Christmas Fun Event Fota House and Gardens THURSDAY DECEMBER 27TH Event Info

Post date: Dec 24, 2018 2:33:20 AM

Join us next Thursday 27th December at Fota House and Gardens for some festive orienteering fun!

This year's event will be a Reindeer Scrabble Score.

Blitzen, Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Vixen, Comet and Cupid.

The aim is to spell the name of as many reindeer as possible using the lettered controls in the allocated 45-minute time limit. Words can be gotten in any order however all words must be spelled correctly.

Each control can be visited only once so multiples of some letters are on the map.

To make it a bit easier; possible (high scoring) different combinations are below, remember words can be gotten in any order so long as they are spelled correctly. Can you find the optimum route?

Other combinations using five of the seven reindeer listed above are not possible due to SI punch limits or not enough of the required letters being on the map.

Combinations more suited to juniors.

Other combinations using four of the five reindeer listed below are not possible due to not enough of the required letters being on the map.

These combinations will be printed on the map.

A maximum of 30 controls can be punched (limit of older SI cards). This rule applies to all participants regardless of your SI card.

Penalties are applied for being over time, incorrect spellings or visiting the same control more than once.

There will be a Mass Start at 12 noon, with another mass Start at 12:30 if required.

Registration will be open from 11:30.

Hope you can join us and don't forget your stopwatch!