Twan Bongers

Twan Bongers from Odiliapeel
The man with the golden bloodlines for real long-distance races! All based on the Jan Arden pigeons!

A strong family
Studying these pigeons and the results of these pigeons, gives you a feeling, that this is really a well thought out plan that succeed perfectly. Twan now owns one of the finest long-distance families in Europe.

It all started with the good pigeons. Twan was born a long distance fancier. He started out with the pigeons from v. Wanroy, and Jan Arden pigeons out of 131 and DOLLE. They were the base of his colony. To make the family even stronger, Twan was always looking for better pigeons. So in 2000, he visited some successful fanciers, who owned real long distance pigeons. Integrity and trust in those fanciers was very important to Twan. He only visited fanciers, which were at the top of their fame with superior results at a speed not higher than 1000 m/m.  He preferred the long distance races with extreme heat and head-wind. He never showed any interest in “night-flyers” but he preferred those that raced the long distances, on which they dominated with several pigeons at the top of the result.  Before he bought youngsters or eggs, he took a close look to the bloodlines, and made sure, that the family had won raced for many generations.  He went to get these eggs or youngsters after the season, in the month of August or September, when the fanciers already had youngsters out of their top-birds.
Looking for the best let him to Cor De Heide in Made. His family is also based on Jan Arden pigeons, and here Twan bought 30 pigeons out of the best. The KLAMPER lines came to the breeding loft of Twan, with big success! One of them was SUPERKLAMPER. Grandchild of KLAMPER. He turned out to be a super breeder. 20 of his children raced in top 150 on the national races. Unique results from 1 pigeon!!
Later Twan also went to Jelle Jellema to buy pigeons. He bought from the absolute best, and these pigeons have been a great success crossed with his own family!

KIMLYNN:
Twan Bongers won the first international prize from Perpignan with his NL02-0260950 KIMLYNN in 2005, which had already won a 6th national Dax 1016 km just 3 weeks before. After Dax KIMLYNN continued to race from Twan’s loft in Odiliapeel, despite many offers from other fanciers. It proved a good idea not to sell, since she won a 1. International and later she proved to be a real superbreeder. A once in a lifetime pigeon! Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren finished in the top 100 in national and international races later on.
When she won, she did it in a superior way. The 1. Perpignan she won with an advance of half an hour from 22.319 pigeons on 1016 km! In the same race she won 1/6300 national, 1/1580 hen national, 1/723 provincial. She was 1,5 hour advance to 3. National. Very hard weather with speeds of about 1000 m/m. Great victory!!
She also won 18/11898 international Dax 1016 km and in the same race 6/3105 national, 5/1930 int. nat hens, 4/691 national hens. Those 2 races were the reason why she was never sold, in spite of the high prizes they offered.  She was the example of the pigeons that Twan Bongers was looking for!!
Fantastic results and a golden pedigree!! She comes from a grandchild of the best racer and breeder ever, the “90” of v. Wanroy.  (read about it here: http://www.vanwanroy.com/en-90.htm)
In her pedigree, for 10 generations we still found top-pigeons that scored at the top. After her last victory, KIMLYNN wasn’t played any longer and she moved to the breeding loft. Now she is on almost every pedigree, and her offspring is winning long-distance races.
Twan Bongers has created a very soft, very strong and well-muscled long distance racer, to fly long and fast. He has created a allround long distance racer perfect to race at all kinds of weather.. No doubt that the line is so strong, that the top-results will continue for further generations!!

The last years:
Twan was forced to sell his entire pigeon collection in early 2011 as he was diagnosed with bird fancier’s lungs. Twan could no longer keep pigeons himself, and so he looked for partners who could race his team of pigeons for him. He started working together with Frans Belleter (Nispen, NL), Sjef Geurts (Klimmen, NL) Uwe Späth (Bexbach, DE), Tiny van Creij (Veghel, NL) and Tom Scott (Jersey, EN). The breeding pigeons were kept in Twan’s loft and he bred a number of youngsters for these fanciers, with whom it was agreed that they would race with pigeons of Twan only. In 2012 his loft was the home of a new generation of young birds, which took part in their first long distance races as one year olds in 2013. These yearlings proved very successful and they did even better at the age of two, winning a 15th, 17th and 45th international Barcelona 2014.

