Competition Instructions Biathlon Orienteering

BIATHLON ORIENTEERING FINNISH CHAMPIONSHIP AND WORLD CUP COMPETITION 15th AND 16th OF MAY 2015

The competition will also be the Finnish Military Federation Championship

Friday 15th of May, Sprint with start interval 1min

Program

  • Tagging of weapons starts at 15.00
  • At 15.45 Opening Ceremony
  • At 16.00-17.20 Zeroing (Adjustment shooting)
  • At 17.30 First start
  • Approximately at 19.00 all at finish
  • Approximately at 19.30 Prize giving seremony

Saturday 16th of May, Classic, mass start

Program

  • At 9.00-10.30 Zeroing (Adjustment shooting)
  • At 11.00 First start
  • Approximately at 14.00 all at finish
  • Prize giving ceremony after the results of the competition category are ready

Organisation

Competition Leader  Matti Viinikka
Shooting Range  Markku Anttila
Orienteering  Harri Laine
Time and Results  Raimo Myllyniemi
Technical Advisor  Marko Haapiainen

Jury:

 Chairman Matti Viinikka
 Member  Antti Iivari
 Member  Eevamari Rauhamäki

Competition Centre

Sotka Biathlon Stadium in Kauhajoki

Competition Office

Competition office is open in the competition centre:

15th of May at 13.00 – 20.00

16th of May at 08.00 – 15.00

Service

Changing rooms, showers and toilets are reserved for the competitors at the competition centre.

There is also a cafeteria at the competition centre

First aid station is located in the competition centre

Traffic and competition centre location

Guidance towards to the competition centre starts from the road number 67, Kauhajoki, Aronkylä. Intersection of roads 67 and 44, where driving time of 15 minutes to the competition centre. Guidance also from the intersection of roads 44 and 6700. The address is Sotkantie 230, 61800 Kauhajoki.

Locations

Old map of the competition area is available on the bulletin board. Competition activities are marked to the area map which can also be found from the bulletin board.

There is a model map of the terrain on the start place of the first orienteering loop.

Weapon Inspection

Weapons are marked by numbers. Tagging of weapons starts at 15.00 on Friday.  After the competition weapons will be controlled occasionally.

If the official does not check the weapon, the competitor or the guardian/coach is responsible for the removal of the cartridges.

The carrying harness must be taken off before competition!

Zeroing (Adjustment Shooting)

The leader of the shooting (chief of shooting range) leads the shooting. The zeroing lanes have been allocated according to the teams. One spot for every competitor. During zeroing it is forbidden to visit the targets. (It is recommended to use own telescopes).

After zeroing period weapons must be carried to the weapon racks and placed according to the race number.

Race Numbers

Competitors use the same number on both competitions. Numbers are available in the competition centre near the competition office. Check your number from the start list. No safety pins or other mounting accesories are available.

Sprint competition, 15th of May

Map, EMIT-card and competition material

Map scale 1:5000, contour interval 2,5 meters

Map is water resistant

Check the number of your EMIT-card from the start list. The rental cards can be retrieved from the competition office on Friday (5 €/EMIT), payment with cash. Unreturned EMIT-card will be charged for 70 euros.

Paper labels for the EMIT-cards are available near race numbers near the competition office.

Control descriptions are only in the map. At the competition centre there is a model control and stamp 0 (zero) in which the functionality of the EMIT card can be checked.

Classes and Course lengths:

All courses include approximately 800 meters of signposting.

Class Course Length (km) Class Course Length (km) Class Course Length (km) Class Course Length (km)
M21  2,9 W21  2,3 M60  2,2 W60  1,5
M20  2,9 W20  2,3 M65  1,9 W65  1,5
M35  2,9 W35  2,3 M70  1,5 W70  1,5
M40  2,9 W40  2,3 M18  2,3 W18  1,9
M45  2,3 W45  2,2 M16  1,9 W16  1,5
M50  2,3 W50  1,9 M14  1,5 W14  1,5
M55  2,2 W55  1,9

Start

Start is located 1800 meters from the competition centre. The way to the start is marked with blue signposting.

