Club meetings will take place on the Second and Fourth Tuesday of each month at 8.30pm
Cork Motor Club's next meeting is on
Tuesday, August 22 at  the
Kinsley Hotel (Opposite County Hall) at
8:30pm in the Wright room.
Please note new meeting time

CORK MOTOR CLUB

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2015 Club Championship
Prizewinners

Overall competitor: Owen Murphy.

Overall Driver: Owen Murphy.
Overall Navigator: Grace O'Brien.

Expert Driver: 1, Johnny Kenneally,
2 Johnny Casey; 3 Robert Beamish.
Expert Navigator: 1 Ken Carmody,
2 James O'Brien; 3 George Shinnors.

Semi Expert
Driver:  No qualifier
Navigator: 1 Patrick O'Sullivan,
2 Brian Duggan.

Novice:
Driver: 1  Sean Daly.
Navigator: 1 Trish Hogan, 2 Orla Beamish.
 

2014 Club Championship
Prizewinners

Overall competitor: Owen Murphy.

Overall:
Driver: Owen Murphy.
Navigator: Ken Carmody.

Expert Driver: 1, Johnny Casey; 2 Paul Casey; 3 Robert Beamish.
Expert Navigator: 1 Vincent Goggin; 2 James O'Brien; 3 Tadgh O'Sullivan.

Semi Expert: Driver: 1 Brian Duggan.
Navigator: 1 Grace O'Brien; 2 Brian Quinlan.

Novice: Driver: 1 (tie)  Ken Carmody and Sean Daly.
Navigator: 1 (tie) Orla Beamish and Patrick O'Sullivan.

Club Championship Rounds

2017 CORK MOTOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP REGULATIONS

1. Driver or Navigator Classes: For 2017 each driver or navigator will only score points in their relative class i.e. Expert, Semi Expert, Novice. The winning overall champion driver and champion navigator will be the competitor who scores the highest points in their class. For example, if the highest placed semi expert driver scores more points in their class, than the highest placed expert driver or novice driver, then the semi expert driver is deemed to be the winning club championship driver. The same will hold true for the navigator’s section.
2. Best Overall CMC Competitor: This competitor will be the person (driver or navigator) who scores the most points in the total number of Cork Motor Club events for the year. For this award, a navigator may score points as a driver on Cork Motor Club driver-only events. They can then add these points to his points scored in the Cork Motor Club events they navigate on. Points scored in the non Cork Motor Club events as a navigator do not count towards this Overall CMC Competitor award. Also a competitor can include points from 2 different classes towards this award, as they may be classified in a different class as a driver to the class in which he competes as a navigator. Or vice versa. The winner of this new award/section will be awarded a trophy. There will be no Club vouchers attached to this award. The competitor who wins this award may also win one of the other overall driver or navigator awards. It is also proposed to continue the voucher awards to class winners for 2015.
3. Eligibility: Only fully paid up Cork Motor Club members are eligible to score points in the championship. In order to avoid doubt, no points can be registered by a competitor in the championship prior to the date they pay their 2016 Cork Motor Club subscription. Those who have Non Competing Membership are not elegible to score points.
4. Rounds: All Cork Motor Club promoted events listed in the Motorsport Ireland calendar and/or club website from December 25, 2016 to December 24, 2017. Cork Motor Club events whose dates are altered will still qualify, provided that the re-scheduled event takes place on or before December 24, 2017. In the Navigator section of the 2017 club championship, members can score on three extra events not promoted by Cork Motor Club. For the championship year ending December 24, 2017, the following are the outside rounds for Cork Motor Club navigators in the club championship: Munster Car Club Moonraker Forest Rally, April 8, 2017; Imokilly Rally, July 23, 2017; Skibbereen Carbery Navigation Trial, November 25/26, 2017.
5. Awards: 1st Overall Driver and 1st Overall Navigator and 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Expert class, Semi Expert class and Novice class. 1st Overall prize-winners will not be eligible for class awards. To qualify for the 2016 Cork Motor Club championship, competitors MUST help on one event run by Cork Motor Club in 2015 or contribute to the running of the club during the year.
6. Scoring: Each driver's best 5 scores to count towards his/her total points in that section. A navigator's best 4 scores to count towards his/her total points in that section. For 2017, there will be no minimum number of events to qualify for an award. Class points will be awarded as follows: 10 points for 1st in class, 9 points for 2nd in class, 8 points for 3rd in class etc, down to 9th (or lower) in class, who will receive 2 points. Non-Finishers will receive 1 point in class for starting the event. Overall event winners will receive 11 points.
7. Ties: Overall Ties will be decided by (a) Novice beats Semi Expert beats Expert, or if not resolved by (b), then the tie will be decided in favour of the competitor with the greatest number of maximum scores with an overall winner score of 16 score beating a 15 point score; failing this the greatest number of second points finishes, and so on down. Class ties will be decided in a similar fashion by considering points down to tenth registered Competitor in Class. Failing this whoever scores highest points first gets the  place.
8. Clerks of the Course: Each Clerk of the Course of a 2017 Cork Motor Club championship event will score a maximum of 10 points in whichever category (driver or navigator) they wish, provided the event caters for that category. In an event that requires both a driver and navigator, the COC and Deputy COC will be awarded a maximum score each of 10 points, one as a driver and the other as navigator. In order to avoid doubt, they cannot both received points in the same category. COCs or Deputy COCs may only score points once in the 2017 Championship.
9. Classification: Cork Motor Club members will be classified by the current Cork Motor Club Championship Registrar. A Cork Motor Club member who receives an award on two consecutive years in the championship will be promoted up a grade. The Club Championship Registrar reserves the right to promote or demote any member due to outstanding results. A competitor may look for a review of their classification in the championship provided they make contact with the Championship Registrar by letter or email within two weeks (14 days) of the first publication of their classification on the club website. The competitor is responsible to make sure their classification is correct.
10. Disputes: If a club member has a query in relation to points scored or to a classification, they should notify the Championship Registrar. If the matter cannot be resolved between the two parties, then the Club Registrar will bring the matter to the attention of the directors of Cork Motor Club who will appoint a three person committee to decide on the matter. The Championship Registrar cannot be part of this committee and the committee decision will be final and binding.
11. Results: Championship Points will be posted on the club website www.corkmotorclub.com as soon as possible after each round. Points will be awarded up to and including the previous championship event. When results for the championship are posted provisional, competitors have 14 days to lodge queries with the Championship Register. A competitor may look for a review of their points in the championship provided they make contact with the Championship Registrar by letter or email within two weeks (14 days) of publication of their current score on the club website. Responsibility is on the competitor to make sure his/her points allocation are correct at all times.
12. Registrar: Championship Registrar is Robert Beamish, Email: [email protected] or [email protected] Mark subject line: "Cork Motor Club Championship". Any correspondence by letter can be sent to Robert Beamish, Moneen, Templemartin, Bandon, Co Cork.
13. Awards: Overall driver and navigator and class winners will receive trophies and vouchers which can be redeemed by the winners against entries on the following year's Cork Motor Club events. Terms and conditions apply and they are listed on the vouchers. The value of these vouchers will be based on the Entry Fees for the collective events in the category. Best Overall CMC Competitor will receive a trophy. There will be no vouchers awarded for this award.

