2009 National MTBO Series
The 2009 Australian MTBO schedule will focus on 3 rounds of the 2nd National MTBO Series.
Round 1 – April 25 (Middle), 26 (Long) – Woodend, Victoria (Selection Trial for MTB WOC)
Round 2 – June 6 (Sprint), 7 (Long), 8 (Middle) – Mt Gambier, SA (National Championships)
Round 3 – September 5 (Middle), 6 (Long) – Beerburrum, Queensland (Final Round)
Four divisions – M21E, W21E, M17-20E, W17-20E – will contest 7 races over the 3-round series. In addition to the senior and youth classes, junior (-14,-16) and masters classes (40-, 50-, 60-, 70+) will be contested during these events. With the 2009 MTB WOC staged from August 9th to August 16th in Israel, Round 1 inVictoria will be the Selection Trials for Israel.
Rules The 2008 OA Protocols, Guidelines and Rules for MTBO will apply. The existing rules successfully used in the NOL foot-o competition will generally apply in this MTBO Series.
Individual scoring in M21E, W21E, M17-20E, and W17-20E divisions will be the same as in the foot NOL. The table sets out how points can be scored in each of the 8 races.
Placing Points Placing Points
1st 30 14th 12
2nd 27 15th 11
3rd 24 16th 10
4th 22 17th 9
5th 21 18th 8
6th 20 19th 7
7th 19 20th 6
8th 18 21st 5
9th 17 22nd 4
10th 16 23rd 3
11th 15 24th 2
12th 14 25th 1
13th 13 26th or below 0
In each age class the best five (5) results over the eight races for the year will be counted. There is no limit to the number of state competitors who may enter and score points in M21E, W21E, M17-20E and W17-20E.
The state-based teams in the competition are: Canberra Cockatoos, NSW Stingers, Queensland Storm, Southern Arrows, Tasmanian Foresters, Victorian Nuggets and Western Nomads.
Since 2009 is the second year of the competition, the top two (2) rider’s times from a state in each of the age classes will be summed in the unofficial ranking. If only one state rider has recorded a time, that state is ranked based on that result alone. After each event, points from each of the four divisions will be summed to give the National League Team Scores.
Blake Gordon, OA MTBO Committee January, 2009