B-tier · PDGA sanctioned singles tournament
About this tournament
Last years Michigan State Finals was the worlds biggest B-Tier with 371 players. Lets beat that with over 400 this year !
YOU MUST HAVE A BERTH TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A BERTH YOU MUST PLAY THE LAST CHANCE QUALIFIER OR PAY NON BERTH FEE OF $10 IF SPOTS IN YOUR DIVISION ARE AVAILABLE AFTER AUG 24.
Mail Payments to :
PO Box 915
Ludington, MI 49431
All Payments MUSTt be post marked by Aug 24
Deadline for registration is Fri Aug. 24, 2012 @ 11:59 pm
After this date your berth is no longer good and you will have to play the LCQ or if spots still avail pay the non berth $10 fee.
Linl to LCQ
Last Chance Qualifier Aug 31.
Last chance to win a berth package for the top ten finishers.
This will not guarantee you a spot in the state championship.
We will fill all available spots in each pool by score. If pool is full you may choose another pool (division) that you qualify for (PDGA rating).
At registration for the LCQ you will pay your entry to the Championship. If you do not make it into the Championship we will refund your entry $.
You may sign up for the LCQ even if you do not play in the LCQ. This will save you a spot in the Championship if spots are still available after the LCQ. You will not have to pay a late fee Sat morning. We do however need to know those are your intentions so we will know to give you the avail. spot. You will also need to pre pay your entry fee. All Sat registration will have a $20 late fee (LCQ +$10). This $ will go towards the purse.
All age protected divisions MUST have 3 or more players for the division to be held.
The proposed divisional layout is:
All Open: Goliath, Beast, Leviathan Longs
Am1: Beauty, Leviathan Medium, Flip City
AM2: Scottville, Beauty, Beast
AM3: Leviathan Shorts, Flip City, Scottville
All Others: Flip City, Scottville, Beauty
Prepare yourself for the MICHIGAN STATE FINALS '12!!
2012 DISCRAFT MICHIGAN DISC GOLF STATE FINALS
LABOR DAY WEEKEND in Ludington, MI !!!!
Sponsored by Discraft, Jaybird Discs and the MDGO
Special Player Pack Disc for ALL AMS
Friday Aug 31st
Check In- 10 am to 4pm (MUST pre-reg by Friday Aug 24th-)
Pre-reg is also possible for the QUALIFIER- we will be tracking pool totals and we will only be taking Qualifier regs up to the Pool Maximums-THE LAST CHANCE QUALIFIER WILL BE A QUALIFIER THIS YEAR- All who play may not get into the tournament.
Check in is at- MASON CO PARK PAVILLION on FRIDAY
(Paid Pre-reg can check in AT COURSE Sat morning by 8:30)
LAST CHANCE QUALIFIER at 4 pm for remaining berths.
One round on BEAST for Pools Pro and Am 3- ALL OTHER divisions play BEAUTY- best scores win ALL remaining / not claimed berths- All players who play Qualifier in the past have made it into the State Final Tournament but it is NOT a guarantee! Cost is $10. Top scores in Qualifiers will receive Berth Package (10 avail-(to be divided by division)).
Mason Co Disc Golf Org Warm-up Dubs- sign up @ 10am
Tees off at 11 am on BEAUTY-ams or GOLIATH-pros
Cost is $10 per player- Bring a partner- Divisions- Pro, Master, Am 1, Am 2, Am Mixed- (2 teams makes a division)
REGISTRATION resumes after Last Chance Qualifier till
9 pm!! This year when you sign up for Last Chance Qualifier we will allow you to tournament reg- if you do not qualify for State Finals your money will be refunded. THIS SHOULD GET EVERYONE HEADING OUT RIGHT AFTER LCQ.
