Results | Classic Orienteering @ Sippo Lake | Sunday May 14

Bob Turanchik, Event Director, reports…

Perfect weather was the backdrop at a beautiful location for our Mother’s Day Classic-O event at Sippo Lake Park in Stark County. A number of Moms came out to enjoy the day. Sanae Rogers and her husband, Chris, celebrated by both volunteering and navigating. Sanae did all this after she spent the previous day and evening on an intercontinental flight. Great job! Continue reading “Results | Classic Orienteering @ Sippo Lake | Sunday May 14”

Flying Pig XXI 2017 – NEOOC Club Member Results

Five club members from NEOOC travelled to Indianapolis and surrounding areas to represent at the Flying Pig XXI, hosted by OCIN (Orienteering Cincinnati) on the weekend of April 7-9, 2017. Bob Boltz, Fred Mailey, KJ Rufener, Todd Pownell, and Andreas Johansson ran various distances and events throughout the weekend, and took home a few medals. Continue reading “Flying Pig XXI 2017 – NEOOC Club Member Results”

Course Design Clinic 2017 | Resources

Thanks for attending today’s Course Design Clinic with Bob Boltz. Here are some of the resources we worked with, along with sample map files, control descriptions, etc.


Purple Pen | Course Design Software

  • http://purplepen.golde.org/ (Download at home. Purple Pen requires Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10. If you have a Mac, you can run Parallels Desktop to run Windows, and then run Purple Pen.)

Sample Map File | Ritchie Ledges Area

Slides from today | via Bob Boltz

How do I design courses?

Control Descriptions | Mike Minium version

Control Descriptions | Expanded / IOF 2004

Angus “Fred” Bond | October 1954 – March 2017

Angus was an incorporating member of NEOOC and helped draft the club’s very first
map, which was at Hell Hollow in the Lake Metroparks. Angus was an officer and
volunteer for many years before moving to continue his work in aerospace
engineering. He was felled by a stroke on February 13th and succumbed several weeks
later. He is survived by his wife, Xing Liang, daughter Beini, sons Rick and Donald.

The above photo is from Bob Boltz, and he writes:

The photo is “of Angus preparing to haul a load of ice cream to the beaver pond east
of Kendall Lake. Angus got the idea when he noticed that the control code was ‘DQ.’
He always had tremendous energy and wisdom. Every event was better when Angus
was involved.”

Race Results / South Chagrin SCORE / November 5

Recap

Submitted by Fred Mailey and Richard Davies.

What a beautiful day to be in the woods!  This was our last event of 2016 and conditions were perfect. It was sunny with temperatures in the lower 60’s.

The main course, designed by Mark Stypczynski, was a SCORE style challenge.  You had 90 minutes to amass as many points as you can. Controls vary in point value, so strategy was important!.  Controls farther away or more difficult to find had higher point values.  Stiff penalties were imposed by the Event Director for those who when over the time limit, 10 points were subtracted for each minute over 90.

We had visitors from the Quantico Orienteering Club (QOC, DC area) and the Western PA Orienteering Club (WPOC).  Jonathan Campbell (QOC) took top honors in the Score course clearing all of the controls in 51 minutes.  Yaki Barak (WPOC) was also among the 9 who where able to clear the field in under 90 minutes. Thanks for visiting. Hopefully, we did not miss any other visiting club members. If so let us know.  We always enjoy having new folks checkout our different venues.

We could not have done it without our great team of volunteers:

  • Course Designer & Setter: Mark Stypczynski
  • Registrar: Kevin Peterca
  • Starter : Fran Kern
  • Greeters: Brad Lohiser and Jen
  • Control Collectors: Frank Mahne, Steve Johnson, Richard Davies, Fred Mailey
  • Event Director: Richard Davies (doing double duty after just directing the Quail Hollow Night-O also)

Results

White – 2.7km

Place Name/Team                Time
 1    Geo Dengler               60:12
 2    Mario Loya                68:10
 3    Anna Campbell (QOC)       89:24
      Tom Horvath               DNF       (Missed Control 36 ...)

