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Texas Championships 2022

Texas Championships

Camp Trevor Rees-Jones / Clements Scout Ranch
Athens, TX
Sat., Dec. 10, 2022

Join us at Clements Scout Ranch in Athens for challenging orienteering in the oak and pine woods of East Texas – home to Boy Scouts, lots of deer, 30-50 feral hogs and the occasional (tiny) gator. We will not be offering an Ultra-long course this time, but this year’s event will be the official Texas Orienteering Championships, with a special medal for winners.

 

General info

Event Officials

Meet Director: Jim Stevens……. Meet Director notes to come
Course Setter: Gene Wernette…… Course Setter notes to come
E-Punch Coordinator: Ray Janes 

Courses:

We’ll be offering the following courses:

  1. White: Easiest, stays almost entirely on trails
  2. Yellow: Experienced beginners
  3. Orange: Intermediate
  4. Brown: Short advanced
  5. Green: Medium-length advanced
  6. Red: Long advanced

See a detailed description of each course.

Classes:

As a championship event, we will be using a different class structure for individual awards than at our standard events. Nothing changes for recreational or competitive team classes.

 

See a listing of Texas Championship classes. (PDF)

Scoring

SportIdent e-punches will be used to score all courses. If you have your own, you’ll enter your number when you register. If you don’t have your own, you can rent one for $3 when you register. 

Clinics

We will offer a Beginners Clinic and BSA Orienteering Merit Badge Clinic (see schedule below). Contact BSA Liaison Ralph Courtney for more information on the orienteering merit badge requirements.

Schedule

Please be sure to check the NTOA Facebook Page or Group for last-minute schedule changes. We hold events rain or shine, but will delay starts if there’s lightning in the area.

Time Activity
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Sign-in at HQ. Pick up rental e-punches.
9:00-9:30 a.m.
BSA Orienteering Merit Badge Briefing
9:30-9:45 a.m.
Beginners Clinic -- open to all!
10:00 - ca.11:30 am
Runners start on each course at one-minute intervals.
10:30 am - ca. 2:00 pm
Results are calculated as runners finish and download e-punch data
ca. 2:00 p.m.
Courses close 3 hours after final start // Awards Ceremony
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Control pick-up: Volunteer and get a little extra practice

Event fees

Individuals (1 person navigating on their own):
Only individuals can officially compete (awards for top 3 in each class) at NTOA events. But even if you’re doing it on your own just for recreation, please sign up as a (competitive) individual. Members and youth (aka, Juniors, age 19 and under) pay reduced event fees. There’s a $3 surcharge for adult day-of-race entries. So join NTOA and pre-register! Fee covers 1 map.

Competitor typeCost
Juniors (age 19 and under)$10
Adults$15
E-punch rental (ALL courses)$3

 

Recreational Teams (2 or more people navigating together):

Orienteering is a great activity to do with family and friends! Teams aren’t eligible for awards, just the fun. Base fee covers the first 2 team members and 2 maps. Add people for $5 each. Kids under age 8 are free (after first 2 team members paid).

Team typeCost
All teams (first 2 people)$17
Extra person (over age 7) – includes map$5/person
E-punch rental (ALL courses)$3

 

Competitive Teams (2 people navigating together):

New for this season: Competitive teams of two people, working together. Fee includes 2 maps. There’s a $3 surcharge for day-of-race entries. One e.

punch required – bring your own or rent from us. In the dropdown labeled Competitor, select “Competitive Team” instead of Male/Female.

Competitive Teams Cost
Junior Competitive Team (Both age 18 or under)
$20
Adult Member Competitive Team
$30
Adult Non-Member Competitive Team
$40
E-punch rental
$3

Registration

Online registration before the event is required this season to minimize the number of people at the Registration table (because Covid.) We use the registration numbers to determine how many pre-printed maps to produce for each event. If you do not pre-register, you will not have a map. Online registration is FREE, so please take a moment to do it. Thanks!

Questions about registration? Contact the NTOA Registrar. For questions on other event matters, contact the Meet Director (listed above). 

Instructions: Select one of the options below to register yourself, the students in your school group, or your fun recreational team. Clicking on one of the buttons will take you to our separate NTOA Registration website.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS OPEN!

Competitive Individual

Large Group

Recreational Teams

Enter 1 competitive individual at a time.

Enter 1-20 competitive individuals from the same group (e.g., school, club, troop, JROTC unit). 

Enter 1 recreational team (min. 2 people; max 5 people). 

See who’s registered so far:

View by surname

View by organization

View by class

Save time at the event: Download a waiver and complete it beforehand.

Directions

From Dallas

Travel time from downtown Dallas to Clements Scout Ranch ~ 1 hr 25 min

Leave Dallas on I-45 heading south
Take Hwy 175 south toward Kaufman
Take Hwy 175 all the way to the outskirts of Athens
Take Hwy 7 South and East around Athens
Take Highway 19 South
Turn right onto FM 753
Turn left onto FM 2970 and follow signs to Clements Scout Ranch