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British Championship 2018 Results.

by Matthew Evans

Congratulations to all 59 participants who competed at the British Championships of 2018 at BMFA Buckminster. Here are the following national standings for this year, results are based on Finals for All, with the top 6 finalists competing in a 3-race final.  A massive congratulations to our new UK Champion Leo Whitfield who performed superbly all day and took home the win, as well as being the top qualifier and completing the most laps.

Here’s the complete finishing order.

1st Leo Whitfield
2nd Chris  Knight
3rd Matthew  Evans
4th Rob Saxton
5th Jonathan Rogers
6th Adam Gooch
7th Alfie Mitchell
8th Daniel Peters
9th Harry Holmes
10th Matt Brimfield
11th Karl Payne
12th Christopher Grimes
13th Jake Foreman
14th Marc  Booth
15th James Bowles
16th Alex Kubrak
17th Ben Williamson
18th Ali Barratt
19th Joe Wade
20th Luke Kirkham
21st Sean Walpole
22nd Jacob Blakemore
23rd Elliot Naseby
24th Bash Hussain
25th Rik Leigh
26th Oliver Peters
27th Tom Scott
28th Nicholas Gomez
29th Daniel Pingstone
30th Phil Brown
31st Kelsey Hunt
32nd Warren Jeffs
33rd Simon White
34th Richard Green
35th Lui Evans
36th Jonathan Timms
37th Paul Loannou
38th Joe Meehan
39th Richard Bloxam
40th Anthony Harte
41st Matthew Feast
42nd Will Mortimer
43rd Richard Norris
44th Dave Palmer
45th Steve Looker
46th William Annison
47th David Allen
48th Brian Barrett
49th Chris Grant
50th Ben Drew
51st Lee Robinson
52nd Kevin Whelan
53rd Steve Rhodes
54th Chris Morley
55th Joshua McClure
56th Matthew  Stubbs
57th Rhys Barber
58th Alex Long
59th Martin Price

 

Image may contain: Chris Knight, Leo Whitfield and Matthew Evans, people smiling, people standing

We hope you’ll join us next year, good luck and get practicing!

Scottish Secretary

by Richard Rowland

The BFPVRA committee believes that working closely with other leagues and organisations is vital in seeing the growth of drone racing throughout the UK. We feel that by working together we can achieve far more than working apart.

We are seeking a representative from the Scottish drone racing community to come onboard as a member of the subcommittee to help us build a relationship with the Scottish race organisers and pilots. The Scottish Secretary will represent the community in decisions made regarding the rules and regulations for drone racing and encourage and assist race organisers to run events with “Qualifying Event” status with the aim of giving Scottish pilots another route in to the British Championship alongside the Scottish Nationals.

If you would like to nominate someone to be the Scottish Secretary, then please email your nomination to chairman@bfpvra.org by Oct 10th, 2018. Once all nominations are collected we will open voting to the Scottish pilots to choose who they would like to represent them.

BFPVRA New Committee

by Benjamin Blackburn

Following the BFPVRA Annual General Meeting held at BMFA Buckminster on Saturday the 22nd September 2018, a new committee have been voted in:

Chairman – Benjamin Blackburn
Secretary – Julian Whitfield
Treasurer – Lee Robinson
Membership Secretary – Matthew Evans

Additional supporting positions will be

Technical Standards Director – Eric Li-Koo
Public Relations : Richard Rowland
BMFA Liaison Officer – Christopher Morley

The new committee members would like to take the opportunity to thank their predecessors for all the hard work that has gone into the association over the last 12 months

We have some great ideas and are looking forward to putting these into action over the course of the next few weeks & months.

We need our members’ vote!

by Karl Eze

Members,

An opportunity to hold a high-profile, spectated, media produced, British Championship final in a football stadium has presented itself. The BFPVRA committee is keen that members have their input into a decision that will affect them.

This background info is released here and via email. However, a survey email will go out on Sunday 18th February 2018 at 6pm to all current 2018 BFPVRA members only, to have their say.

