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ones-28 .two-2 raw 32 q 1.2 d 1.1 total 42.24
Gavin Anderson - 11 birds. time flown 19:37
ones -29 .two -5 . raw 39 q 1.3 d 1.2 total 60.84
Kyle McArthur #1 - 11 birds. time flown 20 minutes
ones -98 . two- 41. three -2 raw 186 q 1.3 d 1.3 total 314.34
Kyle McArthur #2 11 birds. time flown 20 minutes
ones -12 raw 12. q 1.0 d 1.0 total 12
Ken Defa #1 20 birds dq birds landed at 3:15
Ken Defa #2 11 birds . time flown 20 minutes
ones- 6 raw 6 q 1.0 d 1.0 total 6.
AWESOME DAY, STARTED WITH PANCAKES AND EGGS, EXCELLENT FLY PATTERNS, KITS ROAMING THE SKY, SOME ONES KIT HAD BUTTERFLY JUICE AND LOTS OF KIT ACTION.
NICK (LET M RIP) MORENO
17 March 2012
March 17th 2012, the Utah Valley Division of the USRC held our first spring competition. It was well attended with 30 people showing up at Nick Moreno’s house at 8:00 am. Nick had hot chocolate made, and there were donuts and muffins for everyone. The guys from way down south, Mona, Santaquin and Payson, stopped by Guil Rand’s house for pancakes before travelling to Nick’s. Wade Stephens was invited to judge the Arizona Region’s World Cup Fly next weekend, and since he has never judged a fly before, he volunteered to judge our fly to gain some experience. Wade did a great job. Thank you very much for coming down and helping us Wade.
The day was overcast, with a slight breeze. Good weather for flying rollers. Nick’s birds did not disappoint any one. They put on a good show, and scored 278.32 points. He had 24 breaks which totaled 142 points for a raw score, and his multipliers were 1.4 for quality and 1.4 for depth. Nick won the fly.
Nick flew a second kit, and they had a raw score of 37 with 1.4 quality and 1.3 depth = 67.34. Nick’s #2 kit wound up in 3rd place.
Riley Jensen was next up, and he only had 11 birds, so he flew an eleven bird kit. They scored 55 points, which put him in 6th place. The wind was starting to pick up by this time.
The next flyer was Zach Fossum. This was Zach’s first fly with our division. By the time we got to Zach’s, the wind was blowing pretty hard, and the birds were blown out of sight. Before they disappeared, they scored 15 raw points with a 1.2 for quality and a 1.3 for depth. Zach had a black self that was probably going 40 to 50 feet, and every time it rolled, it went right back into the kit. Zach wound up in 7th place.
Ron Anderson was the next contestant. The wind was really blowing hard at Ron’s, and his 15 bird kit just couldn’t stay together. They got blown all over the place. Unfortunately the birds didn’t have any scoreable breaks, although there were a couple of good individual birds in the kit. Ron finished in 8th place.
The wind lightened up a little bit by the time we got to Jason Croxford’s house. He had a bird land at the 4 minute mark, and the wind was enough of a hindrance that the birds were only able to have 8 scoreable breaks with a 1.2 quality and 1.2 depth multipliers which totaled 59.04 points and a 5th place finish. Jason missed some scoreable breaks because of out bird problems.
After lunch our caravan met up at Guil’s house. By this time the wind was about 30 mph with gusts up to 40 or 50 mph. Guil’s birds are used to flying in some wind, but this was ridiculous. Guil put the birds up anyway, and they did their best to stay together and to stay close to home. The judge never had to leave the yard to keep track of the birds. They flew the time and scored 118.3 total points. 70 Raw score points with 1.3 for quality and depth. Guil Finished in 2nd place.
