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The 2009 contest sign up thread

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This the official thread for signing up for the contest, add your name here.

 

 

Scoring will be as follows:

 

Only the Setting (class) will be used. This is the number preceding the description of the setting. 10 points will be awarded for each setting when getting a particular setting (number) the first time. 1 point for each additional find for that particular setting. When you log a find for setting #7 (for example) you will get 10 points for the first benchmark with that setting and 1 point for each additional benchmark with that setting. Finding 7 benchmarks with that setting (#7) would then score you 16 points - 10 points for the first one and 6 points for the other six benchmarks. All scoring will be based on the following list and using the Setting (Class) NUMBER. Code (description) may vary, but the NUMBER will be the deciding factor. If the GC.com page does NOT show the number you will need to click on the "view original datasheet" link tp verify the setting number.

 

Bonus scoring can be for the following criteria.

 

Bonus points for getting 18 different settings?

Additional bonus points for getting 27 different settings?

And even more points for getting all types (numbers) of settings listed?

Bonus points for monument date of "UNK" - 25 points (for the first benchmark of each setting number)

Bonus points for monument dates pre-1960 - 5 points and pre-1935 -10 points and pre-1900 - 15 points. (for the first benchmark of each setting number)

Monument dates are when the benchmark was set (from the GC.com pages)

 

You will be required to post a clear current/updated picture of the benchmark on the log and link to the benchmark page when posting a claim in the contest. I think using only the GC benchmark page would be preferred since there will be new benchmark hunters and old timers who do not log with the NGS participating in the contest.

 

You can log benchmarks that YOU have NOT found in the past year. Recoveries older than 1 year may be logged as notes for the contest.

 

You must be signed up prior to the start of the contest.

 

Contest will run from March 15th until June 15th.

 

Sign up will run 30 days prior to the start of the contest.

 

There will be a separate thread for logging your finds for the contest. This thread will be started at the beginning of the contest.

 

UNK1's decisions will be final. There will be other judges to make sure UNK1 doesn't miss anything.

 

Prizes will be announced when UNK1 gets around to it. :-) (sometime before the contest starts)

 

This contest is for fun, so don't expect any premium prizes.

 

Fire up GSAK and start sorting on "Setting: XX"

 

 

 

 

The list

 

Setting (Class) Code

0 Unspecified setting

2 Object driven into ground

4 Object surrounded by mass of concrete

7 Set in top of concrete monument

9 Set in prefabricated concrete post

15 A metal rod driven into ground. See text for additional information.

16 A metal rod with base plate buried/screwed into ground

17 Set into or fastened to top of metal pipe driven into ground

21 Set in concrete in a clay tile pipe

 

30 Light structures (other than listed below)

31 Pavement (street, sidewalk, curb, etc.)

32 Retaining wall or concrete ledge

33 Piles or poles (e.g. spike in utility pole)

34 Footings of small/medium structures

35 Mat foundation or concrete slab other than pavement

36 Massive structures (other than listed below)

37 Massive retaining walls

38 Abutment or pier of large bridges

39 Tunnels

40 Large structures with deep foundations

41 Large structure with foundations on bedrock

 

45 Unspecified deep unsleeved setting (10FT+ or 3.048M+)

46 Copper-clad steel rod without sleeve (10FT+ or 3.048M+)

47 Galvanized steel pipe without sleeve (10FT+ or 3.048M+)

48 Galvanized steel rod without sleeve (10FT+ or 3.048M+)

49 Stainless steel rod without sleeve (10FT+ or 3.048M+)

50 Aluminum alloy rod without sleeve (10FT+ or 3.048M+)

 

55 Unspecified pipe/rod in sleeve (10FT+ or 3.048M+)

56 Copper-clad rod in sleeve (10FT+ or 3.048M+)

57 Galvanized steel pipe in sleeve (10FT+ or 3.048M+)

58 Galvanized steel rod in sleeve (10FT+ or 3.048M+)

59 Stainless steel rod in sleeve (10FT+ or 3.048M+)

60 Aluminum alloy rod in sleeve (10FT+ or 3.048M+)

 

65 Unspecified rock or boulder

66 In rock outcrop or ledge

80 In a boulder

 

 

Time for the fun to begin, get your list ready, study the maps, and enjoy the competition.

 

UNK1

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I'm in, with no snow to worry about (but plenty of rain at the moment!).

 

For benchmark hunting, it's just Klemmer. TeddyBearMama thinks it's silly (or some such...), so save your database electrons & column space, and just make it "Klemmer" on the scoreboard.

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Signing up before heading south for some warmth! This will be an interesting contest.

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We would like to participate please. We have no chance of finishing in the top 100 but it looks like a fun and challenging experience.

 

Thanks!

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I'll give it a go.

I haven't found many BM's recently and not too many setting types overall.

We'll see how it goes.

Edited by Rumpled

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I've been lurking the last half-year, but hell.. Sign me up!

 

I can understand the goal of this one over the previous one! ;)

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Sign me up! Might be a newbie but I'll give it a shot. Unfortunately I'm in Upstate NY, hopefully the snow will clear out of the woods / mountains in time.

 

Ric

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well, I'll probably finish up in the bottom 5, not too much variety of settings around here. But, sign me up, please.

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The tater's a little foggy from spending the winter in Baja, but sign me up. I think I'm ready.

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The tater's a little foggy from spending the winter in Baja, but sign me up. I think I'm ready.

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Sign me up. I'm a newbie and want to improve my benchmark hunting skills. Also, I find these sorts of competitions serve as a nice motivator to get out there and do something.

Regards-

Brian

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Add Trucker Lee to the mix. Getting tired of LPCs at truck stops and am looking to mix things up a bit. Thanks.

 

I just reread rules, guess I missed this one. Oh well, no contest doesn't mean no benchmarks.

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Add Trucker Lee to the mix. Getting tired of LPCs at truck stops and am looking to mix things up a bit. Thanks.

 

I just reread rules, guess I missed this one. Oh well, no contest doesn't mean no benchmarks.

 

If nobody objects, I will add your name to the list.

 

UNK1

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Add Trucker Lee to the mix. Getting tired of LPCs at truck stops and am looking to mix things up a bit. Thanks.

 

I just reread rules, guess I missed this one. Oh well, no contest doesn't mean no benchmarks.

 

If nobody objects, I will add your name to the list.

 

UNK1

KEWL! Objections anyone! And by the way, the two I found today do not count, found them before I found the thread. :rolleyes:

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Trucker Lee has been added to the scorecard.

 

UNK1

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Since I didn't discover this contest till today....I'll be the first spectator!

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Can we still sign up? Are you restricted to the benchmarks on the GC site? How do you document a mark that is not on the GC site? Thanks.

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Can we still sign up? Are you restricted to the benchmarks on the GC site? How do you document a mark that is not on the GC site? Thanks.

 

Sorry, Contest sign up has closed and the contest is in full swing.

 

The rules stated that the benchmarks from the GC site only would be used.

 

UNK1

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