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  • Dives from up to 28m (92 ft)
  • Up to four dives
  • Two competition winners
  • Nine stops
  • Two World Series Champions

 

Competition format – Men

Overview

The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2016 follows the traditional high diving format and is a mix of the rules from the Red Bull Cliff Diving Sportive Committee, FINA and HDA. Divers hand in their planned dives the day before the first day of competition. The competition shall consist of one required dive of a maximum degree of difficulty of 3.8, one intermediate dive with a maximum degree of difficulty of 4.6 and two optional dives assigned a degree of difficulty calculated from the DD table – degree of difficulty formula (2013-2017) – and are scored by five high-diving judges.

The winner of each individual tour stop is the diver with the highest points total from all four competition dives and the ranked athletes from each tour stop will be awarded with points according to the table below. The winner of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2016 will be the athlete with the highest overall points after nine competitions.

10 permanent divers will participate in the 2016 World Series. Each tour stop in 2016 will feature up to four wildcards. Even though wildcard divers may only compete in one or two individual events, their results will count the same as for any of the permanent divers. A diver must perform at least one dive in competition to be included in the final result.

Format

• Two days of competition; 4 rounds.

• Day 1 -
Round 1: 1 intermediate dive (DD 4.6) - 14 divers. Points count towards the final results.

• Day 2 -
Round 2: 1 required dive (DD 3.8) – 14 divers
. Divers will start in reverse order from the first round's results.
Round 3: 1 optional dive - 14 divers
. Divers will start in reverse order based on the previous round's cumulative score.
Final Round: 1 optional dive - 8 divers. Divers will start in reverse order based on the previous round's cumulative score.

Ahead of each competition a draw will determine the diving order for the 1st Round.
Round 1 will feature one intermediate dive with a fixed DD of 4.6, the results of which will determine the starting order – in reverse – on the second day of competition.

On day 2, competition continues with one required dive (DD 3.8) and one optional dive for all participating athletes, always in reverse order according to the cumulative scores from the previous round. After three dives, the top eight will advance to the final round, taking into account their total score from Round 1, 2 and 3. The eight remaining divers will do a second optional dive in the Final Round. The diving order will be determined by the points accumulated from the first three rounds of dives and will be in reverse order. The winner will be the one with the highest points total from all four competition dives.

Divers will receive points that will be tallied to produce the World Series ranking. Per event the points awarded are as follows:

World Series Tour Stop Ranking

Ranked 1st: 200 points
Ranked 2nd: 160 points
Ranked 3rd: 130 points
Ranked 4th: 110 points
Ranked 5th: 90 points
Ranked 6th: 70 points
Ranked 7th: 60 points
Ranked 8th: 50 points
Ranked 9th: 40 points
Ranked 10th: 30 points
Ranked 11th: 20 points
Ranked 12th: 10 points
Ranked 13th: 9 points
Ranked 14th: 8 points

Competition format – Women

Overview

The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2016 follows the traditional high diving format and is a mix of the rules from the Red Bull Cliff Diving Sportive Committee, FINA and HDA. Divers hand in their planned dives the day before the first day of competition. The competition shall consist of one required dive with a maximum degree of difficulty of 2.6 and two optional dives assigned a degree of difficulty calculated from the DD table – degree of difficulty formula (2013-2017) – and are scored by five high-diving judges.

The winner of each individual tour stop is the diver with the highest points total from all three competition dives and the ranked athletes from each tour stop will be awarded with points. The winner of the Red Bull Cliff Diving Women's World Series 2016 will be the athlete with the highest overall points after seven competitions.

Six permanent divers will participate in the 2016 World Series. Each tour stop in 2016 will feature up to two wildcards. Even though wildcard divers may only compete in one or two individual events, their results will count the same as for any of the permanent divers. A diver must perform at least one dive in competition to be included in the final result.

