Cross Team Challenge - Discussion Thread

From the CRASH-B's to an online challenge, discuss the competitive side of erging here.
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - Discussion Thread

Post by joe80 » October 25th, 2019, 5:13 pm

Thank you Sabina for communicating the challenge from CUS Bergamo for November earlier this month.

1000m rest.3'30"
750m rest.2'30
500m rest. 1'30"
250m

The first from a stopped fan, afterwards as you will.

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Re: Cross Team Challenge - Discussion Thread

Post by Citroen » October 25th, 2019, 5:25 pm

So not quite the Rugby Test.

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Re: Cross Team Challenge - Discussion Thread

Post by Citroen » October 30th, 2019, 4:20 am

The changeover on Friday won't happen until 13:00 GMT as I'm travelling home from York and will be en-route to York station to catch a 12:35 train. By 13:00 I should be settled in my seat and heading through Doncaster.

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Re: Cross Team Challenge - Discussion Thread

Post by Dangroh » November 2nd, 2019, 12:45 pm

My gym would like to start a boat on the CTC website. We would like to use the boat name “KCF”. Thank you!

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Post by Citroen » November 2nd, 2019, 1:42 pm

Dangroh wrote:
November 2nd, 2019, 12:45 pm
My gym would like to start a boat on the CTC website. We would like to use the boat name “KCF”. Thank you!
To get a boat you
1. Need a team
2. Need five folks rowing for you
3. Need three of those folks to be HWT
4. Need one of them to be LWT
5. Need one lady [You'll notice that having a LWT lady is the best combo.]

You should also contact Joe Keating either on here on or FaceBorg to let him know your contact details.

Your team now exists (not to be confused with a southern fried chicken chain).

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Re: Cross Team Challenge - Discussion Thread

Post by joe80 » November 3rd, 2019, 4:44 pm

Citroen wrote:
November 2nd, 2019, 1:42 pm

To get a boat you
1. Need a team
2. Need five folks rowing for you
3. Need three of those folks to be HWT
4. Need one of them to be LWT
5. Need one lady [You'll notice that having a LWT lady is the best combo.]
Pardon the clarifications. Four team members may be HWT if one is a lady. There's no requirement for HWT rowers in a boat. That is, a boat consisting entirely of LWTs qualifies. If the lady on the team is a lightweight, a lightweight gentleman is also needed.

We've had earlier discussions about this both here and on facebook. It's a matter concerning gender equality that there has to be a LWT, usually a gentleman, in each boat but there is no such stipulation for LWT ladies.

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Re: Cross Team Challenge - Discussion Thread

Post by joe80 » November 4th, 2019, 8:03 am

Well done BW Rowing for taking the top spot on the October leaderboard. Sub7 with thirteen teams had just one more than Fitness Matters. Well done!

Sub7 has the challenge for December, Isenhurst Rowers for January and The Diamonds for February.

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Taking my post from yesterday a step further, a valid boat could consist entirely of LWT ladies. At first sight this appears to offend any notion of gender balance. However, the reality is that a highly ranked boat will have three HWT gents, one LWT gent and one HWT lady. Last month's leaderboard reveals that the top fourteen boats conformed to this pattern. In fifteenth place, Red Line Rowers had two LWT gents but still had a HWT lady in their boat.

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Re: Cross Team Challenge - Discussion Thread

Post by Citroen » November 4th, 2019, 8:12 am

The simple fact is Daren's algorithm works and has done since Dec 2005 for 180 CTC challenges.

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Re: Cross Team Challenge - Discussion Thread

Post by joe80 » November 4th, 2019, 12:07 pm

Citroen wrote:
November 4th, 2019, 8:12 am
The simple fact is Daren's algorithm works and has done since Dec 2005 for 180 CTC challenges.

Yes, it's a clever system that has stood the test of time. That doesn't stop me being in sympathy with LWT ladies who will very rarely feature in a top boat. I doubt that a podium boat has ever contained a LWT lady.

No, I'm not going to check all 180 editions of the challenge but if someone else is interested ... :wink:

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Re: Cross Team Challenge - Discussion Thread

Post by Slothful1 » November 4th, 2019, 2:43 pm

Assuming podium means top 3, then it happened in the first CTC - Kelly Sapsford of MAD was in the 2nd placed boat. :D

But your point is a fair one, and I'm also too lazy to dig through the rest of the archives!

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Post by Slothful1 » November 4th, 2019, 3:06 pm

Apparently I'm too lazy to go do tonight's training session, but not too lazy to dig through the archives...

After a series of 2nds and 3rds involving Joan van Blom over 2006/7, there was finally a lightweight female (nulee of MAD I) in the top boat in March 2007.

And with that I shall stop wasting forum space with pointless research...

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Re: Cross Team Challenge - Discussion Thread

Post by joe80 » November 5th, 2019, 8:54 am

Slothful1 wrote:
November 4th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Assuming podium means top 3, then it happened in the first CTC - Kelly Sapsford of MAD was in the 2nd placed boat. :D

But your point is a fair one, and I'm also too lazy to dig through the rest of the archives!

Dave

I've had a look in the reverse direction and found that Kelly was the last LWT lady to be in a top boat. That was in this year's Carole McNally Memorial, admittedly with a much lower participation than the regular monthly challenge.

Kelly, Joan and Christine have all competed at the highest level. Even so, I wonder whether they could make the top boat in the current editions of the CTC.

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Re: Cross Team Challenge - Discussion Thread

Post by CanterburyJoe » November 6th, 2019, 4:10 pm

Evening,

I am new to the forums, I have recently got back into rowing and was looking at the online challenges for inspiration.

I did the CTC November challenge in 8.12.0 so I am a reasonable rower, was wondering If I can enter individually or if I need to be part of a team.

Perhaps somebody would like a 29HWT in there team if not.

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Re: Cross Team Challenge - Discussion Thread

Post by Slothful1 » November 7th, 2019, 12:57 am

Hi Joe

There are a few teams around that would welcome new members, but I'm biased towards Forum Flyers, so pop over to our team thread and say hi if you're interested in joining.

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Re: Cross Team Challenge - Discussion Thread

Post by lindsayh » November 7th, 2019, 5:06 am

CanterburyJoe wrote:
November 6th, 2019, 4:10 pm
I did the CTC November challenge in 8.12.0 so I am a reasonable rower, was wondering If I can enter individually or if I need to be part of a team.
Perhaps somebody would like a 29HWT in there team if not.
Joe
You Joe you can enter as an independent for the CTC (just nominate Independent in the teams part) but the Flyers are the place to be if you looking for a team - low pressure but normally floats 4/5 boats in the CTC and has a good presence with the Concept 2 challenges as well. No FB activity really - just the thread here. Members from all over the world. You would be most welcome.
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