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Thursday, 1 January 2009

A snippet of the Squad Email

Hi SquadStars and Todd Star!

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and got a bit of training done as well! Here's a wee update on different subjects!

"Availability for World Games and WOC 2009!"

Make yourself available for World Games 2009 (Taiwan) and WOC 2009 (Hungary) at the latest the 31st of Dec to . See more about the selection announcement on "The Pinestars team!"

Selected to compete in the testmatch against the Bushrangers at Oceania is: Women: Rita Homes Dunedin OC Lizzie Ingham Wellington OC Penny Kane Hawkes Bay OC Tania Robinson Counties Manukau OC Reserve: Rebecca Smith Taupo OC Men Michael Adams Peninsula & Plains Orienteers Darren Ashmore Taupo OC James Bradshaw Counties Manukau OC Tane Cambridge Dunedin OC Todd Oates Wellington OC Thomas Reynolds* North West OC

......................If you orienteer as long as Carsten you will go to Paradise

The competitions in the testMatch are the individual Championship events! All the best of Luck to the team! Remember luck comes to the ones that are best prepared! That should put us in a good position!

"Silva SuperSeries 2009!"

The Silva SuperSeries 2009 is also kicking off at Oceania. The competitions in this round are the individual Championship events and the massStart in Naseby on the Sunday. In the JuniorSeries round 1 - the sprint and mass start are competed on the same courses as SuperSeries and juniors will count in the SuperSeries as well. Juniors on the Elite Courses will count in the JuniorSeries as well. On the middle and the long distance JuniorSeries will be competed on the W20 and M20.

We are happy to announce our new SuperSeries Sponsor Silva. Silva will provide the over all prices at the end of the SuperSeries.

The event program for the 2009 Silva SuperSeries is: 1. Round Oceania - South Island - Oceania Sprint Champs - Oceania Long Champs - Oceania Middle Champs and Naseby Mass Start event 2. Round - JWOC Trials - Palmerston North and Wairapapa - Sprint - Multiday Long - Middle 3. Round - Nationals - Auckland - Sprint - Middle - Long 4. Round - QB 3 days - Hamilton

We are looking forward to lots of very cool events at the Silva SuperSeries 2009! An article on the Silva SuperSeries first round will go up on the MapTalk News!

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