Results:

Performances and championships Twan Bongers Odiliapeel:

Distances:
Barcelona    1.175 km
Perpignan    1.016 km
Dax               1.016 km
St Vincent    1.032 km
Tarbes          1.029 km
Pau               1.030 km
Irun              1.080 km
Carcasonne   972 km
Marseille       949 km

2005:

Perpignan
NIC 83 p.: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21 etc.
Prov. 723 p. 1,2,12,17,26,35,41,44,49,55,58,66,72,90,112,117,126,128,131,134 etc.
National hens 1.580 p.: 1, 3, 24, 36, 100, 116, 165, 173 etc.
National 6.300 p.: 1, 5, 68, 102, 158, 266, 317, 345, 394, 443, 481, 560, 588, etc.
International hens 4.859 p.: 1, 19, 71, 97, 252, 284, 384, 401, 500, 774, 794, 912 etc.
International 17.653 p.: 1, 45, 220, 292, 432, 662, 784, 860, 973, 1064, 1138, etc.
Dax          
NIC: 1, 4, 5 etc
National hens 691 p.: 4, 59, 68 etc.
National 3.105 p.: 6, 186, 209 etc.
International hens 1.930 p.: 5, 86, 101 etc.
International 11.898 p.: 18, 559, 646 etc.

Bergerac
Local 137 p: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, 13, 19, 20 etc.
Regional 802 p.: 4, 9, 19, 36, 43, 54, 55, 59,  62, 71 etc.
Provincial 5.071 p: 21, 58, 129, 220, 256, 359, 381, 410, 424, 464 etc.

Provincial Acepigeons: 3, 14, 16, 18, 23 etc.
3. Champion overall

2006:

Perpignan
NIC: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 etc.
Provincial 561 p.: 2,11,14,21,23,27,37,56,74 etc.
National hens 1.356 p.: 17, 46, 58, 75, 99 etc.
National 4.719 p.: 30, 105, 135, 187, 258, 339 etc.
International hens 2.978 p.: 43, 90, 115, 148, 187 etc.
International 14.812 p.: 130, 320, 403, 545, 720, 972 etc.

Barcelona
NIC: 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9, etc.
Provincial 837 p.: 14, 18, 23, 46, 67, 68, 69, 72 etc.
National hens 2.005 p.: 25, 38 131, 190, 196 etc.
National 6.777 p.: 68, 95, 158, 361, 546, 548, 559, 573 etc.
International hens 5.977 p.: 37, 54, 365, 376, 679, 643 etc.
International 22.887 p.: 105, 146, 255, 714, 1137, 1144, 1168, 1201 etc.

Carcasonne
NIC: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 etc.
Provincial 294 p.: 1,12,19,30, 39,4041 etc
National 3.167 p: 38, 216, 292 etc

Provincial Acepigeons: 3, 6, 10, 20 etc.
1. Provincial Champion overall

2007:

Perpignan 
NIC 107 p.: 2,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12,13,14 etc.
Prov 682 p.: 10,13,16,17,18,28,30,32,33,41,43,58 etc.
National hens 1.385 p.: 37,39,44,51,108,111,127,142 etc.
National 5.294 p.: 115, 126, 140, 147, 165, 314, 336, 345, 347, 392, 443 etc.

Barcelona
NIC 156 p.: 2,7,10,16,17,21,22,24 etc.
Prov 990 p.: 10,23,43,81,83 etc.
National 7.520 p.: 83, 159, 284, 487, 494, 703 etc.
International 25.716 p.: 244, 411, 638, 1077, 1091, 1523, 1785 etc.
International hens  6.807 p.: 135,205,524, etc.

Montauban 
National 3.788 p.: 15,75,81,89,136,185,196,223,244,295,343,359 etc.
Provincial Acepigeons: 1, 8, 13
1. Provincial Champion overall

2008:

Tarbes
NIC:  2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14 etc.
National hens 936 p.: 37,84,103,107,130,131 etc.
National 4.011 p.:  177,224,234,235,358,370,476,487 etc.

Pau
Prov. 270 p.: 25,29,33,35,48 of 7 pigeons (const. 12.09, 12.15, 12.16, 12.19, 12.35)
National 2.682 p.: 346, 383, 402, 418, 543

NIC 1. Champion overall

2009:

Perpignan
NIC 107 p.: 3,4,6,7,9,10,12,13,14 etc.
Provincial 574 p.: 26,29,32,34,39,41,54,63,66,74 etc.

