A Winter Individual competition presented by WBA at Liberty Bell HS
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Competition Site: The MVB Winthrop Biathlon Range is located at Liberty Bell High School on Twin Lakes Rd. just south of Winthrop.
Note: There is no lodge or services at the MVB range. We provide bottled water at the range but there is no food service. As the races run from morning into the afternoon it is a good idea to bring a snack or something to eat.
Safety Protocols: We will be following the COVID safety protocols set up by the state and CDC. All races with have interval starts, the range will be disinfected frequently and face covering will be required.
Eligibility: This event is open to all biathlon racers who have completed the USBA Safety Class. For racers under 8 to 14 years old additional shooting training is required. Contact the Chief of Competition at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers: Volunteers are always needed for races. This is an excellent way for those new to the sport to see a race at the closest possible vantage and to learn about how a competition functions. Score keeping is also easy and a great way to be close to the action and learn about the sport. If you would like to assist Contact the Chief of Competition at email@example.com.
Safety Certification: The Mandatory U.S. Biathlon Association safety certification course will be given via Zoom on the Friday before the competitions. If you have already taken the safety course but it has been a few years you are encouraged to go again, as there have been some rule changes in recent seasons.
Competition Format and Schedule
The format for this competition is an Individual (Senior and Master Men 12.5 km / Juniors Men, Master 4 Men and Women 10 km / Shorter courses for Youth) on Saturday and a Super Sprint Men 5 km / Master 4 Men and Women 4 km / Shorter courses for Youth) on Sunday.
9:00 to 9:30 am: On-site check in at the Range (pre-registering by mail and webscorer is mandatory).
9:00 to 9:30 am: Range set-up
9:45 to 10:30 am: Rifle Zeroing
10:45 am: Race time (first heat)
TBD: Range equipment breakdown
When to Arrive at the Range: Early arrival at the range is encouraged as help with range and course set-up that will be needed prior to the race. Please do your part and help with set-up before the event and break-down afterward.
Rifles: Rifles will be available for those without their own. These are Izhmash Bi 7-4 and Bi 7-3 biathlon rifles. We do have left handed rifles.
Lodging: There are numerous lodging options in Winthrop and Twisp.
WASHINGTON CUP SERIES Beginning with the January 9th and 10th weekend of competition the WBA will host the Biathlon Race Series. Points races of varying length and format will be held. The International Biathlon Union season points system will be in effect and racer points will be totaled to determine the state champions by age group as well as a ranking list. Join us for exciting Biathlon competitions. See www.wabiathlon.org for the race schedule
For all Washington Biathlon Association Biathlon Seasons, the International Biathlon Union race points system will be in effect. Points a racer receives from each of the races will be totaled at the end of the season competition and the male and female biathletes in age groups with the most points will be named WASHINGTON CUP Biathlon Champions. See www.wabiathlon.org for more information.
Shooting Bouts: 4 Extra Rounds: 0
Men's Distance: 12.5km
Women's Distance: 10km