ZRL Finals
9th / 16th / 23rd April 2023

About the ZRL Finals

The ZRL finals is a celebration of the biggest and best ZRL season ever! This 3-week spectacle will comprise of a scratch race and Team Time Trial for the Semi-Finals and a Points Race Final.

Objective

Divisions of the same ability level will split and merge based on each teams acheivements during the season to race for suprmecy! The ZRL Finals will declare Season Regional Winners at every level in the CUP, SHIELD, PLATE and BOWL brackets.

Please refer to the Finals Rules page for more detailed information.

The Final

Part 1 – Glasgow Crit Circuit FORWARD

  • 5 Laps (9.5miles/15.3km)
    • A & A Division teams - 28 minutes to complete (average time: 21 minutes)
    • B & B Division teams - 30 minutes to complete (average time: 22 minutes)
    • C & C Division teams - 32 minutes to complete (average time: 24 minutes)
    • D & D Division teams - 36 minutes to complete (average time: 28 minutes)
  • Segments in play: Champions Sprint & The Clyde Kicker Climb.
  • FTS & FAL on laps 2 and 4 only (excludes Lead In).
  • Riders MUST complete/finish the race for their segment points to count.
  • Riders who do not finish Part 1 will be awarded a time of 1.5 x the last placed finisher.

Part 2 – Glasgow Crit Circuit REVERSE

  • 5 Laps (10.1miles/16.3km).
  • JOIN NOW button (bottom left) will appear 10 minutes before Part 2 starts. Do not click until you have completed Part 1.
  • Onscreen Final Call Countdown (bottom centre) will appear 3 minutes before Part 2 starts.
  • Segments in play: The Clyde Kicker Reverse Climb ONLY.
  • FAL ONLY on laps 2 and 4 only (excludes Lead In).
  • Riders MUST complete/finish Part 2 for their Part 2 segment points to count and to gain a Final overall time.

FINISH (FIN) POINTS

There is one set of Finish Points available. Each rider’s combined total time (Part 1 + Part 2) forms the final rider finishing order. Points are awarded as 40 for 1st, 35 for 2nd, 30 for 3rd as per the regular season scoring and then totalled with FAL and FTS points per team.

Teams are ranked as per the regular season (FIN then FAL then FTS then Fastest Rider) and league points awarded 20 down to 1.

The winning team is the team that scores 20 League Points.

Finals Schedule

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Qualifying Teams

FINALS BRACKETS

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CUP & SHIELD FINALS
CUP SEMI-FINALS
SEASON BEST SCORES
PLATE SEMI-FINALS
PLATE & BOWL FINALS

ZRL Finals RULES

The Zwift Racing League Finals is a tournament-style competition for dedicated ZRL teams and members, determining Cup Champions from each region (Oceania, Atlantic, EMEAE, EMEAW, and Americas), and subsequent regional rankings for all other teams.

The ZRL Finals prioritize competitiveness over inclusivity. Race times may not accommodate all teams. Teams unable to field a full team for all Finals races are encouraged to withdraw before registration closure to maintain the integrity of the competition.

Teams unable to compete in the ZRL Finals will be excluded from the Regional ranking.

Each team will race at the level of their last round. There is no ability to change your region or pool.

ZRL Finals Qualification
  • To qualify for the Zwift Racing League Finals, a team must complete all races in a single round during the season.
  • Riders must have completed at least 3 races (without disqualification) in a single round and must be within category at the time of team confirmation and for each Finals race.
  • No riders can be added to a team after confirmation or once the tournament begins.

NOTE: The 50% Rule of the regular season does not apply to the ZRL Finals.

Please refer to the FINALS BRACKETS page for a visual overview of each Region and scores.

THE SEMI-FINALS

A team must be present in BOTH Semi-Final races and MUST score League Points in at least 1 of those races. Any team failing to show up for a race (fielding 0 members) forfeits their place in the Finals. Fielding one or more riders for a race does not constitute a 'no-show'.

