The MTBO State League Series decides the Mountain Bike Orienteer of the Year (MTBOY) award, designed to reward the most consistently performing male and female rider throughout the season. Points are awarded to riders based on their overall finishing place amongst their peers at each of the nominated events. During the 2019 season, the best four out of six rides will count towards a person’s score, so this will allow people to miss the occasional ride or to discount a bad ride.
Points can only be earned if the rider rides in his or her respective age category (for championship events) or on the applicable course for standard events and only to individual riders (i.e. teams will not split the points). However, riders can “ride up” a course and still earn points, although there are no handicaps applied and the rider will be compared directly against all other eligible riders on that course.
Applicable ages for courses are as follows:
|Long course||All ages||All ages|
|Medium course||-20 or 40+||-20 or 35+|
|Short course||-17 or 55+||-17 or 50+|
All novices will receive points on their first successfully completed event, regardless of the course. As an incentive and to avoid penalising our volunteer base, points are also awarded to setters and non-competing organisers based on the average of their best four rides during the season.
Current standings after each event will be published here during the year. For 2019 the State MTB Orienteering League, incorporating the 2019 MTB Orienteer of the Year, will be contested as part of the following events.
|Sun 5th May||Glen Forrest||MTBO Standard|
|Sun 25th May||Banyowla North||MTBO Standard|
|Sun 8th Jun||Carinyah||MTBO Standard|
|Sun 28th Jul||Goat Farm||MTBO Standard|
|Sat 24th Aug||Langford Park||WA Middle Distance Championships|
|Sun 25th Aug||Marrinup North||WA Long Distance Championships|