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WoO Christmas O-Quiz: Day 16 2012

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Can you guess which country this map is from? The WorldofO Christmas O-Quiz gives you one map sample each day from December 1st until December 24th. You get one point for each day you guess the correct country for the map sample – can you make it all the way to 24?

Fill out your name, e-mail address and your guess for the country below! For a given day, only answers given between 05:00 CET and 23:59 CET on that day will be counted in the overall score. That means that even if you fill out the form on a later day, your answer will not be counted… You are only allowed to answer ONCE each day!

Correct answer yesterday: Hungary

I found some Internet anyway, so a short comment. I actually though this would be a very easy one – based on my knowledge of terrain, this looked very much like Hungary. When I looked at the map again yesterday (I prepared the quiz weeks ago), I though that it was too easy – but good to see that the level was quite appropriate anyway!

Here are some comments coming in before 8 PM:

  • Yay, one of my courses! The unique font-setting makes it easy to recognise :) This was a relay training course with unfair forking for the Swedish team, ahead of WOC 2009, in the spring. The training itself was also really fun to watch! The area itself is called “Létrás”, it’s just above Miskolc and Lillafüred and it hosted the JWOC relay in 2001 and the WUOC relay way back in 1986. I planned to run there tomorrow anyway! [Guess: Hungary. Thanks Aron – nice to get some background. And sorry that it is too easy for you :)]
  • One of the WOC2009 training maps. Czech team had one of its selection races here. [Guess: Hungary. Thanks Eva, that is right!]
  • Easy one :) Found the map at the first try. Near Miskolc, Hungary. [Guess: Hungary. Thanks Mod – that is right]
  • First i think that is was in europe but then i seen that it was australia [Guess: Australia. Nope Isac, it is in Europe. Would be nice to see some examples of this kind of terrain in Australia though..]
  • Only found a old map of the terrain: JWOC Relay 2001 [Guess: Hungary. Thanks Yannick, good searching!]
  • It looks a bit like Australia. But i’ll go for Hungary, with its steep slopes and small round earth wall. Gamble time… [Guess: Hungary. Thanks Tatam – you are gambling well!]
  • Hungary..maybe. [Guess: Hungary. Thanks Saku, that is right!]
  • This was really hard, but my first thought is that it’s in Europe, then I did some searching for maps like in middle of EU and most look a like map I could find was in Slovakia! [Guess: Slovakia. Thanks Jonas – but it is not far away. There is something with the look of the map that makes it look more Hungarian to me – do not know exactly what..]
  • This looks pretty Slovakian, typical karst terrain. If this is wrong… I swear to Jesus. I always get it wrong, think you’re tricking us when you’re not, and think you aren’t when you are! [Guess: Slovakia. Sorry Colm – this time you were wrong, and I was not trying to trick you either…]
  • Got to be Slovakia [Guess: Slovakia. Nope LoseYourself, no look there!]
  • Hungary – no doubt about it! [Guess: Hungary. Thanks arekrist, that is right todaz!]
  • Simply a guess :) [Guess: Hungary. Good guessing Vladyslav!]
  • First thought was about Slovakia, but then I found it in Hungary. [Guess: Hungary. Thanks Jurgis, that is right:)]
  • This must be area near Miskolc, WOC 2009 were around. Or Slovakia near Hungarian border. [Guess: Hungary. Thanks Osamoborac – you chose the right side of the border..]
  • Well, I could easily be mistaken, but it looks like the mountains of northern Hungary where I was running 12 years ago. Lots of lime-burning pits (I think they are) [Guess: Hungary. Thanks Adrian, you remember well…]
  • Thank heaven – neighbouring countries are always easier to guess -one question – how is the area on Cayman Island, and Jan you are working incredible – voting from 5.00 till 24.00 – when are you sleeping [Guess: Hungary. Thanks Wolfgang – I am sleeping in my holidays – that means now :)]
  • Hope, I’ve chosen the right side of the boarder… [Guess: Hungary. Yes Fritz, you did!]
  • The terrain reminds me of WMOC 2011, and WOC 2009. So I guess Hungary, though it might also be nearby in Slovakia … [Guess: Hungary. Thanks Peggy, you also chose the correct side of the border…]
  • Could be Hungary or Slovakia, but the the only place I’ve seen this font used on the control numbers anywhere else than in Hungary. [Guess: Hungary. Thanks Yves, Arons font saved you!]
  • The maps have several typical earthwalls (actually old fire places) from Miskolc area! [Guess: Hungary. Thanks Beni, good to have some local knowledge..]
  • Miskolc, hungary, but it can be in the border with slovakia [Guess: Hungary. Thanks Brunic, right side of the border for you as well…]
  • Looks so Hungarian.. except for some rocks. Could it be Slovakia? Considering that Jan would never trick us with Slovakian map that just looks Hungarian, i will go for Hungary. [Guess: Hungary. Thanks Janis, you are right, I would never trick you that way:)]
  • Look like a Hungarian terrain. [Guess: Hungary. Thanks Igor, that is right!]

Not all of you hit the jackpot on Day 15 – here is the overview over tips:

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