マルセル・サンガース - エーフデ(オランダ)、再び成功したシーズン。

Marcel did not have a great start to the season. Still he managed to be awarded as regional nominated champion one day long distance and 6th provincial. A nice comeback! But this was not his only achievement in this successful 2012 season!

Marcel Sangers, who races in a partnership with Paul Ung, has been at the national top level since 1999. He started out in 1980 where he had to release his first pigeons from his balcony. The ever-ambitious Marcel wanted more and in 1988, after his military service, he bought a new house together with his wife Christel. When he moved again in 2007 with his wife and their son Brian, this time to a house in Eefde, he was still at the top of pigeon racing in Belgium. In no time did he manage to reach his previous level and his opponents had not expected him back at the top so soon. Everybody knew that he has been very ambitious for the so called NPO races since 2005. It was a good decision to focus on the NPO races: he has had some outstanding performances from 2005 to 2011:

1st  NPO  Bourges         2006 (628 km) 10,765 p.
1st  NPO  Orleans         2005 (560 km) 18,127 p.
1st  NPO  Chateaudun      2009 (572 km)  6,062 p.
1st  Nat. Orleans         2010 (564 km)  6,025 p.
1st  NPO  Chateauroux     2011 (678 km)  2,957 p.
2nd  NPO  Bourges         2009 (627 km)  7,584 p.
2nd  NPO  Bourges         2011 (627 km)  6,518 p.
2nd  NPO  Blois           2011 (619 km)  4,212 p.
3rd  NPO  Bourges         2006 (628 km) 10,765 p.
3rd  NPO  Peronne         2007 (340 km)  6,346 p.
3rd  Nat. Orleans         2010 (564 km)  6,025 p.
4th  Nat. Blois           2011 (619 km) 27,491 p.
4th  NPO  Orleans         2005 (560 km) 18,127 p.
4th  NPO  Chantilly       2005 (420 km)  6,742 p.
4th  NPO  Ablis           2008 (498 km)  6,286 p.
4th  Nat. Blois           2009 (618 km)  6,220 p.
4th  NPO  Blois           2011 (619 km)  4,212 p.
5th  NPO  Orleans         2005 (560 km) 18,127 p.
5th  Nat. Le Mans         2005 (628 km) 11,428 p.
5th  NPO  Bourges         2006 (628 km) 10,765 p.
5th  NPO  Chateaudun      2011 (572 km)  5,000 p.
6th  NPO  Orleans         2005 (560 km) 18,127 p.
6th  Nat. Blois           2006 (615 km)  8,313 p.
6th  NPO  Chateaudun      2011 (572 km)  5,000 p.
6th  Nat. Blois           2010 (618 km)  4,788 p.
7th  Nat. Blois           2011 (619 km) 27,491 p.
7th  Nat. Le Mans         2005 (628 km) 25,000 p.
7th  NPO  Peronne         2008 (340 km) 23,000 p.
7th  NPO  Peronne         2005 (380 km) 22,485 p.
7th  NPO  Orleans         2005 (560 km) 18,127 p.
7th  NPO  Orleans         2006 (559 km) 14,285 p.
7th  NPO  Bourges         2006 (628 km) 10,765 p.
7th  NPO  Chateaudun      2010 (572 km)  9,160 p.
7th  NPO  Breuil          2008 (410 km)  5,800 p.
7th  NPO  Chateauroux     2011 (678 km)  2,957 p.
8th  NPO  Peronne         2008 (340 km) 23,000 p.
8th  Nat. Mantes la Jolie 2009 (475 km) 12,995 p.
8th  NPO  Bourges         2005 (630 km)  6,775 p.
8th  NPO  Orleans         2005 (560 km) 18,127 p.
8th  NPO  Chateauroux     2011 (678 km)  2,957 p.
9th  NPO  Bourges         2006 (628 km) 10,765 p.
10th Nat. Mantes la Jolie 2009 (475 km) 12,995 p.
10th NPO  Bourges         2006 (628 km) 10,765 p.
10th NPO  Noord Breuil    2008 (410 km)  5,800 p.

