NZSSRA: Progression tables


In 2013 the Schools Committee approved a new progression system for use at Maadi. It is one that brings the regatta closer to a full FISA progression and addresses a small number of short-comings in the Option 1 progression.

The traditional progression system used for NZSSRA regattas used to see all crews progress from the heats to either a repechage, semi-final or final. In 2005 at a Special Committee Meeting held to address concerns about the growing duration of NZSSRA regattas the Executive agreed to approve two further progression systems, which could be used to reduce the duration of a regatta.

Following use at the 2006 Maadi, Option 1 was slightly modified (see the 2006 progression for comparison) taking into account feedback received from attendees and resulting in the progression systems below.

In 2009 faced with a limit of one-crew-per-school-per-event at the North Island Secondary School Championships the Executive Committee agreed to two new progressions systems. Each can only be used in conjunction with a seeded regatta. These were subsequently modified for the 2010 regatta to create a single progression system that also incorporates semi-finals for the largest events.

The fifth progression system has been in use at South Island Secondary School Championships for a number of years but only became available for publication in 2010. In 2012 it was tweaked for 9 entrants so both heats had an incentive to race one heat did not have a "row through" advantage over the other.

Over-subscribed events

Entry limits are supposed to be in place to constrain entries so the progression system can be applied to each event. But sometimes the limits are ineffective and an event ends up over-subscribed.

In such cases an alternative progression system might be used, different qualifying processes used (e.g. time trials), or steps taken to reduce entries to a level the progression system can cater for. A regatta's Conditions should specify how over-subscribed events are managed.

For the 2019 Maadi the Schools Committee approved an emergency extension of the Option 7 progression table. This was to cope with a couple of events that, in spite of entry limits, were over-subscribed and received 65-72 entries.

Option 1* For large regattas

Min EntryMax EntryHeats racesProgressingNot progressingRepechage racesProgressionSemi-final racesProgression
1801-[8]>AF 
91021>F 11-6>AF 
111221-2>F 11-4>AF 
131621>F 21-3>AF 
172431-2>AF
3-7>R
8th21>AF
2-5>BF
 
253241>AF
2-5>R
6th, 7th & 8th21-2>AF
3-6>BF
 
334051-2>S
3-5>R
6th, 7th & 8th1 of 7, 1 of 81-3>S21-4>AF
5-8>BF
414861-4>S
5-6>R
7th & 8th2 of 61-4>S41-2>AF
3-4>BF
495671-4>S
5-6>R
7th & 8th2 of 71-2>S41-2>AF
3-4>BF
576481-3>S
4-5>R
6th, 7th & 8th21-4>S41-2>AF
3-4>BF
657291-3>S
4-7>R
8th5 of 7, 1 of 81>S41-2>AF
3-4>BF
73+event over-subscribed
* updated 2006

Option 2 For emergencies or heavily over-subscribed regattas

Min EntryMax EntryHeats racesProgressingNot progressingRepechage racesProgressionSemi-final racesProgression
1801-[8]>AF 
91621-4>F5, 6, 7 & 8th 
172431-2>AF
3-7>R
8th21>AF
2-5>BF
 
253241>AF
2-5>R
6th, 7th & 8th21-2>AF
3-6>BF
 
334051>AF
2-5>R
6th, 7th & 8th2 of 7, 1 of 61>AF
2-3>BF
 
414861>AF
2-3>R
4, 5, 6, 7 & 8th2 of 61>AF
2-5>BF
 
495671-4>R5, 6, 7 & 8th4 of 71-2>AF
3-4>BF
 
576481>S
2-3>R
4, 5, 6, 7 & 8th21-4>S21-4>AF
5-8>BF
657291-3>S
4-7>R
8th5 of 7, 1 of 81>S41-2>AF
3-4>BF
73+event over-subscribed

Option 3 For NISSC 2009

Min EntryMax EntryQualifying racesProgressing to A finalProgressing to B finalProgressing to C finalFinals size
180all [straight final]--[8]
91621-40-8
172431-23-4-6
253241-23-4-8
334861236
496481238
65+event over-subscribed

Option 4 For NISSC 2009 (includes limited progression by times)

Min EntryMax EntryQualifying racesProgressing to A finalProgressing to B finalProgressing to C finalFinals size
180all [straight final]--[8]
91621-40-8
172431-2
(+2 fastest 3)
(1 remaining 3)
4-5
(+1 fastest 6)
-8
253241-23-4-8
334861
(+2 fastest 2)
(4 remaining 2)
(+4 fastest 3)
(2 remaining 3)
4
8
496481238
65+event over-subscribed

