2005 Australia Day Canoe Polo Competition Bulletin No.1
Welcome to the first update of information about the 2005 Australia Day Competition. Regular updates will be placed on this website for the information of players and spectators so visit often to keep up-to-date and get the latest information
Saturday, 22nd January 2005
8.45am to 9.00am                       Referees and Officials Briefing
9.00am to 5.30pm                       Round Robin Games
6.00pm to 8.30pm                       Competition Bar-B-Q
Sunday, 23rd January, 2005
8.00am to 3.00pm                       Finals Round
WHERE DO YOU FIND THE ENTRY FORM?
You can access an entry form on this website. Just click in the entry form link on the left hand side (in the blue column)
Entries for the Australia Day Canoe Polo Competition close at 5.00pm (CST) on Friday, 31 December 2004 and should be posted to: The Competition Secretary, 8 Barraga Grove, Modbury Heights, 5092 and must be accompanied by the entry fee.
Late entries are only accepted at the discretion of the Organising Committee. A late entry fee of $10.00 per team per week (or part thereof) will apply to each team that submits a late entry.
You can also email Ian Heard on email@example.com to be sent an entry form or if you send us a letter requesting an entry form we will post one to your address.
CATEGORIES & ENTRY FEE
The 2005 Australia Day Canoe Polo Competition will include the following categories:
Open (Division 1 & 2), no restriction on age or gender,
Women, no restriction on age, and
Junior, male and female players under 18 on 01/01/2005.
Entry fee for the Australia Day Canoe Polo Competition is:
Open (Div 1 or 2) or Women team           $180.00
Junior team                                                                $120.00
Mawson Lakes is situated 12 Kilometres from the Adelaide GPO on the main arterial road to the northern suburbs of Adelaide. Mawson Lakes suburb was created on the site of disused farm and stock yards adjacent to the University of South Australia Levels Campus which has been renamed Mawson Lakes Campus.
Mawson Lakes is the premier outdoor venue for canoe polo in South Australia.  Douglas Mawson Lake is an artificial ÒL shapedÓ lake. The water from the lake is pumped from an aquifer and may be supplemented with storm water. The lake is surrounded by parks and wide paved paths which provide access and an ideal spectator area.
Although there are no permanent services on the competition venue, the site is to be prepared with a competition office for officials, storage area for kayaks and shades and canopies for spectators comfort. Competitors are encouraged to bring a shade or beach tent as the trees around the playing area are not mature and shade is limited.
A shopping center has been built adjacent to the lake and all food services including snacks to meals are available. Mawson Lakes Hotel is less than 100m from the lake and provides meals at reasonable rates.
Food & Drinks.
Fresh cold drinking water will be available for players to refill water bottles.
Food and drinks are able to be purchased from local shops including a Bakers Delight, Subway & Woolworths at the shopping mall adjacent to the playing area. Restaurant meals are also available from the Indochina Thai Restaurant overlooking the competition area. The Boat Deck Cafe is where you can get your coffe and tea along with a snack (hot or cold)
Adelaide in late January, whatÕs the weather like?
Hot, hot, hot. Adelaide in late January is legendary for being hot to very hot at this time of the year. It is not uncommon to have a stretch of 6 to 8 days in late January with the day maximum over 35 C and the sun will shine from dawn to dusk. As Mawson Lakes is an outdoor venue players and spectators should come prepared for the possibility of hot to very hot weather.
The average daily maximum temperature in Adelaide in late January is: 29 degrees C
And the average daily minimum temperature is: 18.3 degrees C
The average wind speed at Parafield airport is: 4 kms/hr.
Adelaide has 11.1 hours mean daily sunshine during January.
For your comfort.
Players and spectators may wish to bring some of the following items:
Folding chair: only a limited number of chairs will be available at the competition site. If you want a chair to sit on when watching games rather than the grass or paved areas consider bringing a folding chair. Put your name on the chair so you will be confident you can recognize it.
Shade tent for your team: The competition venue does not have any mature trees to provide shade. Although there will a number of tents and canopies provided for the use of players, teams or individuals may want to consider bringing a shade or tent.
SLIP, SLOP, SLAP.
Sunsmart are sponsors of canoeing in South Australia:
All players and spectators should protect their skin by:
SLIP: slipping on a long sleeve shirt when not on the water.
SLOP: applying sunscreen to exposed areas of skin, slop it on and rub it in.
SLAP: wearing a broad brimmed hat, slap it on yer noggin.
There will be an officials briefing commencing at 8.45am on Saturday, 22nd January, 2005 at the competition venue. All team managers or contacts, and referees are required to attend.
Each player will be required to certify that their personal playing equipment meets the scrutineering requirements as set out in the ICF Rules prior to the commencement of play.
Scrutineers will conduct spot checks of equipment during the competition in the warm-up areas and may require players to change or repair personal equipment that does not meet the ICF standards.
All teams that submit a registration form by the 31st December 2004 will be provided with scrutineering guidelines by Monday, 10th January, 2005. The scrutineer guidelines will also be posted on this website:
A jury will be appointed for the duration of the competition to deal with any matters referred to it in accordance with the rules and by-laws.
Nominations for the jury panel are to be submitted in writing to:
Competition Secretary, Wayne Ferguson
8 Barraga Grove, Modbury Heights, SA. 5092
Only nominations endorsed by an ACI affiliated Canoe Club will be accepted. Nominations close at 5.00pm (CST) on Friday, 31st December 2004. Where insufficient nominations are received the Competition Organising Committee will appoint persons to the jury from players and officials attending.
Table Duties and Game Officials
Teams will be rostered for officiating at games such as time keepers, scorers and end line officials.
Referees for games will be required to hold appropriate qualifications and will be paid according to the appropriate ACI scale.
Competition Organising Committee contact numbers and addresses.
Competition Co-ordinator:            Ian Heard
Home phone: (08) 8336 5017
Mobile:            0413 444 687
Address:            1 Torrens Avenue, FELIXSTOW, SA. 5070
Competition Secretary:            Wayne Ferguson
Home phone: (08) 8264 3367
Mobile:            0414 389 895
Address:            8 Barraga Grove, MODBURY HEIGHTS, SA. 5092
Competition Finance Officer:            Peter Schar.
Home phone: (08) 8347 2148
Mobile:            0413 566 990
Address:            27 Tewkesbury Street, CHELTENHAM, SA. 5014
The names of other competition officials will be available shortly on the website. (www.ndcc.canoe.org.au)
Do you have any questions?
You can contact Ian Heard, Competition Co-ordinator, whose contact details are set out above.