World championship 2019

The world championship this year was held in Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal from 23 June to 29 June. The programme included 2 days of PreO, a relay, TempO qualification with 2 parallel classes and final.

PreO 1 and PreO 2 were held in Quinta do Valongo and Quinta dos Ciprestes respectively with 65 participants.

There were 28 controls and 6 time controls in PreO 1. The winner in open class was Pinja Makinen from Finland who got perfect score, while Hong Kong athletes Chun Ho Ho, Chi Hang Liang and Yau Chiu Hui got 24, 23 and 22 points and ranked 45, 54 and 58 out of 65 participants respectively. The winner in para class was Pavel Dudik from Czechia with 27 points.

There were 30 controls and 6 time controls in PreO 2. The winner in open class was Robertas Stankevic from Lithuania who got 29 points. Yau Chiu Hui did better in PreO 2 and got 25 marks, ranked 38, Chun Ho Ho and Chi Hang Liang got 24 and 23 points and ranked 49 and 56 respectively. The winner in para class was Michael Johansson from Sweden with 27 points.

Pinja Makinen became the final winner in PreO in open class with 56 marks. The results of Hong Kong athletes in order were Chun Ho Ho, 48 points, ranked 49; Yau Chiu Hui, 47 points, ranked 52; Chi Hang Liang, 46 points, ranked 58. Ola Jansson became the final winner in para class with 53 marks.

The relay was held in Cidral with 3 x 10 controls for PreO, and 5 time controls for each competitor. There were 21 countries participating. Finland won the race in open class with 116 seconds, with no mistakes in the whole race. Hong Kong ranked 19 out of 21 with 658 seconds. Czechia won the race in para class with 9 countries with 710 seconds.

The TempO qualifications were held in Cidral with 6 time stations, with 5 controls each. There were 2 heats, red and green, and the top 18 competitors in each heat qualified for the final. Wing Kei Ng and Yau Chiu Hui belonged to red heat, Chun Ho Ho and Chi Hang Liang belonged to green heat.

The red heat was won by Antti Rusanen from Finland with 208 seconds. Wing Kei Ng and Yau Chiu Hui scored 593 and 621 and ranked 34 and 35 out of 38 respectively.

The green heat was won by Pavel Kurfurst from Czechia with 256 seconds. Chun Ho Ho and Chi Hang Liang scored 430 and 478.5 and ranked 23 and 28 out of 37 respectively.

The TempO final was held in São Pedro Vir-a-Corça with 8 time stations, with 5 controls each. Marit Wiksell from Sweden won the race with 294 seconds. No Hong Kong athletes were qualified to the final.

2019 HKOC “World Orienteering Day” Online Photo PreO Game




HKOC continued to support World Orienteering Day this year, produced an online photo PreO game, which took place on 15th May to 21st May.

The organiser has announced the answers and full results. The activity was popular this year, 344 participants completed 25 questions, among them 10 got full marks, but regrettably there were no Hong Kong participants among them.

Although the activity has ended, the training questions are still open, interested participants can go for practice.

Thank for Mr Akune Li and Hong Kong Orienteering Club for designing “Photo PreO” game.




Hong Kong Trail Orienteering Championships (PreO)

Hong Kong Trail Orienteering Championships (PreO) was completed on 23rd February in Tung Chung North Park. There were 3 courses in the competition: E (elite), A (advanced) and B (beginner), with A divided into open and youth classes, and B divided into open, youth and family classes.

The E and A courses were divided into two parts – the first part consisted of only A controls, concentrated in a small viewing area, and the second part was a traditional multiple-choice course, with the time station between two parts. There were 16 A-controls in the first part for E course, 9 for A course, and 6 controls in the second part. However, 3 controls in E course were voided, leaving 19 controls in total for E course.

The B course was a traditional multiple-choice course with 13 controls, without the possibility of Z.

There were 32 competitors started the race in the elite class. Wang Ki Yuen won the race with perfect score, Yau Chiu Hui and Koji Chino got the first runner-up and second runner-up respectively with 1 mistake by both.

In advanced open and youth classes combined, there were 20 started competitors. The best score was 13 out of 15 by winner Man Fai Fu and first runner-up Lap On Leung.

AsTOC 2019 and WTOC 2020 embargoed areas have been announced

The embargoed areas of Asian Trail Orienteering Championships (AsTOC) 2019 and World Trail Orienteering Championships (WTOC) 2020 have been announced. These areas cannot be used for any orienteering activities with immediate effect until the event has been completed.

The embargoed areas of AsTOC 2019, published on Google Maps, include:

  1. Hong Kong Sports Institute, On King Street Park, Shing Mun River Promenade Garden No. 2 (Fo Tan)
  2. Lai Chi Kok Park
  3. Tsing Yi Park
  4. North District Park, Fanling Wai

The embargoed areas of WTOC 2020, published on Google Maps, include:

  1. Chong Hing Water Sports Centre (High Island)
  2. Lion’s Nature Education Centre (Tsiu Hang)
  3. Sai Kung Outdoor Recreation Centre (Tsiu Hang)
  4. Wu Kai Sha Youth Village
  5. Yuen Tun
  6. Tai Tong

Hong Kong Trail Orienteering Championships (TempO & Relay)

The TempO and relay competitions of Hong Kong Trail Orienteering Championships were held this month.

The TempO competition was held in Aberdeen Country Park on 2nd December. So Wing Man was the controller, Choi Wai Kit was the event organizer and Tam Wing Chung was the course setter.

