2000 WC Fly Champions
Monty Neibel & Ewald Botha
Thank You All, near and far, for your support in making the 2000 WC Fly a success.
Judge -Heine Bijker
Fly Off Report
|1||Monty Neibel||1894.40||Northwest International|
|2||Don Ouellette||483.00||Northern California -Coast|
|3||Rick Mee||376.32||South Central|
|4||Gary Stephens||229.84||Northwest International|
|5||Tim Decker||220.50||Southern California|
|9||Randy Gibson||154.70||Southern California|
|10||Nick Burcher||145.08||Northern California-Coast|
|11||John Jones||141.00||Southern California-San Diego|
|12||Reggie Stewart||126.72||Southern California- Northern|
|13||Mike Novinfar||84.96||Northern California- Coast|
|14||Robert Felix||80.52||Southern California- Northern|
|17||Ken Easley||70.98||New Mexico|
|19||Norm Herring||52.00||South Central|
|20||Tom Brower||10.00||Northern California|
|21||Roy Edmonds||5.00||Northern California|
|22||Craig Wiggs||DQ||Southern California- Northern|
|23||Jerry Higgins||DNF||Southern California|
|24||Jack Meyers||DNF||Northern California|
|The following Flyers were unable to compete in the 2000 W/C and will receive an automatic bye for the 2001 world cup fly|
|BYE||Garry Barres||DNF||Northern Rocky Mountains|
|BYE||Ken Billings||DNF||Northern Rocky Mountains|
|BYE||Jay Starley||DNF||Rocky Mountain|
|BYE||Guil Rand||DNF||Rocky Mountain|
|BYE||Merv Miller||DNF||Western Plains|
|BYE||Dave Gehrke||DNF||North Central- West|
|BYE||Richard Miller||DNF||North Central- West|
|BYE||Brian Ridley||DNF||New England|
European/South African Fly-off Results
Peter Harper, WC Fly-off Judge
|1st Place||Ewald Botha||214.06 points||South Africa|
|2nd Place||Jimmy Roodt||201.74||South Africa|
||Dave Mosley||126.72||Great Britian|
|4th Place||Peter Handy||89.76||Great Britian|
|5th Place||Jorgen Rosengreen||86.40||Denmark Region|
|6th Place||Gawie Cilliers||76.44||South Africa|
|7th Place||Duke Jacobs||48.84||South Africa|
|8th Place||Jude Rosco||36.30||South Africa|
|9th Place||Invin Kay||34.10||South Africa|
|10th Place||Mark Callan||27.72||South Africa|
|Brian Lockheart||18.48||South Africa|
|Brian Lockheart||18.48||South Africa|
|Johnny Conradie||D.Q.||South Africa|
|William Hoogenberg||D.Q.||Holland Region|
|Fly report in judging order. W.C. 2000.|
2000 World Cup Coordinators and Regional Directors
North American Coordinator & General Coordinator Steve Clayton 2365 Graham Rd. Cabot, AR 72023-9511 USA 501-676-5227 XXXRollers@aol.com
|N. Central West Region John Hawxby P.O. Box 91 Hartford, IA 50118 515-989-5249 Jeephawk@aol.com||Texas Region Milford Sanders 319 Cosey St. Palmer, TX 75152-9671 972-845-2277 email@example.com|
|World Cup Treasurer Kelton Parker 4525 N. Hwy 171 Cleburne, TX 76031 817-558-9499 KRParker35@aol.com||N. Rocky Mountain Region Rick Schoening 8338 Buffalo Bridge Rd. Polson, MT 59860 406-883-3002 Rschoen@digisys.net||Western Plains Region Jim Shumway 593 So. Edenburgh Dr. Loveland, CO 80537 970-667-8090|
|World Cup Web Site Director Mrs. Birdie Orrick BirdieOrrick@netscape.net||N. West International Region Ray Lewis 18519 35th Ave. S.E. Bottell, WA 98012 425-351-2385 Rlewis@ddpwa.com||Hawaii Region Tom Mendes 41-610 Nonokio St. Waimanalo, HI 96795 808-259-8688 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Arizona Region Al Luna 8945 W. Rose Ln. Glendale, AZ 85305 623-872-2875||Ontario Canada Region Don Luna 144 Church St. Box 285 Schomberg, Ontario LOG-1TO Canada 905-939-8948||Great Britain Region & European Coordinator Paul Lee 373 Westdale Lane Mapperley, Nottingham NG3-6ER England 011-44-115-952-3229 email@example.com|
|Central Region June Bussing P.O. Box 619 Blanchard, OK 73010-0619 405-485-2439 firstname.lastname@example.org||South Central Region Aubrey Thibodeaux 3586 Hwy 104 Opeleusas, LA 70570 318-543-7481 email@example.com||Holland Region Jan Barendrecht 22 Workumstraat 8304 DP, Emmeloord, Holland 011-31-527-61-4674 JanBarendrecht@wxs.nl|
|East Region John Lawrence HC 65 Box 548 DeRuyter, NY 13052 315-852-1162 firstname.lastname@example.org||South East Region O.J. Hood 820 East 16th St. Charlotte, NC 28205 704-375-1273||Denmark Region Eric Laidler Geflevej 125 6960 Hvide Sande, Denmark 011-45-9731-2393 email@example.com|
|New England Region Tom Van Den Bossche P.O. Box 233 Litchfield, MA 04350 207-268-2169||Southern California Region Richard Rangel 22573 Thrush St. Grand Terrace, CA 92313 909-825-7686 RichardRangelRMR@aol.com||South African Coordinator Tom du Toit P.O. Box 1847 Vanderbijlpark, 1900 South Africa 27-16-987-2912|
|New Mexico Region Larry Hollingsworth P.O. Box 2447 Los Lunas, NM 87031 505-869-2579 JlarHoll@flash.net||Southern California N. Region Dave Goss 1824 North Rose St. Burbank, CA 91505 818-848-6582 SDGoss@earthlink.net||South Africa Region 1 Ervin Kay 4 Krag Avenue Fleurhoff 1709 Roodepoort, South Africa 27-11-472-0788|
|N. California Region Rex Clark 135 E. Chapman St. Orland, CA 95963-1904 530-865-3912||S. California San Diego Region Steve Moore 1464 Loma Lane Chula Vista, CA 91911-5310 Moorelofts@aol.com||South Africa Region 2 Dean Bolton 259 Delpfinium Street Brackendowns Alberton, South Africa 27-11-868-4576|
|N. California Coast Region Brent Timeus 216 Keystone Ave. Santa Cruz, CA 95062-1154 831-425-4573 firstname.lastname@example.org||Mountain West Region Scott Campbell 720 E. 2600 N. Ogden, UT 84414 801-782-4989 email@example.com||South Africa Region 3 D. Beukes 60 Van Wouw Street Sasolburg, South Africa 27-16-976-8804|
