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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Scorekeeping in the old days


Thread: [Acro] Scorekeeping in the old days

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From: William McIntyre <acromac at>

Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 21:41:58 UTC


  The comments about scorekeeping brought back a lot of memories.In the 
mid 70s,we used an 8.5 X 11 sheet with the judges scores on the left 
margin and the K factor across the top.We would get 4-5 volenteers to 
work a 1-2 hour shift working out the scores for each flight.It would 
take 2-3 different shifts of people to get all the scores done,often 
taking till midnite to finish.When handheld calculators came on the 
scene,that speeded up the process.In those days we threw out the high 
and the low scores and added the other 3 together.
A pilot from the San Diego chapter brought one of the early computers 
and a simple program that he had written to the Borego Springs contest 
around 1980.He could enter the K and the judges scores,the machine 
would do the math and rank order the pilots position and it was like 
magic!!! Also,a group of us volenteers would work far into the nite 
checking and certifying free styles.
Ahhhh,the good old days!
Bill McIntyre
Phoenic Aerobatic Club 
Bill McIntyre
IAC 3269
acromac at


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