2019 Christmas 5 days
The Event Program is now available for download here - version 2 released December 25.
Please note: We have been denied permission to use Newholme on Day 2 - stay tuned for further information.
Fire, road and air quality information
For a map of fire areas and conditions in NSW see https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-me
For up to date information on road closures and conditions see https://www.livetraffic.com
Air quality information can be seen at https://www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/air-quality/current-air-quality and https://www.purpleair.com/map?opt=1/mAQI/a10/cC0#9.62/-30.5615/151.6707
In view of the fire conditions there must be no open flames or other potential sources of ignition at any of these events. This includes, but is not limited to:
- cigarettes and e-cigarettes
- petrol generators
- cars with faulty exhaust systems
We welcome you to 5 days of great orienteering avoiding the heat of the summer in the cooler Northern Tablelands.
That said, this year has been warmer than usual and has been exceptionally dry, Armidale having received only 20% of its normal rainfall in the 7 months from April to October. If this continues through November and December, there could be a high risk of fire in some of the venues. We reserve the right to change venues or cancel events at short notice if necessary in accordance with ONSW's safety policy.
Entries are now open via Eventor. Entries close December 15.
Enter on the day will be available on selected courses.
Entry Fees (per day)
EOD hard courses
|Sub Junior (up to 12||$11||$7|
Family discount: If you enter all family members at the same time, Eventor will automatically provide you with a discount.
We return to the traditional carnival structure this year with line courses on each of the 5 days. Overall results will be based on competitors' best 4 out of 5 day results. Cumulative points will awarded each day, based on a competitor’s time relative to the winner of that class. Presentations for the overall winners will be made as soon as practical after the final day’s competition with a target time set for 10.30.
There will be a queuing start at 1 minute intervals.
Details of Winning time, Start window and Course close to be confirmed.
Note that because of the proximity of fires to Sawmill Creek, we have moved the day 2 event to West Newholme.
|Day||Map||Organising Club||Notes||Format||Winning time||Start window||Course close|
|Fri Dec 27||Armidale Pine Forest||Northern Tablelands||Lots of termite mounds and confusing mountain bike tracks.||Bush sprint||15-20 min||16:00-17:30||18:30|
|Sat Dec 28||West Newholme||Bush n Beach||Spur-gully, sparsely timbered. Some termite mounds.||Long||35-45 min||08:00-10:00||11:30|
|Sun Dec 29||Pine Tree North||NSW Stingers||Complex granite and semi-open farmland||30-40 min||08:00-10:00||11:30|
|Mon Dec 30||Pine Tree South||Bullecourt Boulder Bounders||Complex granite and semi-open farmland||30-40 min||08:00-10:00||11:30|
|Tue Dec 31||Kooringle||Northern Tablelands||Semi-open farmland with patches of granite and blackberry.||30-40 min||07:30-09:30||11:00|
Course class structure
|Men A||Hard 1||M21|
|Men B||Women A||Hard 2||M20, M35-40||W21|
|Men C||Women B||Hard 3||M16, M45-50||W20, W35-40|
|Men D||Women C||Hard 4||M55-65||W16, W45-60|
|Men E||Women D||Hard 5||M70+||W65+|
|Men F||Women E||Moderate||M14||W14|
|Men G||Women F||Easy||M12||W12|
|M/W Novice||Very Easy||M10||W10|
Prizes will be awarded to daily winners. However, if you have already won a stage you will not be able to win a second prize except for the Overall Class prize. Daily spot prizes for will be drawn each day at random. You must be present at the draw to claim the prize.
Prize-giving will occur as soon as possible after the last start. There will be no prize giving on Day 1 due to the lateness of the event. All Day 1 prizes will be presented onDay 2 so no one loses out!