The International Tour of Cableski (ITC) Rule
5.1.1: Organizing Body
The International Tour of Cableski (ITC) is a tour of high level Cableski competitions, sanctioned by the IWWF, organized in co-operation with the IWWF Cableski Council.
The goal of the tour is to use the finals for promotion of Cableski in the World. The competitions that are part of the ITC can be Record Homologated, in which case when a record is broken at that competition it can be sent to the Council for ratification. However to be part of the ITC, the small homologation (WBW) level is allowed also.
Rule 5.1.2: Goal of the competition
The ITC will hold several stops hold in different countries over the World. The aim is to have minimum three to four stops per year. The ITC will emphasize to promote 3-event Cableski. It will be a high level competition, with the finals of each of the stops held in such a way as to maximize the competition to be spectator friendly. One stop can consist of one, two or three events (slalom – tricks – jump). The events that will be organized at the stop will be announced at the bulletin of the specific stop. The minimum information needed in the bulletin can be found in appendix 1.
In order have a competition, fascinating and which hold the public’s attention, the organizer may deviate from the current technical rules. The bulletin will explain the details of the competition format chosen for that stop. The bulletin of each stop will be posted on the Cableski website at least one month prior to the competition date. Focus will be on promotion of Cableski with the finals.
Rule 5.1.3: Procedure for athletes to enter the ITC
As the ITC is a tour set up to promote 3-event Cableski, all skiers will ski in one age category, being the ‘Open’ category. In according to the Olympic spirit, whenever an event is organized, it will be organized for women and for men.
Every country will be allowed to select up to 10 athletes for each of the stops of ITC (women and men together). The names of the selected skiers will be communicated by the national federation, by sending the entry document (see appendix 2), to the organizer of the specific ITC stop (e-mail will be announced in the bulletin of the stop) and a copy to the Cableski Council (e-mail will be announced at the start of each season).
If an entry fee per event and skier is requested, the entry fee amount and how to perform the payment and by when, will be communicated clearly in the bulletin of the stop. Rule 5.1.4: Ranking at the ITC
Effort will be made to have Stops organized at any region of the World. Entering an ITC Stop on the Calendar is done by an e-mail from the national federation of the country where the stop is
organized to the Cableski Council. At each stop of the ITC points in each event organized, will be awarded based on the placement of the skier in that event. Points will be awarded according to the table in appendix 3 below, which will give the ITC Ranking list.
There will be a winner of the ITC in women and men in each of the three events, based on the highest total number of points obtained in a total of three ITC Stops, best of three stops system. In case that there will be only one or two stops in one discipline, each stop will count. Winners of the ITC will be announced at the end of the ITC and will be posted, with pictures on the website. The first 6 skiers of each event (slalom, tricks and jump) in women and men will be automatically qualified for the Cableski World Cup, if a Cableski World Cup is organized in that event. In case a Cableski World Cup is organized, points towards the ITC Rankinglist will also be given at this Cableski World Cup. Points at the Cableski World Cup will count double. In the case a Cableski World Cup is organized there will be a World Cup winner separate from the “International Tour of Cable – ITC winner”. If there is a tie in points to determine the winner of the “International Tour of Cable”, the skier with the best score at the Worldcup will be the winner of the ITC Tour.
The ITC results will also count for the Cableski Who Beat Who Ranking List, with the skiers and competition value according to the WBW parameters set by the Cableski CouncilRule 5.1.5: Officials per stop
The officials panels for the ITC will be set up by the IWWF Cableski Council, based on the applications received for officiating for each of the stops.
The officials panel will consist of: 1 Chief Judge, 1 Calculator, 1 Technical Officer and 3 Judges. In case only one event is organized, duplication of positions is possible, though not advised. Additional to the officials, a professional speaker (during the finals) and an operator experienced in running the cable for a 3-event competition are mandatory.
Rule 5.2.1: Events organized
In the bulletin of each of the ITC stops, the events (slalom – tricks – jump) that will be organized will be announced.
The competition can be held during one or multiple days. The more detailed schedule of the competition will be announced in the bulletin (Appendix 1) of the specific stop.
The ITC does not necessarily require RC homologation, WBW homologation will be the minimum homologation requirement. In case the competition is Normal or Record Capability homologated, the homologator will be added to the officials panel. If the competition is only WBW homologated, the organizer needs to ensure for the jump event, to have a person capable to set up the jump measurement system correctly.
Rule 5.2.2: Rounds per event in each stop
Each of the events will consist of one or two qualification rounds and a final round.
