1995 NUC

Steve Cernkovich has sent me more information on the 1995 National Unicycling
Convention, and I have put it into the Unicycling home page. I include the plain
text form of the whole NUC page below. A registration form will follow.

Beirne


                   1995 NATIONAL UNICYCLE CONVENTION

Date: July 27 - July 30, 1995

Location: Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, OH (near Toledo)

More information: Steve Cernkovich
(419) 352-3933 scernko@bgnet.bgsu.edu

      Barry Piersol
      (420) 352-0416

You will also find more information in On One Wheel, the magazine of the
Unicycling Society of America. You will need to belong to the USA in order to
participate in the meet, so I recommend that you join now to keep up-to-date
on meet plans.

If you have never been to the NUC you should go if at all possible. You will
see all sorts of new tricks, learn lots of new things, and meet other
unicyclists.

Highlights

 * This year's NUC has been expanded to a 4 day event.
 * Opening Ceremony: 9:00 am, Thursday, July 27. Fun races and workshops
   throughout Thursday morning. Point races begin Thursday afternoon (1:00
   pm). Racing events continue through Friday, with artistic competition
   scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.
 * First evening picnic in the city park, including a pool party and
   unicycle basketball and hockey.
 * Unicycle-swim-run triathlon.
 * Final evening awards banquet.
 * Optional day trip to Cedar Point Amusement Park on Lake Erie. Regular
   Admission is $26.95; Junior (under 4' tall) is $ 4.95. Tickets may be
   purchased at the gate. Those planning the trip are responsible for their
   own transportation.

                   1995 NATIONAL UNICYCLE CONVENTION
          BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY - BOWLING GREEN, OHIO
                      TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday - July 27, 1995

9:00 am Opening Ceremony

10:30 - 11:45 Fun Races (Juggling, Ultimate Wheel, Relays) Workshops

11:00 - 1:15 Lunch Break

12:30 - 5:00 Races

      + 1600m
      + 800m
      + 10m Slow Forward
      + 10m Slow Backward

5:00 - 6:00 Break

6:00 - 10:00 Picnic Dinner Unicycle Basketball Unicycle Hockey Pool Party

Friday - July 28, 1995

7:45 - 11:45 Races

      + 400m
      + 200m
      + 100m
      + Obstacle Course

12:00 - 1:15 Lunch Break

13:30 - 5:00 Races

      + One Foot
      + Fast Backward
      + Walk-the-Wheel
      + Obstacle Course
      + Triathlon (ride-swim-run) or UMX

5:15 - 6:30 Dinner Break

6:30 - 8:00 Racing Awards

7:00 - 9:30 Membership Meeting

Saturday - July 29, 1995

8:00 - 11:45 Standard Artistic Freestyle Artistic (Individual)

9:00 - 1:15 Lunch Break

10:30 - 4:00 Standard Artistic Freestyle Artistic (Individual)

11:00 - 4:45 Break

12:00 - 6:00 Dinner Break

13:00 - 7:30 Parade Competition

14:00 Extravaganza

Sunday - July 30, 1995

15:00 am Nondenominational Sunrise Service

16:00 - 11:45 Freestyle Artistic (Couples)

17:00 - 1:15 Lunch Break

18:30 - 5:00 Freestyle Artistic (Couples) Group and Club Competition

19:00 - 10:00 Banquet and Artistic Awards

Monday - July 31, 1995

20:00 am - Midnight Cedar Point Amusement Park Trip (optional)

NUC Fees:

1995 NUC registration fee $30 (includes admission to picnic, extravaganza,
and awards banquet)

Non-rider fee (includes picnic and extravaganza) $10

                         Non-rider banquet fee
                                  $10

Late registration fee (after 6-1-95) $20

Late registration fee (after 7-20-95) $30

LODGING

Air conditioned dormitory rooms will be available at Bowling Green State
University from Wednesday, July 26 through Monday, July 31.

Adult $17.50 per person, per day, double occupancy

Youth (under 18) - $13.25 per person, per day, double occupancy

Adult single $22 per day

OTHER BOWLING GREEN LODGING

(rates are for double occupancy rooms as of 1/22/95 and are subject to
change):

Angel Motel 1 mile from campus: $35 419-352-3170

Best Motel 2 miles from campus: $35 419-353-7114

Best Western Falcon Plaza Motel Across from campus: $49 419-352-4671

                     University Student Union Hotel
                             On campus: $44
                              419-372-2741

Buckeye Budget Motor Inn Across from campus: $42 419-352-1520

Days Inn Across from campus: $54 419-352-5211

Holly Lodge Across from campus; $55 419-352-2521

CAMPGROUNDS

Heritage Acres one-half mile south of BG): 419-352-1185

Pleasantview Recreation Campground 17 miles south of BG): 419-299-3897

Van Buren State Park next to Pleasantview): 419-299-3461

Mary Jane Thurston State Park 12 miles from BG): 419-832-7662

Maumee Bay State Park 35 miles from BG): 419-836-7758

MEALS

Available at Bowling Green State University Thursday through Sunday. $16 per
day for three meals (Friday & Saturday). $9.50 per day for two meals
(Thursday & Sunday). All campus meals must be arranged via advanced
registration (i.e., before June 1). No refunds on unused tickets. Note:
Dinner will not be provided as part of the campus meal plan on Thursday and
Sunday evening since these are the nights of the picnic and banquet.

Artistic Events

ARTISTIC AGE GROUPS (FOR STANDARD, FREESTYLE, AND PAIRS COMPETITION)

-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-Up, Junior
Expert, EXPERT. Junior Expert is open to all riders aged -14. EXPERT is open
to riders of any age, including 0-14.

