Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Timko

Pages: 1 ... 158 159 [160] 161 162 ... 165
2386
Club Archives / Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
« on: February 26, 2008, 03:59:43 PM »
Jack, I was reading though the new magazine, and something about the worlds caught my eye.  Are we holding Pro/Am concurrently, or back to back?

2387
General Banter / Re: Ace Race???
« on: February 26, 2008, 03:57:00 PM »
You can carry max of 3 discs. You get 1 minute on the pad to throw 3.  3 points for an ace, 1 for metal basket or above?  That would be a pretty fun tournament. 

Andy, are you volunteering?

2388
General Banter / Re: Kansas City Bushwhacker's League Test
« on: February 26, 2008, 03:51:27 PM »
Here's a pipe dream:

Monday - Olathe
Tuesday - Swope
Wednesday -  Bushwhackers traveling league
Thursday - Waterworks
Friday - WYCO
Satuday - Cliff Drive

The Monday and Wednesday Rosedale league would combine, and be held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday.

with more leagues to come as more courses get put in the ground.  It would be awesome to have the traveling league on a day when no other league is being held.  That way, we can use every course, and have maximum participation.

Andy, I would love it if you would participate, at least for the 7 week test.  It gives you plenty of time to play Olathe later in the year, since this test should be over by the beginning of May.  I take it the other friends you were talking about also play at Olathe and feel the same way about Mondays?

2389
General Banter / Re: Ace Race???
« on: February 26, 2008, 03:37:08 PM »
You mean hold our own where you bring one disc perhaps?  That would be interesting....

2390
General Banter / Re: Kansas City Bushwhacker's League Test
« on: February 26, 2008, 02:10:10 PM »
Andy, how else should I gage people's interest in the event?  All I can do is put up a poll and find out what days they would like to hold the league. 

If Cliff Drive league moves to Saturdays, then we'd hold our league on Sundays. Which rules out the following events

1.  DUI
2.  River City Rumble (which I plan to make the trip to)
3.  Maybe Blown Glass, depending on when we start
4.  Maybe the Mighty Mo as well
5.  Current Pleasant Hill league

If this league becomes something, then it will become a spring/summer/fall league, and there's no way myself or any serious player in this city is going to give up their weekends traveling to events to playing in a doubles league.  Therefore, I'd like to make a claim to a weekday before all the other courses in the area start holding events.  Friday is dicey because people will be traveling to events.  Tuesday is already a day I can't run it.  Which really leaves Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  So now the question becomes which league are you willing to give up?  Olathe, Rosedale, or Waterworks?

If the EC decides not to move the Cliff Drive league, then I'll look at a Wednesday or Thursday night.  And yes, this is an EC decision, but the sooner I get some discussion going on it, the more knowledge and buzz I can generate about the league, which is the ultimate purpose.

2391
General Banter / Re: Kansas City Bushwhacker's League Test
« on: February 25, 2008, 04:27:05 PM »
With Mike moving my favorite league (Cliff Drive) to Saturdays, I think Monday is looking like the prevailing day to run this league.  Sorryto those who play Olathe, as well the new players league, but this seems to be the most popular day (I'm having to move my Monday evening yoga practice).

So I did some quick calculations, and I think we should shoot for 16 players.  That's 8 teams, over a 7 week tournament schedule:  one week to play each team.  I also did some quick calculation into the fee/payout scheme.  In this trial run, I'm going to attempt to pay deeper (4 spots) than giving 1st a huge sum of money. 

1. 175
2. 125
3. 90
4. 60

That totals to $450, which is pretty much $4 a person per match.  With $1 going to the club, that's a total of $5.  Ace fund will be optional and an extra $1.

Quick question about the points system:  The original Bushwackers don't assign points the 1st two weeks.  They establish their handicaps, the retroactively assign points for the 2 weeks based on these handicaps.  As a result, the points are totally up in the air until the end of the beginning of the 3rd round.  I don't really think it's fair to play people straight up the 1st two weeks until they've got a handicap.  It's also tough to throw out any weeks, because 7 weeks may already be a bit of a stretch as far as the timeline, and we want every team to play every other team.  The original league plays over 18 weeks, so things tend to even out over the long run.  I just think for a test run that's too much time to commit.

Anyways, let me know what you think.

2392
Tournaments / Re: Leap Daze Open SUN MAR 2nd @ Rosedale
« on: February 25, 2008, 02:48:55 PM »
CD, sounds pretty cool!  Spring is around the corner, so that must mean a tournament every weekend!

I'm glad you're more excited about it than my wife! Though I need the practice for The Memorial, and I hate to miss the DUI...

Who has the scoreport? and blank scorecards?

I thought the memorial was the same weekend as wyco?

Oh, and also added you to the calender.

2393
Cliff Drive / Re: Cliff Drive League
« on: February 25, 2008, 02:29:29 PM »
Awesome man.  Since you moved to this date, I may run my league on Mondays now!

2394
Tournaments / Re: Leap Daze Open SUN MAR 2nd @ Rosedale
« on: February 25, 2008, 02:25:49 PM »
CD, sounds pretty cool!  Spring is around the corner, so that must mean a tournament every weekend!