Barcelona
NIC 192 p.: 3,4,7,13,15,16,17,18,19,20 etc.
Provincial 955 p.: 9, 10, 33, 74, 80, 84, 87, 102, 105, 113, 125 etc.
National 8.042 p.: 95, 98, 348 etc.

Tarbes
NIC: 1,3,4,7,8,10,11,12 etc.

Provincian Acepigeons: 1, 4, 11, 15

2010:

Perpignan
NIC 106 p.: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,14,15,16,17,21,25,26 etc.
Provincial 588 p.: 5,20,23,26,29,31,46,49,53,54,81,120,129,134,140 etc.

Dax
Local 94 p.: 1,2,10,13,14,15,19 etc.

Marseille
NIC 63 p.: 1,2,3,4,9 etc.

Barcelona
NIC 134 p.: 4,5,9,11,12,13,15,16,18,20,21 etc.

Pau
NIC 1,4,5,6 etc.
Provincial 244 p.: 15 etc.

NIC: 1. Champion
Provincial Acepigeons: 2, 17
4. Champion overall

2011:

Barcelona
NIC 273 p.: 2,4,5,6,8,9,10,13,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28 etc.
Provincial 841 p.: 12,14,17,23,26,30,31,38,47,56,62,66,67,70,71,72,76,78,79, etc.
National 7.846 p.: 45, 59, 98, 159, 198, 222, 224, 249, 320, 445, 501, 517, 530, 541, 542, 543, 565, 579, 605, 660, 701, 703, 705, 723, 742, 788 etc.
National hens 2.183 p.: 25,63,83,96,126,179,191,194,195,201,206,240,278,279 etc.
International 26.068 p.: 62, 95, 174, 325, 387, 431, 435, 478, 611, 825, 924, 951, 980, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1047, 1075, 1141, 1254, 1329, 1332, 1339, 1374, 1415, 1499, 1562, 1565, 1650, 1730, 1824, 1955, 1972, 2000, 2174, 2218 etc. Total 65 prices, w.o. 44 x 1:10
International hens 7.303 p.: 37, 128, 160, 178, 225, 315, 334, 340, 341, 352, 361, 434, 511, 512, 581, 631, 681, 691 etc. total 35 prices.

Perpignan
NIC 174 p.: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,20,21,23,24,25,26,27,28, etc
Provincial 677 p.: 1,5,7,9,22,25,29,32,33,34,36,38,41,45,47,49,53,60,66,68,69 etc
National 5.607 p.: 8,30,43,67,168,182,210,227,230,234,255,275,280,319,335,350, 359,392,424449,452,576,578,587,615,616 etc.
National hens 1.649 p.: 5,11,19,51,55,63,68,69,71,84,104,106,122,135,140,172,173,176,183,221,247 etc.
International 15.192 p.: 9, 45, 70, 114,303,329,378,402,409,415,462,496,504,598,631,662,679,734,804,854,863,1103,1107,1126,1182,1183,1427 etc. 58 prices, w.o. 27 X 1:10
International hens 3.861 p.: 5, 19, 33, 95, 101,112,122,124,127,146,185,191,212,232,243,302,303,308,324,386,443 etc.

Tarbes
Local 110 p.: 1,6,8,11,14,16,19,21,22,23 etc.
Regional 491 p.: 1,24,27,40,52 etc.
Provincial 2.442 p.: 7, 131,146,191,279,286 etc.
National 9.304 p.: 33, 532, 577, 727 etc.
2013:
Bordeaux
NPO Afd 2 Yearlings 4.182 p.: 87, 123, 213, 286, 533 etc. 

Agen 
ZLU National Yearlings 5.386 p.: 13, 16, 39, 79, 80, 126, 148, 201, 203, 310 etc.
International 10.579 p.: 23, 27, 69, 148, 149, 241, 293, 422, 435 etc.

Bordeaux (Germany)
National 1.158 p.: 42, 54, 68, 127, 194, 258, 259 etc.

Narbonne 
ZLU Nationan 4.515 p.: 12, 49, 84, 127, 145, 204, 244, 266, 447, 465 etc.
International Yearlings 7.859 p.: 19, 121, 208, 286, 353, 400, 468, 563, 572, 701, 737, 802, 818, 847 etc.

Sint Vincent 
ZLU National Yearlings 3.294 p.: 628, 632, 660, 677, 683, 706, 752 etc. 
National: 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14 etc.

