Competitors information Dear World Challenge competitors Thank you for entering this years Bodyflight World Challenge. The 2008 event is already much bigger than in previous years, with more teams more media interest and some very generous sponsors. Teams have entered from all over the world, and for the first time there will be a AA category in both disciplines. We are really looking forward to this years competition and I hope you are too. Inside this pack you will find a schedule for the Challenge (Please be aware that this is subject to change). There are also contact details for us here at Bodyflight, and a list of local hotels for those of you who are yet to arrange accommodation. Please do arrange your accommodation before you travel to Bedford, as the on site rooms are already fully booked. As always, if you have any questions about the event please do not hesitate to contact us here at the tunnel: firstname.lastname@example.org – 4-way rep email@example.com – FF rep Bodyflight would like to thank our sponsors, listed below, who are generously donating prizes and supporting this years competition. Thank you, and see you there! Prize Breakdown This years competition sees a massive prize pot of £20,000. 4-way FS Professional: 1st Place £5,000 2-way FF Professional: 1st Place £5,000 2ndPlace £3,000 2ndPlace £3,000 3rd Place £1,500 3rd Place £1,500 4th Place £500 4th Place £500 Thanks to this years sponsors we also have many prizes to give away either as prize draws or for special achievements throughout the competition. All prizes will be given at the judges discretion. These prizes include: 4 x FUEGO PRO helmets from Tonfly 2 x Boogieman suits 1 Hour of expert FS coaching from Flightschool UK 1 Hour of expert FS coaching from Inner Rhythm 2 x CYPRES servicing vouchers 2 x Parasport Gloves & Weight belts As well as a range of goodies and freebies from Go Fast, Outfacing and many more. This years 4-way judges are: FS Head Judge: Ruth Cooper Thierry Courtin: Years in sport: 16 Years in sport: 20 Number of Jumps: 320, most of which in first 6 years. Not many but I’ve been Number of jumps: 3000 fortunate enough to do night, water, balloon, inverted biplane, CRW, jet, high altitude, How long have you been a judge: 10years 100metre etc within those. Not bad! Why did you become a judge: when I stop competition to keep How long have you been a judge: Started judging in 2000. I got my national FS contact with my favourite sport rating in 2002, national accuracy rating in 2003 and my FAI FS rating in 2004 Skydiving CV: Why did you become a judge: I enjoy being actively involved in the sport. Although 95/96/97 second place French military championship (4way) I had a blast at the club comps I jumped in, my fitness (dodgy back) and finances 97 third place European cup( 16way) would be a real barrier to competing regularly. I got into judging by helping out at Participation French big formation(107 skydivers) 1 place French military championship (4way) club comps and one thing just led to another. There is always more to learn, and Fourth place European cup (16way) to learn, and there is a great feeling of teamwork within the judging family which is Since 1998 all French competitions as judge or event judge tremendous. 2006 judge world championship in Gera (Germany) Skydiving CV: 2007 judge world cup in Stupino (Russia) I’ve competed in Headcorn club comps – Speed 8, scrambles and Accuracy. The highlight of my jumping 2008 selected for the world championship in Meaubeuge (France) career was getting a silver team junior medal in the Headcorn LAC accuracy, and the bronze individual. I started out judging in club comps, then BPA ones. I got my FAI FS rating in Croatia, and have since judged at Gera and the Anton Milevsky meet. I’ve helped judge the nationals in both Denmark and Ireland, and have been on the World Challenge judging team since the competition was first set up. Karla Cole: Have a great competition everyone! Years in sport: 22 years Number of jumps: 1000+, not jumping anymore Frank Malabone How long have you been a judge: started 1988, had a break after 2 Years in sport: Started in the sport in the mid 70’s at the East Coast Parachute years, started again 1995, since then addicted to it Centre, Ipswich and have completed over 1000 jumps Why did you become a judge: skydiving was an important part of my Favoured discipline: I’ve always been old school so it has to be the