2016 somersault triathon and duathlon champions challenge & junior triathlon challenge

The Champions Challenge is a performance based ranking system for those 20 years of age and older. It scores individual race performances on a points-per-race basis. All individual finishers of a Somersault Series Triathlon (excluding the Try A Tri) and Duathlon race receive Champions Challenge points, and are automatically ranked in the Champions Challenge Points Rankings for those disciplines.

Each race participant receives points based on their place in a maximum of 3 races.  The participants with the most Championship Challenge Points (minimum of 3 races) will be declared the official Champions Challenge Champions in their particular age, gender, or weight category in each discipline. All Champions Challenge Winners (First Three in each Category) will be honoured at the year end Somersault Awards and Appreciation Reception.

The Junior Triathlon Challenge is for those participants 13 & under, 14-15, 16-17, and 18-19 years as of December 31, 2016. The program provides a forum for these participants to compare themselves against others of the same age and gender in some race distances.

Race distances that qualify for the Junior Triathlon Challenge for those 17 & under are the Super Sprint Triathlon and Sprint Triathlon races.

Each race participant receives points based on their place in a maximum of 3 races, and are automatically ranked in the Champions Challenge Points Rankings. The participants with the most Championship Challenge Points (minimum of 3 races) will be declared the official Challenge Champions in their age, and gender category. All Champions Challenge Winners (First Three in each Category) will be honoured at the year-end Somersault Awards and Appreciation Reception.

*Official (gun) time will be used in Champions Challenge scoring in events where there is chip vs gun timing available.

** Participants must place within the first 200 finishers of any race in order to receive points towards their Champions Challenge Rankings.  If the participant does not place within the first 200 finishers of their race, that race does not count towards their Champions Challenge Ranking.

minimum number of races
To be officially ranked at year end in the Champions Challenge or Junior Challenge Rankings, participants must complete a minimum of 3 races.  Triathlon races count towards the Triathlon Champions Challenge with a maximum of 1 Super Sprint race, and The Junior Challenge counts all Sprint and Super Sprint triathlon races.

maximum number of races
The point scores from a maximum of 3 races in the series can be counted in the Champions Challenge Rankings. If participants enter more than 3 races, their 3 best point performances count towards their ranking.

champions challenge tie-breaker
Should there be a tie at seasons’ end between two participants, the tie will be broken as follows until the tie is broken and an overall champion is declared.

  1. The participant who ranks higher in the final event of their respective series (Run Series – Ottawa Fall Colours / Triathlon & Duathlon – The Canadian)
  2. The participant with the most head to head wins in one season in their respective series
  3. Should the participants in the tie have the same number of head to head wins, all of those individual times shall be combined and the winner will be the participant with the smallest combined time
  4. The participant who participated in the most number of events in their respective series
  5. The toss of a coin in the presence of at least one of the participants in the tie, or a representative that they choose on their behalf.

triathlon & duathlon champions challenge categories
Men Overall & Women Overall
Gender Age Categories: 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35--39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over

junior triathlon challenge categories
Gender Age Categories: 13 & under, 14-15, 16-17, 18-19

champions challenge/junior challenge scoring table
Champions Challenge Ranking is determined by the number of Challenge Points accumulated by participants during the 2016 Somersault Series.

The Champions Challenge Scoring Table is set out below.  The first 200 participants in each eligible Champions Challenge race receive points. First place receives 1000 points, and there is 5 points difference between all places from 1 to 199.

A minimum of 3 and a maximum of 3 races can count towards your Champions Challenge Ranking.

*Official (gun) time will be used in Champions Challenge scoring in events where there is chip vs gun timing available.

** Participants must place within the first 200 finishers of any race in order to receive points towards their Champions Challenge Rankings.  If the participant does not place within the first 200 finishers of their race, that race does not count towards their Champions Challenge Ranking.

Overall Race Place
Champions Challenge Points

1st

1000

2nd

995

3rd

990

4th

985

5th

980

6th

975

7th

970

8th

965

9th

960

10th

950

50th

750

100th

500

150th

250

199th

5

somersault triathlon series - junior challenge races
All 2016 Somersault Triathlon Series Super Sprint, and Sprint races (below) are included in the Junior Challenge program. Enter any Super Sprint or Sprint Tri race, or either of those Sprint Duathlons, and you are eligible for Junior Challenge Ranking Points.

somersault triathlon and duathlon series champions challenge races                                                                                                       

Somersault Series Event Champions Challenge Races
Early Bird
Triathlon & Duathlon

Sprint Triathlon
Long Triathlon

Super Sprint Triathlon

Sprint Duathlon
Long Duathlon

Ottawa River
Triathlon & Duathlon

Olympic Duathlon 
Olympic Triathlon
Sprint Triathlon

Super Sprint Triathlon

Smiths Falls
Triathlon & Duathlon
Sprint Triathlon
Super Sprint Triathlon  

Sprint Duathlon

Sydenham
Triathlon & Duathlon

Olympic Triathlon

Sprint Triathlon

Super Sprint Triathlon

Sprint Duathlon

National Capital
Triathlon & Duathlon

Olympic Triathlon
Sprint Triathlon
Super Sprint Triathlon

Olympic Duathlon

Sprint Duathlon

Thousand Islands
Triathlon & Duathlon
Olympic Triathlon
Sprint Triathlon
Super Sprint Triathlon

Sprint Duathlon
Canadian
Triathlon & Duathlon

Iron 226 Triathlon

Iron 113 Triathlon
Sprint Triathlon
Iron 226 Duathlon

Iron 113 Duathlon
Sprint Duathlon
Super Sprint Triathlon

 
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