Rules of Policy for the Pan Am Championships
and other competitions in the Region (2018)

The IWWF current rulebook will be used in all cases other than those set forth below by the

Pan American Tournament Council

(established as of January 2, 1992 with amendments noted)

OPEN DIVISION

a)    A country may have a team of 3 skiers regardless of qualifications

b)    The entry qualifications of Rules 4.03, 4.04, and 4.06 are changed to use the scores in Rule 4.06 only

c)       In slalom finals, skip one pass and go to the next higher speed or rope length(2010 changed)

d)       There is no separate overall competition.

e)       Finals will be one half the paid entry list, rounded up to the next skier, but limited to a max of 8 skiers and a min. of 4 skiers (2006)

UNDER 21

a)       Rules as per IWSF rulebook, with noted exceptions (started this Division in Chile 1996)

b)        Four skiers total, three maximum of any one sex. The best three scores to count towards team score.  For 2018, a team of 6 skiers, maximum of 4 of any one sex.  Best three scores count towards team  score.

c)       No minimum entry qualifications

d)       In slalom finals, , skip one pass and go to the next higher speed or rope length(2010 changed)

e)       Finals will be one half the paid entry list, rounded up to the next skier, but limited to a maximum of 6 skiers and a min. of 3 skiers (2006)

JUNIOR DIVISION U17

a)       Rules identical to the rules used for the Junior World Championships, with noted exceptions

b)        Six skiers total, gender 3/3 or 4/2.  The best three scores to count towards team score.    Best three scores count towards team score.

c)       No minimum entry qualifications

d)       In slalom finals, skip one pass and go to the next higher speed or rope length(2010 changed)

e)       Finals will be one half the paid entry list, rounded up to the next skier, but limited to a max of 6 skiers and a min. of 3 skiers. (2006)

SUB JUNIOR DIVISION U13 ( For 2018 move age to U14)

a)       Rules identical to the rules used for the Junior World Championships, with noted exceptions

b)       The maximum age of any skier participating is 13 years as of December 31 preceding the Tournament

c)       No minimum entry qualification

d)       In slalom prelim: Boys: 43k-55k; Girls: 40kph-52kph (2006). In finals, skip one pass and go to the next higher speed or rope length(2010 changed)

e)       In jumping the maximum speed is:  45k. The subtraction factor is boys: -13; girls -10.

f)        Finals will be half the paid entry list, rounded up to the next skier, but limited to a max. of 6 skiers and a min of 3 skiers (2006)

VETERAN DIVISION    Over 35

a)       Rules identical to those used for the World Master (IWWF rulebook)

b)       Four skiers total, three maximum of any one sex.  The best three scores to count towards team score

c)                               No minimum entry qualifications

d)                               In slalom finals, skip one pass and go to the next higher speed or rope length(2010 changed)

e)                               Finals will be one half the paid entry list, rounded up to the next skier, but limited to a max of 4 skiers and a min. of 3 skiers. (2006) Working on these numbers until March 1, 2018

Over 45 Division

f) Rules identical to those used for IWWF rulebook

g) Four skiers total, three maximum of any one sex.  The best three scores to count towards team score

h) No minimum entry quali9fications

i)In slalom finals, skip one pass and go to the next higher speed or rope length (2010)

j)Finals will be one half the paid entry list, with a maximum of 4 and a minimum of 3. Working on these numbers until March 1, 2018

Over 55 division (New 2018)

k) Rules identical to those used in IWWF rulebook

l)Four skiers total, three maximum of any one sex.  The best three scores to count towards team score

m) No minimum entry qualifications

n) In slalom finals, skip one pass and go to the next higher speed or rope length (2010)

o)Finals will be one half the Paid entry list, with a maximum of 4 and a minimum of 3.Working on these numbers until March 1, 2018

ALL DIVISIONS

The tournament should be run, if possible, with the classification of at least “L” The Pan Ams will be seeded.(2006)

JUMP HEIGHTS: (Minutes Aug 1998) For advancing from 1.65m ramp height to 1.80, it takes a proven performance of 50m.  For advancing from 1.50m to 1.65m ramp height, it takes a 38m proven performance.  Should be sent in with the entry (i.e. IWWF rule)

CHIEF JUDGE will set the ultimate deadline for declaring jump heights. (Aug. 1998)

ONE SKIER from each country may ski in both their divisional team (by age) and on the Open Team, if so qualified. (1994)

PRACTICE:

Practice at the Pan Am Championships

Must be fair and equal for all Federations

Must be listed in the bulletin with details of how it will run

No skiing during any Awards Ceremony

No skiing during the Opening Ceremony

No skiing after the competition until the first segment is complete

After a segment of the competition starts, no participating athlete will practice on the competition site

At the end of the first segment of the competition (under 14, Jrs., Veterans), if there is over two hours of day light/ski time remaining and it was listed in the bulletin as a possibility, there could be extra practice time on a fair and equal basis.  The Chief Judge will decide if the time is available before practice can be planned and posted.

REFERENCES to Tournament Council in the IWWF rulebook shall mean Pan American Tournament Council

REFERENCES to World shall be changed to Pan American as appropriate.