Score  – 20 Controls – 380 points

Place Name/Team                Points         Time
 1    Jonathan Campbell (QOC)   380            +51:02  
 2    Steve Johnson             380            +62:01  
 3    Victoria Campbell (QOC)   380            +62:31  
 4    Randy Mitchell            380            +64:48  
 5    Lohiser Robinson          380            +69:36  
 6    Ken Lohiser               380            +73:05  
 7    Yaki Barak (WPOC)         380            +78:25  
 8    Bob Turanchik             380            +79:18  
 9    James Price               380            +80:53  

10    Phil Cunningham           370            +89:02  
11    Fred Mailey               360            +89:32  

12    Vera Yodivina             280            +85:22 
13    Remig Buzer (sp?)         260            +85:10   
14    Tim Feaser                230            +76:11  
15    Hazel Barton              220            +86:06  
16    Neil Dolinger             220 (240-20)   +92:08  
17    Jenn Michael              210            +89:20  
18    Andrew Strobel            210            +90:24 
 
19    Greg Martin               180            +73:39  
20    Amanda Shannon            180            +89:28  
21    Bartlett                  170            +82:13 
22    K. Peterea                170            +85:46   
23    Frank Mahne               120 (200-80)   +98:06  
 
24    Nick Leanza                50            +74:39  
25    Geno Groszczynski          50            +75:02  

26    Chuck St.John              <0 (120-150)  +105:13 
27    Bernard Marcucci           <0 (90-160)   +106:33  

      Tom Knapp                  No ePunch data available.

Resources

RouteGadget available shortly.

Race Results / Quail Hollow Night-O / October 22

Recap

Submitted by Fred Mailey and Richard Davies.

It was a great night for Orienteering.  Clear sky, some stars, no rain.  And a little chill in the air.

The cross country style courses, designed by John Rasinski, provided challenges for all levels.  Green, Orange, Yellow, and White courses were enjoyed by all.  Our start and finish were at the gazebo, just east of the nature center:

gazebo

Photo courtesy of Bob Boltz.

Another great job by our volunteers:

  • Course Designer: John Rasinski
  • Control Setters: John and Randy Mitchell
  • Registrar: Karen Birt
  • Starter : Tam Delorme
  • Greeter and setup: Phill Wadsworth
  • Control Collectors: Bob Boltz, Richard Davies
  • Event Director: Richard Davies

Hopefully, we did not miss anyone.  If we did, let us know.

Results

White Course: 10 controls 1 km
  1 Team AM-A                      19:58

Yellow Course: 7 controls 2.2 km
  1 Team Biltz                     62:48
  2 Team Willis                    63:11

Orange Course: 12 controls 3.3 km
  1 Price                          64:57
  2 Team Mario                     107:14
  3 Johnson Witalis                108:28
  4 Team Rogers                    111:00
  5 Rich Perrenoud                 118:34
    Team Monstrocity               DNF   (86:56, punched controls 50 & 42 out of order)
    Team Freeman                   DNF   (punched 1st 7 controls)
    Mr Knapp                       DNF   (punched 1st 5 controls)
    Shannon                        DNF   (missed 2nd control 48 ...)
    Rogue Two                      DNF   (missed 2nd control 48 ...)

Green Course: 13 controls 5 km
  1 Andreas Johansson              77:08
  2 Bob Boltz                      81:41
  3 Yaki Barak  (WPOC)             100:53
    Team Muffet                    DNF   (punched 1st 5 controls)
    Phill Wadsworth                DNF

PICTURES

See some (rather dark) pictures from the start / finish area (via Andreas) here: https://goo.gl/photos/1HBoHZLB2PbHYzxW9

Resources

Simple Splits

Route Gadget & Splits

Race Results / Python Adventure Race 2016 / CVNP – Manatoc / Saturday, October 8th

RECAP

Reported by Bob Boltz, NEOOC Map Coordinator and Python Lead Planner

Searching for the Python – 2016

Cool temps and some sun made for perfect conditions for the first Python Adventure Race/Rogaine/Mega-Score Event.

