It's 2015 and time for another great Illinois Open Series Season. Our plan is again to host seven events.
May 2,3 - IOS #68 - Dave Pitner Memorial @ Community Park, Channahon, IL May 30,31 - IOS #69 - Oswego Open @ Eagle Ridge, Oswego, IL June 27, 28 - IOS #70 - Sinnissippi Open @ Sinnissippi Park, Sterling, IL - B Tier July 12 - IOS #71 - Forest City Crenzy @ Anna Page Park, Rockford, IL August 8,9 - IOS #72 - Squaw Creek Summer Soiree Presented by Discontinuum - B Tier - Sqauw Creek, Round Lake, IL September 13, - IOS #73 - Indian Oaks Open @ Indian Oaks, Marengo, IL October 10 - IOS #75 - The Bevier Blast @ Bevier Park, Waukegan, IL
For the split day events (#68, #69, #70, #72), Open, Am II, Am IV play on Saturday, all others on Sunday.
A note on amateur divison names: The IOS team feels that the traditional division names (Advanced/Intermediate/Recreational/Novice) can be misleading. We will instead refer to them as AM I, AM II, AM III, and AM IV. See the FAQ page for more info.
Pro - $50 Am - $30 Jr - $20 (Trophy Only) Proof of current PDGA membership or $10 non-member fee required Junior divisions are exempt from the membership requirements. Discount fees: Half-in for Pro divisions ($25), Trophy Only for Am divisions ($20).
Preregistration is strongly encouraged. If spaces are still available, new registrations will be taken before 8:30am, but will be subject to a an extra $5 walk-up fee.
Check-in: 7:30-8:30am Players meeting 8:45am The lunch break will end 1 hour from the last card being turned in. Don't be late. We will get started on time. The awards ceremony will start as soon as possible.
Pre-Registration is CLOSED for IOS #68. We have 27 spots available for Saturday, and 15 spots available for Sunday.
Here's how the spots will be awarded out: At 6:30 AM we will start handing out spots. If there are more players than spots available at that time we will have a LOTTERY to hand out the spots. This means that you do not have to arrive super early to wait. However, you would want to arrive by 6:20 to make sure you are included in the lottery that would take place at 6:30. If there are still spots remaining after 6:30 AM, we will continue to hand out spots on a first come, first served basis. We will probably not be set up well enough yet at that point to register you for the event, but you would at least have a ticket to get in. Plan to start being called up at 7:30 AM to register.
FOR SUNDAY: We WILL allow people to pre-register with us on SATURDAY for Sunday's event! These will be handled on a first come, first served basis.
Any spots still remaining Sunday morning will be handled just as we are handling Saturday's remaining spots.
Introducing series points for clubs! At this point it is just for bragging rights, but we thought we'd experiment with a team/club component to the series.
Points are as follows: If a player places in one of the 5 major divisions (MPO, Am1-am4), they will earn their club points 1st = 10 pts 2nd = 5 pts 3rd = 3 pts In the smaller divisions where there are at least two players participating: 1st = 5 pts If a club has more than 10 players participating on a given day, they will earn 10 bonus points.
When you checkin, show the your bag tag for the club you are competing for and we will note it on your leader board card. The bag tag is required; no tag, no points! Note that this is just for identification purposes, the IOS team is does not have the manpower to compute/run tags for all of the participating clubs.
This may get tweaked through the year based on how things go and the feedback we receive. Please let us know what you think.
We had 142 players from six clubs come out for a beautiful day at Lemon Lake. Congratulations to Disc Golfers Union for pulling out another victory! 1 Disc Golfers Union (440) 2 J-Town (504) 3 Discontinuum (839) 4 Basket Cases (969) 5 Fox Valley Metro Disc Golf Club (982) 6 South Shore Disc Golf Club (1675)
Thank you everyone who came out and played in the Discontinuum Club Challenge. We had 120 players compete in this years event. It is great to see of these players representing their local club. Support your clubs who support the courses around you.
Congratulations to the Disc Golfer's Union on again taking home the trophy.
Disc Golfer's Union
Fox Valley Metro
I'd also like to thank all of those who helped out in little ways to make this happen. Brett Comincioli and Tom McManus who spearhead this thing. John Cleaveland for his awesome tag buckets, spotting and doing whatever else needs to get done. I know there were a few more in the tent helping out, but sometimes it all becomes a blur. Thanks guys.
For those wondering on the math above. The points for the pro division are triple weighted to come up with the combined score.
FWIW It looks like the Homie is planning on being an A-tier this year which would then run both Saturday 10/11 and Sunday 10/12. They toyed with running as an A-tier last year, but didn't pull the trigger. So I don't know if it will conflict or not, but thought I'd let you know.
There is registration day of the event thought there is a $5 day-of registration fee. We typically do not do online pre-reg on Friday as we are busy getting ready for the event and may not be online to process the registrations.
Jesse- Don't know if you troll DGCR, but wanted to pass it along. ChefFini:
I had a great time at Il state, I always do. I can only play one tourney a year I always make sure it is that one! Next time you see/talk to Jesse please tell him thank you for his hard work and time in putting on a great event. Thanks again man.