FEI2015#04 – FEI proposed time penalty modification

2015 FEI #
04
Summary
Proposed modifications/clarifications
Date Received
.
Proponent
CDC
Change Date
2015
Status
Open for comments
Recommendation subject to final FEI wording 
Activity
Initial Posting: 9Sept2014

Current Wording 

963.4.2 If an Athlete is not ready to start Section A at his scheduled time, the Timekeeper will start him at the earliest available time at his discretion, and record the actual starting time, which must be reported to the Technical Delegate and President of Jury, for onward transmission to the Scorer, at the earliest opportunity. The Athlete will be penalised 0.2 of a penalty per second of the time elapsed between his scheduled start time and the time he was ready to start and he must not be allowed to start less than 2 minutes before the next Athlete’s starting time. For the avoidance of doubt, Athletes will not be penalised where the start of Section A is delayed for organisational reasons.

Art 963.5.1 In all Sections, Athletes will be penalized 0.2 of a penalty per second for exceeding the Time Allowed.

Art 963.5.2 Athletes Completing Section A and B in less than the minimum time will be penalized 0.2 of a penalty point for each second they are early.

Art. 968.1.1 The total time taken by the Athlete in the obstacles will be recorded to hundredths of a second, and penalties will be calculated to two decimal places. Any time over the Time allowed in each of the Sections will be multiplied by 0.2. Any time under the Minimum Time in Sections A and B will be multiplied by 0.2. There shall be no rounding of times. The penalties for Minimum Time plus penalties for over time allowed and the total obstacle times shall be added to any other driving penalties received to determine the final score for each Athlete in Marathon.

Proposed Wording 

963.4.2 If an Athlete is not ready to start Section A at his scheduled time, the Timekeeper will start him at the earliest available time at his discretion, and record the actual starting time, which must be reported to the Technical Delegate and President of Jury, for onward transmission to the Scorer, at the earliest opportunity. The Athlete will be penalised 0.25 of a penalty per second of the time elapsed between his scheduled start time and the time he was ready to start and he must not be allowed to start less than 2 minutes before the next Athlete’s starting time. For the avoidance of doubt, Athletes will not be penalised where the start of Section A is delayed for organisational reasons.

Art 963.5.1 In all Sections, Athletes will be penalized 0.25 of a penalty per second for exceeding the Time Allowed.

Art 963.5.2 Athletes Completing Section A and B in less than the minimum time will be penalized 0.25 of a penalty point for each second they are early.

Art. 968.1.1 The total time taken by the Athlete in the obstacles will be recorded to hundredths of a second, and penalties will be calculated to two decimal places. Any time over the Time allowed in each of the Sections will be multiplied by 0.25. Any time under the Minimum Time in Sections A and B will be multiplied by 0.25. There shall be no rounding of times. The penalties for Minimum Time plus penalties for over time allowed and the total obstacle times shall be added to any other driving penalties received to determine the final score for each Athlete in Marathon.

Art. 969 (excerpt)

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Reason for change

To align with changes in rules of sport, in which emphasis on marathon performance is now greater.