Qualification for the British Modern Biathlon Championships

The British Modern Biathlon Championships will be held at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre, Blossomfield Road, Solihull on 25th & 26th November 2017. Under 10, Under 11 and Under 12 athletes will compete on Saturday. All other classes will compete on Sunday.

Competing here is a great opportunity to gain valuable competition experience and for school age athletes to improve run and swim times for the British Schools' Modern Biathlon Championships rankings list.

Ranking List

Results of all the preliminary competitions held between 17th September and 22nd October 2017 will be combined to create a British Ranking List.

The ranking list will be published on the website on 23rd October 2017. If you are successful in qualifying, you or the person who made the entry on your behalf will receive an e-mail inviting you to formally enter for the Championships

If you have competed in more than one preliminary competition, the best combined score will be included on the rankings list. If you have scored the same points over two or more competitions, the score with the best swim time will be used.

Scores will be adjusted to that of a 25m pool (the length of pool at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre) for the ranking list as shown below.

POOL LENGTH 200m SWIM 100m SWIM 50m SWIM
50m to 25m - 2.5 seconds - 1.1 second - 0.5 second
25m to 50m + 2.5 seconds + 1.1 second + 0.5 second

If you qualify for the British Modern Biathlon Championships but are unable to compete, please do let us know – this means we may be able to invite another athlete from the rankings list to take part.

Qualification Criteria

The following number of athletes attending the Regional Biathlon Championships organised by the Pentathlon GB Regions will automatically qualify for the British Modern Biathlon Championships:

  1. The top six scoring individuals (with competition scores of 2000 points and above) plus the three individual members of the first placed affiliated School/Club team (minimum 5000 points) in the U10, U11, U12 and U13 classes.
  2. The top three scoring individuals (with competition scores of 2000 points and above) plus the three individual members of the first placed affiliated School/Club team (minimum 5000 points) in the U14, U15, U16, U17 and U19 classes
  3. Other highly ranked individuals who have entered a competition organised before 23rd October and have not qualified under the above criteria will be invited to participate. There isn’t a defined number of places for each class therefore additional invitees will be offered places on merit rather than their place on the rankings list.

Representing a School or Club

Schools and clubs who wish to have athletes represent them at the British Modern Biathlon Championships should affiliate with us BEFORE entering the preliminary competition by completing the club membership form in the resources section and returning it with payment to our Head Office in Bath. Once the form has been processed, you will be able to select the school or club from the drop down list during the online entries procedure.

Teams

The top three scoring individuals from the same affiliated club or school in each class will create a team. This means that if the club has more than three qualifying individuals in a class, the best three scores will be taken on the day of the Championships.

Enter and Pay

All entries and payments will be online with the online system opening at 11:00 on 24/10/2017 and closing at midnight on 11/11/2017. You must formally enter and pay to compete at the Championships between these dates. The process is simple and all you need to do is login to your online account on the Pentathlon GB website and follow the instructions as before. PLEASE NOTE: THE ENTRY FEE IS DISCOUNTED TO £25 UNTIL MIDNIGHT ON 09/11/2017 AT WHICH TIME IT WILL INCREASE TO THE FULL COMPETITION FEE OF £30.

If you have any questions, please check the FAQ page. If this does not resolve your query please do not hesitate to contact our Head Office in Bath on 01225 386808