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Fly Fishing Canada Call-to-Arms: 2019 World and 2020 Commonwealth Championships

Fly Fishing Canada (FFC) is seeking applicants for positions on our national teams that will compete in the 39th FIPS-Mouche World Fly Fishing Championships and the 19th Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships.

The World Championships and Conservation Symposium will be held in Tasmania, Australia, from 30th November to 8th December, 2019 - https://www.wffc2019.com .Tasmania has some of the best fishing in Australia and the lakes are known all over the world for the quality of the fishing. The championships will consist of three lough-style lakes and two rivers. Fishing will be for wild rainbow and brown trout. We are very fortunate that Dr. Royce Baxter and two of his fishing partners have pre-fished the venues for us and will coach the team leading up to the Championships. They will bring three boats from the mainland for us to use as there are no rental boats available in Tasmania. Royce has represented Australia many times, is one of the top lake anglers in Australia and knows the venues well. In our opinion, this is the best opportunity we have had for a great team finish for years. We have already booked a house near the lakes for the team to stay in during practice.

In future the worlds will only be held every second year so the next one won’t be until 2021.

The Commonwealth Championships will be held on the North Island of New Zealand and we can expect superb trout fishing. The exact dates are not known but the organizers have indicated it will be held in late March, 2020. The venues have not been announced either, but if they follow the pattern of previous championships there will be three rivers and two lake sessions. Again, fishing will be for wild rainbow and brown trout, which is to our advantage. We hope to send two teams to the Commonwealth. Canada White will be the same team that won the silver medal in Northern Ireland earlier this year. The Commonwealth Association introduced new rules in September 2018 but we can still send a second team, Canada Red, provided we meet certain conditions.

To be eligible to apply for these teams you must be a member in good standing of FFC. You may apply for either team or both teams. If you apply for both teams, but only want to go to one of them, please make that clear in your application.

Team selection will be made by a committee made up of members of your Board of Directors plus two past captains of international competitions and another knowledgeable FFC member, who are not members of the Board. The selection committee will vote to select five competitors, plus a reserve, who’s role will be made clear at the time of their acceptance of that position on the team. The Captain and Manager will be appointed by FFC once the team has been confirmed and those interested in these positions should also apply.

The selectors will be looking at three years of NRP rankings starting with 2018 and working back. NRP’s are an objective measure of competition angling success and will be very important in the selection process.

Other important factors in the team selection will include;
- a "team first" mentality.
- a specific skill set suited to the likely venues.
- a great ambassador for Canada and FFC at international events.

Team members may be asked to attend team training sessions or compete together in a Canadian competition but this will be optional and is not a requirement to be on the teams. If you have any other questions please contact Donald Thom at donaldjohn_thom@sympatico.ca  or John Beaven at jbeaven@shaw.ca   

If you decide to apply please contact Todd Oishi at toishis@gmail.com

Application deadline is Monday 31st December, 2018 and the teams will be announced on Tuesday 16th January.

Donald Thom
Chair of FFC National Teams


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Championnats du monde et de Commonwealth de Call-to-Arms


Fly Fishing Canada (FFC) est à la recherche de candidats pour des postes au sein de nos équipes nationales qui participeront aux 39e Championnats du monde de pêche à la mouche FIPS-Mouche et aux 19e Championnats de pêche à la mouche du Commonwealth.

Le symposium sur les championnats du monde et la conservation aura lieu en Tasmanie, en Australie, du 30 novembre au 8 décembre 2019 - https://www.wffc2019.com. La Tasmanie est l'une des meilleures zones de pêche en Australie et ses lacs sont connus dans le monde entier. monde pour la qualité de la pêche. Les championnats seront composés de trois lacs et de deux rivières. La pêche concernera la truite arc-en-ciel et la truite brune. Nous sommes très chanceux que le Dr Royce Baxter et deux de ses partenaires de pêche aient pré-pêché les sites pour nous et qu’ils entraînent l’équipe avant les Championnats. Ils nous apporteront trois bateaux du continent, car il n’ya pas de bateaux de location disponibles en Tasmanie. Royce a représenté l’Australie à plusieurs reprises, est l’un des meilleurs pêcheurs de lac en Australie et connaît très bien les sites. À notre avis, c’est la meilleure occasion que nous avons eue pour une excellente finition en équipe depuis des années. Nous avons déjà réservé une maison près des lacs pour que l'équipe reste pendant les essais

À l’avenir, les championnats du monde ne se tiendront que tous les deux ans. Le prochain n’aura lieu qu’en 2021.

Les championnats du Commonwealth auront lieu sur l’île du Nord de la Nouvelle-Zélande et on peut s’attendre à une superbe pêche à la truite. Les dates exactes ne sont pas connues, mais les organisateurs ont indiqué qu'il se tiendrait fin mars 2020. Les sites ne sont pas annoncés non plus, mais s'ils suivent le modèle des précédents championnats, il y aura trois rivières et deux séances sur le lac. Encore une fois, la pêche concernera la truite arc-en-ciel et la truite brune, ce qui est à notre avantage. Nous espérons envoyer deux équipes au Commonwealth. Canada Blanc sera la même équipe qui a remporté la médaille d’argent en Irlande du Nord plus tôt cette année. La Commonwealth Association a introduit de nouvelles règles en septembre 2018, mais nous pouvons toujours envoyer une deuxième équipe, Canada Rouge, à condition de respecter certaines conditions.

