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Chain Reaction - June 16th - Ams only B-Tier
« on: May 21, 2012, 02:02:12 PM »
B-Tier Amatuer Only Tournament at West Park on June 16th.

This event will be Pre-Registration ONLY. There will be no day of registration at the course. (This event will fill during pre-reg anyway.) Pre-Registration will close Thursday, June 14th at 7pm. Pre-register at: http://www.acesandchains.com/node/792

There will be no "check-in." Hole assignments will be posted on the Aces and Chains website by 5pm Friday (Probably earlier). Or check the leaderboard when you get to the course. First player on the card is responsible for picking up the scorecard.

No players meeting. OB is detailed below, and will also be on your scorecards. Any questions prior to the start of play, please see the TD, Patrick Johnson. The two minute warning (two blasts) will sound at 9am, and play will begin on a single horn blast at 9:02am. Players are responsible for getting to their tees on time for the start of play. Late players will be penalized according to the rules.

OB:

Water: Surrounded by water in the creek that runs by holes 1,2,3,5,11,15,16. If you are in the creek surrounded by water (regardless of what hole you are throwing), you are OB.

Pavement: Any pavement on, or around the course is OB. If the pavement has a cement curb and gutter, the cement curb and gutter are considered IN BOUNDS. This provides an easy to determine and definitive line for OB. This includes all paved paths (like hole 10) or unused parking lots (like hole 4).

Out of the park: If you are out of the park, you are OB. Over the fence on 2,4,6,& 8 is OB. Over the road on 13,16,17,18,19,21,22, & 24 is OB.

Hole 11: Over the creek to the left is OB.

Hole 21& 22: It is possible on both of these holes to be over the street and still in the park. However, to prevent any confusion, over the street on these two holes is STILL OB.

We'll probably add some temp holes as well, and when we get that solidified, I'll post it here.

This is a new format we are going to test at Chain Reaction. It should make for a more pleasant experience without the required check in (and long lines.)

TD Headquarters will be at the pavillion above hole 8. We will still be there in the morning, just like usual, to answer any questions, or handle any issues.

Tournament fee is $37 including the $2 online reg fee, + $10 if you are not a current PDGA member.
« Last Edit: May 22, 2012, 07:56:52 AM by Aces and Chains »
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Re: Chain Reaction - June 16th - Ams only B-Tier
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2012, 08:07:51 AM »
The first pre-registrations have gone up:

http://www.pdga.com/tournament_results/93771%2526751219575

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Re: Chain Reaction - June 16th - Ams only B-Tier
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2012, 06:13:54 PM »
I'm extremely new to the PDGA - just got my number yesterday - and have only been playing for a couple of months...What is B-Tier Amateur? I have an Amateur membership and would sign up for the event as a novice, I think.
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Re: Chain Reaction - June 16th - Ams only B-Tier
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2012, 09:42:36 PM »
I'm extremely new to the PDGA - just got my number yesterday - and have only been playing for a couple of months...What is B-Tier Amateur? I have an Amateur membership and would sign up for the event as a novice, I think.
First , Welcome! The different tiers are relative to players packs & points. The higher the tier level, the more the players pack. An example C tier, no players pack is required. A tier is a two day tournament. There is much more that you'll learn as time goes on. It sounds like novice is where I'd start. We have a handicap league on Tuesday's that will help you with you're rating. That doesn't happen on Wednesday doubles league.
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Re: Chain Reaction - June 16th - Ams only B-Tier
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2012, 06:35:11 AM »
There are three different tiers (Not including National Tour, and Major) A, B, C. A is the biggest, and C the smallest.

A C tier is not required to have players packs, must be at least 85% minimum payout (I pay out 100% regardless), and is worth less points towards your rating.

A B tier is required to have at least a $10 player pack, 100% payout, $500 added cash to the Pro purse (if there is a Pro division), and is worth more points towards your rating.

An A tier is required to have at least a $25 player pack, 110% payout to the Amatuers, $1800 added cash to the Pros (if there is a Pro division), and is worth the most points towards your rating short of a NT or Major.

