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Jun 11, 2012, 07:31 PM
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Jun 11, 2012, 07:32 PM
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Oooops, double post.
Jun 11, 2012, 07:35 PM
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I'm sorry, Rick, I've been focused on flying the Poker task.

Yes, it is saturday, the 14th.


Thanks Gary, that clears it up just fine. Don't you love it!

Jun 12, 2012, 12:00 AM
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The 14th, or the Poker task? I'm trying to talk Russ into having two poker rounds, seems like we could all use the practice.

Jun 12, 2012, 11:05 AM
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I've got the 14th on my calendar. Yikes, two poker rounds in one day........... well your right we can use the practice.

Jun 12, 2012, 08:46 PM
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Those of you who are qualified to attend the TS in CO need to seriously consider going. All of you are great pilots and have earned you right to fly at this event. Red and Rick are driving down in an RV, consider a caravan! Sign up and represent!

Jun 13, 2012, 12:22 AM
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Well guys, we may have jumped the gun about the contest being a team selection contest.

We have the sanction from the AMA, but we didn't get it on the Team Calendar within the 30 day period. We didn't have 30 days from when the club approved the contest. I had belived that the problem was with the sanction, and the regional contest coordinator and the AMA came thru for us with the sanction.

I've asked Tom Keisling if there is any "wiggle room", so we'll keep you posted.

But we would like to have everyone down or up or from the east, regardless.

Jun 13, 2012, 01:07 AM
Adam RED Weston
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Scores from SASS June 9th Contest

OK Gang, here are the scores from Saturday... Thanks to Rick (Jay) for typing them in for me.

We (unfortunately) found a few errors in calculations and we (also unfortunately), had to reorder some. Ray, I'm sorry but your best finish ever, was, well, short lived. I hope you enjoyed it enough to keep you coming back;-) To everyone, please check and double check when you are doing scores. Our process is a bit manual, but it allows everyone to fly and should only take a few minutes after you are finished timing for someone. If anyone has any suggestions on how we could make things easier, please let Rick or myself know. Also, PLEASE write legibly... we really do look back at these and have to decipher what you've scribbled.

SASS June 2012_Final
Last edited by RED_HLG; Jun 13, 2012 at 02:04 PM. Reason: Note, redid scores again... Congrats Ben!
Jun 13, 2012, 02:06 AM
Adam RED Weston
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Stream of conciousness on June's SASS Contest

I sent this to James this morning to make him all jealous... I thought I would share it with you all... think of it as "what Adam remembers from Saturday"... rather than "things you should be thinking after a contest if you happen to win".

So, it was cloudy and grey most of the day. The thermals didn't really get serious until the first sun break about 11am. Before that it was light wind out of the south (blowing us towards the horse barns). There would be a little lift here and there, and the tree line to the north would occasionally work. I missed my 2:00 in the first ladder by 2 seconds... and then was 80-95% on the following 2 rounds before lunch. After lunch, the wind was threatening a bit, and we got into a cycle where the first group (the bottom guys) wouldn't have any lift, and then the top guys could get their times no problem. The winds also seemed to shift a bit and then the corn field trees started working. The last round AULD, I got a thermal way over by the river... I just kept flying that direction until I went up. I think one or two other guys got 3's on that, but not many. The second launch I went up over the corn field didn't see much, and circled down towards the storage barns, and slowly floated down for a 2:12. A few guys got their 3's off to the north. The last flight I launched really late, right as the buzzer buzzed out, thinking about my clocks, rather than throwing, and just went out over the corn field... I got a bump, hooked up, and watched everyone else slowly sink to the ground as I got my 3. In the end I was surprised I did as well as I did, I was pretty sure I'd left plenty of time on the table to get beat... but everyone else left more!

Jun 13, 2012, 11:04 AM
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Good news guys, we will be able to have the Olympia contest this saturday count for qualifying for this years team cycle. That's the latest and final word.

And we will go ahead and make the July contest a qualifying contest for the next team cycle.

Jun 18, 2012, 12:16 AM
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Well, to those that stayed at home because of a forecast which said "rain", you should have known better.

Overcast, only a few sprinkles just before lunch. But it was windy, from the south, so LOTS of turbulence from the various tree lines. Thermals and big time sink.

Russ will post the standings, but as I recall Jonathan displayed some superb flying in really challenging conditions to take first, and I stayed out of last.

Challenging conditions? When is the last time you have seen people call :40 sec in Poker and then have to throw multiple times?

Thanks to the guys from SASS and PASS who helped make this a lot of fun.

Next contest in mid July in Olympia.

Thanks again,

Jun 18, 2012, 02:17 AM
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Jun 19, 2012, 12:32 AM

Oly Contest Results

For those willing to travel to Olympia, we dished out some of the most challenging conditions our site has seen to date. It ranged from wild turbulence that was completely out of proportion to the light breeze, to boomers that were suddenly gone in the flick of a glider. Jonathan was able to eek out the most from every throw to come out ahead and Jon's consistent high launches and persistent work led to a well earned 2nd.

Thanks for joining us in Oly and come back on July 14th for our next contest!

Jun 19, 2012, 12:53 PM
Blind Hawk
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Nicely done Jonathan!

Russ, I've got July 14th on my calendar and hope to get a few more of us "northerners" to your next contest.

Jun 19, 2012, 01:00 PM
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I'm planning on it

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