After breakfast, maps were handed out at about 7 AM. Thirty-one 12 hour and twenty 6 hour teams studied their maps to develop a strategy to maximize points given the constraints of time, distance and topography. Teams were given instructions and at 8 AM a horn signaled the start of the adventure.

Because rain had threatened through the night, I had saved one control for Saturday morning. It was a five foot long life-like fish pillow that I gave the clue sheet description, “Something Fishy Here.” I drove to the side of the road near the location and quickly hauled the fish through the woods to the control location. After hanging the fish and the flag, I had the idea of taking pictures of folks as they encountered the checkpoint. I ran to the car, got my camera and ran back. Before I could get there I spied Todd Pownell speeding away from the control. Within the next twenty minutes, eight more teams visited the fish.

olivia-and-the-fish

When things slowed down, I returned to Python headquarters to find the volunteers starting to greet the first of twenty-four 3 hour teams that would search for a subset of The Python venue covered 5 of our existing maps: Boston Run, Ritchie Ledges, Kendall Lake, Boy Scout Camps and Oak Hill.

Numerous areas that connect the maps were added. These include the area either side of the Cuyahoga, Horseshoe Pond and the Pine Lane area both north and south of Rt. 303. The 1:12,500 map was divided into three overlapping 11X17 sheets with clues printed at the bottom of each sheet. Waterproof paper was used. A small map was included that depicted the corn maze at Szalay’s Farm Market where one of the 69 flags was located.

One experienced orienteer confessed to spending an hour navigating the corn maze!

All fifty-one of the 6 and 12 hour teams were back in time so no penalties were imposed. Many had only minutes to spare! All told, there were over 110 participants from 10 states! Some reported routes that covered well over 30 miles. Robert Minto and Eric Olsen, both running solo, found all the controls in less than 12 hours.

We received many verbal and Facebook thanks for an event well done. The only disappointments were a lack of a group photo before the mass start and two water controls that ran dry before the end of the event. I am deeply sorry for the pain that caused. I was just lazy and only put four gallons of water at each of the water stops. If we do this again we will know better.

python-trophy

One potential blunder was avoided a week before the event. At the point where the map was ready to print, I awoke in the middle of the night realizing that although I had successfully stitched together all the existing maps, I had forgot to rotate the map 8.2 degrees clockwise to compensate for magnetic declination. This caused more than an extra day of computer work to correct the problem. Ouch!

This event could not have happened without a fine group of volunteers.

  • Control Setters: Mark Stypczynski, Steve Hughes, Fred Mailey, Steve Hendrix, Bob Boltz
  • Event Director Because No One Else Volunteered: Randy Mitchell
  • Campmaster & Chef: Chris Bergdorf
  • Camp Liason: Ivan Redinger
  • Python Headquarters Staff: Karen Birt, Gary& Rebekah Burden, Kathy Jo Rufener, Hazel Barton & Sanae Rogers (a special thanks to Sanae for seeing that everything was OK with the cabins at checkout Sunday morning. That included mopping out the shower house!)
  • Control Collectors: Randy Mitchell, Andreas Johansson, Ken Lohiser, Chris Powers, Sanae Rogers, Howard Montgomery, Bob Boltz
  • Course Designer and Mapper: Bob Boltz
  • Honorary Photographer on loan from the Western PA Raccoongaine: Alexis “Sherpes” Rasinski (see his photos here!)

IF ANY 6 or 12 HOUR PARTICIPANTS DIDN’T GET THE PYTHON SOUVENIR SHOWN ABOVE, LET US KNOW.

