Accuracy Leagues

2017 Classic Accuracy League Points:

 

1

Dave Crowhurst

PD Zero 295

21 points

2

John Lawrence

Eiff Classic

17 points

3

Charlie Grantham

Harley 9/288

16 points

4

Andy Webster

Eiff Classic

14 points

5

Simon Sykes Jnr

UP Ascent 3

13 points

6

Gary Ounsworth

Eiff Classic

13 points

7

Jimmy Frith

Eiff Classic

13 points

8

Don Bodill

Uturn Evolution

12 points

9

William Lawrence

UP Ascent 2

10 points

10

Katie Lawrence

UP Ascent 3

5 points

11

Joe Ounsworth

Eiff Classic

4 points

12

Martin Robe

Eiff Classic

3 points

13

Mark Bignell

UP Ascent 3

3 points

14

A Tillsley

SOL Atmus

3 points

15

Jamie Robe

Parafoil 252

2 points

16

Liz Lawrence

Sportlite 250

1 points

 

2017 Paragliding Accuracy League Points:

 

1 A Webster UP Ascent 3 18 points
2 S Sykes UP Ascent 3 16 points
3 W Lawrence UP Ascent 2 14 points
4 A Shaw UP Ascent 3 14 points
5 Matt Bignell UP Ascent 3 13 points
6 C Grantham UP Makalu 12 points
7 D Mercer UP Ascent 3 11 points
8 K Lawrence UP Ascent 3 7 points
9 D Bodill Uturn Evolution 6 points
10 Mark Bignell UP Ascent 4 points
11 J Lawrence UP Ascent 2 2 points
12 B Elliston UP Ascent 3 1 points
13 A Tillsley SOL Atmus 1 points

Accuracy Leagues Previous Winners

Year Classic Accuracy Paragliding Accuracy
1999 Derek Godfrey  
2000 Chris Haynes  
2001 Foot & Mouth  
2002 Derek Godfrey / Martin Robe  
2003 Derek Godfrey / Andy Webster  
2004 John Lawrence / Chris Haynes  
2005 Arthur Bentley Andy Shaw
2006 Arthur Bentley Andy Shaw
2007 Arthur Bentley Nick Simmons
2008 Andy Webster Nick Simmons
2009 John Lawrence Don Bodill
2010 Arthur Bentley Andy Shaw
2011 Martin Robe Andy Webster
2012 Martin Robe Andy Webster
2013 Martin Robe Andy Webster
2014 John Lawrence Billy Elliston
2015 John Lawrence Matthew Bignell
2016 Simon Sykes Jnr Andy Webster

Paragliding Accuracy League Rules

  1. The league is run over one calendar year with the winner announced when there are no more eligible competitions. The British Paragliding Accuracy National Championships and any British competition run to FAI Section 7C rules have league status. Other Cat 2 competitions are eligible for league status as long as the leagues officer is advised of UK pilot’s attendance within one month of the event taking place. All the above competitions require their date to be announced more than two months (e.g. 20th of a month to 20th of month two months later) prior to the event taking place.
  2. The league is open to all BHPA members of any pilot rating. However, the league is not open to pilots who fly in the national novice competition.
  3. At each competition the number of league points awarded to the top placed British pilot will be equivalent to the number of British pilots in attendance up to a maximum limit of 30 points. The second placed British pilot will get one less point and so on. Tied pilots will get the same score that is equivalent to the higher placing they occupy. Pilots who gain the maximum score in a competition (ZAP every round) will only get one point, however, pilots who do achieve scores will still be awarded points based on the number of pilots that they have beaten.
  4. A pilot can turn up late to or leave early from a league competition if two weeks prior notice is given to the meet director for unavoidable foreseen circumstances. If a pilot has a valid reason to be late or leave early, then he / she will be allowed to catch up or bank flights at no detriment to their league points. The pilot’s position in a competition resulting from the above shall be at the meet director’s discretion. If a pilot needs to leave a league competition early then they should be asked to bank an estimated number of flights. If this estimated number of flights turns out to be insufficient then the pilot must take the maximum score. Also where a pilot has to bank flights or catch up flights, the flights should not be consecutive and there should be a reasonable amount of time between flights.
  5. If unavoidable unforeseen circumstances should occur within two weeks then the matter will be treated as per competition rules where permission to fly out of order is at the launch marshal’s discretion.
  6. Pilots best three out of four or more valid paragliding accuracy competitions will count to the end of year league title.
  7. In the event of a tie for any of the places, the total distance scores obtained by the tied pilots in the competitions at which they all competed will be calculated and the pilot with the lowest total distance score will be awarded the higher position in the league. If there is still a tie situation then a pilot with the highest placing in a competition will be awarded the higher position. If there is still a tie then the pilot with the best score or most number of DC’s will be awarded the higher position.
  8. The winner of the league will be awarded the returnable Airways Accuracy League trophy.
  9. The above league rules can not be changed by a unanimous pilot vote.

Classic Accuracy League Rules

  1. The league is run over one calendar year with the winner announced when there are no more eligible competitions. The leagues officer will announce which competitions have league status at the beginning of a season. Generally, the European Grand Prix competitions, the British Classic Accuracy National Championships and any British club competition will have league status. Two months (e.g. 20th of a month to 20th of month two months later) notice is required for a re-arranged league competition to retain its league status.
  2. The league is open to all BHPA members of any pilot rating. However, the league is not open to pilots who fly in the national novice competition.
  3. At each competition the number of league points awarded to the top placed British pilot will be equivalent to the number of British pilots in attendance up to a maximum limit of 30 points. The second placed British pilot will get one less point and so on. Tied pilots will get the same score that is equivalent to the higher placing they occupy. Pilots who gain the maximum score in a competition (ZAP every round) will only get one point, however, pilots who do achieve scores will still be awarded points based on the number of pilots that they have beaten.
  4. A pilot can turn up late to or leave early from a league competition if two weeks prior notice is given to the meet director for unavoidable foreseen circumstances. If a pilot has a valid reason to be late or leave early, then he / she will be allowed to catch up or bank flights at no detriment to their league points. The pilot’s position in a competition resulting from the above shall be at the meet director’s discretion. If a pilot needs to leave a league competition early then they should be asked to bank an estimated number of flights. If this estimated number of flights turns out to be insufficient then the pilot must take the maximum score. Also where a pilot has to bank flights or catch up flights, the flights should not be consecutive and there should be a reasonable amount of time between flights.
  5. If unavoidable unforeseen circumstances should occur within two weeks then the matter will be treated as per competition rules where permission to fly out of order is at the launch marshal’s discretion.
  6. Pilots best three out of four or more valid classic accuracy competitions will count to the end of year league title. If there are only three valid league competitions then best point scores from two competitions will count. If there are two or less valid competitions then the league will default to a pilots best four competitions over the current and previous year.
  7. In the event of a tie for any of the places, the total distance scores obtained by the tied pilots in the competitions at which they all competed will be calculated and the pilot with the lowest total distance score will be awarded the higher position in the league. If there is still a tie situation then a pilot with the highest placing in a competition will be awarded the higher position. If there is still a tie then the pilot with the best score or most number of DC’s will be awarded the higher position.
  8. The winner of the league will be awarded the returnable league trophy.
  9. The above league rules can not be changed by a unanimous pilot vote.