CATEGORIES / CLASSES
The WMS competition will be in the following 5-year age categories: M/W35, M/W40, M/W45, M/W50, M/W55, M/W60, M/W65, M/W70, M/W75, M/W80. There is usually the same course for 35-40-45, 50-55, 60-65, 70-75 and 80, so entrants and organisers should provide year of birth information.
Unlike the World Masters Championships there are no competitor number restrictions per age classes. Five-year age classes are sacrosanct irrespective of competitor numbers for WMS points calculation.
There will be a nominal voluntary entry fee for the whole of the WMS 2021 of just € 15 to help fund medals/expenses.
The scoring is a simple points system: 35 points for a win, 33 for 2nd place, 31 points for 3rd place, then 30, 29 and so on downwards.
The WMS in 2022 constitutes twenty races in total, with the best seven races to count in five-year age classes.
In the event of a podium tie head to head encounters will be taken into account. If still a tie, then head to heads at the World Masters Champs will count and then finally the total time at the World Masters Champs.
The WMS is open to all Masters competitors over the age of 35. All Masters who enter a WMS nominated race are automatically ranked in the WMS if they are competing in their correct five-year age class. The correct five-year age classes shall be assumed as a default by the organisers.
Riding out of age class and gaining points in that class is not in the spirit of WMS and can only be allowed on an exceptional basis for good reason. For example international matches and then solely at discretion of the WMS organisers. Permission must be applied for prior to the start of the WMS each year and even then should be within a maximum of one ten year age band eg in an international match between two nations a 54 year old could by agreed exception compete in M40 in the international match. If only one or two races are competed out of class on a different course (eg an international match by agreement) then points will be awarded in their correct age class for those races as if they had finished in last position in their true YoB age class.
To encourage organisers of WMS races if they cannot compete due to mapping, organising, planning a WMS race, which stops them having the maximum seven races to count, then they will be awarded their average points from their counting races that season for those races they organise/map/plan.
EVENTS and RACES 2022
Check also our Global Event Calendar, available here.
|When||Where||What & Link||Format||Camp, other|
|19/3-20/3/2022||Kurri Kurri, AUS||Australian Champs||middle, long|
|8/4-12/4/2022||Sankt Helene, Tisvildeleje, DEN||Danish MTBO Camp||long, middle||more races during event|
|23/4-24/4/2022||Sóly, HUN||Balaton MTBO||middle, long|
|7/5-8/5/2022||Nethy Bridge, Scotland, GBR||British Champs||middle, long||+ nonWMS sprint (6th May)|
|4/6-6/6/2022||Fontainebleau, FRA||3 days MTBO||middle, sprint||more races during event|
|16/6-19/6/2022||Gdansk, POL||Pomerania O-Festival, 4 days||middle, middle||more races during event|
|2/7-7/7/2022||Olomouc, CZE||5 days Orient Express||etapes E3, E4||more races during event|
|15/7-20/7/2022||Falun, SWE||World Champs||middle, sprint||more races during event|
|3/9-4/9/2022||Komenda, SLO||Orange MTB Orienteering Cup||middle, sprint|
|15/9-20/9/2022||Targovishte, BUL||World Masters Champs||mass start, sprint, long, middle|
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