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SAN DIEGO ALPINE LEAGUE
    2013 - 2014
       RACING & ELIGIBILITY RULES
  1. Racing Series Championships and Awards
  2. Eligibility To Compete in San Diego Alpine League
  3. San Diego Alpine League Race Division
  4. San Diego Alpine League Race Classes
  5. San Diego Alpine League Classification System
  6. Points and Scoring System
  7. Host Club
  8. Race Registration
  9. Race Officials
  10. Protests
  1. Provisional Reruns
  2. Automatic Disqualifications
  3. Disqualifications Subject to Protest Committee Decision
  4. Bib Rules
  5. Far West Racing Championship Rules
  6. National Alpine Championship Rules
  7. Racing Rules Changes
  8. Race Dates, Places, Times, and Formats
  9. Copies of San Diego Alpine League Rules
Appendices: Definitions, Race Handicap Calculations

1. RACING SERIES CHAMPIONSHIPS AND AWARDS
   The San Diego Alpine League (SDAL) awards various merchandise, prizes, and awards to member clubs and racers whose performances qualify them for special recognition.

1.1   SAN DIEGO COUNCIL CUP CHAMPIONSHIP

   The premier event of the San Diego Alpine League is its Council Cup Championship awarded each season to the member club amassing the most total points for the season. A perpetual trophy is awarded to the winning club.

1.2   FAR WEST RACING ASSOCIATION (LEAGUE) CHAMPIONSHIPS
   Racers whose performance merit special recognition can climax the season's racing series by competing in the Far West Regional Championships. Entrance is by invitation and top league racers who qualify are`invited to compete on a League All Star Team. Prizes, awards, and merchandise are provided by the event sponsor.
  (a)   LEAGUE ALL STAR TEAM ELIGIBILITY
     To be eligible for the League All Star Team a racer must meet the Eligibility Rule of the Far West Racing Association (FWRA) Championship Rules.
(Rev. 6/96)
  (b)   LEAGUE ALL STAR TEAM SELECTION
     The League All Star Team is initially selected from those eligible racers at the discretion of the race committee, based on points, handicap, participation and sportsmanship. (Rev. 6/97)
  (c)   NOTIFICATION OF SELECTION
     Invitations to compete as a member of the San Diego Alpine League All Star Team are issued by the League according to the guidelines issued by FWRA. (Rev. 6/96)
  (d)   LEAGUE ALL STAR TEAM SCORING
     A racer's total points are determined by adding points won in any three of the current season's races. Racers winning points in more then one class or division during the season can not accumulate these points across class or division barriers to determine total points.
(Rev. 9/05)
  (e)   LEAGUE ALL STAR TEAM ALTERNATE SELECTION
     Alternates are also chosen by these methods and invited in order of their class standing until all the All Star Team is completed.
(Rev.6/96)
  (f)   EXCEPTIONS
     In the event a complete All Star Team cannot be fielded by these methods one week prior to the Far West Regional Championships, the Selection Committee will complete the selections by appointing racers who are eligible under the Far West Regional Championship Rule 1.8. Should the league be unable to field a complete team before FWRA pre-meeting, the Director of Racing may complete the selections by appointment. (Rev.6/96)

1.3   NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
   League Racers can also test their abilities against the best alpine racers our country has to offer during a series of races at National Ski Week. Top merchandise, trophies, and awards are given for all the various events.
  (a)   NATIONAL ALL STAR TEAM ELIGIBILITY
     Check current National Championship Rules for eligibility.
  (b)   NATIONAL LEAGUE SELECTION
     The selection methods to determine the All Star Team for the National Championships team races are the same as those to select the Regional All Star Team. (See Far West Racing Association Championship Rules)
(Rev. 9/90)
     Where the National Championships for the current season are held the following year, the All Star Team selection is based on the actual season's results for which the Championship is being held. For example, the 1982 National Championship was held in January 1983, and the All Star Team was selected based on the 1982 results.

