BMX
DateSunday 5th September to Tuesday 7th September 2021
VenueTauranga BMX Track, 280 Cambridge Road, Tauranga
Managers MeetingSunday 5th September 2021, 11.00am TGA BMX Club Command Centre
Costs$100.00 per individual (NZ$)
$25.00 school team event (NZ$)
Entries CloseWednesday 9th June 2021 at 11.59pm – Online registrations close
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Contact Details

Event Director

Jenny Steward
Tauranga BMX Club
Phone: 027 510 8005
Email: jenny@gaprie.com

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Tournament Planning

Eligibility

  1. Students competing must be enrolled full-time in the school they are representing.
  2. New Zealand students competing must be classified as a Year 7 or Year 8 student on the New Zealand Ministry of Education Enrol database.
  3. Participating New Zealand schools must be an affiliated member of NZAIMS – New Zealand Association of Intermediate and Middle Schooling http://nzaims.co.nz
  4. Students may compete in more than one code however timetable allowances will NOT be made for any competitors.
  5. Competitors must be Over 10 years of age and 13 years of age or Under as at the 1st January of the tournament year (2021). Competitor’s birthdates will be required on school registration documentation (accepted birth years for the 2021 Games are: 2008, 2009 and 2010).
  6. All participants must have online medical and media waiver documentation completed to be eligible compete.
  7. This is an inclusive event providing opportunities for students with physical, visual and intellectual disabilities to compete. The Para sports of Swimming and Cross Country require a provisional classification for eligibility. In all other sports, disabled athletes compete in an open class. See individual sports for entry requirements.

Costs

  • Schools are required to pay the entry fee of $100.00 per rider (NZ$).
  • Schools are required to pay the entry fee of $25.00 for the school team event (NZ$).
  • Non-refundable / Payment MUST be made within seven days of receipt of invoice.
  • Invoices will be sent to the School Accounts Manager after the entry closing date, Wednesday 9th June 2021.

Entries Close

  • Wednesday 9th June 2021 at 11.59pm
  • Entries to the 2021 Anchor AIMS Games International Sporting Championships will be made and only accepted online
  • All registrations are completed online with EnterNOW.
  • Registrations will only be accepted from the designated School Anchor AIMS Games Coordinator.
  • Schools will be allocated a unique Anchor AIMS Games registration log in code to complete their entries.
  • EnterNOW demo video for schools  – View Video

If registration for BMX is over or under subscribed the TGBMX Club reserves the right to amalgamate classes at the discretion of the Race Commissaire.

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Planning Timeline

Date

Planning

Friday 12th February Registration opens (EnterNOW).
Friday 28th May Deadline for those Para athletes required to submit a provisional classification application for Para Swimming and Cross Country (Para athletics).
Wednesday 9th June Entries close for the 2021 Anchor AIMS Games at 11.59pm. The EnterNOW system will generate a confirmation email three days prior to entries closing so school coordinators can check that they have entered the correct individuals, teams, codes, divisions etc. The AIMS Games Trust has a strict NO REFUND policy from this date! NO EXCEPTIONS!
Wednesday 23rd June All schools must have paid their registration invoice to have their entry confirmed.  Late entries (if accepted) will incur a 50% penalty fee.
Wednesday 30th June Confirmation sent to all 2021 participating schools (if registration for a sporting code is oversubscribed then the opportunity to compete will be at the discretion of the executive committee).
Wednesday 28th July All Team/individual online name and code information registration forms to be completed.
Monday 2nd August School group opening ceremony ticket bookings go on sale through Ticketek.
Monday 9th August Public opening ceremony tickets go on sale through Ticketek.
Wednesday 11th August Team sporting code draws published
Friday 13th August All parents/caregivers must have completed their child’s medical and media waiver forms on our website.
Thursday 2nd September Individual sporting code draws published.
Saturday 4th September The 17th Anchor AIMS Games International Sporting Championships opens.
Sunday 5th September Opening Ceremonies, Trustpower Arena at Baypark, Mt Maunganui (First show – 3.00pm, Second show – 7.00pm).

New Zealand School Divisions

  • Year 7 Girls
  • Year 7 Boys
  • Year 8 Girls
  • Year 8 Boys
  • School Teams – two riders (can be made up of any Year/Gender)

International School Divisions

  • Year 7 Girls – over 10 yrs/under 12 yrs of age as at the 1st Jan 2021 (10/11 yrs as at 1st Jan 2021)
  • Year 7 Boys – over 10 yrs/under 12 yrs of age as at the 1st Jan 2021 (10/11 yrs as at 1st Jan 2021)
  • Year 8 Girls – over 12 yrs/under 13 yrs of age as at the 1st Jan 2021 (12 yrs as at 1st Jan 2021)
  • Year 8 Boys – over 12 yrs/under 13 yrs of age as at the 1st Jan 2021 (12 yrs as at 1st Jan 2021)
  • School Teams – two riders (can be made up of any Year/Gender)

Programme

Sunday 5th SeptemberManagers Meeting (11.00am)
Sunday 5th SeptemberRegistration and Safety Checks (11.00am – 1.00pm)
Sunday 5th SeptemberTrack open for practice (12.00pm to 2.00pm)
Sunday 5th SeptemberOpening Ceremony (Trustpower Arena at Baypark) First show – 3.00pm, Second show – 7.00pm
Monday 6th SeptemberTrack open for practice 8.00am – 9.00am
Monday 6th SeptemberTime Trial Event 9.30am – 12.30pm
Monday 6th SeptemberSchool Cup Teams Heats 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Monday 6th SeptemberTime Trial Prizegiving – 30 minutes after racing
Tuesday 7th SeptemberTrack open for practice 8.00am – 9.00am
Tuesday 7th SeptemberIndividual Event Motos 9.30am – 1.30pm
Tuesday 7th SeptemberIndividual Event Finals 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Tuesday 7th SeptemberSchool Cup Final Team Event 2.00pm-3.00pm
Tuesday 7th SeptemberPrize Giving for Individual and Teams 30mins after racing
Wednesday 8th SeptemberContingency Day

Discipline

BMX four Moto Heats, Quarter Final, Semi Final and Final (Quarter Finals and Semi Finals are dependent on entry number and only used if necessary).

