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COMPETITION

18th Open Croatian championship in orienteering „CROATIA OPEN 2014

Croatia open 2014 is a 6-day orienteering festival and will be placed in Croatian region Primorsko-Goranska from 21st-26th July 2014. Event will have 5 stages (with rest day beetween stages 2 and 3) all ranked for overall standings. Second stage (sprint) will also be ranked seperately and will have prize-giving ceremony. Beside event we will provide you excelent training posibilities for real o-holiday. See you in Croatia!

DATES

01.03.2014. – First entry deadline
15.05.2014. – Second entry deadline
01.07.2014. – Third entry deadline
15.07.2014. – Training areas open
21.07.2014. – 1st stage (middle distance), first start 16:00
22.07.2014. – 2nd stage (sprint distance), first start 17:00
24.07.2014. – 3rd stage (long distance), first start 10:00
25.07.2014. – 4th stage (short-long distance), first start 10:00
26.07.2014. – 5th stage (middle distance), first start 10:00

ORGANIZER
Orienteering club "Ris" Delnice, Croatia

PLACE
Delnice, island of Krk.

COMPETITION TYPE
21 July: middle, Sunger - 10% NEW MAP

22 July: sprint Omišalj - NEW MAP
23 July: rest day
24 July: long, Delnice;
25 July: short-long, Petehovac - NEW MAP,
26 July: middle, Golubinjak., Petehovac - NEW MAP.

Short text about and what to visit during Croatia open 2014 can be found in about competition section.

CATEGORIES
M10, M12, M14, M16, M18, M20, M21A, M21B, M21E, M35, M40, M45, M50, M55, M60, M65, M70

W10, W12, W14, W16, W18, W20, W21A, W21B, W21E, W35, W40, W45, W50, W55, W60, W65
OPEN LONG, OPEN SHORT, BEGINEERS (up to 8 years old)
More about courses and technique tips for our terrains can be found in analysis section.

MAPS
Drawn in 2013/2014 according to latest ISOM and ISSOM standards. All maps will be made based on laser-scaning and drawn by well known international mapmakers and printed on high-quality waterproof paper.
More about maps (for both training and competition) can be found in competition area section.

TERRAIN
1st stage: Karst terrain mixed with steep continentall slopes close to Sunger.
2nd stage: Extraordinary mediterranean town with irregular network of streets.
3rd stage: Karst terrain.
4th stage: Highland terrain.
5th stage: Karst terrain.

More about terrains can be found in competition area section.

ENTRIES
You may register your participation on Croatia open 2014 on this LINK. You can also check list of entries HERE.

ENTRY FEE

Deadline

Valid untill

Entry fee per stage

Entry fee for all stages

1

01.03.2014.

9€*/11€

40€*/50€

2

15.05.2014.

11€*/13€

50€*/60€

3

01.07.2014.

12€*/14€

55€*/65€

*Entry fee per stage for OPEN L, OPEN S, BEGINEERS, W10, M10, W12, M12, W14, M14. W16 and M16.

Late entries on day of the event are possible only in case if there are enough vacant places.

Payments can be made on following bank account:

BENE ACCOUNT

HR71 2340 0091 1170 3669 2

BENE NAME/ ACC HOLDER

OK RIS DELNICE

BENE BANK

SWIFT CODE: PBZGHR2X

START LIST
Will be published by July 15th 2014 on web pages.

LATE CHANGES
Since during last years we had a lot of changes in last moment we want to avoid that in future - therfore, late changes are going to be charged 2€. Under late changes we imply:
  • change of entry data after July 15th 2014 (SI card number, category, name)
  • change of start time after July 17 th 2014

ACCOMODATION
Organizer will organize sleeping in sport hall and place for camping in Delnice.

Accommodation type „A“ – sport hall indoors
Accommodation type „B“ – camp near sport hall / tents
Accommodation type „C“ – camp near sport hall / camper van

All accommodation types cost 5€ per person per day. It is possible to pay upon your arrival!

T-SHIRTS
We will aslo make T-shirts with Croatia open theme. T-shirt will be available at price of 10€.

KINDERGARTEN
Will not be provided this year. Instead, each day (except Stage 2 - Krk) a string course race for children will be organized. The string course is a short orienteering course which is marked by a continuous ribbon or yarn.

PAYMENT
Via club bank account or in cash upon your arrival to event. For entries made after July 1st all payments can be made in cash upon arrival - no cash sending by post. 

MONEY REFUND
Once paid entry fee for Croatia open 2014 is non-refundable.

PRIZES
Medals and awards for best three in overall ranking (for men and women elite best six). Beside overall ranking, we will have extra prize-giving ceremony after sprint stage (for rankings achieved only on this stage).

PUNCHING SYSTEM
Electronic system SportIdent. Price for renting SI-card is 2€ per stage. Losing of rented SI-card will be charged 50€.

FAQ

Where can I get bulletin? – Bulletin will be printed and you will get it in your club bag upon arrival.

Where can I get training maps? – You can get training maps in event entre in sport hall in Delnice or in finish area.

Is second stage ranked for overall result? – Yes! It is ranked for for overall standings but also as „extra“ stage since we will have prize giving ceremony for this stage.

Are there toilets on start? – No, toilets are placed only in finish area.

Is it allowed to put tent in finish area? - It is allowed for teams to make club tents in finish area. Organizer is not taking any responsibility for your tent during event.

DETAILED INFORMATION
Available by e-mail:
risdelnice@gmail.com