CNYO Central New York Orienteering JOIN   Orienteering USA Membership
orienteeringusa.org/membership
 
21st Annual ROGAINE — Event Results Artmatrix    Zanfel™ Poison Ivy Wash
Updated: 09/06/2011 www.LightLink.com   
www.zanfel.com

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 (22:40 EDT) — Mark Dominie

OK. Barb and I have finally gotten out of the woods (We actually made it home Monday evening but we were too tired to send this out then). We took a few hours to nap on Sunday until about 5:30 pm when the wind let up a bit and then we started to tear down base camp. At about 7 pm, the rain also stopped (an hour earlier than I predicted to the Doubting Thomas's with only one more quick shower around 8 pm with some stars trying to peak through by 10 pm) so we went to pick up some of the road controls before sunset. Or more correctly attempted to pick up controls. The only road out of the state forest at that time that wasn't blocked by downed trees was TT 1 heading due south back to CR 24. Once on main roads, road crews had cleared enough trees to get around but cutting through the forest roads was going to have to wait until about noon Monday.

So, now it's time for the "official" awards ceremony that was kinda skipped over Sunday. Below are the final scores & results after going over each card again very carefully in a warmer, drier, more comfortable environment. We're pretty sure most 24-hour competitors that were supposed to receive awards got them thrown in their general direction as they were trying to head for higher ground (we were on the top of a hill!) but in case we missed anyone, 1st place should have received a small metal water bottle, 2nd place received cheaper "China-made special" water bottles, and 3rd place received small sippy cups. The 6- & 12-hour awards were done when weather conditions were a bit more pleasant. Congratulations one and all.

Also, congratulations to Tim Grant, the 2011 winner of the Tri-Fecta Cup. We'll be sending the final standings for that award later this week.

Officially only the punch card with noticeable punch holes (or in some cases slight dimples) count towards your score, not the sign-in board, not your guarantee that you really were there but the control must be missing (sorry Jeremy, #54 is exactly where it's supposed to be and at least 10 other teams found it with no problem), not your intentions of visiting the site but the "scary trees" falling in the woods changed your plans. If no marks are visible on the card we can't assume that you've actually visited a control. If you emphatically believe your total should be different than posted feel free to contact us but as those who know me realize it probably won't do much good. While on the topic of punches, you newbie's (and some not so) when doing future events need to really be sure to squeeze the pin punch together accurately in the intended box to get a good clear imprint through the card. If the person doing the punching is "slight" of build and lacks hand strength then have the other team member do it. One of the toughest things for meet officials is to get reliable quick results while dealing with tired irritable competitors when trying to figure out if what is on the punch card is an attempt to punch or just some wrinkle in the card. OK, enough venting.

Now, a challenge. The participation in this, CNYO's 21st edition of the regular ROGAINE, was a bit low but due to "certain" circumstances we feel was one of the more entertaining and "successful" (no one was crushed, blew away, or actually drowned!). We feel the story is definitely worth sharing but both Barb and myself are just too busy (lazy?) to compile a decent and timely article for Orienteering North America (ONA) (the national Orienteering publication) or other outlets. If there are any creative individuals out there who wish to tell of not only your team's accomplishments but your overall adventures (I know some of you do extensive blogs) please send us your "Adventures with Irene". We'll post these stories on the CNYO web site and if any are particularly entertaining we'll forward them to Donna Flugel for inclusion in a future ONA issue.

As mentioned earlier, we stuck around Monday and picked up just short of half of all of the controls. A couple of you have already sent me messages that you're willing to head out again to help pick up a few controls (we'll contact you shortly with what still needs to be done) later this week. We're planning heading up again Friday and hope to get all done before the holiday so if anyone really wants to get a bit more training in contact me ASAP to arrange what, where, and when.

Thanks to all and hope you all have an event to remember, if not for your prowess than at least for the conditions.

