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Title: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: jack on April 24, 2007, 06:00:17 PM
In Kansas City,

I will try to have a link with the actual bid that was presented to the PDGA BOD.

I need help, who is playing, and who is helping?

We want a core staf of about 30-40 people, then volunteers for about 60 more.

Come on and step up!
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Kevin Montgomery on April 24, 2007, 06:01:42 PM
I'm in. But you knew that didn't you?   ;D
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: jack on April 24, 2007, 06:06:31 PM
You 'da Man!!!!

Without Kevin folks, there is a lot of things that would not be as much fin in KC!!
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: DJayhawk on April 25, 2007, 07:21:04 AM
Are they going to be during the same week?  I will definately want to play in the Am portion of the event. I'll be a voulenteer or core staff member whatever way I can help, count me in too.

-Dennis
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: jack on April 25, 2007, 08:28:24 AM
Yes Dennis, the same week, so if you can help find people that can work the event if you are planning on playing that would be great.

We need volunteers to help! (Certified officials preferably)

We need ARTWORK-
trophies
discs
shirts

Support getting courses in-
Temporary
Permanent

People to work with the Kids groups-
chaperones
available daily
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: harryputter on April 25, 2007, 09:08:57 AM
NICE Jack! So much more to offer with the addition of Blue Valley now.
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Psychoholic on June 06, 2007, 08:02:12 AM
If I'm off that weekend I''ll be more than happy to help... ;)
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: jack on June 07, 2007, 08:43:09 AM
weekend?  This is a week long event, that will entail all the help we can muster, and then some....
:)

If you mean for the upcoming Wide Open Weekend, then please call Dan and ask how you can help out!!

THanks,

Jack
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Mike Penney on June 28, 2007, 12:54:37 PM
My intentions are to play in '09, but if I don't get an invite I suppose I'll help (kinda getting bored being on the helping end) .
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: jack on July 02, 2007, 08:52:42 AM
Might wanna join the PDGA and get your clubs dues current first.....then getting in may be easier with some help from those in the "know" youknowwhatImean?
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: BamBam on July 02, 2007, 10:07:09 AM
Not sure what you mean Jack...But have I ever told you what a great president you are  ;)
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: jack on July 02, 2007, 02:25:47 PM
I think that A-Lefty will understand.....which is all that needs to happen!!
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Dirk on July 05, 2007, 04:13:12 PM
Might wanna join the PDGA and get your clubs dues current first...

Oh that was a zinger ;D
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Soup on July 11, 2007, 12:06:23 PM
...in the know.

I deffinately want to be a part of Kansas City Disc Golf.
With that, I believe that we need more marketing ideas: Mark Morales was a HUGE step in the direction of having the appointed commissioned reps from the mayors office at the Sun Burn Open. Great Presentation.

The idea now is to have conceptual trophies from our elite designing team of disc golfers. Christian Mann, CEO of Mellinic Glass in the Cross Roads District has the ability to facilitate ideas.

Ideas are the course. Not Banter....Jack
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: CD on August 07, 2007, 01:03:25 PM
I have some ideas for logos, player pack gifts, and course record commendations. How do I post an image in this here forum?? These are JPG images that I cannot link to from another site.
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Dan Weinert on February 04, 2008, 07:28:38 AM
Jack,
Got bored during the second and third quarter of the big game last night and got started on possible art ideas and concepts for the Worlds stuff you asked for. The creative process usually takes awhile after the initial start...it only gets better from here. Please visit www.danweinert.com/2009_Proofs (http://www.danweinert.com/2009_Proofs) and let me know if you would like me to expand on any idea. I have looked at the logos from the last 3 or 4 years for ideas of what to do and what not to do.

Comments?

Directions?

Dan
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Dan Weinert on February 05, 2008, 10:18:21 PM
53 looks and NO comments??? Either that's good or bad. Don't be shy gentlemen...I am just getting warmed up here. Got a couple of secret entries but I wanted to hear some comments from the gallery first.

My design goals are as follows-
1. Make it reproducable in full color, foil and single color.
2. Interesting and appealing.
3. Visually pleasing.
4. Show KC as host in some subtle graphic way.
5. Fun and exciting.
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: gunar on February 06, 2008, 12:35:56 AM
Lookin pretty cool so far man. Which programs are you using?

www.mad-avenue.com - my stuff
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Dan Weinert on February 06, 2008, 06:24:48 AM
Nice website! So far the concept images include the following programs-

1. Illustrator
2. Corel Draw
3. Quark
4. InDesign
5. Photoshop

Then published to the web via Dreamweaver.

My surprise entries will include a expansion of #6 and a total new direction that I am totally excited about.

Dan  8)
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: gunar on February 06, 2008, 10:41:51 PM
Thanks! Maybe we could get together and collaborate on a design. I will start working on some vector golfer illustrations, I love doing this stuff!
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: john theiss on February 07, 2008, 12:23:16 PM
Insert Quote
Lookin pretty cool so far man. Which programs are you using?

www.mad-avenue.com - my stuff

Gunnar,what can you tell me about the kids festival that is on your site?  I teach elementary PE and have a club that might be interested in performing.  I have a circus skills club with over 60 members and a unicycle club with 30+ members.  We look to do performances outside of school.  My kids meet twice a week and are super talented.  Can you get me some more info about this event? 

