Kent Night Cup 5 Scotney Castle Estate

Results and brief report

Thu 19 Oct 2017

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

Info updated: Tue 24 Oct


Event Report

This course proved quite a logistical challenge for everyone, and no one was near the 290 max score. The controls near the Start & Finish were in the trickier woodland - the more straightforward ones were quite distant.

Thanks Graham for this format - new to a KNC I believe - and for putting on this round.

NB William Prior aka Sam Prior.


Pre Event Info

Looking forward to welcoming you to Scotney on Thursday. I have arranged to use the same local pub we used after KNC2 at Bewl Water recently. Unfortunately, this is the very last set of meals the pub are doing before the team re-locates a few miles away. Accordingly, they will need to know all menu choices first thing Wednesday morning and after that things cannot be changed!

The Chequers Menu

I have attached the available menu choices for you and I must ask that if you do require food after the event, that you email me here by midnight Tuesday. Sorry for this inconvenience but the circumstances have forced this upon us. Let’s hope my course planning makes up for it. You’ll love it.

Many thanks, Graham


Nearest town: Lamberhurst

Directions / Parking

Parking is on roads close to Christ Church (west side) Church Lane, Kilndown TN17 2SF signposted off the A21 south of the Lamberhurst by-pass, approximately 10 miles southeast of Tunbridge Wells and 18 miles northwest of Hastings.     

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 Card (if you haven’t done so at a previous event).      

Briefing and mass start at 19:30 sharp after short walk to start.

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 20 controls numbered 90 – 109; visit as many 90s or 100s as you wish before switching to other set. Extra point for pairs of controls taken consecutively where the final numbers add up to 10. 10 points per control, 10 points penalty per minute/part minute beyond 60 minutes.

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 with 5m contours. Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper.

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 £4, Juniors £1. Dibber hire £1.

Please email the organiser if you intend coming so we know how many maps to print.

SPORT IDENT dibbers to hire if you don’t have one. Some sort of torch essential plus a small backup/reserve. Carrying a whistle is mandatory (as a casualty, blow six short blasts, wait 1 min, repeat). A cagoule may be required in inclement weather.

Terrain Description

Mixed forest and open parkland.


Apres O & Prizegiving: The Chequers, Lamberhurst (TN8 3DB) as used after KNC2 at Bewl Water, which is a 10 min drive from the event parking. To reach pub drive south from the parking to A21, then turn right towards Tunbridge Wells. At first roundabout take turn for Lamberhurst and follow road down into village. Pub is on right hand side. Parking on-street or behind pub. Food to be ordered by Midnight Tuesday.

Prize giving will take place in the pub afterwards.

Contacts / Officials

Planner & Organiser: Graham Thomas

Important Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

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