WARNING: End of Season Demotion 2020
At the end of each year, the Slalom Committee "draws a line" in terms of a number of points and demotes paddlers with less. The line has never been fixed - it is at the Committee's discretion - but for quite a few years it has been put at 2000 points in Prem and 1000 points in Div 1, and it has come to be understood that your are "safe" once you have more.
This year the Committee wanted to set the bar higher, and went with custom only because a sudden change might be thought unfair. Next year it is very likely that, having given notice, they will raise it.
In 2020, do not assume you are safe from demotion until you have 2500 points in Prem, or 1250 points in Div 1.