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Bulletin 4

ORGANISING COMMITEE


EVENT CENTRE & CONTACTS

Event Centre will be located in Park Hotel Latgola. Prize-giving ceremony will be held in the square Vienības laukums right next to it.
Address: Ģimnāzijas iela 46, LV-5401, Daugavpils Map
Contact phone: +371 28388828, e-mail: liga.ruksane@woc2018.lv (Līga Rukšāne)
If you have any questions, please use contacts mentioned before.

WTOC SCHEDULE / EVENT PROGRAM


ARENAS, MAPS, COURSES

Map and course authors: Jānis Gaidelis and Atis Rukšāns. Standard of the map ISSOM. Scales and contour intervals of the maps Model, TempO, PreO day 1, 2 and relay are 1:4 000, 2,5m.
August 5, Model 1, Stropi internātpamatskola
Coordinates - Lat: 55.9055785, Lon: 26.5823477
Distances: 8.2 km, 15 minutes drive
Parking to start – 400 m, finish – parking: 1.1 km.

Map: Stropu estrāde, 1:4000, e=2,5m, ISSOM
Course: 11 controls + 1 TC with 3 tasks, 1 TempO station with 4 tasks. Length – 1.00 km, Time limit – 63 minutes open class, 68 minutes – Paralympic class, height difference 7.5 m.
There will be a section of course covered with carpets for testing purposes and one-way movement principle after the first control point.
Services: Refreshments and toilets for disabled at parking place.
Time shedule:
Competitors are requested to attend model competition using the time schedule below. We ask teams to arrive to the start at the exact time. The teams which will arrive to Model later than 30 minutes after the scheduled time will be not allowed to participate in Model distance. The Public race participants who travel together with teams are allowed to participate in the Model at the same time.




August 6, TempO competition, Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre (DMCAC)
Coordinates – Lat: 55.8841809, Lon: 26.4977344

Event Centre to the Competition Centre - 2.6 km, 5 minutes drive Parking to the Competition Centre: 100 - 500 m
The competitors have to arrive in qualification quarantine by 9:00 (located near Nicholas gates) and they are not allowed to visit the Arena before competition. The final quaratine will be located in DMCAC which has to be entered by 14:30
Map: CIETOKSNIS, 1:4000, e=2,5m, ISSOM
Previous map: 1:5000, e=2,5m, 2010, ISOM
Area of fortress, many man-made objects, some vegetation objects, ditch around the fortress, many terrain details, good to very good visibility; semiopen areas. Last FootO competitions held in 2016.
Never used for TrailO. The quality of trails – prevailingly hard surface. Extra pushers will be provided in places that are more difficult to pass.
Course: TempO Qualifications: 6 stations with 4 tasks each. Course length – 2.6 km. Time limit 120s per station
stations with 5 tasks each. Course length – 1.4 km. Time limit 150s per station.
The qualification will be in 2 parallel heats. The composition of competitors for qualification will be determined according to the IOF TrailO rules, point 12.8.
The best 18 competitors from each heat will qualify for the final.
Services: Toilets and water will be availableat both quarantines and Competition Centre. Lunch (ordered meals) and refreshments will be available at the Competition Centre. In the Competition Centre there is a cafe.

Embargoed areas:
Area in green colour is embargoed until TempO competition is finished, expected around 18:30, 6th August 2018.
Area in red colour is embargoed until 9am on the competition day.
All competitors have to go from parking to the qualification quarantine, which is located outside the fortress. Competitors are not allowed to go to the Competition Centre before finishing the Qualification course. After finish, participants are allowed to leave the arena using Michael gate Team officials and fans are allowed to enter the Competition Centre from 9am only using Michael gate. After the end of TempO qualification start (about 12:00) both gates are open for competitors. The competitors have to arrive in qualification quarantine by 9:00 (located near Nicholas gates) and they are not allowed to visit the Arena before competition. The Final quarantine will be located in DMCAC which has to be entered by 14:30. In both competitions all personal items left at Quarantine will be transported to the Competition Centre. Competitors who have qualified for the final will be announced in the Competition Centre at 14:00.