The final points have been recorded for our 2016 Club Championship and some placings have changed from our last update after the Jim Walsh Forest Rally on August 14.

 A competitor may look for a review of their points in the championship provided they make contact with the Championship Registrar by letter or email within two weeks (14 days) of publication of their current score on the club website. Responsibility is on the competitor to make sure his/her points allocation are correct at all times. Points are provisional until then.

Club Championship Registrar for 2016 is Robert Beamish, Email:[email protected]

Mark subject line: "2016 Cork Motor Club Championship". Any correspondence by letter can be sent to Robert Beamish, Moneen, Templemartin, Bandon, Co Cork.

Johnny Kenneally leads championship after August update

Our club championship for the Overall competitor (driver or navigator) is very close as we head for our Jim Walsh Forest Rally on August 14.
Johnny Kenneally moves into the lead by one point from Owen Murphy with robert Beamish third another point back. Initial leader Derek Butler is third from Sean Daly and Brian duggan who make up the top six overall.
In the drivers section the overall top three hold the same positions in the expert and overall table while Orla Beamish leads the semi expert class and Sean Daly leads the novice section.
In the Navigator section Patrick O'Sullivan has moved into the lead from Trisha Hogan with Derek Butler in third place third.
In the expert navigator section George Shinnors has a one point lead over a group of four competitors in second place, James and Grace O'Brien, Stephen Quinn and Brian Quinlan. In the semi expert section Patrick O'Sullivan and Derek Butler share the lead from Liam Fouhy. Tricha Hogan is best novice navigator from Cliff Desmond and Ger Keohane.
These results are provisional and do not take into account the number of events started. For 2016, a driver must start in a minimum of 3 events & a navigator must start a minimum of 2 events to qualify for an award. Full championship regulations are available at http://www.corkmotorclub.com/championship
Entries are still open for the Jim Walsh and can be had on www.corkmotorclub.com.

2016 CORK MOTOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP REGULATIONS

1. Driver or Navigator Classes: For 2016 each driver or navigator will only score points in their relative class i.e. Expert, Semi Expert, Novice. The winning overall champion driver and champion navigator will be the competitor who scores the highest points in their class. For example, if the highest placed semi expert driver scores more points in their class, than the highest placed expert driver or novice driver, then the semi expert driver is deemed to be the winning club championship driver. The same will hold true for the navigator’s section.
2. Best Overall CMC Competitor: This competitor will be the person (driver or navigator) who scores the most points in the total number of Cork Motor Club events for the year. For this award, a navigator may score points as a driver on Cork Motor Club driver-only events. They can then add these points to his points scored in the Cork Motor Club events they navigate on. Points scored in the non Cork Motor Club events as a navigator do not count towards this Overall CMC Competitor award. Also a competitor can include points from 2 different classes towards this award, as they may be classified in a different class as a driver to the class in which he competes as a navigator. Or vice versa. The winner of this new award/section will be awarded a trophy. There will be no Club vouchers attached to this award. The competitor who wins this award may also win one of the other overall driver or navigator awards. It is also proposed to continue the voucher awards to class winners for 2015.
3. Eligibility: Only fully paid up Cork Motor Club members are eligible to score points in the championship. In order to avoid doubt, no points can be registered by a competitor in the championship prior to the date they pay their 2016 Cork Motor Club subscription. Those who have Non Competing Membership are not elegible to score points.
4. Rounds: All Cork Motor Club promoted events listed in the Motorsport Ireland calendar and/or club website from December 25, 2015 to December 24, 2016. Cork Motor Club events whose dates are altered will still qualify, provided that the re-scheduled event takes place on or before December 24, 2016. In the Navigator section of the 2016 club championship, members can score on three extra events not promoted by Cork Motor Club. For the championship year ending December 24, 2016, the following are the outside rounds for Cork Motor Club navigators in the club championship: Munster Car Club Moonraker Forest Rally, April 16, 2016; Imokilly Rally, June 11/12, 2016; Skibbereen Carbery Navigation Trial, November 26/27, 2016.
5. Awards: 1st Overall Driver and 1st Overall Navigator and 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Expert class, Semi Expert class and Novice class. 1st Overall prize-winners will not be eligible for class awards. To qualify for the 2016 Cork Motor Club championship, competitors MUST help on one event run by Cork Motor Club in 2015 or contribute to the running of the club during the year.
6. Scoring: Each driver's best 7 scores to count towards his/her total points in that section. A navigator's best 5 scores to count towards his/her total points in that section. For 2016, a Driver must start in a minimum of 3 events & a navigator start a minimum of 2 events to qualify for an award. Class points will be awarded as follows: 10 points for 1st in class, 9 points for 2nd in class, 8 points for 3rd in class etc, down to 9th (or lower) in class, who will receive 2 points. Non-Finishers will receive 1 point in class for starting the event. Overall event winners will receive 11 points.
7. Ties: Overall Ties will be decided by (a) Novice beats Semi Expert beats Expert, or if not resolved by (b), then the tie will be decided in favour of the competitor with the greatest number of maximum scores with an overall winner score of 16 score beating a 15 point score; failing this the greatest number of second points finishes, and so on down. Class ties will be decided in a similar fashion by considering points down to tenth registered Competitor in Class. Failing this whoever scores highest points first gets the  place.
8. Clerks of the Course: Each Clerk of the Course of a 2015 Cork Motor Club championship event will score a maximum of 10 points in whichever category (driver or navigator) they wish, provided the event caters for that category. In an event that requires both a driver and navigator, the COC and Deputy COC will be awarded a maximum score each of 10 points, one as a driver and the other as navigator. In order to avoid doubt, they cannot both received points in the same category. COCs or Deputy COCs may only score points once in the 2016 Championship.
9. Classification: Cork Motor Club members will be classified by the current Cork Motor Club Championship Registrar. A Cork Motor Club member who receives an award on two consecutive years in the championship will be promoted up a grade. The Club Championship Registrar reserves the right to promote or demote any member due to outstanding results. A competitor may look for a review of their classification in the championship provided they make contact with the Championship Registrar by letter or email within two weeks (14 days) of the first publication of their classification on the club website. The competitor is responsible to make sure their classification is correct.
10. Disputes: If a club member has a query in relation to points scored or to a classification, they should notify the Championship Registrar. If the matter cannot be resolved between the two parties, then the Club Registrar will bring the matter to the attention of the directors of Cork Motor Club who will appoint a three person committee to decide on the matter. The Championship Registrar cannot be part of this committee and the committee decision will be final and binding.
11. Results: Championship Points will be posted on the club website www.corkmotorclub.com as soon as possible after each round. Points will be awarded up to and including the previous championship event. When results for the championship are posted provisional, competitors have 14 days to lodge queries with the Championship Register. A competitor may look for a review of their points in the championship provided they make contact with the Championship Registrar by letter or email within two weeks (14 days) of publication of their current score on the club website. Responsibility is on the competitor to make sure his/her points allocation are correct at all times.
12. Registrar: Championship Registrar is Robert Beamish, Email: [email protected] or [email protected] Mark subject line: "Cork Motor Club Championship". Any correspondence by letter can be sent to Robert Beamish, Moneen, Templemartin, Bandon, Co Cork.
13. Awards: Overall driver and navigator and class winners will receive trophies and vouchers which can be redeemed by the winners against entries on the following year's Cork Motor Club events. Terms and conditions apply and they are listed on the vouchers. The value of these vouchers will be based on the Entry Fees for the collective events in the category. Best Overall CMC Competitor will receive a trophy. There will be no vouchers awarded for this award.

