Rules

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The Asian Orienteering Cup is the official series of events to find the best orienteers of the Asia Region, based on all formats, over a calendar year. The Asian Orienteering Cup is administered by the Asian Orienteering Working Group. All individual races of the Asian Orienteering Cup must be a Foot Orienteering World Ranking Event registered with the IOF. It can be in either sprint, middle or long format. In addition to individual race, organisers can also include a relay event, which can either be sprint relay or forest relay. An Asian Orienteering Championship Event shall also be an Asian Orienteering Cup Event. Invitation to apply to organise Asian Cup competitions will be sent to all Asian Federations. Applications shall be received no later than December 1 prior to the event year. There is only one class for women and one for men. There is no age restriction. The total number of stations for the Cup in each year is not limited, while each federation can only stage up to two Asian Cup events in a calendar year. The annual calendar of the Asian Cup shall be approved by the Asian Working Group.


Competitor qualification and registration Competitors must be elite runners registered by an Asian Federations; with a valid IOF Athlete Licence. A competitor may represent only one Federation during any one calendar year. The competitor shall have full passport-holding citizenship of the country of that Federation. The number of runners participating in the Asian Cup in each year, from each federation, is limited to 30 males and 30 females in each year, which should be registered with the Asian Working Group at least three weeks before the event. For independent WRE event, competition registration shall be made by individuals; for WRE in conjunction with an Asian Orienteering Championship, competition registration shall be made through federation. For relay event, teams should only be composed by nominated runners on the afore mentioned runners lists. Each federation can group more than a team, but only the result of the best performing team will be counted towards awards.


Asian Orienteering Cup Score At each Asian Cup stage, not more than the top ten finishers from the list of athletes in each gender from each federation will be qualified to gain Asian Cup stage position points. Only the first 40 qualified Asian finishers in each Asian Cup event shall be give a stage position point according to their finishing position, as according to the following score table.:


Rank

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Points

100

90

80

75

70

65

60

55

50

48

Rank

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

Points

46

44

42

40

38

36

34

32

30

29

Rank

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

Points

28

27

26

25

24

23

22

21

20

19

Rank

31

32

33

34

35

36

37

38

39

40

Points

18

17

16

15

14

13

12

11

10

9

All registered competitors of an Asian Federation who had finished a stage competition will be given 5 stage points in lieu of stage position point.


By the end of each year, the competitor with the highest aggregate annual score will win the overall title.


The score of a federation is the aggregate of scores gained by their registered runners in the year.


By the end of each year, the federation with the highest score will win the overall title.