Thanks,
John Theiss
John Nowlin Elementary
Physical Educator
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: discglover on February 08, 2008, 11:41:26 AM
Dan I like #5  as far as image. Lettering color should be black to stand-out better against blue & white background. Maybe put a little disc golf basket where KC is.
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: discglover on February 08, 2008, 11:46:40 AM
gunar, i tried viewing your site . is there disc artwork for worlds on there or is that just showing you have capability to cooberate with dan??
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Dan Weinert on February 09, 2008, 11:01:39 PM
Jack,

You are being awfully quiet...comments on your artwork needs?

Left you a message on the cell...you can return the call sometime- 816-506-2267

Dan
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Rick Rothstein on February 10, 2008, 01:17:26 PM


Glad to see people thinking about art and design. Creating designs that are original and speak of the event is not an easy process. Please keep in mind that there will likely be more than one design and that they will be used in different media. For example, there will be hotstamped discs for sure, and likely full color discs as well. Please visit http://www.innovadiscs.com/discs/customdiscs.html and http://discraft.com/art.html to learn more about art specs. Discs will be used both for player packages and in small runs for fundraising. (While at the Innova and Discraft sites, check out their fund-raising opportunities.) In addition to discs, there will be tee shirts (full color disc designs can be duplicated here) and probably embroidered golf shirts and caps. Embroidery design is slightly different again. Another slightly different design would be what I'll call more of a corporate logo that would be used on letterhead, sponsorship proposals, etc.

As to the design itself, please note that the use of the globe, while enticing, has kind of become almost a cliche because of over-use. My take on the 2009 Worlds is that is not just the PDGA Worlds, but it's the KANSAS CITY Worlds. So, I'm partial to designs that incorporate elements that reflect life in KC or its heritage. For example, the Iowa Worlds (both of them) used agricultural motifs among their logos. Nashville used music as a theme.

Please note that Jack Lowe and John Chapman are the head guys for the pro-am worlds, and no doubt have a time-table to get moving. Emails or phone calls directly to them about the worlds is a superior method of communciating that talking to them out here. I know I often don't have time to respond out here in a timely manner, but do try to keep my email box clean.

R

Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Timko on February 26, 2008, 03:59:43 PM
Jack, I was reading though the new magazine, and something about the worlds caught my eye.  Are we holding Pro/Am concurrently, or back to back?
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: jack on February 26, 2008, 04:22:13 PM
concurrent.  Nice to know they have something that they didnt ask me about...
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Timko on February 26, 2008, 05:23:19 PM
If you check out the 2008 preview section, the mention something about back to back pro/am worlds for the 1st time. 
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Greenwood17921 on March 05, 2008, 11:52:30 AM
They're saying that because this year MI is doing the same thing.  Back to back meaning Kalamazoo, MI in 2008, then KC in 2009.
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Timko on March 05, 2008, 05:03:34 PM
Ah, now that makes sense.
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: David E on March 05, 2008, 08:52:45 PM
I like the photo logos but would be concerned about the logo on a disc? Maybe you come up with two;
one for printed material (tshirts, paper materials etc) and another logo for discs

Just my two cents!
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: datfunkymonkey on May 21, 2008, 10:30:27 AM
I'm in as well... anything I can do to help. Jack, do you need more certified TDs and or spotters for this? i could take the test if that would help.
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: John Chapman on May 21, 2008, 11:06:22 AM
I'm in as well... anything I can do to help. Jack, do you need more certified TDs and or spotters for this? i could take the test if that would help.

Contact me to take the test.  I have copies of the officials test.  It's free of charge for club members.

Chap
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Schoen-hopper on May 21, 2008, 11:22:00 AM
Hey Chappy,

I have an old test that I never mailed in.  Are they only good for so long?  If so, who should I get with to get another?
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: CD on October 30, 2008, 11:03:54 AM
What's the latest with KCworlds.com (http://KCworlds.com)? Timko: Anything I might do to help?

I added KC Worlds to www.discgolfersr.us (http://www.discgolfersr.us) months ago and have been seeing a few more comments lately.
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Timko on October 30, 2008, 01:22:03 PM
What's the latest with KCworlds.com (http://KCworlds.com)? Timko: Anything I might do to help?

I added KC Worlds to www.discgolfersr.us (http://www.discgolfersr.us) months ago and have been seeing a few more comments lately.

Me and my friend Luke are working on it.  He's going to work on a few ideas we discussed about design, then I'm going to populate it with some information.
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: The Bird Father on October 30, 2008, 01:37:23 PM
What's the latest with KCworlds.com (http://KCworlds.com)? Timko: Anything I might do to help?

I added KC Worlds to www.discgolfersr.us (http://www.discgolfersr.us) months ago and have been seeing a few more comments lately.

Me and my friend Luke are working on it.  He's going to work on a few ideas we discussed about design, then I'm going to populate it with some information.

WHEN????????  WORLDS AREN'T GETTING ANY FURTHER AWAY
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Timko on October 30, 2008, 02:33:30 PM
What's the latest with KCworlds.com (http://KCworlds.com)? Timko: Anything I might do to help?

