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Old 10-12-2016, 05:16 AM   #31
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Yes we can send 9 pilots per class but there are a few reasons for sending a smaller team. One is that we want to send the strongest team possible. Based on what we experienced in 2014, to have 9 in one class who can hold their own might be difficult. There are points for the strongest overall team and this is worth going after. The competition is fierce to say the least.

Another is that with unknowns every day plus 3 rounds, organizing callers for a large number of pilots proved to be very difficult and frustrating at times. Pilots were also scheduled to call out the unknowns each day for the judges which also affected the scheduling for the pilot callers.

This is a very high stress contest spread over a week. 4 planes in the air most of the time (2 holding) and no excuses for not being ready. From a distant holding pattern (in the sun) to "in the box" with no time to mentally get ready for each round are just a couple of the high pressure points. It was definitely taking its toll on the pilots by the end of the week.

If we have more than 4 strong, capable pilots, we can definitely look at expanding the classes if need be but the plan at this point is to send a more manageable strong team.

I hope this clears things up a bit.

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Old 10-13-2016, 08:24 PM   #32
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Re: 2018 Team Canada Worlds Selection Guide

Couldn't have explained it any better.

Seeing how Brendan was at the Worlds in 2014 and along with info from other pilots, we took everything into account when setting up the Guidelines for 2018.
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Old 01-07-2017, 06:35 AM   #34
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Re: 2018 Team Canada Worlds Selection Guide

Rick:

I need your last name to work with.

Any points accumulated for last year are no longer available from the IMAC site. They are purged at the end of each year. I had previously posted that I had to have the information in before the end of 2016 for just that reason, to confirm points.

Were you registered with IMAC and did you fly in Sportsman last season and if so, did you accumulated points, I will need confirmation of these.

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Old 01-07-2017, 06:50 AM   #35
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Re: 2018 Team Canada Worlds Selection Guide

In order to ensure a consistent measure of the points for each pilot vying for a spot on the team, I am putting forward the suggestion that there be a minimum of 3 pilots flying in any contest class for the points to count. For example, a score of 1000 with no competition in a class is definitely not a true measure of a pilot's capabilities. A score of 1000 against two competitors is a much better assesses of the pilot's skill level. It is still not a perfect measure, and I know this may be difficult at times and in some locations, but there are only 3 contest scores required so some contest selection and travel may be required.

A dedication to the team starts now and every pilot must earn their spot.

I will not get into a debate about this here but am merely mentioning that I am putting this forward to the S.A. committee for consideration.

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Any points accumulated for last year are no longer available from the IMAC site. They are purged at the end of each year. I had previously posted that I had to have the information in before the end of 2016 for just that reason, to confirm points.
FYI - just so folks know, they purge the RPS points but the contest results are still available under the Archives Tab - then select the Region i.e. NC for us or NW for someone out west. Contest results go back to 2009.
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I will not get into a debate about this here but am merely mentioning that I am putting this forward to the S.A. committee for consideration.
Yes I see this as an SA committee discussion / decision.

Just looking at Canadian contests for last year. At Woodstock there were two pilots in Intermediate and two Unlimited. At NOIC two pilots in Unlimited. At Stetson there was one Advanced and two Unlimited.

I understand the predicament re 1000 points for flying against no one else. This is under constant debate and probably we need to find a way to tie it to the scores as a percentage or something. Not the pilots fault that no one else showed up to fly against. The arguments go in circles and IMAC has not found a really good solution.

As you said you don't want to debate it here, but since you put it out there I think there are counterpoints that have to be made. Looking at the contests cited above, people would have missed out on a lot of qualifying points if we imposed a 3 pilot in the class rule. Unlimited pilots in particular would have not accumulated any points for flying at Ontario events in 2016. Pretty tough line to maintain.
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How do I send you a private message with all the info requested?
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Re: 2018 Team Canada Worlds Selection Guide

Wouldn't the raw scores be more accurate?
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Re: 2018 Team Canada Worlds Selection Guide

Frank - yes and that is kind of the way it is done for seniors points, they are done as your raw score against perfection. Also this is how it is done for the America's Cup and the Bennett Cup in the US.
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