Dorset Schools Orienteering League Season 2008-2009
 

 

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Season 2006-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latest News ( 08 July )

Provisional dates for the Autumn Term, 2008, including some other important dates on the fixture list. The schools league events are mixed between Saturday and Sunday events this term

Wed Aug 13 - Moors Valley Informal training courses from 12.30 or longer courses using SI punching plus permanent course markers 17.30- 19.00

Sun Sept 14 - WIM Galoppen - Turfhill,New Forest (This event is also the Yvette Bake Trophy Qualifying round) Dorset Schools League  1
Sun Oct 05 - (provisional - Bulford area in conjunction with army training event, possibly Dorset Schools League 2)
Sat  Oct 11 - British Schools Score Champs - Mansfield
Sun Oct 12 - WSX Regional event Dur Hill, New Forest
Sun Oct 19 - CompassSport trophy final, Sutton Coldfield
Sat Nov 8 - Sarum event at Cannimore, Longleat - Dorset Schools League 3
Sat/Sun Nov 15/16  British Schools Championships weekend Yateley/Hawley & Hornley
Sat Nov 29 - WIM event, Hurn Forest (provisional) -Dorset Schools League 4
(Sun Dec 7 - SOC event possibly Dorset Schools League 5)

After the final league event of the season, the League tables have been updated. Congratulations to the individual age group winners and to Swanage Middle School, this year's league winner, ahead of South Wilts GS and last year's champions, Burgate.  The trophy and medals were presented at the Score Championships at Moors Valley.

The annual Schools Score Championships were held on Friday May 16th at Moors Valley. Many thanks to Chris Turner (Planner) and John Warren (Organiser) and all the volunteer officials from Wimborne Orienteers who made the event such a success.

With just over 100 children competing either singly or in pairs the attendance was slightly up on recent years and we welcome one or two new schools to the competitions. Only four competitors found all 24 controls and got back within the hour. Congratulations to our individual prizewinners and to Burgate School and Swanage Middle School, who won the team competitions.

Download the Results.      Photographs

Swanage Middle Schools' winning team photo Chris Branford

 

British Schools Championships, Bovington  Dorset   November 17 2007

Congratulations to all those athletes who took part in the British Schools Championships  despite the horrendous weather conditions on the Sunday. 

In particular, congratulations should go to Tom Butt (BWS), Lucy Butt (SWilts), & Jack Benham (Burgate), whose performances over the weekend, not just at the Championships but on the Saturday at the Gore Heath Selection Race, have gained them selection for the English team taking part in the World Schools Championships, to be held in Scotland in April. Also selected was Julia Blomquist, who used to run in the Dorset Schools League. Sam Giles (BWS) has also been nominated as a reserve. Jack & Julia are both British Schools Champions.

Another notable performances at Bovington came from Alice Butt (S Wilts), who won Girls 13 by a huge margin. Alice's performance at this summer's European Youth Championships earned her special congratulations at the recent British Squad's awards ceremony.

The League also had a winning school team. Clayesmore School retained their title in the small schools class at the Schools Champs, the 7th time in the last 10 years that they have won this award.

League Events

All events offer colour coded courses from White to at least Light Green + something for local adult club orienteers (either a Green, Blue or a Score course). Some events such as Galoppens offer the full range of colour coded courses, but schools competitors only use White to Green. Most events will offer SI punching, bagged & pre-marked maps (late-comers may find they have to use master maps if stocks of overprinted maps run short).

2007 - 08

There are normally eight events over the school year, with only one event, plus the score championships, in the summer term. As there may be a number of schools trying to train up novice orienteers before the British Schools at Bovington, I listed all suitable events here, with Dorset Schools League fixtures in bold


Sept 30 - WIM Galoppen at Bovington North Schools League 1 - note that this was a different area to that  used at the British Schools Champs

Oct 7- Bulford Ranges. In conjunction with an Army Cadet events.