Pour pouvoir postuler à ces équipes, vous devez être membre en règle de FFC. Vous pouvez postuler pour une équipe ou les deux. Si vous postulez pour les deux équipes, mais que vous souhaitez seulement vous rendre dans l'une d'entre elles, veuillez l'indiquer clairement dans votre candidature.

La sélection des équipes sera effectuée par un comité composé de membres de votre conseil d'administration, de deux anciens capitaines de compétitions internationales et d'un autre membre bien informé du FFC, qui ne fait pas partie du conseil. Le comité de sélection votera pour la sélection de cinq concurrents, plus une réserve, qui sera clairement défini lors de l’acceptation de cette position dans l’équipe. Le capitaine et le gérant seront nommés par le FFC une fois que l’équipe aura été confirmée et les personnes intéressées par ces postes devraient également postuler.

Les sélecteurs examineront trois années de classement du PNR à partir de 2018 et inversement. Les PNR constituent une mesure objective du succès de la pêche à la ligne en compétition et joueront un rôle très important dans le processus de sélection.
Les autres facteurs importants dans la sélection de l’équipe comprendront:
- une mentalité de "équipe d'abord".
- un ensemble de compétences spécifiques adaptées aux sites potentiels.
- un excellent ambassadeur du Canada et de la FFC lors d'événements internationaux.

On peut demander aux membres de l’équipe d’assister à des séances d’entraînement en équipe ou de participer ensemble à une compétition canadienne, mais cela sera facultatif et ne constituera pas une obligation pour faire partie des équipes. Si vous avez d'autres questions, veuillez contacter Donald Thom à donaldjohn_thom@sympatico.ca ou John Beaven à jbeaven@shaw.ca.

Si vous décidez de postuler, veuillez contacter Todd Oishi à toishis@gmail.com
La date limite d'inscription est fixée au lundi 31 décembre 2018 et les équipes seront annoncées le mardi 16 janvier.

Donald Thom

Président des équipes nationales de la FFC


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Here's a link to a Flyfishing97 Podcast that I was invited to be a guest on, to share some of my experiences and thoughts about competitive fly fishing (Part 1 of 2):
https://soundcloud.com/flyfishing97podcast/flyfishing97-episode-26-todd-oishi-president-fly-fishing-canada-competative-flyfishing?fbclid=IwAR0yGiMQik-hWKr36iSoO8MjlCxSWcfOoalbnPeNgTcfgIHy79n4v9_LvFc

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2019 EVENT SCHEDULE FOR THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FLY FISHING LEAGUE:

Here are the tentative dates and venues for the competitions and championships that are sanctioned and qualify for earning points for the British Columbia Fly Fishing League’s Leader Board for 2019.

• March 10, Competition #1: "The White Fish Festival" River Fly Fishing Competition - 600 point scale

• April 14, Competition #2: "West Coast Mountain Madness" River Fly Fishing Competition - 600 point scale

• May 4, Competition #3: Harmon Lake Loch-Style Fly Fishing Competition - 600 point scale

• June 8, Competition #4: Glimpse Lake Loch-Style Fly Fishing Competition - 600 point scale

• July 6 - 7, Competition #5: British Columbia Provincial Rivers Fly Fishing Championship - 900 point scale

• August 18, Competition #6: Chilliwack River Fly Fishing Competition - 600 point scale

• September 25 - 28, Competition #7: North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships - 1200 point scale   

• November 3, Competition #8: Mill Lake Loch-Style Fly Fishing Competition - 600 point scale               

• November 17: 2019 British Columbia Fly Fishing League's 2019 Season Finale and Awards Ceremony

* Event organizers can contact Todd Oishi at: toishis@gmail.com to have their event sanctioned and added to the Events Schedule.

JOINING THE BCFF LEAGUE:
We really want to encourage newcomers and fly fishers of all skill levels to come out to the upcoming season's events, and see what our group and competitive fly fishing is all about (no previous competition experience necessary). It's going to be a fun and informative season, so don't delay and sign-up for our league today! Please contact Todd Oishi for more information and to register for the British Columbia Fly Fishing League: toishis@gmail.com

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EVENT SANCTIONING REQUIREMENTS:
• The British Columbia Fly Fishing League's leader board includes the results from all fly fishing competitions and championships that comply with FIPS-Mouche rules and are held within British Columbia for the 2019 calendar year.
• All competitions seeking sanctioning and inclusion on the Leader Board must be submitted to the board members at least 30 days prior to the date of the event and must be open to all league members.
• Registration for each of the one-day-competitions will open at 6:00pm (PST) exactly 4 weeks prior to the date of each competition.
• Registration must be accepted on a first come, first served basis, with the event organizer(s) being guaranteed a spot(s) at that competition (maximum of 2 spots can be reserved for event organizers).

