The NSW GBOTA today announced the Challenge series will be held again across May and June 2016

 

Conditions will again be for greyhounds with a maximum of two Category A wins, over respective distance category they are nominating for, at TAB Tracks, while at Non-TAB venues conditions will be open. The difference in conditions between TAB and Non-TAB events was undertaken to ensure Non-TAB events would have sufficient runners to progress, and encourage top grade racing at Temora and Gunnedah.

 

A sprint and stayers series will be run in tandem at each venue, with the number of races over each distance category to be determined by the number of nominations received. This will allow participants in some cases to nominate multiple runners and end up in separate events, where nomination numbers permit.

 

In order to be eligible for the series Final on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Wentworth Park each runner must have contested at a minimum of three venues. The final will carry $20,000 to the winner of each series, with a total of $30,000 to be paid across each final. 

                                                                                         

Points will be allocated first through to eighth (refer scale below) and a point score table will be published on the NSW GBOTA website (www.gbota.com.au) weekly.

 

Points

First

18pts

Fifth

10pts

Second

16pts

Sixth

8pts

Third

14pts

Seventh

6pts

Fourth

12pts

Eighth

4pts

 

Reserves (not drawn)

2pts

 

Participants are advised that in order to be considered for the event, they must clearly nominate into the series. Online this can be done by electing the race event, while fax nominations will require event name to be placed on the nomination.


 

The schedule for the series is as follows with standard event prizemoney to be paid at all qualifying venues:

 

 

Venue

Date

Distance

Conditions

Lismore

Tuesday, May 3

520m

Non Grade, maximum of two (2) Category A wins of less than 595m. Where more than 8 nominations are received, fields shall be determined by blind draw with guarding for owners/trainers to apply. All runners shall receive points related to finishing position; with tally recorded at www.gbota.com.au Double Points to apply

Lismore

Tuesday, May 3

722m

Non Grade, maximum of two (2) Category A wins of 595m or greater. Minimum of 6 nominations required for event. Where more than 8 nominations are received, fields shall be determined by blind draw with guarding for owners/trainers to apply. All runners shall receive points related to finishing position; with tally recorded at www.gbota.com.au. Double Points to apply

Bulli

Friday, May 13

472m

Non Grade, maximum of two (2) Category A wins of less than 595m. Where more than 8 nominations are received, fields shall be determined by blind draw with guarding for owners/trainers to apply. All runners shall receive points related to finishing position; with tally recorded at www.gbota.com.au

Bulli

Friday, May 13

590m

Non Grade, maximum of two (2) Category A wins of 595m or greater. Minimum of 6 nominations required for event. Where more than 8 nominations are received, fields shall be determined by blind draw with guarding for owners/trainers to apply. All runners shall receive points related to finishing position; with tally recorded at www.gbota.com.au

Maitland

Thursday, May 19

450m

Non Grade, maximum of two (2) Category A wins of less than 595m. Where more than 8 nominations are received, fields shall be determined by blind draw with guarding for owners/trainers to apply. All runners shall receive points related to finishing position; with tally recorded at www.gbota.com.au

Maitland

Thursday, May 19

565m

Non Grade, maximum of two (2) Category A wins of 595m or greater. Minimum of 6 nominations required for event. Where more than 8 nominations are received, fields shall be determined by blind draw with guarding for owners/trainers to apply. All runners shall receive points related to finishing position; with tally recorded at www.gbota.com.au

Bathurst

Monday, May 23

520m

Non Grade, maximum of two (2) Category A wins of less than 595m. Where more than 8 nominations are received, fields shall be determined by blind draw with guarding for owners/trainers to apply. All runners shall receive points related to finishing position; with tally recorded at www.gbota.com.au

Bathurst

Monday, May 23

700m

Non Grade, maximum of two (2) Category A wins of 595m or greater. Minimum of 6 nominations required for event. Where more than 8 nominations are received, fields shall be determined by blind draw with guarding for owners/trainers to apply. All runners shall receive points related to finishing position; with tally recorded at www.gbota.com.au

Temora

Saturday, May 28

457m

Non Grade. Number of events determined by nominations. Where more than 8 nominations are received, fields shall be determined by blind draw with guarding for owners/trainers to apply. All runners shall receive points related to finishing position; with tally recorded at www.gbota.com.au

Temora

Saturday, May 28

570m

Non Grade. Minimum of 6 nominations required for event. Where more than 8 nominations are received, fields shall be determined by blind draw with guarding for owners/trainers to apply. All runners shall receive points related to finishing position; with tally recorded at www.gbota.com.au

Gunnedah

Saturday, June 4

512m

Non Grade. Number of events determined by nominations. Where more than 8 nominations are received, fields shall be determined by blind draw with guarding for owners/trainers to apply. All runners shall receive points related to finishing position; with tally recorded at www.gbota.com.au

Gunnedah

Saturday, June 4

580m

Non Grade. Minimum of 6 nominations required for event. Where more than 8 nominations are received, fields shall be determined by blind draw with guarding for owners/trainers to apply. All runners shall receive points related to finishing position; with tally recorded at www.gbota.com.au

Gosford

Tuesday, June 7

515m

Non Grade, maximum of two (2) Category A wins of less than 595m. Where more than 8 nominations are received, fields shall be determined by blind draw with guarding for owners/trainers to apply. All runners shall receive points related to finishing position; with tally recorded at www.gbota.com.au

Gosford

Tuesday, June 7

731m

Non Grade, maximum of two (2) Category A wins of 595m or greater. Minimum of 6 nominations required for event. Where more than 8 nominations are received, fields shall be determined by blind draw with guarding for owners/trainers to apply. All runners shall receive points related to finishing position; with tally recorded at www.gbota.com.au

 

Wentworth Park FINAL

Saturday, June 18

520m

Top 10 point score qualifiers, eligible to race, with top eight subject to box draw.

First: $20,000

Second: $5,000

Third: $2,500

Unp: $500

Wentworth Park FINAL

Saturday, June 18

720m

Top 10 point score qualifiers, eligible to race, with top eight subject to box draw.

First: $20,000

Second: $5,000

Third: $2,500

Unp: $500

  

Further information:

Ellen Harris

NSW GBOTA

Operations Manager

02 8587 1210