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Bonanza moved! 2020-03-30 18:30:42

Due to the Corona pandemic, Bonanza 2020 has been moved to August 29.

Registration is still open!

All info can be found herehttps://hem.turforebro.se/bonanza-2020/

Sign up for Bonanza! 2020-03-15 20:21:51

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Read about the event here:

https://hem.turforebro.se/bonanza-2020/

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https://tinyurl.com/bonanza2020


TURF INSIDER March 2020-03-15 20:09:29

Round Winners

Congrats to the winner of round 116: Király from Skåne who just keeps going like the Duracell bunny, GW007 from Kalmar added one more silver to his row of medals, Olleklunk from Örebro turfed home his first Bronze and first Region-medal.

Well done mates!


Turf Insider received a mail highlighting how MrAce, the winner of round 115, invited every turfer in Västerås for a FTT on his winner zone, MrAcePlace. MrAce himself was serving up ”fika” to all who braved the cold and the fierce winds. The ”unveiling” of winner zones together with your fellow turfers is a nice happening. The best yet that Turf Insider have reported about, is when the turfers in Mariehamn get together and celebrate in style with champagne!


Turf Events

If you want your public event featured in Turf Insider, write to: insider@turfgame.com preferably at least two months in advance and add a web page if possible. After the event it is always fun to read a paragraph about it (winners, weather, funny episodes) and remember that a picture is always worth more than a 1000 words.


New open Duo Turf event in Kalmar

The Kalmar Turf Association invites all Turfers to Kalmar Duo Turf 2020. On September 12, the event will be conducted in two heat, one for walking/jogging during 60 minutes and one for cycling during 90 minutes. The points from both heats are summed up. Read all about the event at www.kalmarturf.se


Report from Winter Classic 2020

The battle of swamps

For a while it seemed like winter had abandoned Umeå, but just in time for Västerbotten Winter Classic the cold weather returned. On the leap-day of the year 2020 the Nydala lake was covered by a thick layer of ice and a thin layer of snow. More than 40 turfers from Gothenburg to Luleå competed by bike or on foot, conquering all the swamps in Västerbotten. Well, not literally, the theme for the event zones was places in Västerbotten with -träsk (swamp) in their name. Most unique swamps (94 in 94 takes) was collected by cotten who won gold in the cycle class. MaXi seized the runners' gold with 66 takes. MoiRune - who started approximately 20 minutes after everyone else - won the Juniors' gold with an amazing 65 takes! The achievement "Turfer travelling the furthest to the event" resulted in a large chunk of Västerbotten cheese for MrJokerit. The event was followed by an evening buffet.

For photos and a longer summary in Swedish see: https://turfvasterbotten.wordpress.com/2020/03/02/traskkamp-i-winter-classic-2020/


Turf Awards 2019

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.

Voting form for Turf Award 2019 is now open!

Five turfers have been nominated in each category and during the month of March you can vote for those who have been nominated for the Turf Awards 2019. Link to the voting form: https://goo.gl/forms/VAFenyDiz6W7LoPv2 The winner in each category will be announced by Turf Crew at the Bonanza banquet in Örebro on May 16, 2020.


How Naviki and Turf got together

Do you remember Naviki, the German navigation app? Turf zones were added to their Points Of Interests last year and Germany Explorer was a fact.

A turfer who was involved in initiating the collaboration is Deppen. This is her story about how it came to happen:


In 2018 and 2019 I biked about 700 km. I like to take unique zones and Naviki is a good help in planning the route. I use two older iPhones, both mounted on the handle bar of my bike. One is for Turf and one is for Naviki. When I started using Naviki, it bothered me to not see Turf zones as part of their Points of Interest. So I contacted Naviki and told them about Turf. After hearing nothing for about half a year, I got back to them and asked if they wanted to know more about Turf. I was told they had contacted Andrimon and the rest you know :)”


Proves that one turfer can have a big impact on the game! So don't be shy to contact Andrimon with your ideas about expanding Turf.


Region Battle Uppsala - Östergötland

During March Uppsala is battling with Östergötland in three classes: average points, average takes and average unique zones. You can follow the teams and the battle at https://turfportalen.se/event/uppsalaostergotland2020 I am part of Team Uppsala and yesterday a member of our team wrote the following post to the rest of the team and I think it symbolizes very well what Turf and region battles are all about :)


Dear Teammates. Here are some reflections from my first two days of the regional battle.

