Full Recap to follow shortly. Continue reading “Results | Morning Score @ Quail Hollow | Saturday June 3”
Eighteen miles of trail in a one square mile of area make for some interesting route choices! This is a score event. Controls vary in point value. Try to get the most points in 90 minutes. Beginner course also available. Continue reading “Morning Score @ Quail Hollow | Saturday June 3 at 9:30AM”
October 14, 2017 – 8AM Mass Start for 12 and 6-hour versions.
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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)
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.
RouteGadget available shortly.
Under threatening skies and with the temperature in the high 70’s and humidity in the high 80’, the inaugural morning score event was held at North Chagrin Reservation. Sanae Rogers, with assistance from Howard Montgomery, designed and set a challenging intermediate score course and an advanced score course. While no one cleared either course in 90 minutes, a good time was had by all.
Thanks to all of our volunteers: Tam Delorme (first time volunteer), who acted as greeter, registrar, starter, and control collector, and our crew of control collectors: Todd Pownell, Bob Turanchik (who just could not get enough time in the woods-Bob did the advanced course, went out for a half hour on the intermediate course, and collected controls), and Steve Johnson.
White Course (2km, 10 controls) Giovanna Orlando 26:48 Intermediate Score (280 points, 15 controls) Blakemore-Heffernan 210 points Perry & Perry 160 Mahne & Mahne 140 Perrenoud 110 Turanchik 100 Marjenin 70 Advanced Score (780 points, 27 controls) Mitchell 650 points Pownell 580 Turanchik 500 Johnson 420 Freeman 300 Redinger 290 Redmond 160 Gerdes 60
Submitted by Mark Stypczynski, Event Director
Note that for a Score course, no participant names or split times are available within the RouteGadget website. This is currently a limitation of the RouteGadget program relative to Score type courses. However, your GPS/GPX file can still be download or your course can be drawn manually starting from the Start and ending at the Finish. You must enter you name manually when prompted. GPS/GPX courses can be adjusted by dragging the blue dots. Blue dots may be added/deleted with a right click on your track. Save if you are happy, back arrow to try again. Send us your GPX file if you are having trouble.
Score Event – find as many controls as possible in a given time limit.
Registration at 9:30 AM
Mass Start at 10 AM – – – later starts until 11 AM
We need folks to take the flags down at 12:30.
- Event Director: Mark Stypczynski
- Course Designer: Sanae Rogers & Howard Montgomery
- Registrar: Kevin Peterca
- Starter: ?
- Timer: ?
- Greeter: ?
Check the Volunteer Page to see how you can be of help!
Can you think and paddle at the same time?
You have two and a half hours to find as many checkpoints as you can! The checkpoints are marked on a waterproof map. A special punch at each checkpoint proves you were there. Some checkpoints may be worth more than others, so strategy is important. Can you think and paddle at the same time? Most checkpoints can be visited by canoe or kayak, but a number will be located in the surrounding parkland.
These checkpoints require beaching your craft and traveling on foot for a short distance. If your canoe has two people, one can find checkpoints on land while the other paddles to a convenient pre-arranged pick-up point. You will have some time before the mass start to do your planning.
Canoes and kayaks are scored separately.
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED so we know how many maps to print on expensive waterproof material (see below).
A bit chilly, with temps in the 40s, didn’t seem to stop any of the participants on Saturday’s event at Manatoc Scout Reservation. At 11:10AM, at least 25 scouts were ready and waiting to go out seeking controls, and had to be diverted for a few minutes while we got all the paperwork in order, and finished setting up the registrar’s table and e-Punch timing system.
We offered three short courses – LIONS (1.5km), TIGERS (1.2km), and BEARS (1.9km). We also had a 90-minute score course comprised of all the controls for a total of 635 points, to help scouts with their badge requirements, although many others chose to run the score map as well.
Most runners and teams of orienteers ran more than one course, with plenty finishing all three short courses, and we saw some amazing times on the score course. A basket of Easter Eggs with goodies inside waited at the finish line. We served Gatorade and the requisite Oreos as well, although mugs of hot chocolate would have worked better… By noon, the sun had at least peaked out a few times, and there was no rain or snow.
