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2013 Four States Open, Joplin, MO, A/B-Tier, $3,500 A/C, 9/27-9/29
« on: September 04, 2013, 10:19:38 PM »

 
The Joplin Disc Golf Club, with generous support from the Joplin CVB, Mother’s Brewery, Blackthorn Pizza & Pub, & PILR Technology Services, proudly presents the 8th Annual Four States Open, www.joplindgc.com/4SO. This year's tournament is the area’s first ever PDGA A-Tier event and will be held from September 27th through September 29th, 2013 in Joplin and Neosho, MO. There will be a minimum of $3,500 added cash to the Pro divisions, split out as $2k to MPO, $1k to FPO, and $500 to all other Pro divisions. We have again partnered with both Mother's Brewery out of Springfield and Blackthorn Pizza and Pub in Joplin to make this year's event the best 4SO to date.

Pre-registration is required and can be completed here: http://dgscene.com/4SO_2013 The field is limited to 270 players, 90 in Pool A (All Professional Division), 90 in Pool B (All Advanced Divisions), & 90 in Pool C (All Intermediate, Rec, & Jr Divisions).  Pre-reg list is found here: http://www.pdga.com/tournament_results/102512.  We've had several top FPO's verbally commit to being here this year and last year we had a total of 41 pro's at the 4SO. 

Entry Fees:
MPO - $100
FPO - $50
All other Pro - $50
All Adv - $40
All Intermediate - $30
All Rec & JR - $25 (Trophy Only w/bonus players pack item)

This year’s schedule has Pool A (All Professional Divisions) playing on Friday and Saturday only, four rounds total, no Final 9. This provides the Pro’s an extra travel day to the USDGC if that is the next stop on their tour. Pools B & C will play on Saturday and Sunday and will also play four rounds total. This year we are adding Morse Park North in Neosho, MO to the tournament to provide an additional challenge and accommodate more players. Each pool will play one round in Neosho. McClelland Park in Joplin will still be home to the 4SO two-course layout.

The Friday Doubles Tournament and Field Events Competitions (Longest Drive, EDGE SkillShot, & Putting Contest) will be open to anyone not playing on Friday in Pool A and take place on September 27th with $500 added to the payouts. The flex start time is from 12-6 PM with unlimited rounds. Entry fees for Friday Doubles is $30 per team for Adv and $20 per team for Intermediate or Rec. Cost for the Field Events is still TBD.

The FREE Player’s Party will be held Saturday night at Blackthorn Pizza & Pub in downtown Joplin with free Blackthorn Pizza for all players. The plans include having the entire city block out front blocked off for our party to include the Putting Contest Finals and a beer garden along with other activities. The party should run sometime around 6-9 PM.

The players pack for all Am players includes a dri-fit shirt, custom stamped Prodigy disc, custom stamped Discraft/Innova disc, and a $30 Tour Towel.  This is a $78 value!  All Rec and Jr divisions are trophy only and will have bonus players pack items.

Spread the word, pre-register, and get ready for the 2013 Four States Open.
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Re: 2013 Four States Open, Joplin, MO, A/B-Tier, $3,500 A/C, 9/27-9/29
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2013, 10:18:47 AM »
$40 for AMs for a 2-day B-Tier is a really good deal.

I'm hoping to play this event, is anyone else playing AM? Or is anyone else planning on staying Saturday night anyway?

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Re: 2013 Four States Open, Joplin, MO, A/B-Tier, $3,500 A/C, 9/27-9/29
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2013, 01:23:05 PM »
It looks like we're adding in a $30 Tour Towel (waterproof pouch towel that keeps your entire hand and disc dry) to all Am players packs that already consist of two premium discs (Prodigy & Discraft/Innova) & a dri-fit. That's a $78 players pack value for your super-low Am entry fee! We will also have win-your-card prizes, CTP's, putting contest, a killer raffle at the FREE player's party, and lots of awesomeness all weekend. Three full-size baskets and three mini baskets will be given out throughout the weekend as well!

We're already up to 40 pre-reg'ed players.  Signup here: https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/8th_Annual_Four_States_Open_2013/register

Visit the 4SO website here: www.joplindgc.com/4SO

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Re: 2013 Four States Open, Joplin, MO, A/B-Tier, $3,500 A/C, 9/27-9/29
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2013, 12:37:03 PM »
We are up to 70 pre-registered players with a week to go still! 

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Re: 2013 Four States Open, Joplin, MO, A/B-Tier, $3,500 A/C, 9/27-9/29
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2013, 11:05:16 AM »
Andrew,

Surely we can just check in on Thursday morning for the tournament correct?  I see on the event website that check-in is from 12:00-7:00 on Thursday, but I know myself and several others won't make it down quite that early...

Also, can the pros participate in the long drive if we get back in time or no?
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Re: 2013 Four States Open, Joplin, MO, A/B-Tier, $3,500 A/C, 9/27-9/29
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2013, 01:07:02 PM »
Jordan, we will be out there all day Thursday doing check-in's and there will be Friday morning check-in as well. 

We are now up to 94 pre-registered players.  Paige & Catrina have confirmed they will be here too. 

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Re: 2013 Four States Open, Joplin, MO, A/B-Tier, $3,500 A/C, 9/27-9/29
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2013, 01:09:32 PM »
Long Drive...?
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Re: 2013 Four States Open, Joplin, MO, A/B-Tier, $3,500 A/C, 9/27-9/29
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2013, 01:38:11 PM »
Yes, all pro's should have time after their Neosho round on Friday afternoon to participate in the Long Drive and Skil-Shot challenge.  We have $500 added cash between those two events too! 


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Re: 2013 Four States Open, Joplin, MO, A/B-Tier, $3,500 A/C, 9/27-9/29
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2013, 08:39:11 AM »
We are up to 122 pre-registered and Pool C is almost 75% full.  Plenty of room still in the Open divisions. 

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Re: 2013 Four States Open, Joplin, MO, A/B-Tier, $3,500 A/C, 9/27-9/29
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2013, 08:59:05 AM »
Yes, all pro's should have time after their Neosho round on Friday afternoon to participate in the Long Drive and Skil-Shot challenge.  We have $500 added cash between those two events too!

What are the specifics on the long drive contest?  I could wait to learn of them once I got there, but why not share here on the forum?!
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Re: 2013 Four States Open, Joplin, MO, A/B-Tier, $3,500 A/C, 9/27-9/29
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2013, 09:26:34 AM »
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What are the specifics on the long drive contest?

Throw far to do well, farther than anyone else to win. 

Cost is $5 for 6 throws.  Buy in as many times as you want.  The long drive is being held at the Joplin Athletic Center which is on the NW side of town, not even 10 minutes from the course.  There is 1,000 feet in every direction but we will have a wide fairway lined to help measure the distance. 

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Re: 2013 Four States Open, Joplin, MO, A/B-Tier, $3,500 A/C, 9/27-9/29
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2013, 09:30:03 AM »
Do you have to land in the fairway?  That is what I was really getting at...
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Re: 2013 Four States Open, Joplin, MO, A/B-Tier, $3,500 A/C, 9/27-9/29
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2013, 09:44:25 AM »
Yes on landing in the fairway but it will be a BIG fairway. 

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« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2013, 09:55:04 AM »
Thanks Andrew.  See you Friday! 
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Re: 2013 Four States Open, Joplin, MO, A/B-Tier, $3,500 A/C, 9/27-9/29
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2013, 03:08:34 PM »
Don't worry about it Jordan. You can't throw far enough :o
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