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RULES FOR THE FREESTYLE FIS WORLD CUP download PDF version here: [1]

Contents

[edit] 1. Rules for Freestyle FIS World Cup

[edit] 1.1 Definition of Freestyle FIS World Cup

A Freestyle FIS World Cup competition can consist of one, two, three or four competitions for Ladies and Men.

[edit] 1.2 Number of Competitions

The FIS Council, on proposal by the FIS Freestyle Committee, will try to retain each year for its calendar, an even number of competitions in each Event. The Freestyle FIS World Cup competitions will comply with the rules and regulations for Freestyle Skiing as published by the International Ski Federation.

[edit] 1.3 Controversial Matters

For all controversial matters during a competition which cannot be resolved by the application of the present Rules, the Jury will call those members of the FIS Freestyle Committee present at the competition together with the Race Director. They will make a temporary decision by a simple majority of votes. This decision, to be valid, must be approved by the FIS Freestyle Committee at its next meeting. If such a meeting is not possible, the matter must be referred directly to the FIS Freestyle Coordinating Group.

[edit] 1.4 Supervision

In addition to the supervision according to the ICR by the Technical Delegate and Race Director the FIS will, if necessary, name a Technical Advisor, whose role consists of overseeing the technical preparations and serving as a counselor to the Organizer.

[edit] 1.5 Force Majeure

A competition cancelled due to "force majeure" may not be replaced by a competition in another event and must be organized in the same Freestyle FIS World Cup season as originally planned. Such substitution may, under no circumstances, impede another organizer of a Freestyle FIS World Cup competition and may not be set at a date reserved for different competitions from the competition to be substituted.

[edit] 1.6 Automatic Cancellation

In case that there is not enough snow on the run(s) or sites selected for the competition, the Organizer must cancel the competition(s). This must be done ten (10) days before the competition day if it is an Aerial or Ski Cross competition, and seven (7) days before the competition day for a Mogul or Dual Mogul competition. In case there are insufficient snow conditions, races in the Southern Hemisphere must be cancelled by the Organizer 14 days before the competition day published in the official program. In special cases an expert can be nominated by FIS as snow controller.

[edit] 2. General Duties of the Organizers

[edit] 2.1. Acknowledgement of FIS

The organizers shall mention and use the registered logos of the 'Freestyle FIS World Cup' and use the official logo on all their posters, publicity announcements, competition announcements, press communiqués, programs, starting orders and official classifications.

[edit] 2.2. FIS Data Service

The FIS Data Service is responsible for administering the Freestyle FIS World Cup Points System. This point system will be updated immediately following each competition and provided to the Freestyle FIS World Cup organizers.

[edit] 2.3. Distribution of Results

The Organizing Committee is responsible for coping and distributing all printed result outputs and information according to the FIS Rules and regulations and standard operating procedures.

[edit] 2.4. Assistance to the Media

The organizer of the Freestyle FIS World Cup shall assist attending media with coordination of accommodation and ground transportation, to be subsidized where feasible. The organizer shall also supply media with working offices whose capacity should be in accordance with the demands for accreditation. The organizer shall supply all technical means (internet, fax and telephone) necessary for the fulfillment of their task and shall appoint an experienced Chief of Press who will be charged with the responsibility to assist the media with all possible information. The Chief of Press will be responsible for announcing, orally if necessary, any decisions of the Jury.

[edit] 2.5 Rescue Service – Medical Support Requirements

The Organizer is responsible for setting up and operating during all competition times (training and competitions) an appropriate rescue service. The Medical Support Requirements for FIS Event Organizers are set forth in the ICR, 221.6 3020.12, 3020.13 as well as chapter 1 of the FIS Medical Guide (containing Medical Rules and Guidelines).

[edit] 2.6 Forerunners

The Organiser shall arrange the following number of qualified forerunners (competitors with FIS points)

  • Mogul, Dual Mogul, Ski Cross Events: 4
  • Aerials and Halfpipe Events: 2

[edit] 3. Course, Technical Installations and Starting Times

The organizer is required to follow the International Competition Rules (ICR) and course specifications for the development of the courses. See the following regulations;3041, 3042, 3043.1, 3044.1.1-3044.1.4, 4002, 4202, 4302, 4502, 4602

The Organizer must build and prepare the courses and the technical installations according to the ICR, the Freestyle FIS Course Specifications Manual Freestyle, Judges Stand Specifications and the instructions of the FIS Race Director, the Technical Delegate or the FIS Technical Advisor.

