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(after Rally Round 1987 Rally)

1Lyn Gale12
1Phil Robbins12
3Keith Cunningham14
4Keith Irvin24
5Andrew Green30
6Monica Dowson35
7Steve Barber40
8Helen Dove42
9Glynn Hayward44
10Ian Oakey45
11Jennifer Holborow46
12Bob Blackstock48
13Geoff Masterman53
14Robert Owen54
15Rosemary Mead55
16Francis Tindall57
16Phil King57
18Phil Carpenter61
19David Bell62
20Nikki Baker70
21John Green71
22Tim Vassie74
23John Murdoch77
23Henry Carr77
25Steve Gaddy80
25Mark Tolhurst80
27Philippa (Pip) Secker82
28Ernie Waldron95
29Peter Rushforth99
30Simon Lytton106
30Alan Large106
32Roger Ashmead111
33Clive Hodgson112
34George Hendry113
35Bobby Clinton117
36David Leavy128

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Green CarGreen Car  In Spheight Of All The Danger  Green CarGreen Car

It’s been a while since the last Internet Table-Top Rally; apologies if you’ve missed them, sometimes other matters intrude on my leisure time for ITTRs and fund raising. But maybe you welcomed the break as I did, but it’s time to re-charge your navigation and plotting skills. The “In Spheight Of All The Danger” TT rally will be running in February. This will be a refresher and warm-up for the annual Table-Top Rally Championship later this year.

The “In Spheight Of All The Danger” Internet Table-Top Rally is so named for two reasons. As a Beatles fan, “In Spite Of All The Danger” is a significant recording in the Beatles history; Google it, if you are interested. More appropriately it is a table-top rally using navigation based entirely on sp(ot)heights, which will define routes through or close to Danger Areas on OS maps.

Spot heights will be used as primary via points (to be passed through or avoided) and secondary, where a spot height number or location is used as a means of defining other non-spot height via points. The resulting navigation will be straightforward, but attention to choosing the shortest and correct route between points will be required.

The Hint System will be used whereby a modest penalty will be applied to have the route fully revealed. So it will be easy to answer the twelve Route Cards, all of which will count to decide overall positions.

There will be No Entry Fee. There should enough reserve in the ITTR bank account to cover hosting/routing fees, and a few prizes for the top competitors. BUT as always you are encouraged to show your thanks by making a self-certified donation to your favourite charity. Any amount that you are comfortable with will do, but £10 (or more!) would be great. Your nominated charity will be shown on the Entry List but the amount will be kept private.

For the duration of the event, every entry will be given free access to OFCAWS, my on-line mapping application. You may find it useful generally or specifically for solving some Route Cards.

Introduction |  Entry Form |  Entry List |  Bulletins
General Regulations |  Rally Procedures |  Login |  Results

Entries: 66 - Money/Goods Benefitting Charities: £995.85

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General Registration  |  Registrants (523)  |  Login | Bank Account

Green Car  OFCAWS  Green Car

OFCAWS is a browser-based mapping application that uses maps from various providers: Ordnance Survey, Google, Open Street and others.

The core of the application has been used for 8 years in the Table-Top Rallying website. As a private, standalone mapping tool it has been used for route planning, rallying and geocaching. This public version was released in August 2020 and the majority of subscription fees are donated to charity.

In July 2020 Ordnance Survey rolled out its new digital map series (OS Data Hub), and OFCAWS was one of first applications to use this technology.

OFCAWS has access to the full set of current UK OS 1:50000 and 1:25000 maps, as well as map layers that zoom into street and building detail. Map sets from other providers are also included such as Google Road, Google Satellite, Open Street and specialist maps for cyclists, railways and history.

Features within OFCAWS include the ability to search for place names, postcodes and points of interest; find locations from map references, latitude/longitude and what3words; add markers to the maps; use Google street view; the import and display of files containing routes and geocaches; saving and printing map extracts; coordinate conversion and projection; a magnifying window to examine map details (Spy); and a measuring tool (Roamer).

The application will be a valuable tool for anyone that uses UK or World maps on a regular basis.

For geocachers, geocaches can be imported from GPX, GSAK and Pocket Query files. Cache-type markers are placed on the displayed map, which when clicked will display the cache details and logs. Screen and printed reports from the cache list are also available. Linkage with a account allows the extraction of personal notes and corrected coordinates for display, which can added to an updated GPX for download to your GPSr.

A FREE 24-hour trial is available by clicking OFCAWS. Thereafter a subscription for a year is £25 (minimum) - £20 (minimum) to charity and £5 to cover hosting/routing fees.

Your subscription will add to the £37,000 that has been donated to Cancer Research, Alzheimer's Society, Multiple Sclerosis Society, MacMillan Cancer Support, Motor Neurone Disease Association, Ramblers Association and NHS Charities Together since 2004.

Rally Round 1987 Overload
Rally Round 1987 Overload by runner-up Andrew Green

Red CarRed Car  Rally Round 1987 (Re-visited)  Red CarRed Car
The first Rally Round board game was born on September 22, 1986. You can see the photographic history here - a young, hairy "Crow" assembling the first copy.

In April 1987, the purchasers of the game were invited to take part in a table-top rally based upon the game. There were 129 entries and the event was won by Kevin Watkins. Do you recognise any of the names in the results table?
There are a few who are still table-top active today.

As a nostalgia trip that original TTR has been re-mastered as an Internet version. There's no admin entry fee (as Google or TomTom routing is not required) and a donation to charity for an entry fee is entirely optional (but £10 would be nice).

The 20 legs of the 1987 version were commented as tough and they remain that way. But you do have a leisurely all of December and until January 19, 2023 (50 days) to submit your answers.

There are 20 plotting legs based on the Rally Round map board. Navigation is similar to other map rallies in that map features can be used to define a route. The last 5 legs also require a Route Check to be answered based upon the rules of the original game. The necessary rules will be summarised in Bulletin 1.

There are three new Practice Rallies: PRACR1, PRACR2, PRACR3 which should be attempted before starting the main competition.

Introduction |  Entry List |  Bulletins
General Regulations |  Rally Procedures |  Login |  Advert

Entries: 44 - Money/Goods Benefitting Charities: £820

Red CarRed Car  Binary Bash Rally 2022  Red CarRed Car
Introduction |  Entry List |  Award Winners |  Bulletins |  HRCR Report
General Regulations |  Rally Procedures |  Login
Final Results

Entries: 41 - Money/Goods Benefitting Charities: £755.23

Red CarRed Car  HRCR Jogle Rally 2021  Red CarRed Car
Introduction |  Entry List |  Bulletins |  Setter Guidelines
General Regulations |  Rally Procedures |  Login
Results | Gallery | Report 1 | Report 2 | Report 3

Entries: 63 - Money/Goods Benefitting Charities: £2513.39

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Red Car  CoRvid-19 Rally 2020/2021  Red Car
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Entries: 78 - Money Raised: £1660.64 - Paid to Ramblers Association: £1660.64

Red Car  La Slog Rally 2020  Red Car
Entries: 141 - Money Raised: £6868.96  Paid to NHS: £6868.96