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NEngle
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 1:40:11 PM

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Here's a crazy idea for a tournament. I wondered what all ya'll would think of something like this:

It's a two day event using 13 local courses. One division, $20 entry fee. The tri state area would be split into 9 "districts" with players beginning play Saturday morning at a course close their home. The top 15 scores from each district would move on to a "regional" event in the afternoon. The top 24 scores from each region would then qualify for a two round "championship" at Mt. Airy on Sunday.

Before I go any further, here's how I would envision the districts & regions to break down:

District 1 - Hamilton County East - 1st round at Woodland Mound - Central Region
Any player who lives in zip codes 45111, 45140, 45174, 45206, 45207, 45208, 45209, 45226, 45227, 45230, 45242, 45243, 45244, 45245, 45249, or 45255 would be in this district. Top 15 scores move on to the Central Region Shootout at Burnet Woods in the afternoon.

District 2 - Hamilton County Central - 1st round at Winton Woods - Central Region
Any player who lives in zip codes 45203, 45210, 45212, 45215, 45216, 45217, 45218, 45219, 45223, 45224, 45229, 45231, 45232, 45236, 45237, 45240, 45241, or 45246 would be in this district. Top 15 scores move on to the Central Region Shootout at Burnet Woods in the afternoon.

District 3 - Hamilton County West - 1st round at Heritage Park - Central Region
Any player who lives in zip codes 45002, 45030, 45041, 45052, 45204, 45205, 45211, 45214, 45225, 45233, 45238, 45239, 45247, 45248, 45251, or 45252 would be in this district. Top 15 scores move on to the Central Region Shootout at Burnet Woods in the afternoon.

District 4 - Butler County - 1st round at Monroe - North Region
Any player who lives in Butler County would be in this district. Top 15 scores move on to the North Region Shootout at Mason in the afternoon.

District 5 - Warren County - 1st round at Gulley - North Region
Any player who lives in Warren County would be in this district. Top 15 scores move on to the North Region Shootout at Mason in the afternoon.

District 6 - Clermont County - 1st round at Williamsburg - North Region
Any player who lives in Clermont County would be in this district. Top 15 scores move on to the North Region Shootout at Mason in the afternoon.

District 7 - Campbell County - 1st round at AJ Jolly - South Region
Any player who lives in Campbell County would be in this district. Top 15 scores move on to the South Region Shootout at Highland Hills in the afternoon.

District 8 - Kenton County - 1st round at Banklick - South Region
Any player who lives in Kenton County would be in this district. Top 15 scores move on to the South Region Shootout at Highland Hills in the afternoon.

District 9 - Boone County - 1st round at Idlewild - South Region
Any player who lives in Boone County would be in this district. Top 15 scores move on to the South Region Shootout at Highland Hills in the afternoon.

Now the format for each round & payout:

The first round - or district round - would not have any payout but could be filled with CTP's. The regional tournament would be similar to our Bag Tag Finale where cash is awarded to the top scores on each card. $6 of each qualified player's entry fee would be set aside for this part of the event. 2 rounds of 9, with $10 to first & $5 to second on each card for each round. The remaining $14, along with the $20 entry fees from players who don't qualify for districts, would roll over to Sunday payout. Sunday's event would be a normal 2 round tournament with payout to the top half (projected to be 36 players). Assuming an average of 15 players per district the Sunday payout would look like this:


Place Payout
1  $215
2  $145
3  $115
4  $95
5  $85
6  $75
7  $70
8  $65
9  $60
10  $55
11  $50
12  $50
13  $45
14  $45
15  $45
16  $40
17  $40
18  $40
19  $40
20  $35
21  $35
22  $35
23  $35
24  $35
25  $30
26  $30
27  $30
28  $30
29  $30
30  $30
31  $30
32  $30
33  $25
34  $25
35  $25
36  $25


An average on 20 players per district would look more like this:

Place Payout
1  $320
2  $210
3  $165
4  $140
5  $125
6  $110
7  $100
8  $95
9  $85
10  $80
11 $75
12  $75
13  $70
14  $65
15  $65
16  $60
17  $60
18  $60
19  $55
20  $55
21  $55
22  $50
23  $50
24  $50
25  $45
26  $45
27  $45
28  $45
29  $45
30  $45
31  $40
32  $40
33  $40
34  $40
35  $40
36  $40


What do people think of something like this? Obviously it would be a big undertaking & require tons of volunteer help and organization, but I think it could be a lot of fun.
ahlavac
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 2:11:10 PM
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What about 45202?  Did you assume that downtowners don't disc?  :-)
NEngle
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 2:22:02 PM

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I'm sure that's not the only Zip I missed. 45202 would be District 2.