N. Central East Region
8240 Clarendon Rd.
Clarendon Hill, IL 60514
2000 world cup qualifying round
POSITION BREAKS KITING MERIT TOTAL COND
1. P. HANDY 1*16 2*14 1*12 2*10 4*9 2*8 3*7 6*6 4*5 19 95 411 CLOUDY
2. BAINES&MOSLEY 1*15 1*14 1*12 1*10 2*9 5*8 4*7 4*6 7*5 18 75 355 RAIN
3. P. HARPER 1*12 1*11 3*10 3*9 4*8 2*7 4*6 5*5 20 80 348 DRIZZLE
4. M. PROUDMAN 1*16 1*12 1*10 2*9 1*8 5*7 3*6 5*5 20 95 318 DRIZZLE
5. P. WILLIAMS 2*12 3*10 2*8 2*7 9*6 4*5 20 50 282 CLOUDY
6. T. BAGLEY 1*12 3*10 3*9 3*8 3*7 4*6 2*5 19 60 269 CLOUDY
7. J. WANLESS 1*14 1*10 2*9 1*8 3*7 4*6 4*5 20 80 244 DRIZZLE
8. K. JOHNSTONE 2*12 1*10 4*8 3*7 4*6 1*5 19 65 235 OVERCAST
9. T. SLATER 2*10 2*8 2*7 6*6 5*5 19 60 210 CLOUDY
10. M. BILTON 1*12 1*10 1*8 2*7 2*6 6*5 18 80 206 MIST
11. B. SHACKLETON 4*7 5*6 7*5 19 80 192 RAIN
12. K. WILKINSON 1*10 1*9 1*8 1*7 6*6 5*5 18 40 163 CLOUDY
13. G. KITSON 1*8 1*7 3*6 7*5 19 50 142 O/CAST
14. G. DEXTER 1*9 2*8 2*6 5*5 19 60 141 CLOUDY
15. B. THREADGILL 2*10 1*7 1*6 2*5 14 60 137 DRIZZLE
16. P. LARVIN 1*9 1*8 3*6 3*5 19 65 134 MIST
17. G. MASON 1*10 2*8 2*6 4*5 17 40 131 CLOUDY
18. G. FROST 2*8 1*6 4*5 20 55 117 DRIZZLE
19. S. RICHARDSON 4*5 20 45 85 CLOUDY
20. A. MILNE 2*6 2*5 20 40 82 FOG
21. A. GOODISON 2*5 20 45 75 DRIZZLE
22. J. LENIHAN 1*9 1*7 2*6 1*5 (-50 DOWN 11 MIN ) 20 60 69 CLOUDY
23. T. HARPER 1*6 2*5 15 35 66 CLOUDY
24. M. CRANNEY 1*6 1*5 19 30 60 CLOUDY
25. M. EVANS 1*5 20 30 55 MIST
25. B. FEWLASS 1*5 20 30 55 MIST
26. D. JOHNSTONE 1*6 15 30 51 DRIZZLE
27. S. MCGLORY 16 25 41 CLOUDY
28. P. LEE 20 20 40 V/WINDY
28. K. FEWLASS 20 20 40 MIST
29. H. WARRINER 2*5 (-50 LANDED 14 MIN ) 15 50 25 MIST
30. P. LARVIN (-50 LANDED 2 MIN) 17 50 17 MIST
30. M. BILTON (-50 LANDED 2 MIN ) 17 50 17 MIST
31. G. TEMPLEMAN (-50 LANDED 2 MIN ) 17 30 -3 MIST
WELL DONE TO PETER HANDY AND BAINES & MOSLEY
ALSO THANKS TO ONE AND ALL FROM MYSELF AND KEITH RICHARDSON FOR MAKING IT SUCH AN ENJOYABLE FLY
( PAUL A. LEE EUROPEAN WORLD CUP CO-ORDINATOR )
2000 World Cup Qualifier English Section
It was a great honour to be asked to judge a competition like the World Cup Qualifier. It was for me a chance to see how the standard of rollers are around England and also a perfect opportunity to meet some friends old and new.
I was very impressed with the kits we saw and both myself and Paul Lee agreed that we thought the standard of rollers is better than it was six or seven years ago. Paul told me that in the five years he had been going round on the World Cup Fly and the National Championships, this year he had seen some of the best kits which must tell us that the standard of rollers is getting better.
What impressed me most was the size of the breaks and the overall work rate of most of the teams. I suppose the weather played a bit of a part in this as most kits had overcast skies and a fine drizzle which seemed to excite the birds and keep their wing beat nice and steady.
One of the things I noticed was the condition of the birds, some of them looked more ready for the show pen rather than the kit, a real credit to the fanciers. Maybe long gone are the dayÃÂs of pigeonÃÂs sat in kit boxes looking crap?
It seems most fanciers are flying the shorter type of rollers for competition which worked really well in good style. With the exception of a few of the Hull lads who prefer the fast amd medium to deep rollers for competition and their own personnel pleasure.
I really enjoyed the fly from beginning to the end, it was an experience I will never forget. I met some really nice people and saw some fantastic pigeons which made the experience even more worthwhile. For someone like myself who is a keen and eager to learn more about rollers, their cannot be a better way to learn than to watch them and ask different fanciers about them.
I would just now like to thank everyone who made myself and Paul very welcome and made us a drink and something to eat along the way, far to many to mention.
Thanks to Peter and Denise Harper for the great night out. ( Pete told me we couldnÃÂt leave the Boro without us having a f***ing good drink.) Needless to say we left PeteÃÂs the next morning at 5:30am feeling crap (Thanks Mate).
I would also like to say a big thank you to Paul and Marilyn who put up with me and the fantastic meals Marilyn made for us all. Paul defiantly deserves a mention for all he doeÃÂs for the roller hobby, World Cup and the Nationals ect the list is endless. Paul still flew a kit of rollers despite the very strong winds and he hadnÃÂt been near his loft for five dayÃÂs, sacrificing his own pigeons to help keep the World Cup Fly going.
Thanks Paul it was a real pleasure being in your company, I couldnÃÂt of asked for better.
I will sign off now leaving you with a brief rundown of the top ten kits and wishing you all the very best for the remainder of your flies, Good Luck and Good Flying.
Yours in Sport and Friendship
World Cup Qualifier Judge 2000
Top Ten Qualifiers 2000 World Cup
1st 411 Points Peter Handy An excellent team of quality rollers, myself and Paul both agreed that this kit was probably the best kit of rollers either of us had ever seem. They put in some very big breaks with an almost perfect wing action. A real pleasure to watch and judge, a very worthy winning kit. Well Done.
2nd 355 Points Dave Mosley and Ian Baines Again a very good kit of rollers breaking really well, a very active kit from start to Finnish, rolling with really nice style. A lot of following through breaks stopped this kit from putting in some nice big breaks. This kit did well to stay up after a heavy downpour at 10 minutes. Well done Lads!
3rd 348 Points Peter Harper We all know the World Cup capabilities of this man, PeteÃÂs team was quieter than I have seen them before, but was blown right down the road and wouldnÃÂt gain height but they still managed to put in a few big breaks showing good style and were just piped into third place.
4th 318 Points Mick Proudman This is the team I though was going through, they flew at a perfect height in perfect style and started to work straight away. A cracking kit of birds with some really good rollers in. Mick always puts up a good kit of birds for the World Cup Fly, so IÃÂm sure he will be their again next year.
5th 282 Points Paul Williams This team was none stop from start to finish, putting in some really good work rate but wouldnÃÂt gain any height. They managed to stay up, and put on a good show.
6th 269 Points Tony Bagley This kit was a very nice kit of birds and started putting in some good breaks but were chased by a hawk and had to be taken off the clock. Tony was very unlucky as they were putting in some real big breaks but were to high to judge.
7th 244 Points John Wanless Again like last year I saw some good quality rollers here but this year they were blown right down the road by the gusty winds but still managed to put on a good show. This kit reminded me a lot like Mick Proudmans birds a really nice style of roll. It was just a shame they didnÃÂt lift as I am sure these would have done much better.
