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Position CN Glider Pilot Class Task Complete Start Finish Duration H/Dist. H/Speed Distance Points Speed Points Penalty Points Handicap
1 94 DG 500M 20m Bob Bromwich H 0 0 0 0 100
1 Y44 Nimbus 3DT Bob Grant H 0 0 0 0 114
1 563 Duo Discus T Chris Fox H 0 0 0 0 102
1 EF DG 1000T Clive Groves H 0 0 0 0 102
1 Z35 Marianne Geoff Davey M 0 0 0 0 91
1 A23 Capstan Dave North W 0 0 0 0 62
1 A26 Nimbus 3DT David Bell H 0 0 0 0 114
1 572 Duo Discus David Briggs H 0 0 0 0 101
1 J50 Janus C David Wheeler H 0 0 0 0 100
1 HB1 Duo Discus Patrick Eaton H 0 0 0 0 101
1 GJB Duo Discus XLT Gordon Basey H 0 0 0 0 102
1 JAV ASK 21 Steve Ruffel M 0 0 0 0 85
1 HNA DG 500 20m John Collins H 0 0 0 0 100
1 BBB Eagle John Pursey W 0 0 0 0 68
1 JBM ASK 21 Keith Springate M 0 0 0 0 85
1 DTR DG 500M Mal Gibson H 0 0 0 0 100
1 38 Arcus T Mark Boyle H 0 0 0 0 107
1 CUS Arcus T Mike Weston H 0 0 0 0 107
1 711 ASH 25 Philip Morrisson H 0 0 0 0 115
1 JKV Twin Acro Mark Rushton M 0 0 0 0 85
1 HFH Puchacz Kristina Samuels M 0 0 0 0 80
1 BUR Capstan Bob Playle W 0 0 0 0 62
1 JAX ASK 21 Alan Rands M 0 0 0 0 85
1 DTC Janus David Carter M 0 0 0 0 96
1 JRF Puchacz Mike Jordy M 0 0 0 0 80
1 BPV Capstan Martin Cooper W 0 0 0 0 62
1 LRP Janus B Simon Grant M 0 0 0 0 96
1 XX Duo Discus XLT Brian Scougall H 0 0 0 0 102
1 AL ASH 25E Patrice Vandendaele H 0 0 0 0 117
1 GBV ASK 21 Graham Wadforth M 0 0 0 0 85
1 KHW Puchacz John Klunder M 0 0 0 0 80
1 52 Janus C Nick Peatfield M 0 0 0 0 100
1 108 ASH 25 Alan Kangram W 0 0 0 0 117
1 SOO DG500M Pete Arthur W 0 0 0 0 104
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31st Two-Seater Comp, 2016 - Daily News

Sunday 28th August 12.00

The 31st Wolds Two-Seater Competition has closed. Comp director Steve Wilkinson thanked his support team and all the competitors for their contributions and presented the prizes. The various events and the raffle raised a total of £1350 for the YAA.

The next briefing will be 10.00 Sunday 20th August 2017.

Position CN Class Points
Gold HNA H 5557
Silver XX H 5144
Bronze 572 H 4576
Best Wood BBB W 3040
Pete Redshaw Tropy A26 W 1361

The overall winners were HNA - (l to r) Andy Melville, John Collins, Mike Armstong of HNA and comp director Steve Wilkinson

Z Sun Close

Sunday 28th August 09.00

A grey and gloomy morning at Pocklington with a poor forecast for the last day and it has been scrubbed. Closing and prizes will be at 11.00 in the clubhouse.

Z Sun Scrub


Saturday 27th August 12.30

The leaden skies arrived even sooner than expected, the day has been scrubbed and the long procession back from the grid has begun.

Z Sat Scrub

Saturday 27th August 11.00

At briefing BBB's crew described their epic flight which won them the best wood prize for yesterday. Bill described  sub optimal prospects and Andy set  tasks covering POC SOF YOE SU4 RIP WET POC.

Z Sat Bill

Day Results Friday 26th August, Day 4    
Position CN Pilot Class Points
Gold HNA Andy Melville/Mike Armstrong H 2601
Silver 94 Bob Bromwich/A N Other H 2534
Bronze 563 Chris Fox/Gavin Foster H 2472
Best Wood BBB John Pursey/Nick Jones W 1873


Overall Results after Friday 26th August, Day 4
Position CN Class Points
Gold HNA H 5557
Silver XX H 5144
Bronze 572 H 4576
Best Wood BBB W 3040

Saturday 27th August 09.45

Much activity on the glider park as everyone prepares but dire weather warning from the Met Office re heavy rain later. Briefing at 10.00 but not gridding before briefing.

Z Sat 09.45

Friday 26th August 17.45

Another glorious, fourth flying day at the 31st TSC with only two landouts so far and several gliders completing the full task including (subject to confirmation) HNA the overall leader after the third day which touched down at about 17.30. Meanwhile the Eagle BBB is climbing through 4500 feet south of Scunthorpe, returning from Newark - 241 km if they make it back to Pock.

Z Fri HNA lands

Friday 26th August 15.15

Leading gliders are heading towards the furthest turnpoint at Grantham, several above 4500 feet.

Z Fri 15.00

Friday 26th August 14.00.

Turned out nice then. Grid  launched about an hour ago in just over one hour on tasks between Malton and Grantham - POC MAL NDU SCU CTT NWK GRA BLO TUJ BUS POC at 336 km for the bold. Couple of relights but many well on track including three already alongside Scunthorpe.

