PD Tveir Tvӧ 2014

2 way opposingIn 2012 we held the first complete two way competition and what a blast it was.  It’s two years later and with the support of Performance Designs we’re going to do it again, only bigger and better!!!  We are proud to announce PD Tveir Tvӧ,

PD Tveir Tvӧ will be held immediately following the close of the 2014 World Championships of Canopy Piloting which makes it very easy for many of our top overseas pilots to attend.  This isn’t just a team speed round tacked on to the end of a meet. You will enter as a team, compete as a team, and win(or lose) as a team. The events will be structured to showcase the competitors ability to fly as team and scores will be calculated accordingly.

Save the date: November 8-9, 2014

Location: Skydive City, Zephyrhills, FL

Prize Purse:$5,000

Photos from 2012 PD Tveir:  CLICK HERE!

Video from 2012 PD Tveir: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0naTDz2h0qk

2 wayQualification: 2 person teams. BOTH team members must be listed on the PRO list and approved by FLCPA meet director prior to event. Pro’s from abroad, please contact albert@swoopleague.com for approval.  Teams who did not compete in 2012 PD Tveir should be prepared to provide video of team practice swoops (side by side and opposing) in order to receive their approval to compete.  Please do not arrive at the World Meet and expect to “throw together” a team.  It is unlikely your team will be approved by doing this.

Registration: (per team)In order to complete your team registration, go to the events registration page and register your team. Only one registration per team needed.

If paid by September 30, 2014-$400

After September 31 til November 6-$500

Registration paid is non-refundable & nontransferable.

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Paul Rodriguez wins Meet #3 in Raeford

IMG_0445What an amazing weekend at the Raeford Parachute Center!!  Competitors began arriving to North Carolina a week before the meet.  Members of the Canadian CP team ran a week long training camp leading up to the meet with Greg Windmiller and Jay Moledzki coaching the guys.  Friday was jumpable in the morning with 30 knot winds at 1,000 ft.  by Noon the winds had come down to the ground and were extremely turbulent.

Saturday morning had winds out of the west turning between a tail wind and head wind throughout the day.  We began with the practice round and rolled straight into the speed event.  A quartering head wind kept the times above 2.8 even for the fastest competitors with most above 3.0 seconds.  Curt Bartholomew took the fastest time of the Pro competitors winning 15 minutes of tunnel time compliments of Paraclete XP.

IMG_1341By 11:00am we had rolled into the distance event.  A head wind of 7-10 mph kept the North Carolina distance record safe at 128 meters.  But not by much! Curt picked up another 15 minutes in the tunnel by securing the longest distance at 127 meters.

Zone Accuracy was once again the great equalizer and definately shuffeled the score board. At the end of the day Paul Rodriguez was in the top seat with 498 of 600 points. Curt Bartholomew followed with 478 points .  And to round out the top 3 was Mr Gage Galle with 471 points.  The top 3 took home FLCPA medals, and some nice cash.

The top 3 Amateur competitors took home 15 minutes each from Paraclete XP.  Chris Howard was 1st, John Nolan was the second place winner, and 3rd amateur was Jeannie Bartholomew.

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In usual Raeford style, we brought back the Pro/AM event.  This is where we randomly match up a pro competitor with an amatuer to work together during the meet.  They discuss strategy, conditions, and help each other through the meet.  At the end of the competition we add up their scores and declare a winner.  This year the Raeford Pro/AM was won by the team of  Gage Galle and Jeannie Bartholomew.

IMG_1433On a more somber note, Canadian competitor Philippe DeBlois passed away due to injuries suffered during an accident in the beginning of the week. On one of his first jumps when he arrived at Raeford it appears he may have unknowingly  lost his hand hold on his toggle when transfering from front risers to his rear risers.  To open the closing ceremony Raeford Avation launched three of their aircraft and flew them over the dz in a missing man formation.  Greg Windmiller of the Golden Knights said a few words about Philippe. The competitors and crowd observed a moment of silence.

Big thanks to our judges, Raeford Avation, Mirage, PD, Paraclete XP, and Sunpath for their support of the meet.

In 2015 Raeford Parachute Center will be host to the USPA CP Nationals.  With this meet, they’ve once again shown they’ve got what it takes to host a top notch competition.  “Thats how we roll!”

Season Finale is coming!!!

Its coming up quickly!!!  The final meet of the 2014 season at Skydive City will be held on May 17th & 18th.  This meet will likely take both days due to high attendance.

After 4 meets Curt Bartholomew has a strong hold on the first place overall in the pro class followed by Paul Rodriguez, Albert Berchtold and Gage Galle.  In the Amatuer class it’s still a race for the top seat.  Brandon Coates is in the lead, but Jeannie Bartholomew, and Brad Moon aren’t far behind!

Here’s a list of those who have preregistered for the Season Finale!

* designates payment of registration needs to be completed.

1 Curt Bartholomew 2 Kenneth Gajda 3 Gage Galle 4 Joe Abeln1 Greg Windmiller
2 Kalay Marques
3 Albert Berchtold1 PaulRodriguez
2 Scott Harper
3 Justin Judd
4 Gerard Burnside1 Justin Price
2 Fabrice Laudin
3 Shaggio Levesque
4 Kyle Schoonover1 Eduardo Meirelles
2 Peter Kallehave*
3 Peter Kozak
4 Marcel Pomerleau1 Jay Sanders
2 Sergey Fedotov
3 Peter Piotrowski
4 Dave Billings1 Patrick Kaye
2 Billy Sharman
3 Cornelia Mihai
4 Abdulbari Quaisi1 Ryan Brownlow
2 Andrii Stalnyi
3 Mikeal Stevens
4 Jared Zell1 Tommy Dellibac
2 Jessica Edgeington
3 Ian Drennan
4 Maxine Tate1 Nick Batsch
2 TJ Landgren
3 Rob Wallace
4 Matt Shull1 Yuri Garmashov
2 Ian Bobo
3 Chris Day
4 Lasse Schneider Jakobsen1 Jeannie Bartholomew
2 Joe Turner
3 Fraser Feltner
4 Jaime Tristancho1 Brad Moon
2 Walt Hawkins
3 Rob Harris
4 Pawel Piotrowski1 Rich Servantes
2 Brandon Coates
3 Rory Agundez
4 Peter Lubrano1 Matteo Gattini
2 Katie Hansen
3 Nick Quigley
4 Logan Donnovan1 John Nolan
2 Jonathan Martinez
3 Troy Ketsdever