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WOA ORIENTEER OF THE YEAR SERIES
OY Rules - 2016
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This year (2016) we may have some events!? RKs deemed their 24 April ANZAC events OYs, but as their courses do not relate to the required OY courses they can not be processed for OY points!- nothing to see in: Venues offered for OY events as none have been notified to me!.
1. ELIGIBILITY: For a person’s result in an event to count towards the OY series they must be, on the day of the event, a member of a club affiliated to the Wellington Orienteering Association.
2. The series shall consist of up to six events. Each person shall have their four best results counted for their final result.
3. As well as the 'standard' OY courses, organising clubs may offer 'long', 'short' or 'score' course events provided a 'consistency' of courses is offered [see below].
4. The points shall be calculated for men and women, for each course, according to the formula:
Points = 25 x (winner’s time)
The winner’s time is the fastest man or woman on that course by an eligible competitor.
5. Planners & Controllers of OY events will be awarded competition points for that event, equivalent to their best other score, to compensate for their not being able to compete in that event.
% ages shown are percentages of length of the red-long course.
The Long Red Course is to aim for a 65 minute winning time by the top WOA orienteers.
Consistency of Courses:
Any ‘long’ or ‘short’ course events offered by the organisers must have a ‘consistency of courses’. This does not mean that every event must have all seven courses as above but that each of the above courses needs to be defined in the courses offered, provided they are publicised as such beforehand and at the event.
eg - a short course event (sometimes called a ‘sprint event’) often has courses only up to orange standard. Their ‘designated courses’ may look something like this:-
Competitors must indicate clearly which ‘OY Course’ they are entering.
Complaints After the Event
Where a competitor does not have a reasonable opportunity to lodge the complaint on the day of the event, a complaint may be made within a reasonable time after the event. This procedure applies to issues that are not apparent until the results have been published. The procedure set out above, modified as necessary, also applies to complaints after the event.
Other than the Complaints Procedure above which replaces the NZOF Protest Procedures, events shall be run in accordance with NZOF Rules.
Areas designated for OY competitions are embargoed for individual and group training for a period of one month before the day of the event in question.
Last revised - 13 March 2016
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