I'm working on rescheduling this tournament for sometime in May, or later. Hopefully, I'll be able to settle on a new date, and I'll post it here when I do. Anyone who wants a refund is certainly welcome to get it. If you'd like to play the rescheduled date, just hang tight and I'll post info as soon as I can.
Online pre-registrations will be refunded online (you don't have to do anything.) and in store pre-registrations will be refunded at the shop. If you can't make it in, just call us and we'll mail the refund out to you.
Course inspection is postponed until Friday. I know some of you are concerned about the amount of rain, as am I. Rest assured I will make the best decision I can based on the course conditions when I look it over tomorrow.
Currently, I'm dealing with my own issues in our basement. Plus, my wife's car wouldn't start this morning. May have blown a fuse, or it may be something worse. Once I get done with the basement, I'll tackle that issue.
I took tomorrow off from the shop so I will have plenty of time to check the course, and make any changes or decisions at that time. I will post here, and on the other forums tomorrow. Stay tuned...
The plan for the tee boxes won't be set in stone until after I look over the course tomorrow morning. And if we play the reds, I can certainly have the Adv/Pro divisions play different tees to make it challenging for you guys. I'll let you know tomorrow what the plan is.
Thanks for posting this Tafe. I've been so busy, I didn't get a chance to post it here yet.
I was just out at the course this morning, and it's in good shape, except for a few muddy tee boxes. If they dry up, we'll use em as is. If not, I will allow players to tee off from one side or the other (their choice.) My tentative plan is to play the Red (short) tees for round one, and the White (standard) tees for round two. I may also use the blue tees on a few holes for round two (like hole 8 for example).
Here's the official info:
Aces and Chains is proud to present this C-Tier PDGA sanctioned tournament. 18+ holes at Kress Creek Farms in West Chicago.
Kress Creek is a recently built course in West Chicago. This will be the first PDGA sanctioned tournament played there.
Pre-registration is highly encouraged. By pre-registering, you help us run a smoother tournament. This is only a one day tournament, so it is likely to fill. You can pre-register in person at either Aces and Chains store (Joliet, or Geneva), or online at: http://www.acesandchains.com/node/793
Day of Registration (if spots are available) and Check-In will be between 8am-9am both days. Please check in when you get there. Base fee for this tournament is $30, with an additional $3 CTP and $2 Ace, so $35 all in. If you are not a current PDGA member, there is an additional $10 fee to the PDGA. Lastly, there is a $2 fee for using a credit card to register. Paying with cash, as always, is no extra charge.
Please note that the parking lot is not the biggest. If you can carpool, please do so. If everyone drives separately, there is no way the lot will hold everyone.
Players meeting will be held at 9:15am. Tee off at approx. 9:30am. The map below is fully functional.
I do call that OB. I didn't get it perfect, but I did some clean up on the edges of the cement pad. The stairs on 13 were like a mud/leaf ramp, and that is all cleaned out now. The gutters around 6 and 12 were blown out to make OB lines clear. Frank Grimes took time out of his day to meet me and let me borrow his leaf blower, which was a big help. 15 was a lost cause, so there will be no OB on 15 this year.
Many people helped clean up trash the last two days. In addition to the names already mentioned, I saw Jose Hererra out there, and Joe (phriendly icculus) picking up more stray trash this morning. Thanks to everyone who helped out!
I will be going to Highland tomorrow morning (Friday) to do some prep work. If anyone would care to join me, I would appreciate any helping hands that show up.
Here is a short list of what I would like to get done:
1.) Shovel out the dirt and leaves that have built up on the stairways on 12, and especially 13. 15 looked fine, but I'd like to check hole 6's stairway too.
2.) Rake, or blow out the leaves along snake road so that OB is easy to determine on holes 6 and 12. If anyone has a gas powered leaf blower they could bring, that would really help.
3.) General garbage pickup through out the course. Special attention to holes 13-17. If you are out there practicing over the next two days, do me a favor and pick up a few cans or bottles as you walk. The whole disc golf community will be thankful for it.
I should be out there by 9am with my rake and shovel, and some garbage bags. If you are looking for me early, check by hole 13s stairway.
Yes, it would be odd if Ams and Pros had the same entry fee. That is not the case here though. I just didn't post the fee for the Pros. The Pro entry fee is $25 higher than the Ams, making it $60 + Ace and CTP + PDGA fee of $10 if you are not a member.
Aces and Chains is proud to present this B-Tier PDGA sanctioned tournament.
Two 18+ hole rounds at Highland Park, in Joliet, IL.
Highland Park is one of the toughest courses in the Joliet area. It is fast becoming a favorite with local tournament players. Playing thru a mostly wooded course, with shots requiring various shapes and lines, down into & over ravines, Thru young woods and old, with a high risk/reward ratio, it will test your mental and physical capabilities. Tee boxes are cement.
Pre-registration is highly encouraged. By pre-registering, you help us run a smoother tournament. Pre-register at http://www.acesandchains.com/node/790 or in person at the shop at 1706 W. Jefferson St. in Joliet.
If you Pre-register, you will get one tournament stamped disc of your choice from a large selection of tournament discs past and present, along with other goodies. Walk ups will receive an Aces and Chains gift card along with some goodies. It's definitely to your benefit to pre-register!
Day of Registration (if spots are available) and Check-In will be between 8am-9am both days. Please check in when you get there.
Players meeting will be held at 9:15am. Tee off at approx. 9:30am. Players will meet by the parking lot at tournament headquarters.
Tentative division schedule:
Advanced Recreational All Am Masters divisions All Women's divisions All Jr.s
Pro Open All Open Masters Intermediate Novice
Tournament fee is $35, $2 Ace, $3 CTP, and $10 if you aren't a PDGA member, or aren't current on your membership. Pre-register at http://www.acesandchains.com/node/790 or in the shop at 1706 W. Jefferson St. in Joliet (right behind the Subway).