Rules & Constitution
Overall Standings Calculation
Last updated on 16th September 2019 and last reviewed on 22nd October 2021.
The information below details how the overall standings are worked out and how to interpret the results.
Individual Standings Calculation
- The points scored in a race will equal the athlete’s finishing position within their individual age group category within that race, irrespective of whether the athlete competes in a single or combined age group category.
- Counting performances are based upon the following formula:
- Total Number of Races - 1
- Only one non–counting result will be permitted during the course of the season, otherwise an athlete will automatically drop out of the overall standings.
- A non–counting performance will be deemed to be the athlete’s worst finishing position, be that a highest positional score, failure to complete a race or race non–appearance.
- The overall winner will be the athlete with the lowest overall individual points score.
- In the event of tied overall standings the final overall individual athlete standings will be based (in order of priority) upon:
- Head–to–head results between the athletes concerned over the course of the season.
- In the event head–to–head results fail to separate the athletes, the non–counting result will take precedence, with a lower non–counting result ranking above a higher non–counting result and any non–counting result ranking above no non–counting result (i.e. athlete non–appearance).
Team Standings Calculation
- The points scored by each team will equal the total of the individual finishing positions of the first 3 athletes (juniors or women) or first 7 athletes (men).
- No non–counting scores are permitted in the team competition.
- Any incomplete A team result will be calculated by adding the requisite number of scores to make up a full team score based upon the following formula:
- Any team that has no finishers will automatically drop out of the standings and will automatically be relegated at the end of the season.
- The same method of scoring will apply to all other (i.e. B, C, etc.) teams, with the exception that all such teams will require a minimum of 2 finishers (juniors or women) or a minimum of 4 finishers (men) to qualify for a team to count in the results.
- The overall winner will be the team with the lowest overall team points score.
- In the event of a tie the final overall team standings will be based upon:
- Head–to–head results between the teams concerned over the course of the season.
- In the event head–to–head results fail to separate the teams, the combined total of each team’s last scoring athletes in each race will take precedence, with a lower last scoring athletes total ranking above a higher last scoring athletes total.