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 [Updated: July 7, 2000]        Page 2 - For more competitions see Page 1 and Page 3    

1st Meet of the Great Lakes Skydiving League
by Kathie Ritchey

The Great Lakes Skydiving League had a great season opener on last the weekend of June at AerOhio in Rittman. Seven teams completed six rounds for the first GLSL rankings of the inaugural 2000 season. Two teams competed in the Advanced Class, five teams in the new Intermediate Class. >>4 Dead in Ohio<< won the Overall Class with an average of 8.0 points. Between the two Advanced Class teams, >>Sintrifugal Force<< stayed ahead of >>Vertex<<. Both teams are training at AerOhio.
AerOhio supported the season opener of the Great Lakes Skydiving League as the host of the meet and as a sponsor, as well. Other meet sponsors were >>Jumper Sportswear<< and >>Lightning Creepers<<. AerOhio and >>Jumper Sportswear<< provided the league director, Mark Belmont, with 100 really cool T-shirts for the new league. AerOhio also gave free beer and a pasta dinner to the participants. >>Lightning Creepers<< provided all teams with their new creepers for this meet and donated some cash into the league funds.
Airspeed's Dan BC had been coaching the days prior to the meet and continued to work with all teams through the competition. He also helped to manage the meet on the competition day. Randy Connel was the event judge and received full approval from Dan BC for his work.

Great Lakes Skydiving League Meet 1 results:
  Team Class Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Rd. 3 Rd. 4 Rd. 5 Rd. 6 Total Average GLSL Points
1 4 Dead in Ohio Interm. 8 7 9 10 8 6 48 8.0 10
2 Sintrifugal Force Adv. 9 6 8 9 7 7 46 7.7 9
3 Minimum 60 Interm. 8 6 10 9 7 5 45 7.5 8
4 Vertex Adv. 9 7 8 7 7 3 41 6.8 6.5
4 Phase Interm. 4 7 7 8 7 8 41 6.8 6.5
6 Tacamo Interm. 4 5 5 4 6 4 28 4.7 5
7 Hi-Lo Interm. 1 1 3 3 1 2 11 1.8 4

Five teams gave each other a close race through the whole meet. Each of the first five teams in the final rankings scored the highest score in one of the rounds. This is very unusual for a competition. More often, there are two or three teams responsible for the high scores per round. At the end, >>Vertex<< and >>Phase<<, tied for fourth place, were only seven points behind the winning team, >>4 Dead in Ohio<<.
This situation is promising more exciting competition to come in the other meets of the Great Lakes Skydiving League. The next competition is scheduled for July 15-16. It will again be hosted by AerOhio. AerOhio kept things moving by flying 15 Otter loads and 24 Caravan loads during the meet.
Are you ready to compete?Contact Mark (Jr) Belmont at

Revisions CSPA Records Manual
Submitted by Joe Ablitt -

The Competition and National Teams Committee has been informed that the BoD has approved revisions to the CSPA Records manual (section IV of the Competition manual).
The changes are limited to the Largest Formation category in the Records manual and effectively allow non-CSPA Canadians to participate in the Largest Formation category record attempts.
The three changes to the manual are as follows:
1. Section 5 (e) which states "CSPA records may only be set by members of CSPA who are citizens or landed immigrants." has been changed to read:
5(e) All participants in CSPA records must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants with at least one year residency and must be members of CSPA. Exceptions to CSPA membership are permitted for the Largest Formation record categories (C2A & B and D4) as set out in section 10(e).
2. Section 10 deals with the specific rules for large FS and CF formations - There are four subsections that deal with aircraft, judges, grips, diagrams, holding times, etc. A fifth section has been added as follows:
10 (e) For the record categories C2A & B, FS - Largest Formation and D4, CF - Largest Formation only, all participants need not be members of CSPA provided that all such non-member participants: i) are members of an FAI affiliated organization or an organization recognized by Transport Canada; and ii) pay to CSPA a Record Registration and Administration Fee of $10.00.
3. Section 15 deals with the registration of a record - the submitting of the application form and requirements regarding full details etc. A new subsection has been added as follows:
15(c) In the case of record category C2A & B, FS - Largest Formation and D4, CF - Largest Formation , no record performance will be registered unless all non-CSPA participants have submitted the Record Registration and Administration Fee of $10.00 payable to CSPA.


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