Caribbean Teacher's Union Games 2010
TECHNICAL MANUAL (EXCERPTS)
Bird Rock, Basseterre, St. Kitts
July 24 – 25, 2010
The St. Kitts and Nevis Amateur Athletic Association (SKNAAA) is extremely proud of its progress over the years and more so since given the task of hosting of the 13TH BIENNIAL CUT GAMES 2010 as we celebrate 33 years of track and field in the St. Kitts and Nevis. In association with the St. Kitts Teachers Union (SKTU) we take this opportunity to welcome all 22 invited countries to the CUT Games 2010.
We look forward to sharing our hospitality and the beauty of the twin island federation of St. Kitts and Nevis with you, as we all participate in this great event.
The Opening Ceremony of the 13th Biennial Caribbean Teachers Union Students’ Games is planned for Friday July 23, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Transport will be provided from the Athletes Village and the VIP’s hotel to the National Stadium at 6:00pm. All delegations are expected to participate and should assemble on the eastern end of the stadium by 6:30pm.
Each delegation is required to provide its National Flag at Accreditation, which will be used during the Opening Ceremony and flown at the National Stadium for the duration of the competition, Countries are asked to supply its National flag by 12 noon on Friday, July 23rd.
The 13th Biennial Caribbean Teachers Union Students’ Games will be held in accordance with the current rules and regulations of the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF).
Technical matters will be resolved according to the IAAF rules and regulations. The Local Organizing Committee will resolve general matters unforeseen in these regulations.
The 13th Biennial Caribbean Teachers Union Students’ Games will be held in St. Kitts & Nevis from Saturday 24th July to Sunday 25th July, 2010.
The competition will take place at the Silver Jubilee Stadium located on Bird Rock Road, Bird Rock, Basseterre, St. Kitts. The stadium has a capacity of five thousand (5,000) persons.
The stadium is a new facility consisting of an eight (8) lane 400 meter track, two (2) Javelin areas, two (2) Long and Triple Jump areas, two (2) Shot Put circles, one (1) Discus area, two (2) Pole Vault Pits and two (2) High Jump areas; all laid by Mondo, under IAAF specifications.
The warm up facility will be a 120 meter Mondo surface located to the east of the competition arena, at the Stadium.
The warm up facility does not allow for training/warm up by athletes involved in the Throws and Jumps. Arrangements will therefore be made for participants in these events to go through their paces in the competition arena.
Participation is open to the following CUT member/affliate countries:
All athletes and team officials will be accommodated at the official Games Village; St. Kitts Marriott Resort, Frigate Bay, St. Kitts.
Team accommodation will be provided from 12:00 noon Thursday, 22nd July to 12:00 noon Monday, 26th July, 2010. Teams wishing to arrive or depart outside of the specified team
accommodation period will do so at their own cost.
The Accreditation Centre will be located at the Games Village, St. Kitts Marriott Resort, Frigate Bay, St. Kitts.
Registration forms have been provided on the website established by the CUT Secretariat for the 13TH BIENNIAL CUT GAMES. The documents must be downloaded and, upon completion
be returned to the LOC’s Secretariat on or before the stipulated deadlines, either by facsimile transmission or electronic mail
The ages of all competitors will be verified at the Accreditation Centre. All passports or travel documents of all competitors must be presented on arrival before completing the accreditation process.
Heads of delegations must finalize payment of the levy in US currency, in order to complete the accreditation process and receive their room keys.
The loss or theft of an accreditation card must be reported immediately to the Accreditation Centre. A replacement card will only be provided after the LOC is satisfied with the explanation
offered by the Head of Delegation of the particular team involved.
The accreditation process may take some time. The LOC will make refreshments available for delegations in waiting.
9. TEAM SIZE
Each Country will be allowed a maximum of forty (40) competitors.
The competition will be held in four categories:
(a) U9 - Students under 9 by 31st December, 2010 Students born 2002 and after
(b) U11 - Students under 11 by 31st December, 2010 Students born 2000 and 2001
(c) U13 - Students under 13 by 31st December, 2010 Students born 1998 and 1999
(d) U15 - Students under 15 by 31st December, 2010 Students born 1996 and 1997
1 official for every 4 competitors will be allowed giving a maximum of ten (10) officials
Numerical entries stating the number of officials and the competitors for each event should be sent to the CUT Secretariat by 30th April, 2010. Entries may be sent via fax, email or may be completed on line, in order to comply with the deadline.
Nominal entries containing the names, events and personal data of each competitor, including his/her best time in any event in which he/she has participated in the past twelve (12) months, should be sent to the CUT Secretariat no later than 31st May 2010. Entries may be sent via fax or email on the forms provided by the Local Organizing Committee, to comply with the deadline. No change or additions to entries will be accepted after this date. Nominal entries should not contain more competitors or officials than the numerical entries.
NOTE: Entries on the prescribed forms (appendices 2-6), which are available in this Manual and on the 13TH BIENNIAL CUT 2010 website may be sent to:
St. Kitts Teachers Union
P.O. Box 545
1-869-465-0373, 1-869-668-0610, 1-404-551-3766,
14. TECHNICAL INFORMATION CENTRE (TIC)
The Technical Information Centre (TIC) will be located at the Silver Jubilee Athletic Stadium
The TIC shall serve as the link between the Organizing Committee and the various delegations
15. LIST OF EVENTS
The following events will be contested in the stipulated age categories:
U-9 Category:7-8 years as of 31st December 2010 (Born 2002 or after)
U-11 Category: 9 -10 years as of 31st December 2010 (Born between 2000 and 2001)
U-13 Category: 11 -12 years as of 31st December 2010 (Born between 1998 and 1999)
U-15 Category: 13 -14 years as of 31st December 2010 (Born between 1996 and 1997)
Each country may enter one athlete in each individual event. In relay events, each country may enter a team of four (4) athletes. Athletes may only compete out of categories in the Open and Relay Events.
