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WPRS Update September 05

The World Pilot Ranking has been updated again in Paragliding, Paragliding Accuracy, Hang Gliding and Rigid Wings. Note that the date on the rankings shows September 1st because the ladders are recalculated every 3 months (quarterly) to even out the effects of the Northern and Southern hemisphere competition circuit. Now you can sort by country, separate the Women's PG ranking, see who is scoring for a nations ranking and a "last updated" feature. Hopefully soon there will be a list of competitions that have been added to make life even easier. I am often asked why the arrows seem wrong. These arrows show the rise or fall since the last quarter, not since the last update (which is monthly) For example a pilot may drop 3 places in the first month of the quarter, then rise a place after another competition a month later but in the same quarter, so the arrow will only show a drop of 2 places overall. PARAGLIDING The following competitions have been added: Nordic Open, Romanian Open, practice Europeans, US Nationals, 2nd German Champs, Portuguese (Copa Iberia), Finnish Cup, Belgian Mountain, Russian Open, British Cup Long Mynd, World Cup Portugal, Central Asia Cup. The following have not been entered as the results have not been received: Pre World Cup Tolmin, French Tour, Krvavec Open, Serbia & Montenegro Open, Macedonian Open, Skynomad Open, Portuguese Open Serra da Estrela, Greek Nats Mt Kaimaktsalan, Campeonato de Espana, Lithuanian open, Greek Nats Mt Kalana, Copa Pirineos, Staufen Cup, Monteavena-Guarnieri Trophy, Stranik Open, Abtenau Open, Slovenian/Austrian Open, Loma Lisa. From 2004 Korean Presidents Cup, Polish Cornizzola Cup, French Deux Alpes, Berga Spanish Open, Gianni Cerroni Open, X Copa Pirineus, Slovak Nationals. Christian Maurer (SUI) leads from Bruce Goldsmith (GBR) in 2nd. Christian Biasi (ITA) stays 3rd only 1 point ahead of Torsten Siegel (GER) in 4th while Borja Rodriguez (ESP) is 5th, 1 point ahead of Tomas Brauner (CZE), who is himself only 1 point ahead of Toni Caniglia (SUI) in 7th. Jin Oh Kim (KOR) regains his 8th spot, but Paul Schmit (BEL) still has an impressive rise of 74 places in 9th. In equal 10th are Martin Orlik (CZE) and Jean-Marc Caron(FRA) In the nations rankings there is a 3-way tie between Czech Republic, Italy and Switzerland. More details are on the FAI website - http://www.fai.org/hang_gliding/rankings/index.php?pkDiscipline=4 Paragliding competitions that qualify for WPRS points are listed on the FAI site; http://events.fai.org/paragliding/calendar.asp Please send any amendments to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. HANG GLIDING (Class 1) Added this month were the Dell'Isola Open, Russian Open, Montecucco Open, Dutch HG Open, Podbrezova Cup. I am still waiting for full results from the Japan Championships. Still missing from 2004 are 1st Sertao Voanda, Greek Nats Mt Kitheron, Mt Timifis and Mt Kozakas, Montana, Portuguese Open, Korean League. Oleg Bondarchuk (UKR) still leads, with Mario Alonzi (FRA) 2nd, Gerolf Heinrichs (AUT) 3rd and Johnny Durand Jnr remains 4th. Oliver Barthelmes (GER) gains 4 places to 5th and Attila Bertok (HUN) moves to 6th. Brett Hazlett (CAN) drops to 7th, Kraig Coomber (AUS) 8th, and Robert Reisinger (AUT) and Raymond Caux (FRA) tie in 9th. In the nations ranking France stay in top place, followed by Austria and Australia. Full details of the HG rankings can be found on the FAI website: http://www.fai.org/hang_gliding/rankings/index.php?pkDiscipline=1 Hang Gliding competitions that qualify for WPRS points are listed on the FAI site: http://events.fai.org/hgpg/civl-calendar.asp For amendments contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. CLASS 5 The Montecucco Open was added, the Dell'Isola Open was not valid. Results not yet received are the Montana Open, Upper Austrian Champs, Slovenian Open, French Nationals. Primoz Gricar (SLO) takes the top spot, nearly 60 points ahead of Jaques Bott (FRA) in 2nd who himself has gained 16 places. Alex Ploner (ITA) drops to 3rd, 2 points ahead of Toni Raumauf (AUT). Johann Posch (AUT) is in 5th, David Chaumet (FRA) 6th, Walter Geppert (AUT) stays 7th and Jurgen Bummer (GER) stays 2 points ahead of Christian Ciech (ITA) with Ralf Miederhoff (GER) completing the top 10. In the nations ranking Austria have a commanding lead from Italy but Germany are now in 3rd. Full details of the Class 5 rankings can be found on the FAI website - http://www.fai.org/hang_gliding/rankings/index.php?pkDiscipline=6 Class 5 competitions that qualify for WPRS points are listed on the FAI site; http://events.fai.org/hgpg/civl-calendar.asp PARAGLIDING ACCURACY The Serbia and Montenegro Open and the Accuracy Worlds were added. There is quite a different look to the top 10. Jaka Gorenc (SLO) rises 2 places to take the lead, deposing Matjaz Sluga (SLO) by one point. Matej Goste (SLO) gains 2 places to 3rd and Dusan Gorenc (SLO) also climbs 2 places to be equal 4th with Frank Unuk (SLO). The first non-Slovenian, Nick Simmons (UK) makes up 4 places to 6th and Matjaz Feraric (SLO) drops 5 places after his unlucky Worlds. Andy Shaw (UK) comes back into the top 10 gaining 7 places to 8th, fellow Brit Andy Webster (UK) joins him rising 5 places but the biggest gain is made by Zoran Petrovic (SCG) making up 24 places to 10th. In the nations rankings Slovenia lead, GBR is 2nd and Serbia and Montenegro 3rd but the Czech Republic come straight in to the rankings in 4th place. Full details of the PG Accuracy rankings can be found on the FAI website- http://www.fai.org/paragliding/rankings/precision/ Paragliding Accuracy competitions that qualify for WPRS points are listed on the FAI site; http://events.fai.org/paragliding/calendar.asp Please send any amendments to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. CLASS 2 The Flytec results have still not been added, still awaiting confirmation of FAI licenses. Manfred Ruhmer (AUT) is in 1st place with Brian Porter (USA) in 2nd and Bob Baier (GER) 3rd. Full details at http://www.fai.org/hang_gliding/rankings/index.php?pkDiscipline=2 Class 2 competitions that qualify for WPRS points are listed on the FAI site; http://events.fai.org/hgpg/civl-calendar.asp