It was a fairly nice night for orienteering. It was clear with the temperature in the low 50's to start and in the low 40's by the end. There was no wind and no moon. Despite the good conditions, we had a light turnout; it may have been too far to drive for some of the Pittsburgh members.
There were 40 controls. Eleven of them were worth 5 points each; fourteen were worth 10 points each ; fourteen were worth 15 points each; and one was worth 40 points for a total of 445 possible points. There was a 12 point per partial 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. Al Sheaffer, meet director, designed the course so that the high-point controls were toward the far ends of the map. Because of another event taking place in part of Camp Seph Mack, several controls were clustered in the northern part of the camp to keep orienteers away from the other activities.
The results show how many of each type of control each participant found. Alex Rzewski is the only person to go to the 40-point control; that is why he has the strange (9 + 1) listing in the 15-point column; the +1 indicates the 40-point control. An analysis of the punch cards shows that every control was visited by at least one person. However, four controls were visited by only one person. Alex was the only person to go to controls 17, 29, and 40; and the Lorenz's were the only people to go to control 14. Except for #17, these were all controls in the far eastern portion of the map. Surprisingly few people visited some of the "middle" controls (24 - four people, 25 - four, 13 - three, 26 and 36 - two each and 17 - one. Perhaps, these didn't have enough point values to draw people to them. Many people did visit controls 2 and 10 where they encountered a couple of Laurie's Halloween toys. Did we scare you? With controls spread out the full length of the north shore (4 km), we were sure no one would visit all of the controls; consequently, the overall scores were considerably less than the maximum possible.
Thanks to Laurie Opila and Sherry Shank for helping with registration. Also, thanks to Eric Steinbring for helping with control pick up.
One small flashlight was left at the registration table. If you are missing one, please let me know.
Our last meet for the year will be at Pine
Ridge Park on November 13. It will include our annual general meeting
and a social get-together.
Night-O Score Course
150 minutes 40 controls Points as stated
|Name||Club||15 pts||10 pts||5 pts||Time||Penalty||Score|
|Alexis Rzewski||WPOC||9 + 1||9||7||151: 54||-24||276|
|Mike & Diane Lorenz||WPOC||7||4||3||143:19||160|
|Chris Corbran (4)||6||6||1||142:49||155|
|Linda & Tom Gray||WPOC||3||4||7||135:29||120|
|Joe & Josh Weltner||WPOC||0||4||11||135:40||95|
|Kurt & David Camus||0||2||10||135:51||70|
|Midnight Rockers (3)||WPOC||0||4||5||150:22||-12||53|