2019 Aon Maadi Cup NoticesNewsletter - Sitemap -
- Where: Lake Karapiro [map], Waikato, New Zealand.
- When: Friday 13 to Sunday 15 March 2020 (3 full days of racing)
- What: North Island schools competing for supremacy in 50 events and preparing to challenge the South Islanders at Maadi.
- Communication with the organisers of the 2020 North Island Secondary School Champs can be made using email to: [email protected]
The entry limits are different this year. But they are straightforward: 2 crews per event per school; except for eights and octuples, which have no limit.
Schools must also be aware the compressed nature of this regatta means there should be no expectation any student who is entered in more than one event will have sufficient time available to compete in all of those events. There is only enough time to be able to hold semi-finals for the most heavily entered events and this brings together events that might usually be spread well apart during heats and finals.
Note: entry limits will not rise during supplementary entries, which are only limited late entries.
Number of events per student
After its annual review of per-student entry level, and much discussion about the health and safety of rowers, the Schools Committee continues to make 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 recommendation advice was sought from physiologists, leading elite coaches and the NZ Secondary School Sports Council. The Schools Committee will continue to monitor the number of entries per student this season.
NZSSSC School Team Eligibility criteria students "new" to a school
The NZSSSC School Team Eligibility criteria were recently revised with effect 2018. An article about the NZSSSC School Team Eligibility criteria is available to help members assess whether or not each of their students is considered new to their school. Schools are limited to 3 "new" students in an eight and 1 "new" student in other boats ("new" students are those who've swapped schools or come from overseas and looks back over the past 2 years). There is now also a limit of 2 students with an NZSSSC-issued PCRE per crew (1 in singles!).
NZSSRA's online regatta entry system will open for entries in February and entries will close a fortnight before the regatta. Member schools will be sent a notice and copy of the regatta Conditions when entries open.
Meanwhile the online regatta entry system is open for roster maintenance. Schools are strongly encouraged to log in for Roster Maintenance and tidy up their roster of students before starting entries, as doing this while making regatta entries considerably slows down the process.
Passwords for online regatta entry are held by Member Schools' Sports Coordinators (schools should contact the Manager regarding misplaced passwords.)
Entry fees (exclusive of GST) for the regatta were set by members at the 2019 AGM: 1X $19, 2X/2- $21, 4X+/4+ $29, 8X+/8+ $36, amenity $24.00 per student.
Tent sites are ordered during the online entry process and are allocated by ballot after close of entries.
While North Island schools are competing on Lake Karapiro for recognition as the best the North Island has to offer their South Island counter-parts will be do the same thing up at the 2020 Meridian South Island Champs on Lake Ruataniwha. Keep a watch on both regattas for indicators of who may claim the top spot at Maadi!
There were 1905 students from 100 schools entered in 4798 seats in 1391 crews. 309 races were required to complete the regatta and find the winners of all 50 events.