Time Trial Event

Event 1 Year 7 Girls Best time from two attempts
Event 2 Year 7 Boys Best time from two attempts
Event 3 Year 8 Girls Best time from two attempts
Event 4 Year 8 Boys Best time from two attempts

Individual Event

Event 1 Year 7 Girls Best four Motos Heats and Finals
Event 2 Year 7 Boys Best four Motos Heats and Finals
Event 3 Year 8 Girls Best four Motos Heats and Finals
Event 4 Year 8 Boys Best four Motos Heats and Finals

School Cup Team Event

Event 1Year 7 and Year 8Mixed Heats
Event 2School Cup FinalBest four Teams

Randomised team’s heats, finals between top four schools, established from total points gained by all riders, riding for their representative schools.

General Rules

  • There is no limit to the number of entries from each school in each class division, with the exception of the School Cup Team Event, Team Managers must submit teams with riders’ names by Wednesday 28th July 2021.
  • Please obey all officials and the TGBMX Club’s BMX Racing @ AIMS Games Rule Book.
  • Track Officials only in track areas during racing. Caregivers/Support Staff must not enter track area at any time, but can meet riders in the PR area where staff will take you to riders.
  • All Team Managers are required to have their team medical forms with them during the race.
  • Team Managers are responsible for riders, their parents, and other supporters. Please ensure that the safety and enjoyment of all competitors is of upmost importance.

BMX Bike Rules

The Anchor AIMS Games Meeting will be conducted under the technical rules set out by the TGBMX club in the BMX Racing @ AIMS Games Rule Book, with local rules taking precedence including the following:

  • The TGBMX club reserves the right to determine the number of Officials, at the discretion of the Race Commissaire.
  • Riders must be current members of a local BMX club affiliated to their National Body, BMXNZ, with a minimum of club level membership only.
  • All bikes and helmets being used in the event MUST be inspected and passed by a Scrutineer Official during the registration process.
  • It is the responsibility of the competitor to have their bike in a safe working order. The Scrutineer Officials and Race Commissaire reserve the right to refuse the use of a bike and/or helmet they judge to be not fit for purpose.
  • Rider registration packs, including Anchor AIMS Games Number Plates, are to be collected from the Event Director at the Managers Meeting at the Tauranga BMX Track Command Centre at 11.00am on Sunday 5th September 2021. Please note. All Anchor AIMS Games Number Plates will be handed to Managers to distribute to their school participants.
  • The School Cup Teams can be made up of any gender and year – there is no limit to the number of teams per school. Team Managers are responsible for supplying their designated School Anchor AIMS Games Coordinator with team details prior to Wednesday 28th July 2021.

Bike Specifications

  • Bicycle must have 20” wheels (or at the discretion of the commissaire), single speed, with no stand, pegs, bells, lights and light mounts, carriers, or go-pro’s or their mounts (race bike is not compulsory, though recommended).
  • Wheel nuts and bolts are tight.
  • Hub cones, bottom bracket, and headset must not have excessive play.
  • Wheels run true (straight) without loose or broken spokes.
  • Rear brake only, in working condition with no rubbing on rim.
  • Chain has enough tension so there is no slack.
  • Handlebars have end caps, or enclosed grips.
  • Tyres have sufficient tread and are inflated to recommend pressure (see the sidewall of the tyre).

Rider Requirements

  • Riders must have a full-face helmet, which meets a safety standard (ANSI, SNELL, or NZ STANDARD), with no signs of previous impact or go-pro mounts.
  • Enclosed shoes. Year 7 riders to ride flat pedals (no clip shoes or pedals). Year 8 riders, clip shoes or flat pedals are OPTIONAL.
  • Long pants (no shorts) and long-sleeved shirt (tucked in). Protective pads are not compulsory, though recommended.
  • Full fingered gloves.
    PLEASE NOTE: It is the responsibility of the competitor to have their bike in safe working order. The event director and race commissaire reserve the right to refuse the use of a bike or helmet judged “not fit for purpose”. Riders are reminded that they compete at their own risk.

Health and Safety

  • All competitors, team managers, and schools are reminded that they compete at their own risk and absolve the TGBMX Club, AIMS Games Committee, Event Director, Race Commissaire, all officials, helpers, and volunteers from any blame or claim.
  • The track is challenging and a moderate to high level of fitness is required.
  • Officials will be located on track with radio coverage to other officials and St John and Race Commissaire and Event Director in case of emergency.
  • It is the individuals and school’s responsibility to have their bikes in a safe and working condition and adhere to the Health and Safety plan set out by the TGBMX Club.
  • Clear instruction to team managers will be given about the extent of the organiser’s responsibilities at the Monday Managers Meeting.

Race Commissaire

  • The TGBMX Club appoints the Race Commissaire to whom general complaints can be directed. Complaints must be lodged by team managers only, with riders on their bike in full safety gear, within 10 minutes of the completion of the race on the official disputes form.

Medal Presentation

  • Individual Division – Top three receive a medal and top eight riders in each division will receive an Anchor AIMS Games number plate.
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals for Lap Time Records for each class division. Lap records in each Division recorded on Anchor AIMS Games shield, Top eight Lap Time Records receive a Time trial certificate.
  • School Cup will be presented to the winning School Team of two riders during prize giving at Day Three.