Scottish Score Championships

and Scottish Inter-Club Championships

Was held at Achlean Forest.

BASOC won the Inter Club Champs.

Sun 16th Nov 2014

Type of event: District Race-(C), Score
Type of terrain: Forest, Moorland
Info updated: 24th Nov


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Event Report

Was held at Achlean Forest.

and Scottish Inter-Club Championships

Some clubs really worked hard to get their members along to take part in this competition. See further below for more details about it.

Large Club Result

  1. Moravian Orienteers
  2. Edinburgh South Orienteering Club
  3. Inverness Orienteering Club

Small Club Result

  1. Badenoch & Strathspey Orienteering Club
  2. Solway Orienteers
  3. East Lothian Orienteers

The full results for the Inter Club Champs

Achlean Cairn

Planners comments

Thank you all for enjoying the courses at Achlean, and well done everyone who took the challenge of going to no.133. Far more of you did this than I was expecting, so we ran out of certificates. Those of you who missed out will get yours in the post very soon.  The view from there yesterday morning was superb.
Hilary Quick

Pre Event Info

Start Times

11:00 - 13:00, we are not allocating start times due to the low number of entries. Just turn up at the start along the lines of your indicated preference when you entered (if you have forgotten, it doesn't matter). You will be set off at 1 min intervals per course/time limit. Don't leave it the last minute to go to the start, if too many people do there may only be 30 second intervals.

The SOA rules and guidelines for the Score Championships

The SOA rules and Guidelines for the Inter-Club Championships

The Scottish Inter-club championships (SICC) provides an opportunity for all club members to represent their club in low-key competition with other clubs of a similar size and runners in any of the Score Classes can earn points for their clubs in the SICC.

The number of runners to count this year is 14 in the large clubs and 4 in the small clubs. The rules and details of the calculations are elsewhere on the SOA website and can look extremely complicated. Put simply, the handicap system is designed to ensure that anyone on any score class who has a good run might be a counter for their club.

Large Clubs - with 30+ competitors at SOLs in 2014 - MOR, ESOC ,INVOC, FVO, GRAMP, INT,CLYDE & ECKO

Small Clubs - less than 30 competitors at SOLs in 2014 - BASOC, ELO, SOLWAY, KFO, TAY, TINTO, AYROC & STAG

Coaching Session

If you’re unconvinced by Score events, come along to the coaching session at Uath Lochans on Saturday 15th November and pick up some useful tips.  Red pens will be available at the Score Championships to help you create your own course.

Map and terrain

Achlean is ideal for a Score event, with technical challenge immediately accessible from the central start/finish, and lots of physical stuff for those who want it.  The map was updated in 2012.


Adjacent to Parking. Open 10.30-12.30
Go to Registration if you need to collect a dibber, if you want to change a course or to enter on the day.

Entry on the Day – subject to map availability – add £1 to fees quoted below.


Start adjacent to Parking and Registration. It is a linear car park therefore some competitors will have to walk for about 500 metres.


Adjacent to Registration and Car Park. Please remember to Download at the tent as you leave the forest.
Courses close at 2.15 and we wil start collecting controls in from then.
Prize-giving will be as soon as possible after that. 

First Aid

This will be provided by members qualified in First Aid and there will be a simple First Aid kit available. The nearest A and E is at NHS 24 in Aviemore or at Raigmore Hospital Inverness.

Food and Drink

There will probably be a stall selling hot drinks.


Please use public toilets in Kincraig, Kingussie and Aviemore.


The presentation of the CompassPoint Scottish Orienteering League trophies will take place first, at around 2.15pm. This will be followed as soon as possible by the presentation of the Scottish Score trophies. Please would all current holders of any of these trophies ensure that they are brought to the event.



Directions / Parking

From the South
Leave A9 at the exit north of Kingussie.
Follow the B9152 towards Kincraig. In Kincraig turn Right signposted Feshiebridge and Loch Insh Watersports. At the T junction just after the watersports centre turn right onto the B970 towards Insh.  After about half a mile take the left turn for Glenfeshie (no through road). Continue along this road and pass the parking for Uath Lochans on the right. Continue for a further 1.6 miles to the end of the tarred road, go over the wooden bridge and continue on the gravel track to the first junction on the right. Turn in right onto the forest road for parking.
Note:  the road from the B970 towards Glenfeshie is narrow with some (not many) passing places. There are residents in this area. Please drive slowly and allow for passing.
Second note:  the B970 will be closed at the level crossing at Kingussie from Friday evening until Sunday night. so you won’t be able to use this back road through Insh to approach the venue.

From the North
Leave the A9 south of Aviemore signposted Kincraig and travel along the B9152 to the village Turn Left in the village signposted Feshiebridge and Loch Insh. Follow the above directions to the event.
Note. The road from the B970 towards Glenfeshie is narrow with some (not many) passing places. There are residents in this area. Please drive slowly and allow for passing.

On a wide forest road. Follow directions and park at the roadside.

There will be NO EXIT before 12.30

Registration, Start & Finish

Registration: 10:30 - 12:30
Starts: 11:00 -13:00
Notes: There will not be any allocated start times, turn up as you indicated in your preference on oentries and go off at 1min intervals.

Course Information

There will be three Score courses with different time limits. Allocated Championship age classes are as follows:

M20-35, W21 - 70 minutes time limit
M/W16-18, W20, W35, M/W40-70+ - 60 minutes time limit
M/W14 and younger - 40 minutes time limit

Penalties: 1 point deducted for every 6 seconds (or part of) late back.
There will also be a White and Orange for those not taking part in the score event

Explanation of Score courses

You don't have to visit all the controls! There is usually a time limit, instead of a set course. Points are scored for visiting controls, and deducted for finishing over the time limit. You decide which controls to visit, and in which sequence. Sometimes controls have different points values. You will need to carry a watch or phone, so you know how long you have been out.

Entry Details

Fees: 21 years of age or older, score courses £11.00
20 years of age or younger and Students £3.50
Anyone on White and Yellow courses £3.50
Plus £1 extra for entry on the day
Entry: Online and on day

Hired timing chips (Si-Cards, dibbers)

We provide a free loan of these if you don't have your own but if you lose it there will be a £30 charge for its replacement.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Hilary Quick
Organiser: Marion MacCormick
Controller: Rob Hickling

Safety and Risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.


If you have joined an orienteering club, or are competing in one of your first 3 events, then you are covered by our public liability insurance.

Medical Conditions

You have the option of downloading and completing this Medical form. It could be life saving if the organisers are aware of any existing medical conditions in the event of an incident. You can leave it at registration/enquires in a sealed envelope that will only be opened if required and destroyed after the event.


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