It was a hot and sunny day for orienteering at Lock 7 in Niskayuna. Nonetheless, we had a nice turnout and a lot of fun and interesting times.

We used our new map of Niskayuna Parks for the first time, and there were some issues discovered, but mostly it seemed to be in pretty good shape. I (the mapper) apparently missed one minor trail in the southwest part of the Green course, which confused some folks; and I missed a minor stream and bridge in the north portion of the Green course. While there was some discussion around the placement of Green #3, the consensus was that it was placed correctly, but that the area could use some form lines and/or a ditch/gully line going further up the re-entrant. I plan to spend some time on both the North and South ends of the map before we use it again.

The only actual course (as opposed to map) issue seemed to be that Yellow #3 (ruin) was probably too hard for a Yellow course. While it was not far off the trail and trail junction, the feature was invisible from either, because it was below ground level, and also in some light green vegetation. Generally, for a Yellow level course, at least the feature, if not the flag itself, should be visible from a trail; but eventually everyone found it.

We were subsequently able to hold our legally required annual meeting, and thanks to all who were able to stay around to make well more than the required quorum. Meeting minutes will be posted at some point, but I think that those who ended up with things to work on know what they are. More importantly, we now have a new Treasurer: Cynthia Johnson. So thanks Cynthia for volunteering, and allowing yourself to be elected, and taking on this important task!

Stay tuned for our Fall schedule. Likely our first event will be on September 10, at Thacher Park, but that is not final.

Also, note that the US Classic Champs and then the North American Champs* are the following two weekends. They are both within reasonable distance of our area. If you have never gone to a National level event before, you really should give it a try. You will be amazed.

Many thanks to Jason and Frank for a job well done. It was a great day, and we all earned our sweat. See you in the Fall.

-Phil H-T

From the webmaster -- * Local information note: EMPO member and National Meet course setter Glen Tryson is designing the Middle Champs courses at the North American Championships in Hanover, NH. Ex-treasurer Janet is helping out the registrar for that event. National meets are fun, challenging, and addicting! You can meet your national competition and make new friendships.




2016 NiskayunaSun 6/26/16 6:32 PM
Split time resultscreated by OE2010 © Stephan Krämer SportSoftware 2015

 
Green (8)5.5 km14 C
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1Glen Tryson1:10:592:166:2113:4522:5429:1337:1140:2245:0250:4056:371:01:521:05:281:08:381:10:101:10:59








EMPO
2:164:057:249:096:197:583:114:405:385:575:153:363:101:320:49







2David Hunter1:35:093:207:5428:1934:0738:2753:5057:381:03:041:09:171:18:591:25:551:28:261:32:221:34:071:35:09








EMPO
3:204:3420:255:484:2015:233:485:266:139:426:562:313:561:451:02







3Janet Findlay1:38:246:3012:4424:3633:4538:2350:3855:501:00:561:08:031:15:451:26:071:29:511:34:471:37:081:38:24








EMPO
6:306:1411:529:094:3812:155:125:067:077:4210:223:444:562:211:16







4David Harnett1:41:345:5511:0819:5130:1736:1947:2551:5457:211:06:051:16:361:27:551:32:481:37:041:39:501:41:34








EMPO
5:555:138:4310:266:0211:064:295:278:4410:3111:194:534:162:461:44







5Don Winslow1:50:128:0813:3822:5737:3946:0356:561:00:261:05:371:13:511:28:041:36:311:40:481:46:391:48:521:50:12








ROC
8:085:309:1914:428:2410:533:305:118:1414:138:274:175:512:131:20







6Derek Madsen Group1:54:256:3711:3620:2628:1840:1253:4659:541:05:401:15:391:29:201:37:411:44:111:51:031:53:131:54:25








None
6:374:598:507:5211:5413:346:085:469:5913:418:216:306:522:101:12







7Bob Lange2:21:266:4512:5422:3548:3954:321:08:271:17:451:23:571:33:571:55:552:04:232:10:352:16:472:19:212:21:26








EMPO
6:456:099:4126:045:5313:559:186:1210:0021:588:286:126:122:342:05







 

Marc Largiednf11:1217:261:24:051:32:451:42:352:00:532:10:122:18:172:28:09-------------------------3:31:21








EMPO
11:126:141:06:398:409:5018:189:198:059:52




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Orange (10)3.3 km11 C
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1Janet Tryson56:546:078:1611:1113:5321:3828:1435:2539:5045:3948:5655:2756:54











EMPO
6:072:092:552:427:456:367:114:255:493:176:311:27










2Stephanie Zimmer56:597:5010:2013:3416:3724:0129:3435:1640:4646:2649:5655:2756:59











DVOA
7:502:303:143:037:245:335:425:305:403:305:311:32










3Philip Hawkes-Teeter1:01:156:278:3211:2914:1324:0131:1137:3242:2849:2052:5359:171:01:15











EMPO
6:272:052:572:449:487:106:214:566:523:336:241:58










4Mitch Zimmer1:06:556:077:5411:1314:2023:5531:2843:0850:1056:381:00:041:05:371:06:55











DVOA
6:071:473:193:079:357:3311:407:026:283:265:331:18










5Cynthia Johnson1:10:496:038:2213:0517:4427:1436:4242:4749:2655:2659:191:08:581:10:49











EMPO
6:032:194:434:399:309:286:056:396:003:539:391:51










6Lilia Lavrov Group1:11:588:1710:4214:0118:2532:3038:2443:2247:5255:1159:071:09:261:11:58











EMPO
8:172:253:194:2414:055:544:584:307:193:5610:192:32










7Donna Zimmer1:15:3011:2113:1216:2320:0330:4837:1544:0950:541:00:081:05:231:13:391:15:30











DVOA
11:211:513:113:4010:456:276:546:459:145:158:161:51










8Phillip Friddle + Maura Dargush1:23:1310:1612:3416:2719:2433:0840:5148:3454:381:02:121:10:281:20:491:23:13











EMPO
10:162:183:532:5713:447:437:436:047:348:1610:212:24










9Susan Hawkes-Teeter1:25:257:289:4713:1719:1136:4646:0252:1658:251:09:021:14:341:23:541:25:25











EMPO
7:282:193:305:5417:359:166:146:0910:375:329:201:31










 

Eric Randalldnf13:0616:4221:3926:2744:52------------------------------1:31:38











None
13:063:364:574:4818:25





46:46










 
 
 
Yellow (3)2.3 km8 C
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1Will + Max Kennerly1:35:2511:1420:2332:0942:4456:251:13:461:21:171:31:551:35:25














EMPO
11:149:0911:4610:3513:4117:217:3110:383:30













2Marshall Miller Group1:45:105:5611:0525:2029:401:09:251:26:011:32:271:42:411:45:10














EMPO
5:565:0914:154:2039:4516:366:2610:142:29













3Dorian Solot Group2:21:395:1011:2646:0556:441:05:262:01:302:09:302:19:232:21:39














EMPO
5:106:1634:3910:398:4256:048:009:532:16