Condor GP2020 - Rules

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Condor GP2020 - Rules

Post by dgtfer » Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:57 pm

CONDOR GP 2020 RULES
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This competition is divided in two parts:

:arrow: 14 Qualification Races.

:arrow: The Grand Final Race.

Qualifications for the Grand Final Race may be validated either by direct qualification for the 2 first pilots in each race, or by finishing among the top 4 pilots in general ranking for the 14 qualification days !

:arrow: Registration and dates
- This competition is an individual competition opened to all Condor pilots but registration on Condor Club is mandatory
- Competition is free but watch your available credits of ftr upload. If you are not a Condor-Club premium member you can upload a maximum of 5 .ftr files per month
- Registration on condorsim.fr forum - http://www.condorsim.fr/communaute/ is strongly recommended to be informed of technical problems especially when close to race time
- Dates, race days, total number of Race days :

:arrow: training day: wednesday 25/03 19h15 UTC

:arrow: Qualifications:

- sunday 29/03 - 15h15 UTC
- wednesday 01/04 - 18h15 UTC
- sunday 05/04 - 15h15 UTC
- wednesday 08/04 - 18h15 UTC
- sunday 12/04 - 15h15 UTC
- wednesday 15/04 - 18h15 UTC
- sunday 19/04 - 15h15 UTC
- wednesday 22/04 - 18h15 UTC
- sunday 26/04 - 15h15 UTC
- wednesday 29/04 - 18h15 UTC
- sunday 03/05 - 15h15 UTC
- wednesday 06/05 - 18h15 UTC
- sunday 10/05 - 15h15 UTC
- wednesday 13/05 - 18h15 UTC

:arrow: The Grand Final Race: sunday 17/05 18h15 UTC

- Registration on Condor Club:

:arrow: Briefing, gliders and sceneries:

- "H" being the time when the servers open (see below), briefing will be available:
. in a simplified form on Condor Club and by eMail at H-45min
. in a comprehensive form on Condor Club at H-15min

- For each race, only one class of gliders will be allowed and defined (no "all class" races)
- Required sceneries will be announced for the next 3 races on Condor Club

:arrow: Condor Servers
- Simultaneous opening of at least 4 Condor Servers at 20H15 UTC (on wednesdays) and 17h15 UTC (on sundays) Paris time (CET) which is 18H15 and 15h15 UTC
- Servers names (and category) : "FRxx - GP2020 - srv A" ("Condorsim.fr official servers") ... [or server B or C or DJ]
- Password : will be notified in the Condor Club briefing and the eMail
- Maximum Ping allowed : 500 ms.
- Jointime : 20 mn
- Race in : 10 mn for normal start, 20 mn for regatta start
- Start time window : opened during 60 mn (for normal start)

:arrow: Realism parameters
- Plane icon range : 4 km.
- Thermal helpers : not allowed
- Turnpoint helper range : 0 km (even on no-PDA tasks)
- Realtime scoring: not allowed
- External view : NOT allowed
- Padlock view : not allowed
- Plane recovery : not allowed
- Height recovery : not allowed
- Mid-air collision recovery : allowed without penalty
- Cloud flying : allowed with penalty (60pts per min)

:arrow: Rules in the sky
- 10 km around the start line, thermals must be turned left (even if the pilot has started the task)
- You have to turn in the same direction than the first plane in the thermal. Any change of turn direction must be done outside of the thermal
- Restart after crossing the 1st waypoint is not allowed
- The glider with the ridge on his right wing has right of way
- Planes cross each others on the right side ("French way of driving" ;))
- Overtaking a glider must be done on the right side

