Prizes 2006

Prizes Awarded at the 34th Icicle Meet, 7th & 8th January 2006

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 and flying glovesBottle of Champagne 1st Martin Axtel, G-MAXR, Remax, from Todmorden in Lancashire.Martin also flew a bottle special shape (Satzenbrau), which was the 3rd oldest balloon to fly at the meet.Runner up Barbara Reid, G-BRMT, travelled from Parzay Le Sec near Poitiers in France, picked up balloon in UK, taking balloon back to France.
The Hilton Hotels Prize Main Flying Task – Grid Reference adding up to 34, minimum distance 4 km, tie-break on the most Northerly landing. The Newbury Building Society Shield (Keep for 1 year). Plus a Weekend Break for 2 people in the Swindon Hilton Hotel 1st Ross Powell, G-BHHB Pax, landed at Wilcot, just past Pewsey2nd Richard Parry, G-CHEL, also just past Pewsey, 0.2 km further South3rd Vic Trimble, also past Pewsey, 2km further South.
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: a flying bag. Niall Rowan, G-PUFF, Puffin, November 1978. Niall also did his checkout a.m., and his solo p.m.
Aim High Trophy Smartest balloon, including tethered only. Trophy (Keep for 1 year)Plus: Bottle of Champagne 1st Paul Wentworth, G-BTRR; 2nd Julia Wilkinson G-BUZK
Chequers Trophy Longest Flight from Icicle. Trophy (Keep for 1 year)Plus: Flying bag and sweatshirt. 1st Vic Trimble, G-OMMM, Wedhampton, 19.6 km2nd Richard Parry, G-CHEL, near Pewsey, 12.4 km3rd Ross Powell, G-BHHB, near Pewsey, 11.7 km
Norman Betts Award Newest Pilot at Icicle Norman Betts Shield (Keep for 1 year)Plus: Fleece coat Rob Clements, G-BRTV Solitaire.
Marsh Benham Trophy For Services to ballooning in the Newbury area. Silver RosebowlPlus: Bottle of Champagne Clare Battersby, seamstress for Zebedee, always happy to do balloon repairs needed urgently
Other Minor Prizes a. For allowing us to use Warren Farm once again as the venue for the meet.b. For the smartest radio controlled model balloon at the meet Bottle of Single MaltBottle of wine for the Teddy Bear’s tea party James LiddiardMonty the Teddy Bear, flying his Liliput Model A balloon, looked after by David and Ann Thomas.