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June 2018

Sardinia National Meet

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Sardinia County Forest, 11372 Genesee Rd.
East Concord, NY 14055 United States
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$10 - $15

National Ranking Event A National orienteering meet featuring multiple courses and a map scale of 1:10,000 in 5 colors.  Although this is a national meet and a ranking event the meet features courses for the beginner or advanced orienteer. Courses  white (beginner) yellow (advanced beginner) orange (intermediate) green (advanced short) red (advanced) blue and brown may compete on red and orange respectively Registration Registration is $15 for non-club members and $10 for club members. Pre-registration is available online here.  See…

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Chestnut Ridge 5 Mile Trail Run

June 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Chestnut Ridge Park – Newton Entrance, 6317 Newton Rd.
Orchard Park, NY 14127 United States
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$10.00

No orienteering, just a trail run around the boundary of Chestnut Ridge Park. Register at the shelter nearest the Newton Road entrance from 5:30 pm-6:15 pm. No T-shirt, just running. Starting time for the race is 6:30pm. Pizza and drinks afterwards, with entry. To register fill out this form and mail or bring on the day of the run. Email the Meet Director: Patty Lyons, or call her at (716) 652-8727 if you have any questions. Otherwise, just show up.…

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July 2018

Open Board Meeting & Picnic

July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Chestnut Ridge Park – Newton Entrance, 6317 Newton Rd.
Orchard Park, NY 14127 United States
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All Buffalo Orienteering Club members are invited to attend the July board meeting at Chestnut Ridge Park. We will meet at Shelter #21, near the Newton Road entrance. Hot dogs and veggie burgers will be served at 6:30, with the meeting beginning at 7:00pm. Please RSVP to Rob and bring a dish to share. There will not be an orienteering activity, just an opportunity to learn more about the Club and what it takes to keep it going. We are…

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August 2018

CANCELLED: Ellicottville Adventure Run and Hike

August 25
CCC Camp Seneca

DUE TO UNEXPECTED CIRCUMSTANCES THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2018 In Orienteering parlance, this is a Score-O / Mini-Rogaine lasting your choice of a 3-hour or 6-hour time limit. In everyday language, this is an opportunity to run or hike using a map to find numerous "flag" controls placed over a large area. Locate however many you desire in any order within your pre-chosen time limit. It's a great format for both hard-core competition and casual family hiking. Our…

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September 2018

Learn and Practice: Knox Farm

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Knox Farm State Park, 437 Buffalo Road
East Aurora, NY 14052 United States
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$10

The day starts at 10:00 am with a 60-minute non-competitive training, learning and educational event for any experience level, for walkers or runners, individuals or families, all ages, featuring a practice course and experienced instructors. Follow the signs to registration near the Milk House, by the main entrance parking lot off Route 16. Questions? Email the Meet Director Linc Blaisdell, or call him at (716) 479-9431. $10 fee includes instruction, 5-color park map and entry into the white course in…

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Orienteering Meet: Knox Farm

September 15 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Knox Farm State Park, 437 Buffalo Road
East Aurora, NY 14052 United States
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$5 - $10

A regular Orienteering event featuring White (Beginner), Yellow (Advanced Beginner) and Orange (Intermediate) courses. Register 10:30 am-11:45 am. Starting times for all the Orienteering courses are 11:00 am-Noon.  Registration and Training 11:00 am-11:45 am. Follow the signs to Registration near the Milk House, by the main entrance parking lot off Route 16. Map scale is 1:10,000 and in 5 colors. $10 fee ($5 members) includes 5-color park map and event entry. Questions? Email the Meet Director: Phil Wolfling or call him…

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Intermediate Training at Sprague Brook Park : Pre-registration required

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sprague Brook Park, 9674 Foote Rd
Glenwood, NY 14069 United States
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The intermediate training session on Saturday, September 22, 2018 will concentrate on teaching those skills that are necessary to progress from the Yellow to the Orange Course and beyond. These skills include pace counting, compass bearings, attack points, using handrails and catching features, contour interpretation, and map simplification. The session will be held from 10 AM to 1 PM at Sprague Brook Park. Follow signs from the park entrance to the meeting place. The session is free but participants must…

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October 2018

Sprint Course: Schoellkopf Scout Camp

October 6 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Schoellokopf Scout Camp, 1373 Burroughs Rd
Cowlesville, NY 14037 United States
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$5 - $10

A regular Orienteering event featuring a Sprint course.  Map scale is 1:10,000 and in 5 colors. Registration is from 9:30 - 10:00 am. Start time for the sprint is 10:00 am. Beginner instruction is available upon request. Questions? Email the Meet Director: Peter Weber, or call him at (716) 634-7021. $10 fee ($5 members and scouts) includes 5-color park map and event entry. If you'd like to participate in the meet that follows the sprint you do not need to…

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Schoellkopf Scout Camp – Score O

October 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Schoellokopf Scout Camp, 1373 Burroughs Rd
Cowlesville, NY 14037 United States
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$5 - $10

This is a Score-O lasting 180 minutes. Numerous controls are placed over a large area. Locate as many you desire in any order within the time limit. It's a great format for hard-core competitors who might finish in less than two hours and for casual hikers who will enjoy the extra time. Map scale is 1:10,000 and in 5 colors. Registration is from 10:30 - 11:00 am. Start time for the Score-O event 11:00 am.  Beginner instruction is available upon…

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Score-O: Hunters Creek Park (Sergeant Mark A. Rademacher Memorial Park)

October 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Hunters Creek Park, 11770Centerline Rd
East Aurora, NY 10452 United States
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$5 - $10

This is a Score-O lasting 180 minutes. Numerous controls are placed over a large area. Locate as many you desire in any order within the time limit. It's a great format for hard-core competitors who might finish in less than two hours and for casual hikers who will enjoy the extra time. Map scale is 1:10,000 and in 5 colors. Register 10:30 am-11:00 am. Starting time is 11:00am. Meet at the Centerline Rd entrance to the park.  Hunters Creek Park…

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  • Information about a specific meet or directions can be obtained by contacting the meet director by phone or email.
    For most meets, registration and beginner instruction begins at 10:00am with starts from 11:00am to Noon, unless noted otherwise below.
  • All participants are required to sign a release waiver.
    Participants under the age of 18 are required to have a waiver signature by a parent. If your parent is not coming to the meet, download the waiver form, sign and bring to the meet.
  • For safety reasons, all participants are required to carry whistles. A limited number are available for rental at meets.
    Follow the orienteering signs at the park entrance to the meet location.
  • Entry fees for all BFLO meets are $5 for current BFLO members or members of any orienteering club.  The fee is $10 for non-members, except as noted for special meets.
  • Groups are very welcome and are charged the above fees for team leader, plus $5 for each additional individual age 11 and older. All members receive their own map if they desire one.
  • Compass rental fee is $2.
  • Entry fees at all events are at the members’ rates for adult-supervised groups of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
    Events are held rain or shine.