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About the British Columbia Fly Fishing Leader Board:
The individual points that are recorded on the British Columbia Fly Fishing League's leader board will consist of the competition points that a competitor has earned at individual competitions throughout the competition season, which starts on January 1st and ends on November 10th, 2019 The results of the season will be finalized after that date, and medals and trophies will be presented at an awards ceremony and banquet that will be held on Sunday, November 17, 2019.

Competitors are free to compete in as many competitions as they're able to attend, but their total points on the leader board are calculated based on their 3 best finishes at the river competitions (maximum of 2400 points) and their 3 best finishes at the stillwater competitions (maximum of 2400 points) that are held within the province of British Columbia. A competitor's results from 3 day competitions with both river and stillwater sessions will be added to their total points (maximum of 2400 points) in a separate category. This system allows competitors the opportunity to improve their individual standing by culling poor performances at past competitions, and replacing them with better performances. At the end of the competition season all competitors will start out the new season with zero points on the leader board.

Fish Points System:
Fish Points System for Rivers:
The leader board's fish point system that will be used for river competitions is as follows: All eligible fish will be scored as 500 Point, which will completely eliminate the need to handle the fish and ensure a quick release for every fish caught.

Fish Point System for Lakes:
The leader board's fish point system that will be used for lake competitions is as follows: All eligible fish will be measured in water troughs and scored as 100 points per fish, and 20 points per centimeters.

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The Formula for Scoring Points:
Here's a breakdown on how many points will be awarded for all future competitions the points and how the new point system works. Please note that the Point Gap increases with each additional day that is added for multiple-day competitions, which recognizes and rewards the competitors based on the increased "degree of difficulty" and effort that's required in order to achieve a top finish at those competitions:.

The formula that's used for calculating the points at a competition with 24 competitors has been set as the maximum number of points that can be awarded at these competitions. A minimum of 12 competitors is required at a competition (A.K.A. a Mini-comp) in order for its results to be included on the leader board.

Competition Levels for Awarding Points:
Competitions will be scored using the following caps on the maximum points that a competitor can be awarded at a competition with 24 or more competitors:
1 day competitions (minimum of two, 3 hour sessions): 600 points for 1st place   ( base formula applies )
2 day competitions (minimum of four, 3 hour sessions): 900 points for 1st place   ( base formula X 1.5 )
3 Day Competitions (minimum of five, 3 hour sessions): 1200 points for 1st place ( base formula X 2 )

Here are the points that would be awarded at the following competitions:

Position      1 Day Comp    2 Day Comp     3 Day Comp
1st place=     600 points       900 points       1200 points
2nd place=    575 points       863 points       1150 points
3rd place=    550 points        825 points       1100 points
4th place=    525 points        788 points       1050 points
5th place=    500 points        750 points       1000 points
6th place=    475 points        713 points         950 points
7th place=    450 points        675 points         900 points
8th place=    425 points        638 points         850 points
9th place=    400 points        600 points         800 points
10th place=  375 points        563 points         750 points
11th place=  350 points        525 points         700 points
12th place=  325 points        488 points         650 points
13th place=  300 points        450 points         600 points
14th place=  275 points        413 points         550 points
15th place=  250 points        375 points         500 points
16th place=  225 points        338 points         450 points
17th place=  200 points        300 points         400 points
18th place=  175 points        263 points         350 points
19th place=  150 points        225 points         300 points
20th place=  125 points        188 points         250 points
21st place=  100 points        150 points         200 points
22nd place=   75 points        113 points         150 points
23rd place=    50 points          75 points         100 points
24th place=    25 points          38 points           50 points
                 (25 point gap)  (37.5 point gap)  (50 point gap)

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25 points is used as the base score for a last place finish for all single day competitions, with 25 points being the gap between all of the positions for single day competitions with up to 24 competitors. This format will reward the competitors with a greater amount of points when there's a greater the number of competitors participating at that particular competition, but the base will always remain as 25 points for last place:

Single Day "Mini-comps" (18+ competitors):
1st place=  450 points   
2nd place= 425 points   
3rd place= 400 points   
4th place= 375 points   
5th place=  350 points   
6th place= 325 points   
7th place= 300 points   
8th place= 275 points   
9th place= 250 points   
10th place= 225 points   
11th place= 200 points   
12th place= 175 points   
13th place= 150 points   
14th place= 125 points   
15th place= 100 points   
16th place= 75 points 
17th place= 50 points 
18th place= 25 points

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Single Day "Mini-comps" (12+ competitors):
1st place=  300 points   
2nd place= 275 points   
3rd place= 250 points   
4th place= 225 points   
5th place= 200 points   
6th place= 175 points   
7th place= 150 points   
8th place= 125 points   
9th place= 100 points   
10th place= 75 points 
11th place= 50 points 
12th place= 25 points

The new point system for 2016 and onwards will make it a whole lot simpler and require less effort for competitors to calculate their points and understand what's required in order to advance on the Leader Board.

