It also shares responsibility for running the Midland Championships with the East Midlands Orienteering Association (EMOA) every alternate year and the Midland Night Championships with the EMOA, the East Anglian Orienteering Association (EAOA) and the Welsh Orienteering Association.(WOA)
The following are closed competitions within the West Midland or Midlands regions:
- Laurie Bradley Trophy Score
- West Midlands Championship
- West Midlands League (formerly the West Midlands Galoppen)
- West MIdlands Night League (currently inactive)
- West Midlands Relays
- West Midlands Schools Championship
- Midland Championships
- Midland Night Championships
A 60-minute individual score event held on 1 January each year, organised by WMOA clubs in turn.
- A maximum of 25 competitors count.
- At least 16 British Orienteering classes must be represented. If less than 16 classes are represented then zero is scored for each missing class.
- The remaining 9 scorers can be taken from any class subject to a maximum of 5 scores from any one class.
- Competitors may run up one or more classes, providing the class they intend to run has been previously declared on the team sheet. (Running up means 'towards' M/W21).
Examples: W21 can run up as M21 only; W20 can run up as M20, M21, W21 only; M40 can run up as M35, M21 only; W60 can run up as M60 and any M/W class from 21 to 55 only.
- All scoring competitors must have been declared on the team form.
- The Laurie Bradley Trophy is awarded to the WMOA club with the highest total scores of their 25 best competitors, from a minimum of 16 different classes.
- There is a junior trophy, the TSB Trophy, which is awarded to the highest scoring M/W18 (or under) competitor, regardless of the class in which they were running. For example, an M18 Junior who was "running up" to M20 for the purposes of the Laurie Bradley Trophy would still be eligible for the TSB Trophy.
- In the spirit of the competition, adults should not accompany juniors. This is an individual competition, so people should compete as individuals (i.e. no shadowing or pairs).
- The Club Captain should report to the Organiser before the planned start time with the Club team declaration form.
- The Club Captain records, on the team declaration form, the names of all competitor s, under the class which they are running. To determine the award of the TSB Trophy, juniors must provide their actual age class as well as the class that they are competing in on the team declaration form.
- This will be done by computer.
- The club printout should be available to the club captains, before the presentation with time allowed for queries and corrections. Club captains should therefore make themselves available at download.
- Overprinted maps should be provided with control descriptions and revealed only at the time of the mass start.
- Each control is worth 10 points. There is no bonus for punching all controls in less than 60 minutes. A penalty of 10 points, for each minute, or part minute, over 60 minutes is deducted from the runner's score.
- Toilets should be provided at the event. The organising club needs to take this requirement and the holiday period into account when selecting the venue for this event.
Open to all members of WM clubs, schools and universities within the region. Individual competitors must declare their eligibility and the age class in which they are competing at registration before competing. If not competing for a recognised WM club, they must declare the school or team name.
The organising club submits the results and proposed champions to the WMOA Chairman for confirmation of eligibility and is responsible for printing and distributing the certificates awarded to the first three members in each age class on A and L courses. A trophy is awarded to the winner of each junior class on an A course.
Current League standings, club and individual scores can be found here
The competition takes place over ten nominated colour-coded events organised by WMOA clubs during the course of a calendar year (to avoid confusion over age class changes). It is an INDIVIDUAL competition for each of the 32 British Orienteering age classes and M/W 80 and M/W 85 as agreed by WMOA committee on 13/03/2007 and a CLUB competition based on the best 15 individual club members' scores in a prescribed range of classes.
QUALIFICATION: The competition is open to all members of WMOA open or closed clubs who do not compete for other clubs in major or national events. Each competitor must run in one of their designated classes.
|Colour-coded course||Technical Difficulty||M Classes Long||M Classes Short|
|Orange||TD3||12||14 70 75 80|
|Short Green||TD5||70 75 80||60 65|
|Green||TD5||16 60 65||18 45 50 55|
|Blue||TD5||18 45 50 55||20 21 35 40|
|Brown||TD5||20 21 35 40|
|Colour-coded course:||Technical Difficulty||W Classes A/L||W Classes B/S|
|Orange||TD3||12||14 60 65 70 75 80|
|Short Green||TD5||60 65 70 75 80||40 45 50 55|
|Green||TD5||16 40 45 50 55||18 20 21 35|
|Blue||TD5||18 20 2l 35|
ENTRIES: There are no entry requirements - all eligible names in the official results of each of the events are automatically included in the League tables. Competitors should ensure that the same name format is used for results so that they are recognised as the same person in each event.
SCORING: In each class the leading eligible WMOA competitor scores 100 points on a colour coded event Long course or 80 points on a Short course, whether running in or above class and irrespective of their finish position in the event. The score of all other competitors in each class is calculated as:
[Leader's points (100 or 80)] x [Leader's time] / [Competitor's time]
Times are calculated in seconds and all points are rounded down so that no more than one competitor can score 100 points except in the case of a dead heat.
A competitor running above the two nominated class colours is deemed to be running in the next designated class unless otherwise stated, eg an M50 running Brown will be deemed to be running M40 unless M21 or M35 is stated on the control card. Women running Brown score points based on the equivalent men's class, eg a W35 is based on the leading M35. Scores obtained by competitors running above class are calculated in that class but count in the competitions for their true age class.
INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION: The final score for each individual is the sum of their five best scores or their total score if competing in less than five events.
