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Canadian Ranking List

Men's Slopestyle
Rankings

Men's Halfpipe
Rankings

Men's Big Air
Rankings

Women's Slopestyle
Rankings

Women's Halfpipe
Rankings

Women's Big Air
Rankings

 

Upcoming Events and Values

 

Slopestyle

Halfpipe

Big Air

 

Changes to improve the format of the Canadian Ranking List (CRL) for the upcoming 2016/17 season will be in Red.


Canadian Ranking List

The Canadian Ranking Lists are generated to rank Canadian snowboarders competing in the disciplines of Slopestyle, Big Air and Halfpipe. They are used for selection to events such as World Cups and FIS World Snowboard Championships and are a major component of National Team selection. Other uses include selection by some provinces and for rider comparison by coaches. Multiple event streams are used to ensure that all riders competing are ranked.


Events and Values Explanation

Each event has been given a value from 5 to 100, called the Event Value. The values have been set based on a number of criteria such as number of athletes, level of athletes competing, prize money, ability level of course and whether it is an International or Canadian field.

The Event Value of each event can be Increased or Decreased after the event. A maximum amount of 50% of the event value can be increased or decreased in extreme circumstances for any gross inflation or deflation of points due to field size (25%) and/or competition level (25%). Events with 30 CRL points and higher must meet a minimum amount of competitors (8 women / 16 men) or the point value will be decreased accordingly. This is done on the discretion of C~S with the expertise of the National team coaches, HPP Staff & other Canadian Coaches/judges/officials as needed.

Rider’s individual results in an event are called their Event Ranking. Each Event Ranking has a corresponding Ranking Percentage based on the Points Breakdown. (see below)

For each event, the Event Value is multiplied by the Ranking Percentage for each riders Event Ranking, which generates an individual's Points per Event.

Three Event Ranking for Slopestyle

Ranking the Slopestyle CRL by using the athletes three (3) best results instead of four (4).  The maximum amount of points achievable will be 300. 

The highest three (3) Slopestyle, Big Air, and Halfpipe Points per Event for a rider over a 1-year period are added to get their Total Points. (Riders who attended less than 3 Slopestyle, Big Air or Halfpipe events are still being ranked as it is a combined total and not an average).

Every rider is ranked in their discipline by their Total Points. Men and Women are ranked separately. The ranking list database is updated every week. The list may change during this week and should be current within 7 days of every event.

Rider Name: John Doe

Event Event Value Event Ranking Points Per Event
Copper Grand Prix 90 15 39
Canadian Open 70 25 13
Boreal Rev Tour 40 10 23

 

Total Points = 75

Event guidelines

 

Points Breakdown

For each Ranking there is a Percentage Points per Ranking (% PPR)
When the Points per Event is calculated the Event Value is multiplied by the % PPR on this table.

For example:

Event Copper Grand Prix
Event Value 90
Event Ranking 15
% PPR (15) 43%
Points Per Event 39


Selection Dates

Selections will be made no later than three weeks prior to events based on the Canadian Ranking List. Athletes will have first refusal in priority of that particular Ranking List for those applicable events.


Freezing your CRL Points

The Frozen Points Protocol allows an injured rider to retain his/her seeding rights during the period of injury and for a period of time after he/she has recovered from the injury. To achieve this, a riders points on the respective rankings will be “frozen” as of the week when the injury occurred and the rider will be ranked based on the frozen points on the respective ranking as long as the rider’s status is injured or recovered. Upon receipt of a medical certificate, signed by a medical doctor, a rider’s CRL points will be frozen as of the week the documents are submitted. As long as a rider has a “frozen points” status – either injured or recovered - his/her ranking on the respective CRL will be calculated on his/her frozen points. The frozen points protocol used for the CRL is the same as that used by the World Snowboard Tour (TTR) as we use the same database.


Ranking Prefixes during Frozen Status (Injured/Recovered)

During a rider’s period of injury, the rider will appear on the respective CRL in frozen status, as indicated by the injury-prefix " * ".

During the period of recovery, the rider will appear on his/her respective CRL in frozen status, indicated by the recovery-prefix " + ".


Period of Injury/Recovery

The injury period of a rider shall last a maximum of 52 weeks from the date that the injury occurred. During this time, the rider status will be “Injured”. If a rider does not resume competing within 52 weeks, his/her frozen status will be automatically changed from “Injured“ to "Recovered" and his/her frozen points will be reduced by 50%.

If a rider does resume competing or declares himself/herself as recovered within the first 52 weeks since the injury was reported, his/her status will be changed from Injured to Recovered and the rider’s ranking prefix will be changed from " * " to " + ". The rider will continue to be ranked based on his/her frozen points until one of the following conditions applies:

52 weeks have passed since the rider’s status was changed to recovered.

In this case the rider’s status will be changed to normal (removal of prefix), all frozen points will be dropped and the rider will be ranked based on his/her current points (which will be zero at this point because the rider has no more results)

The rider has competed in the maximum number of events counting toward the respective CRL since he/she recovered.

In this case, the rider’s frozen points for the respective CRL will be dropped and the rider will be ranked based on his/her current points (removal of prefix).

Please Note: This rule is CRL discipline specific. A rider with frozen points for one or more CRL can already have his/her frozen points dropped in one ranking (e.g. HP CRL) while he/she is still being ranked based on his/her frozen points in another CRL (ex. SBS and/or BA).

The rider’s current points for the respective CRL are higher than the frozen points recorded on injury. 


If a rider earns points that equal or improve over his/her frozen points value for a specific CRL, his/her recovery status will be dropped and he/she will be ranked based on his/her current points. 
This rule is also CRL discipline specific. A rider with frozen points for one or more CRL can already have his/her frozen points dropped in one ranking (ex. HP), while he/she is still being ranked based on his/her frozen points in another (ex. SBS and/or BA).

The rider requests to abandon his/her frozen rank status.


In this case, the rider’s recovery status will be dropped and he/she 
will be ranked based on his/her current points.

How an Injured Rider Should Request Frozen Points Status

Please submit a Dr's Note (medical certificate, signed by a medical doctor) to Tyler Ashbee, High Performance Manager, by email at tyler@canadasnowboard.ca. The medical certificate should include the date of injury and the approximate recovery period. As of June 1st, 2014, any request to freeze a rider’s points needs to be submitted within two weeks of the injury. For any other questions regarding frozen points status, please feel free to contact Tyler.