World Masters Series


The WMS competition will be in the following 5-year age categories: M/W35, M/W40, M/W45, M/W50, M/W55, M/W60, M/W65, M/W70, M/W75, M/W80. There is usually the same course for 35-40-45, 50-55, 60-65, 70-75 and 80, so entrants and organisers should provide year of birth information.
Unlike the World Masters Championships there are no competitor number restrictions per age classes. Five-year age classes are sacrosanct irrespective of competitor numbers for WMS points calculation.
There will be a nominal voluntary entry fee for the whole of the WMS 2021 of just € 15 to help fund medals/expenses.


The scoring is a simple points system: 35 points for a win, 33 for 2nd place, 31 points for 3rd place, then 30, 29 and so on downwards.
The WMS in 2022 constitutes twenty races in total, with the best seven races to count in five-year age classes.
In the event of a podium tie head to head encounters will be taken into account. If still a tie, then head to heads at the World Masters Champs will count and then finally the total time at the World Masters Champs.


The WMS is open to all Masters competitors over the age of 35. All Masters who enter a WMS nominated race are automatically ranked in the WMS if they are competing in their correct five-year age class. The correct five-year age classes shall be assumed as a default by the organisers.

Riding out of age class and gaining points in that class is not in the spirit of WMS and can only be allowed on an exceptional basis for good reason. For example international matches and then solely at discretion of the WMS organisers. Permission must be applied for prior to the start of the WMS each year and even then should be within a maximum of one ten year age band eg in an international match between two nations a 54 year old could by agreed exception compete in M40 in the international match. If only one or two races are competed out of class on a different course (eg an international match by agreement) then points will be awarded in their correct age class for those races as if they had finished in last position in their true YoB age class.

To encourage organisers of WMS races if they cannot compete due to mapping, organising, planning a WMS race, which stops them having the maximum seven races to count, then they will be awarded their average points from their counting races that season for those races they organise/map/plan.



Some bad news and some good news on the WMS 2023.

There are sadly an internal clash of dates on the proposed Spanish June races which have now been moved to April 1/2nd. This now clashes with Cappodocia so although excellent can no longer be WMS..

We have found a good alternative in Spain with the Iberian Sprint and Long Champs on 18/19th March which can be beautifully combined with the Portugese WMS races the previous weekend, the superb JC Training Camp and excellent touristic opportunities nearby. This gives a great early season sunshine MTBO break.

Below is the revised WMS programme.

Each event 2 specific races to count and best 7 to count for the season.
When Where What & Link Format Camp, other
11/3-12/3/2023 Vila Viçosa, POR TCamp middle, sprint more races, then Spain 2 races Badajoz
18/3-19/3/2023 Badajoz, ESP TBD near Portugese Camp
29/3-2/4/2023 Cappadoc, TUR Turkey, 5 races 5 races
19/4-23/4/2023 DEN Danish MTBO Camp TBD
17/5-23/5/2023 SLO WMMTBOC TBD
8/6-11/6/2023 Oslo, NOR TBD
5/7-9/7/2023 Doksy, CZE Czech 5 days TBD more races during event
14/7-16/7/2023 Dijon, FRA TCamp TBD
8/9-9/9/2023 Brisbane, AUS Australian MTBO Champs TBD
15/9-17/9/2023 Lummen, BEL TBD
21/9-23/9/2023 Trentino, ITA EMTBOC & World Cup TBD
Each event 2 specific races to count and best 7 to count for the season.


Notes to Organisers
All organisers to provide entry list and year of birth before event and html results list immediately afterwards.
Maps 1:10000 or 1:7500 scales mandatory for WMS unless larger scale for Sprint.
Courses need to be of appropriate length and winning time for International Masters.
Organisers receive their average point score for organising an event.


EVENTS and RACES 2022  

Check also our Global Event Calendar, available here.

When Where What & Link Format Camp, other
19/3-20/3/2022 Kurri Kurri, AUS Australian Champs middle, long
8/4-12/4/2022 Sankt Helene, Tisvildeleje, DEN Danish MTBO Camp long, middle more races during event
23/4-24/4/2022 Sóly, HUN Balaton MTBO middle, long
7/5-8/5/2022 Nethy Bridge, Scotland, GBR British Champs middle, long + nonWMS sprint (6th May)
4/6-6/6/2022 Fontainebleau, FRA 3 days MTBO middle, sprint more races during event
16/6-19/6/2022 Gdansk, POL Pomerania O-Festival, 4 days middle, middle more races during event
2/7-7/7/2022 Olomouc, CZE 5 days Orient Express etapes E3, E4 more races during event
15/7-20/7/2022 Falun, SWE World Champs middle, sprint more races during event
3/9-4/9/2022 Komenda, SLO Orange MTB Orienteering Cup middle, sprint
15/9-20/9/2022 Targovishte, BUL World Masters Champs mass start, sprint, long, middle



Full final ranking – follow this link. Thanks to Tamas Janko for his speedy and accurate scorekeeping. Thanks to all for participating!

