News19 April 22:55 ISF World School Championships 2013 - Portugal - Long Race
The Long Distance took place at Santa Rita on Friday with more excellent
results from the English and Scottish competitors.
In the younger girls Select class there was a Gold medal for Fiona Bunn.
This was matched in the younger boys Select class with a Gold medal for
Laurence Johnson, and also a Bronze for Aidan Rigby.
Abigail Mason won her second Silver medal for Banchory Academy in the
younger girls School teams class, whilst Sarah Jones also won Silver in
the older girls Select class.
There were podium places for Joe Woodley (4th), Emma Wilson (4th), William
Louth (5th), Pippa Dakin (5th), Julie Emerson (6th), Alexander Chepelin
(6th) and Clare Stansfield (6th) in their respective classes, so lots of
success all round.
Team results to follow.
Saturday sees the final day of competition with the 'Friendship Relay'
Full results can be found on the event web site :
click here17 April 23:45 ISF World School Championships 2013 - Portugal - Middle Race
The Middle Distance took place at Vila Real St Antonio on Wednesday with
some excellent results from the English and Scottish competitors.
In the older boys Select class there was a Gold medal for Dane Blomquist
and Bronze for Alexander Chepelin.
In the younger girls Select class Emma Wilson won Silver and Clare
Stansfield Bronze; with Abigail Mason taking a Silver medal for Banchory
Academy in the School teams class.
There were also podium places for Julie Emerson (4th), William Louth (5th)
and Harrison McCartney (6th) in their respective classes.
Thursday is a day for all participants to experience the culture of the
region, with competition resuming on Friday with the Long Distance race.
Full results can be found on the event web site :
click for full image of the England Team
16 April 09:30 ISF World School Championships 2013 - Portugal - Arrivals
Competitors from around the world arrived yesterday at Monte Gordo, on the Algarve coast of Portugal, for this year's World Schools Orienteering Championships.
Teams representing both England and Scotland schools will be looking to repeat the medal winning achievements of previous years.
From England there are school teams from King Henry VIII Coventry, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, and Ulverston Victoria High School;
and from Scotland school teams from Banchory Academy, Oban High and Aboyne Academy.
In addition there are also Select teams consisting of the top performers from the selection races who are not in the school teams.
The Middle distance race takes place on Wednesday, Long distance on Friday, and the Friendship relay on Saturday.
We wish all competitors well, and hope to provide reports as soon as possible after each of the races.
The event web site can be found at: click here30 November 2012 23:45 ISF World School Championships 2013 - Selections Announced - Urgent Contact Request
Please would any selected orienteer who hasn't yet received an email from BSOA eMail: secretary (at) bsoa.org
.27 November 2012 00:01 ISF World School Championships 2013 - Selections Announced
The selections for the ISF World Schools Championships 2013 being held at Monte Gordo, Portugal are published here
.19 November 2012 19:50 BSOC12 Route GadgetBSOC12 RouteGadget
is now available. 18 November 2012 21:55 BSOC12 GalleryBSOC12 Gallery
is now available. 18 November 2012 10:00 BSOC12 ResultsBSOC12 Results available here
. 17 November 2012 12:05 BSOC12 Weekend - SQE Results121117+SQE
. 10 November 2012 10:00 BSOC12 Final Details available online
The BSOC12 Final Details are available online
. Schools have also been sent printed copy and start times in the post , and a backup eMail.7 November 2012 01:10 Selection Criteria and Rules for the International Schools Championships
The International Schools Championships page
has been updated to show the criteria and rules for 2013. Please note that BSOA is the body responsible for English Schools representation at these championships. Other arrangements are in place for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.15 October 2012 19:30 Found Property from BSSC12
Two items of found property remain: a base plate compass and an inhaler. Please eMail: secretary (at) bsoa.org
to arrange their return.13 October 2012 19:50 Results and Gallery for BSSC12
are now available23 August 2012 21:10 Details published for BSOC12
Details and Entry Forms for the British Schools Orienteering Championships 2012 (Cheshire, Sun 18th November) are now available here14 June 2012 00:10 Details published for BSSC12
Details and Entry Forms for the British Schools Score Championships 2012 (West Midlands, Sat 13th October) are now available here14 May 2012 01:00 BSOA AGMThe Annual General Meeting of the British Schools Orienteering Association will be held on Saturday, 9th June 2012 from
1.00 pm to 3.30pm at: The Broughton, Sandbach Road, Rode Heath Stoke-On-Trent ST7 3RU.
Everyone with an interest in School's Orienteering is welcome.
Please eMail: secretary (at) bsoa.org
before May 28th 2012 if you are planning to attend so that we have an idea of numbers for refreshments.
Melanie Elkington Secretary
19 March 2012 17:00 Explorer Challenge Award Scheme review
After 13 years in operation the Explorer Challenge Award Scheme
is being reviewed.
