Kent Night Cup 15 Ashford South

Thu 9 Jan 2020

Our thanks go to Sam & Andrew for the new map and novel format.


Type of event: Local, Night, Score, Street
Type of terrain: Urban

Info updated: Sun 12 Jan


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Ashford

Directions / Parking

Nearest Postcode: TN23 3SU What3Words: pans.print.desks 

From M20 J10 follow signs for Ashford Designer Outlet on the A2070, then at the roundabout which directs you north to the outlet instead head south on Avenue Jacques Faucheux.  At the next roundabout turn right at take the final exit.  At the next roundabout take the first exit on to Britannia Lane, Imagine Play Centre is 800m along this road.  We have the kind permission of Imagine Play Centre to use their carpark. 

Nearest Railway station: Ashford International 4km.

Registration & Start Times

Registration: 19:00 to 19:15 (please don’t be late). 

Please bring your SI dibber to Registration (if you have one). For event safety purposes you will be asked to fill in a KNC Registration Form 2019 (if you haven’t done so at a previous event).                                                         

Briefing and mass start at 19:30 sharp.                                                          

Order food for apres-O at the venue, The County Hotel, Ashford.

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 20 controls numbered 90-99 and 100-109 (all worth 10 points); visit as many controls as you wish in any order in one series and then change to the other series, but no changining back after switching series. There is no changeover control; change series wherever you want. There is a bonus control, number 111, this is worth 30 points if it punched as the last control before the finish.  If 111 is punched at any other time it is worth zero points.  Max score 230 points.  10 points penalty per minute/part minute if you are late returning.

Controls will be collected after 70 minutes (course closing time).

Juniors (age 15 or younger) are welcome to take part but must be accompanied by an adult (condition of British Orienteering insurance for Street events)

If you are new to Night Orienteering and would like someone to help you get started please email the organiser or make yourself known on the night.

1:10,000 scale map, 10m contours, OpenOrienteeringMap prepared Jan 2020. Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper. Controls are not SIAC enabled. Separate/loose control descriptions are not provided.

Explanation of Score courses

You don't have to visit all the controls! There is usually a time limit, instead of a set course. Points are scored for visiting controls, and deducted for finishing over the time limit. You decide which controls to visit, and in which sequence. Sometimes controls have different points values. You will need to carry a watch or phone, so you know how long you have been out.

Entry Details

Entry on the Day: Seniors (British Orienteering members) £4, Non-members of BO £6.          Juniors & students £3. Group: £10 (1 dibber; map for each participant).    Dibber loan: Free

Please email the organiser if you intend coming so we know how many maps to print. Some spare will be done in case you make a last-minute decision to come.

SPORT IDENT dibbers to borrow if you don’t have one. Carrying some sort of torch is advised since there are areas with few street lights. Wearing High Visibility clothing is strongly advised.

An Emergency contact number will be printed on the map. Carrying a mobile phone is strongly recommended, especially for newcomers. You can let us know if you are lost or late, and we can contact you if you have not returned.

Terrain Description

Urban area – streets, paths and alleyways


Apres O & Prizegiving: Apres-O at The County Hotel, 10 High Street, Ashford, TN24 8TD.  Parking is 150m away at the Vicarage Lane Car Park, Ashford TN23 1QD.  The car park is free after 6 pm.

Orders for food can be made directly in the pub until 11pm. Prize giving will take place in the pub.

Contacts / Officials

Planner & Organiser: Andrew Derrick

Planner & Organiser: Samantha Prior

Important Information

Health, safety and other important information related to events.


Before travelling to any orienteering event please make sure you are aware of and following government lockdown rules. To enable us to maintain social distancing requirements, we will not be offering coaching to beginners at the start. If you havent tried orienteering before and need guidance please contact our head coach in the first instance.

To ensure that we comply with Government and British Orienteering guidelines and make our events Covid secure and safe for participants and volunteers, all events will be pre-entry and pre-payment only.

During the on-line entry process, you will select your preferred start window from those available for your course. You must then make payment to reserve your start window. Please do not turn up at the event unless you have pre-entered. 

On event day turn up for your allocated start slot

Always respect others & social distance even when orienteering

Please move away from the map box after collecting your map.

At control sites do not touch the control, and move through quickly.

Do not congregate at the Finish.

At Download ensure you are drip and spittle free before downloading.

For full BO Covid guidance click here

Ticks and Lyme Disease: Ticks are common in areas where we go orienteering, more information about ticks.

Training and help is available from qualified coaches. Please contact the organiser.

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Data Protection: Your personal information provided for this event or obtained from registration databases will be used to process your entry, publish results, check for missing runners and trace missing SI cards.