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Injured Rider Protocol: Frozen Points WSPL

What are the World Snowboarding Points Lists (WSPL)?

The WSPLs are based on event results from all major global snowboarding competitions, including both Tour and non-Tour  events. A rider’s position on the WSPL for his/her respective discipline is determined each week by calculating an average of the points from his/her best results in that discipline within the previous 52-week period. For more detailed info on the WSPLs and their calculation:

http://www.worldsnowboardtour.com/world-snowboarding-points-list/

Freezing your WSPL Points

The Frozen Points Protocol allows an injured rider to retain his/her seeding rights during the period of injury and for a period of time after he/she has recovered from the injury. To achieve this, a riders points on the respective rankings will be “frozen” as of the week when the injury occurred and the rider will be ranked based on the frozen points on the respective ranking as long as the rider’s status is injured or recovered. Upon receipt of a medical certificate, signed by a medical doctor, a rider’s WSPL points will be frozen as of the week when the injury occurred. As long as a rider has a “frozen points” status – either injured or recovered – his/her ranking on the respective WSPL will be calculated on his/her frozen points based on the following rule: The frozen points of an injured/recovered rider will be reduced by 50% after 52 weeks have passed since the injury occurred.

Ranking Prefixes during Frozen Status (Injured/Recovered)

During a rider’s period of injury, the rider will appear on the respective WSPL in frozen status, as indicated by the injury-prefix ” * “. During the period of recovery, the rider will appear on his/her respective WSPL in frozen status, indicated by the recovery-prefix ” + “.

Period of Injury/Recovery

The injury period of a rider shall last a maximum of 52 weeks from the date that the injury occured. During this time, the rider status will be “Injured”. If a rider does not resume competing within 52 weeks, his/her frozen status will be automatically changed from “Injured“ to “Recovered” and his/her frozen points will be reduced by 50%.

If a rider does resume competing or declares himself/herself as recovered within the first 52 weeks since the injury was reported, his/her status will be changed from “Injured” to “Recovered” and the rider’s ranking prefix will be changed from ” * ” to ” + “. The rider will continue to be ranked based on his/her frozen points (full or reduced by 50%) until one of the following conditions applies:

  • 52 weeks have passed since the riders status was changed to recovered.
    In this case the rider’s status will be changed to normal (removal of prefix), all frozen points will be dropped and the rider will be ranked based on his/her current points (which will be zero at this point because the rider has no more results)
  • The rider has competed in the maximum number of events counting toward the respective WSPL since he/she recovered.
    In this case, the rider’s frozen points for the respective WSPL will be dropped and the rider will be ranked based on his/her current points (removal of prefix). Please Note: This rule is WSPL specific. A rider with frozen points for two or more WSPL can already have his/her frozen points dropped in one ranking (e.g. HP WSPL) while he/she is still being ranked based on his/her frozen points in another WSPL (e.g. SS and/or BA).
  • The rider’s current points for the respective WSPL are higher than the frozen points recorded on injury.
    If a rider earns points that equal or improve over his/her frozen points value for a specific WSPL, his/her recovery status will be dropped and he/she will be ranked based on his/her current points. This rule is also WSPL specific. A rider with frozen points for two or more WSPL can already have his/her frozen points dropped in one ranking (e.g. HP WSPL), while he/she is still being ranked based on his/her frozen points in another (e.g. SS and/or BA).
  • The rider requests to abandon his/her frozen rank status.
    In this case, the rider’s recovery status will be dropped and he/she will be ranked based on his/her current points.

How an Injured Rider Should Request Frozen Points Status

Please submit a medical certificate, signed by a medical doctor, to TTR Pro Snowboarding: ranking@worldsnowboardtour.com. The medical certificate should include the date of injury and the approximate recovery period. Any request to freeze a rider’s points needs to be submitted within 2 weeks of the injury. For any other questions regarding frozen points status, please feel free to contact: riders@worldsnowboardtour.com.

 

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