How qualifying works


What is the EWS Continental Series ?


Introduced in 2018, the Continental Series are a stepping stone between Qualifier events and World Series events. These Continental Series events allow up and coming riders to compete in existing events closer to home and the chance to win a completely new Championship title; North American, European, South American or Asia-Pacific Enduro Champion.

Continental Series races also feed into a new Global EWS points structure, allowing EWS members secure a place on the EWS Reserved Entry List and/or a spot on the Trophy of Nations Nations Teams.  

The top 3 riders of every official EWS category at every EWS Continental event will also automatically secure a spot on the Reserved List.

Only EWS members are eligible to earn Continental Series points and EWS Global Rankings points - or to get a podium finisher's spot on the Reserved List.

View the full 2020 calendar here . Event entry is available directly through the individual organizers.   

What is the EWS Qualifier series?                   

The Qualifier Series has been designed to allow riders to enter official Qualifier Events around the world and collect EWS Global Ranking points, earning them a place on the EWS Reserved Entry List and/or a spot on the Trophy of Nations NationsTeams. 
The winner of each official EWS category in every EWS Qualifier event will also automatically secure a spot on th Reserved List. 

Only EWS members are eligible to earn EWS Global Rankings points or to get a winner's spot on the Reserved List.

View the full 2020 calendar here . Event entry is available directly through the individual organizers.   .

 

Ranking Points   

RANKING POINTS
Full points tables are available to view in the Rule Book.

MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENT
Riders must be EWS members in order to be eligible to collect EWS Global Ranking ranking points. 
https://portal.enduroworldseries.com/ (User Navigation > My Membership)
Riders MUST have the membership before the race – points will not be assigned retroactively.
 
CATEGORIES
The EWS only has 6 official categories.
Men
Men U21 (2000-2003)
Men Master 40+ (1980+)
Women
Women U21 (2000-2003)
Women Master 35+ (1985+)

As the various EWS Continental and Qualifier Series events do not all use these 6 official categories, EWS Continental and Qualifier Series ranking points are assigned as follows. Riders are sorted into one of the following categories based on their year of birth. Riders with an EWS membership are assigned ranking points for their finish position within that group.

CHANGING AGE GROUPS
Riders who are in the final year of the U21 category will race and collect points in that category.  If they secure a spot on the Reserved List in the U21 category they just select their new age category when they sign up for an EWS race(s) the following season.   Same for riders moving up to Masters.


What is the Reserved List?

The Reserved Entry List is comprised of top ranked EWS members from the EWS Global Rankings (including points from the Enduro World Series, EWS100, EWS80, EWS Continental Series and EWS Qualfier events) at the end of the season.

300 Men
75 Women
100 U21 Men
20 U21 Women
75 Master 40+ Men
20 Master 35+ Women

The Reserved Entry List will also include the following riders (providing the rider is an EWS member at the time of the race)
– Top 5 U21 at every EWS event
– Top 5 Masters at every EWS event
– Top 3 riders of every official EWS category at every EWS Continental event
– Winner of each official EWS category in every EWS Qualifier event

Reserved List riders will be eligible to sign up for any of the 2020 rounds of the Enduro World Series during the Reserved Entry week (January 6-10, 2020).  

EWS100 and EWS80

There is still an opportunity for riders who do not have the necessary EWS Global Ranking points to race at the Enduro World Series – they can sign up for the EWS100 or the short course EWS80 (offered at select venues).

Any riders who are registered in a 2020 EWS100 or EWS80 race will have the option to transfer to the EWS group if they collect the necessary ranking points in advance of the EWS race  . 2020 ranking points availalbe at EWS100, EWS80, EWS contiental level series and EWS Qualifier events.