2015 Hatcher Trophy Standings

The Soaring Society of America's most prestigious competition award

Sailplane Racing's Top Gun

last updated on Tuesday, August 04, 2015

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 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, and 2001 are available.



Open Class Dick Butler 99.755 % 18 Meter Class Ken Sorenson 96.657 % Standard Class Phil Gaisford 96.580 % 15 Meter Class Fernando Silva 89.438 %


Open Class Nationals, Hobbs, NM

       Day      Daily Winner                 Contest Winner         Score

 1 (Jun 23, 15) Butler, Dick          :  948 Butler, Dick          :  948
 2 (Jun 24, 15) Butler, Dick          : 1000 Butler, Dick          : 1000
 3 (Jun 25, 15) Tabery, Ron           : 1000 Butler, Dick          :  990
 4 (Jun 27, 15) Butler, Dick          : 1000 Butler, Dick          : 1000
 5 (Jun 28, 15) Butler, Dick          : 1000 Butler, Dick          : 1000
 6 (Jun 30, 15) Butler, Dick          : 1000 Butler, Dick          : 1000
 7 (Jul 01, 15) Weissenbuehler, Heinz : 1000 Butler, Dick          :  993


    Totals    : Daily Winner          : 6948 Contest Winner        : 6931

Dick Butler's total score as a percentage of total daily maximum scores is 99.755 %


18 Meter Class Nationals, Hobbs, NM

       Day      Daily Winner                 Contest Winner         Score

 1 (Jun 23, 15) Ittner, Gary          : 1000 Sorenson, Ken         :  979
 2 (Jun 24, 15) Fidler, Sean          :  971 Sorenson, Ken         :  960
 3 (Jun 25, 15) Nichols, Steve        :  984 Sorenson, Ken         :  956
 4 (Jun 27, 15) Sorenson, Ken         : 1000 Sorenson, Ken         : 1000
 5 (Jun 28, 15) Gimmey, Ray           : 1000 Sorenson, Ken         :  949
 6 (Jun 30, 15) Ittner, Gary          :  966 Sorenson, Ken         :  936
 7 (Jul 01, 15) Gimmey, Ray           :  960 Sorenson, Ken         :  871


    Totals    : Daily Winner          : 6881 Contest Winner        : 6651

Ken Sorenson's total score as a percentage of total daily maximum scores is 96.657 %


Standard Class Nationals, Elmira, NY

       Day      Daily Winner                 Contest Winner         Score

 1 (Jul 26, 15) Nixon, Henry          :  355 Gaisford, Phil        :  313
 2 (Jul 27, 15) Gaisford, Phil        : 1000 Gaisford, Phil        : 1000
 3 (Jul 28, 15) Gaisford, Phil        : 1000 Gaisford, Phil        : 1000
 4 (Jul 29, 15) Lee, Jim              : 1000 Gaisford, Phil        :  998
 5 (Jul 30, 15) Gaisford, Phil        :  648 Gaisford, Phil        :  648
 6 (Jul 31, 15) Nixon, Henry          :  767 Gaisford, Phil        :  618
 7 (Aug 02, 15) Gaisford, Phil        :  873 Gaisford, Phil        :  873


    Totals    : Daily Winner          : 5643 Contest Winner        : 5450

Phil Gaisford's total score as a percentage of total daily maximum scores is 96.580 %


15 Meter Class Nationals, Elmira, NY

       Day      Daily Winner                 Contest Winner         Score

 1 (Jul 26, 15) Nelson, Erik          :  486 Silva, Fernando       :  270
 2 (Jul 27, 15) Seymour, John         : 1000 Silva, Fernando       :  962
 3 (Jul 28, 15) Ittner, Gary          : 1000 Silva, Fernando       :  867
 4 (Jul 29, 15) Murphy, Sean          :  962 Silva, Fernando       :  952
 5 (Jul 30, 15) Sazhin, Daniel        :  777 Silva, Fernando       :  772
 6 (Jul 31, 15) Smith, Mike           :  664 Silva, Fernando       :  533
 7 (Aug 02, 15) Nelson, Erik          :  915 Silva, Fernando       :  835


    Totals    : Daily Winner          : 5804 Contest Winner        : 5191

Fernando Silva's total score as a percentage of total daily maximum scores is 89.438 %


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