Monday, August 29, 2011 (15:26 EDT) — Barb Campbell
(From Attackpoint)

A number of orienteers were in the woods doing the CNYO Rogaine south of Utica (Charles E. Baker State Forest and surrounding areas). The rain started around 2 a.m. and became progressively heavier as the event went on. That was OK with proper rain gear but the wind started to rise around 8 a.m. and a number of us saw trees and branches falling in the last few hours of the race. Some teams (including ours) opted to skip controls and head for the finish well before noon. On the drive out, there were a few fallen trees and branches on the forest access road, necessitating a little off-road driving. Quite an adventure!

Monday, August 31, 2011 (22:04 EDT) — Chris Hand

Thank you very much for an awesome event! I had a great time. You guys did a heck of a lot of work. Thank you for sending the results. My pictures (I didn't take many this time) are at www.flickr.com.

Wednesday, September 2, 2011 (21:47 EDT) — Barb Campbell

Mark and Barb,
   Now that I've caught up on my sleep, I wanted to send a big THANK YOU for all your work on last weekend's rogaine. It really is mind boggling how much effort goes into an event of this scale but you guys always do a great job. Jason and I had a terrific time and enjoyed the challenges of the course. Heck, we even enjoyed the rain. (The wind, not so much - but you get what you get!)
   You mentioned in your post-race message that you'd be interested in seeing our blog write-ups of the event. Eric Smith wrote me yesterday and asked if I would consider submitting mine to ONA. I'd be happy to do so but I'd want to confirm that you are OK with what I've said. You are also welcome to link it to the CNYO website if you'd like. For publication in ONA, I wouldn't be able to use the "rain" photos in my blog since I took them from major news outlets and don't have the rights to the photographs. (I don't think this is a problem for the CNYO website, however.) If anyone took some rain or wind photos at the event, perhaps they could be submitted to ONA with the article instead. I do have a few pre-race photos of competitors and I think the weather bureau photos of the hurricane are in the public domain, so that might be enough.

Attackpoint Logs

   Team: Checkpoint Tree Hugger
       Attackpoint Log by Barb Campbell
       Attackpoint Log by Jason Urckfitz
   Team: MBR/Dontgetlost.ca
       Attackpoint Log by Tim Grant
   Team: The Reentrants
       Attackpoint Log by Frank Boscoe
   Team: Woods Wanderers
       Attackpoint Log by Stina Bridgeman
       Attackpoint Log by Anne Schwartz

Results by Class

Overall Results
Central New York Orienteering August 27-28, 2011
ROGAINE XXI
Charles E. Baker State Forest
Sherburne, NY
PlaceTeamClassTotal
1Laurentian Rogaine
   Francis Falardeau & Benoit Turcotte
24-Hour Male2,667
2Checkpoint Tree Hugger
   Barb Campbell & Jason Urckfitz
24-Hour Coed2,583
3MBR/Dontgetlost.ca
   Audrey Kelly & Tim Grant
24-Hour Coed2,542
4Nightcrawlers
   Eric & Mary Smith
24-Hour Master2,076
5Thunder Road
   Brad & Ken Lohiser
24-Hour Male1,993
6The Reentrants
   Gary Maslanka & Frank Boscoe
24-Hour Male1,943
7GPS
   Jeremy Colgan & Debbie Nicholl
24-Hour Coed1,835
8Kvasir & Mimer II
   Pavel Korniliev & Keegan Kelsey
24-Hour Male1,618
9Woods Wanderers
   Anne Schwartz & Stina Bridgeman
24-Hour Female1,464
10Vignette
   Marcy & John Beard
24-Hour Coed1,463
11GHO SLO
   Jim & Sue Waddinton
24-Hour Master1,230
12Whateveryouwant
   Skip & Nicole Rooney
24-Hour Coed1,160
13Adventure Pocono
   Derek Lawrence & Brian Reiss
24-Hour Male1,067
14>>U
   John & Elena Wirzburger
24-Hour Coed1,048
15Nerdquist
   Mike Kipp & Russell Nordquist
24-Hour Male976
16Two Guys from Suffern
   Bernie & Aleck Breton
24-Hour Male815
17OMGeez
   Anna & Elina Breton
24-Hour Junior815
PlaceTeamClassTotal
1Irene's Achilles
   Chris Hand & Mike Cullen
12-Hour Male1,297
2R2D2
   Ben Chagnon & Craig Faller
12-Hour Male1,051
3Y-B-Normal
   Ron Barron & Doug Sevon
12-Hour Master985
4The Byrds
   Daniel Neuhaus & Keg Good
12-Hour Coed963
5Turtle and the Hare
   Sydney & Rich Madden
12-Hour Coed834
6Safari Sisters
   Macy & Tayler Madden
12-Hour Female683
PlaceTeamClassTotal
1T&T
   Matti & Matt Torniainen
6-Hour Male881
2Office Rangers
   Allen Quirk & Art Godin
6-Hour Male586
3D&E
   Dorinda Hamilton & Emmanuel Bryant
6-Hour Coed523
4Doremus
   Gene & Rory Doremus & Amamda Murray
6-Hour Coed332

