2012 Diablo Shores Pro-Am Rules and Advancement Criteria
Chief Judge- Richelle Matli
Pan Am Judge-Richelle Matli
Chief Scorer-Judy Stanford
Chief Driver-Greg Badal
Chief Safety-Don Stanford
All Prize money will be paid in checks,each skier winning money will need to fill out a w-9 before getting their check. You will also receive a 1099 at the end of the year.
Just a reminder all MM and OM will be starting at 32 off and OW at 28 off.
Open skiers will be seeded according to Elite standings.
Junior skiers are not eligable for Cash prize or to ski in the head to head.
Skiers are Responsible to check handle length before skiing. Handles will be checked at dock after skiing. If your handle becomes out of tolerance, your score will be Zeroed!
General Tournament Rules
A skiers list will be posted on the website – subject to change. Any skier with an asterisk next to their name on the skiers list must come prior to the tournament to prove their scores. The final running order will be posted 7 days prior to the tournament. All rules will be posted on the website and it is the skier’s responsibility to check the website for the rules and any changes. There will be a skiers meeting 30 minutes prior to the start of the tournament on the first day to answer questions and clarify any of the rules for the Head-to-Head events.
These rules apply to both Open Men, Open Women , Legends and MM skiers. The Professionals have to ski both rounds for a two round average in order to advance to the Head-to-Head event.
The Head-to-Head event will be on Sunday. Open Men skiers will start at 32 feet off for the tournament rounds. Open Women skiers will start at 28 off for the tournament rounds. The top 8 averaged score will advance to the Head-to-Head competition. If a tie needs to be broken going into the Head-to-Head , first tie breaker is skier average, then best round, then highest seeding value will advance.
The Head-to-Head event will put Skier 1 against Skier 8, Skier 2 against Skier 7 etc. Open Men Skiers will start the head-to-head at 32 off and subsequent rounds at 35 off. Open Women Skiers will start the head-to-head at 28 off and subsequent rounds at 32 off. The time in the water will be 50 seconds on the 1st boat and 35 seconds on the 2nd boat. If both skiers duplicate a line length in a pass, and both skiers agree, they can drop a pass.
The scoring criterion for the Head-to-Head is straight buoy count and line length only. There will be no tiebreakers to advance in the Head-to-Head event. If the second skier of a bracketed pairing fails to beat the first skier, the first skier wins. There will be a run off for 3rd & 4th place Placement for 5th – 8th will be determined by their performance in that head to head round.
All Amateur Skiers must have completed five tournaments prior to one week before the event to compete in the Head-to-Head event. No new scores will be considered after one week prior to the event.
The head-to-head event for the Amateur Skiers will be held Saturday PM, time permitting. All skiers have to ski both rounds to compute an average score in order to advance to the Head-to-Head event.
Head-to-Head Advancement Criteria
We will average the two scores for the skiers.
Round 1 Round 2 Average
69 70 69.5
We will subtract the difference between the two round average and the AWSA National Ranking Score.
AWSA National Ranking Score Two Round Average Difference
68.2 69.5 1.3
The difference will be sorted highest to lowest. The top eight between the two round averages and the AWSA National Ranking Score will advance to the Amateur Head-to-Head event on Saturday afternoon. The starting rope length for the head-to-head will be determined from the skiers two tournament rounds.
** NOTE** for the Head to head the higher seeded skier gets to choose either 1st vs. 2nd OR Boat revised 9/20/12
Final Scoring Criteria
Each skier will compete against their Two Round Tournament Average in the Final Head-to-Head event. Each skier has to achieve a higher difference versus their Two Round Average compared to their competitor to advance to the next bracket. There will be no ties. If second skier does not beat first skier by a number greater than the first skier difference, the first skier advances. The Head-to-Head competition will put Skier 1 against Skier 8, Skier 2 against Skier 7 etc. The time in the water will be 50 seconds on the 1st boat and 35 seconds on the 2nd boat. The time in the water will 35 seconds for each skier thereafter. If both skiers duplicate a line length in a pass, and both skiers agree, they can drop a pass.
**SUBJECT TO CHANGE