It was great to see so many from the Kenston event come out for more. Manatoc is the perfect learning environment for new orienteers, as the terrain around the main camp is very forgiving, and it’s hard to get lost. We hope to see all return in April at Brecksville, North Chagrin, and Ledges. We have already put in for warmer temperatures…
Resources & Staff
Thanks to all the volunteers it takes to make an event happen. We couldn’t do it without you!
- Event Director – Bob Boltz
- Course Design – Bob Boltz (BEARS), Andreas Johansson (LIONS + Score), Sanae Rogers (TIGERS)
- Control Setters – Bob & Andreas
- Registrar & Membership Signups – Richard Toth
- e-Punch Guru & Data Wizard – Fred Mailey
- Starter – Kim King & Family
- Greeter, Crowd Control, and Master Scout Wrangler – Ivan Redinger
- Control Pickup – Bob, Andreas, Phil & Cindy
- Easter Egg Distribution & Crowd Pleasers – Emelie & Oskar
LIONS Course: 10 controls 1.5 km 30 m 1 Todd Pownell 8:22 2 Randy Mitchell NEO 10:38 3 Unknown Flying Squirrels 20:46 4 Three Shorts 20:59 5 Alison Rachel 21:39 6 Tim and Lexi Feaser 22:01 7 Guy Russ 26:34 8 Crew143 Two 27:33 9 Crew143 One 27:37 10 Amanda 27:46 11 Jeff and Alex Perry 31:49 12 T40 Two 32:38 13 Chestna Kalka 40:14 14 T40 One 43:31 15 T40 Three 82:16 --- Wes and Frank Mahne DNF (missing control 48) T263 T263 DNF (mis-punch) T107 One DNF (missing control 50) Joseph One DNF (mis-punch)
TIGERS Course: 10 controls 1.2 km 20 m 1 Randy Mitchell NEO 10:05 2 Todd Pownell 15:16 3 T107 One 18:44 4 Alison Rachel 21:01 5 Amanda 21:12 6 The Johansson Kids 21:14 7 T40 Two 22:53 8 Kings Kings 25:25 9 Unknown Flying Squirrels 26:15 10 Three Shorts 26:48 11 Crew143 Two 29:44 12 Crew143 One 29:52 13 T40 One 33:57 14 Joseph Two 42:02 15 T40 Three 54:03 --- Jeff and Alex Perry DNF (out of order punch)
BEARS Course: 10 controls 1.9 km 20 m 1 Todd Pownell 11:08 2 Randy Mitchell NEO 11:16 3 Andreas Johansson 13:53 4 Ivan Redinger NEO 16:55 5 Amanda 22:15 6 Alison Rachel 25:56 7 Tim and Lexi Feaser 26:13 8 T40 Two 26:25 9 Unknown Flying Squirrels 30:45 10 Three Shorts 30:49 11 Andrew Strobel 32:18 12 T504 36:27 13 Chestna Kalka 39:24 14 T40 One 59:03 --- T107 Two 53:20 (Time between 1st and last Control, start and finish time unknown, stick not cleared before start?) Jeff and Alex Perry DNF (out of order punch) T45 Hess DNF (Mis-punch) T107 One DNF (Mis-punch)
THE ZOO Course: 30 controls - Score Course - 635pts / 90min / 10pt penalty/min over 1 Steve Johnson 30:55 (All 30 controls - 635pts) 2 Gil Even & Andrew Strobel 42:32 (All 30 controls - 635pts) 3 Howard Montgomery 45:46 (All 30 controls - 635pts) 4 Mark Stypczynski 47:33 (All 30 controls - 635pts) 5 Neil Dolinger 61:10 (All 30 controls - 635pts) 6 T387 82:16 (26 controls - 515pts) 7 Jack 95:59 (All 30 Controls - 585pts - Over time)
- Splits for Lions, Tigers, and Bears.