Start interval is 1 min in each competition class. Starting times are listed on the bulletin board in the competition centre. Check out your starting time from the list.

Competitors should be at the start 4 min before their own starting time.

At the start competitor takes the map from the map holder and runs to the starting point of orienteering (100m, K-point). Maps are numbered according to race numbers.

Shooting

First shooting is prone shooting on places 1-15 and second shooting is standing shooting on places 16-30 (M/W 14-16 prone).

In both shootings the competitor has five (5) rounds to hit five (5) targets. All five shots have to be fired off. The loading is done at the place of shooting, not before competitor is in the shooting place. Rifles may be loaded and unloaded only with the barrel pointing to the direction of the targets.

The competitor runs from the last control of the first (1.) orienteering loop along the marked route and picks up the weapon from the weapon rack. After picking up the weapon from the weapon rack competitors rotate the racks counter-clockwise. The weapon must be carried from the gun barrel pointing upwards and ammunition brought along.

The competitor may choose the shooting lane. Competitor gives the map to the official who marks hits on the map with a marker pen (X-marks). Every miss means one penalty loop.

After the shooting the competitor gets the map back from the official and takes the weapon back to the weapon rack rotating the racks counter-clockwise. Weapon is placed according to the race number. After that the competitor runs possible penalty loops. On every penalty loop the competitor must stamp to the empty space (missed shots) on the map. When finished the penalty loops the competitor continues the race following signposting to the start point of the second (2.)orienteering loop. At the start point the competitor gives the map to the official and takes a new map from the map holder and starts orienteering.

Action at the second shooting (standing and in the classes M/W14-16 prone) is like on the first shooting. The only difference is that after perfect shooting or after penalty loops the competitor runs to the finish and punches on the finish line.

Attention!

In classes M/W14 it is allowed to use shooting stand. The guardian or coach can if needed help the competitor in carrying the weapon and the stand to the shooting place and back to the weapon rack.

Competitors can retrieve their weapon from the weapon rack after the competition in a way not disturbing other competitors. Competitor or guardian/coach is responsible for removing ammunition from the weapon.

Penalty Loop

Competitors must run possible penalty loops immediatedly after the shooting when they have left their weapons to the weapon racks. Penalty loop starts from the end of the weapon rack. Penalty loop is 150 meters for classes M21, M20, M35 and M40 and 130 meters for the other classes. The competitor stamps on every penalty loop on the empty space behind the orienteering map.

Orienteering

Orienteering continues after the first shooting from the starting point of second orienteering loop (K-point).

The competitor follows the signposting from the last control of the second orienteering loop to the shooting place. After the second shooting and after possible penalty loops the competitor runs to the finish line following the signposting.

Finish

At the finish the competitor punches with EMIT card and continues to the EMIT checking and shooting / penalty loop stamps checking.

Results

The results will be published on the bulletin board and on website www.karhusuunnistus.fi. Any protest regarding the results has to be done within 15 minutes after the final results of every class. The protest hast to be delivered on paper for the leader of the competition to the competition office. 

Prize giving ceremony

The championship medals and honor prizes will be given at the competition centre. World cup prizes M/W21 will be given at the same seremony too.

Normal Distance mass start 16th of May

Map, EMIT-card and competition material

Map 1:10 000 contour interval 2,5 m

The map is water resistant

Check the number of the EMIT-card from the start list. The rental cards can be retrieved from the competition office.

Paper labels for the EMIT-cards are available near race numbers.

Control descriptions are only in the map. At the competition centre there is a model control and stamp 0 (zero) in which the functionality of the EMIT card can be checked.

Classes and Course Lengths:

All courses include approximately 800 meters of signposting.

Class Course Length (km) Class Course Length (km) Class Course Length (km) Class Course Length (km)
M21  10,2 W21  7,4 M60  5,6 W60 3,3
M20  10,2 W20  5,6 M65  4,2 W65  3,3
M35  10,2 W35  5,6 M70  3,3 W70  3,3
M40  7,4 W40  5,6 M18  7,4 W18  4,2
M45  7,4 W45  4,2 M16  4,2 W16  3,3
M50  7,4 W50  4,2 M14  3,3 W14  3,3
M55  5,6 W55  4,2

Start

Start is located 2000 meters from the competition centre. The way to the start is marked with blue signposting. Mass start takes place in the order of the start list. Check out your starting time from the list.

