Paragliding Competitions

Paragliding Competition Committee

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Timothy Brown

Competition Committee Chair

Nina Harrap

Nina Harrap

Competition Committee Member

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Competition Committee Member

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Paragliding Competitions

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Paragliding Competitions Results

NZPRS is the new national ranking of New Zealand cross country competition paragliding pilots. It is administered by the Paragliding Competition Committee (PCC) of the New Zealand Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association. Competition results and pilot rankings are recorded for New Zealand competitions. You can view data and rankings from previous competitions here.

Paragliding Cross Country Championships

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Best Paragliding XC Champs Totals (3 Flights, NZ Scoring)

Rank

Pilot

Total Points

Year

(Place)

1

Nick Neynens

480.8

2015

1

2

Bryan Moore

442.9

2015

2

3

Louis Tapper

394.3

2015

3

4

Grant Middendorf

379.4

2006

1

5

Grant Middendorf

377.0

2015

4

6

Bryan Moore

358.2

2014

1

7

Grant Middendorf

348.2

2014

2

8

Rory Devine

346.4

2015

5

9

Peter Groves

327.3

2015

6

10

Nick Taber

300.3

2013

1

11

Bryan Moore

296.2

2008

1

12

Shaun Gilbert

293.6

1999

1

13

Bryan Moore

290.8

2012

1

14

Shaun Gilbert

288.1

2015

7

15

Louis Tapper

287.7

2014

3

Paragliding National Rankings

The New Zealand Pilot Ranking System (NZPRS) is the ranking system for New Zealand Cross Country Competition Paragliding Pilots. The NZPRS formula is based on the World Pilot Ranking System (WPRS) used by CIVL. The main aim of the NZPRS is to rank New Zealand pilots in a fair manner, so the rankings will show the strength of each individual pilot, based on the competitions in which they have participated. You can view up to date pilot rankings here.

Paragliding Site Records

Open Distance

Region

Site/Site Group

Distance

Pilot

Date

Take Off

Northland

Kamo

38.5

Gary Sands

31/08/2005

Northland

Tiwakawaka

50.2

Mike Ferguson

03/03/2019

Auckland

Bridges

67.1

Grant Middendorf

28/08/2004

Auckland

Dills Hill

77.0

Leighton Joll

06/03/2019

Auckland

Five Fingers

40.0

Jeff Ripley

26/10/2006

Auckland

Moirs Hill

98.2

Jeff Ripley

15/03/2020

Auckland

Pakiri Hill

24.5

Lukas Walton-Keim

31/01/2017

Auckland

Puketutu

64.2

Jeff Ripley

21/11/2008

Waikato

Alans Hill

67.4

Bruce Vickerman

18/03/2014

Waikato

Harrys Hill

26.2

Bruce Vickerman

13/12/2013

Waikato

Kaimai Range

97.7

Mark Macdonald

31/01/2021

(Kaimai)

Waikato

Pukemore

68.9

Jeff Ripley

08/11/2008

Waikato

Puriri Hill

17.5

Bruce Vickerman

25/10/2014

Waikato

Te Hoe – Maungakawa

65.4

Grant Middendorf

01/02/2003

(Te Hoe)

Waikato

Te Kuiti

71.5

Russell Read

01/03/2001

(Awakino Hill)

Waikato

Waihi

55.9

Bruce Vickerman

15/01/2015

(Mt Misery)

Bay of Plenty

Komata

32.4

Bruce Vickerman

14/02/2007

(Black Rocks)

Bay of Plenty

Matawai

21.3

Russell Read

21/01/2002

Bay of Plenty

Mt Edgecumbe

21.0

Russell Read

30/11/1996

Bay of Plenty

Paeroa

78.0

Shaun Gilbert

10/03/2015

Bay of Plenty

Whakaahu

44.6

Bruce Vickerman

28/08/2006

Hawkes Bay

Burma Road

84.5

Shaun Gilbert

04/03/1998

Hawkes Bay

Te Mata Peak

125.0

Shaun Gilbert

10/01/1999

Hawkes Bay

Turiri

94.0

Shaun Gilbert

20/03/2015

Hawkes Bay

Zolas

35.1

Craig Collings

06/02/1997

Manawatu

Heights Road

29.0

Laurie Ross

22/02/2003

Wairarapa

Bennetts Hill

14.8

Mick Kennish

06/02/2014

Wairarapa

Dalefield Road

52.1

Stepan Kubecek

04/02/2018

Wairarapa

Kourarau

47.8

Mick Kennish

03/04/2015

Wairarapa

Oyster Shell

40.0

Gary Steele

01/11/1997

Wellington

Mt Climie

49.5

Gary Steele

04/01/1997

Wellington

Waikanae

29.0

Russell Read

31/03/1999

Nelson

Barnicoat Range

67.0

Stew Karstens

14/10/2021

(Barnicoat)

Nelson

Inwoods Lookout

116.3

Tim Percival

30/12/2002

Nelson

Marybank

44.5

Richard Hadfield

15/10/2003

Nelson

Mt Murchison

101.8

Rob Hughes-Games

15/02/2020

Nelson

Sherry River

39.5

Bryan Moore

10/01/1995

Nelson

St Arnaud

100.4

Tim Percival

11/02/2015

(Parachute Rocks)