Option 5 For SISSC (next fastest eight)

Min EntryMax EntryQualifying racesProgressing to A finalProgressing to B final
181all [straight final]-
992slowest crew eliminated
8 to final
-
101621-40
172431-2
+2 fastest remaining
8 fastest remaining
253241-23-4
334051
+3 fastest remaining
8 fastest remaining
414861
+2 fastest remaining
8 fastest remaining
495671
+1 fastest remaining
8 fastest remaining
5764812
65+event over-subscribed
* updated 2012

Option 6 For NISSC (includes limited progression by times & semi-finals)

Min Entry Max Entry Heats Progression Semi-finals Progression Finals 
181all to finalA
91621-4 > A finalA
172431&2 + 2 fastest 3 > A final
1 remaining 3 + 4&5 + 1 fastest 6 > B final
A & B
253241&2 > A final
3&4 > B final
A & B
334051-3 + 1 fastest 4 > A/B semi-final
4 remaining 4 + 4 fastest 5 > C final
21-4 > A final
5-8 > B final
A-C
414861&2 + 4 fastest 3 > A/B semi-final
2 remaining 3 + 4 > C final
21-4 > A final
5-8 > B final
A-C
495671&2 + 2 fastest 3 > A/B smei-final
5 remainig 3 + 3 fastest 4 > C final
21-4 > A final
5-8 > B final
A-C
576481&2 > A/B semi-final
3 > C final
21-4 > A final
5-8 > B final
A-C
65+event over-subscribed

Option 7 For Maadi (includes quarter finals and C-F finals)

EntrantsHeatsHeat progressionRepsReps progressionQFSFFinals
1-81All > FA
(Preliminary)
A
9-1021 > FA
rest > Reps
11-6 > FAA
11-1221&2 > FA
rest > Reps
11-4 > FAA
13-1621 > FA
rest > Reps
21-3 > FAA
17-2231&2 > FA
rest > Reps
21 > FA, 2-5 > FBA, B
23-2841 > SF
rest > Reps
31-4 > SF{SF}A, B
29-3241 > SF, last ELIM
rest > Reps
31-4 > SF{SF}A, B
33-3451&2 > SF
rest > Reps
31&2 > SF, 3&4 > FC{SF}A, B, C
35-3951&2 > SF, last ELIM
rest > Reps
31&2 > SF, 3&4 > FC{SF}A, B, C
4061-4 > QF
rest > Reps
21-4 > QF{QF}{SF}A, B, C, D
41-4661-4 > QF, last ELIM
rest > Reps
21-4 > QF{QF}{SF}A, B, C, D
47-4871-4 > QF, last ELIM
rest > Reps
21&2 > QF{QF}{SF}A, B, C, D
49-5171-4 > QF, last ELIM
rest > Reps
21&2 > QF, 3-6 > FE{QF}{SF}A, B, C, D, E
5271-4 > QF
rest > Reps
31 > QF, 2&3 > FE{QF}{SF}A, B, C, D, E
53-5671-4 > QF, last ELIM
rest > Reps
31 > QF, 2&3 > FE{QF}{SF}A, B, C, D, E
57-6481-3 > QF, last ELIM
rest > Reps
41&2 > QF, 3&4 > FE
5&6 > FF
{QF}{SF}A, B, C, D, E, F
65+event over-subscribed
  • ELIM = Eliminated
  • Reps = Repechages
  • QF = Quarter-finals
  • SF = Semi-finals
  • FA = 'A' Finals, FB = 'B' Finals, etc
  • {QF} = 4: 1-4 > SF, 5&6 > FC, rest > FD
  • {SF} = 2: 1-4 > FA, rest > FB
Note: Repechages where crews qualify directly to the Finals may be held at the same stage of the regatta as Semi-finals. E and F Finals may be held at the same stage of the regatta as Quarter-finals. C and D Finals will be held at the same stage of the regatta as Semi-finals. B Finals will be held directly before the associated A Final.

Emergency progression For over-subscribed events in option 7 in 2019

EntrantsHeatsHeat progressionRepsReps progressionQFSFFinals
65-7291-3 > QF, last ELIM
rest > Reps
51 > QF, 2 > FE, 3 > FF, 4 > FG{QF}{SF}A, B, C, D, E, F, G
Note: due the place-based progression used for Maadi regattas Finals E, F, and G are 5-boat finals, which is one reason why this is only an emergency extension to the existing progression.

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