West Bend $1000 Cache Ba$h 2014
Friday, August 8, 2014
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TO REGISTER: Log a "WILL ATTEND" on this cache page by August 1st. Registrants after Aug 1 may still attend but are not guaranteed a Drawstring Goodie Bag. Limited supply of bags.
SIGN IN: Sign in at Regner Park on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning during the event to sign the official log book and receive your goody bag, official booklet, and cash raffle ticket.
How do I get raffle tickets?
- Cash Drawing: Each registered person in attendance automatically gets a raffle ticket just by signing in at the park! You must be present to win.
- General Prize Drawing:Each registered team can earn raffle tickets by either finding our Raffle Geocaches, playing Geo-Bingo, or submitting a Creative Cache.
Where's Waldo at the Ba$h?
Find all 7 living Waldo characters roaming around during the weekend to enter the special Waldo raffle!
Wandering Wendy - What's Up Wiley - Way Out Waldo - Where's Willow - Where's Webecca - Where's Geo101 Webster - Where's The Cache Wilma
A Where's Waldo Game Card will be in your Goody Bag! Turn in your completed card to the Red & White Striped Waldo box before the deadline.
"Lucky 7" Schedule of Events
|Thursday, August 7
Pre-Ba$h Meet & Greet hosted by the Ecorangers
Location: West Bend Tap & Tavern
See separate event page GC4T69E
FRIDAY, August 8: Regner Park
After 6:00am: PUBLICATION OF 66 QUALIFYING CACHES FOR RAFFLE
Each of these caches has a stamp in it for you to stamp your Official Playing Card and earn tickets for the general raffle. A download link will be added to the cache page when they are all ready, or we can send the cache coordinates directly to your device at the park. NOTE: You still need to sign in at Regner Park after Noon to get your Stampable Playing Card.
NOON - 6pm SIGN-IN BEGINSat Regner Park Pavillion. Registered cachers may sign in and receive their goody bag, Official Cache Ba$h Booklet, Playing Card, and individual raffle ticket for the cash prize drawing. Individuals must be present at Sign-In to receive a raffle ticket. Sign-In will continue Saturday morning.
NOON - 3pm DOWNLOADS AVAILABLE
The Wisconsin Geocaching Association (WGA) will provide equipment to download the 66 caches directly to your GPS receiver. Downloads are compatible will most devices that use a standard USB cord or serial port. If your device uses a unique method (such as Geomate Jr), please bring the cord or inquire in advance.
NOON - LIMITED EDITION CACHE BA$H GEOCOIN FOR SALE
At Vendor Tent. First 100 coins. $15/each for 2014 coin. First come, first served until supply is sold out.
6pm - 8pm MEET AND GREET
This time is designed for you to meet and socialize with other geocachers. This is also a great time to fill in your Geocacher Bingo card!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 9
All Weekend: FREE SWIM PASS
All Day: VENDORS AND EVENT MERCHANDISE
All Day: WISCONSIN GEOCACHING ASSOCIATION BOOTHStop by the booth for extra event contests and fun!
8am -10am SIGN-IN & DOWNLOADS CONTINUE
8am -10am GEOGOLFPick a location in Regner Park, record those coordinates on the Geogolf form you received at Sign-In, and drop off the form by 10am. The closest waypoint to our pre-chosed waypoint will win a prize at the main prize drawing.
8am -10am CREATIVE CACHE ENTRY DROPOFFDesign and submit a unique cache container to be voted on by your peers. The top three containers with the most votes will win a prize. Do not put your name on the container. The physical container must be present (not just a photograph). For submitting a creative cache, teams will receive a raffle ticket for the General Prize Drawing. Multiple entries are allowed, but only 1 raffle ticket will be issued per team.
8am LIMITED EDITION GEOCOIN FOR SALE At Vendor Tent. Last 100 coins. $15/each for 2014 coin. First come, first served until supply is sold out.
10am BEGINNING GEOCACHING CLASShosted by the WGA. If you are new to geocaching, plan to attend this class at Regner Park. After a short presentation, participants will get a chance to use a GPS unit to find caches hidden in the park.
