Northwest Control-Line Competition standings


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After-Thanksgiving contest settles Racing points chases

The traditional late-November Racing contest in Portland, this year dubbed A Day at the Races, produced final standings in Northwest Sport Race, Super Sport Race and Clown Race. The Nov. 27 contest also confirmed Mike Hazel as the Overall Racing leader.

With many control-line contests canceled because of the pandemic, fewer points were scored in all categories, but there still was some close competition. The Racing meet was the last event on the 2021 schedule, unless an unexpected event surfaces. As a result, the standings below are expected to be final for 2021.

For details of how the Pacific Northwest control-line competition standings are compiled, see details at the bottom of the page.

See Where the Action Is for details of all upcoming Northwest contests.


A new way of calculating Stunt points

Since the beginning of the tracking of Northwest standings, Expert Precision Aerobatics fliers' points have been compiled using a 1.5 K-factor. This factor existed to recognize the extra level of difficulty in placing in the Expert skill class. In recent years, questions have been raised about the accuracy of this system, so some testing was done in the 2019 season with a different method of compiling Stunt points that appears to be more representative of actual performance. Analysis indicated that the two systems resulted in similar relative points totals, but the new system eliminates any fairness questions.

As a result, the changes to the Stunt points compilation, effective for 2021, are as follows:

The K-factor for Expert Precision Aerobatics is eliminated.

Precision Aerobatics points will be compiled using the following system:
Expert: First place is worth the total number of Precision Aerobatics contestants in all skill classes; second place is the contestant total minus 1, third is the total minus 2, and fourth is the contestant total minus 3.
Advanced: First place is worth the total number of PA contestants in Advanced, Intermediate and Beginner; second minus 1, third minus 2, fourth minus 3.
Intermediate: First place is worth the total number of PA contestants in Intermediate and Beginner; second minus 1, third minus 2, fourth minus 3.
Beginner: First place is worth the total number of Beginner contestants; second minus 1, third minus 2, fourth minus 3.

This same system will be used in Profile Stunt when it is divided into Sportsman and Expert classes.

For comparison purposes, in the standings below, the points in parenthesis indicate what the total would be under the old K-factor system.


2021 Individual Event Standings

Contests counted: July 17-18, Auburn, Wash.; Aug. 13-15, Snohomish, Wash.; Oct. 1-3, Salem, Ore.; Nov. 27, Portland, Ore.


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PRECISION AEROBATICS -- Updated Oct. 11, 2021
1 Howard Rush Olympia, Wash. (19.5) * 22
2 Bob Welch Federal Way, Wash. (9) 13
3 Fred Underwood West Linn, Ore. (9) 12
4 Mike Haverly Auburn, Wash. (6) 7
5 Randy Powell Port Orchard, Wash. (4.5) 6
6 Mark Schluter Umpqua, Ore. (2) 5
7 John Thompson Eugene, Ore. (1) 4
8 Jim McCartney Bonney Lake, Wash. (3) 3
  Jim Schneider Olympia, Wash. (1)

3

10

Rod Claus

Kent, Wash. (1)

2
* Points in parenthesis
indicate score under
previous K-factor system.
   

CLASSIC STUNT -- Updated Oct. 11, 2021
1 Mike Haverly Auburn, Wash. 6
2 John Thompson Eugene, Ore. 4
3 Bob Welch Federal Way, Wash. 3
4 Mark Schluter Umpqua, Ore. 2
5 Jim Schneider Olympia, Wash. 1
       
       
       
       

OLD-TIME STUNT -- Updated Oct. 11, 2021
1 Bob Welch Federal Way, Wash. 4
2 Mike Haverly Auburn, Wash. 3
3 John Thompson Eugene, Ore. 2
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

