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CTRI Contest Group Champions Program
By John Lindholm, on August 15th, 2010
(Edited for current dates)
CTRI Contest Group Champions
1. Objective: The 21 major contests of the year feature a club competition. To maximize the CTRI standing amongst other clubs, the CTRI club member(s) who contributes the most points in the contest-year to the club’s credit is the CTRI Contest Group Champion. A champion will be recognized in the High Power, Low Power, and QRP categories in accordance with the specific rules which follow. Authorization for this program was by club vote at its May 23, 2009, meeting. [ed. It was subsequently reauthorized after the first year to continue the program. Also, the addition of the Tenderfoot award was authorized by the club.]
A] An individual’s submitted score will be used for “keeping score.” If at the end of the contest year there is a very close race for determining champion, then the official published scores will be used.
B] The score must be submitted to the sponsor for CTRI credit.
C] To be eligible for a champion award, at least 25% of the contests (see list) must have a submitted entry.
D] If a club member submits scores in different categories (HP, LP, QRP), his category for champion will be the highest power used unless at least 25% are in a single lower power category.
E] A member participating in a multi-operator effort gets individual credit as follows: total score divided by number of operators.
F] After each contest, a member gets credit by either posting his score on the CTRI Yahoo reflector, the CTRI Website www.wa1rr.org, or submitting the score to the official scorekeeper.
A running tally sheet (leaderboard) will be posted on the reflector periodically so that members can see individual progress and standings.
3. Contest season: The yearly contest season runs from September 1 through August 31. The following contests which have a club competition component count for champion credit:
Sep: ARRL September VHF Contest
CQWW RTTY Contest
Oct: CQWW SSB DX Contest
Nov: ARRL Sweepstakes CW
ARRL Sweepstakes Phone
CQWW DX CW Contest
Dec: ARRL 160 Meter Contest
ARRL 10 Meter Contest
Jan: ARRL RTTY Roundup
ARRL January VHF Contest
CQWW CW 160 Meter Contest
Feb: CQ WPX RTTY Contest
ARRL CW DX Contest
CQ SSB 160 Meter Contest
Mar: ARRL SSB DX Contest
Russian DX Contest
CQWW SSB WPX Contest
May: New England QSO Party
CQWW CW WPX Contest
Jun: ARRL June VHF Contest
Jul: CQWW VHF Contest
4. Awards: A suitable plaque will be awarded in each of the three categories in which there are qualified entries. The plaque will indicate champions in memorium of all past CTRI Contest Group members whose keys now remain silent (SK).
5. Resolution: In the event of any dispute over the results of this program, a panel of three members selected by the President shall review the matter with its decision final.
6. The Tenderfoot Award: This is a special category that recognizes individual effort by a club member who has made substantial progress in improving his/her contesting effort usually with somewhat less than top-of-the-line equipment or vast prior experience. It may be a so-called “rookie” effort from someone new to contesting or from many years of dormancy from operating. It may – but not necessarily – be someone newly licensed. Making due with basic equipment and wire antennae are often the sign of a potential Tenderfoot winner. There is no minimum number of contests to be entered. The winner is selected on the subjective judgment of a panel of club officers, and is only awarded when one is found truly worthy. An individual can win this only once and cannot repeat in subsequent years.
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