First of all, I must say that I am insanely impressed with your efforts! I can't understand how you can gather as many points as you do. I am normally on foot and aim to take at least 1000 points a day, I'm happy if I take over 2000 points and proud if I happen to approach 3000 points.

These two days I have biked. Collecting points is a lot more efficient, but what I realize is that there are obstacles out there I never reflected on earlier. During these two days I have carried my bike both up and down stairs, I have lifted it over a fallen tree and gotten stuck in mud. By foot it's kind of easier ... bu of course also a lot slower.

I entered this battle as a real underdog. I had the second lowest ranking in the team. I had taken the least number of zones all together and I had taken almost the least points. And most of the zones I've taken are in a straight line to and from work and the gym. It doesn't necessarily have to be a drawback though, and I am curious to see if I can get even close to the points some of my Teammates get every month.

Watching TurfTV has been something I have teased my mum, turf nick Mumsige, for. I have considered it pure madness to stare at avatars moving across a screen. But last night I found myself opening the Turf app several times and followed you (my team mates) on the screen. Slow entertainment indeed, but on the other hand, I dig watching bread rising in the oven!

I have met many new people on my routes, common for all I have encountered is that you are incredibly nice! It feels great to be a part of the Uppsala gang! Thanks for letting me join :)

So, tired but satisfied and deeply impressed is the summary of my first few days!

See you in a zone somewhere soon!

// dixern”


The battle has just begun and it looks like it will be a close battle over the next five weeks. It will end at 11.59 am on Sunday the 5th of April. Let the best (Uppsala!) team win ;)

MaXi from Dalarna is trying to put together a MEGA Region battle for September 2020. Dead line to register your region and a team captain is 1st of April. Contact MaXi at maxi.triathlon@gmail.com The idea is that the team captains will discuss the rules of the battle and how to compete.


Turfa lugnt/Safe turfing!

Munin

Turf Awards, time to vote! 2020-03-01 19:14:28

Vote for your favourite candidate now!

Do it HERE!

TURF INSIDER February 2020-02-07 14:53:20

Round Winners

Congrats to the winner of round 115: MrAce from Västmanland who took his first Gold medal ever, ZonerX from Stockholm landed his second Silver and NPJem from Skåne could celebrate his first Bronze.

Well done mates!


Turf Events

If you want your public event featured in Turf Insider, write to: insider@turfgame.com preferably at least two months in advance and add a web page if possible. After the event it is always fun to read a paragraph about it (winners, weather, funny episodes) and remember that a picture is always worth more than a 1000 words.


Vb Winter Classic 2020

Just a reminder to sign up for the Winter Classic event taking place in Umeå on the leap day this year. It is a classical event organized by Turf Västerbotten.

More information regarding registration etc will be posted on Turf Västerbotten web page: turfvasterbotten.wordpress.com


Turf Awards 2019

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. The nomination period has now ended and in March the nominations in each category will be revealed and every turfer can vote for their favorite. The winner in each category will be announced by Turf Crew at the Bonanza banquet in Örebro on May 16, 2020.


Turf Clubs

In the last few years Turf Clubs have been started. Optimus from uTurf (Turf Västmanland) wants to remind every old, new and future member of uTurf of the annual member meeting on the 11th of March at 6.30 pm. More info at www.uturf.se. You don't have to live and turf in Västmanland to become a member of uTurf. 

I would like to hear from the Turf Clubs out there. How long have you been around? Regular meetings/events your club arranges. 


FTT = First To Take

What is more rewarding than being the first turfer to take a brand new zone or an old one in some far away corner of the Turf map? This is called FTT: First To Take. If you have registered at https://turf.lundkvist.com/, you can see all your FTTs from 1/1 2007 (that is as far back as lundkvist statistics go), and sometimes a few taken before this date. Most FTTs to date, according to Lundkvist, has MrJokerit, no doubt due to his escapade in Japan a few years ago. At lundkvist you can also check if there's any potential FTTs around when you are out and about. When looking at a region's all zones, you can sort them accordingly to how many times they've been taken. For example there's 13 zones in Jämtland waiting for a turfer to take FTT :) While there are none in Stockholm...


