DISC GOLF

Abbie's Open
Upcoming Disc Golf Events

For the latest disc golf information please see the BC Disc Golf website at http://www.bcdss.bc.ca/ssi/index.shtml

ABBIE'S OPEN

Abbie's Open was the first event in this year's Duck Golf series, playing a modified version of the BC Open course at Queen Elizabeth Park, approximately 90 participants tested their skill. Despite a forecast of rain, the weather held, and an exhausting 36 holes ensued.

All the results are available through the BCDSS Disc Golf Branch website: http://www.bcdss.bc.ca/ssi/tournaments/archives/abbies_2005.shtml But here are the top 3 finishers in each category:

Amateur Women

Place

Name

Score

Prize

Added

Total

1

Rocio Jersak

131

$20.00

$15.00

$35.00

2

Becky Campbell

142

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Junior

Place

Name

Score

Prize

Added

Total

1

Westin Henderson

DNF

$10.00

$20.00

$30.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Masters

Place

Name

Score

Prize

Added

Total

1

Brent Howieson

124

$20.00

$25.00

$45.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Novice Men

Place

Name

Score

Prize

Added

Total

1

Peter Lane

127

$30.00

$15.00

$45.00

2

Dave Cowley

129

$20.00

$15.00

$35.00

3

Ryan Matheuszik

146

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced Masters

Place

Name

Score

Prize

Added

Total

1

Guy Ouellette

117

$47.50

$15.00

$62.50

2

Tim Rioux

117

$47.50

$15.00

$62.50

3

Drew Faris

118

$20.00

$15.00

$35.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amateur Men

Place

Name

Score

Prize

Added

Total

1

Jamie Bennett

107

$75.00

$55.00

$130.00

2

Steve Keskeny

112

$47.50

$15.00

$62.50

2

Sonny Cooper

112

$47.50

$15.00

$62.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced Men

Place

Name

Score

Prize

Added

Total

1

Jayson Momeyer

117

$100.00

$25.00

$125.00

2

Brad Love

122

$65.00

$15.00

$80.00

2

Cooper Mears

122

$65.00

$15.00

$80.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open Women

Place

Name

Score

Prize

Added

Total

1

Leanne Fulton

138

$50.00

$40.00

$90.00

2

Alice Crawford

139

$30.00

$10.00

$40.00

3

Denise Fisher

151

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open Masters

Place

Name

Score

Prize

Added

Total

1

Steve Mawdsley

119

$125.00

$50.00

$175.00

2

Mike Graff

125

$75.00

$30.00

$105.00

3

Randy Strohan

126

$45.00

$20.00

$65.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open Men

Place

Name

Score

Prize

Added

Total

1

Glen Oliviero

109

$155.00

$70.00

$225.00

2

Dave Ross

109

$155.00

$70.00

$225.00

3

Jas Bul

110

$75.00

$20.00

$95.00

If you actually bothered to read all of those names, you'll notice that mine is on there. I'm happy to say that I really enjoyed my first Disc Golf tournament experience, and would recommend it to everyone. The most important thing to remember is that you're basically committing the whole day, so be prepared to do that.

As an Ultimate player, who has taken new players to Ultimate tournaments, I would not recommend Disc Golf tournaments in the same way. Because Disc Golf is not a team sport, and players of similar skill levels are grouped together there is less opportunity for instruction. That's not really true, there's less opportunity for practice. As much as fellow players are likely willing to help you with tips and suggestions, fundamentally Disc Golf tournaments lack the "sideline" where you can throw with a more experienced player and learn very quickly. Will your game improve through tournament play? Almost certainly, but perhaps not as quickly as you would like. By all means play in tournaments and become a better player, just have realistic expectations.

Hope to see you there next year.

David Cowley


UPCOMING DISC GOLF EVENTS
Duck Golf Series
The Series has undergone some changes this year in order to keep the tour manageable and attractive to all levels of players. The tour was split into 3 regional tours: the Islands, Lower Mainland and the Interior. Each region then designates 2 of their tournaments to be part of the Duck Golf Series. The change also cuts down on traveling for those who would rather play closer to home and the reduced number of tournaments (from 12 to 6) counting towards the tour allows for the growth of other events.

The Duck Golf tour continues March 18 at Mundy Park in Coquitlam and finishes up in Kamloops on April 15, 2006. For contacts, please see http://www.bcdss.bc.ca/ssi/tournaments/DG2005-6/DG2005-6.shtml.

Duck Golf Series Standings (Top 4):
Open Men (series points, series cash prize):
1. Dave Ross (32, $670)
2. Glen Oliviero (31, $480)
3. Glen Whitlock (29, $660)
4. Mike McMillan (28, $347)

Open Women (series points, series cash prize):
1. Leanne Fulton (37.5, $215)
2. Kristy Lee (34.5, $95)
3. Joan Gignac (22.5, n/a)
4. Denise Fisher (14, n/a)


Victoria Club Days
Held in Gorge Park, Island Disc Golf Society sets up a course and the IDGus Café and hangs out. Next one, Saturday March 25, 2006 and Sunday April 2, 2006. See http://www.islanddiscgolf.com/.


Islands Tour 05-06
Continues on April 29 at Linnaea Farm on Cortes Island. Will eventually finish up at Pender on May 27/28. For contacts, see http://www.islanddiscgolf.com/.

West Coast Wreck DG Series
Continues on April 1, 2006 at Queen Elizabeth Park. Please see http://www.dotware.ca/west/index.html for more details.