8th 235 Points Kevin Johnstone Another very active kit but went quiet after about 8 minutes, Kev did say that he hadnÃÂt had the birds out much recently which is a shame especially if they had carried on as they had started out.
9th 210 Points Trevor Slater Trevor had really good weather conditions with a slight breeze. The birds started out quite lethargic but started to warm up halfway into the fly and seemed to really tighten up in the roll and put some nice breaks in. If the birds had a bit longer on the clock they would have scored much more.
10th 206 Points Mark Bilton It was nice to see Mark claim a top ten position as the weather was really crap in Hull with Low mist dominating the day with rain falling later in the fly. Due to the low mist the pigeons didnÃÂt gain any height which stopped them from performing but some nice quality birds were seen but due to the weather and the depth of the birds in Hull the kits couldnÃÂt perform.
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Arizona Regional World Cup Fly Results
By Tom Tillery, 2000 Regional Judge Apr. 15 & 16
First Place-----Al Luna ------------- Raw 125-----Quality 1.5------Depth 1.5------------------281 points 6, 10, 10, 7, 5, 14, 9, 12, 6
About 75 degrees, sunny with a slight breeze. These birds were really working together. Al is a very entertaining fellow and his pigeons arenÃÂt bad either.
Second Place---Lee McGuffee------Raw 110-----Quality 1.3------Depth 1.2------------------171 points 6, 7, 8, 6, 7, 8, 9, 7, 6, 7, 10, 7, 5, 7
Clear and bright around 80 degrees. Nice clean kit. Could have thrown a hula hoop around all 20. These birds will go deeper in time. Lee is going to be a tough customer to beat.
Third Place---Joe Canteloupe-------Raw 61------Quality 1.4-----Depth 1.4------------------119 points 7, 8, 6, 5, 7, 8, 7, 6, 7
Birds released right at sunrise. Cool with a breeze. JoeÃÂs pigeons had the potential to be at the top but they couldnÃÂt get it together. Just a bad day at black rock.
Fourth Place---Gary Richards------Raw 72------Quality 1.2------Depth 1.3------------------112 points 7, 6, 6, 5, 5, 6, 7, 6, 5, 6, 7, 6
Breezy and clear. Some outstanding spinners in this kit. I saw an exceptional yellow pigeon going about 25 to 30 feet. Wind hurt quality and out birds caused some missed breaks.
Fifth Place---John Davidson--------Raw 71-------Quality 1.2------Depth 1.1------------------93 points 6, 6, 8, 5, 5, 6, 7, 5, 7, 6, 5, 5
Calm clear and bright. A lot of frequency going on but they came up a little short on the depth scale. John is a real gentleman in the sport.
Sixth Place---Don Reese-------------Raw 52--------Quality 1.2-----Depth 1.2-------------------74 points 6, 5, 5, 6, 8, 5, 5, 7, 5
Around 80 degrees, slight breeze, clear. Great kitting. A little maturity will help these pigeons. Excellent loft management and a very clean set up. That cold soda earned you an extra 10 points! Thanks
Seventh Place---Bruce Klajda-------Raw 43-------Quality 1.3-----Depth 1.2-------------------67 points 6, 5, 7, 6, 6, 5, 8
Clear and cool. A few super nice breaks but they tended to go a little flat in the second half, just like the 49ers. Bruce works hard with his birds.
Eighth Place---Mike Eppard--------Raw 25-------Quality 1.1------Depth 1.1------------------30 points 6, 7, 5, 7
Solid blue sky not much breeze and a nicely mowed lawn. This 15 bird kit was tight but not active. Mike knows how to get these birds back on track. Super sharp lofts.
Ninth Place---Terry Young--------Raw 16-------Quality 1.2-----Depth 1.0--------------------19 points 6, 6, 5
Clear cool slight breeze. The kit flew with good style but refused to roll on this day.
Tenth PlaceÃÂIan Parker-----------Raw 16------Quality 1.0-----Depth 1.0---------------------16 points 5, 5, 6
Very breezy conditions, clear and sunny. The wind was causing the birds to dip low and circle. Ian had these birds down in 23 minutes and in the pen in about 30 seconds. Good management.
11th Place----Guy Culp-------------Raw 12------Quality 1.0------Depth 1.0--------------------12 points 6, 6,
The south wind was howling at about 35 mph. Everytime a pigeon would try to roll it was blown horizontal for an extreme distance. Guy is a good sport and a very gracious host.
12th Place----Keith Richards-------Raw 6--------Quality 1.0-----Depth 1.0---------------------6 points
Clear and cool with a slight breeze. These pigeons just felt too good. They went way up and were enjoying the morning as much as we were. Keith took it in stride and promises to be back.
The following people Did Not Fly : Dean Brassfield----Terry Lacey---Chris Summernuts
You should have seen the look on the rental car agentÃÂs face when he realized that I put over 2,000 miles on his car in less than 4 days. I doubt they will ever rent another car with unlimited miles again.
Arizona is an endless expanse of scrub brush and cactus broken only by unusual and magnificent rock formations that seem to march from one end of the state to the other. The people there love this harsh landscape and it seems to bring out a resiliency in their character. Resilient is the word I would use to describe the pigeon men in this state and there was not one flyer who did not work like a dog with his pigeons. It is my prediction that this region will become a hotbed for high quality spinners within the next couple years.
I was very impressed with the caliber of sportsmanship expressed by this group of flyers. Not one rude comment (well maybe one) was heard the entire fly and the occasional tease was above board and civil.
Special thanks go out to Guy Culp and his lovely wife Vonda for a great BBQ and a place to sleep, Gary and Keith Richards for a killer breakfast, Al Luna for dinner and jokes and Woody Woodworth for fly timer and traveling companion.
When I arrived home my wife asked me if I had a good time and I responded that I had a ball! She looked at me with a puzzled stare and said ÃÂ You have got to be kidding me, you drove over 2,000 miles, craned your neck for hours at a time, slept 8 hours in 3 days and hung out with a bunch of smelly roller guys. I can not understand how this was any fun.ÃÂ I responded ÃÂ ThatÃÂs OK sweetheart I donÃÂt expect you to.ÃÂ
By Tom Tillery
Submitted by Nick Burcher of Walnut Creek, CA
Congratulations to Roy Edmonds and Jack Meyers for making it to the 2000 World Cup Finals. They flew the two kits that will represent the Northern California Central Valley Region in the World Cup Finals. Roy and Jack are both capable of hitting a Grand Slam whenever they step up to the plate. My goal as Judge for the N.CA Central Valley Region fly off was that when the smoke had cleared, all the kits had had their shot, and everything was said and done, that the two best kits of the fly would represent the region in the finals. There is no doubt, these two roller men were the best of the fly.
I consider myself a tough but fair judge. Going into this fly I made it clear that quality counts. This is the biggest and best competition for performing Rollers on the planet. I donÃÂt score twizzling, tumbling or short rolls, and I want them low enough to see the quality.
Northern California is home to some great rollers and roller men. It was a privilege to judge this area, spending time with many good old friends and making some new ones, doing what I love to do.
I canÃÂt say enough to express my gratitude at how well I was taken care of by the Regional Director ÃÂ Rex Clark, and the LADS ÃÂ John Yates of Sacramento, Roy Edmonds of Modesto, and Woody Woodworth of Fresno. These guys had all the flyers scheduled and prepared, they controlled the pace of the fly over four days time and I was chauffeured, well fed and welcomed into their homes.
