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Quality Events to Close the Season

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

ACT orienteers have a wide range of quality events from which to choose for the last four weeks of the 2016 Winter Season, ranging from the final event in the Saturday Metro Program through to the Australian Championships Carnival in southern Queensland.

Saturday Metro Program and Secondary Schools
Championships.  The final event of the Saturday Metro Program, which will include the 2016 ACT Secondary Schools Championships, will be staged at Yarralumla Bays on 3 September.  Pre-entry registration (not payment) for the Secondary Schools Championships is required by Monday 29 August, but all other classes are EOD as usual.  All the details are here.

2016 ACT Long Distance
Championships and Jim Sawkins Memorial Classic.  This event is an amalgam of the ACT Long Distance Championships and the Jim Sawkins Classic.  The Classic was originally scheduled for Sunday 5 June, but had to be postponed to 4 September because inclement weather precluded access to the Assembly area 5 June.  The ACT Long Distance Championships was scheduled for 21 August, but could not be staged then because of unforeseen circumstances.  The decision was then taken to combine the two events.  The venue is Timber Tops which is classic Australian eucalypt forest covering undulating gully/spur terrain.  This year the Jim Sawkins Classic competition is open to all competitors in Championship classes on the Hard (Red) courses.  Pre-entry and payment by Tuesday 30 August is required, but limited EOD maps will be available for most courses.  All the details are here.

NSW State League events 11 and 12.
  These events will be in the southern highlands on 10-11 September, at most a couple of hours drive from Canberra.  Event 11 will be a Middle Distance event on the 2016 revision of the Boxvale Tramway 1:10000 map north-west of Mittagong, with first starts from 12.30 pm.  The terrain will be Sydney sandstone, with an extensive and complex track network throughout the area.  More information here.  Event 12 will be a Long Distance event on a 2016 revision of the Miner’s Despair map in Belanglo Forest, where the terrain will be spur/gully, mainly in eucalypt and with some pine forest.  Pre-entry and payment by Friday 2 September is required, but limited EOD maps will be available for some courses.  More information here.

ACT League # 9 Teams Event, Yankee Jacks
.  This event was originally scheduled for 24 July, but had to be postponed to 18 September because inclement weather blocked access to the competition area on 23-24 July.  It is a relay-format event for teams of two with all competitors starting at the same time in a Mass Start.  Entries closed on 20 July and teams were finalised; however, additional entries will be accepted by email to up to Monday 12 September. All fees including SportIdent hire to be paid on the day.  A revised list of teams will be published on Thursday 15 September.  There will be no EOD.  More information here

2016 Australian
Championships Carnival
.  The 2016 Australian Championships Carnival will be held in southern Queensland with the first event, the Australian Sprint Distance Championships, on 24 September on the Gold Coast and the 11th and final event, the Australian Middle Distance Championships, at Stanthorpe on 2 October.  The Carnival covers a wide range of related competitions including four National League races, the Australian Secondary Schools Championships, the Xanthorrhea Trophy based on the Australian Relay Championships and the OA Shield based on the Australian Long Distance Championships.  Pre-entry and payment by Sunday 28 August is required.  More information here.
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