RESULTS

2016 Python 12 Hour overall ranking

Place  Name Time in Score Class State
1 Robert Minto 7:42 2190 Master’s Men IN solo
2 Eric Olsen 7:47 2190 Master’s Men IL solo
3 Todd Pownell 7:23 2100 Master’s Men OH solo
4 Running with Samson 7:33 2100 Master’s Mixed . team
5 Stephen Tarry 7:55 2050 Veteran Men NH solo
6 Raccoongainer (Alexis) 7:33 2040 Master’s Men PA solo
7 Sparkles and Jerkface 7:51 2030 Elite Mixed NY team
8 Phast Generation 7:47 2020 Veteran men VT team
9 Steve Johnson 7:42 1860 Veteran men OH solo
10 Thunder Road 7:47 1850 Master’s Mixed OH team
11 Nightcrawlers 7:57 1680 Veteran Mixed NY team
12 Bee-Ringer 7:36 1640 Master’s Mixed PA team
13 Campbell Rabbits 7:51 1630 Master’s Women VA team
14 B & O trekkers 7:44 1550 Veteran Men MD/OH team
15 The Donner Party 7:48 1490 Elite Men OH team
16 Phillip Wadsworth 7:55 1490 Veteran Men OH solo
17 The Wandering Rocks 6:22 1440  Master’s Men NY team
18 Yaki Barak 7:50 1400 Master’s Men PA solo
19 Bob Turanchik 7:43 1390 Master’s men OH solo
20 Feral Children 7:50 1210 Master’s Men NY/OH team
21 Kathy Jo Rufner 7:28 1200 Master’s Women OH solo
22 Klemo 7:42 1200 Master’s Mixed . team
23 Salamander 4:01 1100 Master’s Men OH team
24 John Rogers 7:03 1090 Master’s Men OH solo
25 Swamp Things 7:44 1080 Elite Men OH team
26 Aaron Combs 7:22 1030 Elite Men OH team
27 Gordon Huang 8:00 890 Elite Men PA solo
28 Damselfly 7:25 780 Master’s Mixed OH team
29 Backtrackers 7:25 780 Veteran Women NY team
30 Jay Williams 7:25 680 Veteran Men OH solo
31 Richard Davies 7:42 680 Veteran Men OH solo

 

2016 Python 12 Hour by category

Place  Name Time in Score  Class State
1 The Donner Party 7:48 1490 Elite Men OH team
2 Swamp Things 7:44 1080 Elite Men OH team
3 Aaron Combs 7:22 1030 Elite Men OH team
4 Gordon Huang 8:00 890 Elite Men PA solo
1 Sparkles and Jerkface 7:51 2030 Elite Mixed NY team
1 Robert Minto 7:42 2190 Master’s Men IN solo
2 Eric Olsen 7:47 2190 Master’s Men IL solo
3 Todd Pownell 7:23 2100 Master’s Men OH solo
4 Raccoongainer (Alexis) 7:33 2040 Master’s Men PA solo
5 The Wandering Rocks 6:22 1440 Master’s Men NY team
6 Yaki Barak 7:50 1400 Master’s Men PA solo
7 Bob Turanchik 7:43 1390 Master’s men OH solo
8 Feral Children 7:50 1210 Master’s Men NY/OH team
9 Salamander 4:01 1100 Master’s Men OH team
10 John Rogers 7:03 1090 Master’s Men OH solo
1 Running with Samson 7:33 2100 Master’s Mixed . team
2 Thunder Road 7:47 1850 Master’s Mixed OH team
3 Bee-Ringer 7:36 1640 Master’s Mixed PA team
4 Klemo 7:42 1200 Master’s Mixed . team
5 Damselfly 7:25 780 Master’s Mixed OH team
1 Campbell Rabbits 7:51 1630 Master’s Women VA team
2 Kathy Jo Rufner 7:28 1200 Master’s Women OH solo
1 Stephen Tarry 7:55 2050 Veteran Men NH solo
2 Phast Generation 7:47 2020 Veteran men VT team
3 Steve Johnson 7:42 1860 Veteran men OH solo
1 B & O trekkers 7:44 1550 Veteran Men MD/OH team
2 Phillip Wadsworth 7:55 1490 Veteran Men OH solo
3 Jay Williams 7:25 680 Veteran Men OH solo
4 Richard Davies 7:42 680 Veteran Men OH solo
1 Nightcrawlers 7:57 1680 Veteran Mixed NY team
1 Backtrackers 7:25 780 Veteran Women NY team