1.4   SAN DIEGO ALPINE LEAGUE CLASS CHAMPIONS
   Eligible League racers with the most outstanding performances for the season are crowned Class Champions and receive an award at the annual awards banquet.
  (a)   CLASS CHAMPION SCORING
     Class Champions are the racers with the most total points for up to three (best three out of four or more used) of the current season's races. Second and third place awards are similarly awarded in each class. The racer must have an established handicap to receive the Class Champion awards. Lowest previous handicap within the rating period breaks a tie. Class champions must have completed at least two San Diego Alpine League races during the season.
(Rev. 8/03)
  (b)   POINTS FROM MORE THAN ONE CLASS
     Points won in different classes and divisions during the season do not accumulate to determine total points for any one class. The racer qualifies for Class Champion award in only one class; if the racer qualifies for Class Champion awards in two classes, the racer will receive the award for the higher class.
(Rev. 9/05)

1.5   SAN DIEGO ALPINE LEAGUE RACE CHAMPIONS
   The top racers in all classes and divisions in each race also receive award recognitions.
  (a)   Eligible racers who finish first, second, and third in each race receive awards for their finishes whether they make handicap or not as long as they have accomplished a handicap within or above the class in question during the current rating period.
  (b)   Provisional racers do not qualify for race awards. Provisional racers will receive one (1) point for participation (See Appendix A for definition of Provisional Racer.)
(Rev. 9/12)

1.6   SAN DIEGO ALPINE LEAGUE "RACER OF THE YEAR"
   The male and female racer with the most total points in the current season's races, regardless of class, are awarded "Racer of the Year" recognition. Lowest previous handicap within the rating period breaks a tie. (Rev. 6/97)

1.7   SAN DIEGO ALPINE LEAGUE "SPORTS PERSONS OF THE YEAR"
   These awards recognize those racers who, through their leadership, sportsmanship, enthusiasm, and racing spirit best embody the highest principles to be found in the recreational racer. They are crowned our "Sportsman of the Year" or "Sportswoman of the Year." (Rev. 6/96)
  (a)   SPORTS PERSONS CHOICES BY APPOINTMENT
     Each Race Committee member may submit one choice as nominee for the award at the season's end. Nominations must be presented and supported in writing. (Rev. 6/96)
  (b)   INELIGIBLE PERSONS
     Ineligible persons are members of the Executive Committee and Race Committee. All other racers are eligible.
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2. ELIGIBILITY TO COMPETE IN SAN DIEGO ALPINE LEAGUE

2.1   CLUB
  (a)   MEMBERSHIP
     Clubs must be voted into membership by the Race Committee.

   (b)   CLUBS IN ARREARS
     Any club that owes money to or is in possession of items belonging to the FWRA, the SDAL, or any other of the leagues associated with the FWRA will not be permitted to race in any FWRA sanctioned race until such obligations have been satisfied.
(Rev. 10/09)

2.2   INDIVIDUALS
  (a)   ONE WEEK SKI CLUB MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENT
   All affiliated racers must be members or applicants of a member club one week prior to the member's first race of that season. (Rev. 6/96)
  (b)   UNAFFILIATED RACER MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENT
   Unaffiliated Racers, must be members of the San Diego Alpine League. They can register at late registration on a race-by-race basis. The cost for each race will be determined commensurate with the cost of one racer start. (Rev. 2006)
  (c)   NON-HOME LEAGUE RACERS
   Non-home league racers must be a member of a Far West Racing Association league (but do not have to be a member of San Diego Alpine League). They can register at late registration on a race by race basis. The cost for each race will be determined commensurate with the cost of one racer start plus five dollars. Non San Diego Alpine League members do not qualify for any SDAL awards. (Rev. 6/97)
  (d)   ELIGIBILITY FOR LEAGUE AWARDS
   Only San Diego Alpine League members are considered eligible for League race awards and places in races. (Rev. 6/97)
  (e)   PARTICIPATION RELEASE FORM REQUIREMENT
   All racers must complete all Release and Declaration forms, required for the season. (Rev. 2006)
  (f)   INELIGIBLE RACERS
   Professional and Sanctioned racers, and all instructors and assistant instructors of mountain race departments are ineligible to compete within two seasons of their last sanctioned race or instructor employment. (Rev. 11/92)
  (g)   FIRST RACE DETERMINES CLUB
   Once a racer has competed for a member League club one time in a current season, the racer is ineligible to compete for another member League club for the balance of the season.
  (h)   FUTURE INELIGIBILITY
   Race Committee representatives are empowered to declare their own racers ineligible for future races if a racer refuses to provide assistance when asked to do so.
  (i)   RACERS IN ARREARS
   Any racer who owes money to or is in possession of items belonging to the FWRA, the SDAL, or any other of the leagues associated with the FWRA will not be permitted to race in any FWRA sanctioned race until such obligations have been satisfied.
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3. SAN DIEGO ALPINE LEAGUE RACE DIVISIONS

