(a) Where equal points are recorded on the Master Card, and it’s necessary to determine a clearly placed result (e.g. final) the following calculation shall be applied to determine placings:
- (i) The cards of each accepted judge’s card will be compared against the highest scored rides of the competitors involved. The countback will be on the best wave of the two wave total. If the tie is still not broken, then this process is continued to the best of three, four or five waves and so on for each tied competitor.
- (ii) If a tied placing cannot be split with this method of calculation then a dead heat will be declared as provided for under Section 2 of this Manual.