Points Chase Series is a jam style format with multiple riders on the water competing against each other. Carriers will be full when necessary. The operator will place all riders on the water one after another. Everyone will get a predetermined amount of time on the water (time should be calculated to coincide with 6 laps of the course). Time will start once all the riders in that group are on the water. Time will be started by the judging panel when they are ready and will be sounded by a horn and/or raising of a flag to signify the scoring has started. The contest will continue for the predetermined time and the finish will be again sounded by the judging panel by the sound of the horn and/or lowering of the flag. The operator will then immediately fork off all remaining riders. If a rider falls during the event they need to swim to shore, run back to the dock and get on any available carrier as it comes around.
Riders must wear the correct coloured contest bibs as outlined on the start list. Judges do not have rider names and with multiple riders on the water together will be judging solely by bib colour.
Each contest and each park may determine how many and which obstacles are being used in each contest, and also when and where water tricks may be performed on the course. This does not need to be the same for each contest and may be varied according to rider numbers, judging availability and simply to mix it up for the riders.
Riders will be scored on all obstacles nominated as part of the contest and will be allowed one water trick per lap performed in a predetermined area of the course (normally before the motor tower). Each obstacle or pair of obstacles (when obstacles in the same vicinity on the left and right of the cable are paired) and the water trick section will be judged individually by individual judges. Each judge will award placings on that obstacle or water trick from 1st to last in each group of riders. All judges placing scores from each obstacle will be added together at the end of each group to determine the winner. As the numbers being added together are actually their placings on each obstacle or water trick then the lowest score is the winner
Each judge will award a score out of 10 every time a rider hits their obstacle or performs a water trick. At the end of each group the judges will pick the 2 highest scores achieved by each rider (their 2 best hits or tricks) on their obstacle or water trick and will add these together to get a total score for their BEST 2 tricks. From these scores they will rank riders 1st to last on their obstacle (or water trick).
When 2 obstacles are paired these scores may be achieved on either obstacle or a combination of the 2 obstacles. There is no penalty for only using 1 obstacle of an obstacle pair. Judges will however award higher scores for the more difficult obstacle of the 2 if the pairing is seen to be uneven. Judges will award points based upon degree of difficulty, intensity and quality of execution. If a tie in points exists between 2 rider on any obstacle the judge may then go to their 3rd trick to separate the tie. If a tie still exists he may then go to the 4th trick and so on until the tie is broken. Failure to hit an obstacle will score a zero, and last place. Failure to land and ride away from an attempt at an obstacle will also score but will be placed above a rider that does not attempt that obstacle at all.
TEAM SCORING AT POINTS CHASE FINAL
All riders in each division from entered parks will go on the water at the same time. Carriers will be full if necessary. At the end of each division individual riders scores will be calculated as per normal (best 2 hits) and each riders score totalled. The best score of either rider from the team will be recorded, the lower riders score will be discarded. Please note we are recording riders scores, not placings! So it is important to ride and score well regardless of placing or division. This will occur in every division. From the 8 recorded scores (1 score from each division) the lowest one will be discarded. The remaining 7 scores will be totalled. This will be the total team score and the highest total team score will be the winner of the Points Chase Series and perpetual Cable Cup Trophy.