I added KC Worlds to www.discgolfersr.us (http://www.discgolfersr.us) months ago and have been seeing a few more comments lately.

Me and my friend Luke are working on it.  He's going to work on a few ideas we discussed about design, then I'm going to populate it with some information.

WHEN????????  WORLDS AREN'T GETTING ANY FURTHER AWAY

When Luke gets all the code hashed out.  Don't know where all these voices were when I said I'd oversee the development of this site.  Guess that's why I had to contact friends from Iowa to help me.
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Timko on October 30, 2008, 04:00:13 PM
Aren't invitations announced next year?
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: John Chapman on October 31, 2008, 01:40:48 AM
Last spring, I suggested that we have web site stuff ready as soon as '08 worlds were done.  Of course, Tim, I or anyone else had time to make that happen.  I'd propose the final cutoff date to be when invitations are announced.  By then the site should be fleshed out full of all pertinent information.  If it takes contracting someone to hit that date, then let's do it.   

Invites won't be out until mid-February.

Chap
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Timko on October 31, 2008, 09:23:13 AM
I think Jack and John would have my head if the website wasn't done by then.

Be patient guys.  We'll have something up worth looking at in the near future.
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: David E on October 31, 2008, 09:44:10 AM
Chris - I have software and systems testing, user interface experience and would love to help de-bug, trouble shoot and provide feedback as you begin but alpha and beta sites together.

Just let me know.....
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: philliphall on November 04, 2008, 01:19:52 PM
when is the soonest one could sign up for am worlds? and where could i do that?
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: phisherman_77 on November 04, 2008, 01:33:34 PM
be patient.  the invitations probably won't even be out until next february at the earliest.

people that don't get invited won't be able to sign up until a while after that.
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: otter on November 04, 2008, 01:45:08 PM
...and then are criteria for getting invited off of the waiting list...
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: jack on November 05, 2008, 12:12:22 PM
they open the registration to everyone about 6-8 weeks after invites, then it is first come first served.  So have your PDGA membership active and ready to go.
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: LukeS on November 05, 2008, 01:15:48 PM
Are there some nice pictures of the 09 Worlds courses around, not otherwise buried in a Flash presentation?  :)
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: philliphall on November 05, 2008, 04:05:18 PM
im not worried about getting invited i just didnt know if i had to wait til invitations came out but thanks for the heads up!
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: jack on November 06, 2008, 01:29:47 PM
Are there some nice pictures of the 09 Worlds courses around, not otherwise buried in a Flash presentation?  :)

I do not believe so at this time.  We have been spoiled by PlayDg, and really haven't done much else with regards to that.
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Timko on November 06, 2008, 03:11:55 PM
Luke, I'm in touch with the creators of the playdg site, and may be able to leverage their images.  I'll keep you in the loop.
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships - Schedule
Post by: Tyson on November 20, 2008, 03:09:03 PM
Is there a tenative schedule of events for the 09 worlds for Ams? Coming from NC, pops lives in Olathe, he is asking me for some info.

Thanks,
Tyson
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships - Schedule
Post by: John Chapman on December 08, 2008, 05:37:10 PM
Is there a tenative schedule of events for the 09 worlds for Ams? Coming from NC, pops lives in Olathe, he is asking me for some info.

Thanks,
Tyson

First draft schedule is up at http://www.kcworlds.com (http://www.kcworlds.com)

Note that the schedule is subject to change.

Chap
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: garywlafreniere on December 15, 2008, 10:46:33 PM
So i just looked at the tentative schedule and noticed that the Adv Mens are not playing anywhere that I'd hope they would....I have played open before and will do so at the KC Wide open, what is the restriction on wanting to play open at this event??? Knowing that i will get my "a" handed to me....still would rather pay the money and enjoy the experience in order to  play the courses.......


Thoughts???


g
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: jack on December 16, 2008, 12:12:52 PM
if you do not qulaify as an open player, you would want to do the following to guarantee you get to play.  If you get invited as an am, go ahead and pay to get your name in the event.  Then once the open enrollment period begins, contact the PDGA and let them know that you would like to play as an Open player, and then pay the extra fee (probably double what Am's pay).  That should be it.
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: garywlafreniere on December 17, 2008, 03:10:45 PM
if you do not qulaify as an open player, you would want to do the following to guarantee you get to play.  If you get invited as an am, go ahead and pay to get your name in the event.  Then once the open enrollment period begins, contact the PDGA and let them know that you would like to play as an Open player, and then pay the extra fee (probably double what Am's pay).  That should be it.

Not even sure if I qualify as an AM....i played in one PDGA event in 2008 that was the KC wide open as an OPEN Player (1st after several years of non tourney play).....Is this an invite only tourney? I thought that the host city had some spots.....would love to get one of them it that is true,.....
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: dickthediscparker on December 17, 2008, 03:14:37 PM
If your on the Kansas side that one may be all you need. 
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: David E on December 18, 2008, 11:05:44 AM
Does anyone have an explination of the am division abbreviations?

FW1/FM1/FG1/FJ1/FJ2   
MJ1/MJ2     
MS1/MPL/ML1/MJ3/MJ4/FJ3/FJ4

Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Tom on December 18, 2008, 12:22:16 PM
Does anyone have an explination of the am division abbreviations?

