Ontario Cup and Upgrade Points
MTB XC Ontario Cup Points
Ontario Cup points are awarded to all categories except the Try an O-Cup Men category. Only riders who purchase their racing membership through the OCA are eligible for O-Cup points. One-Event Racing Permit riders “eat up” Ontario Cup points but only receive these points if they take out the appropriate licence. (Please visit MEMBERSHIP) for One-Event Permit details) DNF riders (riders who do not finish) are not entitled to O-Cup points. O-Cup points are different than upgrade points.
The breakdown of O-Cup points is as follows for each category:
|1st||25 points||11th||11 points|
|2nd||22 points||12th||10 points|
|3rd||20 points||13th||9 points|
|4th||18 points||14th||8 points|
|5th||17 points||15th||7 points|
|6th||16 points||16th||6 points|
|7th||15 points||17th||5 points|
|8th||14 points||18th||4 points|
|9th||13 points||19th||3 points|
|10th||12 points||20th||2 points|
O-Cup points earned in the lower category will be divided by 3 and each lower category race will count as one race. For example a rider who earns 9 O-Cups points in each of their 3 sport races, then upgrades to expert will earn 3 O-Cup points for each of these individual sport races. In the overall expert series, the best 5 results are used for tabulation. Each of the sport events would count as one individual expert event with 3 O-Cup points. Riders who upgrade during the season are not eligible for series awards in their former category. For clarification, please contact the OCA office. Season ending O-Cup XC point totals will be based on the rider’s 5 best results. Riders are not required to start the Provincial Championships to be eligible for Plastiglas Ontario Cup Mountain Bike Series awards. Series awards podiums will be conducted at the Provincial Championships.
Season ending Plastiglas Ontario Cup MTB-XC point totals will be a tally of the O-Cup points earned in a rider’s top 5 of 7 races in the series. In the event of a tie at the end of the season, the Series Champion will be decided by the individual who had the highest finish at the Provincial Championship Race. In the event that this does not break the tie, the indiviual with the most wins in the series will be declared the winner. Series Champions in the highest ability categories (Elite Men/Women, Cadet and Junior Expert, Master Expert, Master 60+ Men, Singlespeed, U11, U13 and U15 categories all receive Ontario Cup Series plaques as well as the top 3 overall in these categories. For all other categories, the top 3 are recognized with a certificate, mailed out in the fall.
Out or Province Racers
Out of province racers will consume any upgrade points earned however they are not eligble for Ontario Cup points.
Upgrade points are based upon a mathematical formula taking into account a person’s speed vs the optimum time for their category. The predicted winning times are determined using the speed of the fastest racers, either Senior Elite men or the Senior Elite women’s fastest time is used, depending on who is relatively faster. Expert, sport, and beginner racers are not expected to go as fast as Elite racers, so their predicted speeds are multiplied by a factor. The predicted winning time is then determined by the dividing the distance by the speed. The Speed ratios below are used to calculate the predicted speeds.
|0.66||SEM||Beginner (19+ yrs)||F|
|0.81||SEM||Beginner (17+ yrs)||M|
|0.69||SEM||U19/U17 Sport (15-18)||F|
|0.82||SEM||U17 Sport (15-16 yrs)||M|
|0.72||SEM||U17 Expert (15-16 yrs)||F|
|0.93||SEM||U17 Expert (15-16 yrs)||M|
|0.84||SEM||U19 Sport (17-18 yrs)||M|
|0.72||SEM||U19 Expert (17-18)||F|
|0.96||SEM||U19 Expert (17-18)||M|
|0.7||SEM||U15 (13-14 yrs)||F|
|0.81||SEM||U15 (13-14 yrs)||M|
|0.82||SEM||Master Sport (30-34)||M|
|0.82||SEM||Master Sport (35-39)||M|
|0.81||SEM||Master Sport (40-44)||M|
|0.8075||SEM||Master Sport (45-49)||M|
|0.805||SEM||Master Sport (50-54)||M|
|0.8025||SEM||Master (55-59 yrs)||M|
|0.8||SEM||Master (60+ yrs)||M|
|0.68||SEM||Master Sport (40+ yrs)||F|
|0.93||SEM||Master Expert (30-39)||M|
|0.91||SEM||Master Expert (40-44)||M|
|0.9||SEM||Master Expert (45-49)||M|
|0.88||SEM||Master Expert (50-54)||M|
|0.79||SEM||Master Expert (40+ yrs)||F|
|0.65||SEM||U13 (11-12 yrs)||F|
|0.75||SEM||U13 (11-12 yrs)||M|
|0.6||SEM||Squirt (9-10 yrs)||F|
|0.7||SEM||Squirt (9-10 yrs)||M|
|0.69||SEM||Senior Sport (19-29 yrs)||F|
|0.85||SEM||Senior Sport (19-29 yrs)||M|
|0.82||SEM||Senior Expert (19-29)||F|
|0.95||SEM||Senior Expert (19-29)||M|
|0.69||SEM||Master Sport (30-39)||F|
|0.8||SEM||Master Expert (30-39)||F|
Competition Results and Protests
If a rider has a race problem/protest at an event they should deal immediately with the Chief Commissaire at that event. The Chief Commissaire’s decision shall be final. If a rider wishes to further appeal the decision, a written protest must be filed to the Provincial Chief Commissaire c/o the OCA within 10 business days.
NOTE: Any race result discrepancies must be reported to the finish commissaire within 15 minutes of being posted at the event. Following this 15 minute period, results are considered final and are signed off as official.