Duelling Over a Grand
Duelling Over Grand is a double elimination knockout format. Two crews race head to head with the winner advancing to the next round via the "undefeated" tree". Once a crew loses a race, they go into the "second chance tree" and progress through until they either lose a second race (and are knocked out of the tournament) or win all their races and advance to the Sunday Championship Final.
The winner of the "undefeated tree" and the winner of the "second chance tree" meet in the Championship Final, held on Sunday.
The "undefeated tree" races (labelled "A") are held on Saturday; the "second chance tree" races (labelled "B") are held on Sunday.
Each crew is guaranteed 2 races and may race as many as 6 times (depending on the number of entries).
BYES: Because of the nature of the dual format tree, some crews may get a "bye" in an early round. Crews that have a bye do not row down the course for that round of racing.
NO SHOWS: if your competitor does not show up at the start line, you are awarded a win but you are required to row down the course and across the finish line at a pace that does not impede the following racers.For the DOG regatta 2017 we switched to Regatta Master (RM) to better manage the regatta and races. This allows us to address the following deficiencies of the old system:1) In the old system it was common that a crew had to race the same opponent in the 2nd chance tree that they lost to in the undefeated tree. With the new system, you will be less likely to race the same people.2) The old system assigned the initial spots based on a "sort by club name" therefore same clubs regularly raced each other in different events. The new system uses a computer-based random algorithm to allocate crews to the initial spots in the progression tree. The new system is capable of seeding for championship events.3) The old system did not support new boat classes.4) The old system did not have scheduling flexibility. The new system provides this flexibility. More rest is scheduled in between progression levels of events with the greatest number of entries and before the championship finals.
This year we got rid of the horrible spreadsheets (for registration and results) and transferred everything to RegattaMaster. This means results and schedules will be available on RegattaMaster and RegattaCentral AND on Twitter. Hard copies will also be posted at the regatta site.
"A" indicates a race in the undefeated tree; "B" indicates a race in the second chance tree.For details on how the progression works, please check out the progression diagrams here
- All the really important stuff! List of events, regatta package, handicap tables (Masters events) etc. The Registration Form is posted below.
- Plan to enjoy the delicious, nutritious food served at the regatta. Great food at reasonable prices - and you support VCRC. Check out the menu (below).Saturday :Hash brown, egg and sausage casseroleBreakfast wraps (non meat version)MuffinsFruit and yogurt parfaitsMac and CheeseAdult Mac and CheeseWarm Farro Salad (with veggies and feta)Veggie WrapsChicken WrapsHearty Soup and BunSunday:French Toast Blueberry Bake with Maple SyrupBreakfast WrapsMuffinsFruit and yogurt ParfaitsButter chicken with veggies and riceHearty Soup and BunVeggie WrapsChicken WrapsSnacks: Oat Bars, Muffins, Fruit, CrepesDrinks: hot chocolate, coffee, a variety of teas, bottled water and gatorade.
1 DOG is now using RegattaCentral (for registration) and RegattaMaster (for results). No more spreadsheets!
2. Results will be posted on RegattaMaster and to Twitter. They will also be posted using a "graphical tree" format on site (hard copy).
3. For the premiere events (Open M and W 1x, Mixed Masters 2x) there will now be more time between the final race of the Second Chance tree and the Championship Final.
4. Draw and progression have been refined to reduce the chances of the same crews meeting again (in the second chance tree).
5. Masters Handicap (Garrett-Zezza system) has been updated. It should be ``more fair` for those U50.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN on REGATTACENTRAL.
Coaches/Bow person meeting: Saturday 6 am on the tarmac.
Cold water Rule will be in effect: if you flip in the warmup area or during the race, you will not be allowed to continue that race and will be awarded a "loss" for that race.
Regatta Packages may be picked up from the Registration Table Friday 4-6 pm and Saturday 6-7 am. Please have only one person per club come to pick up the registration package. The package will include bow markers for all your club's entries. Bow markers must be on your boat when you come through Control Commission.
Byes: crews that have a "bye" do not row down the course for that round.
Row-overs: if you competitor does now show up on the start line you are required to row down the course and across the finish line at a pace that does not impede the following race.
Competitors may enter in ONE event only, due to the tournament style format.
Women and Men
Jr (U19)1x Championship event - custom Rowwest jacket awarded to winner
Jr (U19) 2x We encourage Jr Bs (U17) to enter this event as well!
Jr A (U19) 4x
Jr B (U17) 4x
Jr C (U15) 4x+
Open 1x Championship event - $1000 cash prize awarded to winner, $250 for 2nd place
Masters 2x Championship event - custom Rowwest jacket awarded to winners
A minimum of 4 boats is required to run an event. Crews entered in events that do not meet the 4 boat minimum will be given the opportunity to move into a different event. The regatta may replace one event with another boat class in the same age group (e.g., replace Jr C 4x+ with Jr C 2x, or Open 4+ with Open 2-) to provide more meaningful competition. Coaches will be consulted before any changes are made.
