This year, the Schools Carnival will be held on Friday October 25 at the Thalgarrah Environmental Education Centre.
Please refer to the following documents for more information about the event:
- Invitation letter
- Risk assessment sheet
- Courses and trophies information sheet
- Sample parent information/permission form
- Public liability insurance - Certificate of Currency
- Entry Form/invoice
- Teams registration spreadsheet
The last two are especially important. The Entry form/invoice should be completed and returned by post or email by Friday October 18 so that we know how many maps to print.
The Teams registration spreadsheet is to be completed electronically and returned by email by the same date for entry into our electronic timing system.
The club's activities for 2019 get under way next Wednesday February 6 with the first of our summer twilight series. With a slight departure from recent years, these 4 events will have a score course format with a time limit of 45 minutes. If warranted by the number of participants, the results will be split into a small number of age categories so everyone will have chance.
The arena for the first event is the corner of Lynches Road and Judith Street near the netball courts. The course will be suitable for all ages but young children should be accompanied by an adult as the course will involve several street crossings.
Approximately 585 primary students from 7 Armidale schools converged on Sunnyside Road Stock Reserve this year to compete for the PSSA trophy for best overall school. The competition was quite close this year with regular attendees TAS Junior School narrowly beating NEGS Junior School, who have not competed in the event for a few years.
|School||Yr 34 score||Yr 56 score||Yr 56 line||Overall|
In addition to the primary competition there were also 116 secondary students competing for individual trophies.
In the competition for individual/team trophies, it was a clean sweep for Armidale City in the Year 5&6 Easy line course, and almost so for Duval High School in the senior divisions, with Claude Toakley and Sebastian Stoessel from O'Connor Catholic College just managing to claim third place in the Year 7&8 Moderate line course.
Year 5&6 Easy line course
|1||Alannah Williams||Armidale City PS||00:22:22|
|2||Anna Gooley||Armidale City PS||00:23:31|
|3||Brayden Grieve | Marley Doak||Armidale City PS||00:25:46|
Year 7&8 Moderate line course
|1||Tom Waugh | Jordan Pattison||Duval HS||00:33:12|
|2||Fynn Eastwood | Andre Cooper||Duval HS||00:36:41|
|3||Claude Toakley | Sebastian Stoessel||O'Connor Catholic College||00:48:20|
Year 9-12 Moderate line course
|1||Tumi Thorsteinsson||Duval HS||00:24:42|
|2||Declan Rich | William Fittler||Duval HS||00:28:53|
|3||Isaiah Corsi||Duval HS||00:36:31|
Full result lists can be downloaded from these links:
Sixty mm of rain in the previous week meant there was a good flow of water in the creek, so a score course format was chosen for this event with all controls on one side of the creek. However Alec Watt (at least) deemed the creek crossable and chose that option between two of the controls.
Several people managed to collect all controls within the 1 hour time limit. In spite of losing 3 minutes on one short leg, Don Barker still managed to beat Peter May by 5 seconds, with a big gap then to Michael Smart in third place.
We were pleased to welcome newcomers Peter Dennis and the Conroy family.
Results can be viewed here.