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Pigeon race results

Pigeon race results 2024
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06/07/24 Morlincourt (358,660 km) 13:20 SW 7584 birds 1-2-3-4-8-18-19-49-55-64-67-73-80 etc. (66/78 = 84.6%)
Level Pigeons Result Prizes Boxed Percentage
Area the IJssel 908 1-2-3-4-7-13-14-26-29-32-33-36-39 etc. 62 78 79.5%
Flying Area SE 1937 1-2-3-4-8-15-16-31-34-39-40-44-48-66-70-74 etc. 66 78 84.6%
Section 8 South 3494 1-2-3-4-8-15-16-38-43-50-51-57-62 etc. 67 78 85.9%
Section 8 7584 1-2-3-4-8-18-19-49-55-64-67-73-80 etc. 66 78 84.6%

Weather Conditions

The race from Morlincourt, France (358 km), featured a strong southwest wind, promising high speeds for the participating pigeons.

Participants

  • Total Pigeons Entered: 78
    • Hans and Evert Jan Eijerkamp: 48 pigeons
    • Lotte Eijerkamp: 30 pigeons

Race Details

  • Release Time: 13:20
  • Wind Conditions: Strong southwest wind

Expectations

Given the favorable wind conditions, we anticipate high speeds and are excited to see how our pigeons perform. The strong tailwind should help the pigeons cover the distance quickly, making for an exhilarating race.

Results

The official results were phenomenal, showcasing a truly outstanding performance. We achieved the following placements provincially against 7,584 pigeons:

  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 18, 19 and more.

Our team delivered an extraordinary result, proving once again the exceptional quality and training of our pigeons. This back-to-back success is a testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved.
We are immensely proud of our pigeons and look forward to continuing this winning streak in future races. Stay tuned for more updates and detailed insights into our racing successes.

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29/06/24 Gray (520,748 km) 07:15 Var 7375 birds 1-2-3-6-24-43-48-60-67 etc. (28/39 = 71.8%)
Level Pigeons Result Prizes Boxed Percentage
Area the IJssel 290 1-2-3-5-8-10-11-12-13-16-17-20 etc. 26 39 66.7%
Flying Area SE 823 1-2-3-5-8-13-14-15-17-21-22-33-46-48 etc. 29 39 74.4%
Section 8 South 1716 1-2-3-5-15-25-26-33-35-49 etc. 27 39 69.2%
Section 8 (NPO) 3738 1-2-3-6-20-35-37-45-49-80-83 etc. 26 39 66.7%
National 7375 1-2-3-6-24-43-48-60-67 etc. 28 39 71.8%

Weather Conditions

The race from Gray, France (520 km), took place under beautiful weather conditions. The wind varied from northeast to east over the Netherlands, providing a challenging flight path for the pigeons.

Participants

  • Hans and Evert Jan Eijerkamp: 29 pigeons
  • Lotte Eijerkamp: 10 pigeons

Race Day

The pigeons were released under favorable weather, and the varying wind conditions added complexity to the race, testing the pigeons' navigation and endurance over the long distance.

Below we present the first three pigeons.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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11/05/24 Soissons (356,258 km) 08:30 East 6004 birds 1-2-11-24-25-38-46-51-57-63-79-85-92 etc. (80/108 = 74.1%)
Level Pigeons Result Prizes Boxed Percentage
Area the IJssel 2589 1-2-6-11-12-18-21-23-24-28-34-35-39-41-44-48-50 etc. 80 108 74.1%
Flying Area SE 6004 1-2-11-24-25-38-46-51-57-63-79-85-92 etc. 80 108 74.1%
Section 8 South 10879 8-10-35-90-91-135-154-169 etc. 80 108 74.1%

In this article, you can see the arrivals of our pigeons released in Soissons (356km).
The wind initially is east (crosswind) to northeast (headwind) direction towards the Netherlands.
There are few clouds, and the temperature is around 20°C.
We have basketed 108 pigeons, 59 belonging to Hans and Evert Jan, and 49 belonging to Lotte Eijerkamp.

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02/06/24 Duffel (163,914 km) 13:30 NW 14038 birds 3-6-7-10-20-36-66-70-75-114-115-144-146-161 etc. (77/102 = 75.5%)
Level Pigeons Result Prizes Boxed Percentage
Area the IJssel 1628 2-3-4-6-9-15-22-24-25-35-36-42-43-48 etc. 68 102 66.7%
Flying Area SE 3770 2-4-5-8-12-25-47-50-54-77-78-95-96 etc. 73 102 71.6%
Section 8 14038 3-6-7-10-20-36-66-70-75-114-115-144-146-161 etc. 77 102 75.5%
On this page, we report on the race from Duffel.
Due to poor weather forecasts, the long-distance race was canceled, and the speed race was shortened.
On Saturday, it was heavily overcast with a north wind and a chance of showers.
We entered a total of 102 pigeons, with 55 from Hans and Evert Jan and 47 from Lotte Eijerkamp.

Update: Due to the poor outlook, the flight has been postponed to Sunday.

Update: Since it is expected that releasing the pigeons will be possible earlier on a western release site on Sunday, the pigeons have been taken from Tienen to Oudenaarde (228 km).
 
Update Sunday : We have already left Oudenaarde. The convoyers found it unsafe to release the pigeons in Oudenaarde due to insufficient space and overhead power lines at the release site. Therefore, we are on our way to Duffel.
 
