A few notes from today-
1) Why do I put my name and phone number on discs? SO IF I LOSE ONE, THE FINDER WILL CALL. In my hurry during warm up for Rd 2 (had to head to hole 16 immediately), I forgot to take my disc (orange Vulcan with "Innova Disc" stamped on top) out of the tree it had landed in on hole 1. This was approx 10 min before the start. By the time my son got there (he started on 17), it was gone. That means that only 2 cards (1 and 18) had gone through there and yet I have not received a call and when it was announced after I finished my round there was nothing but blank faces.
2) Why were there 94 players when the max was supposed to be 90? This caused back ups of 10 (at least) min on every hole since the "ghost" card started on hole 17. At one hole there were 3 or 4 cards waiting (not entirely the ghost card's fault as they were waiting also). One suggestion, since this was a B tier tournament, would be to add a second day and a third round, split the field into 2 semi equal parts, and alternate when the two part are playing. This format was used in the B tier I played in last weekend (my first PDGA tourney) with a large amount of success. Another suggestion, although much more labor intensive, would be to play on a second course (one rd per course) with again semi-equal parts of the card.
3) Why was the CTP, ring of fire, and all other similar things done BEFORE ALL THE CARDS AND PLAYERS WERE IN? Everything was over and done with before the last 4 cards (16, 17, 17 ghost and women) were turned in. I won't even attempt to analyze this lack of planning, courtesy, and outright injustice. One card (women) had some kind of "flip off" for something I heard. Even if my card wasnt throwing for anything (although it was my understanding that each division was doing a CTP of some sort? ) it would have been nice to get the opportunity to watch.
As stated earlier, I am new to PDGA tourneys. If my perception and expectations are unrealistic then I apologize. The player pack and disc for Rec was the only positive I saw (very nice).