Club Championship prizegiving now on Friday, January 8. (date change)

There has been a change of date for Cork Motor Club's 2015 club championship prizegiving which will now take place on Friday, January 8, 2016. Venue will be at the Angler's Rest, start time 9pm. The event is open to all club members and there is no charge. Refreshments will be provided on the night.

Owen Murphy best again on club championship for 2015

Big congratulations to our top competitor and driver Owen Murphy who has won Cork Motor Club's championship for 2015. Again this year Owen proved impossible to beat, and despite a non finish on the West Cork Rally, he came out on top taking the overall competitor and the overall driver awards. On his way to victory he took outright victories on our Christmas Auto Cross, Jim Walsh Forest Rally and our November 4X4 Trial.

Our top navigator this year is Grace O'Brien, who with consistent top scores (except a non finish on the Jim Walsh Forest Rally), took the overall navigator trophy for 2015.
In the classes Johnny Kenneally came out as the top expert driver, with Johnny Casey second and Robert Beamish taking third place. Top novice driver this year is Sean Daly.
Winning expert navigator for 2015 is Ken Carmody with George Shinnors winning the tie break for second from James O'Brien. Another tie break in the semi expert navigator class saw Patrick O'Sullivan take the top place from Brian Duggan. Top novice navigator is Trish Hogan with Orla Beamish in second place.

2015 CORK MOTOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP REGULATIONS

1. Driver or Navigator Classes: For 2015 each driver or navigator will only score points in their relative class i.e. Expert, Semi Expert, Novice. The winning overall champion driver and champion navigator will be the competitor who scores the highest points in their class. For example, if the highest placed semi expert driver scores more points in their class, than the highest placed expert driver or novice driver, then the semi expert driver is deemed to be the winning club championship driver. The same will hold true for the navigator’s section. 

2. Best Overall CMC Competitor: This competitor will be the person (driver or navigator) who scores the most points in the total number of Cork Motor Club events for the year. For this award, a navigator may score points as a driver on Cork Motor Club driver-only events. They can then add these points to his points scored in the Cork Motor Club events they navigate on. Points scored in the non Cork Motor Club events as a navigator do not count towards this Overall CMC Competitor award. Also a competitor can include points from 2 different classes towards this award, as they may be classified in a different class as a driver to the class in which he competes as a navigator. Or vice versa. The winner of this new award/section will be awarded a trophy. There will be no Club vouchers attached to this award. The competitor who wins this award may also win one of the other overall driver or navigator awards. It is also proposed to continue the voucher awards to class winners for 2015.

3. Eligibility: Only fully paid up Cork Motor Club members are eligible to score points in the championship. In order to avoid doubt, no points can be registered by a competitor in the championship prior to the date they pay their 2015 Cork Motor Club subscription.

4. Rounds: All Cork Motor Club promoted events listed in the Motorsport Ireland calendar and/or club website from December 25, 2014 to December 24, 2015. Cork Motor Club events whose dates are altered will still qualify, provided that the re-scheduled event takes place on or before December 24, 2015. In the Navigator section of the 2015 club championship, members can score on three extra events not promoted by Cork Motor Club. For the championship year ending December 24, 2015, the following are the outside rounds for Cork Motor Club navigators in the club championship: Munster Car Club Moonraker Forest Rally, April 12, 2015; Skibbereen Fastnet Rally, October 25, 2015; Skibbereen Carbery Navigation Trial, November 28, 2015;

5. Awards: 1st Overall Driver and 1st Overall Navigator and 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Expert class, Semi Expert class and Novice class. 1st Overall prize-winners will not be eligible for class awards. To qualify for the 2015 Cork Motor Club championship, competitors MUST help on one event run by Cork Motor Club in 2015 or contribute to the running of the club during the year.

6. Scoring: Each driver's best 7 scores to count towards his/her total points in that section. A navigator's best 5 scores to count towards his/her total points in that section. For 2015, a Driver must start in a minimum of 3 events & a navigator start a minimum of 2 events to qualify for an award. Class points will be awarded as follows: 10 points for 1st in class, 9 points for 2nd in class, 8 points for 3rd in class etc, down to 9th (or lower) in class, who will receive 2 points. Non-Finishers will receive 1 point in class for starting the event. Overall event winners will receive 11 points.
7. Ties: Overall Ties will be decided by (a) Novice beats Semi Expert beats Expert, or if not resolved by (b), then the tie will be decided in favour of the competitor with the greatest number of maximum scores with an overall winner score of 16 score beating a 15 point score; failing this the greatest number of second points finishes, and so on down. Class ties will be decided in a similar fashion by considering points down to tenth registered Competitor in Class. Failing this whoever scores highest points first gets the  place.

8. Clerks of the Course: Each Clerk of the Course of a 2015 Cork Motor Club championship event will score a maximum of 10 points in whichever category (driver or navigator) they wish, provided the event caters for that category. In an event that requires both a driver and navigator, the COC and Deputy COC will be awarded a maximum score each of 10 points, one as a driver and the other as navigator. In order to avoid doubt, they cannot both received points in the same category. Competitors may only score COC/Deputy points once in the 2015 Championship.
9. Classification: Cork Motor Club members will be classified by the current Cork Motor Club Championship Registrar. A Cork Motor Club member who receives an award on two consecutive years in the championship will be promoted up a grade. The Club Championship Registrar reserves the right to promote or demote any member due to outstanding results. A competitor may look for a review of their classification in the championship provided they make contact with the Championship Registrar by letter or email within two weeks (14 days) of the first publication of their classification on the club website. The competitor is responsible to make sure their classification is correct.

