22nd Aspen Sports Treebash Open

PDGA logoFri-Sun, October 9-11, 2020 at Fort Tuthill in Flagstaff, Arizona
A-tier · PDGA-sanctioned singles tournament

About this tournament

The 22nd Aspen Sports Treebash Open is a PDGA A-Tier. Tournament dates are October 9th-11th. The tournament will be at Ft. Tuthill County Park, Thorpe Park, and McPherson Park.
Aspen Sports is once again our title sponsor!! It is the premier ‘hometown’ outdoor outfitter located in downtown Flagstaff, Arizona. They have a fantastic merchandise selection and an experienced staff to assist you when you are planning your next outdoor adventure. They carry the highest quality, dependable and functional gear. If you're in need of a replacement disc or need something a bit less stable for 7,000-10,000', Aspen Sports has a great disc selection. Aspen Sports is looking forward to serving you! Whether you’re planning to climb the San Francisco Peaks, hike the Arizona Trail, raft the Colorado River, or play in the Treebash, Aspen Sports has the gear, clothes and accessories to make your adventure a memorable one!

GENERAL

All PDGA rules will be enforced. The two-meter rule will NOT be in effect. Alcohol consumption will not be permitted during tournament play. Any player caught consuming alcohol during tournament rounds will be disqualified immediately and reported to the PDGA. Smoking is not permitted on the courses. City and County policies prohibit smoking on their parks and property. The smoking restriction extends to electronic cigarettes as well. Any player caught smoking will be disqualified and reported to PDGA.
The recommended dress code outlined in 3.04 of the Competition Manual will be followed in this event. Specifically, (1) “…players must wear a shirt covering their upper chest area. A well-tailored shirt with a collar and sleeves covering the upper arm shall be considered acceptable. Tank tops are not allowed for any competitor, but women may wear sleeveless shirts with collars, and (2) … tee shirts will not be allowed, except for competitors in the Junior and Amateur divisions during preliminary rounds. Juniors and Amateurs shall not wear tee shirts during semifinal or final rounds. Crew neck or v-neck shirts made of high-performance or high-tech materials, such as Dry-Fit, Cool-Max, and others will be allowed.”
Flagstaff is 7,000 feet in elevation. The courses are in rugged terrain and weather can change abruptly from warm, clear skies to cool, rainy, cloudy conditions. The average daytime high temperature in October is about 62oF, with a low near freezing. Morning rounds will likely be cool; afternoon rounds should be much warmer. Players should acclimate themselves to elevation, hydrate before, during, and after their rounds, wear sturdy footwear, and bring extra clothing for changing conditions. We could have rain, so be sure to bring an umbrella.
All 3 courses are on multiple-use facilities. All players are required to extend courtesy not only to other players, but especially to other users of the parks (littering and vulgar language are considered as courtesy violations). If it is determined that a player is being discourteous according to the PDGA Player Misconduct Rules, disciplinary action will be taken.

Ace Pool
Players can enter the ace pool for $5.00. If you did not sign up for the acepool when you registered, you can sign up when you check-in. Ace pool will apply to all rounds of competition. If no ace is hit, half of the ace pool will go to the pro payout and the other half to Flagstaff Disc Golf Club.
Covid Safeguards
Your safety is our safety. For the most part, we will follow PDGA guidance on Covid safety (https://www.pdga.com/pdga-documents/tour-documents/requirements-and-best-practices-pdga-sanctioned-play-during-covid-19). We will follow all local city, state, and county rules related to Covid.
All players will be required to follow these guidelines. Facemasks must be worn at all times during the following: check-in, awards ceremonies, and when a 6-foot distance cannot be maintained. We will provide all players with facemasks. We will have hand sanitizer available for player and staff use. Please do not touch other players discs or equipment.
Any player who is sick and exhibits Covid-related symptoms will not be allowed to play.
All players will be required to acknowledge that they have read the following waiver from PDGA. This is a PDGA requirement.
"I understand that participation in this event carries with it risk of injury or death and I, on behalf of myself, my heirs, administrators, executors, and assigns expressly release, forever discharge, and hold harmless 22nd Aspen Sports Treebash Open, Flagstaff Disc Golf Club, William Block and the PDGA (the "Releasees") for all personal injury, loss, damage to property, or death in connection with my participation in this event. Further, I understand and acknowledge that there currently exists a global pandemic associated with the disease COVID-19, that I am participating in this event at my own risk, that any safety precautions designed to protect against the spread of COVID-19 undertaken by the Releasees does not guarantee I will not contract COVID-19, and that, the foregoing notwithstanding, it is my specific intent to affirm my foregoing release of the Releasees with respect to any personal injury, loss, damage to property, or death I may experience from COVID-19 in connection with my participation in this event."
Caddies and Spectators
Because we are nearly full and limited to 50 people on each course, caddies and spectators will NOT be allowed. We will consider exceptions for reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Bill Block (928.707.2676, [email redacted]) if you think you need such an accommodation.
Withdrawls and Refunds
Given circumstances with Covid and multiple postponements of the tournament, we will relax the PDGA guidance provided in 1.03 of the Competition Manual. We will refund any player who withdraws prior to noon (PDT) on Saturday October 3rd. Ams who drop after noon on October 3rd will get a player’s pack unless their spot is filled by somebody on the waitlist in which case they will get a full refund minus transaction fees. Pros who drop after noon on October 3rd will receive 25% of their entry fee unless their spot is filled in which case they will get a full refund minus transaction fees.
Scoring
All scoring will be done using the PDGA electronic scoring application. This means that somebody on each card must have a cell phone to keep score. To avoid possible spread of Covid, the phone should be handled ONLY by the person keeping score. We recommend that a second person also keep score using Udisc or a paper scorecard. We will have paper scorecards available on each course. If it is discovered that the score recorded on PDGA is incorrect, the error must be brought to the attention of the course official or tournament director within 1 hour of completing the round. As recommended by PDGA, we will not display scores on a Scorepoint at the courses to reduce congregations of people checking scores. You will need to go the PDGA website to check scores.
Guidance from PDGA on live scoring
A. All rules set forth in the Official Rules of Disc Golf Rule 808 Scoring are in full effect and must be followed without exception.
1. For the purposes of digital scoring, usage of the terms “turn in” and “return” shall mean “submit”
B. All players must be informed that digital scoring is both official and authoritative.
1. If an incorrect score is submitted and requires correction after the payer has confirmed and submitted it, a two-throw penalty will be assessed in accordance with rule 808 G.2.
C. An alternative scoring method must be made available in the event of technical issues.
D. Digital scoring must not be forced upon players.
1. Any player or group may request, and the tournament director must provide, an alternative method of scoring for the player or group to use upon request.
2. If the player chooses to use an alternative method of scoring, event staff must verify the hole scores and total after submission.
E. Mobile devices should not be shared amongst players.
1. Players in a group may agree on a single player to keep score for the entire round.
F. Discrepancies, provisional scores, or warnings for rules infractions must be recorded for each hole in accordance with rules 808 C and 808 E.
1. Any time a provisional set of throws is recorded, the total score for the affected player should not be automatically submitted without a review and resolution by the event director.
G. Each player must review and positively confirm their scores at the end of the round before the total score is submitted.
Tournament Format and Schedule (subject to change)
This is a 3-day tournament. Given county and city Covid safeguards, we are restricted to 50 people (players and staff) on any course at a time. This has necessitated breaking the field into 4 pools. Each pool will play 2 of the 3 courses over 2 days. Amateur divisions (C and D pools) will play 2 rounds on Friday and 1 round on Saturday; Professional divisions will play 1 round on Saturday and 2 rounds on Sunday. Pool assignments are below.
Pool A: MPO
Pool B: FPO, MP40+, MP50+, MP60+
Pool C: MA1, MA40+
Pool D: FA1, MA50+, MA60+, MA2, FA2, MA3, FA3

