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Huddart Park

Date: (Sun.) Apr. 16, 2017
Location: Woodside, CA
Event Director: - 408.599.9709
Course Setter: Werner Haag
Type: C; 100-minute Score-O with about 34 controls, a mix of beginner to advanced difficulty, using pin punches (no E-punch)

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Event Write-Up

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Seventy-three souls experienced heaven on earth, seeking treasures at Huddart Park on Easter Sunday under a light, intermittent rain. With 34 controls of beginner to advanced difficulty dispersed throughout the lower end of the park, it was a challenge to get them all in the 100-minute time limit.

Mark Prior did so spectacularly in just under 93 minutes. Tapio Karras also found them all, but had to chase down Peter Graube, who had started picking up controls after the 2:00 PM course closing. With each control scoring 10 points, but a 5-point-per-minute penalty, Tapio finished with 290 points, just ahead of Steve Harrison and the team of Julia Doubson & Kevin Cox, each with 280.

Manfred Kopisch deserves 210 points after misplaced control number 7 (cliff) cost him 70 points overtime penalty. We later determined that the cliff was mapped about 50 m in the wrong location. I suppose I could claim that the rock had been miraculously moved on Easter, but I'll take responsibility.

Two entrants, Julia Wagner and the Kayla Brand family, misunderstood that the controls were to be run in numerical order, and made valiant efforts that unfortunately resulted in low scores. Julia's GPS said she covered 8 miles! Two beginner groups, the Vin and Parkkinen families, found a few advanced controls that some seasoned orienteers did not reach.

Thanks to Fyodor Konkov for bringing some fantastically decorated eggs, and Russian cake. Peter Graube, Steve Harrison, Steve Haas, Tapio Karras, Matthias Kohler, and probably a few others, helped with set up and break down. Chloe Caviness helped get the permit on short notice. With Peter's help we found two map corrections that will be useful for future events.




Results

Huddart Park

Woodside, CA
Sunday, April 16, 2017

You can see the event map with the actual routes traveled by participants, and draw your own route for comparison, in RouteGadget for this event (http://baoc.org/gadget/cgi/reitti.cgi?act=map&id=395). (Use of RouteGadget is explained here.)

Since this is a Score-O setup with no E-punch, RouteGadget only knows about the Start and Finish locations. All the control circles are included directly on the map image. When drawing your route, be sure to visit the Finish only when you have completed your route. That is, the blue line pointing to the Finish should follow you throughout your route. You can also upload your GPS track if you have one.

You need to enter your name and total time in MMMSS format before drawing/uploading your route. For example, 1:39:52 or 99:52 is entered as 9952.

For the animation, each competitor's speed is averaged out over the whole length of their (manually drawn) route. For Score-O this works out just fine, as competitors often end up taking very different routes anyway.


Preliminary Results

                                                              Course  Control  Penalty  Net   
   Pl  Name                                Start    Finish     Time    Points  Points   Points
    1  Mark Prior                          10:49   12:21:48   1:32:48    340            340  
    2  Tapio Karras                        12:31   14:20:34   1:49:34    340     50     290
    3  Steve Harrison                      10:01   11:39:56   1:38:56    280            280
    4  Julia Doubson, Kevin Cox            11:38   13:17:20   1:39:20    280            280
    5  Jan Jergus                          11:04   12:40:33   1:36:33    270            270
    6  Antoine Finot                       11:10   12:48:00   1:38:00    260            260
    7  Fyodor Konkov                       11:54   13:33:23   1:39:23    250            250
    8  Melissa Griffiths                   10:10   11:46:03   1:36:03    240            240
    9  Matthias Kohler                     10:12   11:48:08   1:36:08    230            230
   10  Quincy & Eric Rosenzweig            10:36   12:13:24   1:37:24    230            230
   11  Steve Haas                          12:13   13:45      1:32       210            210
   12  Bob Cooley                          10:43   12:21      1:38       210            210
   13  Martin Jergus                       11:04   12:36:40   1:32:40    190            190
   14  Scott Sampson, Tom Meyer            11:18   12:59:50   1:41:50    200     10     190
   15  Brian Nixon                         10:59   12:29:51   1:30:51    170            170
   16  Sasha Iakovlev                      10:57   12:35:06   1:38:06    170            170
   17  Ilan Jen-LaPlante, Brian Moshofsky  10:38   12:16:40   1:38:40    170            170
   18  Judy & Tom Cronin                   10:09   11:44:44   1:35:44    150            150
   19  Jeff Goodwin                        12:00   13:36:50   1:36:50    150            150
   20  Sanjoy Som, Crystal Riley           10:44   12:13:25   1:29:25    140            140
   21  Olga Kraght (& Gary)                10:55   12:28:50   1:33:50    140            140
   22  Manfred Kopisch                      9:57   11:51      1:54       210     70     140
   23  Eoanna Harrison                     12:00   13:36:50   1:36:50    130            130
   24  Foggy Bottoms (Robin Lafond)        11:06   12:43:30   1:37:30    130            130
   25  Belle Philibosian & Azarchs         10:48   12:35:30   1:47:30    170     40     130
   26  Irena Stefanova                     10:08   11:34:30   1:26:30    110            110
   27  Vin family (4)                      11:13   12:50:50   1:37:50    110            110
   28  Misha Iakovlev                      10:57   12:34:30   1:37:30    100            100
   29  Peter Graube                        11:30   13:08:32   1:38:32    100            100
   30  James Long, Lan Liu                 11:35   13:14      1:39       100            100
   31  Johanna Merriss                      9:57   11:01      1:04        90             90
   32  Jeffrey McCandless +1               11:10   12:49:00   1:39:00     90             90
   33  Anamitra Bhaumik                    11:20   12:44:40   1:24:40     80             80
   34  Avary & Joline Edwards              12:08   13:40:10   1:32:10     80             80
   35  Michael Hard                        12:24   14:08:20   1:44:20    100     25      75
   36  Oleksandr & Ekaterina Sokolov(a)    10:54   12:43:00   1:49:00    110     45      65
   37  Parkkinen family (3)                11:16   12:49:20   1:33:20     60             60
   38  Greg Favor                          10:20   12:53:30   2:33:30    320    270      50
   39  Nancy Lindeman                      10:07   11:49:16   1:42:16     60     15      45
   40  Ishimatsu family (4)                10:42   12:28:20   1:46:20     80     35      45
       Kayla Brand family (4)              11:14   13:30:50   2:16:50     90    185       0  
       Judy Koehler, Silva Sheppard        10:25   12:39:30   2:14:30     80    175       0
       Jane & Ray Edwards                  12:08   14:01:20   1:53:20     60     70       0
       Julia Wagner                        10:39   12:59      2:20       No Score Sheet   0
       Phillip Hoare                       10:40   12:06      1:26       No Score Sheet   0