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Special Rules for the 2005 World Cup in Orienteering

The World Cup in 2005 will consist of three rounds: those concerning the GBR Round are highlighted in red

Round 1: 29 April - 3 May
Guildford, southern England

Round 2: 7-14 August
Japan: the finals of the World Championships, which will all count for World Cup points.

Round 3: 3-8 October
Subiaco, near Rome, Italy
The World Cup Finals


The competition programme is as follows. Competitions are numbered in order of the final races.

Round 1, Great Britain: event centre Guildford, S. England

Competition no.

Date

Type of race

3

Friday 29 April

Sprint qualification*

1

Saturday 30 April

Relay

2

Sunday 1 May

Long distance

3

Monday 2 May

Sprint final

4

Tuesday 3 May

Middle distance

Round 2, World Championships, Japan: event centre Tsukude, near Toyota

Competition no.

Date

Type of race

6

Sunday 7 August

Middle distance qualification*

7

Monday 8 August

Long distance qualification*

5

Wednesday 10 August

Sprint qualification* and final

6

Thursday 11 August

Middle distance final

7

Friday 12 August

Long distance final

8

Sunday 14 August

Relay

Round 3, Italy: event centre Monte Livata, Subiaco, near Rome

Competition no.

Date

Type of race

9

Monday 3 October

Middle distance qual.* and final

10

Tuesday 4 October

Sprint qualification*

10

Wednesday 5 October

Sprint final

11

Thursday 6 October

Long distance, World Cup Final

12

Saturday 8 October

Relay, World Cup Final

* - qualification race - no World Cup points

In the Individual World Cup, seven competitions shall count for a competitor's total score. These will comprise a maximum of five out of the six competitions in Rounds 1 and 2, and a minimum of one competition plus the World Cup Final in Round 3. The scoring system is described in detail below.

In the Relay World Cup, all three competitions shall count for the total score. In the case of a tie, the overall winner is the team with the better placing in the Final. The scoring system is described in detail below.

The Competition Rules for IOF Foot Orienteering Events (as published on the IOF website www.orienteering.org on 1st January 2004) apply to all 2005 World Cup events.


Competitions nos. 2 and 4

Because there will be no qualification races for competitions nos. 2 and 4, a Red Start Group will be the final start group in these two competitions. The Red Start Group is intended to give more status to the best orienteers and assist the media and spectators in identifying them.

In competition no. 2, for both women and men, the Red Start Group will consist of the following competitors, provided they are members of their Federation's team (as per Competition Rule 6.8) for this competition:

  • the reigning World Games Champion
  • the reigning World Champions for Long and Middle Distances and Sprint
  • the top 3 competitors in the final 2004 World Cup standings
  • the 2 top-ranked competitors in the IOF World Ranking list as on Wednesday 20th April 2005. In the case of a tie, all competitors concerned will be included in the Red Start Group.
  • a 'wild card' competitor chosen by the competition organiser

If the above rules provide less than 10 runners, the Red Start Group will be increased to comprise 10 runners by adding the next-best ranked competitors from the IOF World Ranking list (in the case of a tie, all competitors concerned will be included in the Red Start Group), subject to there being a maximum of 5 competitors from any one nation in the Red Start Group.

draft list of the members of the Red Start Group for competition 2 shall be published with Bulletin 4 for Round 1 of the 2005 World Cup. The list shall contain at least 5 reserve names according to the filling procedure described above. The final members of the Red Start Groups shall be named by the Organiser after entries have closed and at least 1 hour before the team leader's meeting for the relevant competition begins.

In competition no. 2, the start order within the Red Start Group will be drawn at random, except that the final starters will be those allocated to the Group because they are best-placed in the 2004 World Cup standings, with the highest-placed starting last, subject to the provisions of Competition Rule 12.9.