   Eligible League racers fall into various divisions based on age. Age divisions may apply to FWRA races and may apply to all classes. Age divisions will only be instituted for SDAL races when SDAL size can accommodate them. (Rev. 9/05)

3.1   LEGENDS DIVISION
   Eligible racers aged 75+ as of December 1 prior to the current season are in Legends Division. (Rev. 9/12)

3.2   VETERAN DIVISION
   Eligible racers 50 to 74 years of age as of December 1 prior to the current season are in Veteran Division. (Rev. 9/12)

3.3   OPEN DIVISION
   Eligible racers 18 to 49 years of age as of December 1 prior to the current season are in Senior Division. (Rev. 9/99)

3.4   JUNIOR DIVISION
   Eligible racers 17 years of age or younger as of December 1 prior to the current season are in Junior Division. (Rev. 6/96)
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4. SAN DIEGO ALPINE LEAGUE RACE CLASSES
   League racers are further divided into classes. Racer class is based on levels of racing ability.

4.1   SKI RACING CLASSES for ADULTS
   Ski Racing Classes are S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S7, S8, S9, & S10. (S10 is sometimes referred to as SA.) Ski Racing Classes are open to anyone who is age 18 and older, eligible to race for the League, meets the required handicap criteria for that class, and races on skis. {FWSA races may split the S1 class, adding a S0 class.) (Rev. 9/12)

4.2   JUNIOR SKI RACING CLASSES
   Junior Ski Racing Classes are Jr1 and Jr2. Junior Ski Racing Classes are open to anyone who is age 17 and younger, eligible to race for the League, meets the required handicap criteria for that class, and races on a skis. (Rev. 9/12)

4.3   SNOWBOARD RACING CLASSES
   Snowboard Racing Classes are SB1 and SB2. Snowboard Racing Classes are open to anyone who is eligible to race for the League, meets the required handicap criteria for that class, and races on a snowboard. (Rev. 9/12)

4.4   FIRST TIME RACERS

   First time racers will run the course in a special "first time racer" category. First time racers either have never competed in a Far West Race Association race or have not competed in a FWRA race during the current Rating Period. Racers who have previously raced but have not completed a FWRA race in the current rating period are classified as first time racers. (Rev. 9/12)
  (a)   SEEDING ORDER FOR FIRST TIME RACERS
     First time racers are seeded only by which course (upper, lower, or middle) race officials determine they should be on. A first time racer may run on more than one course as determined by the race officials.
(Rev. 9/12)
  (b)   PROVISIONAL HANDICAP AFTER THE FIRST RACE
     Racers receive a Provisional Handicap after successful completion of their first run. This Provisional Handicap qualifies the racer as a Provisional Racer and will be used to place this racer in a class for their next race. The next race must occur in the same rating period. Completion of a valid run in their next race qualifies the racer as an Established Racer and the racer will receive an Established Handicap.
(Rev. 9/12)
  (c)   SCORING FOR PROVISIONAL RACERS
     Provisional racers will score one (1) participation point for that race. Full points are scored on successful completion of the racer's second race within the rating period (when the racer becomes an Established racer).
(Rev. 9/12)
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5. SAN DIEGO ALPINE LEAGUE CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM

