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TSR 22A Method of Marking

 

A machine will be deemed to be in an Observed Section or Sub-Section when the front wheel spindle has passed the 'Section Begins' Card and until the front wheel spindle has passed the 'Section Ends' Card. Marks will be lost as follows: -

 

A. STOP PERMITTED

0 Clean

1 Footing once

2 Footing twice

3 Footing more than twice

5.Failure

5 When requested by a rider rather than attempt the section

10 Not attempting a section when called upon to do so by an Official

10 For missing a section or failing to have punch card marked.

Graded Hills.  Where a Section is to be termed a 'Graded Hill' a notice to that effect must be displayed at the Section Begins, and the following shall apply: - Numbered boards must be placed at defined places along the Section, in order that a rider's performance may be determined. Marks will be lost in a decreasing manner from 5 to 0 depending on the distance a rider can traverse the Section without failure. The front wheel spindle is the part of the machine to be used in assessing the distance traversed.

             0             -      Clean

             1             -      Reaching or passing the "1 Board" without Failure.

             2             -      Reaching or passing the "2 Board" without Failure.

             3             -      Reaching or passing the "3 Board" without Failure.

             5             -      Failure to reach the "3 Board".

             5             -      When requested by a rider rather than attempt the section

             10           -      Not attempting a Section when called upon to do so by an Official

             10           -      For missing a section or failing to have punch card marked.

DEFINITIONS. 

 Clean: A rider traversing a Section as defined above without penalty as described under FOOTING or FAILURE shall be unpenalised and given a "CLEAN".

 

Footing: Footing will be considered to have occurred if any part of the rider's body touches the ground or the rider benefits from any part of his body leaning on an obstacle (tree, wall etc.), without stopping the progress of the machine.

Footing outside the lateral limits of a Section does not constitute a failure but should simply be classed as footing

 

Failure: A failure is considered to have occurred if:

a) The machine moves backwards.

b) The rider does not have both hands on the handlebar WHEN HE FOOTS WHILST

     STATIONARY.

c) The engine stops WHILST ANY PART OF THE MACHINE, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE TYRES, TOUCHES THE GROUND OR THE RIDER IS FOOTING.

d) The rider dismounts from the machine. Dismount will be deemed to have occurred when both of the rider’s feet are on the ground at the same side of, or behind the machine.

e)  A rider is requested to leave the section by the observer for “unnecessary delay”.

f) A machine does not stay within the intended limits of the section and within each marker.

g) If any wheel of the machine crosses any boundary tape or marker whether the wheel be on the ground or airborne before the front wheel spindle passes the “Section ends” sign.

h) The rider is held responsible for displacing a flag, marker or support etc.

i) Travelling in a forward direction against the direction of the Section.

k)The machine or rider receives outside assistance.

l) A rider or person having an interest in a rider’s performance, who in any way alters the severity of a section without the authority of an official.

 

 For all trials other than those for which Championship Regulations apply the organiser may, with the agreement of the Permit Issuing Authority, apply a time limit to each section.  The time allowed must be the same for each and every Section and the penalty for a rider not completing the Section within that time would be failure. If a time limit is to be applied to the Sections then this must be clearly stated in the Supplementary Regulations.

EAST MIDLAND CENTRE A.C.U. Ltd

COMPETITION RULES

 

1. General Rules

1.1.  The names of the parent club and the status of the competitor must be declared on the entry form for all Open to Centre events.

 

2. Trials

2.1.  One copy of the results of all trials must be sent to the Permit Secretary and one copy to the Trials Recorder within fourteen days of the event. The Permit Secretary and the Trials Recorder must be informed of all cancelled trials. Results of competitors using alternative routes must be shown separately from the results of the main event. Riders’ grades should be included in the results.

 

3. Trials Grading

3.1.  Expert   -   One who has finished in the first 15% of finishers, with a maximum of 15 if more than 100 finishers, on three separate occasions during two calendar years ending 31 December. Additionally, a rider who wins or is second in the Centre Intermediate championship shall be upgraded to Expert with effect from 1 January the next year. Expert grading is valid for two years only and a rider could revert to Intermediate.

3.2. Intermediate   -   One who has finished in the first 50% of finishers, with a maximum of 50 if more than 100 finishers, on three separate occasions during two calendar years ending 31 December. Additionally, a rider who wins or is second in the Centre Novice championship shall be upgraded to Intermediate with effect from 1 January the next year. Where there is a choice of routes in a trial a rider winning on the easier route three times in any twelve month period shall be upgraded to Intermediate with effect from 1 January the next year.  With effect from 1 January 2007, any rider who is graded as Expert or Intermediate may not revert to Novice.

3.3. Novice -   One who has not qualified as Expert or Intermediate.

3.4    All trials, Open, Closed or Restricted, will qualify as grading events as will alternative ( easy, clubman, beginners etc. ) routes in which the top 10% of Novice finishers will be awarded points towards upgrading to Intermediate.  Over 40 Class and Intermediate grade competitors competing on the alternative route shall not qualify for further upgrading points.

