Colorado Biathlon Club

Competition categories and event specifications


As much as possible, CBC competitions use the age group categories and the associated competition specifications provided by the IBU. For additional details, refer to the IBU Event and Competition Rules, the "Age groups for classes of competitors," and the "Guidelines for Youth Categories," all of which are available on the IBU web site
Class Age Race distances (km), shooting order/position, penalty
(P = prone, S = standing)
rifle/target
Sprint Pursuit Individual Mass Start Relay
Masters Men/Women (CBC) 30/40/50/60/etc. as of December 31 of the competition year. Same as USBA Masters Men/Women
Masters 1 Men (USBA) 30 as of December 31 of the competition year 7.5km (P,S) 150m 10km (P,P,S,S) 150m   12.5km (P,P,S,S) 150m   .22, carried
Masters 2 Men (USBA) 50 as of December 31 of the competition year
Masters 1 Women (USBA) 30 as of December 31 of the competition year 6km (P,S) 150m 7.5km (P,P,S,S) 150m   7.5km (P,P,S,S) 150m   .22, carried
Masters 2 Women (USBA) 50 as of December 31 of the competition year
Men 21 as of December 31 of the competition year 10km (P,S) 150m 12.5km (P,P,S,S) 150m 20km (P,S,P,S) 1:00 15km (P,P,S,S) 150m 4x7.5km (P,S each + 3 spare rounds per bout) 150m .22, carried
Women 21 as of December 31 of the competition year 7.5km (P,S) 10km (P,P,S,S) 15km (P,S,P,S) 12.5km (P,P,S,S) 4x6km (P,S each + 3 spare rounds per bout) .22, carried
Junior men 19 as of December 31 of the competition year 10km (P,S) 12.5km (P,P,S,S) 15km (P,S,P,S) 12.5km (P,P,S,S) 3x7.5km (P,S each + 3 spare rounds per bout) .22, carried
Junior women 19 as of December 31 of the competition year 7.5km (P,S) 10km (P,P,S,S) 12.5km (P,S,P,S) 10km (P,P,S,S) 3x6km (P,S each + 3 spare rounds per bout) .22, carried
Youth Men 17 as of December 31 of the competition year 7.5km (P,S) 10km (P,P,S,S) 12.5km (P,S,P,S) 10km (P,P,S,S) 3x7.5km (P,S each + 3 spare rounds per bout) .22, carried
Youth Women 17 as of December 31 of the competition year 6km (P,S) 7.5km (P,P,S,S) 10km (P,S,P,S) 7.5km (P,P,S,S) 3x6km (P,S each + 3 spare rounds per bout) .22, carried
Boys 15-16 (IBU) 15 as of December 31 of the competition year 6km (P,S) 7.5km (P,P,S,S) 10km (P,S,P,S) 7.5km (P,P,S,S) 3x7.5km (P,S each + 3 spare rounds per bout) .22, carried; prone/offhand targets and prone sling/cuff.
Girls 15-16 (IBU) 15 as of December 31 of the competition year 4.5km (P,S) 6km (P,P,S,S) 7.5km (P,S,P,S) 6km (P,P,S,S) 3x6km (P,S each + 3 spare rounds per bout) .22, carried; prone/offhand targets and prone sling/cuff.
Boys/Girls 13-14 (CBC) 13 as of December 31 of the competition year 4.5km (P,S), 150m 5km (P,P,S,S), 150m 6km (P,S,P,S), 01:00 5km (P,P,S,S), 150m   .22, not carried; prone/offhand targets and prone sling/cuff.
Boys 13-14 (IBU) 13 as of December 31 of the competition year 4.5km (P,S), 80m 4.8km (P,P,S), 80m 6km (P,S,P,S), 00:30 4.8km (P,P,S), 80m 3x3.6km (P, P) Air rifle; prone target 15mm, offhand target 35mm.
Girls 13-14 (IBU) 13 as of December 31 of the competition year 3.6km (P,S), 80m 4km (P,P,S), 80m 5km (P,S,P,S), 00:30 4km (P,P,S), 80m 3x3km (P, P) Air rifle; prone target 15mm, offhand target 35mm.
Boys/Girls 12 and under (CBC) 12 or less as of December 31 of the competition year 3km (P,P), 150m   air rifle, 35mm target
Boys/Girls 11-12 (IBU) 11 as of December 31 of the competition year 3.6km (boys)/3km (girls) (P,P), 80m 3.6km (boys)/3km (girls) (P,P), 80m 4.8km (boys)/4km (girls) (P,P,P), 00:30 3.6km (boys)/3km (girls) (P,P), 80m 3x3.6km (boys)/3 x 3km (girls) (P, P) air rifle, 15mm target
Boys/Girls 9-10 (IBU) 10 or younger as of December 31 of the competition year 2.4km (P) 80m   3km (P,P) 00:30     air rifle, 35mm target


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