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2019 Summer Series

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We are happy to announce the return of the BAOC Summer Series for another year. Similar to last year, this series of moderate-length events will be held from June 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 (based 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 in 2017 and last year (see below for details). The best four of six scores will be used in the final ranking. As in previous years, credit will be given for Course Setting and Event Directing.

More details about event locations and specifics are on the individual event webpages linked below.

We look forward to seeing you out there!

Your BAOC Event Coordination Team: Deron, George, Graham, Marie-Josée, and Scott
   (April 25, 2019)

The Schedule

The Summer Series will include the following events (click on the date to go to the event's announcement page):

  1. June 2: U.C. Berkeley Campus, Berkeley (results page, event points)
  2. June 16: Oyster Bay, San Leandro (results page, event points, Series standings)
  3. July 7: Presidio of San Francisco (Fort Scott), San Francisco (results page, event points, Series standings)
  4. July 21: Mills College, Oakland (results page, event points, Series standings)
  5. August 11: Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill (results page, event points, Series standings)
  6. August 25: Bedwell Bayfront Park, Menlo Park (results page, event points, Series standings)

Note: The July 21st event was originally planned for Golden Gate Park, but that permit could not be obtained. Thanks to the scrambling of our Event Coordinators, we were able to have the event at Mills College that day.

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) symbols, which indicate impassible features like buildings, fences, vegetation, and walls. Note that the rules forbid crossing (including reaching over or through) any feature shown on the map as "impassible", even if it's physically possible to cross.

A sheet showing all the symbols used on ISSOM maps is available as this file (1MB/PDF).
The International Specification for Sprint Orienteering Maps (ISSOM 2007) that is in effect through December 31, 2019 is in this document (PDF/285KB).
A new edition of the Sprint Specification (ISSprOM 2019) will take effect January 1, 2020. (The new file on the IOF website is "huge"; a reasonable-size copy is available here (PDF/1.9MB).)

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 in 2017 and 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 score 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 (Good luck with that!).

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 scores 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 score 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 score in the series.

Final Series Results

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the events. We hope you had fun.

Thanks to everyone who helped at the events. The events would not have been successful without you.

