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There are two parts to the 2006 Sprint Series: The Qualifying Round and the Finals.
Qualifying for the Finals
Note that there are two changes for 2006 --
1. Any sprint that is a fundraiser for the Senior or Junior Team, USA or Canadian, gets a bonus 5 points. So, for example, the sprint at the LAOC/SDOC A Meet is a 45-pointer, not a 40-pointer.
2. Anyone who finishes a sprint will get a minimum of 10 points. So, for example, for a 30-pointer, the winner gets 30, 2nd gets 29, on down to 21st, who gets 10, and then everyone else who finishes 22nd or lower get 10 points as long as they finish.
Qualification is based on results from all sprints held in North America in 2006 up through August 31, using the following point system --
1. Club levels sprints (winner gets 30 points on down to 20th gets 11 points, all other finishers get 10 points).
2. Sprints at A meets and other designated regional events (winner gets 40 points on down to 30th gets 11 points, all other finishers get 10 points).
3. Sprints at US Team Trials, US Sprint Champs, Canadian Team Trials, and Canadian Sprint Champs (winner gets 50 points down to 40th gets 11 points, all other finishers get 10 points).
4. Any sprint that is a fundraiser for the Senior or Junior Team, USA or Canadian, gets a bonus 5 points. The minimum of 10 points for any finisher still applies (it doesn't move up to a minimum of 15).
5. Anyone making the A final at the WOC sprint in Denmark or the JWOC sprint in Lithuania gets a bonus 50 points.
6. Anyone competing in a Park World Tour event gets a bonus 50 points (can only get this bonus once).
A maximum of 8 sprints can be counted. If you do more, you count the 8 in which you earn the most points. The bonus points races are in addition to your 8 best.
The Sprint Series Finals will be hosted by DVOA on Sunday, September 17 at Hickory Run SP in northeast Pennsylvania, in conjunction with its annual training weekend. Randy Hall and Clem McGrath will set the sprint courses. Additional orienteering activities will be scheduled to make a fine weekend package.
1. All sprints from January 1 to September 10, 2006 in North America count as qualifiers in the Sprint Series as long as they are announced in the Sprint Series schedule at least 20 days in advance, and as long as the results are reported to the Commissioner by 10 pm EDT, September 10, 2006. See the schedule for how to list a sprint.
2. Separate point lists for men and women. No separate age-group lists.
3. Results must be sent to the Commissioner (firstname.lastname@example.org) electronically within 24 hours of the event.
4. If there are two or more sprints in one day, each counts as a separate event for earning points.
5. Pre-registration for the finals will be required a week or so in advance.
6. Rules may be added, changed, or deleted at any time by the Commissioner.
Commissioner: Peter Gagarin
Special Assistant for Dead Languages: Michael Gagarin