Podium Winners - 4th FAI Junior European Championships in Freefall Style & Accuracy Landings - Female
Sunday, 01 September 2013 16:20
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Saturday, 31 August 2013 09:08
Congratulations to all the following Female Medal Winners
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Saturday, 31 August 2013 08:47
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Friday, 30 August 2013 15:00
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Friday, 30 August 2013 15:00
Congratulations to all the following Male Medal Winners
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Friday, 30 August 2013 06:30
Day 3 - Fog and rain
Picture courtesy of Samantha Bosch
.. so everyone is on a standby.
10.00 Fog has lifted and we are preparing to start the final part of the last round - a little premature - it is now 11.00 and we are still waiting for conditions to improve enough.
11.30 Everyone dismissed until 13.00 - with instructions to "look at the Notice-Board outside the Restaurant"
13.00 All released until 14.00 hours - check the Notice Board. It is raining now and looks set in for the rest of the day.
So near and yet so far - it makes sense of the speed of the competition on the first day.
14,00 Released for another hour - but the rain continues! This will probably be the pattern to the end of the day.
Thursday, 29 August 2013 06:37
8.00 and another early start for Day 2. Accuracy Day
The results now being posted at the end of each Round are available on this link. These are UNOFFICIAL results and still subject to corrects/confirmation by the Event and Chief Judges. This event is happening so fast it is difficult for the judges to have the time to carefully cross check all calls and input - including any video reviews that are required.
8.30 and the first call has been given for the first load for today.
Yesterday PD were keeping up with the results using their own method for the Speed Event:
Accuracy should be easier to follow.
11.00 End of Round 1 accuracy
At least we have a minimum competition. The dark clouds of earlier have lifted and the weather is more settled. Straight into Round 2.
12.15 End of Round 2 accuracy
So we now have a break for lunch and time to rotate the jump order for round 3. Back with a call for 15.00 hrs for eveyone.
14.55 Just about ready to start round 3
In the World Cujp the top three places at the end of 2 rounds : Curtis Bartholomew, USA first; Pablo Hernandez Moll, Spain second and Dominic Roithmair Austria in third.
In the European Championships Pablo, first; Dominic, second and a Russian jumper, Aleksandr Golovkin in third place.
16.20 Finally ready with ther reverse jump order for the last round. Anders, Chief Judge, calls the loads for thr revised jump order by load. Then we will be ready to start the last round.
18.30 Half way through the last round and the rain the forecasters promised arrived - so we are on a Standby for the moment.
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 17:09
We have a new World Record in Speed - set by Greg Windmiller on the 3rd round!! 2.371 seconds
Congratulations to the winners:
1st Place - Curt Bartholomew, USA
2nd Place - Tommy Dellibac, USA
3rd Place - William Sharman, UAE
All subject to final confirmation (and ratification)
++ STOP PRESS ++ 28/8/13 21.00 Live Results now available HERE
Start with SPEED
Yesterday evening was the Opening Ceremony. As promised by the organiser, a short one, but effective. In front of the podium with all the flags flying, we had speeches from local dignitaries, the sponsor of the event, the owner of the club and Graeme Windsor - and then we had a parade of the athletes behind their National Flags and each athlete was introduced by the announcer. This was followed by the Competitors' briefing from the meet organiser and then the Chief Judge explaining the rule clarification detailed on the Notice published in the competitors tent from the Jury. The jump order was given and each group of 4 then decided what aircraft exit order they would take.
This morning, sun and an 8.00 start with the first Speed round. If all works as planned, the results will be posted at the end of each round on our website - follow the link
It is now 9.10 and we are close to the end of Round 1 Speed. The plan is to continue with Speed and do all three rounds this morning. The conditions here are great.
11.00 Round 2 Ends
Three rejumps and then the Judges will break to check all the scores so that they can be posted for the first 2 rounds - at the moment anything is unofficial!. 2 rejumps were caused by cutaways and one by equipment malfuncion.
The one rejump (equipment failure) from Round 3 is done. Unfortunately the best laid plans .... failed. As yet we are unable to post the results as promised (even though they would be unofficial) and are currently working on it with the organiser's technical guy. PD have the solution - they have posted two people opposite the scoring station. One with a set of binos and one with the jump order - and they read and write down the results as they happen - and can then post them. Of course these are very unofficial/unapproved - but they have some idea of what is going on. Meanwhile everyone has gone to lunch continues ill continue after lunch with first round of Distance.
Things are going so fast here - in more ways than Greg's new World Record. We have just had a 15 minute call for the second round of Distance!! There will then be a pause as we are to be treated to an Air Show I hear. (I heard wrongly - just a short standby).
The results in PDF format are on the IPC Results page now for the Speed -Distance will be up as soon as the Chief Judge authorises it.
We are on standby for the moment - due to an external air show. We should be recommencing with 2nd load Round 2 at 17.45. We had an exciting round of Distance with the female world distance record being exceeded twice, first by the current record holder, Jessica Edgeington and then by Cornelia Mihai.