August 7, PreO 1 competition, Daugavpils 16th Secondary school
Coordinates - Lat: 55.9041025, Lon: 26.5295617
Distances: 5.5 km, 12 minutes drive


Map: Jaunā Forštate, 1:4000, e=2,5m, ISSOM
Previous map: 1:5000, e=2,5m, 2010, ISOM
High density of forest trails, many vegetation objects and contour details, semi-open areas, medium
to good visibility. Last FootO competitions held in 2012 and TrailO 2014.
Course: 28 controls + 1 TC with 3 tasks (at the beginning of the course).
Including one-way section with refreshments & toilet – NOT timed out.
Length – 1.85 km. Time limit – 140 minutes Open class, 150 minutes - Paralympic. Height sum – 14 metres.
Services: Refreshments at start/middle of distance/finish area. Toilets will be available in the Competition centre/start/Middle of distance and Finish area.
Embargoed areas
The area marked in green. The competitors have to be in the Competition centre 30 minutes before their start. There will be transport by bus to the Start and back from the Finish (about 10 minutes). Competitors with heavy wheelchairs will be allowed to drive to the start and will be collected by their helpers. The information about driving directions will be available in the Competition Centre. Those who finish before the last competitor start have to wait in the Finish area until 12:00.

IMPORTANT: there will be “one way” section marked on the map and marked in the terrain. One-way movement only is allowed in this section.
There will be marshals on site keeping track of the procedure. Be careful not to break the rules, otherwise you may be disqualified.


August 8, Model 2, Go-cart track “Blāzma”
Coordinates - Lat: 55.8489258, Lon: 26.5353488
Distance: 4.4 km, 9 minutes drive


Map: kartodroms “Blāzma”, 1:4000, e=2,5m, ISSOM
Previous map: never used for orienteering before
Area of go-cart track covers the majority of the map, few trails, many small terrain
objects, good to very good visibility.
Course: 10 controls. In 2 parts, part one - 5 controls, part two - 5 controls. Course length
– 1.02 km (0.66 km and 0.36 km). Distance from first finish to second start: 150 m. Time limit – 61 minutes.
Services: Toilets and refreshments at the parking place.





August 9, PreO 2 competition, Jaunā Forštate quarry
Coordinates - Lat: 55.9339228, Lon: 26.5305768
Distance - 20 km, 20 minutes drive.
Competitors are not allowed to proceed to the event arena before their start, but have to remain in the car park/ pre-start area. Any team officials / spectators who want to go to the Event centre / Finish area will have to arrive there before 9:30 and are not allowed to leave it and return to the car park until the last competitor started (approx. 12:00).


Map: Forštates karjers, 1:4000, e=2,5m, ISSOM
Previous map: 1:5000, e=2,5m, 2010, ISOM
Area of quarry covers the majority of the map, few trails, many small terrain objects, good to very good visibility. Last FootO competitions held in 2012. Last TrailO competition in 2013. The quality of trails – roads with diverse surface. Part of course will be covered with carpets. Extra pushers will be provided in places that are more difficult to pass.
Course: 33 controls + 1 TC with 3 tasks (at the beginning of the course). In 2 parts, part one 26 controls, part two 7 controls. After the first part of the course maps will be taken away and new ones will be given at the start of the second part.
Course length – 1.89 km (1.57 km + 0.32 km). Distance from first finish to second start – 0.38 km. Time limit – 157 minutes Open class, 170 minutes - Paralympic. Height sum – 32.5 m.
Special note: Due to an abundance of rootstocks near the road, there will be NO rootstocks shown on the PreO Day2 competition map.
Services: Toilets/refreshments will be available in the Pre-start area and Competition Centre. There will be also toilets/refreshments after first part of the course.
Pre-ordered lunch and refreshments/snacks will be available in the Competition Centre.

