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2011 Ledgestone Insurance Open - August 20th
« on: June 24, 2011, 07:05:19 AM »
I have been working on this for a while, and I can finally get this out there. Introducing the Ledgestone Insurance Open, to take place at Morton's Northwood Park August 20th, 2011.

Added CASH from sponsors: $3500

Time: Check-in from 8am to 9:15AM
Player's Meeting: 9:15AM
Teeoff: 9:45AM
2 rounds of 20 holes - get a taste of a few of Morton's new holes!
Field limited to 100 players

Sponsors:
Ledgestone Insurance
Erie Insurance Group
Innova
Discraft
Squarecrow Creative
Coop Records - East Peoria

Divisions:
Pro - $45
Advanced - $35
Masters - $30
Intermediate - $30
Recreation - $25
Women - $25

Prizes and Contests:
-20 CTP prizes
-Long drive contest
-Pot O Gold CTP contest - (5 disc CTP prize)
-Closest to pin on second shot (hole 18)
-Lunch will be available on site for $5, and bottled water will be available as well
-Top pro is guaranteed at least $450 cash
-Any pro that plays that doesn't place gets entry fee paid back in redeemable money for merchandise
-Top advanced player guaranteed at least $125 cash and $125 redeemable money for merchandise
-Any advanced that doesn't place gets $20 for merchandise
-First 70 players to pre-register get free Pro disc
-50/50 drawing for awesome prizes
-Players pack that includes free Innova and Discraft stuff and other sponsored items
-Optional: $2 ace fund charge, $1 CTP charge

Other:
-$5 surcharge if you sign up on the day of the tournament
-Preregister via Nate Heinold at nate@ledgestonegrp.com or 309.657.9971 - make checks payable to Nate Heinold @ 1142 Peoria Street in Washington, IL 61571
-Paypal will be available shortly

Don't wait to sign up - this will fill quickly! We plan on having more sponsors as we go along. $3500 and counting!

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Re: 2011 Ledgestone Insurance Open - August 20th
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2011, 11:15:29 PM »
As an FYI, I have added a Senior Grandmasters Division because we already have 4 people signed up with two more asking about it. It will be the same cost as Masters. As another side note, I had some people sign up at league tonight and I had a bunch of people call and email me today. It looks like we also have one of the extra holes all ready to go by the pavilion and another extra hole in mind. Paypal should be setup by this weekend, but feel free to email or call me and get a check mailed to me and I can get you signed up before paypal is ready. Also, we will have lunch for $6 on the day of the tournament (choice of a turkey sub or regular sub with chips). Please indicate whether or not you want lunch so we can prepare. As mentioned, we are adding $3500 of sponsor money. Don't wait to sign up!

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Re: 2011 Ledgestone Insurance Open - August 20th
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2011, 07:36:54 AM »
Paypal is setup and ready to go - please note the options to add lunch, ctp, ace fund, etc. Signup quickly because I have had numerous inquiries!

Link: http://www.peoriafrisbeeclub.com/tournaments/ledgestone-insurance-open/ledgestone-preregistration/

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Re: 2011 Ledgestone Insurance Open - August 20th
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2011, 09:36:15 PM »
Don't wait to sign up people....we are getting more and more people every day. I have also added two more sponsors: Matthew Hoppock for Circuit Court Judge and Coop Records in East Peoria. We are adding money and adding players everyday. I have also got about 15 discs donated - thanks to everyone who has pre-registered so far. We hope to have the added cash from sponsors up to $4500 by the time this is all said and done!

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Re: 2011 Ledgestone Insurance Open - August 20th
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2011, 03:37:31 PM »
For a quick update on the tourney....we have added two more sponsors - Sleep Inn in Washington and Russell's Cycling in Washington. The latter sells discs and has a nice selection! Sleep Inn is also giving a deal on hotel rooms if you mention the disc golf tourney for Friday or Saturday night of the tournament. $69.99 for a regular room and $72.99 for a suite. The hotel is extremely nice and includes a business center, breakfast, pool, etc. Let me know if you need more information!

The players pack is also shaping up - the first 70 players that sign up now get a free pro-line disc of their choice (over 500 to choose from), an Innova towel, and an awesome-colored Discraft mini. Only for the first 70!

Also, the 50/50 raffle is starting to get very promising......we'll have three Innova baskets to give away (Mini, Traveler, and Sport). We'll also have some bags, shirts, caps, etc and a free night stay at the Sleep Inn in Washington to give away. It's shaping up nicely!

