Junior and Youth World Championship Trials

Jericho, Vermont

Dec. 27 - 31, 2019


Junior and Youth World Championship Trials

Jericho, VT.

December 27th – 31st, 2019
Ethan Allen Firing Range
Jericho, Vermont

Races will be held on December 28, 30 and 31

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As the Youth/Junior Trials approach, we wanted to update everyone on conditions at the range in Jericho. We have had some great skiing to start the season and also a major warm weather and rain spell which set us back quite a bit. The weather looks great for snow making between now and the races so we are hopeful to have good coverage for the races. If Mother Nature does not cooperate, the back-up plan is to move the races to the Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Craftsbury, Vermont. This is about 75 minutes from the Jericho range. Craftsbury has an excellent 15 point Kurvinen target system, snow making, and stored snow from last winter and is hosting the Senior Trials at the end of this week. We will likely make this decision toward the end of the week and post more details at that time. Lodging would still be available in Jericho. Any questions, contact John Madigan (jpmad2013@yahoo.com).

 

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Welcome

The Ethan Allen Biathlon Club invites you to attend the 2020 Youth/Junior World Championship
Trials at the Ethan Allen Firing Range in Jericho, Vermont on December 27th thru 31st, 2019.
The North American Biathlon Cup races are sponsored by United States Biathlon Association.
Ethan Allen biathlon facilities were originally built to be a state of the art facility and remain one
of the top biathlon centers in the United States. The facilities include a 30 point range, more than
18 kilometers of established trails, snow making, waxing huts, 6 kilometers of paved and lighted
roller skiing, a large meeting building as well as toilet facilities, showers, and a kitchen, and a
separate building at the finish line dedicated to timing operations. The range is located
approximately 30 minutes from Burlington, Vermont, a beautiful city with a population of
approximately 39,000 situated on the shore of Lake Champlain and the edge of the Green
Mountains. The area is easily accessed by Burlington International Airport with regular
connections to major airline hubs and can be reached from most of the Northeast by interstate
highways. The area is known for its outstanding recreational activities.

Rules

International Biathlon Union Event and Competition Rules will be in effect for this event, except
as specifically modified by the Organizing Committee or Competition Jury. Any modifications to
the rules will be discussed at the Team Captains Meeting. The organizing committee reserves the
right to modify the parameters of the event based upon local conditions such as weather and trail
availability.

Age Categories

Junior Men and Junior Women - Competitors who have turned 19 at the cut-off date of 31
December, 2019 will be classed as Junior Men and Junior Women respectively from the season
starting on 1 November of that same year onward. Eligible birth years 1998, 1999, 2000.
Youth Men and Youth Women - Competitors who have not yet reached Junior Men’s or Junior
Women’s age as defined above and are at least 16 at the cut off date of 31 December, 2019 will
be classed as Youth Men or Youth Women respectively. Eligible birth years 2001, 2002, 2003,
2004.
Rising Stars (ages 13 to 15) - Saturday and Monday only. A chance for younger competitors to
gain racing experience.

Competition

The competition will include official training on Friday, a Sprint race on Saturday, a Pursuit style
race on Monday and a Sprint race on Tuesday.

Sprint Competition (Saturday): For both Youth and Junior classes the Sprint competition will be
conducted with a 30 second interval start, with starting order determined from a random draw.

Junior Men: 10 km, ps, 150 m penalty loop
Junior Women: 7.5 km, ps, 150 m penalty loop
Youth Men: 10 km, ps, 150 m penalty loop
Youth Women: 7.5 km, ps, 150 m penalty loop
Rising Stars: 4.5 km, pp, 75 m penalty loop

Pursuit Competition (Sunday): For all classes, the Pursuit race will be conducted with a 5
second interval start, with starting order determined by the previous days Sprint competition
result. Athletes who did not take part in the Sprint will be drawn randomly to determine starting
order after the last qualified competitor in a given class. Results will be not be normalized for
the awards (i.e. first to cross finish line is the winner). Results will be normalized to determine
qualification points.

Junior Men: 10 km, ppss, 150 m penalty loop
Junior Women: 10 km, ppss, 150 m penalty loop
Youth Men: 10 km, ppss, 150 m penalty loop
Youth Women: 10 km, ppss, 150 m penalty loop
Rising Stars: 5 km, pppp, 75 m penalty loop

Sprint Competition (Tuesday): For both Youth and Junior classes the Sprint competition will be
conducted with a 30 second interval start, with starting order determined from a random draw.

Junior Men: 7.5 km, ps, 150 m penalty loop
Junior Women: 6 km, ps, 150 m penalty loop
Youth Men: 7.5 km, ps, 150 m penalty loop
Youth Women: 6 km, ps, 150 m penalty loop

Schedule of Events

The course will close 5 minutes before the start of the races and will not reopen until all
competitors have completed the race. Warm up only in the warm up area.

