Van de Merwe Piet, "The miracle man of Dordrecht strikes again in 2006"


Piet van de Merwe from Dordrecht (NL)
Peronne (243 km) 44.240p: 5-11-13-19-22-27-28-29-30-34-35-43 …17 in top 100
Chantilly (320 km) 22.571p: 2-8-9-41-50…
Chantilly 30.074p: 3…


Dordrecht :
My host of today lives in The Netherlands, some kilometers below Rotterdam. Piet van de Merwe is with no doubt the best fancier in The Netherlands on middle distance races 100-600 km with the youngsters and old birds. His results are really amazing each year. You will see in this article. He is the top on middle distance in The Netherlands.


The show goes on in 2006

Duffel: 1402 pigeons (80 km).: 1-6-9-14-15-16-28-41-43-46- …
Strombeek: 1390 pigeons (103 km).:1-2-4-5-6-11-15-18-24-33-38-41 …
Peronne: 1332 pigeons (243 km).: 2-3-4-6-8-10-11-12-13-16-17-19-21-24-25-28-30-31-35-37-41-53-59 …
Peronne: 5902 pigeons : 5-6-7-13-15-19-20-21-22-25-26-37-42-43-49-63-66-67-78 …
Peronne: 44.240 pigeons Provincial : 5-11-13-19-22-27-28-29-30-34-35-43-55-65-75-96-100 …
Creil: 1427 pigeons (325 km.) : 1-2-3-4-12-15-20-30-40-44-58-59-64-78-96 ..
Creil: 6048 pigeons :4-5-8-11 …
Tours: 357 pigeons (570 km.) : 1-3 ...
Peronne: 665 pigeons (243 km) : 2-4-5-7-13-15-16-17-22-23-26-27-39-58-62-63-67-69
Peronne: 2914 pigeons : 3-15-16-24-49-52-54-62-77-
Chantilly 577 pigeons (320 km.): 1-6-7-13-16-22-23-29-30-33-42-49-53-69
Chantilly 2583 pigeons: 2-8-9-19-43-44-58-62-68-92 …
Chantilly 22.571 pigeons Provincial: 2-8-9-41-50 …
Chantilly 30.074 pigeons : 3-…
Creil: 466 pigeons (325 km.) : 2-3-6-8-14-18-26-34-36-38-50-68-83 …
Creil: 2021 pigeons : 5-19-30-39-56-75-98 …
Argenton: 170 pigeons (624 km.) :1
Chantilly: 322 pigeons (330 km.): 1-3-4-6-7-8-11-13-16-23-26-27-31-39-42 ..
Duffel: 1644 pigeons (80 km.): 1-2-20-43-45-49-72-77-82-99 …
Chantilly: 1169 pigeons (330 km.): 1-8-15-16-18-19-35-37-38-52-56-58-74-77-83-84-85
30.074pigeons provincial: 3…
Duffel: 777 pigeons (80 km.): 1-6-7-8-9-10-18-20-27-29-33-45-84-93-96-97-99-100 Duffel: 560 pigeons (80 km.):1-4-5-10-12-16-18-31-35-36-38-39-43-44-46-90-94
Duffel: 3605 pigeons:1-11-12-50-68 …
Strombeek: 598 pigeons (103 km.): 1-2-3-6-8-10-13-14-16-25-26-28-31 ….
Strombeek: 3448 pigeons : 2-4-5-10-18-21-25-26-37 enz.
Harchies: 818 pigeons (160 km.): 3-4-5-6-7-10-11-12-20-21-23-31-35-36-41-42-43-54-60-62-79-80 ….
Harchies: 4229 pigeons: 3-4-10-11-14-21-22-23-42-47-58-100 …
Peronne: 752 pigeons (243 km.): 1-2-3-5-7-8-10-15-17-22-23-24-25-26-28-33-34-35-36-37-43-48-54-55-56-59-65-66-67-74-75 …
Chantilly: 396 pigeons (330 km.): 1-2-3-5-6-9-10-11-16-18-24-30-32-35-39-40-43-52-53-54-55 …
Chantilly: 1690 pigeons: 1-5-9-12-22-46-50-51-80-84 …


First Prices Piet v.d. Merwe 2006

1e Duffel 3606 p.- 1e Chantilly 1690 p. - 1e Duffel 1644 p. - 1e Creil 1427 p. - 1e Duffel 1402 p. - 1e Strombeek 1390 p. - 1e Chantilly 1169 p. - 1e Peronne 752 p. - 1e Strombeek 598 p. - 1e Chantilly 577 p. - 1e Duffel 560 p.
1e Tours 357 p. - 1e Chantilly 322 p. - 1e Argenton 170 p.


Piet van de Merwe

Piet van de Merwe is 58 years old now and has raced pigeons since he was 6. His father, Han, was a pigeon fancier. Han and Piet raced together for 18 years. He worked in the construction business and his wife Gerda helped him with the daily work of the birds. The roots of his success go back to the seventies. Piet bought youngsters from the famous Edmond Tournier in Lommel (Belgium). He bought the cock B5318917/76 in 1976 and the hen B5301917/79 in 1979. He matched this bird and it was the beginning of a career in pigeon racing. Some excellent racers were bred out of this pair. One direct child won a car in 1986; a grandchild won a car in 1990. Piet also bought birds from G.&C.Koopman (Nieuw-Amsterdam) in 1980, 1985 and 1990. Other important birds came from brothers de Wit (Kouwerkerk a.d.Rijn) in 1990. Piet bought NL89-1352630 and NL89-1352645. He bred the cock ‘NL90-5099104’ from this pair in 1990; he won 1st national Orleans 10.182p. The youngsters NL91-5079238 and NL50792239 were bred in 1991. The finished 1st and 4th in the famous National Dutch competition ‘Wie Heeft Ze Beter’ (WHZB). The youngster NL92-5205338, bred in 1992 from the same pair, became 8th best youngster of The Netherlands that year. (WHZB)

Piet wanted the best birds available in Holland. He bought from Cees de Waal (Dordrecht) the cock NL5205404/92, later the father of NL96-5664751: 2nd best Ace Pigeon old birds in The Netherlands. He bought a cock from Jan Goris (Hoogstraten B) and it became the father of NL98/5870444 (1st Orleans in 1998). He changes birds with his daughter Batenburg-van de Merwe (Klaaswaal) for several years now, with big success.

Method
Piet sold all his birds to China by the end of 1999. He has bred himself one round of youngsters and became Champion of The Netherlands in 2000 and won 1st national Ablis. Who can do this? Only one fancier…Piet van de Merwe.

The breeders are matched half December. The racing birds are matched half January: 29 widowers, 16th hens for widowhoods. All could raise youngsters one and breed on eggs for some days. Than the widowhood can begin. The youngsters move to another compartment with a big aviary. The youngsters leave the compartment in the aviary. The youngsters are darkened from the beginning of March till 21st June, from 18.30 h PM –8.00 AM. The tossing of the youngsters is late. It starts three weeks before the races: 5 x from 5-30 km. The youngsters are tossed every Tuesday or Wednesday during racing. The young cocks and young hens are separated after 4 races in the club. Now Piet races them on the door system and puts straw on the compartments. Piet van de Merwe is ‘Mister Magic’ with youngsters!