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Orienteering: Sunday, 1 March 2020 – UQ Gatton

The event this Sunday is at UQ Gatton. It is Orienteering Queensland’s first OY event for the year.

Queensland conducts an annual Orienteer of the Year (OY) competition for members with nine to eleven designated events held during the year where competitors can gain points from their performances, with their best five results counting towards an overall total. These events aim to be conducted to a high technical standard and are generally held on maps that offer competitive challenges. A handicap system operates to establish the best results across all courses, ages and sex. There is a formula which has weighting for all of these factors, which is applied to a competitor’s time to give them points out of a possible 200, depending on how far behind the winner they are. Competitors can choose to do any course they wish to depending on their level of fitness and ability at the time of the event.

If you are happy to travel to Gatton, it is a great event. There will be a lot more competitors and the entry fee is slightly higher. OY events must always be pre-entered. If you plan on attending, you will need to create an Eventor account and register. Year 7 boys should enter the Easy or Very Easy course. Older boys who don’t have experience should enter Moderate. Go here for the link to registration.
Registrations close Thursday 27 February 2020 at 23:59 EST.

Sunday 01st Mar 2020 09:00 – 09:00 EST
Local event
Hard 1-3.5km, Hard 2-2.5km, Hard 3-1.5km, Moderate-2.5km, Easy-1.5km, Very Easy-1km
Punching system
Event form
Entries opened
QLD Cyclones

Best wishes

Orienteering – Valuable learnings from the Glennie event



Dear Gents
Read below some great coaching tips from Felicity. Maps are attached.
Best wishes
Mrs Nottle

Hi RROC members
Even if you didn’t get to run on Ellie’s great courses at Glennie yesterday, there are some valuable tips relevant for everyone. There is so much to know in this great sport, it is good to have the opportunity to learn little bits at a time, and at local club events where you don’t actually get disqualified or punished in any way! 

The first thing you need to know is that if you arrive at a sprint event via any way other than the advertised entry, you are at risk of disqualification. This is because the organisers will have worked out a way to get you to the assembly area that limits the area of the map which you are able to see before you do your course, in keeping with the rule of fairness for everyone. Glennie was extremely crowded due to the booking of their indoor sports centre, making it even harder to find the assembly area if you didn’t enter via the advertised gate which had signs up.

Different types of starts – Ellie presented a great example of a ‘hidden’ start triangle. In big competitions, the start triangle should be hidden from view of where you pick up your map. This is so you can’t watch the person in front of you run off, giving you an advantage as to which direction to go first. There is so much to take in when you first pick up your map, it is a real advantage if you are able to watch which way the person in front of you goes, and just start running in that direction as you study your map.

The long course had a map change. In this case, it was inside the plastic bag and you just had to flip it over at control 10. Sometimes a map change will require placing your used map in a box, and taking a new map from another box. There may be a taped route marked showing how and where this will happen.

Lots of great route choices in these courses for some armchair training – watch for those uncrossable items! 


Cricket – Round 4 wrap

Dear Cricket Community,

Our Round 4 clash with Ipswich Grammar School saw an 8 win, 3 loss return which was glittered with impressive individual performances throughout our 11 GPS contests in the Senior School.

The most impressive team performances were from:

  • 7A chased down 183 on the last ball of the day, thanks largely to Hedley Donges who scored 68
  • 8C bowled IGS out for 15 after scoring an impressive 5-158 off their 20 overs
  • 9A who responded from 3-15 early in the day to post 221, courtesy of a 201 run partnership between Chace Oates (115) and Fletcher Russell (72 not out)
  • 10A – who bowled out IGS for 87 and chased them only 2 wickets down with 26.1 over remaining

    For full match reports, click here.

The following boys had memorable days:

  • Mitch Doolan (1st XI) – 101 and 1/26 off 10 overs
  • George Wunsch (2nd XI) – 53
  • Henry Wells (2nd XI) – 57
  • Rex Tooley (10A) –  59 off 35 balls
  • Chace Oates (9A) – 115 off 92 balls
  • Fletcher Russell (9A) – 72 not out
  • Matthew Moore (9B) – 4 for 6 off 5.1 overs
  • Joe Sippel (8A) – 56
  • Baxter Tzannes (8A) – 31 and 3 for 39 off 8 overs
  • Hedley Donges (7A) – 68 off 61 balls

Please see the links below for our My Cricket Leaderboards:

Bowling Leaderboard:

Batting Leaderboard:

All the best for our Round 5 match up with The Southport School.

Yours in Cricket,

Ben Schuhmacher

Orienteering: Sunday, 23 February 2020

This Sunday’s event will be at The Glennie School. It is a fun map with some tricky challenges.

Don’t forget to register if you are able to attend. I will be away in Brisbane this weekend but will be sure to check the results and see how you got on.

Date/Time: Sunday 23rd Feb 2020 15:30 – 15:30 EST
Classification: Club event
Discipline: FootO – Park/Street Orienteering
Classes: Very Easy 0.9km, Easy 0.9km, Short 1.7km, Long 2.1km
Punching system: SI
Event form: Individual
Status: Entries opened
Organiser: Range Runners Orienteering Club
Meet in the western carpark off Vacy St, starts from 3.30-4:30pm. Newcomers very welcome! Compasses may be borrowed if required. All ages and fitness levels catered for, coaching available. See attached flyer for more information.
Map flip for short and long courses

Click here to view the latest details on Eventor and enter the event

Best wishes
Mrs Nottle

Cricket – Round 3 wrap

Dear Cricket Community,

The Round 3 ‘Bye’ round had six fixtures scheduled for our 1st XI and ‘A’ sides  against Downlands College and Ambrose Treacy College respectively. Unfortunately these matches were cancelled on Friday at lunch time.

In Round 4, TGS take on Ipswich Grammar School in an away fixture for our 1st XI (and year 5, 7, 9 and 11 sides). Given the smaller program at IGS, please ensure the draw is read carefully – there are 5 supplementary fixtures in Round 4.

It is likely rain will intervene at some stage this week so please stay tuned to the SAA website for changes to training and games.

Yours in Cricket,

Ben Schuhmacher

Director of Cricket

TSSS 17 – 19 Years Football Trials – Nominations Close 12pm Friday, 21 February 2020

TSSS Medical & Permission Form

Dear Parents,

TSSS 17 – 19 Years Football trial nominations have now opened.

Should you wish to nominate your son for these trials, Please complete and return the attached to the Sport & Activities Office by Friday, 21 February no later than 12.00pm.

 Medical/Permission Form

*Applications to attend are subject to acceptance by the School.

Sport: Football

Age Group: 17 – 19 Years

Date to be Held: Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Time: 3.45pm – 5.15pm

Venue: Harristown SHS Oval, Hennessy Street

Cost: Nil

What to Wear: TGS Golds

What to Bring: Water Bottle, Equipment & Appropriate Footwear.

Please Note: Successful Football players will be invited to compete in the DD Football Trials scheduled for Thursday, 13 March 2020.

Meals: Nil

Transport: Boarders are to see the Sports & Activities Office to arrange.
Dayboys are to arrange their own transport

Should you have any questions, please see the Sport & Activities Office.