Ratchet ScoreTowneley Park (3/4)Wed 22 June, 2022

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.



The League Table after 3 Ratchet Score events is now published. Ratchet Score League June 2022 Week 3

Next week on 29th June is the FINALE of the Ratchet Score events. It will be at Brun Valley from the Thornton Arms. The MAXI and MIDI courses will be 60 minutes before penalties kick in, rather than the 45 minutes of the previous three events. See you there.

Your score for final league table will be your best 3 scores out of the 4 events. All to play for!

Planners' Comments:

Thank you to all who attended last night's Ratchet/teenage party at Towneley! It was a bit of a surprise when putting controls out just how much the vegetation had grown since the last site check two weeks back, so we hope the nettle stings have calmed down a bit by now! It's always a bit difficult planning an area which is used for club nights and events and trying to find some different areas and control sites, but the latest addition of the golf course and the woods surrounding it seem to have helped with interesting bits and bobs!

Thanks to all the people that helped throughout on SI/Control collection and everything in between. It was a great atmosphere, probably aided by the 'yoof' in their droves and their boombox after-exams party. Though in their droves they were a pleasant bunch if you don't mind having a chat with them - spot the ex school teacher!
We hope that the many new faces we saw last night all had a positive experience and will come back for more. As ever we are always welcome and willing to help new people into the sport regardless of age, ability and experience. You are warmly welcomed by the club.

Kay Hawk and Emma Taylor - planners.


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Midweek Ratchet SCORE Series. Event 3 of 4.

This is the third of four Wednesday evening Ratchet Score events designed for competition, practice and training.
(Next: 29th FINALE Brun Valley (South), Burnley.

Simple format - see below for scoring rules

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

Pre-enter, Turn up and Go

Control descriptions will be on the map, but not available as loose descriptions.

Start location: TBA

Finish after finishing, navigate your way back to Download, near parking.

Location Info

Near: Burnley
Lat,Lng: 53.77830,-2.21743
OS Grid Ref: SD857313

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Directions / Parking

Subject to confirmation: In the Riverside Car Park in the centre of the park.
Enter Towneley Park via the main gate opposite James Hargreaves Bathroom showroom, Todmorden Rd, BB11 3JT. Follow the park road and fork left to the main car park entrance.

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Map / Terrain

Towneley Park is large! It comprises open, rough open, runnable woodland and scattered bushes. There is a path network plus a river, streams and ponds. The old 9-hole golf course is now given over to public access and orienteering, with bunkers, copses, streams, bridges and more besides.

Registration and Start times

There is no Registration. Pre-entry via SIEntries only - see link below. Entries close on the Monday, two days before competition day, or when we are sold out. Maximum 60 competitors.

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

Course Information

Ratchet Score time limit = 45 Minutes:
(FINALE will be 60 minutes)

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.
Ratchet rules: Visit 10s, before 15s, before 20s. (Controls punched out of sequence will not score.)
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.
Ratchet rules: Visit 10s, before 15s. (Controls punched out of sequence will not score.)
5 points penalty per minute late, or part thereof.

MINI Orange Course: TD3 (approx 2.0k to 2.5k).
No time limit.
For novices and improvers, at Orange standard.

Control descriptions on the map will be IOF symbols for MAXI and MIDI. Text descriptions for MINI Orange.

A league table will be published weekly for the MAXI and MIDI classes. Best 3 to count to the final result.

Entry Details

There is no Registration. Pre-entry only via SIEntries. Entries close at 12 midnight on the Monday before the day of competition.

Seniors: (M/W21+) £6.00. Senior Pairs: £8.00.
Juniors/Fulltime students:
(M/W20-) £2.50. Junior & FTS Pairs: £3.50.
Dibber hire £1, but £40 if lost!

Dog restrictions

Dogs not allowed to run on courses, unless specifically permitted by the planner/organiser. However, they may be exercised after the event under control.

BE AWARE: dog wardens on duty. Usual doggy etiquette.


Toilets at parking, but they will be closed during our event. Arrive early or go before you arrive.


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Contacts / Officials

Planner - Kay Hawke PFO & Emma Taylor PFO
Series Organiser - George Crawford-Smith PFO

For general enquiries -