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Table of Contents SEN 2204

  1. Sierra Cup
  2. USA Finals Rules Change Proposal
  3. 25.HEREND CUP and 3.BALATON CUP and HEC Invitation

Sierra Cup Results
Sierra Cup Oct 2-4 2106 Mike McKeever-CD

F1AF1A FAI NumberRnd1Rnd2Rnd3Rnd4Rnd5RndRnd7F01FO2FO3TOTAL
1 Jim Parker USA N89015 240 180 180 180 180180 180300418 2038
2 Andrew Barron USA 14095 240 180 180 180 180180 180300336 1956
3 Brian Van Nest USA 23122 240 180 180 180 180180 180300261 1881
4 Peter Allnutt CAN 2105 240 164 180 180 180180 180 1304
5 Lars Jensen DEN 4212 164 180 180 180 180180 180 1244
6 S Rosenzweig USA 100924 29 162 180 180 180180 180 1091
7 Peter Brocks USA 84018 169 141 180 180 180123 106 1079
8 Bob Sifleet USA 18326 142 180 180 106 22180 142 952
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F1B Rnd1Rnd2Rnd3Rnd4Rnd5RndRnd7FO1FO2FO3TOTAL
1 Alex Andriukov USA 548719 240 180 180 180 180180 180300437 2057
2 Bill Booth USA 47079 240 180 180 180 180180 180300367 1987
3 Blake Jensen USA 35000 240 180 180 180 180180 180300337 1957
4 Walt Ghio USA 15325 240 180 180 180 180180 180300320 1940
5 Mike Richardson USA 29768 240 180 180 180 180180 180300283 1903
6 Rich Mac Cleary USA 81670 240 180 180 180 180180 180214 1534
7 Charlie Jones USA 45287 240 180 180 180 180177 180 1317
8 Marty Schroedter USA 91163 240 180 180 180 180173 180 1313
9 Ryan Jones USA 590967 240 180 180 180 180164 180 1304
10 Greg Simon USA 71097 240 180 180 180 180150 180 1290
11 Paul Crowley USA 2298 240 180 180 180 180138 180 1278
12 Roger Morrrell NZL 10530 240 180 172 180 123159 180 1234
13 Tomar Obligenarz ISR 109236 240 180 180 143 180125 180 1228
14 Bill Gannon USA 63484 0 180 180 180 180180 180 1080
15 Mike Achterberg USA 36019 240 177 0 141 180 51 0 781
16 Tom Ioerger USA 94950 240 180 180 158 0 0 0 758

F1C Rnd1Rnd2Rnd3Rnd4Rnd5RndRnd7FO1FO2FO3TOTAL
1 Roger Simpson USA 1635 240 180 180 180 180180 180245 1565
2 Guy Menano USA GUY 240 180 180 180 180180 180192 1512
3 Dick Mathis USA 828033 240 180 180 180 180164 180 1304
4 Faust Parker USA 15980 240 180 180 180 159180 180 1299

F1Q Rnd1Rnd2Rnd3Rnd4Rnd5RndRnd7FO1FO2FO3TOTAL
1 Julie Parker 189 148 122 180 180 0 0 819

F1G Rnd1Rnd2Rnd3Rnd4Rnd5RndRnd7FO1FO2FO3TOTAL
1 Peter Brocks 120 120 120 120 120 218 818
2 Geralynn Jones 120 120 120 120 120 214 814
3 Tiffany Odell 120 120 120 120 120 128 728
4 Ryan Jones 120 120 120 112 94 566
5 Tomer Obligenarz 60 120 87 116 120 463
6 Mike Richardson 120 91 0 0 0 211
7 Tom Ioerger 108 0 0 0 0 108

F1H Rnd1Rnd2Rnd3Rnd4Rnd5RndRnd7FO1FO2FO3TOTAL
1 Blake Jensen 120 120 120 120 120 225 825
2 Brian Van Nest 120 120 120 120 120 204 804
3 Robert Sifleet 111 117 120 120 120 588
4 Jim Parker 101 120 113 120 120 574

F1J no one flew

F1S Rnd1Rnd2Rnd3Rnd4Rnd5RndRnd7FO1FO2FO3TOTAL
1 Julie Parker 120 120 120 120 120127 727
2 Matt Gewain 120 120 120 120 120 58 658
3 Fred Terzan 56 120 120 79 120 495
4 Ben Tarcher 120 0 120 120 120 480
5 Lee Hines 88 107 120 120 13 448

USA Finals rules change proposal
From: Gaetano Vaccaro
Hi Roger,
I believe that we need to revise the rules for team selection. This is based on my belief  that on the second day of F1B  the team was selected based on chance alone. This was not a sporting outcome. We could have made the process easier by drawing straws. The practice of running fly offs during thermal conditions is pointless. The fact that we choose a team every two years based on two contests is bad enough but, given that, we should reduce the luck factor as much as possible to  ensure we get the best possible team.

One of our best flyers told me once that a contest consists of two parts: survival and performance. One needs to survive seven rounds and then be able to outperform the other survivors in a still air fly off to win. It seems to me that these should be the capabilities we test for in selecting a team. Based on this no fly offs at all should take place during thermal conditions. A  format that would be appropriate to me for normal Lost Hills conditions is  seven rounds as we fly them now and then a seven minute round no earlier than 6:00 pm followed by a 10 minute early morning round if necessary.

I wasn’t in the second day fly off  which is why I’m comfortable making this recommendation. If you don’t survive you don’t get a chance to perform, or in this case, you don’t get a ticket for the lottery. However, with all that said, I think that all of our  team members are fine flyers and will do a great job of representing  our country at 2017 WC. This is not intended to take any credit away from anyone, it is intended as a process improvement.

I would like to hear what others think about this proposal.

Tom Vaccaro

Invitation to 25.Herend CUP and 3.Balaton CUP in Tapolca/ Hungary on Oct, 29 -30th 2016
Dear freeflight friends,

all interested freeflight friends are invited to come to the 2 international freeflight contests – 25.HEREND CUP and 3.BALATON CUP  on October, 29-30th in Tapolca/ Hungary. There will be flown the classes F1A, B, C, Q and F1H as last 2 HEC contests (F1H Euro Challenge) before the HEC final flyoff as season tie breaker.
Contest bulletin with all infos you find under www.herendimodellezose.hu/index.php/en/
Please make in time your registration online on www.herendimodellezose.hu/index.php/en/jelentkezes-2 to assist the contest preparation of the events.
It is also possible to fly VSM sunrise sessions on this morningbefore the contest. More infos see www.herendimodellezose.hu/files/versenykiirasok/VSM2016_Invitation.pdf.

More infos to the HEC (F1H Euro Challenge):

The HEC season 2016 is running in the final stage and only this 2 HEC contests in Tapolca has to be flown before the HEC final. On the HEC webpage www.creasus.de/ikarus/HECresults.pdf you find the qualification list under www.creasus.de/ikarus/HECqualiFinale.pdf . This list show the fascination of actual rules, where also in this stage the decision of HEC winners is still open for many flyers:  9 sportsman had still reached the final, 5 must fly 1 contest with 100% and 13 sportsmen has 2 times MAX and still the chance to qualify in Tapolca for the final. This show the big advantage of HEC rules, where it is possible, without travelling around Europe, to reach the final by flying well in home country (2 or 3 100%) and then coming to the final weekend.

Please spread this info to your freeflight friends!

See you all in Tapolca!

Ferenc  Kerner (organizer Herend CUP)
Peter Morocz and Tamas  Szteblak (organizer Balaton CUP)
Ansgar Nüttgens (organizer HEC final)

……………
Roger Morrell