QUOTE (cwstnsko @ Jun 18 2012, 04:04 PM)
It is my understanding that Canadian nationals can be counted towards US NAG for US riders. There was some discussion of a limitation on how many Canadian Nationals could be used based on the number of US Nationals raced, but it was unclear whether the limitation applied to US riders, Canadian riders, or both. I heard that number of Nationals in the West and the US riders getting national points is partially justified by the fact that there is only 1 US National held in the NW.
As far as I can tell with Canadian BMX in general, it still seems partially fragmented by Provincial Organizations which are independently aligned to the UCI. There are many Canadian BMX programs which have no relationship to USABMX at all.
I guess I misread it then, but here is what the rule says:
QUOTE (2012 aba rulebook)
Canadian riders participating in Canadian national events will receive Canadian national points and will earn U.S. national points as well. Canadian riders participating in Canadian national series events will receive U.S. national points once they have participated in a U.S. national event(s). For each U.S. national, one national score earned at a Canadian national event will be applied toward a Canadian rider’s U.S. national standing. Ex: A Canadian rider who participates only in Canadian national series events will be awarded only Canadian National Points. A Canadian rider who participates in two Canadian national events and two U.S. national events, will be awarded points for all four events toward his U.S. national standing.
It keeps saying "Canadian riders" thus my understanding of it. But I am new to the ABA so I probably got it wrong.