2001 IWSF Cablewakeboard World Championships 2001
R U L E S
The competition will consist of Freeride Format only.
All contestants must wear a life vest that will absolutely float a contestant, who is unconscious, ideally Coast Guard/CE approved.
A first aid team must be on site for all federation sanctioned competitions.
Rescue craft must be positioned in suitable position to assist injured or stricken riders.
3. TOW LINES
Only standard length lines provided by the site shall be used ( not less than 18.25 m on a three-event rig.
Standard length lines are that which are used for public and daily cableway use. The handles must be fixed so they do not come apart, fixed rubber handles can also be used. (Type of handle must be advised on all invertations)
The riders may add extensions and wider handles. Shortening is not permitted.
In the interest of safety, extensions may not be added under the following conditions
If additional length will bring a rider into contact with solid or stationary objects.
If it would bring rider into shallow water (less than 1,5 m deep), within the competition area.
Be hazardous to spectators or themselves.
(The chief judge has the right to exclude extensions for any reason he deems is in the interest of safety.)
If riders equipment fails during competition, he/she must notify the jetty Marshall immediately, if valid he/she will be given a maximum of three minutes to repair or replace the equipment. If rider cannot continue competing after three minutes, his/her run will be over.
Speed is in discretion of the rider but must be within the maximum and minimum tolerances allowed for the site. The speed must remain constant while the rider is in the course.
The course will be marked by two visible buoys,
the first being at 150 m before the third (forth) corner and the last 150 m after the drive tower.
Re-rides may be allowed at the discretion of judges for variance of cable speed, unsafe conditions, breaking of rope (handle) or other extraneous circumstances.
Re-rides will not be granted if contestant’s personal equipment fails.
There is a minimum of 6 riders required to open a category.
A rider will only be allowed to enter one category. ( exception item.8.)
The World Wakeboard Council will ensure that all riders’ passports are checked for verification of age.
Age as of January 1 of the current year will be used to determine age bracket.
10 to 14 years old. If a rider was born in the following years, then they qualify for this category:
10 to 14 years old. If a rider was born in the following years, then they qualify for this category
Junior – men
15 to 18 years old. If a rider was born in the following years then they qualify for this category
15 to 18 years old. If a rider was born in the following years, then they qualify for this category:
Open division men
No age restriction
Open division Ladies
No age restrictions.
30 years old and over. If a rider was born in 1970 and under
30 years old and over. If a rider was born in 1970 and under
The number of participators per federation per age category is limited to
Boys 3 maximum Girls 3 maximum
Junior men 3 maximum Junior Ladies 3 maximum
Open men: 6 maximum Open Ladies: 3 maximum
Masters men: 3 maximum Masters Ladies: 3 maximum
It is up to all federations to nominate a maximum of two men and one woman for a double start
(For instance: one of Junior men class and one of Masters men class shall be nominated to take part at the open men as second category.
And one of Girl class shall be nominated to take part at the Junior Ladies as second category)
Just with the first registration the team captains are commit to announce their riders who are nominated to do a double start.
9. TEAM SCORING
A team will comprise of a maximum of 6 riders. Although it is encouraged to have a mixed participation with men and women riders within a team, it is not compulsory.
Team Captains must nominate their team riders at the registration.
The best 4 scores will be taken for country classification.
(The current table for the scoring points system shall be published till end of April, latest.)
In the event of an injured rider, the Team Captain can replace a rider, but only within the same category.
Any disagreements-majority rules.
Protests must be submitted to the Chief Judge in writing within 30 minutes of the occurrence. No verbal protests will be accepted. A correction of an error in the computation of scoring shall not be considered a protest and the correction shall made on the approval of the Chief Judge and the Calculator within 30 minutes after the results are announced and the judges scoring sheets have been made available for inspection.
A video camera is available on the judge’s platform for any such protests but it will strictly be for the use of the judges only. Spectator video footage cannot be used for protests.
The costs for registering a complaint are 50, -Euro and, if justifiable, then the levy will be refunded.
All competitors must be members of their respective Federation and must have their approval for taking part. Proof of membership will be required.
Federation must have membership of the IWSF.
12. UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT
Any athlete or official, whose conduct is deemed unsporting, may be fined or disqualified. Unsportsmanlike conduct includes, but is not limited to: use of vulgar language in public, public tantrums, not riding to fullest potential, failure to attend designated functions or events, consuming alcoholic beverages during competition, competing under false pretences, concealing significant injuries or health problems.
