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Technical Package for Rowing

Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games
July 23-26, 2020

Technical Packages provide details of the eligibility requirements as well as event and competition information.  In order to fully understand the rules and requirements for participation in the BC Games, it is expected that the BC Games General Rules will be read in addition to the sport-specific information contained in the Technical Package.
Technical Package for Rowing last updated: March 19, 2018.
Be sure to check back for updates.


Quamichan Lake (Art Mann Park) (Duncan)
Under 17
Age Description:
Under 17 years of age as of December 31, 2018. Athletes must be born in 2002 or later.
Zone Team Composition:
Teams are comprised of up to four (4) core athletes (2 male and 2 female) and up to two (2) wildcard athletes (1 male and 1 female) per zone. Zones that can fill all six of these allocated spots can request an additional two (2) wildcard spots (1 male and 1 female). It is the discretion of the Provincial Advisor as to which zones are allocated additional wildcard spots.

Zone teams are capped at eight (8) athletes, except where the total number of athletes for the sport is insufficient and the Provincial Advisor may assign additional wildcard spots to some zones.

Where a zone cannot bring equal numbers of athletes of each gender, the zone may request permission of the Provincial Advisor to bring more athletes of one gender. Zones are expected to bring both male and female athletes.
24 wildcard spots (no more than 18 of one gender). Wildcard spots will be assigned by the Provincial Advisor.
Maximum Athletes:
(See BC Games General Rules for information about the "adult supervisor" role)

One (1) Head Coach and one (1) Assistant Coach per zone. Where the zone team includes both male and female athletes, the Head Coach and Assistant Coach must be of the opposite gender, otherwise at least one must be the same gender as the athletes. Each zone is required to have a Head Coach.
Every zone must name a head coach and at least one assistant coach (exception: sports for athletes with a disability, which must have one head coach and at least one assistant coach for the sport).  If additional adults are named for the zone (or sport) and they meet the certification requirements of assistant coaches, they should be registered with the role "assistant coach", otherwise they are registered with the role "adult supervisor". 
See BC Games General Rules for more information.
(the number of Officials the sport is permitted to register as participants)


Transportation, accommodation, and meals, as arranged by the Host Society, will be provided for officials. See BC Games General Rules for more information.

Athlete Eligibility:

In addition to BC Games General Rules, the sport-specific eligibility requirements noted in this technical package are in effect for the 2020 BC Summer Games.

Every competitor shall be a member of a rowing club recognized by Rowing BC and member in good standing of Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA). Each athlete must be registered as a competitive rower with RCA, and each Coach registered as a Coach. A RCA number will be required and verified.

Athletes who have participated in Rowing in a Canadian National Senior, U23, Junior, or CanAmMex Team; or Canada Summer Games, or Provincial Team at any time are not eligible to compete in the BC Summer Games.

Athletes may attend only one BC Games to compete in Rowing.

See the BC Games General Rules for current BC Games registration fees.  Note that fees are assessed for athletes only (coaches, adult supervisors, and officials do not pay this fee).  Sports may assess additional fees to cover training, uniforms, qualification event(s), etc.  Please contact your Provincial Advisor or the PSO for more details. Fees are collected by the sport and paid to the BC Games Society upon invoice after the Games.
  The current BC Games registration fee can be found on the BC Games website. The BC Games Registration fee is included in the fee charged by Rowing BC. Contact Rowing BC for confirmation of the fee for the 2018 BC Summer Games.
Coach Eligibility:

Note that the role of head coaches and assistant coaches at the BC Games includes travelling to and from the Games with the team/zone, residing with the team/zone in BC Games accommodation, and acting in a supervisory capacity throughout the Games.

See BC Games General Rules for information about the roles of the head coach and assistant coach.

All Head Coaches must be a minimum of RCA Coach (Competition Introduction) trained. Assistant Coaches must be a minimum of RCA LTR Coach trained. All coaches must have completed and passed the Making Ethical Decisions online evaluation.

BC Games General Rules dictate the level of coach certification required for head coaches and assistant coaches unless otherwise stated in this Technical Package - click here for details.  A minimum of Making Ethical Decisions is required for all assistant coaches - more information can be found here.

Events and Categories:
Each zone will submit two (2) male and two (2) female single scullers (1X) and one (1) male and one (1) female double scull (2X). Due to race scheduling, the 2X crewa may not race in the 1X events, and the 1X crews may not race in the 2X events.

Exceptions may be made due to injury.

Each zone will submit up to two (2) Mix4X. Crews for the Mix4X may be made of any two (2) female and two (2) male athletes from within a Zone team.

