Our sport needs more tournaments that are easy to organize, fast (1 day) and with competition between all the skiers regarding of their gender, age or level.
We design a handicap system to do slalom tournaments. Here are the requirements:
Each tournament should be in 1 day
Max 25 skiers
Starting at 830am (first skier in the water), organzicers must get there 1 hr before.
Boat with Zero Off max 1/2 gas tank ready before tournament starts.
Award ceremony with podium for 1, 2 and 3 place with awards
3 judges in the tournament
1 judge in the boat
1 judge dock starting
1 boat driver
1 video camera in the boat
Gates Mandatory (if there is a doubt = NO Gates)
Dry Erase Board 32" x 45.5” with markers and eraser
2 pre measure ropes
Starting order depending on your speed or level (slowest longest to the fastest shortest)
Speeds depending on your age division based on AWSA
# of buoys to subtract level
7 .5 @ 9.75 mts / 43off
6 2 @ 11.25 mts / 38 off
5 3 @ 14 mts / 28 off
4 4.5 @ 18 mts @ 55 km / 15off @ 34mph
3 3.5 @ 18mts @ 49 km / 15off @ 49 mph
2 3.5 @ 18 mts @ 40 km / 15 off @ 24mph
1 3.5 @ 18 mts @ 31 km / 15off @ 19mph
How to calculate a Handicap
Skiers running more than 6 a buoy at 10.25 mts they will subtract 7 buoys of their PB in tournament
Skiers running more than 1.5 @ 11.25 mts and less than .5 @ 9.75 they will subtract 6 buoys of their PB in tournament.
Skiers running more than 2.5 @ 14 mts and less than 2 @ 11.25 mts will subtract 5 buoys from their PB in tournament.
Skiers running more than 4 @ 18mts @ 55 km/h and less than 3 @ 14 mts will subtract 4 buoys from their PB in tournament
Skiers running more than 3 @ 18mts @ 49 km/h and less than 4.5 @ 18mts @ 55 km/h will subtract 3 buoys from their PB in tournament
Skiers running more than 3 @ 18 @ 40 km/h and less than 3.5 @ 18mts @ 49 km/h will subtract 2 buoys from their PB in tournament
Skiers running more than 3 @ 18 @ 31 and less than 3.5 @ 18 @ 40 km/h will subtract 1 buoys from their PB in tournament
The winner will be the skier who adds more buoys divided in the number of rounds they skied.
If you do NOT have a PROVEN score from the previous year, your score of the first round will be to measure your handicap and will equal 0.
The max you can exceed your handicap is by 6. If you do so, you will have another round with a new handicap based on your new score.
The minimum you can score is -6
AWSA speeds depending on your age division
Here are the numbers and example of a tournament