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BONANZA 2021 2021-02-07 19:21:16

Turf Crew is pleased to announce that the newly formed association Örebro Turfers (not to be confused with Örebro Turfförening) will host the unofficial world championship in Turf - Turf Bonanza 2021. The event will be held on September 4, in Örebro Sweden. Save the date and book travel/accommodation already now. More information about this long awaited event will be released in springtime. Welcome to Örebro!

Örebro Turfers in cooperation with Turf Crew


Turf Awards 2020 2021-01-26 15:05:14

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Turf Award is awarded to turfers who have made significant or particularly attentive achievements during the previous year, or have been involved in an especially noted or spectacular zone takeover.

Candidates are nominated by all turfers who also can participate in the final voting round to appoint the winners. Turf Award is handed over to the winners by Turf Crew at the Bonanza banquet in Örebro September 4, 2021. Turf Award will be awarded in the following categories:


  • Best Turf achievement of the year 2020

Awarded to the Turfer who, for example, got the most gold medals, monthly medals, has taken the most zones, unique zones, regions or equivalent in 2020.


  • Turf Star of the Year 2020

Awarded to the Turfer who started turfing as a newbie in 2020 and has made the fastest progress during the year.


  • Turfer of the Year 2020

An open category to nominate a Turfer that exceled in an exemplary way without any connections to an individual Turf performance. This award can be given for anything, for example: efforts to spread Turf, marketing, organizing Turf events or a Turfer who has helped and supported others in a special way.


  • Most Spectacular Zone Takeover of the Year 2020

Awarded to the Turfer, who has completed one of the most notable or spectacular zone takes in 2020.


Nomination procedure

In February 2021, all turfers have the opportunity to submit proposals on who should be nominated for the Turf Award in the different categories. A nomination proposal must include nickname and a brief motivation based on nomination criteria abowe. Link to the Google forms for proposing candidates can be found here (open up January 26 and closes February 25 2021): 

https://forms.gle/FLCxmn5wfUMMdKzM6


Voting procedure and announcement of winners

In March 2021, Turf Crew nominates a maximum of five candidates in each category. During April all turfers will be given the opportunity to vote for which of the nominees who should be awarded the Turf Award in each category. Link to voting form can be found here (open up April 1 and closes April 30 2021): 

https://goo.gl/forms/VAFenyDiz6W7LoPv2

The voting score determines who will be the winner of Turf Award. During the Bonanza Banquet in Örebro on September 4, 2021 the winners will be announced. If the prize winner is physically present they will have the opportunity to leave a short comment.


MasterOfTurf

Event coordinator

Turf Crew

TURF INSIDER February 2021-02-12 22:16:23
Round winners

Congratulations to the winners of round 127: KRALJICA from Skåne turfed home her third Gold, Björke from Östergötland turfed home his second Silver and floramcml added a Bronze to his Silver. All medal winners turfed home over 1 million points. Well done, mates! In addition, four turfers on Top Ten this round were not from Sweden, things are changing :)


Turf Bonanza 2021

I am sure many were as disappointed as me when the Turf Bonanza 2020 had to be cancelled last year. Turf Crew is pleased to announce that the newly formed association Örebro Turfers (not to be confused with Örebro Turfförening) will host the world championship in Turf - Turf Bonanza 2021. The event will be held on September 4, in Örebro Sweden. Save the date and book travel/accommodation right away. More information about this long awaited event will be released in springtime. Welcome to Örebro!


Turf Award 2021

Don't forget to nominate your favorites to Turf Awards 2021.Turf Award is awarded to turfers who have made significant or particularly attentive achievements during the previous year, or have been involved in an especially noted or spectacular zone takeover. Candidates are nominated by all turfers who also appoint the winners by voting. Turf Award is handed over to the winners by Turf Crew at the Bonanza banquet in Örebro September 4, 2021. Turf Award will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Best Turf achievement of the year 2020

Awarded to the Turfer who, for example, got the most gold medals, monthly medals, has taken the most zones, unique zones, regions or equivalent in 2020.

