Eastern Mass Invitational
JOE FUSTOLO, NEIL SIMPSON,
& JEFF VADER
ARE TOP THREE IN GX
JAKE VADER WINS SPORTSMAN
GREG WORNELL, MARK RUDNER,
& NEIL SIMPSON
ARE TOP THREE IN F2D
JUNE 6 & 7, 2009– KINGSTON, MA – This year’s Eastern Mass Invitational featured both Formula GX and F2D Combat. The weather was, in a word, beautiful, as were the fields at Silver Lake Regional High School. They were manicured, green like a rich man’s lawn and expansive. This was a two-day event, first up was Formula GX combat.
In round one action Joe Fustolo and Neil Simpson set the pace with 725 point wins. In round two Joe got past Neil with a one cut win while Brian Stas, Jeff Vader and Paul Kubek all were flying steady. At the halfway point Joe had 1345 points while Neil, Brian, Paul and Jeff were all about 300 points behind. In round three Joe stayed hot with a two cut win over Brian. Neil and Paul also posted two cut wins to stay within range. In the final round Jeff got a two cut win to gain the clubhouse lead. Neil and Brian had a good one going that ended in a late mid-air limiting both their scores. The final saw Joe get past Paul with an airtime win. The final order of finish was Joe (2490pts), Neil (1950pts), Jeff (1945pts) and Paul (1845pts). The Sportsman winner was Jake Vader.
On Sunday we were back to fly F2D Combat. There were seven competitors, however, after three full rounds only three competitors were left. Greg Wornell and Mark Rudner were undefeated while Neil Simpson was hanging in there with one defeat. In round four Mark sent Neil packing. All that was left was three hard fought matches between Greg and Mark. Greg won two of them and the contest in the process.
Thank You to Brian Stas, who secured the site and to Rick Clark who cd’ed the event. Thank You, also, to Carol Stas for inviting us back to her home and feeding all of us after the contest. Carol, great spread as usual.
It was also great to have Chuck Rudner, all the way from Santa Ana, California, flying F2D with us. Along with being one of the best in the country, Chuck is a gentleman and a pleasure to compete against.
Eastern Mass Invitational
Formula GX Combat
6 Contestants (4 from MA) (2 from NH)
12matches - 1 mid air
(E) Joe Fustolo-Stoughton, MA2490pts (E) Neil Simpson-E.Brookfield, MA 1950pts (E) Jeff Vader-Franklin, NH 1945pts (A) Paul Kubek-Brockton, MA 1845pts (E) Brian Stas-Kingston, MA 1625pts (S) Jake Vader-Franklin, NH 1300pts
F2D Combat (7 contestants)
Greg Wornell 5 wins – 1 loss Mark Rudner 4 wins - 2 losses Neil Simpson2 wins – 2 losses Chuck Rudner 1 win – 2 losses Brian Stas 1 win – 2 losses Paul Kubek 0 wins – 2 losses Jeff Vader 0 wins – 2 losses
The GX trophy winners were Joe Fustolo (1st), Neil Simpson (2nd), Jeff Vader (3rd)
and Jake Vader (1st Sportsman)
The F2D Trophy winners were Greg Wornell(1st),
Mark Rudner (2nd) and Neil Simpson (3rd)
Photos below courtesy of Jeff Vader
Photos below courtesy of Gregory Wornell