Jason Hoagland lives at the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon. You know the place where all the wind turbines are. The wind was so strong that the turbines were shut down!!! There was too much wind for the turbines. Jason’s birds came out hot and had 5 breaks in the first 3 minutes, and then they were gone, blown out of sight. They managed to come back before time was up, and had 2 more breaks. Their raw score was 40 with 1.3 for quality and 1.3 for depth. Total score was 67.06. Just 28 hundredths of a point behind Nick’s 3rd place team. Jason’s birds place 4th .
The final flyer for the day was Chance Palfreyman. The wind was howling by the time we got to Chance’s. The birds never had a chance. The birds were blown apart, and 2 of them decided that 10 minutes of that stuff was enough, and landed early. Chance had a blue check self that ripped off a really tight fast 30 foot roll just after the birds came out and were trying to get together. That was as good a roll as we saw all day, except maybe Zach’s 40 foot black. Chance finished in 9th place.
Despite the wind, it was a great day. We had a wonderful time getting together as brother roller men and enjoyed the friendship and the pigeons. The way we score our birds in Utah Valley, Nick earned 10 points for first, Guil 9 points, Nick’s #2 kit 8 points, Jason Hoagland 7 points, Jason Croxford 6 points, Riley Jensen 5 points, Zach Fossum 4 points, Ron Anderson 3 points, and Chance Palfreyman 2 points.
After the fly, some of us were discussing the possibility that the Utah Valley Division is growing to the point that we might have to split into 2 divisions. We had 9 kits flown Saturday, and there are 4 others that wanted to fly, but couldn’t. There are also at least 4 other members that will be flying by Fall. There is a possibility that we will have 16 flyers in the valley. That will be too many to fly in one day, and so we will probably be petitioning the club members to divide the Utah Valley Division into 2 divisions. As much as it will mean not being able to fly with some of our old friends, it is great to see the club growing so rapidly.
Our next fly will be Saturday, April 14th. Everyone is invited, and if the weather cooperates, there could be 4 or 5 kits with 200 point plus scores.
2013 UTAH STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FLY RESULTS
1. RODNEY (THE CHAMP) FORBUSH 20 BIRDS 22.214.171.124.5/126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52/7.5.5/0/ RAW 91 Q.1.2 D.1.2 TOTAL=131.04I DIDN'T KNOW AT THE TIME OF JUDGEMENT THAT THIS KIT WOULD PROVE TO BE THE CHAMPIONSHIP KIT. EXCELLENT HEIGHT FROM A TEAM THAT CAN ONLY GET BETTER, HOPE TO SEE THEM AGAIN.
2. BRYAN (LET M FLY) LAY 18 BIRDS5.5/0/6.6/184.108.40.206/ RAW 45 Q.1.5 D.1.4 TOTAL=94.5. THIS SCORE IS IN DEFENSE OF A TRIPLE HAWK ATTACK. AMAZINGLY BIRDS MANAGED TO COME BACK TOGETHER 3 TIMES WITH ONE 2.5 MINUTE TIME OUT.
3. JASON (HANK) CROXFORD 20 BIRD KIT 7/9/6.11/5/ RAW 49 Q.1.1 D.1.4 TOTAL=75.46JASON'S KIT ADDED A LITTLE AWE FACTOR, SOME VERY GOOD BIRDS A CHAMPIONSHIP KIT COMING SOON.
4. MR. JAY STARLEY (HEAVY ON THE MISTER) 20 BIRDS 5.7.5/6./0/0/ RAW 23 Q 1.4 D 1.4 TOTAL 45.08. I SAW THIS KIT IN THE WORLD CUP REGIONALS AND IT WAS GREAT. JAY I'M VOLUNTEERING TO JUDGE THIS KIT AGIAN IN THE FALL.
5. ADAM (ALMOST A MOUNTAIN) HILL 16 BIRD KIT 0/5/6.6/0/ RAW 17 Q.1.5 D.1.5 TOTAL 38.25. ADAM HAS BEEN PLAGUED BY PREDITORS ADAM HAS MOVED TO A NEW HOME IN SARATOGA SPRINGS. I'M SURE HE WILL BE BACK IN FULL SWING THIS COMING FALL.