FW1/FM1/FG1/FJ1/FJ2   
MJ1/MJ2     
MS1/MPL/ML1/MJ3/MJ4/FJ3/FJ4




Follow this link......
http://www.pdga.com/files/documents/08PlayerDivisionsGrid.pdf
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: John Chapman on December 18, 2008, 04:42:28 PM
Does anyone have an explination of the am division abbreviations?

FW1/FM1/FG1/FJ1/FJ2   
MJ1/MJ2     
MS1/MPL/ML1/MJ3/MJ4/FJ3/FJ4

PRO
MPO - Open
MPM - Pro Masters
MPG - Pro Grandmasters
MPS - Senior Grandmasters
MPL - Legends
FPO - Pro Women (any age)
FPM - Women's Pro Masters
FPG - Women's Pro Grandmasters

AMATEUR
MA1 - Advanced Men
MA2 - Intermediate Men
MA3 - Recreational Men
MA4 - Novice Men
FW1 - Advanced Women
FW2 - Intermediate Women
FW3 - Recreational Women
FW4 - Novice Women
MM1 - Advanced Masters
MG1 - Advanced Grandmasters
MS1 - Advanced Senior Grandmasters
ML1 - Advanced Legends (still waiting on PDGA to decide if they're going to leet us have this one)
FM1 - Women's Advanced Masters
FG1 - Women's Advanced Grandmasters
FS1 - Women's Advanced Senior Grandmasters
FL1 - Women's Advanced Legends (probably won't have any)
JB1 - Junior Boys (born 1990 or later)
JB2 - Junior Boys (born 1993 or later)
JB3 - Junior Boys (born 1996 or later)
JB4 - Junior Boys (born 1999 or later)
JG1 - Junior Girls (born 1990 or later)
JG2 - Junior Girls (born 1993 or later)
JG3 - Junior Girls (born 1996 or later)
JG4 - Junior Girls (born 1999 or later)

Hope this helps....

Note that Worlds 2009 will not have Intermediate, Recreational, or Novice divisions. We are planning on offering Advanced Legends if PDGA agrees to it.  Women's Senior Grandmasters (Pro and Amateur) have typically not had enough competitors to hold a division, and Junior Girls (born 1990 or later) typically have had small fields as well.



Chap
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: CD on January 05, 2009, 10:30:01 AM
Bill Burns (in Dallas TX) suggests we setup a Super-Class course. Ugh...

http://www.discgolfersr.us/xn/detail/1809917:Comment:1426591

Honestly, I think it would be a good idea for public relations at the World's -- teach them how to "fly" BEFORE teaching them how to "play". It would be easier to hook newcomers with something that actually flies vs. something with a mind of it's own. But, we all know Distance is king.
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: John Chapman on January 05, 2009, 10:50:05 AM
Bill Burns (in Dallas TX) suggests we setup a Super-Class course. Ugh...

http://www.discgolfersr.us/xn/detail/1809917:Comment:1426591

Honestly, I think it would be a good idea for public relations at the World's -- teach them how to "fly" BEFORE teaching them how to "play". It would be easier to hook newcomers with something that actually flies vs. something with a mind of it's own. But, we all know Distance is king.

If we do anything like that with spectators, it would be on the junior course at Blue Valley on Saturday (but we might use part of that for the final 9 as well.....it's yet to be determined), but I promise you we will not be having any Super Class courses or demos at Worlds this year. Bill will have to be disappointed.

Chap
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: FLEX on January 13, 2009, 07:27:30 PM
its hard to follow, exactly what courses advanced pools are playing. Are we all not playing the exact courses. looks like pool Q is the only one who is playing Waterworks and another one of the top listed courses.  Shouldnt we all be playing the same courses.

Im obviously confused ???
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Keizer on January 14, 2009, 10:06:46 AM
Quote
Note however, that all courses will keep the same pin settings through out the week.

Is that meant to avoid confusion or something? I was looking forward to moving a couple pins between the 2 rounds the pros are playing at Cliff, but there goes that idea...
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Keizer on January 14, 2009, 11:05:37 AM
Aw, c'mon, you sure each of us CCs can't pick just one hole on our course that will change between rounds? You know, just to mix things up a little bit?
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: jack on January 14, 2009, 03:09:26 PM
Yes.  They will not be moving pins during the week, or actually the 3 weeks prior to the event.  Actually, if we have the pins in place by the Wide Open, why bother moving them.  We can groom the courses to those pins in place, and get it ready for the big dance.
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: John Chapman on January 14, 2009, 11:48:13 PM
Yes.  They will not be moving pins during the week, or actually the 3 weeks prior to the event.  Actually, if we have the pins in place by the Wide Open, why bother moving them.  We can groom the courses to those pins in place, and get it ready for the big dance.
Moving pins between the WO and Worlds will help reduce over traffic abuse of the grass areas around the pins we'll use for worlds. 

Yeah, there's 2 months between the Wide Open and Worlds.  The pins will have to be moved during that time, but the courses should probably be set up in their Worlds positions about a week in advance of Worlds (I'd say no later than July 17).  I don't think we'll have to do it much earlier than that.