3.5.  Provisional results should be printed in descending order of merit.

3.6  Competitors’ residing outside the East Midland Centre will retain either the grading of their own Centre or that of the East Midland Centre, whichever is the higher.

3.7  An adult rider may opt to ride in a higher class than that in which they are graded, however, having done so they may not revert to the lower grading in that same calendar year. 

 

 

 

 

4. Centre Championships - General Rules

4.1  The championship year runs from 1 January to 31 December.

4.2  All Centre championships are open to competitors who are resident within the boundary of the East Midland Centre or its optional zone and who are members of an East Midland Centre club except where other provisions are made in the specific rules for a championship.

4.3  In all the championships, both individual and team, points will be awarded as follows

1st. 15,   2nd. 12,   3rd. 10,   4th. 8,   5th. 6,    6th.  5,   7th.  4,    8th.  3,   9th  2,    10th.  1.

In the event of a tie that is not resolved under A.C.U. Standing Regulations championship points applicable to that position will be awarded to all equal competitors or teams.

4.4.  All Centre trials championships shall consist of a minimum of ten separate sections and the total number of sections for the event shall not be less than thirty.

4.5.  Regulations shall be published and distributed to Centre clubs a minimum of six weeks prior to the event.

4.6.  If a tie occurs in the final total of points awarded in any championship it will be resolved as follows :-

            a) in favour of the rider / club with the greatest number of wins.

            b) if not resolved, the greatest number of second places etc., down to tenth place.

c) if not resolved, by the rider / team with the best performance in the final event of the  series.

4.7.  On the dates that any Centre club hold trials exclusively for British Bike and/or Classic machines which are Closed to Club, or Open to Centre, Private Land events, no other club will run these classes in their events if it is within a 50 mile radius of that event.

 

5.   The John Bull Trials Team Championship

5.1.    The championship will be run over a single round.

5.2.  The teams shall consist of up to four nominated competitors, of any grade, who are resident within the boundary of the East Midland Centre or its optional zone and who are members of an East Midland Centre club. A club may enter any number of teams in the competition.

5.3  The individual scores for the best three riders in each team member will be added together and the team with the least points being declared the winner.  A special award will be given to the best team comprised solely of Novice riders.

5.4.    The course shall consist of a single set route for Expert and Intermediate competitors and an easier route for Novice and ungraded riders in the event and will be of a minimum of 15 separate sections.

5.5.    The competition will be divided into two groups with Expert and Intermediate riders on the harder trial route and Novice and ungraded riders on an easier route.  The main John Bull trophy to go to the best team on the harder route and the runner-up trophy to the best team on the easier route.

5.5  Team nominations may be amended up to fifteen minutes prior to the start of the event.

5.6.  The Centre will give preference in the allocation of each years dates to clubs who have supported the series.

5.7.  Each team entered will be required to provide one observer for the event if so requested by the organising club.

5.8.    No rider under 16 will be eligible to ride as part of any John Bull Team.

 

6.   Solo Individual Trials Championship

6.1. The championship shall be run over a maximum of five rounds.

6.2. The series shall have separate championship classes for Expert, Intermediate, Novice, and Pre-1990 Air cooled Monoshock machines.

6.3.  The grading of a competitor on 1 January of each year shall determine his status for that years championship events. except that a Novice rider who has been graded as an Expert or Intermediate in any previous year will not be eligible to score points in the Novice section of the Championship series. 

 

Changes made to TSR’s for 2009

 

Information regarding authorisation and land use

 

Supplementary regulations should include either a map reference or a post code relating to the venue in order to assist the Emergency services 

         

 

 

        TSR 1    

             Class D            Cadets born between      01.01.2000 and 31.12.03

          Class C               Juniors born between      01.01.97 and 31.12.99

          Class B                Inters born between        01.01.94 and 31.12.96

          Class A               Seniors born between     01.01.92 and 31.12.93

 

ENGINE CAPACITY CLASSES: The maximum engine capacity permitted for machines used in the age groups set out in this Regulation are as follows:                                          

CLASS A             125cc

          CLASS B             125cc

          CLASS C            80cc class

          CLASS D**                      50cc mono/80cc T/shock Electric up to 1000 watts

          ** D Class Wheel sizes

a)       Small wheel - Max 50cc Mono or 80cc Twinshock (fitted as original equipment)/Electric up to 1000.watts

Wheel size - Max 16" Front 14" Rear        

b)       Medium wheel - Max 50cc Mono or 80cc Twinshock (fitted as original equipment)/Electric up to1000watts  

Wheel size - Max 19" Front 17" Rear

         

 

Child Protection: The point of contact for Child Protection issues will be the Secretary of the Meeting unless otherwise stated in the Supplementary Regulations.