Alva Slalom – Scottish Schools + Division 3/4 – Saturday 9 June 2018 & Sunday 10 June 2018

On behalf of CR Cats, I would like to welcome everyone to our slalom site on the River Devon, Alva for this year’s Division 3/4 and Scottish Schools Championship Slalom.

I hope you all have a very enjoyable weekend. If you have any queries, please e-mail

The slalom site is on the River Devon between Fishcross and Alva (Map OS Reference is NS894960).  If coming from Alva on the A91, turn right once you have left Alva (signposted Fishcross).  The slalom site is on the left hand side with the entrance set back of the road before the slalom site. If coming from Kincardine Bridge, follow signs for Sterling Mills on the A908 but turn left at Fishcross onto the B9140 and then first right signposted for the Equestrian Centre.  If using SATNAV, use postcode FK10 3AW (This is on the other side of the river but within sight of the slalom site).


There is camping in the field (£2.50 per person per night).  For those not camping, parking is £1 help cover the costs of the toilets. There is a water supply and there will be toilet facilities.    Please park cars on perimeter of field and leave space in the middle for the kids to play. 


There will be a cafe serving food, drinks and cakes from breakfast onwards on Saturday and Sunday.

We will also be holding a raffle, adult and child tombola and selling souvenirs.

Course and Entries

Friday         : Free practice from 3 p.m.

Saturday    : Div 3/4 and Scottish Schools Championships K1M & K1W                          Event Starts 12:00
Sunday       : Div 3/4 and Scottish Schools Championships C1M, C1W  & C2                 Event Starts 11:00

PLEASE enter online and PLEASE put your school in the SPONSOR field.  See   Entries will be accepted on the day until 11am on Saturday and 10 am on Sunday but it would be much easier for our stress if paddlers entered on line.  To further encourage you, each online entry will into a free prize draw for a sounvenir! If you enter and then find you can’t come, we will refund your entry.

For paddlers ranked in Prem, Div 1 or Div 2, please enter online in the OPEN event and pay on the day. PLEASE bring your own bib.  If you are racing in Division 3 or Division 4, your entry will automatically be included in the Scottish Schools at no extra cost.

Scottish Schools + Div 3 : K1/C1 £6.50  ,  C2 £3.25
Div 4 : K1/C1  £5   , C2 £2.50
Team    £1 per boat

For Scottish Schools, paddlers may enter K1, C1, 2 x C2 and the team for £13.   (We have capped this at £13 to encourage participation in all classes).


Div 3 and 4 : 1st, 2nd, 3rd and junior prizes

Scottish Schools

Please can last year’s winners return the perpetual trophies engraved.

K1 Men                                   1st J18, 1st J16, 1st J14, 1st J12 , 1st 10, 1st J8               (J8 and J10 dependent on entries)

K1 Women                             1st J18, 1st J16, 1st J14, 1st J12, 1st J10, 1st J8       (J8 and J10 dependent on entries)

C1 Men                                   1st J18, 1st J15, 1st J12

C1 Women                             1st J18, 1st J15, 1st J12

C2                                              1st J18, 1st J15, 1st J12

Teams                                      1st Club (3 paddlers – must contain a combination of K1, C1, man and women)

Best Club

Best Primary School

Best Secondary School

Paddlers are eligible to win more than 1 age category  e.g.   If a J-16 paddler beats all the J-18 competitors then he/she will win both J-16 and J-18 titles.

For the overall trophies, the points are calculated for each class and category i.e.

K1M – J18, J16, J14, J12, J10
K1W – J18, J16, J14, J12, J10
C1M – J18, J15, J12
C1W – J18, J15, J12
C2 – J18, J15, J12

Points are calculated in the same way as Divisional ranking points  (1000 – 1000/entrants*Position-1)   e.g.

Position/ Entrants 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 14th 16th 18th 20th
1 to 5 1000 800 600 400 200
6 1000 833 667 500 333 167
7 1000 857 714 571 429 286 143
10 1000 900 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100
15 1000 933 867 800 733 667 600 533 467 400 267 133
20 1000 950 900 850 800 750 700 650 600 550 450 350 250 150 50

On the day

The morning can be very busy, so hopefully to make it easier, we are trialling having a separate desk for Div competitors.

For Div 4 Paddlers: We are going to have a separate desk (There will be a big sign).  Here you will either tell us your SCA number, or completed day membership for the SCA (£5) and get allocated your bib number. We will also be accepting on the day entries for Div 4 at this desk.

For Div 3 Paddlers: If you have entered online and paid for everything and have your bib. Have fun, you don’t need to come to control! If you do need to come, find the main entries desk.

All other paddlers: Please come and pay and confirm that you have your bibs. These will be split by surname. If you have not entered online (why not?) or have additional entries, these can be done here.

TEAM run entries will be taken at lunchtime on the Saturday.
 Provisional Start List – Saturday

Class First Run Second Run
Scottish Schools – Prem 12:00 14.00
Scottish Schools – Div 1 12:10 14:10
Scottish Schools – Div 2 12:20 14:20
Div  4 12:30 14:30
Div 3 12:50 14:50
Officials 16:00
Team Runs 16:30

Provisional Start List – Sunday
Because C2 and C1s are being shared, Canadian competitors need to space out their runs and will be slotted throughout the programme.




Class First Run  Second Run
Scottish Schools – C1/C2  11.00    13:00
Division  3  11:15  13:15
Division 4  12:00  14:00
Officials  14:45


Please can I remind you that competitors who finish their run must stay on the water to act as safety for the next two Competitors.



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