1665 Lexington Ave
Deland FL 32724
tel: (386) 490-9366
© 2003 - 2017
All Rights Reserved
A regional competition took place in Germany while the teams in Banja Luka had their semifinals and finals on Saturday. Golden Knights and Aerodyne French Girls had one of the most exciting 11-round battles in the history of the sport, and two German teams were copying the drama at the Mid German Championships.
The two female world class teams were tied in 1st place after Round 8, and AtomiX and Timber were also tied after Round 8 in Eisenach. The national teams of France and the USA continued trying to break their tie, while bad weather stopped the two German teams at about the same time when the jump-off was done in Banja Luka.
|August 17th, 2013||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Round 4||Round 5||Round 6||Round 7||Round 8||Total||Avg|
|3||Shake It (DE)||7||11||10||11||9||9||7||5||69||8.6|
|4||Fast 4ward (DE)||7||6||7||7||8||5||5||7||52||6.5|
The German officials had to dig even deeper into the IPC rules to break the tie. Finally, AtomiX was declared the winner in Germany, even though the decision would not follow the IPC rules. According to the current IPC rules, the tie breaker is "the highest score in any completed round". The next level is "the highest score starting with the last completed round and continuing in reverse order, round by round until the tie is broken".
The officials in Banja Luka had little work to determine the winner after the jump-off round on Saturday. It was more complicated in Germany. The meet was cut short due to the weather conditions and over after eight rounds. The teams had no opportunity for Round 9 or Round 10 or a jump-off round, and the tie-breaking rules came into play.
|French Girls Jumpoff||Golden Knights Jumpoff|
The IPC Competition Committee, with Chair Trude Sviggum, discussed the tie-breaking rules with teams and competitors during the traditional open meeting on Sunday before the award ceremony.
There is a good chance that the last level of the current rules will replace the complete current version soon: "The fastest time (measured to hundredths of a second) to the last common scoring formation in the last completed round." The Golden Knights would have been the winner in Banja Luka under those tie-breaking rules...