In competition no. 4, for both women and men, the Red Start Group will consist of the following competitors, provided they are members of their Federation's team (as per Competition Rule 6.8) for this competition:

  • the reigning World Games Champion
  • the reigning World Champions for Long and Middle Distances and Sprint
  • the top 3 competitors in World Cup 2005 competition no. 2. In the case of a tie for third place, all competitors concerned will be included in the Red Start Group.
  • the 2 top-ranked competitors in the IOF World Ranking list as on Wednesday 20th April 2005. In the case of a tie, all competitors concerned will be included in the Red Start Group.
  • a 'wild card' competitor chosen by the competition organiser

If the above rules provide less than 10 runners, the Red Start Group will be increased to comprise 10 runners by adding the next-best ranked competitors from the IOF World Ranking list (in the case of a tie, all competitors concerned will be included in the Red Start Group), subject to there being a maximum of 5 competitors from any one nation in the Red Start Group.

In competition no. 4, the start order within the Red Start Group will be drawn at random, except that the final starters will be those allocated to the Group because they are best-placed in World Cup 2005 competition no. 2, with the highest-placed starting last, subject to the provisions of Competition Rule 12.9.

Competitors selected for the Red Start Group cannot be allocated to any of the three other start groups.

Sprint, Round 1 (competition no. 3)

The number of competitors in the final in each class will be 27. Competitors placed number 9 and better in each qualification heat may run in the final.


World Cup Final (competition no. 11)

There is no qualification race for this competition.

All runners who have gained World Cup points in the first 10 competitions may take part in the World Cup Final. Federations may enter competitors without World Cup points in the Final, but in that case their total number of entered competitors in the class (including those with points and those without) must not exceed six.

The basis for the start list is the World Cup standings after competition 10 according to total scores calculated by summing each competitor's best 6 scores, comprising a maximum of 5 scores from competitions 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 plus a minimum of one score from competitions 9 and 10. The starting order shall be the reverse of the total score list for the competitors concerned. The competitor with the highest total score shall start last. Ties shall be decided by drawing lots.

Runners without World Cup points shall start before runners with points, and the starting order for them shall be drawn at random and without start groups.

If competitors from the same Federation get consecutive start times, the procedure of Competition Rule 12.9 shall be applied, but the two groups (with and without World Cup points) shall be treated as separate start groups and not mixed.


Scoring System for the Individual World Cup 2005

1. A competitor's total score is the sum of the competitor's scores based on a maximum of five scores from competitions 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7, and a minimum of one individual race plus the World Cup Final (competition 11) in Round 3.

2. In all individual races (except competition 3, see below) the 40 best placed competitors in each class obtain points as follows: 50, 45, 41, 38, 36, 35, 34, . 3, 2, 1.

3. In competition 3, the 27 competitors in the A Final in each class obtain points as follows: 50, 45, 41, 38, 36, 35, 34, . 16, 15, 14. The first 13 competitors in the B Final in each class obtain points as follows: 13, 12, 11, 3, 2, 1.

4. If two or more competitors share a place in a competition, they all receive the higher point score.

5. In the case of equal total scores for two or more competitors, the placing in the World Cup Final (competition 11) is decisive.

6. The competitors with the highest total scores from the three competitions in the same format (sprint, middle distance, long distance) in the World Cup season will be named as format winners in the respective formats and will receive medals at the final prize-giving ceremony.


Scoring System for the Relay World Cup 2005

1. A Federation's total score is the sum of its scores from all three Relay competitions.

2. In each competition, the best 15 teams in each class obtain points as follows: 20, 17, 15, 13, 11, 10, 9, . 3, 2, 1. For the allocation of points, only the better-placed team from each Federation is considered.

3. If two or more teams share a place in a competition, they all receive the higher point score.

4. In the case of equal total scores for two or more Federations, the placing in the Relay World Cup Final is decisive.

5. A Federation's total score is independent of which runners make up its better placed (counting) team for each competition. At the prize-giving ceremony for the overall Relay World Cup, a Federation may be represented by all competitors having run in at least one of its counting teams.

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