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TCKRA Points System

 

The goal of the TCKRA points system is to increase participation in Texas canoe and kayak races and reward

outstanding paddlers.

 

The TCKRA points system is a competition to identify the following award recipients in two distinct competition

categories:

Category One

“Men’s Paddler of the Year”
“Men’s USCA Paddler of the Year”
“Men’s Solo Paddler of the Year”
“Women’s Paddler of the Year”
“Women’s USCA Paddler of the Year”
“Women’s Solo Paddler of the Year”

Category Two

“Men’s Paddler of the Year”
“Women’s Paddler of the Year”
“Men’s USCA Paddler of the Year”
“Women’s USCA Paddler of the Year”
“Men’s Solo Paddler of the Year”
“Women’s Solo Paddler of the Year”
“Men’s Youth Paddler of the Year”
“Women’s Youth Paddler of the Year”
“Men’s Youth USCA Paddler of the Year”
“Women’s Youth USCA Paddler of the Year”
“Men’s Youth Solo Paddler of the Year”
“Women’s Youth Solo Paddler of the Year”

 

1. All adult paddlers will earn points toward Category One and Category Two awards until and unless paddler has won a Category Two award or has self-declared eligibility in Class One points only. Youth paddlers are only eligible for Category Two youth awards. The primary difference between Category One and Category Two awards is the Category One rules place less importance on overall participation and more emphasis on a select few predetermined highly competitive races. Generally speaking all of the remaining previous (2008) rules are still in effect, and Class Two racing is generally the same as (2008).

 

2. Class One Races are:

· TCKRA USCA Championship Races

· TCKRA ICF Championship Races (exclude K2)

· TCKRA State Aluminum Championship

· Dickinson Canoe and Kayak Races

· Greens Bayou (K1 only)

· Buffalo Bayou (K1 only)

· Come and Take it (solo unlimited only)

· Junior Water Safari (solo unlimited only)

· CR 100 (solo unlimited only)

 

3. All Texas canoe races published by the June 2009 TCKRA newsletter are eligible for Category Two points except for Sprints and the Martindale Triathlon.

 

4. A race must be a minimum distance of 3 miles in order to be eligible for points except for Youth.

 

5. 2009 Points are accumulated by participating in events after the 2008 Fall Cleanup and prior to the 2008 Fall Cleanup and may be earned only by TCKRA members in good standing as of August 1, 2009.

 

6. A racer is considered to be a ‘Youth’ paddler if they are 17 years of age or less as of January 1st of 2009.

 

7. All points earned will count towards the “Paddler of the Year” award.

 

8. All points earned in USCA class races will count towards “Best USCA Paddler” awards. The boat classes recognized will be USCA C-1, USCA C-2, USCA Standard and USCA Aluminum.

 

9. All points earned in Solo class races will count towards “Best Solo Paddler” awards. USCA C-1 class races willcount towards USCA points and not Solo points.

 

10. Non-USCA or Non-Solo boat classes shall earn points towards the “Paddler of the Year” only.

 

11. Points awarded shall be 8 points for 1st place, 7 points for 2nd, 6 points for 3rd, 5 points for 4th, 4 points for 5th, 3 points for 6th, 2 points for 7th place, 1 point for 8th place and down (8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1-1-1…).

 

12. Any paddler participating in a TCKRA cleanup will receive 8 points, the equivalent of a 1st place finish.

 

13. Race standing and points will be computed using the race sponsor’s class segregation.

 

14. In the event of a tie for any category, the tiebreaker will be points earned in the State Championship Races.

 

15. Awards commensurate with rank shall be given to the 1st to 5th place points earner in each category.