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Registration

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(Date 13 November 2018)

Organisation

Verein Swiss O Week 2019 Gstaad (www.swiss-o-week.ch)
OK-Präsident: Marcel Schiess, Köniz

Event sites

Gstaad and surroundings, 3 – 10 August 2019

Information

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Peter Gehriger, Holligenstrasse 44a, CH-3008 Bern

Competition format

6 stages with daily rankings:
1 sprint-, 1 middle distance-, 2 shortened long distance- and 2 long distance-orienteering events.
Control system SPORTident incl. Si-Air+. Si-Cards can be rented at the info.
For all competitive classes the 5 best results will be calculated based on residue percentages for the overall standings.

There is no ranking in the Holiday categories, but the results of the participants are listed in alphabetical order by name.

Course-setting

Head of course-setting: Matthias Niggli, Münsingen

Competition areas

Stage 1: Sunday 4 August 2019
Gstaad
Sprint
Course-setter: Beatrice Aeschlimann; controller: Christoph Aeschlimann

Stage 2: Monday 5 August 2019
Col du Pillon – Isenau
Long distance
Course-setter: Stefan Zingg; controller: Raymond Beutler

Stage 3: Tuesday 6 August 2019
Col du Pillon – Lac Retaud
Shortened long distance
Course-setter: Sandra Schärer; controller: Gilbert Roulier

Stage 4: Thursday 8 August 2019
Hornberg
Long distance
Course-setter: Karin Hodel; controller: Daniel Hadorn

Stage 5: Friday 9 August 2019
Rougemont
Middle distance
Course-setter: Christoph Streit; controller: Bruno Haldemann

Stage 6: Saturday 10 August 2019
Eggli
Shortened long distance
Course-setter: Thomas Egger; controller: Res Dubach

Technical advisers

Hans Laube, Felice Büchi (stages 1, 4 and 6), Ueli Schlatter (stages 2, 3 and 5)

Maps

Sprint: map scale 1:4‘000; all other maps: scale 1:10‘000, new 2019
All maps will be newly mapped for SOW 2019 Gstaad
Mappers: Urs Steiner, Beat Imhof

Categories

All competitive classes according to the statutes of the Swiss Orienteering Federation without D18K and H18K.
Additional classes: D20B, D45K, D55K, H20B, H45K, H55K.

Open categories with no set start time, will be selected from a start window, it can also be started as a team (late registration is possible, see further below):
Challenge long, Challenge middle, Challenge short, Holiday long, Holiday short.

Specifications:

ClassesLevel of difficultySprintMiddle distanceLong distance
     
H1010-15′10-15′10-20’
H12■■10-15′15-20′25-35’
H14■■■10-15′20-25′35-45’
H16■■■■10-15′25-30′45-55’
H18■■■■■10-15′25-30′50-60’
H20■■■■■■10-15′30-35′55-65’
H20B■■■10-15′20-25′35-45’
HE■■■■■■10-15′30-35′60-80’
HAL■■■■■■10-15′30-35′55-70’
HAM■■■■■■10-15′25-30′50-60’
HAK■■■■■■10-15′20-25′30-40’
HB■■■10-15′25-30′40-50’
H35■■■■■■10-15′30-35′45-55’
H40■■■■■■10-15′30-35′45-55’
H45■■■■■■10-15′30-35′45-55’
H45K■■■■■■10-15′30-35′45-55’
H50■■■■■■10-15′30-35′45-55’
H55■■■■■■10-15′30-35′45-55’
H55K■■■■■■10-15′30-35′45-55’
H60■■■■■■10-15′30-35′45-55’
H65■■■■■■10-15′30-35′45-55’
H70■■■■10-15′30-35′40-50’
H75■■■■10-15′30-35′40-50’
H80■■■■■10-15′30-35′40-50’
     
D1010-15′10-15′10-20’
D12■■10-15′15-20′25-35’
D14■■■10-15′20-25′35-45’
D16■■■■10-15′25-30′40-50’
D18■■■■■10-15′25-30′45-55’
D20■■■■■■10-15′30-35′50-60’
D20B■■■10-15′20-25′35-45’
DE■■■■■■10-15′30-35′55-70’
DAL■■■■■■10-15′30-35′50-60’
DAM■■■■■■10-15′25-30′40-50’
DAK■■■■■■10-15′20-25′30-40’
DB■■■10-15′25-30′35-45’
D35■■■■■■10-15′30-35′45-55’
D40■■■■■■10-15′30-35′45-55’
D45■■■■■■10-15′30-35′45-55’
D45K■■■■■■10-15′30-35′45-55’
D50■■■■■■10-15′30-35′45-55’
D55■■■■■■10-15′30-35′45-55’
D55K■■■■■■10-15′30-35′45-55’
D60■■■■■■10-15′30-35′45-55’
D65■■■■■10-15′30-35′45-55’
D70■■■■■10-15′30-35′40-50’
D75■■■■■10-15′30-35′40-50’
     
CS Challenge short■■■10-15′15-20′25-30’
CM Challenge middle■■■■■10-15′20-25′35-40’
CL Challenge long■■■■■■10-15′25-35′40-50’
HS Holiday short■■10-15′15-25′15-25’
HL Holiday long■■10-15′25-30′30-40′

Level of difficulty: ■ = easy … ■■■■■■ = difficult

All competitive classes are individual disciplines. Children may only be accompanied in the open categories Challenge and Holiday.

