All OCUP races shall be conducted in accordance with FIS ICR and ACA NCR except where amended by Alpine Ontario Alpin rules.

Course Setting

All U14 and U16 OCUP races shall adhere to AOA Course Setting Rules

All runs will be run on new course sets following inspections by the Jury, followed by competitors. Consensus of the Jury can alter this in favour of redress due to surface conditions or other like issues.

Start Orders

U16

Group Draw and Start Order:

The National Points List must be used for the classification of competitors. If competitors do not appear in the last valid National points list, they will be assigned to that group of competitors without National points.

The starting order of the competitors in all alpine competitions is determined by their National points (Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super-G). A first group of a maximum of the 15 best competitors present will be drawn. The group may be increased if two or more competitors share the 15th rank. All remaining competitors start in order of their national points. All competitors without National points will be drawn in the last group. If in the first 15 competitors present, the points difference between one and the next competitor is too great; the Jury will decide the number of competitors in the first group. The rest will start in the order of their national points.

The draw must take place on the day before the race. The draw (first group and groups without National points) must be held in a team captains’ meeting. A double draw is recommended with a simultaneous draw of the start number and the name of the competitor. The Jury may allow a computer-assisted draw. A representative of each Club/Team is required to sign the team entry at the team captains’ meeting before the draw is conducted by computer.

Starting Order in Extraordinary Conditions (Snow Seed):

In extraordinary conditions, the Jury may change the starting order of a Giant Slalom or a Super-G (when snowing, etc.). A group of at least 6 competitors, nominated in advance, start before start number one. These 6 competitors are drawn from among the last 20% of the start list. They will start in reverse order of their start numbers.

Starting Order for the 2nd Run:

In competitions with two runs, the starting order for the second run is determined by the result list of the first run except for the first 30 places.

For the first 30 places the starting order is as follows:

– the 30th in the result list starts 1st

– the 29th in the result list starts 2nd

– the 28th in the result list starts 3rd

– the 1st in the result list starts 30th

– from the 31st onward according to the result list of the first run. If more than one competitor is ranked 30th, the competitor with the lowest start number will start first.

A start list for the second run must be published in good time and made available to teams and officials at the start for the second run.

Athletes who were either DNF or DQ in the first run will be permitted to start the second run after the last racer and will be run in bib order.

U14

Group Draw and Start Order:

The starting order of the competitors in all alpine competitions is determined by RANDOM DRAW (Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super-G).

The draw must take place on the day before the race. The draw must be held in a team captains’ meeting. The Jury may allow a computer-assisted draw. A representative of each Club/Team is required to sign the team entry at the team captains’ meeting before the draw is conducted by computer.

Starting Order for the 2nd Run:

Will be a reverse of the order of the first run. Athletes who DNF or DQ will be permitted to start

Starting Order for the 2nd Race if 2 races are held on the same day:

Will begin at the mid-point of the field and in bib order. The second run will be a reverse of this order. EXAMPLE: First Run – Bib 50-100, 1-49. Second Run – Bib 49-1, 100-50

NATIONAL POINTS WILL STILL BE CALCULATED FOR ALL COMPETITORS BUT NOT USED FOR START ORDERS

SELECTION FROM SOD OCUP SERIES TO PROVINCIAL FINALS

U16

The U16 OCUP Finals will be an open event with a maximum field size of 180 athletes. If more than 180 athletes qualify for the event, a divisional quota process will be executed: SOD – 124, NOD – 16, LSDA – 14, NCD – 26= 180. Even numbers for gender split.

Note the SOD quota of 124 includes SOD Cup Bracket winners. Seeding of SOD athletes at OCUP Finals will be based on Nationals Point per discipline.

Athletes will be ranked based on the SOD OCUP series using the following data:

  • Best GS result (1 of 3)
  • Best SL result (1 of 4)
  • Best SG result (1 of 2)
  • Best Other result *

*Best Other could be:  GS Result or SL Result

Point calculation will be based on World Cup 500-point system per result.

 

U14

The U14 OCUP Finals will be an open event with a maximum field size of 180 athletes. If more than 180 athletes qualify for the event, a divisional quota process will be executed: SOD – 124, NOD – 16, LSDA – 14, NCD – 26= 180. Even numbers for gender split.  Please note for 2022, the field size minimum is 150 racers.  Please see AOA U14 Selection Guidelines for more details. 

Note the SOD quota of 124 includes SOD Cup Bracket winners. Seeding of SOD athletes at OCUP Finals will be based on Nationals Point per discipline

Athletes will be ranked based on the SOD OCUP series using the following data:

  • Best GS result (1 of 4)
  • Best SL result (1 of 4)
  • Best SG result (1 of 2)
  • Best 6 single runs*

*Best single runs could be from GS or SL. No 2 runs from the same race may be used.

Point calculation will be based on World Cup 500-point system per result.