Fall Finale


OCTOBER 2, 2011-WORCESTER, MA - Six contestants were on hand for  this year’s running of the Fall Finale Combat Tournament. The location was Boynton Park in Worcester, Massachusetts. The weather was cloudy and cool with fog and, for a good part of the day, a steady mist.  

Brian Stas got out of the gate well with a 620 point win. Jeff Vader, Dick Sherman and Glenn Simpson were just off Brian’s pace all posting 500 plus point wins. Round two started with a match between Brian and Jeff  that ended in a fly-away.  Also in round two Dick and Jake Vader  mid-aired while Neil Simpson got a two cut win over Glenn. All this served to tighten things greatly at the halfway point. Round three started  with a match between Neil and Brian that saw each pilot earn a cut, however, a missed airtime gave Neil the win. In the next match Jeff and Dick mid-aired hurting their cumulative scores. In the final round three match Jake and Glenn flew to a low scoring draw. Going into the final round Neil had 1545 points followed by Brian at 1220 points with Jeff, Glenn and Dick just north of 1000 points.  Round four started with Jeff  posting a two cut win over Jake to take the clubhouse lead.  Next Brian and Glenn flew to a low scoring draw, following early contact that caused both airplanes to crash. In the final Dick got past Neil with a one cut win. When the scores were tabulated  Neil had hung onto first pace followed by Jeff, Dick, Brian and Glenn. Jake Vader, who flew very well, took home the sportman win.

Thank You to everyone who shared in the judging.

Fall Finale Combat Tournament -Formula GX Combat
6 contestants ( 4 from MA ) ( 2 from NH )
12 matches ( 2 mid-airs ) (1 fly-away)

(E) Neil Simpson-East Brookfield, MA1845pts
(E) Jeff Vader-Franklin, NH 1745pts
(E) Dick Sherman-Andover, MA        1630pts
(E) Brian Stas-Kingston, MA      1430pts
(E) Glenn Simpson-Worcester, MA    1330pts
(S) Jake Vader-Franklin, NH      1110pts

The top finishers were Neil Simpson (1st), Jeff Vader (2nd), Dick Sherman (3rd)
and Jake Vader (1st Sportsman)

Jeff Vader Photos