Canada is reigning champion, has a 15-4 all time record against the US, and is hosting this year. The US won three times in row from 2010-2014. What country will win the 20th edition of the BK Cup?
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I think it will be a well-matched battle on the men's side, but Canada's depth on the women's side looks to be giving the host country the edge. But we'll see! Looking forward to some great racing this week.
As a member of both national associations I say best wishes to both teams. There will be the best depth ever on both sides.
Because finishing times don't matter so much as what order they finish in I agree that it should be very closely matched with the teams' third, fourth and fifth place orienteers making the difference. Why fourth and fifth place when only three count? Those persons can really knock down the other team's points by finishing ahead of their third or even second orienteer.
I cringe for the relay team selectors because they will feel the pressure. Choosing your nation's top team will be crucial. There are so many points available for that win! Which nation wins the relay will have a big advantage to win the BK Cup with the winner having a 176% point advantage over second while the individual races have only about a 114% advantage for finishing first over second.
Any live coverage of the NAOC Long? ;)
Only ringside seats available.
IOF probably wants live results for the regional champs, for sure for next time. Live TV no, but most other stuff of WCs.
AT&T will gladly accept a few $MM contribution from this "International Orienteering Federation" for impovements to its capital infrastructure in the Truckee/Tahoe area.
Highly unofficially, based on my memory of the middle results (should have taken a picture) and the posted long results, I believe the BK points currently stand at USA 186 CAN 216. A meaningful advantage but one that could easily be erased tomorrow if the relay goes well for the US teams.
(ETA: well, maybe not easily - CAN has more depth entered on the women's side, which is behind more than all of the current Canadian lead, and will presumably make a blowout US victory in the relay including both genders an uphill climb.)
Race - Can / USA
Long - 108 / 91
Middle - 98 / 103 ... 206 / 194
This is what I get...
Race - CAN/USA
Long - 108 / 91
Middle - 108 / 99
TOT - 216 / 190
I have done the math but Guy, did you include Emma and the other juniors in the calculations for the middle?
I know I included Emma's top placing but not any effects of other juniors. Probably Hammer has the tally right - his CAN numbers for each race match mine.
There are definitely other juniors that affect the results as well
Relay just started. Can anyone post final teams?
Tundra/Desert: Hopefully someday Northern California's digital infrastructure can catch up to the Latvia's of the world.
Juniors only count in BK scoring if they're running the same courses as M/F-21+; I would only expect that in the Sprint.
EDIT: Ok, I see what you're saying; Emma, Tyra & Leif also contributed to BK scoring for the Middle. My bad for not looking at course results...
These are the BK points after the Relay:
Eric Kemp 22
Damian Konotopetz 16
Adam Woods 13
Emily Kemp 22
Louise Oram 19
Tori Owen 16
Morten Jørgensen 25
Gregory Ahlswede 19
Anton Salmenkylä 10
Alison Crocker 25
Alison Campbell 8
Tori Borish 4
Eric Kemp 19
Leif Blake 16
Robert Graham 13
Emma Waddington 25
Kendra Murray 19
Louise Oram 16
Anton Salmenkylä 25
Gregory Ahlswede 22
Eric Bone 7
Alison Crocker 22
Tyra Christopherson 13
Tori Borish 10
Canada M 30
Canada M 0
Canada F 30
Canada F 20
USA M 50
USA M 20
USA F 50
USA F 10
Nev, yes I will take Latvia any day... once all the capitalists move there. But then it will become another place regularfolk can't afford. A conundrum.
Could you perhaps include the names of those who didn't score points...but contributed to the point totals by placing ahead of the top 3 from the other country? Would be cool to give them recognition for their contributions too (since their races help their country).
The forest was not kind to Canada today - 10 points certainly lost to impalement on the men's side (one can only hope Colin has been patched up and will be fine - word in the arena was only that he'd been transported to hospital) and likely a 40 point advantage to the US from Pia twisting her ankle and more than losing the lead Emma handed off to her. Of course, tough forests are part of the sport so kudos to those who got through their legs uninjured.
Anyway, the shoe is now on the other foot regarding which nation faces an uphill battle. The news that Alison Crocker won't run the sprint tomorrow opens things up slightly but there are lots of people, male and female, including juniors, with the speed to if not necessarily contend for sprint medals or score points for their own country, then at least have an impact on the placing/points for some of their opposite numbers. Advantage USA but tomorrow will still be exciting on BK cup grounds as on others.
I assume the second US women's team finished inside the time limit? (they were looking likely to when I left). With Ali not running tomorrow (and with Emma counting for senior points as well as junior), the difference between a 14- and 24-point lead could be pretty important.
Yes, Angelica finished well within the time limit.
@Suzanne: Non-scoring contributors (all Canada)
Pia Blake 0
Kendra Murray 0
Emma Sherwood 0
[Allison Campbell 8]
Carol Walker 0
Jennifer Mackeigan 0
Finley Brandreth 0
[Tori Borish 4]
Michael Svoboda 0
Brian May 0
Graeme Rennie 0
[Eric Bone 7]
Has anyone done the Future Champions Cup numbers? I'd like to double check mine with someone else.
What I have is:
After long: 93 for Canada / 96 for USA
After middle: 177 total for Canada / 203 total for USA (84 for Canada / 107 for USA)
After relay: 297 total for Canada / 303 total for USA (120 for Canada / 100 for USA)
Guy Olsen had the same scores in the Future Champions Cup thread, so that's encouraging.
Really good that there's a viable competition that both sides can win!
Oops, missed that thread. Thanks Boris!
Damian Konotopetz 25
Graeme Rennie 16
Jan Eric Naess 13
Emily Kemp 22
Louise Oram 16
Tori Owen 10
Gregory Ahlswede 22
Anton Salmenkylä 19
Will Enger 9
Tori Borish 25
Tyra Christopherson 19
Siri Christopherson 13
Way to go Damian! Great to see him bouncing back after some rough races.
Thanks for posting, Vladimir.
And congrats to the USA team for reclaiming the BK Cup!
Word is the FC cup is also heading the same way but its is higher math than I am qualified for.
Woo! Thanks much for the update! Good job to all!!
Whoa, epic! Props to Tori for coming up big when it counts!
It’s official bk and future champs cup are going back to US. The relay was awesome very fun courses in general.
Awesome! Congrats to all the athletes, Canadian and American! And many props to those athletes based in Europe for making it all the way to the Yukon to race. It’s been fun to watch from afar.
Congrats to everyone! It sounds like it was a tough match-up between two competitive countries. I am a little biased, though...I'm glad both cups are coming back to the US!
FC scoring should be easier than BK, because only juniors count (no need to worry about juniors running same courses as adults). There is a bit more math, because -18 & -20 are in separate classes.
Excuse my ignorance. It is pretty obvious what the term 'props' is supposed to mean but could someone tell me what is it's origin? I have never heard it used except in the theatrical context such as the stage props were wonderful or as in 'they propped up the corpse'.
Urban dictionary says it is short for proper respect. Slang originating in the 1980s.
Congrats, cheers, three cheers, kudos and now even props to the teams, the organizers and all involved. It was an exciting BK Cup competition. Thanks to Hammer and others for building a lot of interest through Attack Point.
Congratulations to the US! Exciting battle that could have gone either way. This is a really fun part of NAOC.
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