TAFF TALK 11 the final Transatlantic Fan Fund bulletin from departing European administrator Dave Langford -- 22 Northumberland Avenue, Reading, Berks, RG2 7PW. Date: 19 April 1982. Circulated to TAFF voters listed below, and probably also distributed with ANSIBLE 26 in late May or June. Cartoon (displaying the incredibly hulking form of an ideal TAFF winner) by Jim Barker.
The North American administrator of TAFF is still Stu Shiffman, 19 Broadway Terrace (JD), New York, NY 10040, USA. The new European administrator is... but read on for the full and sordid facts, or most of them.
The 1981-82 TAFF Race: Results
After an orgy of telephoning between Reading and New York late on Saturday 17 April 1982, the final TAFF voting figures were found to be as follows:--
Rog Peyton 63 votes Kevin Smith 80 votes 'Hold Over Funds' 15 votes Brian Burgess 1 vote (write-in)
Congratulations, therefore, to Kevin, who will now be the TAFF delegate at the Chicago Worldcon late this summer. He also becomes European Administrator of TAFF, and takes charge of the kitty (£1084.06 as I type this -- revenue from Channelcon auctions not yet to hand). A word of good cheer, too, to Rog Peyton, who made this the most closely-fought TAFF race for some while -- good for you, Rog, and thanks as always for all the auctioning. Although I'll continue to sell odd TAFF fundraising items through Ansible, future TAFF correspondence (other than specific complaints about me, etc) should be addressed to Kevin at 10 Cleves Court, St Mark's Hill, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 4PS. (A move to Manchester impends.) Here's a slightly more detailed breakdown of the fIrst-place voting.
Peyton Smith H.O.F. No Pref Burgess Invalid Total Europe 45 42 14 1 1 4 107 America 18 38 1 5 0 0 62 Total 63 80 15 6 1 4 169
Notes: (a) Since only 124 votes were cast in each of the two previous races, this indicates some increase of interest in TAFF. (b) The increase in Hold Over Funds voting on this side of the Atlantic is presumably ascribable to the great Pickersgill campaign... (c) The four invalid Euroballots were the result of three enthusiasts who voted twice, plus one fan who hadn't been around quite long enough (see ballot form). (d) It will he seen that Rog was just ahead in European voting though not overall. (e) Since 80 of the 159 first-place votes cast went to Kevin, his win was by a simple majority arid there was no need to count the second choIces of those who voted HOF in first place. (f) The 101 Euroballots (excluding write-ins, NP and invalid ballots) can be broken down as follows, in the format Peyton-Smith-HoF (so 2-1-3 indicates a vote for Smith first, Peyton second etc): 0-0-1 = 5 ballots, 0-1-0 = 3, 1-0-0 = 4, 1-0-2 = 4, 1-2-0 = 3, 1-2-3 = 30, 1-3-2 = 4, 2-1-3 = 29, 2-3-1 = 5, 3-1-2 = 10, 3-2-1 = 4.
The following people voted through the European administrator: thanks to all --
Bernard M. Earp
Marian van der Voort
Richard van der Voort
Many thanks to those (the majority) who gave more than the 50p minimum, and furthermore to Lilian Edwards, Bobbie Gray, R.T.Bean, Geogre Bondar, Yorcon II, Novacon, Simon Bostock, Vincent G.Hardy, Helen McNabb, Reg Palmer, Chris Hughes, Gwen Funnell, Ian Goffin, Tom Olander, the BSFA, Roelof Goudriaan, Kev Easthope, Philippa Grove-Stephenson, Adam Jefford, David Power, Reg Palmer, Jon & Joni Stopa, Wilcon, Andy Richards, Richard Kennaway, Martin Morse Wooster, Alvin Wild, Mal Ashworth, Allan Lloyd, Joyce Scrivner, Dick Bergeron, Mary Gentle, Vine Clarke, Ian Abrahams, Cymrucon, Novacon, 'Barker To Boston', Jan Howard Finder, Julian Ransom, Richard Allen, Dave Collins, Jeromy Crampton, Peter Nicholls, Keith Marsland, R.I.Barycz, Kim Huett, Jim Darroch, Joyce Hughes and other benefactors...