Regatta Rules

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UPCOMING REGATTA DATES

Midwest Scholastic Championships

Second full weekend in May.

May 13/14 2017

May 12/13 2018

May 11/12 2019

May 9/10 2020

Lake Dillon Sprints

April 22 2017

April 21st 2018

April 13th 2019

April 18th 2020

MIDWEST CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTA:

1,500 meters sprint competition in singles, pairs, doubles, quads, coxswained fours and eights for high school aged women and men in novice, junior, lightweight and varsity categories.

Second full weekend in May.

See attached for Schedule of Events.

All races will be conducted under M.S.R.A. rules and the USRowing “Rules of Racing”

DEFINITIONS:

SCHOLASTIC – Scholastic entries must be comprised of students (grades 9-12) who attend the same school and row representing that school during the spring season.
NOVICE – an athlete who began rowing after the last year’s Midwest Scholastic Rowing Championships.
FRESHMAN – a student currently enrolled in grade 9.
JUNIOR – a junior is a competitor who is enrolled in grades 9, 10 or 11.
2nd Varsity – In order for a team to enter this event, they must also enter a crew in the corresponding Varsity event.
3rd Varsity – In order for a team to enter this event, they must also enter a crews in both the corresponding Varsity and 2nd varsity events.

Maximum race day age – 18 years old (student may not have reached their 19th birthday, unless retained in a grade prior to grade 9).
Number of events a rower may enter – A rower may be entered in no more than two events. No entry limit exists for coxswains.
Gender – only males may row in Boys events, only females may row in Girls events 
COXSWAIN – may be of either gender, and of any skill or age classification (not withstanding the age maximum). There is no weight minimum for coxswains.
WEIGHT CATEGORIES
Boys: Lightweight 150 lbs. individual maximum, no averaging
Girls: Lightweight: 130 lbs. individual maximum, no averaging

PROGRAMS ELIGIBLE TO RACE:

The Midwest Scholastic Championships are restricted to member, single high school (Scholastic) rowing programs in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and the western half of Pennsylvania. Teams outside these regions, can be permitted to race on a case by case basis. Teams must only represent their high school during the spring season (March-May).

    • Teams must have paid their USRowing organizational membership
    • Submitted an annual information update to the Association, prior to the start of spring competition, no later than April 1Schools that have never been a member of the Association must submit a statement regarding its status at the school (varsity team, recognized school club, …) on school letterhead in addition to the information update and dues, for consideration.

ENTRIES & LINEUPS: 

Boat entries and lineups must be registered through Regatta Central. Coaches may identify alternates for up to half each boat’s line up. No changes to a boat’s lineup will be allowed beyond those identified as alternates.

  • Rowers may be entered in at most two events in the boating line-up. Substitutions (up to one half of the rowers of the crew as well as the coxswain) may be submitted, in writing, at registration.
  • Entry Form (boating line-up) must be signed by the team’s Head Coach.
  • Eligibility/Team List certifying the students’ attendance at a particular school, current grade level, number of semesters previously completed and date of birth. This form must be signed by the Athletic Director or Principal/Headmaster of the school.

    The LOC will ONLY accept the following eligibility form here.

    Please send your eligibility lists by May 1st  to the following email address:          dillonlakeloc@gmail.com

  • US Rowing Waivers, must be signed and completed online. The LOC will not accept paper waivers.
  • “B” entries are not allowed in eight or four-oared sweep event, each school may enter a maximum of one entry per eight or four-with- coxswain event except for men’s 3rd varsity 8, men’s novice 8, men’s 3rd varsity 8, and women’s novice 8. B boats may receive medals/trophies. No points will be awarded for B boats.
  • “C” entries are not allowed in any event, each school may enter a maximum of two entries or less per sculling or pair (2-) event.

ENTRY FEES : $20/athlete (rowers and coxswains).

ENTRY FEE PAYMENT: All payments must be processed online through regattacentral.com.

Note: The Association does not give or receive money to or from the Local Organizing Committee. The income derived from entry fees and concession go to the Local Organizing Committee, and they are responsible for medals, plaques, and the expenses of the course and officials.  The MSRA pays the regatta insurance premium and the team trophies from team membership dues.

ERRORS ON ENTRIES: (entering a rower in more than two events, etc.)
Any entry that contains an error will be notified by phone or e-mail and given 24 hours to correct the error. If the time limit passes without resolution satisfactory to the regatta committee, the crew’s entry from that particular event will be dropped, and will become subject to the Late Entry rule, should the coach try to subsequently correct the error or re-enter the crew.

LATE ENTRIES:
Any entry made after the deadline posted by the Host Regatta Committee, will be accepted at the discretion of the Regatta Committee on a “lane available” basis and only with a $100.00 per boat late fee. A Late Entry will not be accepted if it creates a heat.

SCRATCH FEES:
Any team who scratches an entry after the date posted by the Host Regatta Committee will forfeit their entry fee. Those scratching after the start of the Regatta (including not showing-up or late to the start, but not including crews that do not make weight) will forfeit their entry fee and be assessed a $50.00 Scratch Fee, to be paid prior to competition by any other boat from that team, in subsequent races.

WEIGH-IN RULES:

  • All lightweight competitors must “Weigh-In” during the first day (Saturday) of the regatta..
  • ALL ATHLETES MUST BRING A SCHOOL ID IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR WEIGH INS.
  • All competitors will weigh in wearing the same uniform, identical in style, color and detail, including any insignia. No one will be weighed-in wearing more or less clothing.
  • Crews must weigh-in together and be accompanied by a Coach or School Official.
  • Crew members are to step on the scales in the order that they row in the boat (i.e. bow to stern).
  • Clerk of the Scales or Registrar will communicate with the Coach or Designate, only.
  • Weigh-in scales will be open 2 hours before and close 2 hours after the first race of the day.
  • No one will be allowed to “check their weight” on the official scale during the official weigh-in times.

