In a big part of the Netherlands the last races were kept in the weekend of 11 and 12 September. We won the 1st prize in our province from Morlincourt against 6.385 birds with our 'Paulina', but so did our friend and '2nd loft' Frans Strikker. His NL20-1171445 'Three Times' won 1st Quievrain 8.275 birds!
Frans had a great season. He was among the 10 best fanciers in his province (Afdeling 9/Oost-Nederland, appr. 1.500 fanciers) on average points (national competiton 'Podium der Grootmeesters') in 15 races. With the oldbirds 12 times of the 16 times he participated (3 times 1st). He also became 19th national champion short distance NPO, 9th national champion middle distance NPO and he won 8 x 1st of which 4 times in big competition (1st Duffel 13.249 birds, 1st Quievrain 8.275 birds, 1st Chalons en Champagne 5.952 birds and 1st Dizy le Gros 2.983 birds). Frans became 1st not nominated short distance and 1st nominated natour in his province Afdeling 9/Oost-Nederland and 2nd overall natour in the national competition 'Podium der Grootmeesters'.
Back to the winner, a blue hen named 'Three Times', because she won a first in big competition just like two sisters, of which one also became 7th National Ace Pigeon Middle Distance WHZB-TBOTB. Her father is a son to 'Hannibal' x 'Katja' and her mother is a daughter to 'Edgar' x 'Evolution'. This 'Three Times' also won 18. Dizy le Gros 14.578 b., 13. Quievrain 7.837 b., 62. Dizy le Gros 7.312 b., 7. Chalons en Champagne 1.156 b and 25. Nanteuil 2.327 b.! For her pedigree click here.