Stephen Dale Nabs 1st Indy Title
The longest losing streak in the history of the Armistice Day Fits Tournament came to an end last weekend when Stephen Dale earned his first Indy Squadron title after 16 tries, topping the 11-year drought established by Scott Jones from 1989 until his only championship run in 2000 and the 12-year winless streak by Rick Lacy from 2000 to 2012.
The 29th annual edition of the Indy squadron's championship event was held on November 18th, 2017 at the home of Bob and Donna Meister on the east side of Indianapolis. Seven players were in attendance. All of them were eligible for the championship, with three of them seeking their first title.
The teams stacked up like this:
Bob Meister, SPAD XVII
Rick Lacy, SPAD XVII
A J Meister, Camel 150
Ethan Skinner, Seimens Schuckert DIII
Stephen Skinner, Pfalz DVIII
Dory Oda, Pfalz DrI
Stephen Dale Skinner, Fokker DVII 185
The fight was randomly set to start just above 17000 feet altitude.
Dory immediately attacked Rick's SPAD and tailed him into the following turn. Moving unexpectedly away from the tourney box, Rick performed a Turn Right and lost Dory, who performed a small Loop in order to end her turn inside the box. (Con't below)