Default [Q] trouble with CWM

I'm flashing CWM on a SGS sch-i500 through odin , it flashes fine and I get a pass, unplug from PC insert battery, boot to CWM, nandroid backup, but when I reboot then power off, the next time it boots to stock recovery, what am I missing, I don't have any trouble on any of my other devices, feels like I'm having a blonde moment and its right under my nose. Trying to go from rooted stock to pacman, cm11, or the avatar rom, just in case I'm trying with the wrong CWM, I've tried following the old posts, rooted with framaroot, installed superuser, tried rom manager and goomanager to get cwm but they aren't working and none of the download links for most of the cwm and ROMs won't give me successful downloads. Any advice appreciated, thanks.