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Anchor AIMs Games BMX

Date:

Sunday 6th September to Tuesday 8th September 2020

Venue:

Tauranga BMX Track, Cambridge Park, 280 Cambridge Road, Tauranga

Managers Meeting:

Sunday 6th September 2020, 11.00am TGA BMX Club Command Centre

Cost:

$100.00 per individual (NZ$)

Entries Close:

Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 11.59pm – Online registrations close


 

Contact Details

Event Director:
Jenny Steward
- Tauranga BMX Club
Phone: 027 510 8005
Email: jenny@gaprie.com


 

Tournament Planning

Eligibility

  1. Students competing must be enrolled full-time in the school they are representing.
  2. New Zealand students competing must be a Year 7 or Year 8 student.
  3. New Zealand schools must be an affiliated member of NZAIMS - New Zealand Association of Intermediate and Middle Schooling http://nzaims.co.nz
  4. Students may compete in more than one code however timetable allowances will NOT be made for any competitors.
  5. Competitors must be Over 10 years and 13 years of age or Under as at the 1st January of the tournament year (2020), competitor’s birthdates will be required on school registration documentation (accepted birth years for the 2020 Games are: 2007, 2008 and 2009).
  6. All participants must have online medical and media waiver documentation completed to be eligible to compete.

Costs

  • Schools are required to pay the entry fee of $100.00 per rider (NZ$).
  • Non-refundable / Payment MUST be made within seven days of receipt of the invoice.
  • Invoices will be sent to the School Accounts Manager after the entry closing date, 10th June.

Entries Close

Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 11.59pm

Entries to the 2020 Anchor AIMS Games International Sporting Championships will be made and only accepted online:

  • All registrations are completed online with EnterNOW.
  • A ‘Quick Start Guide’ for EnterNOW will be sent out with the Registration Booklet.
  • Registrations will only be accepted from the designated School Anchor AIMS Games Coordinator.
  • Schools will be allocated a unique Anchor AIMS Games registration log in code to complete their entries.
  • EnterNOW demo video for schools https://www.enternow.co.nz/enternow-app/aimsgames/help
  • If registration for BMX is over or under subscribed the TGBMX club reserves the right to amalgamate classes at the discretion of the Race Commissaire.
  • Riders are required to register through their school.
  • Riders MUST be members of an affiliated BMX club and will be required to select their club on EnterNOW.

2020 Planning Timeline

  • Wednesday 10th June – Entries close for the 2020 Anchor AIMS Games at 11.59pm. The EnterNOW system will generate a confirmation email three days prior to entries closing so school coordinators can check that they have entered the correct individuals, teams, codes etc.
    The AIMS Games Trust has a strict NO REFUND policy from this date! NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Wednesday 24th June – All schools must have paid their registration invoice to have their entry confirmed.
    Late entries (if accepted) will incur a 50% penalty fee
  • Wednesday 1st July – Confirmation sent to all 2020 participating schools (if registration for a sporting code is oversubscribed then the opportunity to compete will be at the discretion of the executive committee).
  • Monday 27th July – School group opening ceremony ticket bookings go on sale through Ticketek (First show – 3.00pm, Second show – 7.00pm).
  • Wednesday 29th July – All Team/individual online name and code information registration forms to be completed. Competitors’ names, date of birth, BMXNZ license number, transponder number and manager’s name and contact details are required on this form.
  • Monday 3rd August – Public opening ceremony tickets go on sale through Ticketek (First show – 3.00pm, Second show – 7.00pm).
  • Saturday 5th September – The 17th Anchor AIMS Games International Sporting Championships opens.
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Anchor AIMs Games BMX Information

Tournament Information

New Zealand School Divisions

  • Year 7 Girls
  • Year 7 Boys
  • Year 8 Girls
  • Year 8 Boys
  • School Teams - two riders (can be made up of any Year/Gender)

International School Divisions

  • Year 7 Girls over 10 yrs/under 12 yrs of age as at the 1st Jan 2020  - (10/11 yrs as at 1st Jan 2020)
  • Year 7 Boys over 10 yrs/under 12 yrs of age as at the 1st Jan 2020  - (10/11 yrs as at 1st Jan 2020)
  • Year 8 Girls over 12 yrs/under 13 yrs of age as at the 1st Jan 2020  - (12 yrs as at 1st Jan 2020)
  • Year 8 Boys over 12 yrs/under 13 yrs of age as at the 1st Jan 2020  - (12 yrs as at 1st Jan 2020)
  • School Teams of two riders - two riders (can be made up of any Age/Gender)

Programme

Sunday 6th September Managers Meeting (11.00am)
Sunday 6th September Registration and Safety Checks (11.00am - 1.00pm)
Sunday 6th September Track open for practice (12.00pm to 2.00pm)
Sunday 6th September Opening Ceremony (Trustpower Arena at Baypark)
First show – 3.00pm, Second show – 7.00pm
Monday 7th September Track open for practice 8.00am - 9.00am
Monday 7th September Time Trial Event 9.30am - 12.30pm
Monday 7th September School Cup Teams Heats 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Monday 7th September Time Trial Prizegiving - 30mins after racing
Tuesday 8th September Track open for practice 8.00am - 9.00m
Tuesday 8th September Individual Event Motos 9.30am - 1.30pm
Tuesday 8th September Individual Event Finals 2.00pm - 3.00pm
Tuesday 8th September School Cup Final Team Event 2.00pm-3.00pm
Tuesday 8th September Prize Giving for Individual and Teams 30mins after racing
Wednesday 9th September Contingency Day

Discipline

BMX four Moto Heats, Quarter Final, Semi Final and Final (Quarter Finals and Semi Finals are dependent on entry numbers and only used if necessary).
 

