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WPRS Update 1st October 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 December 1st because the ladders are recalculated every 3 months (quarterly) to even out the effects of the Northern and Southern hemisphere competition circuit. Competitions between now and December will be added and the rankings calculated, but older competitions won’t be devalued every month. PARAGLIDING The following competitions have been added: Monteavena-Guarnieri Trophy, Greek Nationals, French Tour, Portuguese Open Serra da Estrela, Turkish Open. The following have not been entered as the results have not been received: Pre World Cup Tolmin, Krvavec Open, Serbia & Montenegro Open, Macedonian Open, Skynomad Open, Campeonato de Espana, Lithuanian open, Copa Pirineos, Staufen Cup, Stranik Open, Abtenau Open, Slovenian/Austrian Open, Loma Lisa, Czech Open, Rila Open, Belgian Flatland, Paramania. If anyone has these results, please send to me and if the competitions were not valid, please notify me so I can remove them from this list. Christian Maurer (SUI) still leads but Torsten Siegel (GER) moves up a place into 2nd, ahead of Christian Biasi (ITA) also up a place in 3rd. That leaves Bruce Goldsmith (GBR) sliding down 2 to 4th. Borja Rodriguez (ESP) holds on to 5th, 2 points clear of Toni Caniglia (SUI) who is tied in 6th with Paul Schmit (BEL). Tomas Brauner (CZE) drops 2 places to 8th and there is a 3-way tie for 9th place between Jean-Marc Caron(FRA), Jin Oh Kim (KOR) and David Ohlidal (CZE) In the nations rankings Italy lead only 1 point ahead of Switzerland with France taking the 3rd slot. 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. PARAGLIDING ACCURACY The Croatian Open was added. There were no competitions deleted and the top 10 stays exactly the same as last month. Jaka Gorenc (SLO) leads from Matjaz Sluga (SLO) with Matej Goste (SLO) 3rd, Dusan Gorenc (SLO) equal 4th with Frank Unuk (SLO). The first non-Slovenian, Nick Simmons (UK) is in 6th, Matjaz Feraric (SLO) stays 7th, Andy Shaw (UK) is in 8th, fellow Brit Andy Webster (UK) 9th, and Zoran Petrovic (SCG) 10th. In the nations rankings Slovenia lead, GBR is 2nd and Serbia and Montenegro 3rd. 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. HANG GLIDING (Class 1) Only the UK Nationals were added this month. We are still waiting for results from the Greek Nationals, Japan Championships, Portuguese Open, Spanish Nationals. The top 6 stay the same as the previous quarter, Oleg Bondarchuk (UKR) still leads, with Mario Alonzi (FRA) 2nd, Gerolf Heinrichs (AUT) 3rd, Johnny Durand Jnr 4th, Oliver Barthelmes (GER) 5th and Attila Bertok (HUN) 6th. Due to competitions being dropped by other pilots, Kevin Carter (USA) gains 4 places to 7th, followed by Raymond Caux (FRA) who rises one place to 8th. Robert Reisinger (AUT) stays 9th while Brett Hazlett (CAN) drops another 3 places to be equal 10th with David Seib (AUS) jumping 8 places. 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 No results were added. Results not yet received are the Montana Open, Upper Austrian Champs, Slovenian Open, French Nationals. Primoz Gricar (SLO) stays in 1st place, 55 points ahead of Jaques Bott (FRA) in 2nd who is himself nearly 30 points ahead of 3rd place Toni Raumauf (AUT). Johann Posch (AUT) also gains a place to be 4th while Alex Ploner (ITA) continues his slide to 5th. Juergen Bummer (GER) climbs 2 places to 6th while David Chaumet (FRA) and Walter Geppert (AUT) each drop a place to 7th and 8th. Christian Ciech (ITA) and Ralf Miederhoff (GER) keep their places to complete the top 10. In the nations ranking Austria have a commanding lead from Italy and Germany remain 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 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