by Ian Kaynes Chairman, CIAM FF Subcommittee November 2015
The 2015 Free Flight World Cup was completed with the Hanukkah Open competition in Israel during December. The total number of participants was 4974, a small increase over the previous record number last year. There have been two competitions cancelled this year, the Krka Cup in Slovenia because the field was too wet and the Troffeo Capannori in Italy because the flying field was ploughed. This is fewer cancelled events than last year and the total number of competitions was two or three higher than last year.
The winner in F1A is Roland Koglot of Slovenia with four victories in events this year and 20 bonus points. These results included a particularly good weekend in Poland during August, when he won both of the well-supported events. He is followed by Per Findahl also with four wins but 6 fewer bonus points. In third place is Jama Danier of Canada, the winner last year, with three wins and a second place. Mikhail Kosonozhkin moved close to the top three with a victory at the final event, the Hanukkah Open, but his greater number of bonus points from his three wins and a third place was not enough to overtake Jama Danier.
The F1A-Junior top three all have at least 4 victories each and the winner is Luca Aringer (Austria) with 9 bonus points, then comes Amit Kidron (Israel) with 4 bonus points and Bojan Dimeski (Macedonia) with a single bonus point.
The F1B World Cup winner is Alexander Andrjukov (USA) with 4 victories ahead of the Bernd Silz (Germany) and Adam Krawiec (Poland) each with three wins and a second place. Andrjukov and Silz are both many time winners of the F1B World Cup.
The victor in F1B Junior is Bojan Gostojic (Serbia) on the same number of points as Pavel Lomov (Russia). Both had four wins and the final placing decided on their fifth event, which was another win for Gostojic and a second place for Lomov. Behind them in third place is last year’s winner Dawid Lipski (Poland) with his scores including five victories but no bonus points.
The winner of F1C is Alexander Vyazov (Russia) with 6 wins during the year, followed by Vladimir Sychov (Slovenia) with 9 wins but fewer bonus points. Reinhard Truppe (Austria) was third, also with four wins generating his score but with fewer bonus points than Sychov.
The F1P Junior winner is Elizaveta Kilmakova (Russia) with four wins, followed by Daniel Bogomaz (Poland) with three wins> Third place was taken by Vladislav Lipov (Russia) with two wins but his other places (a second and third) do not count in his score because all the events were flown in Russia..
The winner of the F1Q World Cup is Gabor Milak (Hungary) with four wins, followed by Ian Kaynes (United Kingdom) with one win, two second places and a third place, followed by Andras Jansco (Hungary) with two wins, a third and a fifth place.
Stanslav Kubit (Poland) is the clear winner of F1E with three victories and a fourth places. In second place is Peter Brocks (USA) with three firsts, and a second place which does not count because, like the victories, it was also in the USA. Third place went to Jiri Blazek (Czech Republic) with two wins and a sixth and eighth places.
The winner of F1E Junior was also from Poland, Jan Kabacinski having four wins for his score, with second and third places taken by Laurentiu Anca (Romania) and Viktoria Drmla (Slovakia).
There was a question during the year about the status of an FAI Licence. The F1A flyer Rudolf Holzleitner had requested his NAC not to enter his details on the FAI database and he protested to the FAI about the requirement. This was effectively upheld when the FAI restricted access of everybody to the database. A complaint about the status of that licence was made to the World Cup Coordinator and a jury of three members of the F1 Subcommittee ruled that all his events should be counted in the World Cup.
The Euro-Fly event in Switzerland gave notice that it would apply the 2016 group flyoff rules if required to aid the running of the flyoffs. This was done for F1B and F1C and it ran smoothly. However, there was some confusion about creating the classification. The F1 Subcommittee has submitted a proposal to the 2016 Plenary meeting for a clarification of the intended application of the system.
The top three places in each event have been displayed on the FAI web site and updated frequently throughout the year at the address:
The detailed results have been uploaded to the coordinator’s web site and there are links to this from the FAI web page for both the results of each class or the overall summary.
The individual events F1A, F1A-Junior, etc show the numbers relevant to that event. The column headed ALL is the total of number of competitors in the full events (F1A B C E Q) which takes account of the fact that juniors have also been included in the results of the full event.
Total number of participants in all competitions: 4974
|Number of competitions||59||50||61||49||55||27||16||20||17|
|Total number of entries||1907||326||1257||145||477||131||41||641||117|
|Number of competitors scoring points:|
|in 1 event||142||46||97||21||43||17||6||42||8|
|in 2 events||84||18||48||4||30||10||3||27||7|
|in 3 events||51||8||39||7||13||6||1||20||3|
|in 4 events||34||3||13||3||6||2||1||8||2|
|in 5 events||10||4||14||1||6||1||0||7||1|
|in 6 events||16||4||7||0||2||1||0||5||0|
|in 7 events||7||0||5||1||1||0||1||2||2|
|in 8 events||4||1||4||2||1||0||0||4||0|
|in 9 events||1||1||2||0||1||0||0||1||1|
|in 10 events||1||0||2||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|in 11 events||0||0||3||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|in 12 events||2||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|in 13 events||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|in 14 events||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|in 15 events||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|in 16 events||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Total number of competitors scoring World Cup points||353||85||235||39||105||37||12||117||24|
Number of competitors per country, only those scoring points in 2 or more events:
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