I still remember my first FTT, back during my first year as a turfer. It was my own zone suggestion (SvängAv) and popped up on my way home from a weekly Lindy hop dance event. My second FTT was another zone suggestion of mine: DanskaStenen. Most of my FTTs I've collected while travelling outside of Sweden, there is less competition for zones then. At lundkvist, FTTs you take while assisting is listed. It is fun to get together and take a FTT together, I have experienced this twice in Uppsala. Both times it was Kygni that got the local turfers together for a FTT on his winner zones.


Sometimes zone makers enjoy 'dumping' a new zone on top of an active turfer. This happened to pandora when she stopped in the Lunsen forest back in 2014 to photograph some forest motives. When she started to walk again, she heard 'taking zone' and was awarded with a FTT on the brand new zone Lunsenstigen. Once when I wanted to be nice to a Helsinki turfer and put a new zone on the bike path he was going on, he simply just biked thru it and didn't stop until the next zone! I was somewhat confused over his behavior, but it was explained to me when I visited Helsinki and met up with the local turfers. They told me the turfer was biking with the phone in his pocket, and didn't realize a new zone has been put in his way...he had heard 'taking zone', but disregarded it as an 'echo'. So much for my gift of a new zone!


My zone maker colleague Wsnurr once had to explain for a couple of hitchhikers why he turned off the main road on to a small gravel road in order to be the first, and only, turfer to take the Slovakian zone Vlkonívec. Another time he took a cab for 30 min into nowhere in Bulgaria to walk over a rusty bridge over Donau to end up in a zone full of heavy underbrush. The things some turfers do for a FTT ;)


My own last FTT happened last weekend in Uppsala. Me and TriggerHappy were on our way home after visiting some friends on Saturday evening. We had taken the zone at Järlåsa church and were half-way to Vänge, when a friendly fellow turfer told us to turn around since a brand new zone had popped up in Järlåsa. It was the zone Pucko close to the factory where the Pucko chocolate drink used to be produced, history of Pucko (in Swedish only). We hurried back and in the dark we got the year's first FTT. The following morning Hylaeus took this photo of the zone, our photo was all darkness.

BILD


Turf Crew launches Scout Turf!

Several Scout Corps have recently conducted Turf events for their members and it has been a success. Therefore Olle Alsén (ollals) has been appointed as the person in charge of spreading Turf within the Scout organization. ollals will work towards increased activity in Sweden and other countries. Turf events will be a program point at the European Scout Jamboree in Poland this summer. Scouts who want to organize Turf events can contact ollals at scoutevent@turfgame.com Be prepared!


Turfa lugnt/Safe turfing!

Munin







(SWE) Svensk orientering 2020-01-22 18:42:01

I början av februari håller Smålands Orienteringsförbund och SISU idrottsutbildarna Småland en kurs med namnet: DIGITAL ORIENTERING MED STÖD AV TURF

Kursen kommer att gå igenom appen samt verktyget för att skapa egna events.


Intresse / frågor? Kontakta events@turfgame.com

Turf awards 2019 2020-01-13 20:10:18

Nominate your candidates before February 1st.

More information - see links below:

Information på SVENSKA

Information in ENGLISH

TURF INSIDER January 2020-01-11 21:44:06

Round Winners

Congrats to the winner of round 114: the Gold medal was awarded Király from Skåne who took his 20th medal, MaXi from Dalarna added a Silver medal to his Bronze medal and M0112 from Lounais-Suomi added a second Bronze medal to his list.

Well done mates!


Turf Events

If you want your public event featured in Turf Insider, write to: insider@turfgame.com preferably at least two months in advance and add a web page if possible. After the event it is always fun to read a paragraph about it (winners, weather, funny episodes) and remember that a picture is always worth more than a 1000 words.


Vb Winter Classic 2020

Just a reminder to sign up for the Winter Classic event taking place in Umeå on the leap day this year. It is a classical event organized by Turf Västerbotten.

More information regarding registration etc will be posted on our webpage: turfvasterbotten.wordpress.com


Turf Awards 2019

Turf Awards are 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 for awarding the Turf Award are nominated by all turfers who also participate in the final voting to appoint the winners. Turf Award is handed over to the winners by Turf Crew at the Bonanza banquet in Örebro on May 16, 2020.


Turfers can be nominated in four categories:

Best Turf achievement of 2019Awarded to the Turfer who, for example, got the most gold medals, monthly medals, has taken the most zones, unique zones, regions or equivalent in 2019.

Turf Star of 2019 - Awarded to the Turfer who started turfing as a newbie in 2019 and has made the fastest progress during the year.

