Piet vd Merwe - Dordrecht (NL) adds 2010 to a long series of top years

After the season, only for few fanciers the balance always goes the right way … a man who’s always on the good side of the score, is Piet vd Merwe from Dordrecht near Rotterdam. In 2010 he again grabbed 6 victories, with 2 NPO sieges amongst them … in 1 weekend!! Unbelievable and it made the season a success in a matter of a few hours. ‘Master Piet’ takes us back to present the pigeon’s backgrounds behind the success.

15 May was a day even ‘good old’ Piet vd Merwe never experienced before in his exceptional pigeon career. “Winning an NPO race si quite unique … but two in 1 weekend … that comes close to perfection!”Yearling hen ‘Queeny’ (385/09) was responsible for part 1 of the huge success, bringing in the NPO victory against 22,459 birds from St. Quentin (239 km). A hen bred from top pair ‘Jort’ x ‘Laura’… ‘Jort’ showed his top capacities already winning

1. NPO Vierzon against 11,229 birds
16. Nat.
Blois against 10,927 birds
1. Niergnies against 313 birds
1. Chantilly 114 birds


 

‘Laura’ (grandchild to ancient top breeder ‘Lance’) also showed some amazing skills … her best performances were
1. Chantilly against 577 birds                    2. prov. 22,571 birds
2. Creilagainst 4,906 birds                         3. prov. 38,401 birds
2. PS Maxence against 987 birds              5. prov. 30,357 birds

 


Crossing these two exceptional racers was a true bull’s eye … because next to ‘Queeny’ they bred some more fabulous racers! Including
‘Layla’        1. Strombeek against 5,105 birds
‘584/07’    1. Pommeroeul  against 4,898 birds
                   1. Marienbourg against 1,231 birds

‘511/08’    1. Strombeek against 327 birds
And we almost forgot, but top racer ‘766/07’ from ‘Jort’ also showed quite a way to win
    1. Ablis against 356 birds - 2. NPO 14,703 birds

‘Letine’, 1. NPO Orleans
Cherry on the pie this day in May Piet thanks to ‘Letine’ (594/07), who managed to be fastest bird on the NPO long distance race from Orleans covering a distance of 475 km against 11,490 birds … A surprise? Hardly, as the miraculous total prize list she won already includes a great deal of top positions:
1. NPO Orleans    against 10,660 birds
2. prov. Chalons against 13,006 birds
6. Peronne against 1,041 birds
8. Pommeroeul     against 997 birds
9. Bouillon against 4,520 birds
15. St. Quentin    against 844 birds
18. Chateauroux against 448 birds
20. Strombeek against 1,464 birds
21. Bourges against 488 birds
23. Orleans against 582 birds


She is half sister to ‘532/08’
3. Nat. Derby Ablis against 15,871 birds
Another half sister already managed to breed the winner of
1. prov. Limoges against 3,828 birds
Father to Piet’s classy widowhood hen is bred from wonder man ‘Robin’, who obtained world fame as 2. world champion Versele Laga and 5. Nat. old acebird WHZB in 1999. Mother is ‘Blue Girl’, direct Bosua from his great pair ‘Time Out’ (1. Nat. Young acebird) x ‘Kerkduifje’ (1. Nat. Le Mans 120,936 birds). The apple certainly does not fall far from this great tree!! Besides, ‘Blue Girl’ is also grandmother to ‘Nicole’, star performer winning a/o
3. acebird middle distance Drechtsteden East
1. Peronne against 277 birds        7. prov. east 6,022 birds
4. Orleans against 1,034 birds        12. prov. east 3,894 birds
5. Bourges against 1,021 birds        47. prov. 8.579 birds
6. Chalons against 800 birds        17. prov. east 13,006 birds
7. St.Quentin against 1,553 birds    12. prov. east 5,513 birds
8. Strombeek against 5,105 birds    
8. Blois against 175 birds        79. Nationaal 6,814 birds
9. Vierzon against 308 birds    
9. Creil against 969 birds
9. Pommeroeul    against 1,368 birds
9. Epernay against 503 birds        87. prov. east 7,425 birds
9. Chantilly against 451 birds
29. prov. east Creil against 14,779 birds

