2013 Shanghai International Chinese Dragon Boat Invitational Tournament Competitions Regulations

1. The 2013 Shanghai International Chinese Dragon Boat Invitational Tournament will be held at Qing Pu District in Xia Yang Lake September 12-16.

2. Hosted by:

Social Sports Guidance Centre of the State Sport General Administration, Chinese Dragon Boat Association, The Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the Shanghai Municipal Government, Shanghai Municipal Sports Bureau, The People's Government of Qingpu District

3. Organized by:

Shanghai Dragon Boat Association, Qingpu District Sports Bureau

4. Invite:

20 Dragon Boat Teams who gets the invitation by the organizing committee.

5. Racing Events and Categories:

Mixed Division- 10 Man Boat

300m Straight Lane Race

3000m Pursuit Race

6. Participation:

6.1 Athletes need to be at least 16 years of age.

6.2 Each team shall comprise the following 16 persons: 1 team leader, 1 coach, 12 athletes (including 1 drummer, 1 steersman), and 2 substitutions.

6.3 The Chinese team member who will participate in competition shall be not less than 6 players (can be drummer or steersman)in the boat.

6.4 Each team must have minimum of 4 female paddlers in the boat to the race.

6.5 The participants should provide a healthy certificate issued by hospital and can swim with clothes on for at least 200m.

6.6 The athletes should have the Accidental Insurance and should ware life vest while racing. (Or the team Leader can sign a waiver.)

6.7 The teams from international should bring 2 national/regional flags (size: 144cm x 96 cm) to be hanging in the venue and to be used in the public ceremonies.

6.8 Please provide TWO 2" size photos of each participant and hand in together with the Final Entry Form or at the Reception to the Competition Committee for accreditation and Roll Call Card.

6.9 Teams should provide the Brief Introduction (Introduction, development history and competition performance, photo attached) using for the media report. The Team brief introduction content of not less than 500 words.

7. Racing rules:

7.1 The competition execution by “2013 Chinese Dragon Boat Racing Regulations” which approved by the Chinese Dragon Boat Association. (Can be inquired on Chinese Dragon Boat Association Website:

7.2 The boats will be provided by the Organizing Committee. The participants can bring and use their own paddles, which should meet the requirements of Chinese Dragon Boat Association rules and be the same color within the team. The rudder is in fixed style.

7.3 Each team is requested to wear the racing uniform with same color and style.

7.4 The Race will include preliminary, Quarterfinals, Semi-Final and Final. (Four lanes will be set up for the use of the race.). 3000m Pursuit Race divided into three groups which are according to 300m Straight Lane Race results.

7.5 The lane drawing of 300m Straight Lane Race is processed during the technical meeting. The lanes and the boat number will be determined by lane-drawing 30 minutes prior to the each race at the marshaling area.

8. Ranking in the competition and Awards:

8.1 According to the total score (results of 300m Straight Lane Race and 3000m Pursuit Race), the first 6 teams (if the total score ties, 300m winner will be in the front) will be awarded trophies, certificates of award. The prize distribution is as follows (RMB):


Prize money


8.2 The rest teams will get trophies, certificates of attendance and prize money RMB 8000.

9. Expenses:

9.1 For the initiatory teams abroad, the air transportation expense of arriving and departing from Shanghai should be borne by the teams themselves. The committee will spends the local expenses that including local accommodation, meals, transportation and sightseeing from 12th to 16th September in Shanghai race.

9.2 In case of early arrival or late departure and supporters or accompanying, all expenses should be borne by the team itself. If you need the race committee to help reception druing the event, the expenses is RMB400/day/personal. (RMB400—including the local transportation, accommodation, meals and sightseeing which are depended on the committee’s schedule.)

10. Schedule:


12th September

Check In

13th September

TrainingTraining, Team Leader ForumTechnical Meeting

14th September

300m Preliminary, 3000m Pursuit RaceOpening Ceremony
300m Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Final
Closing Party

15th September


16th September


11. Confirmation and Entry fee:

11.1 Please fax or mail the confirmation letter to Shanghai Dragon Boat Association before 10th of July.

11.2 The name list, Visa copy and the photos of each participant should be submitted before 10th of August.

11.3 Entry fee: Foreign team US$ 200, China Team RMB 1000. Entry fee must be inward remittance into the designated account before 15th July.

Account Name: Shanghai Dragon Boat Association

Account No.: 31688703001074341

Bank Name: Shanghai Bank Xiang Yang Branch

12. Contact detail of Shanghai Dragon Boat Association:

Address of Room 206, 66 Kangping Road (Huakang Building), Shanghai, China

Tel: 86-21-64672182   

Fax: 86-21-54665775



Contact: Mrs. Daisy Chen

Mobile: +86 013901983930

13. Contact detail of Shanghai Qingpu District Sports Bureau:

Address of Qingpu District Sports Bureau:

No.378 Tiyuchang Road, Qingpu District, Shanghai

Tel: 086-021-59208539     

Fax: 086-021-59208539

14. The Shanghai Dragon Boat Association shall have the right of interpretation of this issue.


15.1 2013 Shanghai International Chinese Dragon Boat Invitational Tournament Team Roster Form

15.2 2013 Shanghai International Chinese Dragon Boat Invitational Tournament CONFIRMATION FORM

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