Pretty excited to play in this.
This will be my first tournament. Since I started playing this summer and haven't played the past two weeks, I haven't played in temps below 60.
Any tips on things to know for tournaments (fairly familiar with rules and watch tons of tournament videos) and also tips for cold weather disc golf (gloves? handwarmers? how best to balance range of motion and layers for warmth)
36 and sunny doesn't sound too bad though after recent days!
Just know the basic rules like no falling puts within 10M, approx 33 feet, foot fault issues such as keeping your feet behind your disc or mini, not to the side, when throwing. Generally the higher in the divisions the more particular the rules will be enforced. Also, since it is a PDGA sanctioned tournament, no alcohol or drugs from the 2 minute warning before the round until after your card is turned in, for both rounds. Lunch breaks do not apply. Defiance beer will be provided after the second round as cards are turned in.
For weather, it kind of depends on how warm blooded you are. I consider myself fairly typical male in that I tend to be warm. For me, I prefer shorts to about 60, windbreaker pants to about 45, jeans below 45. For my torso, I prefer layers with the base layer being a dri-fit wicking shirt, either short sleeve or long sleeve depending. Second layer may also be dri-fit, then a zip hoodie and a windbreaker layer. I would stay away from bulky winter coats. Some where a base layer long john under their pants. If it is cold enough to need those, I wouldn't play (unless it was a tournament I already signed up for...Frostbreaker 2014).
I keep my hair short, so I always have a cap of some sort. Mesh baseball in summer, woolish baseball down to 40, stocking cap under 40. For gloves, I use cheap brown jersey gloves to keep my hands warm, but always remove my throwing glove when I throw. For shoes, I wear a light Keen until 50's, warmer Keens under. If it is snowing, then I wear an above the ankle hiking boot.
Does that cover it?