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Postby GDL17921 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:27 pm

I provided you with the information you need. I have been involved with running the Challenge for the last 6 years with the exception of 2008, which I was out of the country for a wedding the weekend of the event. From reading your last several posts it indicates to me that you have no idea what the Challenge or the current tournament scene is all about. I think that you should do some research, maybe even play an event before talking "bigger payouts". Where do you think the money comes from? We have people that work hard to raise that, and if you have an avenue to secure more, I'm all ears. We added cash to even the amateur field last year to help cover the costs of the sweet player packages ALL amateurs got, along with having three disc golf vendors (one local, one from Madison, WI, and one from Kansas City) provide a means for amateurs to spend their funny money winnings. The professional payouts for the last three First Class Challenges are here:

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Postby SARG27044 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:31 pm

If you're just bored, and only wanting to know who would be interested in a big tournament/ with huge paydays, just ask who would be interested in winning Powerball and dating a porn star...Cuz pretty much everyone would say "fvck yea" :lol:
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Postby conroy_01 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:32 pm

If we got enough sponsors or some big sponsors I don't think cash could be that big of a problem but I don't care if it is a world's event i'd just care that it's an iowa event. I figured there would probably be enough courses. I just think it'd be awesome to put together a big event in iowa to try and draw in several hundred players to play and have a good time playing. it could also be a good way to draw more positive attention to disc golfing and iowa. From my area we could probably get 50 players alone especially if there is beer lol.
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Postby conroy_01 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:40 pm

GDL17921 wrote:I provided you with the information you need. I have been involved with running the Challenge for the last 6 years with the exception of 2008, which I was out of the country for a wedding the weekend of the event. From reading your last several posts it indicates to me that you have no idea what the Challenge or the current tournament scene is all about. I think that you should do some research, maybe even play an event before talking "bigger payouts". Where do you think the money comes from? We have people that work hard to raise that, and if you have an avenue to secure more, I'm all ears. We added cash to even the amateur field last year to help cover the costs of the sweet player packages ALL amateurs got, along with having three disc golf vendors (one local, one from Madison, WI, and one from Kansas City) provide a means for amateurs to spend their funny money winnings. The professional payouts for the last three First Class Challenges are here:

2011
2010
2009 (NT year)



I have played in a few events and am looking at doing several more if possible. I have an idea of what it would take to put together a big tournament and understand that it would be a lot of work. But this more about who would be up for an event bigger then what we have now. Just a fun question cause personally I think it'd be awesome to have several hundred players playing disc golf in central iowa on a given weekend. Especially if we could get big disc golf vendors to come and be apart of it as well. Thanks for the info not sure where I was looking but I wasn't getting those results for the first class challenge.
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Postby conroy_01 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:42 pm

SARG27044 wrote:If you're just bored, and only wanting to know who would be interested in a big tournament/ with huge paydays, just ask who would be interested in winning Powerball and dating a porn star...Cuz pretty much everyone would say "fvck yea" :lol:


And yes I am bored lol. Just thought i'd ask a question about something I love to do.
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Postby GDL17921 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:47 pm

so do it. I'll be there. You keep saying we. Who's we, and more importantly, who are you?

Thought I might also mention that you (maybe unintentionally) are discounting how incredibly difficult it is to get businesses to want to sponsor big events like this for large sums of money. The sponsors don't just fall into our laps. Trust me.
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Postby LOOTOWNDISKR » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:51 pm

Are you saying its easier to get shit on by a goose then it is to get a sponsor? :lol:
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Postby GDL17921 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:01 pm

LOOTOWNDISKR wrote:Are you saying its easier to get shit on by a goose then it is to get a sponsor? :lol:


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Postby conroy_01 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:03 pm

Yes it is easier to get shit on by a goose then to get a good sponsor lol. I've looked for sponsors for other things before. And seriously this was just a fun question. We would be anyone who'd want to be a part of it and I'm just a guy who loves playing disc golf.
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Postby discgolfduval » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:33 pm

Are you sure you're not Melvin420 reincarnated on here?
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Postby conroy_01 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:40 pm

Don't know who that is lol...ok restart this...IF there was an event bigger then first class in central iowa who would all be up for it? Heard from several people who would be...I definetely would be.
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Postby GDL17921 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:46 pm

I'll go back to my original post. Take some time and look at those that participated in Iowa's biggest events in the past few years, and you'll have your answer. I posted links to the past 3 year's First Class Challenge. That's a pretty good representation of who in Iowa would attend an event of that or larger magnitude.

You can also look at the current year's schedule planning going on and it's not too tough to see that there's too many events already. That's when we got into the discussion of making existing events bigger and better. If you're wanting to help do this, make yourself available. Otherwise, enjoy all the events the area has to offer, there's plenty. :D
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Postby Nohr » Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:06 pm

I for one would NOT play this mythical event.

It seems that all of the well attended tournaments have been around a while. Having run the same tournaments for 10,15 or more years the TDs generally have a very strong volunteer base. I feel it takes time to grow an event. If you look at glass blown they say their first year they had 55 or 85 people. Now 9 years latter they are looking to have 500 people. They didn't just get there over night. They have been putting on good tournaments for a very long time.

I feel lucky playing in Iowa for such a strong tournament scene. TDs figurately and literally fight over weekends. It is pretty sweet from a player stand point that I can pretty much play a tournament every weekend.

I think what people are trying to say is we HAVE huge tournaments in Iowa. Instead of trying to make a new one they would love help on an existing tournament.
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Postby conroy_01 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:56 pm

Nohr wrote:I for one would NOT play this mythical event.

It seems that all of the well attended tournaments have been around a while. Having run the same tournaments for 10,15 or more years the TDs generally have a very strong volunteer base. I feel it takes time to grow an event. If you look at glass blown they say their first year they had 55 or 85 people. Now 9 years latter they are looking to have 500 people. They didn't just get there over night. They have been putting on good tournaments for a very long time.

I feel lucky playing in Iowa for such a strong tournament scene. TDs figurately and literally fight over weekends. It is pretty sweet from a player stand point that I can pretty much play a tournament every weekend.

I think what people are trying to say is we HAVE huge tournaments in Iowa. Instead of trying to make a new one they would love help on an existing tournament.



You make very good points but I'm not saying hey this year or next year I am gonna put on this huge tournament. I was just wondering if we had something as big or bigger then the GBO in central who'd be up for it and I only posted it cause I was curious of the comments people would have about such a big tourney in iowa. I wasn't on the dg scene when the worlds were in dm so I have no idea how iowans felt about something that big.

Gdl thanks for the links I was not getting those results when I was searching for first class challenge a few weeks ago. Not sure if it was me, the site or my computer.
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Postby The Donator » Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:47 pm

Umm, wtf is this thread? Cant believe there are this many serious responses... :oops: :roll:
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