Po vleklém vyjednávání přeci jen slavíme úspěch. ISSA rozhodla, že letošní Mistrovství světa bude pořádat Česká republika., Hradec Králové. Závod se uskuteční od 30. července do 1. srpna 2010. ISSA ve svém sdělení má chybu… a tak je to s ní pořád :-D. Dále ISSA provedla několik revolučních změn ve statusech a také sloučila kategorii AM a PRO. Další podrobnosti jsou uvedeny níže v originálu. Pokud budete chtít, abych to přeložil, tak mi dejte vědět.
Gratulaci posílám Chozému Štefkovi do Hradce. Chozé, dej nám vědět, s čím a jak by jsi potřeboval s MS pomoci. Věřím, že pořádání takového podniku je národní ctí…
Your ISSA Board of Directors has been busy deliberating a number of important matters. Not just event sanctioning for the 2010 season, but also an overhaul of the sanctioning structure and the ranking system.
Since the beginning of the new term, we’ve spent many hours in conference calls – not an easy thing for seven guys living in several different times zones. Thanks to everyone for being patient with us while we’ve considered everything as carefully as possible.
First, after careful review and discussion of all applications, the Board of Directors has voted to award the 2010 ISSA World Championship sanction to the “700 Cones World Ride,” July 24 – 25 in Hradec Kralove, The Czech Republic.
The forum for the 2010 World Championships can be found here on Slalomskateboarder.com:
Second, we’ve decided to revise the old sanctioning structure (Major, Main, Prime, and Basic categories) as follows:
Level 1: World Cup, including the annual World Championship
Level 2: Continental Championship (e.g., North American Championship)
Level 3: National Championship (e.g., French Championship)
Level 4: Regional Championship
We believe this category system offers greater intuitiveness and marketability for all concerned: racers, organizers, spectators, sponsors and media.
Each year, the number of ISSA sanctions awarded will be:
• World Championship: One.
• World Cup (WC): Two per Continent (including the World Championship).
• Continental (CO): One per Continent.
• National (NA): Four per Continent.
• Regional (RG): Unlimited.
The number of World Cups per year will increase as the sport grows. At the discretion of the ISSA Status Marshals, World Cup status may be awarded on a Discipline-specific basis. In other words, at a particular event, one or more Disciplines may be sanctioned at the World Cup level, with the other Disciplines at the Regional level.
Third, we’ve decided to revise the list of Slalom Disciplines that we officially recognize and sanction, as follows:
a. Tight Slalom (includes Straight Parallel Slalom)
b. Slalom (formerly referred to as “Hybrid” or “Special” Slalom)
c. Giant Slalom
d. Super G
We do not expect or require that Super G and BoarderX will be staged at every event, but we hope to sanction at least two of them per year at the World Cup level. Clear definitions and guidelines for these two Disciplines coming soon.
Fourth, we’ve decided to revise the list of Competitor Classes that we officially recognize, sanction, and rank in each Discipline, as follows:
a. Open (includes both “Pro” and “Amateur”)
c. Juniors (age 17 as of Jan. 1 of the current year, and under)
d. Masters (age 45 as of Jan. 1 of the current year, and over)
Fifth, and finally, we’ve decided to revise the ISSA World Ranking system as follows:
a. Starting this season, only a competitor’s four highest point-scoring finishes in each year will be used to determine his/her annual World Rank. A multi-year World Ranking may also be maintained.
b. Racers who compete in fewer than four events per year will no longer receive “make-up” points based on their averages at the event(s) they attended.
c. Points earned will be based strictly on final placement, with no special concession for DQs.
d. The specific number of points awarded for each placement will be revised in a manner not yet determined. The figures will be the same for all Racer Classes.
The topic concerning the new sanctioning and world ranking revisions can be found here on Slalomskateboarder.com:
Gary Fluitt, ISSA President
Daniel Gesmer, ISSA Vice President
Jonathan Harms, ISSA Treasurer
Wesley Tucker, ISSA, Secretary
Joe Iacovelli, ISSA Board member
Peter Klang. ISSA Board member
Joe McLaren,ISSA Board member