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Leagues & Tourneys / First Flight gets a title sponsor!
« on: January 13, 2015, 11:57:34 AM »
Please welcome Axiom Discs as our title sponsor!

Axiom will be allowing us access to a limited run of one of their watermelon discs to sell and raise funds for First Flight Presented by Axiom Discs. We will be pre-selling 100 of these discs. More info to follow.

Courses / New bridge on hole 2 at Channahon
« on: January 05, 2015, 06:51:46 PM »
Love the new bridge on hole 2 at Channahon. Hadn't been out there in a while. Course looks great as usual.

That guy Frank never stops working does he?

Leagues & Tourneys / Re: Ice Bowl 2015/Dick Butkus
« on: January 05, 2015, 06:49:37 PM »
That's pretty cool Frank! What date is the Ice Bowl this year?

Leagues & Tourneys / May 22nd - First Flight Flymart
« on: December 29, 2014, 03:47:47 PM »
First Flight flymart - Friday May 22nd

Once again this year's flymart will be held at the Clarion Hotel Joliet Banquet and Convention Center (formerly the Holiday Inn) on the corner of Larkin and McDonough from 5pm-8pm.

Players are asked to come out to the flymart between 5pm-8pm to pick up their players packs.

For more information about flymart, please check out this link: http://www.acesandchains.com/node/1168

More info will be posted as it becomes available.

Two card sponsors so far:

Gateway Disc Sports
MVP/Axiom Discs

I'm working on getting a third card sponsor. The winner of the card (for each round with a card sponsor) will win a free disc.

May 23rd & 24th - First Flight Presented by Axiom Discs - Ams only A-Tier

We've added another course this year. Players will play one round each at The Canyons at Dellwood Park, Highland Park, and Channahon Community Park. Total maximum number of players is 216. This tournament filled early last year, and we had to turn people away, so don't wait too long to register.

Players Pack (so far):

Innova Disc
Latitude64 Disc
Gateway Disc
Salient Liquid Metal Disc
Tournament Poster
Players Guide

Pre-registration is mandatory. We will not be taking walk ups for this tournament. Also, since it's an A-tier, PDGA membership is a requirement. Registration will close on Wednesday, May 20th at 4pm. Of course, if we fill before then, it will close at that time.

Final 9: We will have a final 9 for every division with 12 or more players! The layout has yet to be determined. Check back here for more info at a later date.

Registration fee is $65, which includes $3 for the ace pot, and a $2 online registration fee. Pre-registration is available here: http://www.acesandchains.com/node/21

Of course, you can also register in person at Aces and Chains, 1706 W. Jefferson St., Joliet, IL  815-207-8874. If you register in person, you save the $2 online registration fee. (You can also mail in your registration to the same address.)

Leagues & Tourneys / Friday Night Lights is back!
« on: September 21, 2014, 06:22:04 PM »
Sorry for the late post. We started Friday Night Lights again two weeks ago and have gotten off to a strong start. 18 players showed up last week! Come on out on Fridays to "see" what all the fun is about...

Results and other info is posted on our new facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/fridaynightlightsjoliet

We close registration at 7:45p and tee off at 8pm each Friday. This coming Friday we will be at Highland Park. Currently, we are switching between Highland and West Park every week. $5 to play, plus two optional $2 (50/50) CTPs, and an optional $1 Ace fund. Ace fund is up to $21 so far.

Come and check it out. More players = more fun!

Glo lights and glo discs are available for purchase...

Leagues & Tourneys / Re: The Wild West - August 17th - Pro C/Am B-tier
« on: August 15, 2014, 09:20:56 PM »
I'm going to try to get out there tomorrow morning to put flags up for each of the safari tee pads. And Pre-reg will be open until 5pm tomorrow (Sat.) morning. hope to see you all out there on Sunday.

Also, just a reminder, I have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies for each of the four main Am divisions, and a 1st place trophy for the Pro division. I also have two extra trophies to be used for any age protected or women's division that gets 3 or more participants. If there are less than 3 players in a division, no trophy will be awarded for that division.

Leagues & Tourneys / Re: The Wild West - August 17th - Pro C/Am B-tier
« on: August 14, 2014, 07:39:25 AM »
Attached is a very basic map of the safari layout for Sunday's tournament.

Leagues & Tourneys / Re: The Wild West - August 17th - Pro C/Am B-tier
« on: August 02, 2014, 11:39:21 AM »
Huge shout out to Dan Czempinski! Dan donated $20 for a hole sponsorship! Thanks Dan!

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.

Shoot The Breeze / Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
« on: July 24, 2014, 10:06:43 PM »
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.

Leagues & Tourneys / The Wild West - August 17th - Pro C/Am B-tier
« on: July 15, 2014, 05:47:36 PM »
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.

$35 for Ams, $50 for Pros.

More info available here: http://www.acesandchains.com/node/791

Leagues & Tourneys / Re: The Trilogy Tee Pad Challenge - July 5th
« on: July 09, 2014, 05:51:47 PM »
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

Leagues & Tourneys / Re: The Trilogy Tee Pad Challenge - July 5th
« on: July 05, 2014, 05:37:57 AM »
This tournament is officially filled. We will not be taking walk ups. Just an FYI....

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