Seneca Creek

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February 29


Seneca Creek State Park, Smokey Glen Farm, Gaithersburg, MD (Bumble & Winter Meeting)

RegistrationNo advance registration required. Just show up and have fun!
Start TimesStart any time between the specified times (usually 11am - 1:30pm).
ScheduleSaturday, February 29
11:00 pm - 3:00 pmBumble & Winter Meeting:
Event Director:Heidi Onkst
Course Designer:David Onkst
Location Details

Bumble & Winter Meeting
Seneca Creek State Park
Smokey Glen Farm
Gaithersburg, MD
Google Map

From the North on I-270 (driving South):
Take exit 15A-15B to merge onto Maryland 118 south (Germantown Rd.) toward Germantown. Continue on Maryland 118 for 5.3 miles. Turn left onto Riffle Ford Rd. Continue for 2.3 miles. Smokey Glen Farm is on the left.

From the South on I-270 (driving North):
Take Exit 6B to merge onto Maryland 28 (Montgomery Ave.) Continue on Maryland 28 for 6.2 miles. Turn right onto Riffle Ford Rd. Continue for 0.7 miles. Smokey Glen Farm is on the right.

Entry FeesIndividual Entries

Note: juniors = under 21

Club Member, adult Club Member, junior Non-Member, adult Non-Member, junior
Epunch Owner $5 $5 $10 $5
Epunch Borrower $10 $5 $15 $10

Team or Group Entries

Participants are welcome to compete together as a single team entry. Teams containing one or more nonmembers are charged the nonmember individual rate. Teams containing one or more adults are charged the adult individual rate. For teams to receive member or junior rates, all members of the team must be members or juniors, respectively. Each extra team map beyond the first is an additional $2. Individuals or teams desiring to compete on a second course can do so for a reduced fee of $2/map.

Important Notes
  • If you wish to become a QOC member you should join online in advance via this webpage (which also explains the member benefits). Membership is completely optional.
  • Most of our events use an 'epunch' timing chip for electronic timing. Individuals or groups without their own epunch pay a higher entry fee (see above), which includes the loan of an epunch for that event. Loaned epunches that are lost incur a $40 replacement fee. Epunches (also known as SI-cards or finger sticks) can be purchased from online vendors as described here.
  • Former QOC members who have let their membership lapse pay non-member fees.
  • Compasses are available at no charge, but if lost incur a $15 replacement fee.
  • Please provide collateral (driver's license or car keys) when borrowing a compass or epunch.
  • For additional safety, whistles are available for sale at $1/each.
  • Free beginner instruction is always available - just ask at the registration table.