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OY#2 Mack Creek Sunday 25th March

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This Sunday, Tintookies will be hosting the first bush OY event for the season at Mack Creek. This map presents classic spur gully terrain with scattered mining remnants while the shorter courses are on the flatter ground to the E of the park. The longer courses also get to explore some of the more interesting sections rocky sections to the west. This is the first time this map has been used for an event since the Sampson Flat fires. The park is currently looking magnificent, and being dry at the moment is easier to navigate.
The Junior Arrows will also be having short training session at 9:15am before the actual MackCreek Burnt2 event. This will be a short warm up activity focusing on a particular skill so you can then practice it on the actual course.

Pre enter and pay on the day. To be eligible for OY points you must be a club member and enter in your age class. If you prefer to be non-competitive you can enter by course. Provisional course information is available in the event information here at the link below for pre-entries.

.MackCreek Map

Those nominating for a schools team position are advised to run your age class 14 and up. This is important if you are 12 this year and nominating as you will need to run MW14 to contend for a position in the team. Please contact Bridget if you have any questions regarding this This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pre-entries close Wednesday 21st March at midnight: https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/6532


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March 4, Tatachilla Lutheran College, McLaren Vale

Over 100 orienteers enjoyed the perfect weather conditions at last Sunday's Sprint Champs, organised by Tjuringa.

Paul Hoopmann was the mapper and course setter. Thanks to Paul for some awesome course setting in what many expected to be a relatively easy environment, but which instead proved to be a challenge with many route choices and deceptively easy-looking legs that turned out to be not so easy on reflection as shown in Course 3 below. Bridget Anderson took on the role of as controller for the event.


Sandra and Julia ran the catering which made a profit of $270, which will go towards the Junior Arrows fund.

Full results and splits are available on the OSA website here. Winners will be presented with their certificates at next week's OSA AGM.

Antonio Garcia is excited to finish just behind Bob Smith.


Below, a pensive controller Bridget Anderson contemplates finishers as others intensely review the courses!


SNAP Sprint Series Wraps up at Underdale

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The final event of the SNAP Sprint Series was held at Underdale on 24th Feb. Underdale is a new map on the River Torrens Linear Park, and includes some new residential development. Not a technically difficult map, however course setting gave a lot of route choice options with the best not always obvious.


This is the 7th year of this series run by the Southern Arrows, this year the other 3 events were

Adelaide University – technical map with most complex route choice decisions
Mawson Lakes Uni SA Campus – due the hot evening the results here did not count for the series
Lochiel Park – mixture and park and new residential adjacent to the River Torrens.

Series winners were

Junior Short – Matilda and Lucinda Fogarty, Mitchell Stephens
Junior Long - Joanna George, Toby Cazzolato
Open Short – Jaquie Stephens, James Lloyd
Open Long – Meredith Norman, Angus Haines
Veteran Long – Zara Soden, Ben Cazzolato
Veteran Short – Marian Arthur, Clive Arthur

The series of sprint events ends on Sunday 4th March with the SA Sprint Championships at Tatachilla College.


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