Internet Table-Top Rally Championship 2019-2020
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Welcome to the 2019-2020 Internet Table-Top Rally Championships. Championships that have grown since their launch in 2003 via increasing popularity in 2004/5, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2017/8, 2018/9 to what we hope will be best ever series in 2019-2020.
Major changes were made in 2012. Instead of plotting on paper maps and answering route checks you marked your route directly on a map displayed in your web browser, and then your solution was automatically marked by comparing to a master route.
Many refinements were made in 2017: improvements to the interface, the introduction of hints and standardising on a "regularity" format for "timing" and marking.
The evolution continued in 2018 with the introduction of "Real-Time" events to complement the "Plotting" events. Here a competitor was required to be a
complete navigator and do everything he/she would normally
do on a rally: follow the route (pre-plotted or
straightforward plot & bash navigation),
control a car to maintain average speeds (Regularity Rally),
adhere to a time schedule (Road Rally) or beat target times
The pressure's on as soon as the rally starts.
This year competitors have the best of both worlds, two Championships: one comprising only Plotting events and another for Real-Time events.
This year's Championships starts on October 11, and there are Practice Plotting and Real-Time Rallies already available.
I am grateful this year to Ewan Leeming, Monica Dowson, Bob Blackstock, Phil King, Roger Ashmead, Andrew Green, Kelvin Phipps, Alex Hoult, Phil Robbins, Keith Cunningham, Ian Canavan, Iain Tullie and Ian Doble, who have designed many of the Legs of both Championships.
The single Championship Entry Fee the fee is £25 (minimum); £40 (minimum) if you want to enter both. Remember, all the proceeds go to four notable charities, so even if you can't find the time to take part please consider entering anyway knowing you will be contributing to a worthwhile cause.
Read on for more details about the Championships and I look forward to testing your navigation and "driving" skills during into 2020.
Plotting Championships 2019-2020
All events start and finish at 22:00 hours.
Real-Time Championships 2019-2020
All events start and finish at 21:00 hours.
PLOTTING FORMAT. On each event there will be 6 Legs with
navigation that will describe a route to be plotted on a digital Ordnance
Survey map. The navigation will be solvable by Beginners, Novices, Experts
and Masters. The initial route card will be at a Master level, but taking a
hint with a penalty will downgrade the complexity to Expert level. A
second hint will downgrade to Novice level; and a third and final hint will
make the route card suitable for Beginners.
REAL-TIME FORMAT. On each event there will be 6 Legs of varying
difficulty from pre-plot routes to straightforward navigation (the kind you might expect on
a UK road rally) - NO thought-provoking or
You will be allowed
to attempt each real-time or plotting leg as many times as you like but only your
first attempt will count towards your Championship score.
PENALTIES. Like a real event you will be penalised for incorrectly visiting Time Controls (TCs) and Passage Controls (PCs), and, where appropriate, being late or early at TCs.
RESULTS. The 5 Legs with the least penalties
will count towards your overall score i.e. if you have attempted
all 6 Legs your worst score will be dropped.
DURATION. You will have 23 days (three weekends) to tackle the 6 legs. There will be a gap of 19 days between each round.
NO MAPS TO BUY! The route runs on extracts
of 1:50000 scale digital OS maps which are available
CLASSES. There will be classes for Beginners, Novices, Experts and Masters. Classes are automatically assigned based upon a competitor's TTR record since 2012.
REGISTRATION is free via the Entry Form and will allow you access to Practice Legs (see below) to try out the map marking and car control procedures.
ENTRY LIST. To see who has already registered here's the current Entry List.
The ENTRY FEE for each Championship of four events is
£25 (minimum) or £40 (minimum) for both Championships.
PRACTICE LEGS. Once you have registered read the Rally Procedures page. This is a guided tour of how you would proceed on an event in plotting any navigation and controlling your car. When you are comfortable with what you have to do, Login to try out the Practice Legs.
REGULATIONS. Acquaint yourself with the TT General Regulations for the Championship.
BULLETINS. Important updates to the Championship and events will be notified in Bulletins. Please check these prior to starting any Leg.
AWARDS. You are doing this mostly for fun and helping charities. Subject to sponsorship token awards may be presented.
TTR FORUMS. If you have any questions about the Championship or individual events please post them to the appropriate TTR discussion forums. If you used this in the last season your username and password will be unchanged. If you need to register please enter a username of Firstname.Surname e.g. John.Smith, other variants will be rejected.