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(17/10/2017) Anneke & Pierre Faes (Baarn, NL) have had many successful seasons thanks to their Koopman pigeons

Anneke & Pierre Faes have a magnificent pigeon breed that knows how to deliver. Last year for instance they won the title of 1st Nominated Championship Sprint in Province 7. Their collection of Koopman pigeons has played an important role in this pigeon family.

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(14/10/2017) Florea Sorin held a grand opening for his new imposing lofts in Romania

Romanian top fancier Florea Sorin has built himself a new loft, one of the biggest projects in recent international pigeon racing. Several fanciers from all across the world were invited for the grand opening of his loft, including PIPA partner Thomas Gyselbrecht. The result of a long and close friendship between Mr Sorin and PIPA.

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(13/10/2017) Fifth edition of the Derby Costa Del Sol One Loft Race (Malaga, Spain) is a major success

PIPA had been invited to the One Loft Race Derby Costa Del Sol in Malaga in Spain from Thursday 21st of September to Sunday 24th of September. Sunny weather, excellent visibility and a clear sky was all that was needed to turn this into a very successful one loft race.

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(13/10/2017) Adrie van der Rhee (Alblasserdam, NL) claims fifth consecutive title of Emperor Entente Drechtsteden and says farewell to program races

Adrie van der Rhee prolongues his title of Emperor Entente Drechtsteden again in 2017 but this will be his last title for now: Adrie will no longer compete in the program races. From 2018 he will compete solely in the ZLU long distance competition in Ineke's name.

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(12/10/2017) Hundreds of fanciers attended this year's Algarve Golden Race final on 30th of September

The final of the Algarve Golden Race took place on Saturday 30th of September. This event traditionally attracts huge crowds and this year was no exception. A large number of pigeons took to the start line as well: the race had a total of 5,095 competitors, 2,624 of which would make it through to the final. The closing race was won by Claudia Schwarm from Germany.

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(12/10/2017) Ebben Cobmination (Boven Leeuwen, NL) have been a national top team with the young birds for years

After finishing in second place in the National Loft Championship NPO not nominated YBs, the Ebben combination can look back on another memorable young birds' season 2017 - their 6th place in the National Loft Championship NPO with non-nominated birds is testament to that.

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(12/10/2017) Retour sur 6 années de mandat à la RFCB. PIPA met Dirk Schreel sur le grill

L'équipe dirigeante actuelle de la RFCB est en place depuis bientôt 6 ans. Il était temps de tirer un bilan. Ce qui a été réalisé et accompli mais aussi ce qui n'a pas marché. Et surtout... à quoi peut-on s'attendre dans le futur.

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(10/10/2017) Erik Limbourg (Brussegem, BE) went through the 2017 season like a madman

Erik Limbourg from Brussegem in Flemish Brabant can look back on yet another great season, winning six provincial, one zonal and a few national top results. Meanwhile, several other lofts had great results with his pigeons as well.

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(10/10/2017) Marc De Cock (Temse, BE) aims for top quality and perfection

Building a strong team in your own loft is an art form but creating a breed that allows other fanciers to achieve great results as well is even more challenging. Marc De Cock proved in 2017 that top quality is the one and only secret behind a successful pigeon breed.

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(09/10/2017) Mike Ganus (Granger, USA) has built an unsurpassed Million Dollar family

Lifting up US pigeon racing to a total new level was Mike Ganus’ ultimate goal for decades. He did so bringing Western-European super pigeons to the US … In one loft racing it’s the other way around; all over the world ambitious fanciers long for the products of his Million Dollar family. On PIPA Mike now brings his winning bloodlines to auction.

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(04/10/2017) Etienne Meirlaen (Deurle, BE) closes the racing season in spectacular fashion

A provincial first prize from Narbonne Yearlings and an overwhelming result from Perpignan are the last feats from the extreme long distance champion, who ends the season in style. He is without doubt the leading name in the extreme long distance in Belgium this season.

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(03/10/2017) Jespers-Vanderwegen (Holsbeek, BE) wins one provincial first prize after another in 2017 thanks to the Kleine Dirk dynasty

The name of Jespers-Vanderwegen is inevitably linked with Kleine Dirk, as Hermand and Johny have managed to excel many seasons in a row with their Kleine Dirk descendants. Their stock breeder allowed the combination from Holsbeek to win several top results again this season, including three provincial first prizes.

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(29/09/2017) René Van De Weyer (Mol, BE): an iconic pigeon fancier

René Van De Weyer is a household name in pigeon racing. He has been a top level contender for years, and since the late 1980s he is backed by his good friends Julien Foets and Frans Hooybers. They have achieved some exceptional results as Team René Van De Weyer with just a small group of pigeons.

