Toowoomba Grammar School

Sandy Mathies

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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. https://oq.orienteering.asn.au/events/9370
Registrations close Thursday 27 February 2020 at 23:59 EST.

Date/Time
Sunday 01st Mar 2020 09:00 – 09:00 EST
Classification
Local event
Discipline
FootO
Classes
Hard 1-3.5km, Hard 2-2.5km, Hard 3-1.5km, Moderate-2.5km, Easy-1.5km, Very Easy-1km
Punching system
SI
Event form
Individual
Status
Entries opened
Organiser
QLD Cyclones

Best wishes
Stacy

Orienteering – Valuable learnings from the Glennie event

Short

Long

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! 

Cheers
Felicity

Orienteering: Sunday, 23 February 2020

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

https://oq.orienteering.asn.au/events/9663

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

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.

TDSSS 13 – 15 & 16 – 19 Years Netball Trial – Nominations Close 12pm Wednesday 19 February 2020

TSSS Medical & Permission Form

Dear Parents,

TDSSS 13 – 15 & 16 – 19 Years Netball 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 Wednesday, 19 February no later than 12.00pm.

Medical/Permission Form

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

Sport: Netball

Age Group: 13 – 15 & 16 – 19 Years

Date to be Held: Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Time: 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Venue: Glennie Indoor Courts, Vacy Street

Cost: $1 – to be paid at the venue

What to Wear: TGS Golds

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

Please Note: Successful Netball players will be invited to compete in the DD Netball Trials scheduled for Tuesday, 10 March 2020.

Meals: Nil

Transport: Boarders are to see the Sports & Activities Office to arrange.

Dayboys are to arrange their own transport

DD Golf Trials – Nominations Close 12pm Tuesday, 3 March 2020

2019 DDSSB Regional Trial Permission Form

RSS how to guide – regional trials-unrestricted

2020 Golf – nomination form (1)

Dear Parents,

DD 10 – 19 Years Golf 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 Tuesday, 3 March no later than 12.00pm.

 Medical/Permission Form
 Gold Nomination Form
 Pay Nomination Fee

Please Note: No Payment no trial.

Sport: Golf

Age Group: 10 – 19 Years

Date to be Held: Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Time: From 6.45am

Venue: City Golf Club, South Street, Toowoomba

Cost: $22.00 per student (inc GST) – No money is to be paid at the trial.
Families are to go to https://rssshop.education.qld.gov.au/darlingdowns and pay for their regional trial fee by 11:59pm Sunday, 8 March.

What to Wear: TGS Golds

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

Please Note: Successful Golf players will be invited to compete in the State Championships at Cairns, April 26 – 29.

Meals: Nil

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

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

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

Orienteering this Sunday at Lake Annand

Dear Gents
Orienteering this coming Sunday will be at Lake Annand. Go to https://oq.orienteering.asn.au/events/9664 for more information. If you can register on Eventor, you will be able to enter online and it will be easier to get going on the day. If you are not able to use Eventor and plan to come, let me know and I will pre enter you and make sure you have a map.

Date/Time
Sunday 16th Feb 2020 15:30 – 15:30 EST
Classification
Club event
Discipline
FootO
Park/Street Orienteering
Classes
Very Easy, Easy, Short, Long
Punching system
SI
Event form
Individual
Status
Entries opened
Organiser
Range Runners Orienteering Club
Meet on Long Street, starts from 3.30-4:30pm. Newcomers very welcome! Compasses may be borrowed if required. All ages and fitness levels catered for, coaching available. There will be 2 easy courses around Lake Annand Park, plus a short and a long sprint around Centenary Heights SHS. All courses start from Lake Annand Park. See attached flyer for more information.
Best wishes
Mrs Nottle

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