If you would like to make suggestions on how it can be improved or wish to be involved in the consultation
process then please email eMail: info (at) explorerchallenge.com
Every effort is being made to review, redesign and re launch the award as soon as possible20 November 2011 22:00 Results and Gallery for BSOC11
The results page for the British Schools Orienteering Championships 2011 is can be found here
and the Gallery is available here15 November 2011 09:15 Final Details published for BSOC11 Weekend
Final Details of the British Schools Orienteering Championships 2011 (Linlithgow, West Lothian, 20th November) together with supporting Sprint race on 19th Nov, are now available here13 November 2011 11:15 Start Lists available for BSOC11
Anonymous start lists now available here
. This will also be the link for results.
Subject to mobile communications there will be Live Results
during the event.
For other event details see here20 October 2011 19:30 Update from BSOC11Accommodation
– We are delighted to announce that the main overnight accommodation has been confirmed as the Sports Barn adjacent to Biggar High School on John’s Loan in Biggar. The post code of the accommodation is ML12 6AG.
The floor space will be in the main hall and there will be some gymnastic matting available to the first few Schools to arrive. The Sports Barn has lots of showers and toilet facilities and we will arrange some entertainment eg videos, table tennis, etc for the early evening.
A breakfast of: cereal, fruit juice, toast, tea and coffee will be available in an adjacent room.
Biggar is a small market Town with a population of 2,500 but it has an abundance of take-away eating establishments including an award winning Fish & Chip emporium! For those who arrive from the training by 5 pm there is also a well known Ice Cream parlour. There is a small supermarket and many smaller shops.
The cost for the floor space accommodation and breakfast is £5.00.
– The resurvey of Beecraigs Country Park has now been completed by Stirling Surveys and final planning/controlling is underway.
– The Training Event at Lanark will be based at the Football Facility in the centre of the Racecourse. Start/finish will be adjacent to the main building.
– Entries are being received from throughout Britain from Devon in the South to Inverness in the North.9 October 2011 01:30 Gallery for BSSC11
The gallery for the British Schools Score Championships 2011 is available here6 October 2011 22:25 Results for BSSC11
The results page for the British Schools Score Championships 2011 will be available during the event15 September 2011 23:45 Details available for BSOC11 Weekend
Details of the British Schools Orienteering Championships 2011 (Linlithgow, West Lothian, 20th November) together with supporting Sprint race on 19th Nov, are now available here22 July 2011 00:30 Details available for BSSC11
Details of the British Schools Score Championships 2011 (New Forest, 8th October) are now available here29 May 2011 15:45 BSOA AGM 18th JuneThe Annual General Meeting of the British Schools Orienteering Association will be held on Saturday, 18th June 2011 from
1.00 pm to 3.30pm at: The Broughton, Sandbach Road, Rode Heath Stoke-On-Trent ST7 3RU.
Everyone with an interest in School's Orienteering is welcome.
Please e-mail the eMail: secretary (at) bsoa.org
before June 10th if you are planning to
attend so that we have an idea of numbers for refreshments.
Melanie Elkington, Secretary25 May 2011 20:40 ISF World School Championships 2011 - Middle Race
Today saw the second and final competitive race of this competition.
England's Select Team
- Katherine Hall finished in 4th, Natalie Beadle in 12th, Katrina Hemingway 15th, Sarah Jones closely being in 16th and Becky Young in 28th place.
-Joe Woodley and Harry Butt finished in 4th and 5th place respectively, Dane Blomquist 20th, Tim Morgan 26th and Hamish Rogers in 37th place.
Scotland's Select Team
- Bronwyn Matthews 6th, Cara McMurtie 30th, Jessica Stuart 37th and Maddy Tonner 39th.
-Callum White finished 12th, Luke Foss just behind in 13th, Alex Chepelin 17th, Matthew Galloway 30th and Matthew Murray 47th place.
: Adam Bartlett finished in Silver position, Angus Dobson was 5th, Patrick Rigg 7th and brother Wiliam 15th, and James Allison finished in 22nd place.
: Julie Emmerson took Silver, sister Rachel 6th, Fran Slade 14th, Tamsin Alcock 25th and Lizzie Davies 50th.
: Brad Arthur was 27th, Alistair Walker and Iain Johnson were 37th and 38th respectively, Oliver Ford- Bryant was 40th and Iain Campbell 43rd.
: Jennifer Ricketts finished first on her course, Megan Getliff 30th, Evelyn Mason 40th and Kirsten Brown 45th.
World Schools overall team results
The results of the middle distance race resulted in some excellent results for the English team.
Kenilworth School & Sports College
girls moved up from second into first taking the gold, overtaking Napier School from New Zealand.
girls managed to retain their third medal position.
Ulverston Victoria High School
boys had a better set of results in the middle distance race resulting in them moving up from 5th to bring home a bronze medal.
Both England Select teams did really well and are both third.
Congratulations to all the competitors.
