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Greater Cincinnati Flying Disc Association "Course Challenge Series 2009"

We have made a few changes this year. Try and visit a few and see how you compare with the locals.

Cost:
Open $20
Open Women $10
Open Master / Grandmasters $10
Advanced $10
Advanced Masters / Grandmasters $10
Novice $5

There is a $3 non-member fee for all non-GCFDA members (Novice Men & Am Women are exempt from the non-member fee), and a $5 late fee for sign-ups after 9:00am. There is also an optional $2 ace fund. If no aces are hit that day, a CTP will be run for half the fund and the other half will be carried over to the next tournament.
Time:

Sign-up deadline: 9:00 am
Player's meeting: 9:15 am
Tee off: 9:30 am

The tournaments consist of two rounds with approximately one hour for lunch in between rounds.
Prizes: Cash is awarded to Open/Master/Grandmaster divisions. All other divisions receive credit towards discs and miscellaneous equipment sold after the awards are finished. A pre-made chart is used to calculate the payout.
Series Points: The course challenge standings are based on a player's finishes in the course challenges throughout the calendar year. Started in 2000, player's points are based upon the place that they finished in their division. For example, 1st place gets one point, fifth get five, tenth gets ten, etc. Players that did not play in a particular course challenge are awarded points equal to the maximum turnout of players in their division plus one over all course challenges in a year. This weights all tournaments the same No one is penalized more for missing one tournament over another. For example, In Advanced 24 people play Mt Airy, 10 play Pride, someone who misses Mt Airy gets 25 points, someone who misses Pride gets 25 points (2003). The two worst point totals of the year (out of the nine course challenges) are dropped from the total points for every player. The other course challenge points are tallied together to form a total score. The player with the lowest total score is the course challenge series champion in that division. (The system is roughly based on the cross country point system).
Courses: A particular course is played only once per year. Approximately 9 different courses are included in the series. Each year the course schedule is determined in advance by the course coordinator.
Other: Although the course challenge series is open to anyone, a minimum age has been set of 12 years. Through much discussion and trial, it was agreed this was necessary to ensure speed of play and minimize distractions to other players.
Schedule:
3/14/09 Harbin
4/25/09 AJ Jolly
5/30/09 Oxford (BID combined)
6/27/09 Monroe (BID combined)
7/18/09 Idlewild
8/15/09 Rapid Run (temp course)
9/12/09 Turtlecreek
10/3/09 Mt Airy
11/14/09 Lincoln Ridge

Banklick was officially renamed to Lincoln Ridge by the County Park department in recognition of President Abraham Lincoln.

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