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Discussion: Thank you "Queen of the Hills" Volunteers and Participants

in: DVOA Queen of the Hills 2-day NRE Classic (Nov 4–5 - Newark, DE, US)

Nov 6, 2023 1:10 AM # 
Thank you to everyone who made the "Queen of the Hills" Orienteering Weekend so fantastic! Beautiful weather, great courses, and lasting friendships made it a memorable weekend.
It was an exciting two days of racing across multiple age groups, open classes, and recreational courses! Thank you to all the participants for joining our event. We were thrilled to have each one of you here!
A HUGE thank you to all the volunteers who made this event possible! This was my first time directing an event, and it wouldn't have been possible without all of you:
Meet Team Leaders:
Event Advisor – Mary Frank
Course Advisor – Ralph Tolbert and Wyatt Riley
Course Setters – Sergey Ryzhkov - Iron Hill (Saturday, November 4) and Bob Agosta - Fair Hill (Sunday, November 5)
Registrar – Janet Tryson
Course Vetters – Glen Tryson
Arena and Equipment Manager - Ron Bortz ( Dave Morgan and Dan Mayland are helpers)
Awards – Angelica Riley
Start Team – Tim Walsh and Ron Wood
Results- Vadim Masalkov
Parking - Jim Eageton, Kyle Sullivan
Refreshments – Svetlana and Nikolay Frolenko
Photography - Julie Keim
Announcer - Greg Balter
Map Production - Fred Kruesi
Marketing/Social Media - Oriana Riley
Website - Janet Tryson
Permits - Mary Frank
Controls Pick up Leader - Patrick Shannon
Information/Registration - Patty Carrigan
Closing Drop off and Pick up - Brannan Hall and Breadly Hall
Enormous appreciation goes to Dave Morgan and Dave Smith for their assistance with orienteering on the course.
A big THANK YOU to many more volunteers!
CONGRATULATIONS to William Hawkins and Tatiana Rvacheva for being named King and Queen (Winners of M 21 and F 21), and to Collin Thompson and Lily Addicott for being named Prince and Princess (Winners of M 20 and F 20)!
Angelica Riley , “Queen of the Hills” Meet Director
Nov 6, 2023 1:13 AM # 
A big thank you to all the volunteers! The courses and maps were great. Standouts include the refreshments, the music on Saturday and announcing on Sunday, and the edible awards. And of course the weather but DVOA can’t really take credit for that. ;-)
Nov 6, 2023 1:34 AM # 
THANK YOU all the volunteers and DVOA for hosting a(nother) really great event! Thanks for having it as close to QOC turf as you could; we appreciate it. It's great to have such a great club so close. See you again at Mid-Atlantic Champs.
Nov 6, 2023 2:01 AM # 
It was a wonderful weekend and a wonderfully-hosted event. Thank you to everyone who has a part in it! And please share who your weather coordinator is…might have to offer them a contract for the next big event!
Nov 6, 2023 5:19 AM # 
Thanks to Angelica and all of the volunteers for a fantastic and fun weekend!
Nov 6, 2023 7:09 AM # 
Much appreciation to Angelica and the entire event staff for a most enjoyable weekend! (Fair Hill control #45 notwithstanding ;-) )

It was a fitting way to wrap-up an exceptional year of NRE-level orienteering in North America!
Nov 6, 2023 7:54 AM # 
Thank you for using Attack Point to keep the rest of the world informed about your beautiful event.
And thank you Angelica for thanking your volunteers by the tasks they were doing.
Do you know how difficult it is for a club thinking of hosting an NRE to find a list of all the jobs that should be done in preparing for and hosting such an event.?
You'd think there would be a template right there ready for a club to fill in. Well there wasn't until your list came along.
Nov 6, 2023 3:45 PM # 
Thanks to everyone who made this wonderful event happen! It was such a fun weekend.
Nov 7, 2023 11:24 PM # 
Great event. Thank you DVOA. Nailed all the important things, and lots of attention to the little details.

Things I particularly liked:
-good hang-out spots with above-the-norm refreshments
-the event swag string bag
-well printed maps with full legends and attention to all the peripheral information. At different scales appropriate to the course.
-lots o'results: printed, QR code on map, online, on monitors.
-great weather
-no shuttle bus backlog
Nov 8, 2023 11:34 PM # 
Yep - thoroughly enjoyed these competitions as a visitor from afar! Thanks a lot to everyone involved in the organization! Only downside was that "feet", as expected, was a bit too fast for my taste - just like he was almost 20 years ago when I first competed against him in California.
Nov 11, 2023 1:35 AM # 
This was a fantastic meet! Thank you so much to the entire team for putting it on. I absolutely loved the venue on the second day; it had exceptional terrain diversity.

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