This week's reports from Mel Elkington
24 May 2011 20:30 ISF World School Championships 2011 - Team positions after the Long Race
Ulverston are currently 5th with Aboyne in 8th place.
Kenilworth are in 2nd place and Banchory just behind in 3rd.
England are in 3rd with Scotland in 7th place.
England are 2nd and Scotland 9th.23 May 2011 23:15 ISF World School Championships 2011 - Long Race
Today was the first day of this competition. The two races -Long and Middle distance are being held on Val Canali, San Martini Di Castrozza, Primiero Trentino, Italy. Today's was a Long Race, Wednesday is the Middle Distance race.
Girl Rachel Emmerson was third in Bronze position, sister Julie 6th, other team members were Fran Slade 18th, Lizzie Davies 52nd and Tamsin Alcock in 56th
Adam Bartlett was in 5th position, Angus Dobson in 13th, James Allison 22nd and Patrick Rigg 29th.
Jennifer Ricketts of Banchory
was 4th, Evelyn Mason 14th, Megan Getliff 21st and Kirsten Brown 44th.
Brad Arthur finished in 25th position, Oliver Ford-Bryant was 32nd, Iain Johnson 35th and Alistair Walker was 41st, Iain Campbell 49th.
The England Select girl's
team had two outstanding runs resulting in Katherine Hall taking Silver and Katrina Hemingway Bronze, the rest of the team made up of Sarah Jones, Natalie Beadle and Becky Young finished 14th, 16th and 20th respectively.
The England select boy's
team was led by Hamish Rogers finishing in Silver position, Harry Butt and Joe Woodley were 10th and 11th respectively, and Dane Blomquist was 16th just in front of Tim Morgan who finished in 18th place.
The Scotland Select girls team
of Cara McMurtie, Bronwyn Mathews, Jessica Stuart and Maddy Tonner finished 23rd, 29th, 36th and 41st respectively.
Scotlands Select boys
Alex Chepelin finished in 7th his other team mates were Callum White 17th, Matthew Galloway 23rd, Luke Foss 41st, and Matthew Murray 42nd.
23 May 2011 23:00 ISF World School Championships 2011 - Teams arrive in Italy
After weeks of preparation and training the following teams will be competing in the ISF Worlds Schools Championships in Orienteering in San Martino Di Castrozza , Primiero, Trentino ,Italy. There are a total of 489 children competing in this International event.
English Schools Teams
Ulverston Victoria High School : James Allison, Adam Bartlett, Angus Dobson, Patrick Rigg, William Rigg
Kenilworth School and Sports College: Tamsin Alcock, Lizzie Davies, Julie Emmerson, Rachel Emmerson, Fran Slade
Scottish Schools Teams
Aboyne Academy: Iain Campbell, Brad Arthur, Iain Johnson, Oliver Ford-bryant, Alistair Walker
Banchory Academy: Kirsten Brown, Megan Getliff , Evelyn Mason, Jennifer Ricketts.
English Select Teams
Boys: Dane Blomquist , Harry Butt, Tim Morgan, Hamish Rogers, Joe Woodley
Girls: Natalie Beadle, Katherine Hall, Katrina Hemingway, Sarah Jones, Becky Young
Scottish Select Teams
Boys: Alex Chepelin, Luke Foss, Matthew Galloway, Matthew Murray, Callum White
Girls: Bronwyn Mathews, Cara McMurtie, Jessica Stuart, Maddy Tonner
They will be competing in a long race on the 23rd May 2011 and a middle distance race on the 25th May 2011 against. The results and further information will appear on this website and you can also see them on click here
. 12 December 2010 20:30 BSOC10 - Unclaimed Maps / Found Property
Printed BSOC results will be posted this week, sorry for the delay.
Unclaimed used maps will also be posted out.
If you want your map and did not run please send me an SAE to claim this map.
Lost Property and Unclaimed Prizes
: We have a number of unclaimed prizes, as well as the following lost property:
Black Reebok Size 12 trainers, Blue/grey knitted wool hat, Casio watch,
Black purse, Blue Fila hoody, Black stuff sack, Yellow/blue/green
striped sleeping bag in blue stuff sack, Black Polartec hat, Black
Burton cardigan, Bryant yellow/white/purple kit bag with trainers,
shorts, top and jacket.
(01727 842883 or eMail: helenerrington (at) britishorienteering.org.uk
) to claim any of this.