         
IMPORTANT: there will be “one way” section marked on the map and marked in the terrain. One-way movement only is allowed in
this section. There will be marshals on site keeping track of the procedure. Be careful not to break the rules, otherwise you may be disqualified.


August 10, Relay competition, Open air stage “Stropu estrāde”
Coordinates – Lat: 55.8916592, Lon: 26.5749249
Distance: 6.3 km, 14 minutes drive
All competitors have to be in quarantine by 8:30.


Map: Stropu estrāde, 1:4000, e=2,5m, ISSOM
Previous map: 1:5000, e=2,5m, 2010, ISOM
Mature, open forest, few vegetation objects and many contour details, medium to good visibility.
Last TrailO competition 2010, Local Foot O competition 2010.
Course: 30 controls in total (each leg 10 controls). Each competitor chooses 10. Competitors use pin punches at each control to mark a team card (one field per control) to indicate which controls have been solved. No additional marks (with pins or pens) are allowed. Each team will get 1 pin punch, which has to be transferred to the next leg participant. Competitors are only allowed to transfer a control card, stopwatch, and pin punch to the next leg. These will be checked by a marshal before being passed on to the next leg competitor. 1 TempO station with 4 tasks (at the end of the course, different for all three legs of the relay). Time limit 120 s. Total length – 5.70 km. Time limit – 261 minutes Open class, 285 minutes – Paralympic. Total height sum – 27.5 m. There are three one-way sections in the course. Time spent during the changeover process, as determined by the finish and start punches in the SI cards, will not count towards total time the team has spent on the course.
Services: Refreshments/toilets will be available at both Quarantines and the Competition Centre. Ordered lunch and snack bar will be available in the Competition Centre.


IMPORTANT:
  there will be “one way” section (downhill) marked on the map and marked in the terrain. One-way movement only is allowed in this section. There will be marshals on site keeping track of the procedure.
Be careful not to break the rules, otherwise you may be disqualified.


SYMBOLS & EXAMPLES


* Minimum height for knolls and ant hills – 60 cm.
** The borders of yellow/white vegetation are drawn at trunk/flag level rather can canopy level.

ZERO TOLERANCE

Zero problems are either on a different object, at least 4m from the correct location or 135o from the correctly described position.

COMPLAINTS AND PROTESTS

Complaints should be handed in to the organiser in writing as soon as possible after the incident in question, or at the latest within 15 minutes of full preliminary results for both classes are published. The Event adviser will announce the arena about the results being published. Forms for complaints/protests are available at the Event Centre. At the events, contact the IT
desk in the Competition Centre. Any protest shall be presented in writing to the jury no later than 15 minutes after the organiser has informed the competitors about the decision concerning the complaint. A protest fee of 50 EUR shall be paid to the IOF Senior Event Adviser in cash when making a protest. The fee will be returned, if the protest is accepted by the jury. When a protest is signed by more than one Federation, each Federation will pay the protest fee.
The composition of jury will be announced at Team officials meeting on 5th August.

WTOC CLASSES AND PARTICIPATION RESTRICTIONS

• The Competition rules for IOF Trail Orienteering Events will be applied to participation in the World Trail Orienteering Championships 2018.
• All competitors, regardless of sex, age or physical ability/ disability are eligible to be entered for the Open Class competition.
• Only competitors, who have a permanent disability that significantly reduces their mobility  and have an official IOF certificate confirming this, are eligible to be entered for the Paralympic Class.

TEAM MATERIAL AND INFORMATION

Each team will get a WTOC 2018 information/material package from the WTOC Office upon accreditation.
The package includes the following items:
— Bulletin 4 for all team members
— Accreditation badge
— Si cards that are assigned by name to each competitor and shall not be used by another athlete. A charge of 60 EUR will be imposed for any lost or missing SI-Card
— Parking tickets for team vehicles
— Banquet tickets
— Entry forms for team competitions. All entries must be delivered at the Event Centre WTOC office latest at 18.00, August 9.
Bulletin 4 is the most important source of competition information to teams. This information will be complemented in Team Officials’ Meeting prior to each competition day. In order to allow Team Officials’ Meetings to be productive and flexible, please contact the Event Director already before the meeting, if you haven’t received the necessary information from the bulletin or by taking part in the respective model event. This will allow the organizer to include the missing details in the meeting presentation beforehand. E-mail: matiss.ratnieks@lof.lv.
All results, maps and photos will be available on Live centre: https://woc2018.lv/wtoc/.

