So, you claim you’ve been to BFE?
  Here’s your chance to prove it.

 

How BFE works 

Ever been working on a Grand Tour and find yourself completely frustrated trying to document a bonus stop due to lack of the "required" sign? Been there, done that, got nothing for it. Well, no need to worry this time around. The Pharaoh will accept nearly anything (except handmade signs) that prove you were where you said you were- park benches, cemeteries, schools, firehouses, police stations, etc. The more remote, the smaller the better. Ghost Towns and Paper Towns (those that exist only on paper, but there is nothing really there, e.g. Scaggsville, MD) are preferred.

This contest will be completed entirely online including registration.  On or about September 15, 2010, all entrants will be emailed a PDF of their rally flag. It is strongly suggested all entrants save the file and print out more than one copy of their rally flag. Once you have your flag, you are free to start collecting BFE bonus locations. The contest will end on April 1, 2011 so all photo albums must be completed by midnight March 31, 2011. The Pharaoh will make final decrees and award prizes beginning April, 1.

Finishing Positions

Some folks went to amazing lengths to document and verify they had in fact, been to BFE.  Others, just photographed everything they thought might work and published it.  For those who were declared successful finishers, you will find your certificate linked off your name, your score takes you to your scorecard.  Two explorers took it to an extreme however- Tom Southwood visited nearly 900 locations 765 of which were in Indiana alone.  Roger Swartout only managed to locate a meager 742 in Indiana.

Position

Flag #

Explorer

Score

1

110

Tom Southwood (comp 2012 Mason Dixon 2020 Entry)

892

2

131

Roger Swartout ($50 Gas Card)

814

3

115

John Frick ($25 Gas Card)

471

4

101

Don Stadtler

401

5

125

Jack Backer

309

6

102

Eric Bray

297

7

135

David Gilmore

83

8

126

Scott Benson

78

9

112

Russ Richards

55

10

128

Jayd Lindom (random drawing winner of a $50 Gas Card)

49

11

136

Donald Jones

47

12 tie

107

Bob Stransky

45

12 tie

120

Travis Poncik

45

12 tie

132

Jim Abbott

45

15

116

Sandee Soloway

35

16

114

Kirsten Talken-Spaulding

24

17

118

Jon Good

13

18

141

Timothy Werder

12

19

109

Bryan Main

11

20

121

Roger Sinclair

1

-

103

Jim Bain

0

-

105

Martin Cover

0

-

106

Nancy Oswald

0

-

108

AJ Kawski

0

-

111

Jeffrey Wilson

0

-

113

George Forman

0

-

117

Victor Salisbury

0

-

119

Wes McCann

0

-

122

Tina Fraembs

0

-

123

Michael Hickman

0

-

124

Sal Terranova

0

-

127

Jim Gordon

0

-

129

Bobby Fox

0

-

130

Mike Tanksley

0

-

133

Diane Fox

0

-

134

Betsy Young

0

-

137

David Gordon

0

-

138

Caryn Voight

0

-

139

Christopher Smith

0

-

140

Matthew Waley

0

-

104

Lisa Hecker

0