AON MAADI CUP REGATTA
|22 DAYS TO GO|
2015 Aon Maadi23 - 29 March 2015, Lake Karapiro
Entries & fees
Online regatta entry is OPEN.
The entry system will close at 10:00PM, Monday 9 March. It is the Monday after the Aon North Island Championships and the Meridian South Island Championships have been completed. This gives schools a little bit of time to tweak their Maadi entries based on those results.
Passwords for online regatta entry are held by Member schools' Sports Coordinators and are the same as used for the North/South Island Champs (schools should contact the Manager regarding misplaced passwords.)
Online Regatta Entry is a 4-step process:
* When entries are submitted an email confirmation is generated and sent to the Sports Coordinator. The email has attached .pdfs containing an entry summary and the declaration forms. THE DECLARATIONS MUST BE SIGNED BY THE PRINCIPAL then scanned and emailed to the regatta hosts.
Please don't hesitate to make use of your club contacts to get your entries completed but make sure you receive the declarations and get those properly checked, completed and returned to the hosts.
If your school is showing as having incomplete entries then there are crews that have been selected but not yet entered in the regatta. To remedy this:
When you do this an email confirmation of your entries, together with an entry summary and the declaration forms required for the regatta, will be sent to your school's Sports Coordinator and the email address given on the first of the "other forms".
* If you have already submitted your entries but later made changes to those entries which need re-submitting then you will also show on the incomplete list and the link and submission button (see 3 & 5 above) will say "update entries". (If the link is not active you need to also check your "other forms").
Entry fees (exclusive of GST) for the regatta were set by members at the 2014 AGM: 1X $26, 2X/2- $37, 4X+/4+ $49, 8+ $65, amenity $23.50 per pupil.
Non-progression penalty: to try and combat the number of crews that are entered but withdrawn from racing the non-progression penalty has been increased to $100. This penalty applies to any crew that races a heat and is subsequently scratched (if the scratching is late the crew can also incur an additional late scratching penalty of $40). Schools are strongly encouraged to not enter any crew they plan on scratching.
Number of events per pupil
After a review of the per pupil entries at last Season's school regattas and much discussion about the health and safety of each rower, the Schools Committee makes the following recommendation:
School age rowers should only be racing 2 events at a Championships regatta. A few rowers could be considered for 3 events; none should be doing more.
In reaching the reccommendation advice was sort from physiologists, leading elite coaches and the NZ Secondary School Sports Council. The Schools Committee will continue to monitor the entry per pupil this season.
Entry limit new limits for 2015
Last year saw the introduction of serious limits for a handful of events but entry volumes continued to increase. So this year the Schools Committee has approved the following limits*:
Notwithstanding the limits there is still a possibility the number of entries will exceed the capacity of the progression system: 64 crews.
If it turns out 65+ entries are received, despite the limits in place, then the usual process is to lower the limit for the affected event. Or, if that's not possible, to implement an emergency progression*.
* Emergency progressions include the Option 2 progression for over-subscribed regattas (viable for 65-72 entries) and time trialling
* note: when supplementary entries open the limits will be gradually raised
NZSSSC School Team Eligibility criteria pupils "new" to a school
The NZSSSC School Team Eligibility criteria were revised with effect from 2012 and then tweaked for rowing at NZSSRA's 2013 AGM. An updated article about the NZSSSC School Team Eligibility criteria is available to help members assess whether or not each of their pupils is considered new to their school. Schools are limited to 3 "new" pupils in an eight and 1 "new" pupil in other boats ("new" pupils are those who've swapped schools or come from overseas and looks back over the past 2 years).
2014 Aon Maadi Cup Regatta Lake Ruataniwha, 22 - 30 March 2014
New Zealand's premier rowing school: Hamilton Boys High School, winners of the Star Trophy! [Points table] Other major trophy winners were:
How the weeks unfolds Monday, 23 - Sunday, 29 March 2015
If all goes well and the weather co-operates then the week's racing will roughly unfold as follows:
Until entries are in we won't know what event number the heats split at or which events will end up with quarter-finals and/or semi-finals or how many finals each event will have. Also, as 2010 showed dramatically, the best laid plans can quickly go out the window if we get bad weather (or bad weather is forecast for later in the week).
There will be a number of competitions at the 2015 Aon Maadi Cup, so get your squads to come up with an entry for your school and get into the festivities.
More specific information will be sent to schools via email flyers
Notices & Updates
Media coverage 23 - 28 March 2015
Sponsors, Supporting Partners & Patrons
|© Copyright NZSSRA 2014-2015. All rights reserved.||TROWEL.net|