The Quarries Throwdown - May 28, 2016

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The Quarries Throwdown - May 28, 2016

Postby Andy Powell » Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:37 pm

The Quarries Throwdown

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Saturday, May 28, 2016
PDGA C-Tier, NEFA, GMPS #3
2 rounds of 18 holes (PDGA rules)
TD: Andy Powell

Registration

https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournamen ... wdown_2016

Total field size: 72

Player Divisions, Entry Fees & Tees
Open (MPO): $35 (Tees: Blue, Blue)
Open Women (FPO): $35 (Tees: Blue, Blue)
Pro Masters (MPM): $35 (Tees: Blue, Blue)
Pro Grandmasters (MPG): $35 (Tees: Blue, Blue)
Advanced (MA1): $25 (Tees: Blue, Blue)
Advanced Women (FA1): $25 (Tees: Blue, White)
Advanced Masters (MM1): $25 (Tees: Blue, Blue)
Advanced Grandmasters (MG1): $25 (Tees: Blue, Blue)
Intermediate (MA2): $25 (Tees: Blue, Blue)
Intermediate Women (FA2): $25 (Tees: White, White)
Recreational (MA3): $25 (Tees: White, White)
Junior (MJ1): $25 (Tees: White, White)

$2.00 Ace pot included in registration
A $10 fee will be added for non-PDGA members and this money goes directly to the PDGA.
$5 extra for day-of registration

Schedule
7:30-8:30 am: Player check-in (and order your Mad Taco burrito!)
8:30-8:45 am: Mandatory Players Meeting
9:00 am: Start round 1
½ Hour lunch after last card turned in.
Round 2
Top Player/Caddy competition while payouts are finalized
(see info below)

Payouts
Pros: Cash payouts
Ams: Marshall Street gift certificates
Trophies for all division champs

GMPS sponsor, The Mad Taco will be offering us a lunch of their awesome burritos! The choices will be the same as at the Sap Bucket:
Chicken
Carnitas
Veggie
$10 each. I'll be taking orders at check-in. Support them for supporting us!

Directions
I-89 to exit 6. Head east on VT-63 for 4.2 miles to the Barre Rd. intersection. Continue straight on Middle Rd. for another 1.8 miles and to a left to stay on Graniteville Rd. Drive for .5 miles to a left on Church Hill Rd. followed by a right on Milano Hill after .9 miles and then take a right on Brook St.

Park behind the village's garage on the corner Brook St. and look for the start of the course on the right side of the clearing.

An updated Withdrawals and Refunds policy that replaces Section 1.3 of the PDGA Competition Manual
NEW Section 1.3 Withdrawals and Refunds
A. Players MUST email or phone their withdrawals to the Tournament Director only at the contact information posted for the tournament. Discussions with persons
other than the Tournament Director, including other tournament staff, shall not be considered official.
B. Players who have paid MORE than a nominal waitlist fee of 10% or less of the Entry Fee to be on an event’s waitlist who do not get into the event, or officially
request to withdraw from the waitlist prior to the event, will receive a 100% cash refund minus up to a 10% handling fee. Waitlist players who ONLY paid a nominal
non-refundable waitlist fee of 10% or less of the event entry fee will not receive a refund.
C. Players who officially request to withdraw from an event prior to 30 days of the start of the event will receive a 100% cash refund minus up to a 10% handling fee.
D. Players who officially request to withdraw from an event at 15 to 30 days from the start of the event will receive a 100% cash refund minus up to a 10% handling fee
ONLY if their spot in the tournament is filled through either the waitlist or a walkup entry (if offered). If the player’s spot is NOT filled, the TD has the choice to
provide EITHER a 50% cash refund OR just the player’s pack the player would have received if they had attended (minus up to 10% of the player pack value to
cover handling and shipping.) In the case of a player in a Pro division for an event without a Pro player pack worth at least 25% of the Entry Fee, the TD will
provide the 50% cash refund.
E. Players who officially request to withdraw from an event at 14 or less days from the start of the event will receive a 100% cash refund minus up to a 10% handling
fee ONLY if their spot in the tournament is filled through either the waitlist or a walkup entry (if offered.) If the player’s spot is NOT filled, the TD has the choice
to provide EITHER a 25% cash refund OR just the player’s pack they would have received if they had attended (minus up to 10% of the player pack value to cover
handling and shipping.) In the case of a player in a Pro division for an event without a Pro player pack worth at least 25% of the Entry Fee, the TD will provide the
25% cash refund.
F. Players who do NOT officially request to withdraw from a registered spot playing in the event and don’t play (aka a no-show), forfeit their entry fee and do NOT
receive a refund or players pack. (This does NOT apply to a waitlist player, see 1.3.B above.)
G. Tournament Directors for Major, National Tour, and A-Tier events may petition the Tour Manager to change the timeline for items C, D, and E. If granted, the policy
will need to be clearly published with all registration materials.
Note: It is highly recommended that high-capacity events do NOT include personalized items within their player packs due to the complexity this creates for withdrawals/refunds.
Personalized items should only be offered as merchandise for purchase during registration for a separate non-refundable fee that is not part of the tournament entry fee.

