Team Noël-Willockx (Baasrode, BE) have a more than successful season with a 1st Nat. Zone and 3 x 1st Prov.

The team raced under the name of Team Noël-Willockx for the first time in 2016, in which they managed to claim two provincial first prizes. The team went on to add three more provincial first prizes to their palmares in 2017 from Argenton, Vierzon and Châteauroux, making this a particularly successful season indeed.


Ivan Willockx (l) and Eddy Noël (r)

Eddy Noël and Ivan Willockx decided to join forces in 2013, and that was the starting point of breeding loft Team Noël-Willockx. Their main objective would be to obtain nothing but pigeons of the best quality. We are four years down the line and their achievements illustrate that they know what they are doing. No less than eleven national ace pigeons KBDB originate from the bloodlines of Team Noël-Willockx in just a few years' time. The youngsters that they bred were solely raced in other lofts up until 2015, and from then on Eddy and Ivan began racing in their own loft as well. This was an excellent decision, as Eddy and Ivan were very successul from day one: they claimed some remarkable results with just the youngsters of 2016 and four late youngsters of 2015. They claimed a 1st and 2nd Provincial Young Birds in Argenton against 4,235 pigeons, as well as a 1st Provincial of 657 yearlings with just one late youngster of 2015 in the basket. The team also won a 2nd Provincial of 6,737 pigeons in the young birds' race from Bourges. And their results of 2017 show that the successes of 2016 were not a coincidence. All the results of 2017 can be found here. Eddy and Ivan claimed another three provincial first prizes this season, along with several provincial and national top 100 prizes, making for the following list of achievements for 2017:

1st Provincial Argenton (530 km) 709 pigeons
1st Provincial Vierzon (450 km) 268 pigeons
1st Provincial Châteauroux (502 km) 290 pigeons (and 1st National Zone 606 p.)
 15 x top 100 National
 47 x top 100 National Zone
145 x top 100 Provincial

All the highlights at provincial and national level are listed here. Eddy is responsible for the day to day caretaking of the pigeons, while Ivan takes care of the administrative side of things. The yearlings were initially raced in total widowhood but they switch over to the nest towards the end of the season. The youngsters are not separated and were mainly left alone. Here is a closer look at the pigeons that claimed the three provincial victories this season.

BE16-6132774 Miranda, 1st Provincial Argenton

Racing hen Miranda claimed a 1st Provincial of 709 pigeons over a distance of 530km, and the overall results were quite memorable as well: Eddy and Ivan basketed 48 pigeons for this race, and no less than 21 of them claimed a prize of 1/10:

Argenton 530 km 709 p.: 1-3-8-13-18-20-22-25-27-33-36-38-41-42-44-46-51-57-59-62-64
(21 x 1 / 10)

Miranda has won the following prizes so far:

 1st Prov. Argenton 709 p. (and 3rd Nat. 3,917 p.)
 2nd Quievrain      421 p.
13th Limoges        179 p.
15th Noyon          932 p.
55th Noyon          762 p.
59th Noyon        1,022 p.

The sire of Miranda is Blauwe Geerinckx, a grandson of Den Ad of Marcel Wouters (1st Olympiad Pigeon Nitra cat. B 2013). The dam of Miranda is a great-grandchild of the number one stock sire Stamdoffer 118 through both her parents. Click here for Miranda's full pedigree.

BE16-6132685 Coulibali, 1st Provincial Vierzon and 1st Provincial Châteauroux (1st Nat. Zone)

Coulibali claimed two provincial victories in just eight days. He was victorious in Vierzon on 2nd of September against 268 pigeons over a distance of 450km. Eddy and Ivan claimed a 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall that day. Eight days later, on 10th of September, Coulibali claimed another provincial win in the race from Châteauroux, against 290 pigeons over a distance of 502km. He also finished in first place in the zone against 606 pigeons, while claiming a fourth national of 1,797 pigeons. This is hist list of achievements:

  1st Nat.Z Châteauroux   606 p.
  1st Prov. Châteauroux   290 p.
  4th Nat.  Châteauroux 1,797 p.
  1st Prov. Vierzon       268 p.
 22nd Prov. Bourges     6,736 p.
 48th Prov. Vierzon     3,428 p.
 76th Prov. Châteauroux 3,788 p.
496th Prov. Argenton    5,038 p.

The dam of Coulibali is another great-grandchild of Stamdoffer 118. Click here for Coulibali's pedigree.

Stamdoffer 118

Like we said, Stamdoffer 118 is the number one stock sire of this pigeon breed; first prize winners can be found across seven generations of descendants. Stamdoffer 118 is a direct Santens Brothers (Oudenaarde, BE). He is a grandson of De Pasport  (4th, 5th and 6th National Argenton), crossed with the bloodline of Elvis & Gouden Bol of R&X Verstraete. This Stamdoffer 118 bloodline was crossed with the best pigeons of:

Bart Geerinckx:       Wittekop, Sylvester, Gladiator, Acy en Miss Magix
Gaston van de Wouwer: Kaasboer
PIPA Elite Center:    New Freddy
Roziers-Xiang:        Queen L
Ariën-Dekeyser:       Olympic Wacko, Norma

BE14-6228656 Gargenton

Another crucial bloodline of Team Noël-Willockx is Gargenton. He is a direct Gaston Van de Wouwer pigeon and inbred to Kaasboer. He has developed into a renowned breeder despite his young age. His descendants have won the following prizes:

 5th Prov. Châteauroux     2,311 p.
14th Nat.  Argenton       11,223 p.
17th Nat.  Argenton       19,592 p.
36th Nat.  La Souterraine  9,760 p.
43rd Nat.  Châteauroux    18,495 p.
21st Prov. Bourges         7,297 p.
67th Prov. Bourges         6,736 p.

References

As you know, the pigeons of Eddy and Ivan have not only achieved great results here in Baasrode but in several other lofts as well. This clearly shows that this pigeon family is a breed of many qualities. Here is an overview of the national ace pigeon titles that were won with the bloodlines of Team Noël-Willockx:

 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB Middle Distance YBs           2010 - Koen Carmeliet (50% Team Noël-Willockx)
 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB Longer Middle Distance YBs    2016 – Roziers-Xiang (50%)
 3rd Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB Longer Middle Distance YLs    2016 – Nico Van Muylder (50%)
 3rd Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB Long Distance YLs             2014 – Ariën-De Keyser (100%)
 4th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB Shorter Middle Distance YBs   2017 – Kris De Bisschop (25%)
 4th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB Sprint YLs                    2017 - Lieselotte De Bisschop (25%)
 6th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB Long Distance YLs             2013 - Wesley Limbourg (25%)
 8th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB Sprint YBs                    2016 – Kris De Bisschop (50%)
11th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB Longer Middle Distance YLs    2017 – Roziers-Xiang (50%)
15th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB Middle Distance YBs           2013 - Van Muylder-Noël-Demul (100%)

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