Christmas Orienteering at Ballincollig next Wednesday
Post date: Dec 20, 2017 10:16:10 PM
Join us next Wednesday 27th December at Ballincollig Regional Park for some festive orienteering fun!
We'll be using the usual "score" format that we use each Christmas - where competitors will have to punch as many controls as possible within the time limit.
There will be two courses available - including a simple "score" course for beginners or less experienced orienteers. For the more experienced we have a "Snooker Score" format, where competitors will have to score points in a specified order, as explained below!
Entry €5 each (€3 for juniors) and all proceeds will go to Straight Ahead, a charity that provides surgery, support and medical equipment for children with orthopaedic conditions.
Registration will be at the MIDDLE car park by the allotments.
Start times 11:00am - 12:00pm for the simple course and there will be a GROUP START for the Snooker Score at 12:00pm sharp. Please arrive in good time to register for the Snooker Score! Courses close 12:45pm.
Prizes for the course winners and spot prizes on the day!
Bring a stopwatch!
Hope to see you there,
(with thanks to Cork County Council for the use of the Park)
For the Snooker Score course, there will be 16 controls in the park: ten "red" controls (worth 1 point each), and six colour controls (yellow = 2; green = 3; brown = 4; blue = 5; pink = 6; black = 7). Competitors will need to punch a "red" control, then punch a colour, then punch a different "red" control, followed by a colour; etc., until they have punched all 10 red controls, and 10 colours of their choice. They should then complete the course by visiting the six colours yellow-green-brown-blue-pink-black in order. Just like a game of snooker!
The maximum number of points available is 107 (i.e. if someone punched the "black" control after every red control) - but this will of course involve running a little further and quite a bit faster :-)
The overall winner will be the person who completes the course with the most points, in the fastest time, and within the time limit.