The fly took place over four days: April 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, and the 8th. Mother Nature decided not to cooperate. On day 1, the Sacramento leg was plagued by 30 mph winds, and most of the kits were blown away almost immediately. The weather was sunny with a slight breeze on day 2 and by day 3, it was hot. This was the first real heat of the season and the birds were still unaccustomed to it. It reached 90 degrees by noon and the kits felt the heat. The last day of the fly was hot, clear and breezy.
Outside of the weather, one of the biggest issues effecting scoring were kits not breaking together. Most kits had a few very good individuals and had lots of good small breaks. But the two things that set the top scoring kits apart from the crowd was strong high quality spinners throughout the kit and big breaks. The winning kits had rollers that set up together and broke together.
TOP TWO KIT SCORES
Following are the scores listed in fly order.
Day 1 ÃÂ High Winds
Walt Knight 0 pts Walt was our first flyer. He put up his kit in very high winds and they were instantly blown away. They showed good frequency, but were either out of scoring range or had out birds for the entire 20 minutes.
Ken Firl 5 pts ( Q-1, D-1) Ken was also victim to the high winds. The birds were pushed down to rooftop level. They were trying not to roll to keep from hitting the houses. Good frequency and lots of individual performance.
Gordon Jackson 5 pts Gordons team decided that they just didnÃÂt want to kit today. Strong winds blew the kit off course and they spent the rest of the time flying back home. Two birds landed at 15 minutes.
Jim Williams 10 pts (5, 5) Q ÃÂ 1, D ÃÂ 1.2 Upon release, Jim had a bird roll down from about 30 feet right into an open Goshawk trap that just happened to be in the yard. I had never seen one of these traps in action ÃÂ they really work! JimÃÂs kit looked as though they knew Spring was in the air. He had a pair of birds out of the kit most of the fly. They landed at the 15 minute mark with mating on their mind.
Dwight Wallace DQ Dwight has done very well in WC competition in the past and it shows in his birds. His kit had a very good flight pattern with some nice spinners showing good individual performances. Two young birds landed at 31/2 minutes.
Dave Wheat 50.4 pts. ( 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5 ) Q - 1.2, D ÃÂ 1.2
Kit #2. Good kit with lots of small breaks. Just like his first kit, these were blown downwind and out of scoring range for most of the 20 minutes.
Day 2 ÃÂ Clear Skies, slight breeze
Wayne Leverett 64.8 pts ( 5, 5, 6, 7, 5, 6, 5, 6 ) Q ÃÂ 1.2, D ÃÂ 1.2 Good quality birds. No wind caused the kit to go somewhat flat. Lots of 2 to 4 bird breaks.
Tim Campbell 12.1 pts ( 5, 5 ) Q ÃÂ 1.1, D ÃÂ 1.1 Kit was flat today. Had birds that were turning them in tight circles, which stopped them from breaking.
Roy Edmonds 175 pts ( 6, 6, 5, 5, 5, 8, 7, 7, 5, 5, 10, 7, 5, 6, 9, 6 ) Q ÃÂ 1.25, D ÃÂ 1.25Winning Kit. Very nice pigeons. RoyÃÂs team flew at the height limit for judging. They work well as a team, set up well for the breaks and broke all together. Kit did most of their work in the first 10 minutes of scoring. The last two turns were scored in the last minute. Good, fast, clean rollers.
Jack Meyers 160.5 pts ( 5, 6, 7, 5, 7, 5, 6, 5, 8, 6, 6, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 5, 5, 5 ) Q ÃÂ 1.25, D ÃÂ 1.2 Jack took second place and will join Roy in the finals. Very good kit. They flew at an excellent height for 15 of the 20 minutes. For the other 5 minutes of the scoring, they flew high into the sun and had some breaks that I couldnÃÂt count. Jack had a little black self in this kit that was one of the fastest pigeons of the fly.
Tom Brower 117.2 pts ( 5, 5, 7, 6, 5, 10, 7, 7, 6, 5 ) Q ÃÂ 1.25, D ÃÂ 1.25 Along with Jack and Roy, Tommy is one of the flyers the other guys always ask about in N.Ca. Tom has done very well in competition, and is capable of winning it all every time he opens the kit box and sends them up. It wasnÃÂt his day today. Five birds bounced on release. A little red self never went back up. Tommy used all of his 5 minutes to call time in. The kit did all of their scoring in the first 10 minutes and flattened out the last 10. Next to Roy, Tom was the only other flyer to score a ÃÂ½ turn.
Scott Campbell 53.24 pts ( 7, 5, 6, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6 ) Q ÃÂ 1.1 , D ÃÂ 1.1 Strong showing for his first WC. Scott had this kit well managed. They flew a great pattern and at a perfect height for judging. Watch this guy next year, he seems to have a handle on his management.
Vincent Yancy DQ I always enjoy watching Yancys birds. He and I like them deep, and he has a great location to fly from. You can watch them roll from a horizontal view due the the canyon they fly in. Unfortunately, today they stayed low and never went up. The kit had lots of action, but landed at 5 minutes and 26 seconds.
Tom Brower 77.76 pts ( 5, 7, 5, 7, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5 ) Q ÃÂ 1.2, D ÃÂ 1.2 Kit #2. TomÃÂs young bird team. They flew a little too fast and through the breaks.
Roy Edmonds DQ Kit #2. Kit landed at 13 minutes and 13 seconds. Roy had 7 breaks on the books before they landed early.
Day 3 ÃÂ Clear and Hot.
Andy Anderson 30.24 pts ( 5, 6, 5, 5 ) Q ÃÂ 1.2 , D ÃÂ 1.2 This kit just didnÃÂt want to work together. Flew a little too fast and did not set up to break. Most of the breaks were 1 to 4 birds. Nice pigeons: would like to see them when they are on.
Steve Parry 14.4 pts ( 5, 5 ) Q ÃÂ 1.2 , D ÃÂ 1.2 Steve has only 16 flyers left after cat and hawk losses. Good kitting, height and flight pattern. Good individuals but lacked teamwork.
Woody Woodworth 103.20 pts ( 5, 5, 6, 7, 5, 6, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 8, 8, 6 ) Q ÃÂ 1 , D ÃÂ 1.2 Woody is the guy in the Fresno area that all of the other flyers watch. He has done very well in competition and is a serious competitor. Woody puts up a well-managed kit. He had 10 breaks in the first 5 minutes and then no more breaks again until the 15 minute mark.
John Lewis DQ Johns birds came out busy, but landed on the wires at 3 minutes and 25 seconds.
Joe Emberton 97.92 pts ( 5, 7, 5, 5, 6, 5, 5, 6, 7, 5, 5, 7 ) Q ÃÂ 1.2 , D ÃÂ 1.2 Good team just never really went to work. Broke well when they broke.
Paul Shannon 33 pts ( 5, 5, 5, 7 ) Q ÃÂ 1.2 , D ÃÂ 1.25 The heat killed this kit. A breeze came up the last two minutes and caused two turns. There was a blue bar self that only rolled once, but it was one of the two fastest spinners on the fly.
Alex Coston 47.125 pts ( 6, 6, 5, 5, 7 ) Q ÃÂ 1.25 , D ÃÂ 1.3 Fast, Clean, Deep Spinners says it all. I made a note to come back and watch these birds again.
