NI Score and Night Championships 2023

NI Score and Night Championships   2023

Fermanagh Orienteers invite you to the Score and Night Championships and NI Prizegiving.

Venue  Todd’s Leap Activity Centre – liver.warping.seabirds

Date  Saturday, 25th February, 2023
 

Directions  From Belfast/Dublin/Enniskillenfollow A5 from Ballygawley towards Omagh. After approx. 2miles from Ballygawley roundabout turn right onto Tullyglush Rd (Brown – Todd’s Leap signage) then Todd’s Leap Rd. Entrance to Todd’s Leap Activity Centre is on the left.

From Omagh follow the A5 towards Ballygawley. After approx. 14 miles turn left onto Tullyglush Rd (Brown – Todd’s Leap signage) then Todd’s Leap Rd.

 Parking  Look for signage to Orienteering parking.

Facilities  Toilets available in Todd’s Leap Activity Centre. Food/drinks available from Bar Menu.  Todd’s Leap Activity Centre

Entry details

  • Online entry at SiEntries from Thursday 2nd February 2023.
  • Entries close at midnight on Sunday 19th February 2023.
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The NI Prizegiving will be held after the Score. (More information on the venue and Prizegiving later,)

Entry Fees

MemberMemberNon-MemberNon-Member
One eventTwo eventsOne eventTwo events
Senior (aged 21 or over)£10£16£12£18
Junior or Student£5£8£6£9
Maximum charge for a family*£25£40£30£45
*If you are entering a family and it comes to more than rates in the bottom row then please contact the organiser after you have paid for the individual Senior, or Junior/Student entries and we will arrange a refund of the difference. Parents accompanying children go free. SI timing card hire is free but lost cards are charged at a replacement cost of £30.

Score Championships Dunmoyle Forest (adjacent to Todd’s Leap, Co Tyrone)

Mass Start 2pm

Classes          

M/W Open
M/W Vet 45+
M/W Super Vet 55+
M/W Ultra Vet 65+
M/W18-
M/W14-

Map This forest was mapped in late January 2023. The scale is 1:10,000

Terrain notes  This is a mixed conifer woodland with some rough moorland and recently felled areas. Extensive mature areas give generally fast running. There is a network of forest roads and an extensive pattern of unofficial mountain bike trails. There are steep slopes and ravines to be negotiated.

Toilets  available in Todd’s Leap Activity Centre.

Officials

  • Planner  Raymond Finlay
  • Controller  Robbie Bryson
  • Organiser  Teresa Finlay

The Score will be followed by the NI Prizegiving in the Todd’s Leap Activity Centre at 4.00pm.

Night Championships  Todd’s Leap Activity Centre, Co Tyrone

Directions  As above

Starts  available from 6.00 – 7.00pm.  Courses close 8.00pm.

Fees  as above.

Course/Class combinations

CourseClassesProvisional
1M Open, W Open3.3km
2M45+, M55+, W45+2.8km
3W55+, M16-, W16-2.2km

Map  This Centre was mapped in late January 2023. The scale is 1:5,000

Terrain notes  TBC

Toilets  available in Todd’s Leap Activity Centre.

Officials

  • Planner – Raymond Finlay
  • Controller – Robbie Bryson
  • Organiser – Teresa Finlay

NI Score and Night Championships 2023

Fermanagh Orienteers invite you to the Score and Night Championships on Saturday 25th February 2023.

The NI Prizegiving will be held after the Score.

We hope to have a new map for these events and will publish details in early February. SiEntries will also open then.

Frostbite 23 – 3 Florencecourt West end

Sunday 15 January 2023

Don’t let the shortness of the courses fool you! It is a ‘barebones’ type of event where participants are expected to be experienced orienteers and who come with all necessary clothing (for very cold/wet winter conditions) and equipment including a plastic bag (A4) for map cover (plain paper and printed on ink-jet). Please ring 028 66348937 or email raymondfinlay@btinternet.com at least 24 hrs in advance to book a map.

Activity charge £5 for all participants. 

Registration between 9.15 – 9.45. Starts between 9.30 and 10.00am Courses will close at 11.30. (so that everyone can have Sunday Lunch!)

