TATES RC WORLD F3A Pattern Championships

A Report by Warren WASSA Leach

Over the weekend of April 13th and 14th, the above event was held at TCMAC with some top notch flying going on. We had 4 entrants in the event with Adair Becker, Rob Hullett, Chris Henry & Warren Leach all having a go with some great results.

Overall entries were down when compared with previous events with 12 entered and 11 actually attending. This was a bit of a shame but that’s the way it goes sometimes. Several categories were contested over the two days with 4 entered in F3A [top class], 2 in Expert, 3 in Advanced & 2 in Sportsman. 

First up was F3A and I had a go at judging using the new comp system which was quite a eye opener. After 1 1/2 hrs in the chair I was totally stuffed, but at least I new how the new system worked and wont be rushing back to have another go. 

In SPORTSMAN, TCMAC member Adair flew very well, and won all 6 rounds. The result earned him a promotion point, so it wont be long before he goes up a class. 

The ADVANCED class was very close, with positions changing each round, but in the end Rob Hullett showed us all how it is done taking out first place with myself being put back to 3rd.

Expert class saw Chris compete and he again showed excellent skills in winning every round with some great flying but alas, no promotion point earned this time, just missing out by 5 points.

All of our TCMAC flyers flew very well indeed and Adair will be joining the guys in advanced very shortly and move over Chris as Rob Hullett is going strong and is surely on the path tow join you in Expert shortly and give you a sparring partner.

Not sure how the Canteen went with such low numbers but the food was great and thanks to Ron, Bob & Ken for helping out it was appreciated.

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