Selection Notice – ANZ MTBO CHALLENGE 2018
By Catriona McBean - Tue 12 Dec 2017 11:13am
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NZ Mountain Bike Orienteering Champs, Otago 25-27 April 2018

The NZ MTBO Champs in Otago 2018 will also include an ANZ MTBO Challenge, with a team of Australian riders expected to travel across the Tasman to compete.

The ANZ MTBO Challenge races include the sprint, middle and long distance NZ MTBO championship races.

The visiting nation determines the classes to be contested in the Challenge, so we will not be able to know which classes the team will be built from until we hear from Australia, probably in late January. Teams of up to 3 will be selected for each class.

Selection Criteria

As per the Orienteering NZ G1 Selection Policy and in particular the 2018 ANZ MTBO Challenge team will be selected on the basis of known form.

Known form will include results from all known races with emphasis on the recent 2017 Australian MTBO Champs. Please include any relevant recent results in your application.

Riders must be current financial members their orienteering club at the time of the NZ MTBO Champs to qualify as part of the NZ Team, so please ensure your club memberships are up to date.


Riders wishing to be considered for selection in the New Zealand Team to compete against Australia in the ANZ MTBO Challenge should notify the MTBO Selection Panel Convenor, Peter Swanson, by 31 January 2018.

Notification should be by email to, or post (to 29a Lewis Road, Lynmore, Rotorua, BOP 3010). Please include your club, date of birth and preferred age class/es where you are eligible for more than one class (remembering that your age class is determined by your age at 31/12/2018).


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