USA Triathlon Florida Region Club Championship Series Scoring System
The Club Championship Series Scoring will divide Clubs by division based on size. The Divisions are generally Division I >20 athletes, Division II 11-20 athletes, and Division III <11 athletes. The determination of a Club’s division in the Club Championship Races will be based on the number of athletes associated with a Club with a valid USAT annual membership competing at the particular event/race. Generally, annual USAT membership will be available for purchase during race registration and each athlete will have an opportunity to select their Club association as part of the race registration process. Awards will be presented for the top two point scoring clubs in each Division at each race in the Club Championship Series. The final determination of the number of divisions will be made in the sole discretion of the USAT Florida Region Club Committee and will consider the number of clubs and athletes participating.
Participants in both Sprint and Olympic Distance races, if applicable, will score points in the Club Championship Series. The point scoring for each distance is outlined below.
All registered USAT Florida Region clubs may compete in the Club Championship Series provided they are registered for 2017 no later than thirty days prior to the respective date of the club championship series race. No points will be awarded to Clubs whose annual USAT Club registration has expired or whose athletes do not have a valid current USAT annual membership.
ROSTER VALIDATION – NO EXCEPTIONS
All Clubs must provide or confirm the roster of all eligible club members registered to participate in each Championship Series Race at least one week prior to the date of the race. Note that club members must have a valid USAT annual membership to earn points. This will be verified with USAT records. Please submit roster via email to USAT FL region club liaison Roger McVeigh at email@example.com. No further modifications to the roster will be allowed, unless approved in the sole discretion of the USAT Triathlon Florida Region Club Committee. No points will be scored unless the Club Roster is provided on a timely basis.
A scoring club member MUST hold an annual USAT membership. Individuals can sign up for their USAT Annual membership at any time prior to the date of the race and be eligible to score points for their respective club.
There will be two (2) categories of points awarded including Performance Points and Participation Points.
1. PERFORMANCE POINTS– Participants will be ranked within their respective division (overall, gender, and age-group categories) and performance points will be rewarded for all club members finishing within the top 3 of their particular division. Overall race winners that might be recognized by the event will also earn points for Club scoring purposes. Points will be awarded for any special categories such as Clydesdale, Athena, etc. Points will also be awarded to each relay team in this same manner. Points will be awarded in descending order from 1st – 3rd place according to the individual’s or team’s overall finish in their respective category. 1st Place – 10 points 2nd Place – 8 points 3rd Place – 6 points.
2. PARTICIPATION POINTS–All club members that finish the race, but do NOT place in the top 3 of their respective division shall receive three (3) PARTICIPATION POINTS. Relay teams not placing in the top 3 in their respective division will also receive 3 points per team.
The Club Championship Series competition shall be scored and awards presented on- site during the race awards ceremony. The USAT Triathlon Florida Region Club Committee shall validate the club competition results.
CLYDESDALE, ATHENA, PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED, AQUABIKE AND OTHER APPROVED SPECIALTY DIVISIONS
Scoring for club members competing in the above mentioned specialty divisions will conform to the scoring procedures outlined above and in accordance with the USAT standards for the relevant competitive category. This applies only if the event advertises and offers these specialty categories.
Relay teams are eligible for club competition scoring.
The Club with the most finishers will decide a scoring tie. This tiebreaker procedure shall apply to ties within club divisions.
The ONLY issues that may be protested are the eligibility of a Club or an athlete or the eligibility of an athlete to be in a particular division or the eligibility of the equipment used by an athlete. The Head Referee is responsible for convening and chairing the protest committee. All protests must be filed in writing and submitted to the Head Referee within sixty (60) minutes after the person filing the protest has completed the event. The summary dismissal of a protest by the Head Referee or the decision of a Protest Committee shall be final, and official race results shall reflect those determinations.
A club may appeal the eligibility of a club and/or athlete to compete at the Club Championship Series Race to the USAT Head Referee assigned to the competition within 60 minutes of the race completion. The USAT Head Referee may elect to convene a review committee consisting of her/himself, the race director, race timer, and a USAT Florida Region Club representative. The decision of the USAT Head Referee or committee shall be final.