Chap
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: jack on January 15, 2009, 09:58:30 PM
i think those courses that have cashen sleeves should get marked with paint or something to indicate it if possible, so people can visually think about it even with out the signs.
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Timko on January 16, 2009, 10:49:30 AM
i think those courses that have cashen sleeves should get marked with paint or something to indicate it if possible, so people can visually think about it even with out the signs.
Yep.  Golden yellow for the Worlds pins.  That's also the color they will be indicated by on the tee signs and in the caddy books.

That sounds like a great idea!
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: otter on January 16, 2009, 02:08:58 PM
Wrapping some colored duct tape around the poles (or perhaps the top-half) in a striped pattern seems like a durable alternative, fwiw.  How about School Bus Yellow or Racing Orange?

http://www.ptipackaging.com/Qstore/p001341.htm
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: John Chapman on January 16, 2009, 02:57:24 PM
i think those courses that have cashen sleeves should get marked with paint or something to indicate it if possible, so people can visually think about it even with out the signs.
Yep.  Golden yellow for the Worlds pins.  That's also the color they will be indicated by on the tee signs and in the caddy books.

That's a solid plan.

Chap
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: jack on January 16, 2009, 03:22:11 PM
we will make it happen then, that also ensures no confusion from us as to the layout, and we can be sure that the distances are exactly accurate.

We will need to do some tweaking at Blue Valley, and also incorporate some type of marking system to indicate when you are like 250-300' out
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: FLEX on January 18, 2009, 02:23:45 PM
I think it would be great to set up distance markers on the really long courses.....
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: dickthediscparker on February 07, 2009, 08:46:39 AM
I was wondering if anyone had a HIGH QUALITY .jpg/.eps/.psd file version of the Worlds LOGO?  I need it to complete my Icebowl Video.  Just email it to me at dick.parker@hotmail.com asap please.  I also would not mind a copy of the BANNER on the front page of the website.  I could incorporate them together to make a cool screenshot.  Thanks!
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: datfunkymonkey on February 18, 2009, 02:20:57 AM
hey chappy/jack, i havent forgotten about taking the test and helping out, but when is the next mtg/work day/"get together", so i have a day to put in my little black book/phone/crumpled up peice of paper on my bedside table?
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: MoLewis on March 13, 2009, 07:49:04 AM
I noticed that the course schedule for worlds has changed.   Is this the final revision.  I see the Jr's are playing SMP and Rosedale DU.  Are there plans to put in concrete pads? 
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: John Chapman on March 13, 2009, 09:43:54 AM
I noticed that the course schedule for worlds has changed.   Is this the final revision.  I see the Jr's are playing SMP and Rosedale DU.  Are there plans to put in concrete pads? 

Schedule is going to change again soon.  Stay tuned.

Chap
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: mrsenortyler on June 01, 2009, 12:49:26 PM
I booked a room at the Westin on Hotwire.com

Do I need to call and tell them I am a discgolfer to help you meet your booking requirements?
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: John Chapman on June 01, 2009, 04:07:49 PM
I booked a room at the Westin on Hotwire.com

Do I need to call and tell them I am a discgolfer to help you meet your booking requirements?

That wouldn't hurt.

Did you use the 3.5 star option, or the 4-star option?
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: mrsenortyler on June 01, 2009, 04:17:28 PM
3.5 star with a spa.  After I paid the registration, it confirmed it was the Westin Crown Center.  Awesome deal, only $63/night
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: discglover on June 02, 2009, 11:02:18 AM
3.5 star with a spa.  After I paid the registration, it confirmed it was the Westin Crown Center.  Awesome deal, only $63/night

WOW!!
I wonder if they would do any deals for us like that for club members in the future for whatever reason. You cannot beat that 1 1/2 star price.
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: David E on June 02, 2009, 09:24:56 PM
Because I can be a selfish a$$ from time to time, and ten to wonder 'what's in it for me?' I have to ask;
Any ideas what will be in the AM players pack?
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: jack on June 03, 2009, 09:16:18 AM
lots o cool stuff.  and of course the chance to play on great courses.
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: ptinkc on June 03, 2009, 11:17:28 PM
Swope for thurs, fri and sat in the masters division, really?
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: John Chapman on June 04, 2009, 11:41:17 AM
Swope for thurs, fri and sat in the masters division, really?

Most divisions wish they could be so lucky.

Actually, the semifinal round will likely be elsewhere. Schedule is likely to change again.

Chap
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: CD on June 04, 2009, 02:12:46 PM
WW is at the top of my list.... then CD.

