In an experiment this year, we decided for a bit of fun to offer people the opportunity to vote for the best of the logs and photos from the past 12 months. After some discussion we decided on seven categories and to use survey monkey’s wonderful free multi choice mechanism to gather votes.

Below are listed the Awards and winners, click on GC Code for Cache and Title for winning item

Note on Caches: Since 9 Usual suspects ‘formed’ we have placed 36 Traditional Geocaches,  “29 of 29  Sit down and Admire the Bridge” is the most popular with well over 300 “found logs”. We have created 4 mystery caches, 1 multi-cache and the first Wherigo in North Wales, with more caches to come in 2018.

Best 2017 log on a 9 Usual Suspects cache

Winner: Sionyn68GC76QEWSpoiler – Found it

Runner up: PazaUKGC61D8NIleHllWpnIelBakCarT – Found it

3rd Place: KeithnipperGC6J7QNLog it – Found it

4th Place: Islwyn!GC6AFPK19 of 29, The Old Workhouse – Found it

Best 2017 photo on a 9 Usual Suspects cache

Winner: MaatinF – GC6AH90 – 29 of 29, Sit down and Admire the Bridge – View of Menai bridge

Runner up: Poffigirl – GC6AH90 – 29 of 29, Sit down and Admire the Bridge – Family group

3rd Place: AdiVentures – GC6AH90 – 29 of 29, Sit down and Admire the Bridge –  View of the bridge

4th Place: Caeburllan – GC6A5NV – 2 0f 29 , Lon Cob Bach, Gwylfan Viewpoint – Having fun 

Note on Events : 9 Usual Suspects held 24  Events in 2017, 3 of which were CITO’s.
48 different Cachers logged an attendance, travelling from all over the UK, we also had 6 Cachers from Germany, 2 Cachers from Finland and 2 Cachers from Denmark.

Best 2017 log on a 9 Usual Suspects event

Winner: Cwm DJGC74ZKZ9 Usual Suspects Go Swashbuckling on Cei Ballast

Runner up: Bess’s friendsGC74ZKZ9 Usual Suspects Go Swashbuckling on Cei Ballast

3rd Place: richanelaineGC7693N9 Usual Suspects Celebrate Canada Day

4th Place: YnysMonBirdersGC6YY989 Usual Suspects Nosh and Natter 5

Best 2017 photo on a 9 Usual Suspects event

Joint winners: Three Pirates by optimist on the run and Mosley Bach’s epic frown by Naturesbyte

Runner up: Team at around the stacks by Bess’s Friends

3rd Place: Picture of Ray and Bryan having a chat by Ann@Birdbrook

Best 2017 Venue

Winner Witches Brew Tea Rooms, Pwllheli

Runner up: Rocklands

3rd Place: The Australia, Porthmadog

4th Place: Madhia Indian, Garndolbenmaen

5th Place: Snowdonia Park, Waunfawr

6th Place: The Antelope, Bangor

Best new cache in Gwynedd published in 2017

Winner 9 Usual SuspectsGC7C4Y9 – Traeth Lafan Wherigo (Welshgirl11)

Runner up: Sionyn68GC79FP0 – Ebenezer’s rest

3rd Place: Bess’s FriendsGC6YY98 #8 – Floss’s Mountain Trail – Enigma Puzzle

4th Place: Sionyn68GC74ZKZ – Its all in the numbers

Best 2017 9 Usual Suspects event (With Youtube videos)

Winner: GC74ZKZ – 9 Usual Suspects Go Swashbuckling on Cei Ballast – YouTube Video

Runner up: GC7693N – 9 Usual Suspects Celebrate Canada Day – YouTube Video

3rd Place: GC7C4Y9 9 Usual Suspects Revisit Cwmorthin, Tanygrisiau – YouTube Video

4th Place: GC73A0T 9 Go Mad Around the Stacks – YouTube Video

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