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Caves, Craters and Caches (June Long W.End Event)

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Hidden : Saturday, 09 June 2007
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   other (other)

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Welcome to the 6th Annual South Australian June Long Weekend Geocaching Event - Caves, Craters and Caches. Hosted by the South East Caching Society, the event will take place in and around Mount Gambier.

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The playing field Small (140k)

The format will be similar to last years event but with a few new ideas and activities thrown in.
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Whats all this event stuff you ask?? here are some links to past SA June events...
The Capunder Caching Classic The Fourth Festive Frolic Weekend

The SECS mob are:(Beakers Bunch, Scojohara and Udderchaos)

VENUE
The Event will be run from the Mount Gambier Baseball Club at Blue Lake Sports Park
This venue is liscenced which means you may not bring your own alcohol onto the premisis. However the bar prices are more than reasonable, $3 beer, $2.50 L.beer, $4 premix spirits, $1.50 water, $2 glass of wine. The bar will be staffed by club members at no cost, we ask you support this as it is an excellent facility for this event and has been offered at a reduced rate because of this. They also have a fully equiped kitchen, big screen TV with a DVD player, a pool table all at our disposal and more than enough seating for what we need. They also have gas heating which we are sure the Adelaide teams will enjoy

ACCOMODATION
There will be no accommodation at the event HQ. All teams will need to find their own sleeping arrangements. Mount Gambier does have a lot of caravan parks, motels and hotels however with the event being a long weekend, you'd need to be booking a place to stay soon. Here is a great place to start


SATURDAY
8:00am Event HQ will open for registrations.
You will recieve 2x Temporary caches & a folder at this time. You may bring ONE of your own caches from home to use if you wish although it must be large enough to hold a credit card sized card and a stamp. ie NO MICROS

Each Team will need to bring a giftwrapped prize to the value of $10
There is an entrance fee of $20 to cover consumables/hire/catering/supplies at this time.
We ask large combined teams of more than 4 people to please pay $20 per actual geocaching team for catering purposes. Trust us, you WILL be getting your moneys worth

9:30am Briefing for everyone taking part in the event @ Event HQ.

9:45 on -> hide your caches & fill out the hidesheets

4:00pm All GPSr's & Hide sheets to be handed by 4pm.
ALL GPSr's will be locked up overnight for upload of game coordinates, we will only be uploading to one GPSr per team, If you have a data cable please make it avaliable to the organisers. All waypoints in your GPS will be deleted so make sure you have a backup of your coords....

There are currently more than 50 active caches in the proposed gamezone. We think this should keep you fairly busy on the saturday.
If you just cant get enough of caching, we will have some GPS games organised to play at Event HQ over the weekend

There is a CITO event listed (GC130KP Dont Trash the Mount )to run with the main event. All we ask you do is return the rubbish from your car from each days caching.


SATURDAY NIGHT PUB MEAL
We are booked in for pub meal on this night at the South Eastern Hotel. Opposite Harvey Norman/Showgrounds on Commercial St & Jubilee highway S37 49.995 E140 47.946

A 2 course menu has been negotiated at $15 a head. You have a choice of Beer battered fish and chips, Beef or Chicken schnitzel, Roast of the Day. All Meals are served with your choice of salad bar or fresh vegetables and chips. Toppings and Gravies are also avaliable. The meal also includes a choice of either chocolate mousse or Fresh Fruit salad for desert. You may also order from the normal menu board if you wish.


SUNDAY - The Main Event
9:00am start at clubrooms for a breifing.
9:30am find the caches.
3:00pm end of caching. collect caches and return to clubrooms
3:30pm cut off for return of caches and scoresheets
6:00pm util late, Shared Meal at the at the baseball clubrooms, there is a well equiped kitchen at the event hq which has a large indoor BBQ, please byo meat and/or a salad/something to share.

