Another great weekend was had by all of those who travelled to Perthshire for the 2022 Scottish Middle Distance Championship at Kinnoull Hill hosted by TAY and the third SOL of 2022 at Loch Ordies hosted by ESOC.
Congratulations to all those who were successful in winning a medal at the Scottish Night Championships in February. Please come find us at Scottish Championships or our AGM on 28th May when we will have your medals with us and ready for collection! For anyone unable to attend Scottish Championships, we will give your medal to a club representative, where appropriate, or we will post it to you following the weekend of the 28th/29th May.
Results have been compiled and we can publish the trophy and medal winners from the Scottish Night Championships. Congratulations to all the medal winners and to those taking home the coveted titles of Scottish Night Champions!
Ahead of the 2022 Scottish Night Championships due to be held on the 12th February at Braid Hills (Edinburgh) organised by ESOC, there have been some amendments to the rule and guidelines for the Scottish Night Championships. We have published the rules and guidelines here
If you are interested in more details about the Scottish Night Championships, have a look here Entries are still available
The 2022 Scottish Inter-Club Championship kicked off on Sunday, with a regional event at Cambus o’May, Ballater, which was organised by MAROC.
This year’s SICC has a very different format to previous years, with results from the entire season, over a variety of formats, being tallied to produce the champion club, rather than from a single championship event.
Host club MAROC got their campaign off to an excellent start, with their competitors winning five of the seven classes, and they notched a most impressive 22409 points for the event. Neighbours GRAMP were also prominent, with Pete Lawrence’s win on the Green course garnering the most points of any athlete on the day.
Moravian, Interlopers and EUOC were also amongst the points, while the remaining clubs will take their chance to open their account at the EUOC Big Weekend in two weeks time.
Event results are on the MAROC website and championship standings after the first event are here.
The 2022 Scottish Inter-Club Championships kicks off this weekend with the first event, at Cambus o’May, Ballater, which will be hosted by MAROC.
The Inter-Club Championship takes on a vastly different look this year, with all five individual championship events (Long, Middle, Sprint, Night and Score) counting towards the total, as well as results from the Compass Point Scottish Orienteering League, the BTO Solicitors Scottish Urban Orienteering League, and regional events from around Scotland.
A briefing note has been prepared, giving more background on how the championships will operate, how scores are calculated and which clubs have been assigned to the “Large” and “Small” categories for 2022.
Good luck to all participants and all clubs – it promises to be an epic season of orienteering!
As we’ve previously indicated we’re going to make a change to the inter club championships in 2022. Currently it is awarded to the club with the most points scored at the Scottish Individual Championships and it seems that most competitors are blissfully unaware of it.
We are keen to introduce a competition that encourages more participation at a range of events across Scotland, provides more motivation for juniors and engenders more club spirit. As ever there are numerous ways that we could do this (and even more opinions) but we have landed on a club league system that we will try in 2022, and review again for 2023 based on lessons learned.
What better way to close the year than get excited about what is in store for 2022?
We want to give you plenty of time to plan your orienteering year! So we are delighted to publish our proposed events calendar before we close the office in 2021. There are still a few dates to firm up and we hope to provide you confirmed schedule for the popular Scottish Junior Cup events early in 2022….watch this space for more details.
It’s not only the hares that go mad in March – orienteers can look forward to a double-header weekend over the 14th and 15th March with the Scottish Middle Distance Championships at Gleneagles and the CompassSport Cup & Trophy at Errochty.