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Not sure if anyone has "pimped" this tourney, but I wanted to get it out there for you folks to come on down to Wichita for some disc'n action.  Two day event playing Herman Hills and Oak Park.  New baskets in the process of getting installed on Oak as well.  It's just a short jaunt down to Wichita, so come on down!  It'll be a giggity good time  8)

Just click on the link for more info....

http://aircapitaldiscgolfclub.org/pics/2015DooDahLG-final1.png

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Tournaments / Newcomer's first PDGA experience gone wrong.....
« on: February 02, 2015, 12:28:14 pm »
I'm in predicament as to how and advise my other half, who just this past weekend experienced her first PDGA event, and probably had the worst time of anyone I can ever remember.  It saddens me, as she was about as excited as anyone I can remember, just going on and on for the week leading up to it.  I helped her with some of the basics to understand/know, to help her thru her game.  She has a pretty fair grasp for someone who is relatively new to the game overall, and has walked with me in different events over the past year as well.  I just had no idea she would be playing with a couple/three people who in my determination, basically made things go the way they wanted it to go.

What has perplexed me over the last couple of days, is how to let her know how she should have handled it, as she was seriously on the verge of not ever playing in a tournament again, especially if that's what she had to look forward to. 

Here's the deal.  Now mind you, I haven't heard the other parties in the group's story about this, but, I think I know who I'm engaged to.  After the first round, she advised me that she was on the verge of tears.  She was on a card of five, and 3 of the girls/women on her card were giving her, as I learned later, false "rulings" as to how long she was taking during her drives, questioning her on every score she gave them, even after walking them back thru each and every score, not letting her keep score, letting her SEE the score, and just flat out being rude.

I now realize that she should have gone to the TD, and discussed what was happening, to find out how to proceed going forward.  I also should note, she was quite upset after the first round, and only gave up only some of the things that were bothering her like "I don't want to talk about it"...etc..  therefore, I just let her know to ask them if they want to time her on her time allotted, walk them thru her throws so that there hopefully wouldn't be any confusion as to what you threw, etc.. that kind of thing.

I guess you could say that this was the first time I had ever been in a position like this, and had no idea that in a women's intermediate division, she would EVER get worked to that extent, especially being essentially new to the sport, much less tournament play, and not really being supportive at all.

I'm just at a loss for words as to how and describe my confusion, much less how to have truly explained to her what she probably should have done.  It's not like she wanted to get in to a bout of "he said/she said", and have a TD try to make a determination on that, but, in a nutshell, I'm at a loss.

From what I can determine that she told me happened, they were ensuring themselves of at least one of them cashing, staying ahead of others they didn't know, pencil whipping (yeah, I'm thinking that, at least from what I saw their scores at....couldn't swear to it obviously, but it reeks of it big time), and just overall taking "sandbagging" to a whole new level.

Like I say, she was the most excited I had seen her in some time, and to have an experience like that....It truly saddens me that she would have it go to h$ll on her like that, and actually questioning whether or not to keep playing.  Excited to humiliated is not how a newcomer should be treated.  AT ALL!!  PERIOD

I guess you could say I'm venting this out, and I'm looking for some insight as to how this probably should have gone down.  Yeah, there were some things I could have probably done better in explaining, but....well, you get the idea.  I can handle a lot of things in a tournament, but, this was a first for me.

Thanks,

Oh, and while I'm no Jack Lowe in writing my thoughts, I hope this was readable.  ;D

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General Banter / AM Worlds Query.....and possibly Pro.....
« on: July 21, 2014, 09:32:28 am »
Maybe it's because I knew I wasn't going this year, due to already committing to going to Japan, that I barely paid any attention to any of the Worlds sign-ups.  I just looked at the sign-ups/divisions on the site, and this has probably already been beatin' to death at some point, but, is it just me or is there a trend going on with who, or what divisions, they're allowing to sign-up for this tournament now?  I noticed a bazillion Advanced players signed up, and barely what I would consider a "Worlds Competition" list of players in most all of the other divisions. With exception to the Advanced division, it looked like an A or B Tier event.  I haven't looked back at the last 3 or 4 years of sign-ups, but, if I remember them correctly, every division is trending downward in "allowed participants" since Charlotte (with exceptions to the allowed women at that particular event).  Maybe it's the PDGA just looking to see who the latest and greatest up and coming Advanced player(s) to possibly go Pro will be, and all other divisions be damned, but....