Classic’s for Life, judging is just another important aspect of this sport and gives me me. a chance to give something back to the sport I have so enjoyed. How long have you been a judge: Started judging in 2003. I am now a BPA Skydiving CV: It all started with the Nationals in 1990 in Headcorn with the 4 way National Judge in FS, CF, Classic’s (Style and Acc) and CP. Also this year I female team with Jane Buckle and the new camera person at that time am a trainee judge for Artistic’s and Speed Skydiving. Wendy Smith, to be followed by a lot of fun competitions- my judging This year I am going for my International Judge’s rating. started 1988 at the RAPA Championships, Sue Dixon got me involved, it Why did you become a judge: I started judging after being advised by my best is her passion for judging that impressed me and got me hooked, got my friend Fran Shashkova-Jones and it seemed the next thing to do in the sport National rating for FS 1996 and my FAI rating for judging FS 2001. Skydiving CV: Did competitions throughout the 80’s mainly Classic’s but also some RW Since then I have been fortunate to be selected every year for an (that’s FS to you new kids) and CF. Also attended the World Cup (Classic’s) in ‘83 and international competition. ’85. This years 4-way judges are: Liz Warner Sue Dixon: Years in sport: Nearly 15 years Years in sport: since 1972 Number of jumps: 550 Number of jumps: 550 How long have you been a judge: 6 years How long have you been a judge: Since 1984 Why did you become a judge: Why did you become a judge: To give something back to my sport I became a judge as I wanted to know more about the rules. Was relying on Skydiving CV: information form more experienced jumpers for information rather than knowing 1989 : Indonesia International Skydiving Championships; Event Judge, Relative Work World Championships, Relative Work. Empuriabrava, Spain exactly what the judges were looking for. 1992 ; World Cup, Formation Skydiving, Gap, France. – Start of Air to Air Judging. Skydiving CV: 1995 ; World Championships, Formation Skydiving, Gap, France. Live Air to Ground 2001 – Competed in NSL 4-Way in Eloy A Category – Bronze Medal Judging 2002 – 8-way Nationals, 4-Way Grand Prix (GP) 1997 ; World Championships, World Air Games, Ephesus, Turkey – also 16-way 2003 – 4-way and 8-way Nationals, 8-way Speed Nationals. 1998 ; European Cup, 16-Way, La Ferté Gaucher, France – Chief Judge 2004 – 8-way GP x2, RAPA (FS & CP), 4-way and 8-way Nationals, Armies (FS), 4-way : World Cup 4 & 8 Way Formation Skydiving, Evora, Portugal GP, Cyprus Championships (FS & Acc). World Cup/European Championships 16-way FS, Empuriabrava Spain 1999 : World Championships, FS, Corowa, Australia 2004 – Competed in RAPA 4-Way Rookie Category – 6 out of 10 Teams 2001 : World Air Games, Granada, Spain 2005 – 4-way GP x2, RAPA (FS & CP), 4-way and 8-way Nationals, Armies (FS). 2002 : World Cup, FS, Empuriabrava, Spain 2006 – 4-way GP x2, 8-way GP, RAPA (FS, CP, Acc), Armies (FS & Acc) 4-way and 8- 2003 : World Championships, FS – Mondial, Gap, France way Nationals, ESL Finals. 2004 : World Parachuting Championships, FS, Rijeka, Croatia 2007- World Challenge (4-way Tunnel Comp), 4-way GP x2, RAPA (FS, CP, Acc), 8-way 2005 ; World Cup, FS, Eloy, Arizona, USA GP, Armies (FS & Acc), 4-way and 8-way Nationals, VRW demo comp. 2006 : World Championships, FS, Gera, Germany 2007 : European VRW 1st competition, Chalon, France Penny Wiggins BPA British Nationals FS 8-Way, Hibaldstow, Aug 2004 Years in sport: 7 BPA Grand prix FS 4-Way, Langar, June 2005 Number of jumps: 75 BPA British Nationals FS 4-Way, Hibaldstow, July/Aug 2005 How long have you been a judge: 5 years BPA British Nationals FS 8-Way, Hibaldstow, Aug 2005 Why did you become a judge: I was introduced to judging by a friend and found it a Speed 7 club competition, Headcorn, June 2006 great way to be able to put something back into skydiving and support the sport. BPA Grand prix FS 4-Way, Langar, June 2006 BPA Grand prix FS 4-Way, Sibson, July 2006 Skydiving CV: BPA British Nationals FS 4-Way, Hibaldstow, Aug 2006 BPA Southern Regionals Grand prix FS 4-Way, Headcorn, May 2003 BPA British Nationals FS 8-Way, Hibaldstow, Aug 2006 Speed 7 club competition, Headcorn, June 2003 BPA 8 Way Speed Nationals, Sibson, Sept 2006 BPA British Nationals FS 4-Way, Hibaldstow, July 2003 BPA Grand prix FS 4-Way, Langar, June 2007 BPA British Nationals FS 