The top three were Matt Stas (1st), Louis Lopez (2nd) and Neil Simpson (3rd)

photos courtesy of Paul Kubek and Brian Stas

Central Mass Championships


AUGUST 18, 2013 – EAST BROOKFIELD, MA –Eight contestants were on hand for this year’s running of the Central Mass Championships. The location was the East Brookfield Elementary School in East Brookfield, Massachusetts. The weather was perfect; sun mixed with cloud cover, almost no wind and temperatures in the high seventies.

In the second match of round one Louis Lopez got off to a good start posting a two cut 725 point win over Rick Clark, however in match four of the same round Matt Stas out dueled Neil Simpson three cuts to two in a full five minute war posting an 830 point score in the process. This gave Matt the round one lead. Round two saw Matt stay hot posting a two cut to one victory over Louis in yet another five minute war. In the next match Neil hooked up with Roy Glenn and managed a two cut to one win in a match where the pilots were line tangled for almost half the match. In round three Matt, in yet another five minute war, got a two cut to one victory over Roy. In the same round Louis got a one cut win over Neil. Going into the final round it wasMatt at 2180 points, Louis at 1745 points, Neil at 1430 points,  Roy at  1320 points and Rick at 1220 points. The final three matches of the contest would be meaningful. In the first of these matches Neil got past Paul Kubek two cuts to one in a very well flown match. Next Louis got past Roy two cuts to none putting pressure on contest leader Matt Stas in the process. In the final match Matt flew conservatively, needing only to stay out of trouble to earn the contest win. He did just that flying Rick to a low scoring draw.

Thank you to all who shared in the judging and thank you to Louis Lopez and Roy Glenn for making the contest better through their participation..

Central Mass Championships -Formula GX Combat
8contestants (6 from MA) (1from NJ) (1 from DE)
16 matches (1 mid-air )

(A) Matt Stas-Kingston, MA         2590pts
(E) Louis Lopez-Hockessin, DE 2470pts
(E) Neil Simpson-East Brookfield, MA2155pts
(A) Rick Clark-Hingham, MA      1630pts
(E) Roy Glenn-Southampton, NJ1620pts
(A) Paul Kubek-Brockton, MA    1520pts
(E) Glenn Simpson-Worcester, MA   1020pts
(E) Brian Stas-Kingston, MA        920pts