[edit] 3.1 Approved Courses

All Freestyle FIS World Cup competitions shall take place on courses approved by the FIS.

[edit] 3.2 Starting times and starting intervals

3.2.1 Starting times The fixed starting times have to be strictly observed. In case of postponements a decision to restart is taken by the Race Director.

3.2.2 Starting intervals The Race Director determines the starting intervals, up to max. 2 minutes and TV breaks together with TV and OC (after considering TV transmission, length, most interesting parts of the course, TV sequences, etc.). On the competition day, decisions about eventual changes (weather conditions, etc.) are made by the Race Director.

[edit] 4. Accommodation and Payment of Expenses for Teams

[edit] 4.1 Accommodation, Food, Transportation for Athletes and Team Officials

Accommodation (half-board) and transportation on site will be charged at a maximum of CHF 45.-- per day per person to all athletes and team officials (FIS Rate). (See Appendix A for exchange Rates) The organizer has the option to supply accommodation at the rate of CHF 15.-- and the teams have to arrange their own meals. This is only acceptable if fully furnished apartments (i.e. including kitchen facilities, bed sheets, towels, etc.) are provided.

[edit] 4.2 Aerial Shapers

Free accommodation, breakfast, dinner and transportation has to be provided for the ”Aerial Jump shapers” (max. 5). In case that the organizer is providing free accommodation but no meals, the shapers will receive CHF 45.-- per day as a meal allowance.

[edit] 4.3 HalfPipe

For the HalfPipe events, the Organizer is required to provide the “FIS Rate” for the top 12 ladies and top 24 men only based upon the current FIS World Cup Standings.

[edit] 4.4 Hotel Rooms

The accommodation for the competitors, coaches, officials etc. must be provided in rooms with a maximum of two beds and bath or shower, or apartments with a maximum of two beds per sleeping room and bath or shower. Also one single room per country for a team official has to be provided. Accommodation has to be as close as possible to the competition area. The hotels must meet “3-star category” minimum.

[edit] 4.5 Wax Room

A heated and guarded room for storing the skis must be available in the Hotel or Apartment building. This room should be large enough so that work can be done there on the skis, preparation, waxing etc. The Organizers are responsible for making adequate ski preparation and storage facilities available to all nations. These facilities must be heated, ventilated and secure.

[edit] 4.6 On Site Waiting Room

The Organizer has to put at the disposal of the competitors a special heated and separate waiting room near the start or finish area in which the competitors can stay during training intervals, respectively between the two runs of a competition. No separate waiting room has to be arranged, if the finish area is within or very close to the resort.

[edit] 4.7 Internet Access

Internet access is required in the finish area according to ICR 3041.1.

[edit] 5. Food and Beverages

5.1 Food must be healthy and plentiful and must correspond to the needs of highly competitive athletes. Meals must meet at least the following guidelines:

5.2 Breakfast: Different kinds of bread (whole wheat, white...), butter and jam, coffee or tea with milk and breakfast cereals “muesli”, Fruit juice, Choice of eggs, cheese and ham or sausages.

5.3 Dinner: Three-course meal including a variation between Pasta, Meat, Fish and vegetarian food.

5.4 The teams shall receive a non-alcoholic beverage with their meals (tap water is excluded). If this is not the case a compensation of CHF 12.- per day, per person must be paid.

[edit] 6. Meal times

The Organizer and the Hotels must adapt itself to the needs of the schedules, which depend on training and competition times. The Organizer is responsible to inform the hotel management of the daily programs and eventual changes.

[edit] 7. Prize Money - Freestyle World Cup

A minimum amount of prize money of CHF 20'000.-- per competition, per gender must to be paid out.

