2009 Orienteering Results

January 2009

GAOC: Georgia Navigator Cup two-day A-meet + Extreme-O

January 17-18, 2009 (Georgia Navigator Cup)
January 19, 2009 (Extreme-O)
FDR State Park - Pine Mountain, GA

VOC: NJROTC Area 8 Orienteering Championship / Alabama Cup

Saturday, January 24, 2009
Oak Mountain State Park (Double Oak Lake Area)

February 2009

VOC: Local Meet

Saturday, February 21, 2009
Oak Mountain State Park (Tranquility Day Use Area)

March 2009

VOC: Local Meet

Saturday, March 21, 2009
Oak Mountain State Park (Tranquility Day Use Area)
Meet Director: Joey Ciza
Yellow course design: Tim Garrett, Chris and Robert (working on orienteering merit badge)
Control setting: Tim Garrett, Chris and Robert
Beginner instruction: James Pilman
Computer & Registration: Anne Mathews
Control pickup: Barry Holmes, Mary Green, Paul Green, Robert Green, Rick Green, James Pilman

Weather: sunny, cool early with a very light frost. Temperature rose to upper 60's later. Woods very open with red bud trees in full bloom and dogwood trees beginning to bloom. Very little green in the woods yet, but with the weather getting warm it will get green fast this week. Thank you to everyone who came. A big thank you to everyone who helped.

April 2009

VOC: Local Meet

Saturday, April 18, 2009
Oak Mountain State Park (Double Oak Lake Area)
Meet Directors: James Pilman, Anne Mathews
Course Design: Anne Mathews
Computer & Registration: Anne Matthews, Mary Williams
Control Setting: James Pilman, Paul Pilman, Anne Matthews, Barry Holmes, Doug Wright
Control Pickup: James Pilman, Paul Pilman, Barry Holmes, Rick Green, Paul Green, Robert Green, Mary Williams, Daniel Bond

Weather: cool to start with some very light rain around noon, temperature low 60ís.

Thank you to everyone who came out Saturday. Just a very light sprinkle around lunch time. Good to see Smyrna TN JROTC again!

May 2009

VOC: Local Meet

Saturday, May 16, 2009
Oak Mountain State Park (Double Oak Lake Area)
Meet Director: Joey Ciza
Control pickup: Joey Ciza, Doug Wright

Weather: Temperature in the 70's with rain and thunderstorm early with competitors on courses. About 1.5" of rain. Partly cloudy in the afternoon with lots of water in the woods.

Thanks to James Pilman and Anne Mathews for cooking.

September 2009

VOC: Local Meet

Saturday, September 19, 2009
Oak Mountain State Park (Tranquility Day Use Area)
Meet Director: Joey Ciza
Beginner Instruction: James Pilman, Joey Ciza
Control Setting: Joey Ciza, Anne Mathews, James Pilman, Joe Strickland
Control Pickup: Lee Sumner and crew, James Pilman, Paul Pilman, Doug Wright, Joey Ciza

Weather: Overcast, two inches of rain the night before with flash flood watches out for the area all day. Occasional rain during the day. Temperature 75.

October 2009

VOC: Local Meet

Saturday, October 17, 2009
Oak Mountain State Park (Fishing Lakes Area)
Meet Director: Joey Ciza
Registration: Joey Ciza, Daniel Bond
Control Setting: Joey Ciza, Doug Wright
Control Pickup: Doug Wright, Barry Holmes, the Sumners, Daniel Bond, Jeff Hinley, Joey Ciza

Weather: An inch of rain on Thursday. North entrance spillway closed due to high water. Overcast with occasional light rain early, windy and cold during the day. Temperature low 40's all day. Lots of water out on the courses.

Great crowd! Thank you to everyone who helped with the event.

November 2009

VOC: Local Meet

Saturday, November 21, 2009
Oak Mountain State Park (Tranquility Day Use Area)
Meet Director: Joey Ciza
Registration: Anne Mathews, James Pilman, Daniel Bond
Beginner Instruction: James Pilman, Joey Ciza
Control Setting: Joey Ciza, Doug Wright
Control Pickup: Ann Mathews, James Pilman, the Green Family, Barry Holmes, Joey Ciza, Daniel Bond
Cook: James Pilman

Weather: Weatherman called for rain all day. The day turned out to be just perfect for orienteering. Some clouds, a little wind, temperature started out in the 40's and climbed into the mid 60's.

December 2009

VOC / Headland High School NJROTC Orienteering Training Camp X

December 4-6, 2009
Camp McDowell - Nauvoo, AL

Our annual NJROTC orienteering training camp was held at Camp McDowell (between Jasper and Double Springs, AL). It is a beautiful place to orienteer with some nice fields, and great canyons adjacent to the Bankhead National Forest and just south of the Sipsey Wilderness Area.

This was our 10th year for the camp and the 5th year at Camp McDowell. There were about 275 people in attendance at the camp from 20 high schools from around the South. About 200 JROTC cadets went out into the woods learning about orienteering. Headland High School NJROTC with Major Odom is the sponsoring school for the event.

VOC Members Assisting: Joey Ciza, Anne Mathews, James Pilman, Daniel Bond, Doug Wright, Barry Holmes

Weather: The weather was a little on the cold side. We actually had around 2 inches of snow on Saturday morning. Mark Johnson, the director of Camp McDowell, says we always bring the cold weather with us. There were quite a few schools in attendance from Florida with cadets that had never seen snow before. Luckily, this was one of those snows that looked very nice for a while and soon disappeared when the sun came out.

VOC: Local Meet

Saturday, December 19, 2009
Oak Mountain State Park (Double Oak Lake Area)
Meet Director: Joey Ciza
Registration: Anne Mathews
Control Setting: Joey Ciza
Control Pickup: the Green family, Barry Holmes, Joey Ciza, Daniel Bond, Doug Wright

Weather: Thursday night and Friday morning was rainy and cold. 3" of rain fell on Friday morning. Temperature was in the upper 30's all day Friday when controls were set. Saturday was breezy and temperature was around 40 degrees and overcast all day.

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