Hawaii events AKM ranking (was Kite Events - Hawaii)

Hawaii events AKM ranking (was Kite Events - Hawaii)

Post by Darrin Skinn » Thu, 10 Feb 1994 05:42:37


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-] 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
-]
-] Cheers
-]
-] - Kevin

Regarding the AKM Circuit ranking of the two events that Kevin
mentions...

*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.

For Example:
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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.

Darrin