TLDR; SLVSH league at your local mtn, keep it fun, keep it casual, all skill levels welcome, make friends, get stoked.
I just thought of an amazing idea that slvsh (or even i can code this, hmu) should make as part of their website. Local mtn SLVSH League with real prize moneys funded by both the community and slvsh.
The league works as a round robin swiss system with playoffs (slvsh cup) at the end for a total of 8/9 weeks. Based on interest, leagues can still start mid season, that is, if a league has started 2 weeks ago, another new batch of riders can still compete in their own league even after.
Riders sign up as a competitor (self rated levels) or judge and put in their local mtn. Each week, the website will put up a set of brackets for everyone and it is up to all three parties to schedule a time that works to play on in a week. If neither of the riders are available for that week, no points are awarded/taken, however, they are free to reschedule another week if they are open to playing two or more matches in a week. Holiday breaks are off-season times where no matches would be scheduled The scoring system will be by points where a win is +1 and vice versa. Tiebreakers will be settled by letter difference (Given minus Taken).
Grouping is as follows:
For every mountain there will be a Casual, AM (Amateur), IM (Intermediate), and Main Circuit
For every circuit, there will be 16 players before it can start:
Each circuit can be mixed genders or strictly male/female depending on skill levels.
For every circuit there will be 2 divisions:
- For every division there will be 8 players that will have a chance to play each other once (duration = 8 weeks)
- At the end of the 8 weeks, top 4 players from each division will face off in a slvsh cup style tourney
Winner of each circuit will get different prizes
The breakdown of each circuit is as follows
- Casual circuit: Been riding park/all mtn for a year or two, mainly looking to progress, can do basic rails and jumps and help push each other to learn new tricks (riders have a sense of park riding but still looking to solidify their basic bag of tricks)
- AM circuit: Been riding park/freeride for at least 3 seasons, still looking to learn new things but starting to develop a solid bag of tricks that other competitors might not have. Can throw down when needed to progress new tricks or nail down current tricks.
- IM Circuit: been skiing park/freeride for atleast half your life, youre now moving onto 7/9s, 4/6s out, large variety of tricks on both jumps and rails.
- Main Circuit: You've been skiing your whole life, probably have competed before, you can now dub every once in a while given the right conditions, a lot of first try tricks probably can be landed with ease.
What do you guys think of this? SLVSH definitely get on this, adding this component to your website would add so much value to your brand and drive traffic to the sites.
**This thread was edited on Apr 16th 2018 at 1:10:07pm