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  1. Budapest Cup
  2. W Champs Field closed 7 August

Budapest Cup
Probably the toughest World Cup contest in a long time. If not the toughest ever.

The event preceded the 2017 World Champs in Szentes, Hungary and was held on the Champs site. All 3 classes F1AB and C were flown together on the World Champs flight line with 6 people to a pole 90 minutes rounds (no F1Q). The first round max was 5 minutes.  In the days before the event the wind was in what we understand to be the prevailing direction and most mornings was fairly gentle. The high temperature was up to 40 C. On the day of the event the wind was in the opposite direction, from the North, turbulent and much stronger, about 5-6 m/s.  In this direction the highway was approximately 2 KM and between the highway and the flight line there were tall partially harvested crops.  So the retrieval is much more difficult than in the ‘normal’ direction.   In spite of the difficulties a good number of people made the 5 minutes max.  A number of models crossed the high way and railway line . One well known F1B flyer D/T’d on top of a glass green house and well known F1A flyer went through the glass on another.  On the pole I was on no flyer who has maxed made in back by the beginning of the second round and they all got off quite quickly.  During the next two rounds the wind lessened slightly and swung to the North East. This put models in the most difficult retrieval zone.  There is row of high trees parallel with the entrance road on the other side of the trees is a canal and a swamp.  It had appeared that the might be a bridge to cross the canal close to the trees but it did not exist and it was  in fact it is about 500 m up wind. In my case I D/T’d just over the trees and landed on the flight line side of the swamp. But the retrieval crew could not see it until they had crossed the canal and see it from the other side. One wing tip was in the water.  My crew got dehydrated as they did not take sufficient water with them and by the time they got back we missed the fourth round so I stopped flying I was reluctant to use another model in these conditions with the Champs only a few days way. A number of people stripped down to their underwear and went into the canal.  While the idea of cooling off in the water had some appeal, the water itself was a bit off putting and probably not all that safe.  About this time the wind dropped and the temperature rose to over 40 C.  The flyoff was held later in the day with a slight cooling but some confusion on pole assignments. I spoke to two of the 3 podium getters in F1B and the both had 2 tree landings (probably better than swamp !) and one also had a canal excursion (this third of the week).

For some reason the F1A flyers seemed to have more difficulty with the conditions compared with F1B. Not sure if it was the turbulence or not. In theory a windy day should have helped the LDA models.

Well deserved victories for the winners but very challenging day for people planning on taking part in the Champs.

