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An athlete's current points are calculated through a variety of factors which depend on the events you compete in, who you compete against, what your previous year's base points are and much more.

If you are a Professional Athlete, your current points are the average of the top 4 points awarded to you at the events you compete in throughout that season (including your Previous Year's Base Points (PYBP)).

If you compete in the Juniors, Masters, Amateur, or Outlaw skill levels, then your current points are the average of the top 3 points awarded to you at the events you compete in throughout that season (including your Previous Year's Base Points (PYBP)).

Athletes in the Professional, Outlaw, Amateur, and Masters skill levels can have two, both skim and surf, Current Points (CP).

Athletes competing in Juniors can only have one value for their Current Points (CP).

An athlete's Previous Year's Base Points is calculated by the end of the previous season.

At the end of the previous season, that year's Previous Year's Base Points (PYBP) of each athlete is reduced by 30% to calculate a new Current Points (CP) for each athlete. This value becomes the Final Points for that season.

Then the Current Points (CP) of the top ranked athlete in every division are divided by a value of 500 which gives a value of "X" for each division. The value "X" in each division is then multiplied to each athlete's Current Points (CP), in their respective division, to determine the Previous Year's Base Points (PYBP) for the following season.

Athletes in the Professional, Outlaw, Amateur, and Masters skill levels can have two, both skim and surf, Previous Year's Base Points (PYBP).

Athletes competing in Juniors can only have one value for their Previous Year's Base Points (PYBP).

An athlete's Base Points is a calculated value that is used to determine the Average Base Points (ABP) at an event.

It is the higher value of the athlete's Current Points (CP) or Previous Year's Base Points (PYBP).

Athletes in the Professional, Outlaw, Amateur, and Masters skill levels can have two, both skim and surf, Base Points (BP).

Athletes competing in Juniors can only have one value for their Base Points (BP).

The Average Base Points (ABP) is a value used to calculate the points scale used to calculate an athlete's score in their division at an event.

It is calculated averaging the top 3 Base Points (BP) of each athlete competing in that event and division.

These events are the more grassroots leveled events that the CWSA offers throughout the season.

They consist of 2 of the 5 event levels:

- Bronze Level Events
- Silver Level Events

These events are the more prestigious events that the CWSA offers throughout the season.

They consist of 3 of the 5 event levels:

- Gold Level Events
- Platinum Level Events
- Diamond Level Events

To qualify as Bronze Level, the event must meet all of the following requirements.

- An application must be filled out and the application fee must be paid ($50.00).
- The CWSA must review and approve the event.
- The competition must provide a minimum of 3 judges for the entirety of the event.

The Bronze Level Event is the lowest competition level the CWSA has to offer, and is a WRS Qualified event. Athlete's competing in this event will be awarded a maximum score (for 1st place) on a range of 120 - 600 depending on the ABP calculated for their division.

- When the
**ABP > 0 and <= 130**then the maximum points are**120 points** - When the
**ABP > 130 and <= 150**then the maximum points are**140 points** - When the
**ABP > 150 and <= 170**then the maximum points are**160 points** - When the
**ABP > 170 and <= 190**then the maximum points are**180 points** - When the
**ABP > 190 and <= 210**then the maximum points are**200 points** - When the
**ABP > 210 and <= 230**then the maximum points are**220 points** - When the
**ABP > 230 and <= 250**then the maximum points are**240 points** - When the
**ABP > 250 and <= 275**then the maximum points are**260 points** - When the
**ABP > 275 and <= 305**then the maximum points are**290 points** - When the
**ABP > 305 and <= 340**then the maximum points are**320 points** - When the
**ABP > 340 and <= 380**then the maximum points are**360 points** - When the
**ABP > 380 and <= 425**then the maximum points are**400 points** - When the
**ABP > 425 and <= 475**then the maximum points are**450 points** - When the
**ABP > 475 and <= 550**then the maximum points are**500 points** - When the
**ABP > 550 and <= 600**then the maximum points are**600 points**

How are points awarded at an event?