ANTI-DOPING

Doping is forbidden. Organizers are fully committed to support the efforts of the anti-doping authorities (point 26.4 IOF TrailO rules). The Anti-Doping Officer acting on behalf of World Anti- Doping Agency may require doping control procedures to be conducted by any competitor.
It is the responsibility of competitors to obtain any required TUE (therapeutic use exemption) certificate.
Any telecommunication or similar electronic equipment, including media players are forbidden to use in the competition area (embargoed areas) during the competition period (starting quarantine is closed from the first until the last competitor’s finish), except by marshals’ need.
Any prohibited use of telecommunication or similar electronic equipment may result in disqualification of the competitor and team.

TERRAIN, CLIMATE, HAZARDS

In August, the average temperature in Daugavpils is 21-25˚C during the day and 13-17˚C at night.
Small, local thunderstorms with rain are possible.

WHEELCHAIR USERS

Assistants to push wheelchairs will be provided on all event days. Please inform organizers about need of pushers by writing to e-mail liga.ruksane@woc2018.lv. It will be possible to charge the batteries for electric wheelchairs in all event centres.

EMBARGOED AREAS

With regard to the IOF Competition Rules (article 26.6), the embargoed areas are forbidden for potential WTOC2018 athletes, team officials and other persons that may be in a position to give information to the team members.

From this moment, all potential WTOC 2018 event participants, coaches, and team officials, as well as all those people, who could supply WTOC team members with information about the terrain, are not allowed to enter the embargoed areas as indicated on the map.
Athletes and officials must take into account the fact that TempO restricted area includes the hotel „Rotko centra rezidences”, located in Mihaila street 3, and it is within the restricted area, thus access to this hotel is forbidden until the end of the TempO events.
More information and maps of the embargoed areas are available on the WTOC2018 website: https://www.woc2018.lv/wtoc/embargoed-areas/

