GUFF is the Get Up-and-over Fan Fund or the Going Under Fan Fund, depending on which way you're going.
Pat McMurray won the 2003-4 ballot to bring a fan from Europe to Australasia. Pat attended Continuum in Melbourne, 11-14 June 2004 (http://www.continuum.org.au/) and visited fans in several Australian cities during his trip.
(Photo of Pat was taken by Pete Weston at the Barley Mow First Thursday pub meeting in London.)
Pat's trip report will soon be appearing as installments in various UK fanzines. We'll post the details here when we have them.
Here's the announcement from Paul Kincaid, GUFF UK administrator:
Pat McMurray wins in one of the tightest races imaginable. At one point, we actually thought we had a dead heat on our hands.
The full voting figures are:
Doug Bell - UK: 25 Australia: 8 Total: 33
Pat McMurray - UK: 22 Australia: 13 Total: 35
No Preference - UK: 6 Australia: 2 Total: 8
None of those who voted No Preference gave a second preference (logically enough), so redistributing these votes made no difference to the result.
Note: The two Australian "no preference" votes are Eric's and Jean's. As administrators, we felt that we should not vote for either candidate.
These people sent ballots to the Australian administrators
or voted online using the ballot provided on this website:
Andrew A Adams
G Patrick Molloy
These people sent ballots to the UK administrator:
Stephen R. Cooper
Giulia De Cesare
Maureen Kincaid Speller
Andrew J Wilson