Hi JJ! You have posted that the first starts will be around 3:30. On Saturday, we are coordinating a massive westward transfer of humans plus some material goods (Wellesley move-in day), and so it would be awesome if we could be sure what time we need to be there by. 3:30?
First start for the first event (Sprint) is slated to be at 3:30. Most of your group will be nearer the end of the start window, though the Sprint start window will be pretty short. But we are reasonably adaptable.
Start lists are posted now. Check out bulletin #5 on the event link above.
Hey, I don't see my name on the start list!
Clearly you must have offended JJ somehow, or perhaps he's scared of the competition. I'll speak to the commissionaire ...
I'll remedy that as soon as I get home. Not sure what happened until I look at the spreadsheet.
Given the way this works, it looks like the right start times for Gail should be 15:33:00 and 16:31:00, give or take a few seconds.
Start times have been updated. Charlie apparently thinks he can see through my methods, and maybe he can, though some start list additions and deletions that I got by email may have thrown a monkeywrench in the works.
Sorry about that, Gail, just a data entry error on my part. I hope the early start time will be compatible with your travel plans.
(And I hope I haven't made any other errors, but if I have, the there will be further corrections.)
wow. complete mix up in the start list towards the bottom. Evalin, Alex both moved up quite a bit. reasons?? perhaps Ian and Ethan are not quite the threat they think they are.
Because I hadn't done the sort properly, and the women that I had assigned to the "red group" didn't end up there the first time, but I spaced out on that detail.
Not sure about your method, but Gail and Rhonda intend to go together.
We can certainly make reasonable accommodations for special people, and just about everyone on the start list is special. (Except Ian, of course.)
For Ian, starts begin at 11:30 a.m.
Party will be... somewhere nearby, arrangements will be finalized shortly.
Not the usual ad hoc party at Bub's?
Probably the place we went last year, waiting to hear from Steve on that.
We went to Bub's last year -- though there was a more "civilized" option; I'm unsure how many took it...
A place many of us went to last year was, I believe, Wolfies. That worked well, its a small pizza/restaurant that was a good fit for a bunch of hungry, slightly smelly, orienteers.
The well-heeled can of course go to the Blue Heron. Park the Porsche around back, and remember a tie and gold card.
I think Wolfies was JJ's first choice. We'll just have to see what he recommends.
A lot of people went to Wolfie's last year, and I'll check with them tomorrow to see if it's okay for us to show up en masse. I know a few people are planning on the Blue Heron (I think that's where they're going), and if there are folks who prefer Bub's, that would also be fine.
A few people I know are going to BridgeSide Grill. Blue Heron would be a longer, more expensive dinning experience. I think we went to Wolfie's last year on the second running of the maze. It must have been when not much else was open, but I think it was fine. Saturday, they are likely to be busier.
For the first one, most probably went to Bubs, and a number of us ended up at Hillside pizza.
Ah, BridgeSide Grill is what I meant, not Blue Heron. And I had forgotten that Wolfie's was on the second running last year, which was on a Monday.
So, wherever people want to go, maybe not all the same place, Bubs is certainly fine...
There will be results. Probably starting reasonably soon. But the meet crew was up late last night.
Lost and found? My son left a red/black flannel shirt on one of the picnic tables. If someone managed to pick it up, would it be possible to deliver it to him at the ROC Letchworth meet?
Lost & found. Yup, we have it. I won't be going to Letchworth, but we'll get it to you somehow.
Results and maps, yes, working on it.
There's also a tiny flashlight that was found, white on the front and blue on the back. If it's yours, you'll know what I mean.
Splits have now been uploaded
. Note that the two Sprint courses are actually forking variations of one event. Note also that the Night-O splits are not actually the results, because people were allowed different numbers of skips; we'll post the Night-O results list here.
Corn Maze Trail-O results, with a Corn Maze Temp-O twist.
There were four balloons in the maze, anf each competitor was given five minutes on the viewing platform (sent up in groups of ~10). Each correct balloon location was worth 5 points, each close miss was 3 points, each not-so-close miss was 1 point. In addition, there was a 1-point bonus for each minute left on the clock when the competitor came down.
Place (Score) Name
1 (14) David Bryant
1 (14) Nathan Collinsworth
1 (14) Dean Sturtevant
4 (13) Barb Bryant
5 (12) Jackson Codd
6 (11) Ed Despard
6 (11) Colin Harmer
8 (10) Joe Brautigam
9 (9) Izabel Bryant
9 (9) Ethan Childs
9 (9) Keegan Harkavy
12 (8) Pia Webb
12 (8) Adeline Vidolova
12 (8) Mitch Collinsworth
12 (8) Gail Richardson
12 (8) Violeta Feliciano
12 (8) Alex Jospe
12 (8) Mary Jo Childs
19 (7) Ian Smith
19 (7) Chiara Testini
21 (5) J-J Cote
21 (5) Ann Marie Mador
23 (4) Theo Boehm
23 (4) Pavilina Brautigam
23 (4) Lukas Webb
26 (3) Vilppu Viinikainen
26 (3) Mark Webb
26 (3) Brad Harkavy
29 (2) Juan Manuel Merida
29 (2) Ralph Lindzon
29 (2) Robert Greimel
32 (1) Evalin Brautigam
32 (1) Guy Olsen
Corn Maze Night-O
The course was 29 controls, but each competitor was given a number of controls that they were allowed to skip, based on the results from the Sprint and Classic (the better you did, the fewer skips you got). In addition, there was an offer for additional skips for anyone willing to turn in their fancy headlamp and instead take one of the crummy flashlights that I picked up at the dollar store -- five people went for that, noted by asterisks.