He owes his outstanding results to the pigeons of Berti Camphuis. His line of the Fameuze 05 has bred the stock father Super Breeder. At this time the cock is still very important in the breeding loft of Marcel. But he is well aware that stagnation means decline so he decided to turn his team of sprint and middle distance racers into one of the most prestigious one day long distance lofts of The Netherlands. The main ingredient here was without a doubt the Koopman pigeon. The integration of these bloodlines in his lofts was a big step forward for Marcel. Since 2005 he has never had any less successful periods in his career. But he was realistic enough to know it might take him three to four years to regain his position at the national top level.

Due to his move to Eefde he had to transfer his best racing and breeding pigeons to his new breeding loft, including The Golden Crown, Pigem, Hayabusa King, the Gun line and his Vale donders! These pigeons allowed Marcel to get amazing results but also to get him back at the top in the 2009 season. This was a dream come true; since then Marcel has had the following top results:

1st  NPO  Chateaudun                     6,062 pigeons
1st  NPO  Chateauroux                    2,957 pigeons
1st  Prv. Ace pigeon youngsters         36,981 pigeons
1st  Prv. Ace pigeon one day long dist. district 8
1st  Nat. Orléans                        6,065 pigeons
1st  Nat. Ace pigeon Northern Union     34,294 pigeons
1st  Nat. Ace pigeon Europa Cup one day long dist.
2nd  Prv. yearling one day long dist.   13,467 pigeons
3rd  Nat. ace pigeon Europa Cup one day long dist.
3rd  Nat. Orléans                         6,065 pigeons
3rd  Nat. Ace pigeon one day long dist. NPO
3rd  Nat. Ace pigeon one day long dist. T.B.O.T.B.
4th  Nat. Championion one day long dist. NPO
4th  Prv. yearling one day long dist.    13,467 pigeons
4th  Prv. Ace pigeon youngsters NPO      36,981 pigeons
5th  Nat. Ace pigeon Northern Union      34,294 pigeons
6th  Nat. Ace pigeon one day long dist. NPO
6th  Prv. Ace pigeon one day long dist. District 8
7th  NPO  Chateauroux                     2,957 pigeons
8th  Nat. Champion one day long dist.
8th  NPO  Chateauroux                     2,957 pigeons

With these fantastic results the 2012 season was started. His very best pigeons were kept in the racing loft and were assisted by a promising team of yearlings. But even his pigeons do not guarantee a successful season. His pigeons had a few setbacks in the beginning of the season: his champions Tom and Buddahari could not be raced due to a hindered pre-season build-up, Black Diamond had a broken feather which Marcel was unable to fix and top class pigeon Edani had been injured in Paris. At the moment Edani is back in the loft of Marcel.

We often hear fanciers say: “You only need one very good bird”. Marcel agrees with that. But the fact that he could reach the very top was thanks to the fact that he had more than one very good bird, he had several exceptional pigeons. For the fancier it was a hard blow when these pigeons were no longer there. The pigeons of Marcel perform very well in tough weather and were again successful at regional level this season. The last race from Tours had some tough weather conditions and that is when his pigeons did very well at national level as well. The 2011 season had strong tailwinds and high speeds almost every week. Marcel: “In these conditions it is difficult to excel with first class pigeons who win top prizes over long distance races. That is why I favour races with a velocity of 1,000 to 1,200 m/min where the pigeons have a really hard time to get back home.” The result was an exceptional season with a 1st nominated champion one day long distance and a regional 2nd not nominated champion one day long distance. In the strong long distance club Ijsselstreek Marcel had won the first champion one day long distance race three years in a row. But this season he had to be satisfied with a 2nd champion one day long distance. But all in all Marcel Sangers and his companion Paul Ung can look back at a great season!

