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by Nick Penfold
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: You know you're slalom obsessed when ...
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: You know you're slalom obsessed when ...

When you find you've been running a website for it for 20 years!
by Nick Penfold
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Yearbook rankings
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Yearbook rankings

The answer to the original question is me. But the numbering in K1W Div 3 is not an error, it's a late deletion.
by Nick Penfold
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: 6.7 Organiser Discretion on Accepting Paddle Ups
Replies: 19
Views: 975

Re: 6.7 Organiser Discretion on Accepting Paddle Ups

I can't even begin to imagine why host division paddlers would leave it that late
Some paddlers who work can't know far in advance which weekends they will be free, and risking an entry fee on a race you might not be able to get to is expensive.
by Nick Penfold
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: 6.5 Junior Equipment
Replies: 13
Views: 883

Re: 6.5 Junior Equipment

The proposal is that, so that young paddlers can develop their technique in appropriately sized boats, J12s should be allowed to paddle in any sort of boat at any ranking race. There are no J12s in Prem. In Div 1 there are very few - we began this year with just one, and there were only nine, across...
by Nick Penfold
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: 6.7 Organiser Discretion on Accepting Paddle Ups
Replies: 19
Views: 975

Re: 6.7 Organiser Discretion on Accepting Paddle Ups

The proposal is to allow organisers to specify that they do not want to accept paddle up entries for safety or capacity reasons. Under the priority system introduced this year, paddle-up places go to the best in their division and weaker would-be paddle-ups don't get entries at top events, so the "s...
by Nick Penfold
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Promotion and 50's
Replies: 22
Views: 1282

Re: Promotion and 50's

A Swim, disqualification for the Year.
Especially if it's before the start?
by Nick Penfold
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Promotion and 50's
Replies: 22
Views: 1282

Re: Promotion and 50's

Please let's keep at least this one thing simple. Promotion from Div 4 to Div 3 to one in five. If you've got into the top 20% with a 50, the other paddlers' results must be awful and it may well be too difficult a course. How can we know? And is it a good idea to deny promotions to paddlers who mig...
by Nick Penfold
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Vets - New Points System Please
Replies: 34
Views: 1686

Re: Vets - New Points System Please

Under the current rules it's not unusual for more than one Vet to get maximum points at a Div 2 or Div 3 race, and I haven't heard any complaints about that. At Symonds Yat four K1M Vets got maximum points http://www.canoeslalom.co.uk/results/Symonds_Yat_Div_2_3_12_10_2019_Resultsv2.pdf . The view t...
by Nick Penfold
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Vets - New Points System Please
Replies: 34
Views: 1686

Re: Vets - New Points System Please

I completely agree with Bob that the Vets' points system needs sorting out, but I think his multipliers would have some very extreme consequences. At the recent Llandysul Saturday Div 1, for instance, Craig Brown would have got 1304 (at a Div 1?) but Nigel Evans would still have only 164 points. We ...
by Nick Penfold
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Online Entries and the Sponsor Field - opinions please.
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: Online Entries and the Sponsor Field - opinions please.

I'd have no problem with a free-format field if it had information useful to the race organiser (maybe for Pan Celtic entries, etc) but not if it gets carried through to start lists and results. You could label it "notes" and make it available to the organiser only. Part of the problem, I think, is ...
by Nick Penfold
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Vets' Points
Replies: 59
Views: 5686

Re: Vets' Points

At Chapel Falls there was a fair representation of Vets. Here are the points they got (Day 1) and the points they would have got factoring their times by 1.10, 1.15 and 1.20: http://www.canoeslalom.co.uk/info/200619vets_points_projection.gif It's a matter of opinion, but I'd be most comfortable with...
by Nick Penfold
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Points calculations with DNFs
Replies: 21
Views: 2011

Re: Points calculations with DNFs

For everybody's information
  • Saturday's C1W points have been revised to count the DNF paddler into the calculation.
  • C1M points remain as originally calculated.
by Nick Penfold
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Sshhh – it’s a secret! The Pan Celtic
Replies: 26
Views: 3464

Re: Sshhh – it’s a secret! The Pan Celtic

Yes I like Dee's option of holding it along side the Lee Valley British Open and Legacy race. I would, too, but that's a long way from Wales and Scotland and home advantage for England: maybe one year in three, but I don't think it would be acceptable as the regular venue. Teesside is better placed...
by Nick Penfold
Fri May 31, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Vets' Points
Replies: 59
Views: 5686

Re: Vets' Points

Things that make me uncomfortable with Bob's approach: It squashes all points into very narrow bands, which means factors must be very precise. Factoring points (rather than times) is a new complication for SimplySlalom. And believe me, there are a lot of complications already catered for in SS. The...
by Nick Penfold
Sat May 18, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Vets' Points
Replies: 59
Views: 5686

Re: Vets' Points

I'm afraid I don't like the Steve/Donna suggestion because it implies that you get 500/1000 points just for getting in your boat and drifting down the course. Surely some sort of performance has to be required and rewarded. A compromise: factor at Prems and Div 1s, leave it as a straight comparison ...