This weekend is an important one for the clubs at both ends of the ladder in the Central West Interclub Series.
The region's best head to Orange on Sunday for the latest round of action.
The Bathurst club is determined to maintain its slender lead at the top while the athletes from Dubbo Triathlon Club are desperate to drag themselves of the foot of the ladder.
Dubbo, which doesn't possess as many athletes as some of the major clubs, has just 23 points to its name in this season's revamped scoring system.
That is a long way behind Bathurst, with 271 points.
The goal for Dubbo is to get ahead of fourth-placed Cowra while Bathurst is desperate to hold-off the threat from Orange on their own turf.
Bathurst Wallabies secretary Luke Patterson said the new point system in use for this season is making for more competitive competition between the clubs.
"I like the point scoring this year, because it is so close," he said.
"In previous years, it was weighted on the size of the club or if people where at Triathlon Australia.
"This year, you have an overall point score, which is the overall points your club is scoring. But in the first instance, it's worked off if you win the round or not. Participation is still a big part of it. This isn't just about sporting prowess and winning. It shows how healthy the club is at the moment."
The seniors event at Orange's Gosling Creek starts at 9.30am on Sunday.