Canada Points List Publication & Event Seeding 2017-2018

CPL Database

  1. Canada Points Lists (CPL)
  1. All FIS and CCC cross country ski sanctioned races will be included in the CPL, provided the appropriate race information has been forwarded to FIS/CCC by the publication deadlines. Only current license holders at the time of the competition will be awarded points.
  2. Separate Distance (DPL) and Sprint (SPL) Points lists will be created. These lists will include all international and domestic performances during the current period and will rank all FIS and Canadian license holders based on CPL calculations. The standard lists will include points from all races in the 365 days preceding the publication date. A competitor who did not compete for more than one year since the last considered results, will loose all CPL points earned.  CCC's Director of Coach and Athlete Development may make recommendations on special seeding requests to the Jury based on a written submission from the athlete's Division at least one week in advance of the start of the races.
  3. Publication release dates will be aligned with FIS Points List publications as much as possible:
1st  list:  20/10/2017
2nd list:  24/11/2017
3rd list:  22/12/2017
4th list:  26/01/2018
5th list:  08/02/2018
6th list:  28/02/2018
7th list:  24/03/2018
NST List - 13/04/2018
  1. Calculation Process
  1. Distance: a competitor’s points will be the average of his or her best seven distance results over the last 365 days.
  2. Sprint: a competitor’s points will be the average of his or her best four results (using qualifying times) over the period of the last 365 days.
  3. Athlete’s with less than the required number of races will have their race points adjusted in the following manner:
i.   Best three results X .99 = Sprint Points
ii.  Best two results X .98 = Sprint Points
iii. Best single result X .97 = Sprint Points
iv.   Best six results X .99  = Distance Points
v.    Best five results X .98 = Distance Points
vi.   Best four results X .97 = Distance Points
vii.  Best three results X .96 = Distance Points
viii. Best two results X .95 = Distance Points
ix.   Best single result X .94 = Distance Points
i) Commencing with the 2017-18 competition season (starting July 1st, 2017) only racers that have been seeded together in common distance competitions will be combined for point calculation purposes. Note: Combined category races will include common distance competition results featuring pursuit or wave starts.

ii)  For races on the FIS calendar, the FIS calendar status will be used for point calculations.

iii) Event Organizers are encouraged to combine age categories with appropriate distances and course profiles for Point purposes.
e.   Race points
i) The scores of the 2 highest point’s carriers from the previous points list are averaged to give the "Reference Points Factor" for that competition.  Only Canadian or FIS license holders are considered eligible for points. Reference skiers must finish among the top five eligible skiers in the race.

ii) The average of the 2 fastest times of eligible skiers over the distance is calculated and called the "Reference Time".

iii) Sanctioned midget competitions with 2 or more CCC license holders in the top 5 will be scored for points.

iv) In competitions where reference skiers have points on the CPL, the top two recorded points will be used as reference. If there are less than 2 licensed competitors on the CPL among the top five on the results list, a competitor (s) will be assigned a maximum value of 55 for the purposes of calculating points for that competition.

v) The drop down concept will be used to calculate points for competitions with guest or new skiers who do not have reference points or a CCC/FIS Racing License. In other words, the skiers' race time and ranking will not be considered when determining points for that competition.

vi) A given skier’s points for the race are calculated by dividing the Reference time by the skier’s time and multiplying it by the Reference Points Factor.

3. Calculating penalties
a. For World Cups, Olympics and World Senior Championships, a race points factor of 100 will be applied to the race points calculation. There is zero penalty for the events.

b. For all other competitions there will be no penalty applied to the calculated Reference Points as explained above.

4.    Seeding
a. The published CPL lists will serve as seeding lists to be used between the publication dates in accordance with CCC’s technical packages and CCC rules. For protocol on seeding Canadian Championships, the Haywood NorAm Series and other CCC events, please visit the CCC website.

b. If an event (i.e. several races hosted by an Organizing Committee) carries over a publication date, the seeding used at the start of the event will remain in effect for the duration of the event unless otherwise stipulated in the technical package covering the event.

c. Where special circumstances (illness, injury and absence from Canada) dictate, consideration will be given to adjusting the seeding status of proven high level athletes.  The Director of Coach and Athlete Development will make a decision on such cases based on a written submission from the athlete's Division, submitted one week in advance of the event. Generally this adjustment will last only for one period and will use as a reference the athlete’s unadjusted points.

5.  Canada Points Lists for Rollerski Races
a. Points for nationally sanctioned rollerski races will be calculated as per the cross country ski races protocol using the regular CPL to determine race reference points.

b. Rollerski event points will be posted on a distinct Rollerski CPL but will not be included on the regular cross country ski CPL for seeding or selection purposes.

Disclosure:  Purchase of a CCC License entitles race performance's to be tracked and included in the Canada Points List.  CCC uses all efforts to include registered FIS and CCC sanctioned competition results on the points list however due to the increasing number of Canadian racers competing outside of Canada we cannot guarantee inclusion of all results from every sanctioned competition.  If sanctioned CCC or FIS race results do not appear on the most recent CPL please inform CCC within 30 days of the publication of the Seeding or Selection list.  CCC cannot be held responsible for result omissions after this period.

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