   A racer's FWRA handicaps are used to determine which FWRA class he or she should compete in. (Rev. 11/05)

5.1   HANDICAPS
   FWRA handicaps are used to determine each racer's FWRA class. A racer earns a FWRA handicap for each valid run on a FWRA course. This handicap is the percentage of how much slower the racer has skied the course compared to Zero Par Time. It is a comparative measure of skill and rates one racer's skill against all other racers from one race to the next. The lower the handicap, the faster the racer. (See Definitions and Appendix A and Appendix B for more information.) (Rev. 11/05)
  (a)   PACESETTER TIME ESTABLISHES ZERO PAR
     The League establishes the Zero Par Time using a pacesetter. After a rated Pacesetter skis the course, the Pacesetter's time is applied to a formula that computes the Zero Par for the day. The League has several Pacesetters who have qualified for a pacesetter's rating.
(Rev. 11/05)
  (b)   HOW HANDICAP TELLS US WHAT YOU DID
     A lower handicap shows that the racer completed the course faster by getting closer to the theoretical best time a world class racers with no handicap (0.00 FIS points) would have raced the same course.
(Rev. 11/05)
  (c)   MULTIPLE PACE SETS
     Some Pacesetters may be asked to run the course more than once a race to give the League an accurate impression of how the difficulty of the course changed over the race day.


5.2   LEAGUE HANDICAP RATING

   The League handicap rating system is the basis for determining class and eligibility for Championship races. (Rev. 11/05)
  (a)   A RACER'S TWO LOWEST HANDICAPS (LPH's) WITHIN THE CURRENT RATINGS PERIOD ARE USED TO DETERMINE A RACER'S CLASS (Rev. 11/05)
  1. If both of a racers's LPH's are within the bounds of the same class, then that is the racer's class.
  2. If one of a racers's LPH's falls in a lower (less-skilled) class, then the lower class will be the racer's class and the racer will be granted one strike into the next higher class.
  3. If a racer has only one HDCP, then if the HDCP is in the upper (faster) half of a class, the racer is placed in that class. If the HDCP is in the lower (slower) half of a class, the racer is placed in the next lower class with a strike. Example 1, a racer has a HDCP of 67.56. The range for 6 is 60.00 70.00. The half-way point is 65.00. The racer is an S7 with a strike. Example 2, a racer has a HDCP of 62.78. The racer is an S6 with no strike.

  (b)   ALL HANDICAPS EARNED COUNT FOR RATING
     Both Home League and Non-Home League racers who compete in League competition will have handicaps recorded for every race with the Far West office.

5.3   TWO-STRIKE UPGRADE SYSTEM
   Strikes partially determine when a racer is ready to be upgraded to a higher class. Points and recognition are always awarded in the new class the same race the upgrade is made.
  (a)   FIRST STRIKE
     Racers whose handicaps from a race break their class barriers receive one strike. A racer's class barrier is the last handicap percentage the racer can achieve before having a handicap fall into the next higher class.
  (b)   SECOND STRIKE
    Any racer receiving a second strike during a Rating Period is upgraded to the next higher class the following race.
  (c)   SAME RACE UPGRADE
     Racers who break two class barriers in one race earn two strikes simultaneously and are automatically upgraded to the next higher class that same race provided that the next higher class is on the same course. If not, the racer will be upgraded to the next higher class at his/her next race. The racer will then have one strike in the higher class.
(Rev. 6/97)
  (d)   ALL REGIONAL STRIKES COUNT
     Racers' strike counts are based on all Far West Race Association member league races during the rating period for their current classes. Those strikes are combined to determine when the racer is upgraded.
(Rev. 8/90)
     Since dual slalom is one race with two runs, the number of strikes given will be voted on by the Race Committee on an individual basis at the post race meeting. (Rev. 10/87)

