Plano Score-O 2023

Plano Score-O

Sat., May 6, 2023

Oak Point Park, Plano

The final orienteering event of the season will be a big Score-O in Oak Point Park (only!) in east Plano. Previously, we’ve combined this event with neighboring Bob Woodruff Park. Oak Point Park has a trail network that traverses a variety of terrain, from mowed fields, to deep woods to blackland prairies. 


There are no designated courses in a Score-O. During a Score-O the objective is to find as many control points as you can within the time limit. There will be points of varying difficulty scattered throughout the entire area. There’s no preset course to follow and therefore no penalty for missed points, just credit for those you find. But watch your time. Overtime penalties can pile up fast!


General Info

Meet Officials:

Meet Director: Jim Stevens (Meet director notes)Course Setter:  Frank Ray (Course setter notes)Assisting School: Central H.S. (Keller), MSG George Mayo



We’ll be offering two courses:
Short: 90-minute time limit
Long: 3-hour time limit



The following individual classes (Female and Male divisions) will be eligible for awards:

Age 13 and under, age 14-16, age 17+
Age 18 and under, age 19-44, age 45+


Sorry, no competitive teams this time.


Scoring: We’ll be using manual punch, not e-punch, for this event.


Please be sure to check the NTOA Facebook Page or Group for last-minute schedule changes. 

Time Activity
8:30 – 9:45 am Registration open
9:00 am Boy Scout Merit Badge Clinic
9:20 am Beginner’s Clinic: Open to all!
9:45 am Pre-race briefing for all
11:30 am Finish time for Short course

Short course card scoring

Time Activity
Noonish Short course awards ceremony
1:00 pm Finish time for Long course
1:00 – 1:30 pm Long course card scoring
1:30 pm Long course awards ceremony
  Happy Summer!

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. (So join, and save some bucks!)

Competitor Type Fees
Adults: NTOA and other O Clubs $15
Adults: Non-members $20
Juniors/Youth: Age 19 and under $10

Recreational teams (2 or more people navigating together):

Orienteering is a great family activity! Teams aren’t eligible for awards, but have just as much fun. Base fee of $17 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).

Recreational Teams Fees
First two team members $17
Each additional team member age 8+ $5


We use the pre-registration numbers to determine how many pre-printed maps to produce for each event. Pre-registration is FREE and opens about 2 weeks before each event. 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 of your school group, or your fun recreational team. Clicking on one of the buttons will take you to our separate NTOA Registration website.

Note: If you don’t belong to a club/school or yours isn’t listed on the Registration site, please choose Other, Other O Club or Other School. Thanks!

Registration is closed — some maps available day of race at event.

Competitive Individual

Large Group

Recreational Teams

Enter 1 competitive individual at a time. (No competitive teams for this event.)

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

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

Register Individual

Register Group Members

Register Teams

See who else is registered


Entrants by name

Entrants by class

Entrants by group

Venue limits and current registration numbers


From the south:

  • Take US 75 north to Plano.
  • Take Exit 31 toward Spring Creek Parkway.
  • Turn right (east) onto E. Spring Creek Parkway.  
  • Turn left on Jupiter Road  
  • Turn right on Los Rios Road.
  • Turn right into the Oak Point Park parking lot. Look for the fun people!

From the north:

  • Take US 75 south to Plano.
  • Take Exit 33 toward Bethany Drive.
  • Turn left (east) onto W. Bethany Drive.
  • Turn left (east) onto Spring Creek Parkway and go 2 miles (past Collin College campus).
  • Turn right onto Jupiter Road.
  • Turn left on Los Rios Road.
  • Turn right into the Oak Point Park parking lot. Look for the fun people!