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by djberriman
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Paddleup Percentiles
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Paddleup Percentiles

Good news for those paddlers in smaller divisions we have tweaked the PU percentile slightly to be fairer to top ranked paddlers in smaller divisions. For those of you interested in the formula it was simply:- ceil((rank/totalbibs)*100) and is now ceil((rank/totalbibs)*100) - floor(100/totalbibs) ma...
by djberriman
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: 6.2 Entry Fees
Replies: 55
Views: 2051

Re: 6.2 Entry Fees

I doubt there is a single event that covers actual costs as we have a lot of volunteers who claim no expenses. This isn't however about covering costs (thus the event costs the club £0) it is about clubs being able to make a reasonable 'profit' to allow them to encourage more participation, improve ...
by djberriman
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: 6.2 Entry Fees
Replies: 55
Views: 2051

Re: 6.2 Entry Fees

Good point. The enhanced entry fee rule is to 'cover' costs, not make a profit so would you get permission? Organisers may not have thought of it due to having to request permission and it also been a relatively new rule. I guess like late entry fees an event might worry they would lose out to anoth...
by djberriman
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: 6.1 Veterans Trophies
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: 6.1 Veterans Trophies

Can I suggest we add.

Where both trophies would be awarded to the same paddler, the Alan Harwood Trophy will be awarded to the Veteran ranked second (or words to that effect).
by djberriman
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: ACM Discussion Point 1
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: ACM Discussion Point 1

Long term perhaps we need to start thinking about more regional races, is travelling hundreds of miles for a race sustainable both in terms of cost and the environment. I certainly think it causes an issue with take up of the sport and retention.
by djberriman
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: 6.2 Entry Fees
Replies: 55
Views: 2051

Re: 6.2 Entry Fees

The problem is some venues are easy to run and others are not. One may be near the club facilities, or at a venue and pretty much switch on, the biggest job being putting the gates out (on existing wires) and running tutty. Others are literally a blank canvas, with everything having to be transporte...
by djberriman
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Promotion and 50's
Replies: 22
Views: 1033

Re: Promotion and 50's

Div 4's were my main thought. But it is probably too random a reason to exclude from promotion, perhaps just being able to opt out of promotion is the solution. I'm not sure. There are paddlers who would prefer not to be promoted (yet). I wasn't suggesting anyone would deliberately do a 50 to avoid ...
by djberriman
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Promotion and 50's
Replies: 22
Views: 1033

Re: Promotion and 50's

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. Is anyone awful? I'd hope not. In prem a 50 destroys your run, in some of the lower divisions this is not always the case. A prem paddler might do a course in 90 or less se...
by djberriman
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Promotion and 50's
Replies: 22
Views: 1033

Re: Promotion and 50's

A few, I know of examples in Div 4 and having taken a quick look I can see case of Div 3 and Div 2 paddlers who have been promoted with 50's in their results. I'll see if I can work out some more conclusive figures.
by djberriman
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Promotion and 50's
Replies: 22
Views: 1033

Promotion and 50's

Here is a thought, don't know if anyone has put anything forward but just from observations over the year and also recent experience and river bank chats. Division 4: A paddler who has a 50 (or for simplicities sake) 50 or more penalty points shall not be promoted from Div4. Q: If so would you promo...
by djberriman
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Vets - New Points System Please
Replies: 34
Views: 1304

Re: Vets - New Points System Please

There are rules re ties, unfortunately there are about 5 or 6 of them and some of them are contradictory and the others might be described as unclear. Slalom committee are looking at it. Currently the ranking database purely works on best 5 results and then lowest bib. How it should work according t...
by djberriman
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Annual Consultative Meeting
Replies: 11
Views: 773

Re: Annual Consultative Meeting

Easily done, I knew you wanted this years, a lot less hassle to do it online, so thanks!
by djberriman
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Vets - New Points System Please
Replies: 34
Views: 1304

Re: Vets - New Points System Please

Er, what stops everyone declaring as div 3 then? Common sense, common decency, fair play? But if you need someone to make a decision, then I'd suggest a gaggle of Vets form a committee to make such decisions. I think its fairly obvious from the results where each Vet should declare, if you want to ...
by djberriman
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Vets - New Points System Please
Replies: 34
Views: 1304

Re: Vets - New Points System Please

Its only in one direction... so a div 3 vet at a div 1 gets the prize if they are the fastest. At a div 2/3 you are racing a div 2 race (rule 2.10.6b) and the course is set to a div 2 standard. So just a div 2 vets prize unless you wish to do otherwise. In this case Prem and 1 vets would be ignored ...
by djberriman
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Annual Consultative Meeting
Replies: 11
Views: 773

Re: Annual Consultative Meeting

Eeek do I really have to provide details of who paddled in 2016?

Names, Division, Category, Bib Numbers of three ranked competitors ranked in Divisions 3,2,1 or Premier, who have competed only for your club in the 2016 season