 

2016 Python 6 hour overall ranking

Place  Name Time in Score  Class State
1 Logan and Williams 1:55 1010 elite men MI
2 Mlalden Kolar 1:47 950 elite men IL
3 Brian Komoroski 1:31 940 elite men PA
4 Shimizu Shinichi 1:37 880 veteran men OH
5 the 75%ers 1:41 750 Master’s men OH
6 Mark Potter 1:54 740 Master’s men OH
7 Cold Zone 1:44 680 Master’s men OH
8 Fred Mailey 1:50 650 veteran men OH
9 Pics and Hicks 1:40 630 Master’s mixed OH
10 Campbell Lizards 1:55 630 Master’s men VA
11 Alex Giardini 1:30 620 Master’s men OH
12 Looney Tunes 1:03 560 Master’s mixed OH
13 A & L 1:36 500 Master’s mixed OH
14 Hazelton 1:43 480 elite men PA
15 Matthew Johnson 1:59 480 elite men OH
16 Old Men Walking 1:31 470 veteran mixed OH
17 OHPA 1:55 420 Master’s men OH
18 John Blakemore 12:46 350 veteran men OH
19 Sanae Rodgers 1:45 280 Master’s Women OH
20 Bustus 1:36 250 Master’s mixed OH

2016 Python 6 hour by category

Place  Name Time in Score  Class State
1 Logan and Williams 1:55 1010 elite men MI
2 Mlalden Kolar 1:47 950 elite men IL
3 Brian Komoroski 1:31 940 elite men PA
4 Hazelton 1:43 480 elite men PA
5 Matthew Johnson 1:59 480 elite men OH
1 the 75%ers 1:41 750 Master’s men OH
2 Mark Potter 1:54 740 Master’s men OH
3 Cold Zone 1:44 680 Master’s men OH
4 Campbell Lizards 1:55 630 Master’s men VA
5 Alex Giardini 1:30 620 Master’s men OH
6 OHPA 1:55 420 Master’s men OH
1 Pics and Hicks 1:40 630 Master’s mixed OH
2 Looney Tunes 1:03 560 Master’s mixed OH
3 A & L 1:36 500 Master’s mixed OH
4 Bustus 1:36 250 Master’s mixed OH
1 Sanae Rodgers 1:45 280 Master’s Women OH
1 Shimizu Shinichi 1:37 880 veteran men OH
2 Fred Mailey 1:50 650 veteran men OH
3 John Blakemore 12:46 350 veteran men OH
1 Old Men Walking 1:31 470 veteran mixed OH

2016 Python 3 hour overall ranking

 Name Time Score penalty Total
Tom Svobodny 3:39 800 390 410
Guy Russ 2:58 300 300
Jame Price 2:51 280 280
M-TRI 2:51 280 280
Matthew and Allison 3:00 250 250
Karen Birt 2:52 210 210
Team Mountain Toes 2:52 170 170
Burden 3:01 170 10 160
Vera Yudovina 3:05 210 50 160
Captain UK and Captain USA 2:56 160 160
Mathesin and Bradtke 2:58 150 150
Eric and Diane Schultz 2:38 130 130
Greg Marjenin 2:16 110 110
Mama Bears Amanda and Patti 2:59 100 100
Shannon and Query 2:55 100 100
David Steckner 2:05 80 80
John and Serena Naizer 1:44 80 80
Team Into The Woods 2:49 60 60
Time Feaser 0:48 40 40
Thomas Horvath 2:23 30 30
Troop 262 1:06 190 60 130
Tom Loya 2:46 170 170
Team The Newbies 3:03 90 30 60
Frank Mahne 3:33 280 330 -50

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