-] If you ever needed an excuse to visit the Hawaiian Islands...
-] This may be it! :-)
-] Back-to-back weekends.
-] Event: Paradise Cup
-] Date: February 25-27, 1994
-] Location: Kualoa Park, Oahu, Hawaii
-] Contact: High Performance Kites, (808) 942-8799
-] Event: Hawaii Challenge
-] Date: March 4-6, 1994
-] Location: Kapiolani Park, Oahu, Hawaii
-] Contact: Kite Fantasy, (808) 922-5483
-] - Kevin
Regarding the AKM Circuit ranking of the two events that Kevin
*Both* are national events, but only if YOU ONLY ATTEND ONE OF THEM.
If you attend both of them, the event at which you placed highest
is a national, and the other is a regional.
Flyer A goes to Paradise Cup and not the Hawaii Challenge.
For flyer A, the Paradise Cup is a national.
Flyer B goes to the Hawaii Challenge and not the Paradise Cup.
For flyer B, the Hawaii Challenge is a national.
Flyer C goes to both. He places 2nd at the Hawaii Challenge and 4th at
the Paradise Cup. For flyer C the Hawaii Challenge is a national
and Paradise Cup is a regional.
Flyer D goes to both. She places 2nd at the Hawaii Challenge and 1st at
the Paradise Cup. For flyer D Paradise Cup is a national
and the Hawaii Challenge is a regional.
The reason for this setup...
(1) It was felt that Paradise Cup was deserving of national standing (it was a
regional last year).
(2) (It was felt that) having 2 nationals at the beginning of the year, back to back
weekends, and very close (30-45 min drive) to each other gave an unfair
advantage to those few who could attend both.
(3) The idea of letting flyers use their scores from only one of the events was rejected
because then the flyers would be penalized, by eliminating a regional event from
their area (i.e. they had one national and one regional last year, and it was felt
that this should be maintained).
Well, that's the main reasons behind the solution you see above.