IOS #53 - The Manhattan Open October 13th-14th, 2012 Round Barn Disc Golf Course - Manhattan, IL
We have reached an agreement with the Manhattan Park District to bring the final IOS to a hot new course in Manhattan, IL! Come on out and play this brand new, great course. Designed by Windy City Course Design (Brett Comincioli), if you've enjoyed playing some of the temp holes at IOS tournaments, you'll love playing this event!
MPO/MA2/MA4 will play on Saturday All other divisions Sunday
Pro's $50 AM's $30
2 rounds of 18 holes to the RED baskets. Right now I'm probably not going to add any temp holes because the design of the course is such that it fills the available land quite well, and anything that we add would just be a chump hole. I don't want to add a temp basket just for the sake of adding a temp basket.
It will be 2 rounds of 20 or 21 holes. Huge thanks to John McGowan, Fred Vroman, and Dag Grada for their help in getting this course in awesome state! They even cut out a triple-mando clown-type temp hole for this event!
Pre-registration is now online for the Discraft One-Disc Ace Race! It will take place Saturday August 4th at Eagle Ridge in Oswego, IL. A great relaxing and enjoyable time shared by all! It's only $25 to play, and you get $50 worth of stuff in your player pack! 2 prototype Discraft discs plus a bunch of other cool swag. The official list will be released later!
PLEASE NOTE: We are closing pre-registration TWO WEEKS before the event! We have to order no later than 2 weeks before the Ace Race, so be sure to sign up! We will order some extras for the people that come out that day to sign up, but if we run out, we cannot let you play! Pre-register to GUARANTEE A SPOT. Checkin will start at 8:30 AM, and the discs will be available on a first come, first serve basis. You will be allowed to practice with your discs until a 10 AM tee off. We will allow for a rotating tee time start since this is a more relaxed event. I'll probably let people start up until as late as 11 AM, but I strongly feel that we are going to sell out this year and will have everyone going by 10:30. It only takes about 90 minutes to walk the course twice!
A great event fill with lots of trash talking and cheering! I'll see you there!!!
I will be at Jericho Lake in Aurora Saturday, July 14th set up with merch and the full spread of stuff in case you are looking to pick up something new or need to spend your reward dollars! Pre-register for the Ace Race or for Marengo while you're there as well
I'll have a basket set up for some free putting lessons, but that's more for the newbies that would be out there
Co-worker of mine gave me an article today that was featured in the Naperville Sun. It features quotes from Cathy Kamm, Blaine Schepp and Ray Hill. It also has some file photos featuring Ron Miller and David Scott
The 49th IOS and first of the 2012 season will take place the first weekend of May (5th-6th) in Channahon, IL. Come on out and participate in this Pro C/Am-B Tier event as we remember my dad at The Dave Pitner Memorial.
Open, Intermediate, and Novice divisions play on Saturday. All other Divisions play Sunday.
Pre-Reg closes THURSDAY night, sorry, no exceptions!
Please note the NEW CHECK-IN AND PLAYER MEETING TIMES - 7:30-8:30 check-in, player meeting at 8:45! This should get everyone started in their rounds about 30 minutes sooner, and that means that you can get home just that much sooner!
Due to the Indiana States on Sunday within 50 miles of West Park - we are going to run all divisions on a SINGLE DAY. That means we max at 125 players, no exceptions! 1st round shorts, 2nd round longs.
FREE TO PRE-REGISTER We're going to try something slightly different for the pre-registration this time. To get in for this tournament, you don't have to pay ahead of time! You can go through www.paperorplasticsports.com to fill out the registration form. You just need to give me your name, PDGA #, and what division you will play. That will get you on the list.
At the tournament: Entry fee will be $30 for AM's, $50 for Pro's, $20 for Juniors. No $5 walk-up fee! Trophy only will be available for $20, 1/2 in Pro's for $25.
BONUS: AM's that want to play both weekends, August 14th and August 21st, just pay $50, and you get to play both tournaments - that's $10 off! You still get the same player pack, same amount added to payouts, all that great stuff! This is just added incentive to come on out and play these IOS events. Sorry about all the changes we've had to make! This discount will not be available for Trophy Only or for Pro's, sorry!
IOS #1 - Community Park, Channahon, IL - May 1-2 - The Dave Pitner Memorial IOS #2 - Lemon Lake, Crown Point, IN - May 22 AND 23 - The Iliana Open / Pro Worlds Warmup IOS #3 - Eagle Ridge, Oswego, IL - June 5-6 - Fox Valley Metro Presents The Oswego Open IOS #4 - Bevier Park, Waukegan, IL - July 3 (only) - The Bevier Blast IOS #5 - Sinnissippi Park, Sterling, IL - July 17-18 - DISContinuum Presents The Sinnissippi Open IOS #6 - West Park, Joliet, IL - August 14-15 - Nothin' But Chains IOS #7 - Jericho Lake, Aurora, IL - August 21-22 - Challenge @ the City of Lights IOS #8 - Shady Oaks, Streamwood, IL - September 11-12 - The Doug Baker Memorial IOS #9 - Fairfield, Round Lake, IL - October 16-17 - The Fairfield Farewell
Yes, there is a back to back weekend. Hamilton's A-Tier was moved to be a B-Tier and in September, so that weekend became available - and I was already going through debates on what course to choose for #6 - so we just decided to do both
I don't normally like to spam the boards about my eBay store, but since I'm actually running some auctions for some cool discs, I thought I'd inform everyone since I'm expecting these to be gone by this time next week.
It's an ugly link, but it will show you all of my current auctions up there for about 15 or 16 Pro Worlds Star Katana - that's all that I have left. Once sold, I have no more.
