2011 Ledgestone Insurance Open - August 20th

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Postby Ledgestone Insurance » Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:24 pm

So the Masters and Senior GMs are in the Am division? Who can play in the Masters and Senior Grandmasters? Usually, Masters is 40-49, Grandmasters is 50-59, Senior Grandmasters is 60-69. How many players do you need for a division?


You are correct about the age breakdowns - that's how it will be structured for the tourney. Five to make a division! Right now I have 4 in Senior Grandmasters and 2 in Masters.

David inman..Will be there.


Sounds good David - don't wait to sign up! We just picked up three more sponsors today!
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Postby MDR_3000 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:46 pm

i'm thinking about getting some of that easy money in advanced.
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Postby blkwizardsonny » Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:41 pm

woah son u might take a beatin playing advanced too sssssss u havent beat me all year btw lol ltr micheal
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Postby Ledgestone Insurance » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:39 pm

Sounds good guys - I hope to see you there!
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Postby Ledgestone Insurance » Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:36 pm

For a quick update on the tourney....we have added two more sponsors - Sleep Inn in Washington and Russell's Cycling in Washington. The latter sells discs and has a nice selection! Sleep Inn is also giving a deal on hotel rooms if you mention the disc golf tourney for Friday or Saturday night of the tournament. $69.99 for a regular room and $72.99 for a suite. The hotel is extremely nice and includes a business center, breakfast, pool, etc. Let me know if you need more information!

The players pack is also shaping up - the first 70 players that sign up now get a free pro-line disc of their choice (over 500 to choose from), an Innova towel, and an awesome-colored Discraft mini. Only for the first 70!

Also, the 50/50 raffle is starting to get very promising......we'll have three Innova baskets to give away (Mini, Traveler, and Sport). We'll also have some bags, shirts, caps, etc and a free night stay at the Sleep Inn in Washington to give away. It's shaping up nicely!

UPDATE: We also added the Riggsville in Washington as a sponsor, who sells Gateway Discs amongst other used sporting good items. Check em out!
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Postby Ledgestone Insurance » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:18 pm

We have added a Grand Masters division for those between 50 and 59. Paypal should be updated shortly.

For a quick update: I have added a couple more sponsors. Johnnie Harrison donated a few discs in recognition for his tournament, the Morton Pumpkin Festival. Check it out and sign up! I will have a signup sheet for his tournament at my tournament.

Also, DG Apparel and my main man Steve-O are going to be sponsoring our event. DG Apparel has a revolutionary new product coming on the market called the Distance Doctor. This is a disc designed by DG Apparel and being molded by Dave with Gateway that helps train your distance. The Ledgestone Insurance Open is proud to annouce that we will be selling the first 30 ever to be produced! This disc had its debut at the Indiana State Championships and will be sold for the first time August 20th. Steve-O has also donated 5 of the discs, and so between the first and second round you'll get the chance to throw this prototype super heavy (275ish grams) disc for a fun little CTP contest. We'll give a couple away during the contest and we'll have 30 for sale!

I will also have 3 more sponsors to announce next week. Thanks to all the sponsors so far and don't forget to sign up early!
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Postby Ledgestone Insurance » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:17 pm

Wanted to give a quick update on the payouts for the divisions and the number of players signed up:

-I had four more people sign up today, and the first 70 to get a free disc, mini, and towel are filling up. Only about 30 spots remain for the free stuff so if you haven't signed up yet.....do it soon so you can get the free stuff!
-I also wanted to clarify something about the payouts as I had a few people ask: I will be adding money (in the form of merchandise money) to other divisions besides Pro. While I have a lot of money added for the tournament, I wanted to take care of other divisions as well. While the Pro Division is getting a nice chunk of change (as evidenced by the guaranteed $475 in cash to the winner and the free merch money to those that don't place), I am also adding money to Advanced and Intermediate and a small amount to the Masters Divisions. Recreation will still be a nice field with some awesome prizes as well. The logic behind this is simply that I knew I couldn't get 100 pros to play my tournament, and I wanted to cater to other divisions because of my higher than average entry fees. So while Pro is certainly getting some nice money added, other divisions will have some added money payable in merchandise.
-I will post a list of the pre-registered players in the next few weeks. I have already posted a "Pro" pre-reg list.

