Rulebook

The Tour

1.1a The existing events at the following locations will be sanctioned for the 2017 Men’s UST Tour.

 ust_logo_15 Internacional De Skimboard, Santa Cruz, PORTUGAL
ust_logo_15 Outer Banks Skim Jam, OBX, NC, USA
 ust_logo_15 East Coast Championships, Dewey Beach, DE, USA
 ust_logo_15 FL Skimboarding Pro/Am, Vilano Beach, FL, USA
 ust_logo_15 26th Ave Skimblast, Santa Cruz, CA, USA
 ust_logo_15 Balboa Oktoberfest, Newport Beach, CA, USA
 ust_logo_15  Sununga, Ubatuba, Sao Paulo, BRAZIL
* 7 Events Total

1.1b The existing events at the following locations will be sanctioned for the 2017 Women’s UST Tour.

 ust_logo_15 East Coast Championships, Dewey Beach, DE, USA
 ust_logo_15 Skimblast, Santa Cruz, CA USA
 ust_logo_15 Balboa Oktoberfest, Newport Beach, CA, USA
* 3 Events Total

Point Scoring – Men’s Division

1.2a   Each competitor’s highest scores at any four of the seven UST sanctioned events will be counted.  Competitors may compete at more than four events to attain the highest scores possible.

The point total and point scaling (multiplier) awarded at each event will be modified according to professional participation in that event.

Events with more professional competitors will be awarded more points for first place, and the multiplier used to determine the points granted for successive placements will be higher.  The new point scaling system will work as outlined below.

Professional Entries Multiplier Points For 1st
Less than 21 89.00% 970
21 – 25 89.50% 985
26 – 30 90.00% 1000
31 – 35 90.50% 1015
36 – 40 91.00% 1030
More than 40 91.50% 1045

Full Points Allocation Table*

*points table shown for illustrative purposes only.  Any calculation errors which are discovered will be replaced with correct calculated values.

Point Scoring – Women’s Division

1.2b  Each competitor’s highest scores at any two of the three UST sanctioned events will be counted.  Competitors may compete at more than two events to attain the highest scores possible.

The first place finisher in the women’s division shall earn 1000 points toward their UST total.  Each successive finisher shall receive 90% of the points of the finisher directly above them.  The full point allocation table will be the same as the Men use for events with 26 – 30 competitors.

Results Handling

1.3a If a contest director doesn’t deliver full pro results and top 4 amateur results within 10 days, he risks his contest not being counted for that year and future years.

1.3b If a contest director does not deliver his contest results at all, his contest will definitively not be sanctioned by the UST for the following three years. A unanimous vote by the directors is required to waive this automatic three year penalty. After the three year penalty, there is no guarantee that the contest will be re-sanctioned by the UST.

1.3c No points will count for contests with incomplete results. In the case that full professional results are not delivered for whatever reason, partial points for the top placing competitors will not be counted.

Access and Transparency

1.4 Contest directors must grant authorized UST representatives full access at the event for monitoring purposes upon request.

Event Cancellation

1.5 If a contest is cancelled in a given year for any reason short of an Act of God, that contest will need to acquire unanimous support from UST directors to be allowed back on the tour.

Ties

1.6  If two or more competitors tie in the results at any particular event the tied riders shall evenly share the points allocated to the positions for which they tied.

If two or more competitors are tied in the final point tally at the end of the UST season, the UST shall attempt to break the tie by counting additional events (including dropped scores).  If the tie cannot be broken by this methodology and actual tie will occur and the riders will share the UST placing and any prizes or awards, evenly.