2019 ARDF International US and Region II Championship
Bulletin 2

The Backwoods Orienteering Klub Invites Everyone to the 2019 ARDF International US and Region II Championships.

Organizer Contact Information 

Backwoods Orienteering Klub

Ruth Bromer, Registrar, ARDF@BackwoodsOK.org

Joseph Huberman, Event Director, Joseph@BackwoodsOK.org

904 Dorothea Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603

www.ARDF.US 

Registration and Payment

Registration and payment website

https://eventreg.orienteeringusa.org/eventregister/a40/register/start/ardf2019

To see who is already registered:

https://eventreg.orienteeringusa.org/eventregister/a40/reglist/home/ardf2019

Venues

All the venues are within a 30 minute drive from the event hotel, La Quinta Inn and Suites RDU (details below) . All the maps are to IOF ISOM standards and previously used maps will be available to all participants. All maps will fit on standard Legal size 8.5” x 14” or smaller

Schedule 

(Subject to change)

● Saturday July 27: ​Arrival and equipment check 2pm - 6pm Lake Crabtree Park
        8pm Meeting La Quinta Inn and Suites

● Sunday July 28: 9am​  - FoxOring Practice, ~3k Schenck Forest

4pm​  - Sprint Practice, ~2K  6pm Blind ARDF Practice (sighted may participate     blindfolded) Dorothea Dix Park

● Monday July 29: ​ 9am 80m Practice ~4k, Umstead West

● Tuesday July 30: 9am 2m Practice ~4k, Umstead West

● Wednesday July 31 ​ : Rest Day, Arrival, equipment check,  2pm - 6pm Lake Crabtree Park

8pm Meeting La Quinta Inn and Suites

● Thursday Aug. 1: 9am ​ FoxOring Championship, ~8k Eno River State Park

● Friday Aug 2 ​: 9am Sprint Championship, ~3k, Bond Park

2pm Blind ARDF Champs, Bond Park

5pm - 7pm Classic 2m & 80m equipment check, Lake Crabtree Park

8pm Meeting La Quinta Inn and Suites

● Saturday Aug 3: 9am  2m Championship, ~8k Umstead North

● Sunday Aug 4: 9am  80m Championship, ~8k Umstead South

 There is no out-of-bounds areas before the events.  These areas have been used for many years and there is no reason to keep visitors out.

Everyone is welcome 

We will include the youth and adult categories for all the events.  There will be awards for the top 3 in each category.  There are no restrictions to enter.  International teams can be any size, but there are no team competitions.

 

International participants who need invitations and/or assistance to get visas should contact the organizers.

Fees 

$150 includes all events, Banquet and T-shirt.

Practice events Sunday - Tuesday

        FoxOring $7.50

Sprint $7.50

80m  $7.,50

Blind ARDF no charge

2m $7.50

Championship events Thursday - Sunday

        FoxOring $15

        Sprint $15

        Blind ARDF no charge

        2m $25

        80m $25

Extras

        Banquet $25

        T-shirt $15

Late Fees after 7/14/2019 Midnight

Championship Events $5 each

Practice events no late fee

Payment

Payment should be made on the entry form using Paypal.  If you have questions or special requests, fill out the entry form, but don’t pay until you have resolved your issues.  You can follow your link from your confirmation to your entry to sign the waiver or pay after you have submitted it.  If the registrar makes any adjustments, a new confirmation will be emailed with the correct amount to pay.  

International competitors should contact the registrar if they can not pay through Paypal.

        

 Transportation, Accommodations and Meals

You must make your own arrangements for transportation, accommodations and meals. RDU Airport is central to the venues and there are many hotels and restaurants to choose from in this area.  We will be happy to assist in making reservations for our international visitors.

Event Center Hotel:

La Quinta Inn & Suites

1001 Hospitality Ct

Morrisville, NC 27560

Phone: 1-919-461-1771

Ask for our $92 Special Rate for “ARDF Championships - Backwoods”  

Reservations for this rate must be made by 7/6/2019

If you book your whole stay well in advance you may be able to get a better deal at surrounding hotels, however be sure to check the requirements and restrictions.

Categories and Eligibility

Categories (ARDF Rule 14.2.)

Women (W)

W12: 12 and younger

W14: 14 and younger

W16: 16 and younger

W19: 19 and younger

W21:  any age

W35: 35 and older

W50: 50 and older

W60: 60 and older

Men (M)

M12: 12 and younger

M14: 14 and younger

M16: 16 and younger

M19: 19 and younger

M21: any age

M40: 40 and older

M50: 50 and older

M60: 60 and older

M70: 70 and older

Marking Equipment

Sport Ident

No charge for use of SI card (Finger Stick) for the events. Lost stick charge is $40.

Eligibility 

Everyone is welcome to compete and is eligible for the Overall titles.

For US and Region 2 eligibility, Rule 5.1 applies: Competitors shall have full passport-holding citizenship of the country of the society they represent. Other nationals living at least for one year in the country in question may also participate for the society of said country; the legitimacy of the residence shall be proven by an official document. A competitor may only compete for one country in a given year even if they have dual citizenships.

