Rules

Rules

The 2017-18 Nissan State Series is combining individual performance and club pride with the integration of the Nissan State Series and the Nissan Club Championships.

Race in each Nissan State Series event and compete for points throughout the 2017-18 season. Points are awarded to Triathlon Queensland members who finish in the top ten for each age category (male and female.) Build up your points throughout the season for your chance to take out the coveted Nissan State Series Awards which are presented at the Champions of Queensland Awards in 2018. You can track your position on the Series Leader Board after each event.

To be included in the Nissan State Series, you must be a financial, competing member of Triathlon Australia and Triathlon Queensland.

  1. Non-competing Triathlon Australia members are ineligible.
  2. One-day memberships are ineligible.
  3. Participants in the TBYB program who have not converted to annual members are ineligible.

All active Triathlon Queensland members participating in the Nissan State Series events are automatically eligible for Nissan State Series points. There is no registration/enrolment required. It is the athlete’s responsibility to register for each event with the same name, as per the Triathlon Australia membership database.

Triathlon New South Wales members, who are members of Ballina Triathlon Club or Tweed Valley Triathletes are also eligible. There are no longer post code restrictions.

To be eligible for the Nissan State Series Age Group Champion (and major Awards) athletes must compete in at least two (2) out of the seventeen (17) Series Races.

Final point allocation is based on an athlete’s top six (6) results from the Series. This refers to the overall point accrual from the seventeen events.

In the event of a tie, a count back will occur based on accrual of points for the entire Series results.

Races which are cancelled or postponed after 14 April 2018 will not be counted towards point accrual.

If an event offers an open/elite category, an athlete aged 22 and under at 31 December 2017 can compete in an open/elite category and still be eligible to earn points in the Nissan State Series based on their time. The athlete’s time in the open/elite category will be compared to the times in the relevant Nissan State Series race category and the athlete’s place determined. These athletes will not be eligible for the Queensland Championship in their age category.

Athletes aged 23 or over should compete in their age group if they wish to be eligible for Queensland Championships medals and/or Nissan State Series points.

Please use the Nissan State Series categories as a guide for which race categories to enter at each race. If you enter in the incorrect race, your result can not be transferred across.