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Point Gap for competitions with less than 24 Competitors:
The point gaps remain constant regardless of the number of competitors in attendance. The last place person will always be awarded the same amount of points, which are based on the number of days of the competitions: 25 points at a single day competition; 38 points at a 2 day competition; and 50 points at a 3 day competition.

The maximum points awarded for 1st place for 1 day mini-competitions with less than 12 competitors will be based on the number of competitors X 25 points. For example: 10 competitors X 25 points = 250 points for first place and the point scale.

Calculating the points is a very simple process with this formula - with little more effort being required than just a quick glance at the charts or doing your own math.

Point Scale based on number of competitors       1 Day Comp    2 Day Comp     3 Day Comp
1st place at a competition with 24 competitors=    600 points       900 points       1200 points
1st place at a competition with 23 competitors=    575 points       863 points       1150 points
1st place at a competition with 22 competitors=    550 points        825 points       1100 points
1st place at a competition with 21 competitors=    525 points        788 points       1050 points
1st place at a competition with 20 competitors=    500 points        750 points       1000 points
1st place at a competition with 19 competitors=    475 points        713 points         950 points
1st place at a competition with 18 competitors=    450 points        675 points         900 points
1st place at a competition with 17 competitors=    425 points        638 points         850 points
1st place at a competition with 16 competitors=    400 points        600 points         800 points
1st place at a competition with 15 competitors=    375 points        563 points         750 points
1st place at a competition with 14 competitors=    350 points        525 points         700 points
1st place at a competition with 13 competitors=    325 points        488 points         650 points
1st place at a competition with 12 competitors=    300 points        450 points         600 points   
Point Gap for each position after 1st place=        (25 point gap)  (37.5 point gap)  (50 point gap)

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Point Gap for competitions with more than 24 Competitors:
The Maximum points awarded for a 1st place finish remain constant, but the Point Gap at all competitions with more than 24 competitors decreases (tightens) based on the number of competitors competing at those competitions.

For example; at a 3 Day Competition with 50 competitors the following formula is used for calculating the Point Gap between the positions:
Step 1: 1200 (point scale for 1st place) - 50 (no. of competitors) = 1150.
Step 2: 1150 ÷ 49 (no. of competitors finishing below 1st place) = 23.47 Point Gap
Step 3: The Point Gap of 23.47 points is deducted in order to calculate the points for each position below 1st place

For example: 1200 Points for 1st place - 23.47 Point Gap = 1176.53 points for 2nd place (1177 points*)
* The final calculated number of points are rounded to the closest number, with .5 values being rounded up to the next number

1st Place = 1200 Points
2nd Place = 1177 Points
3rd Place = 1153 Points
4th Place = 1130 Points
5th Place = 1106 Points
6th Place = 1083 Points
7th Place = 1059 Points
8th Place = 1036 Points
9th Place = 1012 Points
10th Place = 989 Points
11th Place = 965 Points
12th Place = 942 Points
13th Place = 918 Points
14th Place = 895 Points
15th Place = 871 Points
16th Place = 848 Points
17th Place = 824 Points
18th Place = 801 Points
19th Place = 778 Points
20th Place = 754 Points
21st Place = 731 Points
22nd Place = 707 Points
23rd Place = 684 Points
24th Place = 660 Points
25th Place = 637 Points
26th Place = 613 Points
27th Place = 590 Points
28th Place = 566 Points
29th Place = 543 Points
30th Place = 519 Points
31st Place = 496 Points
32nd Place = 472 Points
33rd Place = 449 Points
34th Place = 425 Points
35th Place = 402 Points
36th Place = 379 Points
37th Place = 355 Points
38th Place = 332 Points
39th Place = 308 Points
40th Place = 285 Points
41st Place = 261 Points
42nd Place = 238 Points
43rd Place = 214 Points
44th Place = 191 Points
45th Place = 167 Points
46th Place = 144 Points
47th Place = 120 Points
48th Place = 97 Points
49th Place = 73 Points
50th Place = 50 Points

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* Points earned towards Fly Fishing Canada's National Point Ranking System (NRPs) at these competitions will be calculated and posted as soon as the registration fills. The British Columbia Fly Fishing League’s Leader Board will be updated within 24 hours of each and every competition.

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AWARDS:

Individual medals and trophies will be presented at the season finale awards banquet, which will be held in Maple Ridge at the end of the season (Sunday, November 17, 2019). There will also be a separate category to recognize the performances of the youths that are participating at all of these competitions and the youth championships.

In the event of a tie at the end of the season; fish points will be the first tie breaker, followed by fish numbers. A fish-off will be used to break any ties that may occur for the medals (Top 3 positions)...

Contact Information for Organizers and the Executive of the British Columbia Competitive Fly Fishing League:
Todd Oishi: toishis@gmail.com
Chris Punchiak: chrispuchniak@shaw.ca
Kevin Cucheron: jkjcuch@shaw.ca

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Updated...

Please note that we decided to cancel the February "Deep Freeze" competition, due to the extremely poor angling results and unbearable weather conditions that we typically experience when fishing in February, and to encourage participation at the other events.