  • Turf Star of the Year 2020

Awarded to the Turfer who started turfing as a newbie in 2020 and has made the fastest progress during the year.

  • Turfer of the Year 2020

An open category to nominate a Turfer that exceled in an exemplary way without any connections to an individual Turf performance. This award can be given for anything, for example: efforts to spread Turf, marketing, organizing Turf events or a Turfer who has helped and supported others in a special way.

  • Most Spectacular Zone Takeover of the Year 2020

Awarded to the Turfer, who has completed one of the most notable or spectacular zone takes in 2020.


Nomination procedure

In February 2021, all turfers have the opportunity to submit proposals on who should be nominated for the Turf Award in the different categories. A nomination proposal must include nickname and a brief motivation based on nomination criteria above. Link to the Google forms for proposing candidates can be found here (open up January 26 and closes February 25 2021).


Voting procedure and announcement of winners

In March 2021, Turf Crew nominates a maximum of five candidates in each category. During April all turfers will be given the opportunity to vote for which of the nominees who should be awarded the Turf Award in each category. Link to voting form can be found here (open up April 1 and closes April 30 2021).


Turf Expansion in UK, Germany and the rest of the world

No one can have missed the huge expansion in the UK in the last few months. Turf is also starting to take off in Germany. This has resulted in huge amounts of new zones in these two countries. UK and Germany are official Turf countries, so a major focus lately by the zone makers has been to supply the newbies in these particularly these two countries with zones. Turf was also at the end of 2020 made available to download in over 50 countries it hadn't been available in before. New turfers have been popping up in these countries too, often far away from any zones. A new feature to help these turfers were introduced in the app: a message to the turfer if there were no zones within a couple of kilometers, to write to Turf Crew and ask for zones in their area. About 20 such requests have been made and acted upon. Some newbies have found the Forum and asked for zones there. It also became a bit of a sport among the zone makers to watch Turf-TV and spot newbies in zoneless areas and give them a zone or ten ;)


Because of the expansion, all hands on deck were required and because zone making is 100% volunteer work, several zone makers have focused on UK and Germany (and the rest of the world) instead of the Swedish zone allotment during December 2020 to February 2021. But rest assured, the zone allotments will be met, albeit later in 2021. Turf Crew has also been busy training seven new zone makers from three different countries, again with special focus on UK and Germany. The enthusiasm among our new zone makers is great to see! Soon we will let some of them loose in Sweden too, and you might already have seen some of them sporting the black C(rew) shirt in the app.


Turf in Social Media

Once upon a long time ago, Drassen (one of the founders of Turf), set up a Facebook group named Turf, with Turf Crew as moderators. It has now been renamed and sports the lovely name ”Turf – Outdoor Addiction”. This is as official as a Facebook group can be for the International Turf community. Any language is welcome for posts, but most are in Swedish since for almost 10 years, Turf has been predominately played in Sweden or by Swedes living abroad. New rules were introduced in December to some members chagrin, Turf Crew is still trying them out. With over 25 moderators, the group needs some basic rules to hold on to. There are loads of other Turf groups on Facebook; for countries, regions or special interests.


Turf also has other official accounts in other social media:

https://www.facebook.com/Turfthegame

https://instagram.com/turfcrew

https://twitter.com/turf_game

Some less active than others ;)


Suggesting Zones in the Forum

Suggesting zones in the Forum is one of the main roads to get the attention of a zone maker. The other being using the suggestion button (light bulb) in the Turf app to suggest good spots for new zones. But remember, these are only suggestions, and a great way to help zone makers not familiar with your area to find those extra special spots. The better you promote it, often by a post in the Forum, the more likely a zone maker will see it and act upon it. But zone makers are under no obligation whatsoever to make your zone suggestion become a reality. There is no general policy about zone making in non-Turf countries, it happens now and then when someone 'gets a feeling'.


