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British Orienteering is pleased to announce the plans in 2019 for the annual Yvette Baker junior inter-club competitions.
The regional heats start on Sunday January 20th in the West Midlands with an event at Boreatton Park. The full list of regional heats are as follows:
|Boreatton Park, Shropshire||20th January 2019|
|Errington Woods, Cleveland||24th February 2019|
|SEOA||Worthlodge Forest, W. Sussex||24th March 2019|
|EAOA||Hockley Woods, Essex||31st March 2019|
|SWOA||Savernake Forest (tbc), Wiltshire||7th April 2019|
|WOA||Cwm Lickey, Cwmbran||14th April 2019|
|YHOA||Mausoleum Woods & Cottagers Dale, Lincolnshire||28th April 2019|
|NWOA||Aitken Woods, Lancashire||11th May 2019|
|EMOA||Calke Abbey, Derbyshire||19th May 2019|
The final will take place on Sunday 7th July 2019 at Sandringham Country Park near King’s Lynn in Norfolk.
The Yvette Baker junior competition now includes a new category for clubs with fewer juniors. The Yvette Baker Shield runs alongside the Trophy at the same event, allowing qualifying clubs to field a team of 5 or more juniors (the Trophy requires a team of 9 juniors).
To qualify for the Shield, a club must have 25 or fewer junior members in the club. The updated Rule L for the Yvette Baker Trophy and Shield and the list of clubs qualifying for both Trophy and Shield competitions in 2019 can be found below.
A further update on the Yvette Baker competitions in 2019 will follow in January.
The festival period is rapidly closing in so don’t forget to tick one thing off your to-do list and book your place on the 2019 coaching conference.
Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th January will soon be on us, so don’t miss out on the 23rd December booking deadline.
Great advice, practical sessions and live discussions will help you start your coaching year in the best way possible.
To secure your place at the conference and to view the full agenda, follow this link Coaching Conference 2019.
Great value at only £70 for both days or £38 for one day.
All bookings must be made by 23rd December.
Source: THE PUNCH. Suffolk Orienteering Club's Members Magazine
The Bowes Museum Permanent Orienteering Course article by Colin Butler (Suffolk Orienteering Club)
"Recently we visited Barnard Castle a market town in Teesdale, County Durham for a family golden wedding party on a Saturday. We visited Bowes Museum the next day to occupy ourselves, and nephews and families had returned home, before going for a quiet meal in the evening. There was a special exhibition about tulips, and we had to go all around the galleries and display cases with a question paper to find a wide variety of tulip features.
As we went to the reception desk to collect our prize for a fully correct result, we noticed a pile of orienteering maps at the end of the counter. It is a doddle course, but we spent another pleasant half hour finding the controls around the gardens and shrubbery.
I left the course map with my brother-in-law as a reminder to take his grandchildren orienteering on their next visit. The Bowes course is listed via the British Orienteering and Cleveland websites.
On Monday we went for a super walk upstream in the autumn sunshine along the River Tees, and back along an old railway line. It’s a lovely area if you like rambling.
If you would like to explore any of the Permanent Orienteering Courses then details can be found on the British Orienteering website."
Permanent Orienteering courses are fixed orienteering routes where you simply download a map and just go! There are orienteering routes across the country, and this is a great way of exploring local areas when away on holiday or taking a short break in the UK.
More information on permanent orienteering courses can be found here.
Thank you to Colin and Suffolk Orienteering Club for giving British Orienteering permission to publish this article.
If you, your family or your club have any similar stories which you would like to share with other members then please get in touch. Email: email@example.com