Dr. Norbert Ally - Aarsele (BE) outstanding once again in 2009 !

1st General Champion Inter-West Flemish club and that for the third time ! In 10 years: 3 x 1st , 2 x 2nd , 3x 3rd, 1 x 4th and 1 x 6th in the most prestigious championship of the province West-Flanders !

 The General Championship of the I.W.F. can rightly be called the most prestigious championship of West-Flanders. Raced over more than 30 provincial races (including the provincial doubles from Brive, Montauban, Argenton old and yearlings, Limoges old and yearlings, Tarbes, Souillac, Narbonne, Perpignan, Argenton and Gueret youngsters) with the 1st, 2nd and 3rd nominated by old and yearlings and the four first nominated by the youngsters, it is no easy task  to classify as primus. It is a battle every weekend to race in the races chosen by the I.W.F. against all the class of the entire province. To emerge as the big winner, friends….try it for yourself !!
When we consider that for 2009 Ally’s closest opponent was Gaby Vandenabeele (2nd) and Marc Pollin (3rd), then this gives his performance even more shine.
Here below an overview of the performances of Norb. Ally in the General Championship of the I.W.F. over the last 10 seasons:

1998: 1st champion
1999: 2nd champion
2002: 3rd champion
2003: 2nd champion
2004: 6th champion
2005: 3rd champion
2006: 3rd champion
2007: 4th champion
2008: 1st champion
2009: 1st champion

For 2009 Norbert achieved the following classifications in the I.W.F. :
1st General Champion
4th Champion old birds
10th Champion yearlings
5th Champion by the youngsters
6th Championship of the Aces
4th Elite-Championship yearlings
3rd Interprovincial Criteria
2nd Inter-West Flemish Super Cup youngsters

Breeding loft:
In the course of 25 years, Ally has carefully built up his stock to the all-round colony that has been successful for more than 10 years (see general championship above). Gaby Vandenabeele has certainly contributed the most to the stock (direct descendants of the ‘Artiest’, ‘Kleinen’, ‘Wittenbuik’, ‘Kolonel’ and ‘Turbo’); in second place is the loft of Norbert and Filip Norman. For the last few years Norbert has done well with a few children of the famous ‘Bliksem’ (Vandenabeele) and ‘Zorro’ (Norman). The majority of the breeding loft anno 2009 consists of pigeons that have performed excellently over the last ten years in Aarsele. Of course, Norbert is still looking for pigeons every year from strong racing fanciers to strengthen his stock. 

2009 Season
To start with, 2 results from 2008, that will be cherished in Aarsele for a long time. First pigeon to arrive was the “Federer” which was moved to the breeding loft after the 2008 season.
- Brive (prov.) 1746 p: 5, 7, 16, 36, 42, 59, 103, 156, 180, 200, 204,… (15/18)
- Souillac (prov.) 1712 p: 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 22, 34,… (12/15)

Best results 2009
A.    Old Birds
   
16/05: Chateauroux (Rekkem): 560 p: 4,6,10,26,33,59,62,74…..(12/16)
23/05: Poitiers (Rekkem): 377 p: 2,4,31,42  (4/4)
20/06: Limoges (provincial): 2216 p: 18, 30, 42, 109, 129, 167, 183,… (10/15)
04/07: Limoges (national): 11.869 p: 31, 38, 159, 209, 264, 356     (11/12)
20/07: Souillac (provincial): 1444 p: 2, 6, 12, 34, 46, 80, 135,…(13/16)
01/08: Tulle (national): 5676 p: 32, 44, 67, 72, 76, 159,…   (8/12)

B.    Yearlings
02/05: Ablis (reg.): 328 p: 1, 6, 10, 11, 17, 32,… (7/11)
13/06: Argenton (FVW): 690 p: 5, 18, 24, 52,… (6/9)
20/06: Tours (provincial): 3642 p: 33, 42, 100, 177, 186,… (10/12)
11/07: Limoges (zonal): 7586 p: 121, 173, 185, 470, 521, 741,… (13/23)
25/07: Bourges (provincial): 1003 d : 7, 48, 49, 52 (4/9)
25/07:  Poitiers (provincial): 1147 d : 30, 34, 78, 92,..(7/8)
01/08: Tulle (national) : 7467 p: 49, 69, 101, 112, 136,… (8/10)