Nelson

Takaka – Riwaka

47.3

Robert van den Ham

10/12/1997

(Brown Acre)

Nelson

Tapawera

34.7

Robert van den Ham

22/02/1998

Marlborough

Benhopai

25.0

Angus Tapper

08/11/2000

Marlborough

Black Birch

21.0

Andy Whyte

28/01/1997

Marlborough

Blowhard

110.2

Dean Straker

02/11/2006

Marlborough

Canvastown

30.3

Nick Taber

01/11/2015

Marlborough

Havelock

28.0

Russell Read

04/03/2007

Marlborough

Okiwi Bay

23.2

Pepijn Wyffels

05/01/2017

Marlborough

Picton

26.5

Dave Lochead

02/02/1999

(Collins Hill)

Marlborough

Port Underwood

27.6

Russell Read

24/01/2004

West Coast

Denniston – Millerton

61.3

Bryan Moore

26/12/2015

(Denniston)

Canterbury

Avalanche Peak

90.6

Jean Brossard

09/02/2017

Canterbury

Ben Ohau Range

20.0

Bryan Moore

06/12/2006

(Ben Ohau Peak)

Canterbury

Black Range

55.3

Fraser Monteith

22/09/2018

(Bealey Spur)

Canterbury

Buscot Hill

48.8

Rory Devine

11/12/2012

Canterbury

Craigieburn Range

105.1

Rob Hughes-Games

11/11/2020

(Cheeseman)

Canterbury

Hunter Hills

12.2

Rob Hughes-Games

11/02/2017

(Mt Studholme)

Canterbury

Libretto Range – Lewis

69.2

Tim Percival

24/02/2013

(Mt Faust)

Canterbury

Little River

29.0

Ross Johnstone

30/11/1998

Canterbury

Mt Alexander

14.0

Ross Johnstone

30/12/1997

Canterbury

Mt Cook Range

136.8

Bryan Moore

09/02/2014

(Ball Spur)

Canterbury

Mt Hutt

33.3

Nick Neynens

07/12/2018

Canterbury

Mt Isobel

42.0

Martin Thoma

16/01/1997

Canterbury

Ohau Ski Field

60.0

Bryan Moore

02/03/2001

Canterbury

Port Hills

37.9

Ross Johnstone

15/02/2003

(Castle Rock)

Canterbury

Sealy Range

157.3

Grant Middendorf

03/01/2015

(Sealy Tarns)

Canterbury

Tekapo

55.3

Bryan Moore

08/02/2014

Canterbury

Torlesse Range

20.5

Tim Percival

12/09/1998

(Torlesse – Pt 1842)

Canterbury

Wallace Peak

19.5

Craig Collings
Rodney Burgoyne

19/10/1997

Otago

Cairnmuir

78.2

Dylan Vickerman

30/10/2015

Otago

Cardrona

196.1

Bryan Moore

05/01/2016

Otago

Coronet Peak

172.9

Ben Kellett

03/02/2021

Otago

Gertrude Saddle

131.7

Bryan Moore

28/12/2014

Otago

Glenorchy E. Ranges

182.7

Nick Neynens

29/12/2016

(Stair Peak)

Otago

Haast Pass

124.4

Rory Devine

07/02/2019

(Brewster Hut)

Otago

Hawea Eastern Ranges

114.1

Gert van Maren

05/01/2016

(Pakituhi Spur)

Otago

Hawea Terrace

23.9

Kat West

15/11/2003

Otago

Lindis Pass

33.3

Bryan Moore

10/10/2014

Otago

Long Gully

95.6

Russell Read

07/02/2002

Otago

Matukituki

126.5

Bryan Moore

29/11/2015

(Sharks Tooth)

Otago

Mt Alfred

79.8

Nick Neynens

02/12/2014

Otago

Mt Ida

59.8

Mark Hardman

10/03/2007

Otago

Mt Iron

54.4

Grant Middendorf

06/01/2003

Otago

Mt Maude

122.1

Bryan Moore

29/12/2016

Otago

Obelisk

43.5

Grant Middendorf

13/11/2004

Otago

Pisa Range

142.4

Grant Middendorf

17/10/2005

(Waiorau)

Otago

Remarkables

81.6

Angus Tapper

08/09/2004

Otago

Richardson Mountains

150.9

Bryan Moore

31/12/2015

(Moke Lake)

Otago

Routeburn

235.8

Nick Neynens

05/01/2016

(Sugarloaf Pass)

Otago

Roys Peak

91.6

Benjamin Kellett

23/11/2018

Otago

Skyline

64.5

Angus Tapper

17/10/1999

Otago

St Bathans Range

38.2

Aaron Chesterman

16/02/2019

(St Bathans Range South)

Otago

Treble Cone

152.1

Bryan Moore

07/12/2014

Otago

Waikerikeri

41.3

Grant Middendorf

30/10/2005

(Leaning Rock)

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