2010 - Changes to the Paragliding World Cup Rules
2010 Main Changes in Rules
4. WORLD CUP RANKINGS AND PWCA CHAMPIONS
NUMBER OF TASKS IN WORLD CUPS
No discards in World Cups.
CONTINENTAL TOURS :
The PWCA continental champions (America, Asia/Oceania, Europe), female, male and team, are :
America : best pilots after Poços de Caldas (Brazil) and Chelan (USA).
Asia : best pilots after Happo/Mt Fuji (Japan) and Linzhou (China).
Europe : best pilots after Drama (Greece), San Potito (Italy) and Serra Da Estrela (Portugal).
The pilots’ results are the sum of their best tasks, 2 out of 3 (1000 pts tasks).
(Same as previous World Cups overall before 2009)
NUMBER OF TASKS FOR SUPERFINAL (Denizli/Turkey)
After 3 tasks, there will be one discard.
After 6 « 1000 pts » tasks, there will be 2 discards.
(During the season, the FTV discard scoring system will be tested).
A.2 HOW TO ENTER THE SUPERFINAL ?
General Rule :
The 100 best pilots of the year are selected for the Superfinal in Denizli, Turkey.
The 10 best female pilots, as a minimum, are selected.
The selection is based on the best result of the pilot in one of the 7 World Cups 2010 (Brazil, Japan, China, Greece, Italy, USA, Portugal)
The “legends" will be invited (rule 2.5).
- the top 15 pilots of each World Cup in America and Asia are selected
- the top 20 pilots of each World Cup in Europe are selected
- the top 3 female pilots of any World Cup are selected (providing they are in the top 80 of the competition).
This applies when the competition flying quality is 1.
In addition :
The top 15 overall and top 3 female of the American Cup ranking.
The top 15 overall and top 3 female of the Asian/Oceanian Cup ranking.
The top 20 overall and top 3 female of the European Cup ranking.
For the probable remaining places, the next ranked pilots will be selected from the events’ rankings according to their position and the comp quality.
E.G. : pilots 16th, 17th, 18th, etc … in Asia or America.
Pilots 21st, 22nd, 23rd, etc … in Europe.
19.3 SCORING SYSTEM, PWC 2010
The PWC 2010 scoring system has been developed by Ulric and Eduardo according to the PWCA committee decisions.
All good enough tasks will score 1000 pts based on day quality (Day quality =1, winner’s score = 1000 pts)
The scoring uses nominal distance and nominal time to define the day quality.
The 2010 scoring system will allocate more leading points than in 2009. More leading points will be available early in the task.
17.3 STOPPED TASKS
The criterias to scored a race to goal or elapsed time are :
-1 pilot in goal
-1 hour flying time
If valid, the stopped task is scored according to the « Stop validity ».
Stop validity is defined according to :
-Average distance from goal (more pilots in goal or close to goal = more validity)
-Number of pilots still flying (less pilots still flying = more validity)
-Pilots spread (less distribution = less validity)
Stopped Elapsed Time and Clockstart :
All pilots are scored with the same flying time : the « minimum available flying time ».
This « minimum available flying time » is the time between the last pilot’s start and the stop time.
E.g. : In a clockstart, some pilots use the last start at 14 :00. The task is stopped at 16 :12. The « minimum available flying time » will be 2 h 12 mn.
When a task is stopped, pilots will receive a compensation according to their altitude above goal height, calculated with a glide ratio of 2 :1.