2016 Hatcher Trophy Standings

The Soaring Society of America's most prestigious competition award

Sailplane Racing's Top Gun

last updated on Saturday, October 08, 2016

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 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, and 2001 are available.



Open Class 97.074 % US Club Class 95.889 % 15 Meter Class 94.646 % Standard Class 92.785 % 18 Meter Class 89.806 %


Open Class Nationals, Nephi, UT

       Day      Daily Winner                 Contest Winner         Score
 1 (Jun 21, 16) Jonker/Kotze, Uys/Ap  :   906 Essex, Keith          :   850
 2 (Jun 23, 16) Jonker/Kotze, Uys/Ap  :  1013 Essex, Keith          :  1000
 3 (Jun 24, 16) Taylor, Bruce         :  1000 Essex, Keith          :   920
 4 (Jun 26, 16) Jonker/Kotze, Uys/Ap  :   677 Essex, Keith          :   666
 5 (Jun 27, 16) Essex, Keith          :  1000 Essex, Keith          :  1000
 6 (Jun 28, 16) Essex, Keith          :   873 Essex, Keith          :   873

     Totals     Daily Winner       5469      Contest Winner   5309

Keith Essex's total score as a percentage of total daily maximum scores is 97.074 %


US Club Class Nationals, Wurtsboro, NY

       Day      Daily Winner                 Contest Winner         Score
 1 (Jun 13, 16) Sazhin, Daniel        :   958 Opitz, Mike           :   932
 2 (Jun 14, 16) Krolikowski, Ryszard  :   993 Opitz, Mike           :   944
 3 (Jun 15, 16) Opitz, Mike           :   883 Opitz, Mike           :   883
 4 (Jun 17, 16) Opitz, Mike           :   917 Opitz, Mike           :   917
 5 (Jun 18, 16) Mann, Erik            :   652 Opitz, Mike           :   632
 6 (Jun 19, 16) Reitter, Noah         :   949 Opitz, Mike           :   824

     Totals     Daily Winner       5352      Contest Winner   5132

Mike Opitz's total score as a percentage of total daily maximum scores is 95.889 %


15 Meter Class Nationals, Nephi, UT

       Day      Daily Winner                 Contest Winner         Score
 1 (Jun 21, 16) Deane, Peter          :   925 Deane, Peter          :   925
 2 (Jun 23, 16) Deane, Peter          :  1000 Deane, Peter          :  1000
 3 (Jun 24, 16) Fletcher, Bob         :   905 Deane, Peter          :   775
 4 (Jun 26, 16) Fidler, Sean          :   879 Deane, Peter          :   794
 5 (Jun 27, 16) Cochrane, John        :  1000 Deane, Peter          :   959
 6 (Jun 28, 16) Ittner, Gary          :   969 Deane, Peter          :   921

     Totals     Daily Winner       5678      Contest Winner   5374

Peter Deane's total score as a percentage of total daily maximum scores is 94.646 %


Standard Class Nationals, Nephi, UT

       Day      Daily Winner                 Contest Winner         Score
 1 (Jun 21, 16) Huss, Bif             :   975 Huss, Bif             :   975
 2 (Jun 23, 16) Rogers, Walt          :  1000 Huss, Bif             :   918
 3 (Jun 24, 16) Sorenson, Danny       :   930 Huss, Bif             :   904
 4 (Jun 26, 16) Stieber, Joerg        :   840 Huss, Bif             :   551
 5 (Jun 27, 16) Lee, Jim              :  1000 Huss, Bif             :   996
 6 (Jun 28, 16) Huss, Bif             :   813 Huss, Bif             :   813

     Totals     Daily Winner       5558      Contest Winner   5157

Bif Huss's total score as a percentage of total daily maximum scores is 92.785 %


18 Meter Class Nationals, Lancaster, SC

       Day      Daily Winner                 Contest Winner         Score
 1 (May 11, 16) Szemplinski, Jerzy    :   820 Clark, Robin          :   732
 2 (May 13, 16) Gawthrop, Bill        :   927 Clark, Robin          :   876
 3 (May 14, 16) Linnekin, Dennis      :   996 Clark, Robin          :   874
 4 (May 15, 16) Szemplinski, Jerzy    :  1000 Clark, Robin          :   942
 5 (May 16, 16) Arnold, Sarah         :   701 Clark, Robin          :   567

     Totals     Daily Winner       4444      Contest Winner   3991

Robin Clark's total score as a percentage of total daily maximum scores is 89.806 %


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