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New Competition: The Neil Shield and Rayney Trophy

Show Profile  Neil K Posted: 21 October 2005, 8:02 AM  
The Neil Shield (Junior Men) and Rayney Trophy (Junior Woman) is the Ranfurly Shield of orienteering.

0. Neil has the ability to interpret and change rules as he sees fit. You are welcome to discuss any matter, but his decisions are overiding.
1. Challengers must beat holder twice in a row to win the shield.
2. If two challengers beat holder twice at the same time, the new holder is the winner of the last race.
3. Once a new holder is found a challenger must then beat the new holder twice more.
4. A holder can enter their normal age A grade or consult with the D Squad coach to run another eg elites. If running out of age grade than it must be publicised to challengers appropriately.
5. Whenever the "Orienteering Today" magazine arrives in my mail box the current holders of the shield will receive the magazine to keep as reward for their status.
6. The holder will be open to challenges from all Juniors (of the same sex) on their course regardless of grade entered.
7. The shield and trophy will be contested at all NZ A-Grade event, OY's, secondary school champs and any other event the D Squad coach wishes eg camp champs, trials.
8. If a holder does not enter/start two A-grade events in a row then it will be deemed a loss to everyone who did race. This rule only applies to A-grade events, not OYs.
9. If the holder loses the shield through not starting, the new holder is the challenger who has done the best in the last race in the same age grade as the holder.
10. The inaugural holders will be the winners of the M/W18A grade on Saturday of the Auckland Champs 2005.

Show Profile  Jamie Posted: 21 October 2005, 10:01 AM  
Suggested rule bro...

11. Any holder who is aged 20 on the 31st of December cedes the shield/trophy and it lies vacant until the the next A grade event.

Good idea man.

Show Profile  Neil K Posted: 21 October 2005, 10:34 AM  
Yip, Rule 11 it is then.

Show Profile  fraser Posted: 21 October 2005, 12:42 PM  
Sounds like a good plan. Wouldn't it be better to name the Shield and Trophy after a good orienteer though?

Show Profile  Dave Barr Posted: 21 October 2005, 12:54 PM  
Yeah, but it is kind of appropriate to have it named after the guy with the record for the longest time spent in the D-Squad.

Show Profile  Jamie Posted: 21 October 2005, 1:22 PM  
Glad to see you haven't lost your timing Dave... and hope its transferred to your golf swing ;-)

Show Profile  Greg Posted: 21 October 2005, 4:30 PM  
How about some odds from our President Gambler, or Trophy instergator?

Alastair Long
Erik Andersson
Ciaran Murphy
Daniel Barnfield
Matthew Ng-Wai Shing
Simon Bloomberg

Amber Morrison
Tineke Berthelsen

I'll put a fiva on Matthew Ng-Wai Shing if he is at long odds.

Show Profile  Martin Posted: 21 October 2005, 4:52 PM  
amber is trying to change to w21e for saturday

but it hasnt happened yet

This message was edited by Martin on 21 October 2005, 6:05 PM

Show Profile  addison Posted: 21 October 2005, 5:03 PM  
Matthew Ng-Wai Shing, sounds foreign he must be good! Hit me with that bet.

Thanks Martin for informing us of that, dont know what on earth I would have done without knowing that vital piece of information. You just ruined the betting on the womans grade thanks.

I will put a fiva on Tineke Berthelsen now that the betting on this grade has been totally ruined.

Show Profile  Greg Posted: 21 October 2005, 5:13 PM  
Neil does the holder have to be a member of a New Zealand club and/or can a visitor win it (either way would it make a difference depending on how long they are in NZ for?)

This message was edited by Greg on 21 October 2005, 6:15 PM

Show Profile  addison Posted: 21 October 2005, 5:17 PM  
Do score events count? and if so does that include party score events?

Maybe there could be a Neil-Shield for EXTREME GAMES (round 2 and beyond). Shotgun making rules up!

Show Profile  Neil K Posted: 21 October 2005, 5:41 PM  
NZ club members only, doesn't matter how long a foreigner is here, but good luck to them with Winston looking after their affiars.

Show Profile  Martin Posted: 21 October 2005, 8:12 PM  
Daniel for the initial shield win.

Simon J earning the shield on monday after long & sprint.

Show Profile  thomasr Posted: 26 October 2005, 8:10 AM  
ciaran actually won it first

Show Profile  Neil K Posted: 27 October 2005, 6:55 AM  
The first winner of the "shield" was Cairan Murphy of the Counties Manukau Club. Cairan had a great run in the technical Waiuku Forest to outwit his opponents. Tineke Berthelsen of the Rotorua Orienteering Club dominated the Womans Trophy. It is fair to say Tineke was so convincingly favourite many of the opposition were too scared even to race.

Whilst Tineke's hold on the Trophy is still strong, the competitive Mens grade saw young Auckland man Simon Jager, earn the trophy with two great runs on Sunday and Monday. Congratulations Simon.

Show Profile  Jamie Posted: 27 October 2005, 7:18 AM  
Whats it look like this trophy? Didn't see it being paraded at the weekend.

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