WRE Bulletin #1

WORLD RANKING EVENTS – CANBERRA, AUSTRALIAIOF

25 AND 26 MARCH 2016

BULLETIN NO. 1 

Two World Ranking Events are being organised in Canberra, Australia, as part of the 2016 Australian 3-Days Orienteering Carnival. Elite competitors can enter just the World Ranking Events or the full 3-Days event. In the elite classes, the final placings for the overall competition are based on the total times of the three individual days (the first day is a WRE) plus the Prologue (WRE).

Program

World Ranking Events:

Friday 25 March. Prologue

Saturday 26 March. Australian 3-Days Day 1

Non-WRE events:

Sunday 27 March. Australian 3-Days Day 2

Monday 28 March. Australian 3-Days Day 3

World Ranking Event Details

Prologue. Friday 25 March

Type of competition: Sprint.

Location: University of Canberra (view location map)

Classes: M21E, W21E, M20E, W20E. Competitors must advise organisers of their IOF Athlete ID when entering.

Winning times: 15 minutes.

Terrain: University buildings and grounds, including some controls in bushland.

Map: 1:4000, 2.5 m contours. Map sample: UCSample

Embargoed area: Orienteers may enter the University of Canberra campus, but must not be in possession of an orienteering map of the area, or engage in any form of training in the area.

Clothing: Rubber-soled footwear only is permitted. Spikes or stud-spikes must not be worn.

Key officials: Organiser: Toni Brown

Course planner: Grant Bluett

Event controller: Dennis Trewin

IOF Event Adviser: David Hogg

Contact for further information: Dennis Trewin (+612 6251 3026, dennistrewin@grapevine.net.au).

Three-Days Day 1. Saturday 26 March

Type of competition: Middle distance

Location: Isaacs Ridge (view location map)

Classes: M21E, W21E, M20E, W20E. Competitors must advise organisers of their IOF Athlete ID when entering.

Winning times: 30 – 35 minutes.

Terrain: Eucalypt and pine forest, steep in places, no exceptional hazards.

Map: 1:10,000, 5 m contours. Map sample: IsaacsSample

Embargoed area: All of the Isaacs Ridge Nature Reserve and adjoining pine forest and rural land are embargoed from access by orienteers.

Clothing: No restrictions.

Key officials: Organiser: John Scown

Course planner: Rob Jessop

Event controller: Ann Scown

IOF Event Adviser: David Hogg

Contact for further information: John and Ann Scown (+612 6292 5012, scownja@gmail.com).

Entries

Through Eventor Australia (not through IOF Eventor).

Closing date: 29 February 2016.

Cut-off date for early bird discount: 27 January 2016.

Entry fees for WRE competitors (in AUD):

Normal closing date With early bird discount
M21E, W21E
Elite prologue $24 $22
Elite Three-Days $135 $123
Elite WRE only (Day 1) $45 $41
Elite – other individual days $45 per day $41 per day
M20E, W20E
Elite prologue $18 $16
Elite Three-Days $93 $81
Elite WRE only (Day 1) $31 $27
Elite – other individual days $31 per day $27 per day

 

Payment of fees can only be made through Eventor using the PayPal/credit card or Poli options after submitting an entry into the selected events.

General Information

Start draw: The start draw for the WRE events will be in accordance with IOF WRE Guidelines, based on World Rankings as of 1 March 2016. Highest ranked competitors will start last (or in the last start group).

Punching system: SportIdent.

Accommodation and food: Accommodation is available at a range of hotels, motels and tourist parks in the Canberra – Queanbeyan area, and arrangements have been made for orienteers to use the Australian Institute of Sport accommodation. Refer to the Accommodation page on the Carnival website.

Transport: No special transport to events has been arranged for overseas visitors. There are several car hire firms in Canberra, which is an easy city for driving. In Australia, cars drive on the left hand side of the road.

Entry permits: Unless you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, you will need a visa to enter Australia and must apply for a visa before entering Australia. New Zealand citizens and passport holders apply for a special category visa upon arrival in the country. For more detailed information visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship website.

Climate: The event will be held in the first month of autumn, when it can still be quite hot and sunny in Canberra, or alternatively could be cool and wet. At the time when the event is being conducted, the average maximum temperature is 22.5 degrees Celsius and the minimum is 9.5 degrees Celsius.

Training opportunities: There are many public bushland areas in Canberra which are available for training. Many of these are accessible by public transport (bus). Requests for training maps should be made to the Orienteering ACT office. No model or warmup events are planned.

Contact for general information: Orienteering ACT office (+612 6162 3422, office@act.orienteering.asn.au).