Range of requirements in the open categories Challenge and Holiday: CS lies between DAK and DB regarding length and difficulty, more difficult than Holiday. CM corresponds to HAK or DAM, so very difficult, but short. CL corresponds to HAM or DAL, very difficult.

HS is between D/H10 and D/H12 in length and difficulty. HL is in the range from D/H12 to D/14 for the difficulty, D/H14 for the length.

Walking aids (e.g. trekking poles) are only permitted in the open categories Holiday.

Dogs are only permitted in the open category Holiday. They must be kept on a lead at all times before, during and after the competition.

Entry fees

Entry fee includes all stages including the SOW transport pass.

Competitive classes:

Year of birthearly-bird fees until 31.01.2019normal fees until 17.06.2019
2003 and younger155 CHF175 CHF
1999 to 2002 195 CHF220 CHF
1998 and older270 CHF305 CHF

Categories Holiday and Challenge for all 6 days:

Entry fee (the oldest runner of the team is relevant)early-bird fees until 31.01.2019normal fees until 17.06.2019
2003 and younger155 CHF175 CHF
1999 to 2002 195 CHF220 CHF
1998 and older270 CHF305 CHF

 

Entry fee for each additional runner of the same team including a map:early-bird fees until 31.01.2019normal fees until 17.06.2019
2014 and youngerno feeno fee
2003 to 201395 CHF105 CHF
1999 to 2002 110 CHF120 CHF
1998 and older 130 CHF145 CHF

The SOW transport pass, which all the entrants receive who have paid their dues, covers all the mandatory round-trip transports from the event centre to the competition areas (2 mountain trains and gondolas, 2 bus transports, public transport of the regions Zweisimmen – Gstaad – Château-d’Oex, Gstaad – Gsteig – Col du Pillon, Gstaad – Lauenen as well as a trip to the Glacier 3000.

SOW transport passes for accompanying persons:

Year of birthper accompanying person
2014 and youngerfree of charge
2003 to 201365 CHF
1999 to 2002 80 CHF
1998 and older 100 CHF

 

Registration

https://www.go2ol.ch
Deadline: 15 June 2019 (Monday)

Deadline

Competitive classes: 17 June 2019 (Monday)

Categories Challenge and Holiday: 15 July 2019 (Monday)

Entry fee Challenge/Holiday from 16.06. to 15.07.2019
2003 and younger185 CHF
1999 to 2002 230 CHF
1998 and older320 CHF

Payment

Payment is possible with VISA, MasterCard, Postcard or with an international bank transfer:
BIC POFICHBEXXX; IBAN CH78 0900 0000 3055 8909 4
PCC: 30-558909-4, SOLV Schweiz. OL-Verband, online Startgelder, 3000 Bern

Late registrations

Late registration is only accepted for the five open classes Challenge and Holiday from 3.08.2019 until race day. They can be done the previous day of the stage at the SOW-Info-Centre in Gstaad (Promenade 41) from 17:00 – 18:30 or as a pre-registration via SOW-App until 22:00. On race day, late registration can be done at the information in the event centre (WKZ) of that stage from 08:00 – 11:00 only.
No late registration is possible for the competitive classes.

Entry fees for individual stages Holiday and Challenge but without the SOW-transport pass:

Entry fee per stage (the oldest runner of the team is relevant)Additional map 
2014 and youngerfree of chargefree of charge
2003 to 201320 CHF5 CHF
1999 to 2002 25 CHF5 CHF
1998 and older 37 CHF5 CHF

Stages 2, 3, 4 and 6 require a transport pass for the post bus, mountain train or gondola; each additional participant in the team who is born 2013 or later needs to pay that transport fee:

 per stage
Stages E2, E3 and E410 CHF
Stage E65 CHF

 

Changes

Registration changes can be done until 17 June 2019 (Monday) online through www.go2ol.ch/sow free of charge.

After 17 June 2019 changes can only be requested via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at a cost of CHF 10 per change for year of birth / name / club. Those costs need to be paid when picking-up race packages. It is also not possible to change categories after that date.

Cancellations

Registration cancellations cost 10 % of the entry fee (basis 17 June 2019) when received until 17 June 2019 and 30 % until 15 July 2019 and probable bank charges. Afterwards no cancellations can be accepted.

Directives

Under www.swiss-o-week.ch program books with detailed instructions will be handed out at check-in.

Start lists

On www.swiss-o-week.ch after 25 July 2019 the latest.

Children

A kids’O-course and child care will be offered at the individual event centres of each stage.

Anti-Doping

In HE/DE and H20/D20 classes only athletes who have signed the „Athlete’s agreement for anti-doping” of the Swiss Olympic Association will be allowed to compete. Information and acceptance form can be found under www.swiss-orienteering.ch > Ethik > Anti-Doping. In D20B and H20B, the same rules are valid as for all other classes.

Insurance

Every participant is responsible for his/her own insurance and is participating at his/her own risk. The organisers decline any responsibility to the extent permitted by law.

Annullation of race

No partial or complete refund can be granted if one or several stages have to be cancelled due to unseen causes and without fault of the organisers.

Accommodations

The destination Gstaad offers a wide range of accommodations. Gstaad and Pays d’Enhaut Tourism offices are glad to help all participants and their guests find an appropriate place.
Please also consult under www.gstaad.ch as well as www.chateau-doex.ch).

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