Yvette Baker Trophy – Northaw

Provisional details

HH is proud to present the national final of the Yvette Baker Trophy and Shield, the premier inter-club competitions for juniors.

There are 3 competitions at this event:

  • The Yvette Baker Trophy final
  • The Yvette Baker Shield final for clubs with fewer juniors, held concurrently with the Trophy final and using the same courses
  • An open competition with a limited number of courses, particularly for those accompanying YBT/S juniors but anyone can enter – and get ranking points. Last start for the open competition is half an hour before first start for the YBT/S competitions.
Location The event centre will be located in Cuffley Camp EN6 4PR.
Parking Current intention is to park at Tolmers Scout Camp, Tolmers Road EN6 4JP, which has been agreed in principle but cannot be confirmed until nearer the date. It is then a pleasant 750m walk through the woods to a marshalled road crossing into Cuffley Camp. Younger juniors should be accompanied.

You can drop off kit such as club tents in Cuffley Camp. We will arrange this through club Team Managers as parking inside the Camp is very limited.

Public Transport The event centre is located approximately 2km walk from Cuffley Station. Leave the station subway through the exit opposite to the car park, then turn right onto Tolmers Road. At the end, continue on the footpath through the wood, emerging onto Carbone Hill. Turn left and the entrance to the event centre is on the right after 130m. Take care crossing Carbone Hill – the crossing will be marshalled – and on the approach road to the event centre. Additionally, the 242 Arriva bus from Welwyn Garden City via Potters Bar to Cheshunt and Waltham Cross stops at Cuffley station.
Terrain Mainly runnable deciduous woodland with contour detail.  Good path network so suitable for beginners upwards.
Map 1:10,000 pre-marked maps for all courses on waterproof paper. For a previous event on the area see RouteGadget.

Yellow course maps are available at the pre-start.

Courses YBT/S courses are Yellow, Orange, Light Green and Green.

Open courses will be Yellow, Light Green, Green and Blue

There will be a string course.

Course Notes To be advised
Start and Finish
The start is xxxm from the event centre, run in and finish is in the event centre field. You are encouraged to line the run in with club tents and banners.

We will collect maps from finishers in the open competition as well as YBT/S. All may be collected after the last YBT/S start time. Please do not discuss your course or the terrain with any YBT/S competitor yet to start.

Entry & Fees Yvette Baker Trophy and Shield entries must be made via the competing clubs. It will not be possible to meet rule 2.4.6 that “Clubs are expected to enter their team(s) four weeks before the date of the Final” because the last heat is not until 9 June. A timetable for entries will be published here and sent to all clubs who have (then) qualified for the finals in early May. Clubs qualifying in the later heats will have a very short time to name their teams. All communication will be through entries@herts-orienteering.club.

Open course entries will be made online through SI Entries.  Entries will open early in June. You can enter up to 10:00 on the day (subject to map availability).

Fees TBA

Timing Sportident punching will be used. SIAC will be enabled for those with ‘contactless’ dibbers, but you must punch start and finish.
Facilities To be advised. We expect to have many of the facilities you expect at major events, such as commentary and radio controls.

There are plenty of indoor toilets plus some portable ones closer to the event centre. Please follow signs to the indoor ones, to avoid vehicle routes.

Prizegiving will take place as soon after TBA as possible.

Results Interim results will be published direct to the club website https://www.herts-orienteering.club every few minutes during the event, subject to mobile phone signal.

Full results will be published on the same page and on Routegadget as soon as possible after the event.

Event cancellation Extreme weather conditions – albeit unlikely in July – could result in late cancellation of the event. If cancellation is needed a message will be posted on the www.herts-orienteering.club home page and on this page and an email sent to all those entered as soon as is possible after a decision has been made. Club Team Managers must inform their team members.

Please check before travelling.

Dogs Keep under control and clear up behind you. Dogs are not permitted on YBT/S courses.
Safety Orienteering is an adventure sport. You take part at your own risk and are responsible for your own safety. A full risk assessment has been carried out.

Keep clear of the tents and sleeping huts in clearings in Cuffley Camp. Beware of guy ropes!

You must go to Download even if you don’t finish your course. We need to confirm you’re back safely.

Planner Hedley Calderbank
Organiser Nigel Quinton
Controller Paul Beckett (HAVOC)

The small print

This event is registered with British Orienteering, number 83638

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