Kevin Wright 82.08 pts ( 5, 5, 6, 8, 6, 5, 5, 5, 5, 7 ) Q ÃÂ 1.2 , D ÃÂ 1.2 Nice kit. Went a little too high and into the sun for judging at times.
Day 4 ÃÂ Clear and Breezy
Rex Clark 129.6 pts ( 5, 5, 5, 6, 5, 6, 8, 5, 7, 7, 8, 5, 5, 5, 8 ) Q ÃÂ 1.2 , D ÃÂ 1.2 We saw the only predator attack of the fly here. A Peregrine hit the kit at the 15 minute mark. Fortunately, he left empty handed, but it did stop the kit from working any more. Prior to the attack, Rex lost some good breaks due to out birds and the kit going up too high.
N.D. Taylor 106.56 pts ( 5, 5, 6, 7, 5, 8, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 7, 5 ) Q ÃÂ 1.2 , D ÃÂ 1.2 Real Good working team. Flew off too far to judge most of the first 10 minutes and flattened out the last 10 minutes.
Joe Ruggirello 31 pts ( 6, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5 ) Q ÃÂ 1 , D ÃÂ 1 Good flying height and pattern for judging. Not enough birds working together to score.
Beverly Mangue DQ Two birds landed early to DQ her, but it was a real nice treat to watch these birds perform. Beverly has some very nice, good, clean spinners. If she keeps it up, she has the ability to win big.
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CENTRAL REGION WORLD CUP FLY REPORT
ÃÂWOWÃÂ! What a wonderful time I had judging the Central Region. First, I must thank June & Ferrell for being my hosts, caretakers, taxi and support, throughout the fly. Both are very special people. I experienced some great Kits and some diverse weather, primarily high wind that had detrimental effect on many scores.
The Central Region consists of the following states: Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. My trip started in Oklahoma City and ended in Little Rock. We traveled through some beautiful country. My favorite areas are Southern Missouri and Northern Arkansas. The rolling hills and green trees and grass made it very scenic.
4/14/00 4:15PM- The first kit judged belonged to Walter Baxter of Marlow OK. A kit of 18 birds was released. The wind was between 20 to 30 mph. The kit was able to get together to score 8 breaks. A hawk attack created problems. Between the wind and the hawk, several of the kit landed at 12:09 ÃÂ DQ. Walter had some nice spinners in his kit.
4/15/00 7:45AM- Bill Gambill of Tuttle OK flew his 16 bird kit with overcast skies and wind. The kit worked hard against the wind to score six times. 5,5,6,6,5,6=33pts Q1.1 D1.0 total pts 36.3
8:55AM- John Antonelli of OKC flew next with 16 birds. The wind caught JohnÃÂs kit and we had to move several blocks to catch up with them. These birds were deep. The kit was spread out due to the wind. They scored 3 turns 6,5,7=18pts Q1.2 D1.5 total score 32.4
9:49AM- James Brown & Son, OKC released their 16 bird kit. James flew some nice quality spinners in the same high wind. His birds scored five times 5,5,6,5,5 =26pts Q1.3 D1.3 total score 43.94
4:12PM- we were at Robert E. LeeÃÂs house in Stilwell OK. Robert has a beautiful place to fly. His birds worked well and scored 5 breaks then landed at 13:11- DQ. Robert had several nice birds in his kit.
4/16/00 7:39AM- Collinsville OK
Jerry Traywick released his 17 bird kit in overcast skies, with a slight wind. JerryÃÂs birds worked the whole time scoring as follows: 5,5,8,8,10,5 totaling 51pts Q1.1 D1.0 for a final of 56.1pts.
Jerry showed us his pride and joy, a fine 53 Chevy Truck. I was somewhat jealous, having a 41 Ford Coup, which still needs some work.
11:24AM- Willie Silvey of Derby KS flew his 20 bird kit. The wind was again blowing strong. The birds worked wonderfully in the wind; setting up spinning, regrouping, and setting up spinning. They kept this up the entire 20 minutes. The depth was exceptional as was the speed and quality. This was a great kit to watch. Here is how they scored. 7,8,12,14,9,10,8,8,5,5,5,6,7,6,6,6,12 to total raw 182 with a Q1.5 D1.5=2.25 overall score 409.5
12:48PM- Wichita KS- Bill Elwick put up his 16 bird kit. The wind was a factor and kept them well away from home. There were some nice birds in this kit. They scored five turns 5,6,5,5,5, for a
raw total of 26. Q1.1 D1.1 total 31.46
1:27PM- Wichita KS- Pat Holder put up a good kit in the wind. His team flew several blocks from home just above the rooftops. They scored well in the wind with 46 raw pts. 7,7,5,5,7,5,6,5, Q1.2 D1.2 for a total of 66.24 points.
3:49PM- Butch Schaeffer of El Dorado, KS flew a 16 bird kit in the wind. The birds didnÃÂt fly high, kept close to the loft and landed at 18:35. This active team scored 79 raw pts 6,6,10,5,5,5,5,5,6,5,6,5 Q1.2 D1.0 total 94.8 points.
4/17/00 7:56AM- Solomon KS Jim Bowen flew his 18 bird kit. The wind was calm with overcast skies. The birds flew somewhat high but very scoreable. A fairly active good quality team. Scoring 86 raw pts 7,5,10,5,8,6,5,5,6,6,8 Q1.3 D1.2 total points 134.16.
1:06PM- Pleasant Hill, MO., Dan Taylor flew his 19 bird team. His birds
went to work, showing some nice spin. Kitting well and working together helped this team score 83 raw pts with a Q1.2 D1.2 for a total of 119.52 points.
2:02 PM- Reana Taylor, DanÃÂs daughter flew her 19 bird kit. They flew somewhat flat with several nice spinners. This team scored a raw score of 26pts 5,5,5,5,6 Q1.1 D1.0 for a total of 28.6pts
4/18/00- Scott Paris, Elsberry, MO., flew his 16 bird team at 9:19AM. Sky was blue with no wind. This team had some very nice spinners. They worked well together scoring 70 raw pts. 5,6,12,9,5,5,6,5,5 Q1.2 D1.1=total 92.4
10:02AM- Ed Remmert released his 16 bird kit. His birds flew low with out birds hurting his scoring opportunities. The birds scored a raw total of 34pts. 5,6,5,5,5,8 Q1.1 D1.1=total 41.14pts.
11:37AM- Florissant, MO. Vernon Hoormann flew his 20 or rather 19 bird kit. A hawk hit the team on release and took one. The team got together to score five points then flew too high the rest of the time. I saw several nice spinners in the kit. Raw 5 / total 5.
1:14PM- Gordon Baumes flew his 16 bird kit, in Arnold, MO. Two birds landed on the loft right after time was called in. This team had some good potential, with some nice rollers. DQ
3:28PM- Eldon Cheney, of Lonedell, MO., turned his 20 bird kit out. Eldon had few birds to work with, due to the hawk. I can see why, with all the trees on and around the property. A very picturesque place to live. There were several nice birds left and they scored a total of 20 raw pts. 5,5,5,5 Q1.1 D1.1 = total score of 25.
4/19/00 8:00- Highlandville, MO,
Bill Roy flew his 20 bird kit. These birds showed how a good active kit could fly. Lots of action, a fun kit to watch. BillÃÂs kit was full of nice quality spinners, deep enough to be easily scored. This team scored a raw total of 239 points.
