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J-Town Ice Bowl / Re: Any ideas for an ice bowl date
« on: November 19, 2009, 06:59:47 AM »
Try not to go up against Ice Bowls that already established within driving distance. The Fox Valley Metro Ice Bowl is February 13 and Milwaukeeís Ice Bowl is January 30 & 31. I know Milwaukee is kinda out of the area but it draws huge numbers from different states. Guys use to travel there from our area, but Iím not sure if they do anymore. It also looks like Carbondale, Peoria and Valparaiso all have one. Check this website www.icebowlhq.com/ for more dates. Ultimately whatever date you pick players will come.

J-Town Ice Bowl / Re: ice bowl???
« on: November 17, 2009, 08:08:20 AM »
Hey Thor,

You should have one at Trinity. Trinity Services can be the beneficiary of cash raised and if they donít accept food then a local Lockport food bank can benefit. We used to travel to the Ice Bowl in Milwaukee every year and it was a great time.

Hereís a link

Leagues & Tourneys / Re: Glo tourney
« on: November 11, 2009, 06:46:47 AM »
How did the glow doubles tournament work out?

Leagues & Tourneys / A blast from the past
« on: November 05, 2009, 01:19:56 PM »
The 1998 AM Worlds in Appleton, Wisconsin

Three Illinois boys in the top 10 and 4 in the top 25. Darrin Johnson was unstoppable, throwing an incredible back to back -11s on day two. Everybody was in awe with these scores. It looked like Darrin was going to
dominate the tournament, but there was one problem, the Wisconsin boys.

They werenít going to just let someone from Illinois walk in and win on their home turf. They also played great all week posting some awesome scores, especially in the final rounds. They ended up sweeping the top three spots. Darrin took an amazing fourth place.

Petey Schaefer (IL) quietly played consistent all week to take a great fifth place finish. I remember there was a huge North Carolina clan following in his group in the finals. The were loud because Brian Schweberger was making a final push for fifth. It was on one of the last holes when Pete nailed a 40-50 footer to seal the deal. The crowd became pretty silent knowing Pete just wrapped up fifth place.

I was caddying with Frank Luce for Darrin in the lead group when we seen this played out. It was hard to control our emotions seeing a good buddy make a huge putt. Scott Klatt (IL) in pain tied for tenth. The night before the finals he was up all night with flu like symptoms. In the morning for breakfast he had a crazy request for a chocolate shake. Our waitress some how made it for him and turned in a gutsy finals to secure his tenth place finish.

A very young John Knudson Jr. (IL) tied for 22nd. From then on we all knew he was going to consistently start whipping our butts and he has ever since. Frank Luce tied for 61st and cashed. The rest of us didnít do so well, but it didnít matter we had great time.

Going away for a week and playing disc golf with some great friends was priceless. I did get to meet and have my photo taken with Steady Ed. He also signed the disc I aced with during the tournament on hole #2 at Plamann Apple Creek 18.
It was a great tournament with great memories. I attached a couple of photos & the advanced final scores.

  Jesse - make sure to send Brett an email and tell him you're interested in running some events so that he includes you on the list of TD's he contacts when it comes time for scheduling.  Those emails should start coming out soon!   

I'm already in contact with Brett. Scott thanks for the reminder anyway.

Illinois State Disc Golf Championships should be back, hopefully in July and
most likely at Highland.

Leagues & Tourneys / Re: J-Town Disc Golf Doubles League
« on: October 21, 2009, 01:40:02 PM »
J-Town Doubles Party
October 17, 2009
Highland Park-Joliet
21 Holes - Middle Tees (White) - added holes A, B and C
Par 63
Conditons: About 50 partly sunny, gusty winds
Mid 40s, Cool at the end.
The course is in great shape.
61 Doubles Players
About 100 disc golfers, their families and friends attended.

Jason McKinney & Ryan Hoffman take first place shooting a 50 (-13). They take home $78 each. Dan Smith & Jon Vargo take second and they split $108. Dan & Jon shot a 52 (-11). There was a three way tie for third with the teams shooting 53s (-10). The teams decided to split the money. Each player took home about $33. The teams where Thor Batchler & Al Hermosillo, Randy Bruemmer & Buddy Lee and Jimmy McDonald & Opie.