30 November 2010 00:01 ISF World School Championships 2011 - Selections Announced
The selections for the ISF World Schools Championships 2011 being held at Primiero / Trentino / Italy are published here
.29 November 2010 23:30 School Championships in 2011
In 2011 the British Schools Orienteering Championships will be held on Sunday, 20th November near Linlithgow, West Lothian
eMail: blair.young (at) talk21.com
the British Schools Score Championships will be held on Saturday, 8th October near Southampton, Hampshire, eMail: colinhicks (at) chartwork.org.uk
.22 November 2010 01:05 Gallery for BSOC10
The Photo Gallery for the British Schools Orienteering Championships 2010, 21st November is now available here
. We hope to have some more pictures later on Monday evening.21 November 2010 19:00 BSOC10 Weekend - Results and Routegadget
. 20 November 2010 22:20 BSOC10 Weekend - SQE RoutegadgetSQE Routegadget is on the Happy Herts website
. 20 November 2010 19:55 BSOC10 Weekend - SQE ResultsSQE Results available here
(and the Sprint Races) . 19 November 2010 20:50 BSOC10 Weekend - SQE Start Times added
All the final details, start times (and later all the results) are on the BSOC10 page
.11 November 2010 22:20 BSOC10 Weekend - Final Details Published
All details have now been sent by post to each school. The Final Details for BSOC & SQE are available online
Start times by school for BSOC can also be found there, and SQE school start times will follow shortly.6 November 2010 00:10 BSOA Member Schools email addresses
During the last week of October an email was sent out to all BSOA member schools with an attachment of the latest copy of Ozone.
If you did not receive the email is was likely to be for one of 2 reasons, either we don't have an email for the school or the address we have isn't current.
Any school affected can you please email eMail: membership (at) bsoa.org
with the latest contact details asap.
9 October 2010 22:25 Gallery for BSSC10
The Photo Gallery for the British Schools Score Championships 2010, 9th October is now available here
.8 October 2010 22:10 Results for BSSC10
The Results for the British Schools Score Championships 2010, 9th October will be available here
by early afternoon. Subject to mobile communications, there may be live intermediate results during the event after 11am.
The photo gallery will be available during the evening.30 September 2010 23:55 Final Details for BSSC10
The Final Details for the British Schools Score Championships 2010, 9th October are now available here19 September 2010 16:50 BSOA Introduce New Orienteering Markers
In response to schools and colleges requesting control markers that are smaller and therefore less
conspicuous when operating within schools and urban parks the BSOA has introduced three new control markers
These are made from made from lightweight polypropylene
which is both durable and flexible
Controls can be marked using a permanent marker pen.
The new range consists of:
- 10cm x 10cm triangular control marker that can be stored flat when not in use and easy for posting.
- Flat 10cm square control marker with 8 holes for securing horizontally, vertically or flat on the ground. Low visibility controls can be preferable when activities are held in confined areas
- Flat 5cm square control marker for use by schools and coaches for indoor exercises and activities.
For details of cost and how order go to Orienteering Control Markers19 September 2010 16:50 BSOA Discontinue Starter Pack
The Orienteering Starter Pack
which the Association has offered since its formation 15 years ago is being
discontinued in favour of offering individual products which are shown on the website under “Resources”.
The change is in response to feedback from schools and colleges. The BSOA is also now able to offer all
its equipment resources not only to schools and colleges but also to other organisations and individuals working with young people
.12 September 2010 23:55 BSOC T-shirts
British Schools Orienteering Championships 2010 T-shirts will be available to pre-order for this event.
T shirts will be red with a small navy logo on the left hand side.
Any profit will be used to continue BSOA’s support for both BSSC and BSOC.
The order form is here
click for large image
9 September 2010 23:30 Details and entry form available for BSOC10
Details and entry form for the British Schools Orienteering Championships 2010 (Hertfordshire, 21st November) are now available here4 July 2010 22:50 Details available for BSSC10
Details of the British Schools Score Championships 2010 (Blackburn, 9th October) are now available here11 June 2010 23:40 ISF ORIENTEERING WORLD SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2011
Italy recently announced that the 2011 Champs would be held at Primiero, Trentino from the 21st May 2011 to the 27th May 2011.
As this is an important examination period in England we felt it would be appropriate to ask schools who had sought selection previously for their opinion.
The replies we received indicated that the majority of schools would be prepared to work around exams for the Junior Teams (1996 & 1997 birth year)
were any of their pupils selected to represent England. However there was an overwhelming 'No' to the Senior Teams (1994 & 1995 birth year).
At the BSOA meeting on the 5th June 2010 after extensive discussion and with great reluctance it was decided that no Senior teams representing
English Schools would be sent on this occasion.
The selection races will be held at the British Schools Orienteering Championships weekend, 20th /21st November.
Providing that we have orienteers of a suitable calibre to select from those races, it is hoped that schools
can be selected for both junior girls and boys teams and that also 'Select Teams' can selected at that time.
All children taking part in these selection races must have the full permission of their Head
to take part in the World Schools Orienteering Championships 2011 prior to the selection races.21 April 2010 21:30 BSOA AGM 5th June
The Annual General Meeting of the British Schools Orienteering Association will be held on Saturday, 5th June 2010 from
1.15 pm to 3.30pm at: The Boundary, Lea Vale, Broadmeadows, South Normanton, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 3NA (west of Junction 28 of the M1).
