Regional Australia Bank Super Series Information
What it is
The Regional Australia Bank Super Series, is a series of six track and field meets to be held at Harris Park from October 2016 to March 2017
How it works
Every performance in a Super Series meet will be given an age/sex grading and a point score, which will be assigned to that athlete.
Across the course of the series athletes can accrue points in 4 separate categories: 1. Sprints 2. Jumps 3. Throws 4. Middle Distance
It is not compulsory for an athlete to compete in all 4 categories, for example they may only want to concentrate their efforts on sprints or jumps, but they can compete in all categories if they wish.
To be eligible to win prizemoney in the Super Series, all competing athletes must be registered with a club affiliated with Athletics NSW.
Membership can be acquired for as little as $50 for 12months which covers the 2016-17 track and field season as well as the 2017 winter cross country season.
For information on how to register, see the club website (www.armidaleathletics.org.au) and click ‘How to Join’ on the top menu.
The six meets of the Super Series are scheduled for the following Wednesdays*:
1. October 26th 2016
2. November 16th 2016
3. December 7th 2016
4. January 18th 2017
5. February 12th 2017*
6. March 1st 2017
* Note that Super Series Meet 5 will be held in conjunction with the Armidale Gala Day on Sunday February 12th.
Wet Weather Contingency
If any Super Series meet is rained out, it will be moved to the following Wednesday.
Each Wednesday meet will include one sprint event, one jump event, one middle distance event and one throw event.
The twelve events to be conducted in the super series will each be conducted twice, the twelve events are: Sprints: 100m, 200m, 400m Jumps: Long Jump, High Jump, Triple Jump Throws: Shot Put, Discus, Javelin Middle Distance: 800m, 1000m, 1500m.
Rules and Procedures
A full list of rules and procedures is available here: Super Series Rules And Procedures
October 26th 2016 5:15pm: Long Jump & Javelin 5:45pm: 100m 6:00pm: Long Jump & Javelin 6:30pm: 1500m
November 16th 2016 5:15pm: Triple Jump & Discus 5:45pm: 400m 6:00pm: Triple Jump & Discus 6:30pm: 1000m
December 7th 2016 5:15pm: High Jump & Shot Put 5:45pm: 200m 6:00pm: High Jump & Shot Put 6:30pm: 800m
January 18th 2017 5:15pm: Long Jump & Javelin 5:45pm: 100m 6:00pm: Long Jump & Javelin 6:30pm: 1500m
February 12th 2017 Gala Day Program will be released closer to the event. Super Series events on Gala Day will include: 200m, High Jump, Shot Put & 800m
March 1st 2017 5:15pm: Triple Jump & Discus 5:45pm: 400m 6:00pm: Triple Jump & Discus 6:30pm: 1000m
As per the above timetable, each athlete will have two attempts to score points in any set event, with their best age/sex graded point score in each event counting toward their category total.
Athlete A scores; - 605pts in the 100m in their first attempt, 572pts in their 2nd attempt. - 713pts in the 200m in their first attempt, 672pts in their 2nd attempt. - 485pts in their only attempt at the 400m
605pts, 713pts and 485pts make up Athlete A's sprint category total (1803pts).
Prizemoney and prizes have been supplied by the Regional Australia Bank and will be awarded as follows: - $100 to the highest pointscorer in the sprint category, $50 to the runner up - $100 to the highest pointscorer in the jumps category, $50 to the runner up - $100 to the highest pointscorer in the throws category, $50 to the runner up - $100 to the highest pointscorer in the middle distance category, $50 to the runner up
* Perpetual Shields will be awarded to the winner in each category * Medals will be awarded to the top three pointscorers in each category. * Athletes are eligible to win prizemoney in more than one category.
Any questions about the super series should be directed to club president Jay Stone at: firstname.lastname@example.org