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Qualification competitions

Qualification system
2001
Open Dutch Championship (NED)
Hessenpokal (GER)
Open German Championship (GER)
Open European Championship (Denmark)
Oceanea World Cup (New Zealand)
2002
Swiss Open Championship
Open German Championship
World Championship (Korea)
Fespic Games (Korea)
2003
Competitions still to define
2004
Depending the deadline, competitions can be taken into account. Still  to define.

 

 

The competition during the Paralympic Games is the top event in our program. Only a selected number of athletes are allowed to participate due to a restricted number of entries, determined after negotiation with the Organizer of the Games, IPC and the Sports.

To select the athletes in the most objective way, a qualification system is established.

During a Paralympiad, points can be gained at IPC-sanctioned competitions.

A qualification can only be gained as long as the result is equal or better than the qualifying standards for Paralympic Games.

The best 2 results will be taken in account and the average will be the final qualification point.

A final qualification can only be obtained by having a minimum of 2 qualification results.

After the last sanctioned event of the Paralympiad, the final qualification list will determine the athletes that are potential Paralympic competitors. Because the number of potential competitors will be greater than the limited number of athletes, additional conditions need to be set.

This limited number set by the Athens organizing committee is 140 shooters .

If more than three athletes of one country are within a ranking list, only three will be able to compete.

Only, it is up to that country to select these, out of the eligible athletes.

By using only these selection criteria, it could be mathematicely possible that a country would have 3 competitors per event. This gives a total of 24 athletes.

 

 

 

But, none of the countries will send so many shooters to a Paralympic competition. Also, it would exceed the limited number. Therefor, taken in consideration all the previous conditions, we make the sum of all the eligible athletes.

By using this formula : limited number / eligible athletes = percentage

This percentage will be used to determine the number of athletes per country.

Suppose the percentage is 60 %. In the case of 24 eligible athletes, 24 x 0.6 = 14.4

So 14 slots are allocated to that country.

If slots allocated to a certain country arenít used, these free slots will be divided amongst other countries with eligible athletes.

The countries have to make a request for additional slots at the ISCD-committee.

The condition of having 2 results implicates that the possibility to participate in sanctioned competitions need to be extended. Therefor the MQS competitions were introduced in the program.

This are International competitions with a high standard that need to fulfill certain criteria.

Since the level of a MQS competition is rated lower than World or Regional competition, a distinction is made for a qualification obtained through MQS only or through World, Regional or a combination of MQS and World or Regional competitions. Therefor a second level of selection is needed.

This is obtained by the relation of the total qualifying scores on the scores obtained by MQS only.

 
Example

 

To calculate the quota for each country, The ISCD will use the following procedure:

 

 

 

Q = MQS + WR

Q = Overall Qualifications (=eligible athletes for all countries)

Q = 460 overall qualifications

 

MQS = Overall Qualifications obtained through MQS only

MQS = 160 obtained through MQS only

  WR = Overall Qualifications obtained through World or Regional competition.

WR = 300

 

 

WRC = Qualification obtained by World or Regional championships per country

WRC = 5

 

 

P = MQS/Q

160/460 = 35 %

 

P = percentage of MQS only on the overall qualifications

P= 35 %

 

   Example of country qualification chart
R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 .... P1 P2 P3

Totals

ID Name MQS Only WC RC MQS Only WC RC MQS Only WC RC MQS Only WC RC MQS Only WC RC   MQS Only WC RC MQS Only WC RC MQS Only WC RC MQS Only WC RC
0001001

aabb

x         x                       1 1
0001002

ccdd

            x   x                 2 -
0001003

ddee

                        x       x - 2
0002004 ffgg     x     x                       1 1
0001006 kkll x       x                         1 1
0001009 mmoo x       x                         2 -
0001010 ppss                       x       x   2 -
0002012 vvzz                 x                 1 -
                                      10 5
 

Country has 15 overall qualifications . 10 of them are obtained by MQS  

 

Y = MQS * P 

Y = MQS Qualifications to count with in the Available Qualification Slots

Y = 10 * 35% = 3,5 >3

 

 

AS = Y + WRC

AS = Available Qualification Slots per country

AS = 3 + 5 = 8

   

Suppose the ratio is 0,8, the total of slots available for the Paralympic Games 

 

AS * R = FS

R= Ratio (see formula 4.3.5)

FS = Final slots per country

 8 * 0,8 = 6,4 > 6 (FS)

The country has 6 Final slots

 

IMPORTANT: the country is free to use these available Final slots with any of the athletes that appear on the qualification chart