I got to throw a few holes with Dana Friday when I was out getting the course setup. I can see why he took the win at this event. Great job Dana.
I think I finally got all of the post-tournament work done for this one. I need to improve a couple behind the scenes items to make it run smoother for me. Continuous improvement. Events like this are a lot of work. I appreciate all of the help (Tom, Brett, Dave, Dave, and Aaron) I had in setting up/taking down the temp holes and taking care of other little items that just make things run more smoothly.
I've gotten a couple of comments that people really like the hole changes between rounds. That was the work of some of the local players: Rod, Kris, and ... I actually have no idea who else helped here. It was something that I knew was going to happen, got done, and I didn't have to worry about it. Thanks guys! You have a beautiful course that I wish was about an hour closer to my house.
I appreciate the rest of the tournament staff (Jon, Becky, Scott). It is a team effort. Thanks for being part of the team.
Special thanks to our sponsors: Discontinuum - $500, fly pads, temp baskets Fade Gear - $200, four pairs of straps ABC Discs - CTPs
A couple of other house keeping items. There were a couple of three legged stools left behind by players. Send me a PM if you think it might be yours.
I'm already thinking about next year and how to improve things.
But until then, IOS #4 is next weekend (8/13-14) in Aurora. We'd love to see you all come out. Get your pre-reg in!
Online pre-registration closes at NOON on Friday July 29th. (We'll be out at the course and won't have net access). Since we are limiting the field to four-somes, there is a very good change that this event will fill. Please pre-register.
I have trophies in process for MPO, the four main Am divisions, and Int. Women. If anyone is planning on playing in any of the other smaller protected divisions, I need to know ASAP as it takes time for the trophies to cure.
Do your part in making this a smooth running tournament by pre-registering early.
Fox Valley Metro Disc Golf Club Presents IOS#3 Oswego Open
Eagle Ridge, Oswego, IL June 5 & 6 2010 PDGA B Tier
Saturday June 5
Sunday June 6
Pro Women (FPO)
Pro Masters (MPM)
Intermediate Am (MA2)
Advanced Am (MA1)
Advanced Masters (MM1)
Advanced Grand Master (MG1)
Novice Am (MA4)
Recreational Am (MA3)
Am Women (FW2, FW3)
Juniors < 16 (MJ2, FJ2)
If you are uncertain which division you qualify for, please ask. Trophies for divisions based on pre-registrations by May 24. All Amateur Divisions and Juniors will receive a pick-your-own player pack and will be eligible for divisional CTP prizes.
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).
You can make your payment online here. PayPal account not required, but there is a $3 fee per registration to cover PayPal expenses. If you wish to mail in your payment, the mailing address can be found at the bottom of the online registration page. You can also register in person with Fox Valley Metro club officers. Pre-registration closes June 3, 2009 at 8:00pm CDT. If space is available, walkup registrations on the day of the tournament please add $5 (as a donation to the long tee concrete fund for Eagle Ridge).
Check-in: 7:45-8:45am Players meeting 9:15am Two Rounds of 20 holes
Both as a TD and as a player, the pick your own is nice. From a TD perspective you don't need to guess how many people are going to play ahead of time. From a player perspective, I am picky about what I throw. If it's not a disc I throw, I look for something that I can give away to new players (or my wife or daughters).
It's nice to see that other clubs are getting more singles based leagues going. Fox Valley starts their handicap league up this Thursday. So if you don't get enough on Tuesday or have to miss it to see the Dancing with the Stars, come out to Oswego on Thursday nights. http://foxvalleymetrodiscgolfclub.com/new/league-handicap
After the first round, Jtown had the early lead with Discontinuum and the Streamwood team close on their heels. GRABM and Fox Valley Metro rounded out the competition being in fourth and fifth respectively. Fox Valley Metro had the largest team improvement from first to second round, but it was the marked improvement of the players in the lower pool for the Streamwood Disc Golfer's Union that allowed them to pull ahead and win the club challenge for the second year in a row. Congratulations guys.
Top 8 Lower positions + Top 5 Upper positions multiplied by 3 = Team Score