Breakdown:

Place Amount CHF % of Total

Prize Money Breakdown: Place Amount CHF % of Total

1st place 8,500 42.50%

2nd place 4,500 22.50%

3rd place 2,500 12.50%

4th place 1,250 6.25%

5th place 1,000 5.00%

6th place 750 3.75%

7th place 600 3.00%

8th place 400 2.00%

9th place 300 1.50%

10th place 200 1.00% _______

Total 20,000 100.00% =======_______


[edit] 7.2 Aerials Team Competition

For an Aerials Team World Cup, 50% of the prize money will be awarded based upon the results of the Qualification phase. The remaining 50% of the prize money will be awarded according to the results of the Team competition with the following allocations:

  • 1st place CHF 10,000
  • 2nd place CHF 6,700
  • 3rd place CHF 3,300


[edit] 7.3 In Case of a Tie

If more than one competitor has the same rank, the amount of the next ranked competitor(s) is then added together and divided by the number of competitors concerned.

[edit] 7.4 Payment of Prize Money

The payment can be made at the awards ceremony in cash and in convertible currency or electronically by bank transfer. If the payment is done electronically by bank transfer, this has to be done no later than seven (7) working days after the last competition, taking into consideration the local tax laws. An itemized confirmation of payment must be provided to the competitor electronically. Bank transfer fees and value added tax (VAT) are covered by the Organiser.

[edit] 7.1 Trophies, Medals and Diplomas

Trophies and/or medals should be provided to the first, second, and third place winners in each of the events.

[edit] 7.2 Competition Invitation/Team Registration

[edit] 7.6 Competition Invitation/Team Entries

[edit] 7.6.1 Competition Invitation

The Organiser must send the competition invitation to the National Ski Associations at least 3 months in advance of the competition date as published in the FIS Calendar.

[edit] 7.6.2 FIS Online Update System (FOU)

Team Entries are only accepted using the FIS Online Entry System. NSAs can enter using the FOU System on the FIS website via the Member Section: http://www.fis-ski.com/ Login and Password can be obtained from the FIS office: hostettler@fisski.com. The Organisers must provide an email address where the entries can be sent.


[edit] 7.6.3 Preliminary Entries – 40 Days before the Competition

Each National Association must inform the Organisers about the expected total number of team members (art. 7.8.1 and 14.3), with arrival and departure dates and rooming needs (competitors, coaches, accompanying persons and service personnel). This needs to be done using the FIS Online Update System (FOU) and respecting the deadlines fixed and announced by the OC (40 days before the first competition day).


[edit] 7.6.4 Confirmation of Final Entries with Arrival and Departure – 8 Days

Not later than 8 days before the competition day the NSA must inform the OC of its final entries (Names, FIS Code) with their arrival and departure dates. The NSA must also inform the OC about the arrival and departure dates of the team officials.

Adjustments to final competitor entries and rooming needs can be done up until the entry deadline (8 days before the competition day). The same can be done for Team Officials. Any changes in entries or rooming will be confirmed by email from the FOU System to the Organiser and Team.

[edit] 7.6.5 Costs for Cancellation of Accommodation

For any changes notified after the deadline in art.7.6.4 above, the Organiser may invoice the costs incurred for cancelled accommodation to the National Association concerned.

[edit] 7.2.1 Expected Entries

The Organizer must send the competition invitation to the National Ski Associations at least 3 month in advance of the competition date. Each National Association has to announce to the Organizers the expected total number of team members (competitors, coaches, accompanying persons and service personnel) by the deadlines fixed and announced by the OC (between 2 – 6 weeks before the official arrival day).

[edit] 7.2.2 Confirmation of Arrival by Team

Furthermore the Organizers must be informed, at the latest, 5 days before the official arrival day about the names of the team members, eventual changes to the arrival date and the originally registered size of team. (incl. officials and service personnel according to art. 5.4), as well as any eventual withdrawal from the event. If this is not done, the Organizer will invoice the costs incurred for cancelled accommodation.

[edit] 7.2.3 Late Registration

Teams or persons who register late have no right for the reservation or the payment of accommodation expenses.

