Flier and rules
NB these results are NOT the final finishing order. They just show your
overall times, controls punched and split times. The full handicap-adjusted
results will be added shortly.
Notes on the splits and non splits results:
If you visited control No 224 your splits printout will show the code 225.
The splits results have been corrected to show it as 224.
The time allocated to the score event was set to 70 minutes, but remember
that any controls punched after 60 minutes are not counted by Ian's fiendish
Traditionally the Mole Picnic event has pioneered innovative scoring systems
in an effort to give everyone a chance of winning.
Snooker-O was invented by a Hungarian, Abel Hegedus, and I heard of the
concept from Hungarian ex-Mole Julianna Grant. The idea was to cram a score
event into a small area by preventing people from choosing the shortest
route linking all the controls. I wondered whether alternating 'red' and
'colour' controls would be too complex under the strain of competition, but
you mostly seemed to have coped, with only one pair ending their 'break'
prematurely by potting two consecutive colours.
I extended the concept to make a handicap system by giving the 'colours'
different point values for different people. Having different points for
different people complicated producing the results. These were calculated in
a hurry while some of you were still waiting for the prize-giving, so are
quite probably wrong. If you spot an error and are bothered about it, let me
One definition of the winner of a handicap event is that it is the person
for whom the handicapper has made the biggest error. This is a little unfair
however, the handicapper may provide the opportunity, but a good performance
is still required to grasp it. So congratulations to George on a hard-earned
I hope you all enjoyed the event, and the extra mental challenge. The
weather was kind to you if not me, the rain stopping just as I finished
Thank you all for coming, and particularly those of you who helped,
All prizes were awarded by event planner Ian Ditchfield