2010-2011 Rules for Ski-O Qualifying and Points
Changes from last year are marked.
There are eight competitive classes - four age classes with
separate divisions for men and women. The age classes are:
- Scholastic - no older than 17
- Open - 18 and older
- Masters - 40 and older
- Grand Masters - 55 and older
Age is determined as of December 31, 2010.
A maximum of 10 racers in each class will
compete at the Empire State Games. In classes where more than 10
persons qualify, the top 10 who express intent to compete will
participate in the ESG Finals. Ranking is determined by the
Points Standings, which are outlined below.
Each competitor must be:
- a current member of an orienteering club based in New
by the United States Orienteering Federation (USOF)
- a New York state resident or
a full-time student at a school in New York state, and
- a current member
of the New York State Ski Racing Association - Nordic, Inc. (NYSSRA -
All other United States Orienteering Federation (USOF)
governing the sport of Ski Orienteering shall apply at all ESG Ski-O
Each competitor must enter a minimum of two ESG Qualifying
successfully complete one, in the class in which you wish to compete at
Empire State Games. Note that Empire State Games rules now require that
individuals must compete in the same generic class in all sports in
enter into the Empire State Games. Thus, while you may compete in any
possible for your age, you cannot compete (for instance) in a "Masters"
in Cross Country or Biathlon, and then compete in the "Open" class in
Ski-O. You will have to compete either "Open" in all, or "Masters" in
the appropriate grouping as divided by the different competitions). This
not true in Qualifying events (you can race on whatever course you
your results and point totals will NOT be cumulative across classes.
Scholastic competitors may qualify by entering and
completing only one race, IF they submit a written petition the Ski-O
Chairperson, and can demonstrate that they could not enter more Ski-O
races due to conflicts with other XC Races.
Petitions must be received by Eric Hamilton
not later than Saturday, February 5, 2011 (ejh
dot bkh at juno dot
com or 67 Pico Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065).
At ESG Qualifying races, points will be scored for the
six places in each class and for completing three or more races in a
- 1st - 10 points
- 2nd - 8 points
- 3rd - 6 points
- 4th - 4 points
- 5th - 2 points
- 6th - 1 point
- 1 bonus point awarded for finishing third race
- 2 bonus points awarded for finishing fourth race
- 3 bonus points awarded for finishing fifth and each additional
Points can be earned in multiple classes, but will NOT be
together. Competitors are responsible to see that their times and
points are correctly recorded in the class they intended to enter. If
someone qualifies in more than one class, it will be assumed they will
compete at the ESGs in the class wherein they earned the most
points. Otherwise, they MUST advise Eric Hamilton of their
preferred class by Saturday, February 5, 2011.
A Ski-O Meet Director, and a maximum of one additional
official (whose identity must be reported along with the Meet Results),
receive credit for completing an event and 5 bonus points.
The ski-O Points standings will be used to determine who
qualifies for the Empire State Games Ski-O. They will also determine
the order of starts at the ESG Ski-O, with competitors having lower
point totals starting earlier, and those with higher points starting
NYSSRA "Season" recognition will be based on the "regular
points standings. ESG Results will NOT be factored into this
Questions regarding these Rules should be directed to Eric Hamilton
(ejh dot bkh at juno dot com).
Points Standings, plus schedule updates and other relevant
information, will be posted on the Empire Orienteering Club (EMPO) web
If they qualify, competitors must notify the committee chairman of
their intent to compete at the ESG finals prior to February 5, 2011.
The selection committee
will choose the ESG Finals participants by the end of the day on
February 6, 2011. All ESG Finals participants must register
online and pay an entry fee.
Ski-O Meet Directors: To help with timely posting of the standings,
directors must e-mail results to Eric Hamilton as soon as possible,
preferably by Monday night after their event. (Meet directors of meets
on February 5 and 6 must report by the end of the same day as the
More detailed reporting requirements will be provided to organizers.
Among other reporting requirements, you must identify which of the
following membership categories a participant is using to qualify for
Empire State Games:
- NYSSRA (Identify as "NYSSRA". Entry fees for NYSSRA ESG Ski-O
should include the $2 NYSSRA head tax. Within 10 days after the meet,
directors must forware the head tax along with another copy of the
NYSSRA treasurer Lee Mahood.)
- a local NY orienteering club
(Identify in which NY club the entrant is a "paid-up" member; this will
verified with club officials.)