Written by The Deciders
- All sprints in North America from January 3, 2012 up to the date of the Sprint Series Finals are eligible to be part of the regular season. Sprints must be submitted on SprintSeries.org at least one week in advance.
- There are separate standings for men and women. No separate standings for age-groups.
- Results must be submitted electronically on SprintSeries.org within 48 hours of the event.
- Generally only the course(s) for M/F-21+ are eligible for points. If there are two or more elite sprints offered in one day then they must all be registered on the schedule individually.
- Your best 8 scores in the regular season count.
- Rules may be added, changed, or deleted at any time by the Deciders.
- All sprints start with a basis of 30 points for the winner, then the next places get 28, 26, 24, 22, 20, 19, 18, etc., on down to 1 point for 25th place and all remaining participants.
- The point basis for a sprint is raised in any of the following ways:
- Any sprint that is a fundraiser for Team USA, Team Canada, Barbados or Greenland gets a bonus 5 points.
- TOTALLY NEW FOR 2012! Any sprint that is run as a mass start, preferably with dissimilar courses (e.g. a sprint relay or forked course), will get a bonus 5 points. Men and women will still be scored separately. In the case of mixed teams, men who team up with women will get an additional 5 points. Wowza!
- High profile sprints, defined as sprints at A meets/Canada Cups, US/Canadian Team Trials, or that are designated as US/Canadian/North American Champs, or that the Deciders like especially, will get a bonus 5 points. Additionally, all sprints in Barbados and Greenland are automatically considered high profile sprints.
- Individual sprinters can earn bonus points, counting in addition to their 8 best scores, by making the A final at the WOC sprint in Switzerland or finishing of the top half of the field at the JWOC sprint in Slovakia. Such sprinters will get a bonus 50 points.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 January 2012 21:16