Jenni Adams in the Piopio forest, Waitango 2007. Credit: Jamie Stewart
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Call for Expression of Interest: World Masters and Oceania 2017 Setters and Controllers
By Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Sat 19 Sep 2015 12:29pm
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Call for Expressions of Interest from Setters and Controllers for Auckland World Masters Games and Oceania Orienteering Champs 2017

The Orienteering Organization Committee (OOC) invites expressions of interest from appropriately experienced course planners and controllers for the above international championship events to be held in the Auckland area in April 2017.

Planners and controllers are sought for each of the following days/races:

Oceania Championships – 2017

Date Event Location Terrain Map
Fri 14 April
(Good Friday)
Sprint Carrington Unitec Parkland including streams, lakes and bush plus a built up area including pockets of complex building detail Existing updated
Sat 15 April Long Woodhill Open sand dune pine forest with areas of complex contour detail and reduced run-ability/ visibility New
Sun 16 April Relay Woodhill Open sand dune pine forest with areas of complex contour detail and reduced run-ability/ visibility New
Mon 17 April Middle Ponganui Rd Undulating to steep farmland containing pockets of native bush and complex rock features Existing updated

Auckland World Masters Games (AWMG)

Date Event Location Terrain Map
Sat 22 April Sprint (model)
Auckland University
(Epsom Campus)
Complex building detail with running primarily on paved surfaces and on multiple levels New
Sun 23 April Sprint (qual) Wynyard Quarter Auckland CBD, mix of low/high rise buildings plus cafes, restaurants and alley-ways in a waterfront setting. New
Mon 24 April Sprint (final)
Auckland University

(CBD Campus)

Complex building detail with running primarily on paved surfaces and on multiple levels New
Tues 25 April (ANZAC Day) Long
(model)
Woodhill Forest Open sand dune pine forest with areas of complex contour detail and reduced run-ability/ visibility New
Wed 26 April Long
(qual 1)
Woodhill Forest Open sand dune pine forest with areas of complex contour detail and reduced run-ability/ visibility New
Thur 27 April Long
(qual 2)
Woodhill Forest Open sand dune pine forest with areas of complex contour detail and reduced run-ability/ visibility New
Sat 29 April
Long
(final)
Woodhill Forest Open sand dune pine forest with areas of complex contour detail and reduced run-ability/ visibility New

Course planners and controllers should

  • have an extensive background in orienteering in New Zealand and/or overseas.
  • have experience of competing at international orienteering events such as WMOC, WOC, JWOC, World Cup, Oceania Championships/ANZ Challenge.
  • have considerable experience of course planning and/or controlling at national and preferably international level.
  • for AWMG at least one of the planner and controller should be a masters level orienteer and be familiar with the special requirements of the more senior grades.
  • be familiar with the current IOF rules for foot orienteering, particularly those concerning course planning, and the appropriate international events.
  • have a thorough and sound grasp of the principles of course planning.
  • be able to develop draft courses during the period January – March 2016, be available to make revisions thereafter and finalise courses by November 2016.

World Masters Games (AWMG) events will include 5 year age grades from M/W35 upwards. In 2015 the oldest grades were M95 and W85. In qualification and final races the maximum number of competitors in each heat or final is 80, so in most grades multiple heats and tiered finals are likely to be required.

Oceania events will include the full range of junior, elite and senior age grades (and a restricted number of Short and B grades).

The setter and controller of each AWMG event will work closely with the National Controller, Gillian Ingham, and the IOF Senior Event Advisor, Nick Dent (Australia).

The setter and controller of each Oceania event will work with the IOF Senior Event Advisor, Christine Brown (Australia).

An allowance of $400 will be available to each setter and controller, for travel and other expenses. Additional expenses incurred for materials and other event related costs will be reimbursed on approval by the Orienteering Organising Committee (OOC). Receipts for all items purchased in relation to the event must be submitted to the OOC for reimbursement.

Expressions of interest

Expressions of interest should be made to Gillian Ingham with the following information:

  1. Your preferred role, i.e. setter or controller.
  2. Your preferred event(s) – please list up to three in order of preference.
  3. Your availability with reference to the dates given above, including any significant periods when you will be (i) unavailable to visit the map area, or (ii) out of email contact.
  4. a summary of your planning and/or controlling experience including the nature and dates of major national and international events.
  5. any relevant qualifications you hold, orienteering related and other.

Closing Date

by 30 September 2015.

Queries and submissions to Gillian Ingham. Email: chair@wmoc2017.com

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