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(03/12/2018) Fotoverslag Nationale Dagen NPO 2018

Het voorbije weekend stonden in Nederland de Nationale Dagen van de NPO op het programma. Met onder meer de beurs en de huldiging van de kampioenen werd het een goed gevulde tweedaagse! PigeonPixels bezorgde ons een uitgebreide fotoreportage.

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(29/11/2018) Verbree Combination (Putten, NL) knows how to peak

The Verbree combination consists of father Co and his son Piet. Over the past few years the two fanciers have had some fantastic results, with many championships titles along the way. They know when to strike with their pigeons; they are great at peaking at the right time.

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(29/11/2018) Geoff & Catherine Cooper (Peasedown St John, UK)

The Cooper’s are a household name in the pigeon sport, and after a lifetime of racing and breeding, in 2018 they still feature in the International races. At the same time, they can hold their own in local club and federation races, which they use to begin the fitness regime for the season.

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(28/11/2018) Roger Mylle (Bellegem, BE) excels in the long distance and the extreme long distance season after season

Roger Mylle had plenty of memorable moments again in 2018. This highly talented extreme long distance loft came into prominence repeatedly, for instance with their 5th Nat. Ace Pigeon Extreme Long Distance and Long Distance YLs KBDB, and they also had Belgium's best racing bird in Perpignan 2017-2018.

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(27/11/2018) Dirk Deroose (Kruishoutem, B) has a super class long distance and extreme long distance loft

The highly ambitious Dirk Deroose has earned his place among the greats in the long distance by reaping the rewards of his top-of-the-line breeding loft, which houses some super class birds.

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(27/11/2018) Patrick & Dimitri Houfflijn (Wortegem-Petegem, BE) have been national champions in the long distance for quite a few years

Be that as it may, the two fanciers look back on 2018 with mixed feelings: an outbreak of the Newcastle Disease in the region suddenly put an end to their racing season, with the big classics just around the corner.

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(26/11/2018) Tiësto family steals the show for Davy Tournelle (Rummen, BE)

The descendants bred by stock breeder Tiësto and Torres, one of his most famous sons, are nothing short of exceptional. Even the third and fourth generation of descendants of this invaluable stock breeder deliver fantastic results on a weekly basis.

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(23/11/2018) Jo Bauters (Gavere,BE) claims a national first prize in 2018 and another ace pigeon title KBDB

Jo Bauters has earned his place among Belgium's strongest pigeon breeds with the help of the fantastic breeding abilities of Fabian. The youngsters and grandchildren of this fantastic pigeon have been getting great results in the longer middle distance season after season.

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(22/11/2018) 2018: mythical year for Joost De Smeyter-Restiaen (Melden, BE)

Sometimes, you achieve success in everything you do. You prepared the racing season like you did the previous years, you take care of your pigeons like you always did and finally, your results are reaching a level you never reached before. Joost De Smeyter lived a similar season during the racing campaign of 2018.

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(21/11/2018) Vergaerde-Denolf uit Jabbeke laureaten met 1e en 2e afgegevene duif in de competitie van de Barcelona Masters

Met de 6e en 30ste prijs op de nationale uitslag uit Barcelona tegen 7438 duiven klasseerde deze sympathieke tandem uit het West-Vlaamse Jabbeke zich als de grote winnaar in de kampioenschappen met 1e en 2e afgegevene duif bij de Barcelona Masters anno 2018.

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(20/11/2018) Jan Hooymans (Kerkdriel, NL) has two new aces in his breeding loft: New Harry and Harry Junior

Youngsters and grandchildren of New Harry and Harry Junior show their breeding potential again in 2018, both in their home loft and in other lofts.

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(19/11/2018) Alfons & Helmut Klaas (Rietberg, DE): incredibly successful in their RV and in One Loft Races!

What is it that makes the pigeons of Alfons and Helmut Klaas perform so incredibly well in one loft races? Could it be the origins of their pigeons? But then again, there are plenty more pigeons with excellent origins. Yet, there is something that sets the Klaas pigeons apart from other pigeon families, and we can think of only one thing: these pigeons have better orientation skills than ...

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(19/11/2018) Hadrien Marsille (Ophain, BE) crowned as 1st national champion youth KBDB!

Despite his young age, each season seems looking the same for Hadrien Marsille. He has been recently crowned as National Champion Youth KBDB for the third time during his young career (2015, 2016 & 2018) but he doesn't limit himself to shine on the youth championships.

