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Tonbridge BMFA F5J League Comp - 18.6.17 RESULTS

Tonbridge club are hosting a BMFA League F5J competition at Leigh Park Farm, Nr Tonbridge, Kent on Sunday 18 June 2017.  We will be running a relaxed and fun competition for both existing competition flyers and new pilots alike. All welcome.

Directions to the field can be found here:

The competition will be run to F5J rules with UK variations as published by the BMFA. Copy of the full rules can be found here:


The main points for BMFA F5J comps are:
- Either Open or 2m may be flown, not both.
- Motor restart may be used (results in a zero flight score), and therefore you need only use your eSoaring switch BUT you must reset the (200m) height limit to 300m this can often be done easily by using a reader, otherwise use a computer.
- As in eSoaring, you must provide a reader, so that your timekeeper can check your launch height immediately after landing.
- Minimum of 4 rounds to be flown.
- CD will announce whether or not a Fly-Off will be flown before the start.


- Book in from 9am. First flight’s at 10am

Entry fee £10.00 (BMFA requirement) payable on the day.
Proof of insurance (BMFA membership card is sufficient) required
Closing date for entries is 6.00pm Friday 16th June

In the event that there is any doubt as to whether the event will be run due to forecasted inclement weather, a final decision will be posted on the BARCS and Esoaring websites by no later than 4pm on Saturday 17th June.

We look forward to seeing you on the field.

Graham Wicks - Contest CD

Please enter this competition by posting here on this thread:
1) Your name
2) Class being entered - i.e. OPEN or 2 METRE
3) Preferred Frequency if on 35Mhz.
4) BMFA Number


Entry list to date:
1. Graham Wicks, Open, 2.4, BMFA 052827
2. Colin Boorman, Open 2.4, BMFA tba
3. Kevin Beale, Open, 2.4, BMFA 040788
4. Colin Paddon, Open, 2.4, BMFA 073473

5 Eddy Small

6 Nick Jackson

7 Phil Ramsey

8 Chris Foss

9 Ian Duff

10 Eamond Keating

11 Simon Thornton

12 Peter Mitchell 

13 Graham Foster 2mtr

14 Derek Potter

15 Michael Connell

16 Ian Nichols 

17 Alan Twine

18 Pete Allen

19 Bob Hope

20 Terry Stuckey

21 Colin Lucas

22 Martin Garnet

23 Rod Potts 

24 Bob Ryan

25 Gary Mathews

26 Brian Austin

27 Steve Knowles

28 Simon Conran

29 Ray Gadenne 

30 James Egington 2mtr 

A very hot and humid day, which provided the 26 competitors with quite challenging conditions.

Many of the thermals were weak and dispersed quickly,whilst others were strong but difficult to track,

just one wrong manoeuvre would put your model in sinking air and the inevitable early bath.

It was good to see all the competitors taking on the spirit off F5J and really trying to launch low and catch a thermal.

We flew 4 slots and 6 rounds with No Fly off ,This allows each competitor a reasonable break between flights without the constant rush off trying to find time keepers ,charge batteries  etc .

Master pilot Simon Thornton won the competition  flying an Optimus EL .He showed us how its done, launching low and working hard to  maximise his slot times

Pete Allen was 2nd Flying a modified Cluster ?

Chris Foss was 3rd Flying a Nan Shadow

Colin Boorman was 4th Flying a Nan Xplorer

Thanks must go to Colin for all the computer work .He has done a superb job,  Helping things to run smoothly and allowing the organisers to also be competitors.

I hope to see you all at the next  TONBRIDGE   F5J  in September.

Hopefully with a little less heat and a few thousand less flies .

best regards to all





TONBRIDGE F5J 18.6.2017 Overall Results.jpg


TONBRIDGE F5J - 18 June 2017 - Round Scores.xlsx

TONBRIDGE F5J - 18 June 2017 - Landing Results.xlsx

TONBRIDGE F5J - 18 June 2017 - Height Penalty.xlsx

TONBRIDGE F5J - 18 June 2017 - Overall Results R1-R6.xlsx





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Nick Jackson

Yes please.

Nick Jackson
BMFA S123273

(So that pulls the average standard of the 'Entry list to date' down a bit!)

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Update entry list 

1 Graham Wicks

2 Colin Boorman

3 Kevin Beale 

4 Colin Paddon

5 Eddy Small

6 Nick Jackson

7 Phil Ramsey

8 Chris Foss

9 Ian Duff


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Please ad me to the list

Peter Mitchell BMFA 33859  on  2.4

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Apologies.  I said I would enter, but after this evening's call from one of my twin daughters it looks like I'll have to pick her up, and all her belongings, from Oxford uni on that Sunday.  I hope you have a great competition.

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Please add me

1) Ian Nicholls

3) 2.4
4) BMFA Number below

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steve knowles

Hi Graham,

Please add me - 

Steve Knowles    Open on 2.4 

Bmfa 70799,  Barcs 608


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