8-Way, Hibaldstow, Aug 2003 BPA British Nationals FS 4-Way, Hibaldstow, Aug 2007 BPA Southern Regionals Grand prix FS 4-Way, Headcorn, May 2004 BPA British Nationals FS 8-Way, Hibaldstow, Aug 2007 Speed 7 club competition, Headcorn, June 2004 ESL Finals FS 4-Way, Spa, Belgium, Sep 2007 BPA Grand prix FS 8-Way, Black Knights, July 2004 This years Free Fly judges are: George Pilkington Head Judge Jo Horn: Money Meet Skydive AZ 5th Intermediate 1. Austrian FF-Record Years in sport: 24 (OMG!) Years in sport: 18 (6 years pause) 1. Austrian FF-Record Women Number of jumps: 3500 (Give or take a 100 or so…) Number of jumps: 2300 Judge 2. WC Canopy Piloting Lake Wales Favoured discipline: Free Flying! (..I’m not very good but, I How long have you been a judge: 5 years Chief Judge Austrian Naionals Artistic have been worse!) Judge 3. WC Canopy Piloting, Skyday Why did you become a judge: after an How long have you been a judge: This will be my 3rd year Stubenberg/See accident I had to pause and a friend told me to EJ 3. WC Canopy Piloting Stubenberg/See judging Free Fly Tunnel. It’s a totally wicked event. The become a judge Judge 1. Meisterschaft CP Stubenberg/See flying is breathtaking and I feel very privileged to watch and Skydiving CV: Event Judge WC Eloy (Artistic-Freestyle) judge it. Long may it continue please! 2000: Austrian Female RW Record Judge WC Eloy (Artistic) 2006: Money Meet, Skydive AZ, 8th, Open Why did you become a judge: 2001: Austrian Naionals FF 5th 2003: Austrian Naionals FF 5th Austrian Naionals FF 4th Rich T the DJ was initially asked but he thought I would Judge OÖ Meisterschaft Judge WC Gera Artistic make a better job of judging the 1st tunnel meet than him. Judge Ass. WM Gap/France Chief Judge Austrian Naionals Artistic He told Paul and I got the job. : ) It’s not what you know… 2004: Austrian Naionals FF 4th Judge CP First WM Vienna 2007: Judge Canopy Piloting Klatovy Skydiving CV: Wald4tel FF 2nd Judge WC Brasilien (Artistic) Silver medal Freestyle Male (Austrian nationals) Judging – 3 Tunnel meets. They don’t let me judge anything else… Judge Austrian Naionals Artistic 5th place Freefly (Austrian nationals) Competition – Numerous meets in 4, 8, 16, 20, 40 way, Most of 2005: WVWR Skydive Chicago Judge Artistic Stupino, Russia which I don’t remember but here are the ones I do :- 2008: WVWR Eloy First competition - Accuracy at Sibson in 1985. I landed in the pit Wald4tel FF 1st once in 4 rounds. First medal - 16way bronze at Sibson in 1988. Yoko Okazaki: Langar International 40 way 1992 Gold Years in sport: 10 Al Hodgson: Gap World Cup 1992 8 way. French won, The Knights lost. We Number of jumps: about 7000 Years in sport: 8 came nowhere. Enjoyed the fireworks at the gig end party! Favoured discipline: Freestyle & Freefly Number of jumps: 3800 Intermediate 4way Gold Nationals 1992 How long have you been a judge: Pretty Favoured discipline: Free Fly Gold 8way MindGames Nationals 1993 new, have a background of gymnastic How long have you been a judge: 3 years Eloy World Meet in 8 way 1993 with MindGames, finished 9th. judging. Why did you become a judge: pleasure Great Britain written on my shirt… yea! Top Banana! Lurked onto a Skydiving CV: 100 way with the 99 best skydivers in the world and me. Awesome Why did you become a judge: Love to Nationals 04 intermediate freefly gold, 06 Speed 10 Christmas 1993 Spain – Beat the French (who had just perform more, but love to see the cool stuff beaten the Knights in 8 way!) and cool people as well. open freefly bronze, 07 intermediate freefly Symbiosis Suits 16way team, bulk UK and Euro gongs Skydiving CV: gold (camera) 07 freestyle open Another Planet – European Champs 16way x2 and other gongs 3 time Freestyle world champion (Team Silver (camera). Lots of club level hardware of all colours. AXIS21), as both a performer and a Judging world challenge 06/07. Skydive 150, 217, 296, 252 World Records (or biggest’s) cameraman Arizona freefly money meet 06/07 1998 left Another Planet and went Free Flying. 