I also wanted to remind everyone that the top advanced player will get at least $125 in cash and $125 in merch money. So far, only five advanced have signed up as a handful of upper players are making the job to Pro for this tournament (12 Pros signed up so far). So there could be an opportunity for someone there!

On the intermediate side, first prize is looking at least $100 in merchandise money plus a little goody.....As I have enticed the pros and advanced with extra merch money for those that don't place, I wanted to do something extra for the Intermediate players. Coop Records in East Peoria has added an extra $50 in gift cards to the tournament, so a big thanks to them! With that in mind, the top intermediate player will get an extra $30 in Coop Records gift certificates while the 2nd prize in intermediate will get an extra $20 in Coop Records gift certificates, on top of the actual prize money.

So don't wait to sign up! I should be able to announce four more sponsors this week!
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Postby Ledgestone Insurance » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:07 pm

I promised more sponsors....here are seven more, with two more being locked up this weekend:

Baymont Inn and Suites in Peoria
Embassy Suites in East Peoria
Metamora Fields Golf Course
Peoria Civic Center
Peoria Rivermen
Peoria Riverplex
Peoria Area Civic Chorale

Extra 50/50 goodies include the following: free night stay at Baymont Inn; Free night stay at the Embassy Suites; Two free rounds at Metamora Fields; 6 Peoria Rivermen Tickets; Two 4 day passes to the Riverplex in East Peoria; Civic Chorale CD's and ticket vouchers for the Christmas Concert

The tournament continues to fill up - I picked up 5 more players today and have about 10 people signing up Saturday at the Illinois State Championship. That will certainly push us over 60 players, and only the top 70 get the free stuff. If you want to get the free stuff sign up today or tomorrow!

Here is the paypal link: http://www.peoriafrisbeeclub.com/tourna ... istration/

Also, some of you have been asking about the premier of DG Apparel's newest product, the Distance Doctor. Here is some information straight from the owner:

Element 300 grams-ish
Wizard 275 grams-ish

1. Distance Doctor is a training device
2. WARNING do not just grip and rip this product
3. Throw Distance Doctor for 15 mins. 2 times a day
4. Start with 50% power shots and move up gradually from there
5. This product may increase your "Distance" by 50-200 feet
6. Also Great to get your tourney discs out of stubborn trees
7. For more tips on techniques please go to our website www.throwdg.com
8. More products coming soon
9. Distance Doctor is a training device and is not intended to be used at tournys
10. Send feedback to distancedoctor@throwdg.com

Total list of sponsors and pre-reg list will be updated as we go along in the next 10 days. Email me with any questions!
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Postby Steady 26542 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:42 pm

Ledgestone Insurance wrote:We have added a Grand Masters division for those between 50 and 59. Paypal should be updated shortly.

I just checked the registration and there isn't a Grandmaster Division listed yet.
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Postby Ledgestone Insurance » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:00 pm

I just checked the registration and there isn't a Grandmaster Division listed yet.


My paypal hasn't been updated yet - I sent a note to my guy.

Go ahead and register for Masters and specify in the sellers notes that you want GrandMasters. I have instructed a few other guys to do that as well.

Thanks!
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Postby Ledgestone Insurance » Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:42 pm

Picked up another sponsor here in Washington - Shandis Records sells discs and they are across the street from the Dairy Queen. Big thanks to them for coming on board as a sponsor! Also picked up Mikes Italian Feast as a sponsor for the event. Mike's is providing the awesome lunch for the tournament and is giving it to me at a great price, so any money made off of the lunch will go right back into the payout.

I was at the Illinois State Championships yesterday and I picked up some more players and the interest was very strong - there are only a handful more spots open to qualify for the free stuff. So get in today! The total purse of the event is going to eclipse $8000. You heard that right!

Here are all of the sponsors we have so far:
Ledgestone Insurance (call me for a quote!)
Erie Insurance
Matt Hoppock for Circuit Court Judge
Russells Cycling
Sleep Inn (Washington, IL - offering some nice hotel rates for the tourney)
Coop Records in East Peoria
Morton Pumpkin Festival Tournament (call Johnnie Harrison to sign up!)
DG Apparel/Distance Doctor
Shandis Records (Washington, IL)
The Riggsville (Washington, IL)
Vibram
Baymont Inn
Embassy Suites
Metamora Fields Golf Course
Peoria Civic Center
Peoria Rivermen
Peoria Riverplex
Peoria Area Civic Chorale
Mikes Italian Feast
Innova
Discraft
Squarecrow Creative Group (Graphic design company of Greg Nettles)

We are adding more everyday! Don't wait to sign up:

http://www.peoriafrisbeeclub.com/tourna ... istration/
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Postby Ledgestone Insurance » Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:50 pm

Quick Update on the tournament:

We still do have spots open. I talked to a lot of people at the Sterling tournament yesterday who thought the tourney was full. It's not! We still have spots open and in fact we do have a few spots left for the players packs. Three people signed up at the tournament yesterday and four more people signed up through paypal this morning. Its filling quickly so make sure to get signed up!