5.4   NON-STRIKE UPGRADE SYSTEM
   Racers can also be upgraded without earning two strikes. (Rev. 8/90)
  (a)   VOLUNTARY UPGRADE
     All racers may voluntarily upgrade to a new class or division provided their Race Committee representative agrees. Each club Race Director must keep track of their racers' voluntary upgrades. Racers who never make handicap in the new class within the rating period will not earn points in the new class (according to our "Scoring Points" rules) and may return to their original class.
(Rev. 10/00)

5.5   RACER DOWNGRADE SYSTEM
   All League racers may downgrade a class or division under certain circumstances. Their Race Committee representative must first bring an appeal to downgrade before the Race Committee for approval.
  (a)   INJURY DOWNGRADE
     Downgrade may be granted when the racer has suffered illness or serious injury that permanently diminishes skiing and racing skills.
  (b)   PERFORMANCE DOWNGRADE
     Racers who do not make the Handicap Rating within the current ratings period should be downgraded.
(Rev. 9/12)
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6. POINTS AND SCORING SYSTEM
   Points are scored for each race and accumulated throughout the season.

6.1   SAN DIEGO ALPINE LEAGUE SCORING AND HANDICAP SYSTEM
   First-place points scored per race in each class and division are shown in the following table:

RACING CLASSES for ADULTS

Class
First
Place
Points
Handicap
S0260.00-18.99
S12419.00-25.99
S22226.00-32.99
S32033.00-39.99
S41840.00-49.99
S51650.00-59.99
S61460.00-69.99
S71270.00-79.99
S81080.00-89.99
S90890.00-104.99
S10 or SA06105.00 +
JUNIOR SKI RACING CLASSES

Class
First
Place
Points
Handicap
Jr1140.00-59.99
Jr2 0860.00 +
SNOWBOARD RACING CLASSES

Class
First
Place
Points
Handicap
SB1160.00-99.99
SB210100.00 +


6.2   SCORING POINTS IN AN INDIVIDUAL RACE

  (a)   FIRST PLACE POINTS AWARDED ACCORDING TO THE ABOVE TABLE
     For second, third, and other eligible scorers, the points are awarded by subtracting one (1) from the amount awarded to the previous place (i.e. in S4, First place gets 18 points, Second place gets 17 points, Third place gets 16 points, etc.
(Rev. 9/12)
  (b)   TOP THREE FINISHERS SCORE POINTS
     Points are awarded to the top three finishers in each class and division providing: 1) they have accomplished a handicap within or above the class in question during the current rating period, 2) they are not eligible to compete in a higher class, and 3) they are an Established racer.
(Rev. 9/12)
  (c)   TOP 1/2 PLUS 1 SCORE POINTS
     In races with six or more racer starts in the class and division, place points are given to the top one-half (rounded down) of the racers plus one. This is providing that they meet the same criteria stated in (b) above.
(Rev. 9/05)
  (d)   ALL RACERS WILL RECEIVE AT LEAST ONE PARTICIPATION POINT
     All racers
who complete a valid run will receive one (1) participation point if no other points are awarded. (Rev. 9/05)
  (e)   POINTS FOR PROVISIONAL RACERS
     Provisional racers are awarded one (1) participation point.
(Rev. 9/12)

