Jamie Stevenson Trophy

Scottish Junior Inter-club competition

Sun 17th Jun 2018

Type of event: Regional Race
Type of terrain: Woodland
Info updated: 21st May

The Jamie Stevenson Trophy is an annual inter-club competition for junior orienteers in Scotland. The competition is open to juniors (M/W18 and under) and courses offered include Yellow, Orange, Light Green and Green. There will be an opportunity for spectators to participate also, once the junior competition is complete. 

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Location

Nearest town: Braemar

Pre Event Info

The Jamie Stevenson Trophy is an annual inter-club competition for junior orienteers in Scotland. This year the Competition will take place at Morrone Birkwood, Braemar, on Sunday 17th June. This is a great event for juniors of all abilities to meet, socialise and compete against each other. Last year approximately 180 juniors from 12 clubs took part.

The competition is open to juniors (M/W18 and under) and courses offered include Yellow, Orange, Light Green and Green. Information about the eligibility of juniors for each course and the scoring system can be found on the Scottish Orienteering Association (SOA) website: www.scottish-orienteering.org/soa/page/jamie-stevenson-trophy-rules-and-guidelines.

In addition to the medals awarded for each course, we would like to have ‘spot’ prizes so that everyone feels included; if Clubs are able to donate something suitable (sweets, kit, club memorabilia) it would be greatly appreciated; if you are able to donate something, please bring it along on the day, and hand to any of the Organisers.  

Directions / Parking

The Event parking will be behind the Memorial Park (Games field) in Braemar, on hard-standing, with Assembly and Start close by. 

Registration & Start Times

The event will start with a parade at 11.30 and start times will range from 12.00 onwards. Due to the time involved in making up the start lists, the final closing date for entries will be Wednesday 6th June.

Course Information

Yellow

Orange

Light Green

Green

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

Club entries should be submitted using this entry form. In order to make this a fair competition, it is not possible for clubs to ask for late entries.  Entries on the same course from the same club will be at least 4 minutes apart. If you wish competitors from your club to run in a particular order, please can you make that clear on the Entry Form, and list them on the entry form in the preferred order. 

Please can you e-mail the completed form to Judy Bell at the address below, and arrange payment of entry fees by bank transfer if possible, or cheque if not – payment details are on the Entry Form. Please note the Entry Fee of £8.50. Pairs pay per map.

Facilities

Toilets will be provided

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Dan Gooch

Organiser: Jane Cox Email: jl_cox @ hotmail.co.uk (delete spaces)

Controller: Hilary Quick

Safety and Risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Timing will be by EMIT brikke

Please note that lost brikkes will be charged for at £45 unless the Club Commitee agrees there are special circumstances.

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