The qualification round(s) will be held during ‘not busy time’ on the cable, whereas the finals should be scheduled at a time with maximum chance of having a great crowd to watch the competition. Start lists for the qualification rounds will be in reverse order of the ranking in the ITC. Skiers who have no points yet in the tour, will ski first and will start based on the reverse order of their ranking on the WBW.
Finals will be held with not more than maximum 12 men and 8 women per event. The exact number of finalists in each ITC stop will be announced in the bulletin of that stop.
Rule 5.2.3: Qualification for the finals
In case there is only one round to qualify for the finals, qualification will be based on scores of that round. In case there are two qualification rounds, the system to qualify for the finals (e.g. preliminary – semi-final – finals system or a last chance qualifying type system as in the Cableski World Cup) will be specified in the bulletin (Appendix 1).
Start lists for the finals will be based on the reverse order of the results scored in the qualification round(s).
Rule 5.2.4: Slalom
The slalom event can take place on any type of slalom course (minimum 4 buoys, multi pylon cable or 2 pylon cable). The type of slalom course will be announced in the bulletin (Appendix 1).
In the qualification round(s), the number of passes in slalom will be limited to 4 passes. In case of RC homologation for the Slalom event the number of passes is not limited. It is thus up to the skier to select the best starting speed/rope.
If there is a tie for qualifying into the finals, the skiers who started at the shortest rope will qualify. If there is still a tie for qualifying for the finals, there will be a run-off. The run-off will be organized as per standard technical rules for a run-off in slalom.
The number of passes will be unlimited in the finals, but the start speed/rope for the finals will be the last full pass done by all athletes who qualified for these finals.
In order not to lose the public’s attention, empty rounds should be dis-encouraged and should only be done if really necessary. There will be maximum an half empty round and the advice is to set up the cable that only a quarter empty round is needed to allow skiers to start at shorter ropes.
Rule 5.2.5: Tricks
The trick event differs most from a standard competition. Rules have been altered in order to put all efforts in to the notification of the results as fast as possible, the aim is to have the results of a skier announced before the next skier enters the trick course. So it will be easier for the spectator to understand the trick discipline.
There will be no 20 second trick timing. The trick pass will count from pulley to pulley.
There will be one trick pass in the preliminary round and two at the final round. Only 10 tricks will score per pass. The speed of the cable may change during the trick pass upon advice of the team captain or a representativee.g. start toehold and finish with flips. Each skier will hand in his trick list before the start of the competition. The exact time for submitting the trick list will be announced at the competition. For each pass the skier will list the 10tricks he will perform. The skier does not have to note the “positions” in the list. The skier has to follow the order of the tricks as he has submitted them on the list. Any extra tricks done between two listed tricks will be considered as ‘positional’ tricks and thus will not score. Note a ‘missed’ W5F which turns out to be a WBB and an F will not score and the W5F will have to be re-done in order to have it scored.
In case of a tie in tricks, after the preliminaries to determine placement for the finals, or in the finals, the skier with the trick with the highest value in one of his runs, will be the winner.
An example of the trick list that needs to be submitted is in appendix 4.
The trick passes will be videotaped in order to allow review by the judges if needed.
Rule 5.2.6: Jump
The qualifying round(s) in jump will be held as per technical rules for Cableski. In order not to lose time for skiers to come back to the start between jumps, men and women jumping on a 1.65m ramp can jump in the same series.
Qualification for the jump final will be based on the best jump distance in the qualification round(s). If there is a tie for qualifying for the finals, there will be a run-off. The run-off will be organized as per standard technical rules for a run-off in jump.
Ramp a) b) Ramp a) b)
Height Men :
1,65 only for Preliminary and Final Round 1,65 and 1,80 for Preliminary and Final Round
Height Women :
1,65 only for Preliminary and Final Round 1,50 and 1,65 for Preliminary and Final Round
Rule 5.2.7: Competition Bulletin ITC
Competition Bulletin – ITC Information required:
Name of the competition Location
Date: Time table for qualifying round(s) and finals Possible training times
Events that will be organized (+ homologation level aimed) Entry fee per event / per skier – to be paid by / before Type of slalom course
Information good to have:
How to get there – transportation arrangements Hotel – lodging arrangements
Rule 5.2.9: Commercialization of the tour:
– The ITC committee will merchandise the tour (committee : tbd )
– The plan for the future is to acquire 3-4 sponsors for the whole tour. With these sponsors we want to collect and pay the money for the equipment that we need to get a uniform appearance for the tour (like sponsors/winner wall, flags, poster, etc.) and maybe/ if possible the price money and travel costs of the skier
– Each organiser of a stop has to use, rig up and represent the tour sponsors by using this equipment.
– In addition, the organiser has the possibility to represent his own “stop sponsors” beside but independent of the tour sponsors, too.