Regional:
Orléans Saran – 563 km – against 2,052 pigeons: 
15-21-31-40-42-48-60-90-98 60/21
Salbris       – 606 km – against 1,611 pigeons: 
10-23-43-50-81 40/12
Blois         – 618 km – against 1,614 pigeons: 
8-19-30-33-37-38-53-55-64-76-98 50/31
Tours         – 663 km – against 1,362 pigeons: 
6-7-18-23-53-66-67-98 30/18
Geel          – 140 km – against 5,835 pigeons: 
3-4-6-11-19-20-21-23-24-28-47-53-57-63-69 107/41
Grimbergen    – 189 km – against 5,880 pigeons: 
5-8-9-10-18-21-22-23-24-44-45-46-48-49 91/61

NPO-NORTH:
Tours         – 663 km – against 2,956 pigeons: 
13-14-25-32-94-117-118 30/18
Vereniging:
Orléans                  against   136 pigeons: 
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-10-11-12-14-15-18-19-20-21
Salbris                  against    87 pigeons: 
1-2-4-5-7-11-12-15-16-19-20
Blois                    against    98 pigeons: 
1-2-4-5-6-7-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-18-20-21-22-23
Tours                    against    45 pigeons: 
1-2-3-4-6-7-8-10-11-12

Jonge duiven 2012:
Meer          – 126 km - against   497 pigeons: 
1-2-3-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20-24-25-27-32-33-34-39 105/45
                         against 7,330 pigeons: 
20-21-22-50-53-55-56-60-61-62-63-64-65-66-70-72-82 105/65

Grimbergen    – 185 km - against   341 pigeons: 
1-2-3-4-6-7-8-9-10-11-15-17-19-20-21-22-24-26-27-32-33-35-38 89/36
                         against 4,518 pigeons: 
12-13-14-15-27-28-35-55-64-70-80-82-86-88-89-91-98 89/38

Quievrain     – 263 km - against   331 pigeons: 
1-4-5-6-7-8-11-12-13-18-19-26-28-34-36-38-39-40-41-45-63-64-66 75/26
                         against 4,070 pigeons: 
17-68-69-75-78-81-134-135-141 75/28

Peronne       – 335 km - against   292 pigeons: 
2-3-4-7-8-9-10-12-15-16-17-19-20-23-26-30-31-34-35-41-42-43-46-47-49-51-55-56-58-59-63 67/31
                         against 3,384 pigeons: 
8-9-10-22-24-32-37-44-58-83-88-109-129-142 67/36

Three words to describe Marcel? Top class pigeons, discipline and vigorousness. The pigeons born in Eefde have a hard but fair selection procedure. If they are able to meet the demands there is a great career ahead of them. Let's take a look at some of his top class pigeons:


(Click here for the pedigree of Bradley)

Co-winner of 1st regional champion one day long dist. nominated '12
1st Ace pigeon one day long distance club 2012
4th Ace pigeon long distance club IJsselstreek 2012


(Click here for the pedigree of Dantia)

Co-winner of 1st regional champion one day long dist. nominated '12
1st Blois      against   213 pigeons = 46th NPO against 3,672 pigeons
2nd Salbris    against   200 pigeons = 51th NPO against 3,657 pigeons
8th Grimbergen against 5,880 pigeons


(Click here for the pedigree of Black Diamond)

Co-winner of 1st regional champion one day long dist. nominated
One of the stars of his loft in 2012 (was kept home after 3 NPO races)
1st National ace pigeon long distance W.E.N.C. Dortmund 2011
3x Marcels 1st pigeon from Orléans

His results:
1st  Chateaudun      against    479 pigeons = 5th  NPO against 5,000 pigeons
1st  Orléans         against    148 pigeons = 30th NPO against 5,406 pigeons
1st  Orléans         against    162 pigeons = 32nd NPO against 5,582 pigeons
1st  Strombeek       against    320 pigeons
1st  Pommeroeul      against    316 pigeons = 11th     against 5,197 pigeons
8th  Morlincourt     against  2,155 pigeons
10th Morlincourt     against  3,788 pigeons
12th Peronne         against  4,229 pigeons
16th NPO Orléans     against 15,500 pigeons
25th NPO Blois       against  8,496 pigeons
55th NPO Blois       against 10,274 pigeons
57th NPO Blois       against  4,229 pigeons
83th NPO Chateauroux against  2,957 pigeons

Marcel, Christel and Brian Sangers (and their good friend Paul Ung) have proved that they can have a great season despite the setbacks. We wonder if their young birds will be doing as well as in the last few weeks. It would be a nice way to end this season. It was a season to remember for Sangers/Ung. 

We wish the Sangers/Ung team good luck for the final races of the 2012 season!