This points based scheme allows competitors to choose between supplying marshals or officials when competing or carrying out these themselves when not competing (commitments), or a combination of the two.
All existing competitors must commit themselves
to an event to a total of 4 points in which they are not competing. You may
supply a capable person in your place who is over the age of 18. However should this person not turn up then
you will be required to complete a commitment before you are able to enter
another event. E-mail General Secretary
with the name of the person you are supplying at least one week prior to event.
For under 18s they must supply for a whole days’ worth of marshalling or officiating.
Every time you enter an event one point will be deducted from your account irrespective of the event duration. You can earn plus points for your account by carrying out commitments, volunteering to supply or being asked to supply. Account scores will run for life and will not be reset at the end of each season, so you can carry credit over to the following year.
|Your Action||Account Effect|
|Event Entry & Voluntary Supply ||+1|
|Event Entry & Asked to Supply||0|
|Commitment Non Attendance
|Supply Non Attendance||-2|
|Commitment 1/2 Day Trial||+2 |
|Commitment All Day Trial||+4 |
|Commitment Sand Race||+2 |
|Commitment Sprint||+3 |
|Commitment Hillclimb / Motocross (per day)||+4 |
|Commitment Oct. Rally (per session)||+4 |
|Commitment Multi Surface Rally (all day)||+4 |
|Commitment Navigational Rally||+4 |
|Commitment Nav Rally - Official / Organiser||+4 |
|Late Entry||-2 |
Prior to entering your first event of the calendar year
you must complete a Commitment Form and return it to the General Secretary for
your entry to be accepted.
You (the competitor or parent of a junior) must complete a
minimum of +4 points worth of ‘Commitment’. The four points can be earned at a
single all-day event or by a combination of shorter half-day events. In the event
that your preferred commitment(s) is already full then you will be advised by
the General Secretary and you will have to submit a new Commitment Form. When
signing the form you will be confirming that the event relies upon your
attendance and the appropriate penalty score will be deducted for
non-attendance, regardless of the reason.
You can use another adult to complete your commitment and they
do not have to be a Club Member. If you chose to do so you will be asked to
supply the name of this person before the event.
In the event that the person who you use to complete your
commitment fails to attend then you will be prevented from entering any future
events until you yourself have completed commitment(s) to the value of 4
Forms can be downloaded from the Club website and you will
be notified closer to the event of the time and place to report.
You can amend your commitment(s) by submitting a new
commitment form to the General Secretary, but this must be done before the
event entry closing date.
Supplying Marshals / Officials (voluntarily)
Event Entry Forms have a tick box where you can indicate
if you would like to supply at the event. For online entries please state that
you would like to supply in the ‘Comments’ box. If you book ahead with supplies
you are more likely to get your choice(s). You can only do this by submitting Entry
Forms ahead of time with post-dated cheques.
Supplying Marshals (asked)
If after the closing date the total commitment and voluntary supply received are not enough, the balance will come from competitors being required to supply. The competitors chosen will be those that have the lowest scores in their accounts. Once informed that you are required to supply, the event will be relying on you doing so. Therefore if you cancel your entry you will still be expected to supply and if you don't, penalty points will be deducted from your account whatever the reason. If your marshal does not turn up on the day the clerk of the course may require you to stop competing and marshal instead if the event is in jeopardy. If you are allowed to race (with no marshal), this will be count as a non-attendance and penalty points will be deducted.
First Come First Served
All requests for Commitments and Supplying will be dealt with
on a first come, first served basis.
Commitment Forms are required before your first event of
the calendar year as a Competitor.
If it is your preference to ‘Supply’ at your events please
send in your Entry Forms early as described above.
To avoid disappointment please try to plan ahead and
submit your forms in good time.
As juniors are not old enough to marshal or carry out official duties at many events, in order to manage their accounts their parents or guardians will be required to do this for them. They can either volunteer to help at an event where the junior is competing, which will count as a voluntary supply score, or commit to an event where the junior is not competing to earn the appropriate commitment points. When more than one child of a parent rides / drives at the same event, or if the parent and child ride at the same event, the 1 entry point will be shared equally between the competitors. I.e. 2 family members racing = -½ point each for entry. Likewise, if a parent who has two children that compete carries out a commitment the points earned are awarded to both children. This ensures that the parents of multiple entrant families are not burdened with an impossible task to keep their points in credit.
to the Club will not be required to complete a commitment form and will not
lose any points for event entries during the calendar year in which they join
member is anyone who is not listed on the master Marshals Spreadsheet held by
the General Secretary.
If your score reaches 0 points you will have reached the overdraft limit. This means that you won't be able to enter any events until you have increased your score by either volunteering to supply or completing commitments.
If the event is cancelled before the day no competitors or
marshals/officials will receive or lose any points. If the
event is cancelled on the day but prior to signing-on only those officials who
have completed duties prior to the cancelation will be awarded points.
the event of an event which takes place towards the end of the calendar year
being cancelled any commitment requirements will be carried over to the
following year, however these must be completed before a competitor’s first event
of the following year.
Queries / Appeals
Please call or email Marshals Committee Chairman with any
questions, suggestions or just for advice on how you can work with the scheme
to your best advantage.
Points will be published on a quarterly basis on the
website and with event entry paperwork.
It is your responsibility to ensure your points are correct. Queries will be heard for the previous
quarter only. Once the next set of points
are published then it will be deemed that there are no queries outstanding.
The scheme is designed to ensure that all events can take
place with the required amount of skilled and experienced personnel. Without
the support and assistance of all the competitors to the Club there would be no
sport to compete in.
TOP TIP: If you think there is a good chance that you will be asked to supply at an event, volunteer to supply instead. It will earn you a point and could reduce your chance of being asked at your next event!
All competitors account points and a copy of these rules will be published on the JMC & LCC website. www.jerseymotorsport.com
These rules can and will be amended if deemed necessary by the marshal committee.