KSC Club Rounds
KSC 2013 Club Rounds & Divisions Information
For the 2013 year, the KSC committee have approved the following divisions to be surfed at club rounds:
- Microgrom: (under 10 years as at 1st January 2013, cannot turn 10 during 2012)
- Grommet: (under 13 years as at 1st January 2013, cannot turn 13 during 2012)
- Cadet: (under 16 years as at 1st January 2013, cannot turn 16 during 2012)
- Junior: (under 20 years as at 1st January 2013, cannot turn 20 during 2012)
- Adult: (aged 16 years and over as at 1st January 2013)
- Women: Open to all female surfers.
- Senior Men: (over 28 years as at 1st January 2013, must turn 28 years or older during 2012)
- Master: (over 40 years as at 1st January 2013, must turn 40 years or older during 2012)
Note; A minimum of two surfers eligible to surf in a particular division must be present to compete at a club round for that division to be run.
For 2013 the Open club champion will be decided across three competition days held during the year with dates to be decided by the Management Committee. It will be open to open age surfers who in the opinion of the Contest Committee have the necessary skill to compete at this level. The top 4 ranked Juniors from the previous year (2012) will also automatically be included along with other invited participants as chosen by the Contest Committee.
The Club championship rounds are to be held on a Saturday or Sunday with one event to be held within each of the following months / timeframes; Event 1- January / February, Event 2 – April to June, Event 3 – September to Mid October, prior to Straddie Assault. Championship Points will be awarded based on placings across each round as per Standard club round rules, with the Open Club Champion for 2013 being the surfer with the highest cumulative number of points across 2 of the 3 rounds (ie best 2 results from the 3 events), regardless of whether that surfer has surfed all 3 rounds or not.
Should two or more surfers be in equal first position after the 3 rounds then a 20 minute final heat will be held on the day at the end of the 3rd round, with those equal leaders to surf under normal club round rules to determine the overall Club Champion for 2013.
Divisional Winners 2013:
Club Round competition dates can be found within the KSC Calender. The Contest Committee have decided the competitions will be held on a Saturday or Sunday of each month from February through to November making a total of up to 10 competitions. Points are awarded as per the Surfing Australia Rule Book for WQS 2 Star Events. Division winners for the 2013 year will be decided using the best 8 results throughout the year if 10 rounds held. In case only 9 contests are surfed the best 7 results will be used. In case only 8 contests are surfed the best 6 results will be used. In case only 7 contests are surfed the best 5 results will be used. In case 6 contest are surfed the best 5 results will be used. Where 5 or less contests are surfed all results will be used.
Format of Competitions 2013:
The Contest Committee has decided to use two formats for competitions during 2013. Those formats are:
- Straight Knockout 50% Progression – This format is as per the Surfing Australia Rule Book with surfers being seeded and will apply to all divisions except the Cadet Division.
- 2nd Chance Format – This format is as per the Surfing Australia Rule Book with surfers being seeded and will apply to the cadet division only.
Eligibility to surf in higher divisions:
Surfers can only surf in 2 divisions, eg; groms can only surf in groms and cadets, cadets can only surf in cadets and juniors, juniors can only surf in juniors and adults, senior men can only surf in seniors mens and adults, masters can only surf in masters and senior mens. Adults only qualify for 1 division. Regarding women surfers, it will be decided on the day in consultation with the women surfers which 2 divisions they surf in depending on the number of female surfers in attendance.
Rules/Procedure Contest Day:
The Contest Committee will meet at 6.30am Qld time on top of Pt Danger to decide the venue for the contest. Surfers, with the exception of Adult Division surfers will be required to register to surf in the contest before 7.30am Qld time. The Contest Committee will do the draw and the 1st heat will commence at 8.00am Qld time. Adult division surfers will have until 10.00am to register and the draw for this division will be done immediately after 10.00am. Late registrations will only be accepted by the Contest Committee in very special circumstances and only if a heat vacancy is available. Members will be expected to judge when not surfing a heat. Members who refuse to judge may have rating points deducted.