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11th Nógrád Grand Prix 2016 – 6th Youth Meeting



Salgótarjáni Dornyay SE, Balassagyarmati Balassi Bálint KSE,  HUFEZE Pásztó
and the Orienteering Federation of Nógrád County
welcome you to the Nógrád Grand Prix 2017!



General information



Patron of the competition       Fekete Zsolt, mayor of Salgótarján
 Organizing commitee
Kovács Gábor
Goldmann Róbert
Course setter
Marczis István
id. Pelyhe Dénes
     -E1 forest sprint
Kovács Zoltán
Czímer Z. József
     -3x3 relay
Kovács Péter
Kovács Sebestyén
     -E2 long
ifj. Pelyhe Dénes
Erdélyi Gyula
Pintér Ábel
     -E3 chasing start
Goldmann Róbert
Kovács Boldizsár
Fehérváriné Dénes Judit
Berecz Gábor,Goldmann Róbert, Kovács Balázs
Bessenyei István
Stork Joachim Gábor
Control setting
Erdélyi Gyula


Programme,  „0” start times, venues
night event
E1 – forest sprint event
1st stage of the NGP and the Youth Meeting
3x3 relay event
2nd stage of the Youth Meeting
(M/W40- and M/W50-)
E2 - long distance event
2nd stage of the NGP and 3rd stage of the Youth Meeting
E3 – shortened long distance event with chasing start, 3rd stage of the NGP

 Overwiev map (Google map)


 Event Centre (EC), registration
The EC will be on a different place every day. Locations and timetables can be seen in the section “Details on the etaps”. Registration on location is only available until the printed maps and vacant starting places are filled in, each day in the EC.


entry fee
from 20.04
2300 HUF
E1, E2, E3
MW10-14, Open
1 day
1900 HUF
3 days
5200 HUF
MW16-18, MW60-
1 day
2200 HUF
3 days
6100 HUF
1 day
2700 HUF
3 days
7600 HUF
3x3 relay
5000 HUF
Each day near the Event Centre, read section Details on the etaps for exact locations.During parking please follow the instructions of the organizers. Please do not leave valuables in your vehicles, because there will be not only orienteering competitors in the Event Center’s area.You can leave your car keys at the kindergarten where it will be guarded.
     Parking at the E1 finish area is no free. Parking ticket can be bought on the spot. Cars and minivans can park for HUF 200. Please make sure you have the right amount of money for the tickets in order to avoid traffic jams.
Medves mountain, 250-625 ms asl. Basalt and rhyolite tuff surfaces, rich in contour details. Typical objects of the former coal mining and quarrying can be found. Oak, pine and beech forests with semi-open and open areas. Detailed description can be found in each etap.
Made in 2013-17, 4+1 colored digitally printed to Pretex water-resistant paper. Read section Details on the etaps for details such as scale, contours, size, etc. Prior versions of maps can be seen in the finish area in a form of exhibition.


