Friday, October 22
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Model event course will be available
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM: Check-in at HQ hotel
Day's locations (Google Maps)
MODEL EVENT: There will be a model event available on similar terrain near the competition site. This will be a self-directed event, with no meet officials there. There will be no punching, manual or electronic – just the flags. Order the map when you register ($3), and try out the terrain any time between 2 PM and 5 PM.
Directions: From the North take I-93 to Exit 35; the assembly area is right at the bottom of the ramp. from the South Take I-93 to Exit 34; at the traffic light go left on N Border Rd for about 0.3 mi; turn left and go under the highway to Fallon Rd.
Detail map of Model Event start
CHECK-IN: Friday night check-in will be available at the Red Roof Inn in Woburn, from 6:30 PM to 10 PM. See Lodging, Meals, etc. for details.
Saturday, October 23
8:00 AM: Check in at meet site
9:00 AM: First start for B,R,G,Br & O qualifier, First start for Y & W
1:30 PM: First start for B-Final; A-Final will follow
5:00 PM: Awards
6:00 PM: Dinner
Day's locations (Google Maps)
For all courses except White and Yellow, the format will be: A middle-distance qualifying race in the morning, and a final (the A final) in the afternoon. Starts in the final will be a modified handicap start. That is, the slowest qualifiers will start first and the fastest qualifiers will start last, with fixed start intervals. To provide maximum rest time for everyone, starts in the qualifier will be seeded, based on OUSA rankings, with the highest ranking orienteers starting last. Those who do not qualify for the A final will have the option of a B final, which will take place before the A final. We will give awards based on the winners of the A final. All classes on the White and Yellow courses will have a single classic-length course, and awards based on that single race.
PARKING: Parking at the meet site is very limited; participants may park in the town parking area in the center of Winchester, about 800 m from the meet site. If that area is full, you may use the Winchester HS parking area about 250 m north of the main area. You may drop off passengers and equipment at the meet site, and then proceed to the main parking.
Directions: From the North: Take exit 36 from I-93, go right 0.2 mi to traffic light, turn L on Washington St and Go 2.0 mi to Mt Vernon St, turn right on Mt Vernon and then R into parking area. If the area is full, exit on E side of area onto Skillings Rd, turn L, then turn R in HS parking area. If you are going first to the meet center, turn R onto Mt Vernon St and go 0.5 mi to the meet center. From the South: Take exit 33 from I-93, go around the circle over the highway, take sharp R onto S Border Rd, go 2.0 mi to meet site, continue 0.5 mi to parking.
Detail map of parking and Meet Site
BABY-SITTING: $5/hr. A $10 deposit will be charged when registering.
SATURDAY DINNER: Ad hoc gathering somewhere nearby.
Sunday, October 24
8:00 AM: Check in at meet site for those who did not pick up their packets Friday or Saturday.
9:00 AM: First starts
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM: Recreational Registration and Starts
1:30 PM: Awards
Meet Site (Google maps)
Recreational participants will use the same courses as the competitive classes. Look for the sign for the recreational registration table.
PARKING: There are two schools on the campus. Follow signs to the designated A Meet parking area.
Directions: From Route 2 in Westminster/Gardner, go north 2.4 miles on Route 140. Turn right at a traffic light, onto Pearl Street./Gardner Road. After 2 miles, at the bottom of a long hill, just after crossing the Whitman River on a small bridge, turn right onto South Main Street. In 1 mile, at a T intersection, turn right on Westminster Street/South Ashburnham Road. Go south 0.2 miles to the Ashburnham-Westminster Oakmont Regional school driveway on the right.