Combinatie Smeets-Penris (Urmond, The Netherlands)


THE STARS AT BARCELONA 2019 win: 27, 53, 80 National against 4.129 birds in competition and have the first 3 pigeons clocked in The Netherlands, by which they win the prestigious 1st series III National Barcelona 2019, but also the 1st series III International Barcelona 2019 !!! NO ONE IN EUROPE DID BETTER !!! Curious how many birds they basketted?? 3 (!), they basketted 3 birds and win 3/3 (100% score): 27, 53, 80 National!

*** Combinatie Smeets- Penris is the winner of the INTERNATIONAL BONY BARCELONA CUP 2019 !! Combinatie Smeets- Penris is also the winner of the 2nd, 4th and 9th position in the BONY BARCELONA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ranking 2019 !! ***

Two beautiful silver National medals were won by the combinatie Robin Smeets and Piet Penris in the grueling ZLU season of 2018! At Marseille they won the 2nd National and 2nd International and at Barcelona they also won a silver medal in the prestigious GOLDEN ACEPIGEON ZLU ranking. These prizes were won by two incredibly good pigeons, the standard bearers of their strong long distance loft which was in the backyard of Robin’s (step) parents Penris, living in Urmond, Limburg.

As of last season however they focussed only on the marathon and in particular the ZLU. Robin renovated his new house where he and his wife and children are living sice the beginning of this year. Also did he build a great new loft setup in the garden of his new house, from where Comb. Smeets-Penris will participate in the ZLU competition starting in 2020.

The base of this very successful season (and the top seasons in 2017 & 2018) is somewhere around the beginning of this century. As a teenager, Robin had some pigeons and Piet became more and more involved with the hobby of his son. From 2009 the men started to clock early pigeons on the long distance races, where a very nice result at Provincial Periqueux (morning release) gave the energy to continue on the marathon: 36, 84, 109 and 318 (only 4 pigeons basketted) against 3.620 Provincial pigeons on their debut gave a huge boost.

So, the start of their beautiful debut result and the basic pigeons who are responsible for the current successes lies in Neer. In 2004 Robin went to the famous brothers from Neer and Piet and Andre Kuypers found the youthful enthusiasm of the then 16-year-old Limburger so heart-warming that Robin had 4 youngsters of the noblest origin! Two of these Kuypers pigeons are the current stock pigeons, stating that the “Oude Kuypers van 2004” became the foundation breeder of their colony. At the age of 14 this pigeon is still very fresh and fruity and still fertilizes everything. Incidentally, we rarely had such a beautiful, breedy pigeon in our hands! An incredible top pigeon is that old Kuypers crack!

He is the father of Avatar, the 2nd National Gouden Barcelona pigeon 3 years. Avatar won the 51st National Barcelona in 2016, 115th National Barcelona in 2017 and 227th National Barcelona in 2018 and won the silver spot in the NATIONAL GOUDEN ASDUIF ranking and is know one of the topbreeders in the breddingloft! Two of his children will be offered in this auction from Smeets-Penris! A unique opportunity!

His nest sister, the second Gebr. Kuypers pigeon from 2004 which has made a big mark on the Smeets-Penris colony, is the basis of the 2nd International Marseille 2018. This super cock, Bennie Batman flew in 2016 and 2017 already the 272th and 263rd prize National of Marseille and with the 2nd National in ’18 he became the 6th National Ace pigeon Marseille over 3 years and flew the second International ’18.


Championships 2017:

4th National Marathon Champion ZLU !!

1st Pigeon Champion Long Distance SSM

2nd General Long Distance Champion SSM

2nd Euregio Champion ZLU 1st nominated

2nd General (morning release) 1st nominated FML

3rd General (morning release) FML

4th General Long Distance Champion Limburg

5th Keizer Champion Club der Azen

6th Acepigeon Champion Long Distance Limburg

8th Loft Champion Long Distance Limburg

8th Euregio Champion ZLU 1st 2 nominated

12th International Acepigeon Barcelona 2 yrs


Championships 2018:

1st Euregio Marseille

1st Acepigeon Long Distance SSM

2nd General Long Distance Champion SSM

2nd GOUDEN Barcelona Acepigeon Netherlands (3 years)

2nd National / International Marseille

6th National Acepigeon Marseille (3 years)

6th International Acepigeon Barcelona (3 years)

11th General Champion Limburg

13th International Acepigeon Marseille (3 years)


Best results in 2019:

1st NPO/Provincial Agen dpt. 4 Limburg (1 hour lead !!)

1st Series III National Barcelona

1st Series III International Barcelona Cureghem Centre (extreme low coefficient of 2,26%)




Note: Sex of the birds is believed to be correct by Robin Smeets , but is not 100% guaranteed.




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