Multiple dead heat in Tatton!

Post date: Feb 5, 2017 9:46:48 AM

There was an exciting four-way tie for first place in event 6 of the Waggaroos Summer Series of Orienteering conducted last Thursday evening.

The event was held around Tatton and involved answering a series of questions about the suburb within a set time limit. Questions included identifying particular features on playground equipment, specific wording on signs, and the numbers on specific power poles. Points were awarded for correct answers and deducted for exceeding the time limit.

On the 45 minute course four orienteers tied for first place with each collecting an excellent 170 points out of a possible 190. Each went a slightly different way but remarkably ended with the same score. Will Cronk, Alex Davey, Rod Gray and John Oliver shared the honours for the evening.

Kade Mavroudis actually amassed a very good 175 points but suffered a 10 point penalty for exceeding the time limit which reduced his score to 165 and relegated him to 5th place.

Trent Seaman (150), Iain Crossett (145) and Kobe Priest (140) were all in the mix but ended up slightly off the pace. Iain Crossett took out handicap honours for the night.

On the 30 minute course Debbie Davey (70 points) just held off Wes Campbell (50).

Event 7 in the series will commence at 6pm next Thursday evening from Bentley Place in central Wagga.