10. Disputes: If a club member has a query in relation to points scored or to a classification, they should notify the Championship Registrar. If the matter cannot be resolved between the two parties, then the Club Registrar will bring the matter to the attention of the directors of Cork Motor Club who will appoint a three person committee to decide on the matter. The Championship Registrar cannot be part of this committee and the committee decision will be final and binding.

11. Results: Championship Points will be posted on the club website www.corkmotorclub.com as soon as possible after each round. Points will be awarded up to and including the previous championship event. When results for the championship are posted provisional, competitors have 14 days to lodge queries with the Championship Register. A competitor may look for a review of their points in the championship provided they make contact with the Championship Registrar by letter or email within two weeks (14days) of publication of their current score on the club website. Responsibility is on the competitor to make sure his/her points allocation are correct at all times.

12. Registrar: Championship Registrar is Robert Beamish, Email: [email protected]. or [email protected]. Mark subject line: "Cork Motor Club Championship". Any correspondence by letter can be sent to Robert Beamish, Moneen, Templemartin, Bandon, Co Cork.

13. Awards: Overall driver and navigator and class winners will receive trophies and vouchers which can be redeemed by the winners against entries on the following year's Cork Motor Club events. Terms and conditions apply and they are listed on the vouchers. The value of these vouchers will be based on the Entry Fees for the collective events in the category. Best Overall CMC Competitor will receive a trophy. There will be no vouchers awarded for this award.

2014 Club championship standings with one round to run
Overall leader is Owen Murphy with Ken Carmody second and Johnny Casey in third place. Brian Duggan, Sean Daly and vincent Goggin make up the top six places.
In the Expert Driver's class Owen Murphy leads from Johnny Casey, while Joe Shinnors, Paul Casey, Michael O'Sullivan and Robert Beamish are capable of taking third, but only if they compete on the final round next Sunday, Nov 16.
Brian Duggan is best Semi Expert driver and Ken Carmody leads the Novice Driver's section from Sean Daly who also needs to compete on Sunday to qualify.
In the Navigator's section Ken Carmody is top Expert from Vincent Goggin with James O'Brien third. Grace O'Brien is top Semi Expert from Brian Quinlan, while Orla Beamish and Patrick O'Sullivan tie for top Novice.
All club championship competitors should check out the points table which has now been updated after the Startrek Navigation Trial.
Club championship standings with two rounds to go
Owen Murphy holds a two point lead in our 2014 Best Overall CMC Competitor section of the championship with two rounds remaining. In second place on 42 points  is Ken Carmody, who has driven and navigated this year. In third place is Johnny casey on 33 points followed by Brian Duggan who is fourth on 24 pts.
In the drivers' championship, top  Expert is Owen Murphy who leads on 48 points from Johnny casey four points back in second. Third, fourth and fifth places are tightly bunched with Paul Casey on 16, from Michael O'Sullivan 14 and former club champion Robert Beamish on 13.  Top Semi Expert is Brian Duggan on 30 pts from Tim Howard, Conor Nash and Ian McCarthy all on 10 pts. Ken Carmody leads the Novice section on 30 pts from Sean Daly on 20 with Ciara Deasy adn David O'Donoghue tied for third place on 9 points each.
In the Navigators' championshp Vincent Goggin is the top Expert on 44 pts from Ken Carmody on 41 pts with James O'Brien third on 21 pts. Top Semi Expert is Brian Quinlan on 30 pts from Grace O'Brien on 28 with  Paul Sheehan and dLiam Fouhy tied for third on 10 pts each. Orlan Beamish leads the Novice section on 20 pts from Patrick O'Sullivan and Richard Percy  both on 10 pts.
There is just one event remaining in the Navigators' section, this weekend's Startrek Night Nav, and there are  two rounds left in the drivers' section, the Startrek and the 4X4 on Nov 16. For those competing, please check the regs to make sure you have the required number of events completed.

Change in format for 2014 club championship prizegiving

Prizegiving for our 2014 Club championship will take place next Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Angler's Rest. There will be a change in format for the evening, as no formal dinner will take place. Neither will there be any charge for those attending and all prizewinners are encouraged to attend along with friends and fellow club members. Finger food will be provided and the event is timed for 8pm for 8.30pm start.


2014 CORK MOTOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP REGULATIONS

1. Driver or Navigator Classes: For 2014 the major change is that there will be no overall points awarded in the Driver or Navigator Sections. Each driver or navigator will only score points in their relative class i.e. Expert, Semi Expert, Novice. The winning overall champion driver and champion navigator will be the competitor who scores the highest points in their class. For example, if the highest placed semi expert driver scores more points in their class, than the highest placed expert driver or novice driver, then the semi expert driver is deemed to be the winning club championship driver. The same will hold true for the navigator’s section. 

2. Best Overall CMC Competitor: In addition for 2014 there will be an additional award of Best Overall CMC Competitor. This competitor will be the person (driver or navigator) who scores the most points in the total number of Cork Motor Club events for the year. For this award, a navigator may score points as a driver on Cork Motor Club driver-only events. They can then add these points to his points scored in the Cork Motor Club events they navigate on. For this award a driver may score points if competing as a navigator on Cork Motor Club driver-only events. Points scored in the non Cork Motor Club events as a navigator do not count towards this new Overall CMC Competitor award. Also a competitor can include points from 2 different classes towards this award, as they may be classified in a different class as a driver to the class in which he competes as a navigator. Or vice versa. The winner of this new award/section will be awarded a trophy. There will be no Club vouchers attached to this award. The competitor who wins this award may also win one of the other overall driver or navigator awards. It is also proposed to continue the voucher awards to class winners for 2014.

3. Eligibility: Only fully paid up Cork Motor Club members are eligible to score points in the championship. In order to avoid doubt, no points can be registered by a club member in the championship prior to the date they pay their 2014 Cork Motor Club subscription.

4. Rounds: All Cork Motor Club promoted events listed in the Motorsport Ireland calendar and/or club website from December 25, 2013 to December 24, 2014. Cork Motor Club events whose dates are altered will still qualify, provided that the re-scheduled event takes place on or before December 24, 2014. In the Navigator section of the 2014 club championship, members can score on three extra events not promoted by Cork Motor Club. For the championship year ending December 24, 2014, the following are the outside rounds for Cork Motor Club navigators in the club championship: Skibbereen 100 Isles Navigation Trial February 1&2, 2014; Munster Car Club Moonraker Forest Rally, April 13, 2014; Imokilly Single Stage Rally, July 26, 2014

5. Awards: 1st Overall Driver and 1st Overall Navigator and 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Expert class, Semi Expert class and Novice class. 1st Overall prize-winners will not be eligible for class awards. To qualify for the 2014 Cork Motor Club championship, competitors MUST help on one event run by Cork Motor Club in 2014 or contribute to the running of the club during the year.