Oct 21 - WSX Regional event at Shillingstone - Schools League 3 T

Nov 16/17 - British Schools weekend ( I have extracted Dorset Schools performances from the Sunday for the league - Dorset Schools League 4)

Dec 2 SOC event, Burley     Dorset Schools 5

Spring Term

Feb 02 (Sat) Sarum event, Vernditch. More details on Sarum website

Mar 03 - Godshill, New Forest. Details here

Mar 16 - SOC event, New Forest (see SOC website for details)

Mar 30 - WSX Gallopen

Summer Term

May16 (Friday)  - Dorset Schools Score Championships - Moors Valley. Details, entry forms etc will be available for download at the beginning of the Summer Term.

RULES

The Dorset Schools Orienteering League is run by Wimborne Orienteers in close co-operation with all the other local orienteering clubs (WSX, SARUM, SOC). It is open to anyone attending schools in Dorset, S Wilts, & W. Hants ( & indeed schools from the Isle of Wight & the Channel Islands may occasionally attend.)

There are usually about 8 league events during the season (some years we manage nine) and we count the best 5 performances for each runner & each school. Points are awarded on a time basis: the winner in each school year group gets 100 points, subsequent runners get points according to the formula 

points = 100 x winners time/your time

Pairs share the points. If you run down a course, you get half points. Younger runners on White shadowed by parents also get half points.

Courses (amended this year to fall in with British School standards)

White - Year 6 and below Girls & Boys

Yellow - Year 7 & 8 Girls & Boys  

Orange - Year 9 & 10 Boys & Girls

Light Green - Year 11 Boys, Year 11 Girls

Green - Year 12+ Boys & Girls. If there is no Green course (perhaps because the area is too small or simple to support it), these year groups also run Light Green

Blue - Where these are available, older runners may also run this course and qualify for schools points

If you run up a course, your scores are calculated from the performance of the course winners. If you are the leading runner on the course, points are calculated from your time ( eg at Shillingstone 2007,Peter Taylor (Swan 8B) was the first boy on Orange, rather than the Yellow course he could have run, so he got the 100 points and any Year 9 & 10 Boys scores were calculated from his time. Emma Spring  (S Wilts  11G) ran down on Orange so got half points because her age group should be scored  on the Light Green course.

School teams acquire points by taking the best 4 performances per League event.

We try to notify all interested schools and  mail them at regular intervals, but details don't always get through to the right people. If you want to enter yourself or your school in the league, please e-mail the league administrator, Dick Keighley 

Schools League  Tables 2007-8

Boys

Place Name
 
School A B C D E F G H
 
Score

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
1 Fraser Smith 5B EMS 0 0 0 100 100 100 100 100 0 500
20 Diggory Turner 4B Gill 0 0 0 0 0 100 91 0
 
191
46 Oscar Molver 5B Lytchett 0 0 0 0 0 40 0 0 0 40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
15 Ben Poole 6B Swan 100 0 100 0 0 72 0 0 0 272
18 Ollie Kent 6B Swan 100 0 0 0 100 0 0 0 0 200
36 Barnaby Huthwaite 6B CPS 0 0 0 0 0 88 0 0 0 88
36 Oscar Sheehan 6B CPS 0 0 0 88 0 0 0 0 0 88
39 Robert Carty 6B Hale 0 0 0 0 0 0 77 0 0 77
49 Archie Molver 6B Lytchett 0 0 0 0 0 30 0 0 0 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
1 Harry Butt 7B Burgate 100 100 93 100 100 100 100 100 0 500
35 Mike Haines 7B Swan 0 0 0 0 90 0 0 0 0 90
41 Harry Complin 7B CPS 0 0 0 57 0 0 0 0 0 57
45 Jacob Fricker 7B Burgate 0 0 0 41 0 0 0 0 0 41
50 Otto Allwood 7B CPS 0 0 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 25
50 Callum Geary 7B CPS 0 0 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 25
50 Ben Jones 7B CPS 0 0 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 25
50 Chester Allen 7B CPS 0 0 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
6 Sam Giles 8B BWS 40 85 88 100 100 0 88 100 0 476
7 Peter Taylor 8B Swan 100 98 100 0 55 92 68 78 0 468
8 Jack Tavinor 8B Swan 96 69 98 70 54 92 89 74 0 449
9 George Butler 8B Colfox 56 83 0 63 0 100 81 60 0 387
13 Leo Orpilla 8B Swan 47 72 47 0 50 69 0 68 0 306
16 Oliver Thake 8B Swan 0 0 26 0 89 35 33 44 0 227
21 David Gent ? ? 88 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 188
24 Adam Dicker 8B Swan 0 0 0 0 90 0 0 76 0 166
29 Harry Groves 8B Swan 0 0 0 0 0 0 74 65 0 139
30 Dale Mason 8B Swan 57 25 0 0 0 0 0 43 0 125
33 Jack Watson 8B Swan 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
38 Kenneth Burns 8B BWS 0 0 0 0 0 79 0 0 0 79
43 Omar Sharif 8B ? 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 51
46 Jack Scott 8B Swan 0 40 0 0 0 0 0
 
