6.7 Organiser Discretion on Accepting Paddle Ups

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6.7 Organiser Discretion on Accepting Paddle Ups

Post by Canadian Paddler » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:09 pm

Allow organisers to specify that they do not want to accept paddle up entries for safety reasons, or capacity, such as at selection races or competitions with limited water time. The default will be to accept paddle ups at all races. ........................... Page 82
6.2.2 UK The deadline for entries to Ranking Competitions shall be 15 days prior to the first day of competition (the Friday two weeks prior to the competition).
The priority entry deadline (before which host athletes get priority of entry) is the Friday four weeks prior to the competition
The organiser may elect for reasons of capacity or safety not to accept any paddle up entries. Such decision to be clearly marked on the managed calendar return and published in the Calendar.
The competition organiser may impose a limit on overall number of divisional and open entries, either in the published calendar or at the time of planning the start list.
If such a limit is applied priority…
If this motion is adopted, organisers are asked to indicate if they will not accept paddle up entries in 2020 before the Saturday
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Re: 6.7 Organiser Discretion on Accepting Paddle Ups

Post by Nick Penfold » Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:48 pm

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 "safety" argument isn't valid. I think there are other motives behind this motion, and I am opposed to it.

But host division paddlers (the "owners" of the race) should have more priority. As things stand the cut-off date when places are released to paddle-ups is 4 weeks before the competition, and it means that host division paddlers who can't get entries in early and promotees to the host division often can't get a race. The cut-off should be later.

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