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(28/09/2017) Karlo Van Rompaey (Sint-Truiden, BE) has two top class breeding birds in his collection with Hattrick & Prima Dora

Karlo Van Rompaey has every right to be called Mr. Bourges, since he has won this national race three times already. The first time was in 2005, and he claimed two more victories in his exceptional 2015 season. Meanwhile his two most recent national winners have developed into invaluable breeding birds.

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(28/09/2017) Comb. L. Stabel & Son (Goirle, NL) closes the season with two sensational first and second prizes in Province Brabant 2000

A young birds' classic from Orleans and a race from Creil took place in province 2 Brabant 2000 in the last weekend of the 2017 racing season. Both races were won by Louis and Eugene Stabel, and the father-son combination managed to claim a second prize on both occasions as well.

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(27/09/2017) Stijn and Jeroen Rans (Wijgmaal, BE) claim two national first prizes in 7 extreme long distance races this season

There are seven races on the international extreme long distance calendar, which makes winning a national first prize quite a task. Believe it or not, Stijn and Jeroen Rans have managed to win not one but two first prizes this season, which is something only our sport's great are able to achieve.

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(26/09/2017) Davy Tournelle (Rummen, BE) excels with a 9th Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance Old Birds and a 15th Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance & Extreme Long Distance YLs

The descendants of world class breeder Tiesto have really shown their potential with several top prizes in the national ace pigeon championships. In addition, they won the title of 4th National Champion KBDB Long Distance Old Birds, making this another excellent season for the team from Rummen.

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(25/09/2017) Geert Munnik (Noordbroek, NL) excels in the sprint and the middle distance again in 2017

Geert Munnik (Noordbroek, NL) reaps the rewards from a highly successful season winning the title of 3rd Not Nominated Champion Sprint and 1st Not Nominated Champion Middle Distance in Province 10 Northeast Holland against 1600 members. In addition, racing bird Blue Prins became 3rd best sprint pigeon in The Netherlands in the WHZB/TBOTB competition.

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(22/09/2017) G. & S. Verkerk (Reeuwijk, NL) close the 2017 season with an impressive encore

A long continuous beep was the prelude to an unprecedented string of results in The Netherlands. No less than 33 pigeons were clocked within less than half a minute, and they were in fact the fastest of 13,649 pigeons!

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(20/09/2017) Gevaert-Lannoo (Meigem, BE) have excelled in August

Paul and Carlos can look back on a particularly successful month of racing in August, with a zonal first prize from Argenton III olds and a 2nd Zone Chateauroux III.

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(19/09/2017) Yves Van De Poel (Geetbets, BE) wins 1st Nat. Chateauroux IV olds

His winning pigeon was also the fastest overall of 13,876 pigeons that were basketed for the closing race from Chateauroux IV. This is already the 3rd national victory for Yves in just four years' time. This is quite a feat!

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(15/09/2017) Ronald Geerdink (Hoogerheide, NL) can look back on another great season with excellent references

Ronald Geerdink is a fancier with an excellent reputation in the international scene. Besides being engaged in several pigeon racing organisations he is most of all known for having an extensive strategy that allows him to breed great racing birds. In his own loft and for many other fanciers.

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(08/09/2017) Jespers-Vanderwegen (Holsbeek, BE) claims three provincial first prizes in just a few weeks' time

Despite some promising results earlier on Herman and Johny had to wait until 22nd of July to really get the team going. It was then that they claimed a 1st Provincial Blois, followed by two provincial first prizes from Bourges two weeks later, giving the combination from Holsbeek a grand total of 3 provincial victories in 2017.

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(08/09/2017) Victoire internationale sur Barcelone dans la catégorie femelle pour Fred & Yannick Ungerer (Seebach, FR)

Dans l'imaginaire collectif, Barcelone représente l'étape ultime que tout le monde souhaite remporter. Alors, quoi de mieux que de briller sur l'étape de vos rêves? C'est précisément ce que les Ungerer père et fils ont vécu au début du mois de juillet puisque leur ''Queen Emilie'' remporte la victoire internationale chez les femelles.

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(08/09/2017) First national victory for the Thibaut-Boons (Sombreffe, BE) loft with an incredible performance on Argenton!

There was a well known loft that got in the spotlight during the national race from Argenton. It was indeed the Thibaut-Boons loft that won its first national victory after having been close a few times. It's a well know figure that came under the spotlight during the national race from Argenton. Indeed, the Thibaut-Boons loft won it's first national victory after turning around it for a while.

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