6.3   TABULATING RACE RESULTS FOR SCORING
   Unofficial results are tabulated after each race and final results are made official at the Race Committee Results Meeting following the next race.
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7. HOST CLUB
[This section (7) is currently obsolete and may again become effective when the league returns to running races.]
   Each member club acts as Race Host for one race each season.
7.1   ASSIGNMENTS ARE DRAWN [obsolete]
   Host Clubs are responsible for:      ALL REGISTRATION (applies only if SDAL registration official is unavailable)
  1. POSTING RESULTS ON COURSE
  2. POSTING STARTING SHEETS BEFORE THE RACE
  3. ALL OTHER FUNCTIONS CHIEF OF COURSE REQUESTS
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8. RACE REGISTRATION
[This section is (8) currently obsolete and may again become effective when the league returns to running races.]
   The League offers two kinds of registration.
8.1   LEAGUE REGISTRATION [obsolete]
  (a)   PRE-REGISTRATION      Racers pre-registered are awarded priority in the starting order. Pre-registration must occur no later than the Wednesday prior to race day. Pre-registration is accomplished by providing racer ID numbers and names via email, fax or phone to the SDAL registration official. (Rev. 9/99)
  (b)   6 P.M. DEADLINE AND PENALTY      Race Committee representatives must turn in their completed starting sheets to the Host Club (SDAL registration official) by 6 P.M. on pre-registration day. Race Committee representatives who violate the 6 P.M. rule automatically receive the last starting position for the race. The later they are turned in, the later the starting position.
8.2   LEAGUE LATE REGISTRATION [obsolete]    Racers can also be registered after pre-registration concludes. Late registered racers receive the starting positions that remain after the pre-registered racers are positioned.
  (a)   RACE DAY LATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE AND PENALTY      Late registration day and time will be determined each season by the Chief Registrar and the Board of Directors.
(Rev. 10/88)
  (b)   REPLACING NOT ALLOWED      No starting positions previously entered for pre-registered racers can be replaced with late registrants even if the pre-registered racers cancel or do not show.
  (c)   RECORDING REQUIREMENT AND PENALTY      All late registrants' registrations must be recorded on proper forms and seeded in their proper starting order. Any late registration not properly recorded will be automatically refused.
8.3   CLUB STARTING ORDER [obsolete]    Racers compete in the starting order assigned by their club.
  (a)   DRAWING FOR CLUB STARTING ORDER      Starting orders are determined by a Race Committee drawing prior to the season.
  (b)   ROTATION IN STARTING ORDER      Once a club has used its first place starting position, the club rotates back to the last starting position beginning with its next race.
  (c)   STARTING POSITIONS LIMITED WITHIN CLASS      When a club exhausts racers in a class, the club will not have another starting position until the next class begins.
  (d)   UNAFFILIATED RACERS      Unaffiliated racers as a group are considered the same as one member club for the purpose of Rules 8.3(a) and (b) and 8.4(a) through (d).

8.4   RACER SEEDING ORDER FOR SDAL HOSTED RACES
[obsolete]    The seeding order of racers within their club positions them relative to all the other racers in their class and determines when they race. (Rev. 9/05)
  (a)   RACERS SEEDED WITHIN THEIR CLUB'S START ORDER      Racers are seeded by their Race Committee representative within their club's starting order.
  (b)   RACERS SEEDED ONLY WITHIN THEIR CLASS      Seeded racers may only race within their respective race class's starting order.
  (c)   SEEDING ORDER      Racers are given starting positions in the following seeding order by class and division:
Division order:     1.   Juniors     2.    Veterans      3.    Open
Class Order   (Rev. 9/99)
Upper Course Lower Course
  1. Non-SDAL Pacesetters
  2. S1
  3. S2
  4. UC First Time Racers
  5. S3
  6. S4
  7. S5
  8. S6
  1. Pacesetters
  2. SB (Snowboard)
  3. LC First Time Racers
  4. S10
  5. S9
  6. S8
  7. S7
  (d)   SEEDING FIRST TIME RACERS      First time racers on the upper course will start after the S1 and S2 classes. First time racers on the lower course will start after the Snowboard (SB) Class. (Rev. 9/05)
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9. RACE OFFICIALS
   League Race Officials will organize the race activities on race day. (Rev. 6/96)

9.1   PROTEST COMMITTEE
   Members are: Chief of Course, President, Vice President, and the Board of Directors. Voting will be simple majority of eligible voting members present. (Rev. 10/87)

9.2   CHIEF OF COURSE
   The League Director of Racing is Chief of Course.

9.3   LEAGUE RACING STAFF
   Members are: the Protest Committee, all Race Committee representatives, gate keepers, starters, finish referees, certified judges, and members of the mountain racing staff. (Rev. 9/86)
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10. PROTESTS
   Protests of the rules violations are handled by the Protest Committee.

