Prizes 2014

Prizes Awarded at the 42nd Icicle Meet 4/5th Jan 2014

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 Bucks Fizz 1. Ann Rich, Hadfield, Derbyshire G-BVHK, Intel2. Gary Davies, Peterborough, G-FUND

3. Peter Ollivere Eastbourne, G-BZBJ

The Elcot Park Hotel Prize Main Flying Task. 6-figure Grid Reference adding up to 42, minimum distance 4 km, tie-break on the most southerly landing. The Newbury Building Society Shield (Keep for 1 year). Plus a meal for 2 people in the Elcot Park Hotel No 42s this year. Closest was 40, from Ben Close in G-PUSS, landing at Ogbourne St Andrew
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 T-shirt & Marlborough wine G-FUND Gary Davies, 1982
Pete Hornfeck Trophy Smartest balloon, including tethered only. Trophy (Keep for 1 year)Plus a Bottle of Marlborough wine & a pair of gloves G-BHTG, Martin Turner
Vic Trimble Trophy Longest Flight from Icicle. Trophy (Keep for 1 year)Plus a Bottle of Marlborough wine & a fleece. Richard Parry with co-pilot Richard Penny. Landed at Littleworth near Faringdon, 18 miles in 50 minutes. 55 kph observed on the GPS.
Norman Betts Award Newest Pilot at Icicle Norman Betts Shield (Keep for 1 year).Plus T-shirt 1. Ben Close 1/8/2013 G-PUSS2. Alex Farrant 20/6/2013
Other Minor Prizes Bravest Flight Bottle of Marlborough wine Tom Hilditch in his L25A Hopper, G-CBZJ. For flying in a hopper in such winds, landing near Swindon Hospital and turning down a ride in an Air Ambulance.
Marsh Benham Trophy For Services to ballooning in the Newbury area. Silver Rosebowl, plus bottle of Marlborough wine To Pete Bish, for all his work in making the arrangements for the new Icicle flying site at Marlborough Common.