Format
• Two days of competition; 3 rounds.
• Round 1: 1 required dive (DD 2.6)
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• Round 2: 1 optional dive
• Final Round: 1 optional dive

Ahead of each competition a draw will determine the diving order for the first competition round. Round 2 and the Final Round will always happen in reverse order based on the previous round's cumulative scores. The winner will be the one with the highest points total from all three competition dives.

Divers will receive points that will be tallied to produce the overall World Series ranking. Per event, the points awarded are as follows:

World Series Tour Stop Ranking

Ranked 1st: 200 points
Ranked 2nd: 160 points
Ranked 3rd: 130 points
Ranked 4th: 110 points
Ranked 5th: 90 points
Ranked 6th: 70 points
Ranked 7th: 60 points
Ranked 8th: 50 points


Judges and Scoring

Overview

Five judges, out of a pool of 13, will be selected and confirmed for each competition.

Judges

Claudio de Miro (ITA) – Head Judge, FINA official and former member of the Italian diving team
Antonio Martinez (MEX) – Substitute Head Judge and FINA official who has been competing in high diving shows since 1988
Steve Foley (AUS) – Three-time Olympian and first male Australian to reach finals in both springboard and platform at the Games in 1984
Ken Grove (AUT/AUS) – Two-time Olympian and Orlando Duque's first high diving coach
Andrey Ignatenko (UKR) – Former World Series diver and winner of the first event in La Rochelle in 2009
Greg Louganis (USA) – Four-time Olympic gold medallist
Anke Piper (GER) – Winner of the 10m platform event at the European Championships in 2002
Marion Reiff (AUT) – Competed in synchronized platform at the Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000
Renato Rossi (ITA) – Former member of the Italian diving team
Jeff Arbon (AUS/UK) – Competed at the Olympic Games in Seoul in 1988
Dmitri Sautin (RUS) – The most decorated diver of all time with a total of eight Olympic medals
Slava Polyeshchuk (UKR) – Former World Series diver and winner of the 1996 Cliff Diving World Cup
Julian Llinas (ESP) – FINA judge, judged three Olympic Games

Colombia: Claudio de Miro (ITA), Antonio Martinez (MEX), Ken Grove (AUT/AUS), Renato Rosi (ITA), Steve Foley (AUS)
USA: Claudio de Miro (ITA), Antonio Martinez (MEX), Greg Louganis (USA), Jeff Arbon (AUS/UK), Steve Foley (AUS)
Denmark: Claudio de Miro (ITA), Anke Piper (GER), Dmitri Sautin (RUS), Marion Reiff (AUT), Renato Rosi (ITA)
France: Claudio de Miro (ITA), Andrey Ignatenko (UKR), Jeff Arbon (AUS/UK), Julian Llinas (ESP), Ken Grove (AUT/AUS)
Portugal: Claudio de Miro (ITA), Anke Piper (GER), Antonio Martinez (MEX), Marion Reiff (AUT), Slava Polyeshchuk (UKR)
Bosnia: Claudio de Miro (ITA), Andrey Ignatenko (UKR), Anke Piper (GER), Dmitri Sautin (RUS), Julian Llinas (ESP)
Italy: Claudio de Miro (ITA), Greg Louganis (USA), Ken Grove (AUT/AUS), Renato Rosi (ITA), Slava Polyeshchuk (UKR)
Spain: Claudio de Miro (ITA), Ken Grove (AUT/AUS), Anke Piper (GER), Antonio Martinez (MEX), Julian Llinas (ESP)

Scoring

  • Five judges will score each dive based on a scale of 0 to 10 in half-point increments.
  • Each judge will score the dives without assistance.
  • Judges will not display scores until directed to do so by the announcer.
  • Total points shall be tabulated at the scoring table according to the following. The highest and the lowest judges' scores will be discarded. The remaining three scores will be added and multiplied by the degree of difficulty for that dive. This will produce the total score for each dive. The total score of all dives performed will be added together to produce the overall total for the competition for each diver.
  • Balks will constitute a deduction from each judge's score as directed by the Head Judge. The dive will be scored as usual and the announcer will deduct two points from each judge's score.