Oh and that man from the BBC's back too....

Z Fri launch 3

Thursday 25th August 11.00

Met man Bill Young managed to mention Carol and Hull City but couldn't bring himself to use optimism anywhere in his briefing and the day has duly been scrubbed.

Day Results Wednesday 24th August    
Position CN Pilot Class Points
Gold GJB Gordon Basey/Derrick Roddie H 1183
Silver HNA John Collins/Mike Armstrong H 1161
Bronze XX Brian & Fiona Scougall H 1144
Best Wood KWH John Klunder/Mark Wrangham W 1065


Overall Results after Wednesday 24th August
Position CN Class Points
Gold HNA H 2956
Silver XX H 2784
Bronze CUS H 2338
Best Wood KWH W 1417


Thursday 25th August 09.00

Our crack early morning sniffer team has been up to check the cloudbase earlier today and reports that is close to the base of the radio mast on the Wolds above Newbald.

Z Thurs mast comp


Meanwhile back in the comp control hut our equally crack team (l to r) of comp director Steve "The Discombobulator" Wilkinson, met man Bill Young, scorer Martin Perry and task setter Andy Melville are considering the prospects for the day. The open pack of Wold Top beers in the background says it all.

Z Thurs comp team

 Wednesday 24th August 17.15

Last glider home,  Puchacz KHW, touched down at about 17.10 having returned directly from Northallerton. About half a dozen landouts while several gliders made the complete task, coming back from Northallerton via Harrogate. All round a triumph for Bill's met forecast and Andy's tasks with the great majority having completed one of the options.

Z Weds 17.10 KWH


Wednesday 24th August 14.45

Leading gliders are well into the task heading towards Northallerton. One or two down or back at Pock but most competitors strung out along task.

Z Weds 14.45

Wednesday 24th August 13.15

After sniffer Brian Stott tested modest cumulus over drop zone to north gris launching commenced 12.35 with gliders climbing through 3000 feet towards now well formed cloud over drop zone but it's mostly blue to immediate southwest and first turnpoint NDU. Here's our Kevin hooking on the first launch from the grid.

Z 1st launch Weds


Wednesday 24th August 11.15

Comp director Steve W declared himself discombobulated several times during the briefing. No launch before 11.30 and it looks as if the covers are still in the sniffers aircraft. However, the tugs are ready.

Z Weds tugs

 Tuesday 24th August 09.15

Blue skies, early mist clearing, gridding before briefing at 10.00.  Drax is still out there somewhere....

Z Weds 07.45


Tuesday 23rd August 15.30

After a met forecast of a couple of hours soarable in the afternoon grid launched from 13.35 with first turnpoint Wetherby. Several gliders (not just Capstans) returned for relights, a couple are down and the field is strung out mostly in the general direction of the first turnpoint with HNA appearing to have made most progress

Z Tues 15.00

Tuesday 23rd August 08.30

Early mist cleaing and lots of blue sky as we prepare to grid on 18 before briefing at 10.00 and BBC Inside Out team fits cameras in club ASK21 GBV for filming today.

Z Tue o1 comp

Monday 22nd August 10.30

With little prospect of competition flying today in view of the weather forecast the day has been scrubbed.

At the briefing prizes for Day 1 were awarded

Gold to competition new comers XX 1033 points, Silver HNA 959, Bronze AL 883 and Best Wood to BBB with 240 points

The auction of a golf day for four at the KP Club raised £75 for this year's charity Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Z Day 2 scrub comp

Monday 22nd August 09.00

Experienced weather watchers at the Wolds Gliding Club know that if you can barely see the Wolds from the runway and the cloudbase is around about the ridge then prospects are not great Briefing at 09.30

Z Day 2 09.00 comp


Sunday 21st  August 17.30.

All gliders now accounted for with about a dozen landing out. Awaiting the results. In the meantime here is a little photo competition. Which well known glider pilot carries two drinks bottles in their back pockets?

Z Day 1 drinks bottles comp

Sunday 21st  August 14.45

Gliders launched 12.30 to 13.30  with character forming gusty crosswinds for tug and glider pilotts alike. The field is spread out with a couple of gliders now back on the ground and some struggling to make headway. Is anyone going to try for Harrogate North????

Z Day 1 14.45 STG task

 Sunday 21st  August 12.00

Competitors were surprised by the sudden arrival in their midst of Pocklington Town Crier and Official Ale Taster to Brass Castle Brewery Geoff Sheasby to open the 31st Two-Seater Competition, bell and scroll in hand.

Z Towncrier 2


Things then settled down to more familiar briefing for the first day. Bill declared the weather prospects "confused" but did mention "optimism" once. Gridding on 31, no launch before 12.30

Sunday 21st  August 08.30

Blue skies, green grass and a pleasantly rural scene as the embarrassingly large tower of hay bales that appeared at the runway intersection is being dismantled....

Z Hay Bales comp

Meanwhile down in the director's hut comp director Steve Wilkinson (left) who thankfully so far has kept his shirt on this year, and met man Bill Young are either enjoying a joke about Hull City's win yesterday or today's weather forecast.

Z Steve Bill comp

Saturday 20th August

Well, it’s about time to start the news blog but there’s not much to write about on the eve of the 31st TSC, 2016 so here’s a picture of last year’s overall winner HNA which was all wrapped up on a chilly Saturday afternoon at Pocklington.

HNA comp


In fact, as many people have pointed out, last year’s close never was written up so in case you’ve forgotten, here’s how it ended in last year’s final results table.


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