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2018 Summer Series

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We are happy to announce the return of the BAOC Summer Series. Similar to last year, this series of moderate-length events will be held from May through August on some of our more-urban and less-steep maps. Thus allowing us to continue orienteering, even during the hotter days of summer.

There will be six events this year, as listed below. Your best four of the six races will count toward your Summer Series Final Ranking.

Each event will include a "ranking" course (most likely in the form of a Middle-distance event, around 5 km), and another course more suitable for beginners. Some events may also include longer/alternative options for those folks not wanting to participate in the ranking event, and some events might offer more than one ranking course. See the webpage for each event for the details for that event.

All participants of the ranking events will be scored (on time) alongside each other in a single league, using a handicapping system to account for age and gender. This is the same scheme we used last year. The best four of six scores will be used in the final ranking. Credit will be given for Course Setting and Event Directing (so contact us now if you would like to earn some points this way!).

More details about event locations and specifics will be available over the next few weeks. See the individual event webpages linked below.

We look forward to seeing you out there!

Your BAOC Event Coordination Team: George, Marie-Josée, Scott, Deron, and Graham
   (April 4, 2018)

The Schedule

The Summer Series will include the following events:

  1. May 12: Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill (results)
  2. June 2: Presidio of San Francisco (Fort Scott), San Francisco (results)
  3. June 17: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco (results)
  4. July 8: Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland (results)
  5. July 29: U.C. Berkeley Campus, Berkeley (results)
  6. August 26: Bedwell Bayfront Park, Menlo Park (results)

Note to Beginners

BAOC welcomes beginners to events with "clinics" that introduce orienteering and with "beginner" courses. We hope you will come to one or more of the Summer Series events (there is no requirement to attend all the events), and/or to our "regular" events listed in the schedule.

Important Note to All

Everyone must observe out-of-bounds areas indicated on the maps. Please note, in particular, that olive-green areas are out of bounds.

Failure to stay out of out-of-bounds areas could jeopardize our ability to get permission to hold events at the venue (as well as being unfair to those participants who go around the areas).

Some of the events will use maps with ISSOM (International Standard for Sprint Orienteering Maps [285KB] (http://orienteering.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/International-Specification-for-Sprint-Orienteering-Maps-2007_corrected-201211.pdf)) symbols, which indicate impassible features like fences, walls, or buildings. Note that the rules forbid crossing a wall or fence shown on the map as "impassible", even if it's physically possible to cross.

Scoring and Awards

To make things a little more interesting, participants can accumulate points throughout the series based on their results. Some of the best minds in the world's greatest database companies, and in the nation's finest research labs have deliberated carefully, and arrived at a scoring system for the Summer Series. (It's the same system that was used last year, crafted by François and Dennis.)

The scoring system for the Summer Series will combine all participants into one category by making adjustments, based on age and gender, to each person's performance. The person with the best adjusted performance in a given race will be awarded 1000 points. Everyone else will be awarded points in proportion to how their own adjusted performance compares to that of the person given 1000 points.

At each event in the Series, there will be an identified ranking course, which will be used for scoring. The other course(s) offered at the event will have no affect on the Series scoring.

Here are the details.

This means it is possible for someone who finishes with the slowest legal time in a race to still have the highest point total for the day. So, don't give up!

Now that you've studied the methodology for scoring in minute detail, perhaps an example is in order.

Suppose there is an event with just three people: a 45-year-old male who we'll call "F"; a 70-year-old male called "D", and a 25-year-old female called "T". Suppose their times on the course are as follows:
F   45:51
T   49:30
D   57:20
Given their ages and genders, their reference times are as follows. (Links to the USATF tables that we are using for reference times can be found here (http://runscore.com/Alan/AgeGrade.html). We're using the "10 km" column on the "AgeStdHMS" tab in the "Male Road (http://runscore.com/Alan/MaleRoadStd2015.xlsx)" and "Female Road (http://runscore.com/Alan/FemaleRoadStd2015.xlsx)" spreadsheets.)
F   28:50
T   30:20
D   36:09
Dividing course time by reference time gives the adjusted performance ratios for the course:
F   1.59017
T   1.63187
D   1.58598
So, D is the leader (despite having the slowest time) and gets 1000 points. To get the points for the others, divide their ratios into D's, multiply by 1000, and you get F with 997 points and T with 972.

