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The Wild West - Aug 25th & 26th
« on: August 06, 2012, 10:19:28 AM »
Am-B/Pro-C PDGA sanctioned tournament

Two 27 hole rounds at Westpark, in Joliet, IL. (3 temp holes)

Westpark is one of the most popular courses in the Joliet area. Hole 2 is an easy shot down from the top of the ridge to the basket below, while hole 11, The Green Mile, is a long shot with a fairway that narrows significantly from the halfway point to the pin. The course plays thru mature oaks. Tee pads are natural.

The current plan is to add the same 3 temp holes between 8 and 10 that we added for Chain Reaction. Each year, we will try to add something to put the "wild" in The Wild West. This year, we will be adding some unique OB lines from holes 6 thru 11, including the temp holes. The current plan is to change hole 11 (The Green Mile) into "Three Mile Island", a monster hole with an island green, and two large islands in the fairway forcing you to plan your landing spot.

Pre-registration is highly encouraged. By pre-registering, you help us run a smoother tournament. You can pre-register at the shop (1706 W. Jefferson St), or online at: http://www.acesandchains.com/node/791

Day of Registration (if spots are available) and Check-In will be between 8am-9am both days. Please check in when you get there. There will be no late fee for "day of" registration.

Players meeting will be held at 9:15am. Tee off at approx. 9:30am. Tournament headquarters will be in the pavillion above hole 8. The pavillion is off Wheeler Ave.

Tentative division schedule:

Saturday:

Advanced
Recreational
All Am Masters divisions
All Women's divisions
All Jr.s

Sunday:

Pro Open
All Open Masters
Intermediate
Novice

Tournament fee is $35 if you are a current PDGA member, or $45 if you are not a member. $2 Ace, and $3 CTP funds. And, if paying online, or in the shop by credit card, there is a $2 processing fee. All cash registrations do not pay the processing fee.

This is the last Aces and Chains PDGA Tournament of the year, and your last chance to add points to your total toward qualifying for the AC Finals.
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Win a LE Fade Gear Tournament Bag
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2012, 11:47:55 AM »
I am very happy to announce that we will be giving away a new Limited Edition Fade Gear bag to the first place winner of the Novice, Recreational, Intermediate, and Advanced divisions, in addition to their other winnings.

Big thanks to Fade Gear for showing a local tournament some love! We have a new order of their bags coming in soon, including the newest LE Tournament bag. Be sure to support a company that supports the sport!

« Last Edit: August 13, 2012, 08:02:40 AM by Aces and Chains »
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Re: The Wild West - Aug 25th & 26th
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2012, 08:18:52 AM »
Players Pack:

1.) Choice of one tournament stamped disc or one $10 gift card for pre-registered players. (Players who register the day of get the $10 gift card)

2.) Everyone gets two stickers and a tournament poster (artwork by Mike Kursell!)


So, pre-register and get yourself a disc (up to $19 value) instead of the gift card. We ordered Glow Bosses, Glow Destroyers, Glow Sidewinders, and Glow Coyotes for this tournament. You're not limited to those four models though, we have a wall of tournament stamped discs from other tournaments to choose from. Off the top of my head, I know we have Glow Archons, Glow Xcals, Glow Firebirds, Glow Orcs, SS Buzzz's, Z Buzzz'z, Crystal Nukes, Crystal Stalkers, Glow buzzz's, and more.
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Re: The Wild West - Aug 25th & 26th
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2012, 09:37:02 AM »
OB lines are marked, and temp hole tees and pins marked.

Practice practice practice!
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Re: The Wild West - Aug 25th & 26th
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2012, 07:05:45 AM »
Weather looks great for both Saturday, and Sunday. 87 and sunny on Saturday, 80 and partly cloudy on Sunday.

Pre-register and get a tournament stamped disc in your players pack!

Win a free (no money taken out of the purse) Limited Edition Fade Gear tournament bag if you take first place in the Men's Novice, Rec, Int, or Adv divisions!

Pre-registration closes on Friday, at 7pm.
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Re: The Wild West - Aug 25th & 26th
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2012, 02:11:39 PM »


Here is the image of hole 11 as it's laid out now. Yellow lines are approximate.

Definitely a thinking man's hole.....
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Re: The Wild West - Aug 25th & 26th
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2012, 09:32:28 AM »
I had a lot of help this weekend, and I'd like to take this opportunity to say thanks to everyone that helped.

Aaron Studer: The main man on my team all weekend. Aaron volunteered without being asked. He was steady and helpful all weekend. Aaron also got us Sponsors for the last two tournaments, with Fast Printing donating two $25 cash hole sponsors for The Wild West, one for each day.

Mike Kursell: Fantastic artwork once again from Mike Kursell! And, he also helped out at the store on Saturday, making it possible for both Jon and I to be at the tournament.

Diane Johnson: Part of my team on Sunday. Diane helped out all day long.

Jeremiah Bly: Spotter on Saturday. Also helped out both days putting out signs, and other misc. work.

Jon Boster: Jon got 10 (yes, that's right, 10!) hole sponsorships from Smokey's and Barcode 52. So, we were able to put out 5 $25 cash CTPs each day under their name(s)!

Jason Riley: Helped with scorecards and did the leaderboard on Saturday.

Bobby Johnson: Helped prep for the tournament on Friday night, and watched the disc table for me on Saturday.

Ismael Ochoa: Helped with Baskets and misc.

Jose Herrera: Helped with baskets and misc.

Kyle Koetz: Helped with baskets.

Dale Judevine and the Joliet Park District: For working with me on the garbage pickup day, and allowing me to put out the OB lines a week early.


If I missed anyone, I am truly sorry. But to everyone who helped, whether you are on the list or not, I really appreciate it! I don't think I've ever broken down tournament central and been on my way home so early as we did on Saturday. And the help I received Sunday, even in the rain, was great. That eased my burden and warmed my heart. Thanks!
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