2017 Hatcher Trophy Standings

The Soaring Society of America's most prestigious competition award

Sailplane Racing's Top Gun

last updated on Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, and 2001 are available.


Open Class      Douglas Jacobs 99.067 %
15 Meter Class  Sean Fidler    97.515 %
Club Class      Mike Westbrook 94.282 %
18 Meter Class  Gary Ittner    93.419 %
Standard Class  Rich Owen      93.341 %

Open Class Nationals held at Cordele GA: 6/5/2017 - 6/14/2017
Score Sheet
Day    Date     Daily Winner                       Score Contest Highest  Score
 1 (Jun 08, 17) Jacobs, Douglas                   :  680 Jacobs, Douglas :  680
 2 (Jun 09, 17) Lee, Jim                          : 1000 Jacobs, Douglas :  998
 3 (Jun 10, 17) Butler, Dick                      : 1000 Jacobs, Douglas :  977

Totals          Daily Winner                      : 2680 Contest Winner : 2655

Douglas Jacobs's total score as a percentage of total daily maximum scores is 99.067 %.


15 Meter Class Nationals held at Cordele GA: 6/5/2017 - 6/14/2017
Score Sheet
Day    Date     Daily Winner                       Score Contest Highest  Score
 1 (Jun 08, 17) Clark, Robin                      :  656 Fidler, Sean   :  648
 2 (Jun 09, 17) Ittner, Gary and Morozov, Sergei  : 1000 Fidler, Sean   :  979
 3 (Jun 10, 17) Ittner, Gary                      : 1000 Fidler, Sean   :  963

Totals          Daily Winner                      : 2656 Contest Winner : 2590

Sean Fidler's total score as a percentage of total daily maximum scores is 97.515 %.


Club Class Nationals held at Hobbs NM: 6/20/2017 - 6/29/2017
Score Sheet
Day    Date     Daily Winner                       Score Contest Highest  Score
 1 (Jun 20, 17) Westbrook, Mike                   : 1000 Westbrook, Mike : 1000
 2 (Jun 21, 17) Sorenson, Danny                   :  914 Westbrook, Mike :  908
 3 (Jun 22, 17) Brayer, Andrew                    :  480 Westbrook, Mike :  410
 4 (Jun 25, 17) Marshall, Michael and Snead, Bill :  611 Westbrook, Mike :  554
 5 (Jun 27, 17) Opitz, Mike                       :  767 Westbrook, Mike :  686
 6 (Jun 28, 17) Eyler, Keith                      :  666 Westbrook, Mike :  599
 7 (Jun 29, 17) Marshall, Michael                 :  966 Westbrook, Mike :  938

Totals          Daily Winner                      : 5404 Contest Winner : 5095

Mike Westbrook's total score as a percentage of total daily maximum scores is 94.282 %.


18 Meter Class Nationals held at Uvalde TX: 8/1/2017 - 8/10/2017
Score Sheet
Day    Date     Daily Winner                       Score Contest Highest  Score
 1 (Aug 01, 17) Taylor, Bruce                     : 1000 Ittner, Gary   : 1000
 2 (Aug 02, 17) Leonard, David                    :  733 Ittner, Gary   :  547
 3 (Aug 03, 17) Taylor, Bruce and Ittner, Gary    :  940 Ittner, Gary   :  940
 4 (Aug 04, 17) Ittner, Gary                      :  975 Ittner, Gary   :  941
 5 (Aug 05, 17) Taylor, Bruce                     : 1000 Ittner, Gary   : 1000
 6 (Aug 08, 17) Mockler, David                    : 1000 Ittner, Gary   :  973
 7 (Aug 09, 17) Taylor, Bruce                     : 1000 Ittner, Gary   : 1000
 8 (Aug 10, 17) Springford, Dave                  :  676 Ittner, Gary   :  441

Totals          Daily Winner                      : 7324 Contest Winner : 6842

Gary Ittner's total score as a percentage of total daily maximum scores is 93.419 %.


Standard Class Nationals held at Cordele GA: 6/5/2017 - 6/14/2017
Score Sheet
Day    Date     Daily Winner                       Score Contest Highest  Score
 1 (Jun 08, 17) Gaisford, Phil                    :  703 Owen, Rich     :  686
 2 (Jun 09, 17) Huss, Bif                         : 1000 Owen, Rich     :  898
 3 (Jun 10, 17) Retting, Henry                    : 1000 Owen, Rich     :  939

Totals          Daily Winner                      : 2703 Contest Winner : 2523

Rich Owen's total score as a percentage of total daily maximum scores is 93.341 %.


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