Event Organiser Guidance
Key information on the ONSW website
The ONSW Event Rules apply to all events.
The Event Organiser Documents page has links to many key documents.
The following resources will be relevant to some event organisers – it will depend on the organiser’s experience and the nature of the event.
- The various Event Management pages (Course Setters, Controllers, Control Descriptions, Sportident) and the Mapping page contain useful information.
- If your event is on land owned by Forestry Corporation of NSW or NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, please see the documents linked from the Event Organiser Documents page.
- Orienteering Australia competition rules apply to ONSW events. But, unless you are organising a NSW Championships or a National event, you can probably just read the ONSW Rules.
- ONSW Equipment can be booked from the Equipment Booking page
Guides for organisers
These guides are aimed at relatively inexperienced event organisers and are intended to provide an adaptable framework for event organisation rather than a set of rules which must be followed.
The Guide to Organising Minor Events is applicable to Summer Series, Local Street and Park Events, club and MetrO League events, and other events for which pre-entry is not required.
The Guide to Organising Major Events is applicable to NSW State League events and other major events.
A number of clubs have also developed their own guides. Please check with your club or its website for club specific documents and arrangements.
Before the Event
You or another club member must set up your event in Eventor. To do this, you need your club to give you Event Organiser Administrator status. Orienteering Australia has published guidance on Eventor. Setting up an event is relatively straight forward, but many people will need some guidance from a club member with experience in Eventor.
You might also need to set up information on your club’s website.
Please make sure the information on the event is both informative and enticing to newcomers & to existing orienteers. Good publicity attracts more participants!
After the Event
- Results must be posted in Eventor; this should be on the day of the event.
Some events have additional result information that many orienteers or series co-ordinators are interested in.
As an example, it is good to do the following after a State League event:
- Winsplits - splits by class – it is reasonably easy to put them up yourself;
- Attackpoint - splits by course;
- Route Gadget – people can admire the courses, draw or download their route and see where they went compared to others;
- Livelox - the latest route assessment tool (free for single use, costs for comparing multiple routes);
- Series point scores - read how Eventor can do the calculations for you;