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University of California

Date: (Sun.) Jun. 2, 2019
Location: Berkeley, CA
Event Director:
Course Setter: Lori Huberman
Type: C; This will be the first event of the 2019 Summer Series. Beginners are welcome -- the courses will be "easier" than usual because of the nature of the campus.

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Event Write-Up

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129 entrants braved the bear-infested U.C. campus amid screeching Campanile falcons and fluttering moths. We enjoyed a (typical) cool overcast Berkeley summer day, ideal for puzzling out the tricky course traps. An unknown vandal vexed the first set of beginners by swiping control #14, quickly replaced by sprinting course setter Lori Huberman, with results fixed electronically by E-punch master Jeff Lanam. Genuine U.C. Berkeley-level courses for both mind and body.

Thanks to our BAOC special teams and volunteers!

George and Leslie Minarik – course vetting
Sam Coradetti – control setting, control pickup
Presto Huberman – control setting, control pickup
Carlo Giacometti – control pickup
Daniel Šebo – control pickup
Gemma Fa-Kaji – control pickup
John Beard – control pickup

News Flash #1: People crossed (the plane of) an "uncrossable" fence

There has been a flurry of BayONet messages (https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/baoc/conversations/messages) regarding an "uncrossable" fence near control #49 on the Advanced courses.

News Flash #2: Tariffs imposed on Berkeley (Summer Series) results

Washington, DC, June 5, 2019: Today the Summer Series Commissioner announced a new round of tariffs imposed on the results of the Berkeley orienteering event. “The illegal crossing of open gates has to stop,” said the Commish.
A one-person committee of big-brains studied the results of the event in detail. Using a climate-less model (attached to this communique here [PDF/124KB]), it was determined that some runners completed the two controls in question faster than an inconsiderate Twitter post. As a consequence, their time for the two legs was adjusted to the average time they should have taken based on their speed on the rest of the course (i.e., 11% of adjusted total time), with an additional 20% tariff imposed for that time for the two legs.
In a dispassionate speech at the end of the press conference, the Commish said “The tariffs are only the beginning of our crackdown on these senseless acts. Our next step is to replace all impassable fences on all orienteering maps with big, beautiful walls.”
In a rare concession, the administration agreed to consider appeals based on GPS routes posted on RouteGadget. Summer Series results will be disseminated in partially redacted form once the dust has settled. [Editor's note: The Summer Series results are posted below.]
François (Summer Series Commissioner)




Results

University of California

Berkeley, CA
Sunday, June 2, 2019

Beginner Course   Short Advanced Course   Long Advanced Course   Summer Series Points

The preliminary results are below. Thanks to Troy Kaji, Event Director, and Lori Huberman, Course Setter, for a great event.

One control went missing on the Beginner course, but was quickly replaced as soon as the first beginners came back.
There was an issue on control number 49, which was enclosed on two sides by fences marked as uncrossable. However, there was an unlocked gate that some people went through. This was on both Advanced courses. One person has admitted using the gate; I'd like feedback on whether disqualification would be appropriate.
, E-punch

Also see control-by-control timing in the WinSplits results (http://www.obasen.nu/winsplits/online/en/show_event.asp?id=63270).

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=446). (Use of RouteGadget is explained here.)

