Monday, 24 December 2012

Points Competition - mid-season league tables released

We've just released the mid-year Top 10 standings in the club Points Competition - you can find them on the Results page.

Points are allocated to each qualifying combination of horse and rider, and tallied by class over each ride the combination enters. To qualify the combination must complete the course without elimination or vet-out, and the rider must be a club member. You'll note that some combinations have points in more than one class. Points accumulated in a class only count towards that class.

Points are awarded for distance and if there are more than four starters in a class, bonus points are awarded for place getters. At designated "Premier Points" rides additional bonus points are available.

The winning combination in each class is recognised at the end of season prize giving.

Take a look at the mid-season standings and plan the rest of your season.

Battle Hill Photos and Results now available

After a morning spent nursing the upload to completion, the Battle Hill photos are now online and available through the photos page. The upload kept stalling and it took half a dozen restarts and a search for missing images and duplicates to finally get the job done.

First an apology - I must have bumped the camera settings early in the walk, and usually I'd notice and fix it after only a few shots, but for some reason I didn't check for ages. Consequently, the images up to and including Yellow 1 and 2 were shot at a much slower shutter speed and consequently a much softer focus than I usually like, and I've discarded quite a few that were just out-right blurry. Definitely a "bugger!" moment.

What I've kept look OK on a screen, and there's still at least a shot or two of everyone I saw, but some shots may not stand up to being printed without some post-processing work to sharpen, so just keep that in mind if you're looking to print.

After that, things went better but I was too late back out on the course after strapping to be able to catch the early starters for a second attempt. So, I'll hope to do better at Pikarere and look forward to seeing you all there.

Also just to hand the finalised results. Unfortunately we've had to make a correction to 6th placing in the Intermediate 1 due to an arithmetic error on the day. We only pick these things up when the results are distributed to your committee for checking and we're trying to contact the affected riders. Again, our apologies for this error.

So with that it's time for everyone to take a well earned break.

Do have a safe and happy Xmas and come back refreshed and champing at the bit for the next half of WATRC's 2012/13 season in January.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Waitarere Photos posted to Flickr ...

... and our Photos page updated with a link to the set as usual, although judging by the overnight stats a few folk have found it already ;-)

Now a little breather until Battle Hill before we take a break for Xmas.

See you there.