Time Trial Event

Event 1 Year 7 Girls Best time from two attempts
Event 2 Year 7 Boys Best time from two attempts
Event 3 Year 8 Girls Best time from two attempts
Event 4 Year 8 Boys Best time from two attempts
 

Individual Event

Event 1 Year 7 Girls Best four Motos Heats and Finals
Event 2 Year 7 Boys Best four Motos Heats and Finals
Event 3 Year 8 Girls Best four Motos Heats and Finals
Event 4 Year 8 Boys Best four Motos Heats and Finals
 

School Cup Team Event

Event 1 Year 7 and Year 8 Mixed Heats
Event 2 School Cup Final Best four Teams
Randomised team’s heats, finals between top four schools, established from total points gained by all riders, riding for their representative schools.

General Rules

  • There is no limit to the number of entries from each school in each class division, with the exception of the School Cup Team Event, Team Managers must submit teams with riders’ names by Wednesday 29th July 2020.
  • Please obey all officials and the TGBMX Club’s BMX Racing @ AIMS Games Rule Book.
  • Track Officials only in track areas during racing. Caregivers/Support Staff must not enter track area at any time, but can meet riders in the PR area where staff will take you to riders.
  • All Team Managers are required to have their team medical forms with them during the race.
  • Team Managers are responsible for riders, their parents, and other supporters. Please ensure that the safety and enjoyment of all competitors is of upmost importance.

BMX Bike Rules

The Anchor AIMS Games Meeting will be conducted under the technical rules set out by the TGBMX club in the BMX Racing @ AIMS Games Rule Book, with local rules taking precedence including the following:

  • The TGBMX club reserves the right to determine the number of Officials, at the discretion of the Race Commissaire.
  • Riders must be current members of a local BMX club affiliated to their National Body, BMXNZ, with a minimum of club level membership only.
  • All bikes and helmets being used in the event MUST be inspected and passed by a Scrutineer Official during the registration process.
  • It is the responsibility of the competitor to have their bike in a safe working order. The Scrutineer Officials and Race Commissaire reserve the right to refuse the use of a bike and/or helmet they judge to be not fit for purpose.
  • Rider registration packs, including Anchor AIMS Games Number Plates, are to be collected from the Event Director at the Managers Meeting at the Tauranga BMX Track Command Centre at 11..00am on Sunday 6th September 2020. Please note. All AIMS Games Number Plates will be handed to Managers to distribute to their school participants.
  • The School Cup Teams can be made up of any gender and year - there is no limit to the number of teams per school. Team Managers are responsible for supplying their designated School Anchor AIMS Games Coordinator with team details prior to Wednesday 29th July 2020.

Bike Specifications

  • Bicycle must have 20” wheels (or at the discretion of the commissaire), single speed, with no stand, pegs, bells, lights and light mounts, carriers, or go-pro’s or their mounts (race bike is not compulsory, though recommended).
  • Wheel nuts and bolts are tight.
  • Hub cones, bottom bracket, and headset must not have excessive play.
  • Wheels run true (straight) without loose or broken spokes.
  • Rear brake only, in working condition with no rubbing on rim.
  • Chain has enough tension so there is no slack.
  • Handle bars have end caps, or enclosed grips.
  • Tyres have sufficient tread and are inflated to recommend pressure (see the sidewall of the tyre).

Rider Requirements

  • Riders must have a full-face helmet, which meets a safety standard (ANSI, SNELL, or NZ STANDARD), with no signs of previous impact or go-pro mounts.
  • Enclosed shoes. Year 7 riders to ride flat pedals (no clip shoes or pedals).Year 8 riders, clip shoes or flat pedals are OPTIONAL.
  • Long pants (no shorts) and long-sleeved shirt (tucked in). Protective pads are not compulsory, though recommended.
  • Full fingered gloves.

PLEASE NOTE: It is the responsibility of the competitor to have their bike in safe working order. The event director and race commissaire reserve the right to refuse the use of a bike or helmet judged “not fit for purpose”. Riders are reminded that they compete at their own risk.

Health and Safety

  • All competitors, team managers, and schools are reminded that they compete at their own risk and absolve the TGBMX Club, AIMS Games Committee, Event Director, Race Commissaire, all officials, helpers, and volunteers from any blame or claim.
  • The track is challenging and a moderate to high level of fitness is required.
  • Officials will be located on track with radio coverage to other officials and St John and Race Commissaire and Event Director in case of emergency.
  • It is the individuals and school’s responsibility to have their bikes in a safe and working condition and adhere to the Health and Safety plan set out by the TGBMX Club.
  • Clear instruction to team managers will be given about the extent of the organisers responsibilities at the Monday Managers Meeting.

Race Commissaire

  • The TGBMX Club appoints the Race Commissaire to whom general complaints can be directed. Complaints must be lodged by team managers only, with riders on their bike in full safety gear, within 10 minutes of the completion of the race on the official disputes form.

Venue

Medal Presentation

  • Individual Division – Top three receive a medal and top eight riders in each division will receive an Anchor AIMS Games number plate.
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals for Lap Time Records for each class division. Lap records in each Division recorded on Anchor AIMS Games shield, Top eight Lap Time Records receive a Time trial certificate.
  • School Cup will be presented to the winning School Team of two riders during prize giving at Day Three.
 
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