Sunday, August 30, 2009

BAR- Best All Around Rider Rankings for the 2009 Season

For the 2009 Cyclocross racing season the NCNCA Cross page will feature a super sized BAR-Best All Around Rider ranking system. The BAR rankings have been used for years on the Road Race side of the NCNCA, as well as for Cyclocross from 2000-2003. One thing that makes the 2009 super sized version of the BAR rankings unique is the fact that all divisions will receive recognition in the overall BAR standings. From 2000-2003 it was only the Elite Men & Women, Master 35+ "A", and Junior riders who received a BAR ranking. Since 2003 Cyclocross has grown in popularity and each race now has many levels of talent on display. So for 2009 the BAR rankings will feature all divisions. The Race for the Chase of BAR points will make each and every race important, and in the end the Nor-Cal's Best ALL Around Riders will be crowned...

Sarah Maile, Beverly Chaney & Karen Brems line out the Elite Women's race at the 2008 District Championships....

Cal Giant Inc.'s Gannon Myall & Anastasio Flores monitor the front at the start of the Master 35+ "A" division at Cyclocross Laguna Seca....

Here is a run down on some of the specifics to the BAR Cyclocross ranking system for 2009.

Elite Men
Elite Women,
Master Men 35+ A
Master Men 45+ A
Master Women 35+
Single Speed A
Single Speed B
Category B Men
Category B Women
Master Men 35+ B
Master Men 45+ B
Master Men 55+
Category C Men
Category C Women
Junior 15-18
Junior 10-14
Junior Women


NCNCA Cyclocross races listed on the current Nor-Cal & Nevada Cross schedule will be included in the year long BAR competition with the first BAR rankings event being the September 20th CCCX event at Manzanita Park, and then all races thereafter being BAR status.

BAR divisional champions will be recognized at seasons end.

Report corrections

Fine print on point structure:

Points are awarded 20 deep in events with more than 20 finishers, as follows: 40, 37, 34, 31, 28, 25, 22, 20, 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 .

Points are awarded to all finishers in events with less than 10 as follows: 10th=1point, 9th=2, 3,4,5,6,7,9,11,14


Promoters--event/ad requirements: In order for a race to qualify for BAR points, categories must be picked separately, and the race announcement must advertise that categories will be picked separately.

The categories may be run together (for example, women can be run with B's or masters) but each group must be picked separately.

-Each event that is included in the BAR rankings must provide results from the events in a timely manner.

-Results: Scores will be based only on races for which results are available on-line. If you don't find your placing listed, harass the race promoter.

-Standings will be updated every one to two weeks, subject to results availability.

-Ride Safe & Have Fun!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, thanks for doing this. BAR rankings always make the year interesting and I know Joe Miller will do a great job keeping tabs on the overall points. Thanks Dusty for including each and every division in the rankings.

8/31/09, 9:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to the NCNCA Cup? I Thought it was a great idea.

9/4/09, 10:08 PM  
Blogger Dusty Downs said...

I agree the NCNCA Cup was great. Hopefully we can get some support for it again in 2010 and make it happen.

9/6/09, 9:12 PM  
Anonymous foaming at the rim said...

isn't BAR for C & B racers sorta pointless? it's like series prizes - no reason to encourage people to stay down if it's time to upgrade. just a thought. but thanks for doing this!

9/11/09, 11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh there was some discussion on only doing BAR for the Elite "A" divisions. However it was decided to give it a try for all divisions. Maybe this will encourage riders to upgrade when the season is done. "B" & "C" division riders who place well in a year long BAR ranking should be forced to move up a division in 2010.

9/15/09, 10:46 PM  

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