Balls Bluff

RouteGadget and WinSplits are now online for this event.

A surprising number of new faces appeared for this meet, especially children. This was due mainly because of the attendance by Brownie Troop #2891. Thankfully, at the end of the day everyone was accounted for and nobody reported any injuries! (Stinging nettles don't count.) And even with the average times for the White and Yellow courses being on the long side, there were plenty of smiling faces from the finishers. (Well okay, Mihai Sirbu wasn't pleased with the control marker on Green #13 hidden amongst a fallen tree.) Also smiling were the hordes of ticks as they gleefully latched onto passing orienteers. All participants should check your bodies for these critters. Several of them traveled home with us.

The hilly terrain with soggy low lying areas added to the navigation challenge -- plus the relatively hot & humid weather -- but fortunately about 95% of the woods were quite open. When all factors are considered, the times for top half of the finishers on the advanced courses are quite commendable.

Thanks to the many helpers who greatly assisted us with running the event. Without you it wouldn't have happened.

- Marit & Don Davis


Course Length: 2.3 km

Course Climb: 70 m

Number of Controls: 9

1Cecilia Borges & Arthur & Melissa39:42
2Marit Luersen & ColinQOC59:10
3Tamir Klaff & Alexandra & Tali & Cale72:40
4Alexis MerkaQOC72:43
5 Rhoss Bueno Group93:16
6Walter Hill & Karen KautzMP (75:46)
6George Blackwell & BSA Troop 1547MP (85:31)
6Valerie MeyerQOCNC (24:02)


Course Length: 2.3 km

Course Climb: 100 m

Number of Controls: 11

1Andrew Mason42:39
2Petr Tsypnyatov49:45
3Ivan & Beatriz Rosas65:02
4Benjamin Queipo & Lauren Fries67:56
5Kristopher Vadnais & Mackenzie & Abigail68:08
6Shirley Tan70:42
7Johanne SkjaevestadQOC71:24
8 Brownie Trp 2891 #376:46
9James Ellor & Diane Elizabeth & MollyQOC79:40
10 Brownie Trp 2891 #482:29
11Eduarda Hamann87:37
12Paul & Jesse Schroeder91:45
13Charlie Field & Jacob FieldQOC97:28
14 Brownie Trp 2891 #1108:17
15Margaret Trippe & Dheeraj108:25
16Stephen Nurre & Stephanie Elizabeth & NicholasQOC109:05
17Greg & Anthony Cinque109:57
18Iva Zicha & Jerry the dog114:22
19James MartinQOC118:17
20David Hollender & Charlie154:10
21 Brownie Trp 2891 #2DNF
21Scott Anderson & Amanda Matt & Carig ElisabethDNF
21Dennis & Svetlan JensenDNF
21Patrick Field & AndrewQOCDNF (70:33)
21Julia Briggs & Georgia & JulianQOCDNF (118:24)
21John RogersDNF (146:28)
21Fredrik BorgeQOCMP (47:49)
21Valerie MeyerQOCNC (42:33)


Course Length: 3.7 km

Course Climb: 200 m

Number of Controls: 15

1Robbie FieldQOC71:14
2Torjus Skjaevestad76:13
3Henry GodfreyQOC76:26
4Jared Silk & Ryan Silk82:57
5Amos Shipe & Jacob & KeeganQOC87:29
6Ragnhild Skjaevestad94:09
7Laudeir GomesQOC97:46
8Don AmesQOC108:16
9Scott MabryQOC109:40
10Christiana Jack Logansmith111:09
11Michael TonerQOC121:55
12Amy LoudenQOC138:02
13Richard BriggsQOC143:51
14Eric & Cambria Lyness & Indy & JoanQOC154:31
15Peter Meyer & Nancy & Cam167:18
16Andrew Nicholas Roberts & Matt Stalker168:06
17Joel Scalzo170:11
18Lydia Andrews & Patrice WolfeQOC171:21
19Esben Jepsen & RikkeQOCDNF (73:54)
19John & Michael GodfreyQOCDNF (87:02)
19Mary JanisDNF (102:07)
19Mike BerryQOCMP (65:52)
19Antonio ArancibiaQOCMP (115:41)
19Andrew Mason & 2nd courseNC (63:32)


Course Length: 5 km

Course Climb: 280 m

Number of Controls: 15

1Bjorn SkjaevestadQOC56:56
2Andre NovaesBrazil60:54
3Jan MerkaQOC65:05
4Sam ListwakQOC65:39
5Karl Swanson70:14
6Diarmaid O'Donghaile70:19
7Tom WellsQOC71:44
8Mihai SirbuQOC75:24
9Greg LennonQOC77:53
10Kim JepsenQOC78:33
11Lars-Erik BorgeQOC84:08
12Daniel HartnettQOC92:18
13Ladka Neuhauserova92:31
14Nate & Alyssa Liefer95:50
15Patricia MaceQOC97:15
16Frantisek BrabecQOC110:12
17Joseph WhiteQOC111:04
18Josh BlausteinQOC119:34
19Nyall MeredithQOC124:44
20George CrittendenQOC144:05
21Dmitry CharitQOC145:26
22Michelle SvobodaQOC146:16
23Charles Evans & Gulia & Dariya158:02
24Dan DoQOC173:11
25Sidney SachsQOC182:42
26Ginger & Bill ArnoldQOC186:34
27Tom BruceQOCDNF (42:41)
27Fred HillmannQOCDNF (86:48)
27Linus HamiltonQOCMP (89:13)
27Christina YoungQOCMP (127:35)


Course Length: 7.1 km

Course Climb: 390 m

Number of Controls: 17

1Ken Walker JrCSU57:24
2Jon TorranceQOC62:28
3Victor LinQOC76:57
4Dave HauverQOC81:54
5Tom StratQOC82:06
6Tom NolanQOC85:21
7David OnkstQOC85:55
8Daniel QuinnQOC87:55
9Dagmar MerkovaQOC113:40
10Charles CarrickQOC124:59
11Heidi OnkstQOC125:04
12Gary SmithQOC128:04
13Mark MaceQOC134:00
14David LevineQOC167:23
15Jan Zicha183:48
16Bill ViennaQOCDNF (127:39)

Abbreviations: DNF = did not finish, MP = mispunch, NC = non-competitive (usually 2nd course or course setter/vetter), OT = overtime (more than 3 hours or returned after course closing time).