10.1 PROTEST COMMITTEE MEETING
   The League Protest Committee meets when necessary. Meetings are held one hour after the end of the race where late registration was held. They decide all protests and conditionally approve or deny all provisional reruns. Every attempt will be made by the Chief of Course to publish any protests being judged one-half prior to the meeting at the bottom of the race course. Failure to publish protest lists does not prevent racer disqualification. All racers with protests or provisional reruns are encouraged to attend with witnesses.

10.2   EQUIPMENT MALFUNCTIONS
   All equipment malfunctions and discrepancies are reported by Race Officials to the Chief of Course as soon as possible and decided immediately by him.

10.3   REPRESENTATIVE NOTIFICATION
   The Chief of Course will attempt to notify the racer's Race Committee representative, in advance, of any known protests, disqualifications, or provisional reruns. Lack of notification does not prevent racer disqualification.
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11. PROVISIONAL RERUNS
   Provisional runs can only be granted by a Provisional Official. Provisional Officials are: Chief of Course, Assistant Chief of Course, President, and designated mountain race personnel. (Rev. 9/85)

11.1 FALSE STARTS
   The starter may grant a provisional rerun and must call the racer back before he or she passes through the second gate after the start. Only one false start is allowed per racer.

11.2   TIMER MALFUNCTION
   When the timer malfunctions, an attempt should be made by the starter to stop the racer before the course is completed.

11.3   TIMERS AND CLOCKS AGREE TO BE IN ERROR
   Provisional reruns will be given by the Chief of Course when all timers and clocks agree to be in error.

11.4   INTERFERENCE
   Racers must immediately ski off the course and contact a Provisional Official in the event of interference. A provisional rerun will be granted if the Provisional Official concurs with the racer and there is no dispute. (Rev. 9/85)
  (a)   WHEN INTERFERENCE OCCURS
     Interference occurs when:
    (1)   a racer is struck by any skier or foreign object during a run;
    (2)   another skier's ski crosses an imaginary line in front of the racer which the racer must ski to pass between the poles, provided the incident took place no further than one and one-half gates away;
    (3)   if a gatekeeper is still in the act of replacing a gate on the course when the racer passes by;
    (4)   the racer's path is blocked by a foreign object.
  (b)   WHEN INTERFERENCE DOES NOT OCCUR
     No interference occurs where a gate is down or missing and the gatekeeper is not in the act of repairing the course. The racer is instructed to race the course as though no gate is required and ignore a missing or downed gate.

11.5   MISSED START
   A racer missing a start may be granted a provisional run at the end of the racer's class.

11.6   MISSED CLASS
   A racer missing his or her entire class will run after the last class has run on that course. (Rev. 6/96)

11.7   MISSED RACE
   The race is over once the first gate is removed from the course, and no provisional run is granted under any circumstance once a Race Official removes the first gate.
   For a dual race, the first run is considered to be over when the first racer starts his or her second run.
(Rev. 9/85)
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12. AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATIONS
   There are several circumstances under which racers are automatically disqualified without appeal.

12.1 BIB DQ
   Racers shall be disqualified for racing with any bib other than their current assigned bibs. (Rev. 6/96)

12.2   LOST SKI DQ
   A racer shall be disqualified if he loses a ski during a race, except in the last four gates (including the finish line) where the racer can ski through the last gates and the finish gate on one ski. (Rev. 6/96)
   If a fall occurs at the finish gate and both skis are lost, the time will qualify provided both feet pass through the finish gate and some part of the body stops the clock. (Rev. 10/87)

12.3   FALSE START DQ
   A racer is entitled to one false start where no electronically timed start is available, provided the race does not pass through the second gate. A racer is disqualified for a second false start before the starter's signal.
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13. DISQUALIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO PROTEST COMMITTEE DECISION
   There are also several circumstances under which racers are disqualified with the ability to appeal.

