University of Arizona Urban Score-O -- April 27
As Spring comes at full stride we can look forward to a fun-filled, fast-paced urban-style score-O event at the University of Arizona on Sunday, April 27. The course will have 29 locations marked on a detailed color map. At each location you will answer a multiple-choice question about something there. A correct answer earns 10 points but a wrong answer is penalized 10 points. You'll have 90 minutes, with a 10-point-per-minute penalty for going overtime.
GPHXO Event at Thumb Butte -- May 3-4
Escape the heat of the deserts and enjoy a weekend of Orienteering in the cool pines near Prescott. There will be 3 separate events held over the weekend: A "sprint" course on Saturday afternoon, a Night-O Saturday evening, and Classic courses on Sunday morning.
For more information about GPHXO events, go to their website.
2014 US Interscholastic Orienteering Championships
[Maryvale High School JROTC has participated in various Tucson and Phoenix orienteering club events over the past couple of years. The following is an edited excerpt from an email report from SFC (Ret) Daryl F. Yost to our two Arizona orienteering clubs. - Webmaster]
New Waiver Form for Minors
Update (4/9/14): We've added the requirement that youth group leaders should keep a copy of this form on file and bring it with them to all subsequent events as proof at registration.
All participants under age 18 are required to have a parent or legal guardian sign a waiver for them at all TOC events. But what can you do if your parent/guardian is not able to accompany you or your youth group to the event? Well, you or your adult group leader can do the following:
Cave Creek Results and Photos -- 3/16/14
We couldn’t have had better weather on March 16, 2014, when twenty-three orienteers took on the tough, hilly course. There were a few last minute revisions to the control descriptions, in part due to a wet storm that had come through two weeks prior to the event. As Murphy’s Law would have it, the Murphy control we had set was now in the middle of a pond! Our vettor, Max Suter, had relocated the control to the East side of the formerly dry pond-a far more reasonable location given the circumstances.
New Stuff & Recent Changes
Featured Clue Symbol
To see all the orienteering control symbols and their descriptions, read the International Specification for Control Descriptions (pdf).