Saturday September 1st
LATE registration- 8am to 9am (for ANY remaining spots)
MASON CO PARK PAVILLION- $10 Berth fee, $10 late fee, plus registration fees-! All persons this year MUST PRE-REG ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE- this will allow us to ensure the Pools will not overfill- you will still be responsible for reporting to your course on time!!! ALL LAST CHANCE MONEY AND LATE FEES ADDED TO PAY OUT- Payout for ams will be at least 150%
SATURDAY/SUNDAY TEE TIMES
Pool A- All Pro Divisions- Max of 80
Sat am- Players meeting at course 9:30am
Round 1- Goliath 9:45 am
Round 2- Beast- 1 hour after 1st round
SUNDAY Round 3- Lev Longs TEES 10 am- Board ready at 9:30
Pool B- Am 1Division- Max of 96
Sat am- Players meeting at course 9:30 am
Round 1- Beauty- 9:45 am
Round 2- Leviathan Mids- 1 ½ hours after 1st round (or cleared)
SUNDAY Round 3- Flip City TEES 10 am- Board ready at 9:30
Pool C- Am 2 Division- Max of 96
Sat am- Players meeting at course 9:45 am
Round 1- Scottville- 10:00 am
Round 2- Beauty- 1 ½ hours after 1st round (or as soon as clear)
SUNDAY Round 3- Beast- TEES at 10:00 am-
Board ready at 9:30
Pool D- Am 3 Division Max of 96
Sat am- Players meeting at course 9:45 am
Round 1- Leviathan Shorts- 10:00 am
Round 2- Flip City- 2 hours after 1st round-
SUNDAY Round 3- Scottville- TEES at 10:00am
Board will be ready by 9:30 am
Pool E- All Am Mast/ All Am Women/ Jr Divisions Max of 96
Sat am- Players meeting at course 10:00 am
Round 1- Flip City- 10:15 am
Round 2- Scottville–2 hours after 1st round- (or as soon as clear)
SUNDAY Round 3- Beauty- TEES at 10:00am
Board will be ready by 9:30 am
We are looking at locking the Divisions to the courses next year- The Top Pools Play the Top courses-
MAXIMUM ALLOWED PLAYERS 464-
THE FIVE POOLS AGAIN THIS YEAR WILL TEST OUR CAPACITY- BEAR WITH US AGAIN AS WE TRY TO HIT 400+ PLAYERS !!!!!!
CAMPING ON THE CHEAP- SOME camping at the TD’s house will be allowed BY PERMISSION ONLY- CAMPING will be $20 for port-a-jon/ trash dumpster fees. Call first- DO NOT JUST SHOW UP AND EXPECT TO CAMP- it will be closely monitored this year- and again by DAN GIPE. IF THE MESS CONTINUES THIS WILL BE IT!
BEAUTY, BEAST, GOLIATH at Mason Co Park
LEVIATHAN SHORTS, MIDS, LONGS at
Ludington School Forest
FLIP CITY PRO COURSE at Flip City
THE EDGE at Scottville Riverside Park
Extra parking this year at Leviathan- drive thru lot for overflow parking
ALL SCORECARDS ARE TURNED IN AT THE COURSE YOU JUST PLAYED!! No Exceptions!
Food availability from Mason Co Park and Flip City is LIMITED!!!! PLAN ACCORDINGLY!!! BD BBQ will be vending this year at MASON CO PARK
A TOURNAMENT BOOKLET WILL BE AVAILABLE AGAIN THIS YEAR AT MASON CO PARK- FRIDAY/SATURDAY
Sunday September 2nd
Immediately following all Sunday rounds- REPORT TO MASON CO PARK PAVILLION- ½ hour after last scoreboard reaches Mason Co Park the $350 SKINS MATCH will begin at the top of Beast #1 hill- MARK ELLIS- RINGMASTER!! After the Skins Match the Awards Ceremony will begin IMMEDIATELY- NO EARLY PRIZES WILL BE HANDED OUT- DO NOT ASK!!!!!
