The Innovative Fly Fisher is pleased to announce the launch of a fly fishing league that has been formed in Southwestern British Columbia. This new league will allow newbies, rookies, members of the West Coast Division of our National Youth Fly Fishing Team and seasoned competitors, an opportunity to participate in a series of friendly-spirited competitions, and to gain some additional competition experience while sharing our collective knowledge and supporting each other.
The "2012 Summer Series" has an open invitation event for all to attend - no matter what level of experience they might have! The Whonnock Lake, Sasamat Lake and Buntzen Lake Loch-Style Fly Fishing Competitions were our first 3 lakes in this series, and will be followed by at least 3 more events before the end of the season, which will conclude with a Season Finale Competition and festivities (locations and dates to be posted at a later date).
These competitions will provide newbies and curious onlookers a chance to come out and try (or observe) an actual competition. It'll also allow them to see what competitive fly fishing is all about, and to help celebrate and promote our sport... Sunday October 15, 2012:
Mills Lake Loch-Style Fly Fishing Competition, is the 5th event of the "2012 Summer Series", will be held on Mills Lake in downtown Abbotsford, British Columbia. Members of the Youth and Senior Teams will be serving a hot dog and burger lunch, as a part of their fundraising projects, so please bring along some cash to help support their cause. Click on the following link for more details and information on this event: http://innovativeflyfisher.com/forum/index.php?topic=461.msg2676#msg2676
Here's a look at the Point System that's being used for the 2012 Summer Series Competitive Fly Fishing League:
The formula for the point system is based on 100 points for each competitor in that particular competition, with a multiplier of 2 for 1st place; 3 for 2nd place; 4 for 3rd place; which is then reduced by an additional multiplier of 1 for the rest of the top 50% of the competitors. This formula will reward the top 50% with the highest percentage of the points for the Summer Series League's Leader Board.
The formula is then reduced by an additional multiplier of 2 for each placing below the 50% mark. All competitors will be awarded points (regardless of their placing) for just showing up and learning from the experience...
Here's an example of the calculations of points awarded in a competition with 10 competitors:
1st 500 points (100 points × 10 competitors ÷ 2 = 500 points)
2nd 333 points (100 points × 10 competitors ÷ 3 = 333 points)
3rd 250 points (100 points × 10 competitors ÷ 4 = 250 points)
4th 200 points (100 points × 10 competitors ÷ 5 = 200 points)
5th 167 points (100 points × 10 competitors ÷ 6 = 167 points)
6th 125 points (100 points × 10 competitors ÷ 8 = 125 points)
7th 100 points (100 points × 10 competitors ÷ 10 = 100 points)
8th 83 points (100 points × 10 competitors ÷ 12 = 83 points)
9th 71 points (100 points × 10 competitors ÷ 14 = 71 points)
10th 63 points (100 points × 10 competitors ÷ 16 = 63 points)