UPDATE: We also added the Riggsville in Washington as a sponsor, who sells Gateway Discs amongst other used sporting good items. Check em out!
« Last Edit: July 12, 2011, 03:57:42 PM by ledgestone »

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Re: 2011 Ledgestone Insurance Open - August 20th
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2011, 10:21:46 PM »
We have added a Grand Masters division for those between 50 and 59. Paypal should be updated shortly.

For a quick update: I have added a couple more sponsors. Johnnie Harrison donated a few discs in recognition for his tournament, the Morton Pumpkin Festival. Check it out and sign up! I will have a signup sheet for his tournament at my tournament.

Also, DG Apparel and my main man Steve-O are going to be sponsoring our event. DG Apparel has a revolutionary new product coming on the market called the Distance Doctor. This is a disc designed by DG Apparel and being molded by Dave with Gateway that helps train your distance. The Ledgestone Insurance Open is proud to annouce that we will be selling the first 30 ever to be produced! This disc had its debut at the Indiana State Championships and will be sold for the first time August 20th. Steve-O has also donated 5 of the discs, and so between the first and second round you'll get the chance to throw this prototype super heavy (275ish grams) disc for a fun little CTP contest. We'll give a couple away during the contest and we'll have 30 for sale!

I will also have 3 more sponsors to announce next week. Thanks to all the sponsors so far and don't forget to sign up early!

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Re: 2011 Ledgestone Insurance Open - August 20th
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2011, 10:18:33 PM »
Wanted to give a quick update on the payouts for the divisions and the number of players signed up:

-I had four more people sign up today, and the first 70 to get a free disc, mini, and towel are filling up. Only about 30 spots remain for the free stuff so if you haven't signed up yet.....do it soon so  you can get the free stuff!
-I also wanted to clarify something about the payouts as I had a few people ask: I will be adding money (in the form of merchandise money) to other divisions besides Pro. While I have a lot of money added for the tournament, I wanted to take care of other divisions as well. While the Pro Division is getting a nice chunk of change (as evidenced by the guaranteed $475 in cash to the winner and the free merch money to those that don't place), I am also adding money to Advanced and Intermediate and a small amount to the Masters Divisions. Recreation will still be a nice field with some awesome prizes as well. The logic behind this is simply that I knew I couldn't get 100 pros to play my tournament, and I wanted to cater to other divisions because of my higher than average entry fees. So while Pro is certainly getting some nice money added, other divisions will have some added money payable in merchandise.
-I will post a list of the pre-registered players in the next few weeks. I have already posted a "Pro" pre-reg list.

I also wanted to remind everyone that the top advanced player will get at least $125 in cash and $125 in merch money. So far, only five advanced have signed up as a handful of upper players are making the job to Pro for this tournament (12 Pros signed up so far). So there could be an opportunity for someone there!

On the intermediate side, first prize is looking at least $100 in merchandise money plus a little goody.....As I have enticed the pros and advanced with extra merch money for those that don't place, I wanted to do something extra for the Intermediate players. Coop Records in East Peoria has added an extra $50 in gift cards to the tournament, so a big thanks to them! With that in mind, the top intermediate player will get an extra $30 in Coop Records gift certificates while the 2nd prize in intermediate will get an extra $20 in Coop Records gift certificates, on top of the actual prize money.

So don't wait to sign up! I should be able to announce four more sponsors this week!

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Re: 2011 Ledgestone Insurance Open - August 20th
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2011, 05:16:33 AM »
Wanted to give a quick update on the payouts for the divisions and the number of players signed up:

-I had four more people sign up today, and the first 70 to get a free disc, mini, and towel are filling up. Only about 30 spots remain for the free stuff so if you haven't signed up yet.....do it soon so  you can get the free stuff!
-I also wanted to clarify something about the payouts as I had a few people ask: I will be adding money (in the form of merchandise money) to other divisions besides Pro. While I have a lot of money added for the tournament, I wanted to take care of other divisions as well. While the Pro Division is getting a nice chunk of change (as evidenced by the guaranteed $475 in cash to the winner and the free merch money to those that don't place), I am also adding money to Advanced and Intermediate and a small amount to the Masters Divisions. Recreation will still be a nice field with some awesome prizes as well. The logic behind this is simply that I knew I couldn't get 100 pros to play my tournament, and I wanted to cater to other divisions because of my higher than average entry fees. So while Pro is certainly getting some nice money added, other divisions will have some added money payable in merchandise.
-I will post a list of the pre-registered players in the next few weeks. I have already posted a "Pro" pre-reg list.