Players Party sponsored by Mason Co Disc Golf will have a bonfire, fireworks, beverage for all friends and competitors- TD Jeff Schwass house is the site- after Award Ceremony
2136 W Kistler Rd Scottville, MI 49454- load the GPS!!!
Monday September 3rd
STATE FINAL DOUBLES AT FLIP CITY
Check Disc Golf Scene- again run by NWS- Thanks guys!
CTP’s- All must be in MOWED or DEFINED fairways!!
POOL A- Goliath Rd POOL B- Beauty Rd
50/50- #4 (all pd in) 50/50- #2 (all pd in)
merch- #17 merch- #1
merch- #1 merch- #6
merch- #15 merch- #10
POOL C- Beauty Rd POOL D- Flip Rd
50/50- #2 (all pd in) 50/50-#18 (all pd in)
merch- #5 merch- #1
merch- #16 merch- #8
merch- #D merch- #11
merch- #1 merch- #17
POOL E- Scott Rd
50/50- #23 (all pd in)
merch- #18 (am wom)
Tds- Jeff Schwass/Todd White
Asst Tds- Dean Samuels/Adam Giese
Flip City- Kevin Rynders
Scottville- Dan Hertgers
Leviathan- Rob Shaffer
WELCOME TO THE
MICHIGAN STATE FINALS
Sponsored by the MDGO and JBIRD DISCS!!!!
FRIDAY AUG 31 THRU MONDAY SEPT 3
Welcome again to the 17th annual tournament at Ludington and the 21st State Championship sponsored by the MDGO!
Changes for this year-
Riverside Park, Scottville
Scottville now has 24 holes at Riverside Park on the south end of town- It is now a permanent piece of the State Finals- There are now 15 tight wooded holes and 9 in the big field. Technical AND big air!
The four year project to cement the long and short holes at Leviathan has begun- WE KNOW THE TEE PADS SUCK- you may tee BEHIND any mat instead of on them.
Mason Co Park- Ludington and
Flip City- Shelby
The three courses at Mason Co Park and Flip City at Shelby remain unchanged- The PRO tees will be used by ALL divisions at Flip City and the BLACK LINE on the tees is the tee- NOT the end of the pad
Bathroom issues at Mason Co Park will mean portajons for use as the Mens room- urinals only. Too many people for the septic system!!
-Thanks to Pat Erley for his spectacular new “tee” and “next tee” signs!
-Thanks to Dan “mow maniac” Gipe for mowing, tons of work and Scottville course design.
-Thanks to Jon Houk and Bud Parrish for trimming everywhere, and anything else we needed!!
-Thanks to Bill McKenzie for letting us include Flip City!
-COMING IN 2013- WEST SHORE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Discraft- discs and great support of the sport!
MDGO- added payouts and lots of work!!
Jaybird Discs- prizes and sponsorship!!
Tire It Wholesale- 388 N Jebavy- tires, discs
Jays Country Store- BEER, ice &water
(if you are staying at Cartier Park or the Ludington State Park Jays is on North M 116)
Jamesport Brewing- Great Food and new club supporter- on S James St in downtown Ludington
PM Expeditions- S Pere Marquette Hwy- discs and BEER!
AGS-(Alternative Gift Store)- discs and gifts
GPS ADDRESSES TO THE COURSES AND PARTY
Mason Co Park-3084 W Chauvez Rd Ludington 49431
Lud School Forest- 517 N Jebavy Dr Ludington 49431
Riverside Park- 700 S Scottville Rd Scottville 49454
Players Party- 2136 W Kistler Rd Scottville 49454
Flip City- 1120 Pierce Rd Shelby 49455
If your berth is not linked to your page send Keith a PM with your e-mail or PDGA # & he will link you. less
John Minicuci November 28, 2012 at 12:49pm
Thanks Abie. J B is correct on the DQ. The subsequent lashing out and attempted discredit is another example of his personal character rather than owning the mistake he made. A simple apology would have gone a lot farther IMO...
