June Midweek Score Series(4/4) Midweek Score, TockholesWed 26 June, 2019

Local level event

Explanation of Event levels

  • Training events are non competitive events used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport.
  • Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Most clubs run some 'mini series' throughout the year as local mid week events.
  • Regional events attract participants from around the local Region.
  • National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away,
  • Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships or the annual JK competition.



Tockholes - what a great area to end the PFO June Score series! Tough and technical.

62 individuals and pairs took part over the four weeks of which approx 50% competed more than once. Seven individuals competed every week.

MAXI: The league table is based on the best 3 of 4 results scores. Andy Ellis PFO clinched the class win by just 1 point over Peter Brook SELOC. Well done to both. Also congrats to Steve Wilson SELOC for a 315 clean sweep at Marl Pits (Week 1) and Joe Mercer SELOC at Tockholes (Week 4), the latter being particularly commendable in 'proper' orienteering terrain at approx 7.5 min/k. Well done.

MIDI: Katy Thompson had an unassailable lead in the class after 3 events, and so it proved with 499 points out of a possible maximum of 525. Congratulations.
In truth, in this class, we didn't rigourously apply the penalty rules to novices and juniors, so they kept their scores even if taken out of sequence.

Planner's Comments: My plan was to use the great terrain at Tockholes to have navigationally interesting legs for controls 8 to 21 in whatever sequence they were taken AND to make it only just possible to visit all controls within the 60 mins time limit. And so it proved with many competitors stumbling with their choice of control sequence.
My apologies to all who visited 17/123. When I was putting out I couldn't read the map without my glasses and had to opt for a patch of open woodland for the control site rather than the depression chosen. I was about 30m out and one contour too high. Approaching from below you were disadvantaged, but from above you got an early. This was the consequence of armchair planning, with no pre-event visit and no controller.

Organiser's comments: Thanks to everyone for turning out. It's been a great series.
Even greater thanks to all PFO members who helped in any way to putting on this series: planners, registration, SI operatives, results and more besides. Special thanks to control collectors after the event - a great time saver for the planner.

Finally: Watch this website for our Autumn Series events and put these dates in your diary 14/9 Whitaker Park, 21/9 Marsden Park, 28/9 Wilson Field, 20/10 Dean Clough Regional.


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Midweek SCORE Series. Event 4 of 4.

This is the FINALE and fourth event in the June Wednesday evening series designed for competition, practice and training.

Simple format - See below for scoring rules:

Open to all abilities - novice, junior and adult competitors.

Turn up and go.

Location Info

Near: Tockholes near Blackburn.
Lat,Lng: 53.68878,-2.50827
OS Grid Ref: SD665215
Postcode: BB3 0PA

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Directions / Parking

Parking and Registration for Tockholes is in the rear car park between Vaughn's Cafe and the Royal Arms, Tockholes village, BB3 0PA.

Map / Terrain

Tockholes is an excellent wooded area with lots of interesting terrain and excellent orienteering features. The area has been used for orienteering for many years and is always a challenge.

Registration and Start times

Registration: 6:15 to 7:00PM
Starts: 6:30 to 7:15PM
Courses close
at 8:00PM.

Course Information

FINALE = 60 Minute Score: Two courses:

MAXI Course: TD5/4 (21 controls). Maximum score - 315 points.
Control numbers: 101 to 107 -10 points, 111 to 117 - 15 points, 121 to 127 - 20 points.
Small area rules: Visit 10s, before 15s, before 20s.
10 points penalty per minute late, or part thereof.

MIDI Course: TD4/3 (14 controls). Maximum score - 175 points.
Control numbers: 101 to 107 -10 points, 111 to 117 - 15 points.
Small area rules: Visit 10s, before 15s.
5 points penalty per minute late, or part thereof.

Control descriptions on the map will be IOF symbols.

A league table will be published weekly. Best 3 to count to the final result.

Entry Details

Seniors (M/W21+) £5
M/W20-) £2
First time orienteers, Free.
Dibber hire will be £1 and £40 if lost!

Dog restrictions

We'd prefer that dogs do not accompany you on courses but may be freely exercised in the woods after the event. There will be animal stock in fields adjacent to the woods.


Basically none. However you will be next to the Royal Arms serving meals and drinks. Toilet facilities for customers only.
The public toilets next to the cafe (closes circa 4:00PM) will probably be closed by the time Registration opens.


NOTE the CHANGE OF VENUE to Tockholes.

Contacts / Officials

Planner - Gillian Rowan-Wilde PFO

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