I also wanted to remind everyone that the top advanced player will get at least $125 in cash and $125 in merch money. So far, only five advanced have signed up as a handful of upper players are making the job to Pro for this tournament (12 Pros signed up so far). So there could be an opportunity for someone there!

On the intermediate side, first prize is looking at least $100 in merchandise money plus a little goody.....As I have enticed the pros and advanced with extra merch money for those that don't place, I wanted to do something extra for the Intermediate players. Coop Records in East Peoria has added an extra $50 in gift cards to the tournament, so a big thanks to them! With that in mind, the top intermediate player will get an extra $30 in Coop Records gift certificates while the 2nd prize in intermediate will get an extra $20 in Coop Records gift certificates, on top of the actual prize money.

So don't wait to sign up! I should be able to announce four more sponsors this week!
Looking forward to this! Great job on getting sponsors.
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Re: 2011 Ledgestone Insurance Open - August 20th
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2011, 09:09:02 PM »
I promised more sponsors....here are seven more, with two more being locked up this weekend:

Baymont Inn and Suites in Peoria
Embassy Suites in East Peoria
Metamora Fields Golf Course
Peoria Civic Center
Peoria Rivermen
Peoria Riverplex
Peoria Area Civic Chorale

Extra 50/50 goodies include the following: free night stay at Baymont Inn; Free night stay at the Embassy Suites; Two free rounds at Metamora Fields; 6 Peoria Rivermen Tickets; Two 4 day passes to the Riverplex in East Peoria; Civic Chorale CD's and ticket vouchers for the Christmas Concert

The tournament continues to fill up - I picked up 5 more players today and have about 10 people signing up Saturday at the Illinois State Championship. That will certainly push us over 60 players, and only the top 70 get the free stuff. If you want to get the free stuff sign up today or tomorrow!

Here is the paypal link: http://www.peoriafrisbeeclub.com/tournaments/ledgestone-insurance-open/ledgestone-preregistration/

Also, some of you have been asking about the premier of DG Apparel's newest product, the Distance Doctor. Here is some information straight from the owner:

Element 300 grams-ish
Wizard 275 grams-ish

1. Distance Doctor is a training device
2. WARNING do not just grip and rip this product
3. Throw Distance Doctor for 15 mins. 2 times a day
4. Start with 50% power shots and move up gradually from there
5. This product may increase your "Distance" by 50-200 feet
6. Also Great to get your tourney discs out of stubborn trees
7. For more tips on techniques please go to our website www.throwdg.com
8. More products coming soon
9. Distance Doctor is a training device and is not intended to be used at tournys
10. Send feedback to distancedoctor@throwdg.com

Total list of sponsors and pre-reg list will be updated as we go along in the next 10 days. Email me with any questions!

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Re: 2011 Ledgestone Insurance Open - August 20th
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2011, 08:47:44 PM »
Picked up another sponsor here in Washington - Shandis Records sells discs and they are across the street from the Dairy Queen. Big thanks to them for coming on board as a sponsor! Also picked up Mikes Italian Feast as a sponsor for the event. Mike's is providing the awesome lunch for the tournament and is giving it to me at a great price, so any money made off of the lunch will go right back into the payout.

I was at the Illinois State Championships yesterday and I picked up some more players and the interest was very strong - there are only a handful more spots open to qualify for the free stuff. So get in today! The total purse of the event is going to eclipse $8000. You heard that right!

Here are all of the sponsors we have so far:
Ledgestone Insurance (call me for a quote!)
Erie Insurance
Matt Hoppock for Circuit Court Judge
Russells Cycling
Sleep Inn (Washington, IL - offering some nice hotel rates for the tourney)
Coop Records in East Peoria
Morton Pumpkin Festival Tournament (call Johnnie Harrison to sign up!)
DG Apparel/Distance Doctor
Shandis Records (Washington, IL)
The Riggsville (Washington, IL)
Vibram
Baymont Inn
Embassy Suites
Metamora Fields Golf Course
Peoria Civic Center
Peoria Rivermen
Peoria Riverplex
Peoria Area Civic Chorale
Mikes Italian Feast
Innova
Discraft
Squarecrow Creative Group (Graphic design company of Greg Nettles)

We are adding more everyday! Don't wait to sign up:

http://www.peoriafrisbeeclub.com/tournaments/ledgestone-insurance-open/ledgestone-preregistration/

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Re: 2011 Ledgestone Insurance Open - August 20th
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2011, 03:54:39 PM »
Quick Update on the tournament:

We still do have spots open. I talked to a lot of people at the Sterling tournament yesterday who thought the tourney was full. It's not! We still have spots open and in fact we do have a few spots left for the players packs. Three people signed up at the tournament yesterday and four more people signed up through paypal this morning. Its filling quickly so make sure to get signed up!

