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Discussion: Canadian WOC team trials

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Aug 13, 2016 1:11 PM # 
MChub:
So the Canadian WOC team trials are supposed to be happening. I am surprised there are no posts about it here. It looks like it's this set of races:

https://eventor.orientering.se/Events/Show/11997

https://eventor.orientering.se/Events/Show/11999

https://eventor.orientering.se/Events/Show/12002

At least all the people are there. There are already some results:

https://eventor.orientering.se/Events/ResultList?e...

https://eventor.orientering.se/Events/ResultList?e...
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Aug 13, 2016 8:10 PM # 
BigWillyStyle:
Are there selection rules somewhere / does anyone know how the starting slots are chosen?
Aug 13, 2016 10:18 PM # 
Canadian:
Will, you can find the selection policy here : http://www.orienteering.ca/pdfs/2016/2016-2017WOCW...

I don't know the details of the policy this year because I am no longer on our High Performance Committee and I've chosen not to try for the team this year. That said I do know that, like in the past it's a tiered selection - if you performed to a certain standard at WOC last year you are automatically selected and last year's Canadian Champs counted to select one sprint position. I believe that for the men the winner of the middle this weekend will race the middle at WOC and the winner of the long will race the long at WOC.
Aug 13, 2016 10:42 PM # 
MChub:
Except if the same man wins both the middle and the long, then he has to choose one of the two and then for the other race the runner-up is selected instead.

For the starting slots, I suspect the athletes just signed up for these races and were assigned random start times by the Swedish organizers. But I may be wrong.
Aug 14, 2016 4:07 AM # 
BigWillyStyle:
Excellent, thanks!
Aug 14, 2016 2:55 PM # 
MChub:
Middle results

So looks like Damian for the long, Eric for the middle, Will+Damian+Robbie for the sprint, and Damian+Eric+Brent for the forest relay.

Now, what's going on with the women? Louise qualified for the long and Emily for both long and middle, but what about the rest of the spots?
Aug 14, 2016 4:35 PM # 
AZ:
Unofficial at this point - just in the process of double checking. Official announcement will go out this afternoon. In the meantime...

Men:
Middle – Eric Kemp
Long – Damian Konotopetz
Relay – Eric Kemp, Damian Konotopetz, Brent Goodman
Sprint - Damian Konotopetz, Will Critchley, Robbie Anderson

Women:
Middle – Louise Oram, Emily Kemp
Long – Louise Oram, Emily Kemp
Relay – Louise Oram, Emily Kemp, Emma Waddington
Sprint – Louise Oram, Emma Waddington


Sprint Relay - The WOC Team Coach and the Selection Committee will use discretion to choose the team of four runners (2 men, 2 women) to represent Canada in the Sprint Relay using primarily results from the Final selection sprint races.
Aug 14, 2016 4:36 PM # 
AZ:
MChub - we're hiring for next years' selection committee ;-)
Aug 14, 2016 10:53 PM # 
Hammer:
great team!

and does this mean that 100% of people trying out for the Cdn team made the Cdn team?
Aug 14, 2016 11:17 PM # 
AZ:
Rather bizarrely - or even 110% if you consider that Emma W was invited to join the team

I hope we booked enough accommodation for them all ;-)
Aug 14, 2016 11:18 PM # 
AZ:
Here's the official announcement:

The following is the 2016 WOC team Canada:

Men:
Middle – Eric Kemp
Long – Damian Konotopetz
Relay – Eric Kemp, Damian Konotopetz, Brent Godman (order to be determined by the team coach)
Sprint - Damian Konotopetz, Will Critchley, Robbie Anderson

Women:
Middle – Louise Oram, Emily Kemp
Long – Louise Oram, Emily Kemp
Relay – Louise Oram, Emily Kemp, Emma Waddington (order to be determined by the team coach)
Sprint – Emma Waddington

Sprint Relay – Will Critchley, Damian Konotopetz, Emma Waddington, Emily Kemp (order to be determined by the team coach)

Reserves:
Brent in Sprint
Robbie and Louise in Sprint relay
Emma and Brent for the Middle
Emma and Eric K for the Long
Will in relay

Team Coach: Raphael Ferrand
Team Manager: Meghan Rance

Go Canada Go!!
Aug 15, 2016 10:54 AM # 
bubo:
Good luck to all! See you there...
Aug 15, 2016 1:54 PM # 
Nev-Monster:
MChub thank you for starting this and flagging the CND Team Trials.
Aug 15, 2016 2:11 PM # 
acjospe:
Good luck, Canada!

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