6,6,6,15,10,7 Q1.3 D1.3 Total Score 403.9
9:50 AM ÃÂ Branson MO, Bob Westfall released his 19 bird kit. This kit was great. It turned together with quite a few deep birds. The kit worked well the first half, flying fairly low with nice quality spin. In the second 10 minutes he had two out birds. The birds scored a raw total of 201 points.
Q1.3 D1.5 for a total of 391.95 points.
11:45 ÃÂ Pea Ridge, Ar, John Smeltzer flew 18 birds. The skies were cloudy
with high wind. It took the 5 minutes release time plus an additional 5 minutes timeout for the kit to fly into viewing range. They worked well kitting together. The birds provided some nice deep quality spin. One bird spun so deep it landed in the pasture next door and started to walk home. We decided that John and Lisa had developed a new breed called the Birmingham Walker. A raw score of 115 was scored.
5,5,5,6,12,6,5,5,13,7,8,8,5 Q1.3 D1.3
4/20/00 12:25 PM ÃÂ Jerry Holder of Bono, AR, released his birds in a high wind. We waited some time in hopes that the wind would subside. The birds fought the wind and didnÃÂt have much of a chance to score. Jerry had several nice spinning deep birds. The raw score was 55 ÃÂ 6,9,6,5,12,5 Q1.4 D1.3 totals 100.1
6:10 PM ÃÂ Steve Clayton, ÃÂThe World Cup DudeÃÂ of Cabot AR, decided to release his team late in the afternoon. It wasnÃÂt SteveÃÂs day as the birds only stayed up 4:32 then landed. The team had some nice individual birds. The wind was also a factor. DQ
4/21/00 7:03 AM ÃÂ Rick Dillehay, Vilonia AR. Released his 20 bird kit into
clear blue skies. The birds worked at a good height and showed good teamwork. The quality was excellent, deep enough to be counted coming out and going back. The birds raw score was 128 ÃÂ
with Q1.4 D1.3 for a total of 232.96.
8:45 AM ÃÂ Cabot AR., Dave Hafner released his 18 bird kit. The skies were blue with the wind picking up. DaveÃÂs birds showed some fine quality in their spin. The team scored 88 raw points 10,
9,5,9,6,7,5,5,6,5,5,6 Q1.3 D1.2 total 137.56.
Comments: I would like to thank the following people who shared their homes and/or provided meals during the trip. I enjoyed the companionship of all that participated in the fly and their friends who supported them. Starting with Willie Silvey (Cajun food), Dan & Reana Taylor (grilled pork chops), Eldon Cheney for his Hospitality, transportation and meals etc., John and Lisa for lunch, Jerry Holder, lunch, Steve Clayton, BBQ, Rick Dillehay for his hospitality and friendship.
The World Cup is a wonderful event. A lot of time and effort is put into making the fly a success. To support the fly is an honor. I would have liked to see more people participate in the Fly. I witnessed some fine spinning birds and know there are many more I didnÃÂt get to see for whatever reason. For those ÃÂBig GunsÃÂ who chose not to fly ÃÂ ÃÂThe road to the top will always be through the airÃÂ.
1st Place ÃÂ Willie Silvey ÃÂ 409.5 WCF
2nd Place ÃÂ Bill Roy ÃÂ 403.9 WCF
3rd Place ÃÂ Bill Westfall ÃÂ 391.95
4th Place ÃÂ Rick Dillehay ÃÂ 232.96
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|Friday 5/5 00|
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New England Regional WC Fly Results
Judge: Ken Easley
I started my judging in Maine at the home of Tom Van Den Bosche (the ÃÂMaineÃÂiac) and his wife which took real good care of us including lobster so fresh and tasty I will be thinking about it for a long time. We pulled them right out of the Atlantic Ocean in a scenic setting rarely rivaled.
Tom has a lovely home out in the middle of a clearing on the end of a dead end road. He has a duck pond and a variety of trees too many to mention. It is ashamed the birds didnÃÂt do their thing in this beautiful setting. The wind was strong above the tree line and the birds spent their time working the wind and never really set-up.
# 1. Tom Van Den Bosche
6,5,5 = 16 x 1.3 Q x 1.2 D = 24.96
# 2. Sonny Hilliard:
5,5,5,8,5,6,5,7,5,5 = 56 1.3 Q x 1.2 D = 87.36
Nice clean kit, fun to watch. The later part of the fly was in the twilight and I couldnÃÂt give any higher quality due to the dusk masking the true nature of the rolls.
# 3. Tom Van Den Bosche kit # 2:
DQ after three minutes and two breaks.
Next we were escorted to Stay with George and his lovely wife Faith Moran. They have a fine country house with all the trimmings, including a gabby parrot which my wife adored. We were given the run of the first floor and taken out to a meal fit for a king in the evening. The next morning we were off to see John Malino where his wife treated us with all kinds of tasty treats.
# 4. John Malino:
5,5 = 10 x 1.3 x 1.45 = 20.50
John had clean deep birds but we were unable to see them because of the trees for most of the time.
# 5. Mike Martone:
Mike is a fine gentleman that knew the old timers like Ray Perkins. He is 82 years young and spry as a spring chicken. His birds looked nice before time in but left promptly after called in, due to strong winds. Mike has a nice place complete with exotic pheasants. I also thought it interesting that he said he hasnÃÂt seen the quality of what he saw many years ago with the Perkins birds. We can learn from the wisdom of the elders. I would have enjoyed having more time to spend with Mike.
# 6. George Moran:
5,5,5,6,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,6,5 = 82 x 1.2 Q x 1.2 D = 118.08
This kit worked the wind well. They would fight their way back around and bust a nice little break. A nice kit.
We were transferred to Mark Lewis for the next few flyers. Mark was unable to fly due to relocating recently but supported the club and itÃÂs WC efforts. Mark has some nice breeders and I expect he will be a strong competitor in the future.
# 7. Steven Hickey:
5,6,5,5,5,5,6,5 = 42 x 1.0 Q x 1.3 D = 54.60
Birds worked some and were deep but didnÃÂt seem to put their heart into it.
#7. Ken Parker: Second Place
6,5,7,5,7,6,6,5,5,6,7,5,7,5,5,5,6,5,5,6,6,5,5,7 = 137 x 1.2 Q x 1.3 D = 213.72
Nice kit with the best bird I saw of the fly, a little dark checker white flight bird that balled up with good speed. Good working kit. Nice job Ken!
#8. Jim Spring:
5,5,5 = 15 x 1.0 Q x 1.3 D = 19.5
Had a hawk take a bird out with the whole crowd watching. Jim is a roller technician with all the charts and programs necessary for in-depth analyzing. Thanks for the sandwiches Janis!
#9. Al Perron:
5,5 = 10 x 1.0 Q x 1.0 D = 10
Al flew a portable kit at the park, which was interesting. Al is a nice pigeon guy and friend to many. After Al we stopped by to see Joe Testa for a short visit and quick view of the breeders. It was good to see you again after all these years.
#10. Rich Ernst:
5 x 1.0 Q x 1.0 D = 5
Just didnÃÂt get to see anything this time. A pesky hawk was all over the birds. Rich has an unusual bird that I really liked. He would taunt and tease the hawk. This bird chased the hawk and tried to get him after him. The hawk couldnÃÂt get him though. He also ran interference for another bird that was in trouble. I believe Rich said it was his nestmate. What a cool roller! This little bird entranced the whole crowd.