Friday, December 27, 2019 - Official Training
1000 to 1200 hrs: Official Training
1400 to 1630 hrs: Unofficial training
16:30 hrs: Coaches Meeting in the Walker Building
Saturday, December 28, 2019 - Sprint Race
0845 to 1000 hrs: Equipment Control open
0900 to 0945 hrs: Zero (all classes)
1000 hrs: Sprint Competition 30 second interval
Awards immediately following Final Results

Sunday, December 29, 2019 -Official Training
1000 to 1200 hrs: Trails and range open for training

Monday, December 30, 2019 - Pursuit Style Race
0845 to 1000 hrs: Equipment Control open
0900 to 0945 hrs: Zero (all classes)
1000 hrs: Pursuit Competition 5 second interval
1800 hrs: Banquet at the Walker Building
Awards at the Banquet

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - Sprint Race
0845 to 1000 hrs: Equipment Control open
0900 to 0945 hrs: Zero (all classes)
1000 hrs: Sprint Competition 30 second interval
Awards immediately following Final Results

Banquet

The banquet will be held Monday evening at the Walker Building at 1800 hrs. Banquet ticket is
included with athlete registration. Additional banquet tickets can be purchased through on-line
registration or reserved by contacting John at jpmad2013@yahoo.com.
Eligibility

Any member of USBA in good standing may participate in this event if they have a valid USBA
membership. The competitors must be prepared to show their membership card for the current
year at the event registration.

Team Captains Meeting

There is one team Captains Meeting scheduled for this competition. It will be held at the Ethan
Allen Firing Range, Walker Building at 1630 hrs on Friday, December 27th. Additional meetings
may be scheduled as needed. Start list will be posted on the EABC website
(www.eabiathlon.org). Bibs and start lists for each of the races will be available at the Walker
Building 2 hours prior to the start of the race.

Waxing Huts

Waxing huts are available for teams on a first come/first serve basis and can be arranged at the
competition office starting Friday, December 27th.
Liability/Insurance Waiver

Competitors shall be responsible for adequate insurance of participants. All participants must be
appropriately insured against injuries, illness or possible damage of material. Neither the
organizing committee, Ethan Allen Biathlon Club, Ethan Allen Firing Range, Vermont National
Guard, the United States Biathlon Association, nor any sponsors or volunteers, shall be liable for
personal and material damage. All competitors must sign a waiver and release of liability before
using the facilities.

Registration and Fees

The entry fee is $105 (banquet included) for three races for all competitors. $70 for rising starts
(two races and banquet included). Registration for this event closes on Wednesday, December
25th, 2019 at 2000 hrs. Pre registration is expected and should be received by that time.
Participants may register at https://www.SkiReg.com/north-american-biathlon-jrtrials .

Driving Directions

Please note that entry to the base requires a valid identification such as a drivers license or
passport for all adults. A roster of those attending the event will also be submitted to the National
Guard prior to the event for access to the base.
Interstate 89 is a toll free highway between Boston and Montreal. Route 7, a major north/south
artery, links western Vermont with Massachusetts, New York and Quebec. Route 2 bisects
Vermont westward to New York State and eastward to New Hampshire and Maine. Each of
these major routes passes through Burlington, Vermont. Jericho and the Ethan Allen Firing
Range are located approximately 15 miles (25km) northeast from the center of Burlington. From
Burlington, Winooski or Williston, follow VT Rt. 2A or VT Rt. 15 to Essex Junction and then VT
Rt. 15 to Jericho, then follow Lee River Rd. to Ethan Allen Firing Range.
Once at the base, pass through the entry gate and onto new pavement. You will need to show
identification to enter the base. Take second right onto dirt road just past "Red House". Continue
up the main road to the top of the hill (approximately 1 mile). Please obey the posted base speed
limit of 25 mph. There are many army personnel walking on the roads as well as army vehicles.
Anyone who is caught speeding will be asked to leave the base. They are serious about this!!
Public transportation to the venue is not available. Google Map

Lodging and Dining

Limited lodging is available on base at a very reasonable rate on a first come first serve basis for
a fee of $10 per night. Must provide your own linens and bedding. For additional information
and to reserve a bed, contact John Madigan at jpmad2013@yahoo.com. Food is not available on
the base

A wide selection of accommodations and dining are available in the Chittenden County,
Burlington, Vermont area. Burlington is Vermont’s largest city, located along the eastern shore
of Lake Champlain. For information concerning lodging, please contact:
Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
60 Main Street Burlington, Vermont 05401
Telephone 802 863 3489 Fax 802 863 1539
Or visit the Web at: http:/www.Vermont.org

Contacts

Ethan Allen Biathlon Club
P.O. Box 174
Jericho, Vermont 05465
www.eabiathlon.org
eabiathlon@gmail.com