Overall Results

Results by Class
Central New York Orienteering August 27-28, 2011
ROGAINE XXI
Charles E. Baker State Forest
Sherburne, NY
PlaceTeamClassTotal
1Laurentian Rogaine
   Francis Falardeau & Benoit Turcotte
24-Hour Male2,667
2Thunder Road
   Brad & Ken Lohiser
24-Hour Male1,993
3The Reentrants
   Gary Maslanka & Frank Boscoe
24-Hour Male1,943
4Kvasir & Mimer II
   Pavel Korniliev & Keegan Kelsey
24-Hour Male1,618
5Adventure Pocono
   Derek Lawrence & Brian Reiss
24-Hour Male1,067
6Nerdquist
   Mike Kipp & Russell Nordquist
24-Hour Male976
7Two Guys from Suffern
   Bernie & Aleck Breton
24-Hour Male815
PlaceTeamClassTotal
1Checkpoint Tree Hugger
   Barb Campbell & Jason Urckfitz
24-Hour Coed2,583
2MBR/Dontgetlost.ca
   Audrey Kelly & Tim Grant
24-Hour Coed2,542
3GPS
   Jeremy Colgan & Debbie Nicholl
24-Hour Coed1,835
4Vignette
   Marcy & John Beard
24-Hour Coed1,463
5Whateveryouwant
   Skip & Nicole Rooney
24-Hour Coed1,160
6>>U
   John & Elena Wirzburger
24-Hour Coed1,048
PlaceTeamClassTotal
1Woods Wanderers
   Anne Schwartz & Stina Bridgeman
24-Hour Female1,464
PlaceTeamClassTotal
1Nightcrawlers
   Eric & Mary Smith
24-Hour Master2,076
2GHO SLO
   Jim & Sue Waddinton
24-Hour Master1,230
PlaceTeamClassTotal
1OMGeez
   Anna & Elina Breton
24-Hour Junior815
PlaceTeamClassTotal
1Irene's Achilles
   Chris Hand & Mike Cullen
12-Hour Male1,297
2R2D2
   Ben Chagnon & Craig Faller
12-Hour Male1,051
PlaceTeamClassTotal
1The Byrds
   Daniel Neuhaus & Keg Good
12-Hour Coed963
2Turtle and the Hare
   Sydney & Rich Madden
12-Hour Coed834
PlaceTeamClassTotal
1Safari Sisters
   Macy & Tayler Madden
12-Hour Female683
PlaceTeamClassTotal
1Y-B-Normal
   Ron Barron & Doug Sevon
12-Hour Master985
PlaceTeamClassTotal
1T&T
   Matti & Matt Torniainen
6-Hour Male881
2Office Rangers
   Allen Quirk & Art Godin
6-Hour Male586
PlaceTeamClassTotal
1D&E
   Dorinda Hamilton & Emmanuel Bryant
6-Hour Coed523
2Doremus
   Gene & Rory Doremus & Amamda Murray
6-Hour Coed332