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1 Jack Benham 9B Burgate 100 0 100 100 0 100 0 100 0 500
31 William White 9B Trafalgar 0 0 0 0 0 55 54 0 0 109
40 Tristan Knapp 9B Burgate 0 0 0 63 0 0 0 0 0 63
42 Connor Kearton 9B
 
56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56
48 Tristam Bailey 9B Clay 0 0 0 35 0 0 0 0 0 35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
11 George Complin 10B Clay 0 90 76 83 0 47 54 0 0 350
12 James Crickmore 10B PGS 54 0 0 100 0 0 100 64 0 318
25 David Rutherford 10B Clay 0 86 79 0 0 0 0 0 0 165
27 George Slinger 10B Clay 0 87 0 66 0 0 0 0 0 153
43 Danny Scott 10B PGS 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 51

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
1 Tom Butt 11B BWS 100 0 0 100 100 100 100 0 0 500
10 Gareth Haskins 11B Castle 68 0 0 0 95 0 100 100 0 363
13 Tom Stubbs 11B Burgate 0 0 0 57 87 68 94 0 0 306
26 Archie Parks 11B Clay 0 100 0 34 0 29 0 0 0 163
31 James Pawsey 11B Clay 0 78 0 31 0 0 0 0 0 109
54 Dory Morris 11B BWS 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 21
55 Tom Reed 11B BWS 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
19 Seb Sheehan 12B Clay 0 92 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 192

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
5 Terence Furlong 13B PGS 100 0 99 100 100 0 0 94 0 493
17 Jac Heale 13B Clay 0 72 0 69 0 67 0 0 0 208
22 Andrew Houlder 13B Uplands 0 0 100 0 0 0 0 86 0 186
22 Jake Dixon 13B Clay 0 83 0 74 0 29 0 0 0 186
28 Ed Goates 13B Clay 0 100 0 49 0 0 0 0 0 149
33 Liam Howlett 13B Warm 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 100

Girls

Place Name
 
School A B C D E F G H
 
Score

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
11 Rebecca Whittingham 4G WmBarnes 0 0 0 0 0 100 100 100 0 300
21 Sarah Horsler 3G Manor Park 33 0 26 0 38 0 45 20 0 162
25 Sophie Smith 2G Verwood1st 0 0 0 0 50 0 37 31 0 118
27 Elizabeth Turner 5G GillP 0 0 0 0 0 39 59 0 0 98
29 Caitlin Chapman 4G Manor Park 67 0 0 0 0 0 30 0 0 97
49 Bliss Molver 4G Lytchett 0 0 0 0 0 42 0 0 0 42

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
5 Imogen Giles 5G W Downland 47 94 100 94 100 83 86 100 0 488

