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Discussion: Marginata Event 20th May Western Australia CANCELLED

in: Orienteering; General

May 16, 2018 5:10 AM # 
LOST_Richard:
Unfortunately due to a prescribed burn across the whole of the map area the Orienteering Event scheduled for this Sunday 20th May is cancelled.

We will look at re-schedule the event later in the year.

Sorry for the inconvenience but it is out of our control.

Best regards
Richard
Richard Matthews
OWA President
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May 19, 2018 12:41 PM # 
tRicky:
Avoiding burning despite organised events known to DPaW seems to be out of DPaW's control too.
May 19, 2018 11:27 PM # 
TheInvisibleLog:
WMOC 2002. Walking through the office of the forest manager (as they were co-located with my department) and saw on screen a planned burn for the site of the WMOC Qualifiers scheduled for the day of the event. This was a couple of weeks before the event. Purely luck it was noticed.
May 20, 2018 9:32 AM # 
LOST_Richard:
I think we made the right call, Pitch report by Noel Schoknecht

"Bush burnt (and still smoking) east of Yaara Rd from Talbot West Rd to south of Marginata map. Event wouldn’t have been possible!"
May 20, 2018 12:30 PM # 
jjcote:
You clearly were not at the 1989 US Team Trials.
May 21, 2018 2:05 AM # 
Juffy:
So we still could have used the western side of Yarra? I think the setters gave up too easily. :)
May 21, 2018 3:51 AM # 
gruver:
No I think he's saying you could have used part of the US.

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