Everyone with an interest in School's Orienteering is welcome. Please e-mail the
eMail: secretary (at) bsoa.org
before May 15th 2010 if you are planning to attend so that we have an idea of numbers for refreshments.
Melanie Elkington22 November 2009 20:09 BSOC09 Results and Gallery
The BSOC09 Results are available here
and the photo gallery is available here
.13 November 2009 23:59 BSOC09 Final Details
The Final Details have been published for BSOC09 and can be found on the event page
.25 October 2009 21:20 BSOC09 Entries and the possible Postal Strike - Entries received to date
For reassurance, the current list of entries received is shown on the event page
.20 October 2009 15:15 BSOC09 Pasta Party
More details of the Pasta Party are now available here20 October 2009 15:15 BSOC09 Entries and the possible Postal Strike
British Schools Orienteering Championships 2009: Royal Mail Industrial Action.
In view of the possible industrial action, entries for the BSOC 2009 will be accepted electronically.
Pay on the weekend. Final details will be on the BSOA web site and sent out via email to those schools who have given an email address
Please send to John Crosby at eMail: bsoc2009entries (at) hotmail.co.uk5 October 2009 11:15 Entry Lists BSSC09
Entry lists BSSC09 are now available here4 August 2009 15:45 BSOC09 Pasta Party
The organisers are considering hosting a 'Pasta Party' on the Saturday evening if there is enough interest expressed. Please contact eMail: bsoc2009 (at) hotmail.co.uk
if your school would want to attend.23 July 2009 22:29 Details and Entry Form for BSOC09
Details and Entry form for BSOC09 weekend are now available here16 July 2009 18:00 Details and Entry Forms for BSSC09
Details and Entry form for BSSC09 are now available here22 April 2009 10:00 ISF World Schools Championships in Orienteering, Madrid 2009.
During the week of 14th-19th April teams from both England and Scotland participated.
The school teams were from Banchory Academy, Biggar High School, King Henry VIII and Ulverston Victoria High School.
There was also a select team for each age group from England and one from Scotland.
On Thursday 16th the long distance race was held. Gold Medals were won by Rhona McMillan of Banchory Academy, Maxwell O'Hara of Ulverston and Florence Haines
from the England select team.
Silver was won by Jonathan Crickmore from the England Select Team. Bronze medals were won by Zoe Harding and Thomas Louth both from the England Select Team.
Rona Lindsay of Scotland and Aidan Smith were just outside the medals in 4th place.
Henry VIII girls were placed 4th in the older girls. Banchory Girls were 3rd and Ulverston 4th in the younger girls. Ulverston boys were 7th in the older
boys and 2nd in the younger boys. Biggar boys finished 9th.
In the select teams races England's older girls were in 2nd position and the younger girls were in 1st position. The older boys were in 2nd position and the
younger boys in 1st. The Scottish select team of
younger boys were in 6th position.
On Saturday 18th the Middle distance races took place. In the younger girls select race Florence Haines took another Gold Medal.
Rona Lindsay of Scotland took Bronze in the same race. Lucy Butt was just outside the medals in 4th place.
In the boys younger select race Jack Benham won a Silver Medal and Katrin Harding took Bronze in the Older girls select race.
World Schools Overall Results
OLDER BOYS: Ulverston 7th, England Select Bronze
OLDER GIRLS: King Henry VIII 4th, England Select Bronze
YOUNGER BOYS: Ulverston 5th, Biggar High School 10th, England Select Gold, Scotland Select 7th
YOUNGER GIRLS: Banchory Academy Bronze, Ulverston 4th, England Select Gold, Scotland Select 4th25 November 2008 05:00 ISF 2009 Spain - Selections Announced
The selections for ISF World Schools Championships 2009 are available here
.24 November 2008 09:55 BSOC08 Lost PropertyLost Property
Long (1.5 m) black plastic case containing poles and a banner
belonging to Kingswood School, Bath. Last seen next to the BSOA tent on Sunday at the time of the Prizegiving
Contact Bryce Gibson eMail: bsoc2008 (at) bko.org.uk
or tel 01189 472 220 (not after 9pm please)21 November 2008 19:30 BSOC08 Found Property / Maps / Medals / PrizesFound Property
Saturday 15th November: spiderman hat • pair of gloves • control description holder (belonging to a W14) • light grey sweatshirt with the word dragon on the front.
Sunday 16th November: compass (not clip on) • blue top for age 14
There are some maps from Sunday that were not collected. If you want them returned to you give name/school/ address to contact below.
