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Cuddlefish



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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 6:54 am    Post subject: The BCGA 2011 Blitz is one week away! Reply with quote

After hearing your feedback we have some up with the plan for this year’s Blitz. Here are the details.

The theme this year is simply THANKS. No matter what we write in our logs, a common theme tends to be TFTC or Thanks for the Cache. So let’s make our thanks specific to that which you enjoyed about the Blitz cache.

Treasure

We have 10 categories this year. Cache finders are free to cast a vote for any of the following:

Thanks for making the future now.
- Geocache placed by an active geocacher under 19

Thanks for bringing me here.
- Visit to a previously unknown location, view, place etc

Thanks for letting me know about this.
- Geocache placed to highlight history, environmental, local information etc

Thanks for the exercise (physical).

- Geocache placed with a several kilometre hike, with a higher terrain rating

Thanks for the exercise (mental).
- Geocache with puzzle or camouflage that made it a bit of a thinker

Thanks for the laugh.
- Geocache placed with amusement or humour in mind

Thanks for the WOW!
- A find that impressed you for whatever reason

Thanks but I wish I'd thought of that!
- Geocache, puzzle or camouflaged never seen before (by the voter) which seems unique

Thanks for the small series (less than 8 in the series)
- Geocaches placed as part of a small series are counted as one series
(Note we have no category for large series)

Thanks for the creativity
- Creative geocache, but not necessarily a new idea. Perhaps a twist on an existing idea

Treasure

When submitting your cache for the Blitz between May 15th and July 3rd, make sure you include “B11:” before the title of the cache so we can include it in the voting for the Blitz.

We will include a voting button and code so you can add it to your cache page. It will link to the voting page for your cache.

The top three votes per find in each category will win a nomination medal and enter into the draw for the final prize. We will conduct the draw for all 10 categories at each of the seven regions’ Blitz Wrap Up Events. Of course you do not have to attend to claim your prize, but who would want to miss out on that fun? We do anticipate that not every region will have 3 placements in every category.

You can vote up until August 2nd. After this date, a team of mathematicians will feverishly produce the nomination list and write up the names into the film canister draw to make it available at the final events. So this year the Blitz requires both a healthy dose of creativity and chance.

Treasure

The BCGA is very excited for this year’s Blitz. We want to see what ideas BC geocachers have and we want to see people out there placing and finding geocaches. Geocaching is already fun but the 2011 Blitz promises to make it even more fun!
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Cuddlefish



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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 9:13 am    Post subject: Re: The BCGA 2011 Blitz is one week away! Reply with quote

Question: Are micros allowed?

If the micro is part of a bigger cache container/idea, absolutely. However a nano or micro on its own is not eligible.
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couloir



Joined: Jan 19, 2008
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Location: Kamloops

PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 12:38 pm    Post subject: Re: The BCGA 2011 Blitz is one week away! Reply with quote

Thanks for all of BCGAs work on the Blitz. A new twist is a good thing.
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Mr. Wilson and a Mt. Goat



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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 7:07 pm    Post subject: Re: The BCGA 2011 Blitz is one week away! Reply with quote

How come there were no Blitz launch events this year? and, even though we are still months away, have the rap-up event already been planned? Shifty

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Cuddlefish



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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 7:13 pm    Post subject: Re: The BCGA 2011 Blitz is one week away! Reply with quote

We simply did not have time to plan and execute today with the amount of other stuff we have had to do. Even today, three of your executive were out introducing newbies to geocaching for Metro Vancouver Parks. We are pooped! Wink
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Mr. Wilson and a Mt. Goat



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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 7:20 pm    Post subject: Re: The BCGA 2011 Blitz is one week away! Reply with quote

Thanks for the quick reply!
I imagine it takes a lot of work to organize one of the events in each region, and it's all volunteer work too. Totally understand why they could not be organized.

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Mr. Wilson and a Mt. Goat



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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 6:57 pm    Post subject: Re: The BCGA 2011 Blitz is one week away! Reply with quote

This has been fairly disappointing for me! The closest blitz cache near me is 32km away from home! I have 2 in the works right now, and I'm really hoping that that's what others are doing as well...

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