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Orienteering NZ National O League

The Orienteering NZ National O League (previously known as the SuperSeries started in 2002 by the National Squad) provides more high performance competition within New Zealand.

The National O League is a point based competition based on results in National O League events in the following grades:

  • Senior Men (M21E)
  • Senior Women (W21E)
  • Junior Men (M17-M20E)
  • Junior Women (W17-W20E)

2020 National O League Calendar

Confirmation and final details (including how many events to count) will await until a move to level 1 is confirmed but, at present, the prospective series is as follows.

  •  Jan 25:            Lonely Mountain Sprints knock-out Sprint     Taranaki
  • Sept. 5-6:         Ultralong (Hogsback) & Castle Hill Village     PAPO
  • Oct. 24-26:      ONZ Champs (Sprint, Middle, Long, Relay)    Wellington
  • Nov. 7-8:         Auckland Champs (Sprint, Middle, Long)       Counties
  • Nov. 28-29:     Wellington Champs (Middle, Long)               Wellington/RK

Each calendar year, the ONZ Performance Manager announces the set of A-Level event races from that year that will make up the rounds in the National O League.  Competitors who enter the the above grades in the races with National O League status can earn points.

The number of rounds each year may vary depending on event races available and the number of events which count towards the points total varies too. For example, the 2019 National O League consisted of 11 races in total with the best 8 scores to count.

For the individual competitions points awarded are as follows (same as the IOF world Cup): 1st place 100 points, 2nd place 80 points, 3rd place 60 points, 4th place 50 points, 5th place 45 points, 6th place 40 points, 7th place 37 points, 8th place 35 points, 9th place 33 points, 10th place 31 points, 11th place 30 points, 12th place 29 points, down to 1 point for 40th place (that we should have such a large field!).

The team competition is based on the ONZ relay, the Sprint relay at QB, and the three best scores from each region in each of the Sprint, Middle and Long distance races in the 21E classes at the ONZ Championships. Thus the team competition will only involve those rounds which traditionally draw the largest fields. Scoring in the relay races will be the same as in the individual races.


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