2018-02-11 Meramec O Meet

NOTICE – NOTICE – NOTICE – NOTICE – NOTICE

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH AT 9AM

PLEASE NOTE:  TODAY’S MEET AT MERAMEC STATE PARK IS ON AS PLANNED; FOUR COURSES ARE HUNG.  PLEASE DRESS WARM AND TRAVEL SAFELY.

 

Gary Thompson will put out a set of courses for us at Meramec State Park.  The event is this coming Sunday, February 11th.  Registration starts at 11am at Shelter #1, with individual starts to follow.  The course will close at 4pm.  We will have four point to point courses on Sunday.  A “yellow” course for beginners which follows trails, an “orange” course which is longer and will have controls located slightly off trail, a “green” course which will be off trail with more distance and climb and navigational challenges and a “red” course which is the longest, most technical, most climb and for those who have some experience navigating and want a physical and mental challenge.

There will be families and individuals participating in each course.  There is truly something for everyone.  If you need a little help, we will have members available at the start to give instruction.  We rent compasses if you need one and provide a map and case for each participant.  You just need to come dressed for the weather.  If you plan to do one of the longer courses you may want a snack and some water.  There will be snacks and water at the race start.
For current members, this event is included in your membership.  If you would like to join, memberships cover the calendar year and are $50.  We hold 1 race per month during the year so now is a great time to join and get up to 11 events free for the rest of the year.

2018-03-24 Beaumount Scout Festival

Another year of the tradition.  The 2018 Beaumount Scout Festival will be held this spring on March 24th.  All are welcome to attend and orienteer on the course.  Its a wonderful gathering of the scouts.  Family friendly course and event.  Please see the attached documents for more info.

Registration at Emerson Conference Area begining at 8am, starts end at 10:30am.  Course closes at 12pm

2018 SOF Rules of Competition

2018 Festival Flyer

Club Event

 

 

2018-01-13 Babler Cold Nose O

As is tradition, Yvonne will direct a fantastic meet in January at Babler State Park.  Courses for all levels.  More details to follow, expect morning registration.  Wite, orange, green, and red courses will be out.

Registration at 9am, starts begin at 10am.

Sign up as a member and get the entire year’s race fees covered!

 

Thanks to Yvonne for a great set of courses.

Babler State Park – SLOC
January 13, 2018
Race Director Yvonne Deyo
Red Course
Name/Group Start End Total CPs
Nathan Graves 60 2:32:32 1:32:32 14
Josh Borgmeyer 57 2:39:58 1:42:58 14
Bryan Niehaus 42 2:25:19 1:43:19 14
Bill Langton 35 2:23:50 1:48:50 14
Melissa Kelley 45 2:51:08 2:06:08 14
Mickey Boianoff 40 2:46:20 2:06:25 14
Scott Kelley 36 2:53:11 2:17:11 14
Kate Geisen 46 3:09:51 2:23:51 14
Chuck Vohsen 32 2:58:08 2:26:08 14
Nathan Goff 31 2:58:08 2:27:08 14
Kevin Minton 33 3:04:30 2:31:30 14
Scott Herbst 59 3:32:02 2:33:02 14
Green Course
Name/Group Start End Total CPs
Tim Guetersloh 1:04 2:41:05 1:37:05 10
Rudy Schwarz 38 2:26:57 1:48:57 10
Brian Hey 34 2:26:28 1:52:28 10
David Welsh 1:45 4:02:10 2:17:10 10
Brent Svydam 52 3:36:27 2:44:27 10
Bill and Jolene Mermis 26 3:29:02 3:03:02 7
Jarrod Mermis 26 3:29:02 3:03:02 7
Orange Course
Name/Group Start End Total CPs
Brittany and Kevin Sharitz 37 2:19:34 1:42:34
Alane Wolins 55 2:40:56 1:45:56
Spencer and David Melby 30 2:16:10 1:46:10
Gabriel Sison 29 3:08:24 2:39:24
White Course
Name/Group Total CPs
Tom and Hannah Gutmann 26:44:00
John, Beck, Siri Vogel 29:17:00
Alane Wolins 38:00:00

2017-11-18 and 19 Possum Trot XVIII

Orienteer Kansas and Possum Trot Orienteering Club invite you to attend the Possum Trot XVIII weekend in Kansas City on Nov 18-19, 2017.
Updates here:  http://ptoc.org/htdocs/schedule.html
Saturday will feature a sprint course hosted by Orienteer Kansas.
Sunday will feature the famous Possum Trot, a long “goat” event hosted by Possum Trot O Club.

