Event Report: Wrinkles on Wireless at Christmas
Saturday, 18 December 2021
Even members with smooth skins greatly enjoyed Noel Schoknecht’s novelty event “Wrinkles on Wireless at Christmas” at Wireless Hill Park last Sunday.
Maintaining his reputation for devious ingenuity Noel provided a square map which confusingly had several controls duplicated and three Start triangles. This was explained when he handed out instruction sheets for complex folding of the map, origami-style, to form a star shape to show only the genuine controls and terrain. Everything on the back of the star was false, except for ‘Merry Xmas from Noel’, across the eight folded segments.
The many minutes working out what to do reduced available running time for the sixty or so participants, many in Christmassy garb, but all except one pair of were back within the allowed total hour, having answered multiple-choice questions about the control sites. Scores ranged upwards from 5 and when guesses were excluded the best result was by Hunter Giles-Shanley who visited all 25 sites in just 50 minutes.
It was a fun end to our orienteering year and Noel was again shown to be a ‘Star’ setter of such an event.Thank you, Noel.