13.1 FAILURE TO YIELD DQ
   Failure to yield to an overtaking racer on first demand, when two racers are on the same course simultaneously, disqualifies the first racer.

13.2   SHADOWING AND PRE-RUNNING THE COURSE DQ
   Any racer who shadows the course or skis through two or more gates prior to the race shall be disqualified. Side slipping or snow plowing is permitted through the course if allowed by snow conditions and race department personnel. (Rev. 9/86)

13.3   UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT DQ
   A racer displaying unsportsmanlike conduct is disqualified.

13.4   NOT PROVIDING ASSISTANCE
   A racer refusing to provide assistance when requested by a Race Official is disqualified.

13.5   FAILURE TO DISPLAY BIB DQ
   A racer failing to display an assigned bib during course inspection is disqualified unless the racer is a Protest Committee official wearing proper identification.

13.6   DQ TAKES PRECEDENCE
   The disqualification takes precedence in instances when both a disqualification and a timing malfunction occur in the same run.
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14. BIB RULES
   Racers may be asked to purchase new bibs at a price determined by the Race Committee and the Chief Registrar, and distributed in a manner best suited to the season and the current Race Committee. (Rev. 6/96)

14.1   TEMPORARY BIBS
(Rev. 6/96)
   Any racer forgetting his or her bib will be issued a paper bib for that race. (Rev. 6/96)

14.2   LOST BIBS
(Rev. 6/96)
   If the racer has lost his bib he may purchase a new bib at the current price. Should the racer find the previous bib he may return it to the League and be reimbursed the price paid for that bib. (Rev 10/88)
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15. FAR WEST RACING CHAMPIONSHIP RULES
   A separate set of rules exists for the Far West Regional Championship.

15.1   FAR WEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RULES ADOPTED
   The League hereby adopts the Far West Racing Regional Championship Rules of the sponsoring regional racing associations as its official Regional Championship rules. (Rev. 6/96)

15.2   COPIES AVAILABLE
   Copies of the Regional Championship Rules are available from the League Secretary for a nominal charge.
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16. NATIONAL ALPINE CHAMPIONSHIP RULES
   A separate set of the rules also exists for the National Alpine Championships.

16.1   NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RULES ADOPTED
   The League hereby adopts the National Championship Rules of the sponsoring alpine organization(s) as its National Championship rules. (Rev. 6/96)
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17. RACING RULES CHANGES
   Changes to the League Racing Rules can only be made by majority approval of all the Race Committee officers during the off-season. (Rev. 10/91)

17.1   CHANGES BEFORE THE SEASON
   Changes can only be made BEFORE the two weeks prior to the first scheduled or official League race of the season or... (Rev. 12/90)

17.2   CHANGES AFTER THE SEASON
   ... AFTER the two weeks following the last scheduled or official League race of the season. (Rev. 12/90)

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18. RACE DATES, PLACES, TIMES, AND FORMATS
   The dates, places, times, and formats for all races are set by the Racing League President subject to the approval of a two-thirds majority of the Race Committee prior to the current season. (Rev. 9/89)

18.1   EXCEPTION TO RULE 17
   Temporary emergency changes are allowed at the race site. Unanimous approval of the Race Committee representatives present at any on-hill meeting called by the Director of Racing is necessary. Every attempt should be made to have a two-thirds quorum of the Race Committee in attendance, but it is not mandatory. (Rev. 6/96)
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19. COPIES OF SAN DIEGO ALPINE LEAGUE RULES
   Copies of the current League rules are available from the League Secretary for a nominal fee.
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APPENDICES

Appendix A -- Definitions


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Appendix B -- How Your Race Handicap Is Calculated

Appendix C -- The Zero Par Adjustment Factor

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