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Event Report: Christmas Craziness 2019

Sunday 22nd December, 2019Christmas2019

 Noel's 'Event for Noël', the last event for 2019, was a huge success! Did you enjoy the fun?

About 65 brave souls seeking a pre-Christmas orienteering fix took on the Christmas Craziness Challenge at Optus Stadium Park on Sunday 22nd December. The 24-piece jigsaw pieces scattered on both sides of a piece of paper had a few heads scratching, but in no time at all the intrepid orienteers were off on the hunt. The weather was kind (in stark contrast to the previous Sunday when Noel was finalising the event) but Noel's specially chosen very shady start tree inexplicably got the chop the week before the event!
Note for next year: scissors and sticky tape would be useful.

The results, for those brave enough to share their clue sheets after the event, are on Eventor. These results are final, and only bribes will get you a better place. Paul Dowling, not surprisingly as he made the map, got the lot including the bonus point for identifying the lemon-scented gum tree. Well done Paul, and thanks for a great map. It was a joy to use …. and corrupt! KO’s own Braid(y) bunch (Mum, Dad and three kids) also got the lot but unfortunately didn’t get the bonus point. As they are new to the map and showed exemplary family teamwork they are awarded FIRST PLACE! Honourable mentions go to Ricky Thackray and Graeme Harris who were just one point behind. Nicole Davis gets a special mention for amassing 16 points from the luxury of her window seat in the City View Café.

A big thank you goes to our hardy setter, Noel Schoknecht. He apologises for a couple of glitches in the clue sheet, but claims, reasonably, that the heatwave conditions the previous Sunday when he was finalising the event were the cause of said glitches. Thank you also to all who turned up and made the effort worthwhile.

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