Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund
2003: North America to Europe
Randy Byers Wins TAFF
Victor Gonzalez writes: Congratulations to Randy Byers, the winner of the 2003 Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund race. Randy will attend the 2003 Eastercon, Seacon '03, in Hinckley, Leicestershire, which is to be held from April 18-21.
Big thanks are also due to Colin Hinz, Mike Lowrey, and Curt Phillips; all three ran good races, and any would have made for a fine TAFF delegate.
There were 160 ballots that expressed a preference; 50 in the Europe and 110 in North America.
The 20 percent minimum in Europe is 10 first-place ballots.
The 20 percent minimum in North America is 22 first-place ballots.Euro NA Byers 28 45 Winner Hinz 5 10 * Lowrey 8 22 ** Phillips 9 32 ** HoldOverFunds 1 * Failed to reach 20 percent on both sides ** Failed to reach 20 percent in Europe
Thanks also to everyone who helped out by distributing ballots, and to the voters for their ballots and donations. Cheers --
North American TAFF administrator
Victor also carried out the calculation as though the 20% elimination rule (see TAFF ballot) did not in fact apply, leading by a slightly longer process of elimination and redistribution of the ballots' second and third preferences to the same result:Total Votes: 1st 2nd 3rd round round round Byers 73 73 81 -- winner by simple majority Hinz 15 15 -- eliminated Lowrey 30 30 32 Phillips 41 41 45 HoldOverFunds 1 -- eliminated