Upon arrival each team will be provided with a set of Confirmation of Entry sheets, which must be filled out and submitted to the TIC.
Confirmation of entries for the first day of competition shall be submitted during the Technical Meeting. For the following days, ONLY the confirmation of ommissions shall be submitted to the TIC by 6:00pm on the day before the competition.
b. COMPETITION NUMBERS
Numbers will be checked in the Call Room to ensure that they correspond with the athletes’ names. They shall be worn visibly on the breast and back, (except for those competing in the high jump and pole vault).
Competitors in running events will be issued additional adhesive numbers, which shall be worn on the sides of their shorts.
MEDAL COUNT SHALL BE USED TO DETERMINE THE CHAMPION COUNTRY
Points shall be used only to determine individual category champions not the winning country.
POSITIONS: 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH 5TH 6TH 7TH 8TH
Points Awarded 9 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Points for Relays are double. Finalists will receive points as shown above and at the same time the points will be used to rank the athletes.
Ties: Full points for that position will be awarded to each athlete involved in a tie.
Records: Equaled: 1 point Broken: 2 points
22 START LISTS AND OFFICIAL RESULTS
Starting Lists will be posted daily at the TIC; a copy will be given to the Team Leader upon identification. Results will be posted once the events have been concluded.
23 CALL ROOM
The Call Room will be located at the northern end of the stadium and the warm-up area. All athletes must report to the Call Room bearing the individual identification and competition number provided by the Organizing Committee. Clothing worn must be the official clothing approved by their National Federation.
The times for the calls will be as follows:
Athletes will access and leave the competition arena accompanied by the judges.
There will be two calls for the athletes to report before they can access the competition arena; there will be an interval of 15 minutes between the first and second call, then athletes will be marshalled to the competition arena. Under no circumstance will athletes be allowed to enter the competition arena if they fail to comply with the above-mentioned rules.
All objects retained in the Call Room will be returned to their owners after the event.
24 STARTING AND SUCCESSIVE HEIGHTS IN THE JUMPS
The bar will be set initially at the given height and shall be raised by increments of five (5) centimeters for the first 4 heights, three (3) centimeters for the next 2 heights, then two (2) centimeters thereafter as shown below:
High Jump – Under 13 Girls
1.10m up 5cm to 1.30m; up 3cm to 1.36m and thereafter up by 2cm..
High Jump – Under 13 Boys
1.20m up 5cm to 1.40m; up 3cm to 1.46m and thereafter by 2cm..
High Jump – Under 15 Girls
1.30m up 5cm to 1.50m; up 3cm to 1.56m and thereafter up by 2cm.
High Jump – Under 15 Boys
1.40m up 5cm to 1.60m; up 3cm to 1.66m and thereafter by 2cm.
25 JURY OF APPEAL
The Jury of Appeal will be announced at the Technical Meeting.
Protests concerning the result or conduct of an event shall be made within 30 minutes of the official announcement of the results of that event (IAAF Rule 146). The athlete or an authorized representative shall make any protest verbally in the first instance to the Referee on his/her behalf. The Referee may take a decision over the protest or may submit it to the Jury of Appeal.
Any protest presented before the Jury of Appeal shall be in writing on the official forms provided by the Organizing Committee, signed by a responsible official on behalf of the athlete and accompanied by a deposit of US $25.00, refundable if appeal upheld (IAAF Rule 146/5) A copy of the protest shall be given to the official presenting the protest. The copy will detail the time and date of the protest and the payment of the above-mentioned rate.
The Jury of Appeal will give a written resolution to the protest as soon as possible. This resolution will be published in the TIC.
27 AWARDS CEREMONY
Awards ceremonies will take place immediately after the completion of each event. Medallists will be held in the entrance to the ground level of the grand stand. All athletes must be fully dressed in the official uniform of their respective National Federation (NF) for the ceremony. In accordance with IAAF Rules and Regulations, Awards will be distributed in the following manner:
o 1st Place: Gold Medal
o 2nd Place: Silver Medal
o 3rd Place: Bronze Medal
o 1st Place: Gold Medal for every participating member of the team
o 2nd Place: Silver Medal for every participating member of the team
o 3rd Place: Bronze Medal for every participating member of the team
28 TECHNICAL MEETING
The Technical Meeting will take place on Thursday 22nd July 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at “Silver Jubilee Athletic Stadium”
Teams wishing to raise questions of a technical nature must submit these questions to the Secretariat on the prescribed Form (appendix 8), no later than 12:00 noon Thursday July 22nd 2010. Absolutely no questions will be accepted from the floor during the Technical meeting.
The assigned SKNAAA official will preside over the meeting, which will be conducted in English.
NB: No more than two (2) delegates from each participating team may attend the meeting.
29 13TH BIENNIAL CUT CONGRESS/MEETING
The Congress/Meeting of the XXXVII 13TH BIENNIAL CUT Games will be held between Wednesday July 21st, and Friday July 23rd, 2010 at the St. Kitts Marriott Hotel, Frigate Bay.