Josh Carroll  › K-State Disc Golf Club   February 16, 2013 at 10:47pm

These are great questions to consider. I'll try to address each of these, but I am open to bringing these to vote if they group would like to discuss them further.

(1) If a player is unable to complete all 9 rounds, he may still be eligible to qualify as long as he has posted six total scores, two at Fairmont, two at Warner, and two at Tuttle. If anything, he is limiting his opportunity to score lower in a third round. But in the case of a tiebreaker, the tie will go to the player who demonstrated fuller participation by completing the 9 tryout rounds and/or attending more K-State League rounds.

(2) Considering we are trying to compete against other schools that are also vying for a chance to qualify for Nationals, I feel that it is in the club's best interest to send the players that exhibit the best scoring ability. Again, tiebreakers will go to the player that has demonstrated more participation in club functions.

(3) Ideally, yes tryout rounds need to played and witnessed by fellow K-State club members. However, I understand that scheduling a round and trying to find people that are free can be challenging for some people. It would be best if players can schedule Q-rounds when other K-State players are going to be present/competing. But special allowances may be made for players who are scrambling to fit in tryout rounds. In the event that a Q-round is played with non-club members, in addition to acquiring signatures of the witnesses, I will need a direct testimony from the witnesses via DiscGolfScene/email/phone call to confirm the score in question.

Travis Bailey   February 16, 2013 at 11:56pm

Awesome. Glad to know.

Josh Carroll   February 17, 2013 at 5:36pm

Another quick reminder, designating a round as a Qualifier Tryout before the round ensures that it will appear as one of your three course rounds. Taking a DNF uses up one of those scores. In other words, you cannot quit mid-round and erase the score from appearing in the tryout leaderboard.

Travis Bailey   February 17, 2013 at 9:42pm

I had a couple more questions. You didn't mention a penalty for not finished all 6. I'd like to know just in case.

Travis Bailey   February 17, 2013 at 9:44pm

And lastly, what you were just saying is that if you say a round is a Q round before, it has to stay that way? No not turning in bad rounds?

Josh Carroll   February 17, 2013 at 10:27pm

(1) The penalty for not completing at least six (6) total scores, two from each course, is simply that you are not eligible to be considered for the St. Louis tournament squad.

Josh Carroll   February 17, 2013 at 10:28pm

(2) And yes, if you designate the round as a Qualifier Tryout round, it is a permanent decision. Choose wisely :P Taking a DNF mid-round would just allow a player as many do-overs as they wanted. Once you start a Q-round, it is going to be recorded as one of the three whether the player finishes or not.