Please check out the regatta package for more information.
Masters Racing [XLSX] - 36KBThe Garrett-Zezza handicap system will be applied in all Masters events, with prizes awarded based on adjusted times. For each race, calculate the difference between your handicap and your competitor's handicap. NEWSFLASH! The tables have been updated for 2017.
The course will be open for training for one hour after the last scheduled race on Saturday or until posted sunset, whichever is earlier. The course is not open for training before racing on Saturday or Sunday.
The course is not officially open for training on Friday. Visiting crews who wish to train on Friday are asked to contact the VCRC Club Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org).
April 1-2, 2017
Tentative races times: Saturday 7 am - 6:30 pm Sunday 7 am - 4:30 pm
Entry deadline midnight, March 22
Fee payment midnight, March 22
Late entries accepted until 12 noon, March 29
Scratches (no fee) 12 noon March 27
Scratches made after 12 noon, March 27 will forfeit their entry fee and be charged a $20 penalty.
Preliminary Draw March 26
Bow/coxswains meeting one hour before first scheduled race on Saturday
Entry Fees4X 4+ 2X 1XBoat Fee (includes GST) $68 $68 $40 $30Rowing BC Fee ($8/athlete) $32 $40 $16 $8Bow marker deposit $10 $10 $10 $10Total per boat $110 $118 $66 $48Fees are due by the entry deadline (midnight, March 22). and may be paid online. Please email if you are not able to pay online.Scratch FeeBefore noon: March 27 No feeAfter noon March 27: Forfeit entry fee +$20 penalty feeLate Entry FeeLate entries will be charged a $20 late fee in addition to the regular entry fee.Please pay fees online at RegattaCentral
Race course: 1000m long.
Start line: Hamsterly Beach, using stationary floating platforms (held start).
Finish line: west side of the docks.
Two lanes are divided by a centre line of buoys, spaced 20m apart.
Distance markers every 250m (outside lanes 1 and 2). Orange buoys at start and finish.
Launch: highway side dock.
Land: on highway side of the lake side dock. To avoid interfering with the finish line and results officials, please do not dock on the lake side (west side) of the lake side dock.
Please keep clear of the finish line platform on the west side of the lakeside dock.
On land ONE WAY traffic pattern:
Launching: please carry boats to Control Commission and the launching dock via the fire lane on the east side of the boathouse.
Landing: please walk boats through the compound on the west side of the boathouse..
- Over 265 races, 22+ hours of racing every 5 minutes, 139 entries and 334 athletes! Thank you to all the athletes, coaches, umpires and volunteers for pulling this off, providing some exciting racing and keeping things on schedule! See you next year.The Board of Victoria City Rowing Club would like to thank all those volunteers who made the Duelling over a Grand 2017 a huge success. It was a great competition, well organized, fun and a good opportunity for all the partners at the boathouse to work and play together.A special thanks to Greg Sedun as Regatta Chair, and his local organizing committee (LOC) of Ken Kozel on tech support with Rene Gonin and Teresa Taylor; Andrea Bradshaw on Registration; Gregor MacIntosh, Rob Carnduff and Nevin Pettyjohn with their safety boat and umpire drivers.; Katherine McCulloch and Crystal Edey in the concession with their crew;Carl Molholm and John Garrett on course installation and helpers; Case deboef and Andrew Lamb on site co-ordination; and Patricia Wall as volunteer coordinator. It is a labour intensive event.A special thanks to Steve Jensen of RegattaMaster for assisting with setting up the program to use Regatta Master for DOG and future events.To Brian Williams and his umpires for their long hours and efficiency by running on time.To the coaches and athletes who participated and made it all worthwhile.
Link to Schedule and Results
On RegattaCentral https://www.regattacentral.
On RegattaMaster MOBILE http://regattamaster.com/
RegattaMaster DOG home page http://online.regattamaster.
In Regattamaster, you can can watch races in progress or see the results after each race is done under Results by Schedule.
- Visit the Volunteer tent to bid on a trophy blade donated by Concept II and one-of-a-kind VCRC hockey jersey, designed and donated by Rowwest. Proceeds will support the VCRC Junior Program and VCRC Equipment Fund.
Driving an umpire or safety boat is one of the best ways to watch racing - and we always needs drivers! Safety Co-ordinators Rob Carnduff and Gregor MacIntosh are happy to provide one-on-one training any weekday evening or weekend. Learn how to operate and maneuver a boat and perform rescues.
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