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Pink Canopy Piloting Open - Day 1

By Carrie Transue
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Day 1 of the Pink Canopy Piloting Open looks to be a World Games Rematch.

It's deja vu all over again with the top 4 Canopy Pilots from the recent World Games claiming the top 4 spots after day one of the Pink Canopy Piloting Open in Klatovy, Czech Republic.

Thursday marked the first day and a jaw-dropping 97 competitors took to the sky in two rounds of Distance and two rounds of Zone Accuracy.

Nick Batsch (USA), the reigning 2012 Pink Canopy Piloting Open Champion, set the standard for the competition with back to back 100Õs in the two Distance rounds, reminding us all the he is a 6 time Distance World Record Holder (most of the time beating his own record).


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Batsch's Alter Ego teammate Curt Bartholomew, who won the World Games two weeks ago by a staggering 45 points, finished the first four rounds in 2nd place, with the PD Factory Team's Pablo Hernandez in 3rd and Tommy Dellibac in 4th.

As anyone who follows competitive Canopy Piloting knows, lead changes are to be expected and anything can happen as competition continues Friday morning with all three Speed rounds on the schedule.

*At time of publication there were 3 reviews pending for round two of Zone Acc.
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Scores for all events of the competition can be found here: http://www.btks.de/results/2013pinkopen/2013pinkopen.htm

A live stream was planned for the event, but internet woes have limited the local teams to posting videos as they can. The LiveStream feed can be found:

http://new.livestream.com/accounts/2772713/events/2298501

Finally, check out Skydive Pink's Facebook page for more pictures and updates as they are available. (https://www.facebook.com/SkydivePinkKlatovy)

Stay tuned for a Day 2 update tomorrow!

Photo Credits: Wolfgang Lienbacher www.lienbacher.com




By Carrie Transue on 2013-08-16 | Last Modified on 2013-08-17

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