2023 Orienteering Results

February 2023

VOC Local Meet

Saturday, February 18, 2023
Oak Mountain State Park (Terrace Drive Picnic Area)
Pelham, Alabama
Yellow Orange Green Red TOTAL
Starts: 13 10 11 11 45
Participants: 30 20 17 11 78
Meet Director: Joey Ciza
Map Updates: Joey Ciza
Course Design: Joey Ciza
Course Setting/Checking: Joey Ciza, Cindy Louderback, Alina Tuganova

Registration/Download:
Joey Ciza, Anne Mathews
Beginner Instruction: James Pilman
Control Pickup & Cleanup: Cindy Louderback, Alina Tuganova, Steve Rice, Richard Bray, Tom McCanna, David Shepherd, Joey Ciza

Weather:
Temp in the upper 20's to start, warming to the 40's later in the day. Three inches rain on Thursday night, damp, all streams with a lot of water, very good visibility.

March 2023

VOC Local Meet

Saturday, March 18, 2023
Oak Mountain State Park (Tranquility Day Use Area)
Pelham, Alabama
Yellow Orange Green Red TOTAL
Starts: 7 18 7 16 48
Participants: 9 50 8 17 84
Meet Director: Joey Ciza
Map Updates: Joey Ciza (new trails added, misc items updated)
Course Design: Joey Ciza
Course Setting/Checking: Joey Ciza

Registration/Download:
Joey Ciza, Anne Mathews
Beginner Instruction: James Pilman, Joey Ciza
Control Pickup & Cleanup: Cindy Louderback, Alina Tuganova, Richard Bray, Steve Rice, Trip Isbell, Joey Ciza, Paul Pilman

Weather:
Sunny, temps in 30's early, warming to 50, but cooling down when clouds moved in. Some frost and dew early. A little breezy at times. Rain all day Friday (~1.5"). Some trees beginning to bud, Dogwoods and wild azaleas blooming. Very good visibility.

April 2023

VOC Local Meet

Saturday, April 15, 2023
Oak Mountain State Park (Fishing Lakes Parking Lot)
Pelham, Alabama
Yellow Orange Green Red TOTAL
Starts: 9 8 6 9 32
Participants: 16 15 7 9 47
Meet Director: Doug Wright
Map Updates: Joey Ciza (new trails added, misc items updated)
Course Design: Doug Wright
Course Setting/Checking: Doug Wright, Brian Wright

Registration/Download:
Joey Ciza, Anne Mathews
Beginner Instruction: James Pilman
Control Pickup & Cleanup: Steve Rice, Cindy Louderback, Alina Tuganova, Richard Bray, Anne Mathews, Joey Ciza, Doug Wright

Weather:
Sunny with temps in the 60s early and warming to mid 70s, clouds moved in late. Leaves mostly out, but good visibility.

May 2023

VOC Local Meet & Annual Cookout

Saturday, May 13, 2023
Wind Creek State Park (North Picnic Area)
Alexander City, Alabama
Yellow Orange Green Red TOTAL
Starts: 5 9 13 8 35
Participants: 17 19 15 14 65
Meet Director: Joey Ciza
Map Updates: Joey Ciza (new trails added, misc items updated)
Course Design: Joey Ciza
Course Setting/Checking: Joey Ciza, Cindy Louderback

Registration/Download:
Joey Ciza, Anne Mathews
Beginner Instruction: James Pilman, Anne Mathews
Food & Cooking: James Pilman, Richard Bray
Control Pickup & Cleanup: Trip Isbell, Cindy Louderback, Paul Pilman, Alina Tuganova, Richard Bray, Lee Sumner, Suzanne Sumner

Weather:
Overcast early, but sunny with temps about 70, warming to upper 80s in the afternoon. Leaves mostly out, but good visibility, a lot of areas with low vegetation.

September 2023

VOC Local Meet

Saturday, September 16, 2023
Oak Mountain State Park (Fishing Lakes Parking Lot)
Pelham, Alabama
Yellow Orange Green Red TOTAL
Starts: 14 8 6 10 38
Participants: 34 8 6 12 60
Meet Director: Joey Ciza
Map Updates: Joey Ciza
Course Design: Joey Ciza
Course Setting/Checking: Joey Ciza, Cindy Louderback, Alina Tuganova

Registration/Download:
Joey Ciza, Anne Mathews
Beginner Instruction: James Pilman
Control Pickup & Cleanup: Cindy Louderback, James Pilman, Anne Mathews, Alina Tuganova, Richard Bray, Tom McCanna

Weather:
Some rain on Friday night. Overcast and humid early with temperatures about 70 early, clearing and warming to 80s in the afternoon. Streams dry. Leaves mostly out, but good visibility. Alot of areas with low vegetation.

October 2023

VOC Local Meet

Saturday, October 21, 2023
Oak Mountain State Park (Tranquility Day Use Area)
Pelham, Alabama
Yellow Orange Green Red TOTAL
Starts: 7 8 7 8 30
Participants: 8 15 9 9 41
Meet Director: Joey Ciza
Map Updates: Joey Ciza
Course Design: Joey Ciza
Course Setting/Checking: Joey Ciza, Alina Tuganova

Registration/Download:
Joey Ciza, Anne Mathews
Beginner Instruction: James Pilman, Anne Mathews
ARDF / Radio Orienteering: James Pilman
Control Pickup & Cleanup: Paul Pilman, Anne Mathews, Alina Tuganova, Richard Bray, Tom McCanna, Steve Rice

Weather:
Cool early with temperature about 50, warming to 80 in the afternoon. Streams dry. Leaves beginning to turn color and some falling, but good visibility.

November 2023

VOC Local Meet

Saturday, November 18, 2023
Wind Creek State Park (Beach)
Alexander City, Alabama
Yellow Orange Green Red TOTAL
Starts: 7 9 22 9 47
Participants: 10 16 28 9 63
Meet Director: Joey Ciza
Map Updates: Joey Ciza (trail updates, misc items updated, contours changed to 5 meters)
Course Design: Joey Ciza
Course Setting/Checking: Joey Ciza
Course Vetting: Cindy Louderback

Registration/Download:
Joey Ciza, Anne Mathews
Beginner Instruction: James Pilman
ARDF / Radio Orienteering: James Pilman
Control Pickup & Cleanup: Paul Pilman, Alina Tuganova, Richard Bray, Daniel Bond, Leo Dielman, Lee Sumner, Joey Ciza

Weather:
Cool early with temperature about 50 early, warming to 70 in the afternoon. Dry with lots of freshly fallen leaves.
Woods: Leaves 80% fallen and good visibility. Some less traveled trails difficult to spot due to fallen leaves.
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