André Paulssen – Roosteren
André (left) & Pierre Paulssen
André (51) and his father Pierre (71) race as duo Paulssen & Son, the national and international races of long distance. Andre has been racing pigeons for almost 40 years and in all those years the duo has benn very successful. At Dax 1986 they won the 1st National against 12.186 p. and also the 6st National St. Vincent against 15.500 p.
Over the years Paulssen & Son participated mostly in the long distance races 800 – 1100 km (Bergerac, Narbonne, Marseille, St. Vincent, Marseille and Perpignan). The most important race every year is the Queens-race of Barcelona.
The international races will be arranged by the Belgian organizations with participation from Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Luxemburg and Germany.
We also participate with a few birds in the day races from 400 – 500 km, like Chateauroux, La Souterraine, Issoudun and Argenton.
For the international races we have pigeons with the mainstream Albert Simons & Son (van der Wegen), Gijs Dolleweerd, Nouwen – Paesen, H. Wijnands & Son and Roger Florizoone. The day racers come from Heremans, Prange (Koopman) and Houben Itegem by Wil Brouwers (EPC).
In 1986 we won 1st National Dax 12.186 p. and 6st National St. Vincent 15.500 p.
In 2012 there was another great succes with “Quinn”. He won 1st International Ace Pigeon La Colombe Joyeuse over 3 international races. Furthermore in the last 10-years we have won a lot of (inter)national championships such as:
1st International Ace Pigeon Barcelona over 5 years
1st National Ace Pigeon Z.L.U. Barcelona over 5 years
1st International Loft Champion Marseille
1st National Ace Pigeon Z.L.U. Marseille over 5 years
1st National Ace Pigeon Z.L.U. Marseille over 3 years
1st National Ace Pigeon Marseille over 4 years
1st International Ace Pigeon all international races
1st Ace Pigeon Super Cup Fondclub Midden Limburg
2nd National Ace Pigeon Marseille over 4 years
3rd National Ace Pigeon Z.L.U. Marseille over 5 years
3rd National Ace Pigeon ZLU Narbonne over 3 years
4th National Ace Pigeon Barcelona over 4 years
6th National Ace Pigeon Z.L.U. Barcelona over 4 years
7th National Ace Pigeon Z.L.U. Narbonne over 3 years
8th National Ace Pigeon Z.L.U. Marseille over 4 years
8th General Championship morning release Fondclub Midden Limburg
10th National Ace Pigeon Z.L.U. Marseille over 5 years
10th 1st and 2nd nominated pigeon Euregio Championship
Aside from pigeonracing I am also a member of several boards of organizations in pigeonsport.
- Since 1981 member of our Club “P.D.V. De Liefde – Echt”
- Board-member “P.D.V. De Liefde – Echt” since 1999
- Secretary of the international Long Distance Club “Fondclub Midden – Limburg”
- Boardmember of “Afdeling Limburg” (2000 members)
- Elector for “Afdeling Limburg” by the National Organization N.P.O.
- Local director “Echt – 2312” National and International Races