F1A – 113 entered

NAME                      COUNTRY  1.     2.   3.    4.    5.    FO1   FO2   Total
Balassianio, Aviv           ISR    300   180   180   180   180   420   480    1920         1
Halbmeier, Dirk             GER    300   180   180   180   180   420   354    1794         2
Findahl, Per                SWE    300   180   180   180   180   420   340    1780         3
Galor, Eyal                 ISR    300   180   180   180   180   420   305    1745         4
Adametz, Frank              GER    300   180   180   180   180   420   299    1739         5
Carter, John                GBR    300   180   180   180   180   420   287    1727         6
Makarov, Sergey             RUS    300   180   180   180   180   399          1419         7
Danier, Jama                CAN    300   180   180   180   180   281          1301         8
Rössler, Vitek              CZE    131   180   180   180   180   341          1192         9
Klobušický, Filip           SVK    213   143   135   180   180   207          1058        10
Gobbo, Massimiliano         ITA    300   172   180   180   180                1012        11
Grushkovskiy, Yuri          UKR    300   147   180   180   180                987         12
Sung Hwaen, Son             KOR    251   180   165   180   180                956         13
Persson, Anders             SWE    300   180   180   180    84                924         14
Parker, Jim                 USA    235   132   180   180   180                907         15
Neyra, Federico N.          ARG    185   180   180   180   180                905         16
Ragot,Emanuel               FRA    251   110   180   180   180                901         17
Blazek, Josef               CZE    175   180   180   180   180                895         18
Aliev, Eldar                RUS    300   143   180   180    82                885         19
Hyeong Mo, Kim              KOR    156   180   180   180   180                876         20
Galván, Cristian Darío      ARG    146   180   180   180   180                866         21
Campbell, Malcolm           AUS    300   125   180    66   180                851         22
Ragot, Capucin              FRA    130   180   180   180   180                850         23
Szteblák , Tamas            HUN    300   101   180    86   180                847         24
Szabolcs, Horvath           HUN    122   180   180   180   180                842         25
Hellgren, Robert            SWE    121   180   180   180   180                841         26
Aberlenc, Fréderic          FRA    252   180   107   180   118                837         27
Fric, Dusan                 CZE    227    67   180   180   180                834         28
Barron, Andrew              USA    212   180   174   180    81                827         29
Limberger, Siegfried        GER    130   180   150   180   180                820         30
Bleuer, Michael             SUI    200   180    86   170   180                816         31
Reuss, Steffen              GER     95   180   180   180   180                815         32
Kerner, Ferenc              HUN     93   180   180   168   180                801         33
Nielsen, Leif               DEN     95   180   116   180   180                751         34
Brussolo, Vittorio          ITA     93   180   180   180   114                747         35
Grüneis, Manfred            AUT     61   140   180   180   180                741         36
Hannaford, Matt             AUS    132   180    55   180   180                727         37
Kerner, Martin Benedek      HUN     47   120   180   180   180                707         38
Zuyev, Sergey               KAZ    111   180   180   128   100                699         39
Vosejpka, Jan               CZE    219   102   180         180                681         40
Yevhen, Kantipailo          RUS     32   160   121   180   180                673         41
Strobel, Thomas             GER     92   126   180   180    94                672         42
Dorian, Cristea Vlad        ROU    142    7    160   180   180                669         43
Bottyan, Viktor             HUN    300         180   180                      660         44
Keselak, Jozef              SVK     31   180   162   158    98                629         45
Jensen, Lars Buch           DEN     5    114   147   180   180                626         46
Betak, Matej                SVK    164   180    87   180                      611         47
Neyra, Alejandro C.         ARG    113   180   130   180                      603         48
Gorskiy, Anton              RUS    216   180   176                            572         49
Ganzorig, Chimed            MGL    300   144   114                            558         50
Holzleitner, Rudolf         AUT    224   154   180                            558         51
Nagy, Csaba                 HUN    300    40   180                            520         52
Kyung Ho, Ha                KR      22   109    97   180   104                512         53
Andrist, Dominik            SUI    196   120   180                            496         54
Farkas, Laszlo              CAN    135   180   180                            495         55
Horvath, Tamas              HUN    122   180         180                      482         56
Stemmler, Jens              GER    300   180                                  480         57
Kochkarev, Mikhail          RUS    300   180                                  480         58
Koglot, Roland              SLO    300   180                                  480         59
Evelina, Ostroukhova        RUS           72   177    86   131                466         60
Khoklov, Victor             KAZ    205   146    88                            439         61
Kosonozhkin, Mikhail        RUS    300   138                                  438         62
Gurer, Omer                 TUR     74    60         180   121                435         63
Keskin, Ismail              TUR    197   180          19                      396         64
Nest, Brian Van             USA    300    93                                  393         65
Limberger, Rene             USA    156   180                                  336         66
McKeever, Mike              USA          153   171                            324         67
Trachez, Bernard            FRA    137                     180                317         68
Alnutt, Peter               CAN    300                                        300         69
Aringer, Luca               AUT    300                                        300         70
Bombek, Igor                CRO    300                                        300         71
Cohen, Koby                 ISR    115   180                                  295         72
Pitlanic, Miroslav          SVK    103   180                                  283         73
Bajorat, Volker             GER    160   105                                  265         74
Weimer, Thomas              GER    261                                        261         75
Altman, Ran                 ISR    145   115                                  260         76
Lesko, Robert               CRO     9    180                                  189         77
Fuss, Helmut                AUT    172                                        172         78
Olgun, Hasan Yalcin         TUR    146                                        146         79
Galván, Gustavo             ARG    145                                        145         80
Bezak, Ivan                 SVK    141                                        141         81
Kargin, Cetin               TUR    138                                        138         82
Aringer, Gerhard            AUT    122                                        122         83
She, Zhiping                CHN    121                                        121         84
Lomov, Mikhail              RUS    115                                        115         85
Bachmann, Gottfried         SUI     78    36                                  114         86
Shi, Junping                CHN    105                                        105         87
Tumur, Sanjaa               MGL    103                                        103         88
Ghiselli, Paolo             ITA     86                                         86         89
Barkai, Tomer               ISR     86                                         86         90
Klaric, Sinisa              CRO     84                                         84         91
Wutzl, Franz                AUT     38                                         38         92
Hudak, Gabriel              SVK     11                                         11         93
Bachmann, Christoph         SUI     6                                          6          94

