Gnarliness values are used in the rankings process to assess
the relative difficulty of each course.
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2002 Gnarliness Values
2001 Gnarliness Values
Ranking Series Information
- Open to all orienteers living in the USOF Pacific Region
for more than 6 months of the calendar year.
- One must participate in at least 4 events in the same category
(exception noted under Ranking Notes) within the calendar year
to be ranked. Participation is defined as running a course, or
being the meet director or course setter for a Pacific Region
- Ranking is for individuals only, no groups.
- The A-meet event results will be based on only the Pacific
Region participants (i.e. results from non-resident participants
- The Iteration
Ranking Method will be used to compute ranking points for
each event, and each participant will then be placed in their
designated category. The IRM was developed by Wyatt Riley and
similar to that used by USOF.
- Interim results will be published by e-mail at times during
the year. Any corrections to interim information will be corrected
in the next publication.
- All A-meets in the region are automatically included in the
series. In addition, each club in the region may have one B-meet
day or weekend in the series.
J-Juniors (under age 21)
A-Adults (any age)
V-Veterans (age 50 and over)
White: F-J, M-J, F/M-A
Yellow: F-J, M-J, F/M-A
Orange: F-J, M-J, F-A, M-A
Brown: F-J, M-J, F-A, M-A, F-V, M-V
Green: F-J, M-J, F-A, M-A, F-V, M-V
Red: F-A, M-J, M-A
Required information from each ranking event that must be sent
to Pacific Rankings Coordinator:
- Course time limit
- Course setter(s)
- Meet director
Results must list:
- Competitor's name
- Time in hh:mm:ss
If you know someone does not meet the Pacific Region residency
requirement, please remove them from the results you provide.
- The following will be counted as the time limit +20 minutes:
- DNF - did not finish
- MSP - mispunch
- SPW - sporting withdrawal
- DSQ - disqualified
- OVT - overtime
- Meet organizers (meet director, course setter) get a credit
day. A credit day is the average of one's ranking points over
all one's results. A credit day is used in the situation where
one has 2 or 3 event results and needs the credit to reach the
4 event minimum for ranking. A DNF, MSP, SPW, or DSQ will be
used before a credit day.
- Course Level Exception: If your usual course level (brown,
blue usually) isn't offered and you participate in a course level
one step from it, then at the end of the year it will be used
if required to meet minimum number of meets. A note to the Rankings
coordinator in these instances will ensure the day is credited
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- The four event minimum is designed to encourage travel between
- Groups won't be tracked because it is difficult to ensure
that the group members are identical at each event.