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G. & S. Verkerk (Reeuwijk, NL) take the first national Châteauroux Sector II

We all know that Gerard and Bas Verkerk have been at a high level all season. They were particularly impressive in the one day long distance NPO races. The tough national classic from Châteauroux was a great opportunity to show what they are capable of and so they did: they won the first, sixth and 11th in sector II against 14,005 pigeons.

In pigeon racing you cannot take anything for granted. Still, Gerard and Bas Verkerk were determined to have a successful 2013 season. They wanted to be ready in June and July and they have performed impressively well in the past eight weeks. Their first pigeons were always at the top of the results at provincial level and in the NPO competition:

18 May   3rd fastest Meaux            24,446 p.
25 May   2nd fastest Chateaudun       11,572 p.
1 June  16th fastest Sens             28,413 p.
8 June   4th fastest Bourges           9,896 p.
15 June  7th fastest Nanteuil         17,506 p.
22 June  4th fastest Argenton          9,601 p.
29 June 13th fastest Mantes la Jolie  13,692 p.
30 June 11th fastest Agen/Bordeaux     1,813 p.
6 July   1st fastest Chateauroux      14,005 p.

The pigeon Britt NL11-1740939 won the first prize in the sector and she has proved an invaluable bird in this loft. This hen was 7th prov. ace Pigeon One Day Long Distance in district five in 2012 with eight prizes per 100. She won two top 100 prizes in the NPO competitions in 2012 as well. Her excellent performance in the national from Châteauroux this season, in tough conditions, proves that this blue coloured hen is one of a kind. Her sire is Contador, an excellent breeder and the last son of the outstanding racing hen Olympic Unbelievable. The dam is a direct Jan Ouwekerk bred from De 84, winner of two top 10 places NPO and co-winner of the national Championship One Day Long Distance 2005. Britt was placed on widowhood in the end of March and she started to get interested in pigeons of the same sex shortly before Châteauroux. This was reason enough for Bas to lock her up.

These are the full results of team Verkerk in Châteauroux:

Gouwe IJssel          1,120 p.: 1-5-7-10-13-15-23-27-31-38-40-44-49-50-etc. (38/74)
Dist. 5 Rayon East    3,612 p.: 1-6-8-19-26-29-45-51-64-97-90-etc. (40/74)
Dist. 5 South Holland 6,609 p.: 1-6-10-28-36-40-66-75-96 (40/74)
Nat. sector II       14,005 p.: 1-6-11-34-47-52-91-etc. (48/74)

Verkerk pigeons successful in other lofts as well

The Verkerk pigeons have been doing great and it appears that they have been particularly successful in the national one day long distance races for other lofts as well. Yong Lin for instance has had a brilliant season with a 1-3-4-6-3 against 2,944 pigeons from Châteauroux in Rayon West and a 7-15-18 national sector II against 14,005 pigeons. His first and third pigeon are bred from Son Bulldozer x Olympic Solange and his second pigeon is a great-grandchild Bulldozer x Didi. Burg and Waard have won a 14th national with a pigeon from the lines of Pavarotti x Oprah. The first pigeon of Reedijk-Jon (and winner of a 4th national Sector II) was bred from Street Fighter, which is a grandchild of Verkerk’s Dynamite (Sire of Explosion) x Josephine (the dam of sprint).

Top 25 places (NPO national) of G. & S. Verkerk in the one day long distance 2013 (until 6 July)

1st Nat. sector 2 Chateauroux  - 14,005 p. with Britt (daughter Contador x Almost to Late)
2nd NPO 5&12 Chateaudun        - 11,572 p. (daughter Johnny English x Olympic Solange)
3rd NPO 5&12 Chateaudun        - 11,572 p. (d. Pole Position x Kate)
4th NPO 5&12 Chateaudun        - 11,572 p. (d. Sven x Bonita)
4th NPO 5&12 Bourges           -  9,896 p. (d. Hummer x Gold Dust)
4th NPO 5&12 Argenton          -  9,601 p. (son Guardian x Petra)
5th NPO 5&12 Bourges           -  9,896 p. (son Donald x Bonita)
6th Nat. sector 2 Chateauroux  - 14,005 p. with Andy Murray (son Goofy x Shine)
10th NPO 5&12 Chateaudun       - 11,572 p. (d. One Eye Bandit x Snip)
11th Nat. sector 2 Chateauroux - 14,005 p. with Miss Kardashian (d. Son Diddl x First Lady)
12th NPO 5&12 Chateaudun       - 11,572 p. (d. Little Diamond x Kournikova)
13th NPO 5&12 Chateaudun       - 11,572 p. (d. Sven x Olympic Stradivarius)
14th NPO 5&12 Chateaudun       - 11,572 p. (d. Rembrandt x Cameron Diaz)
16th NPO 5&12 Bourges          -  9,896 p. (d. Dragon x Gold Dust)
18th NPO 5&12 Bourges          -  9,896 p. (son Icarus x Olympic Stradivarius)
18th NPO 5&12 Argenton         -  9,601 p. (son Bulldozer x Olympic Solange)
19th NPO 5&12 Argenton         -  9,601 p. (d. New Sensation x Ronaldo’s Last)
20th NPO 5&12 Argenton         -  9,601 p. (d. Hummer x Gold Dust)
21st NPO 5&12 Chateaudun       - 11,572 p. (d. Icarus x Queen Claudia)
23rd NPO 5&12 Chateaudun       - 11,572 p. (d. Prince x Touriya)
25th NPO Bourges               -  7,586 p. (d. Pole Position x Kate)

Comentarios

Gefeliciteerd Bas.
The champ is back
groeten
sergio

Bas en Gerard,

Gefeliciteerd, en geniet ervan !

Weer een zoveelste super prestatie, het gaat gewoon maar verder, verhuizing of niet!!!

Proficiat!!

Bas en Gerard,

Van harte gefeliciteerd!! Weer een eerste.

VERKERK PIGEONS always the best!

BAS,

I wish you everything and more, all wishes come true! ! !