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Introduction to the World Ranking01.Jan.2005



This section is explaining the rules and definitions behind the World Ranking. Below is an introduction of the world ranking rules. For more information see the other selections under this rules section.


The basic idea
Having a common World Ranking for all slalom skaters in the world.



World Ranking Regions
All slalom competitions have a right to be counted into the world ranking. But to have some sort of a world balance, depending on the local level of the skateboard slalom scene, the world has been divided into a number of geographical regions with a specific number of competition statuses to use.

For the moment the geographical regions are divided into 2 blocks, West and East Atlantic regions. The WA regions are South America, USA West, USA East and Canada. The EA regions are Europe, Russia, Asia and Australia.


World Ranking Statuses
There are five different statuses a world ranking slalom competition can have. Major, Main, Prime, Basic and Plain. Major is the highest status and Plain the lowest.

The number of statuses given to a region depends on its geographical placement, size and level of the slalom scene.

There is only one competition each year in each of the WA and EA regions that has the highest Major status. One of these is always the World Championships.


World Ranking Calculations
The World Ranking program will calculate World Ranking points according to the current rules for each person depending on their placements in the different slalom disciplines and the status of that specific event. The results will generate the final world ranking listings.

There are 2 different types of rankings, the Year rankings and the 4-year rankings. The year rankings are only including results from one specific season whilst the 4-year rankings show the results including results from the last four years.

The more you travel and the more you compete the better it is. But to not let the ranking be decided by attendance only, there is a limit of how many world ranking disciplines you can count per season in the ranking, 8 or 6 depending on ranking class. You can count maximum 2 disciplines per competition.