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25/05/24 Châlons-en-Champagne (373,426 km) 14:00 West 12324 birds 3-13-28-86-95-107-152 etc. (60/98 = 61.2%)
Level Pigeons Result Prizes Boxed Percentage
Area the IJssel 1452 3-6-14-27-29-31-38-53-57-58-62 etc. 53 98 54.1%
Flying Area SE 3303 3-6-15-38-41-44-52-76-81-82-88 etc. 60 98 61.2%
Section 8 12324 3-13-28-86-95-107-152 etc. 60 98 61.2%

The weather gods were not kind to the pigeons again, resulting in a late release.
With a distance of 373 km and a chance of showers along the way, it is once again a challenge for the pigeons to reach their loft.
Fortunately, they have the wind mostly at their backs.
We have entered 98 pigeons, 55 from Hans and Evert Jan, and 43 from Lotte Eijerkamp.

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14/07/24 Maaseik (114,787 km) 08:55 SW 3484 birds 1-2-3-4-6-8-9-10-11-13-14-17-19-20-21-22-25 etc. (64/122 = 52.5%)
Level Pigeons Result Prizes Boxed Percentage
Area the IJssel 1482 1-2-3-4-6-8-9-10-11-13-14-17-19-20-21-22-25 etc. 55 122 45.1%
Flying Area SE 3484 1-2-3-4-6-8-9-10-11-13-14-17-19-20-21-22-25 etc. 64 122 52.5%

Due to bad weather, the race was postponed to Sunday. The wind is predominantly from the south west.

Participants (The color matches the color of the figure next to the pigeon.)

  • Hans and Evert Jan Eijerkamp: 11 pigeons 
  • Lotte Eijerkamp: 92 pigeons
  • Team Eijerkamp: 19 pigeons

This is the first young pigeon flight of the season, so the anticipation is high. Stay tuned for updates on the release and results!

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20/04/24 Tienen (166,419 km) 12:00 NW 2102 birds 1-2-3-4-5-11-12-17-20-31-32-35-37-38-40 etc. (100/125 = 80.0%)
Level Pigeons Result Prizes Boxed Percentage
Area the IJssel 2102 1-2-3-4-5-11-12-17-20-31-32-35-37-38-40 etc. 100 125 80.0%
Flying Area SE 5484 2-3-4-5-6-15-16-27-35-52-53-56-58-60 etc. 105 125 84.0%

In this article, you can see the arrivals of our pigeons from Tienen (166km).
Due to circumstances, including showers, the pigeons were released quite late.
The headwind was strong from the northwest at 25 km/h.
We had basketed 125 pigeons, 69 of which belonged to Hans and Evert Jan Eijerkamp, and 56 belonged to Lotte Eijerkamp.

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13/04/24 Weert (101,285 km) 09:15 ZW 1877 birds 1-2-3-13-14-15-16-17-18-21-28-31-59 etc. (70/122 = 57.4%)
Level Pigeons Result Prizes Boxed Percentage
Area the IJssel 1877 1-2-3-13-14-15-16-17-18-21-28-31-59 etc. 70 122 57.4%
Flying Area SE 3704 2-3-4-18-19-20-21-23-24-29-45-48 etc. 73 122 59.8%

Today, the first race of the 2024 season is taking place.
This is a training flight that does not count towards championships.
The weather today is good, with a tailwind, partly cloudy skies, and temperatures heading towards 20°C.

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08/06/24 Sourdun (444,417 km) 07:35 WSW 3342 birds 3-4-5-6-13-18-21-22-27-40-41-42-44-46-48 etc. (75/94 = 79.8%)
Level Pigeons Result Prizes Boxed Percentage
Area the IJssel 1284 2-3-4-5-12-16-28-29-24-34-35-36-38-40 etc. 74 94 78.7%
Flying Area SE 3342 3-4-5-6-13-18-21-22-27-40-41-42-44-46-48 etc. 75 94 79.8%

On this page, we report on the mid-distance race from Sourdun (444 km).
The wind shifts from NW to SW during the flight. Cloud cover increases as the pigeons get closer to home, but it remains dry.
Overall, these are favorable conditions for the pigeons.
We have entered 94 pigeons, with 54 from Hans and Evert Jan and 40 from Lotte Eijerkamp.

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23/06/24 Melun (455,671 km) 07:30 SW 8757 birds 8-14-15-17-19-20-25-27-31-32-40-67-90-98 etc. (61/80 = 76.3%)
Level Pigeons Result Prizes Boxed Percentage
Area the IJssel 1056 4-8-9-10-11-12-15-16-18-19-22-26-28-29-30 etc. 56 80 70.0%
Flying Area SE 2325 4-8-9-10-11-12-15-16-18-19-24-31-35 etc. 60 80 75.0%
Section 8 8757 8-14-15-17-19-20-25-27-31-32-40-67-90-98 etc. 61 80 76.3%
Race Details:
  • Location: Melun, France
  • Distance: 455 km
  • Race Category: Mid-Distance
  • Wind: Strong southwest tailwind
  • Weather: Rain in France delayed the release on Saturday on Sunday the weather was perfect
Entrants:
  • Total Pigeons Entered: 80
    • Hans and Evert Jan Eijerkamp: 45 pigeons
    • Lotte Eijerkamp: 35 pigeons

The race from Melun, France (455 km), was initially scheduled for Saturday but was postponed to Sunday due to rain in France.

The mid-distance race from Melun, France, presented unique challenges this weekend. With the strong southwest tailwind, high speeds were anticipated, but rain in France caused a delay in the release of the pigeons. 

Despite these conditions, both Hans and Evert Jan Eijerkamp, along with Lotte Eijerkamp, entered a total of 80 pigeons. Hans and Evert Jan contributed 45 pigeons, while Lotte entered 35 pigeons.
 
We eagerly await the results as the pigeons embark on their journey back home, hoping for another series of impressive performances despite the initial delay. Stay tuned for updates on arrivals and placements as the race unfolds.
 
"Jessica" was the first pigeon to return from Melun.

Michal and Hans Eijerkamp

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