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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?

Tournaments / Re: 2015 Ice Bowl
« on: November 20, 2014, 08:56:55 PM »
I have some ideas on the beer.  I would like to take the conversation off line with whomever is in charge.

So far, no rain or snow.

Tournaments / Re: 2015 Ice Bowl
« on: November 19, 2014, 03:01:56 PM »
Am I understanding correctly that the historical one large Rosedale Ice Bowl is not happening?

Or, is this dicussion in addition to the main Rosedale Ice Bowl event?

Dang weather.  Typically it still is in the 50's this time of year.

As far as basket settings go I moved a couple last weekend.  Intend to move a few more this weekend, hoping to have it 'set' by Sunday afternoon.  The problem can be though that several people move baskets at the course and they may get moved after I set them.  I have asked a couple of the players I know that do move them to not do so after Sunday and to spread the word to other players.

After this post, I'll update the placement post above with some new information.

Tournaments / Re: 2015 Ice Bowl
« on: November 17, 2014, 11:08:23 AM »
Once the coordinator(s) are decided or volunteers, I would like to discuss the commercial beverage sponsor.

General Banter / Re: New match play format suggestion.
« on: November 15, 2014, 08:33:49 AM »
The problem with the old format match is that when you lose you're done. So some players are over after 10 holes.

This alternate format ensures you get to play 2 full rounds and even the third group of foursomes are still in the hunt for cash. Also this can be done in one day.

Yeah, it makes sense. If you get stuck playing with me you won't be mad that I drop you from first to last cash!
Yahoo! Nate gets it!

General Banter / Re: New match play format suggestion.
« on: November 13, 2014, 12:58:52 PM »
I was thinking of something not related to anything currently running like the team challenge.  Thinking of solo stuff.

I'm just throwing ideas around right now.

At first I was thinking $10 buy-in, Am's only, pay out in merch to top 24.

Then I thought of 2 groups of 32, one Ams, one Pros.  Pay out to 12 of each group, merch for Am, cash for Pros.  Maybe increasing buy in to $15 with a meager player pack, like a towel or something.

I was kind of gauging general interest.

I was also thinking of a course off the beaten path instead of the general KC Metro staples.

General Banter / Re: New match play format suggestion.
« on: November 13, 2014, 10:06:59 AM »
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I'm interpreting this as no interest.

Am cash or merch?

So if I plan on playing in the Rec division do I need a PDGA membership?

Either a PDGA membership, or pay the $10 PDGA non-member fee.

As info, if you pay for a PDGA membership now, it will last through the end of 2015.

General Banter / New match play format suggestion.
« on: November 12, 2014, 09:10:26 AM »

From Steve Dodge, Vibram:

I love match play. It is, as far as I know, the way golf was intended when it was first created. A series of 18 head to head challenges. Unfortunately, to hold a tournament with a lot of players, stroke play became the tournament format of choice. With some noodling and some creative sessions with friends, here is a format that I believe closely echoes the original intent of golf while allowing a tournament of 64 players, all played in one day - which is how we like our tourneys up here in New England.

World Cup Format:
On each hole, for each person in your group that you score better than, you get a point. In each round, you are only competing against the other players on your card.

Round 1: 16 Foursomes
Note: I like the groups to be created randomly, but adventurous TDs can try to rank all the players and bracket them (caution: this is a great way to create dissension and bickering ;-)

Round 2: Semifinals
Four Lead Foursomes
Four 2nd Place Foursomes
Four 3rd Place Foursomes
Four 4th Place Foursomes

Round 3: Finals
The winners of each of the four lead foursomes play a final Quasi-Match Play round.

Order of top 24 players, who get a payout.
1st-4th: Order of finish in Round 3 Finals
5th-8th: Finished in 2nd place from one of the four lead foursomes in Rd2
9th-12th: Won one of the 2nd Place Foursomes in Rd2
13th-24th: 3rd place in lead foursome, 2nd place in 2nd foursome, 1st place in 3rd foursome

General Banter / Re: Heritage Park
« on: November 10, 2014, 06:58:50 PM »
Were you carrying a Roadrunner?  I hear Coyotes like Roadrunners...a LOT.

I'm intending to come over Sunday and buy one then. I'm presuming there will be people that want to tee off 1-1:30

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