EXTREME CHUNKIN

  1. The King of the Hill Competition uses the 4 official traditional divisional distance shots in order to determine the winner.  King of the Hill DOES NOT require shots in addition to the 4 traditional distance competition shots. Therefore ALL official rules that apply to the traditional distance competition apply to the King of the Hill Competition.
  2. Points are only earned on the 4 competition shots.
  3. Punkins must travel a minimum of 30 feet forward in order to earn points.
  4. Zero points are earned for pies or backward shots.  It must be a legally recorded shot.
  5. Meridian Land Surveying calculates and records all points.  Their judgment is final.



Accuracy Category  

  1. At every pumpkin weigh in teams give an estimate to the nearest foot to how far each "competition shot" will be.
  2. 5 points are awarded if the actual distance to within 10% of the estimate (higher or lower)
    1. Example:  At weigh in Yankee Siege estimates their second shot to be 2800 feet.  The actual shot is 2999.3 feet. The +/- 10% range of the 2800 foot estimate is from 2520 feet to 3080 feet.  Therefore 5 points are awarded.
    2. Percentages are calculated using distances rounded to two decimal places. (i.e. 934.23 feet)
  3. 10 points are awarded if the actual distance to within 5% of the estimate (higher or lower).  
    1. Example.  At weigh in Chunk Norris estimates their first shot to be 2850 feet.  The actual shot is 2990 feet. The +/- 5% range of the 2850 foot estimate is from 2707.5 feet to 2992.5 feet.  Therefore 10 points are awarded.
    2. Percentages are calculated using distances rounded to two decimal places. (i.e. 934.23 feet)  
  4. OR 5 points are awarded if the actual distance is within 20 feet of the estimate (higher or lower)
  5. Example:  At weigh in American Chunker estimates their shot to be 148 feet.  Actual shot is 166.2 feet. The +/- 20 foot range of the 148 foot estimate is 128 feet to 168 feet.  Therefore 5 points are awarded.
  6. 10 points are awarded if the actual distance is within 10 feet of the estimate (higher or lower)
  7. Example:  At weight in Chunker T estimates their shot to be 95 feet.  Actual shot is 85.2 feet. The +/- 10 foot range of the 95 foot estimate is from 85 feet to 105 feet.  Therefore 10 points are awarded.


Bonus points

5 Bonus points- if the actual distance to within 1% of the estimate (higher or lower) you receive a 5 point bonus.   

At weigh in Sir Chunks A Lot estimates their first shot to be 2425 feet.  The actual shot is 2410.5 feet. The +/- 1% range of the 2425 foot estimate is from 2400.75 feet to 2449.25 feet.  Therefore 5 bonus points are awarded in addition to the 10 points for being within 5% of the estimate for a shot total of 15 points.

  • In the accuracy category the maximum points per shot is 15 points for a competition total of 60 points.
  • If estimates are not recorded at official pumpkin weigh in station before the shot is taken, then no points can be earned for that shot.
  • At the official punkin weigh in, A team member will initial beside the estimate to confirm its accuracy.
  • Teams are solely responsible for entering their estimate at the official punkin weigh in before their shot is taken.
  • Meridian Land Surveying calculates and records all points.  Their judgment is final.


Escalation (Ratio to personal best shot) Catagory

  1. Each team’s best recorded competition shot is recorded before the first competition shot of 2018 and is referred to as the “personal record”.  This personal record is used through out the entire competition. Even if a team throws further then their personal record during this competition, for the purpose of this scoring category, the pre-event personal record is used.   
    1. A “competition shot” is defined as any official shot taken at a previous Extreme Chunkin event.
    2. If a team does not have a recorded competition shot at an Extreme Chunkin event; then, A “competition shot” is defined as an event with at least 2 machines competing and someone other then the team officially measures the distance of the shot.  Pumpkins thrown must be within their divisions legal pumpkins weight and species. Examples- World Championship Punkin Chunkin in Delaware and Punkin Chunkin Colorado in Aurora, CO.
    3. A team with no recorded competition shot as defined in the above 2 definitions, will be asked asked to give their longest measured shot.  Pumpkin thrown must be within their divisions legal pumpkins weight and species. Teams using this method to determine “personal record” can only earn of a maximum total of 20 points in this category- 10 points per day.
  2. Teams are awarded points based on the ratio of the distance of their longest shot of the day to the distance of their personal record.  
  • If your longest shot of the day exceeds your personal record-   30 points.
  • If your longest shot of the day is 95%-100% of your personal record-  20 points
  • If your longest shot of the day is 90%-94.9% of your personal record- 15 points
  • If your longest shot of the day is 85%-89.9% of your personal record- 10 points
  • If your longest shot of the day is 80%-84.9% of your personal record- 5 points
  • Example:   Launchness Monster’s best competition shot at Extreme Chunkin is 2032.6 feet and the best shot of Saturday is 1,863.9 feet.  That throw is 91.7% of their best shot, therefore they are awarded 15 point for that day.
  • Percentages are rounded to the first decimal place. (ie. 86.8%)
  • The maximum points per day in the ratio category is 30 points for a competition total of 60 points.
  • Meridian Land Surveying calculates and records all points.  Their judgment is final.



Tie Breaker

  • Tie breaker is used only to determine the top 3 places.
  • The tie breaker is one shot per team.
  • Teams that are tied at the end of the 4th competition shot are each given one extra shot.  At the official pumpkin weigh in each team gives an estimate to the nearest foot to how far this shot will be.  The team whose estimate comes closest to the actual shot on a percentage basis wins.


Examples:

  • If there are three teams tied for first, then the sudden death order determines all 3 top places.
  • If two teams are tied for first and a third place team is alone, then only the 2 top teams play off for first and second.  
  • If one team is in first place and two teams are tied for second, then only the two second place teams play off for 2nd and 3rd place.  
  • If more then 3 teams are tied for first, then all of the teams compete in the sudden death competition, and the top 3 teams determine the winners order.
  • If a team is unable to throw a tie breaker shot, then they will be placed last amongst the teams participating in a tie breaker.
  • If more then one team is unable to throw a tie breaker shot, then each team may throw a legal pumpkin using unaided human power.  ie. a hand toss or kick. Nothing other then human power may be used. Throwing from atop a human pyramid is allowed.
  • The tie breaker shot DOES NOT count in the divisional distance competition.
  • Meridian Land Surveying calculates and records all points.  Their judgment is final.

King of the Hill Official Rules