Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series

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The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, established in 2009 and created by Red Bull, is an annual international series of cliff diving[disambiguation needed] events in which a limited number of competitors determine the Cliff Diving World Series winner.

Divers jump from a platform at a height ranging from 26–28 m (85-92ft). Competitions are held in a limited number of venues around the globe.

Tour ranking[edit]

Every athlete scores a number of points in every competition as distributed here:

Points system from 2012[edit]

In 2012 the Series introduced a new point system that was continued to be used also during the 2013 season.[1]

Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Points 200 160 130 110 90 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 9 8

Cliff Diving World Series champion is the athlete who scored the highest cumulated number of points in all competitions during the season.

The top 5 divers in the overall ranking at the end of the 2012 World Series will pre-qualify automatically for 2013.

Previous winners[edit]

Season Champion Second Third
2009 Colombia Orlando Duque 127 pts United Kingdom Gary Hunt 127 pts Russia Artem Silchenko 111 pts
2010 United Kingdom Gary Hunt 109 pts Colombia Orlando Duque 94 pts Russia Artem Silchenko 80 pts
2011 United Kingdom Gary Hunt 125 pts Russia Artem Silchenko 90 pts Czech Republic Michal Navrátil 74 pts
2012 United Kingdom Gary Hunt 860 pts Colombia Orlando Duque 840 pts United States Steven LoBue 740 pts
2013 Russia Artem Silchenko 1030 pts United Kingdom Gary Hunt 980 pts Colombia Orlando Duque 860 pts
2014 United Kingdom Gary Hunt 1110 pts Russia Artem Silchenko 840 pts United States Steven LoBue 680 pts

Tour stops[edit]

History of Tour stops 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Australia Hawkesbury River, Cattai Feb 4 Jan 31-Feb 2
Brazil Icaraí, Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro Sep 28 Oct 20
Croatia Lovrijenac, Dubrovnik July 11
Chile Rapa Nui Mar 12
Cuba Havana, Morro Castle May 10
Denmark Copenhagen Opera House, Copenhagen June 22
Spain La Salve Bridge, Bilbao Sep 20
France Bonifacio, Corsica June 23
France Tour Saint-Nicolas, La Rochelle May 19 May 15 June 18 May 25
Germany Rickmer Rickmers, Hamburg Aug 29
Greece Lake Vouliagmeni, Athens Sep 20 May 22
United Kingdom Abereiddy, Pembrokeshire, UK Sep 8 Sep 14
Republic of Ireland Serpent's Lair, Inis Mor Aug 4 June 29
Italy Castello Scaligero, Malcesine July 24 July 14
Italy Polignano a Mare July 26 Aug 8
Mexico Chichen Itza June 6
Mexico Ik Kil, Yucatan Apr 10
Netherlands Leuvehaven, Rotterdam May 21
Norway Grimstad July 7
Norway Øya, Kragerø July 24 July 12
Oman Wadi Shab Sep 28
Portugal São Miguel, Vila Franca do Campo, Azores Sep 12 July 21 June 29
Switzerland Sisikon Sep 5 Aug 28
Thailand Krabi Province Oct 26
Turkey Atatürk Park, Antalya Aug 8
Ukraine Swallow's Nest, Yalta Sep 4 Aug 30
United States ICA, Boston, Massachusetts Aug 20 Aug 25 Aug 24
United States Possum Kingdom Lake, Fort Worth, Texas June 7
United States Hilo, Hawaii Sep 12
Qualification event
Men's and Women's event
divers jump at 4 different sites:
Wang Long Bay, (Phi Phi Don), Maya Bay, (Phi Phi Lee), Viking Cave,
Lading Bay

Competition rules[edit]

  • Divers perform 4 dives from a height ranging from 26-28m. There are a total of nine groups (front, back, reverse, inward, front twists, back twists, reverse twists, inward twists and all armstand dives).
  • The two required dives must be performed from different take-off positions. There are 5 take-off positions (front, back, reverse, inward and armstand). The degree of difficulty for each required dive is 3.6. To clarify: front double half twist and front double 1½ twist are different groups, but the same take-off position. If a dive has less degree of difficulty, it will still be 3.6.
  • The two optional dives must be from different groups from the 9 groups mentioned above. In addition, the optional dives must be done in alternating order every competition.
  • A list of dives for each diver shall consist of two required dives of a fixed degree of difficulty for every athlete (3.6), and two optional dives assigned a degree of difficulty computed from the 2010 HDA table.
  • The first required dive will be done after a short warm-up on the second training day. This is already part of the competition and will count 100 percent towards the total score. After this first round of dives, training can resume. The next day will have a short warm-up period followed by 2 dives (one required, one optional dive) in head-to-head format.
  • The final dive will be done by the top 8 divers (winners head-to-head plus one lucky loser) in reverse order according to their cumulative score from the first 3 dives.
  • Balks will receive a 2-point deduction from each judge for the first balk. Another 2-point deduction for the second balk and be considered a failed dive on the third balk. A balk is considered an interruption in movement after the diver does his press immediately before the dive. For armstand dives it is the point when both feet leave the platform (use FINA definitions).
  • Running take-offs on forward dive groups (including twists) are allowed, given there is enough space for the approach.
  • If the diver enters the water with his hands up on a feet-first entry, he can only get a maximum score of 5 points from each judge. The 5 points would mean a perfect execution of the entire dive with the exception of the arms. If arms are at or below shoulder height but not in alignment with the body (straight arms either in front or on the side of the body), judges can deduct between ½ to 2 points at their discretion according to the degree of the mistake.
  • A break in position at or just before entry can have a deduction of ½ to 2 points at the judges' discretion. An intermediate break of position can receive no more than 4.5 points from each judge. If a dive is done in a completely different position than announced: for example back triple tuck instead of back triple pike, the dive can only receive a maximum of 2 points.
  • All dives submitted in a list must consist of at least 180 degrees of rotation around a horizontal axis.

Scoring[edit]

  • Five judges score each dive based on a scale of 0 to 10 in half-point increments.
  • Each judge scores the dives without assistance.
  • The highest and the lowest judges’ scores will be discarded. The remaining three scores are 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 are 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.

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