2007: World Challenge FF Judge Saturday 29th March 2008 Time Location Please note: All times are approximate and subject to change Duration 07:00 Cafe Café opens Leisure centre 07:00 reception Registration 1 hour 08:00 Hangar Welcome briefing 15 mins 08:15 Hangar 4-way FS team briefing 15 mins 08:30 Tunnel 4-way FS – 3 mins practice time & speed setting per FS team (Rotating. Please check manifest) 2 hours 09:00 Hangar 2-way Free Fly team briefing 30 mins Tunnel Free Fly – 3 mins practice time & speed setting per FF team (Rotating. Please check manifest) 1 hour 10:30 10:30 Hangar FS Draw announced 11:30 Tunnel 4-way FS Round 1 40 mins 11:30 Hangar FF Draw announced 12:10 Tunnel Free Fly Round 1 (Free round) 40 mins Saturday 29TH March 2008 Time Location Please note: All times are approximate and subject to change Duration 12:50 Tunnel 4-way FS Round 2 40 mins 13:30 Tunnel Free Fly Round 2 (Compulsory round) 40 mins 14:10 Tunnel 4-way FS Round 3 40 mins 14:50 Tunnel Free Fly Round 3 (Free round) 40 mins 15:30 Tunnel 4-way FS Round 4 40 mins 16:10 Tunnel Free Fly Round 4 (Compulsory round) 40 mins 16:50 Tunnel 4-way FS Round 5 40 mins 17:30 Tunnel Free Fly Round 5 (Free round) 40 mins 18:10 Tunnel Media display session 20 mins 18:30 Hangar De-brief for competitors and judges 15 mins Leisure centre 19:00 reception Bar opens 22:00 Cafe Café closes Leisure centre 23:00 reception Last orders at the bar Sunday 30th March 2008 Time Location Please note: All times are approximate and subject to change Duration 07:00 Cafe Café opens 09:00 Tunnel 4-way FS Round 6 40 mins 09:40 Tunnel Free Fly Round 6 (Free round) 40 mins 10:20 Tunnel 4-way FS Round 7 40 mins 11:00 Tunnel Free fly Round 7 (Music round) 40 mins 12:00 Tunnel 4-way FS Round 8 40 mins 12:40 Tunnel Free Fly Round 8 (Compulsory round) 40 mins 13:20 Tunnel 4-way FS Round 9 (Semi final.) – Top 20 teams from AAA, 10 teams from AA. Will be judged first. 40 mins 14:00 Tunnel Free Fly Round 9 (Music round) 40 mins 14:40 Tunnel 4-way FS Round 10 (Final.) – Top 10 teams from AAA, 5 teams from AA. Will be judged first. 40 mins 15:20 Competition ends – await scores Sunday 30th March 2008 Time Location Please note: All times are approximate and subject to change Duration 15:20 Tunnel Media display/ Invite session 30 mins 16:30 Hangar Scores announced 16:45 Hangar Prize Giving and judges awards announced Leisure centre 17:45 reception Bar open (Approximate time) 18:00 Screening room Footage from day/ videos 19:00 Cafe Café closes 20:00 Hangar Fireworks & Disco (Approximate start time) 01:30 Leisure centre Last orders at Bar reception Competition ends Professional sports massage available on site. Gemma Fesemeyer Fiona Birnie LSSM Dip GOsC registered Osteopath Both Fiona and Gemma will be based in the briefing room on the 3 rd floor throughout the competition. Sports & Remedial Massage Practitioner I have been skydiving for 17 years and treating skydivers Member Sports Massage Association for over 11 years. Member Institute Sports & Remedial Massage 07967 041226 firstname.lastname@example.org +44 (0)7810 542961 email@example.com I can treat/help: Specialising in Pre-, Inter and Post Event Sports Neck/back pain Flexibility Massage Training injuries Overuse strains Muscular aches, pains and fatigue Use of Massage and Techniques for improving performance, A lot of recurrent back or neck pains are due to inflammation or managing injury and reducing muscle fatigue restriction of the spinal facet joints, unless these are released the pain will keep returning. As an experienced osteopath treating this Sponsored Teams: type of problem is one of my main skills. Hopefully you won't need to come and see me, but if you do be 2007-2008 Bodyflight Storm Team assured you'll be in the best of hands! Elan 4-Way I worked with numerous world class teams at last years World 2005-2006 Team Airkix GB Challenge. I will be available from Friday afternoon until the end of Delegation to WPC the competition. Local accommodation The Bedford Swan Hotel – Bodyflight customer discount Please quote ‘B021BS’ The Embankment, Bedford Tel: +44 (0)1234 346 565 www.bedfordswanhotel.co.uk Top End Village stores Caravan Site The Shakespeare Hotel – Bodyflight customer discount! Top End Farm, Little Staughton 27 Shakespeare road, Bedford Tel: +44 (0) 1234 376 426 Tel: +44 (0)1234 213 147 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.shakespearehotel.com The Sharnbrook Hotel – Bodyflight customer discount! Remember to arrange Park Lane (off A6), Sharnbrook Tel: 01234-783142 accommodation before you E-Mail: email@example.com arrive in Bedford. www.thesharnbrookhotel.com The accommodation at Bodyflight is already fully booked. Site layout Ground floor Please Note: There are toilets on each floor of the stairwell leading to the tunnel.
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