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BUMP PROCEDURE


We will use a new system for bumping racers when they do better than the class SL/GS bump handicap. This was approved  at the November 2017 Race chair's meeting.   Details follow..


Class bumps will be based on the average of your best GS and best SL race handicap.

For instance, a racer that has a good GS race in week 1 and a good SL race in week 4 may have an average SL/GS handicap from those two races that is lower than the SL/GS bump handicap and they will be bumped to the next fastest class.


You will notice at the beginning of some classes on the published race results there are SL/GS Bump causing handicaps.


Once we have completed at least one GS and one SL, the published race results will show the average of your best GS and best SL handicap in the right column.   

      

The SL/GS Bump is set so that if you get bumped you will end up being competitive in the class you are getting bumped into.  


The initial class placement reflects the previous year's handicaps of the racers currently in those classes.


Bumping can occur throughout the season and constantly affect season ending World Cup Points.  World Cup Points will only be reported at the end of the year after all races have been reconstructed to come up with season-end points for final standings.


Non Gender Class  -  Bump Handicap [avg GS and SL Hcp]

 Class 2 Bump to Class 1 : 1.14

 Class 3 Bump to Class 2 : 1.24

 Class 4 Bump to Class 3 : 1.30

 Class 5 Bump to Class 4 : 1.40

 Class 6 Bump to Class 5 : 1.50

 Class 7 Bump to Class 6 : 1.60






  HOW BUMPING IS REFLECTED IN YEAR END SEASON RESULTS.....

- Bumped racers receive World Cup Points according to their finish in their new class.  Points received by all the racers in the bumped racer's new and old class will be adjusted to reflect their updated finish order.


- All prior races that bumped racers finished in will also have World Cup Points received by all the racers in the bumped racer's new and old class adjusted to reflect their updated finish order.


- Bumping can occur throughout the season and constantly affect season ending World Cup Points.  World Cup Points will only be reported at the end of the year after all races have been reconstructed to come up with season-end points for final standings.


- A racer will not be bumped in the current season based on results obtained in the last 2 race dates

 provided the racer has finished at least 4 races prior to the race in which he/she might be bumped. Bumps that would have occurred as a result of the last 2 race dates would happen for the first race of the following season.


Are you in the appropriate class for your ability?  

At the beginning of any season, any racer who feels they are in too fast a class relative to their ability should let their team captain or  Al Lemke know before November 30 that you would like a review. We will then check your results from last year and determine if you are in the correct class based on your results.

   The criteria is straight forward:

If you had raced in the class below where you were in the previous season, would you have been bumped into the class you are in?

If not, and you request this review, you will be moved into the appropriate class. Additionally, if you got bumped last season into your current class then you are not eligible for re-evaluation until next season. All team captains will be asking their team members this same question. The team captains will then provide Al with a list of names to evaluate. You must let Al know before November 30 so we can do the evaluation in time for the first race. Speak now or forever hold your peace (or at least hold your peace through this season).