BASOC eNews October 2019
A lot of things to read about - please make sure that you read all. They are in no particular order as I am working from an iPad mini in sunny Mallorca!
1. SOA courses coming up
Controller - Grade C Course, 23 November 2019 10am - 4pm
Roseisle Village Hall and Forest
£20 per person towards venue booking
Main Topics: Roles of event officials particularly the role of controller, application of BOF Rules, technical, inter-personal aspects, practical exercises
Pre-requisites: Experience of organising and planning can be completed before or after attendance at this training; over 18 years of age
Other Notes: Grade C is the first level of Controller qualification; to complete the qualification you are required to have organised and planned events as specified on the British Orienteering website.
Contact for more information
Tutor Foundation Course, 30 November 2019 10am – 4pm
Nairn Community Centre, Nairn IV12 4BQ
£15 per person towards venue booking
This new initiative is a non-qualification course aimed at members with Level 1 and above coaching. Successful completion will give members the certificate to deliver IntrO and Scottish Orienteering Young Leader tutoring.
Contact for more information
Further Info on SOA website here
If you are interested in either of theses courses, it is possible that BASOC would pay the fee, contact Peter / Mehmet as the club treasurer.
2. BASOC members running for Scotland
Rob Hicking was also part of the VHI Scotland team, apologies for the omission in the last eNews. Rob ran well scoring maximum points in the individual and having a good run in the relay. At the same event a Gemma also scored maximum points in the individual and had a reasonable relay run.
Anna (W16), Kat (W18) and Izzy (W18) were part of the Junior Inter Regional Team for Scotland, travelling to a very wet Yorkshire for the competition. Izzy came second in W18, an excellent result.
Alice (W14) and Anna (W16) travelled to Northern Ireland for the Junior Home Internationals. Alice came second W14 and they both helped Scotland to the overall victory.
Congratulations to Alice, Anna and Izzy who are all selected as members of ScotJOS for the next year.
For December and January we've planned a variety of indoor sessions for Tuesday evenings, see website for details.
4. Rob Hickling has been appointed as the Assistant National Controller for WOC 2022 in Edinburgh
This will involve many hours working with the World Champs planners, reviewing courses, ground checks etc. You will get to know areas of Edinburgh etc. the rest of us never knew existed!
5. You have already had an email requesting that you complete the Scottish Orienteering competition survey - please do do before 21st October
Remember, we all have opinions about this so please do make your voice heard, it is the only way to ensure change which has been thought through by all Scottish Orienteering members. Here is the link to the survey.
6. BASOC Club Champs and AGM
Date 2nd November 2019.
The club champs will be held in Ellan Wood Carrbridge, followed by the AGM.
Details are on the website here.
7. BASOC Loch Vaa SW event - event CANCELLED
The event planned for Loch Vaa SW on Saturday 26 October has been cancelled. We'll re-schedule!
8. Hilary Quick featured on the Scottish Orienteering website as part of their women and girls in sport week
You can read the article here.
9. Club kit
The window for ordering new club kit closes today, Tuesday 15th October. Information is on the website here.
10. Condes 10
A warning - do not install Condes 10 at the moment. It appears to have been the cause of big problems Hilary has just solved with her MS Office installation. She had emailed Finn Arildsen and mentioned it on Facebook to make others aware.