[Cwo] 2014 CW Open Award Structure

D Faklis dfaklis at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 6 09:49:09 PST 2014

W1RM and AD6E have circulated comments on the reflector.  Are there any other comments/suggestions?  Thanks!

73, Dean NW2K
On Thu, 1/30/14, D Faklis <dfaklis at yahoo.com> wrote:

 Subject: 2014 CW Open Award Structure
 To: cwo at kkn.net
 Date: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 7:50 AM
 Let's have a discussion on a new
 award structure that can be designed to further enhance
 international participation in CWO.
 The current award structure is as follows:
 1. Trophy for 1st place in each session.
 2. Plaque for 1st place in each power level in each session
 3. Trophy for overall combined score of all three sessions.
 4. Plaque for 1st place for each power level in the combined
 score group.
 Note: if the same entrant wins multiple awards, they may be
 In fact, in 2013, ICOM made the decision to combine
 awards.  One trophy and six plaques were issued.
 The CWO continues to grow both inside and outside of NA, but
 the current award structure favors the region with the most
 participation.  Perhaps we can come up with a
 cost-efficient method to incentivize amateurs in all ITU
 Regions 1, 2, and 3.
 Given three regions, three power levels, and three sessions,
 along with a budget that might be constant relative to 2013,
 we'll likely need to form a compromise.  Please
 circulate comments on this topic on this reflector. 
 73, Dean, NW2K

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