Committee:

Chairman - Jan Sime : Vice Chairman - Gordon Browne : Secretary -Caretaken by Jan Sime & Gordon Browne : Treasurer - TBA

Representatives:

HTL - Gordon Browne : Bill Voss - Dennis Bird : Postals - Jan Sime : F3B - TBA : F3J - Ian Sime : F3K - Shaun Mileson : F5J - Ivan Williams : 2 Meter/New Commers - Shaun Mileson : Slope - Izak Theron (Gauteng) Kevin Farr (WC) Rus Conradt (KZN) : Cross Country - Chris Adrian


Calendar: Jan Sime & Gordon Browne


11 December 2007

National Postals results for 2007

Herewith the Postal Scores for 2007.

Ranking, Club, Score
1, Durban Model Aircraft Club, 20359
2, Silverton Gliding Club, 19595
3, Midrand Model Soarers, 18183
4, Black Eagle Radio Gliders, 18143
5, Eastern Thermal Busters, 17533
6, Southern Soaring Club, 15204
7, White Hills Radio Flyers, 6499
8, Groengoud S&EFC, 6180
9, Klipriver Model Soarers, 3916
10, Travelling Mulberries MGC, 3727
11, LHGC, 2052

Ranking, Individual, Club, Total
1, A. Sneedon, DMAC, 6834
2, C. Adrian, SGC, 6814
3, P. Carnall, ETB, 6802
4, B. Conlon, DMAC, 6757
5, M. Stockton, BERG, 6746
6, D. Bird, DMAC, 6717
7, I. Theron, ETB, 6643
8, C. Goodrum, MMS, 6638
9, V. Klintworth, SGC, 6571
10, T. Potter, DMAC, 6556
11, C. Klintworth (jun), SGC, 6529
12, M. Goodrum, MMS, 6524
13, L. Brink, WHRF, 6499
14, D. Slatter, DMAC, 6232
15, M. Siebert, GSEF, 6180
16, H. Weber, ETB, 6169
17, K. Stockton, BERG, 6133
18, P. Rheeders, BERG, 6115
19, P. Boswarva, DMAC, 6016
20, W. Steffny, MMS, 5923
21, E. Shaw, BERG, 5689
22, B. Fanning, DMAC, 5616
23, J. Bruwer, SGC, 5511
24, N. Smith, DMAC, 4633
25, J. Coulson, DMAC, 4402
26, R. Goodrum, MMS, 4359
27, J. Coetzer, SGC, 4317
28, E. Valperga, SSC, 4295
29, B. Mulder, SSC, 4177
30, J. Lightfoot, SSC, 4067
31, R. Nelson, DMAC, 4025
32, D. Marusich, BERG, 4014
33, M. May, BERG, 3911
34, P. Joffe, BERG, 3905
35, H. Edmunds, TMMGC, 3727
36, S. Valperga, SSC, 3358
37, P. Munn, DMAC, 2961
38, S. Nelson, DMAC, 2217
39, D. Liebenberg, ETB, 2161
40, R. Nevin, KMS, 2044
41, I. Lessem, MMS, 1976
42, R. Henderson, DMAC, 1962
43, D. Bird, DMAC, 1957
44, P. Rheeders, BERG, 1927
45, A. Smith, BERG, 1916
46, S. Tladi, MMS, 1907
47, R. Nelson, DMAC, 1873
48, J. Nevin, KMS, 1872
49, F. Wittstock, DMAC, 1815
50, W. Tavill, SSC, 1812
51, E. Shaw, BERG, 1705
52, T. Roberts, BERG, 1542
53, L. Thomas, BERG, 1523
54, D. Denly, DMAC, 1354
55, C. McNiel, BERG, 1335
56, H. Nothnagel, BERG, 1294
57, J. Wright, DMAC, 1203
58, P. Munn, DMAC, 1114
59, H. Nothnagel, MMS, 1024
60, T. Roberts, BERG, 884
61, G. Prahm, BERG, 589

Please note the final part of the "Comments" about changes for 2008.

The MGA have sanctioned the changes I proposed.

I repeat below the justification which I sent Evan and which he posted on the MGA blog, for the benefit of any who may not have seen it ...

I have since had the idea of separating into A and B Leagues, so that the clubs which can't field four pilots can strive for the top of their own heap ...

  1. Allow only one attempt on any day of the month ---
    Clock running on first flight means committed to that day's score.

    I have had so many comments about pilots not being able to fly on the official day(s) that I started wondering about why two attempts at all? The idea is to fly the Postal! So why not allow pilots to fly when they can? But then allowing more than one attempt would make it all too easy, so only one attempt, decided when the clock is running on the first flight.

    One objection seems to be that some clubs like to make an outing of the postals, with everyone flying together. No problem --- a club is welcome to add its own rules within the framework, but the guy who can't manage the (club's) scheduled day is not prevented from flying on another day (and counting his score in the team score if it's good enough)!

    The idea is to get out there and fly the Postals --- the fewer restrictions the better!
  2. Have four pilots scores count for the Team Total. (I originally thought 'five' but ...)

    The idea behind this was ---
  • To give more members of each club the opportunity of feeling that they have contributed something
  • To try to persuade the top pilots in clubs with relatively few members to encourage and coach their less experienced pilots in order to get four (or more) pilots eligible for the Team Score. Isn't coaching one of the more important aspects of development?

Having just finalised the 2007 results, you might find the official scores of interest, (only showing the top contenders) compared to counting the top four scores (easy enough to do in retrospect) ...

(3) (4)
1 DMAC 20359 26874
2 SGC 19595 26112
3 MMS 18183 21966
4 BERG 18143 24669
5 ETB 17533 17533
6 SSC 15204 15204

Note that the only change is BERG displacing MMS from 3rd position,
but more pilots were involved in the official team results!

Does it matter that ETB, SSC and the rest are left further behind?
I don't think so --- it's the order that counts!

If it turns out that some part doesn't work, it's easy enough to reverse the change, or maybe move forward with a modification or two.
All you have to do is talk to me!

All the best for 2008 ...Cheers
John

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