Orienteering Association of Nova Scotia

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Orienteering In 2014

2015 COC Embargo Note: Ski Wentworth is under an embargo. The forest and trail systems are out of bounds but the ski hill is open territory. Those that want to train on the hill; such as, training runs will be subject to the embargo conditions. They can use the hill to train but are not eligible for awards.

OANS is now using electronic punching for our events. If you do not have your own SI-Card, you will need to rent one at a cost of $3/event. Also, please remember to pre-register for the events.

Ashley Harding
President, OANS


Club Relay Results ( Posted Mon November 17 )

A big thank you to all participants who participated in the chilly club relay on November 15th. 31 participants, including 7 teams braved the season's first big snowfall to take part. Much appreciation to Pam James for assisting in planning, setting and picking up the course, Troy Smith for pre-event preparation, Jim Blanchard for loaning equipment, Haliburton House for their continued hospitality, and Colin Davis for warm beverage delivery.

Congratulations to the Halifax Hustlers, who won the "Apple Harvest Cup", accumulating 385 points to top the competition. Annapolis Valley Orienteering Club was second in the standings, with 210 points, and the small but mighty Four Seasons Chase club ended with 120 points. Full results follow...

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Scoring for Club Award--Relay event November 15th ( Posted Wed November 12 )

With clubs gearing up for the relay this weekend, here is the scoring format for the CLUB RELAY AWARD. All teams entered will earn points toward their club. Take note--clubs need not have an official executive at this point. (i.e. Halifax Hustlers)... just choose your closest club to "join" for the day, and we'll have a little fun with this.

Clubs to choose from: Colchester Streakers (Truro area), North Shore Adventure Club (Wentworth-Amherst area), Halifax Hustlers (Metro), Annapolis Valley Orienteering Club (Valley), Four Seasons Chase (Valley), Cape Breton (CB), and Orienteering New Brunswick.

Here's how you earn points for your Club:
-each club team entered = 5 points
-each club participant = 5 points
(so a 3-person team would give the club 20 points, while a 2-person team would get 15, and a one person team would get 10)

-overall placing:
-1st place team = 100 points for club
-2nd place team = 90 points for club
-3rd place team = 80 points for club
-4th place team = 70 points for club
-5th place team = 60 points for club
-6th place team = 50 points for club
-7th place team = 40 points for club
-8th place team = 30 points for club
-9th place team = 20 points for club
-10th place team = 10 points for club

-most spirited club = 20 additional points added to your total

Let the trash talk begin!!

Congratulations to Margaret James ( Posted Tue November 4 )

Margaret James is now the North American Sprint Orienteering Champion in her age Class. The North American Championships where held outside Ottawa in Arnprior at Thanksgiving. There were 6 from NS attending this well organized event.
Full results can be found at www.naoc2014.ca/results-centre, Nova Scotia results only can be found by clicking read here.

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Results from MacDonald Park ( Posted Sun November 2 )

Thanks to the 38 people who came to try four different courses on a rainy November Saturday at MacDonald Park! A short and medium point to point, as well as a medium and long memory 'O' were offered. Thanks to Pam James for helping with registration and collecting controls.

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CLUB RELAY--Date and Venue Change ( Posted Tue October 28 )

Please see "Events" for further details about the upcoming Club Relay event to be hosted on a fast, furious and incredibly spectator-friendly course on the grounds of Haliburton House in Windsor, NS.

Hall-O-ween at Haliburton House Results ( Posted Sun October 26 )

Thank you to the well-sized group of participants who came out to experience Pam’s new map of Haliburton House in Windsor. We had a total of 41 participants completing this ‘Score-O with a twist’. Because of the size of the area, we decided to issue two maps to participants—with half of the controls on each map. This meant that competitors had to think on their feet as they received the second map with the clock still ticking away. A number of controls held Hallowe’en treats to collect as well, although I suspect a few participants chose not to sample the treats to keep their times fast. Thanks to Pam James for all her work mapping the area, providing advice to the course planner and race-day activities; and to Ian Clarke, Kevin and Angela McGrath for assisting with take-down.

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2014 Four Seasons Chase - Standings After 9 Events ( Posted Mon October 20 )

The following are the current standings for the 2014 Four Seasons Chase after 9 events. For an event that was missed, the average of the three slowest times on the applicable course is added to an individuals time. The other adjustment is for those who get less than the full number of controls for a course, their average leg time for that course is used to extrapolate their total time at that event for all controls. For any DSQs (lost punch card etc), you will receive either your finish time or the penalty time, whichever is worse.

Only those eligible (missed 3 or fewer events) will be posted here.

Ashley Harding

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