2008 Hatcher Trophy Standings

The Soaring Society of America's most prestigious competition award

Sailplane Racing's Top Gun

last updated on Wednesday, December 02, 2009

The Hatcher Trophy was created in memory of Ron Hatcher a well known contest pilot.   At the end of each racing season, the scores of national champions from the four FAI Classes and the World Class nationals are compared to determine which achieved the highest percentage of the maximum cumulative score possible for the competition. The full description of the trophy is available. The results for 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, and 2001 are available.


Open Class          Butler                99.157 %
15 Meter Class      Seaborn               96.510 %
18 Meter Class      Elliott               95.417 %
World Class         Snead                 94.785 %
Standard Class      Smith                 91.961 %


Open Class Nationals, Uvalde, TX

       Day      Daily Winner                 Contest Winner         Score

 1 (Aug 05, 08) Butler                : 1000 Butler                : 1000
 2 (Aug 07, 08) Butler and Woods      : 1000 Butler                : 1000
 3 (Aug 08, 08) Nadler                : 1000 Butler                :  974
 4 (Aug 09, 08) Tabery                : 1000 Butler                :  991
 5 (Aug 10, 08) Tabery                : 1000 Butler                :  986
 6 (Aug 13, 08) Welles, G. Tim        : 1000 Butler                :  999
 7 (Aug 14, 08) Tabery                : 1000 Butler                :  991


    Totals    : Daily Winner          : 7000 Contest Winner        : 6941

Butler's total score as a percentage of total daily maximum scores is 99.157 %


15 Meter Class Nationals, Uvalde, TX

       Day      Daily Winner                 Contest Winner         Score

 1 (Aug 05, 08) Walker                : 1000 Seaborn               :  949
 2 (Aug 07, 08) Seaborn               : 1000 Seaborn               : 1000
 3 (Aug 08, 08) Mozer, Eric           : 1000 Seaborn               :  961
 4 (Aug 09, 08) Seaborn               : 1000 Seaborn               : 1000
 5 (Aug 10, 08) Cundiff               :  991 Seaborn               :  914
 6 (Aug 13, 08) Indrebo, Rick         : 1000 Seaborn               :  940
 7 (Aug 14, 08) Kelley                : 1000 Seaborn               :  983


    Totals    : Daily Winner          : 6991 Contest Winner        : 6747

Seaborn's total score as a percentage of total daily maximum scores is 96.510 %


18 Meter Class Nationals, Reedsville, PA

       Day      Daily Winner                 Contest Winner         Score

 1 (May 13, 08) Tyler                 :  890 Elliott               :  884
 2 (May 15, 08) Jacobs, Doug          :  978 Elliott               :  896
 3 (May 18, 08) Elliott               :  426 Elliott               :  426
 4 (May 19, 08) Welles, G. Tim        :  537 Elliott               :  535
 5 (May 22, 08) Weissenbuehler        :  769 Elliott               :  694


    Totals    : Daily Winner          : 3600 Contest Winner        : 3435

Elliott's total score as a percentage of total daily maximum scores is 95.417 %


World Class Nationals, Midlothian, TX

       Day      Daily Winner                 Contest Winner         Score

 1 (Jul 22, 08) Westbrook             : 1000 Snead                 :  943
 2 (Jul 24, 08) Snead                 :  957 Snead                 :  957
 3 (Jul 25, 08) Mockler, Dick         : 1000 Snead                 :  975
 4 (Jul 26, 08) Snead                 :  886 Snead                 :  886
 5 (Jul 27, 08) Mcknight              :  814 Snead                 :  813
 6 (Jul 28, 08) Mockler, Dick         :  873 Snead                 :  861
 7 (Jul 29, 08) Mockler, Dick         :  850 Snead                 :  778
 8 (Jul 30, 08) Mockler, Dick         :  363 Snead                 :  155
 9 (Jul 31, 08) Tuckey                :  946 Snead                 :  920


    Totals    : Daily Winner          : 7689 Contest Winner        : 7288

Snead's total score as a percentage of total daily maximum scores is 94.785 %


Standard Class Nationals, Cordele, GA

       Day      Daily Winner                 Contest Winner         Score

 1 (May 13, 08) Garner                :  761 Smith                 :  728
 2 (May 14, 08) Epp                   :  987 Smith                 :  981
 3 (May 17, 08) Bearden               :  564 Smith                 :  529
 4 (May 18, 08) Litt                  :  400 Smith                 :  322
 5 (May 19, 08) Huss                  : 1000 Smith                 :  878
 6 (May 21, 08) Hall                  :  480 Smith                 :  417


    Totals    : Daily Winner          : 4192 Contest Winner        : 3855

Smith's total score as a percentage of total daily maximum scores is 91.961 %


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