The Scheele brothers (Terneuzen, NL) had a splendid 2015 season with many highlights

Jaap and Adriaan Scheele were successful in almost every race of up to 700km this season, as you can tell from the numerous teletext prizes and their title in the one day long distance championship in Province Zeeland ’96.

                                         Jaap and Adriaan Scheele had a very successful 2015 season                                              

We have become used to Jaap and Adriaan Schele (or the Scheele brothers) adding great results and teletext prizes to their palmares every season. 2015 was one of several successful seasons for the Scheele brothers. They have been fighting for victory in the program races, from sprint to one day long distance, on a weekly basis. The crowning achievement came in 2015 with the title of one day long distance champion in the entire province 1 Zeeland ’96. The combination also finished in 10th place nominated in the loft championship one day long distance NPO. We will introduce you to some of the pigeons that excelled in 2015 but we begin with a brief overview of the most impressive results in the Entente 2 in Province Zeeland ’96:

11  April    Auby          113 km   937 p. 1-2-3-5-7-11-12-21-25-27-28-30-35-37-etc.(32/56)
 9  May      Sens          348 km  1036 p. 1-3-4-5-6-8-16-19-20-23-28-29-36-37-39-etc.(33/58)
24  May      Bourges       480 km   678 p. 1-2-3-8-17-41-57-etc.(13/20)
 7  June     Argenton      551 km   450 p. 1-2-4-5-8-9-12-14-25-28-etc.(12/18)
11  July     Gien          410 km   585 p. 3-6-7-9-11-16-17-26-31-39-42-46-47-50-etc.(29/40)
18  July     Châteauroux   519 km   402 p. 1-2-4-6-7-8-9-10-11-13-16-19-20-22-24-34-etc.(25/40)
29  August   Fontenay      365 km   527 p. 1-6-9-12-13-14-16-17-21-etc.(16/24)

The impressive result from Bourges 24-05-2015


The first one day long distance race of the season showed that the pigeons from Terneuzen were already in great shape. The racing team had already occupied the top three in Entente 2 in the opening race from Auby, and they also won the first, second and third prize in the race from Bourges, but this time in the entire province of Zeeland ’96. It also resulted in three teletext prizes. Click here to reread the report about their winner from Bourges.

NL11-3056877 Argenton, 2nd NPO Bourges 2015 Province Zeeland '96


The second prize in Bourges was won by NL11-3056877 Argenton, which had already won a victory in the NPO in 2012: he was the fastest of 3582 pigeons in Zeeland in the 2012 race from Argenton. He also added a 4th NPO Orléans to his palmares in his year of birth. Argenton originates from a successful pairing: his sire comes from Gerard & Bas Verkerk (Reeuwijk, NL), his dam comes from the loft of Jan Hooymans (Kerkdriel, NL). Click here for the pedigree of Argenton. This is an overview of his best results:

Argenton       2012     1st NPO 3582 p.
Bourges        2015     2nd NPO 4278 p.
Orléans        2011     4th NPO 4308 p.
La Souterraine 2013     4th NPO 3077 p.

NL13-1619566 Lord Harry, winner of middle distance teletext race Fontenay sur Eure

Lord Harry

The cock NL13-1619566 Lord Harry was beaten by two of his own loft mates in Bourges but he did manage to claim victory in the middle distance teletext race from Fontenay-sur-Eure in late June. He did great as a young bird, winning the teletext prize from Orléans in the entire Province 1. Lord Harry comes from Harry van Andel (Leeuwarden, NL). His sire NL07-1155725 Lord Unbeatable has won an impressive six first prizes. The dam of Lord Harry is BE09-6369437 Lady Olympiade, daughter and granddaughter of BE01-6455003 Olympiade 003 (Heremans-Ceusters). She represented Belgium in the 2003 Olympiad in Liévin. Click here for the pedigree of Lord Harry.

NL14-3416352 Timo, 2 wins in the 2015 season in Entente 2 Province Zeeland '96 

Timo, winner from Pont-St.-Maxence and Sens

The one year old NL14-3416352 Timo came to the fore this season as well, winning two first prizes in Entente 2. He was in fact the fastest in the entire province in Pont St. Maxence, while settling for third in the middle distance race from Sens against 6129 p., behind Danny de Voogd (Yerseke, NL) and the De Kooning combination (Leuwedorp, NL). Timo showed his potential for the first time in 2014 by winning the title of 6th National Ace Pigeon young birds KBDB. The sire of Timo is NL11-1742421 Jeroen Jr., which comes from two WHZB champions of Willem de Bruijn (Reeuwijk, NL). The dam of Timo is NL13-1308215 Hanny, and she is a grandchild of the super class pair of the Scheele brothers (NL02-0274336 Superboy x NL02-1713196 Dochter 666), and also a grandchild of NL07-2007621 Harry of Jan Hooymans (Kerkdriel, NL). You can find the pedigree of Timo here.

NL13-3310898 Max, 1st Ace Pigeon one day long distance Entente 2 Province Zeeland '96

Max, ace pigeon one day long distance Entente 2

The leader in the ace pigeon championship one day long distance in Entente 2 was NL13-3310898 Max. In fact, only one pigeon in the entire province had more points than Max; it was a pigeon of Koen Minderhoud (Koudekerke, NL). Max won another teletext prize NPO in the one day long distance race from Chateauroux (2nd against 2549 p.). The sire of Max is NL09-3951671 Witpen Patrick, 10th National Ace Pigeon one day long distance 2011. The pair Superboy x Dochter 666 (his grandparents) shows once again to have played a crucial role in the creation of this successful pigeon breed; thanks to them Jeep and Adriaan Scheele have won many top prizes in their career. Click here for the pedigree of Max.

NL12-3213728 Darco 28 wins a 1st Morlincourt 1134 p.

Darco 28, Ace Pigeon middle distance Entente 2

The Scheele brothers did great in the middle distance as well, with a first prize from Sens and two victories from Fontenay. Jaap and Adriaan were 1st Champion middle distance in Entente 2, and they had no less than eight pigeons in the top 10 of the ace pigeon championship middle distance. On top of this list is NL12-3213728 Darco 28. He is a son of NL08-3856795 Darco (1st Peronne 5776 p., 1st Peronne 1241 p. and 1st Peronne 1182 p.). The dam of Darco 28 is NL10-3052694 Super laatje. She is a daughter of Superboy x Dochter 666.

Superboy amid the provincial winners of between 2009 and 2014

Superboy dynasty

This report illustrates once again the impact that Superboy (paired to Dochter 666) had on this breed. We end this report with NL13-3310860 Dafne. She managed to win the general ace pigeon championship in Entente 2 in 2015. The dam of Daphne, NL04-0451802 Super 02 (1st Ace Pigeon middle distance young birds province 1) is in fact a direct daughter of the invaluable stock pair of the Scheele brothers. Click here for the pedigree of Dafne.

To conclude

2015 is a season to remember. They did great across all disciplines, and they could not have hoped for more: teletext prizes, victories at provincial level, championship titles and ace pigeon titles. It will be difficult for them to try and match these results in 2016 but we wish Adriaan and Jaap the best of luck for next season. Congratulations on a highly successful 2015 season.