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The new British Glider National Champions of this 2013 are finally known

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The National Glider Aerobatic Championship was held the weekend of June 1 in the UK. Led by Contest Director Brian McCartney and Contest Chief Judge Nick Buckenham and his team of judges, the 20 pilots participating in categories from Primary through Unlimited fought fiercely to be able to carry the title of 2013 National Champions and finalize who would be representatives of their country in the international competitions planned for this year in the international categories of Advanced and Unlimited.

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The competition days were marked by a cloudy weekend, and on Saturday some of the categories had to be flown in split sequences.On Sunday, conditions were sufficient to allow entire sequences to be flown in the Unlimited category. Paul Conran won the gold medal ahead of Dietmar Poll, who earned the silver, and David-John Gibbs, who won the bronze.

After a fierce battle among four young pilots in the Advanced category, Robert Rizk won the gold, Chris Bowden won the silver, and Richard Brown earned the bronze.

In Intermediate, the three first positions were interchanged in the two first flights, leaving the Unknown flight to decide the winners of the category. George Rizk won the gold, followed by David Gethin winning the silver, and Charles Baker, the bronze.

In the Sportsman category, Peter Sharphouse won in the Known and Unknown, earning him the gold medal. Rod Herve won the silver and Fran McLoughlin, the bronze.

David Aherne was the winner in the Primary category.

 Read more about the event on http://www.aerobatics.org.uk

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