Competition and Championships
- 13.1.1 Number of Events
- The NRC shall be made up of six (6) events selected from Rule 13.1.4 – NRC Events List. These six events shall be part of the official events for NARAM.
- 13.1.2 Event Selection
- NRC events will be selected as follows:
- The Contest Board shall select four (4) NRC events.
- The NARAM Contest Director shall select two (2) NRC events.
In the event a NARAM Contest Director is not selected by July 1, the Contest Board shall select all six (6) NRC events.
- 13.1.3 Announcement
- The NRC will be announced on NAR.org, on or before July 1 by the Contest Board Chairman.
- 13.1.4 NRC Events List
- 1/4A-A Parachute Duration
- 1/4A-A Streamer Duration
- 1/4A-A Helicopter Duration
- 1/4A-A Boost Glider Duration
- B-C Egg Lofting Duration
- 1/2A-B Altitude-Altimeter
- A-B Payload Altitude-Altimeter
- B-C Egg Lofting Altitude-Altimeter
- 13.1.5 Adherence
- NRC events shall be flown under the specific event provisions of the Sporting Code.
- 13.1.6 Qualification
- The only events that qualify a competitor to compete for the title of National Champion or for an Event Specialist Award are those selected for the NRC.
- 13.1.7 Event Acceptance
- All NRC events may be flown at a sanctioned NRC launch. Non-NRC events may be flown at an NRC launch but only NRC results will be accepted by the Contest Board.
- All NRC flights shall be conducted at launches sanctioned by the NAR Contest Board and
sponsored by either a NAR chartered section, or NAR member eighteen (18) years of age or older. All NRC launches shall be listed on the NAR Contest Calendar at nar.org once sanctioned.
- There shall be no limit to the number of NRC launches a NAR member eighteen (18) years of age or older or section may sanction in a contest year.
- There shall be no limit to the number of NRC sanctioned launches a competitor may enter in a contest year.
- 13.1.9 NRC Minimum Personnel
- Flying one or more NRC events requires a minimum of two NAR members, one or more of whom is 18 years of age or older.
- The NRC Contest Director shall post competitor scores to a cumulative, member accessible, results ‘Scoreboard’ maintained by the Contest Board on NAR.org.
- The results Scoreboard shall reflect the best score attained by a competitor in an NRC event. Posted results will be considered preliminary until verified by the Regional Contest Board.
- A competitor’s best score also determines his/her position or ‘rank’ in relation to all other competitor results in an NRC event.
- Results must be reported to the appropriate Regional Contest Board Chairman by the Contest Director for verification and must include data for pending performance records.
- Based on the sum of two (2) flights, a competitor that can achieve as his/her official score a NRC maximum for that NRC duration event, will receive a rank of one (1) in that event.
- Scores must be posted to the Scoreboard by the Contest Director within 7 days of the completion of the NRC sanctioned launch.
- At the close of the NRC (June 30), the final results of the NRC determine the eligibility for a competitor to compete for and win an Event Specialist Award and/or National Championship. In case of a tie, duplicate places shall be awarded and all numerical places will be awarded as though there had been no tie. (Ex. 1, 2, 2, 3, 4…)
- 188.8.131.52 National Rocketry Competition Awards
- The top 10 or top 10% of competitors in each division, after the close of the NRC on June 30, will be recognized for their performance on the NAR.org website, in the E-Rocketeer, and in the official journal of the NAR.
- 184.108.40.206 Event Specialist Award (ESA)
- To compete for an ESA at NARAM, competitors in each competition division must:
- Select one or more of the NRC events
- Post qualified flights in each of the competitor’s selected NRC events on the Scoreboard
- Qualify by finishing in the top 10 or top 10% of the NRC event(s) the competitor selects.
There is no limit to the number of ESAs for which a competitor may qualify.
- 220.127.116.11 National Championship
- To compete for a National Championship at NARAM, competitors in each competition division must:
- Post qualified flights in all six of the NRC events on the Scoreboard
- Finish in the top 10 or top 10%, whichever is greater, of the NRC events based on a competitor’s combined Scoreboard rank
- A competitor’s “combined Scoreboard rank” is the sum of the competitor’s six NRC event ranks.
- 13.2.1 NRC Events
- NARAM must present at a minimum the NRC events. The NRC events shall not be flown in a multi-round format.
- 13.2.3 Qualification
- Competitors that meet the requirements of 18.104.22.168 are automatically qualified through the NRC to compete for National Champion awards and shall have their points credited only towards these awards.
- 13.2.4 Points
- All competitors begin NARAM with zero points. Points will be awarded per the following schedule for performance in each event as determined by place:
1st – 25 points
2nd – 20 points
3rd – 17 points
4th – 14 points
5th – 12 points
6th – 10 points
7th – 8 points
8th – 6 points
9th – 4 points
10th – 2 points
Flight Points – 1 point
- 13.2.5 Ties
- In case of a tie, duplicate places shall be awarded and all numerical places will be awarded as though there had been no tie. (Ex. 1, 2, 2, 3, 4…)
- Those who have qualified for an ESA must compete at NARAM to receive an Event Specialist Award in a qualifying NRC event per Rule 22.214.171.124 – Event Specialist Award.
- The NRC qualified individual or team achieving the highest score at NARAM of NRC qualified contenders shall receive the ESA for that particular event.
- There is no limit to the number of Event Specialist Awards an individual or team competitor may qualify for, compete in, or be awarded at NARAM.
- NARAM competitors who did take part in NRC events but failed to qualify for an Event Specialist Award or National Champion award may compete for meet awards.
- For the purpose of determining the meet awards in each division, points will be awarded per Rule 13.2.4 – NARAM.
- Individual event awards will be presented for 1st through 3rd place in each competition division.
- In the event of a tie for Meet or Reserve Champion, the competitor who has the most 1st place finishes wins. If a tie still exists then the competitor who has the most 2nd place finishes wins, etc.
- To be recognized as a National Champion in their competition division, competitors qualify and must compete at NARAM per Rule 126.96.36.199 – National Championship.
- For purposes of determining the National Champion awards in each competition division, points will be awarded per Rule 13.2.4 – NARAM.
- The qualified competitors accumulating the most points at NARAM shall receive the National Champion awards in their competition division.
- National Champions may win ESA awards if they qualified per Rule 188.8.131.52 – Event Specialist Award.
- In the event of a tie for National or Reserve Champion, the competitor who has the most 1st place event finishes wins. If a tie still exists then the competitor who has the most 2nd place event finishes wins, etc.
- All points are awarded per Rule 13.2.4 – NARAM.