Control descriptions
Printed on the maps. Extra control description can be picked up at the start area (except the 3x3 relay). For the extra control description we provide you equipment to put it up (scissors and duct tape), however, for the sake of environment friendliness, we ask you to please use you own control decription case, if possible.
M - Men, W - Women. Open categories: Open A – Open advanced; Open B – Open beginner; Open S – Open with stripes.
    Categories 10D, 12D and Open S are marked with stripes, but the stripes are not following the logical route of the course. The brave can choose the shorter route without the stripes.
    No accompanist allowed in
10D and 12D. In category 10DK the course is marked with stripes and competitors are allowed to have an accompanying member.
    Stipes of 10D, 12D, 10DK and Open-S are colored orange. Along the stripes there will be controls, which are not part of the course.
    Category contraction:
W45Br > W35Br
W35A > W40A, W35Br
W65A > W60A
If the contraction doesn't fit to one's needs, it can be modified free during registration.
Categories of 3x3 relay can be seen in the detailed description of the event.
Start bib
Start bib must be worn. To reduce environment pollution we only give safety-pins to prior request. Please, bring your own safety-pins if possible.
SPORTident electronic punching system will be used. At the individual events SI-units will be working in touch-free Air mode. At the 3x3 relay SI units working in traditional mode (you must also punch with the Air+ cards).
Control points will be equipped with SI-box, punch, orange-white or red-white flag. On night event controls will reflect light.
All competitors arriving to the finish will get a refresher. On the longer courses of E2 and E3, there will be a refreshment opportunity during the race. See section „Details on the etaps” for further info.
Results can be observed in several ways. Beamers at the finish areas will show results. On the other hand, you can check you results online, by connecting to the Wi-Fi with you smartphone, tablet or laptop. No mobile internet connection is needed to check the results.
Technical details: SSID: nn2017 (open system, no password needed)
     You have to type into your browser the following: . You can find the simplified version of the events website and get to the results by one click. You select the category and set the interval if refresh (30 seconds, 1 minutes, 2 minutes or 5 minutes) Organizers are happy to help you in case you have questions.
     Results printed will be in limited amount. In the evening of each day result of the day and totalized results will be hanged in the Children’s Camp and at Beszterce School, also at the finish area the next morning. Results will be uploaded to the events website at the end of each day. 
Children’s race, kindergarten, left-luggage point
Children’ s race (free of charge) E1, E2, E3 near the EC. During the competitions kindergarten is provided by the organizers at the EC.
You can leave you luggage at the kindergarten where it will be guarded. Your car keys can also be left there in safe position.    
Tarján Children’s Camp, Salgótarján-Tóstrand:                               48°08'05.8"N 19°48'57.4"E
Beszterce school, Salgótarján, Beszterce tér 4.:                             48°7'45.02"N  19°48'49.75"E
Accommodations reserved through the organizers can be approached with a ticket, on Friday from 19.00, on Saturday from 15.00.
Victory ceremony:
Night: Saturday 14.00  
3x3 relay: Saturday 17.30
Overall: Monday 14.00
On the night event there will be medal prizing.
The first 3 of each relay teamswill be given a prize.
The first 3 of mikrosprint will receive a prize.
After the three individual races E1+E2+E3 each category’s first three places will receive medals and prizes.
The winner of the 6th Youth Meeting team score race will receive a money prize of 50000 HUF.
Selective waste collection
According to the Hungarian Orienteering Federation’s regulation, there will be a selective waste collector in the middle of each finish area. Please place your waste into these containers, because there will be no other ways to collect waste.


Details on the etaps


 Night event, Salgótarján-Forgáchtelep, Friday 28th April 2017

Event Centre
Football ground, Salgótarján-Forgáchtelep, 3kms from the center of Salgótarján.
48°05'02.9"N 19°48'44.4"E or 48.084129, 19.812321
Parking near the EC (150 meters)
Registration from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m int he EC.
First start 20:30
Partly rich in contour details, oak forest with mostly good runnability.
Fieldwork 2013:                     Czímer Z. József, Dénes Zoltán, Horváth Győző, Marczis István
Revised 2017:                       Marczis István
Scale, contours, size:            1:10 000 / 5m / A4:     MW 18, 21, M35, M45
                                            1: 7500 / 5m / A4:      other categories
EC-start 1700m / 140m, blue-white stripes.


E1 forest sprint and 3x3 relay, Salgótarján-Szilváskőpuszta, Saturday 29th April 2017


Event Centre
Former ski resort, Salgótarján-Szilváskőpuszta, 12kms from the center of Salgótarján
48°07'02.0"N 19°54'14.3"E or 48.117235, 19.903965
The road to Szilváskőpuszta is hard to drive on so we ask everyone to count enough time to get there.During the day on Saturday, there is going to be a warm up for the car race on the road between Zagyvaróna and Cered. Rally competitors will follow the rules of the road, however, traffic is expected to be higher, so plan your departure from your accommodations accordingly.
Parking at the E1 finish area is no free. Parking ticket can be bought on the spot. Cars and minivans can park for HUF 200. Please make sure you have the right amount of money for the tickets in order to avoid traffic jams. During parking please follow the instructions of the organizers.
     Parking-EC 300…700m/30…60m.
Registration from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. int he EC.For the 3x3 relay from 12 a.m. to 1 p.m.


E1 forest sprint, Salgótarján-Szilváskőpuszta, Saturday 29th April 2017 morning


Extreme rich in contour details. Typical objects of the former coal mining and quarrying can be found. Bizarre rock formations, beech and oak forests with good runnability. Some parts with open areas. Real enjoyment of orienteering.
Fieldwork 2015:                     Sőtér János
Adaptation 2017:                   Kovács Gábor, Kovács Péter
Scale, contours, size:            1:4000 / 2,5m / A4:     MW 10-21, Open S
                                            1:3000 / 2,5m / A4:    master categories, Open A, Open B
EC-start 1900m / 40m, blue-white stripes.
Controls of different courses are placed closely to each other in some cases. But take good care of checking the code of the controls.