6. Scoring: Drivers: Each driver's best 7 scores to count towards his/her total points in that section. Navigators: A navigator's best 5 scores to count towards his/her total points in that section. New for 2014, a Driver must start in a minimum of 3 events & a navigator start a minimum of 2 events to qualify for an award. Class points will be awarded as follows: 10 points for 1st in class, 9 points for 2nd in class, 8 points for 3rd in class etc, down to 9th (or lower) in class, who will receive 2 points. Non-Finishers will receive 1 point in class for starting the event. Overall event winners will receive 11 points.
7. Ties: Overall Ties will be decided by (a) Novice beats Semi Expert beats Expert, or if not resolved by (b), then the tie will be decided in favour of the competitor with the greatest number of maximum scores with an overall winner score of 16 score beating a 15 point score; failing this the greatest number of second points finishes, and so on down. Class ties will be decided in a similar fashion by considering points down to tenth registered Competitor in Class.

8. Clerks of the Course: Each Clerks of the Course of a 2014 Cork Motor Club championship event will score a maximum of 10 points in whichever category (driver or navigator) they wish, provided the event caters for that category. In an event that requires both a driver and navigator, the COC and Deputy COC will be awarded a maximum score each of 10 points, one as a driver and the other as navigator. In order to avoid doubt, they cannot both received points in the same category. Competitors may only score COC/Deputy points once in the 2014 Cork Motor Club Championship.
9. Classification: Cork Motor Club members will be classified by the current Cork Motor Club Championship Registrar. A Cork Motor Club member who receives an award on two consecutive years in the championship will be promoted up a grade. The Club Championship Registrar reserves the right to promote or demote any member due to outstanding results. A competitor in the 2014 Cork Motor Club Championship may look for a review of his/her classification in the championship provided they make contact with the Club Championship Registrar by letter or email sent within two weeks (fourteen days) of the first publication of their classification on the club website. The responsibility is on the competitor to make sure his/her classification is correct at this point of time.

10. Disputes: If a club member has a query in relation to points scored or to a classification, they should notify the Championship Registrar. If the matter cannot be resolved between the two parties, then the Club Registrar will bring the matter to the attention of the directors of Cork Motor Club who will appoint a three person committee to decide on the matter. The Championship Registrar cannot be part of this committee and the committee decision will be final and binding.

11. Results: Championship Points will be posted on the club website www.corkmotorclub.com as soon as possible after each round. Points will be awarded up to and including the previous championship event. When results for the championship are posted provisional, competitors have 14 days to lodge queries with the Championship Register. A competitor in the 2014 Cork Motor Club Championship may look for a review of his/her points in the championship provided they make contact with the Club Championship Registrar by letter or email within two weeks (fourteen days) of the publication of their current score on the club website. The responsibility is on the competitor to make sure his/her points allocation are correct at all times. All championship competitors are advised to state club membership number on the event entry form, whether or not a space has been provided to do so.

12. Registrar: Cork Motor Club Championship Registrar for 2014 is Robert Beamish, Email: [email protected]. or [email protected]. Mark subject line: "2014 Cork Motor Club Championship". Any correspondence by letter can be sent to Robert Beamish, Moneen, Templemartin, Bandon, Co Cork.

 

13. Awards: Overall driver and navigator and class winners will receive trophies and vouchers which can be redeemed by the winners against entries on the following year's Cork Motor Club events. Terms and conditions apply and they are listed on the vouchers. The value of these vouchers will be based on the Entry Fees for the collective events in the category. Best Overall CMC Competitor will receive a trophy. There will be no vouchers awarded for this award.

Final 2013 Club championship standings after all rounds

Skibb and Tipp provide extra rounds for 2013 CMC championship

 

For year ending December 24, 2013, the following are the outside rounds for Cork Motor Club navigators in Cork Motor Club's 2013 club championship:  Skibbereen 100 Isles Navigation Trial to be held in February 2013; Tipperary’s Sean Conlon Mermorial Forestry Rally to be held in June 2013; Skibbereen Fastnet Stages Rally to be held in October 2013.

 

2013 CORK MOTOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP REGULATIONS

1. Eligibility: Only fully paid up members of Cork Motor Club are eligible to score points in the championship. Club members should note that they can only score points in the championship after they have paid their annual Cork Motor Club subscription. In order to avoid doubt, no points can be registered by a club member in the championship prior to this date.

2. Rounds: All Cork Motor Club promoted events listed in the Motorsport Ireland calendar from December 25, 2012 to December 24, 2013. Any Cork Motor Club events whose dates are altered will still qualify, provided that the re-scheduled event takes place on or before December 24, 2013. In the Navigator section of the 2013 club championship, members can score on three extra events not promoted by Cork Motor Club. For the championship year ending December 24, 2013, the following are the outside rounds for Cork Motor Club navigators in Cork Motor Club's 2013 club championship:  Skibbereen 100 Isles Navigation Trial to be held in February 2013; Tipperary ’s Sean Conlon Mermorial Forestry Rally to be held in June 2013; Skibbereen Fastnet Stages Rally to be held in October 2013.

3. Awards: 1st Overall Driver and 1st Overall Navigator and 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Expert class, Semi Expert class and Novice class. 1st Overall prize-winners will not be eligible for class awards. To qualify for the 2013 Cork Motor Club championship, competitors MUST marshal on one event run by Cork Motor Club in 2013 or contribute to the running of the club during the year. In the case of members under 18, they do not have to marshal on an event to be eligible to be in the championship while they are under 18.

4. Scoring: Drivers: Each driver's best 7 scores to count towards his/her total points in that section. Navigators: Each navigator's best 5 scores to count towards his/her total points in that section. Overall points will be awarded as follows: 15 points for 1st overall, 14 points for 2nd overall, 13 points for 3rd overall, etc down to 12th place (or lower) overall, who will each receive 4 points. Non-Finishers will be awarded 1 point overall for starting the event. A Cork Motor Club member who wins an event outright will score a bonus of one point bringing their score to 16 on any event where this occurs. Class points will be awarded as follows: 10 points for 1st in class, 9 points for 2nd in class, 8 points for 3rd in class etc, down to 9th (or lower) in class, who will receive 2 points. Non-Finishers will receive 1 point in class for starting the event.

5. Ties: Overall Ties will be decided by (a) Novice beats Semi Expert beats Expert, or if not resolved by (b), then the tie will be decided in favour of the competitor with the greatest number of maximum scores with an overall winner score of 16 score beating a 15 point score; failing this the greatest number of second points finishes, and so on down. Class ties will be decided in a similar fashion by considering points down to tenth registered Competitor in Class

6. Clerks of the Course: Each Clerks of the Course of a 2013 Cork Motor Club championship event will score a maximum of 15 points in whichever category (driver or navigator) they wish, provided the event caters for that category. In an event that requires both a driver and navigator, the COC and Deputy COC will be awarded a maximum score each of 15 points, one as a driver and the other as navigator. In order to avoid doubt, they cannot both received points in the same category. Competitors may only score CoC’s points once in the 2013 Cork Motor Club Championship.