- 1st place gets 100% of the maximum points
- 2nd place gets 90% of the maximum points
- 3rd place gets 80% of the maximum points
- 4th place gets 70% of the maximum points
- 5th place gets 65% of the maximum points
- 6th place get 60% of the maximum points
- 7th place gets 55% of the maximum points
- 8th place gets 51% of the maximum points
- 9th place gets 47% of the maximum points
- 10th place gets 43% of the maximum points
- 11th place gets 40% of the maximum points
- 12th place gets 37% of the maximum points
- 13th place gets 34% of the maximum points
- 14th place gets 32% of the maximum points
- 15th place gets 30% of the maximum points
- 16th place gets 28% of the maximum points
- 17th place gets 27% of the maximum points
- 18th place gets 26% of the maximum points
- 19th place gets 25% of the maximum points
- 20th place gets 24% of the maximum points
- 21st place gets 23% of the maximum points
- 22nd place gets 22% of the maximum points
- 23rd place gets 21% of the maximum points
- 24th place gets 20% of the maximum points
- 25th place gets 19% of the maximum points
- 26th place gets 18% of the maximum points
- 27th place gets 17% of the maximum points
- 28th place gets 16% of the maximum points
- 29th place gets 15% of the maximum points
- 30th place gets 14% of the maximum points
- 31st place gets 13% of the maximum points
- 32nd place gets 12% of the maximum points
- 33rd place gets 11% of the maximum points
- 34th place gets 10% of the maximum points
- 35th place gets 9% of the maximum points
- 36th place gets 8% of the maximum points
- 37th place gets 7% of the maximum points
- 38th place gets 6% of the maximum points
- 39th place gets 5% of the maximum points
- 40th place gets 4% of the maximum points
- 41st place gets 3% of the maximum points
- 42nd place gets 2% of the maximum points
- >=43rd place gets 1% of the maximum points

To qualify as Silver Level, the event must meet all of the following requirements.

- An application must be filled out and the application fee must be paid ($50.00).
- The CWSA must review and approve the event.
- The competition must provide a minimum of 3 judges for the entirety of the event.
- The competition must provide a minimum of $1,250 towards the pro cash purse
__per division.__ - The competition must also have a minimum of 2 pro divisions offered (with a minimum of 3 competitors in that division for it to be scored).

The Silver Level Event is the 2nd lowest competition level the CWSA has to offer, and is a WRS Qualified event. Athlete's competing in this event will be awarded a maximum score (for 1st place) on a range of 220 - 600 depending on the ABP calculated for their division.

- When the
**ABP > 0 and <= 230**then the maximum points are**220 points** - When the
**ABP > 230 and <= 250**then the maximum points are**240 points** - When the
**ABP > 250 and <= 275**then the maximum points are**260 points** - When the
**ABP > 275 and <= 305**then the maximum points are**290 points** - When the
**ABP > 305 and <= 340**then the maximum points are**320 points** - When the
**ABP > 340 and <= 380**then the maximum points are**360 points** - When the
**ABP > 380 and <= 425**then the maximum points are**400 points** - When the
**ABP > 425 and <= 475**then the maximum points are**450 points** - When the
**ABP > 475 and <= 550**then the maximum points are**500 points** - When the
**ABP > 550 and <= 600**then the maximum points are**600 points**

How are points awarded at an event?

