2016-2017
National Point Rules

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

The National Competitor registration date is December 1 annually. Registration is done through the ACA Points online registration system or via csv upload. It is the individual clubs and PSO’s responsibility to ensure their members are registered correctly in the system. Each athlete must be a registered member with Alpine Canada Alpin to appear on the National Points List.

RULES FOR ACA NATIONAL POINT RACES

  • FIS equipment rules must be used for national training and race events. E.g. Alpine race helmets must be used at all levels of National events – Entry Level to Masters.
  • National points Super G races should be run on FIS SG/GS Homologated courses. For Super G races calendared on lower elevated slopes, PSO approved is needed. The Provincial Sport Organizations must ensure that athlete security is appropriate to the venue.
  • The total number of national points race starts in a season is not monitored or limited but ACA highly recommends following the guidelines on the number of competitions per age group on page 38 of AIM 2 WIN.
  • The National Kinder Kombi ‘F’ factor will be used for both Technical ‘SL – GS’ Kombi races and Speed ‘SG – GS’ Kombi races.
  • Kinder Kombi “F” Factor is the average of the SL & GS “F” Factor.
  • The maximum National race points is 999.00
  • Technical Delegate must confirm the computer race program being used provides correct ACA penalty calculation fill-ins and maximum values, and also provides correct competitor race points for all disciplines, SL, GS, SG, SC, KK.
  • National race results will automatically default to “Yes” for scoring when uploaded. If not to be scored, Cameron Regan (info@mectiming.org) – ACA Points Chair, the respective PSO Officials Chair and the National Officials Chair (officials@alpinecanada.org ) must be notified.
  • All protests related to the scoring or non-scoring of a National race will be heard by the National Officials Committee. This committee, made up of the PSO Officials Chairs of ON, SQA, AB, BC and CD will determine the race outcome. Protests must be directed to the National Officials Chair at officials@alpinecanada.org

AGE CATEGORIES

Category

Age Group

Entry Level

6 – 11 years old

PSO and National Points Series

12 – 19 years old

Master Series

18 years old and older

NON POINT RACES

Category

Age Group

U10

8 – 9 years old

U12

10 – 11 years old

NATIONAL POINT RACES

Category

Age Group

U14

12 – 13 years old

U16

14 – 15 years old

U18

16 – 17 years old

U21

18 – 20 years old

MASTERS

Category

Age Group

M!

85 – 99 years old

M*

80 – 84 years old

M+

75 – 79 years old

M0

70 – 74 years old

M1

65 – 69 years old

M2

60 – 64 years old

M3

55 – 59 years old

M4

50 – 54 years old

M5

45 – 49 years old

M6

40 – 44 years old

M7

35 – 39 years old

M8

30 – 34 years old

M9

18 – 29 years old

The above age groups are recognized across Canada and based on age as of Dec. 31.

POINT LIST PUBLICATIONS

Starting December 7th, 2016 a new points list will be calculated and posted on the ACA Points website (www.acapoints.ca) weekly. The list will be published Wednesdays.

RACER ELIGIBILITY

All Racers regardless of nationality, who have registered with Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA) and who have purchased a Canadian National Card or a Canadian FIS Card (in conjunction with their national card), through a recognized ACA member club, are eligible to gain Canadian National Points and be ranked on the www.acapoints.ca web site.

No National Races will upload that contain foreign (including US) racers. Foreign carded athletes must be removed prior to the penalty calculation and uploading.

No National Races will upload that contain Recreational Racers, Recreational Racers must be removed prior penalty the penalty calculations and uploading.

RACE POINT CALCULATION

The formula for the calculation of the race points permits the translation into points of the time differences between the winner and all other classified competitors.

The formula for the calculation of the race points is the following:

P= ((F x T x) / T w) - F or P = ((T x/ T w) -1) x F

P: Race Points
T w: Time of the winner in seconds
T x: Time of the classified competitors in seconds

The F values of the different events for 2015-2016 are:

DH =1250

SL =720

GS =980

SG =1080

SC =1150

KK =850

The race points are needed to establish the ranking for a race in connection with the national points of the competitors, for determining the race penalty.

RACE RESULT SUBMISSION

Race results eligible for national points must be submitted after the race under the national XML format, to the web site URL:http://www.acapoints.ca . No e-mail, fax or courier format will be accepted.

A race results acceptance code and comments will be generated online as you are transferring your results. (Race Results must be received before 6pm M.S.T. each Tuesday, in order for your results to appear on the Wednesday published points list.

Please Note: Races containing recreational racers will NOT be accepted. These racers must be removed from the upload file and must not be used in the penalty calculations.

NATIONAL POINTS

National points are used for:

  • Establishing the quotas at competitions
  • A basis for the grouping and draw of the competitors at races and in training
  • Establishing the race penalty (in connection with the race points)
  • Establishing the penalties for injury status and because of professional obligations etc.
  • Establishing the qualifications for the existing competition categories

NATIONAL POINTS CALUCLATION RULES

There are (5) rules governing the National Points Systems;

  1. a) Fall Points
  2. b) (Fall Points + Best Result) / 2
  3. c) (Best Result + 2 nd Best Result) / 2
  4. d) Best Result + 20%
  5. e) FIS Points if less than the above calculated National Points

 * Points cannot increase during the season

** At the end of the season (Last List) same points rules are applied except Fall Points are increased by 20% before calculations.

PENALTY CALCULATION

For ACA National Point Races:

The maximum penalty value for a National Level race is 500.00.

The “Fill In” point is to be used in case there are less than five racers with NATIONAL points is 500.00 for all discipline. This fills in must also be used if the racer’s points are over 500.00

If less than 5 competitors in the penalty calculation, the seed fill-in is 500, the race point fill in is 0.00.

No “ADDER” is used for scoring National level races. No “Z” factor’s is used for scoring National level races