Prizes 2005

Prizes Awarded at the 33rd Icicle Meet, 8th & 9th January 2005

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

Runner up: Thunder Flying bag

1st Terrance Chamberlain, G-LIMP, Limp, from Thornton in Yorkshire.

Runner up. Avi Sörn and team from Slovenia, with G-HOTI (borrowed from Chris Davis)

The Hilton Hotels Prize Main Flying Task – Grid Reference adding up to 33, tie-break on the most Southerly landing. The Newbury Building Society Shield (Keep for 1 year). Not awarded. There was only one flight from the meet (see below) and the Grid Reference of the landing spot did not add up to 33.
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: Ballooning Sweatshirt. G-BJSW Sandicliffe, Nov 1981, Trevor Read
Aim High Trophy Smartest balloon, including tethered only. Trophy (Keep for 1 year)

Plus: Bottle of wine

G-OBUY Virgin, Trevor Read
Chequers Trophy Longest Flight from Icicle. Trophy (Keep for 1 year)

Plus: Weekend Break for 2 people in a Hilton Hotel

Trevor Read, G-BJSW Sandicliffe, Sunday, Rudge Berkshire, 4.55 km
Norman Betts Award Newest Pilot at Icicle Norman Betts Shield (Keep for 1 year)

Plus: Flying Gloves

Martin Turner, G-WBEV Beverley, September 04.
Marsh Benham Trophy For Services to ballooning in the Newbury area. Silver Rosebowl

Plus: Bottle of Champagne

Stephen Plume for his work on our computer system for Icicle Registrations and flights recording and analysis.
Other Minor Prizes a. For allowing us to use Warren Farm once again as the venue for the meet. Bottle of Single Malt James Liddiard