BASOC eNews October 2023
Welcome to new members, past event reports and future events!
1. New BASOC members
Welcome to Pat & Ray Morris who have recently joined BASOC and who also helped at the BASOC local event in September. Just ask anyone if you have questions about anything!
If anyone has joined recently, it takes a wee while for the club to be informed so we will officially welcome you when we receive notification.
2. Local event incorporating BASOC club champs
Here is a date for your diary - Saturday 9th December 2023 at Boat of Garten. If you came along to the event at Nethy Bridge in September, this is the next local event for everyone. The event will take place on the northern part of the Loch Vaa map. Preliminary details will be added to the website by the end of November.
Before the event (which will take place in the early afternoon), there will be the BASOC AGM, a separate email will be sent out to all members with details of this.
3. Nethy event report
Jo write an article for the Strathy and it is also on the website. Many thanks to all who contributed to helping make this event happen.
4. Northern Night Cup (NNC)
NNC1 will be at Ellan Wood, Carrbridge with Jane Chisholm planning. This is the first event in the series, provisional dates / locations are:
- NNC1: 29th November: BASOC, Ellan Wood
- NNC2: 6th December: MOR, Burgie Arboretum
- NNC3: 13th December: INVOC, Merkinch
- NNC4: 24th January: BASOC, Spey Valley Golf Course
- NNC5: 31st January: MOR, Carsehill
- NNC6: 7th February: INVOC, Nairn East Beach
For October, Tuesday=O will be at Uath Lochans. Hilary Quick will be there on Tuesday 10th October, after that is is informal with no one there to do the register etc. on the Tuesday evening. Many thanks to Marion, Clare, Jo & Ian and Hilary who have been there during September & October, helping with advice and taking the register h while I have been sunny myself in NE Spain, S France and NE Italy). The exercises at Uath Lochans will be available until at least the end of October so you can go along at any time to practise your O techniques.
November 7th, 14th and 21st training is likely to be at North Granish. Details will be on the website by 3rd November at the latest.
6. Scottish Score
The Scottish Score Orienteering Champs were at Anagach on Sunday 10th September. BASOC had some medal winners and you can find out more by reading the report on the website. Congratulations to the medal winners.
7. Home Internationals
Gemma Karatay represented Scotland in the Veteran Home Internationals in the Forest of Dean (Scotland came second). Alice Kemsley represented Scotland in the Junior Home Internationals in the West Midlands (Scotland came second).
Here are some events which are coming up in October & November
- Saturday 21st October: MOR: Roseisle North
- Sunday 22nd October: INVOC: Fortrose
- Sunday 29th October: SOL, Devilla (Kincardine Bridge). Entries close on Sunday 2nd October. This event incorporates the Junior InterArea competition - any junior in the North Area (includes BASOC) is welcome to take part. Please get in touch with Clare for more details asap.
- Sunday 5th November: INVOC: Littlemill (Inverarnie) regional event
- Saturday 25th November: MOR: Culbin East