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by djberriman
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Veterans - Alternate points
Replies: 1
Views: 515

Veterans - Alternate points

For those who don't know we are trialing an alternate points system this season (unofficial and and not replacing the current system). I know some of you are chomping at the bit to see how the alternate points are working out. I've got them working in the ranking database but I need Nick to reload t...
by djberriman
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Lee Valley Div 1
Replies: 11
Views: 1897

Re: Lee Valley Div 1

Wait till you try your new boat on an escalator, be prepared for fun they don't grip, not fun hurtling back down the one at Tees, spinning round and finishing off sideways, fortunately one side of the safety fence end return was missing so I didn't get stuck or damage my boat, just gave it a good th...
by djberriman
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Calendar
Replies: 12
Views: 1538

Calendar

If you are having issues accessing the calendar on Nicks site (you might get a pop up saying try again later) you will need to refresh the full page.

Shift F5 in chome

Some changes were made to one of the systems involved and you need to force your browser to reload the javascript.
by djberriman
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Non quorat classes and paddle ups
Replies: 11
Views: 1246

Re: Non quorat classes and paddle ups

"I am considering to propose at the next ACM that Paddle Up results get calculated as if they are racing in the Class they have entered."

Good luck with that, divisional paddlers will be up in arms. Many were when they thought that's what PU meant.
by djberriman
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: British Canoeing - Club Consultation Survey (Not the same as Stronger Together 2021-2025 survey)
Replies: 10
Views: 1196

Re: British Canoeing - Club Consultation Survey (Not the same as Stronger Together 2021-2025 survey)

I need to read the full info on this but from what I've seen this will have a dire effect on a lot of clubs and the sport. The last set of changes a few years back lost us a lot of coaches as they were not prepared to redo their qualifications. It appears not only may we once again lose some due to ...
by djberriman
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Start countdown clock
Replies: 9
Views: 1279

Re: Start countdown clock

RE: Washburn That is the whole point they don't have to face the starter, the clock can be placed anywhere, and as it beeps those who want to face the' wrong way' can do so and just use the tones if they wish. At Washburn I would expect it would be at the top of the eddy, those who wish to start fac...
by djberriman
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Start countdown clock
Replies: 9
Views: 1279

Re: Start countdown clock

Thanks for the feedback and positive ideas. Start interval can be from 15-90 seconds (I can easily program different settings). Great minds think alike, I've added a smaller display on the back so the starter can hopefully see what is happening to the main display. When on pause the time on both dis...
by djberriman
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Start countdown clock
Replies: 9
Views: 1279

Start countdown clock

I've developed an Arduino based start count down clock which I'm just finishing off and interested in comments/input/suggestions Specification (so far). 6.5" 2 digit super bright LED display Piezo beeper requires 12v supply (external battery or mains adapter) Single button operation (on a 15m cable,...
by djberriman
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: No Howsham?
Replies: 2
Views: 773

Re: No Howsham?

Sadly not, Howsham hall is now being run as a profitable wedding venue so its not possible. I can't see it returning to the calendar.
by djberriman
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Yearbook rankings
Replies: 4
Views: 1119

Re: Yearbook rankings

This can often happen, for instance if someone decides to go VET.
by djberriman
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Paddleup Percentiles
Replies: 0
Views: 1213

Paddleup Percentiles

Good news for those paddlers in smaller divisions we have tweaked the PU percentile slightly to be fairer to top ranked paddlers in smaller divisions. For those of you interested in the formula it was simply:- ceil((rank/totalbibs)*100) and is now ceil((rank/totalbibs)*100) - floor(100/totalbibs) ma...
by djberriman
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: 6.2 Entry Fees
Replies: 55
Views: 5203

Re: 6.2 Entry Fees

I doubt there is a single event that covers actual costs as we have a lot of volunteers who claim no expenses. This isn't however about covering costs (thus the event costs the club £0) it is about clubs being able to make a reasonable 'profit' to allow them to encourage more participation, improve ...
by djberriman
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: 6.2 Entry Fees
Replies: 55
Views: 5203

Re: 6.2 Entry Fees

Good point. The enhanced entry fee rule is to 'cover' costs, not make a profit so would you get permission? Organisers may not have thought of it due to having to request permission and it also been a relatively new rule. I guess like late entry fees an event might worry they would lose out to anoth...
by djberriman
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: 6.1 Veterans Trophies
Replies: 17
Views: 1955

Re: 6.1 Veterans Trophies

Can I suggest we add.

Where both trophies would be awarded to the same paddler, the Alan Harwood Trophy will be awarded to the Veteran ranked second (or words to that effect).