|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||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||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||JAX||ASK 21||Alan Rands||M||0||0||0||0||85|
|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||52||Janus C||Nick Peatfield||M||0||0||0||0||100|
|1||108||ASH 25||Alan Kangram||W||0||0||0||0||117|
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.
|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
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.
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.
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.
|Day Results Friday 26th August, Day 4|
|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|
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.
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.
Friday 26th August 15.15
Leading gliders are heading towards the furthest turnpoint at Grantham, several above 4500 feet.
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....
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|
|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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday 24th August 09.15
Blue skies, early mist clearing, gridding before briefing at 10.00. Drax is still out there somewhere....
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
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.
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
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
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?
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????
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.
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....
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.
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.
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.