MOGA, MOGA, MOGA!!!
Individual- Male Under 30 (3 competed)
1st - Wangki Yuen - johnayuen -32 punches - 2:29:01 Overall Male Champion
2nd-Zach Stoehr- Cachin' Bandit - 24 punches-2:26:00
3rd-Robert McNabb-mcnabb579 - 3 punches-2:04:45
Individual-Male 30-49 (12 competed)
1st - Joe Stoehr- joranda-31 punches - 2:24:30
2nd- Steve Buser-RedheadBasset-29 punches-2:20:22 (post ceremony correction)
3rd-Jason Yorton-j3yoda-29 punches - 2:25:15
4th-Shelby Seelinger-MoRauders- 20 punches-2:16:02
5th-Kevin Schafer-Egnix-18 punches- 2:11:33
Individual -Male 50+ (10 competed)
1st- Brad Olk - OlkB - 29 punches - 2:20:21
2nd-Craig Hollenbeck-AF BEE- 28 punches- 2:19:25
3rd - Don Johnson - donj51 - 21 punches-2:40:58
4th - Mike Kirke - WA K Team - 16 punches - 2:33:01
5th-Robert Hatcher- nusense- 15 punches - 2:25:03
Individual - Female Under 30 - (3 competed)
1st- Penny Auld - Nickel01 - 19 punches - 2:07:53 - Overall Female Champion
2nd-Jenny Auld - Phil 4:13 - 19 punches - 2:07:55
3rd-Stephanie Braun - FoxyStevie2 - 7 punches - 2:04:07
Individual - Female 30-49 (13 competed)
1st - Laura Mitchell - fobidragon - 19 punches - 2:09:59
2nd - Lisa Lane - LISABE - 19 punches - 2:16:14
3rd - Janean Riordan - BuckeyeView - 18 punches - 2:14:25
4th - Stephanie Nogle - Nogles3love - 16 punches - 2:32:07
5th - Amy Patten - PattenClan - 16 punches - 2:32:57
Individual - Female 50+ (5 competed)
1st - Linda Banning - lbanning - 9 punches - 2:11:41
2nd - Jeanie Jorgenson - DuotoneKatz - 9 punches - 2:28:53(corrected)
3rd - Nancy Somdahl - Groundbreaker - 9 punches - 2:30:30
4th - Elonka Dunin - Elonka - 8 punches - 2:25:05
5th - Peg Mosgers - MacGregor07 - 7 punches - 2:04:27
2 Person Teams - Under 30 (18 teams competed)
1st - Mrs. RX and Rock - 28 punches - 2:20:45
2nd - Team Geo-Vlogger - 25 punches - 2:11:30
3rd - BRBTLawson - 25 punches - 2:26:08
4th - The Magic Missiles - 21 punches - 2:28:20
5th - Daveth Duo - 17 punches - 2:22:50
2 person Teams - 30-49 (15 teams competed)
1st - Team Wranglers - 28 punches - 2:20:35
2nd- The 3 Elves - 28 punches - 2:21:35
3rd- Fouks Finders - 25 punches - 2:28:45
4th- Run BMC - 21 punches - 2:20:32
5th- Show Me Cache - 17 punches - 2:10:15
2 Person Teams 50+ (17 teams competed)
1st- Two Mountaineers - 25 punches - 2:17:00
2nd - Knights of Nee - 25 punches - 2:29:57 (correction)
3rd - Pippin and Merry - 24 punches - 2:19:10
4th - Major Lt. - 23 punches - 2:08:03
5th - JustUsTwo - 22 punches - 2:30:15
4 Person Teams - Under 30 (3 teams competed)
1st- 4's Company - 24 punches - 1:50:57
2nd - Mustangs - 18 punches - 2:14:50
3rd - Fabulous Ladies - 11 punches - 2:22:28
4 Person Teams - 30-49 ( 7 teams competed)
1st - 420P - 40 punches - 1:24:03 - Overall Team Champion
2nd - Buffie's Cache Slayers - 40 punches - 1:41:30
3rd - Two and a Half Men... and Carl - 40 punches - 1:54:03
4th - GotLlamaBond56 - 37 punches - 2:33:04
5th - Cache Test Dummies - 25 punches - 2:36:40
4 Person Teams - 50+ (3 teams competed)
1st - The Queen and Her Court - 39 Punches - 2:24:20
2nd - Team 'tisButa - 39 punches - 2:35:10
3rd - Team Bomb Squad - 34 punches - 1:51:40
Wizard challenge: (24 Teams)
1st: King & Queen of Puzzle Realm- 8 puzzles in 2hr 15min
2nd: Team OmniCachers - 7 puzzles in 2hr 16min
3rd: Hallsks & Kirkslv - 7 puzzles in 2hr 18min
Competition Punch and loggable cache pairings.