Jay B November 27, 2012 at 3:23pm
he took 94th because he was DQd for smoking during the tourny, rather than accept the responsibility that he did it to himself hes looking for some way to discredit everyone else
Abbie Stoecker November 27, 2012 at 2:57pm
Its funny that only people who take last in their division, seem to have a gripe, yep look it up, Chad took 94th place in AM2. Guys you do a great job and we are all so grateful for all of your hard work and dedication to the sport!!!
Jim Knudson November 26, 2012 at 9:50pm
The last 2 years I have been sponsored by Riverside Accounting in Grand Ledge.
I haven't had to pay the State Tourney entry fees and I DON'T want to mow the grass or maintain the courses. I DO WANT Mason County to make enough money to do the awsome job they do.
If someone comes up with a series that can match States, I'm sure some golfers would play, but the rest of us will see Jeff in September 2013. Only 10 more months!!
Todd White November 26, 2012 at 9:25pm
Last time I was asked this question I was told by the "old MDGO crew".... If you want to know just work (volunteer) with us all weekend and you will see everything. I did, still do, and I know. I also know that it's NOT worth it (in monetary terms anyway).
As for the Escalades, I hope they come in soon! Combine Jeff and my vehicle's mileage and it looks like the national debt.
Jay B November 26, 2012 at 2:32pm
oooh ooooh i know, i got this one.....maybe for 2013 states chad can volunteer to be the WEED police...LOL
Keith Aten November 26, 2012 at 11:46am
Last I checked Jeff was paying for his Esclade with Disc Golfer $. Right after he paid for the 6th course he and Mason County Disc Golf Org has installed and maintain with the mowers THEY purchased. So I think Jeff himself has lost $. His club has made $ to put back into the sport. Shame on you Mason Co.
Mark Stephens November 26, 2012 at 11:15am
My comment was more to other people who may not consider the amount of effort at no compensation in order to run an event for 100s of people to enjoy...
John Minicuci November 26, 2012 at 11:10am
But Mark, what about the half dozen trips across the state and cell phone costs it takes to organize the events leading up to the Finals. I know many understand these administration duties come at our own expense and time away from our families but a few who throw questions out like this need to be reminded that its just as easy to question as it is to volunteer. So Chad, since you raised the question, in what capacity will you be volunteering for?
Mark Stephens November 26, 2012 at 8:08am
It is $0. If it were $750, it would equal out to below minimum wage once you account all of the hours it takes to run an event as large as this. That is not even taking into account that it is a holiday weekend.
chad reneau November 26, 2012 at 6:22am
How much money have u made off this tournament just would like to know @ the td
John Minicuci November 25, 2012 at 12:02pm
WANTED: All pictures of Hole 1 of the Beast course in high resolution. Please email them to [email redacted]
Jim Knudson October 4, 2012 at 10:26am
This is the one event players from other states tell me they wish they had in their state.
Best way ever to wind down a season and best weekend of the year!!
Cristina Crosby September 9, 2012 at 7:33pm
Hopefully next year AM Women will be included to get trophies, (2nd & 3rd). This years were SWEET!! I wanted one!!!!
Jennifer Kuehle September 9, 2012 at 10:31am
...but it sure got us talking! :) Thanks again Jeff, Keith, Gipe, JBird, Adam, and everyone I haven't listed. Awesome tournament!! I love Flip, Ludington, and well, Scottville whooped my @s$, but hey, that's why we play! I love to see everyone getting passionate about Disc Golf!! :) Be nice y'all. If you're this passionate here, let's redirect and get active in the communities of our DG families! I am so guilty of needing to get more active locally, and a few ... more
...but it sure got us talking! :) Thanks again Jeff, Keith, Gipe, JBird, Adam, and everyone I haven't listed. Awesome tournament!! I love Flip, Ludington, and well, Scottville whooped my @s$, but hey, that's why we play!
