Results: November 8, 2015
The Coon Bluff 2-hour Score-O is in the books! It was a beautiful day in North Mesa and we had a solid turnout. Thirty-one racers tackled the course. This Score-O offered quite a few controls (28) distributed over a wide area. Racers visited some newly-mapped areas to the east of the main parking area. We hope it was interesting to venture over there and see the large trees and horse trails.
We had many first-time participants. Thanks for coming! Welcome! We hope you had fun and will join us again. Every month we go to a different area and hold different kinds of events, so please come try them all!
OK, now for the results: For our solo competitors, Ron Birks visited the most controls and scored the highest. Brandon Drake came in second with a solid showing. We had quite a number of mixed teams. Matt and Bianca were the team who scored the highest, with Brian and Irene close behind. The team of Noah and Kyle also made a fine debut, finding 12 bags and posting a nice score in a short amount of time. Way to go everyone!
I want to mention our special participants, Bruce & Judy Donaldson. They and a few others founded our club over 30 years ago! It was great to meet them and chat a bit. We look forward to talking with them again. They did quite well, by the way, but that does not come as a surprise.
In the course setter apologies department, Gary apologizes for the slightly misplaced bag #22. Apparently he did not use a big enough piece of marking tape to mark the spot! Or perhaps his dead GPS batteries the day were the problem. Either way, he ended up with a somewhat creative placement of the bag. It was only off by about 15 meters, but he strives for perfection, and he didn't quite get there. Also, the clue for #30 was reentrant but it was pointed out (quite correctly) that dry river bed would have been much more correct. That control was located at the bottom of a deep dry river bed. If anyone was tripped up by these errors, please feel free to mention to Gary next time you see him and he will offer you a free soft drink :).
Thanks again to all who came to the event. And a huge thank you to Ron Birks for helping with set up, registration, timing, tear down, equipment hauling and bag collection! Thanks Ron.
|Course Setters:||Gary Hickey|
|Meet Directors:||Gary Hickey|
|Bag Hangers:||Gary Hickey|
|Water Station Setup:||Gary Hickey|
|Equipment Hauling:||Gary Hickey|
|Setup/Tear-down:||Gary Hickey, Ron Birks|
|Registration Table:||Gary Hickey, Ron Birks|
|Timing Table:||Gary Hickey|
|Beginners Clinic:||Gary Hickey, Ron Birks|
|Control Retrieval:||Gary Hickey, Ron Birks|
|Tabulating Results:||Gary Hickey|
|Number of Controls||28|
|Straight-Line Distance (km)||10.8|
|Number of Minutes||120|
|Penalty Per Minute||10|
|2||Team Hanly||430||0||430||16||1:52:00||TX||1||Matt Hanly, Bianca Hanly|
|3||Storming the Castle||440||40||400||14||2:04:00||TX||2||Brian Fabig, Irene Fabig|
|5||Bruce and Judy||360||0||360||11||1:56:00||TX||3||Bruce Donaldson, Judy Donaldson|
|6||Noah and Kyle||330||0||330||12||1:35:00||TM||4||Noah Rischitelli, Kyle Johnston|
|8||Gaby and Eric||280||0||280||10||1:58:00||TX||5||Eric Chapman, Gaby Chapman|
|9||Team Vintage||250||0||250||9||1:54:00||TX||6||Dave Toledo, Mary Jo Toledo, Linnea Hughes|
|10||Trunk Monkey||210||0||210||10||1:55:00||TX||7||Jill Kyle, Bryan Thielen, Christie Christian, Roger Martin|
|11||Public Enemies||180||50||130||6||2:05:00||TX||8||Rich Orndoff, Tasha Johnston|
|12||W. Scott Steinhagen||80||0||80||5||1:54:00||M||4|
|13||Old Novices||130||10||120||6||2:01:00||TX||9||Russell Lee, Diane Manning|
|15||KA||80||210||0||4||2:21:00||TX||10||Kevin Murray + 1|
|17||Team Gunnar||Rec||1:57:00||TX||11||Ken Define, Jan Blanco|