Redfrog Pty Ltd was founded in 2007. The name came about because when I wasa kid, my brothers and I use to get off the sch...
Beach FlagsCompetitors lie down in the sand, facing away from the flags. At the signal they getto their feet, turn and spri...
BEACH FLAGS               The Course               (a) The course shall he as detailed in the diagram.               (b) T...
Procedure                     (a) Competitors shall take up their positions, as drawn, on the starting line and their bodi...
BEACHRELAY               The Course               The course shall be as detailed in the diagram.                Procedure...
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  1. 1. Redfrog Pty Ltd was founded in 2007. The name came about because when I wasa kid, my brothers and I use to get off the school bus, pull together as many coinsas we had left and buy a combination of mixed lollies. My favourites just hap-pened to be redfrogs and still are today.Our family home on Sydney’s Northern beaches was the venue to more sportingevents than Aussie Stadium. Kids from everywhere came to the house to competein a variety of backyard sporting events.Beyond backyard games, I tried my hand at every sport and after school becamestrongly involved in Surf Life Saving., athletics and rugby.All these games, and the enjoyment that came from them has given me a passionto create active games and products that bring people together, enhance skills andprovide them with a healthy lifestyle.I do hope you like my first product and I look forward to designing more productsthat will make people as happy as the games of my youth made me.
  2. 2. Beach FlagsCompetitors lie down in the sand, facing away from the flags. At the signal they getto their feet, turn and sprint to a flag placed in the sand. There is always less flagsthan competitors. Anyone who fails to gain a flag is eliminated until there is only twocompetitors left. The competitor who gets the last flag, wins.Beach SprintThe beach sprint course is usually set over 70 meters for nippers and masters and 90meters for all other competitors . Starting when the whistle is sounded the competitorsprints across the soft sand through the finish line. The first competitors’ chest acrossthe finish line is deemed the winner.Beach RelayThe beach relay consists of a team of four competitors and a baton. Members 1 and3 are stationed at one end of the course whilst members 2 and 4 are at the other. Theobject is to successfully complete the race without dropping the baton and exchangingwithin the set boundaries. First across the line wins.
  3. 3. BEACH FLAGS The Course (a) The course shall he as detailed in the diagram. (b) The course shall be rectangular and "squared" to ensure that all Competitors run the same distance and shall be designated by four distinctly colored 2 meter poles. General Conditions (a) In Beach Flags events there shall always be less batons set down than the number of Competitors starting or remaining in the event. A Competitor who fails to gain a baton in a run-through is thereby eliminated from the competition.(b) The Sectional Referee shall determine the number of Competitors to be eliminated in each run-through of each heatwith the proviso that in any run through no more than three Competitors can be eliminated. In quarter finals no more thantwo Competitors can be eliminated in any one run through. In semi finals and finals no more than 1 Competitor can beeliminated in any one run through.(c) Beach flags (batons) shall be approximately 300mm long with a diameter approximately 25mm and made of flexiblematerial.(d) There shall be a preliminary draw for positions and further draws after each round. In semi finals and finals thereshall be a draw after each run through takes place.(e) If two or more Competitors hold the same baton and the Finish Judges are not able to determine which Competitorshand grasped the baton first, the Finish Judges shall advise the Sectional Referee who shall decide whether there shall bea run off between the Competitors involved. (f) Each run through or run off shall be judged as a separate segment of this event and an infringement in one runthrough or run off shall not be carried over and counted against a Competitor in a subsequent run through or run off.Deliberate Impedance(a) Any Competitor who commits deliberate impedance on another Competitor may be disqualified from the event.Deliberate impedance is defined as “the deliberate use of hands, arms, shoulders, legs or feet to impede anotherCompetitor’s progress”.(b) A Competitor may use their body (except hands, arms, legs and feet) to improve his position in obtaining a flag. ACompetitor may negotiate their if two or more Competitors are guilty of deliberate impedance, the Competitor who firstdeliberately used arms, shoulder, hands, legs or feet will be disqualified. Shoulder and/or body in front of an opponentbut may not use their arms, hands, legs or feet to obtain or remain in this position. If the Competitor legally obtains thisfront position and maintains normal running action, it is the Competitor behind’s obligation to go around the Competitorin front. A Competitor may cross over in front of a slower Competitor.