Also, out of towners would be welcome & placed in a District close to their normal route of travel to Cincinnati. Examples would be C-Buser's (District 5), Dayonites (District 4), Lexingtonians (District 8), Louisvillians (District 9).
Otterbein_discgolf
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 2:33:19 PM
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I think thats awesome... I would imagine you might get a few of us to come down and take spots away from the locals :)
andersab
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 2:47:05 PM

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that is an awesome idea and i would be up to help
perica
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 2:58:35 PM

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that's a great idea, i think 45220 was left out though.
NEngle
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 3:28:35 PM

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45220 is also District 2.

DanH
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 3:37:01 PM

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Sounds fun. I can help run district 5/ North Region. I see that the regional rounds are at 9 hole courses. Does that mean we will only play one round of 9 then for the afternoon round?
NEngle
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 3:44:40 PM

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2 rounds. A big question is are there enough people to in Warren, Clermont & Campbell counties to attract at least 15 players to the district tournaments?
GStrick
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 3:57:15 PM

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What do they teach in college these days?

Great idea!!!

I'm in.
cyrusf1
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 5:06:49 PM

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Nick this is a very interesting idea. As im sure you know, thats a s-load of people. (135 with 15 per district, 180 with 20.) Just in case you cant get that many people, you should shave off the extremities like Jolly and Williamsburg, (Heritage, if you have to remove one from each region) and send those people to a more centrally located course. Speaking of Heritage, why not Harbin? Its about 4 miles away and as I understand, its more well-liked.
NEngle
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 5:41:26 PM

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Yea, but going from 3 districts to 2 in each region kinda waters down the idea IMO. There'd almost be no need for the regional part of the event. I'm still not sure that the district lines are drawn correctly, but I haven't come up with anything better so far. One thought I had was to put the Clermont County people with either the Warren County group or the Hamilton County East group & split Butler County into two districts. That might work, or it might just be the same issue.

As for Heritage vs. Harbin... I hadn't thought about District 3 using a District 4 course. I was using Heritage because it's in the western part of Hamilton County. Harbin could work though...

A boatload of people would be the goal & it would take a ton of promotion to pull it off. I'm glad someone out there is thinking! Thanks Cyrus, the suggestions are very helpful.
alexh
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 6:56:41 PM

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I love this idea! I would help in the district 5/ North as well!!!
perica
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 7:36:01 PM

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let the disc golf gerrymandering begin!
JRott
Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 8:13:07 AM
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Hmm...I think you have to much time on your hands.

I will say it looks very unique.
Ben Shooner
Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 9:44:29 AM

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It looks awesome. I love the idea of one division and having to make a cut. I would not like to have to play Banklick 1st since that course hates me...but that's what I get for living in the Commonwealth.
andersab
Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 11:19:50 AM

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Ben Shooner wrote:
It looks awesome. I love the idea of one division and having to make a cut. I would not like to have to play Banklick 1st since that course hates me...but that's what I get for living in the Commonwealth.


AKA "God's Country"
T_Vincent
Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 12:12:16 PM

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Very interesting, I live close to burnett so I could help out there If I do not pass the 1st round. Funny thing is I am closer to the regional course than the district one. There still is work to do on the details but you have put a lot of thought into it already.
Ben Shooner
Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 12:12:42 PM

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andersab wrote:


AKA "God's Country"


It has its perks...but I still find it hard to believe that God ever intended some of the stuff I've seen in my neighborhood
chain_shaker
Posted: Sunday, December 28, 2008 4:58:10 PM

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Has this idea gotten any farther than this or is it still just wishfull thinking?
NEngle
Posted: Sunday, December 28, 2008 8:17:37 PM

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There has been quite a bit of interest in it, so there's a chance it could happen. I've had several conversations in the last month with people who seem excited about it. Apparently Louisville may be interested in hosting their own regional.

The key is really participation & organization. Team Hollingshead has offered to run the Warren County District & I'd gladly run Butler. Brad also said he would help. That still leaves 6 TD type spots yet to fill. Persuading people to play in such an event is another hurdle. In my mind it's going to take a lot of people to make it worth while. Unfortunately, in a sport predicated on gambling, persuading people to play in a format outside their comfort zone is tough.

My biggest issue will be the amount of free time I have in '09. With Deuce or Die & the LMO already in planning stages, and a planned vacation sometime next summer, I'm already going to be stretched thin. We'll see as the schedule starts to take shape.
Big Billy
Posted: Sunday, December 28, 2008 9:49:46 PM
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I 'm positive that locals will fill up the boatload of people aspect. This sounds amazing. Us boys here in Fairfield are in, and I definitely think that Harbin should be a course. Keep the brainpower flowing on this idea.
chain_shaker
Posted: Monday, December 29, 2008 11:49:33 AM

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I think this is great idea and would gladley help out in my area. Which i think is heritage park.
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