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Northern Region Sunday League series - 2019        

 

Links to individual round pages (when ready)

   

* Round 1  -  Tyne   * Round 2 - Durham     * Round 3 - Berwick  * Round 4 - Tynemouth  

* Round 5 - Hexham   * Round 6 -  Ebchester   * Round 7 - Talkin Tarn  *  Round 8 - Tyne United

 

Note that Round 6 at Ebchester was a fun day with a team relay doubles event so no points awarded & league table is still as here going in to Tarn.

  

Background

   

The Northern Rowing Council with the help of British Rowing set up the Northern Region Sunday League series in 2012 under the auspices of the national Explore Rowing scheme. We renamed it as the Explore Series,at the request of British Rowing in 2016, but as of 2019 we have now reverted to the old title of Sunday League (sorry BR). The series is aimed at recreational rowers, novices, recent graduates of learn to row courses and those returning to rowing after a break.

   

In 2018, the seventh year of our Sunday League / Explore Series, we ended up with open series winners being Barcing Mad (Berwick ARC) and joint winners in the women’s being TURC Ducks (Tyne United RC) and Tyne of your Life (Tyne ARC). The final league table for 2018 is here.

  

Pages for previous years

     

*  2012 - archive     *  2013 - archive     *  2014 - archive     *  2015 - archive      *  2016 - archive

*  2017 - archive    *  2018 - archive.

         

2019 programme and how to enter

    

The steering group (Caroline Scholl, Colin Lawson and Colin Percy) have agreed a programme for 2019 with participating host clubs, as below. As each event approaches we will create a separate web page with details - see the list at the top of the page.

     

See in the Format and Rules below who is eligible to enter and what teams can consist of. The entry form (Excel spreadsheet) to be used is here. This should be returned each month by the Wednesday before the event in question to coordinator Colin Lawson at colin60lawson@gmail.com.

British Rowing generic guidance on events like the Sunday League series

 

British Rowing has issued generic guidance on Explore Series events (based, we have to say, very much on this region’s work). Whilst the local rules below are much more detailed, you may wish to have a look at the BR document, especially if you are a host club.

  

In particular host clubs should note they are responsible for making sure there is full insurance cover for their home event under their own insurance policy; this includes cover for damage or loss to equipment borrowed from other clubs, unless the lending club has confirmed their cover still extends to use by the host. See the document here (pdf).

   

Format & local rules for Northern Region Sunday League series in 2019

 

General

   

Aims:  To be a fun, relaxed and social series of events.

    

Target audience: New rowers, recreational rowers, returning rowers, retired racers

    

Entrants:   Open & Women’s

   

Boats:   Stable coxed quads or fours

 

Entry

    

Who can row

- Row membership (the basic and cheapest membership level)

- Race membership (more expensive, but means you can row in ‘proper’ rowing events).

Teams  

Event types

   

Events:

Day timings

   

Unless otherwise notified these will be:

Splash & Dash events

   

Distance: Approximately 200 - 300 m, maximum 300 m, side-by-side racing.

      

Points system for Splash & Dash:

    

Skills Head events

     

Distance: Up to 1 km head races to include a selection of required skills en route.

- Emergency stops (penalty if not stopped in required distance)

- Backing Down

- Cornering

- Spinning

- Blade changes

- Other skills can be added when/as required.

 Points system for Skills:

1st gets 4+4 = 8 pts

2nd gets 4+3 = 7 pts

3rd gets 4+2 = 6 pts

4th gets 4+1 = 5 pts

All others taking part get 4 pts

Prizes

There are series prizes for the Open & Women’s Teams with the most points after the final round. No prizes to be given at single events, to keep costs low.

         

This page last updated on 10-08-19.

1

Sun 3 Mar 2019   

Tyne ARC

Sculling

Splash & Dash

2

Sun 7 Apr 2019

Durham

Sweep

Splash & Dash

3

Sun 5 May 2019

Berwick

Sculling

Splash & Dash

4

Sun 2 Jun 2019

Tynemouth

Sculling

Splash & Dash

5

Sun 7 Jul 2019

Hexham

Sweep

Splash & Dash

6

Sun 4 Aug 2019

Ebchester

Sculling

Relay doubles  

7

Sun 1 Sep 2019

Talkin Tarn

Sweep

Skills

8

Sun 6 Oct 2019  

Tyne United

Sculling

Splash & Dash