3x3 relay, Salgótarján-Szilváskőpuszta, Saturday 29th April 2017 afternoon

Beech forest, semi-open areas, partly stony, varied runnability
Fieldwork 2015:                     Sőtér János
Adaptation 2017:                   Kovács Gábor, Kovács Péter
Scale, contours, size:            1:4000 / 2,5m (longer parts)
                                            1:2000 / 2,5m (shorter parts) are together on an A5 sheet


Process of the relay
Registration by name and strict order of the runners with SI numbers should be given as soon as possible by filling a registration form which can be downloaded from the website and must be sent to Ez az e-mail cím a spamrobotok elleni védelem alatt áll. Megtekintéséhez engedélyeznie kell a JavaScript használatát.. The deadline of this printed form is 20:00 Friday, 28th April.
     Those who send their registrations after the deadline will have to pay 1000 HUF/team as an administration fee. Registrations can only be modified in special cases (e.g. injury, etc.). A high amount of late registrations and registrations on the spot can cause unwanted possibilities of error.
     As in case of all big relay events, 3x3 Relay starting order will be set according to last year’s results. It means that last year’s best will be given the 1st number, in case of the short course the 101st, and the others in an ascending order. By this method, the best teams will be in the first line during mass start.          
Clubs with several teams are also going to be given the numbers in this order. So it is advised to give the 1st number to the best team. The numbers of teams within clubs should be registered online and on the register paper. There is an opportunity to give fantasy names to you team.
     There are 27 different courses (AAA, … ABC, …CCC). All members of each relay will run 3 times. The running order is bounded, which means the first runner runs 1st ,4th and 7th time, the second runner runs 2nd, 5th and 8th time, and the third runner runs 3rd, 6th and 9th time 
     Every runner runs a different course each time, which means all runners runs all of the three courses, however not sure they will run it on the same order! Results will be count as one after running all three courses. So competitors will run 3 courses but it will count only as one.
    The start number bibs of the competitors will be colored on three colors. The 1-4-7 runners' are blue, the 2-5-7 runners' are yellow and the 3-6-9 runners are magenta.
    To reduce environment pollution, safety pins to the numbers will be given only to request, if it is possible, every competitors bring own safety pins to the race.
     First runners will be given the map on the hand at the mass start. All the other runners have to pick up their map from a stand on the open-air stage on their own! On the stand, maps are organized on ascendant order from left to right, maps of a team are under each other on an erect column. On the top, the second runner's and beneath that, the third's and so on to the 9th. All the maps contain the number of the team and the number of the runner (for example: 23.8, which mean relay 23, runner 8).
     Every time the top map must be picked. To make competition easier, the color of the map will be the same as the color of the start number bib of the current runner.
     The state of the competition can be observed clearly during the race, by the amount of the maps on the stand. Which team has the less maps, they are likely the best.
After the stand competitors have to run some meters to the actual start marked on the map which is marked with a control flag.
     Controls of different courses are placed closely to each other in some cases. But take good care of checking the code of the controls.
The first and longer part of the courses will be in forested and semi-open areas. This part will be on the map’s left side with the scale of 1:4000/2,5m. After this part competitors will reach the spectator control where they have to run the second and shorter part of the course. You have to check every time you pass through spectator control.

    The shorter part will be on the map’s right side with the scale of 1:2000/2,5m. This map will also depict the rocks, that heighten under 1m as bare rock (gery area). Controls will be placed really close to each other. Take good care of checking the code of the controls.


At the end of each course, runners will reach the last control then, they need to run about 60 meters on a marked route to the finish. Changeover can be done by touching hands. After the changeover, the arrived competitor must punch in the finish as well, then the SI  card must be out read in the finish tent.
ATTENTION! Please be careful to clear your SI card only after the outreading, if you do not, all results of you and your teammates will be disqualified!
After outreading, the map must be put in a bag, which is marked with the start number of the team. After this, runners will be given refreshment.
When stepping in to the change at the start of the next course, you have to clear you SI. Pay attention to clear you SI, because if you do not do so, there will not be enough space for the next course.

