Prizes 2008

Prizes Awarded at the 36th Icicle Meet, 5th & 6th January 2008

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
1 Bob Jones with G-TSWI, Newby Bridge
2 Caroline Jones, with G-CERL, Kirkham
The Elcot Park Hotel Prize Main Flying Task – Grid Reference adding up to 36, minimum distance 4 km, tie-break on the most Westerly landing. The Newbury Building Society Shield (Keep for 1 year). Plus a meal for 2 people in the Elcot Park Hotel 1 Lou Watts in G-CSFD, landed at Kintbury Crossroads.
2 Jackie Magnani in G-BWPP, landed at Weston.
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 watercolour painting of balloons. 1 Marie Orchard with G-BJGK, registered on 3/9/81
2 Ian Kerr with G-BOEK registered on 25/1/88
Pete Hornfeck Trophy Smartest balloon, including tethered only. Trophy (Keep for 1 year)
Plus a sweatshirt.
Peter Smart with G-CCPP, Fivepence.
Runners up G-BWKW, G-OFAA,
Vic Trimble Trophy Longest Flight from Icicle. Trophy (Keep for 1 year)
Plus: Lindstrand Fleece Jacket.
1 Tony Brown in G-SSTI Concorde, landed at Leavesden, near Watford, 92kms.
2 Robin Batchelor and Pu/t Tom Hilditch in G-BYNN Little Marlow, 67 kms
3 Richard Parry in G-CHEL, Arborfield 53km
Norman Betts Award Newest Pilot at Icicle Norman Betts Shield (Keep for 1 year)
Plus pilot Log Book and Basket Tidy bag
Mark Granger in G-BRSD, licence in July 2007.
Marsh Benham Trophy For Services to ballooning in the Newbury area. Silver Rosebowl Awarded to Jennie and Richard D’Alton, for their work in revamping the ballooning exhibit at the West Berkshire Museum in Newbury
Other Minor Prizes
  1. For allowing us to use Warren Farm once again as the venue for the meet.
  2. For all her work in organising the dinner
Bottle of Single Malt
Bottle of Champagne
James Liddiard
Celia Kunert