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WHAT IS A "GPS OPEN"?
The game pits you and your GPS-reading skills, along with a dose of good old-fashioned luck, against yourself, other cachers, and SQ's ground zero placement. Don't be afraid if you're a newbie. You'd be surprised at how some of the "experts" fare in this game! So grab your GPS (or borrow one if you have to) and come on out to play, eat, socialize, and have a great time!
Take a look back at the winners for the previous Central Texas GPS Opens
OK, SO HOW DOES IT WORK?
It’s easy and fun!
Just bring a GPS and a suitable entry fee prize (explained below) for each person that is going to play. No entry fee prize is required if you just want to attend the event.
At registration we will get your name and your entry fee prize. You will receive the target coordinates and a numbered flag and you will be directed to the game field.
The coordinates will lead you into the area where ground zero has been pre-located. Using only your GPS and your keen geocaching instincts (or blind dumb luck, your choice), stick the numbered flag we gave you into the ground where you think ground zero is.
When the game is over, our crack(ed) crew will measure and record the distance of everyone's flag to the actual ground zero. When that's all done we'll do the other game awards then we'll call the names of The Open players, in order from closest to furthest from ground zero, of everyone who played. As their names are called, contestants will come and collect their prize from the pool of entry fee prizes everyone brought. Everyone who plays WINS!