Central Mass Championships


AUGUST 19, 2012 – EAST BROOKFIELD, MA –Six contestants were on hand for this, the first running of the Central Mass Championships in many a season. The location was the East Brookfield Elementary School in East Brookfield, Massachusetts. The weather was perfect with sun, almost no wind and temperatures in the low seventies.

In round one five of the six pilots posted scores in the low 500 point range. Round two saw Brian Stas get a two cuts to one win over Ken Hargreaves while Neil Simpson accomplished the same feat in a match with Joe Fustolo. Round three started with Neil getting past Brian two cuts to one. The next two matches ended in mid-airs, first Ken and Chris Sarnowwski and then Paul Kubek and Joe. All four pilots posted low round three scores, as a result. Going into the final round it was Neil at 1960 points, Brian at 1535 points and three other pilots not far behind Brian. In the first match Ken got a one cut win over Paul posting a good four round total that looked like it might be good enough to earn a top three finish. Next Brian got past Joe with a 520 point win when Joe had engine problems. Neil and Chris faced off in the final, good action early, Neil earned a cut and then, in short order he had the ground come up on him. This gave Chris the win and his cumulative was good enough to edge out Ken for third place. Neil had scored enough to hang onto a first place finish and Brian’s four round total was enough to earn second place.

Thank you to all who shared in the judging.

Central Mass Championships -Formula GX Combat
6 contestants (all from MA)
12 matches (2 mid-airs )

(E) Neil Simpson-East Brookfield, MA     2160pts
(E) Brian Stas-Kingston, MA           2055pts
(A) Chris Sarnowski-Bedford, MA     1850pts
(A) Ken Hargreaves-Worcester, MA         1730pts
(A) Paul Kubek-Brockton, MA          1420pts
(E) Joe Fustolo-Stoughton, MA         700pts

The top three were Neil Simpson(1st), Brian Stas (2nd) and Chris Sarnowski (3rd)
Paul Kubek had a new design that flew very well
Brian Stas is using Yaro's design and it too is very competitive