#11. Bob Ware:
5,5,6,5,5,7 = 33 x 1.2 Q x 1.2 D = 47.52
The birds traveled down the street to perform out of viewing range for the better part of the fly. They worked well after returning for the last minute or so. I also saw a nice cock bird here that could go deep.
# 12. Doug Engermann:
No score. The birds seemed strong and content not to work. Saw one break while two birds were out. Sorry about your misfortune Doug.
#13. Brian Ridley: First Place
5,5,6,6,7,6,7,6,7,6,5,6,6,5,7,5,6,7,9,5,6,5,5,8,8,6,6,5,5 = 176 x 1.2 Q x 1.2 D = 253.44
Hard working kit with good teamwork. Congratulations Brian! Nice job.
# 14. Sydney (Peach) Pires:
7,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5 = 47 x 1.1 Q x 1.0 D = 51.70
Peach is a good loft manager and helped his teammates feed and fly their birds when they were unable to. Thanks for the Pizza guys.
# 15 Ed Monteiro: Third Place
6,6,7,8,6,7,7,6,5,5,5,6,6,6,5,7,5,8,5,5,6,5 = 132 x 1.0 Q x 1.3 D = 171.60
Ed had a few nice deep birds and the team worked but the zing wasnÃÂt there on this day. The birds flew very high for most of the time. Ed is a nice fellow and a positive force in the cape area and it shows. Thanks for the quick tour of the river Ed.
I had a really good time in the New England area and saw some good teams of rollers. We had a constant supply of laughs from the local wisecracker, Mike Sweeney. These guys are lots of fun but serious about rollers and I expect to see big doings in the future from this region. Thanks for your kindness and hospitality. We really enjoyed ourselves.
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Southern California Region World Cup Fly Results
|Regional Director - Richard Rangel|
|Regional Judge - Salvador Estrada III|
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Richard Rangel for volunteering and taking the time to be the Regional Director. Thank You for having the confidence in me to judge our region. I could not have done it without the help of Doug Brown, who was the scorekeeper. It was a great honor and privilege to judge some of the best Roller Fanciers in our region. I would like to thank all the participants for their efforts and for allowing us to visit their home and judge their birds.
The Southern California Region started the weekend of April 15th and ended the weekend of May 6th. On the first weekend of the fly we had in attendance Monty Neibel of B.C. Canada, and Max Runyan of Portland, Oregon. Thank you Monty for your words of encouragement. On the second weekend of the fly Tim Decker was my driver and scorekeeper. Thanks Tim. Randy Gibson and the CPRC members organized the last weekend of the fly, thank you for a fine and memorable experience.
POS - NAME OF FLYER BIRDS - BREAKS - RAW - QUALITY - DEPTH - TOTAL
1 Jerry Higgins 20 34 198 1.4 1.4 388.08
Excellient kit of rollers, a real joy to watch, the best frequent team I judged! Great Show!
2 Randy Gibson 18 18 94 1.3 1.2 146.64
Good frequent kit of rollers, the second best team I judged! Flew a little high.
3 Tim Decker 20 8 59 1.5 1.4 123.90
Excellent quality of rollers, the wind hurt this team, Not their day!
4 John Mckliernan 20 13 72 1.2 1.2 103.68
Active young team, worked good in the wind, this team has not reached it's potential.
5 Joe Bower 19 11 59 1.2 1.3 92.04
Good team of rollers. Out birds hurt this team. Lost 97 points to out birds! This team could have finished higher.
6 JJ Ransom 20 10 52 1.3 1.3 87.88
Very good kit of rollers, out birds hurt this team, would have placed higher.
7 Robert Parker 20 7 48 1.3 1.4 87.36
Good quality rollers, nice depth, a little flat, a hawk took a bird at the 10 minute mark, there was a 5 min time out.
Birds were not the same.
8 Jeffery Ma 19 4 25 1.5 1.6 60
Excellent quality of rollers and speed, the deepest team of Birmingham Rollers that I've seen on the fly!
9 Antonio Mitchell 20 8 44 1.1 1.2 58.08
Young active team. Team worked individually.
10 Ed Carter 20 7 36 1.2 1.2 51.84
Weather hurt this team, too much sun. Birds flew too high for the last 8 minutes to score.
11 Lonnie Adams 20 7 41 1.2 1.3 48
I liked the speed and depth of this team, flew high most of the time.
12 RL Forsgreh 17 6 32 1.2 1.2 46.08
A young team of rollers, needs more fly time.
13 JJ Ransom 20 5 27 1.3 1.3 45.33
A very nice team of rollers. I enjoyed watching this team, but a lot of 4 X 2 and 4 X 3 breaks I didn't score.
14 Turner Johnson II 18 8 40 1.0 1.1 44
Young team of rollers still learning their art!
15 Marshall Duncan 19 5 25 1.3 1.3 42.25
Seen some good rollers in this kit. Flew at a nice height.
16 Van Copple 20 5 28 1.1 1.1 33.88
Rollers were flat, it was not their day.
17 Gilbert Granillo 20 6 33 1.0 1.0 33
Birds were not ready for this fly. He forgot it was his day to fly!
18 Manuel Moreno 19 5 26 1.1 1.1 31.46
Birds flew at a nice height, but the whole team was flat.
19 Gregory Cleveland 16 3 19 1.2 1.2 27.36
Nice clear day, the birds just wanted to fly.
20 Hector Martinez 20 3 15 1.0 1.0 15
Birds would not roll!
21 Mike Johnson 20 2 10 1.0 1.1 11
Not this teams day, flat!
22 Roy Gonzales 17 1 5 1.3 1.2 7.80
Good rollers, would not roll!
23 Dick Eastwood 20 1 5 1.2 1.1 6.55
Birds flew high and in the sun most of the fly!
24 Eddie Verdugo 16 0 0 0 0 0
Eddie had a overfly 2 days before the fly, this hurt his team, they split into 2 kits most of the fly!
25 Richard Rangel 20 0 0 0 0 0
It was not his day, the birds would not roll!
26 Harold Ransom 20 0 0 0 0 0
Birds did not want to roll, off day!
27 Frank Sanchez 20 0 0 0 0 0
Not enough fly time hurt this team! Flat, would not work!
28 Alfonso Martinez 19 0 0 0 0 0
Not his day, birds were flat!
29 Charlie Sierra 20 0 0 0 0 0
Charlie's birds were also flat, not his day!
30 Hep Praza 15 DQ
Two birds landed early, try again nest year Hep!
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Mountain West Region - 2000
WC F Millennium Regional Fly
On my flight back home I was thinking of what sets apart the Birmingham Roller fancier of Utah. It is their enthusiasm. Every where I traveled I met new people who supported the hobby and supported the other flyers within the entire region. Quite a few people caravaned from house to house during my four-day trip. Utah has wonderful scenery.
My thanks goes out to Scott Campbell, regional director for all his fine coordination, hospitality and insight. My thanks also to the following people who made my stay in Utah comfortable:
Randy Brunson Dutch oven dinner and an overnight lodging, Guil & Connie Rand for their hospitality and care, Gary Lancaster a nice country breakfast and all the participants who make the World Cup the Quality it is today.
