1934 Buffalo Launch Club Regatta
Sam Crooks Dominates Regatta at Buffalo
Rutgers made a clean sweep in of all outboard classes in the person of Sam Crooks who took first place on points in all four classes. A, B. C and F, at the regatta of the Buffalo Launch Club on July 14 and 15. He piled up a total point score of 4,700 out of a possible 4.800. In the professional classes Fred Jacoby Jr. of North Bergen. N. J., cleaned up in Classes A and B with three straight heats in A and two in B. Cab Walier took first place in Class C with Jacoby second the Class F professional event went to Bob Grahau with two firsts and a second.
Speeds of all boats were slower than usual on account of rough water which prevailed on both days. The heavy current in the Niagara River also hampered the speed of the pilots materially.
Prizes were presented to the winners by Mayor George J. Zimmermann of Buffalo at a dinner at the Grand Island Clubhouse.
A condensed summary follows :
Class A Open
Class A Open: Three heats, five miles each.
Final standing: Division I. Sam Crooks, first, 900 points; Bob Egelhoff, second. 675; Division II, Fred Jacoby, first, 1200 points; Leon UP• croft, second, 423; and F. Kirkpatrick. third. 381.
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Class C Amateur
Class C Amateur: Three heats, five miles each.
Final standing: Sam Crooks, first. 1200 points; Bernard Elliot. second. 825; W. J. Brigger, third, 521: Roy Straley, fourth, 469; and Howard Hoffman, fifth. 394.
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Class C Professional
Class C Professional: Three heats, five miles each.
Final standing: Cab Walier, first, 1000 points; Fred Jacoby Jr. second, 927, Cal Meloon. third, 619: Ed. Sontag, fourth. 394; and Monk Kirkpatrick, fifth. 349.
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Class B Amateur
Class B Amateur: Three heats, five miles each.
Final standing: Sam Crooks. first. 1200 points: Charles Christensen. second. 694: J. E. Hawley, third, 525; Bob Egelboff. fourth, 521 and Stanley Fredinnick, fifth. 469.
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Class B Professional
Class B Professional: Three heats, five miles each.
Final standing: Fred Jacoby Jr. first. 1100 points; Cab Walier. second, 825; Monk Kirkpatrick. third. 610: and Cal Meloon, fourth. 400.
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Class F Amateur
Class F Amateur: Three heats, five miles each.
Final standing: Sam Crooks, first. 1100 points: Bob Schelling, second, I003; Roy Straley. third, 450: and Jed Hawley, fourth. 169.
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Class F Professional
Class F Professional: Three heats, five miles each.
Final standing.: Bob Grahau. first. 1100 points; Cab Waller, second, 869: Cal Meloon, third. 620, Ed Sontag, fourth. 545; and Fred Jacoby Jr. fifth. 381.
(Reprinted from Motor Boating, August 1923)