ASRA - Australian Skateboard Racing Association

It should be simple - the fastest guy down the hill wins. And while a China Bomb has a certain charm, we've gone the extra mile to come up with a way to run Newtons 2013 so that everybody gets the maximum amount of runs and stoke, while making sure that the fastest guy down the hill still wins.

It's a brand new format that has never been used before at World Cup level. Read below for all the gory details.

Open skateboard

Friday

Practice and timed runs

Saturday

Seeds 1-48 (based on Friday's timed runs) race a 48-man round-robin (3 groups of 16). This is used to seed them for Sunday's finals. They have already qualified for those finals.

Seeds 49-112 (based on Friday's timed runs) race a 64-man round-robin (4 groups of 16). The top 4 from each group advance to Sunday's finals.

Seeds 113 and lower take no further part of the race. They only get to skate on Friday.

Sunday

Traditional 64-man bracket with a twist - double-elimination for the first two rounds.

The Nitty Gritty

Each round robin on Saturday is seeded into separate groups of 16 that are equivalent in standard. Within each group of 16 the riders race each other exactly once, and points are tallied. The final placings in each round robin
are determined by:

  1. Placing within group of 16, with ties broken by
  2. Points tally, with ties broken by
  3. Friday's qualifying time.

Womens skateboard

Friday

Practice and timed runs

Saturday

None. (All women will be racing in the opens anyway)

Sunday

Three women-only practice runs, followed by a one-run final.

Junior skateboard

Friday

Practice and timed runs

Saturday

None. (Almost all juniors will be racing in the opens anyway.)

Sunday

Traditional 32-person bracket with 4-man heats. This bracket will be seeded based on Friday's times (not Saturday's race results).

Street Luge and Classic Luge

Friday

Practice and timed runs

Saturday

Five practice runs

Sunday

Traditional 16-person bracket with 4-man heats.

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Comment by Skittles on April 22, 2013 at 13:35

Best race format ever.  I'm always stoked to race round-robin style!

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