Turf insider December 2018

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Round Winners The winner of round 101 is now the turfer with the most Gold medals: congratulations to Király from Malmö, Skåne! He won with just over one million points and I was ”lucky” to take two zones from him when I visited Malmö during this round, and then I lost more than ten zones to him. C’est la vie! OdKing from Dalarna also turfed home a little over one million points for his first silver medal. Leifons from Stockholm biked enough to secure his first Bronze Medal. Well done mates!

Turf Events

Lusseturf will take place in Västerås for the sixth time on Sunday the 9th of December. It is an event by foot and a new thing this year is a team competition. Read more and sign up at: http://www.uturf.se/?p=55612.

If you want your public event featured in Turf Insider, write to: insider@turfgame.com preferable 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.

Turf Meetings Turf Insider has received a greeting from the turfers in Turku/Finland:

”Greetings from Lounais-Suomi in Finland. Our team is growing in Turku (Åbo) and neighborhood. For a long time some of us have been talking about trying to get the local turfers together to get to know each other. It turned out to be harder than we thought as all of us are not reading the chat. But to get started we had our first meeting on Sunday November 25th. We met at the Market Square and took TurkuCity zone as a group. After that we walked up the hill to the Art Museum and took TurkuArt zone as well. Unfortunately one had to leave out from the second zone. It was a short meeting but really nice to get to know each other better and we will definitely have another one later on. With more planning and hopefully get in touch with more Turfers to join up.

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Keep turfing.

Petter69, TortugaVeloz, MarkkaLM, Lazytraveller, ojarnstr, Kayaker and Redmountrider”

In Northern Sweden the lakes now have skateable ice on them. Something ZoneBanger from Umeå took advantage of the other day when he put on the long distance ice skates and skated around the Nydala lake, visiting 15 zones, among them Bont’s two winner zones. This made me a little bit jealous since we don’t have a similar lake with as many zones in Uppsala.

If you have a meeting, event or something fun you want to share with the community, write to insider@turfgame.com

Turf Christmas Fun

In the last edition of Turf Insider, KråkanKrax told the story about a Turf dinner in Mariehamn and how Tompaj had put together a Turf Quiz for their after dinner entertainment. He has redesigned the questions a little and the quiz is available at: https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/4f1 (only in Swedish though).

Inspired by Tompaj’s quiz, five Uppsala-turfers put together a "Piece-by-piece" (Bit-för-bit) with Turf-related categories at the Saturday’s Turf brunch. We hope you enjoy it!//Munin, TriggerHappy, SaffieSiri, Hylaeus and HogSquare. (both English and Swedish version)

Three Quick Ones

Three random turfers who have answered the quick questions :)

Turf nick: PaltN What made you begin with Turf?

An acquaintance told me about the game a couple of years ago, and I absolutely loved the idea. It wasn't until this spring I started playing due to me lacking a decent phone to play with. No turning back now! Which personal goal are you most satisfied with?

Fighting in the first days of a round to score a temporary top 10 position in my home region. Ended up at 7th position before I had to surrender. I never knew pain before that moment. As a side note I'm also really proud over how far the TurfWiki project has come. It's wonderful to be part of an awesome team and see all contribution from the community come together. Which medal was the toughest to take? Greed-75. It was a good challenge and the moment I got it was very rewarding. Turf-nick: Kygni What made you begin with Turf?

A friend from Enköping mentioned it during Easter holiday in 2015

Favorite Zone

Kygni99, my winner zone. Most memorable zone you have taken. Seglaren. I swam to it in September 15, 2017. Cold cold water. I was there with my school class. The zone was situated in the old place, far far away from land, and I was told by the gym teacher to get out of the water, in the end I got 30 seconds to take the zone and I made it! Turf-nick: Vortex What is the most frustrating with Turf? The start of a new round. There is always some kind of problem, I've probably never had a round start that has gone without a hitch. A medal you would like to see in the future

The Sphinx Medal when you take x number of monument zones and/or world heritage zones. May be several levels to it. Most memorable zone you have taken.

VictoriaFalls. A spectacular and cool zone!

Turfa lugnt/Safe turfing! Munin