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junglehair



Joined: 05 Apr 2005
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: May 15, 2007 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As of this morning, (May 15), there appears to be 96 caches that were placed in Manitoba in the past month with the word Splash in their title. I am not sure if all these qualify for the Splash contest or not, but just thought I'd give a rough idea for those participating in the contest to guess the number of caches that will be placed. If you haven't seen it, here is the list of guesses:

http://www.mbgeocaching.ca/node/217

Grnbrg also has a bookmark list with the splash caches, but it may not include the most recently published caches:

http://www.geocaching.com/bookmarks/view.aspx?guid=d499b246-2a62-4471-9189-e9e99d0ffce5
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junglehair



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PostPosted: May 15, 2007 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a breakdown of just the number of caches placed by each cacher. It doesn't take into account the point system.

12 - OHMIC
10 - Granny Lois
7 - 1Queenand4Jokers
5 - Ashern Chamber of Commerce
5 - junglehair
5 - oldson
4 - FoodNinja
4 - milesmac
4 - slippery_1
4 - The-Stuntman
4 - Xplorer and Ramblin' Rose
3 - bevro
3 - Lizardo
3 - MHz
3 - nmrider
2 - Dragonfreys
2 - GG56
2 - jess_z0
2 - TurdleEggs
2 - 3T's&aG
1 - *Butterfly*
1 - burchil, The_5_Seekers, Unknown E, & L
1 - ChargerDad
1 - da6
1 - GNARLY GNOME
1 - grnbrg
1 - JayPeg
1 - odds'n'ends
1 - slippery_1 & Spongebob Family
1 - spongebob_family
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grnbrg



Joined: 27 Sep 2005
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Location: 4948.505', -9708.066'

PostPosted: May 15, 2007 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

junglehair wrote:
As of this morning, (May 15), there appears to be 96 caches that were placed in Manitoba in the past month with the word Splash in their title. I am not sure if all these qualify for the Splash contest or not, but just thought I'd give a rough idea for those participating in the contest to guess the number of caches that will be placed. If you haven't seen it, here is the list of guesses:

http://www.mbgeocaching.ca/node/217


The current official count is 91. If you've got a cache that you think is a "Splash Event" cache, and is not in the MBGA Cache Splash 2007 bookmark list, please contact me. It's as current as I can manage, but I've missed one or two so far that have been brought to my attention. Very Happy

Note that the contest to guess the number of Splash Caches placed was closed to new submissions on Saturday (May 12th) night. "Favourite Splash Cache", "Favourite Splash cache name" and "Largest Splash Container" categories will run through the summer until the wrapup event in September.


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PostPosted: May 28, 2007 1:58 am    Post subject: It's official! The Cache Splash has tied with the Blitz! Reply with quote

Today saw the publishing of the 121st Splash cache tying last years Blitz event.

And there is still 4 more days to make Splash hides! Congratulations to all involved.


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1Queenand4Jokers



Joined: 07 Mar 2005
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Location: Manitoba

PostPosted: May 31, 2007 12:59 pm    Post subject: Cache listings Reply with quote

I have 2 caches of my own in for approval and a few together with another cacher. We could only submit for approval yesterday - I noticed that the deadline is May 31st midnight which makes sense but what if they are not approved before that time? Is there a day of grace? Then the deadline listed might have been May 29th for submissions...

I'm certain good reason will be used as always and I realize that to hide May 15th and only list on the last day wouldn't be the wisest. I know this was a bit of a challenge last year as well.
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PostPosted: May 31, 2007 2:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Cache listings Reply with quote

1Queenand4Jokers wrote:
I have 2 caches of my own in for approval and a few together with another cacher. We could only submit for approval yesterday - I noticed that the deadline is May 31st midnight which makes sense but what if they are not approved before that time? Is there a day of grace? Then the deadline listed might have been May 29th for submissions...


Sorry, all "Splash Caches" must be published in May. Them's the rules.

On the plus side, onecrazycanadian has been pretty prompt with their publishing... If it was submitted yesterday, it's pretty likely it'll be published by noon today, unless there are issues.

And a reminder that the points earned by a given cache are awarded to the account that owns it, and are not shared.


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PostPosted: Jun 01, 2007 5:54 am    Post subject: Preliminary Splash hide total: 171 Reply with quote

50 more hides than last year! Congratulations to one and all!

171 is a preliminary count, however. I might have missed one or two. Please check your hides, and if they haven't been added to the MBGA Cache Splash 2007 bookmark list, please let me know. I should be able to announce the winner of the "Guess the number of Splash hides" contest in a day or two.

Congratulations and thanks again to all who took the time to hide a cache (or a dozen) for the Splash this month!


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PostPosted: Jun 05, 2007 11:31 pm    Post subject: Final count: 170. Congrats to Lagavulin! Reply with quote

One "Splash" cache was published in error, and has been retracted. That leaves the final total at 170 hides.

Lagavulin is the winner of the "Guess the Number of Splash Caches" contest, with a guess of 170. Congratulations!

Now we wait 'till September to see who wins the hiding part of the competition.

Thanks to all who took place in the hiding!


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Lagavulin



Joined: 18 Dec 2006
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Jun 05, 2007 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wheeee! when i lived in portage la prairie, my english teacher used to award "all expense paid trips to Bagot"
as long as my prize isn't a trip to Bagot, i'll be just fine. and even if it is... i've got some friends there Smile

cheers
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FoodNinja



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PostPosted: Jun 09, 2007 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One way trip to Miami .... Manitoba.
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grnbrg



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PostPosted: Jun 12, 2007 3:42 pm    Post subject: Live(ish) Splash points totals. Reply with quote

Thanks to some effort on our esteemed web guru's part, I am pleased to announce that there is now a page available that lists the current Splash point totals, users and caches. It has been updated to include the 10 point first hide bonus, and a preliminary review done to check that caches with distance and/or location requirements have met them.

http://www.mbgeocaching.ca/node/239

The table is based on a database backend, which I will update periodically as caches are disqualified for being unavailable for too long. "Too long" means archived or disabled for more than a total of 2 weeks (14 days) over the summer.


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junglehair



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PostPosted: Jun 12, 2007 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job on this! Thanks for setting that up.
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