- 1st place gets 100% of the maximum points
- 2nd place gets 90% of the maximum points
- 3rd place gets 80% of the maximum points
- 4th place gets 70% of the maximum points
- 5th place gets 65% of the maximum points
- 6th place get 60% of the maximum points
- 7th place gets 55% of the maximum points
- 8th place gets 51% of the maximum points
- 9th place gets 47% of the maximum points
- 10th place gets 43% of the maximum points
- 11th place gets 40% of the maximum points
- 12th place gets 37% of the maximum points
- 13th place gets 34% of the maximum points
- 14th place gets 32% of the maximum points
- 15th place gets 30% of the maximum points
- 16th place gets 28% of the maximum points
- 17th place gets 27% of the maximum points
- 18th place gets 26% of the maximum points
- 19th place gets 25% of the maximum points
- 20th place gets 24% of the maximum points
- 21st place gets 23% of the maximum points
- 22nd place gets 22% of the maximum points
- 23rd place gets 21% of the maximum points
- 24th place gets 20% of the maximum points
- 25th place gets 19% of the maximum points
- 26th place gets 18% of the maximum points
- 27th place gets 17% of the maximum points
- 28th place gets 16% of the maximum points
- 29th place gets 15% of the maximum points
- 30th place gets 14% of the maximum points
- 31st place gets 13% of the maximum points
- 32nd place gets 12% of the maximum points
- 33rd place gets 11% of the maximum points
- 34th place gets 10% of the maximum points
- 35th place gets 9% of the maximum points
- 36th place gets 8% of the maximum points
- 37th place gets 7% of the maximum points
- 38th place gets 6% of the maximum points
- 39th place gets 5% of the maximum points
- 40th place gets 4% of the maximum points
- 41st place gets 3% of the maximum points
- 42nd place gets 2% of the maximum points
- >=43rd place gets 1% of the maximum points

To qualify as Gold Level, the event must meet all of the following requirements.

- An application must be filled out and the application fee must be paid ($250.00).
- The CWSA must review and approve the event.
- The competition must provide a minimum of 3 judges for the entirety of the event.
- The competition must provide a minimum of $2,500 towards the pro cash purse
__per division.__ - The competition must have a minimum of 2 pro divisions offered (with a minimum of 3 competitors in that division for it to be scored).
- The competition must have a minimum of 40 registrations (all divisions combined) or a minimum of 10 pro registrations the previous year.
- The competition is required to provide a "Ship to Shore" live feed (with a suggested online live feed).

The Gold Level Event is the middle competition level the CWSA has to offer, and is a World Series of Wake Surfing event. Athlete's competing in this event will be awarded a maximum score (for 1st place) on a range of 220 - 600 depending on the ABP calculated for their division.

- When the
**ABP > 0 and <= 230**then the maximum points are**220 points** - When the
**ABP > 230 and <= 250**then the maximum points are**240 points** - When the
**ABP > 250 and <= 275**then the maximum points are**260 points** - When the
**ABP > 275 and <= 305**then the maximum points are**290 points** - When the
**ABP > 305 and <= 340**then the maximum points are**320 points** - When the
**ABP > 340 and <= 380**then the maximum points are**360 points** - When the
**ABP > 380 and <= 425**then the maximum points are**400 points** - When the
**ABP > 425 and <= 475**then the maximum points are**450 points** - When the
**ABP > 475 and <= 550**then the maximum points are**500 points** - When the
**ABP > 550 and <= 600**then the maximum points are**600 points**

How are points awarded at an event?