Medals And Prizes
If you did not receive your medal or prize on Sunday please give full details name/competitor number/school/reason to contact below
Contact Bryce Gibson eMail: bsoc2008 (at) bko.org.uk
or tel 01189 472 220 (not after 9pm please)18 November 2008 20:30 BSOC08 Gallery Fixed
The gallery now works correctly AFAICS. Sorry for the problems. Webmaster.17 November 2008 21:30 BSOC08 Gallery Problems
I am now aware of the problems with reaching parts of the gallery. I've only just got back from the south, sorry. Will be fixed as soon as I can. Webmaster.16 November 2008 22:55 BSOC08 Gallery Complete
Mega-gallery is now complete. There are 1016 photos available here
.16 November 2008 17:45 BSOC08 Gallery
Gallery is being created now. The first pictures are available here
. More will appear during the next few hours. We have over a 1000 to process. As usual only the complete failures will be removed, because we know you like to see yourselves in focus or perhaps not.16 November 2008 16:30 BSOC08 Results
Results are now available here
.15 November 2008 23:05 ISF09 Selection Race Results
Results for the ISF09 selection races can be found here
splits here31 October 2008 21:05 Final Details for BSOC08
Final Details for BSOC08 are now available here
. These will be mailed in week commencing 3rd November
to all the schools that have entered, along with competitor's start times for the SQE and BSOC, previous map of the BSOC area, and accommodation details
for those who have booked.12 October 2008 20:50 BSSC08 Route Gadget
Route Gadget is now available here
.11 October 2008 22:05 BSSC08 Gallery
More pictures added to the gallery available here
.11 October 2008 19:25 BSSC08 Gallery
The initial gallery is available here
. There will be yet more pictures much later this evening.11 October 2008 18:22 BSSC08 Results
Results are available from the event page
.6 October 2008 15:30 Final Details for BSSC08
Final Details and Sample Map for BSSC08 are now available here6 October 2008 14:00 ISF 2009, Madrid, Spain 13-20 April - Team Coaches
The BSOA is the organiser for the England team to the above event and is looking for coaches to accompany a select team to the event Details and Application Form
.9 September 2008 12:10 BSOC08: Coaches and Mini-buses
Information about size and time restrictions for coaches and mini-buses are detailed here1 September 2008 09:30 Entry Forms for BSOC08
The Entry forms for BSOC08 are now available here24 June 2008 10:50 Initial Information for BSSC08
Initial information for BSSC08 is now available here24 June 2008 10:40 Selection Criteria for ISF 2009, Spain
The selection criteria for next year's ISF in Spain are available here
. 17 June 2008 17:10 Initial Information for BSOC08 weekend
Initial information for the BSOC08 weekend is now available here6 June 2008 13:50 Embargoed Areas for BSOC08 weekend
Selection Race for the ISF World Schools Championships in 2009
Location: Windmill Hill, Frimley, Surrey
THIS AREA IS EMBARGOED to pupils wishing to compete in the Selection Races.
British Schools Orienteering Championships 2008,
Location: Hawley and Hornley, near Farnborough, Hampshire
THIS AREA IS EMBARGOED to pupils wishing to compete in the Championships.29 April 2008 15:00 ISF 2008 Scotland - Overview of British Results
A full table of all the English, Scottish and Irish results is now available here
. Thanks to the hosts, Scottish School Sport Federations and local clubs putting on such an excellent event.
Full results and photographs can be seen on the event web site
Although the event is normally biannual it is moving to 'odd' years and it has now been confirmed that it will be in Spain
in 2009, selection criteria for the England team will be on the BSOA web site shortly.
28 April 2008 14:00 ISF 2008 Scotland - Summary from Bill Melville
More than 20 countries competed at last week's ISF World School
Championships in Scotland and eleven of them left for home on Sunday with
medals- including China's Zhan Xi Ying.
Swedish seniors Anna Segersson and Johanna Olsson both went home with triple
gold winning both the long and middle distance events, Anna running in the
schools section for Eskjo Gym. while Johanna was just as dominant in the
select or individual entry event.
Both also helped their countries to both team gold medals.
And there were three golds - long, middle and team- too for English juniors
Charlotte Watson and Jonathon Crickmore in their select divisions.
There were impressive performances overall from Sweden, England and Latvia.
How do they do it?
The Swedes owe much to their Orienteering School system with the two largest
Eskjo and Sandviken making up the bulk of their team in Edinburgh, which
competed only at senior level.
Swedish Orienteering has a partnership with some six schools over the
country where budding orienteers can opt in to get the best of orienteering
training as well as teaching in more traditional subjects.
The English have some 59% of schools now doing some orienteering within the
curriculum but continue to owe much to those O-enthusiasts who are working
in schools across the country such as Ulverston and Nottingham.
But their links with the British School Orienteering Association system
which is producing a two way feed between the schools and clubs seems to be
'Our good club orienteers will get school teams together for the British
school championships,' says Peter Christopher. 'They know they need to
have school teams registered and school teams at these championships if they
are to get to them. And they want to be at these championships.'
Latvia's Ivars Klavins, junior schools middle distance winner at Barr Wood,
was their only individual gold medalist, but they won seven other silver and
bronze and in the team competition they took both the junior men's titles
and won senior girls select plus senior men's school bronze.
They shared gold, silver and bronze in the final day Friendship
International Team event.
