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2009 Arkansas USDGC Spot Championship


2009 Arkansas USDGC Spot Championship

This is where to get info on how to qualify for the 2009 Arkansas USDGC Spot Championship

Location: The Great State of Arkansas
Members: 14
Latest Activity: May 21, 2009

2009 Arkansas USDGC Representative
Thor is the 1997 PDGA Adv. Mens World Champion

Good Luck at the USDGC in Roc Hill, SC

21 players competed for the spot

Friday Qualifiers were:
Joe Branch 49
Tony Blanchard 51
Matt Loyd 56, retry 52
Mark Lykins 59

Saturday Semi Finals (1/3 advance to final round, incl. ties)
Thor Holoch 46 (Course Record)
Kyle McClure 52
Chris Eads 52
Jeff Ash 53
Keith Lundy 54
Scottie Robinson 54
Matthew Wright 54
Doug Trantham 54
Sam Dodd 54
Joe Branch 54
Tony Blanchard 55
Heath Whitley 56
Randal Reisner 56
Stephen Hanger 56
Roger Knight 56
Erik Bailey 57
Matt Loyd 57
Dickie Pool 60
Darrell Bailey 61
Tony Forrester 64
Mark Lykins 64

Finals (this rounds score decides the USDGC Spot & Purse, total score decides entry fee payout)

Name / 1st round / 2nd round / place / payout

Thor Holoch 46/49 - 1st , $726 USDGC purse, $130 entry payout
Kyle McClure 52/51 - 2nd, $85 (USDGC Spot Alternate)
Keith Lundy 54/51 - 4th, $50
Chris Eads 52/52 - 3rd, $65
Matthew Wright 54/52 - 5th, $40
Scottie Robinson 54/53 - 6th, $30
Joe Branch 54/54 - 7th, $20
Doug Trantham 54/55
Sam Dodd 54/59
Jeff Ash 53/62

Ace: Hole 8 Dickie Pool (not in ace pot), Merch CTP's: Dickie Pool & Sam Dodd.......Ace Pot Throw Off: Jeff Ash $40, Kyle McClure $20, Darrell Bailey $10


I will be ready for Friday qualifiers on Aug. 14th by 10:30am
we will have to wing it sending groups out, at least 3 players per group
as time permits myself and other players may accompany a smaller than 3 person group for friday qualifying

Friday qualifying participants may play as many rounds as daylight allows
1st round is $20, each additional round is $5, once qualified the $20 entry fee is immediately due

The 5 lowest scores from Friday Qualifying (ties count) will be eligible to compete on Saturday

All money from Friday qualifying will go directly to the USDGC Spot winner on Saturday

On Saturday, entry fees must be paid by 9:15 am

after the 1st Round, we will cut to the top third of the field plus ties for last place, we will round up

i.e. 19 players, 7 will qualify for the finals (plus last place ties)
18 players, 6 will qualify for the finals (plus last place ties)

the $20 entry fee is to provide a 100% payout to the top third of the field by total score of both rounds

the Ark. USDGC Rep prize money and the USDGC spot will be paid to the best score of the 2nd round, everyone is starting that round even except for the $20 entry fee's purse

as of now:
08 HOTB - $83
08 Razorback Classic - $32
08 Horseshoe CanyonFest - $70
09 Razorback Classic - $37
09 Ark. State Championship - $51
09 Bella Vista Open - $94
09 Alma Greens - $89

1/2 of the proceeds from Ark. State Bag Tags - $160
(the other 1/2 goes to the 09 SNPC)

that's a $616 prize for our USDGC Spot Rep
Fri. Qualifying money and additional bag tag sales can increase this amount

If for any reason the USDGC Spot Rep can not compete in the 09 USDGC the Spot and the Prize Money will go to the next best score

any questions feel free to email me at emckee@wafda.org or call 479-651-0417

Downloadable "Clearer" Flyer

CHANGE: The Northshore Invitational that was scheduled for March 28, 2009 had to cancel due to damage to the course from an ice storm. The Razorback Classic is replacing it!!
The Razorback Classic has had to change to SUNDAY, March 29, 2009

For a complete list of Disc Golf events in the Arkansas area with info links/contacts please visit http://www.wafda.org/

As an issue of PRACTICALLITY, I am RETRACTING the Pre-Pay requirements that were initially listed, the $20 entry fee is due and payable only in cash by 9:15 am, August 15, 2009 or you may pre-reg as listed below


Section 1. Qualifying Events

Only players that are legal residents of Arkansas may qualify. The top four (4) overall scores will earn an invitation to compete in the 2009 Arkansas State USDGC Spot Championship. Other divisions may be eligible to qualify if they are competing during identical days and course layouts as competitors in the Open Division. This is to be determined by each tournament director at his or her respective qualifying event.

