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Discussion: Oceania 2019

in: TheInvisibleLog; TheInvisibleLog > 2017-05-04

May 5, 2017 4:44 AM # 
And perfect 1.01m boulders for the trail-o..
May 5, 2017 5:03 AM # 
I don't think that is on the program. But yes, the road and the wall of boulders would lend itself...
May 5, 2017 8:10 AM # 
Is now the time to remind you to re-read your notes from the last major carnival you helped run...
May 5, 2017 8:23 AM # 
Notes from the past TWO major carnivals you helped run....
May 5, 2017 10:33 AM # 
I read those notes and kept out of the Ballarat carnival. I am resolute in not putting my hand up as organiser for Oceania. This work is just in capacity as disinterested bush-O convener. We need to submit venues as part of a submission to the IOF (Regional Champs). I am proposing we ask for volunteer organisers, and when no-one puts their hand up, call for tenders. I think there are at least two people out there who will be interested at that stage.
Two interesting observations:
1. Regional Champs require IOF approval. That means the maps need to be according to the new specification. Rowdy Flat cannot be legibly mapped with the new specification. You can probably add maps such as Petticoat Gully and Creswick to the list. The IOF has ignored our national suggestion that an international specification should provide international utility. Apparently its ok as long as you can map glacial terrain.
2. I can't confirm it on the OA website, but I think we have Easter in 2020. Where? Last two major carnivals will have been NE, Ballarat, Bendigo. Whats left? I am leaning to suggesting Castlemaine. Its an opportunity to update three maps around the town. Wedderburn is a possibility, but would require more mapping.
May 5, 2017 11:42 AM # 
Don't run an Oceania. It's a stupidly small region. Run an Asia-Pacific carnival instead.
May 5, 2017 12:07 PM # 
I will not be running either. Oceania is just a competition between your lot and our lot over a couple of WOC spots.
May 5, 2017 12:53 PM # 
I don't have the list handy either, but I'm pretty sure that Victoria's involvement in Oceania 2019 is a replacement for its next Easter, and that Victoria's next carnival would be the 2021 nationals.
May 5, 2017 1:25 PM # 
Uncle JiM:
Vic's next Easter was going to be 2018, but when Tas lost there Easter (2017) they then got Vic's spot, and we picked up Oceania.
May 5, 2017 11:40 PM # 
Its real hard to find such info on the OA web site.
One extra year. M65. Too old to organise.
May 8, 2017 12:22 AM # 
The IOF application has already been submitted for Oceania 2019, with Vic holding Oceania middle/long (all that OV was willing to do) in NE Victoria and the rest of the carnival hosted by ACT (although they will need help) around Cootamundra/Wagga...

Major events forward planning schedule was distributed at OA conference but may not have made it on to the OA website. I'll send it to you!
May 8, 2017 1:22 AM # 
Clever ploy to arrange plenty of cracks for things to fall between. Joining sprint courses together to make a long on Rowdy Flat, so as to allow 1:5000, is a master-stroke.
May 8, 2017 2:56 AM # 
I couldn't participate in a long course at Rowdy Flat. The four hour time limit on course closure would not be enough for me.

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