Rules

Age categories

- Under 14 or U14: 13 and 14 years old paddlers (“The last year that competitor can compete in the Under 14 category is the year that his/her 14th birthday falls in. “).

- Under 16 or U16: 15 and 16 years old paddlers (“The last year that competitor can compete in the Under 16 category is the year that his/her 16th birthday falls in. “).

- Under 18 or U18: Juniors (“The last year that competitor can compete in the Under 18 category is the year that his/her 18th birthday falls in. “).

New category for U23 GRAND PRIX™ (this is a separate competition and can not be on the same day as Teen cup™ and Junior cup™ race)

- Under 23 or U23:  U23 Juniors (“The last year that competitor can compete in the Under 23 category is the year that his/her 23th birthday falls in. “).

Categories

- C-2 M, K-1 W, C-1 M and K-1 M

First start U14, U16 and last U18 category. First C-2 M, K-1 W, C-1 M and last K-1 M. Starting interval is 45 second and 3 minutes between categories. Second run is 30 minutes after last paddler complete his first run.

All categories (U14, U16 and U18 – in case if organizer organizes all categories) has to have the same water level and the same gates on the course (course layout).

The semifinals and finals

Semifinals are for competitors who finished in 2/3 (and not more than 20 competitors per category) of best competitors from qualifications. Finals are for 1/2 of best paddlers from semifinals.

Explanation:

- In the case of 31 contestants, 20 goes in the semifinals.

- In the case of 29 contestants, 19 goes in the semifinals.

Rounding:

- If the result is 19.333, 19 competitors goes to semifinals.

- If the the number is 19.5 or higher, 20 competitors goes to semifinals.

Organizer can only have 8 demos and forerunners and they have to start by this order

- 2 x C-2 (front left, last right and front right, last left)

- 2 x K-1 W

- 2 x C-1 M (one left and one right)

- 2 x K-1 M

Forerunner start 1. run and 2. run of Qualifications and Finals.

Health and Safety

Each competitor competes at their own risk.

Each competitor must have confirmed in writing a certificate of medical examination.

Technical demands for realization of the competition

Competition goes under modified rules of Slalom committee of International canoe federation (ICF).

Water level has to be suitable for younger categories (degree of pretentiousness 2 to 3).

The water level must be constant and controlled.

The course must not contain dangerous parts, on which competitors have been hurt in the past.

The course should contain 20 gates of which 8 are against the current and should not be longer than 300 meters.

Viewer has to see entire course from one point. The course can be because of that shortened.

Organizer has to accept only correct entries with full name (only from passport). Competitors which will not register for competition with the correct information (name, surname and date of birth, will be disqualified. Coaches and athletes are responsible for the accuracy of personal data and not organizer!

Course must be closed for all except for competitor which competes at the moment. All other will be disqualified or removed from the course.

Course closed: Friday 16.00 before the race, till Sunday one hour after price giving ceramony.

Near the course there must be a rescue vehicle (during the race) with trained personnel.

Time measuring must be done by official timing company.

In permanent readiness (during the race) there must be at least six trained lifeguards, with all necessary equipment and licence.

Start must be indicated by the Starting gate or board. Finish will be also indicated by the board «FINISH«.

Organizer must ensure at least four sectors and on each sector there must be at least three judges with ICF licence.

Speaker has to animate the crowd throughout the contest (Saturday and Sunday) in at least in two languages. Native language and English.

Organizer has to organize a training camp (practises) for all competitors, the week before the race from Tuesday morning to Friday (till 16.00h). The training camp (practises) must be organized by time table with in advance terms, which are fixed by organizer and must be written. Each team has to have the same practise conditios on course where the competition will be held on (considering the number of paddlers on course, time, watter level, number of gates…).

The course must be closed on Friday till 16:00h. Organizer has to set up the course for Qualifications on Friday till 17:00h. Course designers for Qualifications are selected by organizer on Friday at 13.00h and must be announced by organizer and published on results table. Course designers for Finals are selected by organizer on Saturday at 17.00h and must be announced by organizer and published on results table.

