Ok, I'm making it official. The Wild West will be a safari round this year. The course will be setup as 18 holes. Some of them will be holes that are a current part of the course. Some of them will be modifications to current holes. And some of them will be completely new holes. The course will be tougher than the 24 hole layout, but fair.
I'm working on the trophies right now. They will, once again, be themed after the Wild West. When I have them done, I will post pics here. I will have first, second, and third place trophies for the 5 main divisions, and first place trophies for any other division that has at least 3 pre-registered players in it.
Registration is up and available at the link above. Please pre-register as it will make the tournament run smoother. If spots are still available, we will be taking walk ups between 8am-9am. There will be no "late fee" for walk ups!
Trust me, you're not going to want to miss this one! The course layout will be a lot of fun.
I was going to nominate Sean Callahan, but you beat me to it. ;?)
I would also like to nominate:
Aaron Studer: Started CSI league, which actively cleans up West Park, and has had several work days out at Dellwood park. Also TD'd at First Flight. Ran another Birdie Bash at West Park this year. Ran J-Town bag tags until early this year.
Kevin Schramm: Started CSI league, which actively cleans up West Park, and has had several work days out at Dellwood park. Also TD'd at First Flight.
Ryan Fancher and Dan Czempinski: Started CSI league, which actively cleans up West Park, and has had several work days out at Dellwood park.
The Wild West will be run as a one day only event this year due to the fact that I got a J O B that will be working me 50+ hours per week, including Saturdays. I have some ideas for this years event that I may share with you later, or I might just surprise everyone. No Three Mile Island this year! Everyone seemed to figure out how to play it last year, so I'm going to switch it up a bit.
24+ holes per round. Maximum of 96 players (4 per box). $35 for Ams, $50 for Pros.
Thank you once again to everyone who came out to play at this event. We sold all the players packs, and had a great time at West Park. We also raised $648 toward cement tee pads at West!
Here are the results:
64 - Justin Phelps 65 - Jeremiah Bly 67- Joe Duncan 68 - Bob Allen 69 - Chris Luzzo Matt Ryan Joe Roppo 70 - Aaron Studer Ryan Fancher 71- Tyler Lesak World Famous Bob (Walsh) Jon Keslinke 72 - Jayme Painter Patrick Johnson Donnie Longtin Kyle Koetz 73- Zach Koetz Brad McCarthy Shawn McCarthy Sean Callahan 74 - Eric Williams Adam Doerrfeld Dan Fairhurst 75 - Aaron White 76 - Dave Pogreba Ryan Marchinski Ryan Forrest Edgar Jones Jaime Smithson 77 - Alex Ator Josh Sheehan Mike Eichorst 78 - Daniel Hubbs Joe Franks Matt Glista Parker Duwelius Larry Smith Dave Fairhurst 79 - Jerry Hayes II Jake Dejesus Anthony Peterson Mike Miller 81 - Kelsey Henson Joe Fleming Sam Steele Matt Bagnola 82 - Jack Fillenworth Sy Spencer Dan Czempinski Tyler Dus 83 - Neil Pickett Joe Girot 84 - Jason Sherbrook Michael Doll Mike Galen 86 - Joshua Fisher Logan Moran-Rudd Tate Marske Brendan Perry 88 - Josh Arians Robert Delpin 89 - Brandon Henson 90 - Peter Richier 92 - Jeff Smith J.P. Murray 94 - Brian Mooney 95 - Jeff Latzko 99 - Keaton Duwelius 117 - Laura Pickett DNF - Jeffrey Colin
Also, don't forget to support JD's event - "Bring your own trilogy!" This will be held at Trinity Links after the Trilogy Tee Pad Challenge. You can bring your three favorite discs from any manufacturer for his event. Some proceeds from this event will also go towards tee pads at West Park.
There are only 14 spots left as of this morning. If you are planning to play, I would highly recommend pre-registering soon.
My thanks to everyone who has already registered for supporting this fund raising effort! As I have mentioned to many of you, Gary Lewis will probably be redesigning the course. Tee pads will not go in until after the redesign (for obvious reasons.) I have a special savings account for these funds so they will be available at that time.
We also have 7 paid tee pad sponsors so far:
1.) Sooper Lube - 1111 W. Jefferson St., Joliet, IL 2.) Basket Cases Disc Golf 3.) World Famous Bob, and Michael Walsh 4.) Aces and Chains Disc Golf, 1706 W. Jefferson St., Joliet, and 324 W State St., Suite 100, Geneva (4 tee pads)
My thanks to each of these generous sponsors, and all those to come. Please support each of these businesses, and thank each individual or group when you see them! I will be soliciting businesses for sponsorship until I have enough funds for all tee pads.
So far, 24 players have already signed up. I ordered a total of 72 players packs, which are due in tomorrow. However, you will not be able to get your players pack until the morning of the tournament (for obvious reasons.) The discs provided are the as yet unreleased Shield, Claymore, and Thief.
For anyone who's tried to register in the last few days, there was an issue with the website which should be cleared up now. Please try again, and if you have any issues, post here or give me a call at the shop. 815-207-8874. Thanks!
There is no cutoff date to register. I will probably close pre-registration early the night before, but I am accepting walk ups. Sign ups will be limited based on the number of players packs I order. I won't know how many until we get much closer.