2011 was a marvellous season for Gevaert-Lannoo (Meigem, BE) with amongst other things 21 x 1st and closing with 1st prov. Gueret in E-Fl. and 4th nat.

In 2010 this colony made the headlines with a.o. 26 x 1st prize and 15 x 1st champion in various clubs, plus various awards so as:
2eNational Ace bird KBDB  MD Youngsters
4th National Champion KBDB  MD Youngsters
1st Provincial Ace bird KBDB East-Fl. MD Youngsters
and 5 Ace birds classified in the first 10!
 

1st Ace bird youngsters Bruges Championships, 1st General Champion Super Cup Middle distance Bruges Championship., 1st General Champion Long Distance Wingene, and so much more …..

Paul and Carlos started the 2011 season with 10 widowers, 9 racing hens and 25 youngsters from the 1st round.
With these birds they won 18 x 1st prize with a series of spectacular results, just like in previous seasons. In the races so as Orléans, Ablis, Blois they managed to achieve a few nice performances, including: 

21/05/11 Orléans o.b. (360 km) 537d/ 1st, 36th,61st, 76th, ... (9/11)
            Orléans o.b.  131d / 1st,13rd,21st,29th, ... (7/11)
26/06/11 Ablis Youngsters (300 km) 217d / 1st,2nd,4th,14th,15th,16th,20th, (10/13)
02/07/11 Ablis Youngsters  164 p / 1st,2nd,3rd,7th,11th,23rd,36th,50th (9/10)
09/07/11 Blois o.b. Club (412 km) 47 p / 1st,5th,9th, ... (4/4)
            Blois o.b. Prov  1184 d/ 117th, ... (3/4)
09/07/11 Ablis Youngsters  229 p / 1st,3rd,7th,9th,12nd,26th, ... (11/13)
16/07/11 Blois o.b. Interprov  408 p / 5th, ...
23/07/11 Ablis Youngsters  384 p / 1st,11th,47th, ...10 111/15)

In the national Bourges  I ( 442 km) on the 28th of May they basketted 9 o.b. and won 8 prizes in the Fondclub. In the Fondclub this gave from 748 p : 5 -7 -8 –16 -22 – 39 ….
From Argenton (512 km) on the 2nd of July they entered 5 o.b. and it was once again bingo with a nice score of 5/5 ……. In the Fondclub against 417 o.b. they won 3rd – 8th -18th -29th and 52nd .
In the weekend of 30 July they raced from Bourges and Ecouen. From Bourges Paul & Carlos scored national 17 prizes from the 18 o.b. + yl + youngsters. Here the figures :

Bourges Yl Club (442 km) 332 p/  2nd,13rd,25th,29th,30th, ... (8/8)
Bourges Yl Prov 2.031 p/  22nd,51st,110th,129th, ... (8/8)
Bourges Yl Nat 12.607 p/  93°,248°,486°,566°,567°, ... (8/8)
Bourges Nat o.b. 9.781 p/   94°,464°,469°,670°, ...(6/6)
In that same weekend from Ecouen ( 223 km) with 249 youngsters :
1–2–3–6–33-34  ….(10/13)

On the 13th of August the yearlings were entered for Argenton and the youngsters for Orléans with the result:

Argenton Yl (512 km) 82 p /  2nd,8th,15th,24th (4/5)
Orléans Youngsters (360 km) 359 p/  2nd,11th,19th,20th,29th,32nd...(11/12) 

In the weekend of  20 August Montrichard ( 441 km) plus Ablis were raced, of the 30 pigeons basketted, 26 won a prize, whereby even 2 x the 1st and the 2nd prize. 

Montrichard Youngsters (441 km) 608p /  1st,2nd, ... (4/6 + series)
Montrichard o.b. 68 p /  2nd,4th, 7th,8th, ...(9/11)
Ablis Club Youngsters (300 km) 349p /   1st,2nd,4th,5th,7th,19th,20th  
with 13/13 wherefrom 12 per 10.  

