The Scottish Indoor Rowing Championships is an annual event that attracts competitors from rowing and non-rowing backgrounds across UK and Europe.
The Championships in 2017 will be held on Friday the 17th November (Schools Championships) and Saturday the 18th of November (Open Championships) at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility, Motherwell. ML1 2TZ.
We are pleased to announce that once again Concept2 are offering discounts on the Race machines that are being used at the event. The race machines are Model D ergometers with PM5 monitors and they will cost £760 (a reduction of £100). They will be used over the course of the championships and must be picked up at the end of racing on the 18th of November. For more details and how to purchase them please visit the Concept2 webpage.
Entry and Event Information - Closing date Midnight on Friday 3rd November
Entries for 2017 Now Open
For clubs, groups or universities we will issue a Bulk Entry Spreadsheet shortly, this is much easier for entries for more than 4 people. If you require a copy of this spreadsheet please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Championship: £15
Senior Sprint Championship: £7
Junior/University Championship: £7
Senior Team Events: £28
University Team Events £16
Junior Team Events: £16
There is a 10% early bird special for entries received and paid for by 15th of October 2017. Online entry needs to be accompanied by an online payment.
Entry fees are non-refundable.
Enquiries regarding entries should be made to the organisers via email at: email@example.com
By entering the competition, a competitor agrees to be bound by the rules. The Championship Organising Committee reserves the right to limit the size of entry. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Concept 2 Indoor Rowers will be used.
Competitors may use the “drag factor” setting of their choice, but this cannot be changed during the race. For details of race distances refer to the event entry list. n.b there are separate rules governing the setting of drag factor for the Scottish Universities categories.
No pre-event qualification is required.
Competitors will be requested to submit an estimated expected time (distance for timed races) to ensure that athlete can be “seeded” into races with athletes of a similar standard.
Events will be straight finals. i.e. each competitor will only row once. Some categories will involve several races. The times from all the races for a single category will be ranked to give an overall listing. The organisers will try to arrange for the fastest competitors of each category to be in the last race for each category.
The events offered for the Scottish Indoor Championships are included in the Event List 2017 document at http://www.scottish-rowing.org.uk/index.php/event-list
Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd placed competitors in each individual category where there are 4 or more entrants.
Prizes will be awarded only to 1st placed teams in each team category.
Competitors may enter any number of events in which they are eligible to do so, on the understanding that the organisers cannot be responsible for ensuring that sufficient rest periods are provided.
Entrants in individual university/college events (excluding the fresher category) will automatically be entered in the corresponding senior championship category. Separate races will NOT be held. There is no additional cost to be paid.
In the event of an equipment failure and if possible within the existing race programme competitors may, at the discretion of the organisers, be given the opportunity to compete in another race and still be eligible for an event prize. Entire races will not be re-rowed in the event of an equipment failure.
A provisional schedule will be emailed to all competitors and placed on the event website by Monday 13th November 2017. Any mistakes should be notified as soon as possible BEFORE race day.
Schedule of Events
The events, where possible, will be scheduled in the following order:
Junior Individual Events
Lwt age group category 1k events
Junior team events
SSS 1K events
SSS, Age Category & Open 2k events
SSS Team events
Open team events
Senior Age Group Categories
These are based on the competitor’s age on the day of the event. (29th October 2017) (e.g. A competitor whose 40th birthday is on the day of the Championships would compete in 40+ category)
Junior Age Group Categories
These are based on the competitor’s age on the 1st September 2016 (i.e. the year preceding the Championships) Refer to the table below.
J12 - born on or after 1st September 2005
J13 - born on or after 1st September 2004
J14 -born on or after 1st September 2003
J15 -born on or after 1st September 2002
J16 -born on or after 1st September 2001
J18 - born on or after 1st September 1999
All team events will use a single rowing machine. Teams shall consist of 4 competitors.
Team members may make as many change-overs as they wish to cover the allotted distance but must always change in the same order.
Names of competitors for team events can be changed at registration on the day of the event.
The J18 team event may comprise any combination of boys and girls. I.e. single sex teams are permitted. Where appropriate the organisers may award multiple prizes in this category, for example to the fastest team comprising all girls.
Lightweight Event Weight Limits:
Men 75kg or less Women 61.5kg or less.
Lightweight competitors must weigh-in between 1 and 2 hours before the scheduled start of their first race. Competitors who do not make their weight will not be able to compete. Competitors entered in multiple lightweight events need only weigh in once.
For BUCS Entrants only lightweight competitors who do not make their weight will still be able to race, their time will be listed at the bottom of the race category they entered, but they will not be placed. Their time will however be included in the BUCS Ranking, as a heavyweight time. The BUCS Rowing regulations can be found at http://c1593.r93.cf3.rackcdn.com/Rowing_R_R_-_Jan-12.pdf
Note: For lightweights attempting to break a World Record, in accordance with regulations from on water events and indoor rowing championships around the world, lightweights must be weighed in no earlier than two hours before their race. Records from lightweights weighed prior to two hours before their row will not be recognized. If lightweights would like to try for a World Record in an event more than 2 hours after they have weighed in they should alert the organisers and weigh in again between 1 and 2 hours before that event.
Pararowing Events are offered in Legs, Trunk & Arms (LTA), Trunk & Arms (TA) and Arms & Shoulders (AS) classifications.
Scottish Student Sport Indoor Rowing Championships:
The Scottish Student Sport Indoor Rowing Championships (SSSIRC) is part of the BUCS Indoor Rowing Series and points will be awarded in the University/College events to eligible students. The Championships will consist of men’s and women’s events in the following:
Individual Categories: Heavyweight, Lightweight, Fresher
Team Categories: Open Team, Fresher Team
Special Note: Entrants in individual university events (excluding the fresher category) will automatically be entered in the corresponding senior championship category. Separate races will NOT be held. There is no additional cost to be paid. Alan Easson (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the Scottish Student Sport Rowing Co-ordinator
The SSSIRC are open to matriculated students of Universities and Colleges who compete under the name of their institution.
Fresher events are open to students in their first year of rowing competition (indoor or on-water).
A Scottish Student Sport Victor Ludorum will be awarded to the most successful university club. Each event category will attract the following number of points:
1st 10 points
2nd 6 points
3rd 4 points
4th 3 points
5th 2 points
6th 1 point
In the event of a tie, the Victor Ludorum will be awarded jointly.
The Scottish Indoor Rowing Championships is an open event. By entering the event you give permission to the event organisers, and their representatives, employees and agents to take photographs of you during the event and hereby release claim to such photographs.
Scottish Rowing Indoor Championships
Photographs from the event are available on the Scottish Rowing Facebook Page.
Scottish Schools Indoor Rowing Championships
The Scottish Schools Indoor Rowing championships was held on Friday the 28th of october at Bellahouston sports centre. Photographs from the event are available on the Scottish Rowing Facebook Page.
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