May 4, 2000, 8:20 AM, Bob Harris, Panguitch UT flew his 20 bird Kit. The sky was clear with no wind. BobÃÂs birds kited well with several birds spinning with good style. The birds were a little stiff scoring 5, 5, 6, 5, 5, 7 = 33 (Q1.2 D1.1= 1.32) Total Score 43.56
9:15 AM, Justin Overland of Monroe UT, birds were released. This kit of 16 birds were fairly deep in the roll with some good quality spin. They had some kitting problems. Two birds landed @ 13:30 to DQ.
11:00 AM, Annabella UT, Mike Morgan flew his kit of 17 birds. This team of nice quality deep spinners put on quite a show for a little over 10 minutes then landed early. The wind was at 20 MPH - DQ
1:10 PM, Del Myers of Beaver UT flew in a 20 mph wind. His birds worked well showing good speed. They also landed early at 9:35. DQ
1:30 PM, Beaver UT, Brent Black flew his 16 bird kit. The wind was up but it didnÃÂt have much of an effect on his birds. They scored well with good depth and quality of spin. 7, 8, 12, 8, 9, 5, 5, 7, 12, 8, 8, 5, 8, 7 = 138 (Q1.4 D1.3 = 1.82) Total Score 251.16
3:10 PM, Randy Brunson of Fillmore UT, flew his 20 bird kit. These birds worked hard in the wind but were blown away for a time returned to landed at 14:00. Nice team of quality spinners. DQ
4:30 PM, Oak City UT, Thayne Lee decided not to fly his team due to the wind.
5/5/2000 9:10 AM, Guil Rand of Spanish Fork UT, flew a team of 19 birds. The weather, high clouds, was right for this team as it flew the time and work together. The birds showed good depth and had good quality Spin. The scoring went 10, 12, 8, 10, 8, 7, 5, 7, 6, 9, 6, 7, 6, 7, 6, 9, 6 = 161 (Q1.3 D1.3 = 1.69) Total Score 272.09
9:00 AM, Gary Lancaster, Spanish Fork UT, Gary flew a quality team of fast spinners as the wind picked up. The team scored 5, 5, 5, 6, 5, 10, 5, 8, 8, 5, 5, 6 = 83 (Q1.3 D1.3 = 1.69) Total Score 129.48
10:00 AM, Garth Porter, Spanish Fork UT, flew a 20 bird kit. The wind was gusting to 30 mph and the birds disappeared for 23 minutes. A 5 minute time out was granted due to the wind. This did not help as the birds were flat flying back to the loft when next seen. Better luck next year Garth.
10:50 AM, Gary Lancaster, team #2. The wind was still a problem when we returned to GaryÃÂs. His birds were also blown away and a time out was taken. Several Deep quality spinners were seen with a total of 10 raw point scored. (Q/D 1.3 for a 1.69) Total Score = 16.9.
11:50 AM, Provo UT. Rod Elsner flew his 19 bird kit. The birds had some wind and showed promise. Several nice rollers were seen during the judging. The birds scored 5, 5, 6, 5, 5, 5 for a raw total of 31 (Q1.2 D 1.1 = 1.32) Total Score 40.92.
12:30 PM, Matt Paystrup, Orem UT, flew a nice team of quality spinners. Matt was the youngest flyer to fly a team. The team worked together to score 15 times 7, 5, 8, 6, 5, 6, 5, 6, 8, 5, 5, 6, 5, 5, 5 total raw 87 (Q1.3 D1.2 = 1.56) Total Score 135.72
1:30 PM, Lindon UT, Adam Hill flew 19 birds. The wind was blowing extremley hard and the birds were blown down into a valley and were having trouble getting back. We moved 5 blocks trying to pick them up catching them working back at the end of time. The birds scored an 8 (Q/D 1.2 = 1.44) Total Score 11.52.
May 6, 2000, Jay Starley Sandy UT flew a nice team of spinners. This team worked well together scoring 26 times working throughout the 20 minutes. Lots of good quality spinners. Scoring went as follows: 7, 9, 5, 6, 6, 5, 9, 6, 5, 5, 9, 6, 8, 6, 10, 10, 5, 6, 7, 6, 5, 8, 5, 8, 5, 12 total raw 211 (Q1.6 D1.3 = 2.08) Total Score 438.88
9:25 AM, Lenny Vialpondo, Salt Lake City UT, flew a nice 18 bird kit. They flew low for some time then started up and began working. By the time the started working the time was up. The birds scored 6, 5, 8, 5, 5 total raw 29 (Q1.2 D1.2 = 1.44) Total Score 41.76.
10:15 AM, Rodney Forbush, Taylorsville UT, flew his team. The kit turned tight in the air above the loft on a left wing. This pattern kept the birds for showing their potential. Scoring went as follows: 5, 5, 5 for a raw of 15 (Q1.1 D1.1 = 1.21) Total Score 18.15
10:50 AM, Mont Bone, Taylorsville UT, flew 18 birds. With an overcast sky the birds went up to a scoreable height. Their flying pattern was strong showing several times their ability to work as a team. The birds scored 15, 13, 7 for a raw total of 78 (Q/D 1.2 = 1.44) Total Score 112.32
11:40 AM, Salt Lake City UT, Tom Monson released his team. The birds showed some nice quality spin during the 20 minutes. They flew on the high side scoring 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 8 for a raw total of 34 (Q/D 1.2 = 1.44) Total Score 48.96
12:20 PM, Wayne Purrington, Sandy UT, flew 16 birds. They flew high with lots of individual performance. The birds scored 5, 6, 7, 5 for a raw total 23 (Q/D 1.2 = 1.44) Total Score 33.12
4:00 PM, Jay Starley flew team #2. This team was not as active as the first but was equally as good in speed and spin. Scoring 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 8, 5, 5, 6, 5, 7 total raw 62 (Q 1.4, D 1.3 = 1.82) Total Score 112.84
5:05 PM, Tom Monson team #2. His kit of 18 birds went up showed some nice spin with good Depth. The scoring went as follows: 6, 8, 7, 5, 6, 5, 6, 5, 5, 10 for a raw total of 73 (Q 1.3 D 1.5 = 1.95) Total Score 142.35
5/7/00 8:00 AM, Brad Winward of Wellsville UT flew his 20 bird team. It was a cool rainy morning. The birds went up and flew high. This team would have scored more if they flew at a lower height. The team showed nice depth and scored 6, 5, 7, 6, 8, 6, 5, 12, 6, 7, 5, 5 for a raw total of 90 (Q 1.1 D1.5 = 1.65) Total Score 148.5.
9:21 AM, Scott Campbell, Ogden UT, flew his 17 bird kit. The skies were overcast with a bit of rain. The birds went up together started working, then two birds left the kit not to return.
Raw score 5 (Q/D 1.1 = 1.21) Total Score 6.05.
10:30 AM Chris Haggard, Clipton UT, flew a nice 20 bird team. The birds kited well, worked together as a team and showed some good spin. The team scored 10, 6, 9, 5, 5, 7, 9, 12, 8, 5, 9, 9, 5, 5 = 126 (Q1.4 D1.2 = 1.68) Total Score 211.68
12:30 PM Wayne Lee, Evanston WY, flew his 17 bird kit. The birds showed good quality spin and depth but the weather was terrible. Rain, hail and wind caused the birds to land early. There were several birds missing when we left. I hope they all returned. DQ.
1st Place ÃÂ Jay Starley ÃÂ 438.88 WCQ
2nd Place ÃÂ Guil Rand ÃÂ 272.09 WCQ
3rd Place ÃÂ Brent Black ÃÂ 251.16
4th Place ÃÂ Chris Haggard ÃÂ 211.68
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