MASA Competition Scoring Summary
Event Place | # of Competitors | |||||||
10 or More | 9 | 8 | 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | |
1st | 10 | 9 | 8 | 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 |
2nd | 9 | 8 | 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 |
3rd | 8 | 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1 |
4th | 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1 | |
5th | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1 | ||
6th | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1 | |||
7th | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1 | ||||
8th | 3 | 2 | 1 | |||||
9th | 2 | 1 | ||||||
10th | 1 (below 10th = 0) |
Distance Events
The Open Stone, Braemar
Stone, Heavy WFD, Light WFD, Heavy Hammer and Light Hammer are all
measured to the nearest 1/4". The competitor's best throw is used
for scoring. In the event of a tie, whether it be for 1st place or
any placement, the next longest distance thrown for the tied
competitors is compared (and if needed the next longest distance
after that). If a tie can not be broken, the points for the two (or
more) placements are added together and divided by the number of
competitor's tied at the given distance...with an equal number of
points awarded to each.
Height Events
The Sheaf Toss and Heavy
WFH are contested at increments determined and measured by the
athletic officials. The competitor's best height cleared is used
for scoring. In the event of a tie between two or more
competitor's, whether it be for 1st place or any placement,
"countbacks" are performed to previous heights in a descending
manner. The competitor who has a greater number of misses at the
first contested height encountered (for any of the tied
competitors) upon countback from the greatest height that the tied
competitors cleared, will be given the lower placement. If a tie
can not be broken on countbacks, then the points for the two (or
more) placements are added together and divided by the number of
competitor's tied at the given height...with an equal number of
points awarded to each.
Caber
The Caber Toss is not
scored on the distance or height that the caber is thrown; instead
it is scored by the degrees that the end that is held in the
competitor's hands is raised in correlation to the opposite end of
the caber. If the competitor completes a "full turn", then the
score is based upon an imaginary clock face, with 12 o'clock being
perfect. Full turn scores are always higher than degree turns for
non-full turns. Full turn scores fall between 9 o'clock and 3
o'clock, typically in 15 minute intervals. Non-full turn scores
typically fall between 30 and 90 degrees usually in 5 degree
intervals. The competitor's best score is used for scoring. In the
event of a tie between two or more competitors, whether it be for
1st place or any placement, the next highest scores for the tied
competitors are used. If the scores for all three throws for the
tied competitors are identical, then the points for the two (or
more) placements are added together and divided by the number of
competitor's tied...with an equal number of points awarded to
each.
General
No points are awarded if a
competitor fouls out of a distance event, fails to register a
cleared height for height events, or does not receive a score for
the caber.
Overall
For determining the overall competition champion, the individual event scores are added together, with the highest score being the winner. If a tie in overall points occurs, then the total number of 1st place event wins for the tied competitors will be used to break the tie. If this does not break the tie, then the athletes will remain tied. Tie-breakers are not used for any other overall placements other than 1st place.