Kent Night Cup 8 Seal Chart

Thu 14 Nov 2019

Thanks, Jean & Mike, for putting on this round of the KNC series.


Type of event: Local, Night, Score
Type of terrain: Forest

Info updated: Mon 18 Nov


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Sevenoaks

Directions / Parking

Parking will be in the St Lawrence School car park and on the road outside the school and church in Church Road, Stone Street, Sevenoaks, TN15 0LN

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. We will need to leave the parking area at 19.20 to walk to the start.

Order food for Apres-O at Registration.

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 20 controls numbered 90-99 and 100-109; visit as many controls as you wish in any order in one series and then change to the other series. There is no changeover control; change series wherever you want. 10 points per control, 10 points penalty per minute/part minute late return. Controls will be collected after 70 minutes (course closing time).

Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper. Scale 1:7500 with 5 m contours.

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

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.

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 extras will be done, if you suddenly realise you can make it).

You will need: SPORT IDENT dibber to borrow 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.

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 to check you are OK.

Terrain Description

Runnable woodland with steep slopes and lots of contour detail and a good path network. We are using the western part of the Ightham map.


Apres-O and prizegiving will be at the Crown Point Inn on the A25 at TN15 0HB.

Orders for food will be taken at registration. 

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Jean Fitzgerald

Organiser: Mike Solomon

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.

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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