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Tweet Monday 2nd July 2018

Juniors battled it out at The Yvette Baker Trophy Final yesterday!

The Yvette Baker Trophy is the premier junior inter-club competition for English and Welsh Orienteering Clubs and all the qualifiying junior teams made their way in the heat to The Yvette Baker Trophy Final yesterday (Sunday 1 July 2018). 

The Yvette Baker Trophy is named after Britain’s first World Champion, Yvette Baker, who won Gold in the short distance in the World Orienteering Championships held in Scotland in 1999.

Yvette Baker in 1999
Club JuniorsĀ 

Junior teams qualified to compete in the Final were:  Bristol Orienteering Klub (BOK), Cleveland Orienteering Klub (CLOK), Derwent Valley Orienteers (DVO), Guildford Orienteers (GO), Humberside and Lincoln Orienteers (HALO), Leicestershire Orienteering Club (LEI), Octavian Droobers (OD), Southern Navigators (SN), Suffolk Orienteering Club (SUFFOC), South Yorkshire Orienteers (SYO), West Cumberland Orienteering Club (WCOC).

The 2018 Yvette Baker Trophy Final took place in the sweltering heat in Arrow Valley Country Park, Redditch and was hosted by Harlequin Orienteering Club (HOC).

The Country Park was undulating but the slopes were generally gentle. There was a mixture of mainly deciduous woodland and more open land crossed by paths. However, despite recent dry weather some paths under trees were still muddy!

All the children who took part enjoyed it.

Full results:

Position Club Total
1st South Yorkshire Orienteers (SYO) 889
2nd West Cumberland Orienteering Club (WCOC) 868
3rd Bristol Orienteering Klub (BOK) 856
4th Octavian Droobers (OD) 850
5th Leicestershire Orienteering Club (LEI) 843
6th Cleveland orienteering Klub (CLOK) 841
7th Guildford Orienteers (GO) 835
8th Southern Navigators (SN) 717
9th Suffolk Orienteering Club (SUFFOC) 685
10th Derwent Valley Orienteers (DVO) 464

British Orienteering would like to take this opportunity to congratulate South Yorkshire Orienteers (SYO) Juniors on winning the Yvette Baker Trophy this year. Congratulations also to West Cumberland Orienteering Club Juniors in coming 2nd and Bristol Orienteering Klub Juniors in 3rd. Well done to all junior orienteering club teams who took part and competed in such hot summer conditions yesterday!  Thank you to all clubs for making the travel arrangements for their juniors to take part in this event.

Many thanks also must go to Organiser Penny Hemsted, Planner Kerstin Mitchell and Controller Bob Brandon and all other club volunteers who made this event a success.

For more information visit the Harlequins Orienteering Club here.