The WPA rankings that are provided from results from each race director by region through PaddleGuru and the rankings accuracy is directly related to the results received from each race. Items that create challenges are; a competitor having multiple usernames on PaddleGuru with both usernames used that will not capture all of competitors points and using another competitors username. Each username on PaddleGuru are unique and points will be given to the username registered for a given race. Race directors need to set up each of their races on PaddleGuru based on the region, race level and race length or difficulty for accurate points.
If a competitor has more than one username on PaddleGuru, contact PaddleGuru at firstname.lastname@example.org to have your usernames combined to ONE username. PaddleGuru will need the usernames that you currently have and which one that you would like to keep and combine all of your points too.
WPA rankings are only available through WPA sanctioned events for points and reserved for WPA members. Any competitor that has not become a current WPA member by July 1 of each year will be dropped off the official rankings. Please note that only the Elite/Difficult long course race will be calculated for the Salt Life Cup and WPA National race series. All other competitors will be given points for Open and Scholastic SUP Race Series for Juniors 8&U t0 17 years of age.
Rankings Overview (as taken from the WPA Race Rules & Guidelines)
a) Ranked board classes will be offered for Sup Surf (short course only), 12’6, 14’ and Unlimited for Men and Women. Sup Surf and 12’6 board classes must be provided as two separate divisions to be ranked properly in each region.
b) Ranked age divisions Long & Short course: 17 under, 18-39, 40-49, 50+. Kids/Juniors races age groups 8&U, 9-11, 12-14, 15-17. All competitors will be ranked overall by board class and gender (overall and age division ranking for each competitor).
c) All ages are based on the age of the competitor at the start of any given region series and or the day of a championship race.
d) Any competitor that has a change of age in the middle of a year can begin accumulating points in the new age division however cannot carry over points from the previous age division.
e) Final region points for rankings will be determined after the last race in each region for the year.
a)Trophy- A minimum of 3 participants is recommended to make a class in any division to trophy.
b) Men Ranking- A minimum of 3 participants is required for Men’s for all age or board divisions to receive full points for rankings.
c) Women/17 Under- A minimum of 3 participants is required for Women and 17 Under for all age or board divisions to receive full points for rankings.
d) Money- A minimum of 10 participants is recommended in any division to receive money.
e) If the minimum number of participants in 14b and 14c are not met in any one division the participants in the stated division will receive half of the stated points offered.
Points will be given to all finishers who are WPA members in each division meeting the minimum participant requirements stated in rule 14.b in all sanctioned points races in each region. Points will be offered for both Short and Long course participants in sanctioned events based on the following points scale:
a) Region Points breakdown 1st – 20th place
b) 21st place and higher will receive one less point each place (21st– 99, 22nd– 98, 23rd– 97).
c) Double points will be offered for National, Regional and State Championship sanctioned races. Points earned are calculated within each region. National race points will also be calculated for the National Race Series that only includes points from National races. WPA Championship races or other named races will be double points of a National race.
d) All National races deemed the Long course or Elite race that has less than ten competitors in the Men’s gender and less than five in the Women’s gender by board class will be given the region points breakdown.
e) If only one length of race is offered at any one sanctioned event the race level to be ranked for points with either Short or Long course will communicated by the race director prior to the start of the race.
f) Final region points for rankings will be determined after the last race in each region in the calendar year.
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