Michigan Amateur Open

PDGA logoSat-Sun, June 23-24, 2012 at Holly Woods in Holly, Michigan
Amateur-only A-tier · PDGA sanctioned singles tournament

About this tournament

The Michigan Amateur Open Presented by Dunham's Sports Players pack will be 2 disc from Innova, a mini, and ... more
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Brandon"RedRum" Redmond    July 1, 2012 at 1:36am

Rry Mark, I've been lazy bout putting my pics up. Will get them on my page within the next 2-3 days hopefully. You're welcome to steal them.


Mark Stephens    June 29, 2012 at 10:27am

Also if you took pictures at the event, please upload them here!


Mark Stephens    June 29, 2012 at 10:26am

Disc Arts Showcase...

It was awesome to see all of the photography entries into the DAS. I hope to see that expand even more in 2013! I apologize for the slight confusion in the scoring. I had created an entry form for the event but that and some other forms that I created for MAO seemingly disappeared on me Friday when I was loading up for the event.

Disc Hand Cut-Jeremy Horton
Disc Plotter Cut-Cassidy Mayne
Photo Action-Brandon Redmond
Photo Scenery-Everyone due to my mistake


TOM Blumenschein    June 26, 2012 at 7:22pm

Thank you Mark and tournement directors, driving four hours is certainly worth it when one can play in a well run event like the Michigan tourney. What really makes the event special is the way people are treated and how friendly and respectful everyone is about the game of disc golf. Thank You TOM.


Mark Stephens    June 25, 2012 at 3:39pm

I wrote up an arrticle for Yahoo Sports on the event. When it goes live, I will link it here.

Also, a special thanks goes out to Jeff Hill that tipped the TD with a nive 6 pack of beer.


David Lonteen    June 25, 2012 at 10:04am

Glad he piped down. Was about to spread his facebook page.


Mark Stephens    June 25, 2012 at 9:59am

So, just some quick stats... The total payouts were 203%. So, for every $1 that a player paid into the event, the players of the event got $2 back in either payouts, player pack retail, full trophy value, or donated items (like the lunch & dinner). The total tour value was $8,912. This includes everything from payouts, player pack retail value, trophies, CTPs, and donations. Thanks to my Directors for their assistance during the weekend as well as Leslie Hunt and Jake Nave. Our ... more


Mark Stephens    June 25, 2012 at 9:23am

The DNFs Round 1 & 2 scores will be posted later. I put their cards somewhere else and I am not where they are.


Kat Witucki    June 25, 2012 at 9:04am

Anyways... great tournament Mark! Thanks for all the efforts that went towards the tournament! I hope to see you before Oct :)


Todd White    June 25, 2012 at 6:24am

... The "State Olympic games" date was chosen by the .... Wait for it....
The state! Dates were out of everyone hands. Now back to your regularly scheduled topic.


Mike Siuda    June 24, 2012 at 11:15pm

Cyril J. Merithew.....bad move my friend....... Mark....nice job as always!!! "...dumb ass. get it together yo..." You are on my black list and I will gladly turn you away from any event that I am affiliated with for the rest of my disc golf existence, and I ask any of my friends who are club directors to do the same. I have been involved with disc golf in this state for 20 years and the club directors put up with a lot of ****. Do your f'n homework before you bash a club or i ... more


Mark Stephens    June 24, 2012 at 10:58pm

Cyril J. Merithew › 37 minutes ago Why was michigan amature open on same day as michigan olympics? Clubsin michigan NEED to around each other... thistourney could have filled but flint town decided they would run an ama national amature open for all the saps who couldnt make the cut..come on man.. don't

Just so "all you saps" aka my tournament players just know what you truely are...


Jesse Cahill    June 24, 2012 at 10:57pm

not to mention this was full up & plenty of people on the waitlist... or rather to mention it


Jon Camp    June 24, 2012 at 10:33pm

What a piece of **** guy!!!! Don't be bashing our tournaments or club. I'm sure there is way too much to figure in when planning these events. And read the ****ing thread the am nat qualIfer was a last minute decision. Get a ****ing hobby don't be bashing our hard working tournament staff and elite event.


Mark Stephens    June 24, 2012 at 10:27pm

Well... Perhaps you may think about actually knowing what you are talking about before you make a post like that.

First the PDGA tells you what date that you run an A Tier event which this. Then later all of the clubs in Michigan which the Dogs of Disc schedules around an event of this size and scale. They were there and we discussed that it would be fine to run the event on the same weekend.

Secondly, in 2011 it was an Am Nats qualifier. In 2012 it was an Am Nats qualifer.

So check your facts...

You get what I am saing yo?


David Lonteen    June 24, 2012 at 10:25pm

You are clearly a genius.


Brandon"RedRum" Redmond    June 24, 2012 at 10:00pm

Had a blast as to be expected. I look forward to this even every year. Big thanks go out to Mark and the FTF. Always have so much fun. Great times and great people.


John Minicuci    June 24, 2012 at 9:50pm

Thank you to Mark, DJ, Brian, Paul, Jeremy, Jones, Conlon, and all the rest of the FTFers! Great tourney, great sponsors, awesome looking trophies, great weather, excellent people. Congratulations to all of the divisional winners!


Jim Knudson    June 24, 2012 at 9:23pm

Great player packs (choice of 2 Innova discs)with all the discs listed available.
Really sweet custom metal flake mini's.
Free lunch and dinner Saturday including drinks.
Awsome pay outs. Class A tourney was just that!
Kudos to the Flyers and Mark Stephens!


Scott Mazza    June 24, 2012 at 7:46pm

Had a great time again this year! Mark did a great job with everything. Great people, great time, what more can you ask for!! See you next year.