Lowest total time wins
pilots landing short of goal recieve last time to goal (LTTG) plus
1 penalty minute for each kilometre short.
all pilots receive 1 minute for each kilometre short of goal
The last 2 pilots to goal will receive 'positional' times, each one
getting a maximum of 1 additional minute more than the pilot preceding
them to goal. For example, if the time for the 3rd last pilot to goal
is 147 minutes, then the 2nd to last pilot to goal gets 148 minutes,
and the last pilot to goal gets 149 minutes. (Note: the LTTG is 149
minutes for purposes of calculating scores for those pilots short of
Maximum Time Zone
All pilots will be deemed to have flown at least glide distance (distance
determined by the Meet Director) even if they didn't launch.
The Meet Director will declare a minimum distance required to validate
the day which should be approximately 3 times glide. At least one
pilot must make this distance or the day is invalid.
If less the 2/3rds of the pilots (Q) make Minimum Distance (MD), the
day is devalued. All times are recalculated based on the percentage
of Q who do make MD. For example, with 60 pilots entered, Q equals 40.
If only 30 pilots make MD, times are recalculated to 30/40ths or 75%
of actual. If only 20 pilots make MD, times are recalculated to 20/40ths
or 50% of actual.
You don't need a computer! One kilometre is one minute, and minutes
can be added such that you need only keep a running total for each
pilot. (a pencil and paper will do!)
Each pilot can look at the score board daily and know exactly how
many minutes he or she is behind.
The last two pilots to goal receive positional times, so they don't
screw up the scores for those pilots who didn't make goal. Also, they
don't have to decide if it would be better for them to land just short
No one has to launch in bad conditions just to get a score.
A pilots who just makes a glide can not out-score the pilot who attempts
to work the available lift but ends up sinking out.
The day is invalidated if conditions aren't good enough for anyone
to go more than three times glide.
The day is devalued if conditions aren't good enough for the majority
of pilots to make three times glide, and no single pilot or small
group of pilots can walk away with the meet because of a “Lucky” thermal
on an otherwise marginal day.
All days are not created equal (From and Hang Gliding and Paragliding
point of view) and TTG ensures that marginal days don't weigh as heavily
in the overall outcome.