Name: Chris Kidwell
Summary: Rewrite Rule 13.3 NARAM Awards to simplify the wording. There is no change to the awards given.
State the Logic of the Change: Section 13.3 is overly complex, causing many people to misunderstand how NARAM awards are granted. There are several sections that state actions are not prohibited (e.g., 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206) and are therefore redundant. Rules for qualifying for Meet Awards (220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168) are stated as negatives, and do not explicitly say whether people who qualified for ESA but not National Champion may compete for Meet Awards. The wording of 13.3 can be simplified by restructuring slightly, swapping sections 13.3.2 (Meet Awards) and 13.3.3 (National Champion Awards), making it clearer that the two categories are mutually exclusive. Within each section, the new wording flows through the same progression: who can compete, how the winners are determined, and how many awards are given.
Effect if any on Current Competition and NAR Records: Less confusion on what awards are given at NARAM and who qualifies for those awards.
Exact wording of Section 13.3: Replace all of 13.3 with the following:
13.3 NARAM Awards
13.3.1 Event Specialist Awards
22.214.171.124 Event Specialist competition is open to NARAM competitors who have qualified for an ESA per Rule 126.96.36.199.
188.8.131.52 For each NRC event, the ESA is given to the ESA-qualified contestant in each division with the highest score at NARAM.
13.3.2 National Championship Awards
184.108.40.206 National Championship competition is open to NARAM competitors who have qualified for National Championship per Rule 220.127.116.11.
18.104.22.168 National Championship points are calculated for each contestant as the sum of points awarded per Rule 13.2.4 for all NARAM events.
22.214.171.124 National Champion awards shall be given for 1st and 2nd place in each division.
126.96.36.199 In the event of a tie for 1st or 2nd place, the competitor who has the most 1st place event finishes wins. If a tie still exists, then the competitor who has the most 2nd places finishes wins, etc.
13.3.3 Meet Awards
188.8.131.52 Meet competition is open to NARAM competitors who did not qualify for National Championship per Rule 184.108.40.206.
220.127.116.11 Meet Championship points are calculated for each contestant as the sum of points awarded per Rule 13.2.4 for all NARAM events.
18.104.22.168 Meet Champion awards shall be given for 1st and 2nd place in each division.
22.214.171.124 Ties for Meet Champion awards are handled according to Rule 126.96.36.199
188.8.131.52 Event Champion awards shall be given for 1st through 3rd places in each division and each event, with duplicate awards given in the case of ties.
5 Comments on RCP# 2019-01
At the time of the original revision of the USMRSC, the intent of Section 13.3 was to have stand alone definition of the expectations to win each of the types of NARAM awards. Granted some of the paragraphs may have been awkward, but one could read the individual award section they were interested in to find what they could and could not win. I support the revision, as presented, but would encourage the inclusion of a small table of the possible awards for the each type of NARAM competitor.