Awards

Top 3 in each class for Overall, USA, and Region 2.  Competitors will only receive 1 award per event.  (For example, if you are first USA and Region 2 in Sprint you will get one medal for that event.  If you are second Region 2 and first USA  in Classic 80m you will get one medal for that as well. But you will not get two medals for the same event.)

Frequencies MHz

Transmitter Details

Classic ARDF Transmitters
OK2BWN Contest 2012 Transmitters

2M Foxes: 144.7 MHz
2M Homing Beacon: 145.3 MHz

Antenna: omnidirectional turnstile 3m from ground

Output RF power @ 50 ohm HIGH: 3 W PEP

Modulation: AM keyed carrier

Mode A2A, keyed carrier, AM 75%

Modulation: sinewave, 1000 Hz

80M Foxes: 3.51 MHz
80M Homing Beacon: 3.60 MHz

Antenna: vertical wire 6 m + 8 m counterpoise

Output RF power @ 50 ohm HIGH: 3 W

Mode A1A (CW)

Fox-O Transmitters
Frequency: 3.579 MHz nominal

Function: Fast beeps (no identification)

Sprint Transmitters
Slow 3.51 MHz, speed 50 PARIS (10 WPM)
Spectator 3.53 MHz (10 WPM)
Fast 3.55 MHz, speed 70 PARIS (15 WPM)

Beacon 3.6 MHz (10 WPM)

Ok2bwn MicroFox HF

Output RF power 50 mW

Antenna vertical wire 2 x 1,2 m (audible over 1 km)


T-Shirts:

We are using American Apparel 100% cotton shirts.

You should lay out a shirt that fits you and measure the width just under the sleeves and the length from the shoulder at the collar to the bottom.  Match those measurements on the chart below to find your size.

WOMEN’S SIZES RUN VERY SMALL!  IF YOU WANT TO ORDER

A WOMEN’S SHIRT, YOU MUST MEASURE A SHIRT THAT YOU LIKE.

WOMEN’S SLEEVES ARE SHORTER AND NARROWER THAN UNISEX.

 ARDF@BackwoodsOK.org 

American Apparel T-Shirt Sizes

Width Inches

Width Cm

Length Inches

Length Cm

XX-Small

14.0

36

25

64

X-Small

15.5

39

26

66

Small

17.0

43

28

71

Medium

18.5

47

29

74

Large

21.5

55

30

76

X-Large

23.5

60

31

79

2X-Large

25.5

65

32

81

3X-Large

28.0

71

33

84

Youth Shirts

Youth Small

15.0

38

20

51

Youth Medium

16.0

41

21

53

Youth Large

17.5

44

23

58

Women's Shirts

Women Small

15.0

38

25

64

Women Medium

16.0

41

26

66

Women Large

17.0

43

26

66

Women X-Large

18.0

46

27

69

Safety

All competitors are required to carry a whistle.  Whistles will be on sale at Registration for $1.

There is cell phone coverage over most of the map area.

We will have a minimal first aid kit on site and the ability to transport people to the hospital or an urgent care center.

Hospital: In the West Raleigh area Rex Hospital 4420 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607

From Eno River State Park Duke University Hospital 2301 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27710

Urgent Care: In West Raleigh WakeMed Raleigh Urgent Care  2406 Blue Ridge Rd #190

From Eno River Duke Urgent Care Croasdaile, 1821 Hillandale Rd, Durham, NC 27705

Heat: You should expect the temperature to be hot.  The average temperatures are high of 90F, 32C and low of 70F, 22C.  

Water: You should plan to carry water.  

Poison Ivy:  There is very little.  It will mostly be in low lying areas.  It is unlikely to be a problem if you are wearing pants, and most likely to affect you if you are bare legged and have scratches on your skin after exposure.

Ticks: The event organizers recommend applying Permethrin-based products to clothing the day before the event. We use Sawyer Insect Repellent for Clothing.  It is available at most outdoor stores.

Venomous Snakes: Yes, snakes exist in the park, but they are rarely seen, and even less often do they bite. The species of snake you are most likely to encounter are not venomous, and pose no threat to you. The meet director has only seen one poisonous snake in 35 years of orienteering and hiking in North Carolina, although the course setters have seen a couple.  No one has ever been bitten at an orienteering or ARDF event hosted by BOK in the 40 years since the club was founded.

 ARDF Rules of Competition

Part A – Organisation, 2019

Part B – Competition, 2019

Variations from the Region I Rules

Part A

1.3 Everyone is welcome to compete

5.6 Competitors from outside the region may compete competitively for Overall places.

6.8 The jury will be responsible for their own travel and accomodations

7.1 A letter of intent is not necessary

7.5 Competitors may submit entries individually

8    The jury will be appointed from persons at the event if a protest is lodged.

12  Event reports will be posted at http://ARDF.US

Part B

13.6 There are no out-bounds-areas.  Competitors are free to visit the area.

17    The start order will be determined by the Registrar

19.2 The competition venues have been used within 2 years

19.3 The competition venues are out-of-bounds as of July 15, 2019

23.1 A scale of 1:5000 may be used on the sprint

27.13 Transmitters may be unmanned

28.1  Only one band will be available each day

29.6  Limited medical facilities will be available at the event site.

30.6 Results will be available at  http://ARDF.US not sent out

Appendix 3

Qualifications for Jurors are waived.  Jurors will be selected by the organizers.