~CD~
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: tallguy007kc on June 06, 2009, 11:14:27 AM
As an FYI, I've posted the Worlds on my Facebook page, and have pimped it out to some fairly influential folks on there that may well sign up with some sponsorship!   ;D
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: CD on June 06, 2009, 04:03:39 PM
As an FYI, I've posted the Worlds on my Facebook page, and have pimped it out to some fairly influential folks on there that may well sign up with some sponsorship!   ;D

I have the Worlds listed on www.DiscgolfersR.us :)
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: kselrod on June 11, 2009, 09:10:51 AM
Since this will be my first Worlds, I have one question.  What is the dress code for this event?  Will collared shirts and dress shorts be required?  Didn't want to pack my nice t-shirts and jean shorts only to find out that I have to go out and buy a new wardrobe so I'll be allowed to play.  Thanks for any info you can share.
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Timko on June 11, 2009, 09:47:36 AM
What division are you playing?
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: jack on June 11, 2009, 09:57:09 AM
Its a major, (we prefer that you look "clean" in the advanced field.

http://www.pdga.com/files/documents/08CompetitionManual.pdf
3.4. Dress Code
A. All competitors and staff are required to wear a shirt.
B. All competitors and staff are required to wear shoes or
other foot coverings. Players will not be allowed to play in
bare feet. Sandals or slides are allowed.
C. The following dress code for all competitors will be
enforced at all PDGA National Tour and Major Events. The
PDGA also recommends that this dress code be enforced
at Super Tour and lower tier events, but this decision lies
solely with the Tournament Director:
(1) All players in PDGA sanctioned competition and
tournament staff are expected to dress appropriately
and to maintain a clean and well-groomed appearance
at all event sites and associated functions.
(2) All players must wear a shirt covering their upper
chest area. A well-tailored shirt with a fold-down,
mock turtle, v-neck, crew neck, Henley, or zippered
collar, and with sleeves covering the part of the arm
from the shoulder to the elbow (commonly known as
the upper arm), shall be considered acceptable.
Women are also allowed to wear sleeveless shirts as
designated above.
(3) No tee shirts will be allowed, except for competitors in
the Junior and Amateur divisions during preliminary
rounds only. Juniors and Amateurs shall not wear tee
shirts during semifinal or final rounds.
Crew neck or
V-neck shirts made of high-performance or high-tech
materials, such as Dry-Fit, Cool-Max, and others will
be allowed.
(4) Shirts that hang down lower than the bottom hemline
on the player’s shorts shall be tucked in.
(5) No ripped shirts, shorts, pants will be allowed on the
course. This includes unhemmed, torn or cut “vents”
at the shirt collar.
(6) No offensive, profane, or obscene slogans or logos
shall be allowed on any clothing. Junior players may
not wear slogans or logos referring to alcohol or
tobacco.
(7) This dress code will be in effect from start to finish at
each event, including all tournament rounds.
(8) Players who do not make a cut, but wish to remain on
site through the duration of the tournament, will be
considered spectators and will not be required to
conform to the Tour’s dress code.
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: kselrod on June 11, 2009, 10:18:15 AM
What division are you playing?


Advanced Amateur.  Thanks for the info Jack!
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: kselrod on June 11, 2009, 10:33:12 AM
Also my son has a swim meet the weekend of July 25-26th.  So I will not be coming to town until Monday the 27th.  Will players still be allowed to practice on the courses on Monday or will the courses be shut down for final prep work?  If I can't practice then I thought I would volunteer to help with something when I show up.  Let me know.  Thanks
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: jack on June 11, 2009, 11:02:22 AM
should be able to practice on Monday.
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: John Chapman on June 11, 2009, 11:12:50 AM
Also my son has a swim meet the weekend of July 25-26th.  So I will not be coming to town until Monday the 27th.  Will players still be allowed to practice on the courses on Monday or will the courses be shut down for final prep work?  If I can't practice then I thought I would volunteer to help with something when I show up.  Let me know.  Thanks

Monday is a practice day...there's nothing else going on that day, except for the player's meeting at 7PM at the Westin.  Courses will be setup in their Worlds configurations by July 21st.

Chap
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: tallguy007kc on June 11, 2009, 11:15:15 AM
Hey Jack...I got a friend of mine from work that's friends of the Program Directory at Q104, and I got a reply from him stating they didn't have much cash to be able to sponsor, but is wanting to see what they CAN do for the tournament.  Do you want me to shoot an email with your contact info, so that you and him can get together on this?
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: kselrod on June 11, 2009, 11:30:08 AM
Also my son has a swim meet the weekend of July 25-26th.  So I will not be coming to town until Monday the 27th.  Will players still be allowed to practice on the courses on Monday or will the courses be shut down for final prep work?  If I can't practice then I thought I would volunteer to help with something when I show up.  Let me know.  Thanks

Monday is a practice day...there's nothing else going on that day, except for the player's meeting at 7PM at the Westin.  Courses will be setup in their Worlds configurations by July 21st.

Chap

Would needing a volunteer be more important?  Not like one practice round on a course I've never played is going to help my game any.  I can always bring my wii and play Tiger Woods 10 after the players meeting for practice...lol.
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: eupher61 on June 11, 2009, 10:31:33 PM
You could certainly WALK the courses, play one of them or at least a few holes on each of them.
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: kselrod on June 12, 2009, 09:18:41 AM
You could certainly WALK the courses, play one of them or at least a few holes on each of them.

From the looks of the schedule...there are 3 courses I have not played that are in my pool.  They are Shawnee Mission, Water Works and Blue Valley.  If I get a chance to play (or walk) on Monday or before, what courses would you recommend to be the most beneficial to play before the Worlds begin?  Thanks for any info you could share on this.
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: lucky4ever247 on June 12, 2009, 09:28:27 AM
Pack a lunch if you are gonna play blue valley. I would recommend playing WW.
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: CD on June 12, 2009, 11:28:35 AM
It's just a disc golf course!

