Granite State Championships



JUNE 15, 2008 – FRANKLIN, NH – The Granite State Championships, this year, drew seven competitors. The event was hosted and cd’ed by Jeff Vader.  Jeff had coffee and doughnuts waiting for everyone as we arrived.  Weather conditions were cloudy, some drizzle, but mostly dry and seasonably cool, a great day  for combat.

Round one saw  Neil Simpson and Jeff Vader both get off to fast starts posting 725 point wins. They met each other in round two with Jeff prevailing two cuts to one in a very exciting match that went buzzer  to buzzer. In the next match Brian Stas posted his second good win getting past Glenn Simpson two cuts to one in a match where both pilots flew very well.  Round three saw Brian and Jeff fly to a one cut apiece draw followed by a match where Neil and Glenn flew to a two cut apiece draw. 

Going into round four it was Jeff (1960pts), Brian  (1855pts), Neil (1740pts) and Glenn (1535pts). In the first match of round four Rick Clark earned a three cut win to put pressure on the leaders. In the semi-final Brian and Neil waged war. Great action for the whole match with Brian leading by a cut, when with just a few seconds to go a major league mid-air occurred. In the finals Jeff got pat Glenn three cuts to one to earn the contest win. When the scores were tabulated Jeff was first, Brian second and Rick third. Chris Sarnowski, flying in his first contest, took home the sportsman “gold”.

Thank You to everyone who shared  in the judging and Thank You to Jeff for a good contest and a great day.

Granite State Championships - Formula GX Combat
7 Contestants (6 from MA) (1 from NH)
14 Matches-2 mid-airs

(A) Jeff Vader - Franklin, NH2690pts
(A) Brian Stas – Kingston, MA    2250pts
(A) Rick Clark – Hingham, MA    1950pts
(E) Neil Simpson - E.Brookfield,MA    1940pts
(E) Glenn Simpson  - Worcester, MA  1835pts
(A) Paul Kubek – Brockton, MA  1630pts
(S) Chris Sarnowski-Brookline, MA     1100pts

The trophy winners are Jeff Vader (1st), Brian Stas (2nd), Rick Clark (3rd)
and Chris Sarnowski (1st sportsman)

All the photos below are from Jeff Vader