3rd ANNUAL F3RES INTERNATIONAL CONTEST INFORMATION

Contest Site: Evergreen Turf Farm, McIntosh, NM (GPS/Google Map 34.883N, 106.035W)

Contest Dates:  November 9-10, 2019, Optional practice Friday, November 8
For latest information, please go to the RCGroups F3RES NM Contest Thread
Entry Fee: $70 both days. (non refundable) Lunch, water and soft drinks will be provided.
ALL PILOTS MUST BE AMA MEMBERS. This is an AMA-sanctioned event. (AMA Sanction #8991)
AMA Membership cards will be checked and recorded. Non-US pilots may sign up as an AMA Affiliate Member for $36 at registration.
Awards: Individual Awards will be given for the first three places.  Award for the highest placing team.  Trophies are courtesy of Sonoran Laser Art, Fountain Hills, AZ

Contest Org: Greg McGill, email: F3RES_CO@soarabq.org, (575) 642-7679 (m)
Contest Dir: Richard Shagam, email: F3RES_CD@soarabq.org (505) 298-2163 (h) (505) 980-3513 (m)

Registration is only through this website.  Closes Nov. 6.  No registrations will be accepted at the contest site.

CONTEST SCHEDULE:
Friday, November 8,
Starting 9am:  Registration and optional test flying. This is subject to field availability
Friday Eve:  Pilots’ welcome and get together at the local Moriarty beer brewery. (Location TBD)
Saturday:  Check in time is 8:00 AM. Pilots’ meeting 8:30 AM. First group will fly at 9:00 AM. Flying will be in groups of not more than 8 pilots (3-5 groups per round, depending upon participant numbers). We will stop flying as near to 4 PM as practical. (Local sunset 5 pm)
Saturday Eve:  Get together at Red Barn Pizza, Edgewood, NM (Location TBD)
Sunday:  Pilots’ meeting 8:30 AM. First group will fly at 9:00 AM. We will stop flying as near 2:30PM as possible. No fly-off rounds—everyone flies.
FLYING and SCORING SUMMARY:
Click HERE to see summarized rules in PDF format.
Team Assignments:  The pilots will be organized by the CD into teams of 3-5 pilots (depending upon final number of participants), rotating through the functions of pilot, helper/timer, high start chaser/wrangler. We suggest you submit preferred teammates—however final team assignments will be at the CD’s discretion. 
Regulation Hi-starts will be provided by the contest organizers.
Launch and landing directions will be announced before the start of task time for each group.
Scoring:  GliderScore will be used.  Paper score card entry will be used.  QRCode scoring is TBD, depending upon field cellular/Wifi reception conditions. Please install a QRCode reader on your smartphone. Team protection will be invoked. 
Safety:  It is the responsibility of each pilot to fly his model in a safe manner. A ‘no-fly zone’ will be enforced. You or your helper may retrieve your model at any time as long as you are not putting yourself in danger or impeding a competitors landing.  If a model strikes any person at any time during the flight or landing, including the pilot or helpers, a zero score will result for that flight. Dangerous flying, in the opinion of the contest director or contest manager will result in a loss of points or disqualification, such as flying over no-fly zone, launching from pit area, and landing in pit area. Additionally, your helper should make sure that your intended landing zone is clear of people before you land. The contest director will announce additional rules/restrictions as field conditions may warrant.
Driving Directions:  South from Moriarty, New Mexico, on NM41 (I-40 Exit 196) about 9 miles. Turn East (Left) on Otero Road (aka County Rd A134, at the ranch house with the Blue roof), and that dirt road goes straight into the turf farm. GPS coordinates/Google link are 34.883 N, 106.035W.  Signs will direct you to the specific location within the sod farm property.  This is a working sod farm.  Please, no driving, or leaving of foreign objects, on grass. 
Lodging:
In Moriarty:  Here are some pretty fine motels in Moriarty
1.  Best Western Heritage Inn: includes free breakfast. (505) 832-5000
2.  Quality Inn:  Also free breakfast. (505) 832-6666
3.  Super 8:  (505) 312-5016
4.  Sunset Inn:  Surprisingly well kept. (505) 832-4234
Additional accommodations are available in Edgewood (20 min) or Albuquerque (45-60 min away).
Camping at Sod Farm:  Not permitted at this time (TBD).

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Total Price: $70.00  
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If you want to pay by PayPal just hit submit. This will take you to the the PayPal login page.

If you want to pay by check click on "Check", then Submit. (This will bypass the PayPal login page.) Make the check out to:
Albuquerque Soaring Association
Mail to:
Richard Shagam
Registrar, ABQ 2019 F3RES
1337 Camino Cerrito SE Albuquerque 87123-4452
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Be sure to indicate your first and 2nd 72 MHz frequency choices (if not using 2.4 GHz) before Nov. 7, 2019.
72 MHz frequencies will be assigned as first come, first served basis.  Register early with the information requested above and any fees, to help assure your preferred frequency assignment.