Load 2 Round 2 Distance in the air.
Round 2 completed - and we are now preparing for Round 3. Just a short break whilst the judges check the results entry.
At the end of Round 2 David Maleze of France is in first place in the European Championships and 2nd in the World Cup to Nick Batsch, USA in first. Jessica Edgeington is in 4th place and Cornelia Mihai in 6th. Will publish the final results (unconfirmed as soon as I have them).
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 15:17
The Opening Ceremony will take place this evening at the end of the two days set aside for Official Practice Jumps in the Bulletin.
The pond in a quiet moment, before the sky fills with fast flying canopies as the second practice day gets underway with the first lift at 9.,00. It is a cold start this morning - competitors may jump distance or accuracy, but the judges will measure distance first - then accuracy. Speed after 14.00 hrs. Two jumpers from the Czech Republic were injured this morning - fortunately not seriously but they have withdrawn from the competition.
There are 79 competitors here, in total.
The opening ceremony is scheduled to start at 19.30 hrs, followed by a competitor's briefing by the Chief Judge, Anders Berggren. The wind speed recording machine arrived from Cheboksary in the Turbolet by mid-day, so all is ready for the competition to start. The Jury, Chief Judge and FAI Controller will meeet at 16.00 hours for the final confirmation.
The organisers have found a sponcor - congratulations.
They therefore are able to offer money prizes to the overall winners in each Event
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The prize money is: European Championships: 1st $ 3500 : 2nd $1500 : 3rd $1000 and World Cup 1st $ 5000 : 2nd $2500 : 3rd $1500.
Monday, 26 August 2013 07:01
The competition is continuing with re-jumps and tie-breaks as I prepare to leave for Kolomna and the next European Championships and World Cup this time in Canopy Piloting. I will update these pages as soon as I can with details of the prize giving ceremony and the final results.
Congratulations in advance to all the winners, and those who held their nerve through the tie-breaks in difficult conditions.
Taisya Krivoshcheoiva, Junior Female, Russia - after her semi-final jump with a score of 4 cm is in gold medal position (with the final yet to come) in both the European Championships and World Cup following the disasterous jump by the Chinese girl, Ling Zhang who lost her commanding lead with a 16 cm score on the 9th round. She is still joint 2nd so all will depend on the next jump.
Yesterday evening we completed the 8th Round of Female Team Accuracy (European Championships) and the tight competition between Belarus, France and Poland with 1 point between each team at the end of the 7th round continued to the 8th.
Belarus 56 points - France 57 points - Poland 58 points.
Congratulations to the competitors. Their positions will be confirrmed when the results are signed off by the Chief Judge.
For the World Cup - China is in first position with 33 points, Belarus 2nd and France 3rd.
The Unofficial Results for the final round of Male Style have now been posted:
The first three placings are the same for both the European Championships and the World Cup:
Libor Jirousek, Czech Republic, 1st place with 31.81 points
Marco Pflueger, Germany, 2nd place with 32.24 points
Jiri Gecnuk, Czech Republic, 3rd place with 33.00 points
We now have the results (unofficial) for the final of the Female Style:
Olga Lepezina, Russia has taken first place in both the European Championships and the World Cup with a totla of 36.95 points.
Evgeniya Furman. Russia has taken second place in the European Championships but was beaten by Yan Cao, China in the World Cup with 38.23 points to Evgeniya and 38.17 to Yan Cao - very close.
In third place in the European Championships is Irena Nikulina, Russia with 38.42 points.
Congratulations to all the Style Medal Winners.
As the competition comes to an end this office gets busier than ever - trying to get the results finalised - first for the cuts at the end of rounds, and then with the final results in all competitions and events. The final rounds of style and accuracy will be jumped today.
Sunday, 25 August 2013 07:17
All the attention was on the pit this afternoon - good conditions and exciting accuracy.
This excellent photograph was taken by one of the Volunteers : Natasha Dedushkino - Spicaba
16.00 hrs. The plan is to complete accuracy to Round 8 and all Style by the end of today - leaving the Semi-Final and Final rounds of Accuracy for the morning. At the moment the last 3 teams female - for round 8 are in the air. Results to round 7 in the results page below.
There is a good crowd here today, and an announcer at the pit to keep them informed.
After a late finish last night in the fading light the Chinese Girls were the last team to jump. and the last jumper scored 0.00. Talking to Bob King (Judge) he was very impressed with the way the whole team coped with the changing wind conditions - which had caught out many of the other jumpers - he said "they handled the conditions beautifully, doing all the right things" - and he should know being a former National Accuracy Champion himself.
This morning we started with Style, Female although the plan is to continue with all events - the weather looks good but the temperature has dropped a little. It was cold at altitude this morning.
Pictures from the Style area
The Jury have been at work again - this time they received a protest with regard to the light conditions yesterday evening, but using the complaints procedure they discussed the protest with the competitor and it was withdrawn, as SC Section 5 5.2.9 states that the Meet Director and Chief Judge will decide if the weather conditions are suitable for jumping and judging.