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West Anglian Orienteering Club

Yvette Baker Trophy and ShieldYBTS Finals Sandringham (EAOA event)Sun 07 July, 2019

Near: Dersingham
Level of event: National
Type of event: Race, Juniors



Planner's Comments

I hope you realised that Sandringham Country Park is not an ordinary suburban country park and offers a lot more than just a few fields. The relatively compact competition area offered quite a mix of terrain including an irregular path network, a wooded scarp slope, semi-open woodland at Dersingham Common, and a wide ride for tents and the finish run-in. I aimed to offer direct routes for those brave and skilled enough to take them but as expected others took much longer and struggled with the harder legs. The high vegetation in places provided an added challenge which required careful map-reading and use of the distinct attack points before entering the bracken. Thanks to Andrew for his calm and efficient controlling.

Paul Becket (HAVOC)

Organiser's Comments

Congratulations to South Yorkshire Orienteers, winners of the Yvette Baker Trophy competition 2019, and to Essex Stragglers, winners of the Shield competition. Team scores are shown in the tables following, and also from the results page.

I am glad so many clubs made the effort to bring a team to this event and I hope you all felt the journey was worthwhile.

Provisional results on all courses have been uploaded. On the Open Blue course, control 6 was initially misplaced and many runners on this course spent an excessive amount time searching for and in some cases failing to find the control. The results have been modified to void the control on this course, so the times taken to the control and to the following control have been excluded.

Please let me know if you have any comments on the current provisional results (email: entries AT

We collected in all maps until the YBTS starts were closing. If you were unable to reclaim your map, and would like a replacement sent to you, please contact the organiser (email as above).

Peter Woods (WAOC)

Yvette Baker Shield results


Yvette Baker Trophy results


Pre Event Info

Location Info

* Postcodes are not very precise in some areas, so don't rely on them for an exact location.

The Finals for the 2019 Yvette Baker Trophy and Shield competitions for Junior orienteers will be held in Sandringham Country Park on 7th July.

We welcome the qualifying teams.

Competing for the Yvette Baker Trophy:


Competing for the Shield:


The Event Programme is now available (last updated 4 July).

In addition to the Competition courses, open colour-coded courses from White to Blue are provided. Entry on the day to the open courses will be possible, subject to availability of maps.

On-line entries are now closed. Start times are displayed on the Fabian4 website:
Enter Online

Directions / Parking

The event will be in Sandringham Country Park.   Sandringham is 8 miles north-east of King's Lynn and is signposted from the A148 Fakenham road and the A149 Hunstanton road.   Nearest Postcode is PE35 6EH.

Sandringham is on National Cycle Network route 1 and is about 8.5 miles from Kings Lynn station.

Further information on reaching Sandringham is available here.

Parking will be in a designated area for orienteers, adjacent to registration and assembly.   This includes bays for coaches.

Course Information

Please see the Event Programme for final details about the event (last updated 4 July).

Colour coded courses (Yellow to Green) will be provided for the Trophy and Shield competitions.

Colour coded courses including White, Green and Blue will be available for those attending who are not competing in the junior competitions. 

Provisional Course details are as follows:

Course Distance (km)  Number of controls
White 1.6 10
Yellow 2.4 13
Orange 2.8 10
Light Green 3.9 12
Green 4.6 17
Blue 6.6 19

In addition to the colour-coded courses we hope to lay on a free orienteering micro-maze near assembly.

Entry Details

Entry for the Yvette Baker competitions will be at the club level. Qualifying clubs (or their replacements) must inform the organiser of their intention to take part in the Trophy or Shield competition. In line with the competition rules this must be before 8th June 2019, but we would appreciate as much notice as possible!

We have attempted to contact club captains of qualifying teams. If you have not received this message, then information about the entry process can be found here.

The Fabian4 entries system will be used. Start times, when allocated, will be shown on the Fabian4 website.

Entries for the Yvette Baker junior competitions must be made in advance, with changes after the closing date subject to the competition rules. There will be no entry on the day allowed for the Yvette Baker competition.

Entry on the day for open courses is available but will be limited by availability of maps. The White course will be EOD only.

Entry fees

Junior YBTS
Junior colour coded
Senior BO member
Senior non-BO member

Registration and Start Times


Registration Opens 10:00 am
Non-YBTS starts open 10:15 am
Registration for EOD closes 11:30 am
Non YBTS courses- last start 11:45 am
Non YBTS courses – courses close 12:30 pm
YBTS courses starts open 12:30 pm
YBTS courses last start 14:05
Courses close 15:00

Presentation of Trophy and Shield awards will take place as soon as results are confirmed, we expect this to be around 2:30 pm.

Exact Start times will be allocated for competitors in the Trophy and Shield competitions.

Start times for other runners will be in a separate range, with last start 30 minutes before first competition start, in line with competition guidelines.

Terrain and map details

Maps will be printed on waterproof paper.   Map revised and updated to ISOM 2017 during 2018 and revised for this competition during spring 2019.  All maps will be 1:10,000 scale with 5m contours.

Dog restrictions

Dogs are allowed if kept under close control at all times, and on lead in the parking/assembly area.

Things to Do Around Sandringham

We are not able to offer any orienteering activity on the Saturday before this event, but there are plenty of nearby attractions, including beaches at Hunstanton, Heacham and Snettisham, and Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary.

Click here for a list of 20 things to do within 20 miles of Sandringham.

Competition Rules

The rules of the Yvette Baker Trophy and Shield competitions are available on the British Orienteering website as competition rule L. This document was updated in January 2019 to include the Shield competition.

Electronic Punching System

The event will use SportIdent electronic punching. Controls will not be beacon enabled and so all competitors will need to "dib" at all controls.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Peter Woods (WAOC)

Planner: Paul Beckett (HAVOC)

Controller: Andrew Evans (DFOK)

YBTS Coordinator: Sarah Mansell (SUFFOC)