Zone makers are like cats, difficult to tell them what to do and even though some are public about their 'job', others are not and this wish to be somewhat anonymous needs to be respected. It is never ok to contact a zone maker privately. Contact zone makers via public channels, such as the Turf Forum or the issue system. Zone makers get only the fancy black C(rew) shirt in the Turf app as thanks for the many hours of work they put in for the Turf community. It's not only about making those zones, you know. Turf Crew handles issues, organizes the Turf Award, act on abuse complaints, organizes school Events, look after the TurfWiki, warded and the Forum, and write the monthly Turf Insider ;)


Turf divides the world into Country (Sweden), Region (Västerbotten) and Area (Umeå). In Sweden, the Areas are our municipalities. In other countries the areas can be defined differently. The areas are 'discovered' when a zone is placed in the zone making tool, and for example in Northern Ireland, a new area is 'discovered' every second zone, so the algorithm defining the area still needs some work. 


The Turf Forum has now been equipped with subgroups for each Region in the Official Turf countries. For the best result when you post about your zone suggestions in the Forum, find the country and region, then write the town and area (”kommun” in Swedish) in the title of your post. In Sweden, we have for as long as I've been zone maker, had ”kommunansvar”/”municipality (area) responsibility” for zone making and we change every four months. We no longer have region responsibility in Sweden, if someone still remembers those old days. In other countries, due to much less activity, zone makers have had the same region for a longer time period, some even have entire countries(!). That is about to change, I've been told. With more zone makers, we can rotate responsibilities abroad as well as in Sweden. This will assure zones of every variety, since each zone maker has their own flair when it comes to making zones :)


So, to recap: apply for an account at Turf Forum, find your country section of interest, find the Zones section, find the Region you want to make a zone suggestion in and write a post asking nicely for zones in your specific area. The post should as a minimum have a title with town and area in it so that the zone maker responsible for that area can easily find it. If you suggest one zone or many, does not matter so much, but we like zone suggestions with a bit of local history. Pictures are nice, but difficult to upload in the forum, add a link instead if you can :)


A zone maker colleague of mine thinks the optimal zone suggestion contains: location (on a map or with coordinates, or a link to eg open street map. Personally, I want the name of the closest existing zone so I can easily look for it in the zone making tool), a nice motivation for the zone, a picture or historical map and please, please a local name suggestion of a maximum of 13 characters. Local names are often tied nicely to the location and are less likely to already exist somewhere else.


Digital Turf Meetings

For lots of turfers the monthly or even weekly Turf get-togethers such as Turf Fika, Turf Beer or Turf Brunch came to a more or less abrupt end with the Covid-19 pandemic last year. Instead some turfers are now gathering online, in digital meetings. In Uppsala and Västmanland the monthly get-together was digital in January. I asked two turfers to contribute with their take on digital meetings. Enjoy!


Safe board meetings during a pandemic by Ninetail, Umeå, Västerbotten

In order to have as broad a geographical representation as possible, the board of Turf Västerbotten consists of turfers from Umeå, Skellefteå and Öravan. This means that even before the pandemic struck, some of us either had to travel far or participate via cell phone or using other solutions. If you have participated in a meeting via cell phone, you know that it does not work perfectly. It became even more difficult when at the beginning of the pandemic we switched to keeping at least two chairs distance between all meeting participants - it simply became impossible to place the cell phone so that everyone could hear and be heard.


When firmer restrictions were imposed in Sweden, we realized that it was time to try to find a more sustainable solution. We chose Microsoft Teams, as the service offers both document storage and opportunity for digital meetings. The most recent board meetings have been completely digital and the technology has worked well. The degree of participation in the meetings has increased as no one needs to travel and you can participate even if you have symptoms. In fact, it has also become easier to work with common documents during meetings. One problem that remains to be solved is how to sign physical documents. For the time being, we have appointed members to check the minutes who live close to each other so that they can meet afterwards. Preparations are currently underway for the annual meeting. This will also be digital this year. Hopefully this means that even more turfers from all over the region have the opportunity to participate - our goal is to be an association for the whole region of Västerbotten. There is certainly much more you can do digitally as well, even if what we probably long for most is to be able to meet physically and eat or turf together.


