Minutes of Meetings and Decisions

BSCRA Rule Changes for 2019

Voting on the rule changes closed at midnight on Sunday 23rd September 2018. The results are

68 of the 170 eligible members voted (40%)

Proposal to Abolish Silver Grade - passed 53 for, 4 against, 11 abstentions

Proposal on Grading due to ISRA ranking - passed 35 for, 20 against, 13 abstentions

Proposal on Nationals Qualifying (open entry to 1/32 Nats) - passed 37 for, 31 against, 0 abstentions


All changes will come into force on 1st January 2019.

Chris Frost
BSCRA Secretary, September 2018



Full details of the proposals:-


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Proposals for membership voting

Members are asked to vote on the following proposals at the BSCRA Members’  web site .  Voting closes at midnight on Sunday 23rd September 2018.  You are very welcome to discuss the proposals on the BSCRA Members Facebook group and at clubs.  Please remember these are all just proposals, any that the majority of members vote for will become rule changes.  The results will be announced by 1st October. This year there are 3 proposals to vote on:-


1 Proposal on Driver Grades


1A Abolish Silver Grade

The "silver grade" rules shall be abolished.  

Explanation

The existing rule "silver grade" rules mean that over 65s go up to premier for a shorter period than under 65s scoring identical results.  (For example a driver over 65  making a National Final will go up to premier for one year, a driver under 65 making the same Final will go up to premier for two years.)

The change will come into force in 1st January  2019.


Handbook amendment

If passed the wording with a grey background will be removed.

National British Championships

2.2 Main Grade: all BSCRA members are eligible for Main Grade except:
i) Those who have been an outright National Champion in 1/32nd or 1/24 scale  in the last 5 years
and are under the age of 65 on 1st January of the current championship year.  (1/24 National Champions are those who have won a class at the BSCRA 1/24 Nationals or 1/24 International meeting.)
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i) Those who have been an outright National Champion in either 1/32nd scale in the last 2 years (even if aged 65 or over).
iii) Any finalist in the Overall National Championships in each open class in the last two years (with the current eight lane track, this means the top eight)
and are under the age of 65 on 1st January of the current championship year.
iv) Any finalist in the Overall National Championships in each open class in the last year (with the current eight lane track, this means the top eight) (even if aged 65 or over).

v) The top 5 drivers in both the 1/32 and 1/24 British Open Championship in the previous 2 seasons.
and are under the age of 65 on 1st January of the current championship year.   (NOTE this means the top 5 in the 2017 BOC will be in the premier grade for the 2018 and 2019 season.  It also means drivers over 65 are not promoted out of  main grade because of their BOC results  )
vi) The previous year's Main Grade National Champions in each open class.


1B Grading due to ISRA ranking


The number of ISRA ranking points that make drivers ineligible for Clubman grade shall be increased to 3.  
NOTE   This is intended to  allow drivers who might otherwise be considered Clubman to be eligible for Clubman events even though they have a go at the ISRA Worlds.  However it is set at an appropriate level to put driver who are really too quick for Clubman in the main grade

Handbook amendment

In National British Championship Rule 2.3 v " Anybody in the current ISRA World Ranking list with more than 0.99 points" shall be replaced by
"Anybody in the current ISRA World Ranking list with more than 3.00 points



2  Proposal on Nationals Qualifying


For the 2019 season only, the 1/32 Nationals will be open entry for UK based BSCRA members.   For the 2020 season,  members will be asked whether to stay with the open entry or revert to the existing system.

Explanation

Since the 1/32 Nationals entry was limited to 48, the average entry has been 46, so effectively it's been open entry most of the time anyway.  Normally there is initially a waiting list for places, then various qualifiers who hadn't made up their minds decide not to enter, and a few more drop out later on for whatever reason.    This leaves several of the racers not knowing they have a place till quite late in the day, making it difficult for arrangements such as  hotel bookings.    It is proposed to try open entry.  It is thought that a few more competitors might enter, but the only way to know exactly how many is to try it.  The likely numbers are manageable within the Nats timescales .

Areas are free to continue holding area meetings.


Handbook amendment

National British Championships rules  2.5 and 2.7

For the 2019 season  the 1/32 Nationals will be open entry to UK based members. Overseas members will not be eligible for this event.


Chris Frost
BSCRA Secretary, August 2018



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Rule Change Proposals

The proposals received by the 1st July deadline are being reviewed.  The final versions will be put forward for membership voting in August.

Chris Frost
BSCRA Secretary, July 2018

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Original Request for  Proposals

BSCRA members are welcome to propose changes to BSCRA rules other than car and track standards.  (This year BSCRA is in the middle of a two year freeze on car and track standards.)  The proposal need to be proposed and seconded by current BSCRA members.  All proposals must be received by the BSCRA secretary (Chris Frost ) by 1st July 2018, although we recommend you get any proposals in before the deadline.  

The proposals will then be reviewed by the Competition Rules Committee / Council (in consultation with the proposer).   BSCRA members will then vote on them and the decision will be published at the beginning of October.  Any changes  will come into force on 1st January 2019 unless agreed otherwise.   


Please note that the 2 year rule freeze doesn’t apply to adding new products to the approved list,  as most of you know, new bodyshells are added to the approved list several times a year.

Chris Frost
BSCRA Secretary, June 2018




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