ermerveen) win opening race as well as closing race of the NPO season

We saw another spectacular result from Gerard Koopman and his team. They were really motivated to make the most out of this season and every fancier who had to race against the Koopman pigeons knew you had no choice but to follow their lead. Koopman won a 1-2-3-4-6-7 from NPO Breuil Le Vert at the start of the season and they closed the season with a 1-5-8-9-14-16-19 NPO from Pithiviers.

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(30/05/2013) C. & G. Koopman (Ermerveen, NL) dominates the field with a 1st-2nd-3rd-4th-6th-7th NPO Breuil-le-Vert

Cornelus and Gerard Koopman have been dominating the NPO competitions for years. Many fanciers have tried to copy them by using the same approach but it was Team Koopman that demonstrated once again that they are the real specialists, by winning the first four prizes from the NPO Breuil-le-Vert.

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(07/01/2013) Gerard Koopman & Team (Ermerveen, NL): the philosophy of a fancier – Part 3

Part three of this trilogy deals with the numerous fanciers worldwide that have been successful with the Koopman pigeons. After all, we are all familiar with this idea: a very successful fancier is a great champion but a fancier only becomes really famous when other fanciers are successful with his breed as well!

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(30/12/2012) 2012’s most-read articles: part one

At the end of every year we publish an overview of the most read articles (including the translations) on our website. For 2012 we split the list in two: today we publish part one with the numbers 10 to 6; tomorrow we give you the first five articles on the list.

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(20/12/2012) Gerard Koopman & Team (Ermerveen, NL): the philosophy of a fancier – Part II

In the first part of our report we have been discussing the present situation in the lofts of Koopman: we have talked about the achievements of his pigeon family and about the origins of the best racing pigeons in this unique pigeon breed. Today I would like you to get a glimpse of the man behind this team: the idealistic fancier Gerard Koopman.

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(18/12/2012) Invitation for the viewing day at Gerard Koopman's (Ermerveen, NL) UPDATE

The young birds’ auction of Gerard Koopman (Ermerveen, NL) begins on Monday 17th December. Those who would like to take a closer look at the pigeons can do so on the viewing day.

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(05/12/2012) Gerard Koopman & Team (Ermerveen, NL); the philosophy of a fancier – Part I

We can honestly say that 2012 was again a season dominated by the Koopman pigeons, from start to finish. They are so powerful that it is almost frightening. It is time for a round up of their achievements this year.

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(13/10/2012) Video: Gerard Koopman shows his Jewels of the Sky pigeons

Gerard Koopman shows us in eight short videos which of his pigeons are offered in the Jewels of the Sky October I auction.

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(09/06/2012) Team Koopman (Ermerveen, NL) winner of 1st Teletext-middle distance Quievrain against 6,223 pigeons

The amazing Koopman pigeons often take the lead in the prestigious teletext races and now they have a deserved win in the middle distance race from Quievrain. The cock Paridon, a youngster from 2010, was already on the road to victory and eventually took the red card against 6,223 pigeons.

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(22/02/2012) Video: Viewing day at Gerard Koopman's

As usual there was also a viewing day this year, on the 6th of February, at Gerard Koopman's in Ermerveen (the Netherlands). To give those who couldn’t be there an idea of how such a viewing day is like, we have made a short film for you.

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(02/02/2012) Uitnodiging kijkdag Gerard Koopman (Ermerveen, NL)

Het is inmiddels een vaste prik. De kijkdag bij Gerard Koopman en zijn team zal ook dit jaar weer (i.s.m. PIPA) georganiseerd worden. Net als vorig jaar verwachten wij dat het een drukbezocht succes wordt waar iedereen welkom is om te kijken hoe het er daar in Ermerveen aan toe gaat.

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(17/11/2011) Jewels of the Sky - November II: movies Koopman pigeons

The Jewels of the Sky auction, including a.o. twelve Koopman pigeons, ends this weekend. C&G Koopman decided to have a movie made on each of their 12 pigeons...

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(16/11/2011) World pedigree Koopman wins world wide and continues at the same level

A fax rolled in over the desks in Ermerveen. “From the Czech Republic – the 1st National Ace bird is largely Koopman,” says Gerard proudly. It characterises the ‘drive’ of the Dutch topman … but moreover the class of the Koopman pigeons, which are currently dominating worldwide. A world pedigree then, which constantly proves its status.

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(09/06/2011) Gerard Koopman (Ermerveen – NL) makes the difference with 1st-2nd-7th-10th NPO Pommeroeul

Perhaps a race of less name – with a strong north easterly wind and high temperatures the NPO Pommeroeul (333 km) was suddenly promoted to a serious trial of strength in North-East Holland. For the personnel of Team Koopman the opportunity to show that everything was right with the form …

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(08/06/2011) Look at the week the Netherlands 4-5 June 2011

After an NPO-weekend full of high speeds, the pigeons in the first June races had to work hard with a strong headwind … Murderous for the first National overnight race of the year. It’s not surprising – various top pigeons struck!

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(17/01/2011) Aankondiging kijkdag 18 januari a.s. bij Gerard Koopman - Ermerveen (NL)

Momenteel loopt op www.pipa.be een online verkoping van 33 exclusieve jonge duiven, rechtstreeks van de grootmeester Gerard Koopman (NL). Voor de geïnteresseerde kopers hebben we een kijkdag georganiseerd op dinsdag 18 januari a.s. van 15.00 uur tot 20.00 uur.

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(16/01/2011) Team Koopman - Ermerveen (NL) ready for a new decade of top successes (update video)

‘Gold in his fingers’; it seems as if Gerard Koopman has had this all his pigeon life. The superman rolled for one success to another, apparently with the greatest of ease.

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(24/06/2010) ‘Cornelis van C. & G. Koopman - Ermerveen 1e Internationaal Limoges Noordelijke Unie

‘Winnen went nooit!’ Dat geldt ook voor het internationaal vermaarde kampioenenhok C. & G. Koopman uit het Drentse Ermerveen. Op zaterdag 5 juni j.l. boekten zij hun 22e Nationale of NPO zege op de meerdaagse fondvlucht vanaf het Franse Limoges.

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(25/01/2010) Cornelis Koopman - Nieuw-Amsterdam (NL) 80 jaar duivenliefhebber in hart en nieren (2007)

Cornelis Koopman uit het Drentse Nieuw Amsterdam, wie kent hem niet! Een naam die in de mondiale duivensport niet meer is weg te denken. Overal ter wereld wordt met ontzag gesproken over de fenomenale prestaties van de Koopman duiven.

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(14/01/2010) 'Koopman-colony’ overwhelmed by loss … Father Cornelis Koopman has passed away

Cornelis passed away at home on Monday the 11th of January around 5 o’clock in the morning.

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(27/06/2009) C&G Koopman - Ermerveen (NL) - Manage new ‘stunt’ with 1st, 2nd and 3rd NPO Blois 3.079 pigeons

Just over 5 years ago the national short middle distance race from Le Mans attracted all the media attention in the Netherlands, with in the region of 120.000 basketted pigeons… actually one of the biggest competitions ever organised worldwide. It was superman Kees Bosua who signed for 1 and 2 nationally just ahead of Cornelis and Gerard Koopman who laid seizure to place 3…

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