Alberta (Calforex) Cup Awards
Alberta (Calforex) Cup Awards recognize performance over the course of our season-long provincial competition series. Trophies are presented annually to the top competitor in each Alberta Cup category. Please click here for full details on the Series, including points schedules. The Alberta Club Cup Award is presented annually to the Biathlon Alberta club earning the greatest number of Alberta Cup points.
Ruedi Setz Memorial Award
The Ruedi Setz Memorial Award was established in Ruedi’s memory by his family following his sudden death in November 1989. Ruedi Setz was an enthusiastic builder of the sport of Biathlon – a strong competitor who was one of Alberta’s premier athletes.
The award will honour a biathlete who has performed well in the sport, displayed exemplary standards of sportsmanship, and made a significant contribution in assisting the development of the sport. The recipient will not necessarily have exhibited the highest performance level during the competition year.
Shell Volunteer of the Year Award
The Shell Volunteer of the Year Award is awarded annually to a Biathlon Alberta member who has made significant contributions to the sport of biathlon and truly exemplifies the volunteer spirit.
Alberta Biathlon Club Official of the Year Award
The ABC Official of the Year Award is presented annually to a Biathlon Alberta member who has significantly contributed to the officiating of Biathlon Alberta competitions. This individual respects the rules and regulations of Biathlon while demonstrating a philosophy of fair play.
3M Coach of the Year Award
The 3M Coach of the Year Award is presented annually to the Biathlon Alberta Coach who demonstrates respect for officials, opponents, and parents while espousing a philosophy of fair play. This coach demonstrates concern for the all-round development of the athlete, and instills guidelines reflecting responsible conduct beyond the playing field. Furthermore, this coach presents by example a positive image of coaching, applies relevant training theory and coaching techniques, and demonstrates the ability to improve the athletic performance of a team or individual.
Biathlon Alberta Athlete of the Year Award
Athlete of the Year Awards are presented annually in the IBU categories Youth Women, Youth Men, Junior Women, Junior Men, Women, and Men. Awards are presented to athletes who have achieved the best results in international competition and the Canadian Championships.
Top Gun and Junior Top Gun Awards
Biathlon Alberta presents annually the Top Gun and Junior Top Gun Awards to athletes who record the best shooting percentages in Alberta Cup competitions. Athletes eligible for this award will have competed in at least six Alberta cup events, of which three or more will be competitions with either three or four shooting bouts.
Shooting scores are calculated by counting the best six of each competitor’s respective competitions, of which at least three must be competitions with either three or four shooting bouts.
Eligible athletes for the Top Gun Award must shoot in prone and standing positions. The Junior Top Gun Awardis awarded to athletes in classes which shoot only in the prone position without the aid of a rifle rest.
Veli Niinimaa Perfect Shot Award
The Veli Niinimaa Perfect Shot Award is presented annually to the athlete scoring the greatest number of clean shooting rounds in Alberta Cup competition. Separate trophies are awarded for Air Rifle and .22 calibre shooters.
On an annual basis, the Board of Biathlon Alberta nominates prominent athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, and sport builders for a variety of external awards, including Biathlon Canada awards and Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation awards. Click here for a list of Biathlon Alberta members receiving such awards.