We have a few pieces of news to take care of.  First of all, the one many are waiting for…the points update for November.  Results are being tallied and I will post an update tomorrow evening.

This year, we had a great group of scoring volunteers who were very helpful in getting all of the scores calculated, greatly relieving some stress for me.  Some hiccups occurred as it is a learning process, but overall things have gone rather well.  As such, a TB was set aside and a drawing was held earlier this afternoon.  NC_Cachegeek, one of our scoring volunteers, won a free entry to next years race. A congrats to him, and another huge, public thanks, to each of you for your help.

We have two more prizes to award in December.  One is the MIA prize.  This prize is awarded to one cacher whose 2010 race entry went missing and hasn’t been heard from again.  Scoring volunteers have submitted a list of all TB’s that haven’t been heard from since before July 1st.  We use this as a cut-off for movement, same as last year.  This helps to prevent items that are in less active caches from popping up.  All items will be checked once more by me before the drawing, and a few more might get added as a result if situations (aka…muggled cache) present a clear case of MIA status since July 1st.  The winner of this drawing will receive free entry to next years race.  A chance to try again.

The second prize will be the December Twitter Contest.  Details will be coming later this week, so stay tuned to learn how you can win free entry to next year’s race.  Everyone is eligible unless you have already won a prize (meaning Softball29, NC_Cachegeek) or are involved with hosting for the race (CachingCop, and myself).

There are now less than two weeks left to enter the 2011 race.  If you have a TB, and you haven’t won, you are missing out on some fun and potential prizes.  Just a reminder, here are the prizes for the 2009 Prizes and the 2010 Prize Pool. Check it out to see examples of what you could win.



PS: The starting event has been listed.  If you’re in the Phoenix area on New Year’s Day, go check it out.  The event is 2011 Great TB Race Kick-Off.