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WPRS Update Nov 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: Macedonian Open, Belgian Flatland, Paramania, Paul Pietersburg Cup, Canungra Cup, Rila Open. The following have not been entered as the results have not been received: Himalayan Open, Brazilian Nationals, Czech Open, Pre World Cup Tolmin, Krvavec Open, Serbia & Montenegro Open, Skynomad Open, Campeonato de Espana, Lithuanian open, Copa Pirineos, Staufen Cup, Stranik Open, Slovenian/Austrian Open, Loma Lisa. 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, but Frank Brown (BRA) jumps 29 points to 6th after amalgamating two names he uses in competitions. Toni Caniglia (SUI) and Paul Schmit (BEL) are tied in 7th. Tomas Brauner (CZE) drops 3 places to 9th and there is a 3-way tie for 10th 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 European Cup Ozven was added. There are lots of small changes to the top 10. Matjaz Sluga (SLO) takes the lead from Jaka Gorenc (SLO), and Frank Unuk (SLO) in 3rd swops places with Matej Goste (SLO) 4th. Nick Simmons (UK) is joined in =5th place by fellow Brit Andy Shaw (UK), while Dusan Gorenc (SLO) slides 3 places to 7th. Andy Webster (UK) gains a place to 8th, Matjaz Feraric (SLO) drops 2 places to 9th and Simeon Klokocovnik (SLO) jumps 7 places to complete the top 10. In the nations rankings Slovenia lead, but Serbia and Montenegro finally take 2nd place from GBR. 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 French Nationals from July and the C Classic were added this month. I am still waiting for results from the Greek Nationals, Portuguese Open, Spanish Nationals, Montana Open, Slovenian Open. Oleg Bondarchuk (UKR) still leads, with Mario Alonzi (FRA) 2nd, Gerolf Heinrichs (AUT) 3rd, Johnny Durand Jnr 4th, Attila Bertok (HUN) 5th swops places with Oliver Barthelmes (GER) 6th. Kevin Carter (USA) gains 4 places to 7th, followed by Raymond Caux (FRA) who rises one place to 8th. Robert Reisinger (AUT) stays 9th with David Seib (AUS) jumping 8 places to 10th. 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. The Emberger Alm, Swiss Nationals and the Italian Nationals competitions were removed because they did not have the minimum number of pilots required to be valid for a Cat 2 competition. It is proposed to change this number at the next Plenary meeting. Primoz Gricar (SLO) stays in 1st place, 91 points ahead of Jaques Bott (FRA) in 2nd . Alex Ploner (ITA) is 3rd with David Chaumet (FRA) in 4th followed closely by Toni Raumauf (AUT) in 5th. Juergen Bummer (GER) climbs 2 places to 6th while Christian Ciech (ITA), Ralf Miederhoff (GER) and Manfred Trimmel (AUT) all climb 2 places to be 7th, 8th and 9th and Walter Geppert (AUT) slides 3 places to complete the top 10. In the nations ranking Austria have a commanding lead but Germany takes 2nd place from Italy. 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