As more sponsor money has come in, the total purse for the tournament looks like it will exceed $8300. Can't complain about that! Also, to quell some confusion, pros in the field who are amongst the first 70 will get a players pack. In addition, the pros will have their own CTP's and will be eligible to win the Pot O Gold CTP, Closest to Pin on Second Shot for Hole 18, and the Long Drive Contest.

On another note, I will release a full pre-registered list next week.

Some of you have asked about the extra holes - they are completely finalized and I will try to release some pictures before the tournament. In a nutshell, one of the extra holes will be after hole 3 by the pavilion and will feature an island green that forces you to throw on the green with your drive or be out of bounds and have to shoot a 40 footer to get a circle 3. Duece or die hole! Another one of the extra holes will be a tight wooded hole after hole 9 in the 225 foot range. Finally, the last extra hole will go along the road after hole 17 and will once again be a duece or die hole. If you go past the basket you'll be in the creek or creek bed (both considered out of bounds) and have to put from the drop zone approximately 40 feet away from the basket for a circle 3. It will be about 275 feet straight downhill and will certainly test people to see whether they have the guts to go for it. So you heard it right - 3 extra holes will be in play!

Quick update on the payout as I currently see the fields shaking out:
Top Pro will get $550 cash
Second Pro will get $350 cash
Top Advanced will get $175 in merchandise money and $125 cash
Top Intermediate will get at least $150 in merchandise money

..and so on. These could change slightly if I get a bunch more to sign up for one division compared to others, but as the registrations have come in I have been updating my payout sheet and adjusting where the money will go.

The number of sponsors that we have for the tournament is now 22. We keep getting more every week so if you are interested let me know!
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Postby Ledgestone Insurance » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:57 am

Picked up another sponsor - McDonald's in Washington is now a full sponsor for the event and has provided some cash to the event, coupons, and some awesome goodies to the player pack. I know its not disc golf stuff, but it looks like they are adding umbrellas, golf balls, and tees to the players pack.

Got a couple more signups this morning as well - get in soon!
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Postby Ledgestone Insurance » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:43 pm

Quick Update on the Tournament:

It's getting full....at the pace it is filling, we will be full within a week. I have had a handful of signups the last two days and some more emails with people telling me they plan on playing. Also, I have had numerous more people say on Facebook they will be playing. I would encourage everyone that your spot isn't reserved without signing up....so do it soon! It's getting full.

We have added a couple more sponsors and items to the 50/50:

-Thanks to the Peoria Frisbee Club for being a sponsor!
-ABC Discs and Dan Pastore have come on as a sponsor
-Springhill Suites in Peoria have come on as a sponsor
-Lakeview Musuem in Peoria has come on a a sponsor

I also wanted to introduce this little nugget - the top 3 finishers in Pro, Advanced, and Intermediate will each receive a free Distance Doctor! This disc MSRP's for $35 and my tournament is the first tournament to feature this awesome disc. And the top three finishers in these divisions will be getting one free, and we'll give away two more at the Lunch CTP contest!

Also, just to remind people and clarify the payouts - we are adding money to other divisions besides the Pro division. Also, any advanced that doesn't place gets $20 back in merchandise money and any pro that doesn't place gets all of their entry fee paid back in merchandise money ($45). In addition, pros get a players pack and a piece of the CTP's. I had an email complaint about pros getting a players pack and that reducing the payout. While I understand the criticism and this does indeed reduce what could have been an even larger pro payout, I wanted to encourage some people to play up by getting their money back in merchandise if they didn't place. Most importantly....its my tournament! :D
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Postby Ledgestone Insurance » Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:16 pm

There are officially less than 10 spots available for this tournament....sign up soon if you haven't got in! Payouts will be released next week.
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