|1.1||The Ski Meeting Interbancario Europeo is carried out on own initiative and under the assistance of the Standing Committee which is the international governing and tutelary authority which acts at all times as the guarantor of the spirit, the prestige, the traditions and the continuity of the Ski Meeting way of life.|
|1.2||The Ski Meeting Interbancario Europeo will consist of giant slalom, individual and relay cross-country skiing events with tables of finishing positions for men and ladies as well as for corporate representative teams and by age categories.|
|1.3||The events are open only to employees of European Banks and/or of other companies belonging to European Banking Groups licensed by their respective national financial services authority. The activity of these companies must be directly connected with that of the group and under its control. Financial advisers with a contract of two years minimum are allowed to enrol on the sole condition that they are associated with or controlled by a bank. It is required that all participants be in service or retired as of 1st October of the year preceding that in which the Ski Meeting takes place.|
|1.4||Employees who have changed banks during the preceding two years may be included in the team representing the bank and/or a company belonging to the banking group and/or the banking group they actually belong to at the date of enrolment and will remain in the group of merit previously acquired.|
|1.5||All competitors must be members of their own National Ski Federation or be covered by insurance policies having the same terms, conditions and maximum coverage as those of the National Ski Federation.|
|1.6||All competitors must present themselves at the starting point for each race with a valid identity document complete with photo. Competitors who cannot be identified according to the regulations will not be allowed to start.|
|1.7||Competitors are personally responsible that the equipment they use during the events is in accordance with the standards set out by FIS with the exception of skis, which must be no shorter than 160 cm for women and 170 cm for men, excluding the categories F/4, F/3, G and E, for which there are no prescribed limits. Similarly, due to a temporary exception, there are no limits on the curving radius of skis nor on the height of boots. It is compulsory for all competitors taking part in the giant slalom heats to wear helmets (approved by their own National Ski Federation).|
|1.8||The Panel of Judges will be made up of five members with joint voting rights:
Juries' decisions will be made by absolute majority.
|1.9||Any protest, lodged along with the sum as displayed on the attached Appendix to the Regulations, must be made within 15 minutes of the announcement of disqualification. This amount will be refunded if the protest is found to be justified.|
|1.10||Organisers will in no way be held responsible for any injury to persons or damage to property, before, during or after the Ski Meeting.|
|2.1||Each corporate team representing a bank and/or an individual company being part of a banking group and/or a baking group as a whole and/or its sports club may enter up to four competitors for each category of giant slalom and/or individual cross-country races.|
|2.2||Each corporate representative team may enter a maximum of two ladies' and four men's cross-country relay teams, each relay team being composed of three competitors on condition they are already enrolled as competitors for individual cross-country and/or giant slalom events.|
|2.3||More than one corporate representative team belonging to one bank or to a company being part of a banking group and/or of a banking group as a whole may participate. Each enrolled team will then be regarded to all intents and purposes as an individual and separate entity.|
|2.4||The enrolments shall be presented to the Standing Committee of the Ski Meeting Interbancario Europeo exclusively by the web site www.skimeetinginterbancario.org before December 31 and previous to the Ski Meeting.|
|2.5||The payment of the inscription fees shall be indicated on the internet enrolment forms, with the specific amount to be paid and the Bank information of the Organizing Committee. The inscription fees shall be played before December 31 and previous to the Ski Meeting.|
|2.6||By processing the enrollment via internet, the Bank validates the bankers status and the physical abilities of each competitor. Any irregularities or incorrect indications can lead from disqualification of the entire team up to be banned from participating in the next Ski Meeting.|
|2.7||By sending the enrolment forms, the signer acknowledges and accepts these regulations as well as the rules which may subsequently be passed.|
|2.8||The Standing Committee will confirm via internet the accepted registration before 10 January previous to the Ski Meeting.|
|2.9||The composition of the relay team must be communicated to the Race Office by 7 p.m. of the day before the event. However, the replacement of one or more athletes is possible subject to the presentation of a medical certification up to 9.00 am on the day of the event.|
There will be an individual and a team table of finishing times for each category. The team finishing position for each category will be determined by the sum of the two best times achieved by the members of each team. For relay races there will be only a team finishing table (showing the sum of individual times). In addition, there will also be a final giant slalom and cross-country finishing table for corporate representative teams which will be drawn up by adding up the scores achieved in the individual categories. The scoring table is shown in the Appendix to the Regulations.