There were 4 stations with 5 controls each in elite class, and 3 stations with 4 controls each in advanced and beginner classes. There were 19 started competitors and also 1 guest competitor in the elite class. Ho Chun Ho won the race with 208 seconds for 20 controls, Li Tak Kun and Yuen Wang Ki got the first and second runner-ups, with 222 and 242 seconds respectively.

The relay competition was held in Yuen Long Park on 9th December. Ho Chun Ho was the controller, Yuen Wang Ki was the event organizer and Li Tak Kun was the course setter.

There were 30 controls in total in the PreO part (10 for each leg), and 3 time controls for each leg. Open and student classes shared the same course. There were 8 teams in total. The champion team was Ng Ka Sing, Luk Chi Hin, Lo Wing Shiu, with 269 seconds total as the final result. The first runner-up was Chau Chi Kin, Chui Tsz Ho, Cheung Kwok Wai, with 353 seconds total. The second runner-ups were Noritoshi Matsuhashi, Chino Koji, Masayuki Tashiro, and Ng Wing Kei, Chan On Lap, Lo Kam Tao Leo, with 518 seconds total for both teams.

The PreO competition is postponed to February next year, with bulletin 1 already available.

Coming soon: Hong Kong Trail Orienteering Championships

Hong Kong Trail Orienteering Championships will be held in this December. The TempO competition will be held on 2th December, and the PreO and relay competitions will be held on next weekend.

The bulletin of TempO is available. It will be held in Aberdeen Country Park. The due date of registration is coming soon. Please register as soon as possible.

The calendar will be updated when the bulletin is available.

PreO qualification has been completed

The PreO qualification race this year was completed on 13th October in Lai Chi Kok Park, organised by OAHK with MOPC. The key officials were Vivian Chung (controller), Ka Sing Ng (event organiser) and Chi Kin Chau (course setter).

The race was divided into elite, advanced and beginner classes. Advanced class was further divided into advanced open and advanced youth, sharing the same advanced course for qualification purposes. Beginner class was further divided into beginner open, beginner youth and family, sharing the same beginner course.

There were 8 started competitors in elite class, 9 in advanced classes, and 7 in beginner classes (excluding guest competitors). There were 21 controls and 2 time controls in elite class, but 1 control was voided. The medallists in elite class were, in order, Yuen Wang Ki (19 points, 83 seconds), Kwong Man Fai Timothy (17 points, 22.5 seconds) and Cheung Kwok Wai (17 points, 82 seconds). In advanced class, there were 18 controls and 2 time controls, but 1 control was voided. The medallists in advanced open class were, in order, Ronald Yeung (14 points, 45 seconds), Ho Hui Nam (14 points, 88 seconds) and Wong Sze Ha Elyse (14 points, 89 seconds).

The top performers of this race in advanced classes are qualified for the elite class of Hong Kong Trail Orienteering Championships (PreO) this year.

Full results, race maps and solution map are available.

The international race season of 2018 has finished

Prague Trail Autumn marked the end of WRE races in TrailO this year. 1 athlete from Hong Kong, Michael Chun Chi Tsang participated in the competitions, in both PreO and TempO, and got 74th place out of 96 in PreO, and 52th place out of 91 in TempO.

The winner in PreO was Tomáš Leštínský from Czechia, who got 26 points out of 27, while the winner in TempO was Antti Rusanen from Finland, who scored 290.5 seconds for 35 controls.

The are 12 Hong Kong athletes in the TrailO world ranking list at the end of this year, 3 of them are in the top 100, including Yau Chiu Hui (46.80, 83rd), Michael Chun Chi Tsang (50.19, 94th) and Chi Hang Liang (53.88, 99th).

The top 3 athletes in the world this year are Antti Rusanen (1.49), Pinja Makinen (4.88) and Jan Furucz (5.48).

TempO qualification has been completed

The first qualification race this year was completed on last Sunday in Tin Shui Wai Park. The race was stage 2 of Y2Y TrailO League, in TempO format. The key officials were Kwong Man Fai Timothy (controller), Hui Yau Chiu (event organiser) and Tsang Michael Chun Chi (course setter).

The race was divided into advanced and beginner classes. There were 4 time stations, with 4 controls in each station in both classes, with the possibility of zero answers in advanced class but not in beginner class.

There were 32 started competitors in advanced class and 10 started competitors in beginner class. Among them, there were 2 competitors came from Japan, Chino Koji and Noritoshi Matsuhashi, placed at the 9th and 17th in advanced class respectively. The medallists in advanced classes were, in order, Liang Chi Hang (128.5 seconds), Cheung Kwok Wai (178 seconds) and Chau Chi Kin (185 seconds), the medallists in beginner classes were Lam Wang Hong Nerio (251 seconds), Yiu Yiu (254.5 seconds) and Lo Chun Hei (271 seconds).

The top performers of this race in advanced class are qualified for the elite class of Hong Kong Trail Orienteering Championships (TempO) this year.

The results and solutions can be downloaded from Y2Y website.

PreO and TempO qualifications are coming

PreO and TempO qualification races will be held next month, held by OAHK and Y2Y respectively. The top performers in these qualification races will be able to participate in the élite class of Hong Kong Trail Orienteering Championship in the corresponding discipline.

Furthermore, due to a typhoon before, Y2Y TrailO League (stage 1) has been postponed to 1st September and is now reopen for registration. If you are interested you can sign up even if you haven’t sign up before.

The calendar of this site has been updated.