Report from Digital Turf meeting in Uppsala by mpmoke

There has been few Turf meetings in Uppsala during 2020 due to the pandemic and it is sorely  missed. As a turfer, you want to meet up with your fellow turfers now and then over brunch, coffee or a beer, and dive into nerdy Turf talk, share zone shots, talk about purple coloring of the zones in warded, missions, celebrate region round winners, welcome new turfers and hang out with all the turfers! Many have had digital meetings with work, school, relatives and friends and why not do it with the whole Turf gang?! I myself am most used to Zoom and think it has worked best of the programs I have tried. To avoid people talking in each other's mouths and having some kind of control, a simple program was suggested where we would have a simple quiz game, someone would tell us about odd zone takes. The entire Turf meeting would be limited to about 1 hour. The invitation was made via our local Hangout and a post in the local Facebook group Turf Uppsala.


Wednesday 13 January came around and the start time was 19. 14 connected and with some there were several people, a total of 17 people. Then there were some who logged in quickly as well. I heard and saw everyone but some had trouble hearing some others, most likely due to settings or odd operating systems. I did a slide show from Turf meetings and Bonanza from as early as 2013. We identified turfers and were amazed that many have hung around for such a long time. Others were identified as former turfers. After about an hour and a half, the participants thought it was appropriate to round off this first digital Turf meeting in Uppsala.


Overall, I think it was a successful and pleasant Turf meeting. Well worth repeating. What you can think of is to try to test sound and image before the meeting, turn off the mic when you do not intend to talk to avoid drowning out those who talk, have an agenda for the meeting to steer up a little and get people started. We used Zoom, but it may be worth trying other programs as well. The main thing is that we met in some way and kept the geek going until we can meet for real again when the pandemic has blown over. 


Upcoming Region Battle in March

In March Region Scotland will battle Region Skåne during four weeks, so don't be surprised if the Top 100 will be filled with turfers from Scotland and Skåne :) The Region teams and battle can be followed on turfportalen.se. Read more here about the set up. May the best team win!


Turfa lugnt!/Safe turfing!


//Munin


...if you want to contribute to future Turf Insiders, send your story to insider@turfgame.com :)

TURF INSIDER January 2021-01-07 15:03:37

Round winners

Congratulations to the winners of round 126: Jonte67 from Skåne went straight for the Gold medal without stopping for a Silver or a Bronze, féarglas from Scotland biked home her second silver and Björke from Östergötland turfed home a thrid bronze to his collection. Well done, mates!


Turf Forum Issue

If you registered or used the Turf forum when it had a "white and blue" design in the beginning of January, you need to re-register or re-post. This is because we had to do a roll-back due to technical issues. Work is being done to upgrade the Forum, so bear with us on the somewhat bumpy road to a future Turf Forum :)


2020 Flashback

2020 has been a different year, largely due to the Covid-19 pandemic sweeping over the world. For most of us, life changed in big and small ways. I am myself very glad that I've had Turf to keep me busy when my other hobbies such as swing dancing, going to concerts and the cinema were cancelled. Turf has been a great way to keep healthy, both mentally and physically. When the pandemic hit in early March, I was very busy co-captaining the Region Uppsala team towards a win against Region Östergötland in my very first Region Battle. Especially turfers age 70+ felt that Turf was really what kept them going at the start of the pandemic, it gave them both a social dimension of at least being able to interact on the Turf map and in social media with others and the very necessary physical activity that kept them from feeling too isolated in their own homes. All in all, it has been a lot of focus on Turf this year in my life. Apart from the daily to-and-from-work Turf sessions, I have explored many small and not-so-small Swedish cities on day- and weekend trips with my turfing partner, our bikes and our cat :)


Covid-19 is the main reason Turf has literally EXPLODED in the UK during the later half of 2020, I don't think any active turfer this year has missed this. My fellow Crew member Kingslayer will tell us more about this in his contribution to this Turf insider. There has been time for outdoor adventures, as Shitty will tell in his contribution. As a result of the heavy increase of turfers in the UK, we have increased our zone maker group and three of the newbies together with three 'oldies' have supplied me with their positive highlight(s) of 2020. Enjoy!


