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November 27/03 6:18 am - Ontario News: `Cross Provincials, `Cross Standings, Volunteers Needed, Sport IS Development Fund, Athlete-Coach Funding for 2004

Posted by Editoress on 11/27/03

Ontario Cyclo-Cross Provincials - Sunday, November 27th

This weekend the last of Ontario's 2003 Provincial Champions will be crowned at the Provincial Cyclo-Cross Championships.The event will be held on Sunday, November 30th at the Albion Hills Conservation Area north of Bolton. All riders must own either a Citizen Permit or UCI licence as One-Event Racing Permits will not be available. More information on this event (including equipment rules) is available on the OCA hotline (416-426-7242) and the OCA website. We hope to have a map of the course available on our website on Friday.

10:00 am Registration

11:00 am
Junior Women (10-18)
Senior Women (19+)**
Master Women (30+)
Under 17 Men (10-16)
Junior Men (17-18)
Master B Men (40-49)
Master C Men (50-59)
Master D Men (60+)

12:30 pm
Espoir Men (19-22)**
Senior Men (23+)**
Master A Men (30-39)

** must use a cyclo-cross bike

The Provincial Championships is also the last stop on the Southern Ontario Cyclo-Cross Series. With riders required to start this event to qualify for series awards and double points awarded for Provincial results, this week's field will packed with the best cyclo-cross riders in the province.

Southern Ontario Cyclo-Cross Series Standings as of November 27th

U17 & Junior
1. Andrew Wilson Bay Cycle / 3Rox Racing 131 points
2. Jeff Eades Independent 77
3. Mark Batty Bay Cycle / 3Rox Racing 70
4. Cory Hancock Bay Cycle / 3Rox Racing 49
5. Zachary Winn Team McBride / Fit Fix 29

Senior Men
1. Peter Morse Midweek CC 120 points
2. Michael Dennis 115
3. Nathan Chown Midweek CC 56
4. (tie) Aaron Fillion Ottawa BC 50
4. (tie) Sean Sinclair Independent 50

Master A
1. Stephen Heck Sport Swap Racing 145 points
2. Daniel Rafique Independent 101
3. Scott Buschlen Mississauga BRC 70
4. Rodney Merchant Independent 63
5. Kris Tobias Sport Swap Racing 57

Master B/C/D
1. (tie) Dave Dermont True North Cycles 125 points
1. (tie) John Kalinowski Chain Reaction 125
3. Ron Spencer Independent 86
4. Ian Starke True North Cycles 80
5. Paul Dean LCW / Racer Sportif 79

1. Tara Mulder McMaster CC 115 points
2. Emily Batty Bay Cycle / 3 Rox Racing 113
3. Carolyne Haill Midweek CC 87
4. Holland Gidney Team Animus 61
5. (tie) Anita Laglar Mississauga BRC 45
5. (tie) Charlotte Batty Bay Cycle / 3 Rox Racing 45

OCA Volunteers Needed

Want to help improve or expand the sport of cycling? How about donating some of your time and expertise to the OCA, it's committees and events?So much more could be done with more bodies, hands and ideas. Volunteer for a committee (Development, High Performance, Recreation, for example) accept a position on the Board (Vice Presidents of Finance, Recreation and Development will be elected in March), help us operate our Bingo sessions (which raises over $40,000) for Junior and Youth programs), write for the web, newsletters and handbook, help out at the Bike show (answering questions from new and returning members), or spend a few hours in the OCA office - there's always something to be done!

Contact Steve at to make a difference in YOUR association!

Sport IS Development Fund

The OCA is taking advantage of a program offered through the Sport Alliance of Ontario - the Sport IS Development Fund. Through the Sport IS Fund, the OCA is able to accept charitable donations and issue income tax receipts for individuals wishing to make this type of contribution.

We are currently accepting donations for the Pursuing the Podium project, a means of providing extra funds to the two National Training Centres in Ontario. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to Hardwood Hills National Cycling Centre, or to the McMaster Training Group and Developing National Cycling Centre, please contact Steve Merker at 416 426-7243, or

Donations may also be made to the BMX Riders Ready program, the same program that had a number of bikes stolen earlier this year. To date over $18,000 has been received for the program, which helps kids with medical problems or disabilities enjoy the thrill of cycling and especially BMX. Again, contact Steve for details.

Registered Charitable number BN 88938 6868 RR0001

2003-2004 Athlete-Coach Subsidy Program

25 athletes will receive funding from the OCA in 2003-2004.OCA "Cards" are used to subsidize the costs of coaching for athletes who meet specific criteria each year - by winning Provincials or the Ontario Cup Series, or by meeting standards at Nationals for example. The athletes select their coaches, who must be OCA Licensed and NCCP certified - the higher the certification, the higher the subsidy, to a maximum of $85 per month. A total of nine coaches are working within this program.

Criteria for next season, 2004-2005 will be posted once it is finalized, probably early December. Check out the OCA in the coming weeks for profiles of Ontario carded athletes.

Michael Barylski, Junior - Road
Emily Batty, Cadet/Junior - XC
Mark Batty, Junior - XC
Eric Batty Espoir - XC
Dale Beaton, Cadet - Road
Brooke, Boocock, Cadet - Road
Justin Brown, Junior - DH
Brandon Crichton, Junior - Road
Jeffery Eades, Cadet - XC
Andrew Erb, Junior - XC
Mike Garrigan, Espoir - XC
Matthew Guse, Junior - Road
Cory Hancock, Cadet - XC
Mark Hinnen, Cadet - Road
Chris Isaac, Espoir - Road
Jesse Jakomait, Senior - XC
Luc Mahler, Cadet - XC
Mark Pozniak, Junior - Road
Jeff Schiller, Espoir - Road
Chris Thorpe, Junior - XC
Anna Tratnyek, Junior - Road
Sue Trimble, Senior - XC
Catherine Vipond, Junior - XC
Andrew Watson, Espoir - XC
Derek Zandstra, Espoir - XC

2005 Canada Games Overview

When the High Performance committee meets in the next few weeks it will begin planning for the next Canada Games cycle.The next Canada Summer Games will be held in Regina, Saskatchewan from August 6-20, 2005.Below are initial details about the event. Start planning now to help improve Ontario's medal total and third place finish at the last CSG!

Competitors: 6 Male, 6 Female

Events include Individual Time Trial (ITT), Criterium, Road Race and Cross Country.

Team members will compete in all four events.

Cyclists and coaches must hold valid CCA licenses.

Male cyclists must be under 20 years of age and at least 16 years of age as of Dec. 31, 2004

Female cyclists must be under 22 years of age and at least 16 years of age as of Dec. 31, 2004

Note: Athletes born in 1989 who hold CCA licenses in 2005 may compete if their provincial association applies to and gains permission from the CCA.

Coaches for the 2005 Canada Games ;

Coaches are invited to apply for positions on staff with the 2005 Canada Summer Games.

Cycling is entitled to have two coaches. Criteria for coaches includes:

One of the coaches must be a certified road coach; one must be a certified mountain bike coach. One of the coaches must be male and one must be female.

Coaches must be a minimum of Level 3 certified by March 2005.

If you would like to apply for one of the coaching positions, please submit a letter of intent and your coaching resume to Nena Snyder at the OCA by email at, or by fax at 416 426-7349, or by mail.


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