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
16 Hope Chapman 6G St Osmunds 100 0 0 0 0 0 50 48 0 198
17 Mollie Turner 6G Gill P 0 0 0 100 0 0 91 0 0 191
20 Drew Hamilton 6G Swan 0 0 0 0 0 43 78 52 0 173
23 Kirsten Dobson 6G CPS 0 0 90 0 0 50 0 0 0 140
30 Chloe Geary 6G CPS 0 0 40 0 0 50 0 0 0 90
31 Georgia Puckett 6G Swan 0 0 0 0 0 0 52 37 0 89
32 Holly Puckett 6G Swan 0 0 0 0 0 0 52 35 0 87
34 Tamsin Gent ? ? 45 0 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 85
38 Chloe Dowling 6G Swan 0 0 0 0 0 0 78 0 0 78
48 Tayla Wilson 6G Swan 0 0 0 0 0 43 0 0 0 43

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
7 Katherine Hodge 7G BroadM 100 0 0 100 0 81 85 87 0 453
14 Lisa White 7G Trafalgar 0 0 0 0 0 100 62 73 0 235
35 Olivia Smith 7G BroadM 0 0 0 0 83 0 0 0 0 83
37 Georgie Cant 7G Burg 0 0 0 80 0 0 0 0 0 80
42 Holly Taylor 7G Burgate 0 0 0 0 0 68 0 0 0 68
50 Connie Cant 7G Burg 0 0 0 41 0 0 0 0 0 41
51 Jemma Pearce 7G Trafalgar 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 0 0 37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
1 Martha Tavinor 8G Swan 65 100 100 95 90 100 100 100 0 500
3 Katie Reynolds 8G Colfox 100 100 98 56 0 100 100 91 0 498
10 Natalie Blowes 8G Swan 0 0 24 72 91 57 96 94 0 410
18 Emma Crickmore 8G Talbot Heath 0 0 0 100 0 0 81 0 0 181
19 Jasmin Moss 8G Swan 0 0 0 0 93 41 43 0 0 177
26 Yasmin Van de Zande 8G Swan 0 66 0 0 0 0 43 0 0 109
40 Sophie Williams 8G Swan 0 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 74
40 Tyler Charig 8G Swan 0 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 74

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
1 Lucy Butt 9G S Wilts 0 0 100 100 100 100 0 100 0 500
15 Flora Burns 9G S Wilts 0 0 73 47 0 87 0 0 0 207
24 Hannah Kirkham 9G S Wilts 0 0 80 57 0 0 0 0 0 137
35 Holly Kirkham 9G S Wilts 0 0 39 44 0 0 0 0 0 83

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
8 Sophie Davie 10G S Wilts 100 0 100 100 73 66 0 78 0 451
27 Claire Hodge 10G Parkstone 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 42 0 98
39 Roberta Curtis-Hampson 10G Trafalgar 0 0 0 0 0 0 75 0 0 75
46 Amelia Clifford 10G S Wilts 0 0 0 46 0 0 0 0 0 46
51 Jenny Spring 10G S Wilts 0 0 0 37 0 0 0 0 0 37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
4 Lucy Benham 11G Burg 0 0 97 100 100 0 100 100 0 497
6 Elizabeth Reynolds 11G Colfox 97 100 65 48 100 70 100 54 0 467
13 Laura Hillman 11G Trafalgar 50 0 0 43 37 54 89 0 0 273
32 Ali Bracher 11G Clay 0 87 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 87
43 Amber Cunnington 11G Clay 0 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 60
44 Juliette Knapp 11G Burg 0 0 0 58 0 0 0 0 0 58
51 Lydia Smith 11G Clay 0 0 0 37 0 0 0 0 0 37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
22 Anne Bolton 12G Parkstone 90 0 0 0 0 60 0 0 0 150
45 Emma Spring 11G S Wilts 0 0 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
47 Iona Taylor 11G S Wilts 0 0 0 0 0 0 44 0 0 44

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
9 Jemma Davie 13G S Wilts 100 0 87 67 47 58 100 0 0 412
11 Alice Butt 13G S Wilts 0 0 0 100 100 100 0 0 0 300

 