As more sponsor money has come in, the total purse for the tournament looks like it will exceed $8300. Can't complain about that! Also, to quell some confusion, pros in the field who are amongst the first 70 will get a players pack. In addition, the pros will have their own CTP's and will be eligible to win the Pot O Gold CTP, Closest to Pin on Second Shot for Hole 18, and the Long Drive Contest.

On another note, I will release a full pre-registered list next week.

Some of you have asked about the extra holes - they are completely finalized and I will try to release some pictures before the tournament. In a nutshell, one of the extra holes will be after hole 3 by the pavilion and will feature an island green that forces you to throw on the green with your drive or be out of bounds and have to shoot a 40 footer to get a circle 3. Duece or die hole! Another one of the extra holes will be a tight wooded hole after hole 9 in the 225 foot range. Finally, the last extra hole will go along the road after hole 17 and will once again be a duece or die hole. If you go past the basket you'll be in the creek or creek bed (both considered out of bounds) and have to put from the drop zone approximately 40 feet away from the basket for a circle 3. It will be about 275 feet straight downhill and will certainly test people to see whether they have the guts to go for it. So you heard it right - 3 extra holes will be in play!

Quick update on the payout as I currently see the fields shaking out:
Top Pro will get $550 cash
Second Pro will get $350 cash
Top Advanced will get $175 in merchandise money and $125 cash
Top Intermediate will get at least $150 in merchandise money

..and so on. These could change slightly if I get a bunch more to sign up for one division compared to others, but as the registrations have come in I have been updating my payout sheet and adjusting where the money will go.

The number of sponsors that we have for the tournament is now 22. We keep getting more every week so if you are interested let me know!

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Re: 2011 Ledgestone Insurance Open - August 20th
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2011, 11:04:33 AM »
Picked up another sponsor - McDonald's in Washington is now a full sponsor for the event and has provided some cash to the event, coupons, and some awesome goodies to the player pack. I know its not disc golf stuff, but it looks like they are adding umbrellas, golf balls, and tees to the players pack.

Got a couple more signups this morning as well - get in soon!

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Re: 2011 Ledgestone Insurance Open - August 20th
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2011, 09:46:01 PM »
Quick Update on the Tournament:

It's getting full....at the pace it is filling, we will be full within a week. I have had a handful of signups the last two days and some more emails with people telling me they plan on playing. Also, I have had numerous more people say on Facebook they will be playing. I would encourage everyone that your spot isn't reserved without signing up....so do it soon! It's getting full.

We have added a couple more sponsors and items to the 50/50:

-Thanks to the Peoria Frisbee Club for being a sponsor!
-ABC Discs and Dan Pastore have come on as a sponsor
-Springhill Suites in Peoria have come on as a sponsor
-Lakeview Musuem in Peoria has come on a a sponsor

I also wanted to introduce this little nugget - the top 3 finishers in Pro, Advanced, and Intermediate will each receive a free Distance Doctor! This disc MSRP's for $35 and my tournament is the first tournament to feature this awesome disc. And the top three finishers in these divisions will be getting one free, and we'll give away two more at the Lunch CTP contest!

Also, just to remind people and clarify the payouts - we are adding money to other divisions besides the Pro division. Also, any advanced that doesn't place gets $20 back in merchandise money and any pro that doesn't place gets all of their entry fee paid back in merchandise money ($45). In addition, pros get a players pack and a piece of the CTP's. I had an email complaint about pros getting a players pack and that reducing the payout. While I understand the criticism and this does indeed reduce what could have been an even larger pro payout, I wanted to encourage some people to play up by getting their money back in merchandise if they didn't place. Most importantly....its my tournament!  :)

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Re: 2011 Ledgestone Insurance Open - August 20th
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2011, 09:39:45 PM »
Pre-reg list is up:

http://www.peoriafrisbeeclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3174&p=11441&sid=a601ece0266a76de88be44a584af2e53#p11441

We added four more sponsors as well! Sign up soon....not many spots left open!