#1 - GC43Y13
#2 - GC45MP8
#3 - GC45MQR
#4 - GC45MQV
#5 - GC45MP7
#6 - GC474VC
#7 - GC45MQX
#8 - GC45MR9
#9 - GC45MN6
#10 - GC45MR4
#11 - GC474VD
#12 - GC45MN7
#13 - GC45MR5
#14 - GC45MMF
#15 - GC45MQZ
#16 - GC45MR6
#17 - GC45MR7
#18 - GC45MKR
#19 - GC44W1B
#20 - GC45TQM
#21 - GC45TNB
#22 - GC45TNC
#23 - GC45TQK
#24 - GC45TND
#25 - GC45TNA
#26 - GC45TQJ
#27 - GC45TQH
#28 - GC47QRV
#29 - GC47QRW
#30 - GC45V40
#31 - GC45V2X
#32 - GC45V3Y
#33 - GC47QRQ
#34 - GC45V30
#35 - GC45V2W
#36 - GC45V3Z
#37 - GC44W15
#38 - GC45V2Y
#39 - GC45V2V
#40 - GC45V2T
#41 - GC45MQA
#42 - GC45WCK
#43 - GC45MPT
#44 - GC45MPR
#45 - GC45MQ9
#46 - GC45WCM
#47 - GC45MQ8
#48 - GC45MQ7
#49 - GC45MPW
#50 - GC45MQ5
#51 - GC45WHY
#52 - GC45WHZ
#53 - GC45WGY
#54 - GC45WGX
#55 - GC45WGW
#56 - GC45WGV
#57 - GC45WGT
#58 - GC45Z53
#59 - GC45Z52
#60 - GC45Z55
#61 - GC45Z54
#62 - GC476V7
#63 - GC45Z56
#64 - GC476V8
#65 - GC45VHE
#66 - GC45VHB
#67 - GC45VGR
#68 - GC45VH9
#69 - GC45VGQ
#70 - GC45VGP
#71 - GC45VHC
#72 - GC45WHX
#73 - GC45W7K
#74 - GC45W7N
#75 - GC45W7J
#76 - GC45W7H
#77 - GC45W9K
#78 - GC45W9G
#79 - GC45W9F
#80 - GC45W9J
HEAR YE, HEAR YE
KING GEO requests your presence at MOGA MMXIII in the Kingdom of Cachelot. This event will be held during the month of April, days to include the 5th, 6th, and 7th, in the year Twenty Thirteen. The King will update his Kingdom with news from the round table at various intervals. If you put a watch on this listing or post a Will attend log, you’ll hear all the updates from the King's Herald.
MOGA has teamed up with the Central Illinois Geocaching Association, the US Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District, and Groundspeak to make your Quest for the Dragon's Cache full of adventure! The Kingdom of Cachelot has been fortified at Lake Shelbyville, Shelbyville, IL. The Central Round Table will be located at Shelbyville High School Gym, Shelbyville,IL.
MOGA 2013 will be the 10th year for the original MEGA competition and will be the largest MOGA yet. CACHELOT is going to be our theme this year and we have plenty of it. Last year we had almost 1000 registered attendees and we are expecting even more this year. Pas d'armes and Melee a pied Tournaments will commence on the 6th. For those Lords and Ladies who aren't into the tournaments make sure to bring your amulets of direction too! We plan to hide hundreds of permanent caches of all styles – hikers to park-n-grabs, ammo cans to micros, and special hides just for the little jesters.
- Basic attendance is free although everyone that attends must register and submit a waiver.
- Pre-registration recommended to avoid a long wait and to get a pre-printed nametag.