That's what my WIFE says...
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: kselrod on June 12, 2009, 01:17:04 PM
Pack a lunch if you are gonna play blue valley. I would recommend playing WW.

You'll need to set up base camp near hole one at Blue Valley. Spend some days there acclimating to the altitude.  Then get up really early to make the arduous trek to camp 2 near the crest of hole 6.   Eat hardy, prep the oxygen tanks and rest well that night. Hike day two crosses a couple expansive valleys then requires a risky traverse before the final push to the top of the ridge line at hole 12's camp 3.  Blisters and full body aches will keep you tossing and turning that night.  So be prepared to make the final assault the next day without much sleep.  Before the sun rises, begin the push to the peak.  Even with oxygen tanks, the accent through the final holes will be a challenge to your very existence.    Upon reaching your goal, take in the view and relish in the joy of conquering BV, the moment is short lived, but will be remembered for a lifetime.

Back to reality.  It's just a disc golf course!

I heard it was looong but who da thunk!  Wow, and the TD of the Worlds expects us to do all that in one day...must be why that's the only course we play that day.  Luckly my new Palm Pre has GPS so the search party can find me...lol!
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: eupher61 on June 12, 2009, 03:46:52 PM
WW is tough because of the terrain: HILLY.  That would be good to play because of the slopes, so you can get a feel for it.  But, heck, unless you're from a Plains state you've played hills.  (Maybe not like these...) Certainly a few of the holes would be worth playing, maybe not all of them.  Some tight wooded holes too, but there are hills everywhere, on every hole, that can give you some nasty rolls.  Most people say this is their favorite course in KC.

BV, yep...it's not necessarily about throwing long, it's about long and placement.  It's long, I'm not sure what the distance for the Worlds will be, but it can be 11,000 feet or so.  Lots of trees and curves and...hills.  Certainly one to walk and observe closely.  It'll take a while to just walk it, so you may as well take the time to throw at least a few holes.  Some may be blind, all are tough but fair.

SM...not a tough course necessarily, but it's sort of a links style course, in that they've been mowing the fairways yet leaving a lot of rough.  There are hills, but not nearly a WW style.  People at the KCWO played it blind with little problem, and no maps for the most part. 

Thanks for coming in for the Worlds, no matter what.  You're going to have fun.
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Rick Rothstein on June 23, 2009, 09:37:37 AM
Just got this from the DGA: here is the correct final version of the Worlds
Raffle Promo video, Let's get this out there and  move some discs. Please spread the word. Can we get it up at KCFDC.org and kcworlds.com?

You Tube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GAXCL7SPqM

High Res
http://www.discgolfassoc.com/discgolf-news-information-resources/discgolf-galleries/video/DGAworldsPromo09.mov

Our Website Splash page with more being added in the next day or two.
http://www.discgolfassoc.com/discgolf-tournament/worlds/2009worlds_fundraiser.html
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Timko on June 23, 2009, 01:08:45 PM
Youtube video is being embedded into the site.
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: jack on June 29, 2009, 03:14:41 PM
Thanks Tracy!
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Tom on July 21, 2009, 01:09:39 PM
If not mistaken, I believe it was last Friday, July 17.  :-\
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: discglover on July 22, 2009, 10:18:42 AM
Yes!!!
The word is getting out about this tournament. I've been getting feedback from co-workers telling me they heard about this tournament through other sources than me.
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Rick Rothstein on July 23, 2009, 09:39:34 AM
Thornfield, which is a private course, will be open for practice from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. only, starting tomorrow through Monday. It is not open for practice today, Thursday, July 23.

Also, Rosedale is getting mowed today.

RR
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Tom on July 24, 2009, 07:41:25 AM
It's the 2009 PDGA Worlds eve! Let's celebrate Kansas City Disc Golf tonight at Wyco! If you talk to any travelers today, let them know there is a big $ ACE fund, a beeeeautiful course, and a fun round tonight at 6:00. Cindy will be tending bar as well.......   ;)

Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Mile High Golfer on July 24, 2009, 10:54:58 AM
All,

I am not playing in teh event like I had hoped - However I will be in town with the Camera and hopefully out shooting in the afternoons...so if you know of any particular shots of people or vendors, signs crowds etc..please contact me..

I am freelancing (except for Rick and the Magazine) so my time and shots are for all unless a specific group wants some shots.

Scott
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: CD on July 24, 2009, 01:37:48 PM
All,

I am not playing in the event like I had hoped - However I will be in town with the Camera and hopefully out shooting in the afternoons...so if you know of any particular shots of people or vendors, signs crowds etc..please contact me..

I am freelancing (except for Rick and the Magazine) so my time and shots are for all unless a specific group wants some shots.

Scott

Scooter, that sucks you won't get to play :(  Knowing how you treat everyone from behind the lens, I think we're all in for a treat!
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: CD on July 24, 2009, 03:10:08 PM
Here's a link to Fox 4's news story! http://www.fox4kc.com/sports/wdaf-world-disc-golf-championship-072409,0,6040985.story
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: CD on July 24, 2009, 03:31:24 PM
No video yet.
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: will on July 29, 2009, 09:48:16 AM
can someone help me out.  are the finals for the mens pro open at waterworks on saturday or at blue valley?

i  just  cant  read  those   charts
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Schoen-hopper on July 29, 2009, 10:22:15 AM
Semifinals for the pros at Waterworks Saturday morning followed by finals at Blue Valley Saturday afternoon.