There was a lot of discussion after the event regarding uncrossable fences and walls, and Sprint rules in general. While most of us assumed that Sprint rules applied, the event announcement did not say anything about this being a Sprint event. The course lengths actually implied a Middle-distance event. For a visiting orienteer, who had never been to Berkeley campus, this must have been confusing. (For future events, let's try to specify clearly whether or not an event is a Sprint event.) This RouteGadget event is set up using the original split times without any time adjustments.
Beginner Course                 (2.2 km, 17 controls)  
   Pl  Name                           Club      Time    Behind  
    1  Eerik Hantsoo                            25:30           
    2  Solomon Bevish                           30:32     5:02
    3  Beau Hoover, Scott Maturno               30:34     5:04
    4  Ada Krechetov                  BAOC      33:02     7:32
    5  Mariko Soto, Trevor Lofthouse            37:14    11:44
    6  Jacob Crooks                             39:28    13:58
    7  Andrew Clark                   BSA       42:17    16:47
    8  Mark Gjolaj, Roberl Olson                43:20    17:50
    9  Lynn Stanford                            49:08    23:38
   10  Luu family                               54:09    28:39
   11  Nancy Lindeman                 BAOC      55:55    30:25
   12  Tim Boone                              1:06:10    40:40
   13  Anna & Clara                   BAOC    1:12:53    47:23
   14  Tommy & Henry                          1:18:04    52:34
       Weston Prior                             DNF             
Short Advanced Course           (3.1 km, 15 controls)  
   Pl  Name                           Club      Time    Behind  
    1  Yana Konovalenko               BAOC      32:22           
    2  Gemma Fa-Kaji                  BAOC      33:46     1:24
    3  Ellen Smith                              35:49     3:27
    4  Anna Conway                              41:12     8:50
    5  Dan Greene                     BAOC      47:38    15:16
    6  Frank Markowitz                BAOC      51:14    18:52
    7  Gorden Bloom                   BAOC      52:23    20:01
    8  Joe Geddes                               57:36    25:14
    9  Sarah Williams                 BAOC      58:04    25:42
   10  Jeff Lanam                     BAOC      58:36    26:14
   11  Jackson family                         1:02:37    30:15
   12  Allison Phillips                       1:03:02    30:40
   13  Shura & Leta Krechetov         BAOC    1:17:07    44:45
   14  Team Poopypants                BAOC    1:24:37    52:15
   15  Brooke Staats                  BAOC    1:25:59    53:37
   16  Rikke Ertmann                  BAOC    1:47:21    74:59
       Kenyon, Debie Mason                      MSP             
       Zaixin Mu                      BAOC      MSP
       Maria Fedyk                              DSQ            (no download)
Long Advanced Course            (4.9 km, 22 controls)  
   Pl  Name                           Club      Time    Behind  
    1  François Léonard               BAOC      30:50           
    2  Riley Culberg                  BAOC      32:46     1:56
    3  Yurii Konovalenko              BAOC      32:49     1:59
    4  Rex Winterbottom               BAOC      35:16     4:26
    5  Kevin Culberg                  BAOC      35:29     4:39
    6  Julia Doubson                  BAOC      35:30     4:40
    7  Jeff Goodwin                   BAOC      35:50     5:00
    8  Daniel Šebo                    BAOC      35:57     5:07
    9  Michael Ertmann                BAOC      38:22     7:32
   10  Anastasiya Gordeeva            BAOC      39:26     8:36
   11  Jan Cisar                      BAOC      39:52     9:02
   12  Wayne Staats                   BAOC      40:38     9:48
   13  Marie-Josée Parayre            BAOC      43:37    12:47
   14  Deron van Hoff                 BAOC      44:02    13:12
   15  Takashi Sugiyama               BAOC      44:15    13:25
   16  Stephen Harrison               BAOC      44:28    13:38
   17  Gavin Williams                 BAOC      44:33    13:43
   18  Marcy Beard                    BAOC      45:07    14:17
   19  Carlo Giacometti               BAOC      45:17    14:27
   20  Amalie Ertmann                 BAOC      45:23    14:33
   20  Tapio Karras                   BAOC      45:23    14:33
   22  Andrej Masalkov                BAOC      46:38    15:48
   23  Dennis Wildfogel               BAOC      47:25    16:35
   24  Chuck Spalding                 BAOC      48:07    17:17
   25  Florine Tailleur               BAOC      48:58    18:08
   26  Jason Lee                      BAOC      50:37    19:47
   27  Bob Strauss                    BAOC      51:12    20:22
   28  Greg Favor                     BAOC      53:28    22:38
   29  Ralf Burgert                   BAOC      54:21    23:31
   30  Grant Cutler                             54:22    23:32
   31  Steve Haas                     BAOC      55:12    24:22
   32  Michael Behrens                BAOC      55:13    24:23
   33  Gavin Wyatt-Mair               BAOC      55:15    24:25
   34  Eduard Nasybulin                         55:45    24:55
   35  Shura & Leta Krechetov         BAOC      56:49    25:59  (2nd course)
   36  Fyodor Konkov                  BAOC      56:51    26:01
   37  Brad Jacobs                    BAOC      56:54    26:04
   38  Gary Kraght                    BAOC      58:24    27:34
   39  Peter Hsia                     BAOC    1:00:34    29:44
   40  Sheila Cotter                  BAOC    1:00:37    29:47
   41  John Richardson                BAOC    1:01:37    30:47
   42  Ruth Aloush                   Israel   1:06:51    36:01
   43  Evan Custer                    BAOC    1:07:34    36:44
   44  Olga Kraght                    BAOC    1:08:55    38:05
   45  Matthias Kohler                BAOC    1:09:37    38:47
   46  Hilary Hardcastle              BAOC    1:10:03    39:13
   47  Crystal & Sanjoy Som           BAOC    1:10:12    39:22
   48  John Beard                     BAOC    1:11:54    41:04
   49  Scott Maturno, Beau Hoover             1:13:32    42:42  (2nd course)
   50  Samuel Krechetov               BAOC    1:13:40    42:50
   51  David Aloush                  Israel   1:17:16    46:26
   52  Clifton Lyles                  BAOC    1:23:34    52:44
   53  David & Keiko Cowan            BAOC    1:28:33    57:43
   54  Jennifer Kerr                  GCO     1:33:46    62:56
   55  Steve Beuerman                 BAOC    1:42:39    71:49
   56  Jamie, Ellen, Daniel, Matej    BAOC    2:00:48    89:58
   57  Euresti family                         7:11:15   400:25  (no Start punch?)
       Geoffrey Sears                 BAOC      MSP             
       Mark Prior                     BAOC      MSP
       Matt Stanford                            MSP
       Jenny Zheng                    BAOC      DNF
Summer Series Points   