ARTISTIC TIME LIMITS

Individual Standard Skill 3 minutes maximum (all ages).

Individual Freestyle 2 minutes maximum for riders 0-14 (except junior
expert); 3 minutes maximum for all other riders, including junior expert.

Pairs Freestyle 2 minutes maximum for riders 0-14 (except junior expert); 3
minutes maximum for all other riders, including junior expert. The age of the
older rider determines the age group for the pair. Junior Expert is “older”
than 50-Up and EXPERT is the “oldest” age category.

Group Freestyle 3 minutes maximum with a minimum of 3 riders. Each rider may
enter only one freestyle group, and each club may enter only one group in
this category.

Club Show 6 minutes maximum with a minimum of 5 riders. Riders must be
members of a unicycle club that is registered with the Unicycling Society of
America, Inc.

Parade 5 minutes maximum with a minimum of 5 riders. Individual riders may
enter only one parade group, and each club may enter only one group in
this category.

An Overall Artistic Champion will be declared in each age group. The champion
will be determined by the combined placing points in the individual freestyle
and pairs competition. A rider who competes in individual freestyle in one
age group and pairs freestyle in a different age group will have their
placing points returned to the younger of the two age groups for
determination of their placement in the overall artistic standings. For
example, a rider who competes as an EXPERT in individual freestyle, and in
the 17-18 age group for pairs freestyle, will have their individual and pairs
placing points totaled in the 17-18 age group and will be eligible for the
overall artistic award in the 17-18 category. This rider would not be
eligible for the overall artistic award in the EXPERT category, however,
since placing points cannot be moved from a younger to an older age category.
In the event of a tie for the overall artistic award in an age group, the
individual freestyle competition placing will be used as the tie breaker.

Riders may participate in both the individual freestyle and standard
competition, but the standard results will have no bearing on the overall
artistic award.

Male and female winners in the EXPERT categories of standard skill,
individual freestyle, pairs freestyle, and overall artistic are the
respective National Champions. The male and female winners in the junior
expert category are the Junior National Champions. First place finishers in
Group, Club, and Parade are National Champions.

Important note: No metal pedals will be allowed in the gymnasiums. Riders
attempting to participate in the artistic competition with metal pedals will
be disqualified.

Racing

RACING AGE GROUPS

-6 (16" wheel), 0-8 (20" wheel), 9-10 (20" wheel), 0-12 (24" wheel), 13-14,
15-16, 17-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-Up. Maximum wheel size for racing is
24". The 0-8 (20" wheel) and 0-12 (24" wheel) categories are designed for
riders who may be young enough for smaller wheel sizes but either do not have
them or do not wish to use them. The age group a rider chooses for racing may
be different than the age group
s/he chooses for artistic competition (e.g., while you must race in your age
group, you may choose to compete as an EXPERT in the artistic competition).

The same wheel size must be used for all racing events, including the board
races and obstacle course. Minimum crank arm length: For 24’ wheel, crank
arms may be no shorter than 5" (127 mm). For 20" and 16" wheels, crank arms
may be no shorter than 4.5" (114 mm). These are the minimum allowable lengths
measured from the center of the wheel axle to the center of the pedal axle.
Longer crank arms may be used. Kneepads and gloves are mandatory for all
races racing events. No tents are permitted on the track infield.

Point races include the following: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m (ages 0-10 only),
1600m (ages 11-Up), 50m one-foot, 50m fast backward, 10m wheel walk (ages
0-10 only), 30m wheel walk (ages 11-Up), 10m slow forward, 10m slow
backward, and obstacle course. Riders can compete in only one of the
backward riding events. Placement in each of the point races will earn
individual and team points toward the determination of the racing
championship awards. In each event, riders will receive 8 points for 1st
place, 6 points for 2nd place, 4 points for 3rd place, 2 points for 4th
place, and 1 point for 5th place. If two or more riders tie in a race, they
each will receive full points for the placing.

For most races (see exceptions below), a final EXPERT heat composed of the
top 9 finishers across all age groups will be run. The winner of this heat
will be the National Champion for the race in question. There will be no
final EXPERT heat for the 1600m, 800m, slow forward, slow backward, and
obstacle course; rather, the riders with the best times in these races,
across all age categories, will be declared National Champions. The male and
female riders who accumulate the most EXPERT racing points will be the two
overall National Racing Champions.

Racing Teams: Clubs or groups of riders can register as teams. Teams may
consist of any number of riders, male and female mixed. Ten or more riders
will produce the best results. Riders’ points may count for only one team.
The total racing points accumulated by the 10 highest scoring riders from
each team will be the team score. The team with the most points is the
National Champion Racing Team.

Vendors who intend to sell merchandise on the university campus should note
that state law requires that you obtain a Vendor’s License ($50). For
information about obtaining this permit, write directly to Ken Kavanagh,
Assistant Athletic Director, Doyt Perry Stadium, Bowling Green State
University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403 (phone: 419-372-7054).

The meet directors reserve the right make any changes in these guidelines
necessitated by the number of registrations or other contingencies. If you
have questions or require additional information regarding the 1995 NUC,
please contact Steve Cernkovich, 626 Rosewood, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
(evenings: 419-352-3933; day: 419-372-2743). email: scernko@bgnet.bgsu.edu
_________________________________________________________________

Steve Cernkovich <scernko@bgnet.bgsu.edu> Beirne Konarski
<bkonarsk@mcs.kent.edu>

Last modified: Thu Jan 5 20:25:15 EST 1995


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