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CFR Organized Play is both a way to recognize and publisize CFR races and crown a yearly champion.

Below is a formal enumeration of the basic rules around organized play events. On the left you can find links to the calendar of OP events, forms for submitting results from OP events, an explanation of the ranking methodology, and more information from my blog.

Qualifications for Organized Play Inclusion

  1. The event is presented as a Championship Formula Racing or CFR event in any publicity or convention materials as appropriate.
  2. The race or tournament has a designated Steward
    1. The steward is responsible for making sure that the following guidelines are met.
    2. First time stewards should contact me ahead of time.
  3. The event is publisized in the official CFR OP calendar at least 1 month before the event.
    1. Contact me (doug@lucidphoenix.com) to get your event on the calendar.
    2. Include the following information:
      1. The name of the steward
      2. Any optional rules to be used (including ones you want approval for)
      3. Tracks that might be used. Include maps of any that have not yet been approved.
      4. Date, Time, Location, and any Related Convention Information.
  4. The event should be open to the public
    1. This means that any member of the public who shows up to attend and follows any related convention rules should be given a chance to participate if at all possible.
  5. Official CFR Rules are used
    1. This includes the following pre-approved optional rules.
      1. Pitting (from CFR core rules)
      2. Knock-Out Qualifying (from CFR core rules)
      3. Drivers do NOT have to navigate any corners after crossing the finish line (approved 10/26/2016)
    2. Historical drivers may not be used for official OP events.
    3. A race steward may send un-approved optional or house rules to me (doug@lucidphoenix.com) for approval before an event.
  6. Official CFR Tracks are used
    1. A list of official CFR tracks can be found on this site
    2. Additional tracks may be sent to me (doug@lucidphoenix.com) for approval before an event.
    3. Additional track that have already been approved includes:
      1. Chris Brandt's modular track design system given the following guidelines (approved 10/26/2016)
        1. Track length from 50 - 150 spaces long.
        2. 5 - 12 corners per track
        3. The start/finish straight should be majority 3-wide
  7. The steward is responsible for communicating results to me (doug@lucidphoenix.com).
    1. For each form, the CFR OP event form can be submitted. See the form for details on required information.
    2. For tournaments also include a list of the tournaments top 10 drivers.
      1. A tournament is defined as any series of races where the results of multiple races determines the tournament results or in which previous races determines qualification for a finals race.
    3. Each race will count towards the OP season in which the race ends OR when the tournament that the event is part of ends.

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