:arrow: Scoring for Qualification Races
- In the end, only the 7 best results of each pilot will be counted for his final general ranking
- There is no replacement flight in case of cancellation of one of the qualification races.
- To be scored, a pilot must upload his .ftr file on the Condor Club site before 01H30 UTC
- In case of a disconnection, the pilot must continue the task offline without any delay and upload his .ftr file on Condor Club website right after his finish
- Even outlanded or crashed, each pilot has to upload his .ftr file on the Condor Club site before 01H30 UTC
- Due to the big number of competitors, we have to apply the rules without any exception so .ftr files sent out of delay will be ignored and considered as missing and consequently the race will not be scored
- Any missing FTR or FTR wich don't indicate a normal end of flight (outlanding, end of circuit) will be considered as crash. It's up to the pilots to verify their hardware / configuration. As the pre-flight procedure in real somehow.
- A pilot disconnected from the server has to continue his flight without interruption, as if he were still connected. For obvious fairness reasons compared to the still connected pilots, the use of the 'Pause' Key is not allowed
- A pilot disconnected from the server has to upload his .ftr file to the Condor Club site WITHOUT ANY DELAY after the end of his flight, otherwise he will be considered as having used the Pause key abusively and will not be scored for that race
- A pilot disconnected from the server, and unable to upload any .ftr file after his flight, is considered as crashed as we have no way to prove it's not the case
- A Crash during a race gives a no score for the pilot at that race.

:arrow: Grand Final Qualification :

- For each of the 14 qualification flights, the first 2 pilots non already qualified, will be qualified for the Grand Final Race.
- Qualification after each flight is definitive (no possible Withdrawal for a specific flight).
- A pilot already qualified is aloud to fly the other races.
- A general ranking is established on all 14 qualification flights.
- the first 4 pilots in this ranking non already qualified are also qualified.
- In case of withdrawal of a qualified pilot, the next non qualified in the general ranking will be qualified in his place.
- In the event of cancellation of one of the qualification flights, the 2 first pilots not previously qualified on the general ranking will be qualified
- Only the 7 best results are taken in account for the general ranking.
- A Qualification Board will be published in the forums Condorsim.fr and Condorsoaring.com, and updated after each qualification race.

:arrow: Grand Final Race specific rules:

- The Grand Final task will be posted on Condor-Club as a single race, independently from the Qualification Competition.
- .ftr upload will be carried out according to the same modalities as the Qualification round, but directly on the specific task page.
- Only the 32 qualified pilots will be ranked in the official Grand Final board.
- This ranking will be according to the same rules than qualification races: 1000 points for the leader, same penalties.
- The task setting of the Grand Final will be done by an independent committee, chosen by the organizing team, and the task will be kept secret till servers opening.
- A special server will be reserved for the 32 qualified pilots, other servers will be opened to all other pilots.
- None of the competitors will have knowledge of the task beforehand, otherwise they would be disqualified.

- The title of Condor GP 2020 Champion will be awarded to the Victor of the Grand Final.

:arrow: Complaints, claims and requests:

- Complaints, claims and requests by PM (Private Message on the Forum or Condor Club) or eMail will be completely ignored !
- Any complaint or request has to be submitted on the forums condorsim.fr or Condorsoaring.com in the relevant topic.
- As far as claims are concerned, a pilot must file a claim in the appropriate topic, 48h maximum after the start of the race. After that period the topic will be locked and the organizers will announce their decision before the next race.

:arrow: Organization team
- Organizers :arrow: Marc, Canastel9g, Dgtfer.
- The organization team can change the competition rules anytime, as necessary
- All the decisions of the organization team are final

:arrow: Cheating
- The organization team will take action against cheating pilots
- Cheating can lead to disqualification

NB: these rules are a simple translation of the original (french) ones, in case of contradiction or error, we should always refer to the original text.
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Re: Condor GP2020 - Rules

Post by Pit_R » Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:44 pm

Hello!
Nice to see next event in C2 world! :)
Two small things to maybe think over...

Realism parameters
- Plane icon range : 4 km.


What about to use more reasonable 1 km?
Anticipating doubts - for sure you can see others from distance and feel not alone on server.

- Jointime : 20 mn
- Race in : 10 mn for normal start


Could you also consider 30 min jointime and 1 min to race start?
In fact it is the same, while some can finish 10 mins earlier, what may be important at deep night. ;)

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Re: Condor GP2020 - Rules

Post by dgtfer » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:51 am

A nice training task, everything was OK. And in the end, Anouar GE7 wins by far, taking three minutes for everyone...
For the pursuers it's much tighter, 5 in less than a minute. But watch out for a newcomer: Simon ANDRE, who would have qualified.
See you next Sunday, for the serious stuff!
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Re: Condor GP2020 - Rules

Post by Pit_R » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:02 pm

Thanks for practice day!