'Most schools in Latvia do orienteering,' explains Inguna Valdmane, one of
the team leaders in Edinburgh. 'They run after school. In my school they do
it three times a week. Often it is not as a sport but as a recreation
25 April 2008 21:58 ISF 2008 Scotland - Report from Bill Melville
England topped the individual medal table today's (FRI) middle distance
event at the ISF World Schools Championship Orienteering in Scotland,
running over sometimes tricky terrain at Barr Wood near Stirling.
The English squad picked up three gold medals two silver and two bronze.
Charlotte Watson and Jonathon Crickmore, long course winners at Devilla on
Tuesday, made it two out of two in the select entry division.
And senior runner Kristian Jones, third on Tuesday beat Tuesday's winner,
Swedish 16y age group champion Albin Ridefeldt into second.
Sweden, also with seven individual medals, but just two gold, were runners
up, while Latvia were third.
Swedish gold came from two times winners Johanna Olson (senior select) and
Anna Segersson (senior schools).
English overall success owed much to Spain's Antonio Martinez , sprint
silver medalist in the European Youth Championships last year, who won the
senior boys school division by almost two minutes, so stopping a Swedish
Running for Scotland. the Aboyne Academy junior boys' squad won team silver
at the ISF World Schools Championship Orienteering at Barr Wood near
Stirling today (Friday).
And there was a second individual bronze for Finlay Langlan, their first
counter home in the middle distance event, while Joab Matthews and Sam
Burgess finished 12th and 14th.
Latvia with a total time of 2h 40m 15s for their best three counters in
Tuesdays' long and Thursday's middle distance events won team gold.
Scotland won silver with 2h 44m 32s.
And Poland who had gone itno the second day of competition just 8 seconds
behind the Scots finished third with 2h 46m06s.
It was a first ever team medal for the Scots at the ISF orienteering
Langlan, who clocked 14m29s, lost ten seconds at one control and missed
individual silver by seven seconds behind Latvia's Ivars Klavins (14:09)
and Portugal's Luis Silva (14:22).
4 March 2008 10:40 BSOC08 and BSSC08 announced
The British Schools Orienteering Championships 2008 will be hosted by BKO at Hawley and Hornley Commons, Hampshire on 16th November
and the British Schools Score Championships 2008 will be hosted by NOC at Sherwood Pines, Nottinghamshire on 11th October.4 March 2008 09:40 ISF 2008 Scotland, 21-27 April 2008 - Website details
The ISF World Schools Championships 2008 website is here
.4 March 2008 09:31 ISF 2008 Scotland - Selections for Scotland
The selections for ISF World Schools Championships 2008 are listed here
.27 November 2007 00:01 ISF 2008 Scotland - Selections Announced
The selections for ISF World Schools Championships 2008 are available here
.21 November 2007 20:15 BSOC07 DISCOVER ADVENTURE Prize Winner
Discover Adventure have made the draw for the mountain bike. The winner is George Ronson of Bristol Grammar School.20 November 2007 23:30 BSOC07 Prizegiving
We have sorted out all the trophies, medals and prizes and made the various draws today.
Jeff Butt from Sarum is going to the Lakes Junior Squad training this weekend and is taking many of the trophies, medals and prizes with him. He will give them to the appropriate juniors to take home.
In some cases this has not been so easy and below is a list of schools that we could not identify an appropriate youngster going to the Lakes weekend
Bacup and Rawtenstall
St Bernard Catholic
Down - Northern Ireland
I am going to the Army event at Everleigh tomorrow (Wednesday) leaving at about 9.30.
On Sunday I am going to the event at Hindhead
Contact me on 01258 453716 (not after 9.30pm please) or by email at eMail: bsc07 (at) owls-count.net
Thank you Chris Branford20 November 2007 23:30 BSOC07 ULTRASPORT Prize Draw
|No||Ticket ||Prize ||Details - if any|
|1 ||126 pink ||Ultrasport top || |
|2 ||31 yellow ||£20 Ultrasport voucher|| |
|3 ||46 pink ||£10 Ultrasport voucher|| |
|4 ||141 yellow ||£5 Ultrasport voucher || |
|5 ||191 pink ||£5 Ultrasport voucher || |
|6 ||191 yellow ||£5 Ultrasport voucher ||Lucy Butt |
|7 ||166 yellow ||£5 Ultrasport voucher ||012xx xxxx82 |
|8 ||156 yellow ||Running clothing || |
|9 ||186 pink ||Running clothing || |
|10||731 blue ||Running clothing || |
|11||76 yellow ||Running clothing ||Pickerings |
|12||146 pink ||Running clothing || |
|13||741 blue ||Running clothing || |
|14||86 pink ||Running clothing || |
We would particularly like to thanks Ian Kevan of Ultrasport for his financial support of this year's British Schools Championships.
