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School Relay Championships at Bonython Park

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IMG 3042Thirty six teams from a wide range of public & private primary and secondary schools competed in the SA Schools Relay Championships today at Bonython Park. Weather conditions were perfect in this beautififul location adjoining the River Torrens. Winning schools for the various shields were:

Primary School Girls: Stirling East Primary School

Primary School Boys: Hills Community Christian School

Junior High Girls: Heathfield High School

Junior High Boys: Marryatville High School

Senior High Girls: Heathfield High School

Senior High Boys : Blackfriars Priory School

Click here for full results

Click here for split times on Winsplits (look for the course version on your map A B or C)

Click here for raw splits list which include those who mispunched

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Article Ken Thompson

Renmark Orienteering Weekend

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Renmark Orienteering Weekend 7-8 September.

 

Sunday 8th September provided the opportunity to Orienteer on the Crooked Straight map near Renmark, that was used last year for the national championships. The event was organised by Yalanga.

The weather was perfect for the 90 competitors and the courses were worthy of a State Champs set by Peter Mayer with oversight provided by Bob Smith as Controller.

The terrain of a sandy plateau dropping to the flood plain of the River Murray allowed for fast running in places through scattered bush, apart from where the loose sand slowed progress. Careful navigation was required on a map which allowed for many route choices and great competition.

Ben Caz crooked straight

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Rob Tucker

 

Points Bonanza in Burra!

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20170721 140549 SNIP How is your OY point score going? Two OY events will be   available on the weekend of 17-18 August at two locations in   the mid North.

 For details about Saturday 17 August in Paradise go   to  https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/7859

 and Sunday 18 August at Mulga Valley  https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/8630

 Beautiful mallee country just 3 hours North of Adelaide.20190616 102015

Bush camping at Mulga Valley, or stay in historic Burra.

Sustenance will be provided by the Junior Squad: drinks and cakes on Saturday, and also cheese toasties on Sunday.

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Entries close Wednesday 14 August.                                                                                       

 Make sure you pre-enter for discount and     guaranteed map!

 

South Australians to Represent Australia

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Three South Australian Juniors are competing at the Junior World Orienteering Championships to be held from 6 – 12 July in Aarhus and Silkeborg in Denmark.  Angus Haines s competing in his second JWOC, whilst Dante Afnan and Joanna George are first time representatives.  All three juniors compete in all events. To follow the events see the JWOC web site – https://www.jwoc2019.dk/

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In August, the World Orienteering Championships are to be held in Sarpsborg in Norway from 12 – 17th August. Simon Uppill (at his 10th WOC representation for Australia) and Bridget Anderson at her second, are both competing in the Middle Distance and Relay. 2019 is the first WOC to run only forest events, sprint WOC is in 2020.

The WOC web site is here - https://www.woc2019.no/en/

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SA School Team Announced

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Congratulations to the 2019 SA Schools orienteering team.. 
Junior boys:
Mitchell S (YA)
Mitchell M (TJ)
Toby C(TJ)
Remi A(YA)
Oscar J (TJ)
Tom W(OH)

Junior girls:
Sienna W (LO)
Lucy B (YA)
Ana P(YA)
Jemima L (TT)
Abbie F (TJ)
Zoe C (TJ)

Senior girls:
Abigail G (TT)
Joanna G (TT)

Senior boys:
Leith S (OH)
Ethan P (YA)
Dante A (YA)
Jack M (TT)
Max G (TT)

Manager/training coach- Bridget Anderson
Coach- Simon Uppill
Assistant manager/training coach- Olivia Sprod
Assistant coach- Evalin Brautigam (coach in residence)

The team consists of a number of experienced and new team members. For the first time in many years, a Port Lincoln orienteer will be representing their state in the Schools competition. This year overseas trials were included in the selection process to assist athletes who were living overseas at the time.
This year there are no reserves, all team members have equal opportunity to participate in the competition.
The team will be travelling across to Wagga Wagga to compete in the Australian Schools orienteering competition as part of the Oceania carnival from the 27th September - 6th October.

Article by Bridget Anderson

 

SA Schools Orienteering Championships

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The SA Schools Orienteering Championships was held at Belair National Park on Monday 27th May, on a cool cloudy but fine day.  Approximately 340 students were entered from 16 Primary Schools and 14 Secondary Schools.  Students entered 36 different age classes, with A classes for the more experienced, and B classes for those newer to the sport. Recreational pairs classes were also available to primary school students.

The event was presented by Onkaparinga Hills Orienteering club, with

Course Planners: Adrian and Robin Uppill
Controller: Peter Cutten
Organiser: David Tilbrook

assisted by helpers from OH and all other metropolitan clubs.

The presentations to primary classes were made by Ruhi Afnan representing “Surveying and Mapping SA”, which provided medals for these classes.  Senior class medals were presented by the local state MP Sam Duluk.

The shields were won as follows

John Williams Primary Shield – Woodside PS, with Goodwood and Stirling East PS in 2nd and 3rd places

Brian Wale Secondary Shield – Heathfield HS (first time winners of the shield) with Black Friars Priory School, and Marryatville HS in 2nd and 3rd places.

Thanks to all who participated, all helpers that made the event possible and National Parks for permission to use the park for the event.

Results are here.

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Course for MOpenA and M16A

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Students at the Presentation

 

 

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