Below are the round by round results of the F3B Team Trials held at Groengoud on the 22 November 2008.
In order to make this event as "man-on-man" as possible and because there were only 8 pilots competing, all pilots flew together in Duration. The Distance task was divided into 2 slots per round with 4 pilots at a time and matrixed into different groups for each round so as to give all pilots as much chance to fly against different combinations of pilots. The Speed task were, as per normal, one after the other.
Round 1 started bang on the advertised time of 08:30 (a first for us F3B pilots. Well done guys and girls). Duration first, then distance, then speed. Then Round 2 started with speed, then distance and then duration and round 3 duration, distance, speed etc. etc. This format worked very well and was very well received.
Congratulation to all the pilots for a very good event and of course all the helpers.
F3B is impossible to run without flagmen and base A timers. I cannot put into words just how grateful I am to those special people that always willingly and selfishly offer their help whenever there is an F3B event. You guys are very special.
THANK YOU ALL.
The Team trial scores are added to the best of the two qualifiers.
Well done to Craig Goodrum, Michelle Goodrum, and Dion Liebenberg who qualify for the 2009 SA National F3B Team. Paul Carnal as first reserve, Herman Weber as second reserve, etc…
A more detailed report can be found on the MGA Blog. http://mgasa.blogspot.com/ with more on the BERG Blog http://www.berg-gliders.blogspot.com/