Upcoming Events and Values
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 selections made by provinces and territories and for rider comparison by coaches. Multiple event streams are used to insure that all riders competing are ranked.
Canada Snowboard will be using the WSPL data, algorithms, events & point system as the Canadian Ranking List ("CRL").
It will take away administrative work on the CRL and will be a fully running ranking list based off your WSPL points. We will have no control over event values – it will simply be based on who shows up to the event for the final point value of it.
Ranking Changes and World Cup Selections:
Minor shifting will occur, this is from the differences in the rules and how the CRL values were administered to how the WSPL values are calculated.
For any shifts that happen the new list will come into effect January 1, 2018 but we will be using the current CRL rank for event selections up until the end of the year December 31, 2017. This means any January Event forward will be based off your updated CRL (the CRL based on WSPL points system).
- We will still call it the CRL and you will be ranked only against Canadians on it. We’re hoping to add a column that would also show your World Rank on the WSPL which should be possible but confirming with our web tech
- Only the events listed on the World Snowboard Tour (Global Calendar) will be part of the Canadian Ranking List
- Each province/ territory will also have their provincial/ territorial ranking running from the same WSPL data but sorted just for the province/ territory.
- Athletes will not need to purchase a World Snowboard Federation License to be part of the Canadian Ranking List
- It runs off a 3 best result average of points on a 1000 point scale.
- Provincial/ Territorial events will be included on the World Snowboard Tour (Global Calendar) and ‘can’ be worth more based on the riders who are attending them. The riders who attend make up the point value.
what is the World Snowboard Points Lists and how does it work?
The World Snowboarding Points Lists (WSPLs) are the result of a global collaborative effort to create one universal, transparent and fair ranking system for competitive snowboarding. At any given point in time, the WSPLs aim to provide the most accurate and transparent representation of the top riders in the world and their corresponding results.
A rider’s position on the Points List is determined by calculating an average of a rider’s WSPL points of his/her best three results in the respective freestyle discipline within a 52-week period.
The World Snowboarding Points Lists are calculated and published every Monday and Thursday at 6.00am PST (3.00 PM CET) for Halfpipe, Slopestyle and Big Air disciplines for both men and women. The current rankings are displayed HERE
We export the World Snowboarding Point List Ranking List by province/ territory, to each of the PTSA websites of BC, AB, ON, QB, NS, MB, SAK, YT, NWT to create provincial/ territorial versions of the list. This year we hope to have them fully integrated into the provincial/ territorial websites and have coaches, athletes and parents referencing them regularly. We need to input the provinces/ territories of all the new athletes so they get sorted accordingly, if you notice anyone missing from your provincial lists please inform (Eboregb@pnanqnfabjobneq.pn
The wspl points system
The points system used for the WSPL calculation is based on a dynamic 10-scale Points System with ten points levels ranging from 100 to 1000 points. Three factors determine the points level of an event and the ranking points a rider gets for his/her individual placement at an event: “Category of event”, “Quality of field” and “Field size”.
Category of event
Each event will be classified into one of the following three event categories: Regional/National, International and Elite. For each category, a minimum points level is defined (Regional/National: 100pts.; International: 300pts.; Elite: 600pts) whereas the points level maximum for an event is not capped. Regardless of the event category, any event can reach a points level of 1000pts. The determination of the points level of an event is based on the quality of field. For more Information about the WSPL Points system click HERE
Quality of field
The quality of field for a specific competition is determined by calculating a field quality value for each competition result. The value calculation process evaluates the top-ranked riders who competed in the competition as per the most current World Snowboarding Points List at the time the competition took place in the respective discipline:
1. For men, the EIGHT (8) top-ranked riders will be evaluated
2. For women, the FIVE (5) top-ranked riders will be evaluated
3. If none of the riders on the result is ranked on the current points list, the minimum points level is applied
Two different values are calculated automatically by the ranking engine during the result load:
4. R Value: Calculated as the average of the current WSPL ranks of the 5/8 top ranked riders on the result
5. P Value: Calculated as the average of the current WSPL points of the 5/8 top ranked riders on the result
The ranking points a rider gets attributed for his/her placement depend on the points level of the competition and the total number of ranked riders on the final result. As a general rule, the ranking points for a certain placement are higher in larger fields than in smaller fields. For Example: A rider who finished 10th at an event with 100 ranked competitors will get more points for his placement, than a rider finishing 10th on a result with 25 ranked competitors.