2017-07-15 Laumeier Sculpture Park O Meet

LAUAMEIER SCULPTURE O MEET 7/15/17
Description Time Controls
Nathan Graves 34m 30s 20
Anna & Nikolay Gochkov 47m 20
Bill Raisch 52m 45s 20
Tim Guetersloh 55m 30s 20
Kevin Minton & Reana Pearson 1h 13m 50s 20
Alma Garriga 1h 14m 20
Garriga Family 1h 14m 20
Will Bray 1h 17m 30s 20
Adam & Jeff 1h 20m 20
Dave & Scott 1h 21m 20
Suzanne Barnes, Joe O’Mara 1h 26m 20
Cassie, Amie, Alane 1h 31m 30s 20
Kaitalyn 1h 46m 16
Jack 1h 40m 16
Rick, Ann, Jr Davis 1h 10m 45s 15
Carmen, Sydney, Sara Grave 1h 45m 15
Jacob 1h 22m 30s 13
Alex 1h 24m 30s 13
Matt & Audrey 1h 2m 6
Sam 45m 5

2017-12-31 Broemmelsiek Park “Bonfire O”

Update 12/27/2017: Don’t let the cold keep you from coming!  The start and finish will be indoors at the meeting room in the park’s Visitor’s Center.

Two courses offered in a Score-O format, one course on foot and one on bike.

Registration is at 9am, mass start is at 10am.
You’ll have one hour to get as many points as you can.

There is an option to do both foot and bike courses (1 hour for each course) if you desire.

Note: To be good stewards of our trails, the bike-O may be canceled if we have excessive rain before the event and the trails are too wet. If this happens, you will still be able to do the foot course.

Don’t forget! You can purchase a club membership for $50. It will cover the Bonfire-O plus any meets in 2018.

2017-11-26 Turkey O

Come to Grafton and Ragin Rivers for a great Turkey O.

TURKEY “O” COURSE NOTES  Sunday Nov. 26th

RACE INFORMATION

  • TWO RACES STARTING AT 10AM
    • 3 HOURS FINISHES AT 1PM (YOU ARE DQED AT 1:15).
    • 1 HOUR FINISHES AT 11PM (YOU ARE DQED AT 11:15)

IMPORTANT START NOTES

  • TWO RACES
    • 3 HOURS- Will have a map exchange at your choice.  You have the choice of not using the second map.
      • Team Race (2 person and 4 person)-  Two maps will need to be marked and raced.  Team members pick which person will run the first map and who will run the second map.  First person will run his/her leg and then handoff to second person for them to do their leg.
      • Solo Race.  Individual gets first map and then must come back to start to get and mark second map.
    • 1 HOUR WILL LEAVE THE STARTING LINE AND MARK  MAPS.

IMPORTANT COURSE NOTES

  • OUT OF BOUNDS
    • PLEASE DO NOT GO OUT OF BOUNDS.
      • OUT OF BOUNDS IS MARKED ON MAP IN RED.
      • THE RIVER ROAD IS OUT OF BOUNDS
      • THE TOWN OF CHAUTAUQUA IS OUT OF BOUNDS.
  • COURSE NOTES
    • THE CLIMBS HERE ARE VERY LARGE BE PREPARED.
      • WATER IS AVAILABLE AT THE START/ FINISH
      • PLEASE MAKE NOTE YOU DO NOT NEED TO GO ANYWHERE ON THE BLUFFS OF THE MISSISSIPPI.  THEY ARE NOT PASSABLE.  AND YOU CAN GET HURT.
      • If you get lost use your compass and go due south.
      • Race phone 314-378-6077

2017-10-29 West Tyson

It’s Fall!  Come play in the woods!

Location:  West Tyson Park, 131 North Outer Road East, Saint Louis, MO 63025 at the Roth Memorial Lodge (follow signs).

When: Sunday, 10-29-17, Registration starts at NOON, Timed starts begin at 1:00

Format:  Point to Point with 3 courses for beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

White Course (beginner):  2 KM, mainly trail based with some hill climbing on moderately technical trails.  Skills required:  basic map recognition and be able to follow a trail map.

Orange Course (Intermediate):  4-5 KM, points placed on strong features.  Skills required: ability to understand contour lines and use compass to navigate off trail.

Blue Course (Advanced): 10 KM, Difficult point placement, requires advanced skills of compass, pacing, and contour reading.  Grit and endurance are definite prerequisites for the Blue Course!

Course Closes at 4:00 (last start 1:30): each orienteer gets 2.5 hours to complete course before losing 1 CP per minute over the time.

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.  Stick around and chat about your route/experience.

Recognition ceremony at 4:00

Cost:

  • Free for Members and their immediate families
    • Membership is $50 annually and you can sign up at the race if you would like
  • $20 for every adult for non-members.
  • $5 for non-member youth- under 18

BONUS:  Orienteering workshop for beginners and intermediate to be conducted at 12:30.  Volunteers will be available to answer questions following the short workshop as well.

Questions?   Contact Race Director: Josh Borgmeyer at 314-780-9759 or josh@balancedbodyrehab.com

2017-09-16 Kirkwood Night O

During the Greentree Festival on Saturday night.  The format and event will be the same as year’s past.  Please come out and enjoy this fun night O event at this city park with an orienteering map.  Dave Frei is the meet director once again.  Don’t forget your flashlight!

Registration at 7pm at the “Boy Scout” shelter

Mass start at 8pm; course length 45 minutes