Event Controllers

05th Nov 19

There are three levels of Licensed Controller (Grade A, B, and C). Their grade indicates the highest level of event where they can officiate. 

Controllers' responsiblities:

  • Ensuring the standards required for the event are delivered during the organising, planning, delivery and reviewing of the event
  • The event and competition rules are adhered to
  • Communicating with event officials using tact to influence the decisions the event officials take regarding the event
  • Advice to event officials with regard to the potential pitfalls that should be guarded against
  • Checking and advising on all aspects of the organisation of the event with the organiser and the planner
  • Ensuring that the risk assessment has been carried out
  • Ratifying the final paperwork for the event (final courses; course lengths and climbs; map corrections; control code allocations; course description sheets; overprinted maps)
  • Providing feedback on all aspects of the event to organisers and planner
  • The Event Officials handbook has information to support a controller in their role.

The club has four qualified event controllers.

Please add "orienteering-havoc.co.uk" after prefix shown for the full email adress.

Name Grade Phone Email prefix
Paul Beckett B 01277 213758 training@
Janet Biggs C 020 8883 2338


Graham Batty C 020 8207 0709 membership@
Guy Lidbury C