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Tournaments / Re: East Vs. West 2016--June 18th and 19th Location TBD
« on: February 05, 2016, 12:58:35 PM »
I want to summarize some thoughts that have been shared this morning and start a discussion:

For a tournament that is designed to showcase KC's "best of the best," it's important that women earn a place (by defeating other women), and not get there by default." Having a qualifier/qualifiers is totally reasonable. But 3-5 women is a decent showing, even for a large local tournament, and that's from the metro as a whole. Setting a requirement of six women from each state feels like we're being set up to fail. From the most recent PDGA demographics report, the membership was 92% male, 8% female. Using the teams of 16 men as a starting point, that means that adding just one woman to each team, and a qualifying event of 2-3 women would be more likely to succeed, particularly in the shadow of last year's drama (that last fragment is completely my (Amy's) opinion).

Perhaps a better starting place would be 3-4 women minimum (per state) competing for 1-2 spots on each side, with 1 getting the alternate spot. This would convey a sincere interest in opening the event to women, and therefore are encouraging more women to try and qualify.

Lastly, I would remind anyone reading this that I said my intent is to "start a discussion," not to demand rule changes.

Amy asked for my argument in favor of my point number 1, so here it is. You can take your whole statement from above and insert men over 60(or any other special interest group) in the place of women and have the same argument. As a 60 year old man it is just as hard to compete against the best-of the-best as it is for women. That applies to almost any other special interest group.  So when you start to allow that then you truly don't have the best-of the-best you have a participation event. If it's a participation event then include everyone. Amy, I wish to thank you, your statement and thoughts were very well said and stated in a nice thoughtful manner.

Joe Teater - unoffical champion of the Heritage-Blue Valley- Smithville that's a lot of courses in one day championship

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Tournaments / Re: East Vs. West 2016--June 18th and 19th Location TBD
« on: February 05, 2016, 12:42:45 PM »
This is not helping at all. This is deliberately stirring the pot, and point number two is a blatant insult.

It's pretty obvious I wasn't trying to help. It's pretty obvious I was trying to stir the pot. I'm sorry that
you and Crispian are insulted so easily, maybe you shouldn't read forums. Now why don't you let somebody
answer my questions.

Joe Teater - unoffical champion of the Wyco-SMP-Birdland to tough for you championship


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Tournaments / Re: East Vs. West 2016--June 18th and 19th Location TBD
« on: February 05, 2016, 11:19:05 AM »
I have a couple of questions.

1. If you are making allowances for certain groups can you include and make special allowances for age protected over 60.

2. Does everyone get a participation trophy. 

Thanks,
Joe Teater -  unoffical champion of the 2015 Wyco tournament of Champions

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Tournaments / Re: 2016 Kansas City Wide Open - May 6-8, 2016
« on: January 04, 2016, 12:12:48 PM »
Since I have never been part of a Performance Flight tournament can you answer some stupid questions I have. How many rounds will be played.
Will there be one round friday, saturday, and sunday.  Will these rounds be flighted by how well you did against your par. What courses will be used
for these rounds, any idea yet. Thanks in advance for answering these questions nicely and not treating me like I'm stupid. 

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Tournaments / Re: 2016 Kansas City Wide Open - May 6-8, 2016
« on: December 29, 2015, 09:37:25 AM »
So now once again back to the awesomeness of the event.

Jack/Dick, can you create a one person division for me, that way I can finally win something and you can give me a trophy. Thanks, let
me know when I can sign up for that.  :)

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General Banter / Re: All Pro Sport
« on: December 05, 2015, 01:42:38 PM »
You tell em', the people writing bad about us AM's need to treat us better. AM LIFE'S MATTER. Respect our safe space.  ;D

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General Banter / Re: belton??
« on: December 05, 2015, 01:33:49 PM »
Nailer, Nailer, he's our man, if he can't drain it no one can.

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Tournaments / Re: Ratings Based Tournaments
« on: December 04, 2015, 12:46:53 PM »
Don't get me wrong, not trying to be "that guy", and I don't see it changing anytime soon as well.  It seriously needs to be looked in to going forward though.  Especially when looking to make payouts better for the actual "Pro's".

Oh I'm sorry, I must of mis-understood. I thought Rob wanted people's thoughts on what kind of tournaments they liked. But if he is looking to make payouts better for the actual "Pro's" that changes everything. Maybe if we can get their addresses we can just send them a check. Save time on all that pesky having tournaments and such.

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Tournaments / Re: Ratings Based Tournaments
« on: December 03, 2015, 09:17:51 PM »
I have a better suggestion. No more payouts for Ams. Sorry not sorry, I know it isn't a popular opinion but we are one of the few if not only Am sporting events with a payout.
I have a better, better suggestion. Don't let Dick decide your business model. Keep on doing exactly what you have been doing, changing things up and seeing what
people like and what works for you.

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Barter Town / Re: Looking for a Star Eagle 145-160g
« on: November 22, 2015, 08:48:43 PM »
Hi Liz, I have one and sent you a PM. And let me say, if you were the only woman that played the Big Blue Monster, wow. Good for you and you should no longer call yourself noodle arm, now you are iron woman.

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Tournaments / Re: Family Promise Fling benefit tournament Sunday 10/25/15
« on: October 27, 2015, 08:04:13 PM »
Thanks for running it Rob, as always it was a good time.

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Rosedale / Re: Rosedale Redesign
« on: October 23, 2015, 08:13:21 PM »
Did you miss the part

No need to get defensive.

You said something to get him riled up (an insult to his intelligence) and then tried to tell him he's being defensive. It's not cool to jerk people around like that.

You 2 shouldn't fight because you both can throw a disc really far. I mean you both can out drive everyone on your card.  :)  :)  :) See, it's okay because I put 3 smiley faces.

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And besides Dick being right for once, hole 15 to 13s long pin is not cool. ;D

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Shawnee Mission / Re: Baskets moved
« on: October 17, 2015, 09:17:17 AM »
I'm sure the course in Liberty will look great. It's a fine course and always is in great shape and fun to play. My comment was
not meant to suggest that other courses aren't awesome, it was meant to suggest that people should quit complaining about SMP.

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Shawnee Mission / Re: Baskets moved
« on: October 16, 2015, 08:24:19 PM »

Thank you for doing everything you do out there. On another note, I don't understand why you have to keep convincing people what a nice park it is. People want to keep b%tching about having tournaments and club events there. It's the cleanest, nicest looking, and well taken care of park around.






It sure is, and when you're complaining that's just you being you.

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