The following categories (M1X, W1X, M2X, W2X) will compete in three (3) events: 1500m time trial, 1000m race format (heats & finals), Skills event. There will be a separate 500m event for the Mix4X.

Note that the Time Trial events will be non-medal events. Races will be conducted under the current RCA Rules of Racing.

Racing equipment (1X, 2X, 4x) will be provided by local clubs, as arranged by Rowing BC. Assignment of boats will be random.
Zone Selections and Registration Deadline: 

Please refer to the BC Games General Rules for the registration deadline set by the BC Games Society. The BC Games deadline is in effect unless an earlier date is set by the Provincial Sport Organization is specified in this technical package.  See BC Games General Rules for registration procedures.

Zone Qualification Event(s) must be completed by June 10, 2018.
Accommodation and Transportation:

Also see BC Games General Rules for further details about accommodation and transportation.

It is the BC Games Society policy that all participants under 19 are required to stay in Games accommodation, regardless of where they reside, and that at least one adult of each gender must stay in Games accommodation in a supervisory capacity.

The Minus-One Rule will be implemented for all sports. This means that when there are four or more competitors or teams, Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals will be awarded; when there are three competitors or teams, Silver and Gold medals will be awarded, when there are two competitors or teams only a Gold medal will be awarded.  If there is only one competitor or team, no medals are awarded. For more details about BC Games medals, review the BC Games General Rules.

Medals will be awarded in each event, within the parameters of the BC Games Society Minus-One Rule.

The exceptions are the 1500m time trial races, which are non-medal events.

Participant information is collected under the authority of the BC Games Society. The information provided will be used to determine eligibility to participate in the 2020 BC Summer Games. On confirmation of eligibility the information will be used to arrange liability insurance coverage to address any claims arising from the voluntary participation of registered participants in the 2020 BC Summer Games. The name, hometown, sport, and results of registered participants will be provided to media outlets and available on the BC Games Society and the Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games Society websites for the purposes of acknowledging selection for participation and placing. The names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, results, and/or images of registered participants may be used in non-commercial promotion/development of sport and/or the BC Summer and/or BC Winter Games or the BC Games Society.  The BC Games Society reserves the right to use or reproduce images for the purposes of providing commemorative materials that would be available for free or purchase.  The names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, results, and/or images of Games participants may be provided to the Premier and the Minister responsible for the Games, and/or to members of the legislative assembly, and/or to local members of parliament, and/or to the media for the purposes of recognition and/or informing sport-related and/or training opportunities and/or to school principals and/or school district superintendents for the purpose of recognition and acknowledgement. For questions about the collection and use of this information, please contact the BC Games Society at 200 -990 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8V 3K2 or (250) 387-1375 or

As a condition of entry into, or volunteering at the BC Summer Games it must be understood that the participants and volunteers enter entirely at their own risk, and will not hold the Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games Society, the Province of British Columbia, and/or the BC Games Society, their staff, agents, and/or volunteer workers responsible for injury, loss or damage occurring during the 2020 BC Summer Games.

Volunteers and participants may be protected for their actions vis a vis third party claims through the liability insurance for the Games but are not covered for any personal claims for injury or accident. Participants and volunteers agree to release, discharge and undertake not to commence action against the Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games Society, the Province of British Columbia, and the BC Games Society from any and all claims and causes of action, or liability of any kind whatsoever for injuries, property damage, or death which in any way results from participating or volunteering in the Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games.

The Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games Society, the Province of British Columbia, and/or the BC Games Society do not assume responsibility for loss of wages, or costs associated with medical, dental or hospital care for athletes, coaches, assistant coaches, managers, officials or volunteers for any injury or loss incurred during the, or as a result of participating or volunteering in the 2020 BC Summer Games.

The BC Games Society will not be liable for any communication between a BC Games Society participant and/or volunteer and any third party group that receives the participant and/or volunteer contact information list from the BC Games Society after the two year period expires under the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Act (an Act to promote the efficiency and adaptability of the Canadian economy by regulating certain activities that discourage reliance on electronic means of carrying out commercial activities, and to amend the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act, the Competition Act, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Telecommunications Act S.C. 2010, c. 23) (“Act”). The two year period begins at the conclusion of the 2020 BC Summer Games. This clause is a defence to any violation under the Act regarding any communication between a third party group and a participant and/or volunteer of the BC Games Society that occurs after the two year period has expired. By completing a volunteer registration form (online or paper copy) or being registered to attend the 2020 BC Summer Games participants and volunteers are agreeing to all of the terms outlined in this conditions of entry agreement.