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: 
UCB = U.C. Berkeley; OBP = Oyster Bay Park; SFP = San Francisco Presidio; MCO = Mills College, Oakland; DVC = Diablo Valley College; BBP = Bedwell Bayfront Park
You can click on a column heading below to go to the results page for the event.
                                                                               Num.  Best
  Pl  Name                    UCB    OBP    SFP    MCO    DVC    BBP    Total  Runs  Four
   1  François Léonard       1000          1000          1000cr  979    3979    4    3979  
   2  Rex Winterbottom        860    886    894    965cr  965    793    5363    6    3710
   3  Yuri Konovalenko        826   1000           929    933    780    4468    5    3688
   4  Daniel Šebo             801    965cr         894    965    849    4474    5    3673
   5  Dennis Wildfogel        826                  929    982    755    3492    4    3492
   6  Steve Gregg                           852    843    903    768    3366    4    3366
   7  Wayne Staats            700    804    824    868cr  868    705    4769    6    3364
   8  Chuck Spalding          833           769    767    842    768    3979    5    3212
   9  Steve Haas              709    721    783    753    761    783cr  4510    6    3080
  10  Deron van Hoff          704           761cr  739    756    761    3721    5    3017
  11  Fyodor Konkov           583    718    747    708    741    644    4141    6    2914
  12  Sheila Cotter           695           808    739           644    2886    4    2886
  13  Jan Cisar               709    740           657    746    603    3455    5    2852
  14  Riley Culberg           860                        1000    960    2820    3    2820
  15  Werner Haag                    701    566    730    666    716    3379    5    2813
  16  Julia Doubson           853                         991    793    2637    3    2637
  17  Bob Strauss             644    651    587    626    658           3166    5    2579
  18  Jeff Goodwin            789           913           848           2550    3    2550
  19  Eduard Nasybulin        512    486    658    636    695    558    3545    6    2547
  20  Matthias Kohler         509           721           592    721cr  2543    4    2543
  21  Tapio Karras            750           940                  786    2476    3    2476
  22  Evan Custer             606    637                  666    554    2463    4    2463
  23  Graham Brew                           819           881    705    2405    3    2405
  24  Jason Lee               614    393    579    536    647           2769    5    2376
  25  Peter Hsia              564    609           569    589    507    2838    5    2331
  26  Marie-Josée Parayre     783                         881ed  592    2256    3    2256
  27  Andrej Masalkov         709                         722    774    2205    3    2205
  28  Lori Huberman           743cr  743                  700           2186    3    2186
  29  Derek Maclean                                623    761    690    2074    3    2074
  30  Jason Reed                     427    675    466    470    298    2336    5    2038  (M21)
  31  Erin Schirm                                 1000          1000    2000    2    2000
  32  Michael Behrens         564    762           604                  1930    3    1930
  33  Erika Reed                            616    613    651           1880    3    1880
  34  Kevin Culberg           795                         484    507    1786    3    1786
  35  Ray Rosenbaum                  651           521    523           1695    3    1695
  36  Stephanie Maclean                            558    586    502    1646    3    1646
  37  Kai Douglas                           503    479           619    1601    3    1601
  38  Jeff Lanam                     344    394    371    413           1522    4    1522
  39  Penny DeMoss                                 695           813    1508    2    1508
  40  Stephen Harrison        744                                755    1499    2    1499
  41  Greg Favor              632    791                                1423    2    1423
  42  Barbara Studihradova                         423    605    366    1394    3    1394  (M21)
  43  Theo Verhoeven                 714           676                  1390    2    1390
  44  Tommy Ingulfsen                682    658                         1340    2    1340
  45  Florine Tailleur        652                         674           1326    2    1326
  46  Eric Rosenzweig                              691           615    1306    2    1306
  47  Carlo Giacometti        621                  683                  1304    2    1304
  48  Vicki Woolworth                625cr                625           1250    2    1250
  49  Gavin Wyatt-Mair        656                                588    1244    2    1244
  50  Christian Raeim                701                         539    1240    2    1240
  51  Quincy Rosenzweig                            632           596    1228    2    1228
  52  Liu Ambrose                                         708    516    1224    2    1224  (M21)
  53  Mark Schneider                               391    444    347    1182    3    1182  (M21)
  54  Taylor Pospisil                              595    577           1172    2    1172  (M21)
  55  Eleonor Raeim                  711                         457    1168    2    1168
  56  Nick Corsano                   562                  595           1157    2    1157
  57  Tom de Vre                     592                         466    1058    2    1058
  58  Shura Kretchetov                      479           574           1053    2    1053
  59  Yana Konovalenko                             538           494    1032    2    1032  (M21)
  60  Max Behrens                    472           556                  1028    2    1028
  61  Olga Kraght             519                                502    1021    2    1021
  62  Jennifer Kerr           507                                459     966    2     966
  63  Rosemary Johnson                      486    470                   956    2     956
  64  Tori Borish                                  952                   952    1     952
  65  Jenny Casanova                 925                                 925    1     925
  66  Zander Rosenzweig                            399    468            867    2     867  (M21)
  67  Mark Prior                            852                          852    1     852
  68  Michael Ertmann         833                                        833    1     833
  69  Anastasiya Gordeeva     807                                        807    1     807
  70  Brooke Staats                         371    420                   791    2     791
  71  Johanna Merriss                       783                          783    1     783
  72  Takashi Sugiyama        777                                        777    1     777
  73  Riley Dunn                                          767            767    1     767
  74  Beiduo Rao                                   419           347     766    2     766  (M21)
  75  Marcy Beard             755                                        755    1     755
  76  Amalie Ertmann          744                                        744    1     744
  77  Mikkel Conradi                 732                                 732    1     732
  78  Michael Lyons                         701                          701    1     701
  79  Clifton Lyles           336           357                          693    2     693  (M21)
  80  Sam Coradetti                  666                                 666    1     666
  81  Matej Šebo                                                 648     648    1     648
  82  George Minarik                               646                   646    1     646
  83  Zach Lyons                            635                          635    1     635
  84  Gavin Williams          632                                        632    1     632
  85  Gary Kraght             621                                        621    1     621
  86  Samuel Kretchetov       381           238                          619    2     619  (M21)
  87  Leslie Minarik                                      592            592    1     592
  87  Xiaofan Yu                                   592                   592    1     592
  89  Sarah Minarik                                589                   589    1     589
  90  Juna Kamijimi                                       565            565    1     565  (M21)
  90  Julie van Hoff                                      325    240     565    2     565  (M21)
  92  Jamie Maclean                                       530            530    1     530
  93  Dan Greene                                   506                   506    1     506
  94  Phillip Hoare                         503                          503    1     503
  95  Grant Cutler                                 489                   489    1     489
  96  Garrett Nussbaumer                                  484            484    1     484
  96  Sarah Williams                                      484            484    1     484
  98  Madison Kiss                                 477                   477    1     477
  99  Michael Robinson                                    474            474    1     474  (M21)
  99  Vin Noah                                     474                   474    1     474
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 101  Deyu Fu                                      461                   461    1     461
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