Competitors should be at the start 10 minutes before their own starting time and zero their EMIT card.

Two (2) minutes before start, competitors move behind their map. Maps are marked by the race numbers.

10 seconds before start competitors may touch the map and take it when the start happens. Orienteering start point is the same as the start place.

Shooting

First shooting is prone shooting on places 1-15 and second shooting is standing shooting on places 16-30 (M/W 14-16 prone).

In both shootings the competitor has ten (10) rounds to hit ten (10) targets. After five (5) shots the competitor has to announce “change/vaihto” and after that official strike up the targets and the competitor change the magazine and continue 5 shots more. All ten shots have to be shooted. The loading is done at the place of shooting, not before competitor is in the shooting place. Rifles may be loaded and unloaded only with the gun barrel pointing in the direction of the targets.

The competitor runs from the last control of the first (1.) orienteering loop along the marked route and pick up the weapon from the weapon rack. After picking up the weapon from the weapon rack competitors rotates the racks counter-clockwise. The weapon must be carried from the gun barrel pointing upwards and ammunition brought along.

The competitor may choose the shooting lane. Competitor gives the map to the official who marks hits on the map with  a marking pen (X-marks). Every miss means one penalty loop.

After the shooting the competitor gets the map back from the official and takes the weapon back to the weapon rack rotating the racks counter-clockwise. Weapon is placed according to the race number. After that the competitor runs possible penalty loops. On every penalty loop the competitor must stamp to the empty space (missed shots) on the map. When finished the penalty loops the competitor continues the race following signposting to the start point of the second (2.) orienteering loop. At the start point the competitor gives the map to the official and takes a new map from the map holder and starts orienteering.

Action at the second shooting (standing and in the classes M/W14-16 prone) is like on the first shooting. After perfect shooting or after penalty loops the competitor follows the signposting and runs to the start point of (K-point) the third orienteering loop. There is no map change at this point!

After the third orienteering loop the competitor runs from the last control to the finish and punches on the finish line. There is signposting from the last control to the finish line. 

Attention!

In classes M/W14 it is allowed to use shooting stand. The guardian or coach can, if needed, help the competitor in carrying the weapon and the stand to the shooting place and back to the weapon rack.

Competitors can retrieve their weapon from the weapon rack after the competition in a way not disturbing other competitors. Competitor or guardian/coach is responsible for removing ammunition from the weapon.

Penalty loop

Competitors must run possible penalty loops immediatedly after the shooting when they have left their weapons to the weapon rack. Penalty loop starts from the end of the weapon rack. Penalty loop is 170 meters for classes M21, M20 and M35 and 150 meters for the other classes. The competitor stamps on every penalty loop on empty space behind the orienteering map.

Orienteering

Orienteering continues after first (1.) shooting from the starting point of second orienteering loop (K-point) where all competitors have a map change. The competitor gives the map to the official and takes a new map from the map holder and starts second (2.) orienteering loop.

The competitor follows the signposting from the last control of the second (2.) orienteering loop to the shooting place. After perfect shooting or after penalty loops the competitor follows the signposting and runs to the start point (K-point) of the third (3.) orienteering loop. There is no map change at this point.

After the third orienteering loop the competitor runs to the finish line following the signposting.

Finish

Finish line is located in the competition center near by shooting place.

At the finish the competitor punches with EMIT card and continues to the EMIT checking and shooting / penalty loop stamps checking.

In tight situations order is decided at the finish line.

Results

The results will be published on the scoreboard / bulletin and on website www.karhusuunnistus.fi. Any protest regarding the results has to be done within 15 minutes after the final results of every class. The protest hast to be delivered in paper for the leader of the competition to the competition office.

Prize giving seremony

The championship medals and honor prizes will be given at the competition centre. World cup prizes M/W21 will be given at the same seremony too.

Kauhajoen Karhu

Orienteering and Biathlon Sections