EAST MIDLAND CENTRE ACU Ltd - COMPETITON RULES 2019

Part 1 GENERAL RULES


1. The Regulations and Entry form must be in accordance with the current Auto Cycle Union National Sporting Code.
2 The championship year will run from 1 January to 31 December each year.
3 The dates of the events for all Championships shall be decided at the Annual Dates Meeting and shall whenever possible be ones on which no conflicting major events are scheduled to take place.
4 Eligibility, points and results will be in accordance with the rules of each respective championship. If a tie occurs in the final standings of any championship it will be resolved as follows :-
a) in favour of the rider / club with the greatest number of wins.
b) if not resolved, the greatest number of second places etc., down to tenth place.
c) if not resolved, by the rider / team with the best performance in the final event of the championship series.
d) the onus of eligibility for all Centre Championships remains solely with the rider
5. One copy of the results must be sent to the respective Centre Recorder
within fourteen days of the event. The Permit Secretary and the appropriate Recorder must be informed of all cancelled events.

Part 2 TRIALS CHAMPIONSHIPS RULES

1. General
1.1. One copy of the results of all trials must be sent to the Trials Recorder within fourteen days of the event. The Permit Secretary and the Trials Recorder must be informed of all cancelled trials. Results of competitors using alternative routes must be shown separately from the results of the main event. Riders' grades should be included in the results.
1.2 Centre championship points will only be awarded to competitors who are resident within the boundary of the East Midland Centre.
1.3 In all the championships, both individual and team, the allocations of points for each class are as follows :-
1st 20 points. 2nd 17 points. 3rd 15 points. 4th 13 points. 5th 11 points. 6th 10 points. 7th 9 points. 8th 8 points. 9th 7 points. 10th 6 points 11th 5 points. 12th 4 points. 13th 3 points 14th 2 points. 15th 1 point
In the event of a tie that is not resolved under A.C.U. Standing Regulations championship points applicable to that position will be awarded to all equal competitors or teams. In the event of a tie at the end of the series the rider with the best performance in the final round shall determine the final position.
1.4. All ACU East Midland trials championships shall consist of a minimum of twelve separate sections and the total number of sections for the event shall not be less than thirty-six.
1.5 In each Championship competitors shall start at the same section.
1.6 Section marking shall be
Route 1 - Red flags to the right & blue flags to the left
Route 2 - Yellow flags both sides
Route 3 - White flags both sides
1.7. To be eligible for Championship points Expert, Intermediate & Youth A classes shall ride Route1 - Clubman A, Over 40 and Youth B classes shall ride Route 2 - Clubman B, Twin-shock & Youth C classes shall ride Route 3. A separate route, conducted or not, may be added for Youth D class.

2. Trials Grading; This list applies only to Centre Championship events.
2.1 Expert - One who has gained a total (not reduced by the dropped score) of 75 ACU East Midland Championship points in the Intermediate class during two successive calendar years will be graded as Expert from 1st January the following year, subject to the Championship remaining a multi-event series (to be reviewed annually).
Additionally a rider who wins the Intermediate Championship shall be upgraded to Expert.
A rider who does not gain a total of 75 points in the Expert class during a two-year period may be downgraded to Intermediate. Riders scoring points in the British Trials Championship, the Expert class of the BTC, the S3 Championship, the Championship class of the Ladies British Championships or any World or European Championships will not be eligible for downgrading.
2.2. Intermediate - One who has gained a total (not reduced by the dropped score) of 75 ACU East Midland Championship points in the Novice (2017/18) or Clubman "A" class thereafter, during two successive calendar years will be graded as Intermediate from 1st January the following year, subject to the Championship remaining a multi-event series. Additionally, a rider who wins the Centre Clubman "A" championship shall be upgraded to Intermediate with effect from 1st January the next year. Any rider graded as Intermediate may not revert to Clubman "A" unless he/she has been absent from competing in the sport for a period of five years.
2.3. Clubman "A" - One who does not appear on the Expert or Intermediate list and is under the age of 40.
2.4. Clubman "B" - One who has never qualified as Expert, Intermediate or Clubman "A"
2.5. Provisional results should be printed in descending order of merit.
2.6. An adult rider may opt to ride in a higher class than that in which they are graded, however, having done so they may not revert to the lower grading in that same calendar year.

3. Solo Individual Trials Championship
3.1. The championship shall be run over a maximum of six rounds.
3.2. The series shall have separate championship classes for Expert, Intermediate, Clubman "A", Clubman "B", Over 40 and Twinshocks.
3.3. The grading of a competitor on 1 January of each year shall determine his status for that year's championship events.
3.4. Any rider winning the Clubman "B" Championship will not be eligible to score points in that championship for the next three years

4. Sidecar Trials Championship
4.1 .The number of rounds to count towards the championship shall be determined at the Annual Dates Meeting but shall not exceed six.
4.2. The championship will be open to all competitors and not restricted to those who are resident within the East Midland Centre or its optional zone.

5. Youth Trials Championship
5.1 The number of rounds to count towards the championship shall be determined at
the Annual Dates Meeting but shall not exceed six.
5.2 .The championships shall consist of separate classes for A, B, C, and D as defined in the A.C.U. Standing Regulations for Trials.
5.3. Riders will be permitted to ride up or down a class at the discretion of the Permit issuing authority providing that they adhere to the capacity class appropriate to their age group. Competitors riding up a class will be eligible for championship points in the upper class but riders riding down a class will not be eligible for championship points.