Does anyone know what percentage of the field makes it to the semifinals?  And what percentage cashes?  I'm sure it's different for different divisions.

 
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Schoen-hopper on July 29, 2009, 10:24:56 AM
Holes 4 & 7 were listed as par 4's in the live scoring.  They are now playing Rosedale.  I don't remember these being that tough, but it did look like it from the scores on the lead card.  Are there some new long pins?  Wasn't it hole #8 that is the island?  Is the course set mostly long right now?  How about the pins for the other courses?  Is they like 75% long, or does it just depend on the course?
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Schoen-hopper on July 29, 2009, 10:42:05 AM
Holes 4 & 7 were listed as par 4's in the live scoring.  They are now playing Rosedale.  I don't remember these being that tough, but it did look like it from the scores on the lead card.  Are there some new long pins?  Wasn't it hole #8 that is the island?  Is the course set mostly long right now?  How about the pins for the other courses?  Is they like 75% long, or does it just depend on the course?

Ok, I looked at the Rosedale map.  Saw that hole 4 had a long right position that might require a bit of a dog-leg?  Looks like 6 and 7 were combined into one hole with hole 9 added after the old hole 9, which is now 8.  Is this a permanent design change or just a world's design.
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: dananarama on July 29, 2009, 11:13:28 AM
Can I just respond here with a dropped jaw at Avery Jenkins' Blue Valley 53?  Palmer told me he deuced 10 and 11???  Seriously???  Is there video footage of this out there?

Yay worlds.


Dan
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Schoen-hopper on July 29, 2009, 11:19:37 AM
"It's all about placement."  If you are Avery, it's about placing your drive under the pin.
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: eupher61 on July 29, 2009, 11:35:17 AM
ALL  finals are at BV.  The semis, if played, are as on the chart
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: David E on July 29, 2009, 12:43:30 PM

Ok, I looked at the Rosedale map.  Saw that hole 4 had a long right position that might require a bit of a dog-leg?  Looks like 6 and 7 were combined into one hole with hole 9 added after the old hole 9, which is now 8.  Is this a permanent design change or just a world's design.
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Temp for Worlds, they are both fly/rubber pads
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: eupher61 on August 01, 2009, 07:59:00 PM
congrats KCFDC...Jack Chappy Rick Dan... all the CCs..  all the volunteers who worked this week and in the past few weeks and months...all who played...all of us.  We did s helluva job.  The results of play will guarantee that this Worlds will be in memories for a long time...and selfishly, our dg local scene is only going to get better!!  Now to start planning for 2013...
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: MoLewis on August 02, 2009, 01:27:32 AM
Can't say enough about how happy I was with the Worlds this year.   You guys and gals did a GREAT job.  I know some were worried it wouldn't come off as well as it did, but you exceeded all expectations.   Very well done.

on a side note I will miss all my KCFDC friends.  Moving the family back to Columbia now, but I do hope to see many of you in the future.  The kid and I will be back for future events and don't forget to visit us in CoMo for the Mid Am Open next year.   

Peace, Love, Disc Golf to all.....

Mo and Adam
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: dickthediscparker on August 02, 2009, 09:00:49 AM
I would miss the courses more than the people.  :) 

Good Travels to you, it has been a pleasure to know you sir!
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: eupher61 on August 02, 2009, 01:25:22 PM
Mo, sorry to hear that, but good for you at the same time!! 
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: David E on August 02, 2009, 01:34:25 PM
My thoughts on the Worlds:
- I heard nothing but complements from the out of towner's I played with!
- All the courses looked fantastic, 30m circles all the time would be sick, but yes I know way too much work
- I met some really nice guys and good players

- On a personal note, I played better as the week went on and finished at Rosey with a three on 4 and 17 and barely chained out
on #8!
- I further realized that I need to learn to throw a roller and flick!

To Jack, John, Rick, all the CC's, volunteers and players; thanks for making my first Worlds really, really memorable!!!
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Pironix on August 03, 2009, 01:12:23 PM
Had a great time coming up to play from Wichita last week.. you guys did a great job!

On the way back home yesterday I realized I forgot to check for a disc I left laying in 17's fairway at BV... I know I saw a list in the registration area earlier in the week but any way to find out if it was turned in?

- Jason Adkins
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: Kevin Montgomery on August 03, 2009, 01:41:25 PM
All of the lost and found discs were available at BV until the end of the event. They are now at DGW. Give them a call or stop by to see if they have it.
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: maureen higgins on August 07, 2009, 08:04:05 PM
THANK YOU KCFDC!!!!
 ;D
Title: Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
Post by: eupher61 on August 08, 2009, 09:20:28 PM
THANK YOU KCFDC!!!!
 ;D

quite seriously, thank YOU!  It takes people to make a great tournament.  Between the core workers, the volunteers, the PDGA staff, the players, and the hangers-around of various kinds, it was a terrific bunch of folks.