2020 Wildfire Sports Autumn Classics – Bulletin 2

2020 Wildfire Sports Autumn Classics – Bulletin 2

IMPORTANT: EVENT LOCATION CHANGE

The Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens was unfortunately a victim of the recent bushfires at the South Coast. As a consequence the event on the 17 May has been moved to the Broulee Dunes area instead.

 

The Wildfire Sports Autumn Classics, which are National League, NSW State League and ACT League events, will be staged over the weekend of 16-17 May 2020.

Wildfire Sports Sponsorship Prizes

Wildfire Sports as the sponsor of the 2020 NOL season are offering prizes to the four season winners of the individual NOL competition on Saturday.
Prizes to the value of $100 will be offered to each class winner.

SportIdent Air+ (SIAC)

All events will be full SIAC events and competitors wishing to use SIAC sticks need to either buy their own SIAC stick or make their own arrangements to hire one, as none will be available for hire at the events.

Contact Information

Website: http://act.orienteering.asn.au/events/
Enquiries/Contacts: 0402 141 112,
Level 3 Controller: Bill Jones
Event Director: Tate Needham

 

Saturday 16 May: Wildfire Sports Autumn Classics Prelude

Organising Club: Red Roos
Organiser: Tate Needham
Course Planner: TBA

Location: St Peter’s Anglican College, Broulee.

Map/Terrain: St Peter’s Anglican College 2020. Scale: 1:4000, 2m contours.

A new map of the school campus, never before used for orienteering. The school has many buildings scattered around the campus with patches of forest, garden beds and plenty of interesting features. Some of the school was burnt in the recent bushfires, so that part will be excluded from the event.

Event Format/Classes/Starts
This is a low-key prelude to the main events. Sprint style orienteering with self starting over a short start window between 10am and 11am. Two moderate courses will be offered, in M Open and W Open classes. Course closure at 11:30am.

  • M1MO – Moderate 1, Mens Open (approx. 3km)
  • M2MO – Moderate 2, Mens Open (approx. 2.5km)
  • M1WO – Moderate 1, Womens Open (approx. 3km)
  • M2WO – Moderate 2, Womens Open (approx. 2.5km)

 

Saturday 16 May: Wildfire Sports Autumn Classics Day 1

2020 National Orienteering League # 11
2020 ACT League # 5
2020 NSW League # 4

Organising Club: Red Roos
Event Controller: Keith Fifield
Organiser: Tate Needham
Course Planner: Rohan Hyslop

Location: Sand dunes between Broulee and Moruya on the NSW south coast.

Map/Terrain: Broulee Dunes 2020. Scale: 1:7500, 2.5m contours.

Event Formats
National League: The event will decide the season winner of the individual NOL competitions. Each NOL class will be over middle distance format with a chasing start. The season point score at the beginning of the event will be converted to time. Competitors will start according to how fw far they are behind the leader in their class. After thirty minutes the remaining competitors will set off in a mass start. The season winner will be the first competitor across the line. The event will count in all competitors’ season total and will be worth double points. Details of the conversion of points to time will be announced before entries close.
ACT/NSW League: For other than National League classes, the event will be a standard middle distance format, except for Start intervals at one-minute instead of the usual two minutes.

Classes
National League: M21E, W21E, M20E, W20E.
ACT League Classes:
Men: M21A, M20A, M10, M12A, M14A, M16A, M35A, M40A, M45A, M50A, M55A, M60A, M65A, M70A, M75A, M80A, M85A, M90A; M95A; M35AS, M45AS, M55AS, M65AS
Women: W21A, W20A, W10, W12A, W14A, W16A, W35A, W40A, W45A, W50A, W55A, W60A, W65A, W70A, W75A, W80A, W85A, W90A; W35AS, W45AS, W55AS, W65AS;
Other Classes: MJuniorB, MOpenB, WJuniorB, WOpenB, M/WOpenEasy, M/WOpenVeryEasy, M/W10Novice.

Starts
National League Classes: First starts from 2.00 pm Chasing start (see above) and then mass start of remaining competitors at 2:30 pm.
Other Classes: First starts from 12:30 pm. One-minute intervals by course.

 

Sunday 17 May: Wildfire Sports Autumn Classics Day 2

2020 National Orienteering League # 12
2020 ACT League # 6
2020 NSW League # 5

Organising Club: Red Roos
Event Controller: Andy Hogg
Organiser: Tate Needham
Course Planner: Cathy Hogg

Location: Sand dunes between Broulee and Moruya on the NSW south coast.

Map/Terrain: Broulee Dunes 2020. Scale: 1:7500, 2.5m contours.

