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Focus on... World Rankings 2010

Written by Editor on . Posted in News

Now, with a clear structure and a clear line up of the major disciplines, how do the individual events score and how do they contribute to the various world rankings ?

Each IKA sanctioned event counts towards two rankings: the individual discipline ranking, and the overall ranking. This article features the calculation of points for the individual discipline rankings.

The points awarded to the individual events are mainly based on the price money, allthough there are a few exceptions. The minimum score of an event is 100 points for the winner - this usually applies for national events. The next stage are tour events with price money of less than 5000 Euros, they always score 200 points for the winner. This basically applies for the continental tours with no or little price money. 

The complete point system is outlined below:

Pricemoney                                                                                                      Base Factor                               Stars    

International open events (or depending on pm)                                 1                                              

Tour events with less than 5000                                                         2                                              

5000-9999                                                                                      3                                         

10000-14999                                                                                  4                                    

15000-20999                                                                                  5                                               

21000-26999                                                                                  6                                          

27000-34999                                                                                  7                                     

35000-42499                                                                                  8                               

42500-49999                                                                                  9                                +             

More than 50000                                                                            10                               ++           

And here are the remaining to exceptions: one-off continental champioships (in course racing and in speed) score one base factor more, one-off world championships (in course racing and speed again) score two base factors more.


A national championship has base factor one, it scores 100 points for the winner.

An Asian continental tour event with 1500 Euro price money scores 200 points for the winner.

A PKRA Freestyle event with 40000 Euro price money scores 800 points for the winner.

The course racing European championship with 10000 Euro price money scores 500 points for the winner (factor 4 due to the price money, plus 1 factor for one-off continentals)

The kitespeed world championship with 10000 Euro price money scores 600 points for the winner (factor 4 due to the price money, plus 2 factors for one-off worlds).


How many events do you have to attend to get a good score in the world ranking ? As usual, a discard system works here, which is as follows:

 Event Results

 Number excluded








 Event Results

 Number included

 10 and more


This simply means, the more important a discipline is in the world, the more events willbe held, and the more points you can collect. Most likely Course Racing and Freestyle are the disciplines which will score the maximum number of seven events each, while wave riding and speed will benefit from the discard system, meaning that you do not need to go to too many events to score high in the discipine ranking.

Watch out for more "Focus on..." articles and feel free to comment to us - we are glad to get your feedback and answer your serious questions.

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