Conclusion: If you want to win in the Summer Series, either (a) get fast, or (b) get old fast.

By popular demand, final standings will be based on each person's four best scores in the six-event Series.

For the record, note that François Léonard is the Official Scorer, so all queries and compliments should go to him. Complaints should be sent to DeptOfComplaints@whitehouse.gov.

We need to know everyone's age in order to make these calculations. As usual, your orienteering age is your age at the end of the calendar year. So what we really want is your year of birth. There will be sign-up sheets at either registration or at the E-punch download at each event. Please put down your name and year of birth.

Some "fine print":

  1. Everyone who has a valid finish for that day's full ranking course will be awarded points (except group entries will not earn points). However, to be eligible for the cumulative awards, you must be a BAOC member in good standing as of the date of the final event of the series.
  2. If you don't tell us your year of birth, we will assume you are a 21-year-old male. If you like that idea better than you like getting more points, well, that's up to you.
  3. If we find out your age after some of the point calculations have been made, we will try to go back and recalculate your point totals for the earlier events. In no case, though, will such retroactive point adjustments exceed 1000 points for a given race. (In other words, if you don't tell us your year of birth in time, and you should have been the leader that day, you won't quite get all the credit you might have gotten.)
  4. Course Setters for events in the Series will be given points for their own event equal to their best other point total in the series. Event Directors (some of whom may be able to run in their own event) will be given the higher of (a) their actual score in the event or (b) their best other point total in the series.


Final Series Results

The methodology of determining Summer Series points is explained above. In particular, note that group/team entries do not earn points, and 21-year-old male is assumed if we don't have a person's birth year ("M21" below).

As noted above, Event Directors and Course Setters receive credit for their service. Points earned by those credits are annotated with "cr" below.