Terrain notes: Courses negotiate well featured open limestone grassland hillside descending into mature conifer interspersed with winter levels of undergrowth and occasionally negotiable clear-felled areas. On the ground decisions may pay dividends, or not!

Assembly: located on Marlbank Road (on a bend 400m beyond the left turn mentioned below)

https://goo.gl/maps/5zxsyoMj3FgqejGbA

10 miles from Enniskillen following directions for Sligo then Marble Arch Caves. Through Florencecourt village and then 3 miles west. Sign then indicates to turn left to Marble Arch Caves.

Parking is limited to roadside and care is needed to ensure safe parking and vehicle access to the field gate.

Courses – None of these are suitable for beginners or young juniors! Please choose carefully as terrain is demanding.

Long 4K 145m

Short 2.8K 120m

Very Short 2K 90m.

Starts are a 10-minute uphill walk following tapes from parking.

Finish 5 min walk back to parking.

Planner Damian Gribbin

Frostbite 23 – 2 Crossmurrin

Travel directions

Follow road signs for Marble Arch Caves. Coming from the Enniskillen direction go past the Caves entrance approximately 1 Km to the second of the Killykeegan Nature Reserve carparks where registration/download is situated.

GR 110340           Any3words  – flattens.staining.submitted

Don’t let the shortness of the courses fool you! It is a ‘barebones’ type of event where participants are expected to be experienced orienteers and who come with all necessary clothing (for very cold/wet winter conditions) and equipment including a plastic bag (A4) for map cover (plain paper and printed on ink-jet). Please ring 028 66348937 or email raymondfinlay@btinternet.com at least 24 hrs in advance to book a map.

Activity charge £5 for all participants.  

Registration between 9.15 – 9.45. Starts between 9.30 and 10.00am Courses will close at 11.30. (so as everyone can have Sunday Lunch!)

Terrain Notes

This is not a place for beginners! The courses are technically difficult and will mainly use the West side of the area. The terrain in the West consists of complex limestone upland, clothed in places by low visibility scrub woodland and rough open farmland. The ground conditions vary, with rough and stony limestone pavement, boggy moorland and short grass meadows. Fences and walls will need to be negotiated, some of which are in poor condition. Please report any damage.

Courses – None of these are suitable for beginners or young juniors!

Long course – 4Km (140m)

Short course – 2.8Km (70m)

Very Short course – 1.9Km (30m)

Frostbite 1 Callow Hill

Saturday 31st December

Course 1 – LONG (TD5) 3.5Km 150m

Course 2 – SHORT (TD5) 2.4Km 125m

Course 3 – Very SHORT (TD5) 1.6Km 90m

Don’t let the shortness of the courses fool you! It is a ‘barebones’ type of event where participants are expected to be experienced orienteers and who come with all necessary clothing (for very cold/wet winter conditions) and equipment including a plastic bag (A4) for map cover (plain paper and printed on ink-jet). Please ring 028 66348937 or email raymondfinlay@btinternet.com at least 24 hrs in advance to book a map.

Activity charge £5 for all participants. Registration between 9.15 – 9.45. Starts between 9.30-10.00. Courses close 11.30 (so as everyone can have Sunday Lunch!)

 From Enniskillen follow A46 signs for Belleek then as you leave the town take a left on to the B81 for Derrygonnelly. Towards the end of the main street in Derrygonnelly turn left towards St Patrick’s RC Church. At church, turn right onto minor road immediately after large carpark. Follow for 3km. Restricted parking on very narrow road (please don’t block entrances). Car share if possible. Start and Finish close to Registration

GR 087 527

Steep, hilly very fast heavily contoured limestone with rock features. Excellent for testing and practising technical map reading skills. Mostly open grassland with scrub woodland areas. Take care crossing old, dilapidated fences and report any damage. . The area is exposed, so in adverse conditions (remember the time of year!) cags and whistles will be compulsory.

