TNT #13 - New Brighton Results Toques & Training series
February 28th 2023 6:00pm - March 1st 2023 8:00pm
Organizer: Geoff Marjoram (Event Director)
Thank you to Geoff for a very fun Word-O!
A little hard to calculate results; Teresa managed the most words with the least amount of distance demonstrating excellent route planning!
I have created an entirely new method of orienteering, combining orienteering with a word game and spelling. I call it Word-O.
The Rules of Word-O:
- There are 23 Lettered Controls (all the letters except for Q, X and Z). You can collect controls in any order you want. Fastest time to collect all controls and return to the finish is the Winner! Simple.
- For every 3- or 4-letter word you spell using consecutive control letters, you may skip 1 control. (ie. if you spell 5 words, then you only need to get 18 controls instead of all 23).
- For 3 or 4 letters that you collect in a row, you can rearrange the order of those letters to spell your word, provided that you did not get any other control in between those 3 or 4 letters. (i.e. if you get control "A", then "C", then "T", that is rearranged to spells CAT)
- Letters can be used in more that 1 word.
- Only English words. (To be fair to everyone, if you are not a Native English speaker, you can choose to play the game in the language of your choice instead. But the design of the course may not be conducive to you)
- You can’t just add a “S” to pluralize a 3 letter words and then also score it as a 4 letter word. (ie. If you spelt CAR, you can’t just get a S and spell CARS also. That still only counts as 1 word spelled)
- Rebecca collects 16 controls in the following order: W-D-I-R-T-E-M-N-A-J-V-G-L-O-K-C
- She spelt 7 words: Dirt, Tire, Rite, Men, Man, Lock, Log.
- Since she spelt 7 words, that means she can skip 7 controls and go straight to the finish. (In this case, she skips B, F, H, P, S, U, and Y)
Course and Safety Notes:
- Start and Finish are located at the Bumble Bee. https://goo.gl/maps/6kXbJ8F1gC8YEviD8. There is lots of street parking.
- There are no flagged controls. All controls are permanent fixtures such as benches, garbage cans, etc. The Control Description will be written in text.
- All water and ponds marked in Blue on the map are off limits. It looks frozen, but don't be an idiot.
- Roads and Pathways may be icy.
- I don't have a printer. Please print your own map.
- You may want to bring a pen / highlighter with you help plot your route and make notes.
FWOC is offering TNTs (winter orienteering training) again this year. You must be a member of FWOC (or another Canadian orienteering club - OC Member) to participate.
- Days of the week. 2022-2023 TNTs will usually run on both Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 6 pm to 8 pm. Pin flags will be set out for the duration of the event. Thus, participants who would prefer to run during the day can run Wednesday morning or afternoon:) NOTE: The organizer has the option of making their event a weekend event.
- Social Option. The organizer has the option of hosting a social gathering during the event, usually either Tuesday evening or Wednesday evening. Details for this will be on the webpage and in the email to participants.
- Family Pricing Option: To encourage families to participate (especially in this time of increasing costs), FWOC has decided to provide a family pricing option (for two or more members of a family who live in the same household) for the series of TNTs. This pricing option is still being configured in Interpodia. Stay tuned.
Same as last year:
- You need to register (and pay) in advance on-line. Registration link will be available soon.
- The minimum number of events is 10 and we hope to offer up to 15. You can participate in as many as you like. Even if you only get to 5 events, it's a pretty good deal!
- All events will be put on Maprun6 so you can go any day after the start of the event (up to a year).
- The location, PDF of the map, and maprun6 details will be sent via email to all registered participants.
- If you need a map printed for you, please let us know.