NINJA WORLD CUP No. 1

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The first NINJA World Cup by the World Obstacle Federation is happening in 2022.

The first event in the series will be held in the Philippines hosted by the Pilipinas Obstacle Federation at the Bridgetowne Central Park in Pasig City.


Bridgetowne is a 32-hectare masterplanned Destination Estate of the Gokongwei Group’s Robinsons Land Corporation, one of the Philippine’s leading property developers. It is a fully-integrated development connecting two of the country's main city centers: Quezon City and Pasig City and espouses the live-work-play-inspire lifestyle within a green, sustainable community that will feature a dynamic mix of retail, commercial, hospitality and residential developments. Bridgetowne is a destination that ignites the winning spirit and bridges powerful and meaningful connections that let you win at work and in life.

EVENT FORMAT

  • Timed Ninja Race
  • Individual time trial (i.e., 1 athlete at a time and not head-to-head)
  • Fastest Time/ Fastest Athlete Advances/ Wins
    1. Best of 2 attempts/ runs (i.e., not the average) for the Elimination/ Qualifying Round for all categories
    2. Best of 2 attempts/ runs (i.e., not the average) for the Elite Category in the Championship Round/ Finals
    3. Best of 2 attempts/ runs (i.e., not the average) for Age Group Categories in the Championship Round/ Finals.
  • Elimination/ Qualifying Round to Finals
    • Top 8 male and female athletes in the Elite Category
    • Top 4 male and female in age groups. If there are less than 4 athletes per age group category, there will be no Championship Round. The Elimination/ Qualifying Round shall be the final round.
    • There will be no Final Round/Finals for Para-Ninja category
  • Attempts per Obstacle in Elimination/ Qualifying Round and Finals: Maximum of 2 (1 retry).
  • Categories
    1. Elite Male and Female
    2. Age-Groups Male and Female: 13-16, 17-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50 & above (based on birthyear)
    3. Para-Athletes: P2-P4 and P5 (B1-B3)
  • Cash Prizes
  • Elite and Para-Ninja Categories
    • P15,000 (1st) | P10,000 (2nd) | P5,000 (3rd) [Equivalent in USD]
  • Age-Groups
    • P3,000 (1st) | P2,000 (2nd) | P1,000 (3rd) [Equivalent in USD]

[Note: If there is only 1 Athlete or Team/ category, s/he/ Team will get the prize for 3rd place. If there are only 2 Athletes or Teams/ category, the 1st placer shall get the prize for 2nd place and the 2nd the 3rd.]

  • Event Schedule (subject to change)

August 6: Qualifying Rounds & August 7: Final Rounds

  • 8:00am-9:00am: Elite Men and Women
  • 9:30am-11:30pm: Age-Groups
  • 11:30am-1:00pm: Lunch Break
  • 1:00pm-3:30pm: Age-groups (continuation)
  • 3:30pm-5:00pm: Para-Athletes 7:00am-9:00am: Elite Men and Women
  • 9:30am-11:30am: Age-groups

COURSE AND OBSTACLES

a. The course is a linear 100-meter Ninja track consisting of a start line, 12 obstacles and a finish line.
b. The course will have 1 lane being no less than 3.0 m wide.
c. 12 Obstacles (tentative list, subject to change)

  1. Ascending Steps
  2. Rope Swing
  3. Ring Slide
  4. Lache Bars
  5. Offset Steps
  6. Wheels
  7. Wall Flip
  8. Rings
  9. Tilting Ladders
  10. 1.5m Wall
  11. Pole Dancer
  12. Tsunami Wall

GENERAL CONDUCT

a. Practice fair play/ good sportspersonship at all times.

b. Adhere to the intent of a rule when the exact wording of the rule may be interpreted in various ways.

c. Be responsible for their own safety and the safety of others.

d. Know, understand and follow the Rules, available from POSF and on www.worldobstacle.org.

e. Obey instructions from race officials.

f. Treat other athletes, officials, volunteers, media, sponsors and spectators with respect and courtesy.

g. Not use abusive, derogatory or inflammatory language.

h. Inform a Technical Official immediately after withdrawing from the race. In case the athletes fail to do this before the end of the event, it may result a suspension.

i. Compete without receiving assistance other than from event personnel and officials.

j. Refrain from ambush marketing.

k. Not dispose litter or equipment around the course except at clearly identified places. All items must be kept with the athlete and disposed of appropriately at the end of the race


GENERAL RULES

UPDATES:

1. Maximum of two attempts per obstacle. An athlete who fails to complete an obstacle on the second attempt must immediately leave the course. Their time stops on the last obstacle where they failed. Athletes will have a maximum of two runs in the course (elims and finals); they have the option of not doing their second run. 