6. WADE (MR PEPSI) STEPHENS 18 BIRDS 5/6.5./5/6/ RAW 27 Q.1.1 D.1.2 TOTAL 35.64 KIT FLEW WITH NICE SPEED, NICE HEIGHT, AND A NICE PATTERN .
7. GUIL (RADICAL) RAND 20 BIRD NINJA KIT, 0/5.5./7/0/ RAW 17 Q.1.5 D.1.3 TOTAL 33.15 I SAW GUIL'S KIT EARLIER IN THE YEAR AND WAS IN TOTAL AMAZEMENT, THEY WERE RADICAL. LOST TO MANY A TEAM BIRDS TO PREDITORS, GOOD LUCK THIS FALL.
8. BLAKE COATES 19 BIRD KIT 0/6/0/6/ RAW 12 Q.1.4 D 1.4 TOTAL 23.52 VERY NICE TIGHT KITTING BIRDS, GOOD HEIGHT, EXCELLENT SPEED, I KNOW THIS IS A FANTASTIC KIT AND WILL COME BACK TO SEE THIS KIT ANY TIME.
9.KENNY DEFA 20 BIRD KIT 0/6.7/0/ RAW 13 Q.1.2 D.1.2 TOTAL 18.72 HEARD SOME GOOD THINGS ABOUT THIS KIT FROM FELLOW COAL COUNTRY FLYERS, HOPE TO SEE YOU IN THE NBRC CHAMPIONSHIP FLY.
10. GAVIN ANDERSON 16 BIRD KIT 0/0/0/0 (DQ) 1 DOWN AT 6 MINUTE, 2ND DOWN AT 12 MIN 45 SEC, JUST TOO WINDY TO LET THE BIRDS GAIN ANY HEIGHT, KEEP FLYING GAVIN I'LL BE BACK THIS FALL TO CHECK M OUT.
Nick (Let M Rip) Moreno
Gavin anderson - 11 birds 211211221111112 /2211211111 / 1112 / raw score 37 Q 1.1 D 1.1 total 44.77
1 bird down at 8 minutes . dark check (tight) nice spin
Kyle McArthur #1 - 11 birds 1111111111 / 11121211111121111 / 11112211 / 11122111111221121122 raw score 66 Q1.0 D 1.0 total 66
Kyle McArthur #2 - 11 birds 11111 / 111111111111 / 21111112111/ raw score 30 Q1.0 D 1.0 total 30
Ken Defa 19 birds DQ,
AWESOME : In your face type flying, check out photo.
Great day to fly birds, great guys to fly birds with,Cody thanks for tour, Ernie good talking with you, Ken thanks for the fun, Kyle good BLT, Thanks guys.
We had a good turn out last Saturday, thanks Thayne Lee for judging. Let’s fly again this Saturday Oct. 13th we will meet at my house( Brian Jacobson) at 8:00 a.m.
Rod Forbush 18 birds 20 min. 8 6 5 9 10 5 11 7 6 5 =raw 93 Q 1.5 D1.2 Total 167.40
Doug Archabald 20 birds 20 min. flew fast and tight no score
Brian Jacobson 16 birds two birds down at 10 min. DQ
Jay Starley 20 birds 20 min. 5 5 5 5 6 8 7 5 7 7 5 6 8 5 5 8 5 5 6 5 =raw 118 Q 1.5 D 1.5 Total 265.50
Ryan Williams 20 birds down at 10 min. DQ
Good luck see you Saturday.
1ST FALL FLY 2012
To all you roller enthusiast, I'm proud to say we had a great day of flying our first Norther Utah Valley Roller Division this last Saturday. The weather was a little nippy in the morning but Nick provided some well needed hot chocolates and we were soon on our way. Couldn't have asked for a better rest of the day with a slight breeze and warm temperatures. Here is the results from Saturday's fly...