C.    Youngsters
20/06: Ablis (reg.) 809 p: 3,4,5,8,13,15,19,21,33,37,41,43,46,47,50,64,79,… (36/55)
27/06: Ablis (reg.) 745 p: 1,4,5,7,9,16,17,20,21,27,29,30,35,44,45,49,54,58,62,...(38/47)
11/07: Blois (provincial) 5142 d : 7, 11, 110, 291, 292, 300, 341, 343,… (24/38) 
01/08: Tours (provincial) 4203 p: 43, 77, 80, 170, 243, 258, 308, 347, 362,…  (15/23)
08/08: Tours (FVW) 587 p: 1, 5, 6, 11, 45 (9/22)
08/08: Argenton (provincial) 2631d: 15, 107, 171, 223, 250,… (10/18)
29/08: Tours (provincial) 2257d: 35, 196, 199, 201, 202, 224,… (17/21)
05/09: Gueret (Rekkem) 348 p: 4, 15, 28, 32, 50,… (8/18)

A few promising 2 year olds :
•    ‘Donkere’ 07-3127662 scored in 2009 as follows in four national races
Bourges     23/05         27506/96° (0,35%)
Argenton     27/06         3682/28° (0,76%)
Souillac     20/07         3290/10° (0,30%)
Tulle         01/08          5676/76  (1,18%)
Is a son of the “750/05” (out “Primus” with “Aske Picue”) with the “806/06” (is a full sister of the 1st provincial Ace pigeon long distance old birds 2009 from A and R De Saer from Ruiselede; via the loft Vancauwenberge-Ally). The ‘donkere’ was a youngster from the 3rd round which raced a 2nd prize from Argenton as a yearling against 574 pigeons.

•    ‘De Tours vooruit’ 07-3034397 was, 7th provincial Ace pigeon long distance old birds (West-Flanders) in 2009. He raced in 09: Limoges 20/06  2216 p / 42°  (1,90 %)
Limoges 04/07  2170 p / 59°  (2,72 %)
Souillac  20/07  1444 p/  12°  (0,83 %)
The ‘Tours vooruit’ comes out the golden spurs couple (“Son Bliksem Vandenabeele, 760/00” with “Bolleke”) and is so a full brother of the golden spurs winner youngsters 2006. He was given his name after winning the 1st provincial as a yearling in the tough Tours against 2394 pigeons (raced 6 minutes ahead).

•    ‘Dieter’ 07-3127660 scored in 2009 top in 3 national races
Limoges 04/07  11869 p  209°   (1,76 %)
Souillac  20/07   3290 z-A  24°  (0,73 %)
Tulle       01/08  5676 p   32°      (0,56 %)
Is a son of the “585/02” (brother “Speedy Boy”) in joint breed with “the chequered Aske” (1st Ace pigeon long distance youngsters FVW 2005, loft Vancauwenberge-Ally). The ‘Dieter’ was a youngster from the 3rd round that won a first prize from Blois as a yearling against 678 pigeons.
De beste duif van het hok voor het zwaardere werk is de 06-3198070 (“Zoon Goeroe Mylle” met “Dochter Noël” van Eric Vermandere). Hij vloog 5 op 5 op de zware fond: als jaarse op Sint-Vincent II 19/177, als 2-jaarse 55/4660 Tarbes en 220/7603 Perpignan en in 2009 757/4812 Tarbes en 383/7364 Perpignan.

The best pigeon of the loft for the tougher work is the 06-3198070 (“Son Goeroe Mylle” with “Dochter Noël” from Eric Vermandere). He raced 5/5 in the extreme long distance: as a yearling from Sint-Vincent II 19/177, as a 2-year old 55/4660 Tarbes and 220/7603 Perpignan and in 2009 757/4812 Tarbes and 383/7364 Perpignan.

In the renowned long distance club in Rekkem, Norbert was in 2009:
-    2nd champion long distance old birds
-    3rd champion long distance yearlings
-    4th champion long distance youngsters

To Norbert and Stefan, our warmest congratulations on this marvelous “spectacle” in the I.W.F..Don’t forget that they also stand at the top of the classifications in various other championships.