-          COURSE DESIGNERS:  Two people design course. One is from your club and second one from some other participating country (SLO, GER, ITA, JAP, USA, NEW ZELAND, CZE, FRA, AUT, CRO, SPAIN…).  Course designers for Saturday and Sunday are different!

-          Saturday, Qualifications: One couple.

-          Sunday, Semifinals and finals: New couple, new course.

Corse approval by chief judge, chief official, responsible technical organizer (and contact with Teen cup™) and course designer will be on Saturday and Sunday after demorunners at 9:20.

Team leaders meeting must be held on Friday evening till 19.00h and Saturday after the Qualifications and before cognitive evening. Organizer has to present:

-          Chairman of the Organizing Commitee;

-          Responsible technical organizer and contact with Teen cup™;

-          Chief Judge;

-          Chief official;

-          Chief lifeguard;

-          Doctor/ emergency car;

-          Timing.

The qualifications have to take place only on Saturday between 9.00 and 19.00 hours, while on Sunday the final races take place between 10.00 and 15.00 hours.

Race agenda must be approved on Team leaders meeting held on Friday

Teen cup™ and Junior cup™ agenda (for example) and water level has to be suitable for younger categories (degree as on Junior world championships).

Friday:

- 16.00 Settting up the slalom course, the slalom course is closed.

- 17.00 The course for race is set up and opened for competitors viewing.

- 20.00 Teamleaders meeting.

Saturday, Qualifications:

- 8:00 Distribution of starting- numbers (Entry fee is 30 EUR per competitor. We will check passports!).

- 9:00 Demonstration run.

- 9:30 Forerunners.

- 10:00 First run.

- 12:00 Second run.

- 17:30 Team leaders meeting for Semifinals and Finals.

- 18:00 Party for all competitors,trainers and parents.

Sunday, Semifinals and Finals:

- Competitors have the same number for semifinals and finals as they had for qualifications.

- 9:00 Demonstration run.

- 9:30 Forerunners.

- 10:00 Semifinals.

- 11:30 Finals.

- 13:00 price giving ceremony or 14.30 with Junior cup™.

Award winning ceremony must be 30 minutes after completed competition.

There will be none equipment measuring on Teen cup™ and Junior cup™ races, but organizer can measure equipment if he chooses so. There will be equipment measuring on U23 GP races.

Every competitor, coach, team member or viewer can be filmed, televised, photographed and identified during the event. Material can be used for website www.kayakteencup.eu or Facebook kayakteencup kayakjuniorcup.

Teen cup™ and Junior cup™ World series

In 2012 we will organize two races for the Teen cup™ and Junior cup™ World series. Points gained on each competition will count for Teen cup™ or Junior cup™ World series with finals in Liptovský Mikuláš.

Competition is organized under modified rules of Slalom committee of International canoe federation (ICF).

Each of the participating competitors receives points on each Teen cup™ or Junior cup™ World series race as follows:

1st place – 50 points
2nd place – 45 points
3rd place – 41 points
4th place – 39 points
5th place – 38 points
6th place – 37 points


38th place – 5 points
39th place – 4 points
40th place – 3 points

The competitor with the highest total points is the winner of the Teen cup™ or Junior cup™ World series in his/her event.

In case of a tie in the final ranking, higher ranking is given to the competitor having the best result in the last Teen cup™ or Junior cup™ World series race.

Entries

The number of contestants for each contest of World series is limited to 250 (U14, U16 and U18 together). Last day to submission of each race is the last Wednesday before the event till 15.00 (3.00 PM). Subsequent applications will not be accepted.

Contestant who competes in a competition is not necessary to be a member of the club or national association.

The entry fee for Teen cup™ and Junior cup™ is 30 EUR per boat, for each competitor. If competitor compete in more than one category, he/she pays only one entry fee. The fee covers entry costs and does NOT cover accommodation, food and transportation. The entry fee must be covered by accreditation in the race office on Saturday morning.

The entry fee for U23 GRAND PRIX™ is 40 EUR per boat, for each competitor. If competitor compete in more than one category, he/she pays only one entry fee. The fee covers entry costs and does NOT cover accommodation, food and transportation. The entry fee must be covered by accreditation in the race office on Saturday morning.

Some percent of money collected from entry fee on each race goes for money prize for best competitors on each race.