08 July 2009

The 4th Perak Suunto Orienteering Championship 2009

VENUE
Gua Tempurung, Gopeng, Perak, Malaysia

DATE
2nd August 2009 (Day Orienteering)

COMPETITION BRIEF
The two most popular forms of orienteering are Score-O and point-to-point. Point-to-point orienteering is also called route or cross-country orienteering. One can generally enter form as a competitor, called a map hiker. With both, you will be given a map showing the control point locations, a control description sheet that describes the features that you are looking for, and a control card which is to be punched at each control to prove that you were there. Competitors will be assigned a start time. Be at the start area 10 minutes prior to your start. The start area may be a long way from the registration area, so be sure to ask.

With Score-O, the competitor has a fixed time limit, often 60 or 90 minutes, to visit as many controls as possible in any order. Controls may have different point values, and the number of points earned determines the winner. A penalty, usually one point, is applied for each minute or fraction thereof a competitor is late.

Point-to-point is the more common form of orienteering, and unless otherwise specified on the entry form, the one you can assume that you are entering. All controls points must be visited in the order listed within the time limit, usually 3 hours. The winner is determined by who has the fastest time.

EQUIPMENTS
The following equipment is recommended: running shoes or hiking boots, long pants, protective eyewear, a watch as there is always a time limit, a whistle to call for help if you are injured, and a compass. A "protractor"-style compass with a clear plastic base is preferred per team.

RULE / SAFETY
The rules are designed to result in fairness to competitors and the safety of the participants.
A missing or a wrong punch results in disqualification (DQ). There is no stigma associated with a DQ due to mistakes. Even the best orienteers DQ from time-to-time.

There may be a "manned" control on your course, in which case the person manning the control will punch your control card. For point-to-point orienteering, where all controls must be punched in order, a competitor caught with a control punched out of order, will be DQ'd.
A safety bearing is a compass bearing to follow if one is totally lost and no longer wishes to continue. If this is not posted, you should ask a meet official what the safety bearing is.

A whistle is a valuable safety tool to be used when injured. The international distress signal is 6 long blasts followed by a long silence. The rescue reply is 3 short blasts. Do not use your whistle in any fashion unless you are in distress.
Orienteering is not like some other sports, in that, it is against to the rules to taunt participants. Anyone caught taunting will be DQ'd, even if the taunter has finished his or her run.

Not observing the following rules can result in disqualification as well as a ban from future meets:
• Failure to assist an injured competitor
• Threatening, even in jest, another competitor.
• Whistles are to be used only in an emergency.
• Do not move or tamper with the controls.
• Competitors must report to the finish area, even if they don't finish the course. If over the time limit, report in as soon as possible. (PSOC time limit is usually 3 hours.)

MAP SCALE
Dimension are specified at the scale of 1:15 000

LAND STRUCTURE
Flat land, terrain, urban route and bush

ORIENTEERS ACCOMMODATION
Camping (bring your own tent) at Lost World RM 10.00 per person

PRIZES / ENTRY FEES

OPEN CATEGORY


OPEN MEN
(Teams of two)
OPEN WOMEN
(Teams of two)
ENTRY FEESRM 100.00RM 100.00

1st
RM 600.00
1st
RM 600.00

2nd
RM 450.00
2nd
RM 450.00

3rd
RM 300.00
3rd
RM 300.00

4th
RM 250.00
4th
RM 250.00

IPTA / IPTS OPEN

IPT MEN OPEN
(Teams of two)
IPT WOMEN OPEN
(Teams of two)
ENTRY FEESRM 80.00RM 80.00

1st
RM 400.00
1st
RM 400.00

2nd
RM 350.00
2nd
RM 350.00

3rd
RM 250.00
3rd
RM 250.00

4th
RM 200.00
4th
RM 200.00


ENTRY FEES INCLUDING
• Exclusive event t shirt (300 participants early bird)
• Sponsors goodies bag
• 1 x Field Compass SUUNTO A10
• Event certificates
• Hi Tea (02/08/2009) during prizes ceremony

EVENT TENTATIVE

DATE
TIME
DESCRIPTIONS
VENUE
1 Aug 9-5 am Registration/collect goodies/gears checking Gua Tempurung

8 pm Competition briefing Gua Tempurung
2 Aug 9 am Flag off Gua Tempurung

5 pm Prize giving ceremony Gua Tempurung


CLOSING DATE
• 26th July 2009

PAYMENT
Please directly bank in to / OR by cheque

ACCOUNT NAME : SNR ADVENTURE
BANK : BANK ISLAM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ACCOUT NO : 08022010022064

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THE 4TH PERAK SUUNTO ORIENTEERING SERIES
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34200 PARIT BUNTAR
PERAK DARUL RIDZUAN
MALAYSIA

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