The following email was received today. As we have two series races left, those who qualify and would like to participate in this newly formed competition will be asked to fill out a Iceman Registration Form the Sheboygan race or download one from the iceman website http://www.iceman.com/registration/form.phpat and turn it in filled out to the WORS tent at Sheboygan or mail it to WORS, Midwest Championship, 8675 Rolling Hills Rd, Custer, WI 54423 so it is received no later than October 10th. WORS team for the event will be announced and entries mailed in on October 11th. WORS can not be responsible for mailing delays.
Plans are moving forward for the first Midwest Regional Championship including a plan for scoring racers and ranking each state series.
There was a series directors meeting at the 2005 Iceman and although only directors from three of the five series involved were in attendance, discussion was begun on how to best score such an event, acquiring a sponsor to allow for a traveling championship trophy, possible individual awards, and whether the venue for the event would travel from state to state.
It was decided to continue the competition at the Iceman for 2006 pending approval of the director of the event, Steve Brown.
It was also decided that for 2006, rather than a state to state competition, the Midwest Regional Championship would be a series to series competition with the champions of ability and age groups (that equate with the Iceman categories) from the various series competing against each other at the Iceman.
Talk on scoring centered on a lowest common denominator formula that would allow the smaller series to compete with the larger ones by only scoring a number of the best finishes of all series equal to the lowest number of categories entered by any of the series involved.
Steve has offered to host the first regional championship and has requested that we ask our racers who may be eligable to fill out entry forms now so that he can get them on the roster sooner rather than later.
1. Please send the entry forms in one envelope
(IMPORTANT) to the Iceman, Attn: Steve Brown and send a copy of those forms or an excel or word document with a list of registrants to OMBC at PO Box 97, Butler, OH 44822 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Please DO NOT have racers send in their regisration forms individually. It is much easier for Steve if you can collect those forms and send them in one package.
Please review the attached word file. This will appear in the upcoming issue of the Glacier Gazette. Our Results Director, Mark Crouse, is working on a new website specifically dedicated to the Midwest Regional Championship at www.usmtb.org.
Once we receive your list of representatives, we will update the website to include that information. Please be sure to include age, gender and iceman category.
Please let me know your thoughts on the format for the event and any other suggestions. We are planning another directors meeting at the Iceman. Hope everyone can make it this year!
OMBC Series Director
Please be sure that if you wish to compete you get your entry to WORS by the deadline. Not all WORS overall winners are eligible for this event as we must compete in the established Iceman categories. Comp will combine with Sport for Iceman Sport categories. WORS Citizen racers will compete in Iceman Beginner categories, however anyone that competed in an Iceman Beginner category last year is inelligibile.