On-Line Contest (OLC)

OLC-League 2006
(Update: 29.3.2006)


1. Goals
The league system is achieved by using a round based formula-one scoring. It allows the clubs to compete in a league system where the positions can change during the whole season based on the relative formula-one scoring. Like in other sports this is a very exciting competition and the decision who will be champion can come down to the last round of the year.
Base for scoring is an OLC-Sprint task which is to be flown in a 2 hour weather window. The optimum weather window for the sprint task is automatically being calculated by the OLC software based on the submitted IGC-file.

2. Participants
The OLC-League is a team competition for clubs who participate in the OLC.

3. Home airfield
Every club that wants to participate in the OLC-League, must define a home airfield for their team. Flights for the OLC-League will only be scored, when the point of departure is the defined home airfield. A List of Clubs / home airfield will be published in the OLC-website. Every club can change its home airfield before the first round of the OLC league.

4. Formula-one scoring
Each round the sum of the three fastest XC speeds on the OLC sprint task per club will be scored. The speeds will be index corrected according the gliders handicap. This sum is called the 'OLC-League-average-speed per round'. The clubs are ranked in a list according the achieved 'OLC-League-average-speed per round'. The club with the highest speed receives 2 OLC league points for each participating club in this round to a maximum of 50 points. The following clubs ranked 'n' receive 'n-1' points, but each participating club receives at least one point per round.

5. Publishing
The result of each round as well as the total up to date scoring will be published each Tuesday 24:00 h. The results of the single rounds are always available and the total scoring is continued with every round.

6. Rules for the OLC Sprint task
6.1 Task distance and altitude difference
The OLC Software is optimizing the sprint task according the following rules based on the recorded flight track:
- The sprint start, up to three sprint turnpoints, as well as the sprint end will be positioned so that the total distance around these points are the longest.
- The sprint end can be a maximum of 150 minutes after the sprint start.
- The flight from sprint start to sprint end has to be in engineless flight.
- The submitted sprint start and sprint end have to be points from the flight track.
- The sprint start can not be higher than the sprint end.
- The sprint start altitude is the lowest altitude after engineless flight/release from tow and before reaching the sprint start.
- Sprint start is the time when sprint start altitude has been reached.
- Sprint arrival height is the altitude after reaching the Sprint end point.
- The sprint end is before the end of the flight.
- Sprint end is the time when the sprint arrival height has been reached.
6.2 Scoring
The average speed of the single flight is the sum of the distances from sprint start, around up to three turnpoints, to the sprint end divided by the DAeC index, multiplied by 100 and divided by 2.5. The OLC-League-average-speed per round for a club is calculated from the sum of the three highest average speeds of pilots of a club. Only flights with an average of min 20 km/h will be scored.

    Calendar 2006

    Round

    from/to

    Days

    Round

    from/to

    Days

    1

    April 29.-30.

    2

    11

    July 8.-9.

    2

    2

    May 6.-7.

    2

    12

    July 15.-16.

    2

    3

    May 13.-14.

    2

    13

    July 22.-23.

    2

    4

    May 20.-21.

    2

    14

    July 29.-30.

    2

    5

    May 27.-28.

    2

    15

    August 5.-6.

    2

    6

    June 3.-5.

    3

    16

    August 12.-13.

    2

    7

    June 10.-11.

    2

    17

    August 19.-20.

    2

    8

    June 17.-18.

    2

    18

    August 26.-27.

    2

    9

    June 24.-25.

    2

    19

    September 2.-3.

    2

    10

    July 1.-2.

    2

     

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