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Last chance to enter for OST 4 at Royal George
If you haven't already entered for the Royal George, rush on over and do so immediately here on Eventor. It's not too late! And if you're looking to make the Tasmanian Schools Team, why not drag along your whole family and make them enter too? It's better than standing around in the cold or traipsing off to Bunnings yet again for a bunch of DIY materials you'll never use. Bunnings may have sausages, but we have a whole BBQ!
According to course-setter Bernard 'Big B' Walker, 'Royal George is a mix of complex rock, fast open running and detailed mining' and 'You should expect a classic long-distance event with at least one long leg on every course.'
Rather conveniently for him, Big B has now left the state, so any complaints should be directed to OT Director or Performance, who also happens to be event controller. She will deflect blame and direct you to (depending on your gender) the upcoming Women's Training Weekend, or a couple of YouTube videos, so you don't made the same mistake(s) again.
4th Launceston Winter Sprint Extravaganza - Preliminary Event Information
1. Location - Launceston and surroundings.
2. Date - Saturday June 12th to Monday June 14th.
3. Event Category - 5 “local’ events plus the Tasmanian Sprint Championships.
4. Event Series Information - 4th Launceston Winter Sprint Extravaganza
5. About This Event - The provisional program is as follows (subject to changes):
PM: Evandale (new map) – regular sprint.
Evening: Riverbend Park (new map) – micro sprint.
AM: Trevallyn – bush sprint.
PM: Grindelwald (new map) – Tasmanian Sprint Championships
Evening: Lake Louise (new map) – Tour de Lake Louise
AM: Windmill hill – Launceston City Race (not a sprint). This will be a “MapRun” event.
Watch out for further information coming soon!
Australian Orienteering Championships 2021, St Helens, Tasmania
Save! Early Bird Entries Close Monday 31 May
Things are hotting up, with event organisation in full swing, as we get ready for the arrival of 500+ orienteers from the mainland and across the ditch (fingers and toes crossed).
As organisers, we are determined to make this 9 days of fun for you – great courses set in great terrain – and to make sure winning times are on the money – to leave you with time and energy to explore and chill, and whatever else floats your boat….
Regular entries will run from 1 June – 22 August. There is a generous discount that applies in the early bird period which closes 31 May. You will see that entry fees are much higher for the carnival than for usual local events. The costs of holding national events are very high (mapping costs for a start). OT is a not for profit organisation with NO paid people – everyone volunteers (outside of the Sporting Schools program). In any case, the entry fees are in line with big fun runs.
In 2019 at Glen Stuart, the Tasmanian Primary Schools Trophy was won in a three way tie by Friends, Riverside, and South Hobart Primary Schools. The trophy was displayed at Riverside for a time, and then handed to someone (we are unsure who) to pass on to the Southern schools. Julian enquired of the Southern schools prior to the 2021 Tasmanian School Champs but neither southern schools have the trophy, so it is now officially missing! If anyone has any knowledge of what happened to the trophy, or has contacts at the schools, could you please contact Donelda. If anyone has a picture of the trophy that would be great too, as it may jog someone’s memory.
Donate to Orienteering Tasmania
Looking for something to do with all your spare cash? Still searching for that perfect EOFY tax write-off? Then why not donate to Orienteering Tasmania.
We're now a registered sporting charity with the Australian Sports Foundation, and we're raising funds to produce more high-quality maps, as well as help out Tasmania's talented juniors and aspiring national representatives to take part in national training camps and other opportunities. All donations are tax deductible.
Donate here and get a sticker* at the annual awards night proclaiming your generosity and good taste. And a great big fat cheque from ScoMo.**
*may be substituted for another crappy novelty item of equal or lesser value.
The June edition of The Australian Orienteer is coming soon. In this one we concentrate on the Easter Carnival and the Melbourne City Race, with coverage of the mapping, course setting and the competition at these events. As well, the March "Spot the Difference" was intentionally hard to prepare you for Easter, so we have included the solutions in the June magazine, as well as another one to test you. We congratulate members of the JWOC Honour Team and the WOC Merit Team. There's news of a Chinese Orienteering Museum, a Swedish mapper finds Bronze age treasure, O-SPY finds some more to puzzle and interest you, and the new SPORTident SIAC controls are put through their paces.
If you're not registered to receive a hard copy get onto your Eventor MyPages and tick the box.
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Not exactly. But if I had written as the headline ‘Constitution changes now on the web site’ you might not have read this far.
Significant changes revolve around the election of Board members and all the changes will take effect from the next AGM. In future Board members will be elected for 3 year terms although to enable us to get to rolling 3 year terms some Board members will retire after just one year and other members after two years.
In future only the ‘Office bearers’ (President, Treasurer and Secretary) will have specific responsibilities. The other Board members will be elected as ‘Directors’ and their specific responsibilities will be agreed by the Board although at election time members should elect the Directors with specific skill sets in mind.
Having whetted your appetite to learn more please click on this link to see the revised constitution in all its glory.
Julian Roscoe, OT secretary.
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