Combined Events Championship Rules

  1. The Championships should be held each year in two stages, i.e. a Regional Round with the recommended date being the fourth weekend in June and a Final with the recommended date of the third Saturday in September and the following day in conjunction with the Race Walk Championships.
  2. Competitors and Reserves. Counties shall be entitled to enter in each Championship four competitors with three of these competitor's scores to count.

    Counties unable to field a team in any age group may enter individual competitors.

    Named reserves may be indicated on entry forms, and teams may be changed between the Regional and Final competition by substituting with named reserves.

    Additional nominations to any team entry for the final may be submitted in writing to the Coordinating Secretary at least sixteen days before the first day of the Final. An athlete in any one year of competition may only represent one County Association.

  3. County Stewards. County Stewards, at least one of whom shall be a man and one a woman in the event of competitors being from both boys' and girls' sections, shall be in the ratio of one to every twelve competitors or part thereof.
  4. Entries. Entry of nominees shall be completed online so as to reach the Combined Events Secretary at least 18 days before the first day of the Regional Competition. The relevant contribution per competitor must be received by the Combined Events Secretary at the latest 7 days prior to the the first day of that Regional Competition. The rate of such contributions shall be determined annually by the General Committee.

    No entries shall be accepted from an Association whose affiliation fees are outstanding. No late or amended entries shall be accepted after the closing date as identified above.

  5. Events.

    1. The Association Junior Championship for Boys 13 years and under 15 years shall be a Pentathlon to be held on one day with the following order: 80 metres Hurdles, Putting the Shot, Long Jump, High Jump and 800 metres.
    2. The Association Intermediate Championship for Boys 15 years and under 17 years shall be a Octathlon with the following order: Day 1: Long Jump, Throwing the Discus, Throwing the Javelin, 400 metres. Day 2: 100 metres Hurdles, High Jump, Putting the Shot and 1500 metres.
    3. The Association Senior Championship for Boys 17 years and under 19 years shall be a Decathlon with the following order: Day 1: 100 metres, Long Jump, Putting the Shot, High Jump, 400 metres. Day 2: 110 metres Hurdles, Throwing the Discus, Pole Vault, Throwing the Javelin, 1500 metres.
    4. The Association Junior Championship for Girls 13 years and under 15 years shall be a Pentathlon to be held on one day with the following order: 75 metres Hurdles, Putting the Shot, High Jump, Long Jump and 800 metres.
    5. The Association Intermediate Championship for Girls 15 years and under 17 years shall be a Heptathlon with the following order Day 1: 80 metres Hurdles, High Jump, Putting the Shot, 200 metres. Day 2: Long Jump, Throwing the Javelin, 800 metres.
    6. The Association Senior Championship for Girls 17 years and under 19 years shall be a Heptathlon with the following order: Day 1: 80 metres Hurdles, High Jump, Putting the Shot, 200 metres. Day 2: Long Jump, Throwing the Javelin, 800 metres.
  6. Scoring. Scoring shall be as per the published scoring tables.

    In the event of a tie, the winner shall be the competitor who has received the highest points in a majority of events. If this does not resolve tho tie, the winner shall be the competitor who has scored the highest number of points in any one event. This procedure shall apply to ties for any place in the competition. In the event of a tie in the Team competition, the County whose last scoring member has the greatest points total shall determine the winner.

  7. The Competition. The country will be divided into six Regions. County teams which are entered will be allocated to a Regional Competition. In each age group the highest scoring County team from each Regional meeting will go forward to the National Final. In addition, the two highest placed individuals who are not in the winning County team will also go forward to the National Final. The next six highest scorers from across any Regional Meetings shall also go forward to the Final. Where vacancies occur in the final as a result of County Teams failing to qualify, or where entered athletes withdraw, their places may be filled by the next highest scorer from any of the Regional meetings.

    Any competitor who has been entered in the Regional Round and:

    1. is chosen for international representation and competes within seven days of the date of the first day of the Regional Round,
    2. is required to participate in a National Championship on the weekend of that Round in order to gain selection for a major Championship and is subsequently awarded a place in that team
    may be invited by the ESAA Combined Events Committee to compete in the National Final. Acceptance of the invitation shall be confirmed at least one month before the first day of the Championship Finals.

    Where three individuals from the same County compete, these three may also score as a team in the Final.

  8. Specifications.

    1. In the Hurdle events specifications shall be:

      DistanceHeight No.ApproachIntervalFinish
      Junior Boys
      80 metres
      84.0cm812.00m8.00m12.00m
      Intermediate Boys
      100 metres
      91.4cm1013.00m8.50m10.50m
      Senior Boys
      110 metres
      99.0cm1013.72m9.14m14.02m
      Junior Girls
      75 metres
      76.2cm811.50m7.50m11.00m
      Intermediate Girls
      80 metres
      76.2cm812.00m8.00m12.00m
      Senior Girls
      100 metres
      84.0cm1013.00m8.50m10.50m
    2. The specifications for field event implements shall be:

      Putting the ShotBoysGirls
      Junior4.00kg3.00kg
      Intermediate5.00kg3.00kg
      Senior6.00kg4.00kg

      Throwing the Discus Min.
      Weight
      Thickness
      at centre
      Diameter
      Intermediate Boys1.50kg37-42mm200-205mm
      Senior Boys1.75kg41-43mm210-212mm

      Throwing the Javelin LengthDistance from tip
      of metal head to
      centre of gravity
      Min. Weight
      All Girls220-230cm75-88cm500gm
      Intermediate Boys230-240cm83-101cm700gm
      Senior Boys260-270cm90-106cm800gm
  9. In all throwing events competitors may use their own implements provided these are submitted to the Referee for approval. No competitor shall be allowed to use another's implement without the prior permission of the owner.
  10. In all field events, except High Jump and Pole Vault, competitors shall be allowed three trials each.
  11. Starting blocks may be used by all competitors.
  12. In the running and hurdles events a competitor shall be disqualified in any event in which he/she has been responsible for three false starts.
  13. In track events run entirely in lanes at least four competitors should start in each group whenever possible. In other track events at least five competitors should start in each group, and one such group should consist of those competitors occupying the leading positions prior to the final event.
  14. Clothing. In addition to clothing permitted under Competition Rule 7, athletes may wear a white T-shirt under their County vest and black tights under their County shorts.
  15. Any athlete failing to take part in any of the events shall not be allowed to take part in any subsequent event in that competition but shall be considered to have abandoned the competition. That athlete shall not figure in the final classification.