Something I have been kicking around for awhile. What if we got rid of the "rankings" list. Why don't we go Nascar style and use a points system. For instance a tournament has a M3 number 1 seed skier with an average of 100 bouys. Points for placement in that division and tournament goes... First 10 second 8 third 6 fourth 4 and fifth 2. Every division would have a different point scale based on strength of competition. Same tournament as above but for G1. Top seed has an average of 50 bouys points are first 5 second 4 third 3 and so on. This allows for the points to reflect strength of competition. You could have certain tournaments that are a dedicated point total like regionals would be a 25 point tournament win. I hear people talk about the conditions at some sites and what if you showed up to a 10 year old boat at a tournament. With a point system it wouldn't matter just beat the competition on that day at that site to take the points. Set some date like July 15th and everyone in the top 75 in the division gets to go to Nationals.
Now there are some disadvantages. People in the North don't have the opportunity to ski as many tournaments. I would not weight R any more than a C. Most places do not run R tournaments outside of Florida. I would also make open and master rated skiers exempt their placement in a tournament and average would not be calculated into the points system. They would be given an automatic entry into Nationals.
Just kicking stuff around. Thoughts?