Turf celebrated ten years in July 2020. This was celebrated with a special ”Cake day” medal and a new feature for supporters only, a party hat, if you took at least ten zones on July 10th, Turf's birthday. I think I am more fond of the party hat than the medal. The hat comes on most Fridays to celebrate the weekend is here :)


Finally Calmare1 will write about an often forgotten feature of Turf, but just as important: The school events, where PE teachers can use Turf as part of their gym classes. 2020 saw an increase in school events and the biggest school event ever was held in Stockholm in December. If you want to know more about how to use Turf as part of your PE curriculum contact skolevent@turfgame.com and Calmare1 will send you instructions and help you set up a special school Turf account :) 


The UK Explosion by Kingslayer
"I am CO (Country Organizer) for zone making in UK and was a year ago a lonely zone maker in a lonely Scotland, leading a quiet life. I did not have much to do, it was basically a handful of turfers in the whole of UK and that was it. Then came March and corona and many members of Edinburgh South Orienteering Club (ESOC) started turfing. Thanks to successful information campaigns from CSL, ESOCWalter and others in ESOC the Turf evangelium spread and more and more turfers appeared in the whole of Scotland.


All of a sudden I had to work hard to ensure everyone had a meaningful number of zones available. I spend many hours during the summer on creating Scotland zones and when things started to look good I figured I could finally get some rest. Then came féarglas. She quickly claimed a seat on top-10 World scoreboard and then followed up with silver medals in both November and December. This brought attention from media and after having appeared on national radio and TV-shows the whole UK map suddenly exploded with new turfers. All members of Turf crew worked hard to try to keep up with the needs from so many newbies but we quickly realised we needed more hands on deck so we “hired” a bunch of new zone makers (we all work voluntarily). Some of them have been trained now and the rest will be graduating in January. This means we will be better equipped with managing the demand. But zone making is a manual, relatively slow process, so we have a few pleas for you who are newbies in UK:


1. Be patient. We are not ignoring you, but we can’t do everything at once.

2. Use the Turf Forum to suggest zones in your vicinity. Please include actual suggestions, not just a general request to have zones in town xyz. This will speed things up. If you have registered on the forum but not been approved for a few days, please drop an email to issues@turfgame.com


3. If you have no or few zones in your vicinity, leave the Turfapp with the Turf avatar on (visible on the map). We scan the UK map several times per day and if we see turfers in need we try to help (again, as time allows).


4. Use the in app suggestion feature, but bare in mind zone makers get no notification when you make suggestions that way, nor can we see who made the suggestions. But they are useful for us. Combine this with a post in the Turf Forum for better success rate in getting your zone(s) approved :) If possible, include the name of the closest existing zone to your suggestion, that way we can search for it in the zone making tool. We can not search for suggestions, only already existing zones. For in detail information about the  magic of zone making, visit Zonemaking 2.0 :)


5. Report bad zones using the Issues link on turfgame.com. Zone issues are typically zones that can’t be taken, are dangerously placed or otherwise inappropriate. We are tremendously happy about the huge interest in Turf in so many places in the UK. We want to ensure you get a fun and rewarding way to exercise and see new places you didn’t know existed.


In Sweden, turfers often say “I would never have seen this without Turf!”. We hope to be able to give you the same experience. A huge thanks to féarglas for promoting Turf and showing that we can all do it! And of course everyone else in UK who has helped spreading the word! I know there are many of you out there who has helped. And finally thanks to all my colleagues in crew who has been working hard with UK the past month."


