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    limonium Guest

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    Hello to all British Terracachers and Terracachers to-be!

    In 2009, the 1st international Terracaching contest outside the USA will take place: the

    EUROPEAN TERRACACHING CHAMPIONSHIP

    Any Terracacher and any Geocacher interested in Terracaching is invited to join. Especially for Terracaching newbies, the chances to get on one of the top ranks on the championship leaderboard are exceptionally good.

    In 2008, we had a similar national contest in Germany which was a great success and fun for all Terracachers who took part in it. The rules in the European Championship will be a bit different: you will not only have to collect as many TPS points as possible... But just have a look into the contest's listing. If anything remains unclear, feel free to ask.

    Taking part in the ETCC is completely free.

    The rules can be found following this link: http://www.terracaching.com/viewcache.cgi?C=TCCTP

    The German and Dutch Terracachers are already waiting for the start date - now it is up to the British community to join, too!

    Looking forward to many British competitors,

    limonium

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    Icenians Guest

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    I'm going to have to get all strategic in my caching now

    Anyone up for finding a TC on New Years Day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Icenians View Post
    I'm going to have to get all strategic in my caching now

    Anyone up for finding a TC on New Years Day?
    Yes, there was I planning to storm the leaderboard and now I have to wait until January to avoid shooting myself in the foot by gaining too much TPS now to wreck my chances in the competition!

    On New Years Day there is also a World Wide TerraCaching event:

    http://www.terracaching.com/viewcache.cgi?C=TCCJ9


    In conjunction with this, anyone who places a TerraCache and gets it approved between 1st January and 7th January and puts a note referencing it on this event page, will be entered into a draw to receive a year's free premium membership on TerraCaching. :cheers: That's my good deed for 2009 sorted :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandvika View Post
    Yes, there was I planning to storm the leaderboard and now I have to wait until January to avoid shooting myself in the foot by gaining too much TPS now to wreck my chances in the competition!
    That's one thing that puts me off scoring - that the scoring system might affect what caching I do, and I'm keen to avoid that. I want to go caching because I enjoy it, not to rack up some more points.

    It's not quite the same thing, I know, but I'll probably be doing your Iron Age fort tomorrow - if I was interested in the competition it would make sense to leave it (and all other TCs) for 5 or 6 weeks.

    Rgds, Andy

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    Quote Originally Posted by amberel View Post
    That's one thing that puts me off scoring - that the scoring system might affect what caching I do, and I'm keen to avoid that. I want to go caching because I enjoy it, not to rack up some more points.

    It's not quite the same thing, I know, but I'll probably be doing your Iron Age fort tomorrow - if I was interested in the competition it would make sense to leave it (and all other TCs) for 5 or 6 weeks.

    Rgds, Andy
    That's fair enough Andy. No reason to take part if it's not your thing. Given that TC is about points though, it's an idea that fits well. I'm still going to look for caches, including the very one you're going for but not until Monday. I will probably hold back on setting some caches before New Year though.

    Kev

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    I've been slowly warming to the idea of placing a cache or two on terra and navi, whilst at the same time avoiding cross-posting with my own site for a number of reasons. This seems like an ideal opportunity to dip my toe in the water, goodness knows my part of the country could do with a few.
    I'm just going outside, and may be some time!

    www.jacobitecaching.co.uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by amberel View Post
    That's one thing that puts me off scoring - that the scoring system might affect what caching I do, and I'm keen to avoid that. I want to go caching because I enjoy it, not to rack up some more points.

    It's not quite the same thing, I know, but I'll probably be doing your Iron Age fort tomorrow - if I was interested in the competition it would make sense to leave it (and all other TCs) for 5 or 6 weeks.

    Rgds, Andy
    I'll come clean and admit my tongue was firmly in cheek about storming the leaderboard. At the moment it is wishful thinking as I have more urgent priorities, however, camping in the West Country over Easter 2009 is looking like a very attractive proposition.

    Good luck with your Iron Age expedition, please feel free to phone if you get stuck. As it's a new cache, it's only going to get you 1 point anyway at the moment (and FTF kudos considering that Heffalump007 has it on his doorstep) so won't make a significant difference if you wanted to take part in the 2009 competition. I'll get the Winding Hole cache checked out after Kev's unfortunate discovery at GZ and replace if it is gone as seems probable. Typical that BW should cut back the vegetation after many years of neglect within just a few months of my cache being there!

    Regards, Roderick

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    I did not expect this, but the 1st competitor in the ETCC has already registered today, on New Year's Day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by limonium View Post
    I did not expect this, but the 1st competitor in the ETCC has already registered today, on New Year's Day...
    I'll not be joining in myself, but will be keeping an eye on how well Kev and Roderick are doing . Good luck, chaps .

    Rgds, Andy

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    Quote Originally Posted by amberel View Post
    I'll not be joining in myself, but will be keeping an eye on how well Kev and Roderick are doing . Good luck, chaps .

    Rgds, Andy
    Thanks Andy.

    Of course for me to join in two things need to happen

    a. I need to place a new cache (Easily sorted)
    b. someone needs to find it. Given that none of mine from last year have been found yet I guess I'll just have to have some patience

    Kev

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    Hi Kev,

    the guys that have already registered seem to follow the same strategy:

    - place an attractive, not too difficult TC not too far away from a cluster of other Terracachers to get into the game quickly,

    - have a strategical alliance with other competitors-to-be (mutual early logging)

    - plan to hide the ultimative, fantastic, thrilling, gorgeous Terracache, to be placed in late spring, when nature is lovely, weather is good and MCE ratings tend to be slighthly better than in the dark and muddy time of the year...

    Just to let you know what they're talking about on the continent...

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    Quote Originally Posted by limonium View Post
    Hi Kev,

    the guys that have already registered seem to follow the same strategy:

    - place an attractive, not too difficult TC not too far away from a cluster of other Terracachers to get into the game quickly,

    - have a strategical alliance with other competitors-to-be (mutual early logging)

    - plan to hide the ultimative, fantastic, thrilling, gorgeous Terracache, to be placed in late spring, when nature is lovely, weather is good and MCE ratings tend to be slighthly better than in the dark and muddy time of the year...

    Just to let you know what they're talking about on the continent...
    That's sort of my pln as well except I have to drive some distance to place a cache amoungst other active TCer's and the damn car broke down

    I'll get started soon

    Kev

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    Maybe when my reviwer wakes up I'll be joining in on this one. hmm, I wonder if we'll be seeing more of sandvika in my neck of the woods lol

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    Well, if Kev had found my "Lets go Caching" Terracache today I'd be in the championship now but it was gone when he got there and the takers have not yet logged it so I'll have to place another in another effort to get into the championship

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    Quote Originally Posted by fraggle69 View Post
    Maybe when my reviwer wakes up I'll be joining in on this one. hmm, I wonder if we'll be seeing more of sandvika in my neck of the woods lol
    I have a reviewer like that as well

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