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.

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.

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.

Y2Y TrailO League 2018 will be held from August to October this year

Y2Y will organise “SPORTident Y2Y Park-O” with 10 sprint competitions in total to celebrate 10 year anniversary of the club. 3 of these competitions will be held together with TrailO TempO, Y2Y TrailO League, with the following details:

Stage 1: 11th August Lai Chi Kok Park (Park-O stage 6)
Stage 2: 9th September Tin Shui Wai Park (Park-O stage 8) (qualification event of Hong Kong Trail Orienteering Championships (TempO))
Stage 3: 13th October North District Park (Park-O stage 9)

There will be 3 to 4 time stations in each competition, with 4 time controls each.

Park-O will be held immediately after TempO, participants may run a Park-O after completing TempO.

The competitions are divided into advanced (A) and beginner (B) classes, entry system has now opened, event details may be read at the official website. The fee of each competition is HK$80 (advanced) / $70 (beginner), $20 discount in total will be given if all 3 competitions are entered at the same time. Please register and come, and don’t forget to register also for SPORTident Y2Y Park-O” stages 5 to 10, and buy a contact-free SIAC control card at a discount price $490 at the same time.