7. Classification: Cork Motor Club members will be classified by the current Cork Motor Club Championship Registrar. A Cork Motor Club member who receives an award on two consecutive years in the championship will be promoted up a grade. The Club Championship Registrar reserves the right to promote or demote any member due to outstanding results. A competitor in the 2013 Cork Motor Club Championship may look for a review of his/her classification in the championship provided they make contact with the Club Championship Registrar by letter or email sent within two weeks (fourteen days) of the first publication of their classification on the club website in March 2013. The responsibility is on the competitor to make sure his/her classification is correct at this point of time.

8. Disputes: If a club member has a query in relation to points scored or to a classification, they should notify the Championship Registrar. If the matter cannot be resolved between the two parties, then the Club Registrar will bring the matter to the attention of the directors of Cork Motor Club who will appoint a three person committee to decide on the matter. The Championship Registrar cannot be part of this committee and the committee decision will be final and binding.

 

9. Results: Championship Points will be posted on the club website www.corkmotorclub.com on the following dates only.

·         March 4th made final  April 2nd  

·         June 2nd  made final on June 23rd

·         September 16th made final on 7th October  

·         December 2nd made final on December 23rd  

Points will be awarded up to and including the previous championship event. When results for the championship are posted provisional, competitors have 14 days to lodge queries with the Championship Register. A competitor in the 2013 Cork Motor Club Championship may look for a review of his/her points in the championship provided they make contact with the Club Championship Registrar by letter or email within two weeks (fourteen days) of the publication of their current score on the club website. The responsibility is on the competitor to make sure his/her points allocation are correct at all times. All championship competitors are advised to state club membership number on the event entry form, whether or not a space has been provided to do so.

10. Registrar:  Cork Motor Club Championship Registrar for 2013 is Robert Beamish,  Email: [email protected]. or [email protected]. Mark subject line:  "2013 CORK MOTOR CLUB Championship". Any correspondence by letter can be sent to Robert Beamish, Moneen, Templemartin, Badon, Co Cork.

11. Awards: Overall and class winners will receive trophies and vouchers which can be redeemed against entries on the following year's Cork Motor Club events. Terms and conditions apply and they are listed on the vouchers. The value of these vouchers will be based on the Entry Fees for the collective events in the category.

Final 2012 club championship points table and placings

Our 2012 Club Championship has been finalised. Check your points now.

Download Final Club Championship Points Tables Here

Robert Beamish and James O'Brien are 2012 club champions

Robert Beamish has won the 2012 Cork Motor Club Drivers' championship while the Navigators' championship has gone to James O'Brien this year. And it looks like the next generation are well on their way with both their daughters winning awards in the club series.

Robert achieved his title with top points on both 4X4 Trials and both Test Trials plus a third place on last December's Christmas Autocross.

In the Expert Class Johnny Kenneally came out on top with good scores on both Test Trials, the Startrek, Nov 4X4 and the Jim Walsh. Second Expert was Owen Murphy who took his first overall victory on the Jim Walsh this year. Third Expert is Joe Shinnors Jnr who did well on both Nav Trials.

Top Semi Expert driver is Stephen Lane who scored well on West Cork, Summer Test Trial and Startrek. Martin Dolan proved he still hasn't lost it with his return to the driver's seat netting him second place while 4X4 expert Mick O'Shea took third.

Top Novice driver is Orla Beamish, the youngster showing some of the more 'mature' drivers the way in both our 4X4 Trials. Second novice is Sean White who did well on West Cork while Ciara Deasy was third novice, showing that both sides of the partnership can pick up the pots.


On the navigators' side of the club championship, James took top points on West Cork, the Jim Walsh, the Munster forestry plus second place points on our 1000 Shakes Nav Trial.

Top expert is Greg Shinnors with top results on the Shakes, Startrek and Skibb nav events. Second expert is Stephen Quinn whose best events were West Cork and the Jim Walsh, while Ken Carmody took third expert place with a top result on the Startrek.

Jill White is the top Semi Expert navigator top results on West Cork, Munster  forest and Imokilly Single Stage. Second in clas is Kieran Madden after good points on Munster forest and Imokilly Single Stage while top points on the Startrek Nav Trial gave Grace O'Brien third place.

The Novice navigator class was fought out on West Cork and Imokilly Single Stage rallies with Thomas Bruton winning from Brian Quinlan second, and Noel Crowley in third place.

The prizegiving will take place at the club's annual dinner which this year  is on January 5th in Morans Silversprings Hotel. Tickets are €35 each.
Please contact Paula on  087 9967482 for tickets if you are going to attend.

2012 CORK MOTOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP REGULATIONS

 

1. Eligibility: Only fully paid up members of Cork Motor Club are eligible to score points in the championship. Club members should note that they can only score points in the championship after they have paid their annual Cork Motor Club subscription. In order to avoid doubt, no points can be registered by a club member in the championship prior to this date.

2. Rounds: All Cork Motor Club promoted events listed in the Motorsport Ireland calendar from December 25, 2011 to December 24, 2012. Any Cork Motor Club events whose dates are altered will still qualify, provided that the re-scheduled event takes place on or before January 10, 2013. In the Navigator section of the 2012 club championship, members can score on three extra events not promoted by Cork Motor Club. For the championship year ending December 24, 2012, the following are the outside rounds for Cork Motor Club navigators in Cork Motor Club's 2012 club championship:  Skibbereen 100 Isles Navigation Trial to be held in February 2012; Munster’s Moonraker Forestry Rally to be held in April 2012; Imokily Single Stage Rally to be held in July 2012.

3. Awards: 1st Overall Driver and 1st Overall Navigator and 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Expert class, Semi Expert class and Novice class. 1st Overall prize-winners will not be eligible for class awards. To qualify for the 2012 Cork Motor Club championship, competitors MUST marshal on one event run by Cork Motor Club in 2012. In the case of members under 18, they do not have to marshal on an event to be eligible to be in the championship while they are under 18.

4. Scoring:
Drivers: Each driver's best 7 scores to count towards his/her total points in that section. Navigators: Each navigator's best 5 scores to count towards his/her total points in that section. Overall points will be awarded as follows: 15 points for 1st overall, 14 points for 2nd overall, 13 points for 3rd overall, etc down to 12th place (or lower) overall, who will each receive 4 points. Non-Finishers will be awarded 1 point overall for starting the event. A Cork Motor Club member who wins an event outright will score a bonus of one point bringing their score to 16 on any event where this occurs. Club members not competing on a Cork Motor Club championship event will get 1 point when they marshal on a Cork Motor Club event with a maximum of 4 points possible by marshalling. Class points will be awarded as follows: 10 points for 1st in class, 9 points for 2nd in class, 8 points for 3rd in class etc, down to 9th (or lower) in class, who will receive 2 points. Non-Finishers will receive 1 point in class for starting the event.