SCHEDULE
Thursday, October 8th
Am check-in at McPherson Park
2:00-4:00
Am BYOP Doubles McPherson
Sign up here: ???????????
3:00 Tee
Friday, October 9th
Am player check-In for those who did not check-in on Thursday
8:00: Thorpe (C pool); McPherson (D pool)

Morning start times
9:00 Pool C, Thorpe by hole assignments posted on PDGA.com
9:00 Pool D, McPherson by hole assignments posted on PDGA.com

Afternoon start times
01:30 Pool C, Thorpe by hole assignments posted on PDGA.com
01:30 Pool D, McPherson by hole assignments posted on PDGA.com

Pro player check in at Fort Tuthill
2:00-4:00

Pro BYOP Doubles Fort Tuthill
Sign up here: ????
3:00 Tee

Saturday, Oct 10th

Morning start times
08:30 Pool C, McPherson by hole assignments posted on PDGA.com
08:30 Pool D, Thorpe by hole assignments posted on PDGA.com
Am Awards
Follow completion of the rounds: Pool C, McPherson; Pool D, Thorpe

Pro player check-In for those who did not check-in on Thursday
8:00: Thorpe (B pool); Fort Tuthill (A pool)
Afternoon start times
1:00 Pool B, Thorpe by hole assignments posted on PDGA.com
1:00 Pool A, Ft. Tuthill by hole assignments posted on PDGA.com

Sunday, October 11th
Morning start times
08:30 Pool A, Thorpe by hole assignments posted on PDGA.com
08:30 Pool B, Fort Tuthill by hole assignments posted on PDGA.com
Afternoon start times
01:00 Pool A, Thorpe by hole assignments posted on PDGA.com
01:00 Pool B, Fort Tuthill by hole assignments posted on PDGA.com
Pro Awards
Following completion of the rounds: Pool A, Thorpe; Pool B, Fort Tuthill

Player Hole Sponsors

1. Sublime Dzine Digital Design
2. Nick Alexander
3. Blues Brothers
4. Stan Johnson
5. Robert Lake
6. G. Scott Carle
7. Tom and Brad Cislo
8. Jeff Jacquart
9. Spencer Hunter
10. Stacey Briscoe
11. Mason Richard
Title Sponsor
Aspen Sports
Gold Sponsors
HomCo
Peace Surplus
Innova Disc Golf
Dances With Chains
Flagstaff Real Estate Professionals
Silver Sponsors
Jacquart Events
Ft Tuthill County Park

Refund policy

Flagstaff Disc Golf Club is responsible for all refunds/cancellations. Withdrawls and Refunds
Given circumstances with Covid and multiple postponements of the tournament, we will relax the PDGA guidance provided in 1.03 of the Competition Manual. We will refund any player who withdraws prior to noon (PDT) on Saturday October 3rd. Ams who drop after noon on October 3rd will get a player’s pack unless their spot is filled by somebody on the waitlist in which case they will get a full refund minus transaction fees. Pros who drop after noon on October 3rd will receive 25% of their entry fee unless their spot is filled in which case they will get a full refund minus transaction fees.