Ten Tors Challenge

TT Secretary's Notices

Wed 22 Feb 2017 — TEN TORS CHALLENGE - ALLOCATION OF RESERVE TEAMS

Apologies for the delay in allocating reserve teams. This has been caused by 60 incorrect or delayed payments as at the deadline of 31 January 2017, which has prevented us from knowing how many additional teams we could allocate. Even now we are still trying to identify payments allegedly made by 4 Establishments and one unidentified payment. The key point is that payments by PayPal caused no problems because it is straightforward providing the Team Manager hadn't changed. Cheques and BACS suffered from TMs paying the incorrect amount, paying the wrong account, sending cheques to the wrong address, not including the required reference, and assuming that someone else had paid. Other Establishments failed to inform us that they no longer required the teams allocated. And all this when we are planning the Event and are short of one of our organisers!

However, at last we have the full picture to put in front of the Selectors so that they can allocate the Reserve places. We anticipate that we will announce the additional allocations early next week. Given that there are only 412 paid allocated teams, you can be optimistic - providing the Establishment meets the criteria.

If any other Establishments wish to apply to be added to the Reserve for consideration, please e mail SWHQ-TenTors-MAILBOX@mod.uk with your Estb Code and Name in the Subject. Criteria that will be considered include; No Establishment may have more than 2 teams at any one distance and there must be a qualified walking leader for each team. The Selectors will also consider geographical spread and type of Establishment.

Finally, we were concerned last year that some of the B teams were of a decidedly lower standard than the A team. As we explained at the Team Managers' Briefing, we expect both teams to be both competent to succeed in the Challenge and with balanced ability.

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Tue 31 Jan 2017 — TEN TORS PAYMENTS

TTC and JC Team Managers should check the Lists at TenTors Teams & Jubilee Challenge Teams pages of the website. If your Establishment isn't ticked, we haven't received your payment. It's due by midnight tomorrow, Tuesday. If you have a problem that we haven’t already discussed, e mail SWHQ-TenTors-MAILBOX@mod.uk. Don’t forget to put your Estb Code and Name in the Subject. If you’ve forgotten where to find the request look at Entry/Payments for Ten Tors 2017 . Now here’s a challenge, who has paid by BACS with DevonCC or School Bank as a reference

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Sun 29 Jan 2017 — Lost Phone Owner Found

The owner of the phone has been identified and it has been returned to a grateful and relieved Devon and Somerset Wing of the Air Training Corps.

Many thanks for finding it and informing the Ten Tors Secretary so that it could be returned.

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Fri 27 Jan 2017 — Nokia Mobile phone found at Willsworthy

Nokia Mobile phone found at Willsworthy on 17 December 2016. If you've lost it, please e mail SWHQ-TenTors-MAILBOX@mod.uk

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Mon 23 Jan 2017 — FIRE PREVENTION

A big thank you to the Ten Tors walkers and their Team Manager for alerting me to a small fire they noticed south of Dinger Tor on the afternoon of Saturday 21 January. A National Park Ranger and some members of the public were able to deal with the incident quickly, which avoided the fire spreading and the Fire Service attending. With the moor dry albeit cold, the fire risk is AMBER, so small fires can rapidly turn into a destructive blaze.

Please continue to be observant and careful whilst you are out on Dartmoor and report anything of concern or interest to me via rsteemson@dartmoor.gov.uk or 07711 856206.

Thank you

Rob Steemson

Head Ranger, Dartmoor National Park Authority

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Tue 17 Jan 2017 — OUTLINE TRAINING PROGRAMME

WHOOPS, we failed to change the Ten Tors Secretary’s address on the form at http://www.tentors.org.uk/training/forms-cards-and-notices . If you have already submitted the Outline Training Form to our old address, please send it again to the correct address SWHQ-TenTors-MAILBOX@mod.uk Remember the deadline is 2359 hours sat 21 Jan 17 as we have a lot of work to do before meeting with the National Park Authority and others.

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Fri 13 Jan 2017 — PAYMENTS REMINDER

The payment system for TT17 is open and is accessible through your TM Dashboard. If you have any problems, please e mail SWHQ-TenTors-MAILBOX@mod.uk with your Estb Code and Estb Name in the subject. If for some unavoidable reason you can’t use our preferred PayPal system that registers your payment and issues a receipt automatically, you must contact the Ten Tors Sec if you wish to use an alternative method. If your Establishment doesn’t use PayPal, we prefer the TM to pay by PayPal and to reclaim the cost from the Establishment. Note that you can only pay the full invoice, so if you wish to reduce your team allocation, please contact the TT Sec. Also remember that payments are not refundable.

We suggest that you include Donations for Dartmoor of at least £1 per individual to enable us to work with the National Park Authority to provide stiles, gates and access for your training and the Challenges. We’ll let you know what works your donations have funded.

Remember that payments must have been made by 2359 hours on Tuesday 31 January. Don’t leave it until the last minute. None payment will result in your team being withdrawn. You can check if your payment has been received from the tick in the left column of the website’s Team Lists.

Full details of payments are described in the 2 Dec 16 Notice with details for permitted BACS payments amended on 3 Jan 17.

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Tue 3 Jan 2017 — BACS Payment Details Update

Dear Team Manager,

PAY PAL is preferred but detail`s for paying Via BACS has changed. Please see details below for correct account details to pay for your teams for Ten Tors 2017.

In extremis, payment can be made by BACS but this needs to be agreed with the Ten Tors Secretary in advance. Details for payment by BACS is Tidworth & Bulford Support Unit, Account No: 10085470, Sort Code: 161926.

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