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    Default GAGB Monthly Competition

    We are now going to be running a monthly competition which is open to all registered GAGB Members, the rules of which are posted HERE.
    Normally the questions will be posted in the competition thread, in the members area, during the first week of each month and entries will close on the last day of the month in question.
    To start the competition off the first set of question will be posted on Friday 24th September and the end date will be the last day of October.
    The main prize will be a Geocoin for the first correct answer randomly selected from all of the correct entries plus a few other smaller prizes.

    The questions will only be posted in the MEMBERS section of the forums.
    Last edited by DrDick&Vick; 21st September 2010 at 09:49 AM.

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    Questions Now In The Members Forum

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    Bump!!




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    Is my entry still ok ? sent as per first instructions - Do you wish me to
    re-submit ???
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    I can't think why it isn't ok but will check with Brs B if she has it ok and get back to you.

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    So far 7 entries (all with correct answers )

    Palujia - I have yours, thanks.

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    Ta!!
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    I am a member but cant seem to see any route to the members area...am I being thick?

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    Try now, you should have access ok.
    ANYBODY ELSE WHO IS HAVING PROBLEMS, PLEASE CONTACT ME via my profile.

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    Sorted...thanks very much for helping me out

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    Just letting you all know that I've received 10 correct entries so far, through my GAGB profile link.

    Come on, folks - it's not difficult

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    The prizes are worth the effort of entering.
    We are trying to do something to give a little back to the membership for their support.

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    I had a go Mrs B, I answered all 3 questions just not in the right order :wub:

    Is that OK? Or should I enter again entering them in the right order?

    Mandy

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    Update...

    23 "all correct entries" so far

    (Mandy, I understood which answers went to which question, so you don't need to send your entry again... unless you wish to change any of them.)

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    Default October Competition

    After a flurry of entries over the weekend, I have received a total of 32 entries. Later today I'll go through the entries, double check that I haven't missed any of them... then I'll write out all the names, stick them in my best "Sunday-go-to-Meetings" hat and get someone totally unrelated to geocaching (Son Robin) to draw three winners.

    Results will be posted here this evening.

    By the way, the answers were

    The owner's maintenance icon is the green cross.

    The first geocache listed in Europe was "Europe's First" GC43

    and any three UK reviewers... Well, you all knew who they are... I don't really need to list them all, do I?
    Last edited by Mrs Blorenge; 1st November 2010 at 11:44 AM. Reason: Changed two to three!

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    Default October 2010 Competition Results

    All the correct answers have been processed by my Random Ordinary Bloke INdicator and the three winners are

    1. MBFace

    2. T.R.a.M.P.

    3. adsandco

    Well done to you three, your prizes will be on the way to you soon.
    Thanks to all who entered - Now have a go at the November competition

    When you send your answers in to me through my GAGB profile it would be helpful if you could head the message "NOVEMBER COMPETITION". Thanks!

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    message sent to all winners with a request for postal addresses.
    Addresses all received and prizes to be posted on Tuesday at mid-day
    Last edited by DrDick&Vick; 2nd November 2010 at 08:47 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Blorenge View Post
    and any three UK reviewers... Well, you all knew who they are... I don't really need to list them all, do I?
    yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Blorenge View Post
    All the correct answers have been processed by my Random Ordinary Bloke INdicator and the three winners are

    1. MBFace

    2. T.R.a.M.P.

    3. adsandco

    Well done to you three, your prizes will be on the way to you soon.
    Thanks to all who entered - Now have a go at the November competition
    Well blow me down!
    :socool:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Blorenge View Post
    and any three UK reviewers... Well, you all knew who they are... I don't really need to list them all, do I?
    Quote Originally Posted by lost it View Post
    yes
    To name a few then:
    Deceangi, Graculus, Dalesmanx, Inishanier,Alba15, The Bee Keeper, The Long Man

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    Deceangi recently posted a full history of the UK reviewers on the Groundspeak forums.