|3.2||For the giant slalom events a final general table of finishing positions of corporate representative teams will be drawn up, determined by the sum of the best scores awarded to not more than two competitors for each category. In calculating the overall score, a maximum of seven categories - including at least one female - out of thirteen will be taken into account.|
For the cross-country events a final general table of finishing positions of corporate representative teams will be drawn up, determined by the sum of the best scores achieved by no more than two competitors for each individual category and/or by one relay team for each category. In calculating the overall score, a maximum of five categories - including at least one female - out of nine will be taken into account (seven individual cross-country and two relay events).As regards individual cross-country races scores are added up by category in both the free-style and the classic techniques. For both techniques the two best scores will count only providing they are achieved by two different members of the same team. This will prevent a single team member from scoring the best times in both techniques.
|4.||GIANT SLALOM RACES|
|4.1||This event will be run in a single heat, with a different course for each category as indicated on the attached appendix to the Regulations.|
|4.2||The starting order for each category will be decided by drawing lots, after division into groups according to merit, as follows:
For Ladies’ Category F4 and Mens’ Category G a 0.5% handicap will be applied for each year of age from 60 years for ladies and 75 years for men. Times thus calculated will be the actual times for the final table of finishing positions.
E.g.: Should a 60 year old lady in Cat. F4 or an 80 year old man in Cat G finish in 1.00.00 minute a 0.5% handicap will apply for each year from 55 and 75 respectively, resulting in the following time reduction: 0.5% x 6 years = 3.0% (= 1.80 secs.) less 60 secs. = 58.20 secs. finishing time
The individual cross-country race will take place in 2 separate heats, the free-style and the classic techniques, on a 5 km distance for ladies and 10 km for men. As a rule the free-style race will take place on the Monday and the classic race on the Wednesday. The prize giving ceremony for both techniques will be held at the end of the day of the race based on individual and team finishing tables for each category.
|5.2||Competitors will be divided into the categories as indicated on the attached appendix to the Regulations.|
|5.3||The starting order for each category in both techniques will be decided by drawing lots, after division into the following starting groups according to order of merit and to the best results in both techniques.
|5.4||The starting formalities will be decided by the Panel of Judges in relation to the weather and track conditions and will be made known not later than the day before the competition is due to take place.|
|5.5||The participants in the individual cross-country race can choose to race in one or both the free-style or the classic techniques.|
|6.||CROSS-COUNTRY RELAY RACE|
|6.1||The relay race, in three heats (1st heat classic technique, 2nd and 3rd heats free-style) will take place over the following distances:
Mixed teams (for instance women / men, Bank A / Bank B) are also admitted to participate in the relay race. They will be included in the final ranking, but will participate out of competition without any points allocated. The distance for mixed teams will be the same as for men’s category.
|6.2||The starting order will be based on the best placing obtained by each bank in the Ski Meeting of the preceding year. The first line will include up to a maximum of 20 competitors, the remaining positions will be decided by drawing lots.|
|6.3||The starting formalities will be decided by the Panel of Judges in relation to the weather and track conditions and will be made known not later than the day before the competition is due to take place.|
|7.1||The additional events are left to the discretion of the Organising Committee, but subject to approval by the Standing Committee.|
|7.2||The additional events are not valid for the final general table of finishing positions of corporate representative teams.|
€ 27,00 for each competitor for giant slalom and individual cross-country (valid for both techniques)
€ 54,00 for each relay team
The same amounts will apply for filing a claim.
Individual Finishing Tables: a prize will be given to 15% of the participants in the race, max mum 15 and a minimum of 3 prizes per category.
Team and Category Finishing Tables: are awarded up to 1/3 of ranked teams, maximum 7 and a minimum of 3 prizes. Each team gets two awards, one for each component.
Relay: are awarded up to 1/3 of the relay classified. Each relay receives 3 awards, one for each component.
Categories: A-B/1-B/2-C/1-F/0 Vertical drop: 250/300 metres
Length: 1100/1300 metres
Minimun time: 60 seconds
Vertical drop: 200/250 metres
Length: 1000/1200 metres
Minimun time: 55 seconds
30 seconds. This interval will be calculated even in the absence of a competitor.
Individual starts every 20 seconds in both techniques. This interval will not be calculated in the absence of a competitor.
Course inspection will last a maximum of 30 minutes starting 45 minutes before the race starts. Registered competitors wearing their helmets and bibs correctly placed and with numbers clearly visible will be allowed one inspection run.
Further downhill and cross-country events may be added by the Organising Committee with the Standing Committee’s consent.