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Piedmont Racing Pigeon Combine Annual Seminar and Auction
Annual AU SE Zone meeting
Featuring special guest speaker Dr. Steve Weir.
All followed up by one of the best auctions in the South East

Where: Super 8 Hotel, 100 Ellis Ferry Ave Gaffney, SC 29341(864) 489-1699
From I-85 take exit 92 (Hwy-11) toward Gaffney. Hotel will be mile on the left.
When: Saturday, January 14th 2017. starting at 9:00am

Schedule of events Times are approximates and subject to change.
10:00 am to 11:00 am AU Zone meeting.
11:00 am Guest Speaker Dr. Steve Weir
Intermission for lunch and auction setup following Dr Weir
Due to the proximity of eating establishments in the area food will not be served.
We will break for approximately a 1 hour lunch so you can get a bite to eat.

Auction will start after the Lunch Break. Event Auctioneer. Skip Walston

If you live out of area and wish to bid on a pigeon or for more information contact

Mike Mckinney, 864-630-6137
Frank McDonough, 864-587-7630
Tommy Axson, 864-350-1450

Some of the donors for this years auction
Joe Nemelka
Bill Mitiu
Al Christeleit
Len Brewer
Christian Buzilla
Ron Diesher Jr
Gary Nelson
Lech Chmura
Senad Zohorovic
Mike McKinney
Frank McDonough
Merl Emerson
John Lamberton
Nanez Family Loft
Naeem Akhtar
Skip Walston
Frank Esposito
Alan Flamish
Garlan Lewis


The Spartanburg County Racing Pigeon club is located in North Western South Carolina

The Spartanburg County Racing Pigeon club is located in North Western South Carolina.

Centered around Spartanburg, SC, we have members as far south as Clinton, SC and as far north as Tryon, NC.

We are sanctioned by the American Racing Union and we are a member club of the Piedmont Racing Pigeon Combine.

We are also members of the Dixie Southern Racing Pigeon Association and in 2009 hosted the Annual Dixie Southern Convention held in Spartanburg, SC.


The Piedmont Racing Pigeon Combine is a combination of clubs that compete against each other as a whole and as individual clubs.

The ability to compete in the combine increases the competition level and helps keep costs down. There are currently 5clubs competing in the Combine:


Spartanburg  Pigeon Racing Club (AU/SCO)

Spartanburg, SC and surrounding area

Contact Frank McDonough at


Greenville Racing Pigeon Club (AU/GRPC)

Greenville/Anderson, SC and surrounding area

Visit their website at

Contact Tommy Axson email at


Sandlapper Invitational Racing Club (AU/SR)

Columbia, SC and surrounding area

Contact Len Brewer email at



To see a map of the clubs in the Combine.


For the past 5 or 6  years in January the Combine has hosted the Annual AU Southeast Region Zone meeting. Combined with guest speakers, a show and an auction it is a fun event to attend and is growing every year.


Other area Pigeon Racing Events 

Merl Emerson Established and operated the Americas King Cup series in Florida. He now operates the Emerson Hall of Fame race series in Roebuck, SC.

 Frank Espisito Owned and operated Espos East Coast Challenge for 7 years. He now operates AMERICAS international challenge one loft race in Woodruff, SC. 

If you are looking for a place to enjoy and race pigeons our area is fast becoming the place to be. If you are already in this area and are looking for a way to increase your level of competition or save on shipping cost, give us a try.




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