Emerald Hills Scramble
Date: (Sat.) Feb. 9, 2013
Location: Redwood City, CA
Event Director: - 650.365.4275
Course Setter: Frank Markowitz
Type: C; White (beginner) and Score-O courses in the Emerald Hills neighborhood and Edgewood Park
Thanks to everyone who came out to our first Emerald Hills event since 2008. We had about 75 people show up to enjoy the event, with some groups as large as eight people. It was good to see so many families come out to this event.
It was a extremely beautiful winter day, so nice that even at 9:00 AM we decided to have registration and the refreshment table outside instead of in the indoor space that we had reserved. Some people did go indoors for a very short time to sit and plan their courses, or to use the microwave to heat up the tea, hot chocolate, or cider, but otherwise we all stayed outdoors.
This year we had 35 controls, so everyone would have to decide which ones to skip.
Matej Sebo, with 740 points, came in first on the 90-minute Score-O category with 25 of the 35 controls. He got all seven of the 50-point controls, which were all in or close to Edgewood Park. He got five of the eight 40-point controls, getting ones mostly in or near Edgewood. He skipped all the Canada College controls, including 3 worth 40 points each. His only penalty was 5 points for being a fraction of a minute late. Steve Gregg was able to get 690 points in slightly less than 90 minutes.
Scout Troop 206 should get "style points" on the 90-minute Score-O category, since they went just a little out of their way to get the doughnut stash that one of the boys had in his backyard.
Only two people chose the 60-minute Score-O category, and Marie-Josée Parayre came in first with 155 points. Robert Lewis, who came in second, was able to convince Frank that his answer to "What do the stair tiles represent?" was correct. The "correct" answer was geometric shapes, but Robert said, "To an engineer, it's geometric shapes, to an artist, it's flowers.", so either answer got counted.
The White course this year was longer than usual at 4.6 km. Alex Krantz came in first with a time of 49:40.
I'm wondering if we should have offered a 2-hour, or longer, option. Two of the 90-minute groups just stayed out there a little longer to get more controls, even though they would lose points. It was such a nice day, and such an interesting course, that I think I would have wanted to stay out longer and get more controls.
We had two visitors from other areas: Vesa Ruuska was visiting from Finland. Shirley Pierce, one of the first BAOC members, was here visiting from Oregon and went out on the course with her grandson, Kip Bunyea.
Thanks to all of our volunteers:
- Frank Markowitz for planning such interesting courses, being so flexible, and for helping with everything at the event
- Steve Beuerman for vetting the courses
- Steve Haas for handling registration
- Bob Cooley for advice on mapping issues and printing the maps
- Rex Winterbottom, our club's Event Coordinator for helping make this event happen, and for being the greeter at the event
- Chuck Spalding for helping with starts, finishes, results, and updating the event information on the BAOC website
- Cornelia Coolen-Vogt for giving a beginner clinic
- Dan Greene for helping with the results
- Maria Keating for handling the insurance
I apologize if I've forgotten somebody.
Emerald Hills Scramble
Redwood City, CA
Saturday, February 9, 2013
White Course (4.6 km, 10 controls)
Pl Name(s) Time
1 Alex Krantz 49:40 2 Gruendler group 1:00:23 3 Luke Danek 1:03:54 4 Won family 1:14:20 5 Lost in Space 1:16:00 6 Shirley Pierce, Kip Bunyea 1:26:39 7 Rio Sleeth 1:44:56 8 Sadye clan 1:46:50 Tseng group DNF Donovan & Gavin Danek DNF
60-Minute Score-O Scramble
Gross Penalties Total Pl Name Time Points Time Wrong Points
1 Marie-Josée Parayre 58:03 160 -5 155 2 Robert Lewis 48:24 110 110
90-Minute Score-O Scramble
Gross Penalties Total Pl Name(s) Time Points Time Wrong Points
1 Matej Sebo 1:30:34 740 -5 735 2 Steve Gregg 1:26:35 690 690 3 Eric Rosenzweig 1:33:23 660 -20 640 4 Greg Favor 1:37:48 650 -40 610 5 Vesa Ruuska 1:29:30 530 -30 500 6 Jason Reed 1:30:47 490 -5 -20 465 7 Andrew Theiss 1:39:45 530 -50 -45 435 8 Peter Graube, Cornelia Coolen 1:40:23 450 -55 395 9 Graham & Christine Brew 1:36:35 410 -35 375 10 Steve Haas 1:28:18 350 350 11 Gavin Wyatt-Mair 2:04:32 510 -175 335 12 Julia, Masha, Fyodor 1:21:00 240 240 13 BB group 1:33:39 230 230 14 Jason Lee 1:25:00 200 200 15 Al Theiss 1:27:21 150 150 16 John Marold 1:16:14 140 140 17 Judy Koehler, Silva Sheppard 1:19:40 120 120 18 Scout Troup 206 1:27:58 80 80 19 Manfred, Michelle, & girls 1:48:46 120 -95 25
DNF = Did not finish (missed one or more controls)