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Messages - robm

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I will never call someone a sandbagger that is playing a division for which their PDGA rating allows them to.  Conversely, if someone is playing a division below their rating - per PDGA guidelines - they will be moved up whether they want to or not.

PDGA rating guidelines:

http://www.pdga.com/files/2015_divisions_ratings_point_factors.pdf

Amateur Women:

Advanced: Any, required for 825+
Intermediate: <825
Recreational: < 775
Novice: <725

Nova, your four rounds that are listed on the PDGA website would average 691.

I'm only using your numbers as an example since you're asking.

Using me for example, my rating is 831.  Men's Novice is <850 and Men's Rec is <900.  I'm a solid Novice player.  I have NO problem playing Rec because of it regardless of what people may say.  I play my rating and when I feel like it, I may occasionally play above my rating but only because I want to.

I only point this out to those that may be reading, because while peer pressure at times can be good to push people to play up, I think as a group, disc golfers push to much and use the 'sandbagger' word a little too liberally.  The tour division Rating Requirements are to help us decide appropriate divisions to play in.  We shouldn't expect players to exceed a division for which they want to be in.


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Is there a minimum number who must enter in an intermediate or advanced division to trigger a merch payout?

I am already paying out 100% of entry up front.  After my costs are covered, I'll be able to go over 100% of entry.  You can count on at least a 100% payout.  Sorry, I'm not divulging what my costs are, hope you understand.

In reality, I already do this.  Kanza for example - your entry was $22.  You received a disc with retail value of $15 - $17, plus a Innova Mini Driver, retails for $4.  Don't recall what your payout was.  $10 - $12?  What you didn't see is the PDGA registration fee, PDGA per-player fee, etc., that I pay for.

So, if there is only 1 Intermediate Rec Women - it will be $20 payout.  If more than 'X', it may be more than $20 per person.  'X' has not been fully decided upon. 

Sorry if I lead on too much.  This is the first tournament where I'm not providing an upfront player pack and forwarding all of it to payouts.  Trying something different, including an across-the-board $20 Amateur entrance fee.




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Less than 2 weeks away.  Inexpensive tournament, only $20 for Ams, $32 for Pros.  Juniors under 19 - $17, Juniors under 14 - $15.

McLouth has 9 new holes making a total of 18.  Varies from tight tunnels, low ceilings, right, left and wide open.  Designed by Scott Reek.

For player packs - all players will receive a bottle of all-natural, non-DEET Carolyn's Dirty Water Bug Repellent.

Juniors and Rec will receive a voucher at least equal to their entry fee to get whatever they choose.  Possibly higher vouchers if attendance is good and PDGA registration fees are covered.

Intermediate and Advance will have no player pack with 100% (or more depending on turn out) going to payouts (merchandise credit).

Pro's pay cash.

Pre-registration - http://dgscene.com/tickflick

Day of registration is fine, but pre-registration really helps to get the tournament set up.

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Leagues / Re: 2015 Meandering Monday PDGA League - First Session
« on: June 02, 2015, 07:14:15 am »
Went very well, thanks. The tournament action is not nearly as big as it is down here, but still pulled in people as far away as Fargo, ND and Sanborn, IA. Had lots of compliments and several that came back the second day.

55 on Saturday, 52 on Sunday. Had a 72 year old come out so I opened a Advanced Legends division just for him. By comparison, a C-tier was run on same course last fall and had 25 players.

Weather was great, a bit cool in the mornings, but hey, it was 350 north of here.

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Leagues / Re: 2015 Meandering Monday PDGA League - First Session
« on: June 01, 2015, 08:18:35 pm »
Just got home from my trip. Thanks for taking care of this.

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Tournaments / Re: Maverick Disc Golf Schedule 2015
« on: May 28, 2015, 07:08:59 pm »
Am (Advanced, Intermediate, Rec, etc.) always pays merchandise.

Pro pays cash.

http://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Tick_Flick_presented_by_Carolyns_Dirty_Water_Bug_Repellent_2015


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Liberty, MO - Stocksdale Park / Re: * 2015 LEAGUE *
« on: May 27, 2015, 11:51:38 am »
Thank for taking care of this Josh

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General Banter / Re: Recommend a driver, win no prizes!
« on: May 27, 2015, 08:29:19 am »

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Leagues / Re: 2015 Meandering Monday PDGA League - First Session
« on: May 26, 2015, 11:12:02 am »
PDGA league 6/1 will be at Bad Rock Creek, Stocksdale Park, Liberty, MO.

I will not be able to make it so kujo is filling in for me.

Thanks

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General Banter / Re: Recommend a driver, win no prizes!
« on: May 24, 2015, 11:53:43 am »
Another helpful tool. Use the Matrix. Find the discs you've been throwing. Slowly move up and to the left. A Valkyrie can be very useful. Held world distance record for 10 years.

http://www.inboundsdiscgolf.com/content/?page_id=431

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General Banter / Re: Recommend a driver, win no prizes!
« on: May 24, 2015, 11:12:27 am »
I would slowly start increasing speed and stability but stay in the high 160's.

haxor

http://discpath.haxor.fi


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We dodged a bullet with the rain today.  It misted just a tiny little bit during second round but mostly stayed away.  I was in the park 20-25 minutes after the last player left taking care of some things.  As I drove out of the parking lot, the rain came down.

62 players total.  Thank you to everyone that came.

Congratulations to Derrick Holt with his first PDGA win, and it was in the Open Division.

It was great to see all of the juniors that came out, very cool.

Ratings are up.

http://www.pdga.com/tour/event/19955



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Gr8 tourney; gr8 pl8, ignore the h8, m8, I r8 it 8 out of 8!

Had to read this 3 times but finally understood.

Thanks

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General Banter / Re: Handicap possible?
« on: May 21, 2015, 01:29:21 pm »
On a standard SSA course, yes 10 points typically equates to 1 stroke.

On e higher SSA course, say Blue Valley Long, 10 points is more like 1.2 to 1.4 strokes.  On an easy course, say Rosedale set short, or Swope set short on short pads, 10 point is more like 0.7 strokes.

For most courses in our area it would be about 1 stroke.


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45 players have pre-registered.

Total of 7 Junior players have pre-registered which I think is super cool.

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