Winter Cup Challenge updated information
posted on 01/08/2009

The information for the 2009 Winter Cup Challenge has been updated (updates are below) to include Senior National Team Selection Information and the Points Program that will be used for qualification from Day 1 to Day 2 of competition and for Senior Team Selection. For more Winter Cup information, click here.

Senior National Team Selection

  1. 2008 Olympic Team members have the opportunity to petition the Men’s Program Committee for placement on the Senior National Team until the next team selection at the 2009 Visa Championships.
    • Petition must be received by January 23 – athletes should include competition and/or rehabilitation plan for 2009
    • Must attend scheduled Senior Team camps
    • Must demonstrate readiness for a Spring or Summer competitive assignment or show progress toward rehabilitation/competition plan
    • If an Olympic Team member (or any other National Team member) should sign to participate in proposed Spring/Summer tour, they will retain team membership, but in an unfunded position.
  2. Seven (7) athletes in rank order by points program described in Attachment G.
  3. One (1) athlete selected by MPC with any unused Olympic positions also being selected by the MPC
  4. One (1) athlete selected by Senior Team Coordinator

2009 Winter Cup Points Program:

Men’s Program Committee Approved Points System for Qualification from the Winter Cup Preliminary Sessions I or II on Thursday to the Winter Cup Finals Session on Saturday.
  • Points will be awarded for the top 30 rank order athletes on each event in descending order (Example, 1st place earns 30 points, 30th place earns 1 point)
  • No points will be given for All Around placement
  • Only the highest vault score will be used for points in the case of an athlete who performs two vaults
  • Athletes who tie for individual events will be awarded duplicate points with the next point total being skipped.
  • The points awarded for the six events will be totaled for a final point total each athlete.
  • The 42 athletes with the highest point totals from the six events will qualify to Session III.
  • In the case of a tie for the last position (#42), ties will be broken by:
    1. The athletes highest single event points total, if still tied then,
    2. The athletes two highest events points total and so on until all six event totals are considered, if still tied then,
    3. All Tied athletes advance.
Men’s Program Committee Approved Points System for Senior Team Selection from the Winter Cup Using Combined Results from Winter Preliminary Sessions and Finals.
  • Top 10 athletes on each event will receive points from the Preliminary Competition and again from the Finals Competition at the Winter Cup Challenge. The points from each day of competition will be added together to create the athletes Final Points Total.
  • Points will be awarded on each event according to the following:
    First place = 11 points   Sixth place = 5 points
    Second place = 10 points   Seventh place = 4 points
    Third place = 9 points   Eighth place = 3 points
    Fourth place = 7 points   Ninth place = 2 points
    Fifth place = 6 points   Tenth place = 1 point
  • Points will be awarded to the all around using the same formula as the individual events
  • Athletes who tie for individual events or all around will be awarded duplicate points with the next point total being skipped. (example: tie for individual event third – both athletes awarded 9 points, the next highest ranking athlete receives fifth place points and is awarded 6 points)
  • The points awarded for the six events and all around will be totaled for each athlete each day. An athlete’s day one and day two competitive points will be totaled for that athlete’s Final Points results.
  • In the case of a tie for the last National Team position by the Final Points, ties will be broken by:
    1. The athletes highest all around two day points total, if still tied then,
    2. The athletes highest single event two day points total, if still tied then,
    3. The athletes two highest events two day points total and so on until all six event totals are considered, if still tied then,
    4. The same process as in #1, #2 and #3 using the second day of competition point totals only, if still tied,
    5. The same process will be used as in #1, #2, #3 and #4 using the lowest single E (presentation) score (deductions) from the competitive results.

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