Thank-you,
Todd

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2019 EVENT SCHEDULE FOR THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FLY FISHING LEAGUE:

Here are the tentative dates and venues for the competitions and championships that are sanctioned and qualify for earning points for the British Columbia Fly Fishing League’s Leader Board for 2019: 

• March 10, Competition #1: "The White Fish Festival" River Fly Fishing Competition - 600 point scale

• April 14, Competition #2: "West Coast Mountain Madness" River Fly Fishing Competition - 600 point scale

• May 4, Competition #3: Harmon Lake Loch-Style Fly Fishing Competition - 600 point scale

• June 8, Competition #4: Glimpse Lake Loch-Style Fly Fishing Competition - 600 point scale

• July 6 - 7, Competition #5: British Columbia Provincial Rivers Fly Fishing Championship - 900 point scale

• August 18, Competition #6: Chilliwack River Fly Fishing Competition - 600 point scale

• September 25 - 28, Competition #7: North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships - 1200 point scale   

• November 3, Competition #8: Mill Lake Loch-Style Fly Fishing Competition - 600 point scale               

• November 17: 2019 British Columbia Fly Fishing League's 2019 Season Finale and Awards Ceremony

* Event organizers can contact Todd Oishi at: toishis@gmail.com to have their event sanctioned and added to the Events Schedule.

JOINING THE BCFF LEAGUE:
We really want to encourage newcomers and fly fishers of all skill levels to come out to the upcoming season's events, and see what our group and competitive fly fishing is all about (no previous competition experience necessary). It's going to be a fun and informative season, so don't delay and sign-up for our league today! Please contact Todd Oishi for more information and to register for the British Columbia Fly Fishing League: toishis@gmail.com

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EVENT SANCTIONING REQUIREMENTS:
• The British Columbia Fly Fishing League's leader board includes the results from all fly fishing competitions and championships that comply with FIPS-Mouche rules and are held within British Columbia for the 2019 calendar year.
• All competitions seeking sanctioning and inclusion on the Leader Board must be submitted to the board members at least 30 days prior to the date of the event and must be open to all league members.
• Registration for each of the one-day-competitions will open at 6:00pm (PST) exactly 4 weeks prior to the date of each competition.
• Registration must be accepted on a first come, first served basis, with the event organizer(s) being guaranteed a spot(s) at that competition (maximum of 2 spots can be reserved for event organizers).

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About the British Columbia Fly Fishing Leader Board:
The individual points that are recorded on the British Columbia Fly Fishing League's leader board will consist of the competition points that a competitor has earned at individual competitions throughout the competition season, which starts on January 1st and ends on November 10th, 2019 The results of the season will be finalized after that date, and medals and trophies will be presented at an awards ceremony and banquet that will be held on Sunday, November 17, 2019.

Competitors are free to compete in as many competitions as they're able to attend, but their total points on the leader board are calculated based on their 3 best finishes at the river competitions (maximum of 2400 points) and their 3 best finishes at the stillwater competitions (maximum of 2400 points) that are held within the province of British Columbia. A competitor's results from 3 day competitions with both river and stillwater sessions will be added to their total points (maximum of 2400 points) in a separate category. This system allows competitors the opportunity to improve their individual standing by culling poor performances at past competitions, and replacing them with better performances. At the end of the competition season all competitors will start out the new season with zero points on the leader board.

Fish Points System:
Fish Points System for Rivers:
The leader board's fish point system that will be used for river competitions is as follows: All eligible fish will be scored as 500 Point, which will completely eliminate the need to handle the fish and ensure a quick release for every fish caught.

Fish Point System for Lakes:
The leader board's fish point system that will be used for lake competitions is as follows: All eligible fish will be measured in water troughs and scored as 100 points per fish, and 20 points per centimeters.

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The Formula for Scoring Points:
Here's a breakdown on how many points will be awarded for all future competitions the points and how the new point system works. Please note that the Point Gap increases with each additional day that is added for multiple-day competitions, which recognizes and rewards the competitors based on the increased "degree of difficulty" and effort that's required in order to achieve a top finish at those competitions:.

The formula that's used for calculating the points at a competition with 24 competitors has been set as the maximum number of points that can be awarded at these competitions. A minimum of 12 competitors is required at a competition (A.K.A. a Mini-comp) in order for its results to be included on the leader board.

Competition Levels for Awarding Points:
Competitions will be scored using the following caps on the maximum points that a competitor can be awarded at a competition with 24 or more competitors:
1 day competitions (minimum of two, 3 hour sessions): 600 points for 1st place   ( base formula applies )
2 day competitions (minimum of four, 3 hour sessions): 900 points for 1st place   ( base formula X 1.5 )
3 Day Competitions (minimum of five, 3 hour sessions): 1200 points for 1st place ( base formula X 2 )

Here are the points that would be awarded at the following competitions:

Position      1 Day Comp    2 Day Comp     3 Day Comp
1st place=     600 points       900 points       1200 points
2nd place=    575 points       863 points       1150 points
3rd place=    550 points        825 points       1100 points
4th place=    525 points        788 points       1050 points
5th place=    500 points        750 points       1000 points
6th place=    475 points        713 points         950 points
7th place=    450 points        675 points         900 points
8th place=    425 points        638 points         850 points
9th place=    400 points        600 points         800 points
10th place=  375 points        563 points         750 points
11th place=  350 points        525 points         700 points
12th place=  325 points        488 points         650 points
13th place=  300 points        450 points         600 points
14th place=  275 points        413 points         550 points
15th place=  250 points        375 points         500 points
16th place=  225 points        338 points         450 points
17th place=  200 points        300 points         400 points
18th place=  175 points        263 points         350 points
19th place=  150 points        225 points         300 points
20th place=  125 points        188 points         250 points
21st place=  100 points        150 points         200 points
22nd place=   75 points        113 points         150 points
23rd place=    50 points          75 points         100 points
24th place=    25 points          38 points           50 points
                 (25 point gap)  (37.5 point gap)  (50 point gap)

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25 points is used as the base score for a last place finish for all single day competitions, with 25 points being the gap between all of the positions for single day competitions with up to 24 competitors. This format will reward the competitors with a greater amount of points when there's a greater the number of competitors participating at that particular competition, but the base will always remain as 25 points for last place:

Single Day "Mini-comps" (18+ competitors):
1st place=  450 points   
2nd place= 425 points   
3rd place= 400 points   
4th place= 375 points   
5th place=  350 points   
6th place= 325 points   
7th place= 300 points   
8th place= 275 points   
9th place= 250 points   
10th place= 225 points   
11th place= 200 points   
12th place= 175 points   
13th place= 150 points   
14th place= 125 points   
15th place= 100 points   
16th place= 75 points 
17th place= 50 points 
18th place= 25 points

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Single Day "Mini-comps" (12+ competitors):
1st place=  300 points   
2nd place= 275 points   
3rd place= 250 points   
4th place= 225 points   
5th place= 200 points   
6th place= 175 points   
7th place= 150 points   
8th place= 125 points   
9th place= 100 points   
10th place= 75 points 
11th place= 50 points 
12th place= 25 points

The new point system for 2016 and onwards will make it a whole lot simpler and require less effort for competitors to calculate their points and understand what's required in order to advance on the Leader Board.

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Point Gap for competitions with less than 24 Competitors:
The point gaps remain constant regardless of the number of competitors in attendance. The last place person will always be awarded the same amount of points, which are based on the number of days of the competitions: 25 points at a single day competition; 38 points at a 2 day competition; and 50 points at a 3 day competition.

The maximum points awarded for 1st place for 1 day mini-competitions with less than 12 competitors will be based on the number of competitors X 25 points. For example: 10 competitors X 25 points = 250 points for first place and the point scale.

Calculating the points is a very simple process with this formula - with little more effort being required than just a quick glance at the charts or doing your own math.

Point Scale based on number of competitors       1 Day Comp    2 Day Comp     3 Day Comp
1st place at a competition with 24 competitors=    600 points       900 points       1200 points
1st place at a competition with 23 competitors=    575 points       863 points       1150 points
1st place at a competition with 22 competitors=    550 points        825 points       1100 points
1st place at a competition with 21 competitors=    525 points        788 points       1050 points
1st place at a competition with 20 competitors=    500 points        750 points       1000 points
1st place at a competition with 19 competitors=    475 points        713 points         950 points
1st place at a competition with 18 competitors=    450 points        675 points         900 points
1st place at a competition with 17 competitors=    425 points        638 points         850 points
1st place at a competition with 16 competitors=    400 points        600 points         800 points
1st place at a competition with 15 competitors=    375 points        563 points         750 points
1st place at a competition with 14 competitors=    350 points        525 points         700 points
1st place at a competition with 13 competitors=    325 points        488 points         650 points
1st place at a competition with 12 competitors=    300 points        450 points         600 points   
Point Gap for each position after 1st place=        (25 point gap)  (37.5 point gap)  (50 point gap)

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Point Gap for competitions with more than 24 Competitors:
The Maximum points awarded for a 1st place finish remain constant, but the Point Gap at all competitions with more than 24 competitors decreases (tightens) based on the number of competitors competing at those competitions.

For example; at a 3 Day Competition with 50 competitors the following formula is used for calculating the Point Gap between the positions:
Step 1: 1200 (point scale for 1st place) - 50 (no. of competitors) = 1150.
Step 2: 1150 ÷ 49 (no. of competitors finishing below 1st place) = 23.47 Point Gap
Step 3: The Point Gap of 23.47 points is deducted in order to calculate the points for each position below 1st place

For example: 1200 Points for 1st place - 23.47 Point Gap = 1176.53 points for 2nd place (1177 points*)
* The final calculated number of points are rounded to the closest number, with .5 values being rounded up to the next number