Only events approved by Canada Snowboard will be part of the World Snowboard Tour (Global Calendar)
. All the Provincial/ Territorial events will be considered as Regional events, unless another sanction is approved by Canada Snowboard.
*Reminder: Only the events listed on the World Snowboard Tour (Global Calendar) will be part of the Canadian Ranking List
Events that occur in a Province/ Territory not run by PTSA’s can be added to the World Snowboard Tour (Global Calendar)
by requesting event entry to Canada Snowboard (either directly or through the PTSA) and assessed for Regional value by Canada Snowboard.
*Reminder: Only the events listed on the World Snowboard Tour (Global Calendar) will be part of the Canadian Ranking List
MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR INCLUSION - World Snowbord Tour (Global Calendar)
- Must have 2 jumps and 1 rail to be considered a Slopestyle event.
- Must have minimum a Canada Snowboard Certified Head Judge.
- Events that count towards the World Snowboard Tour (Global Calendar) must be clearly indicated on either PTSA websites and the Canada Snowboard website no less than 3 weeks prior to the start of the event. Ideally these would be indicated and communicated to members at the beginning of the event season.
- Event dates or location can change within the three (3) weeks’ timeline if it is a pre-set event but must be accepted by the majority of registered riders in the original event to remain on the ranking list. (This will be determined by the PTSA and communicated to Canada Snowboard)
An athlete who earns a DNS by not starting an event will not earn CRL points.
CANCELLATION OF FINALS
Event values do not decrease if finals do not take place, as this would cause the non-finalists points to change unnecessarily, as their scores do not change post qualification/semis.
Options for Judging Range at an event:
1) Full Range for the entire competition (Every competitor is judged using one range)
(Example, Junior Winner may only score 27/100 (for 20th place) and Senior Winner may score 92/100 (1st place) because they're judged against the same standard, prizing is given out to the top Juniors but the CRL assigned to the Junior Winner (20th) would match his placing overall in the Open category)
2) Only One Category Submitted to the World Snowboard Tour (Global Calendar) (Each Category in the contest can have its own judging range, but only one (1) category can be submitted to the Points List (Only the Open Category would gain points for ranking. This way the winner of the Junior and winner of the Open don't get the same amount of points for winning)
3) Split One Competition into Multiple Competitions for CRL is not allowed, unless it’s approved by Canada Snowboard
Each event can only have one ranking range therefore it is important to consider the format of each event. A single ranking range refers to all the riders judged against each other in a single range, at a single time. If multiple ranges are being used then it is recommended to only use the ‘Open” category for submission to the ranking list. This must be communicated to the athletes prior to the event.
CRL ON WEBSITE
To make the CRL PTSA effective we have created a Top 20 box that is quick and easy to click through SBS and HP, Men and Women. This box can go onto your main page on your site and with the appropriate links (AB goes to AB site, QB goes to QB site) then your riders, coaches, and parents can quickly check rankings as they are updated as well as link to the larger back end lists.
CRL PTSA BACKEND FULL LIST LINKS
The updated links will be provided soon.
Event details must be submitted to Canada Snowboard (Eboregb@pnanqnfabjobneq.pn
) before November 30th of each year; Canada Snowboard will be responsible for the World Snowboard Tour (Global Calendar) events submissions.
Results need to be submitted to Canada Snowboard within one (1) week of the event finish to Eboregb@pnanqnfabjobneq.pn
. If there is a reason why the results cannot be submitted within this timeframe, Canada Snowboard must be notified and may grant an extension.
Results must be entered on separate worksheets for Men and Women. The results data needed for all competitors are Rank No, Last Name, First Name, Nation and Province/ Territory (only for Canadian Athletes). Please verify the accuracy in the spelling of athlete’s names to avoid having two separate profiles created for them on the same ranking list due to spelling errors.
Although the costs to include your event on the World Snowboard Tour (Global Calendar) and manage the CRL PTSA is $20 per event - to be paid by the Provincial/ Territorial Snowboard Associations or the event organizer.
An individual’s Province/ Territory is set by which Province/ Territory they currently hold a Canada Snowboard and Provincial/ Territorial membership
in, not which province/ territory they live or are originally from. PTSA’s should inform Canada Snowboard of any changes in membership status and it is the responsibility of individuals to ensure their CRL records are correct. Please send any changes and corrections to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Federation 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 email@example.com. The medical certificate should include the date of injury and the approximate recovery period. 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.