‘Floortje’, 1. acebird Drechtsteden 2010
Most constant pigeon on the lofts of Piet vd Merwe in 2010 is NL07-1828586 ‘Floortje’, without a doubt!! The prize cards she won in her career, 55 in total (no doubles), already lead to the following acebird titles:
1. acebird middle distance Drechtsteden 2010
1. acebird speed 3 Drechtsteden East 2009
2. acebird long distance Drechtsteden 2010
2. acebird overall DC&VB 2009
Naturally, these titles can only be won with a great deal of top positions:
1. Orleans against 582 birds        65. prov. east 10,375 birds
2. Strombeek against 1,197 birds
6. St.Quentin against 1,553 birds    11. prov. east 5,513 birds
3. Duffel against 5,275 birds
3. Orleans against 1,244 birds        13. prov. east 5,145 birds
4. Peronne against 767 birds        12. prov. east 10,993 birds
5. Morlincourt against 1,372 birds    31. prov. east 5,230 birds
6. Vierzon against 543 birds        56. prov. east 5,538 birds
8. Argenton against 213 birds        68. prov. east 3,142 birds
10. Pommeroeul against 997 birds
17. Creil against 3,286 birds        68. prov. east 12,675 birds
84. prov. east Creil against 5,765 birds
‘Floortje’ is a Piet vd Merwe brilliant with golden genes at the base of great success. Full sisters and brothers already won
    1. young acebird Drechtsteden 2007
    10. prov. St. Quentin against 14,770 birds
    19. Nat. Derby Ablis against 17,730 birds
Her father is original Jos & Jules Engels from famous ‘734’, a direct son to Nr. 1 breeder ‘Den 178’ and himself already father to icons such as ‘Den Argenton’, ‘Salbrieke’, ‘041/07’… those who know the pigeons in Putte, can confirm the Engels-men have no better … Mother to ‘Floortje’ is ‘Ciska’, own Piet vd Merwe bred and sister to ‘Xena’ with 1. prizes against 14,380 birds, 6,863 birds and 6.488 birds … and as extra; 2. Nat. Orleans 18,184 birds.

Results 2010 Piet v.d. Merwe

10-4-10    Strombeek             901 b.    103 km.    92 entered/68 prize cards
6-7-8-10-11-12-13-17-19-20-21-25-26-27-28-29-30-31-32-34-35-36-38-41-43-44-46-47-48-*49-52-53-54-55-56-57-61 etc..


24-4-10    Pommeroeul          1,033 b.    165 km.    104 entered/76 prize cards
3-6-8-12-14-15-18-22-23-25-26-27-28-29-33-34-36-48-50-51-52-53-54-59-62 etc..
Drechtsteden combine          2,212 b.        104 entered/81 prize cards
6-11-15-21-23-26-29-39-40-44-45-48-57-58-62-79-83-84-86-88-90-96-100 etc..


1-5-10    Peronne             965 b.    243 km.    104 entered/56 prize cards
1-4-5-6-7-8-11-12-17-19-23-25-28-30-31-36-38-46-57-60 etc..
Drechtsteden combine          5,174 b.            104 entered/69 prize cards
3-14-16-17-18-19-24-28-34-47-53-57-69-71-73-84 etc..
prov. East            19,978 b.            104 entered/73 prize cards
4-26-29-30-31-33-42-52-67-93-101-109-134-136-138-150 etc..


8-5-10    Creil                 942 b.    325 km.    101 entered/47 prize cards
1-4-5-15-16-21-27-28-29-32-41-43-48-49-50-52-57-58-64-65 etc..


