Kent Night Cup 22 Tunbridge Wells Common

Thu 28 Feb 2019

Our thanks go to Graham Denney for his lead role in Planning & Organising this round.


Type of event: Local, Night, Score
Type of terrain: Parkland, Woodland

Info updated: Mon 4 Mar


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Tunbridge Wells

Directions / Parking

Fir Tree Rd, postcode TN4 8AH Car park adjacent to the cricket pitch.

Nearest railway station: Tunbridge Wells 1.5km

Registration & Start Times

Registration (in the car park): 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 2018 (if you haven’t done so at a previous event).                                                                    

Briefing and mass start at 19:30 sharp. Start & Finish within 50 metres of car park.

For those going to the pub - food is served until 10pm. There's no need to pre-order.

Volunteers for collecting controls afterwards will be welcomed, please. It is a relatively small area, and not too arduous a job.

Course Information

60 minute time limit, event suitable for all abilities. 10 pts per control, 10 pts penalty per minute/part-minute beyond 60 mins.

Event format: Score course printed on one side, Line course printed on the other. You may choose which to do first. Score course and Line course are of similar length if all controls are visited.

Score: 10 controls. 5 x 90s (90-94), 5 x 100s (105-109) Either 90s first or 100s first, change over when and where you wish.

Line: 10 controls. Line must be followed in either ascending (95, 96, 97....102, 103, 104) or descending (104, 103...96, 95) number order. You may miss controls out.

Important! Before turning the map over to do the other course you must punch control 111 (near the Start/Finish)

Maximum score 210 points.

Any queries or clarification needed? Please email Mark.

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.

Juniors (age 15 or younger) are welcome to take part in this event but must be accompanied by an adult (British Orienteering rule - there are several road crossings). Note that juniors age 16 or over on the day do not need to be accompanied.

New map by Peel Land Surveys to ISSOM 2007 1:5,000 scale with 2m contours, Autumn 2018. ISSOM 2007 is the Sprint orienteering map specification. Roads are shown as a brown line with black border as normal. Note that larger paths are shown as a narrow brown line with a dashed black border.

Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper.

Controls are not SIAC enabled. Separate/loose control descriptions are not provided.

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

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 (Mark, on-the-day) if you intend coming so we know how many maps to print. We will print a few extras in case you make a last minute decision to come.

SPORT IDENT dibbers to borrow if you don’t have one. Some sort of torch essential plus a small backup/reserve. With several road crossings, wearing High Visibility clothing is strongly advised. A cagoule may be required in inclement weather.

Carrying a mobile phone is strongly recommended.

Terrain Description

The Common has wooded and open areas and is crossed by a number of roads.


Apres O & Prizegiving: The Robin Hood, Sandhurst Rd, Tunbridge Wells TN2 3TD (same as for KNC10 T Wells Street event in November). Table booked in my name.

Food may be ordered when you arrive (until 10pm)

Prize giving will take place in the pub afterwards.

Contacts / Officials

Planner & Organiser: Graham Denney

Planner & Organiser: Mark Glaisher

Important Information

Health, safety and other important information related to events.

If you have pre-existing helath issues that you feel the organiser should know about please fill in this medical form.



Before travelling to any orienteering event please make sure you are aware of and following British Orienteering guidelines. 

To ensure that we comply with these 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. If you need help with the registration process please contact the event organiser.

On event day turn up for your allocated start slot

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 please get your breath back and recover before downloading.

Saxons volunteers are very happy to help beginners understand the courses, maps and timing equipment used at our events. To get advice please contact at least 3 days before the event, or go to our Facebook page and ask questions there. It may be possible to arrange for somoene to meet you before your start.

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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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