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Tournaments / Re: East Vs. West 2016--June 18th and 19th Location TBD
« on: June 21, 2016, 10:26:06 AM »
But yeah, Joe has a good understanding of all the players involved and makes solid match-up decisions based on the situation. 

Tournaments / Re: East Vs. West 2016--June 18th and 19th Location TBD
« on: June 21, 2016, 09:59:49 AM »
Also, Joe has been captain for 2 years now. That's it. Tracy was the captain before that.

West Side Captains:
2012 - Cooper
2013 - Tracy
2014 - Initially Dick. Joe took over the last few weeks because Dick was overwhelmed with KCWO. But the three of us worked together formulating a plan leading up to the match-up process. However, Joe is listed as (C) on the trophy
2015 - Joe
2016 - Joe

Tournaments / Re: East Vs. West 2016--June 18th and 19th Location TBD
« on: June 21, 2016, 09:41:35 AM »
We need to play more tournaments.

That is an astute observation that goes for all of KC, actually.  I think we tend to stay close to home too much; play events locally on courses we're comfortable on.  Personal experience showed me that traveling, even if just 3-4 hours from home, improved my game and competitive resolve.  i.e. motivation to actually practice, not just attend leagues here and there.  It's always been perplexing to me that the KC area doesn't regularly have top card players at big tourneys.  I think the volume of tournaments available here now is helping to raise the overall quality of players in KC. But I believe road tripping is necessary to push our best players to the next level.

Tournaments / Re: East Vs. West 2016--June 18th and 19th Location TBD
« on: June 20, 2016, 01:21:56 PM »
Statistically, west side seems to have an edge winning four consecutive times.I'll do my research to support my theory next.

No need to dig.  I think Jose's point is that west side has a greater number of quality players than east side.  But that's the entire basis of this competition; Which side is better.  Then which side can bring their best game on Challenge weekend.  Jose appears to get bitter in defeat because he is a passionate competitor.   

Despite our differences in opinion around the Team Challenge, I personal enjoy seeing Jose's name consistently high up in tourney results against the best in country. And now with the Challenge over, I can go back to rooting for him again. 

West Side would love nothing more than to have East Side bring their "Be All End All" team. 

It won't matter.

Looks like lightning and rain this evening -- hopefully not.

It looks like the storm will push on through by 6:00.  Maybe a slightly delayed start, but get out and battle for a spot on the Best Side.

Tournaments / Re: 2016 Kansas City Wide Open - May 6-8, 2016
« on: May 07, 2016, 07:38:28 PM »
Must be a sworn to secrecy KCWO SECRET then. ;)

- a KCWO embroidered wind/rain performance pullover jacket.
- a $68 voucher for Go Ape (apparently good for 4 hours of zip line adventure there in Swope Park)
- a DD Evidence
- a Gateway Warlock
- a Makani (new super class disc)
- a wide open bag tag (doubled as entry into raffle prize drawings)
- an individually personalized leather tag
- a New Belgium beer bottle opener
- a sock like beer bottle koozie
- a rubber beer bottle koozie
- a half dozen stickers from various vendors
- a tube of lip balm
- additionally, a long sleeve KCWO shirt

So, if you enter events for the stuff, and didn't enter this one, you missed out, imo.

Tournaments / Re: East Vs. West 2016--June 18th and 19th Location TBD
« on: April 26, 2016, 04:19:00 PM »

To be fair, I can't think

...end quote

the misguided power of removing things from context.  :P

Tournaments / Re: East Vs. West 2016--June 18th and 19th Location TBD
« on: April 26, 2016, 03:50:32 PM »
Jack is correct,  the concept of "starters" doesn't apply here.  The 16 players selected from the pool of available players (up to 21) for each team for a round comprise each team's squad for the current round.  None of those players can be substituted out, during the current competitive round, like in sports with a traditional "starting" line up. 

That said, each captain is free to favor players that made the team via qualifiers over captains picks, or not, based on player availability, situational strategy, or whatever.

WYCO / 2016 Wyco League Fridays
« on: April 18, 2016, 12:39:45 PM »
Beckett said he would be posting info.   Maybe he meant on facebook or something.  But FYI, Wyco league is at 6:00pm every Friday. Be signed up by ~5:50.  There is an optional $5 side pot that will pay out the top third of the group that opts in.  This side pot is in addition to the usual league entry/payout structure.

Leagues / Re: 2016 Regular league Season
« on: April 06, 2016, 11:01:14 AM »
Ok, Cade, Utz, and Kujo confirmed. This little table is correct.

Status League Cost    w/Ace pool  w/PDGA    w/Ace pool & w/PDGA   
Club Member  $4 $5 $5 $6
Not Club Member      $5 $6 $6 $7

Note: Status of membership is based on currently paid up dues or not.

Leagues / Re: 2016 Regular league Season
« on: April 06, 2016, 09:27:47 AM »
From Cade's schedule there, league entry went up a dollar?  Last year, 1$ to club, $3 to payout, plus $1 to optional ace fund and $1 if you aren't a club member.  From Cade's post league is $5, I assume $1 to club $4 to payout.  Or is he assuming every entry will elect to pay into ace fund?

Is Cade's post a typo?  If not, where can the "paper trail" for increasing league fees be found.  I looked at recent board minutes and didn't see anything about increase in league fees.

I'm guessing it's just a misunderstanding how to advertise:

If it's like last year and no increase has been approved and we assume you're a club member, then league breaks down as follows.

League Cost is $4 (1$ goes to the club and $3 go into the payout pool)
non-club members pay $1 extra, which goes to the club
plus optional $1 ace pot entry
plus optional $1 PDGA (even if it's a PDGA league, you're not required to participate in that, 50 cents to PDGA and 50 cents to the club, right?)

General Banter / Re: Distance Record Smashed...Again!
« on: March 29, 2016, 12:08:50 PM »
I've no proof for this assertion, but I believe that there is incredible skill to be able to project the disc high enough to take advantage of the wind, and of course, angling the disc optimally for massive distance. I would hazard a guess that the same guys and gals who are setting records would hold the records in an indoor setting, if and when we can find a venue for this.  While I believe that Tracy's "hurricane" scenario makes some sense, I will continue to argue that just not anyone can throw a disc far in high winds.

The official word now is the wind was closer to 40MPH, and disc weighed in at 154.

Absolutely, it takes skill to throw for distance down wind.  But the end result is still not a true measure of human performance. (note: there are indoor records that can be found from links in the original article, apparently someone threw inside an aircraft carrier.   8) )  But we don't need indoor, completely windless competition.  Outdoor records set under a certain allowable wind speed could be done.   But I guess that won't happen 'til that 100mph+ wind competition, where as Stork pointed out to get maximum distance the competitors would actually angle their throw up "into" the wind, occurs and sets the "event" unbreakable.  Or start doing proper wind limited measuring now and be able to track record progression for as long as there is disc golf discs.  The wind aided measurement actually does the big bombers disservice.  I want to know who can actually throw farthest, not who is the luckiest one to get a great wind gust. Don't you think they do too?

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