Nick Moreno (Awesome Kit) 10 breaks for a score of 71.5
-Nice kit just young and really getting going. Should be hitting their full potential soon!
Riley Jensen (11 Bird Kit) 31 individual breaks for a score of 73.93
-Nice individual birds. One in particular kept breaking off consistantly for about 30 feet.
Nick Moreno (Radical Kit) 3 breaks for a score of 18.7
-This kit has some really nice individuals just needs the rest to follow suit.
Zach Fossum 5 breaks for a score of 32.63
-Young kit with minimal time on the wing. Should be very competitive with more time!
Jason Croxford (A Kit) 5 breaks for a potential score of 50.7 "DQ"
-Kit landed just a min shy of 15 min. Kit worked really well but just couldn't get up high enough above the trees.
Jason Croxford (B Kit) 5 breaks for a score of 33.1
-This kit flown just to balance out the frustration of Kit A landing early! Some really good birds in this kit!
Kyle Gray 2 breaks for a potential score of 12.1 "DQ"
-Young kit with some really hot rollers that landed early. This will be a lot better kit with more time on the wing!
Adam Hill 10 breaks for a score of 88.92
-Young kit that flew very well. Got some great height until a hawk flew in and scattered the kit everywhere!
Adam won the day with his young birds with 88.92 points! Great job Adam! In all, it was a good day and great to see everyone!
Remember, the NBRC fly is coming up in two weeks so let's get these birds ready and show what the Northern Utah Valley Roller Division is all about!
USRC STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL RESULTS
9 JUNE 2012
By: Guil Rand - Judge
Last Friday and Saturday, the Utah State Roller Club held its annual State Championship Competition. Most of the competitors had good flying conditions. Congratulations to Jay Starley our 2012 STATE CHAMPION.
1. Jay Staley: 5-7-6-8-5-5/6-6-9-5-5/5-6-5-8/8-7-6-5-5 x 1.5Q x 1.5D = 274.5
Very nice kit. Good Quality and depth. Stayed active through the entire 20 minutes.
2. Nick Moreno: 5-5-7-5-8-6-5/6-9-5-6/8-5-5-5/5 x 1.4Q x 1.4D = 186.2
Nice kit. Flew at a good height. Cooled off in the last 10 minutes.
3. Blake Coates: 7//5-5-12/5-8 x 1.5Q x 1.6D = 165.6
Too much wind for the birds to be able to work very well. They did an excellent job considering the wind. The only 12 bird break of the competition.
4. Rod Forbush: 8-8-5/6-8-5-9-8-5/5/ x 1.4Q x 1.3D = 121.94
Kit flew too high and far away to judge fairly. Had some good breaks that couldn’t be judged because of how high they flew.
5. Zach Fossum: 5-5-6/7-6-6-7-5/5/ x 1.4Q x 1.3D = 100.1
Kit flew a little high, and out birds were a problem.
6. Curtis Chatelain: 5/7-6-5-5-6/5/ x 1.4Q x 1.3D = 70.98
Very high winds were a problem. The kit stayed together very well considering the high winds.
7. Randy Balls: 5-5/5/5/5 x 1.2Q x 1.2D = 36.0
Too much wind, but the birds did well considering the conditions. There was a falcon attack at 4:00 minutes left, and the falcon got a bird at the 3:00 minute mark.
8. Doug Archibald: 5/5-5// x 1.1Q x 1.0D = 16.5 Birds flew too fast.
There was a lot of activity, but not much of it was scoreable rolling.
9. Trampas Williams: No scoreable breaks. Some good rollers in the kit, but couldn’t get things together.
10. Cody Stephens: Very high winds. Birds were blown away as soon as they were released. A 5 minute timeout was called, hoping they might come back, but no such luck. No scoreable breaks.
11. Jason Hoagland: No wind when the birds were released, but the wind kicked up quickly for a few minutes, and then died down. There were 4 or 5 good spinners in the kit, but they never broke at the same time. The kit landed at 11:10 into the fly and DQed.