  4. 4. Procedure (a) Competitors shall take up their positions, as drawn, on the starting line and their bodies should be 1.5 meters apart. (b) When directed by the Starter, Competitors shall lie face down with their toes on the start line, heels or any part of the feet together, hands on top of each other with finger tips to wrist and with the head up. Elbows must be extended forward so that when in the heads down position, the chest lies flat on the sand.The hand, wrist, lower arm and elbow must be in straight alignment, parallel with the start line. The Competitors’ bodies’ midlineshould be approximately at 90 degrees to the starting line. Competitors may level, flatten and compress their starting area, butno scooping of the sand or digging, or digging in of the feet is permitted. The Competitors shall then await the ready command“competitors ready” from the Starter.(c) The Starter shall then give the set command "heads down". The Competitors shall place any part of the chin on any part oftheir hands, whilst maintaining a straight head alignment with the rest of the body and maintaining the body and limb positionsdetailed in the above paragraph. The Competitors shall then await the start.(d) At the Starters whistle blast the Competitor shall get to his feet as quickly as possible and attempt to obtain a baton.Effect of Elimination and Disqualification(e) Any Competitor picking up two batons shall be disqualified from the event.The Start(a) The Starter must position himself so that he cannot be seen by theCompetitors when he places the whistle in his mouth.(b) Any Competitor who continues to disregard the Starter’s commands or instructions and delays the start by taking anunnecessarily long time to prepare their start area, lie correctly on the sand, or by not putting their head down on the “headsdown” shall be eliminated.(c) Any Competitor lifting or moving after "heads down" and prior to the start signal, shall be warned that he has made astarting break infringement.(d) Any Competitor who breaks in a run through shall be eliminated.(e) Should a Competitor be disqualified or eliminated, the remaining Competitors and batons shall be realigned with no re-draw of positions. The run through is to continue with the current starting infringement in force until a fair start is effected oruntil the quota of Competitors needed for the next round is achieved. Should the disqualification or elimination occur for firstplace in the event there is no requirement for the remaining Competitor to complete the run-through.
  5. 5. BEACHRELAY The Course The course shall be as detailed in the diagram. Procedure (a) A Team shall consist of 4 Competitors with 2 Members at either end of the course taking up their drawn lane.(b) Each Competitor will complete a leg of the course with a baton held in either hand. At the conclusion of the first,second and third legs he shall pass the baton to the next runner. All Competitors shall finish their leg of the event ontheir feet.(c) The beach relay baton shall be approximately 300mm long with an external diameter of approximately 25mm andmade of flexible material (e.g. flexible hose).(d) The starting conditions shall be as for the Beach Sprint with the first competitor of the Team taking the mark.(e) Baton changeovers shall be affected in the following manner: (i) The Competitors taking the baton on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd changes may be moving whilst taking the baton but will be disqualified if any part of the body or hands cross the changeover line before the runner takes the baton. (ii) No marks or objects are to be placed on the track or surrounding area which may assist the runners with their baton changing. (iii) The Competitor coming in to change the baton must carry the baton to the line. The baton cannot be thrown forward for the receiving Competitor to catch or pick up to run.(f) Should a baton be dropped during the changeover the Receiver can recover the baton (whilst ensuring that there isno interference to other competitors) and continue with his leg of the relay.(g) Should a baton be dropped at any other stage, the Competitor can recover the baton (providing that there is nointerference to other Competitors and continue to run.(h) Competitors are required to finish the event on their feet carrying their baton. The finish is judged on the chest of theCompetitor when crossing the finish line.Note: falling across the line is not deemed to have finished the event).
  6. 6. Redfrog Pty LtdWebsite: beachflags@mac.comTel: 1300 760 357