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SCTS Qualification Rules

Number of Events

  • To be eligible for series awards, participants must enter a minimum of 5 events as an individual in any single event category - other than the Novice category.
  • Participants who compete in more than 5 races will use their top 5 scores for computing points. 

Changing Categories

  • An athlete must remain in the same category throughout the entire season.  The only exceptions are novices moving into a qualifying group, clydesdales/athenas dropping weight, and those racing aquabike or aquathlon due to an injury.
  • If an athlete changes categories for any reason mid-season, the events he/ she competed in before the change will count toward the qualification rewards, but will NOT count toward series qualification award points.
  • If an athlete participates as a relay team member at any event he/she may race other events as an individual. You are not locked into the relay team category.

Open (Elite) / Masters Open (Masters Elite)

  • Participants who declare to compete in the Open / Masters Open category must compete in that category for the entire year. Athletes may not move from Open (Elite) / Masters Open (Masters Elite) to age group or any weight classification once they have raced any SCTS event as an Open / Masters Open athlete for the current calendar year.

Age Groupers

  • Participants who declare to compete in their Age Group category must compete in that category for the entire year. Athletes may not move from age group to Open (Elite), Masters Open (Masters Elite), or any weight classification once they have raced any SCTS event as an age group athlete for the current calendar year.

Clydesdale/ Athenas

  • Participants who declare to compete in the Clydesdale and Athena categories must race in those categories the entire year unless he/ she falls below the 220 lb/ 165 lb mark. In this event these athletes will be placed into their respective age groups and loose any points received from racing in their weight classification.
  • If an athlete goes above the 220 lb/ 165 lb mark he/ she may NOT move into the Clydesdale/ Athena division if he/ she has already competed in a different event category.

Aquabike

  • Participants who declare to compete in the aquabike category must compete in that category for the entire year.

Novices

  • The Novice category will not be scored in the SCTS standings. 
  • Novices will not receive credit for having done an event against the 5 event minimum to qualify for series awards or the event minimums to get event qualifying rewards.

Aquathlon

  • The aquathlon category will not be scored in the SCTS standings.
  • Participants will not receive credit for having done an event against the 5 event minimum to qualify for series awards or the event minimums to get event qualifying rewards.

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