Event Formats
National League: The event will be a three-person relay for NOL state teams in each class. The event will count double points and will be the final competition of the 2020 NOL season.
ACT/NSW League: For other than National League classes, the event will be a standard middle distance format, except for Start intervals at one-minute instead of the usual two
minutes.

Classes
National League: M21E, W21E, M20E, W20E.
ACT League Classes
Men: M21A, M20A, M10, M12A, M14A, M16A, M35A, M40A, M45A, M50A, M55A, M60A, M65A, M70A, M75A, M80A, M85A, M90A; M95A; M35AS, M45AS, M55AS, M65AS;
Women: W21A, W20A, W10, W12A, W14A, W16A, W35A, W40A, W45A, W50A, W55A, W60A, W65A, W70A, W75A, W80A, W85A, W90A; W35AS, W45AS, W55AS, W65AS;
Other Classes: MJuniorB, MOpenB, WJuniorB, WOpenB, M/WOpenEasy, M/WOpenVeryEasy, M/W10Novice.

Starts
National League Classes: First starts from 9:30 am
Other Classes: First starts from 9:30 am. One-minute intervals by course.

 

Broulee Dunes Map

Events: The Broulee Dunes map will be used for both the Wildfire Sports Autumn Classics Day 1 and Wildfire Sports Autumn Classics Day 2.

Location: Sand dunes between Broulee and Moruya on the NSW south coast.

Map/Terrain: Broulee Dunes 2020. Scale: 1:7500, 2.5m contours.

This is a new map of a venue never previously used for orienteering. The map is typical south coast sand dune terrain which hugs the beach between Broulee and the Moruya airport. The vegetation is relatively slow and thick in places, but fast and open in others. The dunes get smaller and less distinct the further you are from the beach. There are a few tracks and a large creek running through the map. A recent bushfire has burnt through a section of the map, resulting in better visibility and faster running.

Map Extracts

Terrain Photos – click to enlarge

 

General Information

Previous Maps and Embargoes

There are no previous versions of the maps. See Embargoed Areas.

Accommodation

Big4 Ingenia Holidays in Broulee are offering a 15% discount for orienteers based on a two
night stay (15 May – 17 May). They currently have all sites and cabins held for us, so bookings MUST be done by calling Tess on 02 4471 6247 (if you try booking via the website it will be booked out). Ingenia is a short walk to both the Broulee Dunes and St. Peter’s College events and they have a wide range of accommodation, ranging from camping (~$51 for 2 adults for both nights) to fancy “Beach Retreat” cabins (~$338 for 2 adults for both nights), and plenty in between. Please book as soon as possible, as the park fills up quickly and they will open bookings up to everyone soon.

Ingenia Holidays Broulee – Site Map

Ingenia Holidays Broulee – Site Sizes

Ingenia Holidays Broulee – Discounted Pricing

There is plenty of other accommodation available in Broulee and surrounding areas, including many holiday rentals, The Lodge Broulee Hotel, and camping at North Head campground near the Moruya airport.

National League Awards Evening

There will be a dinner and presentation of individual National League awards at 6:30pm, Saturday 16 May at Tomakin Sports and Social Club. Cost is $25. It will be a buffet meal, with vegetarian options. If you are a vegetarian please purchase your meal using the vegetarian option to enable the caterers to know how many people will be seeking vegetarian options. Each event (Prelude, Day 1 & Day 2) all include the dinner as a service you can order in Eventor – you only need to order one.

Entry Fees
  Senior (> 20) Junior (< 21)
Prelude $10 $7
Day 1: Elite classes $24 $16
Day 1: Other classes $24 $16
Day 2: Elite classes $24 $16
Day 2: Other classes $24 $16

A Family maximum will be calculated by Eventor on the basis of two adult fees and the lowest junior fee.

Enter

Entries are open via Eventor:

View all three events on Eventor

Individual Events:

Saturday 16 May: Wildfire Sports Autumn Classics Prelude

Saturday 16 May: Wildfire Sports Autumn Classics Day 1

Sunday 17 May: Wildfire Sports Autumn Classics Day 2

 

Entries will close on Eventor at 11.59 pm on Sunday 26 April 2020

Late Entries: will only be accepted at the discretion of the organisers.

Enter-on-the-day
Prelude:
Pre-entry only
Broulee Dunes: EOD entries will only be accepted for four courses [Hard, Moderate, Easy, Very Easy] on the basis that the entries will be unofficial, with only one class per course. EOD competitors will start after all official competitors, and if no pre-marked maps are available EOD competitors will draw their course within their competition time.

Start Times and Final Event Information: will be posted on Eventor by 11.59 pm Sunday 9 May 2020.

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