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by Dee
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Annual Consultative Meeting and back to racing discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 418

Re: Annual Consultative Meeting and back to racing discussion

The reason I asked about 2014 was to see if we could use that information to work towards a similar uptick in 2021. Sadly I think that pushing to host the Olympics is probably outside of the Slalom Committee's remit. :D :D :D The difficulty I see is that, whilst reasons for decline are regularly sug...
by Dee
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Annual Consultative Meeting and back to racing discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 418

Re: Annual Consultative Meeting and back to racing discussion

What happened in 2014 to create the increase from 2013?
by Dee
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Annual Consultative Meeting and back to racing discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 418

Re: Annual Consultative Meeting and back to racing discussion

2020 is not the end of the season, so I don't think it should be compared as such.

Having said that your other figures show a fairly steady decline (except for the 2014 surge).
Is this across the board for P-3 and all classes?
by Dee
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Annual Consultative Meeting and back to racing discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 418

Re: ACM Time!

PS. For those old enough to remember the expressions "be there or be square", I think this year it is "be there and be square".
... I'll get my coat!
by Dee
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Annual Consultative Meeting and back to racing discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 418

ACM Time!

28 November 2020 OK, it has been a rather odd year for Slalom (and the world, come to that) and it is going to be a pretty weird ACM. For a start, the decision to extend the season over two years means that this ACM falls mid season, so rule changes will inevitably be minimal just to get us through...
by Dee
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Back to Slaloms
Replies: 30
Views: 2260

Re: Back to Slaloms

It's all a bit vague. The sheer number of documents that could relate to any sport is confusing and the references often circular. I also suspect that organisations are interpreting the interpretations made by organisations further up the tree. I read https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coron...
by Dee
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Back to Slaloms
Replies: 30
Views: 2260

Re: Back to Slaloms

as a slalom organiser, I'm not actually ready to take that on myself just now, so I won't be criticising anyone else for not doing it either. And this is perhaps the crux of the matter - ie lack of organisers willing to take this on. Our sport has always been run entirely by volunteers often puttin...
by Dee
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Back to Slaloms
Replies: 30
Views: 2260

Re: Back to Slaloms

Scottish Champs is open for entries at https://www.canoeslalomentries.co.uk/ye ... ish-champs
by Dee
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Back to Slaloms
Replies: 30
Views: 2260

Re: Back to Slaloms

Scots squads are planning on running Scots champs at Pinkston by giving groups of paddlers slots to turn up so that they have less than 30 people on site at any one time. I think Welsh paddlers may be planning something similar. So non ranking comps can be run. It needs a club with a venue and organ...
by Dee
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Back to Slaloms
Replies: 30
Views: 2260

Re: Back to Slaloms

British Open is highly unlikely to run, so assume no. :( Div 4s are not strictly ranking races in that paddlers are not ranked and do not get given points. They are however, the path into the ranking system and as such they are a grey area. Div 3s are true ranking races and therefore already been di...
by Dee
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: British Open/ HPPCC/SS open
Replies: 20
Views: 1508

Re: British Open/ HPPCC/SS open

Would be great, and I believe possible, to see some smaller localised competitions starting up soon. I believe that some clubs are starting to think about what they might be able to achieve.
by Dee
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: British Open/ HPPCC/SS open
Replies: 20
Views: 1508

Re: British Open/ HPPCC/SS open

Mark H wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:46 pm
At least I can sit and watch 30 guys beat the living day lights out of each other playing rugby now.

I am very confused.
Know what you mean; I'm thinking of changing my middle name to "Confused" :lol: :lol:
by Dee
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: British Open/ HPPCC/SS open
Replies: 20
Views: 1508

Re: British Open/ HPPCC/SS open

If you want to see some of what sport is up against and, like me, find the gov website a little tricky to search at times :? , try this link https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-phased-return-of-sport-and-recreation/elite-sport-return-to-domestic-competition-gu...
by Dee
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: British Open/ HPPCC/SS open
Replies: 20
Views: 1508

Re: British Open/ HPPCC/SS open

Nothing is simple and the rules keep changing. I guess the real stopper is the number of people on site and the minimum number of volunteers need to run such events. Sincerely hoping ranking racing becomes possible next year, though it seems highly possible to me that we might lose the first couple ...
by Dee
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Age Categories for the 2020/21 Racing Season
Replies: 34
Views: 3476

Re: Age Categories for the 2020/21 Racing Season

So everyone keeps posting, Keep things simple and then giving lots of options for debate. Everyone sees things differently so what is simple to one leaves gaping holes for another. It was ever this :lol: :lol: :lol: ... Open Events. I am considering running a series of 2 or 3 Open handicapped event...