E2 long, Kazár, Sunday 30th April 2017

Event Center

Kazár, Ground School, 18 kms from the center of Salgótarján (on the route given below)  48°02'50.5"N 19°51'39.6"E illetve 48.047372, 19.861014
From Salgótarján only thorugh the route Vízválasztó – Mátraszele - Kazár. From Budapest only thorugh the route Bátonyterenye (Kisterenye) – Rákóczibánya – Kazár. On Sunday, there will be a car rally on the roads Vizslás-Kazár-Salgótarján and Zagyvaróna -Cered. So roads will be closed from traffic from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Traffic is expected to be higher because of the closure, so your drive may last longer than normal. Please plan your drive accordingly.
Parking near the EC (0…300 meters)on the village streets. During parking please follow the instructions of the organizers.
Registration from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. int he EC.
Extreme rich in contour details, some parts with bare rhyolite tuff surfaces, varied runnability. Real enjoyment of orienteering. Cliffs and valleys marked impassable are truly impassable!
Fieldwork 2013-2016:            Dénes Zoltán, Sőtér János, Czímer Z. József, Marczis István
     2017:                     Kovács Gábor
Scale, contours, size:             1:15000 / 5m / 31x31:            M21E
1:15000 / 5m / A4                  MW14-20E, W21E
1:10000 / 5m / A3:                 M35A, M40A
1:10000 / 5m / A4:                 MW 10-21Br, C, D, DK, Open S 
1:7500 / 5m / A3:                   M45A, M50A
1:7500 / 5m / A4:                   other master categories, Open AB
The finish area of this day the will be different from the EC.
EC – start: 1900m/135m, EC-Finish area: 1100m/60m. Blue and white stripes will be marking the route. From the EC to the start and to the finish the stripes will be following the same route for 1000 meters, after which they separate.
Refreshments are in the finish, reading out SI is in the EC.


Between controls, marked with a cup on the map in the following categories:
             1.         2.
M18E  36%     73%
M20E  27%     61%
M21E  27%     75%
M35A  27%     61% 
M40A  30%     70%
W21E  36%     73%

 E3 shortened long, chasing start, Salgótarján-Zagyvaróna, Monday 1st May


Event centre
Salgótarján-Zagyvaróna, Buda-völgy, 8 kms from the center of Salgótarján
48°06'43.5"N 19°52'51.6"E illetve 48.112074, 19.881008
From Salgótarján through Zagyvaróna. 
Near the EC. During parking please follow the instructions of the organizers.
     Parking-EC 0…300m/0m.
Registration from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. int he EC.
Partly extreme rich in contour details. Beech and oak forests with good runnability.Deep valleys that challenge your ability to choose the best possible route.
Fieldwork 2015:                     Sőtér János, revised 2017
Scale, contours, size:            1:10000 / 5m / A4:      MW 10-21, M35A, Open S
                                            1:7500 / 5m / A4:       other master categories, Open A, Open B


EC-start 2400m / 160m, Blue and white stripes. The significant part of the climbing is in the last 700 meters! Competitors of senior categories (M75, 80, W70, 75) will be transported to the starting area by a minivan.
Starting at E3
After the totalized results of E1+E2 the E3 will be held with chasing start (Except in categories DK and Open). Starting times of the E3 day will be published in the evening of the E2 day online and will be hanged on the walls of the accommodations in the Tarján Children’s camp and Beszterce School. Starting times can also be seen in the E3 day finish area. Please make sure you observe and write your starting time to your starting bib to the right spot.
‘Clear’ and ‘Check’ can be found outside the start cordon.
Competitors have to go inside the start cordon 6 minutes before their start. Those who start at second “00” will be starting in a separate corridor, and those who start between second 01-59 will be starting in another separate corridor. You have to ‘Check’ again after going inside the cordon. You do not pick up your map at you starting time. Maps will be taken up after following a short striped route. Please make sure you pick up the map of you category!
    Categories 10DK and Opens are started in a separate corridor and there is no specific starting time. The time of your start will be given by the start control as in case of days 1-4.
    Those who are late from their start more than 3 minutes can only start with an organizers help.
     Equipment left in the starting area will be taken back to the finish are after the last starter, however, we cannot take responsibility for them.


 First start times at the chasing start
first start
first start
On a control in the following categories:
M18E  46%
M21E  57%
M40A  51%
M45A  38%
W21E  46%