There are some other differences too, but from a players perspective, those are the most important.
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Re: Chain Reaction - June 16th - Ams only B-Tier
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2012, 06:37:07 AM »
Your certainly welcome to sign up. As a guideline, I usually tell new players that if you can throw over 300' with any consistency, you should probably start in Rec. If not, then start in Novice.

Hope to see you there.
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Re: Chain Reaction - June 16th - Ams only B-Tier
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2012, 06:44:40 AM »
Players Packs: Metal Flake Glitter minis, and a $7 Aces and Chains gift card. Players packs can be picked up at tournament central before, during lunch, or after the tournament.

CTPs: We're making signs for each CTP hole that will be placed at the tee box to clearly mark which holes are CTPs, and for what division.
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Re: Chain Reaction - June 16th - Ams only B-Tier
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2012, 09:03:00 PM »
Who is that, Johnny B or Patrick? I just met you guys today - bought the shirt and the new disc and had Johnny helping me out with some pointers (Black Mini Cooper, if that helps). Anyway, I really appreciate the information! I can't throw over 300' with any consistency yet (I'm pretty good on the short game, which is the only reason I feel even remotely comfortable even starting a tournament yet, lol) so I guess I'll shoot at novice for the first tour or two. Thanks alot for the warm welcome!
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Re: Chain Reaction - June 16th - Ams only B-Tier
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2012, 10:13:08 AM »
This is Patrick, and your more than welcome.
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More exciting changes! - Store credits
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2012, 10:22:51 AM »
I am very happy to announce that, after much frustration and head scratching, that I finally have the website setup to accept tournament points (aka, store credits) as payment, or discount towards store merch online.

This means I can now give payouts in the form of online store credits if you so choose.

No more fighting the mad rush at the shop right after the tournament.
Out of towners can shop from the comfort of their own home instead of making that extra trip to the shop.

For those of you who like going to the shop, you are still welcome to stop by after any Aces and Chains tournament and pick up your gift card to shop in person.

I keep trying to improve the tournament experience for both the local players, and players coming in from out of town. And I'd like to thank all of you that have been patiently waiting for this option.
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Re: Chain Reaction - June 16th - Ams only B-Tier
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2012, 10:36:40 AM »
That sounds fantastic bro! You're one hell of a benefactor to this sport and I know I already appreciate your contributions!

On a side but related note, do you have a FB page? Are you going to get those silly little Facebook and Tweet links on your homepage? The only reason I ask is that I would like to support you guys as well as you support the sport...and the only way I can do that is to help promote you and your store. I even mentioned to a Veteran I saw today (I am a Veteran and I work for the VA; I saw he had a DGA sticker on his car) to check out your store if he was down this way.
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Re: Chain Reaction - June 16th - Ams only B-Tier
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2012, 11:23:25 AM »
I really appreciate that! Word of mouth is huge. A big thanks to you and everyone else who tells their friends and the people they meet about Aces and Chains. I can't thank all of you enough.

We do have a facebook page. Just look up Aces and Chains and you'll find us. We always post when new shipments come in, so if you like us on facebook, you will always be informed.
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Re: Chain Reaction - June 16th - Ams only B-Tier
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2012, 01:13:36 PM »
Cool, I'll find you on FB and share with my friends and family.
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Re: Chain Reaction - June 16th - Ams only B-Tier
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2012, 09:38:51 PM »
That sounds fantastic bro! You're one hell of a benefactor to this sport and I know I already appreciate your contributions!

On a side but related note, do you have a FB page? Are you going to get those silly little Facebook and Tweet links on your homepage? The only reason I ask is that I would like to support you guys as well as you support the sport...and the only way I can do that is to help promote you and your store. I even mentioned to a Veteran I saw today (I am a Veteran and I work for the VA; I saw he had a DGA sticker on his car) to check out your store if he was down this way.
I can think of another way you can help. IL. State is coming up & it's at Highland.  There is a lot of work needed to get the course ready. Jesse is the TD & I'm sure he'll post something. Welcome to the Joliet disc golf community. I include Oswego when I say that.
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Re: Chain Reaction - June 16th - Ams only B-Tier
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2012, 11:38:38 PM »
I can definitely help out with Highland - hopefully he'll post something or someone else can provide direction on what is needed and what we can help with, either way, I'm down.
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