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Rock the Boat

Progression System

This note summarizes the progression system to be used by the Masters Championships.

Assuming conditions are fair aim to put the fastest crews from any qualifying heats in the centre lanes for the final.  This being based on their finishing position in the heat. If conditions are not equal apply a slope, lane 6 --> 1 or 1 --> 6, with the fastest crews in the favoured lanes. If there are fewer than 6 crews in any race crews will be drawn randomly to fill the middle lanes first.

1 Entry
No race.

2 to 6 Entries
1 final. Lanes drawn at random. Lanes will be filled in the following order: - 3, 4, 2, 5, 1 and 6.

7 Entries
1 heat and 1 final
One crew is drawn a bye for the final.
The crew with the bye is drawn randomly into a lane for the final. The remaining lanes are filled in order of finishing in the heat, lanes 3 & 4 first, then 2 & 5 and lastly 1 & 6. So if the crew with the bye gets draw into lane 5 randomly the others would fill first into 3 or 4, second into 4 or 3, third into 2, fourth into 1 or 6 and fifth into 6 or 1. If the heat gets cancelled beforehand then the remaining crews will all be drawn randomly for the final.

8 to 12 Entries
2 heats and 1 final
First three from each heat to go into the final.
The winners from the two heats will go in lanes 3 and 4 drawn randomly
The two second places in lanes 2 and 5 randomly.
The two third places in lanes 1 and 6 randomly.

13 to 18 Entries
3 heats, 1 repechage and 1 final
First three from each heat progress to the repechage or final.
The winner from each heat goes into the final in lanes 3 and 4 and 2 or 5 randomly.
The three second places go to the repechage lanes 3 and 4 and 2 or 5 randomly.
The three third places go to the repechage lanes 2 or 5 and 1 and 6 randomly.
First three from the repechage go into the final lanes 2 or 5 randomly and then 1 and 6.

19 to 24 Entries
4 heats, 2 semi-finals and 1 final
First three from each heat to go into the semi-finals.
The four heat winners drawn into semi-final lanes 3, 4 randomly.
The four second places drawn into semi-final lanes 2 and 5 randomly.
The four third places drawn into semi-final lanes 1 and 6 randomly.
First three from each semi-final then go into the final.
The winners from each semi-final will go in lanes 3 and 4 drawn randomly
The two second places go in lanes 2 and 5 randomly.
The two third places from the semi-final go in lanes 1 and 6 randomly.


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