of if not the "Best Pigeon Fancier On Planet Earth"
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Williamson of Northern Ireland is one of if not the “Best
Pigeon Fancier On Planet Earth”! I am quite sure that any
pigeon fancier from any country or continent in the world would
agree with my last statement Ron Williamson’s racing pigeon
C.V. as I’ll call it for this feature is definitely second
to none and will be envied by all who study it. The master of Northern
Ireland has created his own strain of super-athletes, which just
go on winning year in year out competing in the mighty N.I.P.A.,
which is one of the largest pigeon racing organizations in the United
Kingdom. I would usually Include a questions and answers section
in my features, but Ronnie is a very quiet and private kind of person,
so we must respect his privacy. Study Ronnie’s C.V. then make
up your own mind! Is there a more successful fancier on this planet?
I myself think not! Read on and be totally blown away as you drool
over the phenomenal achievements put up by Ronnie Williamson and
his pigeons, I’ve included only six portraits and six eyesign
photographs that belong to the featured Williamson champions.
Vitae Ronnie Williamson of Bondhill, Northern Ireland
Winner of 38 X 1st Open N.I.P.A. against massive birdages of up
to 27,817 competing.
Williamson loft has taken the 1st
eight positions from 14,467 birds creating a record performance
for old birds!
Williamson loft once again takes the 1st eight positions
this time from 24,367 birds creating yet another record performance
for old birds.
Williamson is the winner of over 25 R.P.R.A. awards
for all distances!
Williamson became Fancier of the Year Northern Ireland
during the following years 1990, 91, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 01, 02
and this takes into account all of the following racing organizations:
N.I.P.A., The Ulster Federation, The east Down Combine and The
Irish National Flying Club.
Ronnie Williamson became Fancier of the
Year N.I.P.A. during the following years: 1990, 91, 94, 95, 96,
97, 98, 99, 01, the N.I.P.A. voted to stop this award so it is
no longer handed out!
Ronnie Williamson also achieved Fancier
of the Year award section (E) N.I.P.A. during the following seasons,
1990, 91, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, these results were
achieved racing against birdages of 5,000+ on a weekly basis!
Ronnie Williamson wins the title of Sprint
Champion of the UK (R.P.R.A.) in the years 1991, 1997 and 2000
winning the much sought after Selby Thomas Trophy and creating
yet another Record in the UK 0 – 250 miles.
Ronnie Williamson won the title of Sprint
Champion of the Irish Region R.P.R.A. in the years 1991, 94, 95,
96, 97, 98, 00 creating yet another Record in Ireland 0 –
Ronnie Williamson won Any Distance Champion
Pigeon, UK R.P.R.A. in the years 1995, 1998 and 2000.
Ronnie Williamson also won Any Distance Champion
Irish Region, R.P.R.A. in the years 1995, 1998 and 2000.
Williamson was also Irish National Champion 1996
(best averages all races).
Williamson a winner of an Irish National Flying Club
Gold Medal with only seven of these ever being awarded in the
history of the Irish National Flying Club and Ron is also an Irish
National Flying Club Hall of Fame Winner.
There we have, dear readers, just a quick summary of some of the
successes achieved by a true master of the art of pigeon racing.
If we added up the total prizes won in major competitions by Ronnie
it would take forever. How often do we read within these pages
about the latest and most fashionable strains that are coming
into the British Isles by the lorry load? The truth is that we
have in our midst right here in the UK a strainmaker of outstanding
calibre! How long is it since the British Isles had its very own
pigeon racing phenomenon? Ronnie Williamson is a name that will
go down in pigeon racing history because no one can argue with
the results achieved by this genius. I cant think of anyone capable
of achieving what Ronnie Williamson has in pigeon racing and believe
me, he’s still going from strength to strength. I’ll
now move onto our picture gallery of six of the best, all bred
and raced by the master himself. Take your time to study what
each of these featured pigeons have won and against what birdages.