To claim your prizes please contact Chris Branford at eMail: bsc07 (at) owls-count.net18 November 2007 23:00 BSOC07 Photo Gallery
BSOC07 - Photos are available in this Gallery
. Many thanks to David Olivant.18 November 2007 21:25 BSOC07 and the weather
The event went ahead despite the dreadful weather conditions.
Congratulations to all the young people who took part. Due to the weather conditions some runners had to use a different dibber from the one originally
allotted to them, so there are some corrections to be made and the results are incomplete. Prize-giving was cancelled to allow teams to
make an early start for home and the Trail-O course was postponed. Team results will appear within the next day or so. Prizes, trophies &
medals will be distributed either by post or at events over the next few weeks.18 November 2007 17:00 BSOC07 Results
BSOC07 - Provisional Results are available here
. Please note that due to the inclement weather some adustments will be required.17 November 2007 19:15 ISF Results
BSOC07 - Results for the ISF selection race are available here
.14 November 2007 23:00 BSOC07 Start Lists
BSOC07 - Start lists for the ISF selection race and for the main competition are available on the main BSOC07 page
.14 November 2007 18:15 BSOC07 Saturday Travel
All the roadworks in Sandford have now finished. Please use the normal route from the Baker's Arms to Cold Harbour on Saturday.4 November 2007 21:05 BSOC07 Hired Dibber Reminder
Reminder to all those running in the Selection Race on Saturday that if they
are borrowing an SI 'dibber' to collect it at Cold Harbour before embarking
on the mini-buses to Gore Heath1 November 2007 17:45 BSOC07 Final Details
BSOC07 - Final Details are available on the main BSOC07 page.
All entered schools and colleges will be mailed a copy of these final details together the start lists and other papers by 12th November.31 October 2007 22:20 BSOC07 Entries
BSOC07 - Current entries received appear on the main BSOC07 page.
(updated to 31st)30 October 2007 23:15 BSOC07 Entries Cutoff Date
BSOC07 - Because map print quantities have to be set, Friday 2nd Nov is the last day that postal and eMail entries will be accepted.22 October 2007 19:20 BSOC07 Entries - Correct Postage Please
BSOC07 - In addition to the difficulties of the postal strike, the organisers are having problems with the Post Office retaining event mail
that has the wrong amount of postage. Please ensure the amount paid is correct for the weight and size of the envelope.15 October 2007 20:30 BSOC07 Entries
During the postal dispute, for peace of mind, a list of entries received will be published. The first list will appear on Friday 19th, and will then be updated as further entries arrive.7 October 2007 12:30 BSSC07 Photo Gallery
BSSC07 Photos are available in this Gallery
. Many thanks to Rob Lines.6 October 2007 17:45 BSSC07 Results
BSSC07 Results are available on the Results page
.21 September 2007 10:10 BSSC07 Entries Address
The postal entry address may also be obtained from British Orienteering Office 01629 734 04226 June 2007 19:30 BSOC07 Offer of Accommodation
Leeson House Field Studies Centre just outside Swanage has accommodation for up to 60 children and 10 accompanying staff.
Their charges are £22 per pupil per night for full board over a weekend at that time of the year. Accompanying staff are free.
Contact: Barry Cullimore 01929 42212621 June 2007 23:30 BSOC07 Details and Entry Forms now available
Full details and Entry Forms for the weekend including Trail-O and the ISF Selection race are now available for BSOC07 go to Event Page
.21 June 2007 23:30 BSSC07 Details and Entry Form now available
Full Details and Entry form are now available for BSSC07 go to Event Page
.14 June 2007 11:00 Details now available for BSSC07 in West Sussex 6th Oct
BSSC07 will be hosted at Petworth Park, West Sussex by Guildford Orienteers on Saturday 6th October. Event Flyer available here
.6 June 2007 14:00 New BSOA website launched
The new-look BSOA website is now live. The photo gallery will take a few hours to upload all the different event albums.6 June 2007 10:45 More details available for BSOC07 in Dorset 18th Nov
BSOC07 will be hosted at Bovington, Dorset by SARUM and WIM on the weekend of 17th/18th November. Event Flyer available here
.20 November 2006 11:30 BSOC06 Gallery available
is now available. As usual, only the very worst pictures have been removed, so there are a few less than perfect snaps !19 November 2006 15:04 BSOC06 Results available
BSOC06 Results are available on the Results page
.18 November 2006 BSOA Training and Coaching Weekend, Spring 2007
Next spring, BSOA are offering a training and coaching weekend
for selected school orienteers born in 1993 or 1994. Full details and nomination form
.3 October 2006 BSOA AGM 11th November
BSOA AGM will be held on Saturday, 11th November at Bramcote Lorne School, Gamston, Retford DN22 0QQ commencing 1.45pm (short O course in grounds available from 1.00pm)2 October 2006 BSOC Rules
BSOC06 - Attention is drawn to the BSOC Competition Rules
document which should be read in conjunction with the entry form