2395
General Banter / Re: Kansas City Bushwhacker's League Test
« on: February 25, 2008, 02:22:09 PM »
You only play against the people in your group for tags that week.  Tags will work just like they do in our leagues now; the person with the lowest score gets the lowest tag, and so on.  However, those scores will be handicapped based on your league handicap, which gives everyone in the group a chance to move up or down.

Handicaps theoretically knock down those 1000 rated players to the point that they've got to shoot 7-10 strokes better than the person they're playing.  Adam Olson (1010 I think) was a sub in the original league, and he gave up 5 strokes on a night he was playing a good opponent, but probably gave up 8 strokes to the median player.

We could theoretically cut the people into an A pool and a B pool, and pair members from each, but how do you decide who is in each pool?  There will be people on the cusp that could be in either, and there will surely be a wide range of skills in each pool.  As a result, a 1000 rated player could end up with a very talented am.  Also, some of the lower rated players in the A pool won't have a higher rated player as a partner, which could turn some people off.  Random doubles seems like the way to go to allow for the least complaining.  Plus, the handicaps have worked well for this league for 5+ years now (I think they're on 7 or 8 actually), and have anywhere from 800 rated females to 1000+ touring players playing against each other.

2396
General Banter / Re: Kansas City Bushwhacker's League Test
« on: February 24, 2008, 08:29:49 AM »
Subs pay for themselves.  I think we'll have to raise the price from what the original Bushwacker league in the IC/CR area does (they pay $2 a week) because I think it would be nice to actually have a decent payout. 

As for holding the league on other league nights:  I think your potential to cash if you don't play all 6 weeks is virtually impossible; we won't pay anything out until the end.  Hence the reason for finding people that will commit for the entire 6 weeks.

This league is actually a traveling league between 3 courses in Cedar Rapids and 3 in Iowa City.  I think Des Moines has a similar league now as well.  Down the road, I'd like to have it move from course to course, but for this trial run, I think 1 or 2 courses would be best.

2397
General Banter / Kansas City Bushwhacker's League Test
« on: February 23, 2008, 10:18:44 AM »
I mentioned running some sort of actual league (in leu of the mini's that we currently run).  As a test league, I would like to run this thing for 6 weeks, from the middle of march until the end of April. 

The league is a random draw handicapped doubles league.  This means that the partner you draw at the beginning is your partner for the entire 6 weeks.  Handicaps get added at the end of the 2nd week.

Each week, you compete against one team.  The top rated player on team 1 plays the top rated player on team 2.  The lower rated players on team 1 plays the same on team 2.  The winner of each "match" based on a handicapped adjusted score gets a point.  The lowest cumulative team score with a handicap adjustment gets a point.  So you can win a total of 3 points each week.

The league I'm basing this on has subs and a sunday makeup league, but that won't be implemented for this test.  If you miss a week, you're team will most likely lose 2 points (one for your match, and 1 for the culm point).  I need people to commit for the full 6 weeks to see how much people like this format.

For the test, we'll pay out all the money at the end of the week.  Ace fund will be extra, and optional.

The ideal will be to make this a moving league from course to course, but for now, I think we'll pick between 1 or 2 courses.  Since this league will most likely coincide with another weekday league, we'll obviously not consider that course in the rotation.

So I'd like to hear what people have to say about this format.  I'm more than happy to run something like this, provided I can get some golfers to commit.

2398
Rosedale / Re: Rosedale Workday March 1st 2008
« on: February 21, 2008, 10:38:03 AM »
I think Jay is in charge of that course.  He discussed some plans last night at the EC, but I'm not sure if he's got anything scheduled.  I think there's traditionally been a work day before/after the DUI, which is coming next month.

2399
Bag Tags / Re: 2008- What number ya got?
« on: February 18, 2008, 09:29:41 PM »
While I would be in favor of something like that occasionally, that really takes out the match play element out of the round.  For example, I watched two of KC's better players battle for tag 3 last year.  Now lets say that in my group, tags 2, 21, 35, and 70 were in play.  The two previously mentioned players may take some more risk, knowing that they're only playing each other for tag 2, and the loser would end up with 21 (or even 35 if they blew too many strokes by being aggressive).  However, if all tags are in play, then 3, 5, 9, 13, and 20 are also in play, so you'll be more conservative, maybe end up with 3 or 5, but probably with a tag better than 21.

I think it would be cool if one league a month was an "all in" league for a reshuffle.  This would be an unannounced thing, of course, therefore not allowing the good tags to sit at home 1 week a month.

2400
Tournaments / Tournament Sponsor
« on: February 15, 2008, 09:36:07 PM »
I just found out that Gorilla Boy Disc Sports will be offering up 10 tournament sponsorships this year.  Gorilla Boy is a company (actully, it's one guy named Chris) that makes some pretty nice disc golf bags.  I've been carrying one now for two years, and am quite impressed.  He's a really stand up guy who has a bit of a cult following on some of the discussion boards around the web.  So if you've got a small event going on this year, and are looking for some merchandise sponsorship, you should give him a shout. 

his website is http://www.gorilla-boy.com/, and his email address is grlaboy@yahoo.com.

Pages: 1 ... 158 159 [160] 161 162 ... 165