In the event that non-competing persons cause the disruptions, the competition co-ordinator has the right to ban these persons from the site. All disqualification must be handled through the competition co-ordinator and officials of the event.
Any and all infractions can be punishable by disqualification of the whole team. It is therefore the responsibility of each Team Captain to ensure that competitor’s behaviour is monitored.
Prior to competing, a competitor must sign a participation contract and understand the nature of the sport and its special risks, particularly in the format.
It is the responsibility of the competitor to register with the designated registration person and show proof of Federation membership before riding.
Competitors must disclose to the event organiser any special medical conditions, including but not limited to injuries in the past or present or other pre-existing medical conditions.
13. NUMBER OF ROUNDS / HEAT SYSTEM
Each heat consists of two passes. After all competitors of each heat complete their first run, second run is added in same starting order.
A heat consists of a maximum of 10, except the finals. Depending on the number of riders competing in each age category, further decisions concerning number of heats and number of riders in each heat will be at the discretion of the chief judge.
The running order will be randomly selected by computer in order to compete in individual heats
A percentage of the riders from each heat will go through to the semi-finals and finals.
The Last Chance Qualification Round may be used within the competition, depend on numbers.
HEAT 1 – GROUP 1
1st Rider A 65.89
2nd Rider B 60.66
3rd Rider C 50.21
4th Rider D 48.5
5th Rider E 48.23
6th Rider F 33.56
SEMI FINALS – GROUP 1
HEAT 1 – GROUP 2
1st Rider G 56.33 1st Rider B 61.22
2nd Rider H 55.00 2nd Rider H 61.10 FINALS
3rd Rider I 52.77 3rd Rider I 58.90
4th Rider J 48.00 4th Rider N 58.88 1st Rider H 51.72
2nd Rider A 51.22
5th Rider K 44.11 5th Rider M 57.00 3rd Rider C 48.16
6th Rider L 43.22 6th Rider R 56.90 4th Rider B 47.86
7th Rider Q 56.44 5th Rider I 47.66
8th Rider K 56.00 6th Rider N 44.72
7th Rider P 33.99
HEAT 1 – GROUP 3 SEMI FINALS – GROUP 2 8th Rider O 27.89
1st Rider M 53.00 1st Rider A 58.70
2nd Rider N 52.66 2nd Rider C 57.11
3rd Rider O 47.55 3rd Rider P 57.02
4th Rider P 40.55 4th Rider O 56.99
5th Rider Q 35.00 5th Rider G 55.43
6th Rider R 34.52 6th Rider D 54.11
7th Rider J 47.20
8th Rider E 44.33
LAST CHANCE QUALIFIER
1st Rider E 59.20
2nd Rider R 59.11
3rd Rider Q 57.90
4th Rider K 56.40
5th Rider F 55.00
6th Rider L 47.80
14. Competition format
It’s the riders choice what kind of tricks and how many tricks he performs, a fall (including the loss of handle) ends his current run. Riders should concentrate on quality – not quantity, and a various choice of tricks. Repetition of tricks will not be counted, even if same moves are performed in different runs of one round.
In case of an out-of-course fall, riders may be given a re-run, this decision will be at discretion of the chief judge.
Wild card trick (double up behind the boat)
This trick is scored subjectively and can be a new trick that can be submitted to the IWSF for recognition.
For the rider to attempt a wild card trick he/she must previously have completed his/her second run. After completion of the second pass the rider must continue back into course to attempt their wild card trick.
There will be no wild card trick during the qualification round (1st round).
15. FREERIDE JUDGING CRITERIA
A maximum of 100 (style) points can be earned for the routine. Points will be awarded at each of the judges discretion based on their impressions of the entire routine. Everything you do within the marked course counts. The judges will score the riders in each of the following categories:
32 points Execution
This reflects the level of technical difficulty and perfection of each manoeuvre performed, as well as the successful completion of each manoevre as well as the entire run with a minimum of falls.
This reflects the degree of performance to which each manoeuvre was performed in terms of how big the moves were, as well as the overall performance of the run in terms of how powerful and energetic it was.
32 points – Composition
This reflects the overall composition of the run in terms of rider’s ability to perform a variety of manoeuvres in a flowing, creative sequence.
4 points – Wild Card
0 to 4 points for attempting or completing the trick, the judges look for intensity-execution.
16. USING SLIDER AND RAMP
Not all countries, which like to send their riders to the Cablewakeboard World Championships, have sliders and ramps on their sites at home. And so these riders would be in disadvantage absolutely.
But this is not in the mind of these World Championships.
3rd March 2001