- As with all events, anyone attending may post an attended log to the cache page.
- Participation in the competitions is not required.
This year we will have 5 registration levels. KING/QUEEN'S FEAST (VIP) , Noble's Fare, Knight's Swag, Squire's Select, and Jester's Court(Free).
KING/QUEEN'S FEAST (VIP): Will receive everything in Platinum but includes a special VIP version of the event coin and a VIP version of the Award coin. Also includes breakfast and lunch. VIPs wait in no lines for meals, checkin, waypoints, etc. Prices will be listed on the MOGA website.
Noble's Fare: Will receive T-Shirt, Event Geocoin, 10 Years of MOGA Geocoin, Pathtag Collector Set, Waterproof Cache Container, Drawstring Backpack, USB Drive, Lapel Pin, Can Koozie, and Carabiner. Prices will be listed on the MOGA website.
Knight's Swag: Everything in the Noble's Package but without the t-shirt. Prices will be listed on the MOGA website.
Squire's Select: Will receive Event Geocoin, Pathtag Collector Set, Waterproof Cache Container, Drawstring Backpack, USB Drive, Lapel Pin, Can Koozie, and Carabiner. Prices will be listed on the MOGA website.
Jester's Court:This is the FREE Registration. Will receive Nametag and lanyard.
In addition, competitors will be charged $5.00 per person. This fees goes toward the cost of the award geocoins. Each winning competitor receives an award geocoin.
Individual Competition - One Person - $5.00
Couples Competition Two Person - $10.00 (Covers both people)
Team Competition Four Person - $20.00 (Covers all 4 people)
Wizard's Challenge - $10.00 (Covers both people)
GEOCOINS and AWARDS:
MOGA 2013 is planning for 3 geocoins this year. One coin will be available to all attendees who want one. The second coin will be a special award coin just for the competitors and staff. GOLD - for first place, SILVER - for second place, and BRONZE - for third place. Staff receive a different finish. Also, there is also going to be a special 10 YEARS OF MOGA coin minted in a Limited Edition
The competitions will basically be the same as MOGA 2012 with the addition of the Wizard's Challenge. The age groups for the men's and women's individual competions and the team competition's will be the same.
For the two person teams we will take an average of the two ages to determine which age group you are in. For the four person teams we will first use a three person majority (3 people are 30 to 49, that's the group you will compete with). If there is no majority then we will use an average (22+33+45+60/4=40).
- 29 and under
- 30 to 49
- 50 and above
We will also be using water proof punch cards this year to ensure we have no problems with the weather.
Remember! Every winning competitor receives either a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Trackable Geocoin.
We are now taking reservations for Lithia Springs Campground. See the MOGA website for details. Camping is also available at Wolf Creek State Park and Eagle Creek State Park through reserveamerica.com.
For those camping at Lithia Springs, you may arrive at any time but the pay booth will only be open during the following times.
Fri 9am-12pm & 5-9pm
Also please note:
NO parking on the grass. Parking in the campground has to be on your site or in a designated parking area.
As a reminder 10pm is quiet hours.
Title 36 will been enforced as usual.
We will be serving a Hot Breakfast and you have 2 options for lunch, boxed or hot. See the MOGA store for details. We will not be serving dinner at MOGA Central this year. There are many restaurants in the area anxious to serve you.
With all of the activities during MOGA 2013, We WILL NOT have the time or the staff to have a properly run trackable table. Please do not drop your trackables into the event.
PRIZES AND GIVEAWAYS:
We are contacting major GPSr manufacturers and various other companies including Groundspeak to donate prizes to give away at our Saturday Awards ceremony. Everyone will receive an attendance ticket in their registration packet. Just put your caching name on the ticket and put it in the container associated with the prize you would like to win. We are expecting lots of stuff to arrive so keep checking the MOGA WEBSITE for details about what the prizes are and how you can increase your chances of winning.
CANS FOR CHANCES
One way to get more raffle tickets is of course bringing non-perishable food and cans for the food drive to benefit the local food pantry.
POKER RUN and GPS ACCURACY CONTEST
These 2 funs games will take place on Saturday and are free to participate in. You will find out more at MOGA Central. There will be prizes for the top 3 from each.
