Len Minick Memorial Combat Challenge



JUNE 26, 2005 - EASTHAMPTON, MA – Twelve contestants attended the second annual Len Minick Memorial Combat Challenge held in tribute to and in memory of our good friend and fellow competitor. It was the best attended contest of the season despite temperatures in the high nineties. 

Round one saw Jeff Vader and Paul Kubek get off to the best starts posting 830 point wins.  In the first match of round two Paul  stayed hot earning a one cut win over Jeff. Meanwhile Dana Lord climed into contention with a round two 830 point win. At the halfway point it was Paul (1350pts), Dana(1130pts), Jeff(1030pts), Neil Simpson (1030pts), Brian Stas (1025pts) and Miss Shaylene Vader (1020pts). In the first match of round three Paul and Dana mid-aired early hurting both their cumulative scores. Neil then climbed into the lead with a two cuts to one win over Jeff Vader. Joe Fustolo and Brian Stas also climbed into contention with good round three wins of their own. In round four Jeff and Dana as well as Joe and Paul flew to one cut apiece draws. In the final match Neil earned a one cut win over Brian. The final order of finish was Neil (2375pts), Paul (1960pts), Brian (1950pts) and Joe (1850pts).  Shaylene Vader flew well all day and earned the Sportsman Division win.

Thank you to everyone who shared in the judging process. Thank You to Dave Parizo who secured permission to use the field and Cd’ed this event.

Len Minick Memorial Combat Challenge
12 contestants (8 from MA) (2 from CT) (2 from NH)
24 matches (4 mid airs )

(E) Neil Simpson-E.Brookfield, MA2375pts
(A) Paul Kubek-Brockton, MA       1960pts
(A) Brian Stas-Kingston, MA         1950pts
(E) Joe Fustolo-Stoughton, MA     1850pts
(E) Dick Sherman-Andover, MA    1840pts
(A) Jeff Vader-Franklin, NH           1840pts
(A) Dana Lord-Clinton, CT     1740pts
(A) Ken Hargreaves-Worcester, MA      1740pts
(E) Glenn Simpson-Worcester, MA      1540pts
(S) Shaylene Vader-Franklin, NH  1520pts
(S) “Lil Sherm-Andover, MA          1400pts
(S) Ernie Carosella-Clinton, CT     1010pts

Paul Kubek
The trophy winners are Neil Simpson (1st), Paul Kubek (2nd), Brian Stas (3rd), Joe Fustolo (4th)
and Shaylene Vader ( 1st-sportsman)
Dave Parizo CD'ed and Judged the contest - "Thanks Dave"
Photos courtesy of Ken Hargreaves.
Jeff Vader and Neil Simpson
"Lil Sherm"
Brian Stas and Neil Simpson
Paul Kubek and Joe Fustolo
Ken Hargreaves and Paul Kubek
Dana Lord and Ernie Carosella
Brian Stas and Paul Kubek are ready to fire-up Shaylene Vader's airplane.
Jeff Vader and Brian Stas