Over the last few years the Belgian coast has been seen as the “place to be” gfor the annual feast. For her 133rd birthday “La Colombe” chose somewhere more central, a question of returning to the place of years ago. Chairman Danny Van Bael, vice-chairman Emiel Audenaarde, Secretary Luk Van Den Haute and treasurer Roger Gheysen this time chose the prestigious “Sheraton Hotel” on the Rogierplein, inear the north station, in the heart of Brussels.
Chairman Danny Van Bael during his opening speech
Robert Desmet, together with his son, were one of the first to congratulate the winners.
Mrs Luk Van Den Haute-Van Bael talked through everything smoothly
1st International and national Germany
1st International hens
Hermas Heiko, Althornbach
Prize presented by Luk Van Den Haute, secretary La Colombe Joyeuse
Vereecke Roger, Deerlijk,
Prize presented by national chairman KBDB Pierre Derijst.
1st National France,
Dumas J.L., Pulligny
The national winners
The winners per province
The longest distance on the international results,
Baarda G - Pingjin,
presented by Luc Degeest from Cureghem-Center
The first series of 2 pigeons
The Netherlands = Joosse Cees, Nieuwdorp
Germany = Hermes Heiko, Althornbach
France = Hoflack Serge, Boursin
England = Buddle L. & K, - Dover
Second national Belgium,
Ballman Dieter, Amel
Three first national Belgium
Vereecke Roger, Ballman Dieter and Carteus Georges
Zonale winners Brussels Pau, participants nominated by drawing lots.
Three first international,
Hermes Heiko (G), Dumas J.L. (Fr), Koers Karl Heinz, Mandelbach (G)
Robert Desmet being honoured by Chairman Van Bael for his years of commitment to the pigeon sport.
The table of honour
Tabel representatives KBDB
Hungry stomachs from Antwerp and the Flemish Brabant
Roger Vereecke and Mr Bodson (Optica)
Top fanciers from Germany, Dr Brockamp and Mr Hermes