2009 Rules Update - DQ Penalty

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Jani Soderhall
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2009 Rules Update - DQ Penalty

Post by Jani Soderhall » Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:00 pm

I suggest we revise the DQ penalty in some smart way. It's really annoying now as an announcer when the DQ penalty is 1.23 or 1.07 or some other strange figure. I would suggest we only use 1.0 / 1.5 / 2.0 / 2.5 secs. (based upon the same basic rule of 10% of the best qual time).

I also suggest that we use the same DQ penalty in all disciplines.


Pat Chewning
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Post by Pat Chewning » Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:37 am

The racer’s Resultant Time (RT) is set at 999 seconds if the racer is disqualified during runs in
single-lane competition or in qualifying.
When a single racer is disqualified during Head-to-Head racing, the racer receives a Resultant
Time (RT) of 1.5seconds added to the other racer’s Resultant Time (RT).
The DQ penalty is 1.5 seconds -- for all disciplines. The anouncer should not have a problem with this.

Why is a rule change needed?
Where are you getting this 10% from? (NOTE: Not the current ISSA rules.)

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