Season Format

 

Please note, the 2019/2020 season calendar, schedule and formats are currently under development and will be released upon completion. Keep an eye on our social media accounts for the most recent and up to date information regarding changes for the new season.

Regards, 2019/2020 Committee



 

Saturday Single Day Events

All events/divisions (including Supergroms) will run solely on Saturdays, with Saturday afternoon/evening presentation nights. The exception to this rule is Senior Round 1 which will run on Sunday, 2 December. This is so all members can enjoy presentation nights together as one club.

Single Divisions except for Cadets & Juniors

Over 18 surfers can only surf in 1 division (same as last year). Under 18 surfers (juniors and cadets) can surf in their respective division and one open division, e.g. Open Men, Open Women or B Grade.

Like last season, our emphasis is giving under 18 surfers as much opportunity to surf heats as possible and get experience surfing against our elite surfers.

All divisions (Open, Snr, Cadets, Juniors and Supergroms) will have 5 opportunities to compete this season, if you participate in the tag-team events.

Online Event Registration

Event registration for all events via Liveheats (liveheats.com/pibc), will open at least 5 days before the event and close each Wednesday 9pm before the Saturday, no excuses for late registrations.

Club Social Tag

We are using the club social tag events to bring all club members closer together and to provide training opportunities for our current ABB elite team, but also for surfers coming through who want to get involved in the Victorian Teams Titles and other tag-team style events. We expect these events to be the most hotly contested, exciting and entertaining events.

 

 

3 x Club Social Tag

A one day social event with a focus on fun and inclusion of whole club. Members of ALL ages, divisions and genders encouraged to participate. Members of ALL ages, divisions and genders to allocated into teams.

For example, Teams may be made up of:

  • 1 x cadets (boys and girls)

  • 1 x juniors (boys and girls)

  • 2 open men

  • 1 open woman

  • 1 senior men

  • 1 master

  • 1 legend

2 x Open Individual

2 x Individual single elimination rounds catering for competitive surfers.

Club Champions will be crowned solely from these two events with both results counting.

In case of a tie for Club Champion a 30 minute surf from will decide the winner.

Club Champions will earn PIBC position into Bells Trials* and an automatic spot into Vic Teams Titles.

2 x Seniors Individual

2 x Individual single elimination rounds catering for competitive surfers.

Snr Divisions Include:

  • B-Grade (Open ages, female and male)

  • Senior Mens (28 - 45)

  • Masters (45 - 60)

  • Legends (60 +)

Club champions will be crowned solely from these two events with both results counting.

In case of a tie for Club Champion a 30 minute surf-off will decide the winner.

3 x Junior/Cadet

3 x individual elimination rounds catering for competitive surfers.

Best 2 results will count towards aggregate and Club Champion.

In case of a tie for Club Champion a 30 minute surf-off will decide the winner.

To be run on the same day as Open and Senior Events.

5 x Supergroms

Supergroms is for all boys and girls 13 and under who want to get involved in the Phillip Island surfing community.

By the end of the season we hope that your child has a passion for catching waves, made some lifelong friends and has a strong sense of belonging to our Club and that you as a parent have made some great memories.

Supergroms will be held at YCW the and in the same format as the previous 2 seasons.

Please look at the dedicated Supergroms page here.

 

 

Australian Boardriders Battle

PIBC team competing in Australian Boardriders Battle qualifying and final will be at discretion of Club Captain (unless a ‘Team Manager/Coachʼ is selected specifically by committee). This team will be decided solely on putting together the strongest team we can field with no bearings on Club results.

Wildcards

*PIBC committee reserves the right to hold off allocating the Bells wildcard position, or any other wildcard position awarded to the Club, as it is possible that Club Champions or other surfers will be granted entry into Trials or events through Surfing Vic or other avenues, meaning PIBC will give club position or wildcard to another Club member to maximise PIBC members competing in Trials or events.