[edit] 7.3 Exchange Rates and CHF 45 equivalent amounts for the Season

Each year at the date of the calendar conference the current value of the CHF to the other currencies will be used to determine the exchange rate for payment of expenses by the teams during the following season. See Appendix for the Yearly Rates. The Organizer may demand payment in local currency, Euro or in CHF. The possibility to pay by credit card is requested.

[edit] 7.4 Accredited Team Officials

For officials (Coaches, Doctors, Team personnel) and official “FIS accredited” accompanying persons the following restrictions apply:

[edit] 7.4.1 Team Officials Ratio to Team Size

Team size: 1-3 competitors 3 officials or accompanying persons 4 competitors 4 officials or accompanying persons 5 competitors 5 officials or accompanying persons 6-7 competitors 6 officials or accompanying persons 8 or more 10 officials or accompanying persons

[edit] 7.4.2 Additional Officials

For additional officials or “FIS accredited” accompanying persons as well as for service personnel of the National Ski Associations the maximum price that can be charged for accommodation and half board must not exceed CHF 70.-, or the equivalent in another currency, per day. The number of those officials is limited to 25% of the total quota. Example:

  • 8 competitors + 10 officials or “FIS accredited” accompanying persons = total quota 18. 25% of the total quota 18 = 4.5 (this number always has to be rounded up) Then 5 additional officials or “FIS accredited” accompanying persons would be allowed.

[edit] 7.4.3 Service Personnel

The service personnel, which are accredited by the FIS are entitled to (a maximum of CHF 70.- or the equivalent) half-board accommodation, if the accommodation has been arranged by the OC. All expenses for accommodation and food apply to all nights before the competition officially starts, up to a maximum of five nights before the first competition until the morning after the last competition day. By no means is the Organizer or the Hotel manager allowed to demand the vacation of the rooms of the teams on the day of competitions.

[edit] 8. World Cup Procedures

[edit] 8. 1 Bibs

[edit] 8.1.1 Separate Bib for each Event

The organizer must provide a separate set of bibs for each event (Men’s and Ladies). Bibs will be assigned, by event and gender in descending order according to the most recent FIS Freestyle World Cup event standings. For the first competition of the season, bibs will be assigned upon the last season Freestyle FIS World Cup Standings.

[edit] 8.1.2 Assignment of Bibs for the top 25 Aerialists and Mogul Skiers

The first 25 skiers ranked in each event, will be assigned a bib which correspondences to their ranking. If the is not skier is present, the bib will not be assigned. The skier that are above 25 place, or bib 26 and above, will be given bibs that have been assigned randomly.

[edit] 8.1.3 Assignment of Bibs for Ski Cross

Bibs are assigned at the beginning of the competition, to the entered competitors, based on the present Ski Cross FIS World Cup standings. At the beginning of the season, this is based on last season’s standings. The competitors keep their assigned bibs, for all inspection and training sessions and until the end of the Qualification.

[edit] 8.2 Ski Cross Draw

The best 16 Ski Cross competitors present will be drawn according to their highest ranking on the WC points list or FIS points list (published 6 times a year). If the skiers are tied, the higher points in the second category will decide their position. If they are still tied their position will be decided by a draw. First group will be randomly drawn (computer). Competitors with points will be ranked according to their higher points on the World Cup points list or the FIS points list. The non-ranked skiers are assigned bibs based upon a random draw.

[edit] 8.3 Start Order Draw

Each event shall have a separate start order. The start order for each event is a separate draw. This draw is used for the Qualification event. In all cases, the running order shall be reverse of the order of placement in the Qualifications.

If there is a tie among Finalists after the Qualifications, see ICR 3045.4.3.

[edit] 9. Competition Procedures

In all International FIS authorized competitions, in all events, there will generally be:

  • A Qualification Phase (or all competitors divided into two groups based on FIS points, World Cup Standings, World Cup Starting list (WCSL) or a comibination of the above);
  • A Final Phase.
    • In the Finals, the qualifying competitors will start in reverse order or set into gorups, based on their placing from the Qualification results. Results from the Qualificatons do not carry over into results from the Finals.
    • The Jury may alter this format to be only Finals in the following circumstances:
    • the number of competitors is equal to or less than the size of the normal Finals field for that event.
    • Inclement weather or snow conditions.
    • Any other adverse conditions which may require a shortened program.
    • In the event of the interruption of a competition, the competition should be resumed when conditions warrant.