5. Ties:
Overall Ties will be decided by (a) Novice beats Semi Expert beats Expert, or if not resolved by (b), then the tie will be decided in favour of the competitor with the greatest number of maximum scores with an overall winner score of 16 score beating a 15 point score; failing this the greatest number of second points finishes, and so on down. Class ties will be decided in a similar fashion by considering points down to tenth registered Competitor in Class

6. Clerks of the Course: Each Clerks of the Course of a 2012 Cork Motor Club championship event will score a maximum of 15 points in whichever category (driver or navigator) they wish, provided the event caters for that category. In an event that requires both a driver and navigator, the COC and Deputy COC will be awarded a maximum score each of 15 points, one as a driver and the other as navigator. In order to avoid doubt, they cannot both received points in the same category. Competitors may only score CoC’s points once in the 2012 Cork Motor Club Championship.

7. Classification:
Cork Motor Club members will be classified by the current Cork Motor Club Championship Registrar. A Cork Motor Club member who receives an award on two consecutive years in the championship will be promoted up a grade. The Club Championship Registrar reserves the right to promote or demote any member due to outstanding results. A competitor in the 2012 Cork Motor Club Championship may look for a review of his/her classification in the championship provided they make contact with the Club Championship Registrar by letter or email sent within two weeks (fourteen days) of the first publication of their classification on the club website in March 2012. The responsibility is on the competitor to make sure his/her classification is correct at this point of time.

8. Disputes: If a club member has a query in relation to points scored or to a classification, they should notify the Championship Registrar. If the matter cannot be resolved between the two parties, then the Club Registrar will bring the matter to the attention of the directors of Cork Motor Club who will appoint a three person committee to decide on the matter. The Championship Registrar cannot be part of this committee and the committee decision will be final and binding.
9. Results:
An update of championship points will be posted on the club website http://www.corkmotorclub.com/ on the following dates:

·         March 4th made final  April 2nd  

·         June 2nd  made final on June 23rd

·         September 16th made final on 7th October  

·         December 2nd made final on December 23rd  

Points will be awarded up to and including the previous championship event. When results for the championship are posted provisional, competitors have 14 days to lodge queries with the Championship Register. A competitor in the 2012 Cork Motor Club Championship may look for a review of his/her points in the championship provided they make contact with the Club Championship Registrar by letter or email within two weeks (fourteen days) of the publication of their current score on the club website. The responsibility is on the competitor to make sure his/her points allocation are correct at all times. All championship competitors are advised to state club membership number on the event entry form, whether or not a space has been provided to do so.

10. Registrar:
 Cork Motor Club Championship Registrar for 2012 is Robert Beamish,  Email: [email protected]. or [email protected]. Mark subject line:  "2012 Cork Motor Club Championship". Any correspondence by letter can be sent to Robert Beamish, Moneen, Templemartin, Badon, Co Cork.

11. Awards: Overall and class winners will receive trophies and vouchers which can be redeemed against entries on the following year's Cork Motor Club events. Terms and conditions apply and they are listed on the vouchers. The value of these vouchers will be based on the Entry Fees for the collective events in the category.

2011 CORK MOTOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP REGULATIONS

1. Eligibility: Each fully paid up member of  Cork Motor Club is eligible to score points in the championship. Rounds: All Cork Motor Club promoted events listed in the Motorsport Ireland calendar from December 25, 2010 to December 24, 2011. Any Cork Motor Club events whose dates are altered will still qualify. In the Navigator section of the 2011 club championship, members can score on three extra events not promoted by Cork Motor Club. For the championship year ending December 24, 2011, the following are the outside rounds for Cork Motor Club navigators in CMC's 2011 club champioship:Munster's Moonraker Forest Rally on April 10, 2011, Skibbereen's Fastnet Rally on October 30, 2011 and Skibbereen's Carbery Night Navigation Trial on December 10/11, 2011.

2. Awards: 1st Overall Driver And 1st Overall Navigator And 1st. 2nd. And 3rd in Expert class, Semi Expert class and Novice class. 1st Overall prizewinners will not be eligible for class awards. To qualify for the 2011 Cork Motor Club championship, competitors MUST marshal on One Event Run by Cork Motor Club in 2011.

3. Scoring: Drivers: Each driver's best 8 scores to count  towards his/her total points in that section. Navigators: Each navigator's best 5 scores to count towards his/her total points in that section. Overall points will be awarded as follows: 15 points for 1st overall, 14 points for 2nd overall, 13 points for 3rd overall,  etc down to 12th place (or lower) overall, who will each receive 4 points. Non-Finishers will be awarded 1 point overall for starting the event. A Cork Motor Club member who wins the event outright scores a bonus overall point. Club members not competing on a Cork Motor Club championship event, will get 3 points when they marshal on that event in the club Championship.
Class points will be awarded as follows: 10 points for 1st in class, 9 points for 2nd in class, 8 points for 3rd in class etc, down to 9th (or lower) in class, who will receive 2 points. Non-Finishers will receive 1 point in class for starting the event.

4. Ties: Overall Ties will be decided by (a) Novice beats Semi Expert beats Expert, or if not resolved by (a), then the tie will be decided by first to score highest points. Class ties will be decided by Best Score on the final round, or if not resolved by this method, then by count back i.e. second last round, then third last etc.

5. Clerks of the Course: Each Clerks of the Course of a 2011 Cork Motor Club championship event, will score a maximum of 15 points in whichever category (driver or navigator) they wish, provided the event caters for that category. Competitors may only score this way once in the 2011 Cork Motor Club Championship.

6. Classification: Cork Motor Club members will be classified by the current Cork Motor Club Championship Registrar, or by Cork Motor Club director-approved committee decision at a Cork Motor Club meeting.
 
7. Promotion:  A Cork Motor Club member who receives an award on two consecutive years in the championship, will be promoted up a grade. The Club Championship Registrar/Committee reserve the right to promote or demote any member due to outstanding results.

8. Competitors: A competitor in the 2011 Cork Motor Club Championship may look for a review of his/her grade in the championship provided they make contact with the Club Championship Registrar by letter or email within one week (seven days) of the first publication of their current grade on the club website. (www.corkmotorclub.com). The onus is on the competitor to make sure his/her points allocation and grade are correct at all times. All championship competitors are advised to state club membership number on the event entry form, whether or not a space has been provided to do so.

9.
Registrar: Cork Motor Club Championship Registrar for 2011 is Robert Beamish,  Email: [email protected]. or [email protected]. Mark subject line:  "2010 CMC Championship".

