Bridge Wood

 

The results of the Score Event held prior to the AGM on Sunday 27th September are as follows:-
Time
Scored
Bonus
Penalty
Total
1   Clive Wilkinson M45 44-58
240
20
260
2   Simon Peck M50 44
200
200
3   Paul Lowe M50 44
190
190
4   Sarah Mansel W40 44
170
10
180
5   Simon Hooton M50 44
160
10
170
6   Linsey Freeman W55 43-47
160
160
7   Rob Weed M40 43-20
130
10
140
8   Sally Wilkinson W45 40.4
130
130
9   Anne Elvidge W50 43-18
130
130
10   Bill McLean M70 41-18
120
120
11   Bronwen and Rod Mansel W12 43-40
120
120
12   Yvonne McLean W65 44
120
120
13   Ian Richardson M45 44
100
10
110
14   Wes Musell M60 45-12
110
10
-10
110
15   Roderick Mansel M12 41
90
90
16   Clive Coles M65 41
90
90
17   Craig + Ryan + Neil Carter M4+M1+M21 44
90
90
18   Hally Hardie M65 41-36
80
80
19   Karen Smith W45 43-50
80
80
20   Lucy Carter W21 44
80
80
21   Conor Weed M16 42-20
70
70
22   Melanie Shipp W50 42-30
60
60
23   Elian Shipp M9 44
60
60
24   Arran Weed M14 44
60
60
25   Andrea Weed W40 42-20
30
30
26   John Webb M70 61-00
170
10
-160
20
June Webb W75 42-02        Control card not returned

Organiser/Planner's Report

Thank you to all the 27+ competitors for entering the event and your complementary remarks at the end. Congratulations to Clive Wilkinson for winning the event.

In my time with the club the winner of the long course in Bridge Wood has always been 25 minutes, so therefore a 45 minute score event required some thinking. The wood is also notorious for controls disappearing as we had with number 15 being relocated during the event. Anyone who marked as visiting on their card received 10 points for it. This was the reason for using the summer series controls and normal controls would be very visible in such a small area.

The risk of controls disappearing meant a Norwegian Score would be too risky. A Norwegian score is where when competitors start with a map which does not contain all the events controls. As they visit controls maps will be present giving the location of the other controls.

I planned each map to give 5 easy, 1 medium and 3 technical controls. Three maps were required to provide enough easy controls for the less experienced competitors whilst at the same time test the more experienced competitors. I also hope the decision of when to change maps challenged you.

My belief is that in a good score event it should not be possible for all the controls to be reached by the fastest runner. This was achieved with the winner, Clive Wilkinson obtaining all but three controls.

A competitor at the end asked whether there would be any weighting for age. Using another clubs system for score events I applied these to the results and concluded the top three would not have changed so have left the results as per the original scoring system. For future club scoring events we do need a weighting system based upon age and ability.

Andrew Elliott

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