The results completed before the interruption will remain valid if it is possible to complete the event or phase on the same day. Otherwise, the results prior to the interruption will be cancelled except if the top 30 competitors (Moguls, Aerials and Halfpipe) and 35 competitors (Ski Cross) in the Qualifications have been completed their runs. In that case, the Finals may be run as scheduled or postponed or re-run, but must be completed on the same competition site. If the Finals cannot be completed, the results of the Qualifications run or phase will be final.

  • If an organizer wishes to run more than one event in one day, the competition program must be approved by the FIS.

[edit] 9.1. Moguls / Dual Moguls

In the Mogul event, all skiers will make one run down the course. The qualified ladies and men as specified in ICR 3043.7.1 and WC Rules 8.3 shall move to the Finals. The Dual Mogul competition is run according to ICR 4305.2 where all skiers make a qualification run and the qualified skiers compete head to head in an elimination format. Ultimately, the last two remaining will ski against each other for first place.

[edit] 9.2 Aerials

In the Freestyle FIS World Cup Aerials, all competition formats, (see ICR 3060.2.4) must be approved by the FIS. In aerials, 3 formats, can be used; the Final, the Standard or the Championship. For all formats, the start list for the first round shall be determined by a random draw. In all formats, at least one round must be completed for the results of the competition to be valid. The start order for the second round may be run in reverse order from the results of the first round. If there are two rounds that have been completed in a competition, then the score of the first jump shall be added to the score of the second jump for a combined score made of two different jumps. In the case that a round cannot be completed, then the results from the most recent completed round shall be valid.

[edit] 9.3 Ski Cross

In the Freestyle FIS World Cup Ski Cross, all competition formats, (see ICR 3060.2.4) must be approved by the FIS. Subject to the number of entries, qualifications may be held. These qualifications can occur the day of the competition or a day before the competition. Skiers qualify for the final, based upon the best ranking in the qualifications. The number of skiers entered into the Freestyle FIS World Cup Final may vary between 16 and 32.

[edit] 9.4 HalfPipe

In the Freestyle FIS World Cup HalfPipe, all competition formats must be approved by the FIS. Qualification: 1 run for all the skiers 2nd run for the best 50% of the first run (with a maximum of 25 skiers) Qualified on the finals with the best score of the 2 runs Finals 8 or 10 competitors qualified 2 runs each Best score of the 2 runs to make the result list

[edit] 10. Freestyle FIS World Cup Categories

[edit] 10.1 Individual Freestyle FIS World Cup

The Freestyle FIS World Cup will recognize the top competitors in each event (Aerials, Moguls, Ski Cross, Halfpipe) of competition for the ski season, and provide appropriate awards. These competitors will be known as the Freestyle FIS World Cup "Event" Champions.

[edit] 10.2 Overall Freestyle FIS World Cup Champion

In addition, an Overall Freestyle FIS World Cup Champion will be determined.

[edit] 10.3 Nations Freestyle FIS World Cup

The Freestyle FIS World Cup Tour will also recognize the nation with the best top quality competitors.

[edit] 10.4 Freestyle FIS World Cup Winner

The competitor who wins a Freestyle FIS World Cup event has the right to be called a "Freestyle FIS World Cup Winner".

[edit] 10.5 Freestyle FIS World Cup Champion

At the end of the competitive season the winner of the Freestyle FIS World Cup circuit according to the Freestyle FIS World Cup point system will be titled “Freestyle FIS World Cup Champion”. Event competitors will be classified as FIS World Cup 'name of event' Champion.

[edit] 10.6 Awards

[edit] 10.6.1 Awards present at last competition of season

The presentation of awards will take place at the Final competition on the Freestyle FIS World Cup.

[edit] 10.6.2 Rookie of the Year

In addition to the Freestyle FIS World Cup awards, there will be awards for "Rookie of the Year" in ladies and men categories for Mogul, Aerials and Ski Cross. The criteria for Rookie of the Year will be:

  • 50% Results,
  • 50% Personality and Attitude.

