Course Setting Workshop

AllcontrolMapSwanbourneDate: Tuesday 27th February 2018

Time: 6pm – 9pm,

South Perth Library Function Room
Cnr Sandgate St & South Terrace

If you are setting or controlling an event this season, you are asked to attend this Workshop if at all possible.

The Workshop will be an opportunity to learn or revise the fundamentals of course planning across the range of bush, sprint and MTBO events. There are changes to mapping standards, to our course setting software (Purple Pen), to control descriptions, and new course standards which you will need to know.

Other orienteers, especially more recent members with little or no course setting experience are also invited to attend. A good understanding of the theory and practice of course setting will help to develop your orienteering skills in the following areas:

  • Appreciation of course standards (Easy, Moderate, Hard);
  • Recognising different challenges for legs and controls;
  • Recognising features on the map, on the ground, and in control descriptions;
  • Especially – recognising contour features.

These are just some of the areas in which you can improve and enhance your enjoyment of orienteering - and at the same time help Orienteering WA – by volunteering as a course setter.Your Club probably has some vacancies in its Event roster, especially for new volunteers.

The presenters will be Noel Schoknecht (Mapping Convenor & Purple Pen Guru) and Tony Simpkins

Please register your attendance by no later than mid-day, Monday 26th February to:

Tony Simpkins, Technical Convenorvia phone or email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

OWA Sponsors

Australian Sports Commission
Department of Local Government,Sport and Cultural Industries

Acknowledgement of country

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Orienteering WA acknowledges the Noongar people, the Traditional and continuing Custodians of the land on which we gather to enjoy our sport, and pay our respects to Elders past and present.