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Become an observer

Observers are very important to the sport of Trials, they watch the rider go through a competitive section and then award them a score.  Without observers, we don’t have a sport.  It is not difficult to learn to be an observer as trials has only a few simple rules.

If you’ve never observed before, it’s probably best to start by assist an observer by punching the score cards.  While you’re doing this, you’ll pick up the rules and how to score.  Ask questions, talk to the observer, you’ll probably pick it up pretty quickly.  A brief run down of the scoring system is available here.

If you have observed before, make yourself known to the officials in the tent, we will make it easy for you to observe.

Observers don’t get paid, but they do get the appreciation of all the riders and a bag of goodies at the end of the day.

On behalf of every rider, if you’re considering getting involved as an observer, thank you.  If you’re lucky, you’ll even get a hug.

observer hugs


TMTC Calendar

  • Gate trial - Mole Creek
    April 2, 2023
    282 Scotts Rd, Mole Creek TAS 7304, Australia
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  • CANCELLED - Glenmaggie Easter Two Day Trial
    April 8, 2023 - April 9, 2023  
    Glenmaggie VIC 3858, Australia
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  • TMTC Round 3 - Royal George
    May 21, 2023
    -41.841115, 147.878127
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  • Queens Birthday Two Day
    June 11, 2023 - June 12, 2023  
    Argyle VIC 3523, Australia
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  • TMTC Scottish Trial - Middle Park, Antill Ponds
    June 18, 2023
    -42.217718, 147.409688
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