Team Tournament 2011

Greetings Team Captains,

This year’s Southwestern Team Disc Golf Invitational will be held on the weekend of Dec 3 and 4. We have a new team joining us this year for the first time Team Rocky Mountain. It will be captained by Dave Roper a former Morley local. This year we have a new tourney hotel the Best Western Seven Seas. We have reserved a block of rooms near the heated  pool and 2 jacuzzi’s on the property. Their phone # is 1-800-328-1618. Tell them you’re with the Team Tournament. The rate is $59 per night plus tax. The rooms come with 2 doubles or 1 queen. They allow up to quad occupancy per room. Rooms have a refrigerator and upon request/availability microwaves. The hotel offers free airport shuttle and free shuttle to the SD Zoo and Sea World. The grounds are 12 acres and have a comfortable lush feel. The onsite restaurant opens at 6 am everyday and closes at 10:30 at night. There is a nice bar right next to the pool with flat screen TV’s. They have a pool table in a separate room inside and a new ping pong table outside by the main Jacuzzi as well. We’ve secured late check out of 1 pm on Sunday for those needing it. The cutoff date for getting this special rate is 11-25-11. so make those reservations early. This is our nicest and best priced hotel ever. The hotel is located at 411 Hotel Circle South, San Diego 92108.  Those coming in on I 5 would take I 8 east to the second hotel circle exit go left at the off ramp to the last hotel on right before the road turns under the freeway.

This year’s entry fees are $80 per player to be paid to the team captains who I’ll meet with on Friday afternoon to give them their swag before the putting contest which starts at 2:30 pm at the course. This year’s player package will include a black hooded pull over sweatshirt with our new course artwork featuring the ace hole on the pyramid on hole 15, lunch on Saturday (California Kebab), free drawing, mini’s, weekend play and possibly more to come. (Probably no Lightning disc this year unless one of you captains still  requests it)

This year we are ratcheting up the prizes for the “Spirit of the Event” trophy. Shane Dehner of Voodoo disc golf is donating his top of the line disc golf bags (retail $140) to the team showing the best team spirit. One of our other sponsors Green Flash Brewery is donating some of its’ award winning craft brewed IPA. In addition we’ll have the usual plastic with possibly a new manufacture represented as well. So put on your thinking caps and bring your A game.

A couple of procedural changes this year Sr. GM’s and women will play all 19 holes in the finals. Also, as the rules of play are governed by the WFDF rules all discs in the competition must be of legal size and weights.

Prize monies will also be also be modified to $250 per player for 1st and $120 per player for 2nd.

As in the past a tie in the preliminary round robbin rounds is broken by individual match points for that round being totaled up. If it remains a tie it will be broken by the #1 player for each of the two teams playing a sudden death match play from hole 1 prior to the finals if and only if the outcome would have an effect on who gets into the finals. Otherwise it remains a tie in the records.

Also as with all round robbin tourneys whether they be Disc Golf, DDC or Ultimate the tie breaking method is clearly delineated in the WFDF rule book; The tie breaking scenario is spelled out in the WFDF Official Rules of Flying Disc Sports. ”206.04 Tie Breaking Procedures: In round-robbin play, ties in which two teams have identical win/loss records, are broken by virtue of the head-to-head match in that round. If three or more teams are tied, the following procedure is used to advance one team:

A. If one of the teams has the best record against the other teams with whom they are tied in that round, advance that team.

B.If the tie remains, rank the net point totals of each team from those games played against the other tied teams, and advance the team with the best net point total.

If another team must also be advanced, the following procedure is used:

A. If advancement must be decided between two teams which remain from a previous three team tie, the head-to-head match in that round shall be used.”

Our team seeding for this year is as follows:

San Diego –Micah Dorius

Sylmar-Mike Byrne

Huntington Beach-Chris Brophy

Roger Cansler at

Santa Cruz –Jim Hagen

Oak Grove Dago Bribiesca at

Arizona-Dan Ginnelly

Rocky Mountains-Dave Roper

As always the event is a match play event with the top two teams from the round robbin round playing a 19 hole final .  We will have scorecards with the schedule posted on it and maps of both the extra holes and directions to and from the course to the tourney motel posted soon on the website. The tournament putting contest has $300 cash in it and will be contested at the course starting at 2:30 p.m. on Friday Dec. 2

Good luck to all,

Z you here,


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