I love to see everyone getting passionate about Disc Golf!! :) Be nice y'all. If you're this passionate here, let's redirect and get active in the communities of our DG families! I am so guilty of needing to get more active locally, and a few of you said it beautifully, 'talk is where ideas start'...let's get some more momentum, so our bodies will follow! :)
As far as the "other vendors", there could always be a fly mart one night/or Sunday? Vendors could pay a small fee to vend (say$25? - with four vendors, that's $100 towards gas for the now paid off mower! $100 would mow one or two holes...right?? :) <3), that fee would go to course maintenance Mason County DG Club? AND they could donate wares to the event in the form of CTPs/raffle prizes($25 retail)? That way it wouldn't infringe on JBird (He has been so great to women this year! Thank you JBird! ), and it would raise money for the club/State Finals/more CTP's/growing Michigan grassroots businesses. Just throwing some things out there...
Mark Ellis - I loved the mini games....you make even the mini competitions HUGE! Thank you & Your lovely Assistants~ Sarah & Kira!
@Scwass & the Gang - did you receive lots of donations/CTPs, etc??
I'm pretty sure I'm losing my hearing, but I would totally be down for starting a donation can for a bigger or re-located PA system :) Or it could have been all the loud talkers....either way.
@ All you TC course lovers...the Northern Michigan Championship (Northern Waters Series) will be held at Carly's Playground and Hickory Hills, all are welcome!! :) September 28-29, it's after Labor Day, so a lot of motel rates will be at off-season prices! :) We still have a few hole sponsorships available, message me for details!
PEACE, LOVE, and DISC GOLF!
Brent Faubert September 8, 2012 at 5:15pm
@Patrick, I feel like each club has its own established weekend tourneys, and that's how they help promote their area courses. Example, when you think AM Nats, you think the Tabbagan course: The Mich AM Open, you think Hollywoods and the FTF: CCR Open, Grand Woods and surrounding courses. To change that might be a real head turner for all these tourneys and could potentially turn people away. (I know there are more supporters in these tourneys, this was just to make a simple point) He ... more
I feel like each club has its own established weekend tourneys, and that's how they help promote their area courses. Example, when you think AM Nats, you think the Tabbagan course: The Mich AM Open, you think Hollywoods and the FTF: CCR Open, Grand Woods and surrounding courses. To change that might be a real head turner for all these tourneys and could potentially turn people away. (I know there are more supporters in these tourneys, this was just to make a simple point)
Here is a completely seperate thought. If you would like a different venue for states, maybe you should coordinate it amongst the clubs you are looking to involve. For example, lets say you want Lansing Area Courses to host states, then have CCR run their tournament(CCR Open) at Ludington, and in return the State tournament hosted by Mason County could be run in Lansing Course Area. I'M NOT SAYING ITS A PERFECT IDEA BUT IF ITS SOMETHING YOU ARE REALLY INTERESTED IN DOING I'M SURE YOU WILL FIND A WAY. I'm sure there is A LOT MORE RED TAPE ISSUES that I'm not aware about when it comes to running a tourney, but I know the TD's do know about the red tape and most the TD's that I know also help run the local clubs and probably could get the ball rolling.
In my mind, if you did manage to coordinate a "swapping" in venue for one of the big tourney's, it would give LOCAL TD's a chance to play in a tourney at their respective home courses(because the other club would be running the tourney) and would probably shed a little bit of light as to what they can do to improve their own courses, local tourneys, clubs etc. and could possibly bring a good change to a course/tourney or two. Being that they could play at it with more then just local players they see all the time and know what to expect from.
On another side note, I WOULD LOVE TO SEE HOW PASSIONATE SCHWASS CAN BE ABOUT PLAYING DISC GOLF AT HIS OWN COURSE KNOWING ALREADY HOW PASSIONATE HE IS AT TD-ING HIS COURSES.
Curt McGill September 8, 2012 at 8:46am
Going to Ludington for States has become a tradition for me, it's a great place to have the finals with a resort atmosphere and great courses that seem to get better every year. And nobody does it like Schwass and company!..Oh yeah I'm from the east side of the state.