Click here for my Tyler Score-O '05 map.
Click here for my Tyler Sprint '05 map.
Weather was rainy and chilly, park was muddy and a bit
green. Each control was worth its number in points, 10
point penalty for each minute overtime. Crop symbol was
out of bounds. River could only be crossed at the
two bridges, use of dams, swimming, etc., all out of
Navigation was fine, speed was probably ok, score-O
strategy wasn't really there. Never saw #13 on the
map. Water got in my map and obliterated the area
around #19, so I had to sort of wing it. Was greedy,
figuring I could get all but #1 and #2 (not seeing
#13), and had to leave #10, #9, and #5. And was a
touch overtime to boot. In retrospect, the obvious
strategy was to drop #19 and collect the 24 points
at the top instead, but I am a terrible judge of
what I can do in my remaining time.
In most score O's, you can get them all, or drop a
couple near base at the end. This one you truly
could not get them all, and the river with only
2 crossing points make the topology harder to deal
with than simple visualization. Not enough training
at this sort of thing, and too much arrogance.
Most people don't seem to like score-O's; I love them,
and this seemed an example of how to set a good score
O. My only comment would be less variation in the
values; I don't feel one control should ever be worth
19 times another one, but otherwise a fantastic
event despite the foul weather and sloppy, muddy,
green terrain. It is also going to be tough to
look at results, as apparently some people crossed
the river at the dams. And I went out of my way
to be scrupulous about avoiding the crop symbol.
As a suggestion, they probably should have been
marked on the map as out of bounds.
Sprint was a bit tough after running 94 minutes
pretty intensely. My time per K was not much better
on the sprint than the score-O.