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Discussion: Any event info available?

in: 40th Annual West Point National Meet (Apr 27–28 - West Point, NY, US)

Jan 9, 2019 5:41 PM # 
Canadian:
Is there any event info available beyond the dates yet?

I'm starting to look ahead to the spring season for Orienteering Ottawa's Racing Program athletes and it would be nice to know what kind of events, what maps, etc. to expect for one of the first major events of the spring. It will be a big season focus for us.
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Jan 9, 2019 8:08 PM # 
cmpbllv:
The team is meeting this weekend, should be something up soon. S/M/L format. Sprint on Trophy Point, Middle on Main Post, Long at Camp Shea.

M and L are US Team Trials.
Jan 9, 2019 8:12 PM # 
JanetT:
When you're planning your calendar/s be sure to check this page for OUSA National events:

http://orienteeringusa.org/orienteers/on-foot/even...
Jan 9, 2019 11:54 PM # 
Canadian:
Thanks!
Jan 10, 2019 1:52 AM # 
GuyO:
And this one...

http://www.event-finder.org/o-planning/maincal.sht...
Jan 10, 2019 2:32 AM # 
gordhun:
Jeff, Bring them to Florida April 6 to 14. We are having three competitions within 20 miles of each other (approval pending on one) and seven maps within the same area and available for training. Terrains range from open and fast to complex and fast.
We supply the mapss. You supply the training.
Free use of maps can be bartered for field work time on new maps.
Jan 10, 2019 4:17 PM # 
Canadian:
Thanks all!

Just to be clear, I'm not looking at more events for the season (for the spring at least) we have all of our events scheduled in already (in terms of major Events - West Point, our own club's spring training weekend, COCs, Ontario Champs). That's all we can take on as a club program but maybe individual athletes will travel to more on their own. It's now at the starting to plan the logistics for them and the training and prep. stage
Jan 10, 2019 4:41 PM # 
BorisGr:
For the lazy, Jeff, when and where are your training weekend, COCs, and Ontario Champs?
Jan 10, 2019 5:04 PM # 
Canadian:
Hah! To be fair, training camp and Ontario Champs haven't yet been published...

Anyway, here's the info you're looking for:
Ottawa Spring Training Weekend:
- June 7-9
- North of Syracuse on 2008 and 2011 NAOC and US Champs maps (pending discussions with landowners)
- Will likely cap at 70 people - sold at 50 last year near Ottawa

COCs
- July 20-28
- Ottawa for 3 days, North of Montreal for the rest
- link to website
- registration opening soon

Ontario Champs
- Dates tbd (Fall)
- Hosted by Toronto Orienteering Club near Guelph, ON
- all other details unknown
Jan 10, 2019 7:18 PM # 
BorisGr:
Thanks! All of those sound enticing. I'll be on the lookout for info about the training weekend.
Jan 11, 2019 4:15 AM # 
Backstreet Boy:
Wow 40 years!
Jan 13, 2019 8:37 PM # 
gordhun:
no, West Point orienteering events go back a bit further than 40 years. I'm guessing the first one was in 1973 or 1974 using USGS topo maps. Round Pond was one day's event center and I remember a training event held high on one hill overlooking the Hudson where there were a lot of remains of lookouts and artillery placements.
It is only their 40th because a few years they could not hold events.
Jan 13, 2019 10:56 PM # 
furlong47:
When I started going to the events (early 2000s) they were still being called the West Point Invitational. Was there ever a time when it was a true invitational (you had to be selected and asked to attend) or did they just call it that because outside orienteers were invited to come?
Jan 22, 2019 5:37 AM # 
ledusledus:
Is there a website for the West Point meet? somehow it just forwards to usma.edu.
I would like to buy tickets to fly there, but I have little clue where I have to go...
Jan 22, 2019 5:41 AM # 
ledusledus:
Suggested hotels would also be nice.
Jan 22, 2019 12:09 PM # 
Bridge:
@ledusledus We are currently working on getting an improved website up and running by the end of the month with all necessary information, including directions and hotels. Expect to see a working link in the next week and a half!
Jan 22, 2019 3:06 PM # 
ledusledus:
Thanks!

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