The overall definition of the World Cup is given in the 1989 issue of the FAI Sporting Code Section 4 General paragraph 2.2.5. According to that definition the CIAM Free Flight Subcommittee has defined the following specific rules for a Free Flight World Cup. These rules were accepted at the 1987 CIAM Plenary meeting and have since been modified by proposals passed at the 1990 and 1992 CIAM Plenary meetings. These amendments are included in the following rules, to be used for the World Cup in 1992 and aslo apply for 1993.

1. Classes.

The following separate classes are recognised for World Cup competition: F1A, F1B, F1C, F1E.

2. Competitors.

All competitors in the specified open international contests are eligible for the World Cup.

3. Contests.

Contests included in the World Cup must appear on the FAI Contest Calendar and be run according to the FAI Sporting Code. The contests to be counted for a World Cup in one year are to be nominated at the CIAM Bureau meeting at the end of the preceding year and are to be indicated on the FAI Contest Calendar. A maximum of two contests may be selected for any one country.

4. Points Allocation.

Points are to be allocated to competitors at each contest according to their placing in the results as given in the following table:

Placing 1  2  3  4  5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Points 25 20 15 12 10 9 8 7 6  5  4  3  2  1

Points are awarded only to competitors completing at least one flight in the contest. In the event of a tie for any placings, the competitors with that placing will share the points which would have been awarded to the places covered had the tie been resolved (round up score to the nearest whole number of points).

5. Classification.

The World Cup results are determined by considering the total of points obtained by each competitor in the World Cup events. Each competitor may count the result of all competitions, except that only one competition may be counted from each country in Europe (taking the better score for any European country in which he has scored in two competitions). To determine the total score up to three events may be counted, selecting each competitors' best results during the year.

In the event of a tie the winner will be determined according to the following scheme. The number of events counted will be increased from three, one at a time, until the winner is obtained. If this does not separate the tied competitors then the winner will be determined by considering the points obtained in the best three events multiplied by the number of competitors flying in each event. The winner is the one with the greatest total thus calculated.

6. Awards.

The winner earns the title of Winner of the World Cup. Certificates,

medals or trophies may be awarded by the Subcommittee as available.

7. Organisation.

The Subcommittee shall be responsible for organising the World Cup and may nominate a responsible person or special subcommittee to administer the event.

8. Communications.

The Free Flight Subcommittee should receive the results from each contest in the World Cup and then calculate and publish the current World Cup positions. These should be distributed to the news agencies and should be also be available, by payment of a subscription, to any interested bodies or individuals. Latest results will also be sent to the organiser of each competition in the World Cup for display at the competition. Final results of the World Cup are to be sent also to the FAI, National Aero Clubs and modelling press.

9. Jury.

A Jury of three responsible people shall be nominated by the CIAM Free Flight Subcommittee to rule on any protest concerning the World Cup during a year. Any protest must be submitted in writing to the Free Flight Subcommittee Chairman and must be accompanied by a fee of 80 Swiss Francs. In the event of the Jury upholding the protest, then one-half of this fee will be returned, the remainder being retained towards the cost of administration of the protest.


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