Course Information
http://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=6781
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Re: The Quarries Throwdown - May 28, 2016

Postby Andy Powell » Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:38 pm

Player/Caddy Competition

The 3 top scorers of the day will be paired with 3 "caddies" randomly selected from the pool of preregistered players. These teams will be put to the test in an abnormal disc golf related competition of my choice with the winning team earning $100. This is guaranteed to be amusing to watch, and heckling from the gallery is always encouraged.
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Re: The Quarries Throwdown - May 28, 2016

Postby Hyzerponic » Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:55 pm

An updated Withdrawals and Refunds policy that replaces Section 1.3 of the PDGA Competition Manual
NEW Section 1.3 Withdrawals and Refunds
A. Players MUST email or phone their withdrawals to the Tournament Director only at the contact information posted for the tournament. Discussions with persons
other than the Tournament Director, including other tournament staff, shall not be considered official.
B. Players who have paid MORE than a nominal waitlist fee of 10% or less of the Entry Fee to be on an event’s waitlist who do not get into the event, or officially
request to withdraw from the waitlist prior to the event, will receive a 100% cash refund minus up to a 10% handling fee. Waitlist players who ONLY paid a nominal
non-refundable waitlist fee of 10% or less of the event entry fee will not receive a refund.
C. Players who officially request to withdraw from an event prior to 30 days of the start of the event will receive a 100% cash refund minus up to a 10% handling fee.
D. Players who officially request to withdraw from an event at 15 to 30 days from the start of the event will receive a 100% cash refund minus up to a 10% handling fee
ONLY if their spot in the tournament is filled through either the waitlist or a walkup entry (if offered). If the player’s spot is NOT filled, the TD has the choice to
provide EITHER a 50% cash refund OR just the player’s pack the player would have received if they had attended (minus up to 10% of the player pack value to
cover handling and shipping.) In the case of a player in a Pro division for an event without a Pro player pack worth at least 25% of the Entry Fee, the TD will
provide the 50% cash refund.
E. Players who officially request to withdraw from an event at 14 or less days from the start of the event will receive a 100% cash refund minus up to a 10% handling
fee ONLY if their spot in the tournament is filled through either the waitlist or a walkup entry (if offered.) If the player’s spot is NOT filled, the TD has the choice
to provide EITHER a 25% cash refund OR just the player’s pack they would have received if they had attended (minus up to 10% of the player pack value to cover
handling and shipping.) In the case of a player in a Pro division for an event without a Pro player pack worth at least 25% of the Entry Fee, the TD will provide the
25% cash refund.
F. Players who do NOT officially request to withdraw from a registered spot playing in the event and don’t play (aka a no-show), forfeit their entry fee and do NOT
receive a refund or players pack. (This does NOT apply to a waitlist player, see 1.3.B above.)
G. Tournament Directors for Major, National Tour, and A-Tier events may petition the Tour Manager to change the timeline for items C, D, and E. If granted, the policy
will need to be clearly published with all registration materials.
Note: It is highly recommended that high-capacity events do NOT include personalized items within their player packs due to the complexity this creates for withdrawals/refunds.
Personalized items should only be offered as merchandise for purchase during registration for a separate non-refundable fee that is not part of the tournament entry fee.