    See post #8 here
    GAGB member since 2005
    GAGB Committee member 2010 to 2016 (Chair 2012 to 2015)
    UK Mega Event Chairman 2009 (Weston-super-Mare)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Blorenge View Post
    All the correct answers have been processed by my Random Ordinary Bloke INdicator and the three winners are

    1. MBFace

    2. T.R.a.M.P.

    3. adsandco

    Well done to you three, your prizes will be on the way to you soon.
    Thanks to all who entered - Now have a go at the November competition
    Thanks for the great prize which arrived today.

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    Likewise thanks very much

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    Well done to the winners!

    I have a request, could you post the answers and also how or where you got the answers from? I spent a good couple of hours on the comp and gave up in the end.

    Cheers

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    Answers can be viewed HERE

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    Just a quick thank you from us as well!:socool:

    Having gone from only one cache owned for ages, we set another four very recently after sorting it with the local rangers. Now with a cache all ready to go, we had better get back on to them for a new location!
    Cheers,
    Trevor

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDick&Vick View Post
    Answers can be viewed HERE
    I see the answers now but still don't understand how I would get the first one in Europe. Or where I would go to get that. I suppose something to do with how you search for cashes?

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    I used Google and it was the top listing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fermentum View Post
    I see the answers now but still don't understand how I would get the first one in Europe. Or where I would go to get that. I suppose something to do with how you search for cashes?
    I have a list of the oldest UK and Ireland caches in a PQ for GSAK, saved from someones bookmark on one of the listed caches...

    I have found 2 or 3 from the list, so was aware of where to look!

    http://www.geocaching.com/bookmarks/...ee&WptTypeID=2

    http://www.geocaching.com/bookmarks/...0-aeb4a41dda34
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    Work gets in the way!

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    Ahh right I see!

    Thanks for the help. Gonna try this months I think.

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    Default November 2010 Competition

    13 correct entries so far...

    Any more for any more?



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    Just sent my entry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Blorenge View Post
    13 correct entries so far...

    Any more for any more?


    Tried but it seems I've got private messages turned off. How do I turn them on?

    Nick

    Cancel cancel. I've found it myself for once!
    Last edited by Nick&Ali; 15th November 2010 at 11:29 PM.

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    23 "all correct" sets of answers so far.

    (1 person got the first question wrong )

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    A quick taster af what is on offer for the December competition
    Prize 1: GAGB Geocoin
    Prize 2: GAGB Geocoin
    Prize 3: Personalised GAGB Mug
    Prize 3: Personalised GAGB Bumper sticker

    Questions will be posted in the Members Chat area on the 1st November

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    Last chance to enter folks, get in there.

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    An hour and quarter to go, it could be you!

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    November competition now CLOSED.
    December questions now available in the Members Chat section

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    Default November Competition Winner

    Well done to ClareLouise whose name was drawn from the hat this morning

    The answers for the November competition were

    1. The site of the first ever geocache / now the original stash plaque. (I accepted either)
    2. A geokrety is the equivalent of a travel bug.
    Or, to be more accurate (Thanks to I! for this info, which I didn't realise...) "No such thing as "a" geokrety. A geokret is essentially a travel bug. Plural: geokrets, or geokrety."
    3. World Geodetic System

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    ClaireLouise, you have a PM

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    Congratulations ClareLouise, hope you enjoy your prize.

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    Well done ClareLouise!

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    Still awaiting a reply form ClaireLousie

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    I'll send her a message via facebook.

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    address now recieved

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    Bump!

    18 entries for the December competition so far.

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    Only 5 more days for you to get entries in...

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    Default December Competition Results

    The winners names have been drawn. Please see my post in the Members' Chat section for full details (and the answers)

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    Default January 2011 Competition

    20 entries so far.

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    Last day for entries today folks.
    Competition questions in the Members Chat section.

    Prizes are
    1) Personalised pocket stamp
    2) GAGB Geocoin

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