10 Awards: Overall and class winners will receive vouchers to be redeemed against entries in the following year's Cork Motor Club championship. The value of these vouchers will be based on the Entry Fees for the collective events in the category.

List of 2010 prizewinners in Cork Motor Club championship

               
    Award winners for Cork Motor Club championship 2010           
    Drivers                2010                Navigators   

    Robert Beamish    Club champions    Peter Keohane   
               

              Expert        
    Johnny Kenneally      1      Brendan Fahy   
         Mark Murphy       2      Ken Carmody   
         Nial Murphy         3      Liam Brennan   
               
            Semi Expert       
    Trevor O'Callaghan    1      Paul Sheehan   
           Mick O'Shea    2      Conor Calnan   
         Colm Byrne    3      No qualifier   
               
         Novice       
    Stephen Lane       1      Gillan White   
      Sean Hogan       2     Trisha Hogan   
   Bryan McCarthy     3     Ian McCarthy   
               

 

All events completed in 2010 CMC club championship

All rounds for in the club championship are now complete and a list of provisional championship placings are available here for drivers and navigators.

Please check out your points and current position in the series. Championship regulations are outlined below. Club Championship regulations details here.

2010 Drivers Excel               2010 Navigators Excel

2010 Drivers PDF                   2010 Navigators PDF

2009 Cork Motor Club championship positions

All rounds of the CMC club championship are now complete. A list of provisional championship placings are available now for drivers and navigators. Please check out the positions.

CMC Drivers click here           CMC Navigators click here

If you want to question any of the championship positions or points you can send you query to the championship registrar.

Championship query click here

Brendan and Andrew are 2008 club champions

Brendan Fahy is the 2008 Cork Motor Club driver champion. Third place points on the 1000 Shakes last January was the start of  Brendan's route to the 2008 CMC Driver's title. In February last year, 12 points from the 4X4 event gave him the overall lead. West Cork was next but Brendan skipped the driving to help on the organisation side. A top score on the Retro event gave him a total of 41 points and a very healthy lead.
While Brendan skipped the Mini Stages, Autotest, Sprint and Jim Walsh Forest Rally, other club members used these events to improve their totals.  Brendan's lead was greatly reduced when Trevor O'Callaghan moved to just five points behind on 35, while Pat Ahern was on 32, Victor Beamish was on 31, along with Paul Casey and Robert Beamish and Michael  O'Sullivan all on 30 points. With four events still to go  the championship was wide open.
The Hewison Autotest in September saw Robert Beamish take back a point when he took 15 points while Brendan adding 14 to his total. But there was to be no stopping Brendan at this point. Top points on the Startrek followed by 11 on the November 4X4 saw him surge to the title with an uncatchable lead and this with the Christmas Sprint still to go.
Final placings in the overall driver championship were 1 Brendan Fahy 80 pts; 2 Robert Beamish 72; 3 Paul Casey 46; 4, Victor Beamish 44; 5 Greg McCarthy 42; 6 Trevor O'Callaghan 35.
In the Classes Robert Beamish took the Expert class on 53 points from his brother Victor who finished on 36 with Michael O'Sullivan third on 24 points. The Semi Expert class was won by Paul Casey with a score of 37 points, closely followed by Greg McCarthy on 34 and Trevor O'Callaghan third on  28 points. Best in the Novice class was Alan O'Riordan with 28 points from Richard Lucey on 21 points  with  Jonathan O'Sullivan third on 20 points.

Andrew Beamish took the top award in the Navigators' section of the club championship. As in the drivers' section, again it turned out that consistant results on the opening two events proved to be the winning formula. Andrew took 12 points on the 1000 Shakes in January and added another 13 after the Tipperary Forestry which was part of the navigators' section. One point from West Cork saw hold the lead  on 26 points. At this time in the championship his main opposition was Peter Keohane on 22 points with Susan Beamish third on 16 points. Six other navigators were just one point back on 15, Tadgh O'Sullivan, Pat Cashman, Allyn Jennings, George Shinnors, Brian Duggan and Edel Fahy.
The Retro,  Mini Stages, Jim Walsh Forest Rally and Cork 20 were tackled next after which Andrew increased his total to 48. Tadgh O'Sullivan  has increased his total  to 39 which put him second while Susan Beamish hung on to third place with 33 points. The next three places were held by 4 Allyn Jennings 30; 5 Liam Brennan 29; 6 Stephen Quinn 26.
With two navigation events left in the championship, CMC's Startrek and Skibb's 100 Isles, it was still all to play for. But again consistant results proved the way to win. Ten points in the Startrek and 11 on the 100 Isles gave Andrew the title for 2008, his final score be 60 points with the Best 5 rule coming into play.
Final placings in the overall navigator championship were 1 Andrew Beamish 60 pts; 2 Susan Beamish 55 pts; 3 Tadgh O'Sullivan 39; 4 Pat Cashman 38; 5 Allyn Jennings 36; 6 Tadgh O'Shea and Liam Brennan both on 29 points.
Results in the navigator classes were Experts: 1 Susan Beamish 36 (best 5); 2 Tadgh O'Sullivan 26 pts; 3 Pat Cashman 24 pts. The Semi Expert class was won by 1 Allyn Jennings 35 pts; 2 Ed O'Neill 21 pts; 3 Stephen Quinn 20 pts. In the Novice class the result was 1 Henry Jennings 20 pts; 2 Donal Coleman 12 pts; 3 Trish Hogan 11 pts.

There were other awards presented on the night. Club Member of the Year was awarded to Andy Horgan for his work on events through last year. The Club Marshal of the Year award went to Edel Fahy. Edel has marshalled on all events in 2008. Flynn Memorial 4x4 Cup was presented to the Flynn Family  from Rockgrove.
A big vote of thanks also goes to Trish Hogan and Caroline Kearney Quill for organising the event which also included the prizegiving for the Southern 4 Rally Championship

Cork Motor Club's Marshals' prizes prizes were also presented on the night and resulted as follows:  1st Edel Fahy €1000 holiday voucher (she did have the greatest number of tickets in the draw). 2nd Pat Nolan €400 Voucher R&R tyres Jerry Murphy. 3rd Richard Percy €100 voucher for Hotel Spa. 4th Martina Linehan €100 voucher for meal at hotel. 5th Michael O'Sullivan  to navigate with John Quill as a 00 on an event not yet appointed. (Mick Linehan's name had been drawn by his wife Martina, but he insisted on the prize being redrawn). Also the Southern 4 championship presented momentos to Trish & Caroline in recognition of their work.

Club Championship 2008 Final Positions

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2007 - Final Results

CLICK HERE FOR DRIVERS

AND HERE FOR NAVIGATORS

All queries on the above must be made via phone to the chairman, John S. Quill, by Friday January 4th.
Prizegiving will take place at the club dinner dance on Saturday January 5th.