15-5-10    St. Quentin             478 b.    239 km.    52 entered/36 prize cards
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-13-14-16-17-20 etc..
Drechtsteden combine            3,126 b.            52 entered/38 prize cards
1-3-4-5-7-12-15-16-19-21-25-29-30-33-35-43-54-94 etc..
prov. East NPO            11,490 b.            52 entered/38 prize cards
1-4-5-9-14-23-27-28-31-33-39-47-51-57-62-98 etc..
Also fastest 22,459 b.


15-5-10    Orleans                 324 b.    475 km.    27 entered/12 prize cards
1-2-8-23-26-27-29-32-34 etc..
1. NPO Orleans            10.660 b.


22-5-10    Creil                 721 b.    325 km.    88 entered/52 prize cards
3-4-6-7-8-9-10-12-14-15-19-21-23-24-29-30-32-34-35-36-39-44-45-46-48-49 etc..
Drechtsteden combine          3,911 b.            88 entered/59 prize cards
11-13-15-19-22-24-25-32-37-42-57-61-64-65-87-88-98 etc..
prov.East            14,779 b.            88 entered/61 prize cards
23-26-28-33-37-40-41-55-72-88 etc..


29-5-10    Vierzon                 308 b.    544 km.    30 entered/11 prize cards
6-7-8-9-13-18-19-20-21-23-24-25 etc..
Drechtsteden combine          646 b.            30 entered/21 prize cards
15-16-18-19-24-39-44-48-49-54-55-60 etc..


5-6-10    Creil                 634 b.    325 km.    84 entered/55 prize cards
2-3-4-6-14-15-21-22-25-27-31-34-36-37-41-49-51-52-53-55-56-57 etc..


12-6-10    Moeskroen             423 b.    154 km.    61 entered/32 prize cards
2-3-4-5-6-11-14-16-18-21-29-31-34-38-40 etc..
Drechtsteden combine       2,426 b.            61 entered/37 prize cards
4-5-6-8-9-16-17-24-26-31-47-50-56-61-69-88-90-98 etc..


13-6-10     Orleans             212 b.    475 km.    20 entered/11 prize cards
3-6-7-8-12-13-15-16-17 etc..
Drechtsteden combine       1,034 b.            20 entered/12 prize cards
4-24-32-33-46-52-60-64-68 etc..


17-7-10    Creil                 203 b.    325 km.    65 entered/32 prize cards
1-3-4-6-8-9-11-12-14-15-18-19-20-21-22 etc..
Drechtsteden combine      1.067 b.            65 entered/37 prize cards
3-9-17-25-31-32-43-45-47-48-53-54-55-61-63-66-68-69-75-76-81-86-90-92-94 etc..


24-7-10    Peronne             873 b.    243 km.    85 entered/44 prize cards
8-9-10-11-12-17-18-25-27-29-37-40-43-45-46-47-53-54-55-57-61-69-70-72-73 etc..
Drechtsteden combine      3,784 b.            85 entered/51 prize cards
11-12-13-15-18-25-26-44-56-61-76-81-86-91-92-96 etc..
Afdeling 5 Rayon East        14,501 b.            85 entered/51 prize cards
13-14-15-18-22-33-34-81-118-125 etc..


24-7-10        Blois             909 b.    528 km.    66 entered/30 prize cards
Drechtsteden combine
7-11-13-16-20-21-22-33-50-64-82-87-89-91 etc..
National              4,010 b.            66 entered/30 prize cards
10-20-24-32-69-71-72 etc..


28-8-10    Pommeroeul             993 b.    165 km.    85 entered/42 prize cards
3-6-11-12-13-14-35-40-49-52-53-57-67-70-71-72-73-79-84-85-97 etc..


4-9-10    St.Quentin             366 b.    239 km.    8 entered/6 prize cards
1-4-12-13-17-21 etc..


4-9-10    Ablis                 533 b.    417 km.    83 entered/31 prize cards
3-5-13-15-16-22-25-28-30-32-44-46-47-51-53-60-62-64 etc..