Bergerac 
NPO Afd 2 3.363 p.: 1, 10, 20, 59, 80, 122, 144, 151, 174, 175, 179, 200, 227, 231, 236, 237, 278, 297, 308, 333, 344, 351, 355 etc.

Limoges
Brabant 2000 481 p.: 3, 10, 31, 44, 46, 55 etc.

2014:

Pau (Germany) 
5. National
International 8.295 p.: 25, 495, 950, 959 etc.
International Hens 2.063 p.: 5, 82, 173, 176, 374, 399 etc.
ZLU National 3.020 p.: 161, 453, 480, 489 etc.

St. Vincent
ZLU 3.824 p.: 351,490, 510, 631, 671, 865, etc.

Agen
ZLU National Old 5.910 p.: 60, 74, 230, 289, 468, 623, 794, etc.
ZLU National Yearlings 4.464 p.:  22, 29, 129, 147, 215, 280, 298, 374, 451, 549, 570, 629, 649, etc.
International 8.845 p.: 53, 69, 376, 457, 620, 644, 786, 828, 884, 959 etc.

Bordeaux
National 12.191 p.: 210, 279, 351, 428, 461, 627, 800, 873 etc.

St Vincent
National 9.757 p.: 19, 35, 307, 359, 364, 512, 552, 570, 661 etc.

Marseille
National 4.899 p.: 4, 42, 213, 437, 513 etc.
International 12.054 p.: 5, 132, 387, 773, 923, 1164, 1411 etc.
International Hens 2.801 p.: 82, 156, 182, 225 etc.

Barcelona
International 20.669 p.: 15, 17, 45, 1142, 1212, 1449 etc.
International hens 5.550 p.: 7, 8, 22, 454, 691, 958 etc.
National 5.423 p.: 14, 16, 31 etc.
National hens 1.809 p.: 7, 8, 15 etc.

Narbonne 
National 6.650 p.: 153, 260, 373., 390, 509, 575 etc.
International Yearlings 8.360 p.: 6, 89, 193, 206, 254, 266, 352, 411, 412, 428, 513, 595, 701, 717, 778, 779, 798, 854 etc.

Perpignan
National 6.414 p.: 136, 157, 172, 263, 274, 317, 475, 484, 492, 580, 654, 699, 787 etc.
National Hens 1.708 p.: 34, 140, 173, 206, 275, 354, 371, 376, 406 etc.
International Hens 3.876 p.: 161, 307, 353, 402, 499, 628, 650, 656, 705, 790, 838 etc.

References (after total sale in 2014-15)

2015

M. van Crey:   149. Nat Barcelona 5.183 p.

Chr. de Vocht: 12., 49. NPO St. Vincent 2.338 p.
               2., 15., 74. NPO Cahors 2.579 p.
P. Smits:      11., 27., 99. NPO Bordeaux 3.072
               19., 59. NPO Bergerac 1.282 p.
               12. NPO Cahors 2.579 p.
               2., 3., 6., 17. Acepigeon CC Uden
J. Selten:     3. Acepigeon Club Uden with NL13-3348983

2016:

P. Smits:      36., 42. NPO St. Vincent 1.852 p.
               7. NPO Bordeaux 2.389 p.
               10. NPO Dax 1.253 p.
               3., 4., 10., 12. Acepigeon CC Uden

Chr. de Vocht: 22. NPO Bordeaux 2.389 p.
               33. NPO Dax 1.253 p.

Geert de Schepper
Gooik (Belgium): With son HOPE, grandson KIMLYNN
                4., 6., and 7. against 700 p.

2017:

Mark Gilbert: With SOUTHFIELD IRON MAN, son BARCELONA 1
                15. National Tarbes Yearlings

M. v. Crey:     54. National Barcelona 4.504 p. (149. International 17.026 p.)

Geert de Schepper
Gooik (Belgium):
                38., 81., 151. Agen 3.285 p.
                3., 12., 19., 47. Narbonne 267 p.
                19. National Ranking Agen-Narbonne with grandson KIMLYNN

Chr. de Vocht:  2. NPO Bordeaux 2.182 p.

P. Smits:       54. NPO Agen 2.029 p.
Finke:          4. Asse Zelik 10.366 p.
                60. Quivrain 10.646 p.
                131. Heusden Zolder 11.143 p.
                12. Chalons en Champ 7.108 p.
                12., 18., 28. Pithiviers 3.180 p.
                30. Nanteuil 4.649 p.
                7. Bergerac 1.043 p.
                53. Heusden Zolder 24.853 p.
                15., 114., 118. Heusden Zolder 10.562p.

