Taitonga South Island Champs 2022

The 2022 Taitonga South Island champs will double as the 2022 Canterbury champs and will be held on Canterbury Show weekend (11th-13th Nov 2022).

It will consist of the following events:

Fri 11th Nov Evening sprint in Geraldine.
Starts from 6pm
Sat 12th Nov Middle distance at Maunders near Burkes Pass.
Starts from 10.30am
Sun 13th Nov Long distance at Tekapo.
Starts from 10.30am

Event Fees:

Standard event fees

These are available to members of any orienteering club in the world.
These fees are available until Monday 31st Oct.

  Sprint - Fri 11th Nov Middle - Sat 12th Nov Long - Sun 13th Nov All 3 races
Senior. $20.00 $30.00 $30.00 $65.00
Junior/Student.
Age 20 and under
or full time student
$15.00 $20.00 $20.00 $45.00
Child.
Age 12 and under
$10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $25.00
* Family Maximum.
      $200.00

Non-Members: additional $10 Senior/$5 Junior per race.
* Family maximum for 2 Seniors and any number of Juniors normally resident at the same address.
For team entries, please create an individual entry for each team member. 
SI hire: Regular SI cards $3 per race, SIAC cards $6 per race.

Late entries:

For entries on/after Tuesday 1st Nov, a 50% late entry surcharge is applied. Late entries will be allocated a start time at the beginning of the start list, prior to all standard entries.
Final date for entry is Tuesday 8th Nov, no entries will be accepted after this date.

  Sprint - Fri 11th Nov Middle - Sat 12th Nov Long - Sun 13th Nov All 3 races
Senior. $30.00 $45.00 $45.00 $97.50
Junior/Student. $22.50 $30.00 $30.00 $67.50
Child. $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $37.50
Family Maximum.
      $300.00

All event fees are in NZ dollars and include GST.

Payments:

Payment is by credit card only. Credit card payments will be taken as part of the entry process. 

Refund Policy: 

  • Refund of 90% of fees paid for withdrawals prior to standard entry fee close date (Mon 31st Oct).
  • Refund of 75% of fees paid  for withdrawals after standard entry fee date and before late entry close date (Tues 8th Nov).
  • No refund after Late entry close date.

Entry queries:
Please email PAPOentries@gmail.com with any entry queries. 

Entries:

Pre-entry is required for the South Island champs events.
Entries opening soon.

Start times:

Start times will be allocated and published prior to the events. Earliest start is 10.30am for the Middle and Long, 6pm for the sprint.

Punching system

The SportIdent (SI) punching system will be used in all  events with Si Air+ enabled. Both SI cards will be available for hire: regular cards at $3 per event, SIAC cards $6 per event. 

Grades:

Elite grades:

M21E/W21E for seniors and M20E/W20E for juniors.

Competitive grades:
Grades are in 2-year bands up to age 18 and in 10-year bands for over 40s.

Female grade

Male grade

Age (at end of the 2022)

Navigation difficulty

W10A

M10A

Age 10 or under.

White

W12A

M12A

Age 12 or under.

Yellow

W14A

M14A

Age 14 or under.

Orange

W16A

M16A

Age 16 or under.

Red

W18A

M18A

Age 18 or under.

Red

W21A

M21A

Any age.
Shorter course than W21E/M21E.

Red

W40A

M40A

Age 40 or over.

Red

W50A

M50A

Age 50 or over.

Red

W60A

M60A

Age 60 or over.

Red

W70A

M70A

Age 70 or over.

Red

W80A

M80A

Age 80 or over.

Red

Recreational grades:

For those that want an easier navigational challenge or shorter course than the competitive grade.
Or for those going as a team or juniors being shadowed by parents.

There will be five courses available:

Navigation difficulty

Age/gender

White

Easy navigation

Any age/gender.

Yellow

Moderate navigation

Any age/gender.

Orange

Hard navigation

Any age/gender.

Short Red

Very challenging navigation

Any age/gender.

Medium Red

Very challenging navigation

Any age/gender

If you have not run a red course before, we recommended you do not try your first red course at this event as the maps and courses are very technical. 

Group Accommodation:

PAPO has booked out Raincliff youth camp (http://www.raincliff.freeservers.com) and Raincliff scout camp (https://mackenzienz.com/tours/raincliff-scout-camp) to provide group accommodation over this weekend. These are on adjacent properties about half way between Geraldine and Fairlie. 

SI champs. Geraldine evening sprint

Friday 11 November 2022
Map:
Geraldine town
Event Type:
Sprint
Planner:
Joe Lynch
Controller:
Carsten Jørgensen
Co-ordinator:
Jan Harrison
SI champs. Geraldine evening sprint.
more info