John Beddoes Campus Primary Schools Cluster Festival
Date of event: Thu 22nd Sep 2016
Level of event: School
Nearest town: Presteigne
The John Beddoes Campus Primary Schools Cluster Festival Championships will be held at the John Beddoes Campus and Nash Woods (Venues and date tbc). Related exercises in the morning followed by competition in the afternoon.
Entries: All Primary Schools in the John Beddoes Campus Cluster are eligible to take part. Entries must be received no later than Monday 19th September 2016 on the Excel spreadsheet. We operate an "all inclusive" policy, so if you have any Special Needs children they may enter and be accompanied by an adult so long as it is declared on the entry form - in the interest of fairness adults must not accompany any other children.
Entry Fee: You will need to send your £15.00 cheque (payable to “Mid Wales Orienteering Club”) to Jody Owen, Community Sports Development Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org). This must arrive no later than Monday 19th September 2015.
Individual event: Those competitors on the White or Yellow will be allowed to go around individually, in pairs or at the worst in threes. I have written in to the software that if a control is missed out then a 5 min Time Penalty will automatically be added. This means that no one goes away with "Disqualified" next to their name in the results (unless they forget to Clear before the Start, or forget to Dib at the Start and/or Finish!), i.e. a positive result occurs.
Year 3/4 - White Course - course length to be confirmed.
Year 5/6 - Yellow Course - course length to be confirmed.
Team event: As well as an "Individual" Championship, a "Team" event will operate within each colour course. Namely, after the competition has finished then the three fastest times per school will be calculated per course and the school with the lowest aggregate time per course will win that colour course/Year group(s), etc., etc.
Equipment used: The Sportident hardware and software (as used previously) will again be used for this event. Collection of Dibbers will be from the Download/Enquiries tent beforehand; all dibbers must be returned at Download afterwards. Each Dibber costs £30 to replace, so please ensure that the children secure it on the index finger using the adjustable elasticised strapping, otherwise your school will be billed for any losses. See attachment below for more information.
Clothing: Trainers should be adequate footwear for all courses – there may be a few muddy and/or slippery areas on all courses at this time of year. You are recommended to bring a waterproof jacket, as September can be bathed in glorious sunshine or it can be cold and wet!
Results: A full set of Individual results and Team results will appear on the Club website (www.mid-wales-orienteers.org.uk) as soon after the event as humanly possible.
County Championships Entry Eligibility:
A “selection policy” will be used again for this next academic year, namely that the first 3 School teams to finish at a “single” Cluster for a course (Yr. 3/4 on White and Yr. 5/6 on Yellow) and the first 5 School teams to finish from a “double” Cluster day (double cluster applies to the Builth/Llandrindod day) for a course will be eligible for the County Championships + any pairs who finish in the first 10 per course at their Cluster but their school (single or double Cluster) did not qualify through the “Team” event. However, School teams that have qualified are restricted to bringing a maximum of 20 pairs per course.
If a school does not enter the Cluster event, then they won’t be able to compete at the County Champs. The only exceptions to this will be an Estyn Inspection at time of Cluster event + Primary schools in South who may not have had a Cluster Festival, e.g. Ystradgynlais, Brecon, Crickhowell & Gwernyfed.
Year 3/4 - White Course - course length tbc.
Year 5/6 - Yellow Course - course length tbc.
Entries must be received no later than Monday 19th September 2016 on the Excel spreadsheet that will be provided shortly.
Joining Mid Wales Orienteering Club (MWOC)
You are welcome to come along and compete at any MWOC event during the year, even as a non-member. See the Events drop-down menu for a list of future events.
At most of our events there will be available Yellow, Orange and Light Green courses. Although, as we cover the whole of Mid Wales, some events will be nearer than others of course, so why not persuade the whole family to come along and try the sport?
However, after a couple of competitions or even straight away, you might wish to join MWOC. Why not download the form below and send it to our Club Membership Secretary (Robert Griffiths)? This form is ready for 2016, but will give you the rest of 2016 for free!
Advantages of joining MWOC include:-
Cheaper entry fees; availability of Colour Coded courses as you progress; invitation to go along to Welsh Junior Squad training (many training weekends are run in Mid Wales) with the possibility of representing Wales (Boys and Girls age group teams) at the Junior Home Internationals or Regional Championships for those with true potential.
- Nearest town: Presteigne
- Grid Ref: S0317640
- Postcode: LD82YT
- Latitude: 52.26978
- Longitude: -3.00183
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- Planner: Terry Smith
- Organiser: Terry Smith, Bill Marlow & Jody Owen
- Controller: Terry Smith
Info for dog owners
Toilets available on the School premises. Bring your own food and drinks.
Please note: when entering our events your name may appear in the results section of this website or in newspaper reports.
Posted by Bill Marlow