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Minecraft Orienteering

Tuesday, 26 May 2020 13:05

Four intrepid SYO juniors travelled to Venice (via Australia) this weekend for the second in a series of international Minecraft orienteering competitions

The organisers had built a magnificent 'world' complete with St Mark's Square, canals, and bridges. Competitors kitted themselves out with compasses and dibbers and ran challenging courses against people from all round the world.

Robbie finished 3rd in the M/W14 class with Anna 6th and Sam 10th, but the standout performance was from Jack (with help from Ella and Richard) who finished in 18th despite being one of youngest competitors.

If you’re into Minecraft you can run the course and see if you can beat the experts by joining at IP address  (Minecraft Java only).

Minecraft Orienteering Map

World Orienteering Day

Sunday, 10 May 2020 09:24

WOD is back on - to some extent!

The Lockdown Orienteering Team are hosting a FREE virtual event from Wednesday 13th to Saturday 16th May 2020.

Heard all about Lockdown Orienteering but never tried it out? Well this is FREE, so why not give it a go? But you must register via this link before 13:00 Tuesday 12th to guarantee you get a place 

This time, there'll be 5 rounds of virtual orienteering to have a go at:

  1. Street View Orienteering: have a go using this link. In the competition you’ll be racing round London!
  2. Laby – The Maze: you can have a go now using this link. For the competition we’ll set a special course for you to race round.
  3. Virtual Trail Orienteering
  4. Spot the difference: you get 2 maps which look the same but we made some small changes. Can you find them? We’ll use maps from all over the world!
  5. Catching Features (Optional)a race in the computer game Catching Features! Where in the world will we go?

Loads more info on the Lockdown O website

Hope to see you there!!

Lockdown Orienteering Champs - Results

Thursday, 30 April 2020 16:08

The 2nd lockdown competition was held this weekend with 537 competitors taking part from all over the world. SYO had more entries than any other club with 26 entries in total. There were 10 sprint race stages, comprising of 3 Catching Features stages and 7 on-line game stages including a maze, jigsaw puzzle, route choice, street O and course choice. The best 8 results counted, although you could take part in the 7 stage competition without Catching Features

There were some good SYO performances at the Easter Lockdown Champs too with Dom finishing 9th in the 8 stage competition and Martin gaining 26th place in the 12th stage competition. 

The best SYO performance in the Sprint Weekend overall came from Ryan who was 45th, with Aidan close behind in 46th! In a correction to the provisional results, Robbie took the top spot in M/W12 with Anna close behind in 2nd. In the M/W16 competition Sam T was 8th with Euan close behind in 11th. Matthew M took part only in the 7 stage competition but took an excellent 7th place in the M/W16 category.

Martin performed superbly in the Catching Features Knock Out Sprint getting through to the semi-finals but the standout performance of the competition goes to Sam who in stage 1, Course Choice gained 1000 points beating everyone!

The next weekend is from 8th -10th May. Entries close Tues 5th May.

Enter on Fabian4

So far 17 SYO members have entered. The Catching Features software is $24 if you enter the Lockdown competition and you get 4 licenses.