Results NICS 6 Castle Archdale

Brown 6.5km 190m				
1	Valdas Tylunas	3ROC	M45	00:57:57
2	Steven Linton	NWOC	M55	01:03:58
3	George Savell	LVO	M21	01:06:42
4	Chris Colwell	LVO	M21	01:27:19
5	Michael Burton	LVO	M60	01:27:31
6	Michael Young	NONE	M21	01:34:18
7	Alan Elwood	LVO	M50	01:35:15
8	Stephanie PruzinaLVO	W55	01:54:38
9	Ross Walker	NWOC	M40	02:06:07
10	Sarah Knight	LVO	W21	02:18:36
11	Billy Fyffe	FERMO	M65	02:21:16
				
Blue 5.4km 140m				
1	Philip McGoldrickFERMO	M45	01:07:48
2	Ciara Largey	FERMO	W35	01:16:09
3	Damian Gribbin	FERMO	M50	01:19:45
4	Bobby Smyth	NWOC	M50	01:20:07
5	Brian Johnston	LVO	M50	01:22:40
6	Moire O'SullivanLVO	W45	01:23:31
7	Richard Gamble	LVO	M45	01:25:35
8	Kenny Weir	LVO	M60	01:27:15
9	Anastasia MahlychLVO	W16	01:32:57
10	Heather Cairns	LVO	W55	01:34:27
11	David Blair	NWOC	M65	01:35:53
12	Susan Lambe	LVO	W40	01:37:55
13	Chloe Reed	LVO	W21	01:39:32
14	Stephen Gilmore	LVO	M60	01:47:48
15	Anthony McGonigleNWOC	M65	01:55:54
16	Philip Baxter	LVO	M70	01:55:59
17	Geoffrey CollinsLVO	M55	01:59:53
18	Lesley Young	LVO	W40	02:05:41
19	Mac Philpott	NWOC	M55	02:05:52
20	Peter Gamble	LVO	M16	02:08:42
21	Henry MontgomeryLVO	M55	02:31:01
	Andrew Lennox	LVO	M40	rtd
				
Green 4.0km 100m				
1	Pauric Quinn	FERMO	M55	01:10:29
2	Per-Olov ElovssonFIN	M60	01:12:25
3	Ann Savage	LVO	W65	01:12:35
4	Gerry Meehan	NWOC	M65	01:16:02
5	Helen Baxter	LVO	W65	01:16:21
6	Charlie Reid	NWOC	M60	01:22:42
7	Nigel Foley-FisherLVO	M70	01:24:11
8	Teresa Finlay	FERMO	W70	01:24:15
9	Roxanne White	DUO	W55	01:26:01
10	Richard WilliamsonLVO	M70	01:33:39
11	Bill Hopkins	LVO	M70	01:41:37
12	Ryan Fitzpatrick	M35	01:49:29
13	Alison Collins	LVO	W55	02:22:47
	Michael Murphy	LVO	M60	w3
	Barbara Foley-FisherLVO	W70	w3
				
Short Green 2.8km 50m				
1	Ruth Blair	NWOC	W55	00:53:18
2	Peter Howe	NWOC	M60	01:09:28
3	Francis O'ReillyFERMO	M60	01:12:29
4	Daphne Hamond	LVO	W65	02:01:43
5	Rosemary Croley	LVO	W80	02:10:24
n/c	Mark Pruzina	LVO	M55	00:51:48
				
Light Green 2.9km 50m				
1	Andrew Green	NONE	M21	01:20:03
2	Mark Hopkins	LVO	M45	01:34:32
3	Lauren Howe	NWOC	W21	01:37:13
4	Danny McBarron	FERMO	M35	01:41:38
5	Adrian Coyle	FERMO	M45	01:45:26
6	Ruby Linton	NWOC	W16	01:49:52
				
Orange 2.6km 70m				
1	Jenny Orr	LVO	W70	01:21:36
2	Rachel Reid	NWOC	W60	01:23:39
3	Stefano Rizzo	FERMO	M21	02:05:41
	Sam Lennox		M14	w6
				
Yellow 2.2km 40m				
1	Stefano Rizzo	FERMO	M21	00:23:44
2	Aran Power	LVO	M10	00:34:43
				
White 1.4km 30m				
1	Cahal Power	LVO	M10	00:15:48