ELECTRONIC PUNCHING

Sport Ident will be used for PreO and relay, in accordance with the Competition Rules for IOF Trail Orienteering Events (http://orienteering.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/IOF-Trail-ORules-2018_v1.3final.pdf). Competitors and team officials will be issued an SI card which will be put in team bags and received at accreditation. If a competitor loses the SI card, full price of 60 EUR has to be paid for it to the organizer.
It is the competitors’ responsibility to punch Clear and Check station before every race where SportIdent system is used.
The correct number of SI stations will be provided in a carousel at each decision point. The competition maps for PreO courses and relay will include 3 lines with 6 backup boxes (A-Z) each. If one or more SI stations do not work or are missing, the competitor should punch the backup boxes on the competition map using the backup pin punch provided at the particular control. Competitors should notify the finish official, if they have used the backup puncher, and the latter will note the number of the control punched and competitor’s name on the map, and pass it on to the results team. If any competitors have used the backup punch on the first part of PreO 2 competition, they must notify the official at the end of the first part.
If the backup punch has been used, but a different answer for the control has been recorded in the SI card, it will be considered as incorrect.
In the PreO events, the controls have to be punched in the correct order. Any control that has been missed will be counted as no answer given, even if punched later, and any control punched more than once with different answers will be counted as incorrect. For example
sequence 1, 2, 3, 6, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 will result in controls 4, 5 and 8 to be counted as no answer given. If the competitor had punched answer B for control 6 both times, the first punch will be counted as the answer given. If answers punched are different, they will be counted as
incorrect.
In the relay, competitors can visit controls in any order. In cases when the competitor has punched more or fewer controls than required for their leg, the procedures outlined in the IOF TrailO rules Appendix 6 will be applied:
1. Answers to controls already punched in previous legs will be ignored;
2. If the team have punched fewer than 10 controls after the first leg, or less than 20 controls
after the second leg, the first unsolved controls (in number order) will be marked as invalid,
until the required number of controls is reached;
3. If more than 10 controls are punched in a leg, for each extra control punched, the first control (in number order) with a correct answer solved in the leg will be marked as invalid, until there are no more extra controls, or no more correct answers given in the leg.
At the changeover, there will be marshals checking the controls solved in the leg, and marking any additional control as invalid in the team card as required by point 2 above, and the team card will be retained after the last leg has finished. It is the competitors’ responsibility to make sure that the controls they have marked as solved in the team card match the controls they have punched with their SI card; any inconsistencies found may result in disqualification of the team.
If a competitor used the backup pin punches, this is considered as one of their answers in addition to those recorded in the SI card.
In timed controls, answers will be recorded using the ANT system by the marshals at each station. The competitor carries a backup card in which the official will record the answers. This card will serve as a proof of answers to the competitors, but should be kept save as it might
be collected in case of failure of the electronic recording system. 
Answers to timed controls must be given either by using the pointing board, or orally using the International Phonetic Alphabet (Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, and Zero). When answers are given orally, they must be spoken out clearly. An answer that is incomprehensible, or not in the International Phonetic Alphabet (for example, “beta”) will be recorded as invalid. During the competition, the head marshal at each station has the highest authority in resolving any disputes regarding the answers recorded, should they arise.

CLOTHING

There are no special regulations (except IOF TrailO rules 21.6, 33.1 and 33.2 point) concerning the type of footwear or clothes on the terrain: however it is recommended to protect yourself against insects (mosquitoes, ticks) and sun.

SPECIAL OFFERS

Organizers have prepared some special offers for competitors. In order to use discounts, accreditation card has to be shown at every place. The offers are valid from the 5th to the 10th of August.
1) Zinoo Science Centre (Vienības iela 30). Website: https://www.zinoo.lv/home/ Special price 3.00 EUR, for persons with disabilities – 1.00 EUR (disabled person certificate has to be shown). Monday – day off
2) Šmakovka museum (Rīgas iela 22A). Website: http://www.smakovka.lv/eng Special price – 2.50 EUR. Monday, Tuesday – day off.
3) Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre (Mihaila iela 3). Website: https://www.rothkocenter. com/en/
4) Special price: 5.00 EUR – adults, 2.50 EUR – pupils, students and seniors, free entrance for disabled persons (certificate must be presented). Monday – day off. Cafe “Šokoladņa” (Alejas iela 89, Rīgas 26). 10% discount for purchases.

LIST OF PRELIMINARY ENTRIES

Preliminary entries received to 29th July.



OPEN PUBLIC EVENT

Open public event will be held during WTOC on the WTOC courses, on the same days, after the official WTOC programme. The whole event includes 1 TempO competition (WTOC Qualifications), 2 PreO competitions (WTOC Day 1 + Day 2) and 2 model events.
Entry fees are 15 EUR per competition, 5 EUR per model event or 40 EUR for the whole event.
For all juniors (born in 1996 and later) entry fees are 5 EUR per competition, 3 EUR per model or 15 EUR for the whole event.
For entered competitors the model maps will be available in the Event Centre on the competition day.
Team officials and accompanying persons will receive maps/numbers bibs and SportIdent cards together with team packages.
If team officials and accompanying persons wish to participate in the Public races, they have to make applications a day (until 12:00) before every event in the Event Centre. There will be no option to make application on the competition days.
If anyone wishes to participate in Public Race, entries have to be made a day before the competition.
There are limited places for competitors.

MEDIA CONTACTS

Iluta Kriškijāne: iluta.kriskijane@woc2018.lv, t. +371 26364925


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