I also have 8 or 9 very uniquely colored Star Ontario Rocs available at auction. They are from the 2009 Joliet Championships -and if you don't like the stamp just remove it. They are VERY cool looking, for example:
That's not a dyed disc - that's what colors they put in the disc - really cool looking!
Thanks for checking out the auctions and supporting a local disc vendor, Scott
The divisions are split as follows: Open, Intermediate, and Novice are on Saturday. Everybody else plays Sunday. Full tournament details can be found by going to the tournament information and registration link at the above page.
APRIL 17th-18th, 2010 - Pro-C / Am-B TIER Many thanks to Tim and Fade Gear for helping this event come together!
The divisions splits as follows: Pro Men, Intermediate, and Novice are Saturday. All other divisions are on Sunday. Full tournament details can be found by going to the tournament information and registration link at the above page.
The Dave Pitner Memorial - May 1st-2nd, 2010 B-TIER
This event was formerly the Irish You the Best of Luck tournament held in March. 3 years ago, while running the first "Irish" tournament (held in Elk Grove Village), I received a phone call to immediately go to the hospital because my dad (Dave Pitner) had suffered a heart attack. I arrived at the hospital and found out that he was dead upon arrival. The following year the event was moved to Channahon - a larger venue for a larger tournament. Now the event has moved to the month of May for the warmer weather and his birthday was in May. He was a Christian, a disc golfer, a former volunteer fireman, a computer systems programmer, and a great dad.
David Scott Pitner - May 11, 1959 - March 3, 2007, died at the age of 47.
If you haven't heard - the 4th Annual Jericho Lake Ice Bowl will be on Saturday, February 13th, 2010. This is a fund raising event for Hesed House and the Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry (a branch of Hesed House). There will be 2 rounds at Jericho Lake Park in Aurora, IL. First round is singles, 2nd round seeded doubles based on your first round scores. As the focus of the event is a fund raising event, the event will not be sanctioned. This allows us to offer things such as mulligans for $2 or 3 for $5 that you can only buy before the round and can use throughout either round.
So far we have more than 80 sponsors signed up to support this event. This is an awesome event for an excellent cause, so will you show your support and come on out? It's $40 for Pro's, $25 for AM's, and $15 for Juniors (<16). $10 from each entry will go to Hesed House. You can sponsor a hole for $25 - email me if interested as well.
In case you are interested in the Ace Fund or other such things that go on at your regularly scheduled tournaments, the following will be available:
$3 Ace Fund - 100% paid out at end of day. If no aces hit during day, CTP will be set up (some sort of approach shot) with closest 2 to basket split. If someone Aces the CTP, they get it all. $2 50/50 CTP - Will probably be for round TWO since everyone will definitely be playing from the same tees. It will probably be hole #1. 50% of total 50/50 will be donated to Hesed House.
Putting Contest - 9 markers will be place for around the world putting. I'm probably going to recommend that it be started a couple minutes after the cards start coming in, and then will close 5 minutes after the last card comes in (so the last card people play the game first, then eat). This way you don't have a line of people standing at each flag. The volunteer will keep track of the name of the person that made it to the furthest flag before missing both putts (you get 2 tries per flag). If there is a tie at the end with 2 people getting knocked out on the same flag, the tied players will be called back for a putt-off from the flag where they all missed and continue on until only one person remains. Entry is free - prize is still TBD.
Mulligans - $2 each, 3 for $5. Limit 54 per round. Your first round mulligans are ONLY GOOD DURING THE FIRST ROUND - so use them up. You will be able to purchase mulligans before the 2nd round (depending on the size of the field we may have to close sales of mulligans for the 2nd round to make sure everyone can get done at a decent time). 100% of the money goes to Hesed House.
Raffle Tickets - $1 each, 6 for $5, 15 for $10. 100% of the cash brought in for the raffle goes to Hesed House. A list of prizes will be available at the tournament - don't worry though, there will be some good stuff! I know that there will be a Barry Schultz autographed disc, a really nice Cubs shirt and Bull jacket, as well as a Lazer Autographed Chicago Bears Football. I expect to have plenty more prizes than that!
CTP's - by playing you will qualify for CTP's (except for the 50/50 - you do have to buy in for that). The CTP list is still being compiled. There will be one on every hole BOTH rounds. We'll split it up for the divisions so that everybody has a good chance to win stuff. Instead of marking on the CTP flag what you won - we'll have each winner pull a number out of hat (essentially) and the CTP's will be numbered - whatever number you pull, that's what you have won. To be fair to all - we'll try to limit each winner to no more than 3 CTP prizes. If you have the closest drive - go ahead and always write your name on the CTP even if you've already had your name on 3 - that way if a previous one gets beat you can still win up to your 3 prizes. We'll arrange it so that the person who was next closest can also win a prize. There's more than enough for everyone to give away all this stuff, so enjoy all the free stuff!
Payouts - all of the payouts will be in the form of pick-your-own-prize Reward Dollars redeemable with Paper or Plastic Sports merchandise. There will be a good selection of product on hand (why wouldn't there be? ), and you can use your payouts on that. The reward dollars are good all year, you can save them up and use them at any tournament where I'm vending (about 15 events this year). They are not valid for online sales, but you can contact me via email or PM to arrange a purchase.
Best part of all - HAVE FUN and Support a GREAT Cause!
I have gobs and gobs of 2010 Innova Calendars if anyone wants to pick up a sweet stocking stuffer for their friends and family (or themselves!) The price is $7, shipping $2.50 for the first one, $4 for two, and a max of $5 shipping for 3+.
For those of you who know Lauren Lakeberg, the photo she took appears on the August page. It's a 14-month wall calendar - it has a vertical day tracker, and then it also has a thing at the back where you can mark what tourneys you placed and aces that you hit