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in: Cristina; Cristina > 2018-06-21

Jun 21, 2018 9:53 PM # 
I saw that when it first showed up as a bid and tried to push the dates, but with no avail... I think we will likely choose Uppsala.
Jun 21, 2018 10:56 PM # 
The Swedes wouldn't heed your attempts to shift O-Ringen, Boris?
Jun 22, 2018 12:32 AM # 
How does NAOC timing fit with WRC 2020?
Jun 22, 2018 1:14 AM # 
It's the weekend before.
Jun 22, 2018 4:23 AM # 
Ugh. That is unfortunate on both counts. You'd think we would all be paying attention to the huge number of international entries (ie outside N. America) for NAOC 2018 and hoping to have a similar draw.
Jun 25, 2018 3:39 AM # 
So, who has put in the bid for NAOC 2020, and where? I don't see it on the AP calendar yet. Or on the planning calendar or OUSA sanctioned events. Has a bid been approved? Potentially there could still be competing bids???
Jun 25, 2018 9:35 AM # 
I'm going to put my own little niche grumble here, as it's so niche no-one else really gives a shit...
Oceania Champs clash with World Cup final next year. :/

...but it's OK. Thanks to another strange scheduling. We have no Oceania champs prior to WOC2019, so no extra spot up for grabs there. But we have 2 x Oceania champs between then and WOC2021. So presumably there's no point trying to win Oceania champs next year anyway, only Oceania 2021?

Blair? Any idea on how this works? (I assume you read all AP comments ;)
Jun 25, 2018 10:16 AM # 
BAOC submitted a bid for NAOC2020, and it was approved by the Board in March. Under the new IOF rules, the deadline for bidding on NAOC2020 was March 31, and happily BAOC knew that. There were no other bids submitted. There has been no official advertising yet because IOF just approved the bid last weekend. And, yes, it is unfortunate that it coincides with O-Ringen that year, but the club chose when all of the logistics would work best for them.
Jun 25, 2018 10:20 AM # 
The dates might work just fine for attracting foreigners since lots of people would choose the Bay Area over O-Ringen anyway, and Uppsala is hardly an exotic location. It's too bad for the very small number of us who are looking forward to BBQing at Sam and Ross's that week.
Jun 25, 2018 12:36 PM # 
I think (although it's unconfirmed) that Lizzie's right about how the WOC spot from Oceania will work - it's from the most recent regional championship, so WOC 2019 will be from Oceania 2017, and WOC 2021 will be from Oceania 2021 (assuming Oceania 2021 is in the first half of the year). Note that now the middle qualifier is back from 2019, this only applies to the long.

As you'd probably know, the Oceania week timing when it's in Oz is determined by when the school holidays are. The Oceania middle and long are on the second weekend, so don't actually clash directly with the World Cup rounds (which in 2019 aren't the final - that's in China at the end of the month).
Jun 25, 2018 1:08 PM # 
Blair really does read all log comments :) hmmm yeah, with alternating sprint and forest woc I guess we need to align the regional champs with them in some way?
Jun 25, 2018 1:15 PM # 
No need to, it's just that the winner of the long will maybe have to stay in shape for up to 23 months rather than just up to 11 months. Or, you know, win a regional long, then have a baby and still have time to recover before the WOC start you've earned.
Jun 25, 2018 6:12 PM # 
I knew that if I only read half the details and then complained, Blair would explain things to me! ;)

Damn, if I'd known that about Oceania 2017 at the time though. But then, I fail at planning 11 months in advance , so 27 months (+ a couple for planning the trip to NZ) was way out of the question!

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