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TSA Spring Convention 2016

Devils Sinkhole Cleanup Auction

Sunday, April 24th 2016

We are proud to announce that we have arranged with Texas Parks and Wildlife for a one-time, limited visit to Devils Sinkhole. The purpose of this trip is to remove littler and other trash from the Sinkhole floor. In order to make this as fair as possible, we are limiting trip participation to VERTICALLY COMPETENT* cavers who have never before had an opportunity to enter the Sinkhole. Rather than awarding slots by a lottery or drawing names from a hat, we are auctioning off these slots so you will know in advance if you have a confirmed space. All auction proceeds will be donated to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation for the Devils Sinkhole State Natural Area. See Terms and Conditions below for more details.

Leaderboard   [Refresh]
1 $60 Annmarie Mikelski 2016-04-20 23:44:01
2 $56 Ken Demarest 2016-04-20 23:09:24
3 $56 Joseph Schaertl 2016-04-20 23:59:56
4 $55 Kristina Hager 2016-04-20 15:09:27
5 $55 Matthew Zappitello 2016-04-20 21:51:12
6 $55 Elizabeth Herren 2016-04-20 23:44:20
7 $54 Jessica Gordon 2016-04-20 23:35:10
8 $54 Rachel Reddig 2016-04-20 23:56:51
9 $53 Tania Rosales 2016-04-20 23:55:48
10 $53 Christopher Cormier 2016-04-20 23:55:59
11 $53 Ryan Monjaras 2016-04-20 23:56:21
12 $52 Trevor McClymont 2016-04-20 20:12:48
13 $52 Courtney McClymont 2016-04-20 20:13:34
14 $52 Colin Nelson 2016-04-20 23:58:32
15 $52 Aubri Jenson 2016-04-20 23:58:48
16 $51 Gregg Williams 2016-04-14 20:17:08
17 $50 Bennett Lee 2016-03-31 18:53:56
18 $50 Pamela Campbell 2016-03-31 20:39:31
19 $50 Marco Ramos 2016-04-05 08:32:20
20 $31 Kris Pena 2016-04-20 11:49:52

Bidding has closed.

Placing a bid:

  • You must login with your TSA Member login.
  • If are you a TSA Member but do not have a login, you may create an account.
  • You must read and agree to the Terms and Conditions listed below.
  • Enter a whole number dollar amount and click the submit button.
  • You may update your bid as often as you want.
  • You may only increase your bid amount.
  • The leaderboard is sorted by bid dollar amount then by date for ties.
  • Members in places 1 through 15 win, and 15 through 20 are alternates for no-show/no-pay.
  • Bidding will close at midnight on Sunday, 17 April 2016 Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Must have competency in vertical cave techniques and be well practiced in changovers, crossing knots and rebelays.
  • Must own your own complete SRT (Single Rope Technique) system. (ex. Frog, Ropewalker)
  • Must be physically fit enough to perform all activities includng the long climb out on your own.
  • Must participate in cave clean-up tasks while in cave.
  • Must be able to attend trip on Sunday, April 24th 2016.
  • All clothing and equipment entering Devils Sinkhole must be clean and free of WNS pathogens.
  • Must sign the TPWD liability release form before entering the cave.
  • You agree to pay the amount bid to the TCMA Auction booth at the TSA Convention.
  • Must be a current TSA member.
  • Only 1 active bid per TSA member.
  • Profesional behavior is required in order for us to arrange future trips into Devils Sinkhole.
  • Jim Kennedy (Vice-Chair) will be leading this trip and has final say on all aspects.
  • These Terms and Conditions may change at any time without notice.

*"Vertically competent" here is defined as having your own complete Frog system and be fluent in its use, including changeovers and crossing knots and rebelays.

TSA Vice-Chair

Need more info? Email Jim Kennedy, the TSA Vice-Chair