This will be followed by a quiz night and presentations & bonfire at the event HQ

points breakdown for the main event are as follows:
Best hide 2pts, Best Camo 2pts, Best Themed Hide 2pts
Sunday Event Best Dressed Team 5pts, Fancy Dress participation 2pts
Hardcaches - there will be 3 placed by SECS 3pts each
Normal event caches - 1pt each
Reverse Caches - 1pt each
Virtual caches - 1pt each
FTF tokens - 1pt each
Retrieve caches - 1pt each
CITO Sat/Sun - 1pt per day
Boundary Caches more than 13km from Centre 1 pt bonus per cache
Find Black Thunder 1pt (can only find this once)
Black thunder will be announced by UHF radio only.
Find Scojohara's GPS 1pt

This year we have a few guidelines:
We will only be uploading coordinates to 1 gps, you may use more, that is up to you.

Rule 1:
Play Fair! if you find yourself wondering "is this ok?" it most certainly is not.

Combining Teams: there are a few teams who have combined. The SECS team has talked about this at length and agree to let it take place, although we are not encouraging it.
We place the responsiblity for the "fairness" of the mergers back on the combining teams - see rule 1
However, we encourage combined teams to travel in one vehicle.

Speeding & Reckless Driving:
We want everyone to go home safely after the event
The police have been informed of this event and will contact us if there is a problem. This is not a motorsport event and we expect you to behave accordingly, anyone seen to be driving in an irresponsible manner will be disqualified.


There have been some items donated by Rockwell Automation, Camping World Mt Gambier, The South Eastern Hotel & Alex from Cartographics.
We urge you to support these buisnesses if possible.


MONDAY MYSTERY BREAKFAST
We have listed :mystery breakfast: as a seperate event. All will be revealed at the Saturday morning breifing.


OTHER STUFF
The cache is a large brick clubroom which contains a large logbook and stashnote as well as various liquid swaps which may only be exchanged for cash over the bar

groupphoto
The group photo is having some photoshop work done on it. A high quality one/fixed up one will be availible shortly (just got to add a few missing people)

Event Wrap up

Finishing Positions
1. The Rizzos
2. Zytheryn
3. Team Alex
4. Pirate Parrots
5. Chisbeki & Ermalish
6. Geocoopers & shemozzle
7. The Wacky's
7. Team Unicycle
8. Unch (1/2 of beakers bunch)
9. White Dog Gang
9. Team Hurtle
10. Biggo
11. Barry & Beryl
11. Trailblazers
12. Pamir52/Morgans
13. The Invisibles
14. Nibs & Auzee
14. Team Modu
14. The Kettles
15. Maccamob
16. Shonkey Dax
17. Ian & Penny
17. Canyenaro
NAGA. Freddo

Other Awards:
GPSart Kendall & Georgia from Team Modu
Donkey Game - Jade from the Rizzos
Best Driving skills award - Team Canyenaro
Had to phone a friend to find the event - Team Hurtle
Best Hats - The Rizzos
Thanks for helping the organisers - Alex
Last back, 28 minutes late - Shonkey Dax
Found Scojoharas GPS (concrete 12kg etrex) Team Hurtle
Best Camo'd cache (the post/reflecter)- Barry & Beryl
Best Hide (the post/reflecter cache)- Barry & Beryl
Best Dressed Team - Barry & Beryl
Largest Team - Trailblazers
Furthest from center cache - Trailblazers
Where would I'dax hide his cache comp - Cached

more stats on who hid what and how many times it was found can be viewed here

Milestones Reached at the Event
SAParrothead 1500
Ian & Penny 900
The Burtons 200

There has been a photo album setup online to upload your pics too thanks to GCA
click here for the photo album username:gcauser password:2teaPOT

There is a Google Earth KMZ of all the event caches here

Freddos ABC radio interview is now availible for download: Podcast 5.3mb
I apologise for the quality of the recording. I had to mp3 it off a tape recording seeing the ABC never seemed to be open.

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