1st Place = 1200 Points
2nd Place = 1177 Points
3rd Place = 1153 Points
4th Place = 1130 Points
5th Place = 1106 Points
6th Place = 1083 Points
7th Place = 1059 Points
8th Place = 1036 Points
9th Place = 1012 Points
10th Place = 989 Points
11th Place = 965 Points
12th Place = 942 Points
13th Place = 918 Points
14th Place = 895 Points
15th Place = 871 Points
16th Place = 848 Points
17th Place = 824 Points
18th Place = 801 Points
19th Place = 778 Points
20th Place = 754 Points
21st Place = 731 Points
22nd Place = 707 Points
23rd Place = 684 Points
24th Place = 660 Points
25th Place = 637 Points
26th Place = 613 Points
27th Place = 590 Points
28th Place = 566 Points
29th Place = 543 Points
30th Place = 519 Points
31st Place = 496 Points
32nd Place = 472 Points
33rd Place = 449 Points
34th Place = 425 Points
35th Place = 402 Points
36th Place = 379 Points
37th Place = 355 Points
38th Place = 332 Points
39th Place = 308 Points
40th Place = 285 Points
41st Place = 261 Points
42nd Place = 238 Points
43rd Place = 214 Points
44th Place = 191 Points
45th Place = 167 Points
46th Place = 144 Points
47th Place = 120 Points
48th Place = 97 Points
49th Place = 73 Points
50th Place = 50 Points

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* Points earned towards Fly Fishing Canada's National Point Ranking System (NRPs) at these competitions will be calculated and posted as soon as the registration fills. The British Columbia Fly Fishing League’s Leader Board will be updated within 24 hours of each and every competition.

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AWARDS:

Individual medals and trophies will be presented at the season finale awards banquet, which will be held in Maple Ridge at the end of the season (Sunday, November 17, 2019). There will also be a separate category to recognize the performances of the youths that are participating at all of these competitions and the youth championships.

In the event of a tie at the end of the season; fish points will be the first tie breaker, followed by fish numbers. A fish-off will be used to break any ties that may occur for the medals (Top 3 positions)...

Contact Information for Organizers and the Executive of the British Columbia Competitive Fly Fishing League:
Todd Oishi: toishis@gmail.com
Chris Punchiak: chrispuchniak@shaw.ca
Kevin Cucheron: jkjcuch@shaw.ca

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I rarely have a good night's sleep prior to and during a competition, as my mind won't shut down due to the fact that I am rethinking and visualizing every moment of the competition sessions and the preparations leading up to them.

That being said; I typically arrive ready for action and rarely forget to bring the necessary items for the event. Being an organizer requires a lot more prep, so I suppose this is why my mind goes into overdrive leading up to the events...

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Fly Fishing General Discussions / Re: Flyrods on airplanes
« on: December 04, 2018, 04:38:43 AM »
I haven't had any issues up to this point. I always carry mine in a protective case or in its tube. As Jay said, it's best to check with your airline and be prepared to check it in if the agent at the check-in counter makes you stow it in the cargo hold. Bring some duct tape and firmly attach it to your luggage if it has to be checked.

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Bumped as a reminder for tomorrow's fly tying night...

I hope to see you there!! :)

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Revised selection dates for World and Commonwealth Championships
As you already know, the World Championships in Australia and the Commonwealth Championships in New Zealand will be held just a few months apart. We know the Worlds will be in December, 2019 and we expect the Commonwealth will be in March, 2020. Both of these championships will be held at superb venues with wild rainbow and brown trout. Theses conditions suit us, and as we already know most of the venues, there is keen interest in being on the teams.
As there is only a limited number of spots on the teams, and we want to give everyone a fair opportunity, Fly Fishing Canada has decided to select the teams for both championships at the same time, early in the New Year. Members will now have until the end of the year to apply. Details, and a combined “Call-to-Arms” will be sent out shortly but you will be able to apply as follows:
Just the Worlds.
Just the Commonwealth.
Either championship.
Both championships.
There will only be one worlds team but we hope to send two teams to the Commonwealth. Canada White will be the same team that won the Silver Medal in Northern Ireland earlier this year. The Commonwealth Association introduced new rules in September 2018 and we can send a second team, Canada Red, provided there is at least one female member.
 
Donald Thom
Chair National Teams
 
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 Dates de sélection révisées pour les championnats du monde et du Commonwealth
 
Comme vous le savez déjà, les championnats du monde en Australie et ceux du Commonwealth en Nouvelle-Zélande auront lieu à quelques mois d'intervalle. Nous savons que les championnats du monde auront lieu en décembre 2019 et que le Commonwealth devrait avoir lieu en mars 2020. Ces deux championnats se dérouleront dans de superbes sites accueillant de la truite arc-en-ciel et de la truite brune. Ces conditions nous conviennent et, comme nous connaissons déjà la plupart des sites, nous souhaitons vivement faire partie des équipes.
 
