Here, my friends, is the official announcement for the first CNYDGA-area tournament of 2013:
The Dust Shaker match-play championship!
On Saturday, May 18th 2013, shake off that off-season dust and join us for a new take on a familiar course. 64 players will converge on Oxbow Falls disc golf course in Canastota, NY to find out who came out of those bitter winter months with their skills intact!
There will be three different brackets playing all day. There will be a 16-player Pro Field, a 32-player Am Field, and a 16-player Rec Field. The day will consist of 9-hole matches, with the final 2 players from each bracket playing a Final Match for the right to be the first ever Dust Shaker Champions! EVERY player will play at least 36-holes throughout the day, regardless of how many matches you may lose.
Here are a few points to get you intrigued:
- First, this is a non-sanctioned tournament. No player needs to worry about Oxbow chewing up your ratings and spitting it out 20-points lower.
- Second, the brackets will be filled out completely at RANDOM the morning of the tournament. There is no “seeding” that will attempt to rank players. This should make it one of the more interesting players meetings you’ll be at this year.
- Third, these are 9-hole Match Play rounds. If you’re unfamiliar with how Match Play works, it’s a head to head match where players don’t count strokes. You simply try to win the hole by scoring better than your opponent. After 9 holes, whichever player wins the most holes moves on. At a course like Oxbow, this style helps equalize the field a bit. Make the most of your opportunities, and anyone can beat anyone.
- Finally, there’s more money to be had! I am ensuring that there are ample opportunities to not leave empty handed, even if you lose some matches. More than half the field in all 3 brackets will get to put cash back in their pockets at the end of the day.
This tournament is 100% cash-money. No vouchers, or discs, or words of wisdom will be given out as prizes. Pros, Ams, and Rec players alike are going to be handed envelopes filled with green. It will be a lot of fun, and a great way to kick off our tournament season! So stay tuned for pre-reg dates, more details, and an official flyer in the months to come!