ACTUAL LEADERS (2022 final)

1. Arnis Saltums LAT 156
2. Julius Juodisius LTU 70
2. Baptiste Fuchs FRA 70
2. Sergej Sonnenberg GER 70
5. Bernhard Kogler AUT 66
5. Sébastien Rora FRA 66
1. Petja Balazic SLO 243
2. Ivana Lukavcová CZE 70
2. Morgan Meyerbeer FRA 70
4. Šárka Odvodyová CZE 64
5. Soňa Beržinská CZE 61
6. Jane Chisholm GBR 35
1. Johan MacLassen DEN 165
2. Gregor Andrejc SLO 154
3. Alistair Powell GBR 129
4. Péter Vajda HUN 123
5. Fedor Iskhakov AUS 70
6. Ian Nixon GBR 68
1. Noémi Benke HUN 235
2. Nastja Raj SLO 228
3. Katja Walther AUT 164
4. Marianne Pauly FRA 134
5. Maja Visinski Andrejc SLO 120
6. Dagmar Rovensky AUT 115
1. Blaž Miheljak SLO 205
2. Gregor Raj SLO 203
3. Jacob Skovsgaard DEN 201
4. Milan Rovenský CZE 189
5. Indrek Mahla EST 173
6. Martins Lasmanis LAT 116
1. Daria Niggli FRA 220
2. Urška Kordiš Miheljak SLO 200
3. Alice Michalkova CZE 186
4. Lucy Mair AUT 129
5. Iva Veselá CZE 127
6. Audrey Tissandier FRA 126
1. Alexandr Toloch CZE 234
2. Tomas Zrnik CZE 228
3. Marko Dudić SLO 227
4. Mark Stodgell GBR 200
5. Kálmán Kinde HUN 182
6. Thomas Hnilica AUT 170
1. Sonja Hnilica AUT 220
2. Giedrė Rubaževičienė LTU 140
3. Barbara Kastner AUT 134
4. Ágnes Németh HUN 126
5. Malin Ågren SWE 120
6. Clizia Zambiasi ITA 117
1. Manfred Stockmayer AUT 245
2. Jurg Niggli FRA 231
3. Andy Conn GBR 231
4. Thomas Bossi SUI 181
5. Boris Bauman SLO 122
6. Tibor Molnár HUN 116
1. Karena Hanley IRL 243
2. Gabriele Finder AUT 218
3. Uta Spehr GER 171
4. Suzy Larsson SWE 138
5. Eva Maliňáková CZE 101
6. Judit Resch AUT 95
1. Jean-Charles Lalevee FRA 245
2. Tamás Jankó HUN 232
3. Kenneth Svensson SWE 231
4. Stefan Killberg SWE 227
5. Keith Dawson GBR 200
6. Jaroslav Argaláš CZE 187
1. Salvinija Derksnienė LTU 190
2. Irena Balažič SLO 177
3. Luisa Pospíšková CZE 175
4. Jindra Dohnalová CZE 138
5. Charlotte Somers Cocks GBR 136
6. Monica Kollberg SWE 131
1. Bob Cherry GBR 238
2. Walter Dravetz AUT 237
3. Sergej Sonnenberg GER 233
4. Harald Männel GER 227
5. Peter Müller SUI 220
6. Kevin Pickering GBR 216
1. Monika Bonafini SUI 140
2. Nermin Fenmen TUR 102
3. Heather Leslie AUS 70
3. Ruta Staneviciene LTU 70
3. Tove Sonne Andersen DEN 70
6. Sylvie Marchesin FRA 66
1. Jørgen Nielsen DEN 206
2. Sándor Hidas HUN 196
3. Robert Benedek AUT 136
4. Kestutis Kviecinskas LTU 126
5. Marco Bonafini SUI 121
6. Leif Ahlstrand SWE 93
1. Annelise MacLassen DEN 202
2. Bea Rahm SUI 138
3. Birgit Hausner DEN 70
3. Jacquie Rand AUS 70
3. Nelly Deville FRA 70
6. Bernadette Etienne FRA 66
1. Wolf Eberle AUT 238
2. John Rasmussen DEN 183
3. Per Allan Brun Pedersen DEN 133
4. Claes-Göran Lundberg SWE 99
4. László Deseő HUN 99
6. Rob Timmermans BEL 97
1. Toy Martin AUS 70
1. Ellis Byrgiel Sommer DEN 70
3. Gisele Abisse FRA 35
3. Inger Borg SWE 35
5. Kathy Liley AUS 0
1. Dolfi Rotovnik DEN 70
2. Rune Arvidsson SWE 35
1. Ann Ingwersen AUS 70