Turf insider December 2022
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Congratulations to the winners of round 149: KRALJICA from Skåne turfed home her fourth Gold Medal, Björke from Östergötland mirrored KRALJICA by securing his fourth Silver medal and rocadero from Västmanland celebrated one million points with a Bronze medal. Well done mates!
On the 10th of December you can head up to the dark Northern Sweden for LuleXmasBike in Luleå. It will take place during the few light hours of the day at this time of the year. The event has two heats. The Foot Event is set up at a private event which means you have to sign up in advance and be added to the event. Answer these questions here before the event.
Bonanza 2023 in Umeå
Turf Västerbotten is in the thick of planning the Bonanza 2023. It will be held on the 20th of May with events in two classes, a Bonanza banquet and lots of other fun activites, I am sure. The Bonanza page is up and running and more information will be added as the organizers are getting organized. HERE.
Turf Advent Calenders
We are fast approaching Christmas and the Turf Advent Calendars are up and running. Good luck everyone taking part in one or more of them.
The Bonanza team in Umeå has a Bonanza calender on their page, go and have a look here. Behind each door there is a zone with a little poem to let you see some of what is awaiting at the Bonanza next year.
Turf Awards 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 Awards is handed over to the winners by Turf Crew at the Bonanza banquet in Umeå May 20, 2023. Turf Awards will be awarded in the following categories:
- Best Turf achievement of the year 2022
- Turf Star of the Year 2022
Awarded to the Turfer who started turfing as a newbie in 2022 and has made fast progress during the year.
- Turfer of the Year 2022
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 2022
From January 15, all turfers have the opportunity to submit proposals on who should be nominated for the Turf Award 2022 in the different categories. A Google form for proposing candidates will be found in next Turf Insider and also in other channels.
Voting procedure and announcement of winners
In March 2022, 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.
So c'mon and think about who you would like to nominate for Turf Award 2022!
Mulled Wine In Hamburg
- "We wanna meet over mulled wine. We meet on 15.12.22 at 17:00 at the Turfzone Reeperbahn in Hamburg. After that it's on to the St Pauli Christmas Market. I would be happy if many come over. Turf on,"
Let's hope many turfers will heed his call and meet up for some mulled wine :)
Zone take from ambulance
Turfer Kaktus-Mats from Uppsala had a serious accident during a closed event to celebrate Team Uppsala's three region wins during 2020-2022 on the 26th of November. Here is his own tale of the one positive aspect of the accident:
- "To celebrate Uppsala's win in the Turf Ultimate Region Fight, an event was organized on November 26 in Uppsala with a subsequent dinner. Everything went well during the event until three in the afternoon when I headed into the City Forest (Stadsskogen) in search of zones. The first one was blocked but the second one was available to take. On the way to the third, I met a cyclist and we passed each other on the wide path.
- Then I don't remember anything more until I was helped up from the path after a magnificent fall. There was an ambulance ride to the emergency room on the path through Stadsskogen and on the way the Tigerwoods zone was passed and apparently I had forgotten to turn off the Turf app because to my surprise I heard "taking zone - zone taken".
- In other words, I managed to take the zone from inside the ambulance. My strangest zone take ever. Thanks to the helmet, I survived with only a concussion, scrapes and bruises and was allowed to go home after a 24-hour observation at the hospital."
Remember to be careful out there and adjust speed and choice of track with regards to current weather conditions!
Did you know...
...that FeTaTo has taken 22925 unique zones
...DaHunter is on second place for unique zones with 22919 unique zones.
...there are 113280 zones to take
...4859 zones have never been taken, yet!
Turfa lugnt/Safe turfing!