Club Prizes

Prizes awarded to Club Members:

Award Discipline Prize Rules Holder
XC League HG Shield, Glassware Awarded for the best placed flexwing or rigid in the Avon club HG league. N/A
XC League PG Shield, Glassware Flights must be entered in the Avon club PG XC league, and the prizes will be awarded to the pilots who are placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd at the end of the XC season. 1st: Jim Mallinson (513.5km)
2nd: Graham Richards (362.2km)
3rd: Rob Kingston (325.4km)
Longest XC Flight PG Glassware The prize will be awarded to the pilot with the longest flight entered in the Avon club PG XC league. No distance multipliers are allowed although 3 turn point maximisers are. Jim Mallinson (126.4km)
Longest DHV 1/2 Flight PG Glassware The prize will be awarded to the pilot with the longest flight on a DHV1/2 glider entered in the Avon club PG XC league. No distance multipliers are allowed although 3 turn point maximisers are. Tom Mayne (108.6km)
Most Improved Pilot HG Glassware The winner will be decided by the committee based on a review of all HG pilots' progress during the year. An individual can only win this prize once. N/A
Most Improved Pilot PG Glassware The current and previous year's scores in the Avon club PG XC league will be compared for every pilot that enters flights in the league. The winner is the person whose score increases the most. Note that this is intended to apply only to a pilot's first few years (i.e. if a pilot's total distances in four consecutive years are 45km, 100km, 10km and 140km, the 55km increase would count but the 110km increase would not). Any pilot whose top six flights in any previous year total 300km or more is not eligible for this prize. An individual can only win this prize once. Rob Kingston (325.4km)
Best Novice Pilot HG/PG The Osbaldstone Memorial Cup, Glassware The prize is available to pilots who enter flights in the Avon club HG or PG XC league for the first time. The winner is the highest placed pilot among that group of pilots. An individual can only win this prize once. N/A
Easter Trophy HG/PG Dave Yeandle Shield, Glassware The prize is awarded for the longest flight made during the four days of the Easter weekend (i.e. Good Friday, Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday). The minimum admissible distance is 10km. The flight must be made from a site within a 50 mile radius of Bristol city centre (defined as J3 of the M32). If no flight is claimed, then the award is made available for flights made in the three days of the following Bank Holiday weekend. If the prize is still not claimed, the award continues to "roll over" to successive Bank Holiday weekends, the August Bank Holiday being the last occasion. N/A
Mere Bash Challenge HG/PG Tankard The prize is awarded for the longest flight flown from any Avon site during the Saturday and Sunday of the Mere Bash. To be eligible the pilot must have bought a ticket for the Mere Bash in advance. If no flight of more than 5km is made from an Avon site, then flights from other sites may be considered. N/A
Best Nova Article/td> N/A Glassware The winner is decided by an email vote by members following publication of the last Nova issue of the year. N/A
Best Photograph N/A Glassware Photographs are displayed at the Christmas party. The winner is decided by a vote during the party. Photographs must have been taken by the member in the preceding 12 months. Editing in the form of cropping, colour/brightness/contrast adjustment is allowed, as is stitching to provide a panoramic image. Pasting/montage is not allowed. N/A

Notes:

  1. Prizes are awarded annually in December, usually at the Christmas party
  2. Only fully paid-up members of the Club are eligible for the awards
  3. The Avon club PG XC league consists of flights entered in the national league where Avon is listed as the pilot's primary club affliliation. Flights can be entered directly with Avon club affliliation here
  4. League flights are only admissible for the awards if the pilot's primary affiliation, as entered in the National League, is to the Avon Club. The National League now allows pilots to list multiple affiliations. Please do not use this facility to add Avon as a secondary affiliation, as this is against the rules of our Club League and we will ask those running the National League to remove any such affiliation.
  5. The Avon club HG XC league is here
  6. Cross-country multipliers and maximisation around turnpoints are allowed according to the rules of the relevant league, except where stated
  7. League flights must be entered within one month of the flight
  8. Where pilots dispute claimed flights they must in the first instance agree which is the better claim between themselves. Failing this, the club committee will decide.
  9. Pilots are expected to interpret the above rules in a sportsman-like manner. The club committee will exercise its discretion where necessary.
  10. The committee's decision is final in all cases