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in: 2019 CMOUSA Corn Maze Champs (Sep 1, 2019 - Sunderland, MA, US)

Aug 11, 2019 5:01 PM # 
This year's far-out groovy CMOUSA championships may turn out to have an additional twist. In addition to the usual afternoon/evening events at Mike's Maze (presumably sprint/long/trail-o/night), we're in negotiations to have an additional race earlier in the day, at a location TBD, somewhere in... well, probably Massachusetts. And it may not happen at all. The Trail-O part is likely to be replaced with... something different. Maybe somethhing equally nerdy like Corn-ARDF.

For those interested in attending, sign up here, and indicate if you're planning to attend the morning part, or the Mike's part, or both. No obligation if you sign up for something and then change your mind later. Entry fees will be $10 for the morning event, $20 for the afternoon evening, or $30 for everything, payable on arrival.

Exact times/locations will be posted when we nail them down. We will be as flexible as we can when accommodating people's schedule constraints (as we have been in the past).

Please provide the following information by posting to this thread (or if you would prefer not to post to this thread, then email the info to
- Name
- Age
- Gender
- SI number (if you don't have an SI e-punch stick, you can borrow one)
- Club
- e-mail
- Morning or Mike's or both

It's all about serious competition! It's all about rigorous scientific measurement of results! It's all about fun! Runnning around in the corn!
(Except it's not going to be in Vermont.)
Aug 13, 2019 9:44 PM # 
Ben Gallup
"both" (definitely evening, probably morning)

Aug 13, 2019 9:45 PM # 
Keith Durand
Aug 13, 2019 11:46 PM # 
Morse clan coming. Will get clarification & details to you soonish...
Aug 14, 2019 3:12 AM # 
dam. the presence of BG makes me consider changing my plans.
Aug 15, 2019 10:56 AM # 
Kristin Hall
kristinandy95 at gmail
both, unless morning is really far west
Aug 16, 2019 3:24 PM # 
This year's maze
Aug 16, 2019 4:58 PM # 
Will Swampfox show up for that?
Aug 17, 2019 11:43 PM # 
Bridget Hall
behall1214 at gmail
Whatever my mom does cause she's my ride :)
Aug 18, 2019 4:52 PM # 
Pia W:
Tor Webb, M9, 8121409
Lukas Webb, M9, 8121309
Pia Webb, F48, 7109280
Mark Webb, M54, 7976289

piakivisakk at yahoo

Likely only the maze at Mike's as half our crew is not ready for standard difficulty courses in the woods, but a little dependent on the location of the morning event.
Aug 18, 2019 9:38 PM # 
Alex and Ed are in!

Alex: 7003103, F35, CSU
Ed: 8675309, M35, CSU

We'll do both, depending on what the morning is...
Aug 18, 2019 10:19 PM # 
sunday? probably in for both. Pavlina and Vladimir too. perhaps other BG's. working on it. will email details.
Aug 18, 2019 11:13 PM # 
Assuming we can overcome a very jet-lagged return to east coast a few hours before school starts earlier that week (hey, at least 2 of 3 of us are actually making it to the first day of school), all 4 Campbells are in for some version of both events.

Tori: 887674, F45, NEOC
Jon: 887684, M45, NEOC
Anna: 2056699, F14, NEOC
Pete: 346853, M12, NEOC

vjhcampb at post dot harvard dot edu

I think this might actually be our very first CMOUSA champs.
Aug 19, 2019 12:55 AM # 
Negotiations not having progressed as well as I had hoped, I'm pulling the plug on the other corn maze for earlier in the day, so it's just Mike's for this event. We may be able to arrange a second corn maze event later in the season, however.
Aug 19, 2019 3:36 AM # 
Julia Doubson
Aug 19, 2019 11:55 AM # 
Jenny, Ed's got your number
Aug 19, 2019 2:25 PM # 
Keegan Harkavy
Aug 19, 2019 10:21 PM # 
Phil Bricker

