Congratulations to those who competed. We’ll look forward to seeing you next year! To see prior year rankings, go up one level and select the appropriate year.
|Rank||Pilot Name||National Points||Convntn April||Chicago July||Am Flyer ABQ|
Note: “Towards National” means that is the number of points that go into the current standings. It is based on the number of competitors.
Albuquerque Scoring Complete
Nov 29, 2005
Congratulations to the winners of the Albuquerque competition! The results have been verified by George Hawkins and the spreadsheet is included here. This was the last competition of the year and an impressive showing of very capable pilots.
A total of 9 competitors came to see how they compared (11 actually, but 2 were unable to start). Thanks to Mike Thompson and CC Moissant for running things and keeping it fair.
Anyone planning their own competition can download the USPPA scoring system using the blank Excel scoresheet. This can be useful for “gaming” various scenarios to better know where your efforts should be concentrated.
Harryport Competition Completes
July 10, 2005
The flight-friendly farm of Harry Rosset enjoyed its first USPPA sanctioned competition with enough pilots to make it count towards national standings. The grass and beans made for a perfect location to set up the cloverleaf and a large round grass circle worked well for all the other tasks.
New pilot Rick Morris showed enormous promise. With only 65 flights, he showed up expertly doing various maneuvers demanding skill. Since we were looking for more competitors, he was a natural. Another up and comer, Tim Kaiser, who has competed several times now but only has 110 flights, nailed two of the spot landings – a high scoring accomplishment that netted him 2nd place.
This event was worth a total of 500 points towards the national standings. Our next competition is in Albuquerque during the 2005 Balloon Fiesta Fly-In.
Congrats to the competitors who braved the heat and bumps. As always, great fun, sore muscles and much flying (in short spurts!) was accomplished. Interestingly, and as usual, there was no damage until free-flying ensued AFTER the competition.
Scores from this July Harryport event are below:
|1. Jeff Goin||2,170||500|
|2. Tim Kaiser||1,285||296|
|3. Mike Cannella||1,233||284|
|4. Rich Morris||959||221|
|5. Steve Tustison||300||69|
Thanks to Harry Rosset who’s property we used and for being the Lead Judge, Also Jay Reynolds, Nick Cannella, Paul Paulikas, and Alex Varv for helping with judging.
2005 National Convention Competition
Scores from this April Convention are below: