The 2016 Competition Rules, Regulations, Policies & Procedures have been approved for use during the 2016 competitive ballooning season.

DSC02946The HACD has compiled the 2016 International Eligibility list for FAI Sanctioned event invitation purposes.

The following is an update to the Women's IEL for 2016, which the HACD Board prepared in January.
The 2nd FAI Women's World Hot Air Balloon Championship will take place in Birstonas, Lithuania July 5-10th.

This International Eligibility List was prepared using the last two years' US National Championship and the National Eligibility List as dictated by the 2016 HACD Rules, Regulations, Policies & Procedures, Appendix D, Section VII. The competitors are listed in order below and the qualification method is shown in paranthesis. The response and date regarding the Women's Worlds is listed beside each competitor. Questions regarding this list can be directed to your HACD Board representative.

Women's International Eligibility List (Update as of 2/25)

List Rank Name (Qualification method) Response Date
1 Susan Stamats (47th 2015 Nationals) No 1/5/2016
2 Christine Bertsch (33rd 2014 Nationals) No 2/2/2016
3 Meg Skelton (50th 2015 Nationals) Yes 1/4/2016
4 Kelli Cook (51st 2015 Nationals)* Yes 1/4/2016
5 Elisa Trillanes (52nd 2015 Nationals) Yes 1/3/2016
6 Karen Kent (54th 2014 Nationals) No 1/14/2016
7 Myia Danley (43rd 2015 NEL) Yes 1/7/2016
8 Debby Young (70th 2014 NEL) No response  
9 Janet Lutkus (79th 2014 NEL) Yes 1/3/2016
10 Shannon Rote (80th 2014 NEL) No 1/3/2016
11 Kim Neil (85th 2015 NEL) Yes 1/13/2016
12 Holly Pfeifer (93rd 2014 NEL) No response  
13 Kim Magee (95th 2015 NEL) Yes 1/14/2016
14 Louise Egerton (148th 2014 NEL) No response  
15 Meredith Bennett (103rd 2015 NEL) No 1/14/2016
16 Susan Older (149th 2014 NEL) No response  
17 Cheri White (119th 2015 NEL) Yes 1/3/2016
18 Clare Wade (121st 2015 NEL) No response  
19 Beth Davidson (123rd 2015 NEL) No 1/14/2016
20 Jeanne Anson (145th 2015 NEL) No response  
21 Elizabeth Johnson (160th 2015 NEL) No response  

 *Deffered to second round

The HACD Board has approved the US National Rules for 2020. The latest version was posted on 6/19/2020. Watch this space for any updates.

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