At the moment the ageCategory just defaults to Senior - I will come back to that and I'm going to admit that I probably haven't managed to test every edge case in terms of the procedure for adding a new pairing, so if you find a bug let me know.
That aside I have a query......
The idea behind scratch C2s, I think, was really that they were for on-the-day entries, to encourage lower division paddlers to have a go. In practise I think scratch C2s have entered by post in advance, hence I've acquiesced to the request to allow online entries.
However, as things stand at the moment I have scratch C2s entering as paddle-ups in anything other than Open. The effect of this is that scratch C2s entering a div 3, div 2, div 3/4 or div 2/3 competition will go onto a waiting list (if they try to enter more than 4weeks before).
I think that this is in the spirit of scratch C2s, ie if they are really trying to enter that far in advance they probably should be getting ranked! At lower divisions entries also come in later so unlikely to be an issue
Where it will have an impact is Div 2 races that fill up and places like Cardington who sometimes reach the limit. Again I think that in the spirit of the rules it is right that scratch C2s should take a lower priority than ranking paddlers competing for points.
Does anyone have an opinion on this:
- Am I being fair in my interpretation?
- Is this approach likely to cause any issues?