PROFILE STUNT -- Updated Oct. 11, 2021
1 Fred Underwood West Linn, Ore. 11
2 Bob Welch Federal Way, Wash. 8
3 Jerry Eichten Newberg, Ore. 6
4 Bruce Hunt Lake Stevens, Wash. 4
  Mike Haverly Auburn, Wash. 4
6 Rod Claus Kent, Wash. 4
7 Mark Schluter Umpqua, Ore. 2
8 Jim Schneider Olympia, Wash. 1
       
       

 

OVERALL STUNT -- Updated Oct. 11, 2021
1 Bob Welch Federal Way, Wash. 26
2 Fred Underwood West Linn, Ore. 23
3 Howard Rush Olympia, Wash. 22
4 Mike Haverly Auburn, Wash. 20
5 John Thompson Eugene, Ore. 10
6 Mark Schluter Umpqua, Ore. 9
7 Randy Powell Port Orchard, Wash. 6
  Jerry Eichten Newberg, Ore. 6
9 Rod Claus Kent, Wash. 5
  Jim Schneider Olympia, Wash. 5

DON McCLAVE VINTAGE STUNT TROPHY -- Updated Oct. 11, 2021
Note: No trophy awarded in 2021 because of the small number of contests.

1 Mike Haverly Auburn, Wash. 9
2 Bob Welch Federal Way, Wash. 7
3 John Thompson Eugene, Ore. 6
4 Mark Schluter Umpqua, Ore. 2
5 Jim Schneider Olympia, Wash 1
       
       
       
       
       

AMA FAST COMBAT -- Updated Aug. 23, 2021
  No Northwest placers    
       
       
       
       

80MPH COMBAT -- Updated Oct. 11, 2021
1 Robert Smith Roy, Wash. 5
2 Jim Schneider Olympia, Wash. 4
3 Buzz Wilson Belfair, Wash. 3
4 Russ Hester Florence, Ore. 2
       
       
       
       

 

15 FAST COMBAT -- No contests yet
     
       
       
       
       
       

1/2-A COMBAT -- Updated Oct. 11, 2021
1 Robert Smith Roy, Wash. 22
2 Buzz Wilson Belfair, Wash. 4
3 Gene Pape Eugene, Ore. 3
4 Russ Hester Florence, Ore. 1
  Mike Hazel Mehama, Ore. 1
       
       
       
       
       

OVERALL COMBAT -- Updated Oct. 11, 2021

1 Robert Smith Roy, Wash. 27
2 Buzz Wilson Belfair, Wash. 7
3 Jim Schneider Olympia, Wash. 4
4 Russ Hester Florence, Ore. 3
  Gene Pape Eugene, Ore. 3
6 Mike Hazel Mehama, Ore. 1
       
       
       
       

 


CLASS I NAVY CARRIER -- Updated Oct. 11, 2021
1 Jim Schneider Olympia, Wash. 1

 

CLASS II NAVY CARRIER -- Updated Oct. 11, 2021
1 Jim Schneider Olympia, Wash. 2

 

PROFILE NAVY CARRIER -- Updated Oct. 11, 2021
1 Jim Schneider Olympia, Wash. 5
2 Mike Hazel Mehama, Ore. 4
3 Mike Potter Auburn, Wash. 3
4 Mark Schluter Umpqua, Ore. 2

SPORT 40 NAVY CARRIER -- Updated Oct. 11, 2021
1 Mike Potter Auburn, Wash. 9
2 Jim McCartney Bonney Lake, Wash. 8
3 Mike Hazel Mehama, Ore. 7
4 Kris Millard Puyallup, Wash. 4
       

.15 NAVY CARRIER -- No contests yet
1      
       

 

NOSTALGIA NAVY CARRIER (Combined) -- No contests yet
1      

 

OVERALL NAVY CARRIER -- Updated Oct. 11, 2021
1 Mike Potter Auburn, Wash. 12
2 Mike Hazel Mehama, Ore. 11
3 Jim McCartney Bonney Lake, Wash. 8
  Jim Schneider Olympia, Wash. 8
5 Kris Millard Puyallup, Wash. 4
6 Mark Schluter Umpqua, Ore. 2
       