CLUB COMPETITION: The club score is the total of their 15 best competitors in the following groups:
|A||Junior||two from||M/W 10-18|
|B||Senior||two from||M 20-45|
|C||Senior||two from||M 50-55|
|D||Senior||two from||W 20-55|
|E||Veteran||two from||M/W 60+|
|F||All||any other five||Any Class|
A. Mini-Relay M or W10 or 12 TD1 1.0 km per leg (approx)
B. Junior Women W14 + under TD2/3 2.0 km
C. Junior Men M14 + under TD2/3 2.0 km
D. Intermediate Women W18 + under TD4 3.0 km
E. Intermediate Men M18 + under TD4 4.0 km
F. Open Women any W TD5 4.5 km
G. Open Men any M or W TD5 5.5 km
H. Senior Women W40 + over TD5 3.5 km
I. Senior Men M40 + over TD5 5.3 km
J. Veteran Women W50 + over TD4/5 3.0 km
K. Veteran Men M50 + over TD4/5 3.8 km
L. Super Veteran Women W60 + over TD4/5 2.7 km
M. Super Veteran Men M60 + over TD4/5 3.5 km
Teams of 3 from any club or class may compete in:
N. Ad Hoc TD2/3, 4, 5 legs 2.0, 3.0, 4.5 km
Where appropriate, the following classes can use the same course: B + C, D + J, H + K.
Trophies are awarded to the winning team in each of classes B to K and certificates to the first three teams in each of classes A to E.
|1.||Year 5||Girls||TD1||1.5 km (approx)|
|3.||Year 6||Girls||TD1||2.0 km|
|5.||Years 7 & 8||Girls||TD2||2.5 km|
|7.||Years 9 & 10||Girls||TD3||3.5 km|
|9.||Years 11+||Girls||TD3||4.0 km|
Pairs are permitted on all courses and count for awards (mixed pairs run in the Boys classes) – they pay two entry fees, receive two maps and one control card or SI/EMIT unit. They must finish together.
Will be presented to the first 3 individuals or pairs on each course. Certificates of participation will be awarded to every competitor.
Scores are the sum of the finishing positions – the team with the lowest score wins. A trophy will be warded to the winning school in each category.
(a) Primary Schools Trophy: best 4 individuals or pairs from classes for years 5 and 6.
(b) Middle Schools Trophy: best 4 individuals or pairs from classes for years 5 to 8.
(c) Secondary Schools Trophy: best 6 individuals or pairs from at least 3 classes for year 7 upwards.
If there is a tie for a place, the winner will be the school which has the most 1st places (and then the most 2nd places etc if necessary). If all the counting places are the same, then the result will be considered tied.
Certificates are presented to the second and third schools in each competition.
1. The arrangements for the competition will be determined by the EMOA and WMOA Fixtures Secretaries in joint consultation, in accordance with these guidelines.
2. The competition will be held in each calendar year, and its date and venue will be decided and published by the end of September in the preceding year.
3. It will be hosted alternately by WMOA and EMOA, unless both Associations agree otherwise.
4. When possible, it is preferable to hold the event in the springtime so that it takes place at fairly regular intervals.
5. Subject to 4, it should be held in conjunction with a National Event; failing this, at a Badge Event unless other specific arrangements are agreed.
6. Certificates will be awarded to the first 3 qualifying competitors in each British Orienteering age class, and class winners will also receive trophies, where available. Competitors on B or S courses will receive awards if there are insufficient qualifying competitors on the E, A or L courses.
7. Qualifying competitors are defined as those who enter as members of open or closed clubs which are affiliated to EAOA, EMOA or WMOA. In addition, competitors who enter as members of closed clubs (e.g. university clubs) outside the Midlands but are also members of EAOA, EMOA or WMOA affiliated clubs may, if they wish, be regarded as qualified provided they notify the organiser of the event before any presentation commences.
8. It should be noted that certain Services or similar clubs may be affiliated to all Associations, although their members may have no additional allegiance to other clubs specific to the Midlands nor indeed to the Midlands themselves. Whilst such competitors would be eligible for awards under the strict interpretation of 7, this would not be within the spirit of the competition and they should therefore not be regarded as qualified. However, members of such clubs who do have Midlands allegiance will properly be regarded as qualified provided they notify the organiser of the event of their status before any presentation commences. The organiser of the event may wish to clarify the position with any such competitors beforehand.
9. Any dispute arising from the interpretation of 7 and 8 above will be resolved jointly by the Chairmen of WMOA and EMOA within the spirit of the competition.
Trophies are awarded to the winners in all L and A classes from M/W 10 to M/W 75 and certificates to the first 3 in each of these classes.
1. A Night Badge event run according to British Orienteering Rules and Guidelines (classes as per Event Guideline J: British Night Championships).
2. The competition will normally be held once in each calendar year.
3. The competition will be hosted alternately by WOA, EAOA, EMOA and WMOA, unless all 4 Associations agree otherwise.
4. Qualifying competitors are defined as those who are members of open clubs affiliated to WOA, EAOA, EMOA or WMOA. In addition, competitors who are members of closed affiliated clubs (e.g. university clubs) based solely in one of the regions.
5. It should be noted that certain Services or similar clubs may be affiliated to one or more Association, although their members may have no additional allegiance to other clubs specific to the Midlands nor indeed to the Midlands themselves. Whilst such competitors would be eligible for awards under the strict interpretation of 4, this would not be within the spirit of the competition and they should therefore not be regarded as qualified. However, members of such clubs who do have Midlands allegiance will properly be regarded as qualified provided they notify the organiser of the event of their status before any presentation commences. The organiser of the event may wish to clarify the position with any such competitors beforehand.
6. Any dispute arising from the interpretation of 4 and 5 above will be resolved jointly by the Chairmen of WOA, EAOA, EMOA and WMOA within the spirit of the competition.
7. Certificates to be produced by the event organiser and awarded to the winners of the Long and the Short courses. There are no trophies for this event so mementos may be awarded to the winners of the Long Courses at the sole discretion of the event organiser.