Adam Caplan-Bricker
Aug 24, 2019 3:20 PM # 
Barb Bryant, F55, NEOC, SI card TBD
David Yee, M55, NEOC, SI card TBD
CRLS student 1, teen, NEOC, SI card TBD
CRLS student 2, teen, NEOC, SI card TBD
Aug 24, 2019 5:10 PM # 
Guy Olsen
Aug 25, 2019 7:42 PM # 
IF only:
Ian Finlayson, M45, 224031, NEOC
Wendy Johnecheck, W45, 504003, NEOC
Mori Finlayson, M14, 2068566, NEOC
As corn maze newbees, we assume we can get split starts to watch our 6-year old?
Also, we're not ready for the night-O yet, but the afternoon and dinner sounds great.
Aug 25, 2019 8:28 PM # 
Split starts no problem. Schedule coming shortly, first event probably starting at 3:30.
Aug 26, 2019 1:09 AM # 
I am a relative Maize-O neophyte, having been to just two such events, only one of which included a night-O, so you experts step in if you think I am out of line in suggesting to Ian Wendy and Mori that they are all absolutely positively "ready" for a any kind of Corn-O including night O. At least from an orienteering perspective. The maize maze environment is so constrained, that it's pretty much guaranteed that no one will get in any type of big trouble or be out there for an outrageously long time. Of course one can become quite confused but you won't ever be more than a couple of hundred meters from safety.

On the other hand, if the lack of readiness comes from a family constraint (little kid needs to be in bed, etc. etc.), far be it from me to interfere with those considerations.
Aug 26, 2019 1:57 AM # 
Assuming the weather is okay, my sister will be there to watch my girls (2 and 5). I'm sure she's be happy to help watch one or two more kids if that would help.
Aug 26, 2019 2:56 AM # 
Pink Socks:
Of course one can become quite confused but you won't ever be more than a couple of hundred meters from safety.

From 2011 in MA. And 2014 in CA.
Aug 26, 2019 2:26 PM # 
Yes, the night-O is appropriate for anybody, because we can make accommodations and you need do only as much as you like. We can discuss if you're interested.

The 2011 incident in Danvers MA... I talked to Mike about that, and he knows the proprietor, and... he suggested that since any publicity is good publicity, maybe the whole thing was... well...

I mean, forget the maze, you're in a cornfield, and corn is planted in rows, so if it's really important to get out, it's not very hard. Although that 63 acre maze in CA, that really is pretty big.
Aug 27, 2019 12:13 AM # 
IF only:
Many thanks for the entertaining (and informative) answers. The night-O aversion is probably mostly mine, but I will use the 6 year's bedtime as a convenient excuse:-)
Aug 27, 2019 12:17 AM # 
Clinton Morse

Ellen Morse

Anna Morse
needs loaner

Sarah Torrey
probably shadowing Anna

possibly another friend of Anna's
Aug 29, 2019 3:33 AM # 
Overall schedule has been posted in the event announcement. Start list for the first two events will be posted Friday night (well, that's what I'm aiming for, at least).
Aug 29, 2019 4:15 AM # 
An email has been sent to all entrants (or in some cases to the head of the group). If you think you entered but you didn't get an email, first check your spam folder, and then let me know so I can get you added. We can also still accept a few more entries in case anyone else can make it.
Aug 31, 2019 11:44 AM # 
Start list has been emailed to all participants, check your spam folder and then let me know if you didn't get it.
Sep 2, 2019 11:46 PM # 
Splits have been posted. Overall results were... based on just the Sprint and Classic results, with a little fudging to deal with the people who failed to punch the first control in the Classic, and aren't really all that important. But the medalists, who received theme-appropriate prizes were:
1st: Keegan Harkavy and Julia Doubson (both underage, and the prizes were... well, never mind)
2nd: Ethan Childs and Bridget Hall
3rd: Joe Brautigam and Pavlina Brautigam

Despite the anxieties of the course setter, in my opinion as a participant this was an excellent maze with excellent course setting. As meet director, I apologize for the results spasticity at the event, but at least everything was salvageable after the fact.
Sep 2, 2019 11:47 PM # 
Pictures and course maps coming fairly soon.
Sep 3, 2019 12:51 AM # 
Thanks JJ and everyone that helped make for another memorable event. I'm already training for next year.
Sep 3, 2019 3:45 AM # 
Some photos of the ARDF from Gail Richardson here.
(I think. If that link works, other people may be able to add pictures to that album as well.)
Sep 3, 2019 10:53 AM # 
The courses:

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