Well, the "festivities" at awards night involve competing for prizes. Those prizes (some cash prizes) are largely payed for by the entry fees collected over the summer at league. They are not payed for by the disc golf club. So it wouldn't be fair for somebody who hasn't been playing league all summer to come out and win the money that was invested all summer by the league players. Being a club member and tag holder is a separate thing from summer league. Just wanted to clarify that, in defense of what Johnson was saying about the prerequisite of having played in the league to be eligible for prizes.
You state that the prizes are largely payed by entry to summer league. Does this mean a small portion of the prizes are from the clubs account or ace pots that were carried over from the other seasons? If so, then I still think club members should be able to participate. However, they would need to pay double the entry. Double the entry would be just like playing for one week during the summer and qualifying for the prizes. It's the same logic. More the merrier, right?
I wanted to make sure you guys didn't take my posts the wrong way. Chad deserves a big pat on the back for all of his effort. There is really isn't much rewards for all of his hard work, and if there was he probably won't want it.
I do understand where you guys are coming from, and the concern that a sand bagger might take a large portion of prizes even though they didn't contribute as much as others. However, that could be adjusted by making them play up in class, putting from further away for prizes, and paying extra. I only feel the game is really about all of the people you have meet over the years, more so then the money.
The Summer League award night "festivities" are funded SOLELY by the SUMMER LEAGUE PARTICIPANTS and will be awarded SOLELY to those participants.
There will be a glow round following the festivities on 8/24. The first 20 players will have an opportunity to purchase a LED light for $4 or borrow* (*w/ a $5 deposit) one to use during the round. Return a working light and you'll get back your deposit. Deposits will not be returned for lost or broken lights. So, your best bet is to just buy the light for your own personal use. If you feel like picking up your own before the glow round, that would be very helpful. You'd save a buck on two, and you'd get your choice of colors. I found 3 colors in the very back fishing section at JAX (left of the register back there). They're really not a bad investment. I've had 2 in my bag for the last 3 years, and they still work. I've used them during 5 glow rounds, or so, over that time span. Be sure to bring a headlamp or flashlight for the glow round, too, 'cause sometimes your LED-tape-job isn't as good as you thought it was. You'll find the light, but it might be 50 feet from where your disc ended up.
Post by storm_king on Aug 29, 2010 15:04:56 GMT -5
I want to take a minute to thank Chad for running Summer League all season long! Out of 13 weeks of either rounds or related activities he only missed one week. He also took time away from the course to enter and track score's and stats, and arrange for special layouts, moving baskets around, and getting prizes and trophy tags for the end of the season! It's dedication and self-motivation like this that really goes a long way to improving the disc golf scene for everyone in our area. Summer league is a huge part of our local DG scene; without it, I feel we would lack a sense of tradition as well as cohesion amongst the players. Chad doesn't get paid to do this, and while I wish there was a way to compensate him for his time, this is just how things work right now. I hope everyone recognizes what a benefit one person volunteering can provide in your reality, and will consider ways they, too might be able to get involved in some way.
Also, good shooting out there Chad, even with having to do signups and deal with everything on that end of things. I know that can take a toll on a person's score, sometimes.
KC Terry - PDGA #24773
"Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why we call it the present." - Baba Olatunji –
Post by CE Johnson on Aug 29, 2010 16:40:07 GMT -5
Thanks, KC! Congrats again winning the Open Div., wire-to-wire.
As everyone knows, the dg scene has changed & is still changing here in FC. The one constant has always been the Tuesday Night Summer League at Edora. When Dr. J & Dave decided to step down as directors, I felt it was my time to give back to the scene and keep the tradition intact. I will continue to run the spring/summer/fall league for as long as the majority of players think I'm doing a good job. Seeing new & old players come out on Tuesdays & having fun is compensation enough for me to continue to run it.
8/31 is the first week of Fall League. Because daylight is a factor in the fall, registration will open @ 5:00 & close @ 5:20. Entry fee is still $5, with $1 retained to the ace pool (which will NOT be capped). $4 of each entry fee will be paid back out to the top 40% of each division. Fall League is informal, with no stats kept & no awards/prizes at the end. It's just a league to keep players coming out and competing until the time changes. It is also the designated club tag match night/course, so bring your tags as usual. Tuesdays are for blasting!
Post by CE Johnson on Sept 29, 2010 0:26:10 GMT -5
We will be starting earlier next week because of daylight concerns. Fall League registration will start at 4:45 and end at 5:05. We will tee off at 5:15 SHARP. Don't show up at 5:15! The Ace Pool is up to $122. Come out & BLAST!