Warwick Winter Cup 2020 results

Another WWC has been fought and won.   

In a year marked with unprecedented unprecendentingness  it would be remiss of the WWCRAP not to make special mention this year of the true influencers of the now infamous WWC number 10.  Never in the history of the WWC have two things conspired to alter the results of such revered competition.   So a very special thank you must go out to COVID19 and Anastacia for forcing those amongst us who should be at work to go gliding and those who should be gliding (like me) go back to work. 

Ah well we can only dream of what might have been.

So congratulations to “Look at me Laurie” for winning the WWC10 Points with his  “working from home / gliding club” strategy and amassing 113 points !!!   Well done Laurie your first place on The Cup  is well deserved !!!

2nd  place goes to Tony with 92 points flying his Ka6 and 3rd to Scott Johnson in his not -so-infested-with-white-ants FGF (Fibre Glass Fatigued) Ventus.   Full WWC Points results pasted down below for those of you who can be bothered scrolling down that far.

Now the Distance trophy …yes drum roll…..  the old sly 9Kts Nigel has done it again with a winning distance of 295.4km !!!!!    Ol’ 9kts booked the club’s Discus WA on the last weekend of the WWC  over 12 months ago and it has paid off yet again.   However he almost came unstuck by leaving Monday 31st August open and had the many, many,  many gliding gods lined up and given the rest of us half a chance then the result could have been very different.     Congrats to you 9kts again you will have your name scratched on the wonderful trophy distance and go down as a multi winner along side other sports stars of the modern era.  Such is Ol’ 9kts greatness now he may be renamed the Tiger Woods of the Warwick Winter Cup …just a thought 😊 

2nd place to Pistol Pete – what a major performance 284.29km in his Cirrus and really put it to Ol’ Tiger …err sorry… Ol’ 9kts.  Congrats Pistol but maybe next year.   3rd Place to Scotty Johnson in the FGF (Fibre Glass Fatigued) Ventus  with an amazing 235.95km .  Well done to all !!

SLACCA (Self Launching Aircraft Cross Country Award) trophy thingy.

Not bad for winter – Congratulations to Mighty Mal for taking out this year’s SLACCA  with a seriously good 428.36 km and beating the other two contenders  Dictator Dan and Dictator David to the trophy (still under construction).  Mal’s performance puts him in *third place in all time WWC longest distance behind Ol’ Tiger (whoops) 9kts and Blue Dog Errol.

  •  * Previously the WWCRAP announced that Mal had grabbed 2nd place on the longest over all distance however the WWCRAP received a bribe of significant value and was coerced into rechecking the facts to find they had misread the OLC points and distance.      

Distance Trophy

       

Pilot

Date

OLC handicapped points

Distance (km)

Glider & Rego

Nigel Andrews

30/08/2020

328.09

295.4

Discus GWA

Peter Plunket

3/08/2020

306.09

284.29

Cirrus GOW

Scott Johnson

7/06/2020

232.82

235.96

Ventus

Pilot

Total

Laurie Simpkins

113

Tony Scarlett

92

Scott Johnson

75

Mal Williams

63

Val Wilkinson

60

Ivor Harris

50

David Kinlan

43

Nigel Andrews

42

Peter Plunkett

38

Denis Nolan

38

Sidney Dekker

35

Matt Sternberg

33

Carl Jacob

32

Brian Gilby

32

Bob Kilpatrick

30

Dan Papacek

29

Erich Wittstock

28

Noel Tesch

25

Alex Fogale

25

Steve Griffin

20

Michael O'Brien

20

Gareth Vass Bowen

20

Chris Kennedy

15

Andres Miramontes

15

Cassie Cole

15

Nathan Johnson

11

Tony Esler

10

Brian Mahoney

10

John Preimonas

10

David Harrison

10

Nicholas Mansfield

10

Luke Dodd

10

Bill Wilkinson

10

Phil Southgate

6

Michelle Dodd

5

Ben Dodd

5

Lindsay Mitchell

5

Mick Maloney

5

Dieter Rosner

5

George Brown

5

John Preimonas

5

Tyler Mcmahon

5

Brian Allerby

5

 

SLACCA (Self Launching Aircraft Cross Country Award) trophy thingy.

     

Pilot

Date

OLC handicapped points

Distance (km)

Glider & Rego

Mal Williams

28/06/2020

443.84

428.36

ASH31/18m

WWC World Record Overall Longest Handicapped Distance

 

date

distance (km)

Nigel Andrews

 

31/08/2014

463.05

Errol Spletter

 

31/07/2011

435.61

Mal Williams

 

3/08/2020

428.36

Signing OOOOOOOORRRRRFFF  until WWC11 in 2021

Yours WWCRAP

 

Written by : Phillip Southgate