- 1st place gets 100% of the maximum points
- 2nd place gets 90% of the maximum points
- 3rd place gets 80% of the maximum points
- 4th place gets 70% of the maximum points
- 5th place gets 65% of the maximum points
- 6th place get 60% of the maximum points
- 7th place gets 55% of the maximum points
- 8th place gets 51% of the maximum points
- 9th place gets 47% of the maximum points
- 10th place gets 43% of the maximum points
- 11th place gets 40% of the maximum points
- 12th place gets 37% of the maximum points
- 13th place gets 34% of the maximum points
- 14th place gets 32% of the maximum points
- 15th place gets 30% of the maximum points
- 16th place gets 28% of the maximum points
- 17th place gets 27% of the maximum points
- 18th place gets 26% of the maximum points
- 19th place gets 25% of the maximum points
- 20th place gets 24% of the maximum points
- 21st place gets 23% of the maximum points
- 22nd place gets 22% of the maximum points
- 23rd place gets 21% of the maximum points
- 24th place gets 20% of the maximum points
- 25th place gets 19% of the maximum points
- 26th place gets 18% of the maximum points
- 27th place gets 17% of the maximum points
- 28th place gets 16% of the maximum points
- 29th place gets 15% of the maximum points
- 30th place gets 14% of the maximum points
- 31st place gets 13% of the maximum points
- 32nd place gets 12% of the maximum points
- 33rd place gets 11% of the maximum points
- 34th place gets 10% of the maximum points
- 35th place gets 9% of the maximum points
- 36th place gets 8% of the maximum points
- 37th place gets 7% of the maximum points
- 38th place gets 6% of the maximum points
- 39th place gets 5% of the maximum points
- 40th place gets 4% of the maximum points
- 41st place gets 3% of the maximum points
- 42nd place gets 2% of the maximum points
- >=43rd place gets 1% of the maximum points

To qualify as Platinum Level, the event must meet all of the following requirements.

- An application must be filled out and the application fee must be paid ($250.00).
- The CWSA must review and approve the event.
- The competition must provide a minimum of 3 judges for the entirety of the event.
- The competition must provide a minimum of $5,000 towards the pro cash purse
__per division.__ - The competition must have a minimum of 3 pro divisions offered (with a minimum of 3 competitors in that division for it to be scored).
- The competition must have a minimum of 60 registrations (all divisions combined) or a minimum of 12 pro registrations the previous year.
- The competition is required to provide a "Ship to Shore" live feed.
- The competition is required to provide an online live feed.
- Competitors must have a greater than 0 current score.

The Platinum Level Event is the second highest competition level the CWSA has to offer, and is a World Series of Wake Surfing event. Athlete's competing in this event will be awarded a maximum score (for 1st place) on a range of 260 - 600 depending on the ABP calculated for their division.

- When the
**ABP > 0 and <= 275**then the maximum points are**260 points** - When the
**ABP > 275 and <= 305**then the maximum points are**290 points** - When the
**ABP > 305 and <= 340**then the maximum points are**320 points** - When the
**ABP > 340 and <= 380**then the maximum points are**360 points** - When the
**ABP > 380 and <= 425**then the maximum points are**400 points** - When the
**ABP > 425 and <= 475**then the maximum points are**450 points** - When the
**ABP > 475 and <= 550**then the maximum points are**500 points** - When the
**ABP > 550 and <= 600**then the maximum points are**600 points**

How are points awarded at an event?

- 1st place gets 100% of the maximum points
- 2nd place gets 90% of the maximum points
- 3rd place gets 80% of the maximum points
- 4th place gets 70% of the maximum points
- 5th place gets 65% of the maximum points
- 6th place get 60% of the maximum points
- 7th place gets 55% of the maximum points
- 8th place gets 51% of the maximum points
- 9th place gets 47% of the maximum points
- 10th place gets 43% of the maximum points
- 11th place gets 40% of the maximum points
- 12th place gets 37% of the maximum points
- 13th place gets 34% of the maximum points
- 14th place gets 32% of the maximum points
- 15th place gets 30% of the maximum points
- 16th place gets 28% of the maximum points
- 17th place gets 27% of the maximum points
- 18th place gets 26% of the maximum points
- 19th place gets 25% of the maximum points
- 20th place gets 24% of the maximum points
- 21st place gets 23% of the maximum points
- 22nd place gets 22% of the maximum points
- 23rd place gets 21% of the maximum points
- 24th place gets 20% of the maximum points
- 25th place gets 19% of the maximum points
- 26th place gets 18% of the maximum points
- 27th place gets 17% of the maximum points
- 28th place gets 16% of the maximum points
- 29th place gets 15% of the maximum points
- 30th place gets 14% of the maximum points
- 31st place gets 13% of the maximum points
- 32nd place gets 12% of the maximum points
- 33rd place gets 11% of the maximum points
- 34th place gets 10% of the maximum points
- 35th place gets 9% of the maximum points
- 36th place gets 8% of the maximum points
- 37th place gets 7% of the maximum points
- 38th place gets 6% of the maximum points
- 39th place gets 5% of the maximum points
- 40th place gets 4% of the maximum points
- 41st place gets 3% of the maximum points
- 42nd place gets 2% of the maximum points
- >=43rd place gets 1% of the maximum points

