BC Orienteering Championships
2 day event at Sabiston Creek
The event is a return to the old fashioned two day event with the second day using a pursuit start. Courses are longer than the usual middle but shorter than the usual long to accommodate this format. The courses have been designed to use the large area of open grassland in the NW portion of the map and the area of fine contour detail on the west edge. They will avoid the areas of prime rattlesnake habitat (rocky areas with ponds).
Saturday, September 12th:
- Long Event
- Location: Sabiston Creek map
- Start: First start will be at noon
- Courses close at 3.30pm
Sunday, September 13th:
- Chasing Start Long
- Location: Sabiston Creek map
- Start: Pursuit start will begin at 10am
- Course closes at 2pm
Registration: You MUST register on-line HERE (on Zone4) after July 15th.
We prefer that you pay on-line but you can send a copy of your on-line entry with a cheque in Canadian funds to: Sage Orienteering Club c/o Alan Vyse, 2646 Valleyview Drive, Kamloops, BC, V2C 4E5. Our American friends can pay in cash when they arrive if they wish. Inquiries to the meet director at: email@example.com
Early Registration Fee (Until September 1st):
- Full Weekend: $50 for adults, $24 for juniors
- One Event: 25$ for adults, 12$ for juniors
Late Registration Fee (September 1st until 10:00pm on September 10th):
- Full Weekend: 60$ for adults, 30$ for juniors
- One Event: 30$ for adults, 15$ for juniors
On The Day Registration:
- Limited on the day registration will be available for the late registration fee plus an additional 5$ per event.
SportIdent (SI) cards must be used, rentals are available for the price of 2$ for the full weekend
Courses and classes: Orienteering Canada Standard Courses are being used for this event. See end of page for details.
Banquet: Will be held at the Savona Hall 6pm Saturday. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased when registering on Zone4.
Results: Available on the Sage website a.s.a.p. after the event.
Child care: Child care will not be available, but we can accommodate.
Food: Light refreshments will be available at the finish of the events.
The event centre is 12 km north of the junction of Sabiston Creek Road and Highway 1, a few hundred meters west of bridge that crosses the Thompson River at the west end of Kamloops Lake and about 2k from the west access to Savona and the access to Steelhead Provincial Park. The road is signposted to Tranquille, Red Lake, Criss Creek and Copper Creek. Turn North on the road. It is winding, steep and rough in places, and is likely to be dusty especially on the hairpin bends. Kilometer markers are attached to trees at 7km and beyond. Turn left onto the Smith Camp Road at 7.5 km and follow for 2km to the event centre. The Smith Camp Road is steep and has a single lane with passing places. The roads are both passable with a highway worthy vehicle.
Savona is the nearest community, east of the bridge and the Sabiston Creek road. The hamlet has a school, a gas station and small store, a licensed diner (Millers Crossing) beside the gas station, a pub, a community hall and a swimming beach and picnic area beside the hall. Savona is about 40 minutes from downtown Kamloops.
Originally the event was planned for the long weekend in October but when the planner started working on the course he realized that there were hunting camps in all corners of the map and that October was prime deer hunting season. Alternative locations were discussed but logging is planned for the prime area of the map later this year and this will be the last opportunity to use it undisturbed.
- Scale is 1:10,000 for all classes with the exception of M21, W21, M17-20 and M35 who will use 1:15,000
- Contours: 5m
- Mappers: Bryan Chubb 2010-2014; Alan Vyse 2013-14
- Arena Elevation: 1200m
- Safety bearing: use West to the Smith Camp road that runs along the west edge of the map from north to south
- Meet director: Jackie Bonn
- Event advisor: John Rance
- Course controller: Murray Foubister
- Long Course planner: Alan Vyse
Course Setter's Notes:
The event will be held on the Sabiston Creek map just north of Savona which was used for the Western Canadian Championships last year. We will be using the western end of the map which includes some beautiful open meadows with views down the Thompson Valley and a large area of some of the best detailed technical terrain in the province. Very few competitors saw this part of the map last year. Courses were centred on the rocky dry hillsides at the south end of the map. The forest is open and very runnable. There are patches of dense vegetation but they do not dominate. Slopes are generally gradual.
The climb on all courses is moderate. In contrast to last year there is almost no rock on the map; we are using two boulders and one cliff for control sites. There are lots of small ponds and marshes on the map but after the heat of this summer most of them are dry.
This will be your last chance to use the map without negotiating logging slash. Sadly, logging is scheduled this winter on two portions of the area we are using. The area will return to its runnable condition but it will take a few years.
There is one major road running north/south through the event map. There is almost no traffic. More traffic uses the Sabiston Creek Road which is at the south end of the event map. Cow trails are found throughout the map and are used as hand rails for the lower courses. Because the weather has been so dry, grass height is low and the trails are not always easy to spot. Trails will be flagged where necessary.
There may be cows on the map and we have seen three deer, one small bear and one really, really tiny grass snake (no rattle!).
Courses and Classes:
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|Approximate Winning Time||20||25||40||50||50||50||60|
Official Course Details:
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|Event ||Course ||Winning Time||Distance (km)||Climb (m)||# of Controls|
Meet Waiver: All participants must sign the meet waiver before starting.