Orienteering Association of Hong Kong
Minutes of the Eleventh Technical Committee Meeting on Competition System
Held on 5 June 2000, 7pm at Meeting Room Nos. 3 & 4 of Sports House
Item 1 Confirmation of Last Meeting Minutes
1. The amendment of last meeting minutes was proposed by Mr. Chan Kwok Wai, Aaron of HKOC and was seconded by Mr. Yeung Wai Yin of VOC. The minutes was confirmed with the following amendment :
1.1.1 Item 5.2 in the Chinese version should be amended as "……….由新方向定向會或童軍定向會……，及由同社或青進野外定向會………。"
1.1.2 Item 5.3 in the Chinese version should be amended as "會議對於由已向總會註冊之屬會協辦色級賽及錦標聯賽並無反對。"
1.1.3 Item 6.3 in the Chinese version should be amended as "下次會議將討論屬會之錦標聯賽賽員提名…….。"
Item 2 Hong Kong Champions League
2.1 TS reported that OAHK received the reply slip of e-card and champions league from 60 league runners. 43 runners chose to buy new e-card while 17 runners would hire e-card. The deadline for returning the reply slip would be on 15 June 2000.
2.2 TS reported that OAHK received recommendations of runners to join the 2000/2001 Champions League Events from 4 clubs : AKIN, HKOC, MKM & SOC. The recommendation letters were circulated at the meeting.
2.3 After discussion, the recommendations from AKIN, MKM and HKOC were endorsed by the meeting, while Ms. Fung Yuk Ching of HKOC was accepted to join class D21 in Champions League. Mr. Yuen Tung Nam of SOC was accepted to join Champions League on condition that his club sent a formal recommendation letter to OAHK.
2.4 OAHK received an e-mail from a member, Mr. Wong Lung Sang of SOC, queried about the competition system. The meeting agreed that he should submit his enquires through his affiliated clubs to TC for discussion.
Item 3 Event Reports
3.1 The event and controller reports of Champions League and Color-coded Events for the year 1999/2000 were circulated at the meeting. After discussion, all the reports and the registration of events officials were endorsed by the meeting.
3.2 TS advised that clubs could give the colour sample to the printing company instead of pantone for map printing.
3.3 OAHK had produced the new legend to be distributed for free. Clubs could send this legend to competitors together with the event information.
3.4 AKIN was advised to plan more long leg in course setting.
3.5 Clubs were reminded to avoid putting control points in place where feature was unclear and controller should have the responsibility to avoid such happened.
3.6 The meeting agreed that the event reports should submit to OAHK together with the financial report as soon as possible after each event, and controller’s reports should also be submitted to OAHK as soon as possible. Allowance would only be released after the reports were received.
3.7 The meeting agreed that event reports should be submitted to OAHK for all competitions which were financially supported by OAHK, such as Night OL, Mr. Birney Memorial Event. Otherwise subvention would not be released. For other open events which were not financially supported by OAHK, the organiser could still submit the event report for the purpose of event official registration.
Item 4 Any Other Business
4.1 TS encouraged members who had attended the TC meeting to pass to their clubs’ members the message or decisions made at the meeting.
4.2 As proposed by Mr. Chan Kwok Wai, Aaron of HKOC, the amendment of entry forms for Colour-coded and Champions League Events would be discussed at the next meeting. The entry forms for last year’s Colour-coded and League Events would be sent to all clubs together with minutes of this meeting (Appendix 1).
4.3 Mr. Chan Kwok Wai, Aaron of HKOC proposed that experienced orienteers could not join the CATI class. After discussion, the following statement would be stated in the entry form of all open events in next competition season : Those competitors who had gained prizes in open events before were not eligible to get prizes in class CATI.
4.4 TS granted thanks to all clubs'representatives who had attended the TC meetings.