Prizes 2004

Prizes Awarded at the 32nd Icicle Meet, 3rd & 4th January 2004

Name of Prize Awarded For Description of Prize Awarded to
Veuve Cliquot Cup Travelled furthest with balloon specially to be at Icicle Meet. Cup (Keep for 1 year)

Plus: Bottle of Champagne

1st Graeme Church, G-BZKW, from Blackburn, Lancs

2nd Dan Wilson, G-BYOK V90, from Norwich

The Hilton Hotels Prize Main Flying Task – Grid Reference adding up to 32, minimum distance 2 miles, tie-break on the most Northerly landing. The Newbury Building Society Shield (Keep for 1 year). Plus a Weekend Break for 2 people in a Hilton Hotel 1st Richard Parry, in G-CHEL, for the third year running. Landed near Banbury

2nd Vic Trimble, in G-OMMM

3rd Alan Lusty, in G-ITOI

7 others also achieved 32

Gemini Trophy Oldest balloon to fly out of the Field. Wooden Balloon Trophy (Keep for 1 year). Plus small hand carved wooden balloon to keep. Plus: Bottle of champagne 1st G-AZKK Gemini, 1972, Peter Smart

2nd G-BBDJ Jack Tar, 1973, Dave Such

3rd G-BFFT Red Leader, 1977, Ian Kerr

4th G-BHDV Dormouse, late 70’s

5th G-SMIG San Miguel, 1983, Richard Parry

Aim High Trophy Smartest balloon, including tethered only. Trophy (Keep for 1 year)

Plus: Bottle of Champagne

1st G-BZPK, Nigel Hicks

2nd G-EVET, Ken Foster

3rd G-CCFJ, BSB’s new Concept 90, awarded bottle of wine, on its first flight

Chequers Trophy Longest Flight from Icicle. Trophy (Keep for 1 year)

Plus: Bottle of Champagne to Peter Skinner, 2nd place overall, longest on Sunday

1st Richard Parry, G-CHEL, (Saturday) near Banbury, 71.6km

2nd Peter Skinner, G-BUHM, (Sunday) near Fareham, 56.4km

Derek Maltby, G-CBHW, (Saturday) 35.1km

Norman Betts Award Newest Pilot at Icicle Norman Betts Shield (Keep for 1 year)

Plus: Ballooning shirt plus Licence Holder plus Bottle of champagne

Wendy Steele, G-BVUK Dragonfly,

6th November 2003

Marsh Benham Trophy For Services to ballooning in the Newbury area. Silver Rosebowl

Plus: Bottle of champagne

Awarded to Roger Kunert, long term contributor to Icicle Meet, marks up the map display, provides PA system, helps with tasks and “fixing” the prizes, etc
Other Minor Prizes For allowing us to use Warren Farm once again as the venue for the meet. Bottle of Single Malt James Liddiard