So instead of doing the due diligence of getting scores in, and uploading all the registrations from the weekend.....I got home, unloaded my truck, ate some food, started to watch the Simpsons and next thing I knew I was asleep. SO I will be working on all of this tonight and should have something posted for the record as far as attendance, paid, played, rounds played, where played, and things like that. The actual total of donations may be a little later on in the week.
I wanted to take this time to thank many people that helped to make this work this year. They are really in no particular order, but very important and should see or visit these folks, or locations, please, and I really mean it, PLEASE THANK THEM VERY MUCH!
Sorry about the wording and the typos, I left all the notes at home.....so forgive me please for not spelling names correctly....I am sorry.
I am sure to have missed someone as well, it always happens, and it isn't intentional.
Gary Burge (sp)-
Kujo-X2 Chili Judge and Ran Course
Dave "Dog" Underwood
Harold Berciunas (sp)-
The 17-19 Chili folks (I know that some arrived later than the judging, George's, and another I saw, I believe that we had 15 people judged with 16 chilis for the contest. I too have that list at home, and will update)--The Winner Matt Hays won on a tie-breaker (Glover) from the servers of Cinderblock.
Which leads into Cinderblock
Workday Monsters at Rosey the weekend Before, headed up by Pete Cashen!
The KCFDC Board of Directors
Disc Golf World
DD-Thanks for the boards!
Wyandotte Unified Government-Parks Department
Kansas City Missouri Parks and Recreation
Johnson County Parks and Recreation-Shawnee Mission Park
Olathe Parks and Recreation
Pleasant Hill Parks and Recreation
Blue Springs Parks and Recreation
Liberty Parks and Recreation
Kearney Parks and Recreation
And last in my mind, but certainly not least.....Danny Rodriguez. He donated money, played in the event, brought the "uber generator" to fuel the crockpots, and got it set up and taken down. It was incredible.
I would be interested in some feedback from everyone on this (with the exception of "where are my scores Jack?") in regards to some ideas for next year to make this easier on everyone. Obviously folks the hardest thing is the "final 9" with this many people. I know that we need to track better next year who will be playing in it and who won't be. Some other items that I have taken to heart from conversations-
- Satellite series-limit to 1 location per day, possibly start aligning with Wildcard weekend again, that gives 6 courses leading up to the actual weekend of the Ice Bowl, with Saturday and Sunday at Rosedale.
- Selling mulligans-18 for $30 OR-$20 to play "cali" round-you cannot do both styles
- Scratch the "shotgun start" on Saturday, it will be tee times starting at 9 stopping at 1. everyone tees off from hole #1, go every 8 minutes, that way if you don't have a grouping of 5 you can pick it up quicker. Day of registration would still be allowed. Down Under would be the same tee times as well, but it would be stopping at noon for Down Under scores on SATURDAY
- Better understanding of the Silent Auction-or return to the CTP? (This is a manpower issue)
- Better staffing around Sunday and Saturday-Really need to have 2 people responsible for each of the Final 9 boards-that means 8 there. Need 1 person dedicated to only Chili, need 4 people for registration, this means realistically need a staff on Sunday of 13-14 people, not the 4-5 that we had this weekend.
Congrats to Winner Steve Dresser on the day, shooting a 24 on the Back 9 Down Under to win the Ice Bowl Cup, after shooting a 37 (he bought 25 mulligans----not the most bought by one person BTW) for the first round. I hope your dad is ok from the concrete, and thank you so much for helping at the storage facility to unload those things.
This is not a one person event, this is not an event that is like any other, this event is truly the most unique in all that we do. I hope to have a better list of numbers to report to you either late tonight or tomorrow.
I can't begin to thank you enough for the efforts so many of you put into this event of "newer magnitude". I received many thank you's and atta boys from many in regards to altering the format. Though yesterday may not have seem as big of an event (at least by some accounts), I do believe that the knowledge of where we are growing this should quite possibly engage more people to return to Sunday as we look at ideas to increase that awareness-Dunk Tank in January for $$$? Did I say that?
More to come, but a huge heartfelt thank you from the bottom of my heart for the work, effort, talking, enjoying so many of you brought this past month to make this happen. We are quite simply a pretty dang awesome group of people and I am proud to be associated with.
apologies again to those that I may have missed.....