2.If in case no athlete were able to finish the course, the athletes who reached the farthest obstacle at the fastest time will advance to the next round. 

3.An athlete who fails an obstacle is designated Did Not Complete (“DNC”) in the results for that run and is not awarded a time. There shall be no time or athletic penalties.

a. Completion of all obstacles is mandatory.

b. Run with a covered torso.

c. Run with shoes. Bare feet are prohibited on any part of the course.

d. An athlete failing an obstacle may attempt the obstacle a second time.

e. An athlete who fails to complete an obstacle on the second attempt must immediately leave the course.

f. An athlete who fails an obstacle is designated Did Not Complete (“DNC”) in the results for that run and is not awarded a time. There shall be no time or athletic penalties.

g. Time for the race is “Gun Time” which starts at sound of gun/ horn/ buzzer.

h. Athletes finishing with the same time (measured to 1/100th [0.01] of a second) shall be awarded a tie.

i. An athlete will be judged as “finished” when the athlete activates the buzzer on top of the 12th/ last Obstacle (i.e., Wave Wall).

j. Failure to comply with the Rules may result in an athlete being verbally warned, subject to disqualification, suspension, or expulsion.

k. The nature of the rule violation will determine the subsequent penalty.

l. A suspension or an expulsion will occur for very serious violations of either this Rules or World Obstacle Anti-Doping Rules.

m. An athlete may be issued a verbal warning or disqualified for failing to abide by the Rules.

n. The Technical Officials are allowed to assess penalties, even if the infringement is not listed, if the Technical Official deems an unfair advantage has been gained, or if a dangerous situation has been created.


PROTESTS

a. Protests may only be filed by participants who directly observed the subject of the protest, who was directly and personally, involved in any incident relevant to the protest, and who possess direct, detailed, and personal knowledge of the subject of the protest.

b. With respect to each protest filed, the Head Referee shall make an initial determination as to whether the protest complies with all of the provisions of the Article and whether the protest is factually sufficient to support a ruling by the Protest Committee. If the protest is improper or deficient in any respect, the Head Referee shall summarily reject and dismiss the protest and shall not be required to submit the matter to the Protest Committee.

c. The Protest Committee shall be comprised of the Head Referee and two Judges appointed by the Head Referee. The Head Referee shall serve as chairperson of the Protest Committee and shall have full authority to conduct the protest and maintain order. The Protest Committee will issue a final determination with respect to all protests timely filed and not subject to summary dismissal.

d. A protester must verbally notify finish line staff within 5 minutes of crossing the finish line.

e. All protests must be filed in writing and submitted to the Head Referee within 30 minutes after the person filing the protest has crossed the finish line.

f. Protestant must pay a non-refundable amount of USD 40 to the Head Referee, otherwise, the protest will be dismissed.

g. The Protest Committee shall hear the matter, review the evidence and render a prompt decision. The decision will be posted immediately.

h. The summary dismissal of a protest by the Head Referee or the decision of a Protest Committee shall be final, and official race results shall reflect those determinations.


PENALTIES

a. Penalties will be determined by the severity of the infraction. The maximum penalty will be disqualification from the results of the event and/or a loss of prize money.

b. A disqualification is a penalty appropriate for severe rule violations, such as but not limited to, interference with other athletes, dangerous or unsportsmanlike conduct or failure to assist an athlete in distress.


HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOL

a. Masks on at all times, except when racing.

b. Mask on at the starting line, athletes will only be allowed to remove their mask when they are on the starting line and on the course during their run.

c. Social distancing (At least six feet apart)

d. Regular hand disinfection.

e. Athletes who fail to observe these protocols, despite constant reminders from organizers, will be asked to leave the venue immediately.


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