Any player finishing in the top four (4) who has qualified at an earlier State Qualifier, or who has received an Exemption or Special Invitation, will be excluded. Players shooting the next lowest score will become eligible. In case of a tie for the final position, all tied final position players will be qualified to enter Each position must be verified by the tournament director immediately following the event.

Players that qualify for the USDGC outside of the Arkansas State USDGC Spot Qualifier Series are eligible to qualify for the Arkansas State USDGC Spot Championships, but would not be eligible for the actual State Representative Spot to the 2009 USDGC, however would be eligible for the cash prize and trophy.

Section 2. Friday Qualifying

Individual qualifying rounds will be held at Russellville DGC on Friday, August 14, 2009. These rounds are open to any legal Arkansas resident . Each of the five (5) lowest rounds will earn a right to compete in the 2009 Arkansas State USDGC Spot Finals. Players may play as many qualifying rounds as daylight will allow. Fees are as follows: First Round Fee $20.00, Additional Round Fees $5.00. Those who qualify will be required to pay the full tournament entry fee of $20.00 immediately upon confirmation of eligibility. A sudden death playoff will determine the final position in case of a tie.
All proceeds from Friday Qualifying will benefit the 2009 Arkansas State USDGC Spot Finals Winner.

Section 3. Players Exempt from Qualifying

The following players are exempt from Arkansas State USDGC Spot Qualifying as they are automatically qualified.

All Current or Former PDGA World Champions or United States Champions that won their respective title(s) while being a legal resident of Arkansas:
Thor Holoch, Jeff Ash, Kelly Watson

All Former Arkansas State PDGA Reps: Kelly Watson, Tom Pitchford Jr., Kelly Ganzel

Section 4. Special Invitations

2009 Arkansas State USDGC Spot Qualifier Tournament Directors. Note: Tournament Director exemptions may be assigned to a co-tournament director if approved by both the listed tournament director and the Arkansas PDGA State Coordinator.

Section 5. Sponsor Exemptions

Sponsors may be eligible to earn a position in the 2009 Arkansas State USDGC Spot Finals. A very limited number of positions are available. Inquiries regarding sponsor exempt positions should be directed to Event Coordinator, Evan McKee (479)651-0417

Section 6. Special Circumstances

The Arkansas PDGA State Coordinator reserves the right to select players based on his/her playing record and/or their contribution to the game.

Section 7. Entry Fees

An entry fee of $20.00 shall be paid by every player, this is a 100% cash payout to the top third of the field

Section 8. Registration & Check In

Eligible participants may register by either of the following methods:
By Phone: 479-651-0417
By Mail: Send complete entry info (Name, contact info, phone or e-mail required) and full payment to: Attn: Evan McKee, 4200 N. 55th St. Ft. Smith, AR 72904
Incomplete applications, or those sent without full payment will not be accepted.

All Arkansas State USDGC Spot Finals competitors are required to check in upon arrival at Russellville DGC. Players not checking in will be removed from the event unless prior notice has been provided. Attendance at the Saturday morning Players Meeting is required. Tee assignments are not announced until that time. Any player not in attendance will be removed from the field.

Section 9. Important Dates

Registration Opens August 17, 2008, Arkansas State USDGC Spot Championship Qualifying Begins August 16, 2008, Friday Qualifying August 14, 2009, Registration Closes August 15, 2009 at 9:15 am, Arkansas State USDGC Spot Championships Begins August 15, 2008, Players Meeting 9:30 am


Kyle McClure - 157
Dasun Keylor - 157
Randal Reisner - 160
Josh "Wookie" Byers - 160
Blake Bailey - 161
Chris Eads - 161
Zach Asbury - 161
Matt Spain - 161
Roger Knight - 165
Shawn LaMastus (TD Exemption)


Matt Scott - 106
Ryan Black - 106
Jeff Gabbard - 107
Corey Duncan - 109
Seth Kleman - 110
Terry Blanton - 110
Zack Rogers (TD Exemption)


Erik Bailey - 118
Heath Whitley - 125
Barry Jo Rogers - 129
Bill Lyle - 131
Justin Morris - 131
Jason Reddecliff - 131


Andrew Brewer - 101
Buck Hadlock - 103
Tommy Eddy - 105
Darrell Bailey - 108
Adam Bridges - 108
Bobby Dodd - 108
Sam Dodd - 108


James Lecy
Scottie Robinson
Stephen Hanger
Jason Bristow
Tony Forrester
Ben Mosakowski
Len Benfell
Doug Trantham (TD Exemption)


Matthew Wright
Evan McKee
Don Foree
Joe Huss
Dickie Pool


Dylan Gustus
Jeff Reynolds
Chris Shelton
Keith Lundy

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