Devon Orienteering


Devon Club Championships (Fire Beacon)

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Score Event

Sun 18 Sep 2016

Info updated: 27th Sep
Type of event: Local-(D), Training, Other
Type of terrain: Woodland


Club Championships 2016 (Raw scores with split times) 

Club Championships 2016 (Final results table including age and gender handicap) (xls format) 

Club Championships 2016 (Final results table including age and gender handicap) (odt format)


- and the Club Champion 2015 -16 is......Robin Carter (W55)! 

Well done to Robin -and many thanks to the Planner (Carol Pearce), Organiser (Helen Taylor) and Controller (John Pearce) for a great event. Thanks also to members of the SI team for getting the results together so quickly - and all other helpers. 

-and many thanks to all of those who contributed to the Bake-Off. There was a good range of entries from juiniors and adult male club members. It shows that real men can make quiche!

Organiser's report

Thank you to Michael and Judy Green who once again laid on perfect weather for the day and allowed us to use their land for parking and garden for lunch and AGM. The score event was enjoyed by all, with the physical challenge of the steep slopes and cleverly placed controls. Thank you to Carol and John Pearce for putting on a great course.

There were a small number of select entries for the Bake Off competition. Some came with excuses for not competing ‘such as my hands aren’t cold enough to make pastry’! Thank you also to Judy and Michael who took on the roles of Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood as our Bake Off judges.

In the ‘Real men make quiche’ competition Andy Reynolds received the Judges Choice for his salmon quiche, Bryan Smith Most Tasty for his roasted tomato quiche and Adrian Taylor Most Decorative for his salmon and broccoli quiche. In the Junior Junk category Harriet Keenan won Best Jaffa Cake, commended as being well up to Bake Off standards. Flurry Grierson’s Rocky Road Matterhorn received the Most Creative award. Thank you to all who took part, each contribution was delicious and we all enjoyed eating your baking efforts. 

Pre Event Information

This event is the Club Championship for 2015-16. The event will precede the Club AGM. The orienteering will be followed by a Bake-Off, in preparation for lunch!

For details see: Club Champs and Bake Off 2016! 

Score format - visit as many controls as you can within an hour. The twenty controls numbered from 40 to 59 will have a value of 10 points. The ten controls 60-69 will score 20 points each.

Most of these high scoring controls are on Core Hill, but three of them are on other parts of the map.

The usual handicap calculations for age and class will be applied to the results. 10 points will be deducted for every minute or part of a minute you take over 60 minutes

Once the event has finished, Carol would be very grateful for any volunteers to help collect in the controls.

Dogs must be under control at all times.


Nearest town: Sidmouth

Directions / Parking

Parking will be in grass fields at Fire Beacon Cottage, Nr Sidmouth. Follow signs from the Bowd Inn on the A 3052. 

Post Code: EX10 0LR

Map Reference: SY110 915

Registration & Start Times

Registration 10.00 – 10.45

Starts 11.00 - 11.15

Course closes 12.30

Course Information

Safety note, many of the mapped 'platforms' - particularly on the western slope - are active badger setts and are riddled with deep holes. These could make a mess of unwary ankles and legs. Please take especial care when crossing these areas.

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

Entry fees: Seniors £8, Juniors £2, Dibber hire £1

Punch type: SI

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Helen Taylor


Planner: Carol Pearce

Safety and Risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. If you wish to report any safeguarding concerns to our national governing organisation, British Orienteering, please email .

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