A Turf Story from 2020 by Shitty

"It will have to be the time me and my old time friend Mangadang went to Värmdö, an island in the inner Stockholm archipelago, looking for places to put future zones.
As a zonemaker you can't always get the information you want on google streetview and general surfing the web, sometimes you actually have to go there and see for yourself - so, time for some climbing ;)

We had an awesome day! Visiting a series of old forts, exploring, laughing - like the old days. A nice break from everything you don't wanna remember about 2020. And the result? The zone 'Klätterverket', something like ”climbingventure” in English. If you ever find yourself in the area, go have a look! It's a cool place, but please be careful!

Peace."


Turf Advent Calendar by Battigoal

"When asked by Munin to contribute to Turf Insider, I will tell you about my invention to brighten up December with a type of Turf Advent calendar where you had to perform small tasks that hid behind each hatch (one for each day). We have run it for a number of years in the Örebro region in different ways, but this year we got participants from all over Sweden and Åland. There were 100 participants from the start, and 75 of these made it through the entire calendar, which was really fun.


The idea was that it would suit everyone to participate. Another development with this year's Turf advent calendar was to use several social media channels, for example a messenger group where participants wrote stories about zone shots and sent pictures in the flow. I have only heard happy comments about the Calendar which of course is very pleasing. It was a bit of a job, at least a few hours a day when checking everyone's zone takes so they coincided with the day's task , but even that was just a pleasure. And in this pandemic era, this worked really well to organize. I also did a thing during the calendar which I thought I would never in my life do. Swim and take a water zone in mid-December and in Santa costume. This year's Turf Advent Calendar was carried out together with MiniHolger and Olleklunk."

Photo from Battigoal


Turfing in Edinburgh, 2020 by CSL

"I’ve been turfing since 2014, and telling people about Turf all the time, but only managed to persuade a few to take it up. There have never been many turfers in Scotland - just enough for me to keep winning the Region medal, but rarely enough in the UK to win the Country medal. Like most people, I had more time available in the spring of 2020 for walking and cycling around Edinburgh. Turfing seemed an ideal lockdown activity for people who like maps, so I sent an article to the editor of our orienteering club newsletter, hoping to persuade others to join in. One or two tried it. Then a strange thing happened – on several days in succession, new zones appeared in places where I had just been.


I now know that Kingslayer also had time on his hands, and was putting it to good use by creating more zones, but at the time it seemed very spooky, as though someone was stalking me! So I put another article in the next orienteering club newsletter, telling everyone about all the new zones. More people tried it, and our club president, ESOCWalter, became very enthusiastic. We organised a small competition within the club at the start of the August Turf round, and this monthly challenge has turned into a regular thing, with various club members going to enormous lengths to achieve high scores. ESOCWalter and I wrote articles for CompassSport (the UK orienteering magazine) and also SCORE, the Scottish Orienteering members’ magazine, which spread the word to other orienteers, and the UK Toplist started to grow.


Following media interest in féarglas’s exploits, the UK growth has recently exploded. The change in Turf through 2020 has been amazing – in January, there were 240 zones in Edinburgh, and 4 turfers. At the end of December, there were 885 zones and 210 turfers here! For me, it’s been quite strange suddenly having so many people around, stealing zones from me, but it’s been fun meeting some of the new turfers. The effect on our zones’ points has been dramatic too – occasionally we would have a few zones that were 170/2, but they were nearly all 185/1. The take points have gone down, and although the points per hour are much higher, you don’t keep zones for very long these days. Having so many new zones has been fun, taking us on expeditions to many parts of the city that we didn’t know.


We’re eagerly anticipating all the new opportunities for Turf tourism in other parts of Scotland, as soon as we can travel out of Edinburgh. But before that, we have the Skåne Turf Challenge to look forward to, in March. This is an inter-region competition in the usual Swedish format, but we’ve never done it before and need all the help we can get! Any Scottish turfer reading this who would like to know more should have a look at this article.

Another big change for me this year is that following persuasion from Kingslayer (and rigorous assessment), I’ve recently joined the Turf Crew as a zonemaker. It’s more difficult to set up good zones than many people realise, and I’m now enjoying virtual exploration of some UK places I haven’t ever visited. Hope the new UK turfers will like the results and continue with the game."