F1B – 84 entered

NAME                      COUNTRY 1.     2.   3.    4.    5.    FO1   FO2   Total
Andriukov, Alex           USA     300   180   180   180   180   420   382    1822         1
Rigault, Mickael          FRA     300   180   180   180   180   420   374    1814         2
Krawiec, Adam             POL     300   180   180   180   180   420   333    1773         3
Mathews, Tony             CAN     300   180   180   180   180   420   329    1769         4
Erdenedavaa, Baltsag      MGL     300   180   180   180   180   420   265    1705         5
Seifert, Michael          GER     300   180   180   180   180   399          1419         6
Stefanchuk, Stepan        UKR     300   180   180   180   180   390          1410         7
Lucassen, Roel            NED     300   180   180   180   180   387          1407         8
Pivonka, Jace             USA     300   180   180   180   180   360          1380         9
Tedeschi, Serge           FRA     300   180   180   180   180   231          1251        10
Jensen, Blake             USA     300   180   169   180   180                1009        11
Brinks, Gerard jr.        NED     300   180   180   158   180                998         12
Bulatov, Albert           RUS     300   180   180   180   148                988         13
Solongo, Sodnombaljir     MGL     233   180   180   180   180                953         14
Urban, Vladislav          CZE     232   180   180   180   180                952         15
Larsen, Dag Edvard        NOR     300   180   180   167   120                947         16
Sabo, Soniboj             CRO     300   180   180   180    97                937         17
Yurtseven, Ismet          TUR     212   180   180   180   180                932         18
Lihtamo, Matti            FIN     217   180   180   116   180                873         19
Yong Gil, Park            KOR     253   123   180    91   180                827         20
Celen, Kayhan             TUR     145   118   140    80   180                663         21
Franic, Ante              CRO     300   180   180                            660         22
Morgan, Vin               AUS     300   180   180                            660         23
Nouvian, Richard          FRA     300   180   155                            635         24
Hemsworth, Craig          AUS     270   180         172                      622         25
Marchese, Alejandro       ARG     262   180   180                            622         26
Morrell, Roger            NZL     260   180   180                            620         27
Andrist, Christian        SUI     300   180   132                            612         28
Lamers, Kevin             NED     300   116   152                            568         29
Gongor, Mijiddorj         MGL     201   180   180                            561         30
Tomljanovic, Vinko        CRO     300                72   180                552         31
Sarioglu, Ismail          TUR     240   115   138                            493         32
Shi, Hauyuan              CHN     300   180                                  480         33
Kusterle, Mario           ITA     300   180                                  480         34
Banin, Albert             KAZ     300   180                                  480         35
Mitzmacher, Gil           ISR     300   180                                  480         36
Jones, Charles           USA      91   180   180                            451         37
Broberg, Hakan            SWE     270   180                                  450         38
Mykola, Kovalenko         UKR     261   180                                  441         39
Martin, Hartl             CZE     225   180                                  405         40
Alignani, Pablo Oscar     ARG     221   180                                  401         41
Ehrlich, Walter           AUT     208   180                                  388         42
Siebenmann, Dieter        SUI     300                                        300         43
Lu, Hong                  CHN     300                                        300         44
Zhang, Hongwu             CHN     300                                        300         45
Eimar, Bror               SWE     300                                        300         46
Gey, Andreas              GER     300                                        300         47
Nereng, Vegar             NOR     300                                        300         48
Bortne, Tor               NOR     300                                        300         49
Vivchar, Igor             UKR     300                                        300         50
Ortiz, Horacio Osvaldo    ARG     298                                        298         51
Sokolic, Danko           CRO     268                                        268         52
Hribar, Tomaz             SLO     267                                        267         53
Peers, Russel             GBR     258                                        258         54
Cihak, Jan                CZE     242                                        242         55
Baruch, Abraham           ISR     241                                        241         56
Gharibyan, Ferdinand      ARM     129         109                            238         57
Horak, Ladislav           CAN     230                                        230         58
Hagay, Gil                ISR     229                                        229         59
Novy, Milan               CZE     212                                        212         60
Woolner, Michael          GBR     204                                        204         61
Liberatore, Walter        ITA     203                                        203         62
Mark, Gilad               ISR     202                                        202         63
Meolic, Damjan            SLO     199                                        199         64
Pisesrchio, Bob           USA     160                                        160         65
Kulakovskii, Oleg         UKR     156                                        156         66
Silz, Bernd               GER     154                                        154         67
Sang Wook, Ko             KOR                 153                            153         68
Lagan, Paul               NZL     152                                        152         69
Ysasi, Miguel             ARG      89    6                                    95         70
D’Atti, Alfonso           ITA      84                                         84         71
Gurer, Mehmet Saim        TUR      52    20                                   72         72