This will give anyone who’s membership has currently expired an opportunity to register ahead of the email release. If you miss the initial members email release, the onus will be on you to get in touch with the committee (after registering) and ask it to be email to you.

Voting will close on Wednesday 21st February 2018 at 8am.

The link below gives information about the vote:

Background Information

Best,

Karl
Secretary
BFPVRA

Pre-release of BFPVRA 2018 Rules

by Karl Eze

Building on last season and the end of the 2017 season questionnaire, please find the links to the pre-release of the 2018 BFPVRA Rules.  These have be split into three volumes:

BFPVRA Members Rules 2018 – Pre-release

BFPVRA Racing and Technical Rules 2018 – Pre-release

BFPVRA Organisers’ Rules 2018 – Pre-release

The BFPVRA Committee is working to improve the organisation, format and structure of UK FPV Racing. The pre-release is an opportunity for the members to have sight of the rules, prior to official publication on Wednesday 31st January 2018.

If any anomalies are found, or any clarification is required on the rules, please e-mail:

secretary@bfpvra.org

We look forward to seeing you for another exciting year of racing.

Karl Eze

Secretary

BFPVRA

BFPVRA Blog – December 17

by Karl Eze

BFPVRA Blog -December 17

This is the first monthly update from the BPFVRA which will give an insight into what we are working on and what is coming up in the UK FPV racing scene.

I am proud to be appointed as the Chairman of the BFPVRA and fortunate to have a very experienced and enthusiastic team supporting its work:

I am sure Richard, Karl and Adam are well known to you, if not I can tell you that they are enthusiastic and full of ideas.  My job is to build a team both within the committee and wider community that can support our work as we grow.  We are all firmly focused on growing the sport at the grass roots level, to find ways to introduce people into FPV racing and to help our affiliated clubs to grow.  We want more clubs to be able to run British Championship qualifying events and we will be looking for ways in which we can support clubs that wish to run qualifying events.

Myself and the new committee are working hard to re-shape the BFPVRA to deliver more for its members.  There is a surprising amount of work that goes unseen, but this can sometimes be a distraction from what we are here to do, quite simply to deliver a vibrant and exciting FPV racing scene in the UK.

We have set the following priorities since the new committee was appointed:

As part of this process we have deployed a member questionnaire which attracted 48 responses, the results can be seen here:

Questionnaire Results

We will use the results as a basis for any changes that we make.  The revised 2018 ruleset will be published in January 2018 ready for the new season.  We feel it is important that the rules are out well before the season starts in the spring of 2018.

If you have any feedback, ideas or offers to help us, please let myself or one of the committee members know.

Richard Bloxam

On behalf of BFPVRA

BFPVRA Members’ Questionnaire Results

by Karl Eze

The results to the BFPVRA members’ questionnaire can be found here.

A full table of the results can be found here.

The results will inform and assist changes to the BFPVRA for the coming season.

 

Congratulations to our prize draw winners; Jae Turner and Steve Rhodes, for winning one

year’s membership to the BFPVRA.

BFPVRA Member Consultation

by Karl Eze

The BFPVRA Committee has released a post-season

questionnaire to its members. The questionnaire aims

to engage with the membership to improve British Drone

Racing ahead of another exciting season in 2018.

 

Emails have been sent directly to members.

Eric Li-Koo appointed as BFPVRA Technical Director

by Karl Eze

 

The BFPVRA commitee are pleased to announce that Eric Li-Koo will

continue in the role of Technical Director.

 

Eric has been instrumental in the establishment and growth of FPV racing

in the UK.  His experience will help the newly formed BFPVRA committee

to ensure that any proposed rule changes benefit the FPV racing community.

 

As a new committee, we will be taking a ‘hands on’ approach to the 2017

member consultation and drafting of the 2018 rule set. Eric’s role will be to

challenge any changes that are proposed, to ensure that the final rules are

both clear and in the best interests of ensuring both fair and enjoyable racing.