P. Philippens
S Gravenvoeren (Belgium):
                3. National (9. International) Narbonne with BE 13-1005588 - Grandson KIMLYNN
                Same pigeon did: 150. National Valence 2016, 284. National Perpignan 2015,
                342 National Carcassonne 2016, 352. National Montelimar 2016

Miro Daniel
Galati, Romania:
                RO16-0012726: 7. Nat Birzai 4.599 p. 1236 km with a yearling!
                RO16-0012746: 83. Nat Birzai 4.599 p. 1236 km with a yearling!
                RO16-0012745: 13. Chelm 1.815 p. 710 km

G.J. van Vilsteren:
                5., 13. NPO St. Vincent 1.243 p. (11. and 29. National)

C. Walda:       12., 20., 21., 22. Bergerac Regional with 6 pigeons.

2018:

Mark Gilbert: With son BARCELONA 1: 
                 1. National Perpignan, 2. National Marseille, 7. National Palamos
                 Same pigeon, SOUTHFIELD IRON MAN did 15. National Tarbes as yearling in 2017.

Geert de Schepper 
Gooik, Belgium: With grandson NICEBOY:
                 2. Angoulême  1718 p., 2. Jarnac 1.016 p., 3rd Acepigeon KDBD Belgium Marathon yearlings
                 1, 4, 6, 13, 25, 27 prov Jarnac with grandchildren of KIMLYNN and SUPERKLAMPER
                 1, 9, 16, 20 prov. Sint Vincent
                 15, 39 Nat Perpignan  3966p. With grandchildren of KIMLYNN and SUPERKLAMPER

Henrik Christiansen (DK):
                 43. Danish Pigeon Race OLR Final

M&C Hansen (DK):
                 1. prize with grandson Superklamper

Goran Trailovic (SE):
                 4. Danish Pigeon Race OLR Final with grandson SUPERKLAMPER

P. Smits:        15. National Sint Vincent 5.879 p.
                 77. National Bergerac 6.094 p.

Chr de Vocht:    196, 269, 471 National Bordeaux 9.852 p.
                 147, 183 National Dax 4.772 p.
                 45, 76, 132, 386 National Periqueux 7.921 p.

P. Philippens (BEL):
                 Very successful with youngsters of HOPE, Inbred KIM, FAST EDDY - all from the KIMLYNN lines and ERIC, son of NICEBOY, Jellema.
                 2,3,13,16,25,31,39,51 etc. against average 2.000 p.
                 Youngsters:
                 001 did 8 prizes from 8 races
                 048 did 7 out of 7
                 045 did 4 out 6
                 078 5 out 8
                 083 5 out 6
                 084 5 out 5
                 086 7 out 8
                 096 5 out 8
                 129 3 out 6 
                 1. Prov Fay aux Loges with grandchild KIMLYNN

Joost de Smeyter/Restiaen (BEL):
                 12. National Barcelona with daughter NICEBOY (same pigeon did 34. Nat. Narbonne 2016)

2019:

Joseph Lecerf (F):
                 1. International Narbonne 8.284 p. with granddaughter KIMLYNN & NICEBOY 
                 (same pigeon also raced 419. International Agen 10.610 p.) 

Geert de Schepper (BEL):
                 4. National Acepigeon Perpignan 2018-2019 with grandson SUPERKLAMPER and KIMLYNN with pigeon 16-2006814
                 138. Nat. Perpignan, 196. Nat. Sint Vincent, 13. Nat.Z Souillac with grandson Superklamper
                 40. National PAU with grandson Superklamper & KIMLYNN

P. Philippens (BEL):
                 1. Provincial Fay au Loges 818 p. with grandchild KIMLYNN

M&C Hansen (DK):
                 With pigeon 023-17-0017 Granddaughter KIMLYNN and granddaughter WETGIRL:
                 Göttingen 577 km: 16/143 section.
                 Karlsruhe 867 km. morning release: 2/27 section, 11/146 region, 40/361 national.
                 Würzburg 792 km: morning release: 2/28 section, 13/79 region, 66/257 national.

As you can see on the results, the pigeons from Twan Bongers have a very high quality. No doubt, that he has created a fantastic family for long distance that will produce winners in the next generations.