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AGM 2019 roundup, Gramp Champs and other successes

TLC for the download unit at Duthie Park Post-AGM Novelty event

The hot news from the AGM is the unanimous decision to swap from Emit to SI Air. Our old Emit kit has served us well over the years but is getting tired and outdated and needing more and more TLC (see above) so time for an upgrade. The future is definitely contactless punching and although Emit do have a TouchFree version we would be the only club in Scotland using it as Maroc have also decided to switch, so it makes more sense to join the SI Air club.

Gramp Champs 2019 by class and by category for trophies.
Congratulations to this year’s winners:
Morven Farquarson, Katrina McLeod, Ros Nicholson & Carolyn Mcleod
Sam Griffin, Mark Stockton, Tim Griffin & Bob Daly

The Griffin Trophy Stash
Getting down to the really serious business of eating prior to another fiendish quiz from Helen And Stuart Anderson

David Esson summarised this year’s goings on:

Numerous Colour Coded Events
3* Forest Sprints
5* Autumn Sprints
6* DNC’s
HHH + AWPR3
Summer Series – emphasis on Training
2 specific training days at KS and Crathes
SOUL * Cove part of BNC weekend
Day 6 of S6D Strathearn and 2 controllers for Day 1+3
JIAR @Scolty

Gramp Juniors attended 2 North area junior training days at GoD and Loch Vaa

SOA Accreditation – only needs 1st Aid Certificate to gain Bronze
Any offers?
SOA Funding issues = AGM – Possible Levy increases

Controllers Course in Morayshire in 2020 – any takers?

Bennachie Visitor centre contacted us concerning using the area for something to help celebrate their anniversary (can’t remember the number but it’s a biggie!)

Scottish 6 Days
1st Ali Robertson M40S

Scottish Score
1st Katrina McLeod W21

Scottish Champs
1st Sam Griffin M16A
1st Neil McLean M75L
3rd David Esson M40S
2nd 11+ Relays (Sam/Bob/Tim)

JK Sprint
2nd Sam Griffin

BNC
1ST Rachel Scott W50S
3rd Lesley Gomersall W55L Bronze
3rd Gordon Urquhart M40L Bronze
1st David Esson M40S
2nd Neil Mclean M75L Silver

Scottish Sprint
2nd Sam Griffin M16

JHI
3RD Sam Griffin

  • Musgrave Trophies
  • Rachel Scott: Webmaster/IT problem solver/Organiser of SOUL + planner of numerous events including AWPR3
  • Pete Lawrence: Planner of SOUL/Day 6 of Strathearn + AWPR3 +
    Controlling duties + recycling second hand maps to reduce our footprint
  • Chairmans Quaich
    Helen Anderson: for many years service on Committee serving as
    Membership Secretary, also being Day Organiser of Highland ’15 and Deeside ’17 and organiser of Junior Inter Area Relays @ Scolty

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UPCOMING EVENTS (click series or event names for details link)

This is what we’re currently planning…. (fingers crossed everybody please!) Things are going to look  a little different now due to Covid-19 precautions, most important being pre-entry only and allocated start times even for local events.

See our Covid 19 page for more info.

Wednesdays
Deeside Night Cup
25th Nov Dunnottar Woods
2nd Dec Birsemore
9th Dec Foggieton
16th Dec Sluie
23rd Dec Templars Park
30th Dec Potarch
and then 8 more in 2021
See our DNC page for full list and watch out for posts each week on the DNC Blog with final details

Sundays
6th Dec  Crathes
Yellow, Orange, Lightish Green and Blue planned

If you can’t make any of these events or prefer to avoid others for the time being, you can join the Mobile O revolution  and download the MapRun app and have a go at some local courses using your phone to time yourself and even navigate with. Visit our MapRun page for instructions and a list of maps.
Or do one of our Temporary Orienteering Courses if we’ve got one out at the moment – see the TOC post for info.

SOA events calendar

CAN’T WAIT FOR THE NEXT EVENT? NEED A FIX NOW?

Then try a Permanent Orienteering Course in a local forest or park or try one of our Street O maps for a taste of urban O.

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