RACE STARTS:

Crews are responsible for being locked on to the starting platform at 2 minutes prior to the official published race time. The starter will start the race at any time deemed safe after the 2 minute mark, and as close to it as possible, if alignment is achieved, crews are safely pointed, and the course is clear.

Progression system:
 
All events with 15+ entries will race a head-style elimination heat. The top 12 times will proceed to the semi finals.

Head Race Seeding: Crews will be seeded for head race qualifiers based on last year’s results.

Lane Placement from head race heats to two semi finals:

Placings from Head Race Heat
Lane Semi Final 1 Semi Final 2
3 1st 2nd
4 4th 3rd
5 5th 6th
2 8th 7th
6 9th 10th
1 12th 11th
Lane Semi Final 1 Semi Final 2


Semi finals to finals progression will be the two semi final winners plus the next four fastest overall times from either semi finals.

Lane Placement from the semi finals to finals

Semifinal finish

3rd fastest non winning qualifier

1st fastest non winning qualifier

Semifinal 1: Winner

Semifinal 2: Winner

 2nd fastest non winning qualifier

4th fastest non winning qualifier

Lane Assignment

6

5

4

3

2

1

Events with 3 to 14 entries

The previous year’s results will seed the two semi finals, in the following format:

Previous year’s result
Lane Semi Final 1 Semi Final 2
3 1st 2nd
4 4th 3rd
5 5th 6th
2 8th 7th
6 9th 10th
1 12th 11th
7 13th 14th

 

Semi finals to finals progression will be the two semi final winners plus the next four fastest overall times from either semi finals.

Lane Placement from the semi finals to finals

Semifinal finish

3rd fastest non winning qualifier

1st fastest non winning qualifier

Semifinal 1: Winner

Semifinal 2: Winner

 2nd fastest non winning qualifier

4th fastest non winning qualifier

Lane Assignment

6

5

4

3

2

1

Events with 3 to 7 entries
Finals seeding for a finals only race determined by previous year’s order of finish.

Previous year’s finish

5th place

3rd place

1st place

2nd place

4th place

6th place

Lane Assignment

6

5

4

3

2

1

AWARDS:

  • Medals awarded for FIRST, SECOND and THIRD place for all events.
  • An event must contain at least three entries from different teams to constitute a race
  • AWARD PLAQUES will be given to the winning team for each event, with the exception of PETITE FINALS.
  • TEAM POINTS TROPHIES will be awarded for both boy’s and girl’s events, and a trophy that combines boy’s and girl’s points (for those schools that enter both). The “Barnes Scoring System” will be used to decide team points. Points are awarded in each event, regardless of event category (Varsity, 2nd Varsity, 3rd Varsity, Junior, Lightweight, Novice, Freshman).  The original trophies no longer travel and will be maintained and engraved by the regatta host.

Barnes Scoring System

Team of the 1st Place Crew Receives

1x                10 Points

2x, 2-          15 Points

4x, 4+         20 Points

8+               30 Points

If more than six boats raced in heats in an event, points shall be awarded as if six boats raced in the final, regardless of the number of crews that actually race in the final. Percentage of first place points:

Number of Boats in Event  2nd  3rd  4th 5th  6th 
2 
20%
40% 20%
4 
60% 30% 5%
80% 40% 10% 5%
6 or more 
80% 40% 20% 10% 5%

The points for the second (or subsequent) crew from the same high school with a higher finish order in a final are not awarded, but count as the place order (thus blocking the awarding of those points to any team) in awarding points to other high schools.

1x =10  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th 
2
4 2
6 3 0.5
5 8 4 1 0.5
6 or >  8 4 2 1 0.5

 

2x, 2- =15  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th 
3
6 3
9 4.5 0.75
5 12 6 1.5 0.75
6 or >  12 6 3 1.5 0.75

 

4x, 4+ =20  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th 
4
8 4
12 6 1
16 8 2 1
6 or >  16 8 4 2 1

 

8+ =30 2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th 
6
12 6
4 18 9 1.5
5 24 12 3 1.5
6 or >  24 12 6 3 1.5

 Events Order

1 Womens HS Varsity 2-
2 Womens HS Novice 8+
3 Mens HS Novice 8+
4 Womens HS Varsity 1x
5 Mens HS Ltwt 2x
6 Mens HS Junior 2x
7 Mens Varsity 2x
8 Womens HS Ltwt 4+
9 Womens HS Varsity 4+
10 Womens HS Varsity 2nd 4+
11 Mens HS Ltwt 4+
12 Mens HS Varsity 4+
13 Mens HS 2nd Varsity 4+
14 Womens HS Freshman 8+
15 Mens HS Freshman 8+
16 Womens HS Junior 4x
17 Womens HS Varsity 4x
18 Womens HS Junior 8+
19 Mens HS Junior 8+
20 Mens HS Varsity 1x
21 Mens HS Varsity 2-
22 Womens HS Ltwt Novice 4+
23 Womens HS Novice 4+
24 Mens HS Ltwt Novice 4+
25 Mens HS Novice 4+
26 Womens HS Ltwt 2x
27 Womens HS Junior 2x
28 Womens HS Varsity 2x
29 Mens HS Junior 4x
30 Mens HS Varsity 4x
31 Womens HS Junior 4+
32 Mens HS Junior 4+
33 Womens HS Ltwt 8+
34 Mens HS Ltwt 8+
35 Womens HS 3rd 8+
36 Mens HS 3rd 8+
37 Womens HS 2nd 8+
38 Mens HS 2nd 8+
39 Womens HS Varsity 8+
40 Mens HS Varsity 8+

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