Orienteering Association of Hong Kong
Minutes of the Nineth Technical Committee Meeting on Competition System
Held on 20 March 2000, 7pm at Meeting Room No. 6 of Sports House
Item 2 E-Cards
TS reported that competitors could not buy the e-cards they used in the Champions League Event 1999/2000 since these e-cards were subvented by HKSDB.
- After discussion, the meeting agreed that competitors of Champions League Events 2000/2001 could buy their new e-cards at a approximate cost of HK$300. They could also hire an e-card at HK$50 and an addition of HK$250 deposit will be charged. This deposit will be refunded upon their returning the e-cards to OAHK within one week after the last Champions League Event.
- TS reminded all competitors of League Events 1999/2000 to return their e-cards to OAHK.
Item 3 Event and Official Registration
- TS reported that OAHK had received the registration of events for the year 2000/2001 from HKOXCC, AYP and HKOC. Clubs were reminded to submit their event registration on or before 31 May 2000. TS also reminded that there should have 2 weeks time in between two events for the organising of Colour-coded or Champions League Events.
- YAOC had already submitted the Event Report of Champions League Events and Open Events held on 9 January 2000 at Ngong Ping. The course setters, mapper, controller and organisers of these 2 events were eligible to re-register after 2001.
Item 4 Mapping
- TS reported that the Technical Committee on Mapping had amended the selection method of the Best Map Award. The committee had selected 3 maps for clubs to vote as the Best Map Award. These 3 maps were Yuen Shan, Wong Kung Tin and Ngong Ping, Lantau Island. The main selection criteria was the correctness of the map. Clubs could also submit to TC the nomination of other maps produced by other clubs.
- TS reported that OAHK would coordinate and produce the legend for distribution without any charge. Except the special symbol, legend need not printing on maps in future.
Item 5 Champions League Event
- TS said that he had approved a Champions League D18 competitor to be the guest runner in DE class at the last League Event and she got the 4th place.
- Thanks to the organising clubs of Champions League Events : HKOXCC, YAOC, AYP, AKIN and HKOC.
- TS said that the course length, climb and the expected winning time of each class was not stated in the event information of the 3rd to 5th League Event. After discussion, meeting agreed that the course length and climb of the Champions League Events should be stated in the event information, while the organiser could decide whether or not to put the expected winning time in event information.
- Meeting agreed that there had no amendment on the entry form of Champions League Events.
Item 6 Competition System
- TS said that a new class "H45" would be added in next competition year.
- The Champion of each class in Champions League Ranking could join the "E" class, they could also run in their age or they could write to TC to apply to run in a upper class.
- The runners of "E" class should retain in "E" class according to their scores. They could only run in their age class if they could not retain in "E’ class.
- TS said that for those ranked 2nd and 3rd in Champions League with very little score difference, he would also send invitation to them to join "E" class.
- For those runners who could not retain in Champions League Events because of little score owed, TC could decide whether to retain them in League.
- TS said that about 93 competitors could be retained in League Events in next competition season. Together with those promoted from Colour-coded Events, there were about 178 competitors in Champions League.
- TS said that about 10 competitors could not retained in League Events because of little score owed, some of them won the champion in first event but could not join the other League Events. TS proposed to invite these competitors to join Champions League Events continuously next year.
- All 5 competitors in D35 class could retain in Champions League because of examinations, TS proposed to invite the only one competitor who rank in Colour-coded Event to join the Champions League.
- Ms. Konie Chiu would not be eligibled to have prizes at the last Colour-coded Event since she had join the Champions League Events No. 4 & 5 as recommended by TCC. The meeting said that she might retain in League since her average score is above 600.
- After discussion, the meeting agreed that starting from 2001/2002, the number of participants in class "21" of Champions league Events would be widen to 30 persons. If the number of participants was more than 30, priority would be set as follows :
- Those who dropped from "E" class in Champions League
- Those who could retain in class "21" in Champions League
- Those runners of class "20" who could be promoted to class "21" in Champions League
- Those runners of class "21" in Colour-coded Events who could be promoted to Champions League
- Those runners of class "20"in Colour-coded Events who could be promoted to Champions League
It would be discussed at TC if the number of participants were still more than 30 after using the above method.
Item 7 Any Other Business
- TS said that a member proposed to post the event information in OAHK web site in order to save resources. The meeting said that the number cloth should be sent together with the event information to all League runner at the first event. From the second event onwards, the e-card information, start and finish procedure could be posted on OAHK web site and need not send to competitors.