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Re: The Quarries Throwdown - May 28, 2016

Postby rangduce » Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:05 pm

this isn't Nam Smokey, there are rules
Sure don't know what im gonna throw, but im gonna throw a disc for sure
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Re: The Quarries Throwdown - May 28, 2016

Postby Andy Powell » Tue May 10, 2016 9:31 pm

So now that we're finally into the GMPS season, it's time to start thinking Quarries. We are already one-third full, so the time to get in is now! Players from Rhode Island to Montreal are already on board. It's great to see Bob and T.M. making their way up to VT to challenge the local pro GM's. (I encourage all of my north country folk to check out the RI Overalls at some point in their disc golf touring) Kyle Moriarty is always a contender in MPO whenever he sets foot on Vermont soil, but defending champ Travis Connolly has been practicing and putting up low numbers. Former course record holder Dave Frothingham is returning as well, so we have some great matchups developing.

As many of last year's players learned, this course can beat you up if you don't go in with a game plan. So to help out, I will be supplementing the traditional tournament forum updates with a hole-of-the-day caddy guide up until tourney day. So let's dive right in with hole 1:

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The first third of this course is by far the easiest, and hole one is designed to gently ease you into your round (or lull you into false confidence). A solitary tree provides the challenge for this hole standing in the center of the gap about 60' off the tee, while the basket is easily visible just inside the treeline across the clearing. A line drive up the narrower right side or a left to right bender through the left gap will get you on your way. Be sure to put some extra zip on your shot as this fairway has some deceptive elevation change and plays longer than the 235' on the tee sign. Deposit this one in your birdie bank because you'll be needing it later.
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Re: The Quarries Throwdown - May 28, 2016

Postby Andy Powell » Wed May 11, 2016 6:25 pm

The MPO field just got a bit more stacked today with Canadian sensation Dario Re getting in on the action!

And for your hole-of-the-day we move on to the par 3 second.
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This hole measures in at a measly 225' straight away with a slight fade to the left. It's another easy one for sure, but watch your landing! The basket is anchored into a green of solid Barre granite sloping away from the tee, which is not as effective as your traditional dirt or grass in putting the brakes on a drive. Come in too hot and you'll get to watch your disc skip off to somewhere near the New Hampshire border.
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Re: The Quarries Throwdown - May 28, 2016

Postby Andy Powell » Fri May 13, 2016 5:58 am

Just when you thought this course was going to be way too easy, along comes hole 3.
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This 342', uphill, tightly wooded shot is arguably the hardest birdie on the course. If you've got a 400' flick that can push through the tight gaps straight ahead, you might get a look. My play is to lay up to the right side about two thirds of the way up. There is a shortcut lane that points directly to the pin. Give this one a long run if you want, but a 3 won't hurt you here.
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Re: The Quarries Throwdown - May 28, 2016

Postby Andy Powell » Fri May 13, 2016 6:02 am

FYI... There is a new blue tee on hole 16. We will not be using this tee box for the tournament. If you want to practice this hole, use the original raised tee to the right.
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Re: The Quarries Throwdown - May 28, 2016

Postby MrFun21 » Fri May 13, 2016 7:38 am

Andy Powell wrote:FYI... There is a new blue tee on hole 16. We will not be using this tee box for the tournament. If you want to practice this hole, use the original raised tee to the right.



Can I ask why?
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Re: The Quarries Throwdown - May 28, 2016

Postby viggyg » Fri May 13, 2016 3:59 pm

can i also ask why?
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