Please note: Regulations are currently under review for the 2023-24 season and so those currently published are subject to change.
ORI i The BUCS Orienteering Championships shall be conducted in accordance with the following BUCS sport specific regulations, the BUCS general regulations, and the rules of British Orienteering. Further event specific requirements, rules, and regulations will be contained within the entry and pre-event information for each Championship.
ORI ii In the event that these regulations contradict the BUCS general regulations, these BUCS sport specific regulations will supersede, unless specifically stated otherwise.
ORI iii In the event that these regulations contradict the rules of British Orienteering, these BUCS sport specific regulations will supersede, unless specifically stated otherwise.
ORI 1 Championships BUCS will host annually an Orienteering Championships. The programme shall include the events listed in Appendix 1 (‘BUCS Competition Offer and Associated BUCS Points’), subject to entry numbers. All competition specific event information will be available in the event entry information and pre-event information.
ORI 2 Individual categories
ORI 2.1 There shall be both Men’s and Women’s individual and relay categories. Relay teams shall consist of three competitors.
ORI 3 Team categories
ORI 3.1 There will be a Men’s Team and a Women’s Team Championships.
ORI 3.2 The overall team scores shall be calculated for each institution/Playing Entity by the following system:
ORI 3.2.1 Adding the placings of the three best individual Men/Women to the placing (multiplied by three) of its best placed Men’s/Women’s relay team.
ORI 3.2.2 Placings include all the non-scoring athletes. For example, if competitors from Institution A place 1,2,3,4 on the A course (so 4 doesn’t score for Institution A) and competitors from Institution B place 5,6,7, then Institution B’s score from the course is 5+6+7=18.
ORI 3.2.3 For scoring purposes, the overall placing of a competitor on the B course is their placing plus the number of finishers (this does not include athletes who DNF or DSQ) on the A course, and the overall placing of a competitor on the C course is their placing plus the total number of finishers on the A and B courses.
ORI 3.2.4 Every missing competitor from the results is treated as though they finished one place behind the last finisher on the lowest course.
ORI 3.2.5 If an institution/Playing Entity has no place in a relay competition, it is deemed to have finished one place behind the last placed team.
ORI 3.2.6 The institution/Playing Entity with the lowest aggregate score is awarded the Overall Men’s/Women’s Team Championship.
ORI 126.96.36.199 Any ties are resolved, if possible, by considering the number of 1st place finishes gained (both individual and relay), then, if necessary, the number of 2nd place finishes and so on.
ORI 4 Disputes at events In line with REG 7.7, should a dispute occur at an event, the event appeal panel for Orienteering shall comprise of the Tournament Director and another appropriate member of the organising committee.