(I think I got these results sorted out correctly, but you can let me know if I didn't. Now let's see how good my HTML skillz are.)
||Mary Jo Childs
||Juan Manuel Mérida
||Ann Marie Mador
Event #1 was the Sprint. There were two twists. The first was that there was a remote start, the location of which was shown on a map on a table at the entrance to the maze. Competitors had to look at that map, then navigate to the start on memory. If they had trouble, there was a start offcial waiting to hand out maps who would call out if he heard the secret password "Peter!". The second twist was that the course was forked, with competitors assigned to either Sprint-A or Sprint-B based on some mysterious algorithm.
Event #2 was the Classic. No forking this ttime, but the same remote start procedure was used, with a more challenging start location.
Maybe you haven't orienteered on Sept 2 after all.
The Night course used a rolling start, with those who had the fewest skips starting first, and subsequent starters going basically as soon as they could hit the start box. The two maps were printed back to back, which a few people unfortunately did not realize.
For the overall results, 50 points were awarded for first place in each event, 49 for second place, and so on, so the maximum possible score was 200, and the Men's and Women's winners were Ethan Childs and Pavlina Brautigam.
However, there was also the more important Team Competition. This was announced after the Sprint, and there were four predetermined teams: Men, Women, Juniors, and Furriners. Whether someone was considered "foreign" was based on their current long-term residence, and being a junior took precedence over being foreign. The exact scoring method was calculated by PG, who may or may not post more details, but the winning team was clearly the Juniors.
|1||Ethan Childs ||1||1||9||1||192|
|2||Keegan Harkavy ||4||4||9||4||183|
|3||Nathan Colllinsworth ||12||11||1||3||177|
|4||Vilppu Viinikainen ||2||2||26||2||172|
|5||Jackson Codd ||21||17||5||10||151|
|6||Pavlina Brautigam ||16||12||23||6||147|
|6||Juan Manuel Mérida ||10||6||29||12||147|
|8||J-J Cote ||14||13||21||11||145|
|9||Dean Sturtevant ||22||27||1||13||141|
|10||Mitch Collinsworth ||23||22||12||7||140|
|11||Violeta Feliciano ||5||5||12||131|
|12||Joe Brautigam ||7||9||8||129|
|13||Ian Smith ||3||3||19||128|
|14||Barb Bryant ||26||35||4||17||122|
|15||Isabel Bryant ||13||10||9||121|
|16||Ed Despard ||15||15||6||117|
|17||David Bryant ||20||18||1||114|
|18||Robert Greimel ||30||23||29||14||108|
|19||Evalin Brautigam ||6||8||32||107|
|20||Brad Harkavy ||27||24||26||24||103|
|21||Mary Jo Childs ||50||31||12||9||102|
|22||Chiara Testini ||25||19||8||101|
|22||Clinton Morse ||11||19||22||101|
|24||Pia Webb ||17||26||12||98|
|25||Patrick McNeal ||37||14||5||97|
|26||Gail Richardson ||35||42||12||20||95|
|27||Dave Yee ||18||29||15||91|
|28||Adeline Vidolova ||41||36||12||25||90|
|29||Ann Marie Mador ||34||39||21||23||87|
|29||Giovanni Berlanda ||8||7||87|
|31||Craig Weber ||25||28||16||84|
|32||Alex Jospe ||9||12||81|
|33||Susan DeWitt ||24||32||19||78|
|34||Guy Olsen ||36||41||32||18||77|
|35||Ralph Lindzon ||39||40||29||21||75|
|36||Katia Bertholdi ||19||16||67|
|37||Colin Harmer ||32||6||64|
|38||Theo Boehm ||20||23||59|
|39||Mark Webb ||38||38||26||51|
|40||Rick DeWitt ||31||30||41|
|41||George Walker ||28||34||40|
|41||Charlie DeWeese ||29||33||40|
|41||Hayden Morse ||40||22||40|
|44||Jeffrey Saeger ||21||30|
|45||Ellen Morse ||22||29|
|46||Judith Karpinski ||42||37||23|
|47||Alex Rosenberg ||33||18|
|48||Gail Gagarin ||43||44||15|
|49||Lynette Walker ||45||43||14|
|50||Rhonda DeWeese ||44||45||13|
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