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14thAnnual NIRA NATIONALS

Tenative SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

** Saturday, September 5, 2009 **
5:00am .............................................................................. Doors Open
5-6am .............................................................. Registration & Check-in
6:00am ........................................................................... Dash for Cash
Dash for Cash will begin with the Tiny Tot age groups and continue through with the Grand Masters age group
8:30am …….................................................. Awards for Dash for Cash
9:00am ….................................................. Individual Age Group Events
Long distance heats and finals will skate first, followed by the short distance heats and finals. Distances and the order of events to be skated are listed on the ‘ALL ABOUT THE NIRA NATIONALS’ information sheet.
3:00pm .................................. Awards for Individual Age Group Events
4:00pm ............................................... Last Man Out Elimination Races
6:00pm ............................ Awards for Last Man Out Elimination Races
6:30pm ............................................................ End of Saturday Events

** Sunday, September 6, 2009 **

6:00am ............................................................................... Doors Open
6:30am ..................................................... Individual Age Group Events
Middle Distance ‘Tie Breaker’ heats and finals. Distances and the order of events to be skated are listed on the ‘ALL ABOUT THE NIRA NATIONALS’ information sheet.
9:30am ............... Awards for Individual Age Group & Champions Cups
10:15am ....................................................... Points & Elimination Races
12:15pm ................................... Awards for Points & Elimination Races
12:45pm ............................................................................. Relay Events
Relays & Distances skated are listed on the ‘ALL ABOUT THE NIRA NATIONALS’ information sheet.
5:30pm …........................................................ Awards for Relay Events
6pm .................................................................. End of Sundays Events

HEATS FOR INDIVIDUAL AGE GROUPS IS DETERMINED BY THE ‘DASH FOR CASH’
Example for 12 skaters into 2 heats and starting line position:
Heat 1: 1st fastest time / inside starting position, 4/2, 5/3, 8/4, 9/5, 12/outside
Heat 2: 2nd fastest time / inside starting position, 3/2, 6/3, 7/4, 10/5, 11/outside
Note: For the Final, 1st fastest skater has lane choice, 2nd fastest - 2nd lane choice, etc.

NUMBER OF SKATERS ON THE LINE IS DETERMINED BY THE DISTANCE SKATED
Short Distance - 4 to 6 skaters, Middle Distance - 7 to 8 skaters, Long Distance - 8 to 9 skaters

NUMBER OF QUALIFER’S FROM HEATS TO FINALS
Short Distance - 2 or 3 Heats: First and Second place advance to Final
Middle & Long Distances - 2 or 3 Heats: Winners + 4-7 fastest times

WARNINGS, DECLASSIFICATION OR DISQUALIFICATION
Skating Inside the Corner Markers, Charging, Blocking, Pushing, Tripping or Interference in the opinion of the referee may result in a WARNING or DECLASSIFICATION (lower placement) for minor infractions to a DISQUALIFICATION for major infractions. Skaters will remain in the race unless two officials agree to a disqualification call. A skater will be disqualified after receiving three warnings.

 

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