Auctions Ending: Twan Bongers, De Vroe-Van Gaver-Vandeputte, Geert Vanrenterghem, Gebr. van Langen, Loft Verhestraeten and Sakis Minovgioudis

On Saturday 6th of December the auction of Loft Verhestraeten and Sakis Minovgioudis will end. The auctions of Twan Bongers, De Vroe-Van Gaver-Vandeputte, Geert Vanrenterghem and Gebr. van Langen will end on Sunday the 7th of December 2014.

Twan Bongers (NL): Best racers & breeders

Unique extreme long distance collection: Quickest series of 3 birds on Barcelona International 2014

Over the past ten years the powerful long distance pigeon breed of Twan Bongers has played a decisive role in many national and international classics. Just two years after Twan had joined the longer distance competition in 2013, he managed to take home an international victory from Perpignan with ‘Kimlynn’, a victory that set the tone for a brilliant career in pigeon racing.

He was able to achieve brilliant results at (inter)national level with a pigeon breed founded on the world class bloodlines of Cor de Heide, the Saya brothers, Antoon Van Haaren and Jelle & Ultsje Jellema. Unfortunately, he had to quit racing pigeons on doctor’s orders in 2011.

Twan was looking for a new challenge, and so he became the exclusive breeder for a limited number of top class pigeon lofts, where he wanted his pigeon breed to stand out. It proved a great success. He joined forces with a number of renowned fanciers, including Frans Belleter (NL), Sjef Geurts (NL), Uwe Späth (DE), Tiny van Creij (NL) and Ton Scott (GB), who worked with nothing but pigeons of Bongers. A team of yearlings was bred for 2013, and the fanciers did really well in 2014 with a team of yearlings and two year olds.

De Vroe-Van Gaver-Vandeputte (BE): best racing hens + some yb from best breeders

Incl. best Bourges racer of Belgium 2012-2013

The best racing hens of 2012 and older will be offered for sale after another brilliant 2014 season. In addition to the racing hens, thirteen strictly selected youngsters are also sold. They descend from the ace birds 2014 x the best breeding hens or the best racing hens that will be auctioned.

Such talented breeders as De Grijzen Provinciaal and the dream pair Kleinen Schonen x Van Gave Hen have had a significant impact, and we have seen a number of great performances from their successful descendants Den Tom, Den Tiets, Den Drinker and of course the national winners from Bourges Het Vroeke (2008) and Benji (2013). These successful lines will now be offered for sale in a unique auction.

Geert Vanrenterghem (BE): top class racing birds + youngsters from his best breeders

Including the amazing Chardon and 2 youngsters from stock sire Tsaby 1

Geert and Annick Vanrenterghem have worked their way to the top of our sport in Belgium in no time, thanks to a collection of Vandenabeele based racing birds that achieve excellent results both at provincial, zonal and national level.

Stock pair Kim 1 x Tsaby1 has repeatedly shown its qualities in the past few seasons, having bred several generations of prize winners. Geert Vanrenterghem has now come up with a select group of young birds from his best breeders, which will be sold in auction on PIPA.

Gebr. van Langen (NL): Best fancier The Netherlands 2014

Some super racers & children from best breeders

Peter and René Van Langen have been at the top in the sprint, the middle distance and the young birds' competition for quite a while now. They won the title of Superstar middle distance in The Netherlands in May this season, along with several championship and ace pigeon titles, for instance in their middle distance club and at regional level.

Their Janssen brothers basis was paired up with pigeons of Kas & Karel Meijers (Heremans)and Jan Van De Pasch (Grubbenvorst), which resulted in the type of pigeon that can win top prizes in the major races. 12 invaluable pigeons from this champion's loft will be offered for sale in an impressive PIPA auction.

Loft Verhestraeten (BE) – top class racing birds and breeders + special youngsters

Including 1st Nat. Chateauroux 12,071 p.

Eddy and Sylvain Verhestraeten have gained a lot of attention over the years, thanks to such talented racing birds as Blue Power, which was the fastest pigeon from Poitiers against 5,037 pigeons in the zone in 2013. Another champion in this loft is Quicksilver, winner of a 1st prize from Gueret against 5,442 pigeons in the zone in 2013.

They had to be satisfied with a second place from Gueret 2014 before claiming a well deserved national victory from Chateauroux against 12,007 young birds with Chanel later that season. The best pigeons of this successful loft, which excels in races of 100 to 600km, will be sold on PIPA, including notably

- Chanel: 1st Nat. Châteauroux young birds 2013
- Blue Power: 1st Nat. Zone Poitiers 2013
- De Fred: super class racing bird sprint and grandfather of Chanel
- De Jos: Sire of Chanel
- Youngsters from the special pairing Blue Power x Chanel

Sakis Minovgioudis (NL): Topracer + youngsters from the best breeders

Incl. one of the last children from Meeuwke 12!

The owner of an important collection of Ludo Claessens pigeons, Sakis Minovgioudis has been doing really well in The Netherlands and abroad, winning several top results thanks to his invaluable breed. Almost his entire collection is based on the Claessens breed, and his breeding hen Meeuwke 12 plays a key role as the dam of no less than 15 first prize winners. She is now the stock dam for Sakis, and the pigeons in this spectacular auction are closely related to her.