Event abbreviations: 
DVC = Diablo Valley College, SFP = San Francisco Presidio, GGP = Golden Gate Park, JMP = Joaquin Miller Park, UCB = U.C. Berkeley, BBP = Bedwell Bayfront Park
                                                                              Num.  Best
   Pl  Name                   DVC    SFP    GGP    JMP    UCB    BBP   Total  Runs  Four
    1  François Léonard         0    951   1000          1000   1000    3951    5   3951  
    2  Dennis Wildfogel       891    852    939    748    913    833    5176    6   3595
    3  Rex Winterbottom       876    856           913cr  913    818    4376    5   3558
    4  Tapio Karras           900    971    823                  803    3497    4   3497
    5  Daniel Šebo            818    899           899cr  851    789    4256    5   3467
    6  Anastasiya Gordeeva    806    921                  875    803    3405    4   3405
    7  Chuck Spalding         908    852    773           845    743    4121    5   3378
    8  Marie-Josée Parayre    838      0    858           845    703    3244    5   3244
    9  Steve Haas             707    866    790                  866cr  3229    4   3229
   10  Riley Culberg          970   1000           983                  2953    3   2953
   11  Gavin Wyatt-Mair       682    790    707    564                  2743    4   2743
   12  Takashi Sugiyama       891    943    869                         2703    3   2703
   13  Evan Custer                          645    602    677    514    2438    4   2438
   14  George Minarik         655    638    557                  576    2426    4   2426
   15  Natalie Kim            540    737           455    670           2402    4   2402
   16  Graham Brew            818                         807    708    2333    3   2333
   17  Deron van Hoff         738                         792    769    2299    3   2299
   18  Jeff Goodwin                  841      0    633    768           2242    4   2242
   19  Petr Horcicka          651    790    790cr                       2231    3   2231
   20  Derek Maclean                 772           745           708    2225    3   2225
   21  Lori Huberman                 774                  774cr  625    2173    3   2173
   22  Bob Cooley             717                         741    652    2110    3   2110
   23  Scott Aster            458    529cr  500           529    378    2394    5   2016
   24  Tori Borish           1000           995                         1995    2   1995
   25  Gary Kraght            678           651           652           1981    3   1981
   26  Wayne Staats           707    798           408                  1913    3   1913
   27  Matthias Kohler               580    703                  616    1899    3   1899
   28  Quincy Rosenzweig      578                         639    666    1883    3   1883
   29  Vicky Woolworth                      679    538           656    1873    3   1873
   30  Misha Kreslavsky                           1000           762    1762    2   1762
   31  Stephanie Maclean             602           573           584    1759    3   1759
   32  Julia Doubson          792    749                                1541    2   1541
   33  Werner Haag                   754    773                         1527    2   1527
   34  Nancy Lindeman                371    360           398    273    1402    4   1402
   35  Carlo Giacometti       750    633                                1383    2   1383
   36  Olga Kraght            480    358    530                         1368    3   1368
   37  Laurel Larsen                 378    503                  466    1347    3   1347
   38  Eric Rosenzweig        755                                584    1339    2   1339
   39  Amalie Eartman                649                  670           1319    2   1319  ("M21")
   40  Gary Carpenter                                     652    538    1190    2   1190
   41  Nick Corsano                         576    546                  1122    2   1122
   42  Leslie Minarik                558                         489    1047    2   1047
   43  Siargey Pisarchyk                                  984            984    1    984
   44  Mark Blair             441    540                                 981    2    981
   45  Mikkel Conradi                              977                   977    1    977
   46  Kevin Culberg                               936                   936    1    936
   47  Stephen Granger-Bevin                              919            919    1    919
   48  Stephen Harrison              899                                 899    1    899
   49  Erika Reed             546           341                          887    2    887
   50  Ann Marie Cody                877                                 877    1    877
   51  Huon Wilson                   847                                 847    1    847
   52  Jonathan Owens                              826                   826    1    826
   53  Michael Eartman                                    792            792    1    792
   54  Marina Keating                              431           360     791    2    791
   55  Penny De Moss                                             775     775    1    775
   56  Lubomir Šebo                                              769     769    1    769
   57  Susan Kim                     761                                 761    1    761
   58  Joanna Merriss                760                                 760    1    760
   59  Greg Khanlarov                              755                   755    1    755
   60  Matej Šebo                                         732            732    1    732
   61  Zach Lyons                    723                                 723    1    723
   62  Christine Brew                719                                 719    1    719
   63  Steve Beuerman                385                         332     717    2    717
   63  Sam Coradetti                 717                                 717    1    717
   65  Rich Parker                          714                          714    1    714
   66  Favor Greg                      0                  700            700    2    700
   67  Abdullah Mourad        634                                        634    1    634
   68  Dan Greene             589                                        589    1    589
   69  Brad Wetmore                                571                   571    1    571
   70  Carl Williams          556                                        556    1    556
   71  Davy Williams          543                                        543    1    543
   72  Zach Elian             529                                        529    1    529
   73  Rosemary Johnson              493                                 493    1    493
   74  Irena Stepanova                                           489     489    1    489
   75  Denis Kourakin         480                                        480    1    480
   76  Laura McKeegan         471                                        471    1    471
   77  Emmett Howard          447                                        447    1    447
   78  Linda Horcickova       432             0                          432    2    432
   79  Lisa Davis             372                                        372    1    372
   80  Aviad Fuchs                   348                                 348    1    348
   81  Konkov Fyodor            0      0                                   0    2      0
   81  Jeff Lanam                                         ED               0    0      0
   81  Theo Verhoven                                             CS        0    0      0