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(18/11/2018) Hok Jos Vercammen (Vremde, BE) was unparalleled in 2018

Hok Jos Vercammen has been a household name in pigeon racing for quite a number of years now; they have a national and international reputation thanks to their many great results. But their results of 2018 are really something else, even for team Vercammen.

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(16/11/2018) Arie Dijkstra (Oudwoude, NL) - descendants of Leonardo x Tinkelbel excel across the globe

As I approach Arie's home I can already spot him sitting in his living room. Arie is not holding a pigeon this time but a guitar. As I enter the house, I spot a book about Pearl Jam. Clearly the Dijkstra family is not only about pigeon racing. Arie is musically gifted, "but I will always be a better fancier than a musician".

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(15/11/2018) Raets Brothers + Kenny (Vliermaal,BE): 1st National Ace Pigeon shorter middle distance old birds

Arnould and Jean-Marie Raets cannot tell if 2018 has been their best season ever. They are racing in a trio with Kenny, the 30 year old son of Arnoul, and their loft is located in the town of Kortessem in the province of Limburg. They have another big star in their loft with Strong Lady (BE16-2249108), which became 1st National Ace Pigeon shorter middle distance old birds.

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(14/11/2018) Solid results in 2018 with pigeons coming from Carlo Gyselbrecht (Knesselare, BE)

The often harsh weather conditions that we saw throughout the 2018 season felt like they were tailored for the fantastic Laureaat Barcelona bloodline of Carlo Gyselbrecht. These are the conditions in highly talented birds prevail. And it showed in the results: the team claimed several national top 100 prizes in the extreme long distance.

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(13/11/2018) Flanders Collection (Liedekerke, BE) is taking great care of Belgium's pigeon racing heritage

The Flanders Collection from Liedekerke, led by Bruno Van Den Brande and Yannick De Ridder, have clearly left their mark on the international competition in recent years. Fanciers from across the globe have visited their loft to obtain pigeons of some of Belgium's signature bloodlines.

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(13/11/2018) The Grizzly dynasty of Vermeerbergen-Wilms-Mostmans (Rijkevorsel, BE) is a main supplier of first prize winners

The Grizzly dynasty has grown to become one of Belgium's leading teams in the sprint competition in just four years' time, with the help of the two stock breeders 'Grizzly Wonder Breeder' and 'Blue Wonder Mother'. This team has won an impressive 36 first prizes with direct youngsters of this stock pair!

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(12/11/2018) Ludovic Guirado win the 1st Barcelona national France against 2.911 pigeons!

Everybody's still reminding the difficulties our pigeons had to face to fly Barcelona in 2018. Four months later, he still can't believe it: Ludovic Guirado is the big winner of the national race in France. It is now time to put this afficionados of the marathon races under the spotlights.

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(11/11/2018) Nationale dagen KBDB 2018 te Sint-Truiden

Dit jaar trok de KBDB richting provincie Limburg waar Sint-Truiden gaststad was voor de organisatie van de Nationale dagen KBDB 2018, die doorgaan in Stayen, het voetbalstadion van de Limburgse eersteklasser.

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(08/11/2018) Gordon Bros & Sons of Northern Ireland

The record-breaking partnership of Gordon Brothers and Sons in Northern Ireland consists of Uncle John (who is now in his 80’s) and his two nephews Gary and Niall. Following the untimely death the lads father Benny it was obviously decided to keep the partnership name of Gordon Bros and Sons intact.

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(06/11/2018) Mike Ganus (Granger, USA) and his one loft race winning family of pigeons

Mike Ganus has achieved success in one loft races around the world. In this article PIPA takes a look at his family of pigeons and what they have won over the past few years.

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(30/10/2018) Norbert & Stefan Ally (Aarsele, BE) claim their third national first prize in 2018

Norbert and his son Stefan had one of the most remarkable results of the season, by clocking the fastest pigeon overall in a sun-drenched but very demanding race from Angoulême, with an astounding 17 minute lead in the yearling's race, and even 25 minutes ahead of the national winner in the old birds' race (two pigeons of Joël Verschoot). This is a rare achievement indeed.

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(29/10/2018) Chris Debacker (Beveren Leie, BE), the stuntman from the renowned Leie region

This was Chris Debacker's 2018 season: ace pigeons, provincial victories, a national first prize, and numerous overall top results. It has been another tremendous year for this team, with a prominent role for the Vandenabeele bloodlines.