Besides 1 km icon for realism (finally you have also 'External view : NOT allowed') would be nice to have start and finish near same airfield... :)

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Re: Condor GP2020 - Rules

Post by dgtfer » Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:55 pm

And here we go again for a classic slope flight; Almost all the elite was there, so it was really difficult to qualify for this first run.
And as for the prologue, we have an old and a new one in the first 2 places: Philipp Kapferer and Gvidas Sabeckis are qualified, Congratulations!
Behind them, all the Condorrian Gotha is in a hurry, led by Stewart Henshall and Eliott McAleese... How about next Wednesday, maybe?
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Re: Condor GP2020 - Rules

Post by tiberius » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:50 pm

Great task for race 2 however could the organisers please consider an airborn start in future events? The pre-start was almost as long as the task last night and was mentioned by a number of competitors. I understand the argument that a ground launch adds to the realism but the majority of us take part in these events for the competition not the start. The time saved in waiting for the launch to complete could be better used to make longer tasks (or to appease our Condor widows 😉).

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Re: Condor GP2020 - Rules

Post by wickid » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:55 pm

Indeed, we needed 45 minutes yesterday to launch everybody, and then a 10 minute window. So it took 55 minutes for the start window to open. After that I missed the first good thermal to start the task so I spent another 50 minutes waiting around for the next thermal to develop. So after 1:45 hours of flying around the start airport I finally got on the way for a 1 hour 20 minute race...
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Re: Condor GP2020 - Rules

Post by dgtfer » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:06 pm

We have 4 servers, it is easy to spread all the pilots so the waiting time is not too long. Maybe we should limit the number of gliders in each server.

But however, after an easy flight in the first race, we now get serious: A wonderful flight, with all the possible options, the tasksetters surpass themselves, bravo!
In this game Alessandro Bassalti and Uwe Melzer won, they are both qualified. Welcome to the Grand Final Race!
The chasers will have to do it again ...
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Re: Condor GP2020 - Rules

Post by Kessa » Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:06 pm

Hi all,

I was able to race OK on Wed 1st April 2020 but when I tried to join the race on Sunday 5th April I kept getting "Host rejected connection" errors.

To reduce repetition, here's a link to the original thread I created which details everything I tried (so will be worth checking that first): https://www.condorsoaring.com/forums/vi ... 16#p168916


Any ideas?

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Re: Condor GP2020 - Rules

Post by dgtfer » Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:04 pm

I can't see a reason why you could join Wednesday and not Sunday, excepted a timing error or an internet failure. Try to join a tchin-tchin flight on 1730 CET, there is no password, but that's the same server.
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Re: Condor GP2020 - Rules

Post by dgtfer » Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:15 pm

This Sunday, we had a classic slope flight, fast and not too tricky. But of course, even if it was easy, you had to be in front of the others to qualify...
The old Condor pilots took advantage of it. Congratulations to Thies Bruins, we will meet again in the Grand Final Race!
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Re: Condor GP2020 - Rules

Post by Kessa » Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:03 pm

Just a quick update to say I was able to connect fine to today's race, so perhaps it was just a temporary gremlin :?
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Re: Condor GP2020 - Rules

Post by dgtfer » Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:50 am

A qualification for 2 great Condor Pilots, our friends Tim Madsen and Golden Eagle, Congratulations!
After a flight where Tim stayed high, while Anouar was playing lower on the slopes.
Behind are Ben and Jarmo, who will have to come back to win their tickets for the Grand Final...
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Re: Condor GP2020 - Rules

Post by Kessa » Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:26 pm

Is the race delayed/not happening? (or am I experiencing another bug?)

I've been waiting for it to show up in multiplayer for the last 10 mins (it's currently 16:25 UK time, or 15:25 UTC) and the servers for this race aren't showing yet.

I've cleared my cache in case and still nothing.

Update: Have also tried a reboot and still no joy. :(

Just wondered if anyone else was having problems?
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Re: Condor GP2020 - Rules

Post by wickid » Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:37 pm

The serverlist changed to https. Try and put that in front of the URL.
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