Is it a possibility that maybe the sites presenting the event just don't have enough courses to handle it, or, some other factor that I'm missing?  It just seems to me that if you're going to have a Worlds competition, all divisions should have ample slots available, to even be considered "Worlds". 

Just curious, and I like starting new...umm...threads.  ;D 8)

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Hey all,  I'm lookin' to see if anyone has a place for a pug this weekend, so the girlfriend can come with to check out the Wide Open action this weekend.  I can get it in the host hotel with a fee, but, it's not much good to us if it can't handle the long walks around the courses.  We also want to go to the Royals game Friday evening as well, so possibly an overnighter for it as well.  I'd really like her to actually be able to come up with me this weekend, as she's usually screwed over doggy watching while I'm gone.  Any help appreciated!  8)

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Tournaments / Oklahoma Open Oct. 26th & 27th
« on: October 08, 2013, 08:23:18 am »
Just thought I would throw this out there.....Who's going to this?  It's a great time fo' sho'!  8)

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Tournaments / Japan Open 2014 - June 5th -7th 2014
« on: August 26, 2013, 12:42:41 pm »
Just out of curiosity, I checked the www.japanopen.info site, and they have the registered so far entrants listed.  Looks like KC is taking over the Nassu Highlands!  :o 8)

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Tournaments / Dynamic Discs Open - Aug. 24th-25th
« on: August 20, 2013, 01:14:32 pm »
I'm goin'.....How about you?  8)

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General Banter / A Star Is Born!
« on: March 25, 2013, 05:13:09 pm »
See if you can recognize anyone in the clip below.....hint (Beer Leaguer)


http://www.spike.com/video-clips/mxh1ly/savage-family-diggers-talk-to-the-gun

It airs March 30th 9:00 pm  8)

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General Banter / Dynamic Discs impromptu challenge TODAY!!!
« on: December 16, 2012, 09:06:46 am »
For those that may want to get away for the afternoon, just read where DD is throwing an impromptu 4 disc challenge at Peter Pan today at 1:30.....who's in?  I am, that's who....giggity.... 8)

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Tournaments / 2013 Memorial
« on: December 15, 2012, 11:04:41 pm »
Yeah, I started it....lol  So far myself and Pete Cashen in Masters.  I know, what are you doing there Tallguy???  It's called movin' up, and learning from people better than you!  I ain't scared, nor do I care.  If ya' wanna learn, play with folks better than you!!....giggity.. :)

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General Banter / Tallguy misses KC.....
« on: April 25, 2012, 10:15:45 pm »
Just thought I would post a quick message, stating that I already miss KC.....  :'(

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Found and Lost / Tallguy lost a disc at Waterworks...
« on: December 23, 2011, 11:05:09 am »
Well, it's not so much a lost disc, as it's a disc lodged up in a tree on 5 at Waterworks.  :'(  Not even a Tallguy could reach this one....3/4 up fairway, right side, perfectly lodged up at top of tree.  We tried for a while last night at glow, but, that sucker's in there!

It's a red Destroyer, Southwest Arizona stamp with my name and number on it..(not sure it's the "current number" though)  giggity....

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Found and Lost / Lost at WaterWorks Glow 11/17
« on: November 18, 2011, 01:39:53 pm »
Lost on hole 6, purplish 175G Star Wraith with Frontier Open stamp, last night at glow.  Has my info on it.  Beer of choice to whomever may retrieve this....giggity  :'(

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General Banter / Veterans Day Loafing....
« on: November 11, 2011, 10:42:39 am »
Thinking about a round somewhere....who's in?

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General Banter / Forum clock....
« on: October 27, 2011, 01:14:34 pm »
Not that it ultimately matters, but, just noticing that the time stamp in upper left is set to Mountain Time, not Central Standard Time.  Just thought I'd let those that maintain this know....giggity....

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