The year 2020 by MiniHolger

"The previous year has offered challenges of different forms, unfortunately this has affected how we turfers in 2020 have been able to meet, have events and practice this fantastic game together. Despite this, I want to highlight something that me happy and hopefully many more. The Swedish Region battle took place in September 2020 and was a fantastic "event" that allowed us to compete together in these times, but still on our own. I liked that you could always follow day by day how the position was, a good setup. I personally hope this is a recurring concept that many will take part in, I intend to do it anyway! I look forward to when we can once again hang out unhindered between Turfers and do what we are passionate about together, I do not want everyone's great ideas to create these unique events (Region battles, Turf Advent Calendar) to disappear either.

Turf is life!"


School event 2020 by Calmare1

"The year 2020 has been marked by Covid-19 and all the negative consequences of this, but every cloud has a silver lining. The year 2020 was also the year when all sports teachers around Sweden were looking for good outdoor activities to be able to carry out despite restrictions on Covid-19.


During 2020, the number of school Turf events mushroomed. We have now passed over 500 schools in Sweden that hold an account for the event tool. If we play with the idea that there is an average of at least 2 teachers per school, there are now over 1000 PE teachers in Sweden who can organize school events. If we then play with the idea that each teacher organizes a school event with a class of 30 students, we immediately have 30,000 potential new turfers. This with the presumption that each teacher only runs school events with one class. Feel free to repeat the calculation example with 3 teachers per school and two classes per teacher …….


During the year, I have had the privilege of lecturing on Turf and school events for no less than about 100 future PE teachers at Linnaeus University in Växjö and in Kalmar. All these students are now ready to take on the task of building their own courses and conducting events at their upcoming internships."


The world's largest school event by Calmare1

"I got a really big challenge on December 1st. At the beginning of November, I was contacted by a former classmate in Stockholm who needed help arranging a school event. Of course I said, when I thought it was about one or two "regular" events with at most a couple of classes. It turned out that they wanted a full-day activity for the whole school. Marina Läroverket is a high school in Danderyd with about 450 students. What a challenge!!!

In order for the event area not to cover half of Stockholm, we decided to divide the event into 4 different sub-events of 1.5 hours each, with about 100 participants in each event. Despite the prevailing pandemic, the result was that we registered a total of 321 participants on the same day. It was a breathtaking feeling to organize a school event in almost Bonanza size. And I was a little nervous before: Will everything work as it should? Have I managed to lay the zones so that they can be taken? How many zones have I blindly from Kalmar (editor's note: Calmare1 lives in Kalmar and was setting up the school event zones from home) managed to put in private gardens or on private piers in Djursholm? Fortunately, everything went well and the school was very happy with the event. It was probably not the last time we get to see Marina Läroverket in Danderyd arrange Turfevents of this caliber.


I look forward to a spring where school events will increase even more and even more of our children and young people around the country will have the opportunity to get acquainted with a fantastic game and an opportunity to exercise outdoors without the risk of spreading infection."


So, not everything about 2020 was doom and gloom. I am sure you have your own happy Turf moments to hold on to. And let's make new ones in 2021!


Turfa lugnt!/Safe turfing!


//Munin


...if you want to contribute to future Turf Insiders, send your story to insider@turfgame.com :)

Forum outage 2021-01-06 11:06:16

If you registered or used the forum when it had a "white and blue" design during the last 4 days, you need to re-do it.

This is because we had to do a roll-back due to technical issues.

Thank you!

NEW ZONES 2020-12-23 19:51:01
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We are currently working hard to make new zones due to the lovely inflow of new users.

This means we beg for your patience since it could take a little longer than usual.

If you want to help the process you can:

  • Use the zone suggestion tool in the app. (menu button->lightbulb)
  • Log on to our forum and describe your suggested spots (https://forum.turfgame.com/viewforum.php?f=32)
  • Get community help in our facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/turfgame)
  • Other than that, just sit tight and we will solve your zone situation asap!

    BBC coverage 2020-12-21 20:12:45
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