[edit] 11. Freestyle FIS World Cup Points System

11.1 Points are awarded to the competitor based upon competition results in the Events categories.

[edit] 11.2 Point Breakdown

The point breakdown is a diminishing scale, providing a maximum possible score of 100 points in any Event.

FIS World Cup Place

Moguls / Aerials / HalfPipe / Ski Cross

1st Place = 100 Points

2nd Place = 80 Points

3rd Place = 60 Points

4th Place = 50 Points

5th Place = 45 Points

6th Place = 40 Points

7th Place = 36 Points

8th Place = 32 Points

9th Place = 29 Points

10th Place = 26 Points

11th Place = 24 Points

12th Place = 22 Points

13th Place = 20 Points

14th Place = 18 Points

15th Place = 16 Points

16th Place = 15 Points

17th Place = 14 Points

18th Place = 13 Points

19th Place = 12 Points

20th Place = 11 Points

21st Place = 10 Points

22nd Place = 9 Points

23rd Place = 8 Points

24th Place = 7 Points

25th Place = 6 Points

26th Place = 5 Points

27th Place = 4 Points

28th Place = 3 Points

29th Place = 2 Points

30th Place = 1 Points

[edit] 11.3 Freestyle FIS World Cup Standings Calculations

[edit] 11.3.1 Awarding of Points

Points are awarded only at completed competitions and based upon the Final results.

11.3.2 To determine the Freestyle FIS World Cup Event Champions the competitor with the highest Freestyle FIS World Cup total points in an event will win.

11.3.3 To determine the Freestyle FIS World Cup Champion, the competitor with the highest total of average points after 5 competitions or more from Moguls, Aerials, Ski Cross and Halfpipe will win.

[edit] 11.3.4 The Nations Cup Freestyle FIS World Cup

A Nations Cup or Nations Freestyle FIS World Cup will be calculated from all Freestyle FIS World Cup results, from each competition and each event. This will be done by adding the points of the top 2 (two) male and top 2 (two) female competitors of each nation in each event (Aerials, Moguls, Ski Cross and HalfPipe) from each competition of the season.

[edit] 11.4 Tie-Breaking for Freestyle FIS World Cup

11.4.1 Competitions and the Freestyle FIS World Cup A total of points from all competitions will be made. The skier with the highest total will win the tie. If still tied, the skier with the greatest number of highest places is the winner. If still tied, the competitors stay tied. Places which earned Freestyle FIS World Cup points only will be used.

11.4.2 Nations Freestyle FIS World Cup The nation with the highest number of first places is the winner. If still tied, the nation with the greatest number of highest places is the winner.

11.4.3 Extent of Tie-Breaking All ties shall be broken, if possible.

[edit] 11.5 FIS Freestyle World Cup Starting List (WCSL)

11.5.1 The World Cup Starting List (WCSL) is a ranking list based upon a competitor’s past season World Cup points, as a Base, with those points being progressively deducted from the Base during the current season and replaced with the present season’s World Cup points.

11.5.2 Addition After each FIS World Cup competition, the World Cup Points gained in that competition will be added to the competitor’s total for the current season.

11.5.3 Deduction After each FIS World Cup competition, a proportion of the competitor’s World Cup Points from the previous season (see 11.5.4) will be deducted from the competitor’s total for the current season.

11.5.4 The points that will be deleted after each competition are calculated as follows. The sum of the WCSL points of the past season in the respective event will be divided by the number of World Cup competitions scheduled to be carried out in the respective event during the current season. The result of this calculation will be deducted from the competitor’s WCSL total after each competition. If a cancelled competition cannot be rescheduled, the deduction for that competition will follow after the respective last competition.

11.5.5 WCSL points of the previous season In all cases the deletion of WCSL points of the previous season follows automatically during the current season according to art. 11.5.4 of the FIS World Cup rules, in order to keep the WCSL current.

