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2020 Yvette Baker Trophy Report

Report by Sarah Mansel, Yvette Baker Trophy and Shield Coordinator

The first three heats in this year’s Yvette Baker competitions have been completed.  Unfortunately, the Welsh heat was to be held at the Welsh Championships event on 29 February and it had to be cancelled due to heavy rain and flooding.  We are still awaiting a decision about whether another heat can be re-scheduled.

Newcastle and Tyneside Orienteers (NATO) event at Slaley Hall
Sunday 1 March 2020

This was a small heat with Cleveland Orienteering Klub (CLOK) being the only club competing in the Trophy competition so they automatically qualify for the final.

Two clubs competed in the Trophy competition; Border Liners Orienteering Club (BL) and Newcastle and Tyneside Orienteers (NATO). There was close competition with BL beating NATO by only one point.

YVETTE BAKER TROPHY 2020

Club

Score

Cleveland Orienteering Klub (CLOK)

798

 

YVETTE BAKER SHIELD 2020

Club

Score

Border Liners Orienteering Club (BL)

499

Newcastle and Tyneside Orienteers (NATO)

498

Full results can be found here.

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West Anglian Orienteering Club (WAOC) event at Rowney Warren 
Sunday 8 March

There was close competition in both the Yvette Baker Trophy (YBT) and the Yvette Baker Shield (YBS) at this well-attended event in an interesting little area.  There are a surprising number of contours at Rowney Warren and a confusing path network so some of the courses were quite challenging.  It was great to see so many juniors enjoying the spring sunshine too.

In the Trophy competition, Happy Herts Orienteering Club (HH) beat Octavian Droobers (OD), but as both these clubs are seeded (having been in the top five clubs at last year’s final) a further two qualifying places are created so third-placed West Anglian Orienteering Club (WAOC) and fourth-placed Norfolk Orienteering Club (NOR) also qualify. 

In the Shield competition, it was a close match between Berkshire Orienteers (BKO) and Suffolk Orienteering Club (SUFFOC), with Berkshire Orienteers (BKO) winning by only one point.
 

YVETTE BAKER TROPHY 2020

Club

Score

Happy Herts Orienteering Club (HH)

893

Octavian Droobers (OD)

886

West Anglian Orienteering Club (WAOC)

879

Norfolk Orienteering Club (NOR)

857

Thames Valley Orienteering Club (TVOC)

848

 

YVETTE BAKER SHIELD 2020

Club

Score

Berkshire Orienteers (BKO)

499

Suffolk Orienteering Club (SUFFOC)

498

Results can be found here.

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Chigwell and Epping Forest Orienteering Club (CHIG) event at Warlies Park
Sunday 8 March

This was another close match in both the Trophy and Shield competition.  Southdowns Orienteers (SO) eventually beat Southern Navigators (SN) by only 4 points in the Trophy.  Southdowns Orienteers (SO) are another seeded club (having come 2nd at last year’s final) so second-placed Southern Navigators (SN) also qualify.

It was even closer in the Shield competition with Guildford Orienteers (GO) beating reigning champions Stragglers Orienteering Society by only one point.  It was good to see participation from both Dartford Orienteering Klub (DFOK) and Chigwell and Epping Forest O Club (CHIG) here too.

YVETTE BAKER TROPHY 2020

Club

Score

Southdowns Orienteers (SO)

896

Southern Navigators (SN)

892

 

YVETTE BAKER SHIELD 2020

Club

Score

Guildford Orienteers (GO)

498

Essex Stragglers (SOS)

497

Dartford Orienteering Klub (DFOK)

295

Chigwell and Epping Forest Orienteering Club (CHIG)

100

Full results can be found here.

 

Congratulations to all junior teams.  

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The Yvette Baker Trophy and Shield are the premier Junior Inter-Club competitions for English and Welsh orienteering clubs.

The Yvette Baker Trophy and Shield are named after Britain's first World Orienteering Champion Yvette Baker, who won Gold in the Short Distance event at the World Championships in Scotland in 1999.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Yvette Baker. Photo credit: Northsport @ 1999

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