Quality Events to Close the Season
Wednesday, 24 August 2016
ACT orienteers have a wide range of quality events from
which to choose for the last four weeks of the 2016 Winter Season, ranging from
the final event in the Saturday Metro Program through to the Australian Championships Carnival in
Program and Secondary Schools Championships.
The final event of the Saturday Metro Program, which will include the
2016 ACT Secondary Schools Championships, will be staged at Yarralumla Bays on 3 September. Pre-entry registration (not payment) for the Secondary Schools Championships is required by
Monday 29 August, but all other
classes are EOD as usual. All the
details are here.
2016 ACT Long Distance Championships
and Jim Sawkins Memorial Classic. This event is
an amalgam of the ACT Long Distance Championships and the Jim Sawkins
Classic. The Classic was originally
scheduled for Sunday 5 June, but had to be postponed to 4 September because
inclement weather precluded access to the Assembly area 5 June. The ACT Long Distance Championships was
scheduled for 21 August, but could not be staged then because of unforeseen
circumstances. The decision was then
taken to combine the two events. The
venue is Timber Tops which is classic Australian eucalypt forest covering undulating
gully/spur terrain. This year the Jim
Sawkins Classic competition is open to all competitors in Championship classes
on the Hard (Red) courses. Pre-entry and
payment by Tuesday 30 August is
required, but limited EOD maps will be available for most courses. All the
details are here.
NSW State League events 11 and 12. These events will be in the southern
highlands on 10-11 September, at most a couple of hours drive from
Canberra. Event 11 will be a Middle
Distance event on the 2016 revision of the Boxvale Tramway 1:10000 map
north-west of Mittagong, with first starts from 12.30 pm. The terrain will be Sydney sandstone,
with an extensive and complex track network throughout the area. More information here.
Event 12 will be a Long Distance event on a 2016 revision of the Miner’s
Despair map in Belanglo Forest, where the terrain will be spur/gully,
mainly in eucalypt and with some pine forest. Pre-entry and
payment by Friday 2 September is
required, but limited EOD maps will be available for some courses. More information here.
ACT League # 9 Teams
Event, Yankee Jacks. This event was originally
scheduled for 24 July, but had to be postponed to 18 September because
inclement weather blocked access to the competition area on 23-24 July. It is a relay-format event for teams of two
with all competitors starting at the same time in a Mass Start. Entries closed on 20 July and teams were
finalised; however, additional entries will be accepted by email to email@example.com
up to Monday 12 September. All fees
including SportIdent hire to be paid on the day. A revised list of teams will be published on
Thursday 15 September. There will be no
EOD. More information here.
2016 Australian Championships Carnival. The 2016 Australian Championships Carnival will be
held in southern Queensland with the first event, the Australian
Sprint Distance Championships, on 24 September on the Gold Coast and the 11th and
final event, the Australian Middle Distance Championships, at Stanthorpe on 2 October. The Carnival covers a wide range of related
competitions including four National League races, the Australian Secondary
Schools Championships, the Xanthorrhea Trophy based on the Australian Relay Championships and the OA Shield
based on the Australian
Long Distance Championships. Pre-entry and payment by Sunday 28
August is required. More information
2016 October SC-ORE An exciting school safe mini comp. This ideal starter pack for beginner children is a four week competition held in the safety of school grounds on Thursday mornings Details are here. Entries close on October 9th.
2016 October Map Mates Grab a friend and join in the fun every Wednesday evening. Details and closing dates here.