2023 BMFA League 4 Hole of Horcum
8 October 2023
BMFA L4, Hole of Horcum
It's hard to be cheerful when you're hanging around in the car park, waiting for the fog to lift! Fortunately after an hour or so things started to improve, at which point we trudged off to the South bowl.
The course was duly prepared, our planes assembled, and after a few check flights the last competition of the season was declared 'on'!
Conditions were a little variable, with times in the 40's and 50's, but we managed to run a respectable nine rounds.
Pete Gunning made the most of it, ending up a worthy winner. John Phillips was runner up, and Mark Redsell third. The standard of flying from these three was very high. Pete also achieved fastest time with 41.68 in round 5.
My thanks to Jon Edison, Rich Bago and Mark Treble for their hard work in organising and running the comp.
So that's it then - the end of the season! Our congratulations to John Phillips who is both BMFA champion and Eurotour champion - a fine achievement.
For the final results of the BMFA league, see the GBSRA league results.
After 5 rounds (1 discarded):
1 Peter Gunning 7776.04 1000.00 2 John Phillips 7729.15 993.96 3 Mark Redsell 7613.10 979.04 4 Andy Burgoyne 7505.17 965.16 5 Ewan Maxwell 7402.06 951.90 6 Mark Treble 7378.20 948.83 7 Rich Bago 7359.43 946.42 8 Paul Stubley 7103.88 913.56 9 Bruce Hudson 7041.47 905.53 10 Les Wood 6973.28 896.76 11 Ian Mason 6970.46 896.40 12 Mike Shellim 6948.29 893.55 13 Jon Edison 6817.98 876.79 14 Dave Watson 6806.04 875.25 15 Robert Carson 6682.08 859.31
Fastest time 41.68 seconds by Pete Gunning in round 5.
Number of rounds won: Pete Gunning (3), Mark Redsell (2), Mark Treble (2), John Phillips (2)