I want to thank everyone who participated in our State Championship fly. I got to judge some very good kits. The wind picked up Saturday afternoon unfortunately, and this really affected the performances of Cody, Curtis, Blake and Randy’s kits.
Randy Balls has about 10 kit birds that he is trying to find a home for. They belonged to Bryan Lay. If you need some birds, give Randy a call at 435-245-4191.
Last Saturday was another great day for flying birds, thanks Nick Moreno and Adam Hill for judging.
We will have our 3rd fly after the world cup.
Jay Starley 5,6,7,5,5,7,14,6,5,7=81 Q1.4 D1.4 Total 158.76
Wayne Purrington no score
Rodney Forbush 6,5,8,6=25 Q1.3 D1.3 Total 42.25
Mont Bone no score
Doug Archibald 5,5,5=15 Q1.0 D1.0 Total 15
Brian Jacobson DQ
Good luck in the world cup.
We started the day at Mr Kyle (Beef) McAurthers, Beef scored 5/6.5/6.5/=27 DM=1.1 QM=1.1 Total 32.67 we missed out on some good breaks as birds would set up but flew right threw it.
Next we visited Mr (Big) Al Jensens birds landed early, Al has been flying older birds and young birds mixed in together, so his kit splits into two, Al will try to fly his young birds daily and his older birds with the young birds every other day as to see if will help?.
We then drove as slow as we could over the mountain and through the hills to Trampas's house we go, Trampas scored 220.127.116.11/ / / Q=1.1 D=1.1 Total 26.62 his birds started out rolling in big breaks although 15 would begin together 5 or 6 would roll deep enough to score and the others would stop short, i know they could roll deeper as I have seen his birds roll just a couple of weeks ago.
Those that attended today's fly were, Cody Taylor, Ernie Bruno, Brandon Barnes, Kole Westwood, and Justin Sheffer.
Last Saturday was a great day for flying birds it was good to see Wade and Cody Stephens. Let’s do it again this Saturday April 21 at 8:00 a.m. we will meet at Jay’s. Here’s Saturday’s results.
Doug Archibald-5,8,9,6,10,9,11,6=85 Q1.2 D1.2 Total 122.4
Jay Starley-6,5,9,6=26 Q1.3 D1.3 Total 43.94
Rodney Forbush-8,5,5=18 Q1.3 D1.2 Total 28.08
Wayne Purrington no score
Brian Jacobson no score
See you guys Saturday.
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COAL COUNTRY DIVISION SECOND
UTAH STATE FLY COMPETITION
Thank you Coal Country roller flyers for a great day of flying rollers. Last Saturday, the Coal Country Division had their second competition. The day had perfect weather, there were three competitors, and we had a good time, had I not took so long to get there in the morning due to construction work on our highways we would have stopped for a bite to eat.
We started at Trampas William’s home in Duchesne. They flew at a very scoreable height, they changed directions, they had a nice slow wing action, they flew the time, 10, 5/6/5/ the birds had a nice 10 bird break should have been 15 however 5 birds cut short a 5 feet. Their quality was 1.2 and depth 1.2 for a total score of 51.84. I can tell Trampas has been working hard on his kit and they will be working together soon.
Kyle MacArthur flew two kits Kit one 5, 5 /7// for a raw score of 17 Q.1.3 D. 1.3 Total score of 28.73.
Kit two flew 11:25 unfortunately there’s no Dairy Queen in Coal Country, I know Kyle has plenty of experience in our hobby and it sounds like Kyle will be a contender quickly.
Our final stop was at Al and Casey Jenson, They flew four 08 birds with 11 yearlings the individual birds looked good and you could tell they will be getting better soon, however the birds didn’t stand a chance as one bird hit the roof top just after time in.
Nick *Let M Rip* Moreno
Coal countries 2nd spring fly results Judge Nick : Scribe Riley Jensen