They all truly deserve the title of champion racers! Read on and
1 Champion Ron-Ville- Heartbreaker:
1st Open 21,516 birds (Wexford) in Ireland
3rd Open 14,467 birds (Arklow) in Ireland
4th Open 24,522 birds (Tramore) in Ireland
7th Open 23,135 birds (Arklow) in Ireland
9th Open 22,383 birds (Wexford) in Ireland.
These are just Ron- Ville-Heartbreakers top 10 results.
1st RPRA Irish region 0 – 250 miles sprint champion;
1st RPRA National 0 – 250 miles sprint champion (United
Kingdom), winning the much sought after Selby Thomas Trophy,
winner of 5th Open Versele-Laga World Sprint Championship.
2 Champion Ron-Ville- Supreme Lady:
1st Open 25,728 birds (Arklow) in Ireland
1st Open 23,808 birds (Wexford) in Ireland
12th Open 24,537 birds (Wexford) in Ireland.
These results were achieved three weeks in a row (what a
pigeon)! 1st R.P.R.A. Irish region 0 – 250 miles sprint
champion; 1st R.P.R.A. National 0 – 250 miles sprint
champion (United Kingdom), winning the much sought after
Trophy. Also winner of the best Young Bird Co-efficient
Racing Pigeon 10,000 Pound Championship.
3 Champion Ron-Ville- Ron Bo:
1st Open 26,114 birds (Tramore) in Ireland
5th Open 14,690 birds (Arklow) in Ireland
8th Open 23,170 birds (Arklow) in Ireland
10th Open 8,087 birds (Skibbereen) in Ireland
These are just Ron-Ville-Ron Bo’s top ten results.
4 Champion Ron-Ville- Millennium Superstar:
Probably the best sprint pigeon in the world!
1st Open 22,585 birds (Nenagh) in Ireland
1st Open 22,889 birds (Mallow) in Ireland
1st Open 23,767 birds (Tramore) in Ireland
2nd Open 24,105 birds (Wexford) in Ireland (beaten by two
loft mates) 16th Open 20,699 birds (Arklow) in Ireland Other
open positions were also won by champion Ron-Ville-Millennium
Superstar. Winning four R.P.R.A. awards in one season racing
as follows: 1st R.P.R.A. Irish region 0 – 250 miles
sprint champion; 1st R.P.R.A. Irish region Any Distance
Champion; 1st R.P.R.A. National 0 – 250 miles champion
(United Kingdom); 1st
R.P.R.A. National Any distance champion (United Kingdom).
Ron- Ville-Millennium Superstar also won the Selby Thomas
Trophy for the 0 – 250 national sprint champion of
the United Kingdom and the Tony Comwall trophy for the Any
distance National champion of the United Kingdom.
3 x 1st Opens won by Ron- Ville-Millennium Superstar were
won three weeks in a row from three different race points.
No other pigeon in the history of the N.I.P.A. has ever
won the open three times, never mind three in a row. What
5 Champion Ron-Ville- Double Top:
1st Open 15,943 birds (Talbenny) in Wales
1st Open 12,985 birds (Arklow) in Ireland
cock won these two Opens from the first race in the old
birds and the seventh race in old birds – fantastic
to be able to hold form all season. He is also the winner
of other top Open positions.
6 Champion Ron-Ville- Star:
1st Open 26,404 birds (Wexford) in Ireland 8th Open 24,239
birds (Tramore) in Ireland 8th Open 27,716 birds (Wexford)
in Ireland 10th Open 21,319 birds (Arklow) in Ireland
are only the top ten of many Open positions won by Ron-Ville-Star.
Winner of two top R.P.R.A. awards, 1st R.P.R.A. Irish region
0 – 250 miles sprint champion; 2nd R.P.R.A. National
0 – 250 miles sprint champion (United Kingdom).
would like to thank Ronnie Williamson for allowing
us all to share some of his treasures and I hope that my readers
enjoy this feature as much as I enjoyed compiling it.
by: Rob Woolliss!