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Rulings Summary

Postby oregonsage » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:34 am

Referee and other Rulings/interpretations in this section.

This section is closed to comments, it is intended as an announcement/FAQ only.
Feel free to email or PM me if you have questions, comments, recommendations.

As new rulings are made they will be posted at the bottom. Newer rulings may override older rulings.

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Re: Rulings Summary

Postby oregonsage » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:43 am

Can Riders run multiple races at GP events?

Yes you may race multiple times, if you qualify for a class in both races.

Examples
Sportsman in one race and any class in the other race (Sportsman doesn't have a skill level classification)
60+ in one race and any class in the other race (60+ doesn't have a skill level classification)
70+ in one race and any class in the other race (70+ doesn't have a skill level classification)
Women in one race and any class in the other race (Women doesn't have a skill level classification)
200 Amateur in one race and any Amateur class in the other race.
200 Expert in one race and any Expert class in the other race.
Open Amateur in one race and any Amateur class in the other race.
Open Expert in one race and any Expert class in the other race. (ie 50 Ex and Open Ex)


Related:
Once you ride in an Amateur class you cannot ride in a Beginner class
Once you ride in an Expert class you cannot ride in an Amateur or Beginner class

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Re: Rulings Summary

Postby oregonsage » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:51 am

Can you get Worker Points in GP for helping at an XC event and vice-versa?

No, Worker Points are awarded for each series and your assistance must be for the series the points are awarded in.


Related: Assistance does not have to be during the race. Course building ahead of the race, etc also qualifies
(See next entry for another related issue)

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Re: Rulings Summary

Postby oregonsage » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:54 am

Can you get Race Points if you helped build the course?

Not if you rode on any part of the course; this is a form of preriding...even if you were on a quad/Rokon, etc; you get Worker Points if you helped build the course. If you also ride the race you will get Worker Points, no matter what position you score.

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Re: Rulings Summary

Postby oregonsage » Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:02 am

If I become a AA rider am I always a AA rider?

No.
We create a new AA list each year of the best riders in both XC and GP series.
It doesn't matter which series you earn AA status in, you are AA in all events. (Same logic applies to Experts/Amateurs)
If you dont make the list, you dont have to continue riding AA (sandbagging rules still apply)
If you are over 40 you cant be required to ride AA

What about Experts/Amateurs?
Except for AA, each step up is permanent...once an Expert, always an Expert.
You may request a waiver to move down a class for extenuating circumstances.
Moving from Junior to full size bikes resets the progression. Normally a Jr Ex rider moves to 200/Open Am as their next step.
(sandbagging rules do apply though)

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Re: Rulings Summary

Postby oregonsage » Fri May 02, 2014 10:24 am

What is the definiton of completing 50% of race ?

First....you must cross the finish line AFTER the checkered flag drops.

Second....you must completed at least 50% of the LAPS that your class winner completes.

Your class means other OMRA Riders entered in your racing class and in the Series being raced.

Lets say that your riding Beginner at a GP and the first place rider does 30 laps, but he isnt an OMRA member.
The second place rider does 20 laps, but she isnt entered in the OMRA GP series (but could have a standard, XC, or ISDE card)
And riders 3-10 completed 15 laps and are all OMRA GP cardholders.
Riders 11-13 complete 10 laps and are all OMRA GP cardholders.
Rider 14 completes 7 laps and crosses after the checker and is and OMRA GP cardholder.
Rider 15 completes 8 laps, has 2 flats out on the course and a zombie steals his bike and he never crosses the line after the checker.

Rider 1 doesnt count because they arent an OMRA member, nor entered in the GP series.
Rider 2 doesnt count because they arent entered in the GP series.
Rider 3 establishes that this is a 15 lap race (100%) for our purposes, and will get 1st GP points.
Rider 3-13 complete over 50% of laps and qualify for points
Rider 14 finishes, but doesnt qualify for points as 7 of 15 is under 50%
Rider 15 DNFs and gets no points (and has really bad luck since everyone knows there arent any known zombies in Oregon)

[Based on Referee ruling from 2014 Clarks Branch GP in April 2014 and applicable to all 2014 and later races}

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Non-OMRA Sanctioned Events & Schedule conflicts

Postby oregonsage » Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:29 pm

Non-OMRA Sanctioned Events & Schedule conflicts
The OMRA does not support advertising/posting of competition events from other sanctioning organizations if those events directly conflict with events hosted by OMRA clubs.

The annual calendar meeting gives all OMRA clubs the opportunity to work out scheduling conflicts so that riders have opportunities to attend as many quality events as practical without having to chose between those events. This is one of the advantages of running a series of sanctioned events and it is the OMRA's view that it benefits both the riders and the event hosts.

While we are happy to provide and host as much information about riding opportunities as practical, we have to draw the line at direct date conflicts with OMRA club events.


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