To qualify as Diamond Level, the event must meet all of the following requirements.

- An application must be filled out and the application fee must be paid ($250.00).
- The CWSA must review and approve the event.
- The competition must provide a minimum of 4 judges for the entirety of the event.
- The competition must provide a minimum of $10,000 towards the pro cash purse
__per division.__ - The competition must have a minimum of 3 pro divisions offered (with a minimum of 3 competitors in that division for it to be scored).
- The competition must have a minimum of 80 registrations (all divisions combined) or a minimum of 20 pro registrations the previous year.
- The competition is required to provide a "Ship to Shore" live feed.
- The competition is required to provide an online live feed.
- Registrations are invite only.

The Diamond Level Event is the middle competition level the CWSA has to offer, and is a World Series of Wake Surfing event. Athlete's competing in this event will be awarded a maximum score (for 1st place) on a range of 320 - 600 depending on the ABP calculated for their division.

- When the
**ABP > 0 and <= 340**then the maximum points are**320 points** - When the
**ABP > 340 and <= 380**then the maximum points are**360 points** - When the
**ABP > 380 and <= 425**then the maximum points are**400 points** - When the
**ABP > 425 and <= 475**then the maximum points are**450 points** - When the
**ABP > 475 and <= 550**then the maximum points are**500 points** - When the
**ABP > 550 and <= 600**then the maximum points are**600 points**

How are points awarded at an event?

- 1st place gets 100% of the maximum points
- 2nd place gets 90% of the maximum points
- 3rd place gets 80% of the maximum points
- 4th place gets 70% of the maximum points
- 5th place gets 65% of the maximum points
- 6th place get 60% of the maximum points
- 7th place gets 55% of the maximum points
- 8th place gets 51% of the maximum points
- 9th place gets 47% of the maximum points
- 10th place gets 43% of the maximum points
- 11th place gets 40% of the maximum points
- 12th place gets 37% of the maximum points
- 13th place gets 34% of the maximum points
- 14th place gets 32% of the maximum points
- 15th place gets 30% of the maximum points
- 16th place gets 28% of the maximum points
- 17th place gets 27% of the maximum points
- 18th place gets 26% of the maximum points
- 19th place gets 25% of the maximum points
- 20th place gets 24% of the maximum points
- 21st place gets 23% of the maximum points
- 22nd place gets 22% of the maximum points
- 23rd place gets 21% of the maximum points
- 24th place gets 20% of the maximum points
- 25th place gets 19% of the maximum points
- 26th place gets 18% of the maximum points
- 27th place gets 17% of the maximum points
- 28th place gets 16% of the maximum points
- 29th place gets 15% of the maximum points
- 30th place gets 14% of the maximum points
- 31st place gets 13% of the maximum points
- 32nd place gets 12% of the maximum points
- 33rd place gets 11% of the maximum points
- 34th place gets 10% of the maximum points
- 35th place gets 9% of the maximum points
- 36th place gets 8% of the maximum points
- 37th place gets 7% of the maximum points
- 38th place gets 6% of the maximum points
- 39th place gets 5% of the maximum points
- 40th place gets 4% of the maximum points
- 41st place gets 3% of the maximum points
- 42nd place gets 2% of the maximum points
- >=43rd place gets 1% of the maximum points