Turfer of the year 2019 - An open category to nominate a Turfer that excelled 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 2019 - Awarded to the Turfer, who has completed one of the most notable or spectacular zone takes in 2019.


Nomination procedure

From January 13 to January 31, you will have the opportunity to submit proposals on who should be nominated for a final vote round to be awarded the Turf Award 2019. Link to forms for proposing candidates can be found on turfgame.com and Facebook from January 13th.

 

Trans-Siberia Turf train adventure

Turfer allinug from Uppsala is a daring old lady who booked a trip with the Trans-Siberian railroad over New Year's. I asked her to contribute with some stories from her trip and a few pictures. Here is her story:

The train slows down well before Ulan-Ude, the turning point for my train journey. I gather my luggage after nesting for four days among Russian families on their way to New Year's celebrations. I step off the train and head for the Ulan-Ude Turf zone.

I never imagined I would discover new places in my hometown, when my sister-in-law introduced me to Turf. Even less, that a year later I would cut across railroad tracks in Siberia because there is a zone in that direction. Admittedly, I followed the flow of the other passengers, but then I stood there in a parking lot (Ulan-Ude) and was barely able to take myself back after taking the zone to the right side, where my hotel was located. It took an hour and some uniformed people to succeed (you just don't run around the station area willy nilly in Siberia).


I began the journey in Moscow, and after taking all zones there at least once, I went with the train east for four straight days to Ulan-Ude, a day trip beyond Lake Baikal. On the way back I will stay for a few days in some cities. At the time of writing most recently in Novosibirsk, where I hope to see a glimpse of the Orthodox Christmas celebration and a little more than a glimpse of the zone. On my way east, the gps played a trick on me during the stop.

Other zones were more easily captured, some even from inside the train. The train schedules are detailed and kept to the minute. I printed them out when I bought the tickets (directly on the Russian train company's website) and then it has been easy to plan my "excursions" on the slippery platforms. At the same time, it is interesting to study the beautiful station houses and the interesting railway routines: the locomotive is sometimes changed, new carriages are switched on, the ”provdonitskan/ -niken” (carriage host) steps off and chops ice from the chassis (Yekaterinburg) before checking passports and tickets. Then, new coal is poured under the samovar in the carriage to keep us passengers warm with fresh tea.


When I return to Moscow, neutral zones await, some within walking distance of my accommodation. Most of them are of course located at places that I would nevertheless visit, eg. the so well-known, fabulous Vasily Church at Red Square (VasilyChurch). It became a bit difficult to take, as the area was suddenly blocked off and a more or less strict police guard was located at the barriers. However, a friendly guy let me through once - without having to explain everything about Turf, as sometimes is the case.

One place I would have missed without "turf-guiding" is Luzhniki Stadium, located in a huge sports area on the Moscow River. Fun to get to totally unexpected places! And yes, I mix with other experiences too! From music and art to hiking on a sparkling beautiful Angaraf River yesterday. The adventure continues!”


Turf Region Battle

Dalarna was battling with region Örebro during December 2019 and the winning team of 29 Dala-turfers was spear-headed by MaXi, this rounds Silver medalist. I asked him for a few words about the battle:

"Both regions recruited a team of turfers from their region in order to battle it out during December with regards to highest average take points per turfer. The points of the highest 80 % turfers in the team was counted. The region battle was divided into weeks so the region that won most weeks during December month wins. In the end Dalarna won over Örebro with 4 - 1. You can find the details at Turfportalen. Overall the region battle had a positive impact to help turfers get motivation to take some extra zones and we in Dalarna look forward to doing another one in 2020." 


Diverse, Diversier, Diversiest

New medals were released on the 8th of December, the Diverse-series where a turfer has to collect round unique zones.

The medal was a result of a vote among the Turf community earlier during 2019. The first week, the Diverse-medal was awarded to turfers all over the map. To date only 8 turfers have been awarded the highest level, Diversiest. MaXi from Dalarna was the first turfer to visit enough round unique zones for this medal, he wants to thank OdKing and BigBang for help with both guiding him to new zones and getting a ride with his bike when no more unique zones could be found at home. Personally for me, the two higher medals will be Turf goals for the warmer and lighter parts of the Turf year. For now I am happy with the Diverse-medal :)


Turfa lugnt/Safe turfing!

Munin




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