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Selection Notice: World Schools Orienteering Championships Team 2015
By Catriona McBean - Sat 5 Jul 2014 3:56pm
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ISF

World Schools Orienteering Championships Team 2015

Turkey 18-21 April 2015

Selection Notice

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This Selection Announcement is in compliance with the Orienteering NZ World Schools Orienteering Championships Teams Selection Policy 2014.

World Schools Orienteering Championships (WSOC) is held under the auspices of the International School Sport Federation.

The WSOC is open both to school teams and selected teams. In both boys and girls categories a country must have entered a school team before being allowed to enter a selected team in the same category.

Eight teams may represent each country. The categories are:

  • M2 school teams, boys (born in 2000 / 2001)
  • W2 school teams, girls (born in 2000 / 2001)
  • M1 school teams, boys (born in 1997 / 1998 / 1999) maximum two participants born in 1997
  • W1 school teams, girls (born in 1997 / 1998 / 1999) maximum two participants born in 1997
  • M2 selected teams, boys (born in 2000 / 2001)
  • W2 selected teams, girls (born in 2000 / 2001)
  • M1 selected teams, boys (born in 1997 / 1998 / 1999) maximum two participants born in 1997
  • W1 selected teams, girls (born in 1997 / 1998 / 1999) maximum two participants born in 1997

All competitors must have been the age of 14, 15, 16, 17 or 18 years old; being born in the given birth dates. No exceptions are accepted.

 

Representative School Selection Criteria

Selection for Representative Schools will be based on performances at the NZ Secondary Schools Championships on 17-19 July 2014.

Schools will only be considered for selection if they can comply fully with the ISF regulations for the WSOC. This includes being able to enter a full team as defined by the ISF regulations.

Athletes must compete in the Orienteering NZ Championship grades for their school to be considered for selection.  Relay results will not be considered as part of the selection process.

Athletes results will be calculated using the following points:

  • The top 5 place-getters of each school will accrue points in Junior, Intermediate and Senior grades as follows:
    • Sprint: 1st – 25 points, 2nd – 24, 3rd – 23, down to 25th – 1 point.
    • Long: 1st – 25 points, 2nd – 24, 3rd – 23, down to 25th – 1 point.

 The Junior grade points above will be used to select a school(s) for the M/W2 categories.  The Intermediate and Senior grade points combined will be used to select a school(s) for the M/W1 categories.  One or more schools may be selected to field a team in one or more category.

Availability for Representative School selection

Schools interested in attending WSOC must express their interest to Orienteering NZ by 13 July 2014, using the Expression of Interest (EOI) Form.  Schools may express in more than one category.

Orienteering NZ reserves the right to select a replacement Representative School if the original School selected is unable to commit to entering the WSOC by the date specified in the Selection Notice.

Announcement of Schools

The Selectors plan to announce the Representative School(s) no later than 31 July 2014.

Criteria for a Selected Team

Orienteering NZ reserves the right to select a New Zealand representative team for the WSOC.  Any selected team entry will be conditional upon the ISF regulation requiring a school team to be entered into a category before a selected team, being fulfilled.

Athlete Eligibility for a Selected Team

To be eligible for selection, athletes must be members of Orienteering NZ.

A ‘Selected Team’ athlete may not be from a school selected for a ‘School Representative’ place.

Athletes will be selected based on the following criteria with the objective of selecting a team which is likely to be most successful in the WSOC.

  • The primary guide to selection will be based on performances at the NZ Secondary Schools Championships on 17-19 July, with the exception of these orienteers selected to represent New Zealand at the Junior World Orienteering Championships who are unable to compete at the NZ Secondary Schools Championships (as per Orienteering NZ Selection Policy Clause 2.2.2).
  • Athletes must compete in the Orienteering NZ “Championship” or “A” grade events to be considered for selection.
  • As secondary criteria, recent performances in New Zealand representative teams and likely performance in the anticipated competition terrain may be considered.
  • Relay results will not be considered as part of the selection process.

Availability for a Selected Team

It will be assumed all Orienteering NZ members entered in the NZ Secondary Schools Championships will be available for selection, so no nomination is necessary.

 If, however, orienteers are NOT available for ‘Selected Team’ selection they should advise the Convener of Selectors, Peter Watson [prwatson@xtra.co.nz] for by the 1 August 2014.

Announcement of a Selected Team

The Selectors plan to announce the Representative School(s) no later than 31 August 2014.

Funding

Orienteering NZ expect Represententative Schools and Selected Team athletes to self-fund this event.

NZ Secondary Schools Championships

Orienteering NZ expect all orienteers entered at the NZ Secondary Schools Championships to enter in their current age grades and not assume selection preference will be based on “running up” an age grade.

 

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