Sep 20, 2011, 6:02 PM
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2011 NH Tunnel Meet - 4way FS
Event Announcement – 2011 NH Tunnel Meet! Date: December 10th for 4-way FS and (December 11th for VFS)
Just wanted to get the dates out. This year we will have Open, Advanced, Intermediate, and Rookie classes for the FS event. More details to follow... email NHtunnelmeet"at"gmail"dot"com to get on the email list. The price will again be low, and the competition will be fun. We filled to capacity with 30 teams last year. Plan to register early so you don't miss out.
Cost: $70/person for FS regardless of competition class
Registration deadline: First come first serve - limit of 12 Rookie teams and 18 Intermediate or Open teams. Register by Tuesday, November 22 to receive a t-shirt. We filled up last year so register early - registration will likely fill prior to the deadline. Email nhtunnelmeet”at”gmail”dot”com with the full names of each team member, their email addresses, each person’s t-shirt size, your competition class, and your team name to register. Don’t ask me to save a spot for your unformed team… email me with all the requested information at once – I won’t register a team without it. I will assume that you want man’s cut t-shirts unless you specifically say “women’s cut small/medium/large.”
Format: Same as last year, 5-round Rookie meet starting at 7am, 10-round afternoon Intermediate, Advanced, and Open meet starting at 11am.
Meet Director: Ben Liston (FS meet only) and Chief Judge: Jim Rees (multiple other national judges will be on site this year). Ari will be running the VFS meet again.
Teammate finder spreadsheet: Enter your info here if you are looking for teammates https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApFFDKFiX0PedHctZnRiUzRwVEtNLTR1cUJVYVB2bEE&hl=en
New for 2011: There will and Advanced class in addition to the Rookie, Intermediate, and Open classes.
Sandbagger prevention - Any Intermediate teams that includes two or more members who won the Intermediate class last year, have won an Intermediate gold medal at US Nationals, or any medal in the Advanced or Open class at US Nationals should register as a “guest team” if they want to compete in Intermediate. That means that they can compete, be scored, and will be recognized, but will not eligible for medals. Advanced class team teams should not have more than one USPA Open Class competitor in the line-up (or register as a guest). With these guidelines in mind, teams select their own class.
Class Information: - Rookie draw is 3 randoms per round. - Intermediate Draw is 4-5 points, all randoms plus blocks 7 and 9. - Advanced draw is in the works, but it will likely be 4-5 points plus blocks 6, 7, 9, 11, 14, and 15. - Open draw has 5-6 points and will include block 18, so the total draw will be randoms plus 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, and 22.
Player/Coaches: The “player/coaches” for the 2-on-2 Rookie class will be drawn on site the night before the competition – there will be no pre-formed full 4-way teams or requests. Let me know if you’d like to volunteer as a player/coach – don’t just assume that you are one. Typically, player coaches should have scored a 12.0 average or higher at US Nationals.
Communication: I have a busy job. I’ll respond to questions and confirm registrations within one week. Please include your phone number if you email questions so that I can have the option of calling you with my response.
The 4rd annual NH Tunnel Meet is on! 4-way Formation skydiving tunnel competition will happen on Saturday December 10th, 2011! Same deal as in past years, there will not be any cash purses, but prizes will include tunnel time and donated prizes from manufacturers. There will also be a 2-way VFS meet on Sunday December 11th. VFS meet director Ari Perelman will send out more details about the VFS soon.
Registration prices (for the Saturday FS events) will be $70 per competitor regardless of her/his competition class. Price includes a pizza lunch, bottled water, a DVD of each team’s competition rounds, your meet flights, two-minutes of official warm-up time, and if you register before the November 22 deadline, a free t-shirt for each team member. The four competition classes are Rookie, Intermediate, Advanced, and Open. The Rookie class will be a 5 round morning meet, and the Intermediate, Advance, and Open class flyers will compete in the afternoon over 10 rounds.
For the Rookie meet, two competitors will be paired with two veteran 4-way folks who will serve as “player/coaches” (at no additional charge!). Rookie competitors should plan to be on site by 7:15am and should sign up with as a pair and provide me with a team name and t-shirt sizes. Payer/coach pairings will be drawn on site and the awards should be done by 11:30am. The Rookie class is designed to give folks that are new to 4-way a chance to get involved – no sandbaggers please! Folks interested in being player/coaches should contact me. Rookie fee covers the same stuff as the other classes, but your meet is five rounds. You get half the rounds because you have only two paying members to cover the cost of the flight time.
Rookie competitors should have the ability to do three way random formations in the tunnel while maintaining levels and not touching the net or hitting the ways. If you are unsure if your skills are high enough for the event please visit the tunnel and get feedback on your flying from the tunnel staff or tunnel owners.
Intermediate/Advanced/Open teams should arrive no later than 11:00AM. The competition rounds will be completed by 7:00PM, and the awards ceremony will either happen as soon as the judges finish (at about 7:30PM).
Ben Liston, Meet Director NHtunnelmeet”at”gmail”dot”com http://www.skyventureNH.com
We are now slightly over capacity with 19 teams for the afternoon meet and a 20th that I anticipate registering tomorrow. We do have about 5 Rookie class team slots open and 7 rookie class teams currently registered. If you have planned on competing you should get in touch with me ASAP. I will contact the tunnel to try to secure time for additional teams, but can't make any promises at this point for Int., Adv. or Open class teams who aren't already registered.