Two British Open Championships are run by the BSCRA, one for 1/32 slot cars and one for 1/24 slot cars.  Three classes of car are run at each round. These  championships are run to BSCRA rules and the following rules.

Championship Points

The championships are decided on the  following points scoring system. The points are awarded in each class as follows.

British Open Championship (BOC) Rules

Position

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

11th

12th

13th

14th

15th

16th

17th

18th

19th

20th

Points

50

47

45

43

41

39

37

35

33

31

30

29

28

27

26

25

24

23

22

21

Position

21st

22nd

23rd

24th

25th

26th

27th

28th

29th

30th

31st

32nd

33rd

34th

35th

36th

37th

38th

39th

40th

Points

20

19

18

17

16

15

14

13

12

11

10

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

NOTE  Points are scored for overall finishing positions.  The points system has been simplified for 2022

At each meeting each competitors best two scores are added. This gives the competitors score for that meeting. (so for example a driver finishing 5th, 6th and 7th in the 3 classes would count the scores from the 5th and 6th place 41+39 = 80 points for that round)

In the event of a tie, the competitors take the average points, (so for example two driver finishing joint 4th would receive the average of the points for 4th (43 points) and 5th (41 points) - that is 42 points each)

The number of rounds to count is decided at the beginning of each season.

Competitors will only be eligible for BOC points if they are registered BSCRA members on the day of the meeting.

For the 2022 season there will be a separate trophy for the best performance with brushless cars and cars with brushless motors will not count for BOC points.

1/32 BOC

Home members are not allowed to compete at their home round

Members whose club hold a home round in seasons where 5 or 6 rounds are held  will count the average of their best 3 rounds.

Members whose club do not hold a home round  in seasons where  5 or 6 rounds are held you will count the average of their best 4 rounds.

If competitors have the same number of points, the driver with most wins finishes ahead, then most seconds etc. If all the positions are identical then the positions are tied.

There will also be a main grade championship open to all drivers except premier grade using the same scoring system as the overall championship.

A sub class championship for racers using Intro 32 cars with appropriate class bodies for Saloon & Sports and F2 cars in Grand Prix which will be open to any racers who have never been Premier Grade.  This was introduced on a trial basis in 2020 and will be used again in 2022.

1/24 BOC Championship

For a  5 round  1/24 BOC  series the results from each competitors best 4 meetings are added to give the overall position. If competitors have the same number of points, the driver with most wins finishes ahead, then most seconds etc. If all the positions are identical then the positions are tied.  There is no restriction on home members competing. .

In a typical 1/24 BOC meeting  on an 8 lane track each driver has a 1 min qualifying run with the fastest lap to count.  The 8 fastest qualifiers go to the A final, the 9th to 16th qualifiers to the B final etc.  In the segmented finals the drivers get a 3 min run on each lane with the total distance to count.  The final result is decided by the distance covered in the finals.  You can win overall (or come last) in any final.

Lane Changes in Segmented Racing

During lane changes the only work on cars permitted is changing the lane sticker, straightening the braids, body and chassis by hand and pushing the pins in.  No tools and no  fluids are allowed.  No spares may be fitted.

Any variation in this rule must be stated by the organisers in supplementary  regulations.

Alternative motors for 1/24 Production.

The 1/24 Production class at BOC rounds is primarily for Group 12 powered cars, but  alternatives are permitted as follows

1 Premier grade drivers must use Group 12 motors in 1/24 Production

2 Non-premier drivers who have not previously raced in the 1/24 BOC with a Group 12 motor since the start of the 2006 season may use a super 16d, Falcon, Contender , Super Wasp or Hornet in 1/24 Saloon. Once they have raced a Group 12 motor in a BOC 1/24 Production round, they may only use a Group 12 motor in that class in future.

Restrictions on the above motors

G12 - as handbook for 1/24 Production

S16D- motor components from various manufacturers - oilites ONLY, no shunts

S Wasp etc. - as handbook for 1/32 super production

Contender - motor components from various manufacturers - oilites ONLY, no shunts

Falcon and Hawks - as handbook for 1/32 production



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