Prizes 2009

Prizes Awarded at the 37th Icicle Meet, 3rd & 4th January 2009

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 & sweatshirt
Kevin Graham with G-BWAJ, from Durham.
The Elcot Park Hotel Prize Main Flying Task – Grid Reference adding up to 37, 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 Dave Baker with G-GBBT, who landed at the Cadbury’s Chocolate Factory at Keynsham near Bristol, 60km. This was not actually the most westerly landing adding to 37, but we couldn’t award both the distance prize and this one to the same pilot, so Committee’s discretion applied.
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 pair of flying gloves.
First Runner up: bottle of champagne
Peter James with G-BEXZ (1977) on Saturday.
Runners up: Peter Smart on Sunday with G-AXMD, Nimble, (1969);
and Tony Brown with G-BDSE Concorde (1976) on Sunday. Neither was able to fly out of the field because they don’t have C of A.
Pete Hornfeck Trophy Smartest balloon, including tethered only. Trophy (Keep for 1 year)
Plus a bottle of champagne and a basket tidy.
Julia Wilkinson with G-BUZK.
Runners up Caroline Gibson with
G-BZBI, and Dave Baker with
G-GBBT.
Vic Trimble Trophy Longest Flight from Icicle. Trophy (Keep for 1 year)
Plus: Cameron Fleece.
Richard Parry in G-CHEL landed at Sutton Hill, SW of Bath, 65.3 km.
Dave Baker in G-GBBT was second with 60 km.
Norman Betts Award Newest Pilot at Icicle Norman Betts Shield (Keep for 1 year).
Plus bottle of champagne and a Log Book
Alex Gould in G-READ, licence dated 8th Dec 2008
Marsh Benham Trophy For Services to ballooning in the Newbury area. Silver Rosebowl, plus a bottle of champagne. Clive Brash, new Chairman of 3-4-40 Region BBAC, for his excellent work in rejuvenating the Region through 2008.
Other Minor Prizes For allowing us to use Warren Farm once again as the venue for the meet. Bottle of Single Malt James Liddiard