Quarrelwood, Elgin Scottish Score Championships Sun, 26 Nov 17

Event Info
Location of Event: 
Quarrelwood, Elgin
Type of Event: 
Scottish Score Championships
Event Date: 
Sun, 26-Nov-2017


57° 38' 56.7528" N, 3° 20' 50.01" W
Event Timings
Registration Times: 
10:30 - 12:00
Start Times: 
11:00 - 12:30
Courses Close at: 
Event Details

You can see the entry list HERE - re-entries are now closed but entry on the day is available while maps last.

FINAL DETAILS - click here

Spare maps available for entry on the day:

Course 1 (12), Course 2 (15), Course 3 (24)



Score events add an unusual dimension to orienteering. There's no set course to follow and no specific controls to find. Instead you grab your map showing all the controls in the whole wood, and try to find as many as you can in the time allowed. 

Don't be late back or you'll incur penalty points! As long as you're back on time you'll achieve a positive score so there's no fear of the dreaded "dsq" against your name. Usually there are some controls worth more points than others - but the high scorers tend to be furthest away or hardest to find. 

Although this is a Scottish Championship, we'll be having very much local focus too, and would like to encourage all club members and interested non-members to take part.


This event will have indoor assembly at the Eight Acres Hotel, Elgin adjacent to the competition area, which will make for a fun, enjoyable event where everyone who takes part will succeed to some extent!

The preliminary info below will give you all you need in order to enter and plan your day. (now superceded by the final details - see above - but left on for reference)


West edge of Elgin, just off A96


Behind Eight Acres Hotel

Nearest Toilets

Eight Acres Hotel

Safety Information

  • All Competitors take part at their own risk 
  • You MUST report to Download by Course Closing Time

    If poor weather you may be required to carry/wear a waterproof. A whistle would be a sensible addition to your kit too.

Start and Finish Information

Punching starts. Start times are not preallocated.  The start and finish for all courses are close to Assembly.

Courses available: 

Terrain Description

Quarrelwood is a steep-sided forested hill with pockets of very complex terrain due to old quarry workings. Runnability varies from very fast to some quite slow sections with heather underfoot.



Please enter your relevant age class with the Course options below. 

If you want to run a longer course to the one allocated to your age category, you may "run up" a class, eg a talented M14 may run as an M16 on course 2, an M45 may run as an M35 on course 1, or a strong W35 may run as a W21 on course 1.

Online Entries are now closed.


Time Limit

Age Classes

Technical Difficulty


70 minutes

M20-35, W21



60 minutes

M/W16-18, W20, W35, M/W40-75+



40 minutes



Score classes will incur penalties if you exceed the time limit for the course you have entered at the rate of 20 points per whole minute and 1 point for every 3 seconds thereafter. This is based on SOA guidelines.

We want to make this event totally inclusive for ALL, including the very young, but with the temptation for children to venture "off trail" we understand how parents of less-experienced and younger children will be reluctant to let them venture off alone. We also recognize that the biggest challenge for children is keeping track of time! So parents are welcome to shadow younger children on Course 3 and act as timekeeper!  Being a Scottish Championships, any children who are shadowed will not be eligible for prizes but they will get all the excitement of taking part - please indicate whether shadowing when you do your on-line entry.
*NB - A shadowing parent wishing to run competitively in one of the senior classes must complete their own run before shadowing their child.

There will be Entry on the Day available with the following map availability:

Spare maps as at 10pm 24/11/17: Course 1 (12), Course 2 (15), Course 3 (24)

Punch Type: 
Dogs on leads only
Event Prices

Adults £10, Juniors (U21) £5 (for on-line pre-entry after 21 Nov and EOD)

Please add £1 if you are not a member of British or Scottish Orienteering.  I am afraid you will not be eligible for prizes if you are not a British/Scottish Orienteering member.  However, you can join after 1 Nov and get 14 months membership! JOIN HERE

£1 discount if you have your own EMIT timing brikke.

Online Entries (see link above) will close on Fri 24 Nov. 

Event Officials
Marsela McLeod
Fiona Newcombe/Steve Smirthwaite
Ken Anderson
Organiser Phone: 
07729 556591
Organiser Email: 
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