Click on the next Event submenu item – Criteria
This screen allows you to configure some basic criteria settings for the Event.

Age Rules:
1) Restrict by Age will only allow people of a certain competition age range to be eligible for the Event.
Tick this check box and type in the max and min age for the Event ie: Min 13, Max 99

2) User have two options to apply a competitors age in relation to contest age eligibility ie: U23’s.

a) Event Start Date to Calculate Age
By ticking this checkbox the system will work out a competitors age at the start of the event.


b) Competition Age Season
A Competitor’s competition age is determined based on their date of birth (in Surfguard as at 30/9) and the age calculation date set for an event.
To apply the use of the Competition Age Season selecting a season ie: 2021 season from the drop down box.

Note: If an Event Criteria Age Rule is set to ‘Use Competition Age Season 2021’, means the age of the member who has DOB of 18/10/2005 as at 30 Sept of 2021 making the competitor 15 years and 11 months+. Because of this the member is shown as 15 Yrs when listed in SEMS.

If you wish to use the Officials module (attendance) and your Officials do not fall into your Event Age Rules eg: You are creating a youth event for 9 to 14 yrs olds, then tick the checkbox ‘exempt officials from the age criteria’ .

Membership Registration Rules
Membership Registration defines the season a person is registered for in Surfguard e.g.: 2021
You can select multiple registration seasons.

Award Requirements
Award Requirements allows the Event Owner to set an award check for anyone wishing to enter the Event eg: competitors must hold a Bronze Medallion

To set an Award Requirement click on the + (Plus) key. This will open up a blank field box.
Using the drop down box arrow select an award from the available list.
Scroll through the lists using the grey arrow located bottom left of the awards list.

Competition Patrol Hour Rule
Competiton Patrol Hour Rules should be applied for a Championships Event when the Event owner needs to enforce that competitors have obtained their State minimum number of competition patrol hours for their respective membership category in order to compete. A competition season is a calendar year 1/1 to 31/12

Note: When enforcing this rule, those members that only need a pro-rata of competition patrol hours to be eligible for Event entry will not be able to be entered by Club Officers.
The event owner will have to put these members entries into the Event (Contests) as an Exemption.

Click ‘Save’ and move to the ‘Fees’ section by clicking on the Fees submenu tab

Revision: 18
Last modified: 5 August 2021


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