Comme il n'y a qu'un nombre limité de places dans les équipes et que nous voulons donner à chacun une chance équitable, Fly Fishing Canada a décidé de sélectionner les équipes pour les deux championnats au même moment, au début de la nouvelle année. Les membres auront désormais jusqu'à la fin de l'année pour postuler. Les détails et un appel aux armes combiné seront envoyés sous peu, mais vous pourrez postuler comme suit:
 
1. Juste les mondes.
2. Juste le Commonwealth.
3. Soit le championnat.
4. Les deux championnats.
 
Il n'y aura qu'une seule équipe mondiale mais nous espérons envoyer deux équipes dans le Commonwealth. Canada White sera la même équipe qui a remporté la médaille d'argent en Irlande du Nord plus tôt cette année. La Commonwealth Association a introduit de nouvelles règles en septembre 2018 et nous pouvons envoyer une deuxième équipe, Canada Rouge, à condition qu’au moins une femme soit membre.
 
Donald Thom
Président des équipes nationales
 
 
 
 




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Thanks to everyone that attended yesterday's Awards Ceremony and Banquet! Congratulations to all of those that received the awards, and a huge thank-you to all of the spouses, children, parents, girlfriends, and people that came out to support and cheer them on!

Here are the recipients of this year's awards:


Most Sportsmanlike: Istvan Kereszturi


Outstanding Service Award - Special Presentation: Bobby Danilkiewicz


Largest Catch - Rivers: Chris Puchniak


River Champion: Brian Danilkiewicz


Largest Catch - Stillwaters: Todd Oishi and Mike Learmonth (tie)


Stillwater Champion: Todd Oishi


Rookie of the Year: Jayson Giasson


Most Improved Competitor Rivers: Brian Danilkiewicz


Most Improved Competitor Stillwaters: Taylor Culver


Most Improved Youth Competitor (Youth): Callum Learmonth


Most Improved Competitor (Adult): Stanton Jack


1st Place (Youth): Callum Learmonth


3rd Place: Brian Danilkiewicz


2nd Place: John Wilkinson


1st Place: Todd Oishi


Competitor of the Year (Adult): Callum Learmonth


Competitor of the Year (Adult): Todd Oishi

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Thanks to everyone that attended yesterday's Awards Ceremony and Banquet! Congratulations to all of those that received the awards, and a huge thank-you to all of the spouses, children, parents, girlfriends, and people that came out to support and cheer them on!

Here are the recipients of this year's awards:


Most Sportsmanlike: Istvan Kereszturi


Outstanding Service Award - Special Presentation: Bobby Danilkiewicz


Largest Catch - Rivers: Chris Puchniak


River Champion: Brian Danilkiewicz


Largest Catch - Stillwaters: Todd Oishi and Mike Learmonth (tie)


Stillwater Champion: Todd Oishi


Rookie of the Year: Jayson Giasson


Most Improved Competitor Rivers: Brian Danilkiewicz


Most Improved Competitor Stillwaters: Taylor Culver


Most Improved Youth Competitor (Youth): Callum Learmonth


Most Improved Competitor (Adult): Stanton Jack


1st Place (Youth): Callum Learmonth


3rd Place: Brian Danilkiewicz


2nd Place: John Wilkinson


1st Place: Todd Oishi


Competitor of the Year (Adult): Callum Learmonth


Competitor of the Year (Adult): Todd Oishi

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Innovative Fly Fisher Forum's Fly Tying Night will be held in the private dining room at the Home Restaurant in Maple Ridge from 6:00pm - 8:00pm on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Everyone is welcome to attend our open fly tying nights and join in on a fun and informative night out on the town!

The theme for December's Fly Tying Night will be "Winter Fly Patterns"... Fly tyers are free to tie whatever they'd like to tie. I'll leave the floor open to others that are willing to share a few of their favorite pattern(s).

This is a great chance for you to refill the vacant slots in some of your fly boxes, and prepare for next season's recreational angling trips and competitions. It's also a great way to learn a few new tips and meet some other fly tyers in your region, and join in on the conversations/fishing stories from this past season and plans for this season...

The Home Restaurant is a family-oriented restaurant, so youths are welcome. They aren't charging us for the use of their private banquet room for our tying nights, but the deal is that you'll have to order either a meal or appetizer, or a pie and coffee, tea, or pop in order to fill a spot at the table - I can personally testify that they make the best coffee and pies in town!!!

This is truly a fun time with a great group of people/fly tyers. It's also a great way to hone your fly tying skills and learn some new patterns, so please consider coming out to join in on the fun and share a few laughs! Newcomers to the forum and non-members are most welcome at this and all of our events!! :)

Please email Todd Oishi at: toishis@gmail.com or post on this thread if you plan to attend, so I can get an accurate headcount for the seating.

List of attendees:
1. Todd Oishi
2. Brain Danilkiewicz
3. Greg Burnette
4. Bobby Danilkiewicz
5. Jayson Giasson
6. Marty Paul
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Here's the address for the Home Restaurant:
21667 Lougheed Hwy
Maple Ridge, BC
V2X 2S2
Phone: 604-476-1600


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River Patterns / Re: Humpy sat on a Wulff
« on: November 20, 2018, 12:49:35 PM »
One of my favourites! Very nice tying job, Gary!!

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Stillwater Patterns / Re: Shipman's Christmas style Buzzer.
« on: November 20, 2018, 12:48:46 PM »
Absolutely beautiful! Have you caught any fish on them yet?

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