Brief GAMES Report for 2019
This year it has been particularly successful with the Midland District, as well as the Eastern District, taking part and giving the opportunity for another 29 Marblehead sailors to take part compared with last year. The total figure is 66 which is 50% more than the Marblehead sailors who took part in ranking events this year. The entry to the BRASS MONKEY by the enthusiastic guys from Cotswold was particularly encouraging as they are thinking of running an open Marblehead event next year at their new lake. They may well be willing to run another open in 2021 as a GAMES event, which spreads the events to 4 districts, which would be very good news.
At the finale GAMES 13 on Sunday 14th December Colin Goodman was presented with the MIDGLEY Memorial MUG for winning the 2019 GAMES with a perfect score of 500 points and having to discard 100 points in his 6th event! There were very few ‘improvers’ as most of the returning sailors got lower place positions than in 2018. However, Michael Howard from the Broads club won the Improvers Prize finishing 8 places above last year in 25th place and the only other improver was Oliver Stollery who finished 3 places above last year in 32nd place; sadly he was the only junior competing, but nevertheless eligible for the Junior prize. However mention must be made of Peter Dunne who was last year’s improver and this year didn’t go either up or down, but maintained his 16th place!
2020 has another 10 GAMES events and will no doubt encourage more ordinary club members to go to Marblehead open meetings. These are listed on the Guildford Model Yacht Club website and will be also listed in the MYA YEARBOOK when it comes out in January hopefully in advance of the GAMES 1 event at Chipstead.
The seasons results are to be found HERE