F1C – 51 Entered
NAME            COUNTRY  1.     2.   3.    4.    5.    FO1   Total
Sychov, Volodymyr           SLO    300   180   180   180   180   143    1163         1
Ducassou, François          FRA    300   180   180   180   180    55    1075         2
Zosymenko, Vasyl            UKR    300   164   180   180   180          1004         3
Yehorov, Valentyn           UKR    300   180   180   180   117          957          4
Shvedenkov, Yury            CAN    219   180   180   180   180          939          5
Sheng, Xinpu                CHN    300   125   180   180   153          938          6
Podlesnyy, Sergey           KAZ    249   180   180   180   140          929          7
Savukhina,  Larissa         RUS    256   138   175   180   180          929          8
Szecsenyi, Janos  Jr.       HUN    300   180   158   139   118          895          9
Briere, Gauthier            FRA    241   180   110   124   180          835         10
Gradi, Franco               ITA    300   180   180    96                756         11
Zsengeller, Gabor           HUN     70   170   138   180   180          738         12
Banci, Andrea               ITA    127   173   180   180                660         13
Guadagno, Roberto           ITA    225    81   145    38    79          568         14
Parker, Faust               USA    300   180                            480         15
Gryshkov, Oleg              UKR    300   178                            478         16
Bat-Itgel, Sainbayar        MGL    285   180                            465         17
Shen, Weizhong              CHN    300    62                            362         18
Szecsenyi, Janos            HUN    284    24                            308         19
Marrot, Pierre              FRA    245    56                            301         20
Drozdov, Alexandr           RUS    300                                  300         21
Gao, Yuan                   CHN    300                                  300         22
Larsson, Martin             SWE    300                                  300         23
Aleksandrov, Viacheslav     UKR    300                                  300         24
Perchuk, Yiri               RUS    274                                  274         25
Elyakim, Avi                ISR    255                                  255         26
Zilbershtain, Ury           KAZ    254                                  254         27
Sondhauss, Michael          GER    242                                  242         28
Truppe, Reinhard            AUT    209                                  209         29
Shemesh, Ezra               ISR    204                                  204         30
Vyazov, Alexander           RUS    200                                  200         31
Ulzii, Erdenebayar          MGL    181                                  181         32
Zulic, Damjan               SLO    108    59                            167         33
Jermol, Darijo              CRO     63                                   63         34
Yamasaki, Atae              JPN     35                                   35         35
Pope, Gary                  AUS     25                                   25         36

Full results on the organizer’s web site at  http://www.faif1abc.com/result/

W Champs Field closed 7 August
Because of rain following the opening ceremony and throughout the night the field has be closed for training today to preserve it for the main event.

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