The methodology of determining Summer Series points is explained here. In particular, note that group/team entries do not earn points, and 21-year-old male is assumed if we don't have your birth year ("M21" below). (Also keep in mind that BAOC membership is required [by the final event] for the Series cumulative awards [but not to earn points].)
See News Flash #2 above for an explanation of the indicated tariffs (and the possibility of appealing).
Some people were not included in the list below because the Commish forgot that BAOC membership is not required to earn points (i.e., it's required only to be eligible for the Series cumulative awards). Hopefully those people will have their points added in a future edition of the Series standings.
The list below was updated July 11th, and again on August 15th, to correct calculation errors and add two people. For most people, the change was small, but there were some changes to the order.

   Pl  Name                 Points
    1  François Léonard      1000  
    2  Rex Winterbottom       860
    2  Riley Culberg          860
    4  Julia Doubson          853  (52-point tariff)
    5  Chuck Spalding         833
    5  Michael Ertmann        833
    7  Dennis Wildfogel       826
    7  Yuri Konovalenko       826  (34-point tariff)
    9  Anastasiya Gordeeva    807
   10  Daniel Šebo            801
   11  Kevin Culberg          795
   12  Jeff Goodwin           789
   13  Marie-Josée Parayre    783
   14  Takashi Sugiyama       777  (36-point tariff)
   15  Marcy Beard            755  (46-point tariff)
   16  Tapio Karras           750
   17  Amalie Ertmann         744
   17  Stephen Harrison       744
   19  Andrej Masalkov        709
   19  Steve Haas             709
   21  Deron van Hoff         704  (35-point tariff)
   21  Jan Cisar              704  (M21)
   23  Wayne Staats           700
   24  Sheila Cotter          695
   25  Gavin Wyatt-Mair       656
   26  Florine Tailleur       652
   27  Bob Strauss            644  (37-point tariff)
   28  Gavin Williams         632
   28  Greg Favor             632
   30  Carlo Giacometti       621
   30  Gary Kraght            621
   32  Jason Lee              614
   33  Evan Custer            606  (34-point tariff)
   34  Fyodor Konkov          583  (31-point tariff)
   35  Michael Behrens        564  (29-point tariff)
   35  Peter Hsia             564
   37  Olga Kraght            519  (30-point tariff)
   38  Eduard Nasybulin       512
   39  Matthias Kohler        509
   40  Jennifer Kerr          507  (23-point tariff)
   41  John Beard             458
   42  John Richardson        433  (23-point tariff)
   43  Samuel Kretchetov      381  (M21)
   44  Clifton Lyles          336  (M21)
   44  Steve Beuerman         336

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DNF = Did not finish (missed one or more controls)
DSQ = Disqualified (violated a rule)
MSP = Mispunched (one or more controls wrong)