Central New York Orienteering
Scholastic and Intercollegiate Championships A Meet
April 24-25, 1999 near Dryden, NY


The 1996 Hammond Hill map is being used for Day 1 of the competition and a new map of Yellow Barn State Forest for Day 2. Both maps are 1:15,000 with 5 meter contours, by Mark Dominie.

Courses, Classes and Awards:
Expect the usual class structure on all courses from white through blue for competitive courses, with recreational and string courses also available. Individual awards will be based on two-day combined times. In addition, there will be special team awards for collegiate and scholastic divisions. For details about the scholastic team competition, click "scholastic" or see the article in the Jan 1 1999 Orienteering/North America. To see the USOF collegiate competition rules, click on "collegiate".

The headquarters motel will be the Super 8 Motel in Cortland, NY (phone 607/756-5622), located at exit 11 on Interstate 81. Their special CNYO rate is $52 per night for either a single or double room, including a discount coupon for meals at Denny's restaurant. Mention CNYO orienteering when making your reservation to get this rate. We have a block of 50 rooms reserved until April 1. Click here for a list of some other motels.

There is primitive camping (running water, pit toilets) available at Hammond Hill near the Day 1 registration.

By plane: The nearest airports are Ithaca (25 minute drive east/north on NY 13 and NY 281 to headquarters motel) and Syracuse (50 minute drive south on I-81 to motel).
By car, from I-81/headquarters motel: From I-81 exit 11, follow NY 13 south 10 mi. through the village of Dryden, then turn left (south) on Irish Settlement Rd.
By car, from Ithaca airport/motels: Take NY 13 east past NYSEG, then turn right (south) on Irish Settlement Rd.

Day 1: Follow Irish Settlement Rd around the two 90-degree turns for 3.4 miles, turn left again on Hammond Hill Rd, and continue 0.6 miles to Cayuga Nature Center camp where parking for the Day 1 start and the meet check-in area are located.
Day 2: Follow Irish Settlement Rd around the two 90-degree turns for 4.1 miles, then turn right on Midline Rd for 1.2 miles to Yellow Barn Rd. Follow to Dusenberry Sportsmen's Club.

We will be continuing the CNYO tradition of a dish-to-pass supper at Dryden High School on Saturday evening, with a course review to follow. Directions to the site will be included in your registration packet. Bring your own specialty from home for rewarming, or pick up something from the deli section of a local supermarket. Please let us know whether you will attend, so that we can be sure to have an appropriate supply of plates, cups, utensils, beverages, etc. on hand.

We will have available dark green T-shirts, with an embroidered patch, for $10. Please list your size on the registration form.

Event director:
Eric Smith, phone 607/347-4844, e-mail ensmith@msc.cornell.edu

Course setter: Laurie Collinsworth.

Course vetters: Wendy Alberg.

Barb Dominie, Rt.1, 3378 Pine Hill Rd., Marathon, NY 13803, phone 607/849-3101, e-mail sochopx@aol.com


Adults, 19 and older...........$18/day ($36 for both days)
Juniors, 18 and younger........$11/day ($22 for both days)
USOF/IOF discount..............-$3/day (-$6 for both days)
Late fee (postmark after 4/10...$5/day ($10 for both days)
Saturday night dinner..........dish to pass
Child care......................$2/hour
Hammond Hill map................$4
preliminary Yellow Barn map (inkjet version).........$3
Results mailed..................$2
Recreational courses (no pre-registration required)..$5

Please print and fill out a copy of the USOF Standard Entry Form. Make checks payable to CNYO in US dollars (foreign entrants may pay in US dollars upon arrival). Mail the completed form with your payment to the Registrar, Barb Dominie, postmarked before April 10 to avoid the $5/day late fee. For last-minute phone registration, there will be an additional $5/day late fee.

You may submit your information by e-mail to sochopx@aol.com, but you will still need to mail in a check in US dollars in advance of the meet.

There is a somewhat more complete set of information available at our club web page
and we can mail you a copy if you don't have computer access. In particular there are some suggestions for alternate motel possibilities near the headquarters motel or 25 minutes away in Ithaca, some descriptions of possible shortcuts directly to the meet site if you are coming from the south or west (not yet available), and rules for the scholastic and collegiate competitions.

Start time(s) will appear on the website two or three days before the event. If you don't have computer access, you can check with the registrar by phone on Thursday (4/22) evening.

Critical dates:

  • Saturday, April 10: Last day to postmark registration without incurring a late fee.
  • Thursday, April 22: Last day, even with a late fee, to be guaranteed a premarked map and a start time on the course of your choice. If you registered late and/or don't have access to an Internet web browser, this is also the day to call the registrar to find out your start time(s).
  • Friday, April 23: Check in at headquarters motel from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
  • Saturday, April 24: Check in at Cayuga Nature Center camp, starting at 9:00 am. Day 1 first starts at 11:00 am. Allow 30 minutes for walk to start. Dinner at 6:00 pm at Dryden High School (directions in registration packet).
  • Sunday, April 25: Day 2 starts at Dusenberry Sportsmen's Club, Yellow Barn State Forest. First starts at 9:00 am. Awards by 2:00 pm.


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