Schools League

Place School A B C D E F G H
 
Score
1 Swanage Middle School 400 363 345 237 371 356 345 359 0 1849
2 S Wilts 200 0 367 367 320 353 144 178 0 1607
3 Burgate 200 200 290 380 187 368 294 200 0 1532
4 Colfox 253 283 163 166 200 270 181 205 0 1211
5 Clay 0 382 165 326 0 188 54 0 0 1115
6 BWS 140 100 88 239 200 179 88 100 0 858
7 PGS 205 158 98 200 100 0 100 0 0 763
8 Trafalgar School, Downton 50 0 0 43 38 262 280 73 0 708
9 Emmanuel Middle 0 100 0 100 100 0 100 100 0 500
10 Broadchalke 47 94 100 94 100 83 86 100 0 488
11 Gilingham Primary 0 0 0 100 0 131 241 0 0 472
12 Broadstone Middle 100 0 0 100 83 81 85 87 0 455
13 Castle 68 100 0 0 95 0 100 0 0 363
14 Clayesmore Prep School 0 0 0 145 0 213 0 0 0 358
15 Wm Barnes,Sturminster N 0 100 0 0 0 0 100 100 0 300
16 Manor Park 100 45 26 0 38 0 57 20 0 266
17 St Osmunds 100 48 0 0 0 0 50 0
 
198
18 Parkstone Girls 90 0 0 0 0 60 0 42 0 192
19 Uplands 0 84 100 0 0 0 0 0
 
184
20 Talbot Heath 0 0 0 100 0 0 81 0 0 181
21 Verwood 1st School 0 0 0 0 38 0 38 31 0 107
22 Hale 0 0 0 0 0 0 77 0 0 77

 

 

Electronic  punching

With the help of a grant from Sport England, WIM  purchased a set of SI equipment for electronic punching together with notebook computers etc. At the moment we have about 50 punching stations which means that we can use the equipment for small events and borrow extra  boxes for major events like Regional & Galoppen events. WSX have bought a similar set with their grant which means that working together we can cater for big events as well.  SARUM events use their new EMIT kit. SOC have their own EMIT equipment.

(WIM also also three SI Schools kits which are available for schools to use.  Orienteering is not only on the National Curriculum for PE but the SI equipment allows cross-curricular links to IT etc.)

Where possible, we  use electronic punching at most schools league events. We can't use it for all events - some areas like Bryanston are very public and with the control stations costing 60 each we can't afford to lose any, so areas where we have had control vandalism in the past may still use control cards and pin punching.

E-cards for punching cost 22 or so to buy. WIM have got 200 cards for hire and we  allow schools to use them for free at league events and we are considering fitting extra wrist straps on them to make them difficult to mislay in the forest. However schools should be aware that any lost cards must be paid for. At events using EMIT there is usually a small hire charge for the e-card

 

 

Season 2006-7

 

League

Congratulations to Burgate School on their victory in the league. South Wilts GS were again second, with the small but consistent team from Colfox, Bridport coming third and pushing last year's champions, Blandford School, into fourth position.

All trophies and age group medals were presented at the Schools Championships at Moors Valley on May 11th

 

Score Championships

There were some excellent performances at the 2007 score championships - there were initially over 100 entries, well up on the last couple of years, but unfortunately two schools were unable to come because staff illness on the day meant they had no one to drive their minibus! The first six home scored maximum points with Tom Butt being the fastest runner overall.

In the team competition, where we take the best four performances from a schools team, Hale were the winners, with Swanage Middle School fairly close behind them, whilst the Secondary Schools competition resulted in a tie for first place, with Burgate and South Wilts GS level on points. With their star runner Emily Benham missing, unable to compete because of an ankle injury sustained at the British Championships the previous week, this was a strong team showing by Burgate, whilst for South Wilts, Alice Butt, who has missed most of the season through injury, was their strongest performer and the leading girl overall.

Afterwards, the prizes and medals were again presented by our junior internationals, Alice and Emily,

Team winners from Hale Primary, South Wilts GS and Burgate School at the prizegiving

 


       

 

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