Millbank KNC26 & League prizegiving

And the winners are... Read more....

Tue 22 Mar 2016

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

Info updated: Wed 23 Mar


Event Report

Brendon Howe won the final round at Millbank, and after 26 rounds of the KNC both Brendon and Neil Crickmore had the same score! (best 13 results count). Looking at these best 13 more closely, each had 8 wins and 5 second places, so that didn't determine the winner either. It has also been noted that at the rounds at which both competed, Neil beat Brendon 11 times, and Brendon beat Neil..... 11 times!

Conferring with Nick Barrable, the series initiator, we had decided that in this eventuality, the 14 best results would be included, making Neil the winner of the Men's Cup. Well Done; it was the closest result ever.

In the Womens Cup category, Alison Howe was the clear winner, and congratulations are also due to the other class winners: Jane Lambert, Heather Brown, Brendon Howe and Ian Ditchfield.

We were pleased that Monica Hope was present, to award the Nick Hope Cup. This goes to the person attending the greatest number of KNC rounds this season. It reflects the commitment and determination that Nick had.

This season there were four people who only missed one round, so they came to 25 of the 26 events; a great achievement. They were Jane Lambert, Andrew Derrick, Brendon Howe and Neil Crickmore. With 3 of these 4 winning League prizes, the Cup was presented to Andrew.

All this should not overshadow the Millbank event itself, ably hosted by Rowan and Jerry Purkis - including a fine moonlit night and the arrangements with the pub - thank you both.

I was surprised and delighted to be presented with a bottle of wine after the prizegiving - thank you.

Hope to see you next season!

Mark Glaisher KNC coordinator

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Sevenoaks

Directions / Parking

The Woodman pub has kindly allowed us to use their car park.  It's at TN14 6BU on the East side of the B2042.

Registration & Start Times

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

Briefing and mass start at 19:30 sharp.                                                          

Order food for apres-O at Registration

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 20 controls in any order - visit as many as you can.

1 point per control with a penalty of 1 point per minute or part minute beyond 60 mins.

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 to come 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)

Terrain Description

Mixed forest - one of our best areas.


Apres-O and Prizegiving at The Woodman.

Prize giving for the night’s event will take place at the pub afterwards, plus….

The Men’s and Women’s Kent Night Cups will be presented to the first Man and Woman in the League.

Prizes will also be awarded to the first Man and Woman, first/next Man and Woman Veteran (40-55) and first/next Man and Woman SuperVeteran (60+) in the League. Only one prize per person, note!

We are pleased to announce that Monica Hope plans to come, to present the Nick Hope Cup to the person attending the greatest number of KNC rounds this season.

In the event of a tie, all will be mentioned, but the Cup will be presented to the person with the highest KNC score not receiving a League prize.

Contacts / Officials

Entries: Mark Glaisher

Planner / Organiser: Jerry Purkis

Planner / Organiser: Rowan Purkis

Important Information

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