Combinatie Baas & Berg, De Kwakel

One of the very best marathon lofts in The Netherlands! Since their partnership beginning 2016, the two cousins Richard van de Berg and Paul Baas stormed the rankings and became almost unstoppable for the competition. Before they teamed up, both Paul and Richard were amongst the champions already, but since they have their pigeons together in the backyard of Richard, there seems to be no limit to the success of their pigeons at the hardest marathon races of 1000km and more.

2016 was already a good racing season and 2017 was really great! Combinatie Baas & Berg became Interprovincial Emperors of the Marathon races in the provinces Noord-Holland & Zuid-Holland, but they also won the prestigious Champions League competition of the Fondunie 2000 (all long distance fanciers of dpt’s 6-11, in other words: all marathon fanciers “above the rivers” in The Netherlands). They picked-up 3 christal jars at the “Sterrenshow” in Kerkrade for: 14.National Pau, 13.National Agen ZLU and 8.National Perpignan!!!

Before they formed a winning team, Paul and Richard individually achieved some super results already:

1st National Cahors (morning liberation) 2012 with “Tim”

1st National Cahors (afternoon liberation) 2013 with “Vino”

1st Marathon Champion province Noord-Holland

1st Marathon Champion of Noord & Zuid-Holland

Although they have enough lofts (5) with more than enough square meters, they don’t have many pigeons, as Paul and Richard have only 7 breeding couples and about 50-60 older pigeons for the hard International ZLU races with morning liberation. From their start, Combinatie Baas & Berg decided to only basket their pigeons for the International races with morning liberation and not participate at the NPO races anymore. This focus on the toughest “morning liberation races” brought them fame within a short matter of time, as it is crystalclear that their kind of pigeons can race all day long, from early in the morning till late at night..! It happens quite often that their ECS shows arrivals at the day of liberation around 23:00 PM or later, when it is completely dark! Their pigeons showed this enormous drive to get home before the night falls many times.

It is this character which seems to be ankered in the genes of their pigeons. Everybody in the Noord-Holland province knows, that whenever their is a change of pigeons arriving late at night, for sure Combinatie Baas & Berg are amongst the fanciers to beat!

“Hellboy” who is a son of 1.National winner “Tim” arrived at 20:36 pm from National Pau

“Leontien” from son “Tim” x daughter “Vino” 1.Provincial, 1.Fondunie2000, 13.National arrived at 21:16 pm from National Agen ZLU, but Combinatie Baas & Berg had 6 pigeons arriving that evening…6 from 16 arrivals in the whole Province!! The 6th pigeon arrived at 23:08 pm.

“Top Secret” son of “Mr. Bean” arrived from National Marseille at 22:11 while there were only 3 arrivals in the province Noord-Holland that day!

It is this strong character of their pigeons in combination with the fact that their pigeons are true “powerhouses” which makes it fairly easy to say that Paul Baas and Richard van de Berg will be the hotspot for the upcoming years.


Combinatie Baas – Berg won in 2018:

3, 14, 33, 45 Province Noord-Holland against 339 pigeons (4/6) Pau; 5 Interprovincial Fondunie 2000; 26, 149, etc National 3.551 pigeons

2, 7, 22, etc Province Noord-Holland against 936 pigeons (11/38) Agen ZLU; 2 Interprovincial Fondunie 2000; 3, 41, 113, etc National 5.754 pigeons

65, 69 Province Noord-Holland against 385 pigeons (2/2) Barcelona; 675, 788 National 3.912 pigeons

1, 30 Province Noord-Holland against 170 pigeons (2/6) Sint Vincent ZLU; 4 Interprovincial Fondunie 2000; 28, 243 National 2.570 pigeons

11 Province Noord-Holland against 243 pigeons (1/3) Marseille; 90 National 2.750 pigeons

44, 45 Province Noord-Holland against 209 pigeons (2/3) Narbonne

18, 108 Province Noord-Holland against 436 pigeons (2/3) Perpignan; 157 National 3.778 pigeons


– 1st SUPER LEAGUE Champions in the Fondunie 2000 (as described above, all marathon fanciers from departments 6-11 can join this competition)

– 3rd Provincial Marathon Champion (nominated)

– 5th Provincial Marathon Champion (not nominated)

– 8th ZLU CUP Marathon Interprovincial Noord- & Zuid-Holland (nominated)

– 10th Overall Marathon Champion Interprovincial Noord- & Zuid-Holland (nominated)

– 15th Emperor Marathon Interprovincial Noord- & Zuid-Holland



Super References:

Harry Hendriks has the 5th National Acepigeon AGEN ZLU 2018 which is a grandchild of superbreeder VINO!!

Harry Hendriks has won 25th National Marseille ZLU with a grandchild of VINO in 2016.

Harry Hendriks wins 6th National S2 Bergerac with a grandchild of VINO in 2018!

Frank Hage wins top prices on the ZLU flights with children and grandchildren of superbreeder VINO: 7th National Agen ZLU yearlings with a grandchild of VINO and 28th National Agen ZLU

yearlings with child VINO x LIEVE MARIANNE IN 2018!!

Corne van Oeveren wins TXT with JEAN VALJAEN!! That superpigeon comes from a direct brother to VINO!! JEAN VALJEAN wins in 2017 a.o.: 5.NPO Orange, 8.NU Orange against 5.067 pigeons!!

Comb. Hommes & Zoon have a great pigeon TINA, from sister VINO!! This hen wins: 52 National Bordeaux 2016, 190 National Agen 2017, 228 National Agen 2018, 230 National Cahors 2016, 288 National Bergerac 2017, etc. This hen is starting to become a topbreeder too, as she is the mother to: 113 National Bergerac 2018, 152 National Bordeaux 2018.





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