It was an almost ideal night for orienteering. A clear night with a temperature of about 60o at the start and about 50o at the end. There was no wind and no moon. Despite the good conditions, we had a light turnout with no-shows from several people who indicated they would be coming and almost no one coming who did not send prior notice.
There were 40 controls. Ten of them were worth 10 points each; ten were worth 20 points each ; ten were worth 30 points each; and ten were worth 40 points each for a total of 1000 possible points. There was a 25 point per whole minute penalty for each minute late. Each punch card is listed separately in the standings below, even if some people went on the course in a group. The times and scores should make it clear who went together. Jim Wolfe, meet director, designed the course so that the high-point controls were scattered over the map. The idea was to allow everyone, including those with less experience, to reach at least one 40-point control. Some high-point controls were distance challenges (far away but on or near a linear feature); some required finding a good attack point; and some were route challenges.
An analysis of the punch cards shows that all but one person did visit at least one 40-point control. The least visited controls were in the extreme south (15, 24, 32 and to some extent 40). This was understandable because these were somewhat isolated and it was uphill all the way to them. All of the controls were visited by someone; but among the least visited was a surprising one, #17. It was near the main road with an easy attack point but only 3 people when there. And naturally, control #1 was visited by nearly everyone - it was very easy to get to. It was not expected that anyone would reach all of the controls in the time allowed - the expected high for controls was 32-35; so the course turned out to be a little harder than expected.
We had one person re-join the club. Tammy Cash, who had been a member a few years ago, joined again. Welcome back Tammy. Thanks to Laurie Opila for helping with registration. Also, thanks to Sherry Shank, Curt Mertz, Bryon Roland and Mary Roland for helping with control pick up.
Our next meet will be at the IUP Co-Op
Recreational Park (Fulton Run Entrance) on June 6.
Night-O Score Course
2 hours 40 controls Points as
|Dave Torick & Somayeh Nassiri||WPOC||21||1:58:19||550|
|Chris & Joel Scanga||14||1:57:09||390|
|Ethan Goldblum, Manej, Orkun & Ashik||CMU||15||1:52:40||380|
|Linda & Tom Gray||13||1:54:11||310|
|Michael Cash, Emilea, Keara & Mea||13||1:52:13||280|
|Tammy Cash, Meaghan, Megan & Tressa||WPOC||13||1:52:13||280|