The General Committee have now approved a set of rules for awarding League Points for teams genuinely unable to attend the re-arranged Spring Championships.  Rory Capel and Alex Edwards who devised the current League rules were asked to consider the problem and come up with a fair and reasonable proposal.  They consulted a number other riders including Rider’s Reps and as a result sent the GC a recommendation.  The General Committee have unanimously agreed to accept their proposals.  They apply not only to the Open Leagues but also all other age groups.

 

I had originally anticipated the proposal would take in account in some way the points achieved by teams at the Northern Ireland Championships.  This was considered by the riders as were other suggestions including using last season’s results and awarding points to guest riders but in the end it was felt the results would be less fair than the simple suggestions they have made.

 

I am sure there will be winners and losers  using this method as there would have been if any other factors had been taken into account.  In the end the method we are adopting was felt to be the most fair and reasonable and so the General Committee  agreed to it.

 

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at Leicester Showground this weekend.  The weather is still being very unkind in some parts of the country but I am told Leicester has escaped by and large.  See you on Friday

Val Edwards
Chairman

 
Open
• Teams who were entered and paid entry for the original Spring Champs date, however now unable to attend for whatever reason will receive 25 points
• There will be no penalty for teams with 1 guest rider at Spring Champs, all further guest riders will result in a 5 point penalty
• NI Champs will run as a league competition but not split into Premiership/Championship
• UK Masters to run 4 x heats in Premiership to allows team on the cusp of Premiership to pull themselves into Premiership if TBC following confirmed teams
• For Northern Challenge run 3 x heats in Premiership as originally planned
 
 
U17, U14 & U12
• Teams who were entered and paid entry for the original Spring Champs date, however now unable to attend for whatever reason will receive 25 points
• There will be no penalty for teams with 1 guest rider at Spring Champs, all further guest riders will result in a 5 point penalty
• All other competitions will remain unaffected
 
To clarify as there seems to be a slight misunderstanding from the previous message, Spring Championships and Northern Ireland Championships are League Shows for all age groups.