Just a question in general for a new player:
Should I join the Beginner's League at Rosedale? I've been playing casually for almost 1 year, mostly at SMP. Kan-U-Wyco was my first tournament (played Rec) after joining the PDGA. I am certainly joining KCFDC this weekend, but unsure of where to join (online, DD, or Disc World?).
I want to join the league at SMP, but since my average is +6 at best to +10 typically, I'm not confident enough to play. My schedule favors the PDGA league that I saw Rob M. getting set up. So, I could join that as well.
Am I jumping the gun, never playing league, and wanting to join in? Or should I get more experience first? Paying in and coming in dead last isnt a problem for me. I just want to improve and read that playing against better players is the fatest way to learn.
Marc - the term 'leagues' is a bit misleading. It's not like a bowling league where you are commited to play the entire session. It would be better to call our leageus 'minis' as in an one round 'mini' tournament. You can play just once if you want. Some leagues do run incentives to have you play more often, but it is not a requirement. You don't need to pre-register or anything. It is ok to just show up once, twice, every other week, once a month, whatever.
If you are planning on joining the club, personally, I would do so at one of the stores. That's my opinion though.
I've been throwing around the idea of the next PDGA round, if we do one, is to break it up into Open, Advanced (like it currently is) and Rec where Rec would cost $2. $1 for the PDGA, $1 for the club, and would not have a payout. This would help new players play in more league (mini-tournament) settings without paying someone else $5 every week just to play. Also, by having a non-payment Rec division, it would be unduly pillaged by players that should be playing in a higher division. This is just an idea though and has not been vetted by the BoD.