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 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 (85–92 ft). Competitions are held in a limited number of venues around the globe.
Every athlete scores a number of points in every competition as distributed here:
Points system from 2012
In 2012 the Series introduced a new point system that was continued to be used also during the 2013 season.
Cliff Diving World Series champion is the athlete who scored the highest cumulated number of points in all competitions during the season.
The top 6 divers in the overall ranking at the end of the season will pre-qualify automatically for the next season.
|2009||Orlando Duque – 127 pts||Gary Hunt – 127 pts||Artem Silchenko – 111 pts|
|2010||Gary Hunt – 109 pts||Orlando Duque – 94 pts||Artem Silchenko – 80 pts|
|2011||Gary Hunt – 125 pts||Artem Silchenko – 90 pts||Michal Navrátil – 74 pts|
|2012||Gary Hunt – 860 pts||Orlando Duque – 840 pts||Steven LoBue – 740 pts|
|2013||Artem Silchenko – 1030 pts||Gary Hunt – 980 pts||Orlando Duque – 860 pts|
|2014||Gary Hunt – 1110 pts||Artem Silchenko – 840 pts||Steven LoBue – 680 pts|
|2015||Gary Hunt – 1320 pts||Orlando Duque – 970 pts||Jonathan Paredes – 849 pts|
|2016||Gary Hunt – 1350 pts||Jonathan Paredes – 1030 pts||Andy Jones – 910 pts|
|2014||Rachelle Simpson – 600 pts||Anna Bader – 390 pts||Adriana Jimenez – 360 pts|
|2015||Rachelle Simpson – 490 pts||Ginger Huber – 420 pts||Cesilie Carlton – 400 pts|
|2016||Rhiannan Iffland – 1290 pts||Lysanne Richard – 1030 pts||Cesilie Carlton – 780 pts|
|History of Tour stops||2009||2010||2011||2012||2013||20142||2015||2016|
|Hawkesbury River, Cattai||Feb 4||Jan 31 – Feb 2|
|Stari Most, Mostar||Aug 15||Sep 24|
|Icaraí, Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro||Sep 28||Oct 20|
|Lovrijenac, Dubrovnik||July 11|
|Rapa Nui||Mar 12|
|Cartagena Convention Centre||Apr 25|
|Havana, Morro Castle||May 10|
|Copenhagen Opera House, Copenhagen||June 22||June 20||June 18|
|La Salve Bridge, Bilbao||Sep 20||Sep 26|
|Bonifacio, Corsica||June 23|
|Tour Saint-Nicolas, La Rochelle||May 19||May 15||June 18||May 25||May 17||July 23|
|Rickmer Rickmers, Hamburg||Aug 29|
|Lake Vouliagmeni, Athens||Sep 20||May 22|
|Abereiddy, Pembrokeshire, UK||Sep 8||Sep 14||Sep 11|
|Serpent's Lair, Inis Mor||Aug 4||June 29|
|Castello Scaligero, Malcesine||July 24||July 14|
|Pietro L'Abbate's Terrace, Polignano a Mare||July 26||Aug 8||Sep 13||Aug 28|
|Yoshino-Kumano National Park, Shirahama||Oct 16|
|Ik Kil, Yucatan||June 6||Apr 10|
|Leuvehaven, Rotterdam||May 21|
|Øya, Kragerø||July 24||July 12|
|Wadi Shab||Sep 28|
|São Miguel, Vila Franca do Campo, Azores||Sep 12||July 21||June 29||July 18||July 9|
|Sisikon||Sep 5||Aug 28|
|Krabi Province||Oct 261|
|Atatürk Park, Antalya||Aug 8|
|Swallow's Nest, Yalta||Sep 4||Aug 30|
|Signature Towers, Dubai||Oct 28|
|ICA, Boston, Massachusetts||Aug 20||Aug 25||Aug 24|
|Possum Kingdom Lake, Fort Worth, Texas||June 7||May 30||June 4|
|Hilo, Hawaii||Sep 12|
1 divers jumped at 4 different sites: Wang Long Bay, (Phi Phi Don), Maya Bay, (Phi Phi Lee), Viking Cave, Lading Bay
2 no qualification stop was held in 2014; up to four wildcards joined 10 permanent divers at each stop.
|Men's World Series and Women's Invitational event|
|Men's and Women's World Series event|
- Men 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.
- 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.
- Red Bull Cliff Diving – Official website