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2014 Troll Cup A-meet

Townsend State Forest, Townsend MA
November 8-9, 2014

NEOC is proud to invite you to the premiere fall orienteering event in New England: 2014 Troll Cup A-meet, on November 8-9, 2014 in Townsend, MA!  The Troll Cup will be a national meet with two days of classic length courses.  We will be orienteering on a brand new map of Townsend State Forest made by Marcello Pradel.  The fall leaves will have just fallen off the branches, and the conditions will be perfect at the height of the fall orienteering season. 

A dedicated team of club members has been hard at work producing this A-meet.  The 2014 Troll Cup continues a long tradition of the NEOC Troll Cup - an event series that has its roots in the very early days of the club.  All courses and age groups will be featured, and the event will also host a Trail-O competition set by Mika Latva-Kokko.

The first day of competition will have classic length courses with standard interval starts, but day 2 will have a chase start: the winner of the course from Day 1 will start first, and all competitors will start behind the winner with the same time back as their difference in finish times from the first day.  The first one to cross the finish line wins, and the chase offers even more excitement and intensity than the standard A-meet.

teardrop bannerfeather bannerThe Board seeks artwork for an outdoor sail banner to promote the New England Orienteering Club. One design will be chosen by the Board of Directors. The winning designer gets a free one-year family membership.

Download these templates and base your design on one of them: teardrop or feather.
NEOC Troll graphics are available for download: scanned Troll as .gif | "vectorized" Troll as Illustrator file.

Designs may be submitted in any form. If you're working in Illustrator or Photoshop (or similar), please follow the guidelines of the banner vendor. A winning design in another form will be rendered in Illustrator for you.

Direct questions and design submissions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before September 26, 2014.

epunchingSunday's Northfield Mountain meet was visited by reporter David Rainville from The Recorder of Greenfield. See his article, Getting My Bearings.

New England Orienteering Club
Annual General Members Meeting & Picnic
June 8, 2014   Houghton's Pond, Milton MA
Held in conjunction with O-meet

Everyone is invited to orienteer and picnic. NEOC members can elect new members of the club's Board of Directors.

Check the schedule listing for June 8 for details of the picnic/barbeque and meeting, including time and what to bring. It's a great chance to relax after orienteering, enjoy good food and company.

The election will fill five positions on the Board of Directors. At this time there are five candidates for those positions. If you or someone you know would consider serving on the board contact Jim Paschetto, head of the 2014 Nominating Committee.

juniorteam2014 thumbA drive is on to raise funds to help send 16 members of the US Junior Team to the 2014 Junior World Championships in Bulgaria.

To contribute (and claim your perk), visit the campaign page on Indiegogo.

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