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Initial Details and Entry Form for BSOC 2019 can be .
On the 8th May 2019 the Charity Commission granted BSOA permission to use both the English Schools Orienteering Association & ESOA as working names to reflect the situation regarding the English Schools team that is sent to the ISF World Schools Championships in Orienteering.
Initial Details and Entry Form for BSSC 2019 can be . Please note a map of the area being used may be bought from the Greater Manchester Orienteering Association
Saturday 4th May saw the Friendship Relay take place. Everyone is put into mixed teams of three, all are given a map and then between them decide who is going to visit which controls. As a team they have to have punched them all and have met at three specified controls during the race. Once they have them all they meet up and run into the finish together. This year Sophie Kirk, one of our coaches, took second place in the coaches’ competition.

After a visit to the lake and sauna the teams headed to the team prize giving and Closing Ceremony.

The Older Boys England Team of Jim Bailey, Dom Dakin, Flurry Grierson, Finlay Johnson and Oliver Tonge took Gold ahead of Sweden and Latvia. Thanks to coach Ben Chesters.

The closing ceremony then took place and ISF flag was then handed over to Serbia for the ISF World Schools Championships in Orienteering 2021.

It was then time to party !

For photos from the event, please see 2019 Estonia - Illustrated Report
Friday 3rd May saw the Middle Race take place at this year's World Schools Orienteering Championships. There were snow flurries both early morning and late afternoon, but on the whole it was just chilly.

The athletes all ran well with some outstanding performances including two more medals:

Euan Tryner retained his form from the Long distance winning the M2 Schools category.

Max Mobus had an excellent run finishing 6th in the M2 Select category.

In the M1 Select team we had two in the top six. Flurry Grierson flew around the course finishing in silver medal position while Jim Bailey finished in 5th place.

The team then headed back to Kaariku for a dip in the lake followed by some football.

We now wait to find out the final team positions at Saturday night's prize giving.

For photos from the event, please see 2019 Estonia - Illustrated Report

DIARY

2019
Sat 21st Sep
Closing date for BSSC 2019 entries
Sat 12th Oct
British Schools Score Championships,Heaton Park,Manchester
Sat 19th Oct
BSOA meeting 10.30am to 3.30pm. Sandyford Community Fire Station,Stoke-on-Trent ST6 5ED
Fri 1st Nov
Closing Date for BSOC 2019 entries
Sun 17th Nov
British Schools Orienteering Championships 2019 . Black Park,near Slough
2020
Sat 18th Jan
BSOA Meeting 10.30am to 3.30pm. Sandyford Community Fire Station,Stoke-on-Trent.ST6 5ED
Sat 14th Mar
BSOA Meeting 10.30am to 3.30pm. Sandyford Community Fire Station,Stoke-on-Trent.ST16 5ED
Sat 13th Jun
BSOA AGM & Business Meeting .10.30 am to 3.30pm .Sandyford Community Fire Station, Stoke-on-Trent. ST16 5ED
Sat 10th Oct
British Schools Score Championships 2020. Shipley Country Park,Heanor,Derbyshire
Sat 17th Oct
BSOA Meeting 10.30am to 3.30pm, Sandyford Community Fire Station, Stoke -on-Trent, ST16 5ED
Sat 14th Nov
BSOC Training Event & World Schools Selection Race ,Tolmers Scout Camp & Northaw
Sun 15th Nov
British Schools Orienteering Championships 2020 on Wormley Woods near Paradise Wildlife Park,Enfield. Please note there will also be an event run nearby for those accompanying school teams on Broxbourne
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