Chris Paauwe – Kruiningen – 6th WESM 2018!

Chris has been a really good pigeon fancier all his life. First together with his father and from 2004 Chris started at his current home address. With 12 selected youngsters from Hans Eijerkamp & Sons – Zutphen, from the line of “Black Giant”, “Drogba”, “Salinero” and the “Daxter” a solid start was made. The Barcelona line from Chris Paauwe performs extremely well not only at Chris’ loft, but also across the country’s borders! Because both “Black Shadow”, the 1st National Barcelona Belgium in 2010 (2nd International Barcelona against 25.878 pigeons) from Bart Verdeyen from Steenokkerzeel and “Clarisse” the 10th National Barcelona in Belgium from the tandem Haeken-Petré find their origin in the great Van Wanroy Long Distance pigeons from H. Eijerkamp & Znn. Another great exponent of these pigeons is “Giant Lady”, the 5th International Ace pigeon Marseille PIPA 2015/2016, 23rd Ace pigeon ZLU Marseille 2014-2016 and 24th Ace pigeon ZLU Marseille 2015-2017.

She won all this with the following prizes:

Marseille 2016: 14th Nat. against 3,320 pigeons (6:09 am in the morning); 1st Provincial in Zeeland; 1st pigeon in IFC Zeeland, 45th Int. Marseille against 9,620 pigeons

Marseille 2015: 87th Nat. against 3,610 pigeons (home in the evening, only 2 pigeons in the province Zeeland in the evening); 1st pigeon in IFC Zeeland, 188th Int. Marseille against 9,908 pigeons

Giant Lady is bred out of 2 direct Eijerkamp pigeons: her father is a grandson of Black Giant (van Wanroy) and the mother is a granddaughter of Salinero (Wijnands).


In the years after 2008 he made his old tough Eijerkamp pigeons very successful by mixing them up with pigeons he bought from Jelle Jellema, Arjan Beens, Ko van Dommelen and Jos Pepping. Until 2012, only afternoon liberations were raced, but then Chris also started exploring the International ZLU challenges of the morning liberations. In the beginnning, the summer holidays with his beloved family was the reason that Chris participated in only a few marathon races a year. But in the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 he joined the real long distance diehards and raced the whole program with specialization: the ZLU morning liberations. Resulting in Chris Paauwe being one of the best allround marathon fanciers of Zeeland from that moment on, witness the many topscores at the NPO long distance races as well as the International morning liberations of the ZLU. In both disciplines, Chris Paauwe was the man to beat in his region and province in recent years and he won numerous National super prizes. Already in the first year of his partial real transfer to the ZLU in 2015, Chris was the long distance champion in his Zeeland region (IFC Zeeland). In that year he basketted only 39 pigeons on 8 races of which there were 16 winning a pricecard and that is a neat score of about 50%. At Pau he achieved a 100% score with 4 pigeons in competition. And from Marseille he became the grandiose winner, an unparalleled achievement that he will repeat a year later. In 2015, with his mini-participation, Chris became 26th National Marathon Champion and 19th at W.E.S.M. In 2016 the class of his pigeons unfolded early prizes at St. Vincent ZLU. And winning a well-deserved ZLU trophee with a 14th National Marseille against the Limburg violence with only 1 pigeon on the west side (speed 914 mpm!!) was his sweet-sweet reward. He was crowned 3rd not nominated long distance champion in 2016 and had his “Super Marseille hen” being the 5th International Ace pigeon Marseille 2015-2016. In 2017 Chris won a very early National prize on Perpignan with a pigeon arriving 23:55 pm (the only pigeon that arrived in the evening!) and Chris was crowned the Long Distance Emperor in the Zeeland region (IFC Zeeland). 60% of his basketted pigeons were in the prizes: Pau 4 of 6, Agen old 6 of 8, Agen yrl 3 of 10, Barcelona 2 of 5, St.Vincent 5 of 6, Marseille 3 of 6, Narbonne old 3 of 6, Narbonne yrl 4 of 4 and Perpignan 5 of 10 (total basketed: 61 pigeons including 16 yearlings). But to top it all off, by winning 2x 2.National in 2017 Chris made his National breaktrough!

Chris Paauwe won in 2017:

2nd National Dax S1 – 4,788 pigeons (3rd fastest overall 10,429 pigeons)

2nd National ZLU Bordeaux / Agen (old) – 6,219 pigeons (9th International Bordeaux / Agen old – 12,158 pigeons).

Twice winning a 2nd National within a very short time and participating with only a small team of racingpigeons in the competition, from a small loft in the back of the garden of his house on the edge of Kruiningen! That really is a very remarkable, incredibly good achievement!

Performance 2015:
IFC Zeeland: one of the largest basketing centers in the Netherlands (!)
1st Marathon Champion not nominated
2nd Marathon General champion
2nd Sponsor Cup
3rd Marathon Champion nominated

19th West European Super Marathon
26th National Marathon

Performance 2016:
IFC Zeeland:
3rd Marathon Champion not nominated
4th General Champion
7th Marathon Champion nominated
5th International Ace pigeon Marseille 2015-2016

Performance 2017:
IFC Zeeland:
1st Emperor Marathon overall
2nd Sponsor Cup

Section-dpt I Zeeland; combine 5 (afternoon release):
3rd Marathon Champion not nominated
4th Marathon Champion nominated

8th Super Prestige
18th National Marathon
21st Pyrenees Cup
22nd Long Distance Champion


2018 was again a spectacular year for Chris Paauwe with great results, especially from National Pau, Agen and Narbonne. Bear in mind the number of pigeons basketted which was max 10…!

Chris is 6th West European Marathon Champion 2018…!! ( 6 WESM ZLU 2018) A really honourable championship as the best extreme long distance fanciers compete against each other at Pau, Sint Vincent, Barcelona & Perpignan, wich all four were flown under very tough circumstances. And bear in mind that Chris basketted only 29 pigeons on the four races in total! It proves the strength and capacities of his marathon pigeons…

Pau National 3,551 pigeons: 23, 115, 196, 263, etc (5 of 8 … !!)

Agen National old birds 5,754 pigeons : 33, 188, 280, 475, 486, etc (8 of 10 … !!)

Barcelona National 3,912 pigeons: 105 (1 of 3)

St. Vincent National 2,570 duiven: 84, 246, 333, 349, 395 (5 of 10)

Narbonne National 3,082 pigeons: 36, 245, 318, 759 (4 of 4 … !!)

Perpignan National 3,778 pigeons: 155, 283, etc (3 of 8)

NPO flight from Bergerac against 1,088 duiven: 28, 35, 51 (3 of 7)


Performance 2018:

IFC Zeeland:

2nd General Champion overall


14th National Marathon LD Champion

17th National Marathon (8 nom.)

24th  National Super Prestige

38th National Marathon

6th West Europese Super Marathon (WESM)

5th Grootmeester National Agen ZLU Spoor der Kampioenen Competition

5th Grootmeester National Narbonne ZLU Spoor der Kampioenen Competition





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