Update after two events
After two events now the competition at Whitchurch Common and Pew Tor has given orienteers a different style of difficulty to add to their scores. By mixing up moorland events with forest we have a good test of ability to see on the tables. I hope everyone enjoyed the wet and testing day in West Devon. The next league event will be at Ashclyst Forest on Sunday 24th November.
Dates and details of all of the 2019 -20 Devon Orienteering League events can be seen below. Please note the new initiative to combine two league events with our neighbouring clubs, QO and Kerno.
Let's see if we can get a good turnout and strong competition across the season and on all courses!
League Rules and Details
The Devon Orienteering League aims to present regular and reasonably competitive orienteering to club members (Devon and non-Devon) and newcomers. All competitors are automatically registered at the time of their first run during the season. In 2019-20 (from September 2019 –Summer 2020) it is intended that the league comprises eight events over varied terrain, including Devon’s south-west (SWOA) league event in October.
Please see the latest fixture details for dates of league events.
Please note that for 2019-20 two events within the Devon league are hosted by our neighbouring clubs, Quantock and Kerno. This will increase the number of events without increasing the volunteer effort. We hope you like the format.
There are a range of courses available to suit both novice and experienced orienteers, linked to the British Orienteering colour coded guidelines. The courses used for the 2019-20 league are: Brown, Blue, Green, Short Green, Light Green, Orange and Yellow. (For any event where there is a Red course any competitor running this course may subsequently have their score re-allocated to Green or Light Green, as they choose.)
Competitors scores are calculated as follows:
Score = (fastest registered competitors time/your time) X 1000
On all courses except the Orange and Yellow, the competitors best five out of eight results will count. In the case of Orange and Yellow, the best three out of eight results will count, enabling competitors to progress to a different colour coded course during the season.
Certificates will be awarded at the end of the season for the first male and first female competitor on each course. On the Yellow and Orange courses, only junior competitor scores qualify.
Whilst shadowing of juniors is allowed we ask that this should be non-active unless the run is subsequently declared non-competitive. The adult shadowing the junior should also have already completed their run. Non-competitive results are not included in the league. Second runs at the same event should also be declared non-competitive.
For the purposes of the league, pairs are allowed to run on Yellow and Orange courses and shall be awarded the total number of points as if they were individuals. Competitors on Yellow or Orange courses may change to running individually or with a different partner at any event during the season.
Organisers, Planners and Controllers of league events receive a score equivalent to the average of the score they achieve at other events. Their scores are highlighted in red on the table of results.
Tim Gent compiles the league scores –to whom any comments or questions should be addressed.
Planned League Dates and Venues
See www.devonorienteering.co.uk for latest information
League Event 1
Haldon Forest Park
South West League and
Devon League Event 2
League Event 3
League Event 4
Llanydrock NT (Kerno)
League Event 5
League Event 6
League Event 7
Ramscombe North (QO)
League Event 8
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