hCOW2020 is go!

In April I published a retrospective set of hCOW results for 2019. Resulting from that I have made some changes to the calculation formulae, particularly around handicap resetting, and have applied those to the 2020 colour event results. The yearly event tables are in folders, and along with the definition of the scoring system can be found in “Resources/LVO Public Folders/Public/hCOW”. This year, instead of a place points system of scoring, the hCOW Champion will be decided on the basis of Green course results at the upcoming Donard event – the “hCOW2020 event 5.pdf” table shows all those who have Read More …

🌲 Donard Forest Postponed

🗓 New date : 12th December Due to latest announcements this event is postponed. If you have already entered your entry still stands for the new date. If you cannot make the new date please get in touch in the comment box below or directly with the event organiser. You should also have recieved communication through SI Entries.

Colour Standards – Membership Status (addendum)

In yesterday’s post I failed to provide the link to the Colour Standards table. It can be found under “Resources>LVO Public Folders>Colour Standards”. Renewals are starting to roll in!

Colour Standards – Membership Status

As well as showing your colour event performance the Colour Standards table also displays your membership status. With the opening of the BOF membership renewals system for 2021 this means that folk’s status moves on by one year. Thus the 2-year lapsed members (shown in yellow) have been deleted – it’s probably too late to get them back – the 1-year lapsed members (shown in pink) have been turned yellow – have a look down the list for those you know and remind them of the great sport that they’re missing out on – and the new (green) and current Read More …

Colour Standards Update

The colour standards table has been updated with the results from Meelmore, Tollymore and Divis. Your colour achievement shown in the on-line event results doesn’t necessarily match the NI colour award criteria in that 1. there is no gender separation and 2. in club events the times of those who normally run Brown or Blue are ignored for the setting of the standard time. Thus you may have unexpectedly achieved the standard in some of those events; against that the paucity of events this year means that more results have dropped out of the one-year window than have entered it Read More …

Autumn Trophy 1, Divis Mountain

Event details and links to online entry are now up at https://lvo.org.uk/allfixtures/lvo-autumn-trophy-20-2/ Blow away the cobwebs next Saturday on Divis Mountain with beautiful views over Belfast and Belfast Lough. The National Trust coffee barn will be open for takeaway drinks and snacks after the event.

Additional Nominations for the Steve McGibbon Trophy

The full list is now: – Geoffrey Collins, not just for his excellent work with the club website but in particular for developing a fixtures calendar that is – for the first time – clear, reliable and easy to use.– Sharon Dickenson, a relative newcomer to the club who immediately embraced the concept of volunteering and has quickly become a club stalwart and an adept organiser.Richard McCourt, for resolving the delicate access issues for the 2019 JHI and NIOC at Cassy Water. It is entirely down to Richard’s skilled and persuasive negotiation that we were not faced with an expensive Read More …

2019 Accounts

To help keep this year’s AGM as brief as possible, I won’t be going through the Club Accounts or the Treasurer’s Report in detail. If you would like to read the report, which includes the Balance Sheet and Income and Expenditure Account, you can find it online now. I’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have. Harry Bell, Treasurer

Nominations for Steve McGibbon Trophy

This is just a reminder to send me any nominations for the Steve McGibbon Trophy, details here. For this award, the club membership votes for the person or group who provided the most outstanding contribution to the club’s affairs in the previous year. I have a couple of nominations from March, but please email any additional suggestions to secretary@lvo.org.uk by Wednesday 30th September. I will then publish a list where you can vote by email before the AGM on Zoom on Wednesday 7th October at 7:30pm. Best, Cecil

LVO OneDrive password

I received an alert about a suspicious signin to this account from Paris, France. I have therefore changed the password. If you need to get access please contact me (secretary@lvo.org.uk) or another member of the committee.BestCecil