[edit] 12. Freestyle FIS World Cup Final

12. 1 Moguls, Aerials, Ski Cross and HalfPipe ought be held at the Freestyle FIS World Cup Final. In the Freestyle FIS World Cup Final program, no Qualification rounds will be held; only Final rounds will be held.

12. 2 Invitations for the Freestyle FIS World Cup Finals are based upon the Freestyle FIS World Cup standings. The winners or leaders of the Continental Cups and the FIS Junior Freestyle World Championships in Moguls and Aerials are also invited. The host nation is allowed one spot in both sexes in, Moguls and Aerials.

12.3 The entries from the Aerial Freestyle FIS World Cup will be limited to the top 20 skiers in Aerials in both sexes. The entries from the Moguls Freestyle FIS World Cup will be limited to the top 24 athletes in both sexes. The entries for HalfPipe and Ski Cross are limited to 12 men / 8 ladies and 32 men / 16 ladies respectively.

12.4 Freestyle FIS World Cup Final Eligibility Formula and Final Format

12.4.1 Start order for the Freestyle FIS World Cup Final will be in the reverse order of each competitor’s Freestyle FIS World Cup standings. The Continental Cup, Junior Champion and host nation skiers shall start before the Freestyle FIS World Cup skiers and shall be randomly drawn.

12.4.2 If the Dual Format is used in the Freestyle FIS World Cup Final and a qualified skier is withdrawn from the competition before the start list is produced, all skiers below the withdrawn skier’s ranking shall be moved up in the start order. The lowest ranked start position shall remain open, so that the highest ranked skier in the first round receives a bye.

12.4.3 In the Freestyle FIS World Cup Dual Moguls Final, the 5th – 12th place athletes will compete in the first rounds, with the losers all receiving 9th place. The winners of these first rounds will advance to the remaining rounds of the skiers placed 1st – 8th. All places from 1st – 8th will be then be determined by duals.

12.4.4 Ski Cross skiers are seeded in rounds according to the Freestyle FIS World Cup Ranking. If a Skier is not present, then all skiers will remain in the same starting bracket.

12.4.5 The FIS Continental Cup and the FIS Junior Freestyle World Championship skiers will not receive FIS World Cup points.

[edit] 13. Quotas Calculations

Qualification to participate on the Freestyle FIS World Cup

[edit] 13.1 Freestyle FIS World Cup Entry and Qualification

The Freestyle FIS World Cup competitions are open to all men and all ladies who are eligible according to the quota system pre-determined for each nation. These standards can be different for ladies and men's events.

[edit] 13.1.1 Qualification standards

The qualification standards will be established before each season, based on an agreement with the FIS Freestyle Committee. The standards cannot be modified during the season.

13.1.2 Entry to Freestyle FIS World Cup

  • Competitors entered into Freestyle FIS World Cups must have Freestyle FIS points or an Alpine equivalent.
  • Each season, a list of competitors, detailed by name, nation, FIS Points and FIS Code, will be developed for competitors that have qualified to according to the FIS point standards for the respective events.
  • Once a competitor has achieved the FIS point level, they will be maintained on the list of qualified competitors that can be entered into that seasons Freestyle FIS World Cup.
  • If a competitor reaches the qualification standards (FIS point level) during the season, they will be added to that season’s list.

In addition to complying with the rules for Entries (ICR 215), each entry shall include the following biographical information for the competitor: place of residence, digital image, place of birth, age they started skiing and competition, languages, hobbies, personal competition equipment details and where available, web and/or social networking site URLs.

13.2 Number of Competitors per Country The number of competitors per country is determined annually by the FIS Freestyle Committee according to the quota system. Based upon the last valid list of that season.

13.3 Age A competitor must have their 15th birthday in the FIS license year in order to be eligible to compete in Freestyle FIS World Cup competition. (See ICR 3046)

13.4 Basic Quota Qualification Each National Ski Association affiliated with the FIS may enter one (1) qualified competitor in the Freestyle FIS World Cup events taking into consideration the following conditions:

13.4.1 Moguls / Dual Moguls:

  • Minimum requirements:
  • Minimum 25 – 50 FIS-points in Moguls on the valid FIS points list.

