Eastern Mass Championships



AUGUST 10, 2008 – HINGHAM, MA - Seven contestants were on hand for this year’s Eastern Mass Championships. The weather was warm and sunny with little or no breeze. Perhaps five degrees cooler would have been perfect but it was close.

In round one action Paul Kubek secured the early lead with a three cut win. Neil Simpson used a one cut win over Brian Stas to stay close. Round two started with a good match between Paul Kubek and Neil Simpson that ended in a one cut apiece draw. In round two Jeff Vader used a three cut win to climb into contention. Glenn Simpson also posted a round two win keeping him within striking distance. At the halfway point it was Paul with 1340 points followed by Jeff (1230pts), Neil (1130pts) and Glenn (1020pts).

Round three started with a match between Paul and Jeff with Paul getting a one cut victory. The next match was between Neil and Glenn with Neil squeaking out a one cut win. Round three also saw Chris Sarnowski climb into contention with a two cut win.

Going into round four it was Paul with 1960 points followed by Neil (1750pts), Jeff (1530pts), Chris (1445pts) and Glenn (1320pts). This contest would come down to the final two flights. In the first of these flights Neil Simpson and Jeff Vader flew to a draw. Neither managed a cut in a match that went buzzer to buzzer and was much more exciting then the score indicated. In the final Paul and Chris squared off in a match that ended in an early mid air. The final order of finish was Neil (2160pts), Paul (2060pts), Jeff (1940pts) and Chris (1645pts). Chris, by virtue of his fourth place finish, edged out Jake Vader for the Sportsman Division “gold”. Jake was flying in his very first contest.

Thank You to Rick Clark who got the permit for the field and cd’ed the event. Thank You, also, as always, to those who shared the judging responsibilities.

Eastern Mass Championships
Formula GX Combat
7 Contestants (5 from MA) (2 from NH)
14 matches- 3 mid airs

(E) Neil Simpson-East Brookfield, MA2160pts
(A) Paul Kubek-Brockton, MA    2060pts
(A) Jeff Vader-Franklin, NH        1940pts
(S) Chris Sarnowski-Brookline, MA    1645pts
(E) Glenn Simpson-Worcester, MA    1520pts
(A) Brian Stas-Kingston, MA     1325pts
(S) Jake Vader-Franklin, NH      1200pts

The trophy winners were Neil Simpson ( 1st ), Paul Kubek ( 2nd ), Jeff Vader ( 3rd )
and Chris Sarnowski ( 4th overall and 1st Sportsman )

Photos below courtesy of Jeff Vader