Online Registration and Swag sales will end MARCH 20th so don't delay and miss out on the cool swag.
MOGA! MOGA! MOGA!:
Mark your calendars for April 5-7, 2013! Schedule your vacations! Come out to MOGA 2013 and be a part of the first MEGA Competition in the United States now celebrating it's 10th Year! Go to the MOGA WEBSITE for all of your MOGA needs.
In case you weren't at MOGA or just want to see the announcement video again, check it out over on youtube.Quest for the Dragon's Cache
And part 2 of the video.The Sword of the Dragon's Cache
The following castles have agreed to provide a discount for all members of the kingdom, just make sure you mention MOGA when you call.
Country Charm B+B, (800)600-5352(before 6pm only please), N39 24.279 W88 48.442,(2.3 miles from MOGA)
Lithia Cabin Rentals, (217)774-2367, N39 24.310 W88 43.950, (3.9 miles from MOGA)-SOLD OUT
Lithia Resort, (217)774-2882 or (866)774-2882, N39 26.100 W88 45.300, (7 mi. from MOGA Central)
White Tail Crossing, (217) 774-3000, N39 28.645 W88 46.073, (6.5 miles from MOGA Central)SOLD OUT
Gregory’s Resort Motel,(217) 774-4313, N 39 25.620, W 88 45.600, (7.2 miles from MOGA Central)
Coon Creek Lodge,(217) 756-3147,N39 27.530 W88 45.612, (9.2 miles from MOGA Central)
Firefly Lodge – 1 log home accomodates 12, (310)713-1399, (approx. 19mi. from MOGA Central)
Oak Terrace Resort + Spa, (800)577-7598, 3 miles south of Pana (20 miles from MOGA Central)
Coyote Cabins, (866)270-6342, N39 33.000 W88 33.960, (21.5 mi. from MOGA Central)
Days Inn Mattoon, (217) 234-8600, N 39 28.961, W 88 21.375,(approx. 26 mi. from MOGA Central)
Holiday Inn Express + Mattoon, (800) 345-8082, N 39 28.808 W 88 19.840,(approx. 26 mi. from MOGA)
Hampton Inn Mattoon, (217) 234-4267, N 39 29.093, W 88 19.581,(approx. 26 mi. from MOGA Central)
Quality Inn + Suites Mattoon, (217) 235-0222, N 39 25.949, W 88 22.710,(approx. 27 mi. from MOGA)
Arthur Country Inn, (217) 543-3321, (approx. 37 mi. from MOGA Central)
Marshas Vineyard, Arthur, (217)543-4001, (approx. 37 mi. from MOGA Central)
Additional castles are listed below.
The Spillway Motel, (217)774-9591 or 800-845-0414, N39 24.326 W88 46.914, (1.3 miles from MOGA)font color="red">
Shelby Inn, (217)774-3991 or 800-342-9978, N39 24.203 W88 48.180,(1.9 miles from MOGA Central)
Robin Hood Woods,(217) 774-4222, N39 24.528 W88 44.743, (3.5 miles from MOGA Central)
Our Old House, (217) 774-2419, N39 25.255 W88 44.021, (4.8 miles from MOGA)SOLD OUT
Wolf Creek Lodge, (217)459-2008, N39 27.075 W88 41.793, (9 miles from MOGA Central)SOLD OUT
The Timbers Lodge, (217) 644-3131 or 3132, N39 19.035 W88 40.791, (13.2 miles from MOGA)
Sullivan Marina + Campground overnight rooms 217-728-7338, N39 32.285 W88 36.526, (19.6 miles from MOGA)
Gateway Inn, (217)728-4314, N39 35.120 W88 36.553 (22.9mi. from MOGA)
Baymont Inn and Suites of Mattoon, (217) 234-2420,(approx. 27 mi. from MOGA)
Super 8 Motel - Mattoon, (217) 235-8888,(approx. 27 mi. from MOGA)
Comfort Suites Mattoon, (866) 611-6582,(approx. 27 mi. from MOGA)
Okaw Valley Orchard , 716 CR 1750N, Sullivan, IL, 217-728-4093
*Eagle Creek Resort is not open, if this changes we will let you know.