  • A Confirmed Team's best score in a single round determines their position in Final Season Standing League among the other confirmed teams.
  • The top 50% (rounded up - ie if 11 teams, 6) progress to the CUP SEMI-FINALS, with the rest moving to the PLATE SEMI-FINALS.
  • If there are fewer than 8 confirmed teams, all teams progress to the CUP SEMI-FINALS with no PLATE/SHIELD competition.
  • Teams are arranged into SEMI-FINAL Pools that combine leagues from the Regular Season. Where there are fewer than 12 confirmed teams there will be one Pool for the Region.
  • Race times for each SEMI-FINAL Pool are determined by the regular season race times of the majority of teams (adjusted for clock changes based on the time zone selected for each team). Semi-Final race times published before registration closes are 'anticipated' and subject to minor changes.
  • The Semi-Finals consist of 2 races: a Scratch and a Team Time Trial, with scoring and League points following regular season rules.
  • The Semi-Finals consist of 2 races: a Scratch and a Team Time Trial, with scoring and League points following regular season rules.

Semi-Finals Team Time Trial

  • Teams will depart at 1 minute intervals with the 1st placed team departing first.
  • There may be multiple brackets/divisions racing in the same Zwift race. Where this occurs there will be a 2 minute gap between the last departing team of one bracket and the first departing team of the next.
THE FINAL

Teams must participate in both halves of the Final. Any team failing to show up for a race (fielding 0 members) forfeits their place in the Finals. Fielding one or more riders for a race does not constitute a 'no-show'.

  • Qualifying teams are ranked based on their Semi-Final league score, then total Finish points and then the highest scoring rider
  • The top 50% (rounded-up) from the CUP SEMI-FINAL progress to the CUP FINAL.
  • The bottom 50% (rounded-down) are ellimnated from the CUP and progress to the SHIELD FINAL.
  • The top 50% (rounded-up) from the PLATE SEMI-FINAL progress to the PLATE FINAL.
  • The bottom 50% (rounded-down) are ellimnated from the PLATE competition and progress to the BOWL FINAL.
  • The Final consists of 2 back-to-back Points races.
  • Teams must use the same 6 racers for each race and cannot ‘sub in' a team member after the first race.
  • Scoring follows regular season rules EXCEPT only one set of FIN points are awarded based on the TOTAL time for each rider for both races.
  • Where a rider does not manage to finish a race, they will be awarded a time of 1.5 times that of the last finisher. Note that a rider must finish each race to benefit from any segment points earned.
CHAMPIONS
  • The team finishing first in the Cup Final are crowned REGIONAL CUP CHAMPIONS , earning a virtual ZRL Helmet.
  • The team finishing second in the Cup Final become the REGIONAL SILVER MEDALISTS , receiving a virtual ZRL Helmet.
  • The team finishing third in the Cup Final become the REGIONAL BRONZE CHAMPIONS , earning a virtual ZRL Helmet.
  • All other Cup teams are ranked based on their points from the FINAL in the following order: LEAGUE, FIN, FAL, FTS, fastest team finisher.
  • The team finishing first in the Shield Final is ranked after the last-placed team in the Cup Final.
  • All other Shield teams are ranked based on their points from the FINAL in the following order: LEAGUE, FIN, FAL, FTS, fastest team finisher.
  • The team finishing first in the Plate Final is ranked after the last-placed team in the Shield Final.
  • All other Plate teams are ranked based on their points from the FINAL in the following order: LEAGUE, FIN, FAL, FTS, fastest team finisher.
  • The team finishing first in the Bowl Final is ranked after the last-placed team in the Plate Final.
  • All other Bowl teams are ranked based on their points from the FINAL in the following order: LEAGUE, FIN, FAL, FTS, fastest team finisher.

Rules for The Zwift Racing League Regular Season can be downloaded here.

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