This special modification/combination of the leaderboards has always been going only one and always the same direction. The 4way Women teams end up embedded in the Open Class leaderboard. It makes no sense the other way around, as male competitors are not eligible for the female 4way category.
However, this doesn't apply for female 4way teams and competitors who may sign up for the Open Class competition if they feel like doing so. It still does not happen very often that a female lineup signs up for the Open Class at an event that offers competition in the female category at the same time.
4th DIPC 2013 Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Rd. 3 Rd. 4 Rd. 5 Rd. 6 Rd. 7 Rd. 8 Rd. 9 Rd. 10 Total Avg Rank 4way Women 11,H,12 F,15,10 A,N,E,Q,8 K,4,L,6 M,C,20,5 13,O,16 3,17,18 21,7,1 G,22,14 P,19,9 Total Avg 1 Aerodyne French Girls (FR) 17 20 24 22 26 19 18 19 18 26 209 20.9 2 Polaris (NO) 15 17 22 18 19 16 13 17 15 21 173 17.3 3 Dubai Asaar Ladies (AE) 13 14 18 17 17 10 12 14 12 17 144 14.4 4 Fuzion (CA) 10 11 17 17 16 13 11 12 13 17 137 13.7 - Torque (CA) 10 13 17 14 13 9 11 12 12 - 111 12.3
France had no other team in the Open Class, and national coach Jeremie Rollett sent the Deep Blue Defenders to the other leaderboard. Of course, all three female teams compared their scores indirectly across the two leaderboards, as the Sun Path Products NSL News did, as well.
The 4th DIPC 2013 offered a new option in the combination experience of the two leaderboards. It is the second time after the World Cup 2012 that an Open Class team ends up on the leaderboard of the 4way Women competition. However, there is a different and new reason for this modification.
The host allowed only one team per nation for any Formation Skydiving category, and Torque eventually ended up as Canada's national team in the Open Class, as the slot on the 4way Women leaderboard was taken by Fuzion. Canada's 2013 silver medalist at the national championships is actually the stronger team. It still made more sense for Fuzion to compete in the same category where the opponents of the World Meet 2014 in Prostejov would post their scores.
It was another good competition between the two Canadian teams, indirectly this time, and Fuzion came out on top once again. The Sun Path Products NSL News met with both teams after the award ceremony for a new NSL Talk.