2:30pm -6m SNACKING & SOCIALIZING
2:30pm-4:30pm PLAYING CARD TURN-IN Return your Official Playing Card to the registration desk to claim your raffle tickets. One member of each team must be in line BEFORE 4:30PM with the card in order to qualify for tickets. Teams will receive raffle tickets based on how many qualifying caches they found and stamped on their Official Playing Card:
1-10 caches: 1 raffle ticket
11-20 caches: 2 raffle tickets
21-30 caches: 3 raffle tickets
31-40 caches: 4 raffle tickets
41-50 caches: 5 raffle tickets
51-60 caches: 6 raffle tickets
61-66 caches: 7 raffle tickets
3:30 LUCKY PENNY DIG For kids 5 and under. At the Beach area
4:00 KID'S TREASURE ACTIVITY For kids. At the Bandstand
4:40 KID'S SCAVENGER HUNT Ages 3-12. Meet near restroom.
4:30-5:30CREATIVE CACHE VOTING Stop by the cache table to vote for your favorite creative cache container. One ballot per team was given at Sign-In.
5:30GEOCACHER BINGO TURN-IN DEADLINE Find teams that match squares on your Bingo Card (given to you at Sign-In), and turn in the completed card to earn a raffle ticket for the General Prize Drawing.
5:30GROUP PHOTO - Silver Linings Stage
6:00pm: PRIZE DRAWINGS:
You must be present to win. Tickets earned for finding qualifying caches, playing Geo-Bingo, or submitting a Creative Cache will be eligible for thte General Prize Drawing. This drawing gives you a chance to win geocoins, gift certificates, fun geocaching items, and other great prizes, including GPS units! Each person who signed in as part of a registered team received one ticket to be eligible for the Cash Prize Drawing totaling $1000:
1st Prize = $500
2nd Prize = $250
3rd Prize = $100
4th Prize = $100
5th Prize = $50
|Saturday, August 9
Post-Ba$h Party hosted by the Ecorangers
Location: West Bend Lakes
See separate event page GC4T69M
||Sunday, August 10
Lucky Stacks of Pancakes with the WGA
Location: Regner Park Pavillion
See separate event page GC55W6Y
The 7th Annual Pancake Breakfast. The breakfast includes lots of lucky pancakes, breakfast sausage (limited supply), fruit, and beverage of your choice (coffee, orange juice, milk, cocoa). Cost: $5 adults (13 & older), $3 children 6-12, and free for children under 6.
|Sunday, August 10
Photo Scavenger Hunt hosted by Earth Angel
Location: Benders Sports Pub
See separate event page GC4XD69
Pick up your Photo Scavenger sheet anytime from Thursday until 1:00 Sunday.
View local hotel options here at the West Bend Area Chamber website. Make your reservations early! If you are having trouble finding open rooms, call the Chamber for assistance.
Attention Dog Owners! According to West Bend ordinance, pets are not allowed in city parks, including Regner Park. West Bend has an off-leash dog park: “Rolf’s Park” is comprised of 10 fenced-in acres and is only 5 minutes from Regner Park...Cache Ba$h Headquarters!
As an attendee of our event, you may use Rolf’s Park at no charge. Here are the coordinates: N43 24.329 W088 12.115
2014 Attendee Map
Countries: France, Germany, The Netherlands, Canada
Disclaimer: Event attendees assume all risks in seeking geocaches. Neither the West Bend Chamber of Commerce, West Bend Parks and Recreation Department, nor any of its members or volunteers, may be held liable for any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential damages connected with this event.
2014 Committee Members:
West Bend Chamber of Commerce (Official host)
West Bend Parks & Recreation
Earth Angel - cache hider
LDove - cache hider
Geocalmes32 - cache hider
Stewzoo1 - cache hider
Teambeek - committee member
ThePharmGirl - cache hider
Ranger Boy - cache hider
geohunter100 - cache hider
Tupperqueen - committee member
Sweetlife-Barry - WGA contact
Sweetlife - Val - WGA contact
jvechinski - downloads
Interested in volunteering or joining the committee? Contact the West Bend Chamber or a current member!
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum