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News and Notes

This was sent out in an email to all participants, but for those that didn’t receive the email, we post it here.

Hello Registered Players (and waitlisters) of the DDGC,

Just wanted to send a note to everyone with a couple reminders and news items as we are about 72 hours away from crowning our champions.

1. If you have missed our prior announcements on social media, we have added two holes to the course (holes that will eventually be a part of Dragan Field’s second 18-hole course). We will be playing two 20-hole rounds as a result. This has allowed us to expand the field from 72 to 80 players.

2. The wait list has really started to move in the last week as some players have dropped out. We have attempted to contact everyone who has gotten in from the wait list but not all have responded. Check the registration list at PDGA.com to see if you still have a WL## distinction or not. If you don’t, you’re in. Please contact us if you haven’t already done so, or check your spam folders for the original email we sent out with registration info.

3. We’ve had a wet spring, including in the last week or so. As a result, there are some areas of the course that are particularly soggy. The course is navigable and everything, but there are certainly places one can end up where feet might get wet. If you have waterproof footwear, we recommend it. If not that, then plenty of changes of socks. 🙂

4. Along those same lines, because of the added moisture, some of our overflow parking isn’t very usable. We’ll squeeze everyone in somehow, but we are asking folks to carpool if at all possible just to make things a bit easier.

5. Check-in will be available from 12:00 until 8:00 on Friday (registered players are welcome to play all day Friday for free), as well as 7:00 until 11:30 on Saturday morning. All players must check in on Saturday by 11:30 (including those who check in on Friday). If we have wait-listers present and ready to play and you have not checked in by 11:30, you will lose your spot in the tournament. If you’re caught in traffic or otherwise running late and might not be there by 11:30 but don’t want to lose your spot, CALL us. 207-786-4900. We won’t delay things for you, but we won’t take your spot away.

That’s all for now. We’re really looking forward to seeing everyone and putting on a good show. Please be sure to check out the tournament website (dragandiscgolfclassic.info) as well as the Dragan Field facebook and twitter feeds (–>) for updates and news.

Trophies

The DDGC has always prided itself on having unique and special trophies for its winners, some coming out better than others. Sooner than we expected and sooner than we’ve ever had before, the trophies for DDGC17 are already done and in our hands. And we can’t resist showing them off.

Cut from wrought iron with a powder-coat finish, they are the design of Kyle Enman and the handiwork of Kyle and his co-worker Matt Belliveau (Matt did the cutting, Kyle did the powder-coat). These easily rank in our top 3 trophies ever and a strong case could be made that these are the best we’ve ever offered. The winner in each division will go home with one of these in the “gold-vein” powdercoat, while second place in select divisions will get the “penny-vein” versions.

Without further ado, here they are. A Sacagawea dollar coin is included in the pictures for scale.

Who wants one?  Start practicing now and be at your best on June 3, and you might just win one.

Registration, day 8

As of about an hour ago, all open spots in the tournament have been filled.  Matt Burnette snagged the last available MPO spot.  That means the only way to get into the DDGC at this point is to sign up for the waitlist through the “Register” link in the top menu.

Another reminder of how the waitlist works for the DDGC.  The twenty reserved places for MPO and FPO will continue to be held exclusively for those divisions through the posted deadline of May 20 even after the tournament fills.

  • If there is a withdrawal by a player within the 20 reserved places, the first available player on the wait list who is signed up for MPO or FPO will be added to the tournament.
  • If there is a withdrawal by a player outside of the 20 reserved places, the first player on the wait list, regardless of division, will be added to the tournament.

The above will be the policy through the May 20th deadline.  After May 20, the wait list will go exclusively to elevating the first person on the list regardless of division.

Registration, day 2

Registration opened a little over 24 hours ago, and 68 players are signed up.  All that remains open right now are two spots reserved for either MPO or FPO.  With some familiar names missing from the registration list, those two spots shouldn’t be open much longer.

Once they go, there are only three ways remaining to get into the tournament.  The easiest way is to sign up for the waitlist.  Last year, 18 of the people who played the tournament got in through the wait list (and another 11 had a chance but were unable to attend). The sooner you sign up for the wait list, the better your chances.

The other ways in are to play the Maine Disc Golf Tour Winter Series event at Dragan Field on February 26 where a spot will be up for grabs, or play Monday Night Doubles and be the highest point earner at the end of the series.

As if we weren’t already excited and motivated to make this DDGC a great one, that anticipation is so high that the tournament essentially filled in five hours just makes us that much more motivated to raise the bar.  121 days and counting…

Registration update, five hours in…and full

Wow.  That’s all we can say.  Roughly five hours after registration was opened, 66 spots were filled, including all the unreserved spots.  All that is left available now is four places held for the MPO or FPO divisions, plus the spot to be awarded at the Maine Disc Golf Tour winter series event at Dragan Field on February 25 and the spot to be awarded to the winner of the Monday Night Doubles series.

For those that do not want to play MPO or FPO, but do want to play, the only way in is through the waitlist.  Follow the “Register” link from the menu above and sign up for the waitlist there.  The sooner you get on, the better your chances of getting into the tournament.  18 players in last year’s tournament got in via the waitlist, and another 11 players were given the opportunity but were not able to attend.  So don’t give up hope.

A note about the twenty reserved places for MPO and FPO and how the wait list will work with regard to those places.  The twenty spots will continue to be held for those divisions through the posted deadline of May 20 even after the tournament fills.

  • If there is a withdrawal by a player within the 20 reserved places, the first available player on the wait list who is signed up for MPO or FPO will be added to the tournament.
  • If there is a withdrawal by a player outside of the 20 reserved places, the first player on the wait list, regardless of division, will be added to the tournament.

The above will be the policy through the May 20th deadline.  After May 20, the wait list will go exclusively to elevating the first person on the list regardless of division.