NORTHWEST SPORT RACE -- Updated Nov. 30, 2021
1 Mike Hazel Mehama, Ore. 8
2 John Thompson Eugene, Ore. 4
3 Mark Schluter Umpqua, Ore. 3
  Gary Harris Banks, Ore. 3
5 Leighton Mangels North Plains, Ore. 2
       
       
       
       

 

FLYING CLOWN RACE (Combined) -- Updated Nov. 30, 2021
1 Leighton Mangels North Plains, Ore. 2
2 Mike Hazel Mehama, Ore. 1
       
 
       
       
       

NORTHWEST SUPER SPORT RACE -- Updated Nov. 30, 2021
1 Mike Hazel Mehama, Ore. 7
2 Mark Schluter Umpqua, Ore. 3
3 Gene Pape Eugene, Ore. 2
  Pat Chewning Beaverton, Ore. 2
  Leighton Mangels North Plains, Ore. 2

CLASS I MOUSE RACE -- No contests yet
     

OVERALL RACING -- Updated Nov. 30, 2021
1 Mike Hazel Mehama, Ore. 16
2 Mark Schluter Umpqua, Ore. 6
Leighton Mangels North Plains, Ore. 6
4 John Thompson Eugene, Ore. 4
5 Gary Harris Banks, Ore. 3
6 Gene Pape Eugene, Ore. 2
  Pat Chewning Beaverton, Ore. 2
       
       
       


SPEED (all classes combined) -- No contests yet
 
     
       
       
       
       
       
       
       


SCALE (all classes combined) -- No contests yet
     
       
       

The Northwest standings system

Flying Lines keeps track of standings in all AMA rulebook and Northwest official events, in all Northwest sanctioned contests.

Your FL editors do their best to keep up with the results, but contest directors can help keep the standings up to date by making sure to send the results to FL immediately after the contest. If you spot errors, please let us know.

Results must include the placing in each event through fourth place and the report also must list the number of contestants in the event, in order for the point standings to be counted accurately.

Also, please include in your report the hometown of the contestants. Only Northwest residents are counted in the standings (AMA Dist. XI and British Columbia). The score of each contestant also should be listed for general reporting purposes and for checking against the Northwest records.

If you flew in a contest that doesn't appear to be counted, contact the contest director or Flying Lines.

How the points are compiled:

Who is eligible to score points: Any resident of AMA District XI or British Columbia. AMA Dist. XI includes Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.
What events are counted: Official AMA rulebook events, official Northwest rules events (see Northwest Rules for a list) and official special interest group events such as PAMPA's Classic Stunt and Old-Time Stunt or NASS Sport Jet Speed.
What contests count in the standings: All contests taking place within Dist. XI or British Columbia, sanctioned by the Academy of Model Aeronautics or MAAC.
How the points are awarded: Points are awarded to the top four placers in any event. First place is worth the number of entries in the event; second place is number of entries minus 1; third place is number of entries minus 2; fourth place is number of entries minus 3. Example: If there are 12 entries, first place gets 12 points, second place 11, third place 10, fourth place 9.
Overall standings:
In events with multiple classes, an overall points tally also is kept. In Speed and Scale, all classes are combined.
Special notes: Precision Aerobatics expert fliers' scores are based on the total number of contestants across the four skill classes. When an individual is allowed more than one entry in a single event, only the highest-placing score shall be counted. Events run by nonstandard rules, including record-ratio events, will be counted only in the overall standings for the category.

Send contest results, corrections and other correspondence regarding Northwest Competition Standings to Standings Coordinator John Thompson. For a printed copy of complete current standings for any event, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope, to Flying Lines, 2456 Quince St., Eugene, OR 97404. For a PDF copy of the complete current standings for any event, e-mail the standings coordinator. To see rules of all Northwest regional events, go to the Flying Lines Northwest Rules section. For Academy of Model Aeronautics national event rules, go to the AMA web site.

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