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CANCELLED - Tonbridge F5J Comp 22 September 2019

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Cancellatiion of this comp will come as no surprise to you all with the weather forecast for Sunday 22nd September being  particularly grim with Rain/Thunderstorms forecast. This after weeks of perfectly flyable weather.

This is the third Tonbridge Club F5J comp that has had to be cancelled in succession due to adverse weather conditions. Because of this the organisers would now like to solicit your thoughts/opinion as to whether in future we should consider changing over to the Saturday/Sunday format whereby the day the comp is held on can be either the Saturday or Sunday depending on weather with preference being given to Sunday if both days are flyable. This hopefully would mean there is less chance of having to cancel a comp due to bad weather on a single day.  If this format were to be adopted it would simply mean that you would have to indicate when entering which day(s) you were able to fly on.

Could you please take a few minutes to post on this thread your thoughts/opinion on possibly moving over to this format. Thank you.


Tonbridge club are hosting a BMFA League F5J competition at Leigh Park Farm, Nr Tonbridge, Kent on Sunday 22nd Septmber 2019.  All are welcome with plenty of help available on the day for newcomers.

For those flyers that  paid for entry of our weather disrupted F5J comp on 16 June 2019, entry to this competition is FREE. We would ask though that you please re-enter on this thread so that we know who will be attending.

Directions to the field can be found here:

The competition will be run to F5J rules with UK variations as published by the BMFA.

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 to 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 but usually 6 rounds are flown. No fly-off's.

Entry fee £10.00 (BMFA requirement) payable on the day. * See Above
Proof of insurance (BMFA membership card is sufficient) required

Closing date for entries is 6.00pm Friday 20th September 2019
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  this thread by no later than 4pm on Saturday 21st September.

We look forward to seeing you on the field.

Book in from 9am. First flight’s 10.00am


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 027713
3. Kevin Beale, Open, 2.4, BMFA 040788
4. Colin Paddon, Open, 2.4, BMFA 073473
5. Ian Nicholls, OPEN  2.4GHz BMFA 39293
6. Rob Love,  Open, 2.4GHz, BMFA TBA
7. Ray Gadene, Open, 2.4, BMFA 0528224
8. Eddy Small, Open, 2.4GHz,  BMFA 063558
9. Keith Fisher, Open, 2.4, BMFA 060851
10.  Brian Austin, Open, 2.4, BMFA 57851
11. Derek Potter, Open, 2.4 Ghz, BMFA tba
12. Colin Lucas, Open, 2.4, BMFA tba
13. Ian Duff, Open, 2.4ghz, BMFA 018894
14. Terry Stuckey, Open, 2.4, BMFA tba
15. Gary Matthews, Open, 2.4, BMFA 032611
16. Peter Mitchell, Open,  2.4  BMFA33859
17.  Richard Harris, Open 2,4 BMFA 085832
18.  Steve Knowles, Open, 2.4, BMFA 7079
19.  Mike Connell, Open. 2.4, BMFA 155649
20. John Hovell, Open, 2.4, BMFA 40572
21. Peter Sherliker, Open 2.4, BMFA 212036
22. Alan Twine, Opn, 2.4,  BMFA 067979
23. Eamon Keating,  Open, 2.4GhZ,  BMFA 192268
24. Bob Hope, Open,2.4, tba
25. Phil Ramsey, Open, 2.4Ghz, BMFA tba
26. Al Lipscombe, Open, 2.4 GHz, S067235
27. Bob Ryan, Open,  BMFA no. 76538
28. Tony Merritt, 2M, 2.4, BMFA 142327
29. Mike Raybone, Open, 2.4, BMFA 51420
30. Peter Allen, Open, 2.4, BMFA tba
31. Chas Dunster, OPen, 2.4, BMFA tba

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Open please 2.4 BMFA 57851 BARCS230

Sat/Sun format OK for me. Regards Eddy.

Choice of day is not always straightforward with our changeable weather. Also the CD HAS to set aside his complete weekend for the comp, just in case. Not everyone can do that. And if it is a clu

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Yes please. Open, 2.4, 123273

Sorry to mess you about but I  now have to pull out - family event moved to that day. I hope everyone has a great comp.

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Hi Colin,

Please add me to the list.


           Garry Matthews


Please add me to the list.


       Garry Matthews

BARCS 3628

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Add me to your list please Colin

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