13.4.2 Aerials:

  • Minimum requirements:
  • Minimum 50 - 100 FIS-points in Aerial on the valid FIS points list.

13.4.3 Ski Cross:

  • Minimum requirements:
  • Minimum 50 – 100 FIS Freestyle points in Ski Cross on the valid Freestyle FIS points list or 50 FIS Alpine points or less on the valid Alpine FIS points list in any event.

13.4.4 Half Pipe

  • Minimum requirements:
  • No minimum standards will be defined in Season 2010/2011.

13.5 Additional Quota Qualification

  • A National Ski Association may enter a maximum number of competitors according to the following numbers and minimum requirements.

13.5.1 Moguls:

  • Maximum Team Size (Men’s plus Ladies Quota) is twelve (12).
  • Maximum seven (7) per gender (1 basic quota + 6 additional competitors).
  • Minimum requirements for the additional quota:
  • Minimum 50 FIS-points in Moguls on the valid FIS points list.

13.5.2 Aerials:

  • Maximum Team Size (Men’s plus Ladies Quota) is ten (10).
  • Maximum six (6) per gender (1 basic quota + 5 additional competitors)
  • Minimum requirements for the additional quota:
  • Minimum 100 FIS-points in Aerials on the valid FIS points list.

13.5.1 Moguls:

  • Maximum Team Size (Men’s plus Ladies Quota) is twelve (12).
  • Maximum seven (7) per gender (1 basic quota + 6 additional competitors).
  • Minimum requirements for the additional quota:
  • Minimum 50 FIS-points in Moguls on the valid FIS points list.

13.5.2 Aerials:

  • Maximum Team Size (Men’s plus Ladies Quota) is ten (10).
  • Maximum six (6) per gender (1 basic quota + 5 additional competitors)
  • Minimum requirements for the additional quota:
  • Minimum 100 FIS-points in Aerials on the valid FIS points list.

13.5.3 Ski Cross:

  • Maximum Team Size (Men’s plus Ladies Quota) is ten (10).
  • Maximum six (6) per gender
  • Minimum 100 Freestyle FIS Points in Ski Cross on the valid Freestyle FIS points list or 50 Alpine FIS points or less on the valid Alpine FIS points list in any event.

13.5.4 Half Pipe: ==

  • Entry to be established by a National Ski Association competition qualification system for Season 2010 /2011.

13.6 Higher Quotas for National Ski Associations Organizing Competitions ==

  • In all countries that organize Freestyle FIS World Cup events, the host National Ski Association, may enter more competitors (with Alpine or Freestyle FIS Points).
  • If the National Ski Association has filled all of the quota spots, they then can add:

13.6.1 Moguls:

  • An additional three (3) qualified competitors per gender, per event

13.6.2 Aerials:

  • An additional two (2) qualified competitors per gender, per event

13.6.3 Ski Cross

  • An additional four (4) qualified competitors per gender, per event

13.6.4 Half Pipe

  • An additional four (4) qualified competitors per gender, per event

13.7 Additional Qualified Competitors from the Continental Cups

  • A National Ski Association may enter additional competitors (within their Maximum Team size) as qualified from the Freestyle FIS Continental Cup Series. These competitors will be the previous season winners according to the final standings of Aerials and Moguls events.

The numbers of qualified Continental Cup competitors, to be entered into the Freestyle FIS World Cup are according to the following maximum numbers.

  • Europa Cup: up to an additional three (3) per gender per event
  • NorAm Cup: up to an additional two (2) per gender per event
  • AUS/NZE Cup: up to an additional one (1) per gender per event

13.8 Additional Qualified Competitors from the FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships

A National Ski Association may enter an additional one (1) competitor (within their Maximum Team size) in the respective Freestyle FIS World Cup event as qualified by winning a Freestyle FIS World Junior Championship in that event.

13.9 Additional Qualified Competitors from the Previous Season Freestyle FIS World Cup

A National Ski Association may enter an additional one (1) named competitor (above their Maximum Team size) in the respective Freestyle FIS World Cup event as qualified, by winning the previous seasons Freestyle FIS World Cup in that event Ranking. If a Skier is not present, then all skiers will remain in the same starting bracket.


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