We have a lot of pilots registering for the Winter Open. Just to reiterate your place at the competition is not confirmed until you have paid and we will not be opening payment until 21st September for non British pilots; payment for British pilots will begin on the 14th September. Until that date other pilots will continue to register who may have a higher WPRS ranking than you and so if you are a non British pilot your position on the pilot list is liable to change until that date.
Online registration for the British ‘Winter’ Open 2020 will commence on Monday 9th September at 12.00 (midday). Please note British pilots will be ranked by date/time of registration. Pilots of other nations will be ranked by WPRS.
Live tracking for the British Championship Open, Pedro Bernardo is at https://lt.flymaster.net/bs.php?grp=2713
Daily updates and results for the British Championship Open, Pedro Bernardo can be found at https://airtribune.com/british-championship-pedro-bernardo/
The British Open will return to Roldanillo in 2020. We are just now trying to finalise dates, but for sure will be between end of January and beginning of February. So pencil in your diaries, but do NOT book your flights just yet!
The British Championship Open 2019 will be held in Pedro Bernardo, Spain from Saturday 22nd June to Friday 28th June 2019.
Registration and practice task will be on 22nd June, first task will be on Sunday 23rd June and final task will be on Friday 28th June.
Registration is now open.
Registered pilots will be ranked by their highest WPRS position in the past 2 years. Full details are at https://pgcomps.org.uk/?page_id=511
The British Open Competitions 2019 will comprise for the first time a Winter Open at the beginning of the year and a British Championship Open during the summer.
The British Winter Open will be held in Roldanillo, Colombia from Saturday 26th January 2019 to Saturday 2nd February 2019.
Registration and practice task will be on 26th January and final task will be on 2nd February.
Roldanillo is a world class paragliding competition venue, having hosted numerous National events, the World Cup and the World Paragliding Championships in 2015. The venue boasts exceptionally reliable flying conditions in January/February, with only a handful of tasks over the past few years have been cancelled. The Winter Open will be run back to back with the Colombian Nationals, which will take place either the week before, or the week after the British Open, giving pilots the opportunity to extend their winter flying in Colombia. We will let you know when the Colombians have confirmed their dates.
Pilot must have previous competition experience, for example FAI Cat2, BPCup, GWO, Chabre Open, etc., to qualify for a place.
Online registration for the Winter Open will begin at 12.00 on Saturday 15th September 2018 and payments for the competition will be accepted from Saturday 6th October 2018. Payment for the competition will be taken in order of date/time of registration until the competition is full, so register early to avoid disappointment.
The International airport at Bogotá is 1 hour by air from the regional airports of Pereira and Armenia. Roldanillo is 1 hour by road from Pereira and Armenia. Cali International Airport is 90 minutes by road from Roldanillo.
The venue and dates of the British Championship Open have yet to be finalised, but it can be confirmed the competition will be in held in Europe, likely in Spain in June. The venue and exact dates will be announced as soon as possible.
Theo Warden is British Champion 2018. Guy Anderson was 2nd and Russ Ogden 3rd.
Mike Miller was 1st in Sports Class, with Richard Bungay 2nd and Ken Wilkinson 3rd.
Antonio-Catalin Burian was 1st in Reynolds Class, with Jess Cox 2nd and Emma Casanova 3rd.
Kirsty Cameron was 1st Woman.
Final results are here
Congratulations to Theo Warden (GBR) for winning the British Championships Open, 2018.
Guy Anderson (GBR) was 2nd overall and Russ Ogden (GBR) 3rd overall.
Kirsty Cameron (GBR) was 1st Woman.
Mike Miller (GBR) was 1st in Sports Class, with Nicolas Dinh (FRA) 2nd and Sergey Tikhonov (RUS) 3rd.
Joanna Di Grigoli (VEN) was 1st in Reynolds Class, with Antonio-Catalin Burian (GBR) 2nd and Jess Cox (GBR) 3rd.
Cross Country were the winning team, with BPRA 1 2nd and Ukraine 3rd.
Full results are here
Trophies and prizes will be posted to the winners in due course.
It is with great sadness that The British Paragliding Competitions Panel have to announce the death of Innes Powell and Igor Volov in the final task of the British Open in Krushevo on Friday 17th August 2018. Our deep condolences go to the families and friends of the two pilots. The pilots’ families have been informed. We will release more details in due course.
Congratulations to Loris Berta (ITA) for winning the All Comers Open, 2018.
Yuki Sato Colombe (JPN) was 2nd overall and Manuel Laly (FRA) 3rd overall.
Yuki Sato Colombe (JPN) was 1st Woman.
Andrew McNicol (GBR) was 1st in Sports Class, with Simon Twiss (GBR) 2nd and Jacek Krzyzanowski (POL) 3rd.
Magnus Eriksson (SWE) was 1st in Reynolds Class, with Carl Ellinghaus (GBR) 2nd and Kieran Campbell (GBR) 3rd.
Full results are here