December, 2015 Ice-in Contest Rules
December 11, 2015
5 January, 2016 Tom Stutzman is the winner of the inaugural Newboro Harbour Ice-in Contest.
At 9:30 this morning I looked from the agreed vantage point and could see no open water. I thus feel justified in announcing Tom Stutzman the first winner* in the inaugural Newboro Harbour Ice-in Contest.
*Peter Frey reported on 11 January that the ice had survived two days of rain and wind, and we are now into a cold snap, so Tom’s bragging rights for the year are ensured.
Whew! The “January Thaw” almost voided my entry that was based on the alignment of the planets, December’s heavy boat traffic, and seeing a blonde squirrel back in July. With great humility I accept the award, and am now ordering bumper stickers.
With any luck the ice will behave itself, remain where it is until late February, and then magically disappear without lingering. Thank you all for your contributions and good humour.
December 30, 2015
Entries are now closed for this contest.
John, Keith and Tom have suggested an ice-in contest, so here goes:
I think you should start a 2015 ice-in pool. Given the weather, I think I am going to head across by boat on New Year’s Eve.
Given the mild weather, how about an “ice-in” contest? Winner is the entrant who has guessed the date on which no open water can be seen when standing at the Newboro Public Dock.
I’ll need to build in the caveat that the ice in Newboro Harbour (as defined by Tom’s comment above) must remain in place as a unit for at least five days for the winner’s selection to become official. Last year the ice came in and quickly went out again at least once.
Rod (Acting Judge, Host, and Auditor)
To get dibs on a date for the inaugural Newboro Harbour Ice-In Competition, post your selection (including a multi-word name and the name of your property, should you choose to include it) as a comment on this post only. Dates will be assigned on a first-posted, first served basis. Should two entrants select the same date, the later entrant will be assigned the next available calendar date.
Prize? Same as in spring: bragging rights until the winner of the next (ice-in) contest is announced.
Let the game begin!