US Orienteering Team

US Orienteering Team Trials for WOC 2011

Where:

Blue Mountain Reservation, Peekskill, NY (Middle/Long) and SUNY - Purchase College (Sprint)

   Embargo # 1: Competitors hoping to run eligibly in the Team Trials 2011 are, effective 1/18/2011 until the Trials, not permitted to enter the Blue Mountian Reservation, with one exception.
   Exception #1a: lands within ~100m of Lounsbury Pond, on the pond side of the park road, and lands west of that area toward the park boundary are not embargoed.  This is specifically to allow access to trainers during the US Junior Team Training Camp (April 8-10) that also is taking place at Blue Mtn.   Map of the unembargoed area (within the red pen outline.)
     Exception #1b: Also note as of 4/1, the track at the North side of Blue Mtn. is also unembargoed, for purposes of the 4/8-10 weekend only.  To get to the track, competitors must run or drive around the embargoed area, not cross through it.

  Note that lands in the rest of Blue Mtn. remain embargoed, hence Jr's in that training camp are required to give up their eligibility to represent the US at WOC 2011.  They will however still be allowed to run in the TT 2012 for comparison purposes.  To assist in this comparison, the US Team will be producing a 2nd comparison-only scoring list for embargo-ineligible Jr's as well as others running M/F21 non-Trials, including Canadians, etc.. so they could seee where they come in vs. the US Team selected.

   Embargo # 2: Competitors hoping to run eligibly in the Team Trials 2011 are, effective 4/1/2011 until the Trials, not permitted to enter SUNY Purchase College campus.  In the unlikely event that a WOC 2011 Team Trialer works at, or is a current student at, SUNY Purchase, they will not lose their eligibility, so long as they do not do any further training, walking, or running around the SUNY Purchase campus, aside from the minimum needed to get to and from their work or school obligations.

When:

May 28-30, 2011

Saturday: SUNY Purchase - Sprint
  starts at around 14:30, and last start will be before 16:00

Sunday: Blue Mountain - Long
  normal morning starts

Monday: Blue Moutain - Middle
  normal morning starts

For detailed Start information including a required quarantined area before the Sprint Start, see the Attackpoint event page & course setter's notes: "Red/Blue course runners must be in the Phys-Ed carpark (parking lot, I know) by 2.40pm. Then by 2.55pm they must be on the other side of the tape in the pre-start/quarantine area, and stay there until they start."

What:

  Team Trials courses (Red & Blue), possibly sanctioned for rankigns as a Red/Blue-only OUSA A-event for rankings, with all normal Blue & Red classes.  (Possible WRE sanctioning discussed will not longer be happening.)
  Hosted by HVO.  See also HVO's event page (esp. for the additional spectator course information) and the Attackpoint event page for further event information, including registration.

  The team to represent the US at the 2011 World Orienteering Championships, to be held in France, from August 10-20, will be selected based on these Team Trials races, and in part on the USOF rankings preceding the Trials. See, the detailed rules if desired.

The US Team page may also have additional information

Key organizers include:

Lodging options:

  This is the greater New York metro area.  Google, etc. can help find hotels, e.g.

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  Additionally, limited lodging is available on site.  Check this attackpoint thread for more details.

Results:

The United States Team for the 2011 World Orienteering Championships, and results, will be announced here after the event.

Start Info:

Random, each day, with Trialers segregated and starting earlier - courses open to non-Team-Trials starting later. Please note that if you miss your start time you will have the option of (a) starting as soon as you arrive at the start, with your official time starting at your originally scheduled start time (e.g. if you're 30 seconds late, you'd likely want to do this), or (b) you may ask for a later start, for comparison purposes ONLY - your result will not be eligible for Team Trials if you reschedule your start time.

For detailed Start information including a required quarantine area before the Sprint Start, see the Attackpoint event page & course setter's notes: "Red/Blue course runners must be in the Phys-Ed carpark (parking lot, I know) by 2.40pm. Then by 2.55pm they must be on the other side of the tape in the pre-start/quarantine area, and stay there until they start."

Scoring List Potential Exceptions:

The review panel that will consider exceptions will consist of:

The following people are eligible to petition for a potential exception to the Team Trials scoring list due to

(See the Rules for details.)

(A)

(B) Additional known possible (or actual) exception requestors who are believed to be eligible to use the out-of-the-country rule: If you would like to petition for an exception, please send your petition to Linda Kohn, ESC Chair, or Peter Gagarin, Team Trials Review Panel Chair, see ESC Member List. Please see the Rules for suggestions on what to write in your petition.
Information used to generate the list of exceptions above.
* rule change under discussion to possibly modify this to use Sprint/Middle/Long in future years - join usotesc @ yahoogroups to discuss further

- page by Wyatt Riley - initial info 1/18/2011 - improved scoring list exception info 1/20/2011 - updates on courses, Friday-location, embargoed area tweaks 4/8/2011 - rankings update, still preliminary 4/8/2011 - adding lodging info 4/8/2011 - updated exceptions 5/11/2011 - updated Pre-Trials Rankings, review panel, sprint start quarantine, course setter's notes link 5/25/2011 - updated results after race 1 5/28/2011 - final trials scoring list linked 5/31/2001