How It Works

Eligibility

Canadian national senior team athletes and teams, in good standing with their respective National Sport Organization (NSO) are eligible to compete in the Canada Commonwealth Cup. Only those sports and events that are on the sport programme for the next Commonwealth Games are eligible for the Canada Commonwealth Cup.

How it Works

Canadian Commonwealth athletes and teams earn Canadian Commonwealth Cup “points” using their best results from up to 5 (five) events from a list of NSO approved international competitions between January 1st and December 31st based on the following Point Scale: 

 

Result / Position

Competition Level
A

Competition Level
B

Competition Level
C

1st

1000

500

330

2nd

800

400

265

3rd

600

300

200

4th

500

250

165

5th

450

225

150

6th

400

200

130

7th

360

180

120

8th

320

160

105

  Semi-final

   550    275    183

  Quarter final

   383    191    126

  Bonus

  100 points
                                            (adapted from FIS Crystal Globe Points System)

Semi Final (3 & 4 avg.)to be used where athletes or teams have lost in the semi finals and there is no system for determining who finished in 3rd or 4th place. It is the average of the point totals for 3rd and 4th place.

Quarter Final (5 to 8 avg.)to be used where athletes or teams have lost in the quarter finals and there is no system for determining who finished in 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th place. It is the average of the point totals for 5th to 8th place.

Bonus (Multiple Top 8 results at the same competition):

  • Where an athlete or team achieves more than one top 8 finish at the same competition, they will only be allowed to use one of those results towards their 2017 Commonwealth Cup point total. The result used will be their best result at that competition.
  • Athletes/teams will receive a bonus of 100 points for any and all competitions where more than one top 8 finish is achieved.
  • Athletes/teams can only receive one bonus per competition – regardless of how many additional top 8 finishes they achieve at that competition.
  • Bonus points will be added to the total an athlete or team has earned from their best 5 results during the year.


Competition Levels:

  • Level A: Commonwealth Games, Olympic Games, World Sr Championships
  • Level B: University Games, Continental Games & Champs, World – Cups/Series/Grand Prix/Leagues         
  • Level C: Other International competitions – Invitationals, Opens, etc.                                                                                                                

At the end of the year, an athlete or team's total points is made up of their 5 best event results from of a maximum of: 1 Level A competitions, and/or 3 Level B competitions, and/or 5 Level C competitions - plus any bonus points.

Examples: 

  • Catharine Pendrel finishes 2nd at the 2015 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Mont St. Anne, Qc, August 2, 2015 = 400 pts
  • Canadian Women’s Basketball Team wins 2015 FIBA America’s Championships, Edmonton, AB, Aug. 16, 2015 = 500 pts
  • Ryan Cochrane finishes 3rd in the 400m Free at the 2015 FINA Swimming Championships, Kazan, RUS, Aug.3, 2015 = 600 pts

Prize Money

Prize money distribution for the Top 8 Men (individual athlete or team) and Top 8 Women (individual athlete or team):

Position    

Athlete

Personal Coach

Champion

$10,000

$1,500

2nd

$7,500

$1,000

3rd

$5,500

$750

4th

$4,000

 

5th

$2,750

 

6th

$1,750

 

7th

$1,000

 

8th

$ 500

 

TOTAL

$ 33,000

$3,250

In the event of ties at the end of the year, prize money is shared equally amongst the athletes tied.