RAFFLES- We had over $3000 in merchandise raffled.
Big prize winners.
Basket #1 - Tom Matesevac
Basket #2 - Mike Vargo
Bean Bag Boxes - Nick Schwarz
Mini Basket #1 Joe Ward
Mini Basket #2 ?
2003 Champion Big Bird Roc #1- Dave Kociuba
2003 Champion Big Bird Roc #2- Jesse Saenz
Plus over a 100 discs, shirts, hats, minis, glasses and much more.

There are many thanks to give. The league wouldnít be where itís at with out you. Iíll try not to leave anyone out.

A small army of family & friends and many hours went into this party
First, to all the family & friends who came out and cooked, prepared & served a great lunch. JoAnne Saenz, Tracy (Johnson) Kenner, Bonnie McKinney, Chrissy Gunther, Carolina Saenz, John (Chango) Saenz, Samantha Manno and Anthony Saenz.
The babbies- Emily Mounts, Dominick Saenz & Hailey Saenz

Trophies & plaques are as always perfect!
Rob Martis-Gary Lewis Award, overall trophies, plaque plates and assembling of plaques
Dale DelSasso & Gary Lewis wood plaques
Gary Lewis- league prizes and raffle merchandise

Belmont Athletic Club - use of their great facilities.

JoAnne Saenz, Tracy Kenner and Anthony Saenz - for cooking & preparing cakes, cookies and side dishes all week!

Dominic Sanfilippo - The butcher man

Ryan Schumann - Chicago Bears art on boxes

Brian Bazan - Grill

Mike Kuersell- Picking up & transporting trophies, plaques & raffle baskets in the middle of the night. 

Raffle Donators
Lauren Lakeberg - 2 hats
Dave Kociuba - Brian Schweberger autographed Cro
Steve Olson - 5 disc holders
Darrin Johnson - 3 older Champ Rocs

Everybody who brought extra baskets.
Everybody who stayed and cleaned up

Gary Lewis- for everything you do for our league
Jason McKinney- for helping out all year
Bonnie McKinney & Tracy Kenner - for organizing the payouts during league night

Thanks to all the players for coming out this year.
Special Thanks to all the players who dedicated 6 months to the league by coming out every Wednesday. Are league is strong because of your dedication. Thanks to all the guys who gave a hand through out the year with registration, setting-up and breaking down.

To all the players who help take care of our courses. Our courses look great and are in amazing shape.

Thanks for supporting the league.
jtowndiscgolf.com - Jason Poole
jolietdiscgolf.com - Eric Doty
foxvalleymetrodiscgolfclub.com - Abe Arenas & Scott Pitner
redrocdiscgolfclub.com - Jay Svitko & Kirk Romandine

Hopefully I didnít forget anybody, but we usually do, so thank you too!

See You Next Year,
Jesse & Darrin

Leagues & Tourneys / Re: J-Town Disc Golf Doubles League
« on: September 29, 2009, 12:23:12 PM »
Can anyone bring a basket to the league party? Iím looking for an extra 4 or 5. Let me know if you can.

Leagues & Tourneys / Re: J-Town Disc Golf Doubles League
« on: September 28, 2009, 10:29:30 AM »
Here's the party information if you didn't get the flyer.

J-Town Disc Golf
Doubles League

Saturday - October 17, 2009
Highland Park, Joliet
Belmont Athletic Club
Located on the north side of hole #4.
The big pavilion in the back.

11-11:30a.m. Random Draw Doubles
$10 entry - $2 ace fund - $2 50/50 ctp

Awards will be given out
to the league winners
after the first round

food & drink will be served all day

For more Info:  Jesse Saenz (630) 759-6818 or disc71@comcast.net
Darrin Johnson  (815) 730-3188   

Leagues & Tourneys / Re: J-Town Disc Golf Doubles League
« on: September 01, 2009, 08:14:13 AM »
League Party pdf attached

Leagues & Tourneys / Re: J-Town Disc Golf Doubles League
« on: August 20, 2009, 08:35:05 AM »
Updated Results are under Events-Spring/Summer Leagues

Leagues & Tourneys / Re: J-Town Disc Golf Doubles League
« on: August 12, 2009, 08:20:17 AM »
Don't forget we're at Trinity Links tonight.
5:30 start 
 Mixed Tees

Leagues & Tourneys / J-Town Disc Golf Doubles League
« on: August 07, 2009, 07:43:22 AM »
Check out the new albums in the Gallery


Leagues & Tourneys / Des Moines - First Class Challenge
« on: July 16, 2009, 08:18:48 AM »
Good luck to all  the J-Town guys playing this weekend. How's that car ride going this morning?

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