Judging Resources

Judging Resources provided below are used by IRF certified judges. If you prefer to work in excel sheets please contact IRF Admin for the excel versions.

Race documents for Judges and event organisers:

  1. Judges Handbook: reference workbook used by new Jury members and for reference at IRF events, particularly IRF WRC. Organisers should read this document prior to the start of any race event.
  2. Boat Check: used to record that each raft has been checked and is compliant with race rules
  3. Judging positions – for all races: blank sheet that can be used to record the positions of Judges
  4. Judging positions – H2H: example includes where to place Judges for H2H
  5. Protest Form: standard Protest sheet which team captain’s complete and submit to the Jury/specified Judge when they are protesting. It can be used at any event
  6. Penalties – Starts (Sprint, Slalom, H2H, DR): Judges use one sheet for each discipline to record any start penalties
  7. Penalties – Race: Judges use one sheet for each discipline to record any penalties during the race
  8. Penalties – H2H Buoys: Judges record any penalties seen during H2H
  9. Penalties – H2H Summary: used to record the summary of all penalties in H2H rounds
  10. Penalties – Slalom Section: used by Slalom Section judges to record penalties
  11. Penalties – Slalom R6: used by each gate Judge to record in detail any penalties they witness at any of their designated gates. A new record sheet for each run
  12. Penalties – Slalom R4: used by each gate Judge to record in detail any penalties they witness at any of their designated gates. A new record sheet for each run
  13. Penalties – Slalom Summary: used to record the summary of all penalties in Slalom runs

Additional judging resources:

The following are templates of documents that Judges, Head Judges, Judge Workshop Instructors and event organisers may need to complete, either at events or at other times:

  1. Chief Judge application form: Any General Judge who has sufficient experience according to this form may apply for the Chief Judge certification. This application must be sent to the Head of the Judges Committee via IRF Admin. The Judges Committee will then assess the application.
  2. Jury and Judge Selection criteria: the criteria used to select Jury and Judges for A and B level events
  3. Head Judge – Judge Assessment record: The Head Judge at A and B level events (optional for other events) must complete this record after the event. This record lists all the Judges that judged at the event, what position they worked and comments on their work. This is then kept as a record by the IRF and is used to check judging experience and assessments
  4. Instructor – Judges Workshop for New Judges: details what is to be included when running a Judges Workshop
  5. Instructor – New Judges Workshop Assessment Form: This record is completed when a New Judges Workshop is run. It is to be completed by the person who ran the Workshop and sent to IRF Admin so that the list of newly certified Judges can be updated
  6. Olympic Oath: for use at Level A and B events – one of the Jury should read the Officials Oath during the Opening Ceremony on behalf of all judges presiding at the event