6. The John Bull Trials Team Championship
6.1 The championship will be run over a single round.
6.2. Teams contesting the John Bull Trophy shall consist of up to four nominated competitors of any grade. The teams contesting the Bulldog Trophy shall consist of up to four riders under the age of forty years and not appearing on the current Expert or Intermediate list. All teams shall consist of riders who are resident within the boundary of the East Midland Centre and who are members of an ACU East Midland club. A club may enter any number of teams in the competition.
6.3. The individual scores for the best three riders in each team member will be added together and the team with the least points being declared the winner.
6.4. The course shall consist of a single route for John Bull competitors and an easier route for John Bull Trophy riders and will be of a minimum of 12 separate sections with the total number of sections not to be less than 36.
6.5 There will be a separate competition for Youth teams consisting of 3 riders. One from each of the A, B and C Youth classes.
6.6. Team nominations may be amended up to fifteen minutes prior to the start of the event.
6.7. The Centre will give preference in the allocation of each year's dates to clubs who have supported the series.
6.8. Each team entered will be required to provide one observer for the event if so requested by the organising club.
6.9. No rider under 16 will be eligible to ride as part of any adult John Bull Team.


Part 3 GRASS TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP RULES

1. Qualifying Rounds
To be decided at the East Midland Centre Annual Dates Meeting.

2. Eligibility
Open to competitors, who hold a valid ACU or SACU Track Racing Licence.

3. Classes.
250cc Solo 250cc class winner
350cc Solo 350cc class winner
500cc Solo East Midland Centre Solo Grass Track Champion
500cc Sidecar 500cc Sidecar class winners ( Driver & Passenger ).
1000cc R/H Sidecar East Midland Centre Sidecar Grass Track Champions (Driver & Passenger)
1000cc L/H Sidecar East Midland Centre Sidecar Grass Track Champions (Driver & Passenger)
Youth Classes Class winners in accordance with current Track Racing classes of the ACU.
(Auto Cadet, Cadet, Junior, Intermediate)

In order to be awarded Championship points a class must have a minimum of 3 starters.

4. Points.
Points will be allocated on the results of the first final at each meeting, should the results be decided on the basis of the finishing positions over a number of legs, points will be allocated in accordance with the overall results, and may only be allocated for one event in each capacity class at each meeting.
The allocations of points for each class are as follows :-
All Solo classes Adult & Youth:- 1st 11 points. 2nd 9 points. 3rd 8 points. 4th 7 points. 5th 6 points. 6th 5 points. 7th 4 points. 8th 3 points. 9th 2 points. 10th 1 point.
All Sidecar classes:- 1st 7 points. 2nd 5 points. 3rd 4 points. 4th 3 points. 5th 2 points. 6th 1 point.
The competitor with the highest total number of points at the end of each year will be declared the respective winner in accordance with the above classes.
The above point scoring system will be used at each qualifying round to declare the winners.

5. Ties.
To determine the overall winners, ties will be resolved as follows :-
A. Greatest number of first places.
B. Greatest number of second places.
C. Greatest number of third places and so on until last place.
D. The rider with the best performance in the final round.

6. Results.
To be forwarded to the Centre recorder together with a programme for the event as soon as possible but in any event not more than 14 days after the meeting.

7. Curtailment or Abandonment of a meeting
In the event of a class at a meeting not being fully completed or curtailed for any reason after the start of the meeting no East Midland Centre championship points will be awarded for that class.
The final decision on the allocation of championship points will be made by the East Midland Centre Executive committee.


Part 4 MOTO-CROSS CHAMPIONSHIP

1. The number of rounds to count towards the championship shall be determined at the Annual Dates Meeting.


Part 5 ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP RULES

1. Qualifying Rounds
To be decided at the East Midland Centre Annual Dates Meeting.

2. Eligibility
Open to competitors, who hold a valid ACU or SACU competition licence and are a member of any ACU East Midland affiliated club.
Clubman and Sportsman championship winners shall not be eligible to score points in that class in future years.

3. Classes.
Expert
Clubman
Sportsman 2T
Sportsman 4T
Over 40
Over 50

4. Points.
The allocations of points for each class are as follows :-
1st 20 points. 2nd 17 points. 3rd 15 points. 4th 13 points. 5th 11 points. 6th 10 points. 7th 9 points. 8th 8 points. 9th 7 points. 10th 6 points 11th 5 points. 12th 4 points. 13th 3 points 14th 2 points. 15th 1 point.
The competitors with the highest total number of points at the end of the series will be declared the respective winner in accordance with the above classes.
The above point scoring system will be used at each qualifying round.

5. Ties.
To determine the overall winners, ties will be resolved as follows :-
A) Greatest number of first places.
B) Greatest number of second places.
C) Greatest number of third places and so on until last place.
D) The rider with the best performance in the final round.

6. Results.
To be forwarded to the Centre recorder together with a programme for the event as soon as possible but in any event not more than 14 days after the meeting.

7. Curtailment or Abandonment of a meeting
In the event of a class at a meeting not being fully completed or curtailed for any reason after the start of the meeting no East Midland Centre championship points will be awarded for that class.
The final decision on the allocation of championship points will be made by the East Midland Centre Executive committee.


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