2017/2018 Country Championships

 

PROGRAM OF EVENTS

The Country Championship Schedule is available through Results HQ
A copy of the run sheet, current as of 26/1/2018, can be obtained by clicking here
Please note, the committee reserves the rights to ammend the program at any point during the competition. 

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COMPETITION DETAILS 

Dates: January 26-28, 2018.

Location: BUNBURY Regional Athletics Arena
               Olympic Way, Bunbury WA 6230

NOMINATIONS

Nominations are made through ResultsHQ 
Nominations are NOW OPEN, closing date TBC - expected to be around January 18, 2018.


ACCOMMODATION

There are many accomodation options in and around Bunbury. It is highly recommend you first make contact with the Bunbury Visitor’s Centre either via their website or by phone: free call 1800bunbury or 08 9792 7205.

We are also starting to ask the families of the BDLAC whether they:

  • would be interested in the old-fashioned Billet system where they might have spare room(s) to offer to visiting athletes and families;
  • or are aware of other private residence that might be available over this long weekend. 


If you are interested in pursuing this option please contact us by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

What athletes can compete at the Country Championships?

Little Athletes aged U6 all the way through to U17 that are registered with a regional centre are elibible to compete. 

How are the Country Championships run?

Unlike our normal competition days athletes get to choose what events they wish to compete in, up to a maximum of eight events. Similar to the LA State Championships and Senior events in Perth, the athletes marshal at the marshalling tent approximately half an hour before each event they have entered. When the event is about to get underway the athletes are then escorted as a group to the site of competition. 

Are there a number of heats for each event and then final?

There are heats for all short track events up to 400m if there are enough entrants. If there are insufficient events then the event will be run as a straight final at the final time. For example if we only have 6 x U10 girls nominate for the 400m then there will be no heat on the Friday afternoon and the six competitors will run at 1:05 pm on the Saturday.

How do children choose which events to compete in?

It is recommend children choose events they are most competitive in and really enjoy. A maximum of eight events can be competed in by a single athlete however eight is not manditory! Be mindful that competing in eight events - with their associated heats and finals - can be exhausting particularly for the younger athletes. If the kids are exhausted by the time their best or favourite event comes up then they won't be able to perform at their best.

The Country Championships offers an opportunity for our senior athletes to set results which would qualify them for the 

Older athletes need to be aware they need to qualify to compete at the State Championships in March, 2018. Qualifications will likely be based on PBs set during the season, and the Country Championships with its greater level of competition than the usual club competitions provides a great opportunity to set PBs and meet qualifications for this State event. Athletes might then choose events which they wish to set a qualification for.  

Is there an overall champ in each age group or is it just individual per event?

Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals are awarded for each final event. There is no overall Champion for each age group.