From La Souterraine and in the same weekend from Ablis 28 prizes from the 33 pigeons basketted: 

Ablis Club Youngsters (300 km) 190p / 2nd,6th;23rd,39th (4/4)
La Souterraine Club o.b. (550 km) 62 p/ 1st,2nd,5th,6th, ... (13/15)
La Souterraine Club Youngsters : 726p /6th,18th,20th, (=1+2) 28th,31st,45th,58th, ...(11/14)

The prize festival by Gevaert-Lannoo continued in the month September. On the 3rd of September the youngsters and o.b. went to Boves ( 150 km) and classified themselves as follows: 

Boves Club I Youngsters 186 p /  3rd,4th,11th,17th,18th, ... (9/10)
Boves Club I o.b. 103p /  1st,2nd,5th,10th, ... (12/14)
Boves Club II Youngsters 206 p /  3rd,4th,9th,18th, ... (6/6)
Boves Club II Youngsters (chief race) 279 p/  10th,11th,16th,26th (6/6)
Boves Club II o.b. 69 p/  1st,2nd,3rd,6th, ... (6/7+S)
Boves Club II o.b. (chief race) 92p /  8th,9th,11th ... (6/7 + S) 

An eye-catcher by the o.b. is the “Tina”: a 100 % Willy Vanhoutte-pigeon which in 2010 won no less than 13 x per 10 and in 2011 once again 8 prizes were added to her honours list with a.o. the 36th Orléans 535 p, the 63rd zonal Bourges 6416 p, the 263rd zonal Argenton 4106 p, etc….. 

We end the overview with the national race from Gueret in which 11 youngsters and 4 o.b. made the journey of for them 551 km. In the Fondclub 8 youngsters won their prize and the 4 o.b. achieved maximum, namely: 4/ 4 . 

Gueret Club Youngsters 476 p /  1st,17th,18th,27th,... (8/11)
Gueret Both Flanders Youngsters 1.178 p/1st,35th,36th,61th,115th  (8/11)
Gueret Prov. Youngsters 3.103 p/1st,55th,56th,100th ... (8/11)
Gueret Zone Youngsters 5.666 p/3th,97th,99th,189th ... (8/11)
Gueret Nat. Youngsters 14.362 p/4th,163th, 165th, 309th,617th ... (8/11)
Gueret Club Old 63 p/2nd,4th,12th,... (4/4)
Gueret Both Flanders 67 p/1st,4th,10th (3/4)
Gueret Prov Old 366 p/17th,24th,59th (3/4)
Gueret Zone Old 720 p/21st,34th,97th (3/4)  
Gueret Nat Old  2.745 p/43th-68th-220th (3/4)

 

A marvellous finish to 2011 was then the 4th national from Gueret against 14262 pigeons…… a performance which was delivered by “Miss Bond”: 11-4246007. This hen is a cousin of the 1st national Gueret youngsters by Geert Van Renterghem from Deinze. This from the “Tsaar”(G. Vandenabeele)  as they are both granddaughters of his.
The “Miss Bond” coloured her honours list with the following performances ( only those per 10 are listed). 

30th Clermont 508 p ( 19/6)
3rd Ecouen 249 p (30/7)
7th Ablis 280 p ( 6/8)
6th La Souterraine 726 p en 65th zonal 6010 p ( 20/8)
11th Boves 186 p (3/9)
1st prov. Gueret 3252 p (10/9)
4th national Gueret 14262 p 

From her pedigree we learn:
Father: “Brother Kaafje 14”: 08-4280314 ( the “Kaafje” was a super hen which a.o. shined with a 3rd nat La Souterraine 4459 p, an 8th nat. Bourges 16771p, a 1st Ablis 830 p, etc…..) 

GF: “Dikken Antoon”: 05-4325774
GM: “Chateauke”: 05-3202164
Mother: “’t Gabytje”: 06-3199322 ( as her name suggests, a pure Gaby Vandenabeele-product). “’t Gabytje” was an excellent racing hen and won a.o. : 1st Bourges Fondclub 877p, 8th nat. Bourges 27506p, 3rd Orléans 1207 p, 11th Blois 2352p, etc… 

GF: “Tsaar”: 02-3003538
GM: “Ida” 99-3285037 ( granddaughter of the “Wittenbuik”)

You see, the proverbial apple never falls…

That was our look at the fine 2011 season by Paul Gevaert and Carlos Lannoo from Meigem……. A duo which has belonged to our national top in the middle distance and light long distance for several seasons in a row. 

Our warmest congratulations!